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Hey, why is there no link to askmetafilter on 'the blue' as you metatalk hipsters call the main page? You have to click metatalk and then click askme. FIX IT
posted by delmoi to MetaFilter-Related at 12:41 AM (69 comments total)

Check the 2nd MeTa thread from yesterday.
posted by Gyan at 12:43 AM on February 5, 2005


Marry me, delmoi, you fool.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:56 AM on February 5, 2005


I was just working on this earlier.

So it SHOULD BE FIXED VERY SOON.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:07 AM on February 5, 2005


SHOULD I GET MY CAT FIXED?
posted by angry modem at 1:11 AM on February 5, 2005


'AnnounceFilter'? Lame-o.
'TellMetafilter' (aka 'TellMe')? Rock steady!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:11 AM on February 5, 2005


Matt, while you are FIXING THINGS, Ask is currently called Announce Metafilter in the title bar. Could you rename the pony and give it some hay? PLEASE?
posted by sebas at 2:31 AM on February 5, 2005


like the red (burgundy?).
posted by andrew cooke at 3:00 AM on February 5, 2005


The red's nice, yeah, but I'm serious about how clunky 'Announce Metafilter' sounds. 'Tell Metafilter' I'm tellin' you!

(I think it was dhartung's idea, as I recall.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:34 AM on February 5, 2005


Agreed, tell metafilter sounds much better. And I withdraw my earlier statements, no more than 1 MeTa post per year should be allowed if it'll make people search the archives before asking this yet again.
posted by fvw at 4:18 AM on February 5, 2005


fvw: one a YEAR!?
posted by delmoi at 4:39 AM on February 5, 2005


I think 1 metapost per month is quite enough.

Hmmm, red is good.
posted by sebas at 4:46 AM on February 5, 2005


Huh, what are the rules for anounce/tellme?
posted by delmoi at 5:01 AM on February 5, 2005


I think announce will be once a week. (That is, if you look at the super secret unguessable Announce Metafilter page Matt put up)
posted by sebas at 5:03 AM on February 5, 2005


A new pony! Woot!
And another vote for Tell v Announce.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:05 AM on February 5, 2005


Ponies:
Easy one to code would be to put a marker (say a little red 'x') next to closed threads - it would save us clicking on them when we want to contribute.
posted by dash_slot- at 5:55 AM on February 5, 2005


Oh, I love the red. And yeah, TellMe sounds much smoother.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 6:01 AM on February 5, 2005


Mmmm. TellMe. Love it.

And delmoi ... are you kidding me?

Echoing others, the red is nice.
posted by Alt F4 at 6:09 AM on February 5, 2005


Has anyone ever tallied how many times this question has been asked on Metatalk?
posted by pieoverdone at 6:28 AM on February 5, 2005


oh, and why does Mafia come up when I do a spell check for the word Metafilter?!
posted by crunchland at 6:43 AM on February 5, 2005


Hey I noticed that the copyright at the bottom of the page still shows 2000-2... Damn

Hmmm, nevermind.
posted by sebas at 7:14 AM on February 5, 2005


TellMe, AskMe, BiteMe?
posted by amberglow at 7:18 AM on February 5, 2005


It worked on preview, I swear!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:26 AM on February 5, 2005


Hey, I got a work-around for you while you're waiting for the feature to be implemented: BOOKMARK IT
posted by psmealey at 7:28 AM on February 5, 2005


And why does it say "preview link" in AskMe instead of "preview question?"

And what does "." mean?

We NEED a BiteMe!!
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:37 AM on February 5, 2005


.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:37 AM on February 5, 2005


Too late to the party...
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:39 AM on February 5, 2005


I feel like such a trendsettter.

For once.

Thanks, you've been a lovely audience!
posted by tommasz at 7:48 AM on February 5, 2005


a SlapMe would be good too, for complaints about you, matt. ; >
posted by amberglow at 7:59 AM on February 5, 2005


HireMe (Job Search), LoveMe (Personals), HugMe (GroupHug clone), PictureMe (Flickr clone), LinkMe (self linking galore), LayMe (Pretty Generic's playground), TickleMe (Share jokes), FightMe (Fight Club MeFi style), PunchMe (fishfucker's playground), etc
posted by riffola at 8:09 AM on February 5, 2005


The goggles do nothing!

Ach. My eyes. White on burgundy makes baby jesus cry.
posted by drpynchon at 8:24 AM on February 5, 2005


HireMe (Job Search), LoveMe (Personals), HugMe (GroupHug clone), PictureMe (Flickr clone), LinkMe (self linking galore), LayMe (Pretty Generic's playground), TickleMe (Share jokes), FightMe (Fight Club MeFi style), PunchMe (fishfucker's playground), etc

EatMe (recipies).
posted by jonmc at 8:57 AM on February 5, 2005


Hey I noticed that the copyright at the bottom of the page still shows 2000-2... Damn

Aye, the lad done good this year.
posted by rushmc at 9:04 AM on February 5, 2005


Ask MeFi's title now says AnnounceFilter
posted by riffola at 9:06 AM on February 5, 2005


self linking galore should be MeMe
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:10 AM on February 5, 2005


aye, "meme", that's byoooteeful.
posted by dabitch at 9:29 AM on February 5, 2005


Announce MetaFilter: Red vs. Announce MetaFilter: Green!

Gotta post to 'em all!
posted by riffola at 9:38 AM on February 5, 2005


self linking galore should be MeMe

Should really be MeMeMe ;)

Lovely red, btw!

posted by carter at 9:44 AM on February 5, 2005


Ack! Damn tags.
posted by carter at 9:45 AM on February 5, 2005


MeMeMe? Does that mean MeFi will become Me First?

Possible new section for ponies wanted: GimMe GimMe
posted by fandango_matt at 10:01 AM on February 5, 2005


BlowMe, ShowMe, DoMe, SeeMe, FixMe, PayMe...
posted by amberglow at 10:07 AM on February 5, 2005


Don't you mean SeeMe, FeelMe, TouchMe, HealMe?
posted by aspo at 10:13 AM on February 5, 2005


So I assume this means the new sections are coming before a redesign. Is the redesign even going to happen, or will the extra links just be added above the topbar, like in the image Matt posted? I guess only Matt can really say.
posted by stopgap at 10:19 AM on February 5, 2005


MetAnnounce?

Also, you totally store the "links above" idea from my design (warning: eyesore) ;)
posted by abcde at 10:24 AM on February 5, 2005


Wish list:

OpensesaMe!
posted by carter at 10:34 AM on February 5, 2005


A collection of the best threads evah: EpitoMe.
posted by carter at 11:16 AM on February 5, 2005


EatMe (recipies).

Too obvious, jonmc. Make it "YumMe".
posted by AlexReynolds at 11:57 AM on February 5, 2005 [1 favorite]


Humor archive: GagMe

MeFi for the bored and jaded: WakeMe

Honor roll of members on hiatus: MissMe

Newbie slave auction: BuyMe

FEEDME!!!

Too bad we used up all our collective-influence-mojo on Matt over the SG ads... I'd really prefer Tell.
posted by wendell at 12:00 PM on February 5, 2005


aspo wins
posted by grateful at 12:29 PM on February 5, 2005


Don't you mean SeeMe, FeelMe, TouchMe, HealMe?

TomMe?
posted by AlexReynolds at 12:42 PM on February 5, 2005


FEEDME!!!

Japaneseappetiserfilter: EdamaMe.
posted by carter at 12:44 PM on February 5, 2005


MeMeMeMe (opera and/or narcissism), SaSheMe (seafood), SteaMe (sex and/or saunas), ....

and (as they say on fark) I got nothin'.
posted by jonmc at 12:58 PM on February 5, 2005


MammMe (Al Jolson/Butterfly McQueen).
posted by jonmc at 1:00 PM on February 5, 2005


MummMe (King Tut)
posted by jonmc at 1:00 PM on February 5, 2005


I don't like "Tell MetaFilter" at all, but "Announce Filter" is pretty clumsy.

It's for announcing new projects, anyone got any better ideas? Keep in mind the full name, not the cutesy shortcut one.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:09 PM on February 5, 2005


Meta Announce (follows Meta Talk convention)
Meta Tell
Meta Present
Meta Debut
Meta Inform
Meta Announce
Meta Pimp
posted by fandango_matt at 1:19 PM on February 5, 2005


Why not steal Kindall's mailing list name and call it MeFi Projects?
posted by riffola at 1:20 PM on February 5, 2005


MeFi Projects?

Sounds like the tough neighborhood where all the badass mefites live. ;>
posted by jonmc at 1:21 PM on February 5, 2005


(In my earlier list Announce #2 = Meta Projects)
posted by fandango_matt at 1:25 PM on February 5, 2005


Meta World
Meta Herald
Meta Publicize (MePub!)
Meta Promulgate
Meta Reveal
Meta Disclose
Meta Apprize

Meta Flaunt (MeFla!)
MetaPitch
Meta Exhibit
MetaSpread
Meta Times
Meta Beam

and of course... MetaGram (MeGr!)

Wow, and to think I used to get paid to name websites.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 1:29 PM on February 5, 2005


MeTaRzanUJane (dating service).
posted by jonmc at 1:30 PM on February 5, 2005


MeFi Projects will probably work. I can just use MeFi as a short add-on name for everything:

Ask MeFi
MeFi Projects
MeFi Jobs
MeFi Swap
etc.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:06 PM on February 5, 2005


MetAnnounce?

"A little roller up along first . . . behind the bag . . . it gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight! And the Mets win it!"
posted by languagehat at 2:59 PM on February 5, 2005


Meta Pet or petMe (for pet questions)
posted by squeak at 3:05 PM on February 5, 2005


Medicine Filter: MetaLurgy (ok, only the Brits will get that one...)
posted by dash_slot- at 4:46 PM on February 5, 2005


HitMe (James Brown)
posted by jonmc at 4:49 PM on February 5, 2005


Meta Share (?)


... nevermind.

I still think "Tell" has merit.
posted by Alt F4 at 6:48 PM on February 5, 2005


Meta Tell

Or, TellMe?
posted by carter at 8:31 PM on February 5, 2005


"Tell MetaFilter" doesn't make sense to me. It's for announcing out to all the members you've launched a new project. "Tell MetaFilter" sounds like a secret you're sharing into MetaFilter's ear or something.

And I think I've been crystal clear that cutesy shortcuts (FPP, MeTa, etc) just get in the way of actually communicating concepts to people, so I'm frowning on "TellMe" because it sounds like another cute nickname and the full name for it doesn't make any obvious sense.

Nicknames bad, descriptive names good. We can come up with shortened versions if need be, but focusing on the nickname first and foremost is the wrong approach.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:44 PM on February 5, 2005


I'm not sure if comments will be allowed on project posts, but if they are, how about something like 'feedback'? This sounds more like a two-way, interactive process than 'announce.' People sometimes post questions to AskMe anyway, trying to get opinions on things they're designing, and trying to avoid self-linking.
posted by carter at 12:18 PM on February 6, 2005


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