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Searching within a category across Ask comments?

Is there a way to limit a search of Ask to a specific category? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 22, 2010 - 7 comments

Searching through favorites by poster's name

Hello, pb! Big fan, first-time caller. I love being able to search through my favorites for half-remembered comments that I think are excellent, but often, one of the only significant pieces of information I can remember about comments is the person who posted them. Like, "I think I recall Spatch saying something funny about horses? Or was it camels?" Unfortunately, the search-through-favorites feature doesn't seem to catch commenters' names, only the comments' bodies. Is there a way the name of the commenter could be included in the search-through-favorites, or would that be a tremendous hassle to implement? I apologize if this has been requested before, and I thank you for your time!
posted by Greg Nog on Jul 30, 2010 - 82 comments

Metafilter's Top 40

How would I go about finding the most popular music posts? [more inside]
posted by Nabubrush on Jul 17, 2010 - 22 comments

MetaSearch FAQ?

Is there anything that details the features and operators of MetaFilter's own MetaSearch? [more inside]
posted by artof.mulata on Jun 10, 2010 - 10 comments

Search: Click. Click. Click. Click. Click. Click....

Display Search Results Pony: Would it be possible to give us an option to choose how many search results are displayed on a page? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jun 1, 2010 - 10 comments

Bing finds threads Google doesn't

FYI: Bing is finding old threads that Google is not. [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on May 29, 2010 - 39 comments

Help, I need somebody

What are your favorite threads and comments about helping people help themselves? [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on May 28, 2010 - 13 comments

best include every letter

Search peculiarity: MeFi searches not picking up sub-terms? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on May 13, 2010 - 20 comments

Looking for an old AskMe

Looking for an old AskMe question. Know who posted it and roughly when. Do I fail at the internet or was it deleted years after being posted? [more inside]
posted by Justinian on May 10, 2010 - 37 comments

This is the future, I was promised perpetual motion machines!

I recall reading relatively recently (maybe within the past 3 months?) on the Blue about a comment listing some consequences if the law of Conservation of Energy is wrong. One of my coworkers just got into some "over-unity" nonsense, and I need to show him what for. I'm having some trouble Googling for it, or I wouldn't ask. Thanks in advance!
posted by Xoder on Apr 15, 2010 - 16 comments

Tick. Tick. Tick.png

There's a repeating broken image on some AskMe tag search results pages. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 6, 2010 - 15 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

FTW

I wanted to point out a simply magnificent couple of comments about the Google Book Settlement by one of our members, grimmelm, or James Grimmelmann, as he’s know in the real world. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Jan 25, 2010 - 18 comments

Video / Cube mystery site?

I'm looking for a link that I'm pretty sure I found on MeFi, but searches are failing me. It was an all Flash site with a series of videos and documents connected together as a sort of flowchart. Viewing each of these revealed portions of a mystery. Videos were displayed on a cube, with different camera angles on different sides of the cube. Anyone remember what I'm talking about? Thanks.
posted by endquote on Jan 25, 2010 - 8 comments

Delist MeTa

Proposed: Remove MetaTalk from the Google index. [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Dec 29, 2009 - 69 comments

Indexing tags for search

Small pony: MeFi search doesn't index tags. [more inside]
posted by flatluigi on Dec 15, 2009 - 12 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 - 15 comments

Great ask.me shoe answer -and- Search the sideblog?

I'm looking for a great ask.me answer about buying quality shoes that's probably several years old. There was an answer from a shoe store manager(owner?) that was very good, and I think it was sideblogged. Which brings me to my 2nd question: Is the sideblog searchable?
posted by theora55 on Nov 15, 2009 - 20 comments

Backtagging

Ongoing tagging and the backtagging project. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey on Oct 31, 2009 - 34 comments

How to search from

Is there a way to search within an AskMe category (e.g., Home and Garden)? I can't think of a unique enough keyword that would narrow it down under a few hundred questions, but I know the category. I know about tags; that's not helping me either. If this doesn't exist, can we make it so? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 13, 2009 - 23 comments

SearchFu: guy flies into a pool.

There was a recent post of a video where a guy slides down the side of a hill, launches off a ramp & lands in a pool. I'm usually pretty good at this but my search-fu is failing me & I can't find it. Help?
posted by scalefree on Sep 24, 2009 - 32 comments

Search results including number of comments?

A minor pony: on the search results page, can the number of comments for each post be included in the "posted by" line, the same way it is on the main page? [more inside]
posted by oulipian on Sep 13, 2009 - 7 comments

Letters, oh we get letters

Pony: Search MeMail? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 18, 2009 - 56 comments

Queries from the hive mind

I was experimenting with Google's search suggestions feature when I noticed that it gave some interesting results for "metafilter + [letter]". Since it returns the most popular search terms starting with that phrase, what you get for each letter is an A-Z listing of the most sought-after topics related to Metafilter. So without further ado, I give you... Metafilter A to Z. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 11, 2009 - 178 comments

Sorting search results by number of favorites?

Pony request: We can already sort the posts and comments in search results by date or by relevance. Would it be possible (or even desirable) to sort by the number of favorites each item has? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 6, 2009 - 32 comments

Play me off

Did I hallucinate a Metafilter comment? I remember reading the line "Play him hither, Lute Cat" on Metafilter recently and though it was so hilarious I needed to illustrate it. I wanted to give credit to the original commenter, but I can't for the life of me find the comment. All my styles of google-fu have failed me. Did this comment actually exist?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 30, 2009 - 57 comments

Relevancy Calculation?

Would it be possible to alter the "sort by relevance" option on the search function to include how often the requested term was used in the comments/responses? [more inside]
posted by 12%juicepulp on Jun 2, 2009 - 4 comments

Clickable Comments in AskMe Search

I am missing something? When I search for something in AskMe, I sometimes see a comment (under the comments tab), or an excerpt from a comment, that I might want to explore by, say, clicking on said comment and viewing the entire post. Is there a simple way to do this? Am I missing an obvious link to the comment(s) in context? (Also, suggestions on asking about this without saying "comment" so many times are appreciated)
posted by deadcrow on May 1, 2009 - 48 comments

automaton

Is there a good way to find my deleted posts? [more inside]
posted by plexi on Apr 9, 2009 - 80 comments

Trash talking

Is there a reason for not having a search facility in the podcasts section? [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Apr 8, 2009 - 16 comments

Why it's rational to believe what scientists say

I'm looking for a comment on Mefi or AskMe where someone gave an extended quote from a scientist/commentator (maybe Richard Feynman), explaining why it's rational for a layperson to believe what scientists say, even if you haven't figured out the mechanics of how they arrived at their conclusions. The gist was that it's sufficient just to know that the scientists are generally skilled at figuring things out. (That's probably oversimplifying, which is why I want to find the actual passage.) [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on Mar 31, 2009 - 39 comments

Bug in search engine with two-character usernames

Mefi search doesn't seem to handle very short (specifically, two character) usernames correctly. [more inside]
posted by jeb on Mar 6, 2009 - 37 comments

Why "Filters" before questions?

This is probably obvious, which is why I couldn't find it in the FAQ or the search. Why do people preface their questions with "[blank] filter:"? Does it help future searches and RSS filters?
posted by dicetumbler on Jan 23, 2009 - 33 comments

I been done had...

There was once a post that referenced a person saying "I been done heard that ol' shit" but I can't find it anymore. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Jan 6, 2009 - 21 comments

Unwanted Duplicates

Why doesn't the Metafilter search also look through deletedthread to find duplicates?
posted by gman on Nov 15, 2008 - 47 comments

[previous-filter] mefi checks if fpp links have previously been posted. how about doing the same for a few of the other large sites out there?

[previous-filter] mefi checks if fpp links have previously been posted. how about doing the same for a few of the other large sites out there? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 30, 2008 - 42 comments

Not sure what to search for

Yeah. I know this makes me seem wildly stupid, but... I was trying to post a question on AskMe. I wanted to post it anonomously. (It was a medical question.) But I couldn't figure it out. I either had to post under my pseudonym, or I had to get a new account. That can't be right?
posted by Dumsnill on Aug 4, 2008 - 47 comments

Post Ident Please

Can't find a post. Did extensive search, but search-fu is off, or I am not remembering key details. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Aug 1, 2008 - 12 comments

"similar questions" as a search tool

When you post a question in AskMe, on preview, you're shown similar questions and asked whether you've seen those. Is there a way to open that functionality up as a search tool? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jul 31, 2008 - 8 comments

Searching posts by user via keyword?

Am I missing something from the search function? I can't ever, ever seem to find posts. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 14, 2008 - 8 comments

FYI

When I preview my inchoate FPP, the link search informs me that my links were found in three previous threads, but only sometimes. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Jul 9, 2008 - 27 comments

Bleep bloop

Looking for a post about a programmer who worked at Atari and blogged about his work... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 8, 2008 - 19 comments

help me find a post

Can anyone help me find an old AskMe post about keeping promises that I forgot to favorite? [more inside]
posted by PFL on Jun 23, 2008 - 2 comments

Spelunking for doubles

Searching for a url doesn't seem to work when the url is below the fold.
posted by homunculus on Jun 20, 2008 - 30 comments

Exact Phrase Search

Looks like you're searching for an exact phrase. The local search doesn't do that so well. Why not?
posted by sluglicker on Jun 16, 2008 - 36 comments

Search favorites by user name?

Can we search our favorites by user name? If not, can we get that feature added? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 21, 2008 - 49 comments

Accessing the scan of existing posted URLS

My blushes at making a duplicate post to the blue have been spared more than once by the code which scans my proposed URLs and looks to see it there is an existing match. Phew! However I have only ever found a way of accessing this facility after having first of all composed a post to the point where I can preview it - hence wasting quite a lot of time. Is there a way to access this scan directly?
posted by rongorongo on Apr 4, 2008 - 19 comments

Who the flickr is that?

search by flickr name? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Mar 24, 2008 - 17 comments

No "Search" link on the blue anymore?

What happened to the "Search" link on the front page of the blue? I apologize if this has been covered in the recent threads about new search features in other areas (and please direct me there if this is the case), but I just noticed that the "Search" link in the blue - which I used frequently - is gone).
posted by amyms on Mar 7, 2008 - 15 comments

username search function

On the change to the search function re: usernames... [more inside]
posted by mdn on Mar 2, 2008 - 25 comments

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