look at you people! December 15, 2007 3:25 AM   Subscribe

We've added a widget for checking out Meetup photos without having to leave placeholder comments in meetup threads. Check the MeTa sidebar.

It works like this: threads posted to the MeFi gatherings category have a little sidebar box in them (example). You can put URLs in them for meetup photo pages. Right now they post with a link to the name of the person who added the URL and that may need tweaking. Then there is a week's worth of past meetups on the mai MeTa sidebar. Threads with photos have the little pictures icon. This will also show up on the big past meetups page.
posted by jessamyn (retired) to MetaFilter-Related at 3:25 AM (21 comments total)

That's pretty cool. Can we have it in AskMe too? You know, for pictures of our cats.
posted by sveskemus at 3:29 AM on December 15, 2007 [3 favorites]

OMG Christmas stalkings!
posted by cgc373 at 3:39 AM on December 15, 2007

you guys are just wondrous, there's no better word for it :)
posted by pjern at 3:53 AM on December 15, 2007

Crazy awesome. I feel so privileged to have been present here during these end times, the final convergence of MetaTalk functionality with the meetup singularity.
posted by chrismear at 4:02 AM on December 15, 2007

I didn't notice this until I had left a placeholder comment. BUT I think I like having placeholder comments too, so you can say a little more (e.g. "here's why they're funny looking") and so you can see when they were posted.
posted by aubilenon at 4:43 AM on December 15, 2007

Wow, I noticed that today and thought I had just missed the announcement. I went back and added a URL to our Brisbane meetup thread - this is an awesome addition! All the cool javascriptyajaximification is really cool to look at, too :)

Am I the only one who has learnt most of my javascript from reading the Mefi source code?
posted by jacalata at 5:29 AM on December 15, 2007

Mmmmm, widgety!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:35 AM on December 15, 2007

posted by thetenthstory at 6:30 AM on December 15, 2007

Needs more Ajax. And gradients.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:01 AM on December 15, 2007

That is very, very cool! Thanks!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:41 AM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

I'm going back to a few of the previous NYC meetups and tagging the photos...I guess it'll look like I took all the photos at every meetup. Oh well, hope nobody minds.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:03 AM on December 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

OMG awesoem.

That was an accidental typo but I'm going to leave it because it's sufficiently awesome to merit a new word.
posted by grouse at 8:24 AM on December 15, 2007

Cool. The only bit that's a bit off is that some of the links to past meetups jump you into the middle of the thread, where the location is decided, but the photos are at the top.
posted by smackfu at 8:33 AM on December 15, 2007

Huh. Good point, smackfu. Maybe we could strip anchors from the links on the pictures icon.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:50 AM on December 15, 2007

Sweet, thanks!
posted by bluishorange at 9:05 AM on December 15, 2007

pb just auto-stripped the anchor targets, so smackfu, that feature is done!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:35 AM on December 15, 2007

Thank you for adding this feature!
posted by interrobang at 10:20 AM on December 15, 2007

WOW. That is really cool. Thanks!
posted by iamkimiam at 1:05 PM on December 15, 2007

I like.
posted by shelleycat at 2:34 PM on December 15, 2007

that feature is done

MeFi is like this magical place where I get to be the complaining user, instead of the developer that has to fix things.
posted by smackfu at 8:00 PM on December 15, 2007

Interesting note about this - if a meetup is still under "Upcoming meetups" and there are pictures linked, the neat little photo icon does not show up. The TO meetup had to happen prematurely due to a snowblizzardstorm, so it's over and pics are up but no pic icon. Just a note, not a gripe.
posted by SassHat at 10:34 PM on December 15, 2007

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