How to keep up with old but active MeTa threads? March 26, 2002 11:35 AM   Subscribe

Can someone tell me the secret of keeping up with MeTa threads that have scrolled off the front page but keep getting new posts? Is there something you can search for? (I tried punching in "March 22," but no dice.)
posted by aaron to MetaFilter-Related at 11:35 AM (23 comments total)

aaron - use the "Category List" doohickey up top. Then just browse through the various categories. If it's a recent thread you're looking for it shouldn't be too hard to find.
posted by jonmc at 11:51 AM on March 26, 2002

Here it is, aaron.
posted by crunchland at 12:34 PM on March 26, 2002

Why did you link that comment, crunchland?
posted by BlueTrain at 12:37 PM on March 26, 2002

I assumed that was what he was looking for from the 22nd.
posted by crunchland at 12:52 PM on March 26, 2002

crunchland, don't be ridiculous...he could easily look up his name and find his own comments. The question he brought up here was how he could find the new comments that don't appear on the front page. So I ask again, why did you link that comment?
posted by BlueTrain at 12:57 PM on March 26, 2002

So I ask again, why did you link that comment?

Ok, boys, aaron asked a question and it's been answered. Let's not turn this into the fourth thread about the same thing.
posted by anapestic at 1:00 PM on March 26, 2002

crunchland said: Here it is, aaron.

WTF was that?!?!?

Attention MetaFilistines: The above comment from crunchland is a clear example of how not to win friends and influence people.

posted by Avogadro at 2:26 PM on March 26, 2002

Ok. So maybe I made a bad assumption. I was actually trying to be helpful. Sue me.
posted by crunchland at 2:36 PM on March 26, 2002

OK, well I'm absolutely sure that crunchland was trying to help, assuming aaron was trying to access that thread. Nobody goes to his/her own user profile to keep track of his/her comments.

Despite A Beautiful Mind, it seems some people still think that everything is either/or; that it's either win or lose. There seems to be a constant desire to persecute. Never mind who it is. So crunchland is today's flavor. Despite his explanatory posts. WDF would he clarify something he'd intended as a slight?

It's becoming ridiculous, all this ganging up!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:37 PM on March 26, 2002

Hey, hey, hey caaalm down
posted by feelinglistless at 4:30 PM on March 26, 2002

Look, let's just assume crunchland was being honestly helpful and let it drop, okay?

Anyway, the category list thing is what I was looking for, and somehow always managed to miss. Thanks.
posted by aaron at 4:47 PM on March 26, 2002

Aaron, you're a scholar and a gentleman. Thanks for that.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:57 PM on March 26, 2002

Aaron, you're a scholar OR a gentleman. Not both! I will get Miguel for saying that.
posted by rodii at 5:50 PM on March 26, 2002

Rodii: a gentleman if ever I saw one. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:01 PM on March 26, 2002

I still can't find the posts though. Right now the front page says 14 new comments. I only see 11 noted, and the category list isn't showing any other 3 either.
posted by aaron at 7:16 PM on March 26, 2002

aaron, I am guessing it's something like MeTa's 1142.
posted by riffola at 7:43 PM on March 26, 2002

which is mine.
posted by rodii at 8:00 PM on March 26, 2002

Yes sorry, rodii's 1142
posted by riffola at 8:21 PM on March 26, 2002

MIGUEL=PEACEMAKER... My friend, your greatest asset is that you always look on the bright side and see the best in people; given a choice of opinions, you always take the high road. This I admire very much and therefore I nominate you as The Official MetaGreeter/Peacemaker.
posted by Mack Twain at 11:25 PM on March 26, 2002

Does that mean he has to stand at the front door with a name tag, and welcome everyone as they come in?
posted by bingo at 4:11 AM on March 27, 2002

I second that nomination, and also nominate him as the "MetaFilter Good Swill Ambassador", due to the the vast amount of cocktail related threads he's started. He may as well be the "Official Instructor of Optimum Use of the Bold and Small Tags" as well.
posted by iconomy at 5:31 AM on March 27, 2002

I'd actually dub Miguel "Toastmaster General" myself.
posted by jonmc at 10:39 AM on March 27, 2002

aaron - I like to bookmark the threads I am still reading, that way I never lose them. You could also try going to your profile and checking out your stats at the bottom of the page.

That 1142 business is way cool.
posted by ashbury at 11:04 AM on March 27, 2002

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