Desperately Mouthing "Help Meeeeee" August 4, 2011 3:25 AM   Subscribe

This is too dumb but here goes - I can't post on the mobile site. I can't find the "New Post" links on blue, grey or green. Where are they? (FWIW I can comment just fine, just not post from my phone.)
posted by Omnomnom to Bugs at 3:25 AM (53 comments total)

I believe it's working as intended. As in, it's suppose to not have a new post link on the mobile sites.
posted by royalsong at 3:33 AM on August 4, 2011


Okay, at least that means I'm not being exceptionally obtuse!
posted by Omnomnom at 3:39 AM on August 4, 2011


You should be able to post from your phone by skipping down to the menu at the bottom of any page of the mobile site, scrolling all the way to the bottom, and hitting the 'Switch to Standard Site' link. You'll have to navigate the full site after that, but it should let you post that way.
posted by carsonb at 3:54 AM on August 4, 2011


Thank you!
posted by Omnomnom at 3:55 AM on August 4, 2011


We held a meeting. mathowie was like, nah, Omnomnom's cool but jessamyn wouldn't budge. She was all like, "Why do you hate America, mathowie?" And then cortex wrote a song about our freedoms.

So yeah. In short, blame democracy.
posted by Eideteker at 4:13 AM on August 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


We hate that song.
posted by pompomtom at 4:32 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


'Help meeeeee I think I'm falling/ In love again'?

I like that song.
posted by box at 4:50 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


What a great week in MeTa.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:22 AM on August 4, 2011


About a third of the post has to be underground if it's going to stay up, and there's no way you're going to dig that far down while mobile, hence the absence of a link.
posted by Abiezer at 5:47 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


What a great week in MeTa.

Isn't it, though? I mean, we've had three(!) days without a MeTa in the past week. Surely, this must be some sort of a record.
posted by daniel_charms at 5:55 AM on August 4, 2011


'Help meeeeee I think I'm falling/ In love again'?

'Won't you plee-ease, plee-ease he-elp meeee?'
posted by daniel_charms at 5:57 AM on August 4, 2011


Joni > John
posted by shakespeherian at 5:59 AM on August 4, 2011


Brandon Blatcher: "What a great week in MeTa."

Now that the 'religion is child abuse' derail two posts down has been closed, yes.
posted by zarq at 6:42 AM on August 4, 2011


I came here to be entertained, but was disappointed.
posted by killdevil at 7:08 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I came here to be disappointed, but wasn't.
posted by owtytrof at 7:14 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't post on the mobile site. I can't find the "New Post" links on blue, grey or green. Where are they?

Cortex is the one stalling on the vote. Wants more earmarks for the powerful banjo lobbyists.
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- at 7:14 AM on August 4, 2011


'Help meeeeee I think I'm falling/ In love again'?

'Won't you plee-ease, plee-ease he-elp meeee?'

Joni > John


"Please! Please! Please! Please!"

Joni > John > James
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:16 AM on August 4, 2011


'Help meeeeee I think I'm falling/ In love again'?

'Won't you plee-ease, plee-ease he-elp meeee?'

Joni > John

"Please! Please! Please! Please! "

Joni > John > James


'I'm hot on the heels of love / Waiting for help from above'

Joni > John > James > Genesis
posted by item at 7:31 AM on August 4, 2011


wait I totally did that wrong:

Genesis > Joni > John > James

ok fixed phew
posted by item at 7:36 AM on August 4, 2011


I don't think you guys know how the greater-than sign works.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:37 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm surprised continually how many people like to use the greater-than and less-than symbols in AskMe answers where they're talking about relative amounts. Like I've got some sort of sideways dyslexia so I can't really read the damned thing normally and have to tell myself a story about an alligator. Plus angle brackets get eaten by the parser and sometimes they take whole parts of sentences with them, continuing the alligator metaphor. Please feel free to use the words greater than and less than. Think of the alligators.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:51 AM on August 4, 2011 [10 favorites]


Fair enough.

JONI MITCHELL TRUMPS ALL
posted by shakespeherian at 7:57 AM on August 4, 2011


When I was in first grade, it was Goldie the invisible goldfish. And her mouth would always open towards the bigger number/quantity because she wanted to eat as much as possible.

But don't you think you might be taking it all too hard?
posted by Eideteker at 8:02 AM on August 4, 2011


The big part is on the side of the big quantity. The little part is on the side of the little quantity.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:03 AM on August 4, 2011


Eideteker: "When I was in first grade, it was Goldie the invisible goldfish. And her mouth would always open towards the bigger number/quantity because she wanted to eat as much as possible."

Guess the 'gator got her.
posted by zarq at 8:07 AM on August 4, 2011


Like I've got some sort of sideways dyslexia so I can't really read the damned thing normally and have to tell myself a story about an alligator.

Freddie Fish wants to eat the bigger thing.
posted by bondcliff at 8:14 AM on August 4, 2011


I'm a big fan of Shakespeherian's method. Here's a picture.

It's basically the alligator method but with a lot less mental overhead ...
posted by jhc at 8:27 AM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


Mathematicians must sure have a thing for alligators...

A < B
A ≤ B
A ≦ B
A ≨ B
A ≪ B
A ≮ B
A ≰ B
A ≲ B
A ≴ B
A ≶ B
A ≸ B
A ≺ B
A ≼ B
A ≾ B
A ⊀ B
A ⊂ B
A ⊄ B
A ⊆ B
A ⊈ B
A ⊊ B
A ⊏ B
A ⊑ B
A ⊰ B
A ⊲ B
A ⊴ B
A ⋐ B
A ⋖ B
A ⋘ B
A ⋚ B
A ⋜ B
A ⋞ B
A ⋠ B
A ⋢ B
A ⋤ B
A ⋦ B
A ⋨ B
A ⋪ B
A ⋬ B
A ∈ B
A ⋲ B
A ⋳ B
A ⋵ B
A ⋶ B
A ⋸ B
A ⋹ B
A ⋿ B

(You might have to increase your font size to see the difference but those are all different symbols.)
posted by Rhomboid at 8:45 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


arr oo ray fodah nitrate?

Duke > Jimmy > James > Residents
posted by koeselitz at 8:52 AM on August 4, 2011


yeah, I totally didn't get the rules of this game
posted by koeselitz at 8:56 AM on August 4, 2011


"Guess the 'gator got her."

...

*snif*

*snif*

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

JESSAMYYYYYYYYYN!

Make him take it baaaaaack! Goldie is NOT dead! *sob*
posted by Eideteker at 9:03 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Jessamyn: You are not the only one who has to tell yourself the alligator story in order to figure it out.
posted by royalsong at 9:17 AM on August 4, 2011


Jimmy James!
posted by zarq at 9:30 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


We had a substitute teacher in first grade when we talked about greater than/less than signs for the first time and she told us a story of an alligator prowling the night in her glow-in-the-dark lipstick. The woman's family goes to church with my mother family, her daughter was friends with my brother, and for that and various other reasons is one of the few not-related to me adults from my childhood I ever see. But after many years and many math classes, whenever I see her, a <, or a >, I think of that hungry, lipsticked, glow-in-the-dark alligator.

I also still have to make my hand an "L" shape to know which way is left or right
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:37 AM on August 4, 2011


I, too, was taught shakespeherian's method for remembering greater-than and less-than. I haven't even heard the alligator story, and I suspect that's because I dropped out of high school. They were probably going to get to it right after calculus. This is the first time I felt like I actually missed out on something by leaving.

What's the alligator story?
posted by FishBike at 10:59 AM on August 4, 2011


Alligators are greedy and always want to eat the bigger number. Greater and less then signs look like alligator mouths.

2 < 5 (he wants to eat the five)

4 > 1 (he wants to eat the four)
posted by royalsong at 11:07 AM on August 4, 2011


MetaTalk: math101, AND alligators 101.
posted by Cranberry at 11:44 AM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


They're actually crocodiles. A lot of people get those two confused. Alligators have rounder snouts than crocodiles do. Hence, they get used a lot in set theory, whereas crocodiles are the masters of comparison.
posted by Quonab at 2:26 PM on August 4, 2011 [5 favorites]


Joni's pretty good, I'm a fan myself, but let's face it - she's a Canadian. Can Joni do this?
posted by Meatbomb at 5:06 PM on August 4, 2011


I support a New Post link on the mobile site.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:27 PM on August 4, 2011


I support a Greasemonkey script that replaces the unicorn and narwhal with Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.
posted by box at 5:35 PM on August 4, 2011


Now that the 'religion is child abuse' derail two posts down has been closed, yes.

Actually, it wasn't a derail-- it was part of an already in-progress conversation that had resulted from a derail, yes, but the comment itself wasn't one.

And since my claim is, uh, true, it doesn't trivialize other forms of abuse, if that's what's bothering you about it.

Those who think "religious teaching is child abuse" to be an insane statement either have the fortune of never having experienced it or are guilty of it themselves-- pretty simple.

something LOLgrar something sixcolors *test pattern
posted by herbplarfegan at 5:42 PM on August 4, 2011


MCMikeNamara: " I also still have to make my hand an "L" shape to know which way is left or right"
My eldest daughter used to do that. Most disconcerting when I was trying to teach her to drive and I'd say 'turn left at the next street' and she'd take both hands off the wheel to hold them up in front of her to work out which way was left.
posted by dg at 5:49 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one tickled by the fact that pompomtom commented in Omnomnom's thread?
posted by ellenaim at 6:01 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


You just wait until we release this tome of dark magicks we've been collaborating on - the Omnomnompompomtomnicon.
posted by pompomtom at 6:57 PM on August 4, 2011 [9 favorites]


dg - I can only remember to trun left because I have it in my head that left is harder (traffic) and you avoid it on busy streets. And I can only use the correct blinker because I have to turn the wheel in that direction (down for left, up for right) anyway.

The left/right was a big problem when I was square dancing.
posted by maryr at 8:22 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


maryr - if you ever come to Australia, please use public transport ;-)
posted by dg at 8:38 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm an excellent driver!

...I'm not wearing any underwear.
posted by maryr at 9:28 PM on August 4, 2011


Those who think "religious teaching is child abuse" to be an insane statement

There's a difference between "is an insane statement" and "is really out of place in a place where people have told you that that sort of thing is out of place" is large. Please don't do that sort of thing here, we are asking you nicely and we'd prefer you moderated yourself rather than waiting for us to do it for you. If you have questions, please feel free to email us.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:39 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


maryr: "I'm an excellent driver!"
No doubt you are, but the combination of difficulty in telling left from right and driving in a country that drives on the opposite (ie correct) side of the road to the one you are used to is a bit worrying.

"...I'm not wearing any underwear."
That's OK, Australia is a pretty casual country when it comes to dress.
posted by dg at 10:31 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Left and right distinction got even HARDER when I moved from the US to the UK. I don't quite have to check my hands for the L, but I always hesitate a little, especially if I have to give driving directions.

Luckily, there are constant reminders, in the form of 'LOOK RIGHT -->' and '<-- LOOK LEFT' written on the pavement. But I still look at the arrows more often than I read the words.
posted by Gordafarin at 2:19 AM on August 5, 2011


"You just wait until we release this tome of dark magicks we've been collaborating on - the Omnomnompompomtomnicon."

Tell me about it! I can't wait for OmnomnompompomtomniconCon '12!
posted by Eideteker at 9:08 AM on August 5, 2011


jessamyn: There's a difference between "is an insane statement" and "is really out of place in a place where people have told you that that sort of thing is out of place"

I understand that; I was referring to

1000monkeys: That has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever read on MetaFilter. And I've read some pretty ridiculous stuff here.

But I can see it's time for me to step away for a few months. Have a nice fall, everyone-- realsies. heart ya. See you again relatively soon.
posted by herbplarfegan at 12:19 PM on August 5, 2011


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