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would anyone else like to see categories like here in metatalk on askme? (mi)
posted by ethylene to Feature Requests at 12:53 PM (25 comments total)

What a novel idea.
posted by fvw at 1:03 PM on September 28, 2004

same topics areas keep coming up in batches (maybe because they came to mind on site(ght)) and since some members seem to have already become the defacto authorities in some areas, someone usually mentions them--
i know there are agreed codes some communities know and use for, like, ethicsFilter, techFilter, stainFilter, theoreticalFilter, etc.--

just a thought for randomly time comprised more newly active people like me

p.s. (mentioned on other posts) could there be one of those reloading side tables of visited comments/posts that maybe could be turned on and off? i like the clean simplicity of Mefi but with the capricious google ad space set up already anyway...
posted by ethylene at 1:04 PM on September 28, 2004

i didn't think i was the first one to think of it, just thot to ask because i was skimming marked metalks that mentioned it,
"ex-caoooooooose me" -- S. Martin
*hands u squeegee, feels the love*
posted by ethylene at 1:11 PM on September 28, 2004

every time this comes up someone talks about fooFilter tags like it's some formal system. i always thought it was just a joke. did i miss another memo?
posted by andrew cooke at 1:32 PM on September 28, 2004

if there is a formal anything here, i think i'm the temp or sandwich vendor no one remembers letting in the building.
people seem to like the sandwiches but i swear i have no idea what happened to the coffee money or where they keep the staplers.
posted by ethylene at 2:02 PM on September 28, 2004

The fooFilter tags are not a formal system but they are an indicator that people *want* to categorize their posts or rather, to state somehow up front what their post is generally about.

Lacking anything formal to do this with, the Foofilter system has just arisen as an informal system that fills a void.
posted by vacapinta at 2:05 PM on September 28, 2004

I had forgotten about metatalk categories until this post. I guess brain just automatically weeds them out as useless info.
posted by mcsweetie at 2:13 PM on September 28, 2004

ooh, wait, i wasn't suggestion the blahFliter as a standard, just an example of how i've seen some self labeling.
i was suggesting the category option of the Talk post form and asking if there already was a mefi agreed code like how some forums places put tags on the lead post (like MI, tech help, Poll, misc., etc.)
posted by ethylene at 2:15 PM on September 28, 2004

*personally uses enterwordhereFilter for amusement/whimsy*
posted by ethylene at 2:16 PM on September 28, 2004

I would like to see who has become a super genius by clicking on the thinkum site.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:20 PM on September 28, 2004

I posted the list of categories in a thread where I described how the keywords were going to work, but I can't find it. I'm swamped with work right now, but this is the next thing on my plate. I'm hoping to have it done in a few weeks.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:21 PM on September 28, 2004

Geez, Andrew, don't you ever look at MemoFilter?
posted by mwhybark at 3:29 PM on September 28, 2004

relax and aim for gifting us for the daylight saving/halloweeniness
no one needs u on "health retreat"

if it wasn't for off switches and delegation, i'd be a --

*bow to the how*

umm, mike, i don't know how to tell u, but my dog ate it
he's been farting java all week--
posted by ethylene at 3:32 PM on September 28, 2004

posted by Galvatron at 3:52 PM on September 28, 2004


that was aimed at mathowie ="the how"
and i guess using foofilters for fun is a big no no

schlameeled my schlamazel and visa versa, talked amongst ye selves
oy, remembering y disabled people r easier to deal with...
posted by ethylene at 5:10 PM on September 28, 2004

Stop making sense, go ethylene, b u r n
posted by JohnR at 5:14 PM on September 28, 2004

I was gonna link to mfdistilled, but I forgot my login to it and I don't know what its status is now. Anyone?
posted by scarabic at 6:30 PM on September 28, 2004

posted by angry modem at 7:04 PM on September 28, 2004

scar: i have it from those metawiki pages from someone's post, only lightly cruised at the mo (busy, only really have time to check out mefi when i get to be online for other things)

a mo: even standard shiddling takes a special order crovel shap

john: r u suggesting the whimsical use of substances or that i need chemical assistance to shut up?
*takes a drag while attempting to cock eyebrow*

kee-rye key pepo, this week's mefi has caused me to emoticon twice for the first time EVAH -- arggg---
posted by ethylene at 7:46 PM on September 28, 2004

ethylene, I love you.
posted by taz at 9:05 PM on September 28, 2004

I like AskMe as it is. Though a new category in MeTa "Ponies asked for repeatedly" might be helpful.
posted by biffa at 2:35 AM on September 29, 2004

I would also like the keyword pony, but I'll wait for it. This isn't going to come out right, but it's the nicest way I could come up with to express my concern:

Could you please stop with the fucking SMS speak?
  • "u" is not the same as "you"
  • "r" is not the same as "are"
  • "mo" isnt the same as "moment"
I know I should be more diplomatic about it, but it just rubs me the wrong way. Maybe I'm just turning into quonsar (oh, the horror) but if you're so busy that you can't afford the time to type the rest of the letters, don't come here to type.
posted by Irontom at 5:07 AM on September 29, 2004

The ether fumes are making my eyes water.
posted by trondant at 8:57 AM on September 29, 2004

i think ask is fine, but i was considering that it would be easier to search: under "foodfilter" or something for example since people have been doing it anyway, linking post to post and days seem to take on themes once someone posts, people start posting related questions.

trondant: i think your tank is leaking.
iron:not offended (i've got my own irks)but do i have to capitalize consistently as well?
are we going MW or OED?
do quotes count?
can we have a quon-off?

posted by ethylene at 3:43 PM on September 29, 2004

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