I tried to embed a midi December 12, 2001 7:27 PM   Subscribe

I tried to embed a midi of "Celebrate (good times)" to topple a thread at 99 posts. It was there in the preview screen but absent after posting. This is a bug.
posted by holloway to Bugs at 7:27 PM (16 comments total)

Sounds more like a feature to me.
posted by Kafkaesque at 7:28 PM on December 12, 2001


I'd just slink away and pretend it never happened, if i were you.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:32 PM on December 12, 2001


Embedded MIDI is so 1994.
posted by skallas at 7:36 PM on December 12, 2001


not a bug. you can't use the embed tag for anything good, so you can't use it here at metafilter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:38 PM on December 12, 2001


Matt makes sense. It would slow everything down, inconvenience those who were trying to read at work or school, and while 99 commments makes good celebration, perhaps just entering the lyrics would be more appropraite.
posted by j.edwards at 9:25 PM on December 12, 2001


I wonder how many other near-tragedies have been avoided by Haughey's forethought.

posted by Hildago at 11:41 PM on December 12, 2001


Is this a recent change though? I swear there was some thread a few months ago with an embedded midi or wav in it.
posted by gluechunk at 11:55 PM on December 12, 2001


"The sound of a harpsichord - two skeletons copulating on a tin roof in a thunderstorm."
--Sir Thomas Beecham
I think this quote should be updated to include MIDI files.
posted by Su at 12:14 AM on December 13, 2001


testing something, sorry if this works..


posted by sawks at 12:50 AM on December 13, 2001


ok, one more try
.hide{display: none;}
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posted by sawks at 1:15 AM on December 13, 2001


Wow, sawks, that was a train wreck.
posted by rodii at 7:15 AM on December 13, 2001


yes! :)
no style tag and no sneaky 'javascript:' (hmmm, maybe that wont show up) allowed

any chance that preview can follow the same rules as posting? that would fix holloways 'bug' at least
posted by sawks at 7:27 AM on December 13, 2001


Or how about a quick rundown of what tags and attributes are filtered/allowed (the lesser of the two lists)?

On a completely off-topic note, I thought I read somewhere that MeTa threads don't get deleted.
posted by dlewis at 1:18 PM on December 13, 2001


Or how about a quick rundown of what tags and attributes are filtered/allowed (the lesser of the two lists)?

I'll have to look, but pretty much anything besides embed, script, or link is allowed. You would almost never have any legitimate reason to use those few tags, and they're the favorite tool of people wanting to hack things, so they're out, and have been since I implemented Leonard's tag closer thing (search metatalk for that to see the old threads on it).

On a completely off-topic note, I thought I read somewhere that MeTa threads don't get deleted

the poster asked for it, and I obliged.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:28 PM on December 13, 2001


I asked Matt to delete that thread because it was a total mistake. In regard to zuzu's post in the Bin Laden videotape thread, I meant to call her (or him) out for the inappopriate and completely off-topic request to post a link for him (or her). I did not properly check the link before I posted it, and it ended up looking like I was berating the original poster of the entire thread because he posted a .pdf file. I have since apologized to that poster, and Shadowkeeper and I have been having a good conversation over email (which is how I found out about this thread).

Shadowkeeper advised me, and I agreed with him, not to repost, because then it might look like I was going against Matt's will or something. I think everybody in that thread knows that zuzu's request was inappropriate now, and zuzu has not since replied, so no blood no foul. There's the long explanation. Thanks again, Matt, and thanks to Shadowkeeper too.
posted by starvingartist at 1:56 PM on December 13, 2001


Don't thank me, thank the moon's gravitational pull!
posted by Shadowkeeper at 2:17 PM on December 13, 2001


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