#FF66CC April 16, 2013 9:59 PM   Subscribe

ThePinkSuperhero's profile page is the best evar. Or is it? Are there other user profiles with CSS or HTML awesomery?
posted by zippy to MetaFilter-Related at 9:59 PM (22 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

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posted by Rumple at 10:01 PM on April 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


The rest of us were tricked into giving up our colors for the sake of the server or something.
posted by Cranberry at 10:47 PM on April 16, 2013 [5 favorites]


Whenever I see stuff like this it reminds me of how extensively I coveted the profiles of people on Neopets and Gaia Online who were CSS wizards and how proud I was when I too achieved a custom profile more badass than my last...
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 11:03 PM on April 16, 2013


There's a list of notable profiles on the wiki.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:41 PM on April 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


My profile is an amazing sea of asterisk links to videos and occasionally I will get a memail telling me just that. I haven't added to it in a while, though, because I really don't get *enough* memail telling me how amazing it is.
posted by item at 2:16 AM on April 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I wish the profile pages allowed for a more complex display and layout. I'd love to get rid of the intro text (display:none), add some photos, make my profile pic bigger, pick my own colors, etc.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:08 AM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


so, more like myspace then?
posted by garlic at 7:18 AM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


CSS was given and then snatched away, as Cranberry mentions above. See this thread.
posted by Wretch729 at 7:37 AM on April 17, 2013




CSS was given and then snatched away

You jerks are just like MySpace!
posted by filthy light thief at 7:56 AM on April 17, 2013


One day, one of the 10 $5 n00b accounts before Meatbomb is going to start commenting in a flood just to mess with him. :D
posted by zarq at 9:49 AM on April 17, 2013


Looking at those hacks and thinking of other CSS hacks I've seen, I'd speculate you could serve user profiles in an iframe from another domain name, maybe even passing the 'professional white' preference as a URL param to preserve that if it's your chosen default. I'm sure I'm not familiar with all possible CSS hacks, but that should beat the worst hacks mentioned in that thread at a nominal cost. You'd have an SEO problem except user profiles aren't indexed.

I think this is kind of an outdated feature no one really expects a community site to have anymore, though, and there's probably no easy fix for other stuff like using CSS to hide the portions of your profile with stats in them and to replace that section with a similar but misleading image that declares you to be a staff member with 100000 favorites or whatever.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 11:51 AM on April 17, 2013


And if people did stupid shit in profiles it would be like anything else on this site...something that gets you a timeout, banned, etc.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:12 PM on April 17, 2013


"There's a list of notable profiles on the wiki."

There's a list of notable wikis in my profile.
posted by Eideteker at 12:45 PM on April 17, 2013


There's a list of notable wikis in my profile.
posted by Eideteker


I am naively disappointed that this was only a joke. I love finding new wikis.
posted by Wretch729 at 12:58 PM on April 17, 2013


And if people did ...

Yeah, but allowing user-hosted images in any respect makes other users less secure, e.g. exposing their IP address and increasing their vulnerability to CSRF attacks on other sites known to be popular with MeFites or specific users. If you disallow images or require images to be served as a particular type from a particular image hosting service, maybe that's not so bad, but the patchwork of limitations to all this starts looking pretty ugly and probably not much worth it.
posted by Monsieur Caution at 1:30 PM on April 17, 2013


>"There's a list of notable profiles on the wiki."

There's a list of notable wikis in my profile.


Your mom's listed as notable on a lot of wikis.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:37 PM on April 17, 2013


And your wiki's listed as notable on a lot of moms!
posted by item at 7:29 PM on April 17, 2013


OK, but is your mom listed on the wiki of lists of notable moms that don't contain themselves?
posted by Eideteker at 6:37 AM on April 18, 2013


In this case, I'm obviously referring to the list and whether it does or doesn't contain itself. Of course, we all know your mom can't contain herself (the pictures are all over facebook).
posted by Eideteker at 6:39 AM on April 18, 2013


I've found marvelous evidence of how disgusting your mom is, but the limited comment length here is insufficient to contain it.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:00 PM on April 18, 2013


My profile used to have an altered MetaFilter logo that covered up the real one. But then it either got disabled or something and now it isn't there. But it used to be. Subtle enough to not be immediately obvious. I forgot what it used to say, it may have just been my user name, but I recall it definitely said "WHAT. THE FUCK. MATT?" underneath it.
posted by caution live frogs at 5:57 PM on April 18, 2013


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