Metatalk Tags November 27, 2006 4:58 AM   Subscribe

I want tags on metatalk.
posted by econous to Feature Requests at 4:58 AM (90 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Me too.
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:09 AM on November 27, 2006


trainwreck, yourpostsucks, whinefilter, yourfavouritebandsucks,
doublepost, triplepost, ofuckitsmyenemy, boredfilter...............................................................................................................
posted by adamvasco at 5:10 AM on November 27, 2006


meh
pants
fish
cielingcat
dupe
[username]
asshole
delete
ban
banhammer
banned
drunk
violates
mathowie
jessamyn
selflink
update
please
pony
leaving
left
.
wiki
^
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:20 AM on November 27, 2006


banned
drunk
violates
mathowie


Was this sequence intentional, Smart Dalek?
posted by matthewr at 5:24 AM on November 27, 2006


matthewr - I saw it on CNN this morning!
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:28 AM on November 27, 2006


"The title O Fuck It's My Enemy has a 44.2% chance of being a bestselling title!"
posted by Eideteker at 5:37 AM on November 27, 2006


Were it to be implemented, just think, some lucky sole would get to wade through the years and years and tens of thousands of boring semantics debates, callouts, flameouts, gif-fests, bitch-fests, moan-fests, fest-fests, and all the other general asspuppetry that goes on here in order to back-tag everything.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:01 AM on November 27, 2006


Sole?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:14 AM on November 27, 2006


so typing the word "penis" is pretty mundane at this point.
posted by econous at 6:19 AM on November 27, 2006


penis.
posted by econous at 6:22 AM on November 27, 2006


Sole?

Fishy, that.
posted by cortex at 6:23 AM on November 27, 2006


I want tags on metatalk.

how's "fire sale" grab ya?
posted by jonmc at 6:25 AM on November 27, 2006


Coffee is the best thing in the world! HELLO DAY!
posted by thirteenkiller at 6:32 AM on November 27, 2006


What, didn't you hear? Shoes have metafilter accounts now.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:42 AM on November 27, 2006


If you are referring to the marquee tag, I agree.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:08 AM on November 27, 2006


Well if you can't discuss this idea sensibly right now then no problem, take some time off. Perhaps you'd like to play a tune on Ben's glass armonica.
It's fun.*

*Ben is a registered trade mark of ASS International Fucker corp. and the brand name under which Benefit Finance Items are provided by Ben are covered by international rescue. The USA Home Finance wipes are authorised to use the Force under license.
posted by econous at 7:17 AM on November 27, 2006


PENIS


posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 7:25 AM on November 27, 2006


if you can't discuss this idea sensibly right now then no problem

At the end of the day the only thing that actually matters is if Matt thinks it's a beneficial idea (and then finds time to implement it) so it seems somewhat irrelevant what actually goes on in this thread... unless a team of trusted ninja-tag-editors must be assembled, and in that case, let me be the first to say, "I want absolutely nothing to do with that thankless task."
posted by Rhomboid at 7:26 AM on November 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


groin






hehe
posted by thirteenkiller at 7:34 AM on November 27, 2006


I would like to make a passionate argument for or against tags on metatalk, but frankly I don't care... except in the extremely limited sense that I enjoy a good and utterly pointless debate. Now that is not me saying "Hey look at me I don't care, look how cool I am in my hundred dollar bluejeans and sunglasses designed by committee in the name of an Italian sexual invert, my irony is diamond hard." I mean, I care, I care a lot but I don't care about tags on metatalk to the point where I think they would be useful, because they wouldn't be useful... Not even to stop people from posting what does the "." mean or what happened to images or the other ceaseless repeats of the same issues, not going to work. Is there some other reason to have tags on metatalk?

Actually this is what I'm saying "Hey look at me, I ate a shitload of deviled eggs last night, damn those things are good, but hard on the organs of digestion and elimination, you have to be prepared to man up if you eat more than five of those fellers, imho."
posted by Divine_Wino at 7:38 AM on November 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


This is what I would like.

- a way to indicate a specific user or a thread, built into the metatalk posting system, so there would be some shorthand way to see "this thread is about user/thread" Not everyone's metatalk posts are as clear as this one.
- a way to percolate meetup threads to someplace easy to spot (this mostly works now, but it's not perfect)
- some sort of "Are you asking why your X was deleted? Pease try emailing an admin first if you really just want that question answered. If you'd like to fight about it by all means go ahead and hit POST"
- a way to indicate that some threads are resolved without just closing them, or something. Closing seems final, but if the OPs question has been answered and there's nothing else to talk about, it seems like it might be a good idea to have those threads be resolveable/hideable maybe in the tab system "only open Meta threads" or something

But really, I mostly like it the way it is. I'm not sure exactly what tags would add here.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:39 AM on November 27, 2006


Just as metatalk serves as a place to get totally silly in comments, it might be good to add tags just so folks can exercise their unique-snowflakeness in a way that doesn't affect the blue.
posted by frecklefaerie at 7:44 AM on November 27, 2006


I want tags on metatalk.

Tag, you're it.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 7:45 AM on November 27, 2006


"- a way to indicate a specific user or a thread, built into the metatalk posting system, so there would be some shorthand way to see "this thread is about user/thread" Not everyone's metatalk posts are as clear as this one."

Agreed, this would actually be useful.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:45 AM on November 27, 2006


boring semantics debates, callouts, flameouts, gif-fests

Flame-outs are not boring.
posted by Mister_A at 7:55 AM on November 27, 2006


Yes, this whole web2, or whatever, has gone to my head. Tags are irrelevant here. Maybe I was thinking. Or perhaps something else. Anyhoo.. I agree with librarians. Librarians are sensible.

*Totters off to 1970s 'Sideboard'*
'bmps anyone?'
posted by econous at 7:57 AM on November 27, 2006


Here's the real reason I want tags on MeTa: the metafilterhistory tag. Check it out on MeFi here and on AskMe here. I think it's absolutely wonderful, and it really adds to the sense of community (a sappy cliche that I don't use lightly). There are plenty of landmark threads on MeTa that deserve the same immortalization. That's why I want tags on MeTa.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:03 AM on November 27, 2006


That's true, but before there were tags there was the wiki and I don't see why the list of noteworty metatalk posts couldn't be maintained there.

In fact having it on the wiki might even be better, since anyone can edit that, whereas only Matt and Jessamyn can edit tags. (Although this is countered by the lack of knowledge of the existance of the wiki page compared to tags.)
posted by Rhomboid at 8:20 AM on November 27, 2006


"Tag, you're it."

I want tagbacks on MetaTalk.

"a way to percolate"

I read that as perchlorate. Mmm, yummy.

"a way to indicate that some threads are resolved without just closing them, or something."

Well, if you had tags, you could mark them as "resolved" "accepted" "implemented" etc.
posted by Eideteker at 8:23 AM on November 27, 2006


MetaTalk: If you'd like to fight about it by all means go ahead and hit POST.
posted by languagehat at 8:27 AM on November 27, 2006


I want tags on metatalk.

You'll shoot your eye out, Ralphie.
posted by pardonyou? at 8:36 AM on November 27, 2006


I would like a feature such that any comment made in MetaTalk was posted to a random thread.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:42 AM on November 27, 2006


I think it's absolutely wonderful, and it really adds to the sense of community (a sappy cliche that I don't use lightly).
But has it stood the test of time?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 8:45 AM on November 27, 2006


It would be nice if MeTa was consistent with the rest of the site, in tags, in previews, in liberty, and justice for all.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:46 AM on November 27, 2006


I would like a feature such that any comment made in MetaTalk was emailed to the poster's mother.
posted by tkolar at 8:46 AM on November 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well... all that being said, no questions asked, tags here would be bloody brilliant. Jesus, you may have thought you've seen snark and bitchy & other shit... but not yet. Not really. Think of the potential for disagreements. I withdraw my, let us face facts here, rather timid withdrawal, and say more tags! Balderdash to withdrawal. Damn it all, tag clouds. And rounded corners. And pastel colors. Give me... MetaAshely. Give me... middle England/Coastal America. Not that metropolitan crap they feed the damn tag-less euros. I want banal! And So Say We All. OTOH nah, bollocks, too much effort.
posted by econous at 8:58 AM on November 27, 2006


I want to be able to blow myself. Tags would be cool too.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:00 AM on November 27, 2006


But has it stood the test of time?

Don't start!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:01 AM on November 27, 2006


I would like a feature that would bring the outdoors in.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:05 AM on November 27, 2006


I would like a feature to know what love is.
I would like a feature for you to show me.
posted by cortex at 9:10 AM on November 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


I would like a double feature. I always wanted to do two features at once.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:21 AM on November 27, 2006


I'm not sure exactly what tags would add here.

It would make mathowie's to do list easier to find :P
posted by Chuckles at 9:33 AM on November 27, 2006


Exactly what drugs do I need to be taking to understand a single thing econous says?
posted by evilcolonel at 10:01 AM on November 27, 2006


Quite the opposite. You need to stop taking your ritalin and then everything will come into focus.
posted by tkolar at 10:05 AM on November 27, 2006


You need to stop taking your ritalin and then everything will come into focus.

Sounds like somebody needs focusyn.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:28 AM on November 27, 2006


You know what else would be cool? If we could post, somehow, pictures of things we find humorous. These pictures could be used to poke gentle fun at our own human foibles. Wouldn't that be wonderful?
posted by Mister_A at 11:24 AM on November 27, 2006


cortex's knowing what love is feature is a good idea but if it is implemented, it shouldn't be too much trouble to add in a feature that will also let me feel what love is--ideally with you-showing-me functionality built in.
posted by Kwine at 11:35 AM on November 27, 2006


Also, we would naturally need a complementary not-hurting-me,-baby feature.
posted by cortex at 11:42 AM on November 27, 2006


I just search Metatalk by going to cortex's comment history page.
posted by dios at 2:05 PM on November 27, 2006


More reliable than yahoo!

And where have you been, you miserable ess oh bee?
posted by cortex at 2:43 PM on November 27, 2006


I want a feature that leaves the cake out in the rain.
posted by Meatbomb at 3:17 PM on November 27, 2006


I want a feature with a short skirt and a looooooooong jacket.
posted by Kwine at 3:20 PM on November 27, 2006


I want a dream feature, so I don't have to dream alone.
posted by cortex at 3:22 PM on November 27, 2006


I want a feature...to want me!
posted by Kwine at 3:30 PM on November 27, 2006


And where have you been, you miserable ess oh bee?
posted by cortex at 4:43 PM CST on November 27


I was gone fishing for about a month. Thought I would meander back over and see if the tide of shit had recessed.
posted by dios at 3:31 PM on November 27, 2006


Because right now, Metafilter--so covered in that feces and with no editorial desire to keep it out

the proof of the truth in this statement is your continued presence.
posted by Hat Maui at 3:42 PM on November 27, 2006


I need a feature.
I'm holding out for a feature 'til the end of the night.
posted by scrump at 3:43 PM on November 27, 2006


Did I ever tell you you're my feature?
posted by cortex at 3:45 PM on November 27, 2006


I want tags on metatalk. I hate moderation with a passion, so I won't simply Flag it and Move On™. Instead I flipping demand you take my ... request ... seriously. Christ this place reminds me of Versailles with the all the stuffs and intrigue things. Never-mind the whatever. There, I've shat in a thread, whedon guys. Proud? You must be all fingering your rather respectable manchu style mustache. Yes the one you grew together. Lovely. Always pick on the new ones huh is that it? If I wasn't on a heart/lung machine waiting for a freshly dead thing, I'd be spending my free time here. Ha! booglooooo.

.
posted by econous at 3:46 PM on November 27, 2006


Mmmmmm tasty tide of shit.
posted by IronLizard at 4:01 PM on November 27, 2006


econous....I don't think I know that song :(
posted by Kwine at 4:09 PM on November 27, 2006


Spend more time in MetaTalk, Kwine. You'll learn the tune soon enough.
posted by cgc373 at 4:17 PM on November 27, 2006


Oh. And it's opening time down on feature-request street.
posted by cgc373 at 4:18 PM on November 27, 2006


Is it that hippity-hoppity stuff, cgc373? I don't go in for all that junk the kids are listening to these days.
posted by Kwine at 4:22 PM on November 27, 2006


Hmm. Okay. How about "Way down upon the Feature river" then?
posted by cgc373 at 4:30 PM on November 27, 2006


thrill me chill me fulfilllll me
feature of the night
posted by cortex at 4:32 PM on November 27, 2006


I was trying to facetiously respond to this, cgc, but I was too slow.

Mefi Mefi Mefi, can't you see
Sometimes your features just hypnotize me
And I just love your shit-tide ways
That's why I'm out five bucks and Matt's so paid
posted by Kwine at 4:45 PM on November 27, 2006


Nah, you weren't too slow, Kwine; I was too obtuse. I pretended (badly) that you were responding to my dumb Cure riff as if it were a (bad) hip-hop knockoff. An utter humor failure on my end.

I might as well jump.
posted by cgc373 at 4:56 PM on November 27, 2006


I might as well jump

got it bad
got it bad
got it bad

i'm hot for feature
posted by cortex at 5:08 PM on November 27, 2006


Well, that's that. From this point forward, I will hear "hot for teacher" as "hot for feature."

I get it now, cgc! It's too bad that explanation kills humor dead.
posted by Kwine at 5:17 PM on November 27, 2006


Explanation being the Raid! of humor, I find myself tired and agreeable.

Hey, feature! Leave them kids alone!
posted by cgc373 at 5:20 PM on November 27, 2006


Young feature
the subject
of MeFite fantasy
posted by scrump at 5:39 PM on November 27, 2006


I want bacon with sprinkles. No one ever accomodates.
posted by moonbird at 8:05 PM on November 27, 2006


I WANT THE WORLD AND I WANT IT NOW
posted by loquacious at 9:57 PM on November 27, 2006


jessamyn: I'm not sure exactly what tags would add here.

They would give Languagehat a way to read flameout after flameout when the need comes upon him. He could just click on the "flameout" tag, and have them at his fingertips. :)

For myself, I'd rather have more choices of flags. For instance "being an asshat" would be a great flag. There are time when it's really hard to decide if someone is being more of a derail, a noise or posting offensive content. "being an asshat" is capable of covering all of those and more.
posted by Meep! Eek! at 10:05 PM on November 27, 2006


I'll follow feature into the dark.
posted by liquorice at 10:13 PM on November 27, 2006


The feature's uncertain, but the end is always near.
posted by cgc373 at 10:22 PM on November 27, 2006


Don't want you 'cause your feature's too big;
Can't use you 'cause your feature's too big;
I really hate you 'cause your feature's too big.

One never knows do one?
posted by Pollomacho at 12:50 AM on November 28, 2006


We'd need lots of tags tags.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 1:59 AM on November 28, 2006


THIS POST NEEDS TO BE TAGGED WITH FEATURE, SO WHEN I SEARCH FOR FEATURE, I CAN FIND IT.
posted by Kwine at 7:22 AM on November 28, 2006


"Well, that's that. From this point forward, I will hear 'hot for teacher' as 'hot for feature.'"

I can top that. In Mallrats, the name of one of the suitors for the dating game was 'Rob Feature'. Silent Bob and Jay brought some really rank stankweed that took two of the suitors out of the competition, including Rob. So I always hear the line and think of how he brought "pot for Feature".

Yes, I've got it bad.
posted by Eideteker at 7:22 AM on November 28, 2006


I want a bug.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:29 AM on November 28, 2006


I want a new bug:

one that will make me helpless
wondering what to do
one that makes all my posts to the grey
end up on the blue
posted by Eideteker at 7:41 AM on November 28, 2006


THIS IS JUST TO SAY

I have implemented
the features
that were in
the metatalk thread

and which
you were probably
taking
for hopeless

Forgive me
they were ponylicious
so leet
and so code
posted by cortex at 7:54 AM on November 28, 2006


Ah. You're right, dios. Upthread, rather than "maintain[ing] a healthy, respectful discussion by focusing comments on the issues, topics, and facts at hand," for no reason I could see, Hat Maui was a jerk to "other members of the site," meaning, to dios, who'd merely answered cortex's question.

Maybe due to dios's longstanding reputation as a MeFi Celebrity™, Hat Maui thought slinging the poo dios's way would pass unremarked; and, indeed, it had so passed, until now.

Bad form, Hat Maui.

Two demerits and you gotta contribute at least one lyric punning on the word "feature" or face . . . well, nothin' really, since there's no rules and no methods of enforcement aside from the whole community self-policing thing, which is all I'm tryin' to do hereabouts thisaways.
posted by cgc373 at 4:02 PM on November 28, 2006


Sir, it is not precisely necessary, nor entirely desirable, to continue a discussion in another thread, even if said other thread was mentioned in the original thread.
posted by cortex at 4:23 PM on November 28, 2006


Hmm. It's hard to know how to treat this situation, as a matter of etiquette. dios asks in the other thread that criticism be made of behavior here, and to criticize specifically the person whom dios considers to have behaved badly toward him. So, if I said in that thread, "Yeah, dios, Hat Maui was a jerk in that [meaning this] thread," I don't think I'd have done right by dios.

On another hand, too, I'm growing pretty fond of a lot of felix betachat's points in this MetaTalk thread about a post made when Ted Haggard resigned, and I think its points—at least those I agree with—begin now to bear on my behavior in MetaFilter at large.

If I may say, so, sir, you seem to have a personal interest in tracking the members' behavior and the site's history, based on ReFi and a more general impression of you I've gathered over time, and I do wonder whether you consider threads individually uncolored by participants' opinions or behavior in other threads to be an ideal for the site. Is it proper for us to disregard others' commentary elsewhere? Is it okay for us to disregard our own behavior, then, and to expect each thread to be considered anew?

posted by cgc373 at 4:59 PM on November 28, 2006


why is everyone writing so small? Is there a baby sleeping?
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:51 PM on November 28, 2006


LOUD WRITING WAKES BABIES

Film at eleven.
posted by Eideteker at 9:11 PM on November 28, 2006


Great job Eideteker. You can put her back down.
posted by tkolar at 9:12 PM on November 28, 2006


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