the genius of MeFi, to me, is the flat interface. March 7, 2001 11:26 AM   Subscribe

the genius of MeFi, to me, is the flat interface.

therefore, what would y'all think (and mainly Matt) about changing the form of MetaTalk so it's just one page (with a topic line in the post footer or header, if you want it)? it sure would make it easier to keep up, in my mind. sometimes i forget the last time i read and have to open the thread to see.
posted by Sean Meade to Feature Requests at 11:26 AM (8 comments total)

Yeah, I was thinking of this a while back. Rewrite MetaTalk to look exactly like a categorized version of metafilter, basically the same layout, but with little links telling you what section it's from.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:35 PM on March 7, 2001

I heartily second this. MeFi's interface is too good. Without it, MetaFilter would only be as addictive as crack. It's the good looks that put it ahead.
posted by anildash at 1:43 PM on March 7, 2001

I third this request. I find Metatalk much more difficult to read than Metafilter. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I'd love a return to a totally flat interface. But the categories are too good of an idea to drop.
posted by daveadams at 2:12 PM on March 7, 2001

Ooh, and would that mean there'd be sessioning and new-post indicators that worked just like those on MeFi? That would be happy. (While once upon a time, MetaTalk threads had strange and unreliable # new indcators; now nothing claims to be new. Or is it just me?) I too long for a flat layout for MT.
posted by redfoxtail at 5:00 PM on March 7, 2001

Hm, I take it back; now I see a post I just made as new. Maybe it's just an illusion arising from all the confusion my feeble brain experiences in response to the multi-page layout of MetaTalk. If so, all the more reason to go to flat, I say!
posted by redfoxtail at 5:02 PM on March 7, 2001

Yes, please! You can count me among those in favor of the proposal.
posted by Aaaugh! at 7:52 PM on March 7, 2001

yep, me too.
posted by lagado at 6:42 PM on March 8, 2001

now i see that Matt had the idea first, anyway. in the end, all of the honor goes back to Matt :-)
posted by Sean Meade at 12:05 PM on March 9, 2001

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