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Thread and Comment Nofications

idea (or has this been suggested before?):

what if each thread and comment had a "notify" link next to it; click the link and you get a pop-up window asking if you'd like to send the note, and if you clicked yes, a notification would be sent to matt, saying "this thread needs your attention" or "this comment needs your attention".

that way, people could notify matt of double posts and flamewars while they were reading the thread; this would eliminate the need for matt to constantly monitor the board himself, and potentially cut down on all those annoying double post comments.

the note could either send a separate email to matt, or it could just send a note telling him to go to a page that would compile the red flags by thread. he could see at a glance that 1 person flagged thread (a) and 12 flagged thread (b), and so on. this page would have check boxes next to each comment that had been flagged, so that matt could delete each notice once he had dealt with the trouble post.

if that seems like it would generate too much mail for matt, then a hybrid "star chamber/notification system" : this feature would be activated for 20 active, trusted members (preferably in various time zones).

the main result of this feature would be to eliminate the need for matt to continuously monitor the board himself, while at the same time ensuring that he makes all the calls regarding the appropriateness of any given post.

does my description make sense, and is this an idea that would save you time, matt?

posted by rebeccablood on Nov 2, 2001 - 35 comments

Comment Limits Per Thread?

Now that each subscriber is limited to starting one thread a day, isn't it time to limit the number of comments per thread that a subscriber can post? With unlimited commentary, it's just unfocused chat.
posted by pracowity on Nov 2, 2001 - 47 comments

MeTa links on user.mefi/[number] but not username.mefi/[name]

Minor detail: going to user.mefi/[number] you get links to a user's MeTa threads and comments - very useful - but going to username.mefi/[name] you don't.
posted by rory on Nov 1, 2001 - 3 comments

Weird Logout Error at Work

Whenever I log out of MeFi, the main page comes back up still with the white (X New) note after "comments." Then, when I try to refresh, I get "Error Occurred While Processing Request," specifically a "Loop error" concerning the QUERY= attribute specifying the query "weblog." Is this just something with my computer at work? (WinNT, IE 5)
posted by arco on Oct 29, 2001 - 1 comment

Is there a bug in the MeTa post category options?

Uh...I know I didn't post that last thread to Bugs. Can anybody else back me up on this?
Is there any way to track if it was somehow (spontaneously?) moved, Matt?
posted by Su on Oct 27, 2001 - 6 comments

New information with plenty of evidence to back it up?

PLEASE: If you're posting something related to the recent WTC attacks Current Situation, try and make sure it's new information? And if so, is the URL you are linking to contain new information with plenty of evidence to back it up?

posted by machaus on Oct 15, 2001 - 18 comments

How Can We Stop Doubleposts?

Wow. Three double-posts in a row. Nothing new in and of itself, but this makes me wonder if MetaFilter could implement a FilePile type icon based system for marking double posts. (Inside: I will try and explain myself)
posted by thewittyname on Oct 12, 2001 - 14 comments

With the fine new interface, perhaps we could do without categories altogether.

With the fine new interface, perhaps we could do without categories altogether. Although the taxonomy is great, I am now able read MetaTalk chronologically and it feels perfect. The general classification "about Metafilter" is enough. Plus, you get to read everything in a much more exciting way.

P.S. Although I confess to having been a sucker for Metafilter-Specific...

posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 11, 2001 - 7 comments

New MetaTalk post arrangement!

I love love love love the new metatalk post arrangement. Thank you matt!
posted by palegirl on Oct 10, 2001 - 7 comments

Post a Comment Should Have an Anchor Tag

Add an anchor tag to the MetaFilter "Comments on" page and the MetaTalk "MetaTalk detail" page so clicking on the "Post a Comment" link goes directly to the comment form. This would save scrolling through a long page to post something.
posted by kirkaracha on Oct 9, 2001 - 4 comments

MetaTalk Typo

Logging into MetaTalk...

Note: You'll need register before you can login.

Should be need to register.
posted by gleemax on Oct 9, 2001 - 6 comments

Notification of new threads and comments.

Would it be possible to add a "There have been X new threads and Y new comments on MetaTalk since your last visit" to the MetaFilter page?
posted by skwm on Sep 30, 2001 - 5 comments

Search MetaTalk button says "Search MetaFilter"

The submit button on the Search MetaTalk page should say “Search MetaTalk” instead of “Search MetaFilter.”
posted by kirkaracha on Sep 28, 2001 - 3 comments

MetaFilter is now neither meta nor a filter

MetaFilter is now neither meta nor a filter. Discuss.
posted by jkottke on Sep 22, 2001 - 138 comments

MeTa needs to catch its breath

MetaTalk of late has been living as accelerated an existence as the Mothership has. With complaints, controversies and crises coming in every few hours, it increasingly seems to me that MeTa needs to catch its breath. More inside.
posted by rodii on Sep 21, 2001 - 20 comments

Would it be possible to implement a "watch thread" feature?

Matt: Would it be possible to implement a "watch thread" feature? With so many posts now there are some I really don't care to follow while others I'd like to check back on often and have them at the top when I log in or switch views. The sort by most or recent comments doesn't quite do the job in this instance.
posted by suprfli on Sep 19, 2001 - 9 comments

appropriateness of posts on illness of minor celebrities?

Can I get a witness?

Even if you think "RIP" posts for obscure celebrities are appropriate, do we really need "X is sick", "X is really sick" and "X is dead" posts?
posted by jpoulos on Sep 18, 2001 - 27 comments

How Can I Filter Out 9/11 Posts?

My brain is mush - is there a way we could metafilter metafilter to filter out all the war/terrorism/WTC Attack posts for those of us on information overload. I'm longing for just plain old interesting links and news again
posted by Zebulun on Sep 17, 2001 - 4 comments

"My comments" bug

Remember that bug we talked about a few months ago, where "My Comments" doesn't show up on the front page pull-down menu? It's back. I wonder if it has something to do with how the page is currently being rendered as a static page, instead of pulling from the db.
posted by jpoulos on Sep 12, 2001 - 1 comment

This sort of behavior has no place on MetaFilter.

This sort of behavior has no place on MetaFilter. I know that people are upset, but that's really no excuse.
posted by anapestic on Sep 12, 2001 - 7 comments

Why Was Cut Off My Feet Removed?

The thread about Cut Off My Feet was removed. What the reasoning behind its being pulled?

(I thought the was rather freakish and sick at first, but then I realized as I looked around the site that the man is cutting off his feet because his insurance comany won't pay for an amputation and new prosthetics. Perhaps poor marketing and communication of his message, but a powerful one, still.)
posted by jennak on Aug 28, 2001 - 1 comment

Was the "register" form updated?

Am I being innovative within my own stupidities? Has the "register" form for MetaFilter recently changed? Is it suddenly less interested in my personal bits and pieces?
posted by scissorfish on Aug 26, 2001 - 3 comments

Use the MeFi sidebar to draw attention to recent MeTa threads?

I posted this in another thread, but since you can't see new posts on MetaTalk, I decided to post it here. Would it be a good idea to list recent MetaTalk threads in a section of the right sidebar?

Also: would dates be better than days for right sidebar posts (7/27/01 instead of Friday)? Kind of like filepile. It's hard to tell how stale the news is with just days...
posted by timothompson on Jul 27, 2001 - 0 comments

Notify when you MeTa, kids

So I mentioned this here, but I'll ask here as well:

How about a way to remind people when they create a MetaTalk thread that they should invite/inform interested parties? I don't know how you'd do it -- maybe a popup the first time someone hits the site after the thread has been created (like the joke popup the other day).
posted by briank on Jul 25, 2001 - 10 comments

HAHAHA...love the pop.

I pity the fool! HAHAHA...love the pop. And it worked--I toddled right over and donated. Good on ya, Matt.
posted by frykitty on Jul 20, 2001 - 12 comments

Mistyped URLs Break MeFi

Every once in a while, posts like this pop up where someone types an incorrect URL, usually forgetting to include the http://. It's an honest mistake, but did you ever think about adding a simple regex to correct URLs on the fly?
posted by tomorama on Jul 19, 2001 - 4 comments

It's too easy to post to the wrong part of Metatalk

It's too easy to post to the wrong part of Metatalk.
posted by ParisParamus on Jul 18, 2001 - 2 comments

Why aren't there link to new comments on MetaTalk?

This is less a bug and more of a question about an inconsistency between MetaFilter and MetaTalk. Namely, that the new posts (i.e., 53 comments (3 new)) announcement is a link to the new posts on MeFi but not on MeTalk. Why the difference?
posted by ljromanoff on Jul 13, 2001 - 2 comments

Why Was My X10 Post Removed?

I just submitted a link to X10 (spycam company)'s website where you can click a link that will disable their popups. I believe this link has been killed - first I thought it was just a browser error, but this appears to not be the case.

Just out of curiosioty, what's the reason that this link has been killed? AFAIK, there's no child pornography or other vile content linked to from the X10 pop-up opt-out site, and this might be something that other MeFi readers would be ecstatic to learn about.

..? atfrost
posted by atfrost on Jul 13, 2001 - 3 comments

MetaTalk login logout bug report

More logging-into-MetaTalk pain and dismay...

I'm at a new job as of this week and so am using a new computer, and I can't log in completely (it seems) to MetaTalk... I can log in and show up as logged in on the front page of MT or on a category main page, but when I click through to a thread there's no logged-in indicator and no posting form.

Similar/related to a problem where I can't seem to log *out* of (some pages on) MetaTalk, from home.

Matt, I emailed you about the latter a month or two ago, not sure if you got it though... if you did & are aware of the problem, please disregard this bug report and just work on getting me that pony.

posted by Sapphireblue on Jul 13, 2001 - 0 comments

TheAge Blog Gone

Blog-be-gonne. We've talked a fair bit about corporate blogs starting up... is this the first one to shut down?
posted by Neale on Jul 1, 2001 - 3 comments

MeTa Errors

The Error Messages are getting more and more frequent in Metatalk. Yes, this is a double post, but sufficiently urgent. The most recent one was: http://metatalk.metafilter.com/comments.mefi/8590#99606

using IE5.0 for Mac.

And yet another error message when I tried to post this on--oh cruel irony!
posted by ParisParamus on Jun 25, 2001 - 0 comments

Inline Pong Animation

Isn't this frowned upon?
posted by briank on Jun 25, 2001 - 12 comments


Were the end of this thread a football match, yellow cards woudl be shown. Were it an ice hockey game, there'd be penalties. Within MetaFilter, it's really not on.
posted by holgate on Jun 22, 2001 - 4 comments

Why Are Links Adding Metafilter URL to Them?

Has anyone noticed that a lot of the links people are building have http://www.metafilter.com crammed in front? I don't have specfic examples, but I've seen it at least four times.
posted by machaus on Jun 7, 2001 - 13 comments

Just happened to look at the MeFi source

Just happened to look at the MeFi source and realized that it contains no fewer than ten META tags, all identical expiration directives with a date in 1990. Is this some kind of workaround for a weird browser bug with expiring pages from its cache? If so I'm mildly curious to hear which browser needs ten copies of the tag to take the hint. ;)
posted by kindall on May 15, 2001 - 3 comments

Tweaking the Customization Page

Nice job with the new info fields on the customization page, but I would recommend coverting spaces in AIM names to plus signs (+). In cases where a user has a space in their screenname, putting that space in the field will cause the screenname to be cut off at the space when passed to AIM.
posted by howa2396 on May 13, 2001 - 3 comments

Growth and its discontents

Is MeFi getting too big?
posted by jpoulos on May 13, 2001 - 30 comments


A loser responds to a thread i started

I don't appreciate the comment made by jpancake, so i have brought it her due to him/her not having an email address so i can abuse that person.
posted by Zool on May 9, 2001 - 14 comments

Not no comments and no links since last visit

i'm not sure if this has been covered before - i read thru a few posts and then gave up. when i visit MeTa first, I get that read out at the top telling me how many comments and links since my last visit, which is great. if i visit MeFi first, however, when i come here to MeTa the read out always says no comments and no links, even tho in all likelihood there have been some. then i have to go fishing for them.

is this something everyone is experiencing, or something i can adjust in some prefs somewhere that i don't know about? i know i could avoid it by always checking in with MeTa first, but sometimes i forget. a lot of times, actually.
posted by the webmistress on May 5, 2001 - 2 comments

Should there be/is there a New Comments display feature on Metatalk?

Should there be/is there a New Comments display feature on Metatalk? If there is, is it linked to my logging into MeFi's home page? I never see the white (# new) notation in here, although it works just fine on Metafilter itself.
posted by werty on May 1, 2001 - 2 comments

Pony: activity tracking for MeTa, MeFi

it would be neat if we could bookmark metafilter and metatalk threads to see when they change. for example, if you enter a comment, you can bookmark the thread for when further comments have been made in response. at the moment, i'm using spyonit.com, but it'd definitely be neat if there was an incorporated feature at metafilter for everyone to use. email notification would be another option.
posted by kv on Apr 27, 2001 - 2 comments

MetaTalk Getting Crowded

Whoa! What's up with MetaTalk all of the sudden? Now we're getting multiple posts per day in several categories?! I count 12 (now 13) today alone. Is MetaTalk getting too crowded? The quality of the posts and discussion here is really going downhill. Remember when every post was on-topic, relevant, and well thought out? It just seems like posts are tossed up without thinking and comments get even less consideration. It's really wearing me out.
posted by daveadams on Apr 21, 2001 - 9 comments

Why The Use of Font Tags?

posted by Potsy on Apr 21, 2001 - 25 comments

Can I Self-link in Comments?

Is this self-linking?
posted by daver on Apr 19, 2001 - 3 comments

I wanna see "Most Viewed User ID" stats.

I wanna see "Most Viewed User ID" stats.
posted by Neale on Apr 4, 2001 - 3 comments

MeTa mashup

MetaTalk bug: On the metafilter-specific page, anildash's post of March 21 is being lumped in with majikman's post from today. Both are listed as being posted March 28.
posted by aaron on Mar 28, 2001 - 5 comments

I can't post to the front page yet, so here's an interesting link about the moon landings

I was browsing the internet last nite doing some research on a theory that NASA's claim of landing on the moon is a hoax(which was actually in the news on FOX) and I came across this website. I'm sorry but I was just way too lazy to post it up on the main page cuz I don't have those rights yets, but maybe one of you will. Well, anyways, go to this website... http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/therevelation2.shtml
A lot of the topics it talks about are very disturbing to me, especially the stuff about Satan's connection to the United States. I was looking for a disclaimer saying it was false, but I couldn't really find one. However, do note that it doesn't really list many references so it might be fake. But lots of interesting reading at this site.
posted by majikman on Mar 28, 2001 - 4 comments

an About page for MetaTalk?

Matt, have you ever considered writing an About page for MetaTalk? I remember distinctly the first time I visited a MeTa thread from a MeFi thread; I didn't know what was going on. What was this MeFi-looking thing? Why was it a seperate site? Etc. The blurb at the top of the home page didn't really help much. I don't know that there's a whole lot to be said about the site, but a little more explanation would have been nice. Maybe just an elaboration of why it isn't MeFi, because it really took me a while to understand the distinction. Maybe an About page would be unnecessary, but it seems like there's an absence of information on the subject. Plus, "About MetaTalk" would do a nice job of filling up that other void, the one up there under "MetaFilter Home."
posted by Lirp on Mar 23, 2001 - 2 comments

Getting Metafilter Inolved In Issues

I really want MetaFilter to do issues. The only one so far was A Day Without Weblogs, which seemed to be a hit with the kids. Other issues don’t have to be quite so emotionally charged. We could do No Words like the fabulous Mod7 suckas. I wait for their updates like a dog in heat. Or, art rock and associated labels.
posted by capt.crackpipe on Mar 16, 2001 - 8 comments

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