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Determining "D'oh!" draft delay

Would it be possible to create draft FPPs before the end of the 24-hour delay? In other words, you would get the D'oh!/"you have already posted a link in the past 24 hours" page after hitting publish instead of when you click on New Post. I think the 24-hour delay is a good thing but it's intended to prevent people from posting not writing. Changing the order would allow people to check HTML formatting and link accuracy earlier in the writing process if they want to post on back-to-back days. Aside from changing the back end of the publishing process (which I know nothing about and may very well be insurmountable) would it add additional work or issues for the mods over time? Is this something that other people who post FPPs would like? [more inside]
posted by not_the_water on Jan 30, 2019 - 24 comments

Markup Markdown Mark It All Around

I know that similar topics have been brought up in the past, but how about supporting Markdown on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Oct 16, 2012 - 121 comments

Pony: AAC uploading to MeFiMusic?

From this distance it's hard to tell whether it's a pony or a stallion: making AAC files uploadable to MeFiMusic? [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Jan 1, 2011 - 14 comments

Preformatted text formatting

Can we fix the <pre>formatted text bug where the live preview looks perfect, but the actual post ends up double-spaced? [more inside]
posted by knave on May 25, 2008 - 124 comments

Older and Newer links

Can the “« Older” and “Newer »” links at the bottom of post pages use the post titles of the adjacent posts rather than the first few words truncated with an ellipsis?
posted by stopgap on Sep 13, 2007 - 7 comments

Better way to link

Is there be a better way to automate links in comments and answers?
posted by SteveInMaine on Feb 18, 2007 - 23 comments

Favorites Request

Can the favorites pages be tweaked so comments retain their formatting and links? Also, when the page displays the whole of a comment, there shouldn't be an ellipsis after it. TY HUGS
posted by riotgrrl69 on Sep 24, 2006 - 15 comments

Pasting formatted code into AskMe response?

Is there a way to paste formatted (e.g. indented) code into an AskMe response? If not, could such a feature be added? It would really help out threads like this.
posted by grumblebee on Jun 29, 2006 - 46 comments

High turnover on AskMe

I've noticed that AskMefi has a high turnover rate these days, and some questions don't get answered because they age too quickly.

Suggestion: how bout we have two columns of questions instead of one? So that older questions show up next to the newest one - and have a longer life?
posted by mammary16 on May 30, 2006 - 155 comments

Freezing the Masthead

As I scroll through a page I would prefer to have the masthead, with its useful navigation links, stay in place at the top of my screen. Is there any way I can make this happen?
posted by jamjam on May 23, 2006 - 6 comments

Comments Text-Box Width

Ponyfilter: It'd be really nice if the 'Comments' entry box could be the full width of the browser. MeFi does an excellent job in handling widescreen monitors in all respects but that one. [bit more inside]
posted by Malor on Mar 4, 2006 - 17 comments

who posted this? and, favorites foreshadowed

A couple of things:

1) When people view your profile and links to answers posted on mefi and such, it looks more like you've posted the question - this seems a little odd, could the actual comments be linked instead (I know they're accessible by clicking on the date, it just seems a slightly unintuitive way of doing it).

2) Mefi and ask.mefi have some GREAT posts on there that I'd love to be able to bookmark within Metafilter (part of my profile maybe?). An example, lots of ask.mefi questions are just damned useful, and I'd like to have a place where I could go and you could see "BishopsLoveSciFi's favourite questions / answers / FPPs".

If it makes it any clearer, think of it working like memories on LJ. (See this FAQ item if you're not an LJer.)
posted by BishopsLoveScifi on Feb 14, 2006 - 8 comments

doubling the number of columns and rows in the post and comment textareas

To improve usability, might I suggest doubling the number of columns and rows in the post and comment textareas? I promise to brush it and feed it twice a day, pretty please!
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jan 5, 2006 - 32 comments

Pony request: Text formatting tools in AskMe

Can we get the little " B I link ABC" box for Ask Metafilter yet?

If we can have it for comments, we might as well have it for questions, too. Several posters could make use of it.
posted by MrZero on Dec 6, 2005 - 20 comments

When a poster replies to his own post, would it be possible to mark it as such?

A suggestion to improve Metafilter: When a poster replies to his own post, would it be possible to mark it as such, such as starting out the post with "Poster: ", or maybe each poster could do this manually to make the thread more readable. Just an idea.
posted by cincidog on Jul 22, 2005 - 25 comments

Differentiating moreinside from main body

On thread pages in AskMe, can the More Inside section be indented like the answers are, or otherwise differentiated from the start of the post?
posted by cillit bang on May 15, 2005 - 8 comments

Plaintext AskMe and MeTa

There's also a plain-text theme for metafilter, with a white background.
posted by mathowie at 12:26 PM PST on March 20


I've always wanted to ask this question, how do I get the nifty white background in Metatalk and Ask Metafilter? The white background theme seems only to work on the main page. Am I missing something? Thanks!
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket on Mar 20, 2005 - 15 comments

HTML Formatting Request

My first pony request: in addition to the HTML shortcut buttons that currently exist below the preview field—bold, italic, href—it would also be useful to have buttons for 'blockquote' and 'small' since those tags often get used for quoting news sources. Failing that, what other buttons would be useful?
posted by dhoyt on Feb 17, 2005 - 20 comments

Pony: color-coded user names

Colored usernames. How about a per-user defined option to have usernames show up in custom colors to keep track of users I want to read (red) and users I don't (gray) and everyone else (default). Or some other way to highlight when a user I really like posts without having to memorize lots of names.
posted by stbalbach on Nov 21, 2003 - 42 comments

Plaintext MeFi?

Is the plain-text version of Metafilter available through a URL hack or a GET request? i.e. can I get the plain-text version without changing my profile? That would be useful for Palm and other small-device versions, esp. for comment pages...
posted by costas on Jan 19, 2003 - 9 comments

Textbox more constricting than tighty-whiteys

Could we make the Post a Link page's description field be a bit bigger? On my most recent FPP post, I found that I was using a lot of markup (really the first time I had done markup this extensive for a FPP) and having trouble making code changes/editing content because the textbox just seems a bit constricting. Also, this could be helpful for Metatalk as well.
posted by Hammerikaner on Jan 8, 2003 - 12 comments

Could we have a [more inside] feature to encourage people to keep their posts short?

An attempt at a solution to this [more inside]
posted by ZachsMind on Aug 21, 2002 - 20 comments

Long posts are cluttering up the front page.

Crazy idea: What if Matt removes the paragraph/linefeed tag from the front page and all text formatting and adds a 'first post/more inside' box to the post a link page? The front page is simply cluttered and annoying when people have a lot to say directly on the front page. Perhaps even a character limit. The less of this the better.
posted by skallas on Aug 14, 2002 - 64 comments

MeFi and MeTa should be standards-compliant.

How about a standards-compliant version of MetaFilter or MetaTalk?

Disclaimers: (1) ignominious self-link; (ii) tested in Internet Explorer 5.1 and Netscape 6, should work in all CSS-compliant browsers; (c) guaranteed to look hideous in Netscape 4 et al; (IV) XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS validated by W3C.

posted by kirkaracha on Oct 11, 2001 - 26 comments

Stop Allowing HTML

Strip all HTML from posts, only allow a few basic tags by using [ and ] like those funny message boards do. This could allow hyperlinking and basic formatting without the problems that, e.g., the style attribute brings up. (There’s no way to prevent people from impersonating other users, messing up the page, etc., except by disallowing the use of HTML.) What do you think?
posted by gleemax on Oct 9, 2001 - 9 comments

A standard link format desired

A standard link format with fields for source, catagory, link & title, description. Reasoning inside.
posted by skyline on Sep 3, 2001 - 4 comments

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