AskMe Titles May 3, 2004 7:27 PM   Subscribe

Can we have nice titles in ask.mefi please?
posted by cbrody to Feature Requests at 7:27 PM (15 comments total)

I thought we couldn't have nice things...
posted by wendell at 8:04 PM on May 3, 2004

Screw the fancy stuff, I just wish the actual page title said something other than "Ask Metafilter | Community Weblog". Makes finding your bookmark or a history entry a pain in the ass.
posted by smackfu at 8:25 PM on May 3, 2004

I'm actually wondering why the codebases behind the three current 'Filters have been forked. Would it not be easier to build a single system with options available to the administrator to control individual functionality?
posted by snarfodox at 9:46 PM on May 3, 2004

And once we have titles then AskMe can get an RSS feed...

snarfodox: refactoring existing code to support multiple sites with common functions saves time during later maintenance and enhancement at the cost of extra work up front; it's not in general easier.
posted by nicwolff at 10:08 PM on May 3, 2004

nicwolff: you're right, I should have been more specific.

By 'easy' I meant that it should be less costly for a single programmer in terms of both time and resources to maintain a single complex codebase with support for optional feature switches than it would be to continue to develop and support three very similar complex codebases.

A huge number of user interface and database advantages would result from code unification. Obviously this hasn't happened, and I'm sure that there is a reason for it, hence the "I'm actually wondering why" component of my comment/question.
posted by snarfodox at 11:03 PM on May 3, 2004

smackfu, you do know that when you bookmark a page you can give it a name other than the title?
posted by Grod at 11:12 PM on May 3, 2004

That just smacks of effort, Grod.
posted by keswick at 11:29 PM on May 3, 2004

snarfodox, there are two 'codebases'.

Check here
posted by sebas at 12:01 AM on May 4, 2004

There's already an RSS feed, view source for the correct link nic.

I'll be adding nice titles very soon, as I finish the long-awaited ask mefi major out-of-beta update.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:47 AM on May 4, 2004

the long-awaited ask mefi major out-of-beta update.

Yay! I thought that pony'd been buried out back!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:02 AM on May 4, 2004

Naw, stav, it's still busy bein' flogged. Grab a whip! Show us yer titles, Axme! Let's see 'em!

posted by chicobangs at 9:09 AM on May 4, 2004

I'm with cbrody. I'd like to see nice titties in ask.mefi, too.
posted by dhoyt at 10:27 AM on May 4, 2004

Shoot. I need new reading glasses.
posted by dhoyt at 10:28 AM on May 4, 2004

I keep misreading it that way, too, dhoyt.

But, since we've mentioned it...
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:04 AM on May 4, 2004

There's already an RSS feed, view source for the correct link nic. - matt

D'oh! Me, with jocular impatience: "Hey, where's my pony already?!" Matt, politely: "You're sitting on it!" Surely the worst of MeFauxPas.
posted by nicwolff at 10:41 PM on May 8, 2004

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