UI issue in MeFi search October 7, 2002 9:50 AM   Subscribe

Hardly Life Threatening......but..........
posted by lampshade to Bugs at 9:50 AM (12 comments total)

Win2k Pro

Ok, when I do a search in MF, my first choice includes a drop down menu for just "threads only and users". Now once I have a done any search, the drop down includes "threads and comments", "threads only", "comments" and "users". I have held off on asking this question, but the curiosity has gotten the cat. Can someone enlighten me?

In MT, this is not the issue. I get the same drop down options every time.

Sorry if this is a repost of a similar question.

Like I said, hardly life threatening. Just curious if it is me, or some sort of...."thing".


posted by lampshade at 9:50 AM on October 7, 2002


Win98se, IE6
posted by dash_slot- at 10:24 AM on October 7, 2002

I think that is a remnant from the days when MetaFilter would constantly timeout due to hardware limitations, and this intentional measure was taken. The omitted options from the primary search are processor-intensive ones.
posted by Danelope at 10:43 AM on October 7, 2002

remnant or not, by coincidence i too noticed this over the weekend. Win2k Pro, IE6...
posted by quonsar at 10:47 AM on October 7, 2002

covered, but obviously matt hasn't gotten to it yet.
posted by mikhail at 11:29 AM on October 7, 2002

it's an easter egg. Yeah, that's it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:34 AM on October 7, 2002

I'm glad to hear there's a way to get the old search back. Now let's stop talking about it or Matt will "fix" (i.e., break) it.
posted by timeistight at 11:39 AM on October 7, 2002

covered, ..................

Ahhh.....thank you very much. I figgered it was something to that extent. Thanks for the pointer.


posted by lampshade at 12:18 PM on October 7, 2002

It's not a bug, it's a feature.
posted by piskycritter at 2:54 PM on October 7, 2002


posted by inpHilltr8r at 2:56 PM on October 7, 2002

chow chow
posted by madprops at 3:09 PM on October 7, 2002


No, Chow as in Purina. Or maybe in this case, and with respect to my Italian relatives, "Purinanetti". And now that my original question has been answered (once again, thanks for the answer all), I cite reference to Why Russians Were Not Buying Italian Dog Food.

yes, I know, thread derail. but the query has been answered and the post has scrolled off the main page.

posted by lampshade at 7:12 AM on October 8, 2002

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