Look, you're really cute, but I can't understand what you're saying... March 28, 2013 11:17 AM   Subscribe

"Looks like you're searching for an exact phrase. The local search doesn't do that so well. Be sure to try your search for "_____" at Google if you don't find what you're looking for here." Perhaps it's just my colorblind eyes, but I can't see anything other than the "deep space nine" link in the notice above my search results. Is there any chance the Big Dark Bar of Highlighting could be changed to a different color so the text stands out more effectively? Thank you!
posted by zarq to Bugs at 11:17 AM (33 comments total)

Are you using some sort of Greasemonkey scripts? Because I am using the simple style and that page shows up for me as black text on a light grey background. What's the link of the search results page so I can see if we're viewing the same thing?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:24 AM on March 28, 2013


I get this. But really, that results page should just be replaced with this.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:25 AM on March 28, 2013


Hi Jessamyn, yes. I'm using the mefiquote script. Will turn it off momentarily and let you know if that fixes things!

But first, this is the link: http://www.metafilter.com/contribute/activity/18312/search?q=%22deep+space+nine%22&sa=search+activity
posted by zarq at 11:26 AM on March 28, 2013


I turned off greasemonkey completely, and the big dark bar is still there.

Using Firefox 19.0.2 in Mac OS X 10.6.8.
posted by zarq at 11:28 AM on March 28, 2013


Ah I misunderstood what you were doing. So just to make sure I have it right... you get to this page by searching your own activity? Because when I do that, I get this page which looks different. Can you please let me know what page you are starting from to get there?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:30 AM on March 28, 2013


Ah forget it, now I see it. Yeah that just needs to get the right style applied to it. Thanks for the report.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:31 AM on March 28, 2013


Ah, thank you! (Glad to hear it's not just my eyes.)
posted by zarq at 11:35 AM on March 28, 2013


zarq, when are you going to read the 293 memails I sent you??!?
posted by Think_Long at 11:38 AM on March 28, 2013 [11 favorites]


Seriously, now I wonder how zarq has ever managed to respond to my MeMails.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:40 AM on March 28, 2013


I didn't realize one could search one's activity. Neat!

I don't think I've gotten 293 MeMails total.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:40 AM on March 28, 2013


I'm searching my own activity right now! So to speak.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:44 AM on March 28, 2013 [7 favorites]


Ack. Yeah, sorry. I'm very, very bad about responding to memails.
A bunch of those are "You posted X to Mefi" notices, tho. If I make say, 15 fpps a month, they add up quickly.
posted by zarq at 11:45 AM on March 28, 2013


Rock Steady: "I didn't realize one could search one's activity. Neat!"

It's super helpful when you want to repeat something you've said in a previous thread without reinventing the wheel. Especially on AskMe, if you're responding to similar relationship questions. You can recycle/modify the wording of a previous comment to fit the current situation. :)
posted by zarq at 11:50 AM on March 28, 2013


zarq: It's super helpful when you want to repeat something you've said in a previous thread without reinventing the wheel.

We should totally have a "Canned Response" option on AskMe.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:55 AM on March 28, 2013 [3 favorites]


You can recycle/modify the wording of a previous comment to fit the current situation. :)

Based on personal experience/my "friend"/a movie I saw once, it is my honest opinion that you should absolutely/never/never ever admit to snooping/adultery/that time you broke her favorite heirloom cup and blamed it on the cat.
posted by griphus at 12:19 PM on March 28, 2013 [7 favorites]


We should totally have a "Canned Response" option on AskMe.

Send:

[ ] Beans
[ ] Mange Tout
[ ] Corn
[ ] Tuna
[ ] Cat food
posted by arcticseal at 12:35 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thanks for letting us know, this should be working now in the plain theme.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:53 PM on March 28, 2013


It works! Thank you, pb!
posted by zarq at 1:14 PM on March 28, 2013


This is just to say

Staff have fixed
the bug
that was in
the search tool

which
you were probably
using
to find something

Praise them
they are quick
so responsive
and pretty cool
posted by not_on_display at 1:32 PM on March 28, 2013 [8 favorites]


"I have a dream; a dream that all people, human, Jem'Hadar, Ferengi, Cardassians, will someday stand together in peace... around my Dabo tables."
-Quark
posted by clavdivs at 3:34 PM on March 28, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm still not sure what this was about but I'm glad it worked out for everyone involved.
posted by Justinian at 3:35 PM on March 28, 2013 [2 favorites]


wtf, you have 293 unread messages?!?!
posted by cupcake1337 at 5:19 PM on March 28, 2013


wtf, you have 293 unread messages?!?!

You should see one of mathowie's screenshots, or anyone else who forwards their memail to email.
posted by carsonb at 8:18 PM on March 28, 2013


wtf, you have 293 unread messages?!?!

I post a lot. And I hardly ever read or delete those "Your FPP has been posted to Metafilter" memails.
posted by zarq at 8:49 PM on March 28, 2013


zarq: "I post a lot. And I hardly ever read or delete those "Your FPP has been posted to Metafilter" memails."

I haven't gotten one of those memails in a long time, and I post relatively often. I think I toggled a switch somewhere in my preferences.
posted by not_on_display at 8:53 PM on March 28, 2013




i have like 490 memails, total. They add up quickly if you get into a couple of back and forth messages with people, plus all the IRL notifications.
posted by empath at 1:40 AM on March 29, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ah yes, here's that toggle switch.

Thanks! I actually like those notification memails, but it's good to know I can turn 'em off if I want to.
posted by zarq at 4:13 AM on March 29, 2013


Now the problem has been solved, enjoy these absolutely astonishing etch-a-sketch drawings, linked on imgur. Holy moly, are they real?
posted by marienbad at 6:02 AM on March 30, 2013


I found another possible bug in search: https: and http: links are treated seperately, even if the rest of the address is the same.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:49 PM on March 31, 2013


Which search do you mean, the man of twists and turns? Do you mean the double-link checker on posting or the general site search?
posted by pb (staff) at 7:24 PM on March 31, 2013


the General search. I haven't tried an example against the double-link checker.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:53 PM on March 31, 2013


ok, yeah, we don't do any sort of separation at all in the general search. So it's up to users to do that bit of work if they're looking specifically for similar URLs rather than exact URLs. We don't know what the searcher's intent is there—maybe they're looking for https:// links for whatever reason.

The double-link checker is a bit different, because the entire purpose of that search is finding similar URLs, not necessarily exact matches. I'll double-check the double link checker this week and make sure that http and https are not treated separately.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:56 PM on March 31, 2013


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