April 2000 Archives (all archives)

April 28

MeTa Archives

On an unrelated note, is it possible to see MetaTalk archives?
posted by fil! to Bugs at 4:30 PM PST - 1 comment

MetaFilter outage

FYI: MetaFilter was down for about three hours this morning because of a shoddy power chord. The power chord could wiggle a little bit in the back of the server, and when it did, sometimes the power connection would break. This would happen occasionally as people walked right next to it, jostling it ever so slightly. Today though, it looks like it happened at 6 in the morning in a locked office, so I replaced the chord with one that won't cause it to power down.
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 6:08 AM PST - 6 comments

April 25

Have I Trolled?

Okay, I've been accused of trolling. Have I trolled? And what did I say that was a troll? I'll try to avoid it in the future if I've horribly offended the community. Mark likes Metafilter, and doesn't want to be noise in the signal.
posted by mrmorgan to Etiquette/Policy at 9:14 PM PST - 6 comments

April 22

I never thought we'd outnumber Lance's army of followers

I never thought we'd outnumber Lance's army of followers (of which I'm a member).
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:43 AM PST - 0 comments

April 18

Link Titles Are Good...

Link Titles Are Good...and don't mess with your status bar. Here's an example that should show up when you mouseover it. Anyone who frequents twernt will know what I'm talking about. I encourage people to use them in their posts. And Matt, maybe we could get another field in the article posting form for this?
posted by lbergstr to Feature Requests at 1:46 PM PST - 4 comments

April 17

what stops people from using metafilter like metababy?

what stops people from using metafilter like metababy? Is it understood? Is some sort of Hive Mind at work here? Although you retain final edit control Matt, what stops someone from entering malicious code or javascript that provides information about members to a second source unnoticed? Is there some sort of preventative measure I don't know about?

posted by Neale to Etiquette/Policy at 11:27 PM PST - 6 comments

April 14

Blank post

posted by jjg to MetaFilter-Related at 11:01 PM PST - 1 comment

April 11

Should I allow my feelings to be hurt?

So am I being overly sensitive when, after someone reposts something I -- or someone I love -- have already contributed, I allow my feelings to be hurt?
posted by luke to Etiquette/Policy at 10:00 PM PST - 7 comments

Why does this crash my browser

...and sometimes metafilter crashes my browser (ie5 on windows 2000; lots of times, actually), but if i go to haughey.com, click through to a detail from the menu on the right, then click through to "home" from the top of the page, i get there fine. quite odd, and i wonder why this is. i also wonder why photoshop always crashes right along with the browser, and only when i go to metafilter.

i do love metafilter, though, and this is the only thing that prevents me from loving metafilter in an "all-out monkey love slamfest" sort of way. well, not really.
posted by bluishorange to Bugs at 11:01 AM PST - 2 comments

April 10

I want more on your profiles

Sometimes I love you all to pieces to the point where I'd love to see the user's profile page have a link which generates a page with all of the user's topics and all the topics with his/her comments. But it's a good kind of filial love, not an erotic all-out monkey love slamfest.
posted by plinth to Feature Requests at 1:23 PM PST - 1 comment

April 9

My first post looks bad

Ok, I've posted my first original link. And I discovered that the entry parser for new posts works almost, but not entirely, unlike the parser for followups. Blank lines don't automatically turn into

tags, I need a
in my sig that I don't need on followups, and if I *do* use a

, the nice indented formatting blows all to hell.

Um, "what the hell"? :-)

-- jra
posted by baylink to Bugs at 3:19 PM PST - 3 comments

April 8

Had those forwarded from my aunt last month.

"So," I clear my throat and hike up my pants, "how bout them last two metafilter links?" Dihydrogen monoxide and an Onion article. Gee whiz.
posted by EngineBeak to Etiquette/Policy at 1:04 PM PST - 1 comment

April 5

Bugs on customize?

Bug, ish, maybe? Went to "Customize" just to see why my email address wasn't showing in my profile (probably because I asked it not to and then forgot I'd done that). Anyway, I changed that, and also changed to show the floaty thing just to see what it was; when I saved the changes suddenly it was underlining my links. No big deal, I'm sure. (Matt, do you get a lot of these bugreport type things in MetaTalk? Is this where you want them? I'm not at all sure anyone else would care about this sort of small thing.)
posted by Sapphireblue to Bugs at 2:18 PM PST - 1 comment

April 3

"Today's MetaFilter" in XML?

So on Matt's site he's got "Today's MetaFilter" with a list of new stuff here. Is there a chance of this data being published in XML (or whatever format) for other to use?
posted by raster to Feature Requests at 8:58 AM PST - 4 comments

April 2

MeTa Archives

Bug: Go to Metatalk. Click Archives. Get 404. Curse wildly.
posted by endquote to Bugs at 8:49 PM PST - 3 comments

Can we has previews?

I am but simple caveman blogger. Your modern HTMl ways are far too complex for me. Back in my pleistocene days, before I was frozen, we had a preview button for comments on blog links so that we could see our text and mark up before it was committed to stone. Might we have the same?
posted by plinth to Feature Requests at 5:24 PM PST - 3 comments