I enjoy the sidebar and the Best of Metafilter subsite that draws from it. I can't help but notice, though, that arguably the most popular posts are not well-represented there. [more inside]
posted by misha
on Feb 17, 2013 -
I like the sidebar on the front page, and how it shows nifty stuff and contact activity. When I'm on my phone, I don't have that, and it makes me feel sad inside. Would the powers that be consider adding a line to the menu on the mobile site that would link to the sidebar content? In my head, this looks exactly like what we have on the front page, except tinier and by itself.
posted by phunniemee
on Feb 7, 2013 -
There hasn't been a sidebar post of a non-administrative nature in over a month. Are we flagging fewer posts? Are the moderators occupied with something more urgent? Is the sidebar deprecated in favor of the best-of blog? Has the content quality gone down? Something else? I look at the sidebar regularly and would appreciate seeing new content there.
posted by Nomyte
on Feb 5, 2013 -
Given the existence of the BestOf blog (which is lovely) what is the current role of the (also lovely, of course!) Sidebar? Is the Sidebar now like the Best Of BestOf? Or are they for featuring different sorts of things?
posted by davidjmcgee
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Pony request: music.mefi's 'most favorited this week' widget on sidebar (or at least this week's most favorited track). [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Apr 11, 2012 -
I'd like to thank peagood
for writing two sidebar-worthy treatises on completely different topics in the space of eight days. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Oct 11, 2011 -
(see Apr 12) featured this
post, in which someone's seemingly obscure question was answered in just six minutes. I think MY experience
was even more amazing (as my question was more obscure), though it did take Gator an hour and ten minutes to cough up an answer. What are some other AskMe Astounding Stories of Snappy Answers to Obscure Questions?
posted by grumblebee
on May 13, 2011 -
Lately I've been noticing strange behavior in my contact activity on the sidebar. Older posts are showing up as "So and So had an answer with 12 favorites!" but the comments linked are old and have hundreds of favorites. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on May 4, 2011 -
Is that the first time a comment from a deleted thread was sidebarred?
posted by Bonzai
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Is it possible to make the Mefi Sideblog Updates (mefi) Twitter account link to the actual thread, rather than the sidebar archive? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Sep 16, 2010 -
My front page contact sidebar is no longer showing posts by contacts that have received the threshold of 12+ favorites, plus other odd behavior. [more inside]
posted by BeerFilter
on Aug 11, 2010 -
If a contact's account is closed, either because they chose to disable it or they got banned, can (should?) that show up in the "Contact Activity" sidebar?
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jun 9, 2010 -
I would like to submit this thread on ADD/ADHD
for sidebarring. It contains some of the most honest, vulnerable, relatable descriptions of the effects on one's daily life that I have ever heard. Since ADD comes up a lot in AskMe, I think it would be valuable to highlight it.
posted by desjardins
on Mar 21, 2010 -
Pony request: What about highlighting fantastic Metatalk comments in the MeTa sidebar? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Mar 20, 2010 -
Lacking confidence, I will not call this a pony. It's just a suggestion: how about setting that optionally removes moderators from the "contact activity" sidebar? I adore jessamyn, and many of her answers deserve to be favorites/best answers, but due to her high-profile here, my list has become a digest of jessamyn's activity, which crowds out all my other contacts. (This only affects people who have moderators as contacts.)
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 25, 2010 -
I can see the favorites this comment
has, and it shows up in my side bar because it was made by a contact, but the comment has been deleted.
posted by idiopath
on Sep 22, 2009 -
Maybe I'm doing it wrong with regard to sidebar nominations, but this thread
is nothing but amazing and accessible tips on kicking ass at cooking and it is making me exceptionally hungry.
posted by disillusioned
on Aug 24, 2009 -
For obvious reasons the "upcoming meetups" sidebar is starting to look empty and lonely. May we have the confirmed meetups posted to the sidebar? [more inside]
posted by loquacious
on Jun 22, 2009 -
The date format of the sidebar is a bit confusing to non-US readers
4.06.2009 reads as the 4th June to me.
Could it be formatted in a less ambiguous way: 4 Jun 2009 or 2009.06.04
posted by Lanark
on Apr 7, 2009 -
My AskMe from this morning
was answered beautifully, with depth and consideration. As it is right now, at 20:07 EST, it is a beautiful little anthology on How to Read. I would shamelessly nominate it for the sidebar.
posted by Tufa
on Jan 29, 2009 -
What system decides what gets sidebarred? While most are fantastic, sometimes an entry doesn't seem so amazing.
posted by plexi
on Jan 16, 2009 -
I just noticed a little AJAXified link on the sidebar to show Contact Activity. Is this something new, or am I tripping?
posted by dunkadunc
on Nov 13, 2008 -
My Little Feature Request: Paulsc had an uncommonly well-written answer
in AskMe. It would be a good candidate for the AskMe sidebar, oh wait, there's no AskMe sidebar. But there could be.
posted by theora55
on May 15, 2008 -
On the Upcoming Meetups sidebar in both FF2.11 and IE7, the Feb 8: Chapel Hill, NC
post appears twice though I'm imagining it shouldn't.
posted by jmd82
on Jan 28, 2008 -
In the sidebar it says "Recent Past Meetups". Isn't that a case of an unnecessary word? Wouldn't "Recent Meetups" be just as accurate? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle
on Jan 10, 2008 -
could it be possible to have the sidebar links on the front page for contact activity work slightly differently? [more inside]
posted by pjern
on Jan 8, 2008 -
We've added a widget for checking out Meetup photos without having to leave placeholder comments in meetup threads. Check the MeTa sidebar. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Dec 15, 2007 -