I'm curious about why nobody posted anything to the front page about the foiled terrorism attempt on the 25th. [more inside]
A lot of posts get deleted because they have too much "commentary" but in the metafilter about section it describes an ideal post as a link accompanied by commentary, perhaps this should be changed? [more inside]
Is there any interest in creating a space on the wiki to collaborate on future posts and prevent sniping? [more inside]
Flagging own comments for deletion? Is there a convention? [more inside]
The welcome-back message on the front page reads 'x links and y comments posted since your last visit' (except, y'know, with numbers). But most posts contain more than one link. Would it be better to have it read 'x posts and y comments'? There's probably a downside I'm not seeing.
Where do you people find the things you post to the "blue", and how do you consistently find them before the rest of us? Specifically to those of you who make art or photography posts here on Metafilter, where do you first learn of the things you link here? Reddit? Stumbleupon? Digg? Certain blogs? Where is the bleeding edge of the internet? [more inside]
Would it be possible to have a search box on Activity subpages -- in other words, a search function that limits itself to a single user's comments or posts? [more inside]
I realize we have sort of a policy of not editing posts, but is there any chance an update could be added to the NY Marriage Equality post? [more inside]
Is there a record for most consecutive days making a meaningful FPP post? [more inside]
Request: could important posts about the site be pinned to the top of MeTa for a little while? Or sidebarred? Or something? They tend to get lost in the shuffle, and then you have those "Hey, whatever happened to [whatever]?" posts that get closed. [more inside]
Here's a couple of requests concerning the Recent Activity page and one for errors when previewing. [more inside]
homunculus has made 1000 high quality posts to the Blue. He has just become the first MeFite besides mathowie to cross into quadruple digits. Quantity aside, his posts are quality.
I am wondering if people could assist me in locating Ask Metafilter questions along the lines of this and this. I know it's a concept frequently asked about, but evidently the concept's too amorphous for tags to be of help, Related Questions just circularly refer to each other, and I can't find the right Google-fu for this one. [more inside]
I recently had a MeFi post deleted. I know it will still show up in my Metafilter Recent Activity for a while, but once it goes from there, is there any way to track it and any deleted posts from my past? [more inside]
Is this post about shark species extinction, and the member who created it (a "Shark conservation biologist"), crossing the line into spamming/schilling? The linked article is weak and has an obvious agenda, the user and the writers of the blog linked have many connections and the username chosen by the poster is based on the title of his upcoming book. I don't think any harm was intended but it sounds like the guy is using the front page to sell himself, his cause and his book. If so, is that ok?
Very new to this site and not good at navigating in general. Would like to know how I go about posting general questions. For instance if I have a question about cars...do I do a search for cars and then post a question in that particular area? Pardon my clumsiness...this site was recommended highly and I've been told, I can't do or say anything stupid or I will be kicked out, so I want to ask before i attempt anything.
Posts within posts? [more inside]
I'm a tad confused. Do all AskMe's have to involve solvable problems, and not random questions to be answered? [more inside]
I'm so bored I can shit. I would like some links to some entertaining posts. Thanks. :) [more inside]
What is the policy on reviving or revisiting (with changes) older Askme threads that lack a clear resolution? [more inside]
Why is it that sometimes Metafilter shows the correct number of posts and comments since my last visit and other times it's as if I hadn't ever clicked a thread? [more inside]
3 FPP Palins in one day? Enough already! [more inside]
Is there some way to get a clean up in the Colin Powell thread? Jesus, a hugely optimistic event and a couple of knickers in a twist hot heads turn it into a 3rd grade playground.
I just noticed that the line about recent activity in metatalk says "X new links and Y new comments have been posted since your last visit"
Shouldn't it say something like 'posts' instead of 'links?'
Shouldn't it say something like 'posts' instead of 'links?'
Pony: How about adding any thread that you post to your Recent Activity, rather than requiring you to comment in it?
I think it's about time Kattullus got a pat on the back for a staggering output of consistently excellent posts.
I would like to re-find a MeFi post on "artxhibit". [more inside]
Can anyone help me find the post where someone talks about a watch or clock that helps you wake up refreshed based on your wave cycles? [more inside]
What if we never closed old comment threads? [more inside]
Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.
Why do we not want most popular comments from all time available, the way it is for posts? [more inside]
I think it's deleting this link twice shows that Metafilter mods don't have a sense of humour about themselves.
WTF Matt? [more inside]
There has been some interest expressed in hearing directly from MetaFilter members as they receive their OLPC laptops. Would a front page post be the appropriate forum? I'm concerned it would be viewed as self-linking. [more inside]
I'm kinda bumed this post on the 'Very Short Introductions' series was deleted, but understand why. Any suggestions how to get the book series in the blue, besides pushing illegal copies? The FPP had 4 favorites in its brief life and had some useful discussion starting about the best books in the series.
Sometimes I want a flag along the lines of "this whole thread needs special attention." What should I do when this happens? [more inside]
Jessica Hagy, author of Indexed, the Venn Diagrams-on-cards blog, on how she went from unknown blog to bookdeal in just a few months: "About a week after I posted the first batch last August, somebody linked the blog to Metafilter. Whoever you are, thank you! That's how my agent (it's still strange to me that I have an honest-to-god agent) found me, and from there, it just sort of took off." Crazy.
Mini-pony: When I favorite a thread, I want it to show up in my Recent Activity. [more inside]
This thread was deleted for being a link to the poster's friend's site. The FAQ includes material produced by "close friends" in the self-link category. Does this mean we can't post anything made by people we know? [more inside]
Hi there, mods. Yes, you. Mathowie, jessamyn and cortex. Please stop closing MeTa threads so early and so often. I think you're forgetting the "community" part. [more inside]
Can we find out how many flags our posts get? [more inside]
It's been 19 hours and no posts to the front page today - have we reached the end of the internet ? [more inside]
Why can't one favorite deleted threads? There are a few methods of viewing deleted threads, and one can work around the issue by favoriting a comment in a deleted thread; however I think it would be nifty if we could favorite a deleted thread itself.