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Blame library school, I guess

Metadata for Metafilter Pony request: would it be possible to have a box that pops up that says something like "We noticed you're using tags X and Y, here are some other tags commonly associated with X and Y," to improve the descriptive qualities of user provided tags? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 23, 2010 - 33 comments

Concerning my Mark Madoff obituary post

Concerning my Mark Madoff obituary post. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Dec 11, 2010 - 244 comments

Now let's not everybody talk at once...

Infodump request: what is the largest number of (non-deleted) posts over the shortest period of time at MeFi (inspired by the recent 6 posts in 16 minutes, of which mine was one)? Were there any memorable incidents, accompanied by Mods going OMGWTFBBQ? And have we ever broken out what hours are generally the busiest for Mefi posts (and if so, why do I not remember)? How about similar data for Ask, MeTa, etc. if it's not a bad thing to be doing on a Friday afternoon (it probably is, forget I asked).
posted by oneswellfoop on Dec 10, 2010 - 26 comments

I've got these iPhone Metafilerin' Blues

Is it possible to start a new post (in AskMe or MetaTalk, say) using the mobile version of Metafilter? Is it possible to contact the mods using the mobile version? I looked, but I didn't see any way to do so.
posted by leahwrenn on Dec 5, 2010 - 24 comments

I respectfully disagree.

Excessive Moderation? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Oct 14, 2010 - 252 comments

What Links Just. Won't. Die!?

Per this comment, what sites/content/links are most frequently deleted on the Blue?
posted by zarq on Aug 23, 2010 - 54 comments

[6] See my show at 7pm! [6] See my show at 8:30! [6] See my show at 10:00!

IRL, performances: how many posts is reasonable for a single show with multiple performances? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Aug 6, 2010 - 45 comments

Can I link to my classmates' MySpace Music pages?

I study popular music, and needless to say I go to school with some pretty amazing musicians and song-writers, many of whom have MySpace profiles and websites with their songs on them. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on May 30, 2010 - 32 comments

Gap between posts?

What's the longest gap we've ever had between MeFi posts? AskMes? MetaTalk posts? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Apr 26, 2010 - 43 comments

Where's the funny

Where can I find the funniest posts on mefi? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Apr 7, 2010 - 120 comments

Boolean Tag Searching and Tag Redundancy

Pony/suggestion: What about being able to browse posts by multiple tags, but with OR as opposed to merely AND. This would mostly be to combat tag redundancy, but could also be useful in general. [more inside]
posted by sentient on Mar 15, 2010 - 12 comments

Related Posts

Any word on having "Related Posts" on the blue? Previously, Previously-er. [more inside]
posted by niles on Feb 8, 2010 - 39 comments

Inaccurate realtime post/comment count

How is my "last visit" determined? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 15, 2010 - 29 comments

Most Favorited Posts By Year?

Now that MeFi has over a decade under its belt, can we get "Most Favorited Posts in the Past Year?"
posted by entropicamericana on Dec 29, 2009 - 25 comments

exclusive posts

is it possible to start a new post that only members can see and answer and wont turn up on google?
posted by niyati182 on Dec 29, 2009 - 164 comments

Why no airplane terrorist post?

I'm curious about why nobody posted anything to the front page about the foiled terrorism attempt on the 25th. [more inside]
posted by granted on Dec 27, 2009 - 205 comments

Commentary in FPPs?

A lot of posts get deleted because they have too much "commentary" but in the metafilter about section it describes an ideal post as a link accompanied by commentary, perhaps this should be changed? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Dec 19, 2009 - 54 comments

I was preparing a post like this!

Is there any interest in creating a space on the wiki to collaborate on future posts and prevent sniping? [more inside]
posted by shii on Dec 19, 2009 - 42 comments


Flagging own comments for deletion? Is there a convention? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 12, 2009 - 85 comments

Links for the Memories

The welcome-back message on the front page reads 'x links and y comments posted since your last visit' (except, y'know, with numbers). But most posts contain more than one link. Would it be better to have it read 'x posts and y comments'? There's probably a downside I'm not seeing.
posted by box on Dec 10, 2009 - 38 comments

Where do you discover the links you post to the blue?

Where do you people find the things you post to the "blue", and how do you consistently find them before the rest of us? Specifically to those of you who make art or photography posts here on Metafilter, where do you first learn of the things you link here? Reddit? Stumbleupon? Digg? Certain blogs? Where is the bleeding edge of the internet? [more inside]
posted by Pastabagel on Dec 10, 2009 - 88 comments

Search Through User's Activity?

Would it be possible to have a search box on Activity subpages -- in other words, a search function that limits itself to a single user's comments or posts? [more inside]
posted by MikeHarris on Dec 4, 2009 - 14 comments

The Yankees still suck

I realize we have sort of a policy of not editing posts, but is there any chance an update could be added to the NY Marriage Equality post? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Dec 2, 2009 - 21 comments

Guinness record for the Blue?

Is there a record for most consecutive days making a meaningful FPP post? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 11, 2009 - 137 comments

Pinning/sidebarring mod posts?

Request: could important posts about the site be pinned to the top of MeTa for a little while? Or sidebarred? Or something? They tend to get lost in the shuffle, and then you have those "Hey, whatever happened to [whatever]?" posts that get closed. [more inside]
posted by katillathehun on Nov 2, 2009 - 39 comments

Ui and feature request for Recent Activity page

Here's a couple of requests concerning the Recent Activity page and one for errors when previewing. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 14, 2009 - 18 comments

All hail homunculus!

homunculus has made 1000 high quality posts to the Blue. He has just become the first MeFite besides mathowie to cross into quadruple digits. Quantity aside, his posts are quality.
posted by Kattullus on Aug 19, 2009 - 98 comments

Just when you thought it was safe to post again

Is this post about shark species extinction, and the member who created it (a "Shark conservation biologist"), crossing the line into spamming/schilling? The linked article is weak and has an obvious agenda, the user and the writers of the blog linked have many connections and the username chosen by the poster is based on the title of his upcoming book. I don't think any harm was intended but it sounds like the guy is using the front page to sell himself, his cause and his book. If so, is that ok?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 5, 2009 - 190 comments

navigating and posting

Very new to this site and not good at navigating in general. Would like to know how I go about posting general questions. For instance if I have a question about cars...do I do a search for cars and then post a question in that particular area? Pardon my clumsiness...this site was recommended highly and I've been told, I can't do or say anything stupid or I will be kicked out, so I want to ask before i attempt anything.
posted by hammail2001 on Jun 8, 2009 - 163 comments

Nesting posts

Posts within posts? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 17, 2009 - 42 comments

Some posts stay, some posts go, who knows...

I'm a tad confused. Do all AskMe's have to involve solvable problems, and not random questions to be answered? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Mar 23, 2009 - 24 comments

Metafilter makes the Jerry Springer show look boring.

I'm so bored I can shit. I would like some links to some entertaining posts. Thanks. :) [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Mar 1, 2009 - 12 comments

Can we revive older Askme posts?

What is the policy on reviving or revisiting (with changes) older Askme threads that lack a clear resolution? [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Feb 24, 2009 - 17 comments

Who's broken? Metafilter or me?

Why is it that sometimes Metafilter shows the correct number of posts and comments since my last visit and other times it's as if I hadn't ever clicked a thread? [more inside]
posted by gman on Nov 3, 2008 - 13 comments


3 FPP Palins in one day? Enough already! [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Oct 24, 2008 - 115 comments

Take it outside

Is there some way to get a clean up in the Colin Powell thread? Jesus, a hugely optimistic event and a couple of knickers in a twist hot heads turn it into a 3rd grade playground.
posted by spicynuts on Oct 21, 2008 - 84 comments


I just noticed that the line about recent activity in metatalk says "X new links and Y new comments have been posted since your last visit"

Shouldn't it say something like 'posts' instead of 'links?'
posted by fingo on Sep 21, 2008 - 41 comments

I'm kind of baffled as to why it doesn't already

Pony: How about adding any thread that you post to your Recent Activity, rather than requiring you to comment in it?
posted by Pope Guilty on Sep 15, 2008 - 19 comments

The odometer rolls over

AskMe had question #100,000 asked earlier today by jb. Congratulations!
posted by dw on Aug 24, 2008 - 24 comments

hugs all round

I think it's about time Kattullus got a pat on the back for a staggering output of consistently excellent posts.
posted by UbuRoivas on Jul 29, 2008 - 81 comments

I would like to re-find a MeFi post on the "artxhibit" website exhibit template.

I would like to re-find a MeFi post on "artxhibit". [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Jul 2, 2008 - 6 comments

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.

One link music posts by mathowie? Ok. One link music post by plexi? Deleted.
posted by plexi on Jun 28, 2008 - 133 comments

Inverted Sine Beta Sleep Waves.

Can anyone help me find the post where someone talks about a watch or clock that helps you wake up refreshed based on your wave cycles? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jun 20, 2008 - 12 comments

Neverending Stories

What if we never closed old comment threads? [more inside]
posted by jayCampbell on Jun 2, 2008 - 83 comments

What's with the goats today?!?!?

70887, 70888, 70889. Coincidence? I think not! [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Apr 17, 2008 - 58 comments


Just wanted to highlight this post by allkindsoftime (in case people miss it on the blue).
posted by hadjiboy on Feb 29, 2008 - 57 comments

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

best comment ever?

Why do we not want most popular comments from all time available, the way it is for posts? [more inside]
posted by nzero on Feb 19, 2008 - 43 comments

White people on Metafilter

I think it's deleting this link twice shows that Metafilter mods don't have a sense of humour about themselves.
posted by dydecker on Feb 15, 2008 - 497 comments

WTF Matt?

WTF Matt? [more inside]
posted by Doohickie on Jan 26, 2008 - 119 comments

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