Is there a way to be alerted whenever a thread on the blue closes? Some sort of alert system? A site somebody else has already set up? I'm just wondering if there's some preexisting way someone's already done this.
posted by KChasm
on May 20, 2013 -
Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore
on Oct 30, 2012 -
Has a thread ever hit the wall? That is, still been active and chatty (with more than two participants) when it was time for auto-archiving?
posted by Diablevert
on Jul 6, 2012 -
About the (fabulous) 'X new comments, show' function: I can't say enough good things about this, as it makes following long threads so easy compared to the old system of having to reload. But why not take it just a small step further - instead of making us click to load them, why not just have the script go ahead and load
the new comments when they are detected? (Maybe a user preference?)
posted by woodblock100
on Mar 17, 2011 -
Pony request for my birthday: Can cortex's deletion reasons be collected? Stuff like this
is one of my favorite features of the site.
posted by Joe Beese
on Jul 8, 2010 -
I am wondering if people could assist me in locating Ask Metafilter questions along the lines of 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]
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 6, 2009 -
I love reading personal anecdotes on MeFi and AskMeFi. Could you link me to your favorite anecdotal comments and threads? Thank you! [more inside]
posted by archagon
on Jun 27, 2009 -
Click on "My Profile". Click on the number to the right of "Favorited by others:". Click on the word "Popular". Copy and paste the top result into this MeTa thread (with hyperlink).
posted by WCityMike
on Jun 25, 2009 -
If you were showing the MetaFilter Universe (including the main page, Ask, Talk, Projects, Music, everything) to someone for the first time, what threads would you choose as examples of MeFi at its best and at its worst?
posted by amyms
on Feb 17, 2008 -
Looking for a MeFi thread about a guy who created his own 3D terrain program from the ground-up. [more inside]
posted by mystyk
on Jan 31, 2007 -
I would like to make a comment on a post I had read before about people looking to purchase a will done by a lawyer.I found this company and this may be of some help to you all in your quest. If interested let me know.
posted by princey
on Nov 16, 2006 -
For the big pile of stuff: How about a wikipedia-style "Mefi posts that link to this post" box on the side of each thread (that has been linked back to)? So when someone links back to a post, that old post now links forward to the new thread. Especially useful if you search and find an older thread, and would like also to read the subsequent threads which say "previously discussed on MetaFilter..." Ideally, it would pick up on comments as well as posts that link to a specific thread (not to a specific comment in the thread, though).
posted by Eideteker
on Jul 3, 2006 -
My favorite pony: Perhaps certain posts could be set aside in a Hall of Fame nook, like certain creatures of Hollywood — ever-youthful, never far from our thoughts, and always open to comment. I'm particularly thinking of this thread
. All kudos to washburn, but in this case, the comments have been so wonderful that I hate to see this thread inch down the blue, creeping slowly slowly into oblivion. Save the worms! Anybody?
posted by rob511
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Has there been a slight shift in policy?
The silly personality quiz
and the infamous Mushroom post
are both things I would have thought would have been flagged copiously and deleted, but they remain.
I am not having a hissy fit, and am perfectly willing to skip over or add to the stillness as I see fit.
This is just seeking some clarification as to if anything different is happening and can we expect more of the same.
posted by edgeways
on Nov 16, 2005 -
Deleted threads should have their own place on this site somewhere. Not only could they be accessible for reference, but many are funny as hell.
posted by tsarfan
on Oct 1, 2005 -
I don't get it
. At the risk of exposing my terminal lameness, will someone explain the joke in this thread? Seems like a bunch of anagrams & words spelled backwards...
posted by jonson
on Sep 27, 2005 -
There was a thread with an 'instant HTML editor' the other day. I can't seem to find it. Any help?
posted by clgregor
on Sep 11, 2005 -
Wording in user profiles seems to be off:
abiku has posted no links 8 comments to MetaFilter
and no threads and no comments to MetaTalk
I believe there should be an "and" in between "links" and "8" on the first line.
posted by abiku
on Jan 19, 2005 -
Am I the only one having FireFox crash while trying to load the y2karl
posted by fenriq
on Jan 6, 2005 -
A what-makes-a-good-post question I'd like to see other MetaFilter dinosaurs answer along with me: What are the best
links you ever inflicted on the front page?
posted by rcade
on Jul 29, 2004 -
Can we - even if only briefly - discuss stuff on AskMe or not? This Sopranos thread
started off as a question but the discussion of last night's episode was inevitable and almost irresistible. My own opinion, fwiw, is that it would be nice if a little discussion was indeed allowed or, as has happened already, generously overlooked.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 17, 2004 -
Year end clearance!
So, cats and kitties, what were the most memorable, most entertaining or most informative MeFi threads (in your humble opinions) of 2003?
posted by moonbird
on Dec 28, 2003 -
was I dreaming?
I thought I saw a link here a few days ago, about a bookmark that would quickly let you know, using amazon's database, whether a specific cd was put out by a member of the riaa. but when I searched for this link here, it was gone. And I didn't see it on lofi, when I looked there. Normally, I wouldn't care too much about a deleted thread, but I can't seem to find the link in question via google either. can anyone help me out?
posted by jann
on May 23, 2003 -
Links do improve and furnish a comment
: When people do a little research before they comment and include a helpful or amusing link (and some users, like sheauga
put in almost as much work as they do in their posts), threads gain a new life and go off in all sorts of interesting directions. Sometimes deliciously and all at once. Some more threadbare posts, like the Libeskind one, are actually repaired and rehabilitated by the ensuing links. For some, linky comments may be a pain - do many actually click on them, given that a few don't even read the main links? - but I, for one, think they're dandy and would like to see more of them.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Feb 27, 2003 -
It struck me that it would be useful to mark interesting threads for tracking so I checked the MetaTalk archives and found that the idea had been raised originally back in the mists of time
and then followed up much more recently
. And yet I still don't know if it's been forgotten, abandoned or taken on board as an urgent priority. Would a "Features in Progress" page help? Or be a nagging schedule?
posted by MUD
on Jul 8, 2002 -
For exceptionally long threads
, would it be more CPU-friendly to stop rendering new pages every time someone clicked into the page after a certain point? Say, arbitrarily, 100 posts?
posted by Hildago
on Mar 14, 2002 -
I just tried to post a link to this article: http://english.joins.com/Article.asp?aid=20011226014315&sid=300
, but I got this message instead.
The link you entered ( ) was found in 12676 previous threads.
This can't be possible, can it? Any ideas?
posted by Rastafari
on Dec 28, 2001 -
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 -
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 -
Would it be good, bad, or otherwise to have the ability to create a “sub-thread” for a comment purposefully going off on a tangent? Personally, I think it could be useful, but it could easily become overused. I can’t think of a satisfactory way to prevent someone from making every single comment into a sub-thread for no good reason. The best idea I could come up with (and I’m not saying it’s even a good idea) is to limit sub-threads to once per topic (per user). Of course, it’s a possibility that more than one tangent might originate under a single thread but, in that case, the result (not being able to post a sub-thread for a tangent) is equivalent to what we have now (i.e., no sub-threads). Also, someone else might post a sub-thread for the tangent. Can anyone think of any better solutions, or is this a lame idea in the first place?
Also, although it may be handy, I don’t think MeFi would benefit from sub-threads to sub-threads (i.e., a sub-thread inside another sub-thread). At least not at this time.
Also also, if you do end up implementing this, it might be kinda cool to have a link to a topic’s sub-threads on MeFi’s main page (under the topic, e.g.). This could become a problem if a topic has a ton of sub-threads, but I don’t think it’s likely to become a serious problem. It might happen, but I doubt it would happen very often.
Also also also, the button on Post a Thread to MetaTalk
reads Preview the Link.
I noticed this just a second ago, and it doesn’t really bother me, but (perhaps) just Preview
would be more appropriate.
posted by gleemax
on Mar 3, 2001 -
Oooh, new feature idea brought to my attention by Bryan Boyer
: Letting users track threads of their choosing. So you come in, see some long thread about how gas costs too much and you want to track just that thread. You'd click some link, and I'm thinking that the top of the page should say "1 new link and 4 new comments since your last visit, 3 new comments in the 4 threads you are tracking" and I suppose hyperlink to just those threads. I can display it any old way, would that be the most helpful, or should there be a new page with just your favorite threads (a "MyMetaFilter")? Would *you* use something like this? I know I would...
posted by mathowie
on Mar 29, 2000 -