September 2000 Archives (all archives)

September 30

Bigger Post Window

Is there any particular reason why the window I use to enter my text is so small? I can't think of any reason why it couldn't be twice as wide and four times as tall, and it would really make it a lot easier to use.

Shove it over to the left a long ways to make more room; all of this could be done simply by altering slightly the layout of that section of the page. It wouldn't alter the code in the slightest; just the description and positioning of that window. The window would continue to work exactly as it does now.

posted by Steven Den Beste to Feature Requests at 11:24 PM PST - 6 comments

September 29

Count and layout bugs

The `N# of posts` isn't increasing in Metatalk. I was occasionally coming back and just reading that number last night and it hasn't changed with the addition of (at least) 2 posts.

I think

...breaks the layout, too.

posted by holloway to Bugs at 8:36 PM PST - 3 comments

September 28

Does this teach any males here anything? Like, no personal attacks?

More regarding this thread (on feminism). Wherein I address Catch, since it's completely tangenital to the topic at hand.
posted by cCranium to MetaFilter-Related at 5:46 AM PST - 7 comments

E-Quill could be the simplest killer app I've seen

jason mentioned this on his site, but E-Quill could be the simplest killer app I've seen in some time. It's IE 5+ (PC only too?) only, but is worth the install. It might just be the ultimate tool for metatalk about threads like this one
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 2:01 AM PST - 19 comments

September 27

So, now that you've won a TiVo, what will you do with it?

So, now that you've won a TiVo, what will you do with it? Keep it? Sell it? Drop it in the nearest pool of magma? Will eBay suddenly be flooded with TiVos?
posted by Aaaugh! to General Weblog-Related at 8:35 PM PST - 5 comments

there's trolls in there, lots of them.

there's trolls in there, lots of them.

holloway leads the pack, but there are a few others walking right behind.

matt, have you even looked at this thread? it's really offensive, completely unproductive as a conversation--the misogynists came
out of the woodwork too quickly for that.

honestly, if it were me, I'd boot a few people, but you might consider at least pulling the thread....

posted by rebeccablood to Etiquette/Policy at 8:22 PM PST - 16 comments

I was wondering if Metafilter outs a xml/rdf/whatever

Hi to ev'ryone.. just joine metafilter..

now to the point.. I was wondering if Metafilter outs a xml/rdf/whatever of recent conversation on the frontpage. I noticed that on matt's, he has new posts listed on the side.. and I would like to do that on a few sites of mine. any ideas?

Thx.. Dn.
posted by Dn to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 PM PST - 1 comment

September 26

Let's add a rating system to MetaFilter

I think a rating system (perhaps similar to that of HalfBakery) would be a spiffy addition to MetaTalk/Filter. I thought of this a few days ago and had a genuine situation in mind wherein it might come in handy (Honest, I did!), but have since forgotten what good, exactly, it would be. Then, of course this whole TiVo essay thing came up, and I really want people to know how great I think bradlands' Limericks are, but don't want to be rude by posting "Hey, I just wanted to let everyone know how great I think bradlands' Limericks are." Ratings, of course, would be the obvious, and polite, way to do it.

Of course, I'm sure it would also prove a valuable addition to the entire MF/T community and everyone would love it, etc.
posted by Lirp to Feature Requests at 5:52 PM PST - 5 comments

Did you win a TiVo? Post your winning essay here to compare and contrast.

Did you win a TiVo? Post your winning essay here to compare and contrast.
posted by mathowie to General Weblog-Related at 9:23 AM PST - 63 comments

September 25

Putting HTML tags in a post works in preview, but not in the actual post

I wanted an HTML tag to appear in my post, so I typed ampersand-lt-semicolon and ampersand-gt-semicolon for the karats. Looked fine in preview, but they got converted to karats -- and therefore invisible comments -- for the post.
posted by luke to Bugs at 8:33 PM PST - 1 comment

Search feature to sort links/comments by username?

Is it possible to add a search feature that would allow someone to sort links/comments made by username?
posted by tamim to Feature Requests at 12:57 AM PST - 8 comments

September 19

Are you accepting ticketstubs?

Just wanted to know whether you've started accepting submissions and as to what format should it be in. 'Cause I've got all my concert ticketstubs scanned.
posted by riffola to Ticketstub Project at 12:31 PM PST - 3 comments

September 17

Request: button to list threads with new responses.

I hopped on to MeFi just now to find 4 new threads and 38 new responses. Only 36 of them were on my front page, which means I'll never get to know where 37 and 38 are. And I have my prefs set to deliver 7 days' worth of posts. This is the first time I can remember this happening, so I'm finally pushed to ask: Any consideration of a "list threads with new responses" button, or somesuch?
posted by aaron to Feature Requests at 10:15 PM PST - 5 comments

Don't make me post a 'No Trolling' sign... Too Late.

this is an out and out troll, does anyone not agree?

I'm adding "no trolling" to the guidelines.
posted by mathowie to Etiquette/Policy at 5:26 PM PST - 14 comments

MetaFilter-specific area's post's number isn't increasing

Is anyone else noticing that the MetaFilter-specific area's post's number isn't increasing? It's been 31 for a couple of days now...
posted by cCranium to Bugs at 1:48 PM PST - 1 comment

September 16

Selflink prompts pony request

Baylink self-blogged!

Alright. Flamage in this situation being pointless, this basically just cemented an idea I've been rolling around in my head for the past day or two.

I propose a "" or somesuch location for self-blogging.

more inside...
posted by cCranium to MetaFilter-Related at 3:46 PM PST - 11 comments

September 13

I think I smell a (mefi) rat

A gigantic "MEFI RAT" is flashing when I load the page. Or maybe "SOME FINE BUREAUCRATS" is. Either way, it's pretty clever. (How's that working out for you?) And I can't find it in the source, so it's both clever and sneaky.

Is this a hack, or a Haughey?
posted by luke to Bugs at 3:53 PM PST - 1 comment

I need html help

Can someone please point me to a FAQ or help section on this weird editor? I want to know specifically
a) how to post a link in a comment and
b) how to set bold, italics, other fonts, etc.

thanks. . .

posted by norm to MetaFilter-Related at 5:54 AM PST - 3 comments

September 8

new tagline for Metafilter

I just thought we should have an open thread on Jason Krannke's new tagline for Metafilter: "your source for political news, stories stolen from Slashdot, weblogger gossip, and links to major news stories that everyone already knows about".
So? If MeFi can save me the trouble of visiting Slashdot, Drudge and (plus providing comments on the various topics I can steal to sound smarter in RW conversations), I think it provides a very important service. Maybe not the service mathowie originally intended...
posted by wendell to MetaFilter-Related at 1:43 PM PST - 10 comments

September 7

Bulleted lists don't work

I tried making a bulleted list, and it broke the page layout and style. (example inside)
posted by cCranium to Bugs at 4:48 AM PST - 3 comments

September 4

Log-in issues with MF and MT

Just today, MF, but not MT, *does* think I'm logged in, but does *not* fill in the password field on my posting pages automatically. W98/NS4.7x and it's been working ok up til now. Not having the password there, incidentally, preview's you through to a preview page *without* your posting at the bottom; no apparent error message.
posted by baylink to Bugs at 4:22 PM PST - 2 comments

September 3

Preferences don't change front page days

Even though I changed the Number of Days to Show on Main Page from 7 to 5 a couple of weeks ago, I still count eight date headings on the main page. The Customize form box says 5 as it should be, and re-submitting doesn't change anything.
posted by Nikolai to Bugs at 9:49 PM PST - 0 comments