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Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.

Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.
posted by disillusioned on Feb 20, 2008 - 62 comments


what's up with all the apologetic posts lately? since when did metafilter become a religious site where communal acceptance depends on strict penitence?
posted by yonation on Jan 28, 2008 - 185 comments

wrecking the weekend record

hey whats the lowest number of metatalk threads ever posted over a two day period or maybe a weekend? TIA
posted by yhbc on Jan 20, 2008 - 61 comments

On the unbearable anonymous of being

I'm interested in knowing what it's like to be unanonymous on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jan 15, 2008 - 157 comments

If you press the preview button this will disappear

When you preview a comment the post's title disappears both in the browser's title bar and at the top of the page. Is that supposed to happen? Because it seems weird to me.
posted by sveskemus on Jan 1, 2008 - 15 comments

MeTa Wormholes Redux.

Dragging a prior request onto the table: MeTa notifications in MeFi/AskMe threads. [more inside]
posted by potch on Dec 18, 2007 - 33 comments

note: Everyone needs a hug.

"note: Everyone needs a hug." WTF? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Dec 12, 2007 - 105 comments

MeTa Favorites Of All Time?

Why doesn't MetaTalk have a "Popular Favorites Of All Time?" In MetaFilter and AskMe, when you click on the "Popular Favorites" tab, you can choose between 24 Hours, 7 Days, 30 days, and All Time. Why is the choice in the Grey only for 48 hours?
posted by amyms on Dec 5, 2007 - 23 comments

25 new posts about how it doesn't say that.

Very short question. Why does it say 'X new links' when most posts here don't have links? Shouldn't it say 'X new posts or X new flameouts/hugesexismthreads/podcasts'?
posted by Memo on Nov 27, 2007 - 36 comments

The spy who loved her.

The spy thread reminded me: It's been a year. maxpower, did your first anniversary go as planned?
posted by GrammarMoses on Oct 30, 2007 - 26 comments


Hi there, mods. Yes, you. Mathowie, jessamyn and cortex. Please stop closing MeTa threads so early and so often. I think you're forgetting the "community" part. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 12, 2007 - 597 comments

Improperly formed MetaTalk RSS.

MetaTalk RSS doesn't validate, isn't properly formed XML--due to unquoted special characters. This seems to be getting irritatingly common, is something missing out of the auto-quote list, or could we have auto-quote for the RSS beefed up in general? AskMe never seems to have problems, just MetaTalk almost every week or so.
posted by anaelith on Sep 8, 2007 - 38 comments

I guess I could google-cache the page for "Jessamyn"...

MeTa-pony-request: Can we highlight the mods' responses in MeTa threads? [MI]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 3, 2007 - 51 comments

Thread closing, generally; self links, particularly.

Can we keep threads open a bit longer, until the discussion covers some of the nuances of policy? Even when everything make sense to admins, it seems like the reason to have it on MetaTalk instead of via email is to clarify it for the rest of us. E.g., the recent "self-link" post was about someone getting banned for posting an article published by the same magazine he writes for. Presumably the magazine is just promotey and not cool or something, but I would've asked in thread if it were left open (I'd assume the same standard wouldn't apply if you were published by the New Yorker or something)
posted by mdn on Aug 24, 2007 - 54 comments

Safety first!

Before yesterday, it'd been 280 days, since November 11th, that we'd gone without a Metatalk post.
posted by ikkyu2 on Aug 19, 2007 - 70 comments

A hiatus isn't a moratorium, but it'd be nice.

Suggestion to reduce complaint-filter: a MeTa queue similar to anonymous AskMe. If a complaint can be handled by an admin one-on-one, the admin can deny the requested post and take the conversation to e-mail. If it's a meetup request or a policy issue that seems worthy of discussion, the admin can approve it and let everyone chime in.
posted by anotherpanacea on Aug 3, 2007 - 134 comments

I had a dream...

I had a dream about Metafilter. I think that's sort of meta, so I'm sharing it here.
posted by Deathalicious on Jul 19, 2007 - 39 comments


Meta from this Metafilter post.
posted by vacapinta on Jun 25, 2007 - 21 comments

Around the World in 30 days ....

Meetups planned with over 30 days advance might need a little more time in the grey.
posted by strawberryviagra on Jun 13, 2007 - 16 comments

Mondo Meta 2.0 Help

A call to MetaFilter readers (unregistered, too) to help put the finishing touches on the Mondo Meta version 2.0 MetaFilter tool.
posted by mdevore on Jun 11, 2007 - 12 comments

Tagging Metafilter

Is there any way of having an overlapping system of tags to categorize these MetaTalk posts? So for 'feature requests' that could be a sub-tag of either the 'Metafilter', 'Ask Metafilter' or 'Metatalk' tags. So when I want to see what is being discussed about improving Ask Metafilter I start by selecting that tag and then start clicking the sub tags to get more specific. Finally, the reason I am asking is because I am concerned about the flooding of questions on AskMe and the thing I would do is have a separate section for technology questions as those questions seem to be at least 50% of all questions asked. Cheers.
posted by GleepGlop on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 comments

Comments as votes?

Is it fair to consider the number of comments an FPP receives as an indication of community interest in the post? If so, then it is a pity that eustacescrubb's great find (a real best of the web IMHO) gets only a handful of comments whilst yet another FPP about Ann Coulter frothing at the mouth generates so many.
posted by three blind mice on Mar 3, 2007 - 70 comments

Two new features

Recent changes: 1) I finally updated the MetaTalk posting page to be more like the rest of the site, and added titles. RSS will soon have titles added. Also, no more "bugs" category as the generic catch-all, as I force you to pick one.
2) - For firefox 2.0 and IE7 users, you might notice being on a mefi site, the upper right search box is glowing or highlighted. If you click it, you can add a server-wide MeFi search (using the Google aggregated results from all *.metafilter.com sites) and search directly from your browser.
posted by mathowie on Feb 13, 2007 - 70 comments

bug: can't submit an AskMe question

bug: can't submit an AskMe question. The final "post" button just reloads the page, like the "preview" button. Firefox
posted by scarabic on Feb 9, 2007 - 1 comment

No More Anna Nichole Postings

Metafilter quality challenge (in re: Anna Nichole postings)
posted by boo_radley on Feb 8, 2007 - 9 comments

Is someone compiling/has someone already compiled statistics?

Is someone compiling/has someone already compiled statistics such as: the average number of favorites per post, the average number of comments per post, comment quantity by time posted, average number of favorited posts by user, etc? I assume this has been discussed here in meta previously, but I couldn't find it in searching. Feel free to direct me to old threads on this topic though.
posted by serazin on Feb 1, 2007 - 40 comments

Deleted Thread

WCityMike got me thinking with his recent thread. I like deleted thread. Frankly I think its uniqueness constitutes BOTW. So...would it violate the rules to do a blue post about it? (AFAIK no one has yet)
posted by allkindsoftime on Feb 1, 2007 - 33 comments


Smells kind of self-linky to me: 1, 2.
posted by signal on Feb 1, 2007 - 16 comments

Christian Fundamentalism Post Should Stay

I object to the knee-jerk deletion of posts about Christian fundamentalism. I think it's an interesting issue, and should have a place on the site.
posted by mr. strange on Jan 30, 2007 - 137 comments

Etiquette: is it OK to MeTa an open, updated AskMe?

Is it bad form to make a MeTa post that draws attention to a still open AskMe question I made a few weeks back that still remains unresolved and for which I now have new data that could help in it's resolution? Or do I need to bite the proverbial bullet and ask an entirely new question on the AskMe front page with a link back to the old question? I'll admit, I'm reluctant to do the latter because I'll now have to wait 2 weeks before I can ask another question, but I also want to see my question resolved. What's the consensus here?
posted by Effigy2000 on Jan 13, 2007 - 8 comments

Missing MeTa

I have never seen a completely disappeared MeTa post before today. Given what passes for normal on MetaTalk, I fear that there must have been a truly unspeakable horror contained within it to merit this special handling. Do I walk on dangerous ground, merely speaking that post's name? If so, I take it all back, I saw nothing, there never was a thread 1347... what was that number again? I forget now.
posted by Meatbomb on Jan 13, 2007 - 11 comments

Great Day in the Blue

With all the AskMe talk, we hardly talk about the blue. Yesterday was a outstanding day on there and I just want to say thanks to every poster, even those who got deleted.
posted by wheelieman on Jan 11, 2007 - 46 comments

Can I See All Deleted Posts?

Matt, how bout a link to all the posts you've deleted over the years?
posted by paulinsanjuan on Jan 9, 2007 - 46 comments

Angryinla is Spamming

angryinla sure seems to be living up to her user name.
posted by Mayor West on Jan 2, 2007 - 58 comments

spoiler: Add meta before all of the words

posted by The God Complex on Dec 31, 2006 - 61 comments

three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation

We recently had a MetaTalk thread regarding a three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation. I won't protest the thread's deletion; the entire site exists at the administration's discretion. What concerns me, however, are the Orwellian implications of deletion with no residual record in a community-based site.
posted by The Confessor on Dec 19, 2006 - 2 comments

Coldfusion Errors

ColdFusion fun: 1.0000000000000002 must be within range: (-1 : 1)
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Dec 17, 2006 - 22 comments

Backwards comments page

Everyone who has posted in this thread has a backwards comments page, in most browsers anyway.
posted by Mwongozi on Dec 11, 2006 - 35 comments

The law for my enemies

The latest installment in the saga of our Borat correspondent:

"One of the plaintiffs was forced to resign from his prominent position at the University of South Carolina chapter of Chi Psi. Along with barring the DVD release, the plaintiffs were seeking unspecified monetary damages."
posted by GrammarMoses on Dec 8, 2006 - 35 comments

Metatalk Tags

I want tags on metatalk.
posted by econous on Nov 27, 2006 - 89 comments

10,000 posts and still counting...

The 10,000 club welcomes a new member.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Nov 9, 2006 - 99 comments

13K Meta

13,000! Happy six and a half years of griping, feature requests, whinging, meetups, bugs and etiquette battles everyone!
posted by jessamyn on Oct 31, 2006 - 89 comments

By the river Cam

Who would be interested in a Cambridge, England meetup?
posted by grouse on Oct 28, 2006 - 26 comments

Why do escape characters disappear?

Simple html escape characters appear to work in the live preview but don't come through correctly. Is this a bug or intentional?
posted by scarabic on Oct 17, 2006 - 34 comments

Clean-up on aisle 30730

Clean-up on aisle 30730.
posted by frogan on Sep 5, 2006 - 44 comments

Looks like the time zone code is broke.

Looks like the time zone code is broke. Everything is showing up PST for me, even though I've got Eastern set.
posted by intermod on Aug 31, 2006 - 81 comments

What Comic Character Would You Be?

If MeFi was a comic, would we all be small furry creatures or what? Would we be drawn like Doonesbury? Would it be a one panel or a strip? Would Matt be the lead character? Would it be more than one strip?
posted by ZachsMind on Aug 23, 2006 - 57 comments

Tags For Deleted Posts Need To Be Deleted

It would seem to me that a deleted post with tags would be more useful than a tag that hasn't any posts. [example] (if the tags hadn't been deleted). Why aren't all deleted posts purged of tags [example] so that search results are less questionable?
posted by tellurian on Aug 4, 2006 - 16 comments

sry, but best of the web?

sry, but best of the web?
posted by Count Ziggurat on Aug 2, 2006 - 43 comments

Can I Click 1 Link to Open All Links in a Post?

(I am not a programmer so I have no Idea how hard this might be...) Would it be possible to have a link attached to each original posting in Meta and AskMe, that could be clicked by the reader to open all the links the poster included in their original posting, in Firefox tabs? I know this sounds lazy, but I thought it might be a neat feature...
posted by iurodivii on Aug 2, 2006 - 14 comments

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