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Let's argue in threads instead of in MetaTalk

Perhaps it's time to reconsider using MetaTalk to denounce single comments and only slightly contentious single posts. [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 26, 2004 - 53 comments

Can I post a link to a question on Ask to the blue?

Can I post a link to a question on Ask to the blue? It's not my question, so it's not self-linking, but it feels a bit too.... uh, meta.
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 15, 2004 - 18 comments

Become a pirate for a day

It is good to know, it this time of crisis and calamity and universal bruhaha, that there is still a place in MetaFilter to enjoy the quiet, traditional values of Talk Like A Pirate Day: "Dead Posts Tell No Tales."

Who'll join me in a round of pirate carols?

Fifteen men on deadman's chest
yo-ho-ho! and bottle of rum!

posted by SPrintF on Sep 19, 2004 - 34 comments

When not logged in, the date header appears twice

When not logged in, the date header appears twice on the front page.
posted by eyeballkid on Sep 14, 2004 - 16 comments

Calling Out Hama7

classic troll: toss a turd you *know* will incite much argument, for no apparent reason.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Aug 3, 2004 - 173 comments

Wrongwaygoback Redirects to Metafilter

wrongwaygoback.com = MetaFilter. Huh?
posted by Mwongozi on Jul 1, 2004 - 12 comments

A Man of Mystery

Geoff. broke the pile. His user page throws an error.
posted by SpecialK on Jun 13, 2004 - 15 comments

MeTa search seems to be broken?

MeTa seach seems to be broken. The results come up, but clicking them gives an error.
posted by Orange Goblin on Jun 13, 2004 - 1 comment

Why doesn't Metatalk have an RSS feed?

Why doesn't Metatalk have an RSS feed? Or have I missed it?
posted by feelinglistless on May 17, 2004 - 6 comments

Stop the Torture!

1, 2, 3. How many consecutive Abu Ghraib posts will it take to fill the entire front page? [guesses inside]
posted by eyeballkid on May 11, 2004 - 57 comments

Followup material goes where now?

Is MetaTalk a good place to point out that the verdict described in this thread was just overturned?

I often find follow-up material like this long after the original thread is gone. It doesn't seem worth a whole new FPP, but I do think that people who read the original post would want to know. FollowupFilterSidebar?
posted by alms on May 4, 2004 - 14 comments

Threadratings for Metafilter?

With all the huff and puff about quality, how about a facility in the blue for viewers of threads to rate them? This would have the benefits of indicating examples of quality (to newbies, oldbies with bad memories, etc..) and perhaps the possibility of searching for only threads rated over 7.0 or something. Whaddayasay?
posted by boneybaloney on Apr 8, 2004 - 79 comments

MeFi and MeTa: booze-fueled commentary?

More than any other community weblog, MetaFilter and MetaTalk are associated with drunkenness and even alcoholism. This is an honest question: do most members here drink more than others/they ought to/than what's good for them? Is it OK to post while drunk, unless you really foul up? Is it considered funny or something? Why are there (comparatively) few other drugs extolled here? In sum, is MeFi quickly becoming MeFried?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 21, 2004 - 93 comments

Has Anyone Punched Anyone Else Here?

Out of curiosity, has anyone on MeFi ever made good on an online "I'll punch you" threat?
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Mar 16, 2004 - 53 comments

Calling Out McBain

"I really don't care how bad an FPP this is...basically I don't give two shits how biased my FPP is. "
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 8, 2004 - 136 comments

It seems I'm getting strange results when browsing mefi via proxy. Is it something I'm doing wrong?

I've been getting, interesting behavior using metafilter through a proxy server. (The reason I'm using a proxy has to do with some annoying behavior by both Opera and Mozilla under FreeBSD.) wwwoffled just doesn't get the page at all. apache2 running as a proxy does get the page after more than two minutes. This behavior appears to be unique to metafilter.

Turning off proxying for metafilter in the browser works much better. I'm mostly satisfied with this arrangement but the nerd in me is curious as to why. (And the community-oriented person in me wants to describe this problem for other folks who may need to search for this problem.) Any clues?
posted by KirkJobSluder on Feb 29, 2004 - 5 comments

Old Copyright Info

I notice the copyright information on The Grey, The Blue and The Green all say 2000-2003.
posted by terrapin on Jan 17, 2004 - 6 comments

Would it be possible to get plaintext versions of MeTa and AskMe

Would it be possible to get plaintext versions of MeTa and AskMe, which could be tied to our selection of same for MeFi in our profiles?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 13, 2004 - 8 comments

Rambling op-ed + dubious science + completely unrelated links + grinding axe

Rambling op-ed + dubious science + completely unrelated links + grinding axe = bad post.
posted by PrinceValium on Dec 31, 2003 - 25 comments

Do we need AskMeTalk?

Shouldn't MetaTalk, recently flooded (and, imho, diluted) by AskMe queries, be about MetaFilter alone and AskMe have a reflective sidekick of its own? [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 29, 2003 - 52 comments

meta points to askme

The older and newer links in the bottom of MeTa threads are pointing to AskMeFi threads rather than MeTa ones. I think the plumbing's exposed.

not that I'm complaining. I love our pony
posted by bonaldi on Dec 11, 2003 - 5 comments

Use of MetaTalk is getting out of hand.

The post below by five fresh fish is a joke. Use of MetaTalk is getting out of hand.
posted by Frasermoo on Nov 7, 2003 - 25 comments

Mefi not showing up as top search result on google

Could we fix this? [More inside]
posted by kickingtheground on Nov 5, 2003 - 36 comments

Tons of whitespace between description and comments in MeTa

The topmost thread on metatalk has tons of white(gray) space between the description and the comments/timestamp line. The space seems to coincide with the sidebar. Only when I'm not logged in, using Mozilla Firebird .6 through .7.
posted by angry modem on Nov 4, 2003 - 30 comments

Too Much Meta-Criticism?

Hmmm. I think one or two levels (depending on how you think about it, that's how it is when dealing with meta-levels, see Princess Bride.) of metalevelness is enough. Critizing a stupid Metafilter FPP should be done in one MetaTalk post, not in an another FPP and Two Stupid MetaTalk posts.
posted by lazy-ville on Nov 1, 2003 - 15 comments

Would MetaFilter be better off without an etiquette/policy section in the gray?

The Pollo Campero discussion is a nice example of members drowning out derailing attempts without resorting to MetaTalk (at least until I fucked it up by bringing it here). Would MetaFilter be better off without an etiquette/policy section in the gray?
posted by rcade on Nov 1, 2003 - 64 comments

We need posting guidelines for MeTa ALSO?

Considering the increasing amount of recent MetaTalk posts that have been deleted or generally derided, perhaps the time has come to propose that some Posting Guidelines, similar to those which already and profitably exist for MetaFilter, could be useful here too. Following the same dichotomy ("What makes a good thread post to MeTa?"/What makes a bad post to MeTa?"), what essential, make-or-break, very general guidelines (in the "minimum of hard rules" spirit of this community) would users suggest?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 20, 2003 - 43 comments

Secret URL for work filters

Lots of people have complained about MetaTalk being banned as a "gaming site" so I created a new secret URL for MetaTalk too.
posted by mathowie on Aug 21, 2003 - 48 comments

My friend's EBay auction is probably not a good subject for a post.

My friend's EBay auction is probably not a good subject for a post.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Aug 13, 2003 - 38 comments

Trackback Errors

Trackback in this thread is out of wack.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Aug 7, 2003 - 9 comments

DHTML Popup Problems

The DHTML popups are driving me batty, and they won't go away. More inside.
posted by o2b on Jul 30, 2003 - 10 comments

Servers and delfuego moving, expect downtime.

Tomorrow, I’ll shut down all the computers that still live in my old apartment in New York (including the one running this site and the MetaFilter server), drive them up to Boston, and set them all up on the new T1.
5 Jul 03 @ 9:31 PM"

Expect downtime. MetaFilter addicts take note. You have been warned. We now return to your regularly scheduled flamewar.
posted by wendell on Jul 5, 2003 - 84 comments

comment counts in MeTa

Trivial pony: when inside MeTa threads, could we have a count of total comments, like we do in the Blue? I know the comment counts are there on the MetaTalk home, but it might be nice, even if only for consistency of UI, to be able to tell how many comments without having to back out and re-enter.
posted by jonson on Jul 3, 2003 - 15 comments

MetaFilter Quizzing Game Show Contestants?

Let's say a MetaFilter member is going to be on a game show in a month... a game show where one answers in the form of a question...
Would it be wrong to ask the various MetaDenizens for great links to quizzes and other sources that might help one prepare for such an undertaking?
(Just a hypothetical question here, no real reason...)
posted by jpburns on Jun 25, 2003 - 51 comments


posted by mikrophon on Jun 20, 2003 - 11 comments

Request to update MetaTalk posting page for IE.

Dear Matt: given that most people here use IE, when will you modernize the MetaTalk posting page? You've known for ages that anyone hitting the "Back" button to edit their post will lose everything because of IE browser settings.

When will it be as easy as the MetaFilter one? How is someone who knows no HTML supposed to post to MetaTalk with the appropriate links, bold and italic emphases and whatever?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 19, 2003 - 50 comments

is there any chance of reinstating on MeTa the weblog-related category?

A forlorn plea: is there any chance of reinstating on MeTa the weblog-related category? Blogroots is just not the same - or even vaguely similar. MetaFilter is where so many bloggers hang out and, imho, discussions of blogging are part of the history and character of this place. As it is, items which would have been posted to the old MetaTalk category - such as this one - are showing up on the blue. I doubt whether many users here have the patience and fortitude to take them all the way to Blogroots.
posted by MiguelCardoso on May 9, 2003 - 35 comments

Is the graveyard dead?

Is the graveyard dead? I tried this link and got this cryptic error about the link being refused by "urlscan".
posted by Irontom on May 5, 2003 - 6 comments

Is MetaTalk visible to non members?

Are people who are not logged on, or who do not have accounts, allowed to see MetaTalk threads? I just sent my husband, who is a recording engineer and he got a message saying he didn't have permission to view it.
posted by Lynsey on Apr 15, 2003 - 13 comments

MetaTalk is more for venting than preventing

The common wisdom is that MetaTalk is more for venting than preventing; that it's read by an (obsessive) minority of users and that its suggestions and strictures are ineffective. And yet...[More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Apr 12, 2003 - 91 comments

MetaTalk is Three Years Old today

MetaTalk is Three Years Old today! (Finally out of its terrible twos)
So, how do you think we're doing? (inserts can of whoop-ass into electric can opener, flees kitchen)
posted by wendell on Mar 3, 2003 - 177 comments

MetaFilter-themed post belongs in MetaTalk > MetaFilter-related?

If you're going to frame a link entirely in terms of how it relates to MetaFilter, doesn't it belong in MetaTalk's MetaFilter-related category?
posted by rcade on Feb 27, 2003 - 18 comments

Calling Out Doubleposts





read the instructions!
posted by dash_slot- on Feb 4, 2003 - 64 comments

Is that thread helpful or not?

Someone claiming to be a close friend of the guy that died on IRC asked me to remove the thread about it, so I obliged before reading what was said. After reading it all however, it seems like it's full of a lot of useful information. So what to do? Bring it back or keep it away?

(also keep in mind that although I don't think it would happen in this case, but I have been threatened with a lawsuit for not removing requested material before)
posted by mathowie on Jan 22, 2003 - 75 comments

Calling Out ParisParamus

Is there any reason to tolerate inflammatory hate-screed like this?

Once again: PATHETIC, delusional, A-HOLE PACIFISTS.
posted by rushmc on Jan 20, 2003 - 144 comments

Duplicate search issues with x.com vs. www.x.com

This is a double-post. Presumably the author wasn't told because he used "http://idea-a-day.com" while the first post used "http://www.idea-a-day.com". Perhaps a little bit of code could be implemented to solve this problem?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Dec 15, 2002 - 30 comments

Is there a lofi for MeTa and what is lofi for anyway?

Is there a lofi for MeTa? If not, what happens to posts that get deleted (like the one that was just here, for example?) Is there any archive, anywhere? For that matter, what exactly is the point of Lofi? Sorry if this has all been explained before - I did search, but couldn't find anything.
posted by jonson on Dec 13, 2002 - 15 comments

Good FPP derail belongs in Metatalk?

After seeing this thread denigrate into a debate over the question of whether it was a good FPP or not, I started wondering: is a metatalk thread an appropriate vehicle for trying to divert etiquette debate out a blue thread even when the metatalk thread itself is likely to turn into a rehash of a zillion other metatalk threads?
posted by boltman on Dec 7, 2002 - 19 comments

Threads Have Titles Now?

Hey - if this isn't a new feature, or if I missed a memo, please tell me, but does each thread have it's own title now? I only ask because when I just thought better of posting to the "pancakes" thread and saw "Prattling On About Pancakes" up in the title bar, it startled me a wee bit, and now I see that each thread is similarly titled. New thing?
posted by yhbc on Nov 12, 2002 - 20 comments

Add google to MeTa search page

Certainly not a pressing need but I'd appreciate it if you could add the google search to the MeTa search page just like we have it on the MeFi search page.
posted by gen on Nov 11, 2002 - 10 comments

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