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I saw it on Fark but want to discuss with MeFites

So there's interesting story (or two) being prominently linked on another site with known readership overlap. I'm interested in hearing the comments of the MeFi community on either. Is that reason enough for a FPP?
posted by NortonDC on Jan 29, 2002 - 13 comments

I still can't figure out how to put a link in a response; can someone help me?

I feel dumb for asking, but... after being here for a few months I still can't figure out how to put a link in a response. Can someone tell me? Or is there a "How To" page here that I haven't found? Thanks in Advance.
posted by sadie01221975 on Jan 25, 2002 - 19 comments

20 out of 27 posts yesterday were news pieces.

Of yesterday's 27 posts, no fewer than 20 of them were links to news sites or concerned recent events or happenings.
posted by mattpfeff on Jan 23, 2002 - 34 comments

Posts leading to "premium" sites are not very useful.

Posts leading to "premium" sites are not very useful. (more inside)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 13, 2002 - 10 comments

Can we get a thread tracker?

Often, it is complained that threads scroll off of the page too quickly, etc. Perhaps some sort of thread-tracking like that suggested here could help.
posted by j.edwards on Jan 4, 2002 - 4 comments

Please don't change fonts.

Holden baby, come on. Leave our fonts alone.
posted by geoff. on Dec 26, 2001 - 39 comments

Dates on old posts

There doesn't seem to be any way to tell exactly when an old thread was posted. The original FPP has a 'time posted' tag, and the comments all have 'day' tags, but there's no year listed anywhere. (more inside)
posted by jnthnjng on Dec 20, 2001 - 10 comments

Deleted post topic pony

Instead of simply deleting posts that people suggest should be deleted, remove them from the front page and disable further new posts on them. That way people like me who don't read MeTa very often will still know what you guys were talking about and why thread x should've been deleted rather than just having to figure it out from comments.
posted by zztzed on Dec 11, 2001 - 7 comments

Please kill this thread

Please kill this thread. [More]
posted by Steven Den Beste on Dec 11, 2001 - 16 comments

Help me find this old thread

This is almost certainly bad MeTalk etiquette, but I desperately need to find a thread posted some months ago about an autistic (or otherwise mentally handicapped woman) who made "art" by wrapping common objects in string. I want to write a paper for my Philosophy and Art class on this woman, but can't find the link... I've been Mefi/Google searching for about an hour now with no luck. IIRC, there was quite a lively discussion at the time... can anyone remember where the link was?
posted by tweebiscuit on Dec 3, 2001 - 34 comments

I absolutely adore long front page posts

For the record, I absolutely adore long front page posts that are three paragraphs long with more links than I'm ever gonna get around to clicking on. I just wanted to say that before some MeFi cop came in here reading the riot act. =) I cite this as an example of when it's okay to do that. Who's with me?
posted by ZachsMind on Dec 3, 2001 - 22 comments

Is there a statute of limitation on double posts?

Seeing this thread regarding the hoary old chestnut (you know, back in 2000) of Steve Albini vs. The Music Biz and Courtney Love ripping him off begs the question:

Is there a statute of limitations on double-posts?

Since TiggleTaggleTiger is a new user (May 2001), should he get cut slack? What if a newbie - new to the Web, new to MeFi - posts this link to a great site he found called fray.com? What's the correct procedure here?
posted by solistrato on Nov 30, 2001 - 11 comments

Hey, what's going here?

Hey, what's going here? I read a very long fpp, with a comment inside saying it was too long. Now the comment has been axed, the post stays and two more very long fpps are there....
is something amiss?
posted by thekorruptor on Nov 28, 2001 - 2 comments

another day - another spoony thread removed.....

another day - another spoony thread removed.....
I didn't think this one was bad at all, what harm can there be in table tennis game all flash stylee?
one day i'll get it right.
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posted by Spoon on Nov 28, 2001 - 18 comments

A thread begging for deletion

A thread begging for deletion or to be folded into the previous thread. This is not the Tit-for-Tat Lounge, this is not a debate club, no one is scoring points.
posted by raaka on Nov 11, 2001 - 1 comment

Post formatting

Is something in the posting code deliberately down-casing all the text in a link? In this thread there were two attempts to post a NYT link which included upper case letters and both failed, so the link was posted directly as text to be cut and pasted.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Nov 4, 2001 - 13 comments

What if Matt has it backwards?

What if Matt has it backwards? Maybe people ought to get front-page posting priviledges first and discussion priviledges later. Is MeFi a community 'blog or a discussion board?
posted by NortonDC on Nov 1, 2001 - 4 comments

Is it OK to post a lengthy follow-up to your own thread?

Is it OK to post a lengthy follow-up to your own thread?
posted by andrew cooke on Oct 31, 2001 - 9 comments

The temporal nature of hackedness

When you link to a hacked site, please consider that it may not still be hacked by the time some of us wake up, yet your link will still be there..... there are places you can go to get screen shots of hacked sites.
posted by jessamyn on Oct 29, 2001 - 0 comments

Good posts: examples sought

ok, i've been reading over mefi for the past couple of weeks and i continually hear every other person say "this is a not a good post, etc." i've read the mefi guidelines but simply hanging around when apparently half of the stuff is considered improper, it's kinda hard to distinguish between good versus bad. could someone point me to some older examples or just general ideas. i'd appreciate it.
posted by pooldemon on Oct 29, 2001 - 14 comments

Is there a bug in the MeTa post category options?

Uh...I know I didn't post that last thread to Bugs. Can anybody else back me up on this?
Is there any way to track if it was somehow (spontaneously?) moved, Matt?
posted by Su on Oct 27, 2001 - 6 comments

what do people think about pushing the TextAds beyond the home page

So if TextAds were so successful, what do people think about pushing the TextAds beyond the home page to the top of the main MeFi links of the day? That would allow for a lot more impressions, maybe at a slightly cheaper rate than the homepage ad rate?

I've enjoyed following the links from the TextAds more often than not, so I'm all for more, as long as they stay relatively high quality (I suppose Matt's the ultimate arbiter in this case.)
posted by gen on Oct 26, 2001 - 7 comments

What happened to this post?

does anyone know what happened to the oct 23 thread about kimble's megacar? was it removed?
posted by HeikoH on Oct 23, 2001 - 3 comments

how about a limit from Drudge?

It seems that many of the posts on the front page show up from Drudge. While we talk about limiting posts from CNN, the Onion, etc., how about a limit as well from Drudge?
posted by Rastafari on Oct 22, 2001 - 17 comments

Why has "deal with it" become the ultimate write-off at the end of a post?

Why has "deal with it" become the ultimate write-off at the end of a post? (more...)
posted by cyniczny on Oct 11, 2001 - 20 comments

"Discuss..." is annoying and useless.

MetaFilterians don't need to be instructed to converse. Discuss...
posted by NortonDC on Oct 11, 2001 - 18 comments

Notification of new threads and comments.

Would it be possible to add a "There have been X new threads and Y new comments on MetaTalk since your last visit" to the MetaFilter page?
posted by skwm on Sep 30, 2001 - 5 comments

What about an option to display the last 10 or 20 most recently commented on posts?

Most recent!? What about an option to display the last 10 or 20 most recently commented on posts? If you counted the initial post as a comment it might be a way to a)save bandwidth and b) keep up on what's being discussed.

For me metafilter is about discussion, and this would be a great tool to cut through the clutter.

Oh, and a pony.
posted by revbrian on Sep 19, 2001 - 7 comments

Let there be karma

A Karma (voting) system for thread quality coupled to a front page ranking/filtering method. Karma to be weighted by the degree of enlightenment of the voting MeFi (using join date as proxy). Selected MeFi luminaries accorded Budda status, capable of bestowing Big Karma. [more]
posted by RichLyon on Sep 17, 2001 - 11 comments

Too much Ananova.

Could we have a moratorium on Ananova links for now? While other news sources have not been dead on, they seem to be way off base more than others. There are quite a few reading Mefi right now, and disinfo from what looks like a credible source could hurt.
posted by owillis on Sep 13, 2001 - 6 comments

Are these threads really right for MetaFilter?

Is this really the venue for moments of silence and lists of condolences? Especially when posters order 'do not comment here'? We saw how well it worked in the case of the first thread.
posted by darukaru on Sep 12, 2001 - 17 comments

Can my comments include my posts?

I have no idea how difficult this might be, but it would be nice if "My comments" also included threads I started even if I didn't add any comments to them.
posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 10, 2001 - 1 comment

No more Stile links, please.

Please, in the name of whatever faith-based tradition you espouse, no more Stile links! Kee-rist.
posted by rcade on Sep 6, 2001 - 7 comments

Post quality improving.

Am I the only one (and I am a longtime reader, albeit not poster - almost 2 years) who thinks the quality here has gotten BETTER? I've gotten so used to the complaints in MetaTalk about posting that recent content (with some exceptions) has been a nice surprise.
posted by bwanabetty on Aug 31, 2001 - 9 comments

What is MetaFilter to you?

What is MetaFilter to you? What works and what doesn't?
posted by hijinx on Jul 20, 2001 - 7 comments

An eerie silence descends upon metafilter

No new threads.

I've logged out and then back in. I've restarted my browser, computer and net connection. I've dug up the fiber in front of my home. I've short-circuited the breakers at the Pacbell CO, instigating the start of their a massive emergency power generator.

And yet no new posts since this one at 3:57pm.
posted by fooljay on Jul 20, 2001 - 5 comments

Is it time for a word limit for posts to the home page?

How long is too long? Is it time for a word limit for posts to the home page?
posted by jjg on May 29, 2001 - 18 comments

can we validate?

Matt has said that a lot of the maintenance work he does is fixing HTML errors. Does anyone know of an easy way to run posts through an HTML Validator and reject the ones that don't pass?
posted by rcade on May 27, 2001 - 5 comments

9000th post celebrated here

MetaFilter surpasses 9000! Today! Unfortunately, there's no info on who gets the door prize.
posted by heather-old on May 20, 2001 - 11 comments

What do people think about "linkless posts."

What do people think about "linkless posts." Are they not really what MetaFilter is about, or do they encourage discussion and subsequently build and enhance the community?
posted by chaz on May 20, 2001 - 19 comments

A "Post with Comment" feature?

A "Post with Comment" feature, which enables you to post a link *and* the first comment in a thread at the same time.
posted by rcade on Apr 30, 2001 - 2 comments

What's the point of metafilter?

I'm really new here, and I was hoping I could get some input as to what Metafilter's all about. What I thought it was all about was a community blog where we posted the most unusual links, the ones that every other semi-popular blog site was posting at the same time. The best example of this is "all you base are belong to us". Everyone had that link.

But now I think it's more intelligent of a community than that, or at least it's supposed to be. So the question I have is two part:
1. What's the point of metafilter?
2. If it's not to point to all your base are belong to us, then where can we post (and find) such links?
posted by MarkO on Apr 21, 2001 - 10 comments

when will the number of registered users will surpass the number of threads

So, anyone want to venture a guess as to when the number of registered users will surpass the number of threads?
posted by alan on Apr 20, 2001 - 6 comments

Edit posts pony

just wondering.... any way we could get a way to edit our own posts? ... i know there is a preview , but hey, mistakes happen
posted by a11an on Apr 11, 2001 - 5 comments

Does a link being posted elsewhere really mean it's bad for MetaFilter?

Memepool is nothing like Slashdot. I don't read memepool. I am glad that I did not miss this post because of my surfing habits. MetaFilter can't make my experience better by expecting me to read another web site, can it?
posted by sudama on Mar 19, 2001 - 14 comments

Double your fun

it seems an awful lot of us regulars click-through to double posts, just to see how they will be handled. it's interesting, because a double post creates a whole new dynamic. we don't want thread-related discussion going on over there, but we apparently enjoy and even participate in the double post related discussion. do we need a name for this phenomenon, or at least a sniglet? other thoughts?
posted by Sean Meade on Mar 5, 2001 - 10 comments

Matt thinks there are too many posts

yikes, Matt. what do you mean MetaFilter's filling up (note on the front page at the top right)?
posted by Sean Meade on Jan 23, 2001 - 18 comments

To Do list: disable ability to submit blank posts at thread starters

To Do list: disable ability to submit blank posts at thread starters.
posted by mathowie on Dec 8, 2000 - 3 comments

Posting errors lead to bad browsing experience

This post reminded me of a problem that I've been seeing a few times lately, people writing their links with target="_new" or some bastardized variation thereof. In our MeFi prefs we can turn window launching on and off, but some people feel the need to dictate this on their own terms, turning it into a crapshoot for the readers. Sorry if this seems petty, but it bothered me because the window kept launching really small each time. :)
posted by pnevares on Nov 27, 2000 - 2 comments

Is MetaFilter the right place to promote a personal political agenda?

Is MetaFilter the right place to promote a personal political agenda? I don't want to name any names, but I've noticed several highly charged issues being brought up repeatedly by the same people. It's not that these threads focus on the same topic - it's that they all approach the subject with the same slant on the story. It seems to me (and maybe it's just me) that the people posting these articles are trying to advance their own political goals. Is this appropriate?
posted by Aaaugh! on Oct 29, 2000 - 6 comments

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