Memail html. March 31, 2009 6:39 AM   Subscribe

Tiny pony filter: How about basic html in mefimail?

Pretty please!
posted by lunit to Feature Requests at 6:39 AM (41 comments total)

That pony isn't that tiny.

They shoot horses, don't they?
posted by adipocere at 6:45 AM on March 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Mathowie said MeFiMail doesn't have HTML for security reasons. The only thing I would really like is some sort of link feature so that I don't have to put big ugly URLs in the message body.
posted by burnmp3s at 6:46 AM on March 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


It seems like HTML (even just individual tags) is a lot more advanced than just basic quoting, which already won't ever happen.
posted by DU at 6:48 AM on March 31, 2009


Ah, I missed the previous thread. Thanks.
posted by lunit at 6:51 AM on March 31, 2009


Yeah MeMail is supposed to be a really basic messaging system. The more we make it like real mail, the more people would want other email features. Our general feeling is that if you're needing/wanting to use HTML [more than a hyperlinkied link] just email the person.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:53 AM on March 31, 2009


Ok, looks like I can close this one up.

posted by Eideteker at 9:52 AM on March 31









This thread is closed to new comments.
posted by Eideteker at 6:55 AM on March 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


what do you mean i'm not a mod lalalala not liiiiistening

*retreats further into his fantasy world*
posted by Eideteker at 6:59 AM on March 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


soooo unemployed....

You can pay me in giftcards like you used to do for jessamyn before that guy got all indignant about it that one time. If he says anything, I'll punch him in the face over the internet.

posted by Eideteker at 7:07 AM on March 31, 2009


If you're worried about large URL sizes, you could also use something like TinyURL to shrink it.
posted by Phire at 7:15 AM on March 31, 2009


*invades Eideteker's fantasy world*

*makes off with all the gold, jewels, cats and cheese*
posted by quin at 7:17 AM on March 31, 2009


I need to reconsider my position of hiding my gold inside my cats and my jewels inside my cheese, which I then also hide inside the cats.
posted by Eideteker at 7:25 AM on March 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Pony request: Remove HTML from regular e-mail. I hope this is something The Cabal™ is up to.
posted by odinsdream at 7:34 AM on March 31, 2009 [9 favorites]


I thought meatbomb was the ninja moderator. When did Eideteker take the position?
posted by yhbc at 7:36 AM on March 31, 2009


I swiped it from him in a lucid dream.
posted by Eideteker at 7:46 AM on March 31, 2009


The student kills the master, and ever onward.

Reincarnation makes the whole process a lot more like Counter-Strike, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:54 AM on March 31, 2009


you could also use something like TinyURL to shrink it

TinyURL made more sense before the widespread use of browser exploits and rick rolling. These days it seems like bad etiquette to send someone a TinyURL link.
posted by burnmp3s at 8:04 AM on March 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


These days it seems like bad etiquette to send someone a TinyURL link.

If you're worried about your friends exploiting and/or rick rolling you via TinyURL then you, sir, need new friends.
posted by shiu mai baby at 8:16 AM on March 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


tinyURL has a preview feature these days.
posted by Eideteker at 8:19 AM on March 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


And anyway, Rick Rolling is so 2007 anyway that getting Rick Rolled is actually rather charming.

Though that may be because I actually enoy the song. YMMV.
posted by Phire at 8:21 AM on March 31, 2009


some sort of link feature so that I don't have to put big ugly URLs in the message body

We auto-convert them to clickable links, so it's really no big deal.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:29 AM on March 31, 2009


We auto-convert them to clickable links, so it's really no big deal.

No big deal? NO BIG DEAL???

Yeah, you're probably right.
posted by burnmp3s at 8:38 AM on March 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


I dunno. HTML seems pretty unnecessary, but quoting would be real nice. As it is, I feel like replying to a MeMail is kinda discontinuous.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:19 AM on March 31, 2009


I thought meatbomb was the ninja moderator. When did Eideteker take the position?

Aw, just let the little guy have his fun, it's entirely harmless and kind of cute seeing him pretend to be the pretend mod.

*pinches Eideteker's cheek, ruffles his hair*
posted by Meatbomb at 9:27 AM on March 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


There are nooo cats in Ameeerica, and the streets are made of cheeeeese!
posted by Night_owl at 9:40 AM on March 31, 2009


WHO MODS THE PRETEND MODS?
posted by ardgedee at 9:40 AM on March 31, 2009


WHO MODS THE PRETEND MODS?

It's mods all the way down.
posted by chillmost at 9:46 AM on March 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Well if you're not going to give us HTML, at least make memail monospaced so I can send people cheeses
  .----.
 / \   |
 \O \o |
  \  \ c
   \o \|
    \  /
     \r
posted by aubilenon at 9:47 AM on March 31, 2009 [5 favorites]


In lieu of quoting, maybe the facebook scheme would appeal? There, the messages appear in a column, with the newest at the bottom.
posted by philomathoholic at 10:08 AM on March 31, 2009


I want a feature that makes my memails sound less stupid.
posted by qvantamon at 10:54 AM on March 31, 2009


These days it seems like bad etiquette to send someone a TinyURL link.

There is a preview function that works well.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:54 AM on March 31, 2009


If he says anything, I'll punch him in the face over the internet.

A real mod would have said "I'll punch him in the dick".
posted by Horace Rumpole at 11:49 AM on March 31, 2009


While full HTML support is a bit overkill, I do second burnmp3's wish for hyperlinks. The existing setup works so-so, but it is inelegant to have to interrupt or re-write your message to insert a URL on its own line, when it could just be a hyperlink embedded in the text itself.* It's doubly frustrating when you write out a missive with links, and then have to redo the whole thing when it rejects the markup.


* I've tried using footnotes, too, but that's just plain silly, amirite?
posted by Rhaomi at 1:26 PM on March 31, 2009


But if you already know it doesn't accept html tags, how big of a deal is it?

Hi bob, this website (http://metafilter.com) rocks my face off.
Hi bob, this website
http://metafilter.com
rocks my face off.

Is it really that hard?
posted by jmd82 at 1:31 PM on March 31, 2009


This pony has been dead so long, it's starting to smell.
posted by dg at 1:39 PM on March 31, 2009


We can still flog it, right?
posted by The Whelk at 1:49 PM on March 31, 2009


Of course. That's what MeTa is for.
posted by dg at 2:34 PM on March 31, 2009


Metatalk 4 Kids is for pogging it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:44 PM on March 31, 2009


Flog it and move on.
posted by The Whelk at 6:06 PM on March 31, 2009


Ohhh, is this where the queue for flogging starts?!
posted by deborah at 6:29 PM on March 31, 2009


And anyway, Rick Rolling is so 2007 anyway that getting Rick Rolled is actually rather charming.

At lunch today? My husband asked the lady at KFC to turn on some music because it was too quiet and she did it and he, like, rick rolled himself and totally didn't even know what was happening.
posted by auntbunny at 9:55 PM on March 31, 2009


A tiny pony? For freedom!
posted by harriet vane at 4:36 AM on April 1, 2009


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