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Time zone pony request

Not having updated my preferences for a while, I was a little taken aback when posting a comment today that I had somehow gone back in time two hours. I then realised it was the whole Australia having moved onto DST while the US has moved off it thing. So a small pony request: instead of having to manually adjust the time offset in terms of +/– hours from the server time, would it be possible to choose a particular time zone, so that it would automatically change along with local changes such as daylight savings? [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on Nov 20, 2017 - 30 comments

Is a month too short a time to leave posts open for comment?

This post was made July 27. It's now August 28. It's already closed for comments. I missed responding to someone and now I cannot respond in thread but only by MeMail. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Aug 28, 2017 - 26 comments

It's about time

Chrono-pony request - can we have better timekeeping on MeFi? [more inside]
posted by Devonian on Mar 15, 2016 - 77 comments

It was 16 years ago today, mathowie taught the band to play..

Sixteen years ago today, an unemployed 29-year old in Kendall, Florida followed a link from memepool and history was changed. or something. Both me and mefi are still around, course. After two job changes, four moves, a wedding or two, countless flamewars, tons of meetups, twitterstalkers, phantom cookie gifters, tons of members dropping in at my job, numerous kids, parties, gifts of beer, potato chips, harmonicas and drug paraphenalia, and of course tons of great people coming and going. In many ways, I'm still the same guy who wandered in here, but I'm also much changed as well. As a wise man once said, what a long strange trip it's been. Thanks to all.
posted by jonmc on Dec 5, 2015 - 93 comments

About time

Looking for something I read ~2012 (+/-) on the blue *I think*... Had to do with different cultures' experience/perception of time. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Aug 3, 2015 - 10 comments

Time travel / Science Fiction writers (can't find thread)

Hi, not sure if this is the right place to ask, I tried MetaChat, too, but there was a thread I now can't find, it was about science fiction writers and the problem with writing from a place of omniscience when writing this time of science fiction. Anyone know what I'm talking about. I wanted to read it during lunch, can't find it!
posted by MoxieProxy on Sep 5, 2014 - 6 comments

Pony Request: Math is hard!

Last week I was going to make an FPP and got the "too soon!" message. I see this often because I tend to post in bursts, so I look up the last posting time and do some mental math. Since the form knows I've already posted in the last 24 hours, would it be possible to just have it tell me at what time I can make the next post? On attempted posting preview: I was notified that I had posted a MeTa within the last seven days so this had to wait, too. Maybe this pony could ride across the whole site.
posted by Room 641-A on Jan 6, 2014 - 46 comments

Does MetaFilter age?

I am attributing this thought to a Simpsons-related thread from October. Does/will MetaFilter age? [more inside]
posted by 0 answers on Nov 17, 2013 - 139 comments

When do I make my comments and posts?

I was thinking about this last night: has anyone made a tool that aggregates and visualizes when comments are made by a given user? I think it would really cool to look at an interactive time series graph, to see over a given time period if I am posting more between 10 PM and 11 PM vs 10 AM and 11 AM between MM/DD/YYYY and MM/DD/YYYY. Perhaps it would be weird to look at other people's profiles like that, but it would sure be fun to look at my own profile in that view.
posted by oceanjesse on Aug 16, 2013 - 28 comments

Method for tracking interesting slow-burn threads?

Most posts in the blue or green seem to be active for a day or two before contributions trail off. However some continue to grow over a much longer period (or are resurrected by a new flurry of activity). I am thinking of this Edward Snowden thread which is still going strong after a month, for example. Those who have posted to such threads can normally maintain awareness of them via "Recent Activity". Is there any way of doing so for the rest of us? If not then could this be considered as a feature? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Jul 10, 2013 - 32 comments

When should I post?

Has anyone done research into the ideal day/time to post something to our beloved collection of multi-colored subsites? i.e. the most statistically probable time to get the maximum number of responses?
posted by softlord on Jun 9, 2013 - 19 comments

What time is it?

I've been curious ever since I started seeing stuff like "Posted 2¾ hours ago". What's the MeFi human-friendly time interval algorithm? And seeing this finally drove me to ask this question — what's the difference between "Just posted" and "Moments ago"?
posted by benito.strauss on Mar 9, 2013 - 23 comments

Longest time for an AskMefi OP return?

I have been checking this thread every day since it was first posted/I engaged and we have not heard back from the OP about whether she is safe/well/etc. I fully understand she may never write back (and that it may be in her best interest from a safety/life priorities perspective). [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Mar 5, 2013 - 5 comments

i want to see the most popular posts from six months ago

I seem to remember having the option to view more than just the week's popular posts. I think it was most popular of 24 hours/ week/ all time or something. Now I can't do it. I can only see the week's. Am I imagining things? Have I suddenly become incompetent? Or has this changed and I just didn't know about it for whatever reason?
posted by windykites on Dec 23, 2012 - 4 comments

When should I have posted this question?

What days and posting-times are best *for particular types of questions*? [more inside]
posted by piato on Apr 9, 2011 - 91 comments

24 hour notation

Feature request: would it be possible to add an option to display the time of posts in 24 hour notation instead of the default 12 hour? It's not hugely important but it would be so nice for us Unamericans.
posted by mahershalal on Mar 15, 2011 - 134 comments

Best time to post a question?

When is the best time to post to "Ask" in order to have the most looks with the least number of new posts pushing my question off the page? Has anyone figured this out? Is this "cheating"?
posted by flummox on Feb 20, 2011 - 71 comments

When should I ask my question?

When is the best time of the day to post on AskMeFi to maximize the number of people who see my question and might provide a possible answer? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Jan 24, 2011 - 97 comments

Time Traveler Still Adrift

Update to now-closed thread: A time traveller in a 40s photo was theorized to be Albert and a message was dispatched to the internet to confirm. Today the internet replied that the time traveler is not Albert. (The property visible in the background did belong to Albert's family, though, according to this source.)
posted by DU on Aug 17, 2010 - 34 comments

1956

While not disagreeing that it was esentially a stunt, I thought this post by orthogonality was rather good, with the lack of context, the reaction to the material out of context and discovery of that context being features rather than bugs.
posted by Artw on Jun 20, 2010 - 231 comments

"Best" time for AskMeFi post?

Best time to post AskMeFi question? [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Feb 19, 2010 - 53 comments

Way to go guys!!

Time Magazine's 50 best Websites of 2009 [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Aug 24, 2009 - 167 comments

What is the ideal time fo the week to ask a Ask Mefi question to maximixe views and responses.

So I've asked a few AskMefi questions now, and have noticed that they tend to get responses for about five hours, give or take, then the responses stop. When is the optimal time during the week to ask my AskMefi question, so that I get the maximum number of eyeballs looking at my question, and thus, get the maximum number of answers. I know that this may not necessarily increase the quality of the answers I get. I am talking about sheer quantity. Thanks!
posted by Sully on May 20, 2009 - 40 comments

Springing forward prematurely...

Tiny UK-centric bug/oversight: time in top right shows British Summer Time, but we don't put our clocks forward here until March 29th.
posted by altolinguistic on Mar 11, 2009 - 31 comments

Optimum posting time?

What are the peak hours of MeFi and AskMe? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Mar 9, 2009 - 50 comments

Best of the Web

Metafilter is one of Time's top blogs of 2009.
posted by empath on Feb 17, 2009 - 109 comments

Back, back, back into time

I know we're all excited about tags at the moment but this comment got me looking at the 'MetaFilter gatherings' category. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Oct 30, 2008 - 12 comments

Just a curious question

Dear mathowie, jessamyn, and cortex: how many hours do you commit to keeping MeFi afloat? Is it a huge time commitment, not a big deal, or somewhere in the middle? It seems like a lot to juggle between three people. True? And if so, what takes up most of your time?
posted by SpacemanStix on Apr 28, 2008 - 86 comments

Huffington Post, Lifehacker, Metafilter

Metafilter is ranked #3 (is it a ranking?) on Time Magazine's first annual blog index. The full list on one page (via Valleywag).
posted by mrgrimm on Apr 7, 2008 - 112 comments

Time stamps disagree with profile

The time stamp for a comment / post no longer agrees with the displayed server time / preferences time in the user profile. [more inside]
posted by RichardP on Mar 9, 2008 - 26 comments

When should I ask mefi?

What is the best time of day (or, even more specifically, day of week and time) to ask metafilter? [more inside]
posted by rbs on Jan 21, 2008 - 54 comments

Timezone trouble

I've got my timezone set to UTC but Meta thinks it's 0.25 on the 14th when it's actually 23.25 on the 13th. Is this a 2k7 date hack that's fecked the site up for all non-Americans, or has the time gone wrong for everyone?
posted by twine42 on Mar 13, 2007 - 3 comments

Missing timestamp

When logged out, posts to Music and The Blue lack the timestamp inside.
posted by Eideteker on Mar 9, 2007 - 30 comments

Posts roll off AskMe's front page too quickly.

Mathowie hates late people! ;-)

Is it possible to have the AskMe front page show the last 12 hours of questions instead of whatever it currently does (a number? a lesser time?)? As of now, questions asked in the morning appear to get many more replies than ones asked at night, which scroll off the bottom as the morning-risers repeatedly ask where they can get a tattoo or a decent meal in New York. ;-)
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 31, 2006 - 19 comments

When do people reply?

I read Crunchland's tips on FPPs but I was wondering if there were any statistics on quantity of replies to day of week/time of day. When are the surges? I'm guessing Thursday or Friday mid-afternoon.
posted by movilla on May 5, 2006 - 7 comments

This is a pony that I can ride!

Pony Request: Dates/Times on the MetaTalk RSS feed?
posted by blue_beetle on Feb 7, 2006 - 2 comments

How long are AskMe questions open?

AskMe questions still open for comments months after they were posted:

I thought that they were locked for archival purposes after 30 days? If this has changed, I didn't see where, and if this hasn't, it's a bug. I was perusing threads on Bipolar Disorder, and found this one from May, 2005: Is bipolar mis/overdiagnosed?. I was able to post a comment to the thread today, November 6th, 2005.

So, whatup?
posted by spinifex23 on Nov 7, 2005 - 4 comments

Daylight saving comment problem

MarshallBrain's comment on this thread keeps sinking to the bottom despite there being latter posts.
posted by ori on Oct 30, 2005 - 9 comments

Time Zones

Time-zone custom settings don't work properly for AskMe or MeTa, you California-centric bastard.
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Sep 12, 2005 - 11 comments

Is there an acceptable time lag for double posts?

So is there any kind of time factor dispensation for double posts?
I was emailed a link today that made me piss myself laughing, which I really feel the need for these days. I came here to post it but found it was already on the front page four years ago.
posted by CunningLinguist on Sep 8, 2005 - 56 comments

Will time zone tweaking apply to Metatalk and Askme?

Time Zones don't appear to have been mentioned much in recent times.
And I was wondering whether migration of time zone tweaking to MeTalk and AskMeFi would still be going ahead? I get so confuzzled down here at times.
posted by peacay on Mar 11, 2005 - 8 comments

How do you regard the time you spend on MetaFilter?

How do you regard the time you spend on MetaFilter? Is it information time (keeping up with the web; news-gathering); social time (discussing; engaging with others); fun pure and simple; vegetative-time (like watching indifferent TV); time-wasting when having a break from work...or what?
[Apologies if this question is of no interest to anyone but me.]
posted by MiguelCardoso on Nov 10, 2004 - 53 comments

How do you find your MeFi time?

I can usually manage enough spare time to read and comment on a few threads a few times per week.
It occurred to me (while reading this MetaTalk thread) that other members must spend a much larger portion of their time here. Just out of curiosity are these folks unemployed or retired or are they spending a big chunk of their work-day here?
I'd also like to add a broader question: how many threads do other people tend to follow during whatever period they spend on MetaFilter?
posted by snarfodox on May 9, 2004 - 52 comments

what's "MetaFilter Matt" doing making ponies for Boing Boing

I don't mean to be prick (okay, maybe, but a funny one), but what's "MetaFilter Matt" doing making ponies for Boing Boing, when we have a million things for him to do here?
posted by wendell on Apr 9, 2004 - 48 comments

When to Post

How important, with MeFi or Meta posts and comments, are extraneous factors like time, caffeine, midwork intervals or alcohol? Is there really a before and after coffee; a morning and late night inflection; according to how long you've been up and what you've ingested to get through the day? I think there is. Is the time-stamp your best counsellor and friend? Specially considering the wildly disparate time-zones? No names mentioned; just saying. In my humble opinion, the hour (and the perceived condition or, more generally, circumstances) says as much as the name. If not more.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 25, 2003 - 41 comments

Bug in the timestamps in MeFi tabs.

When I view the front page in a mode other than "date" (ie "most comments", etc), the times in GMT are out by 8 hours.
posted by Orange Goblin on Nov 27, 2003 - 3 comments

Time Limit Error

Since the start of December, whenever I've written a post for the front page, previewed it, then hit the final 'Post' I get this error, which says the 'request has exceeded the allowable time limit'.. and this occurs on the line where weblogs.com is pinged. My posts do make it to the front page but I just get this error.

Someone reported the same error six months ago, but it appears to have started again..
posted by wackybrit on Dec 23, 2002 - 8 comments

Search page options

For the search page, how about at least one more option: in the past 3 months. Maybe it's just me, but I seem to always be using it to find threads that are approximately six weeks old. A minor coding change, a major performance change.
posted by dhartung on May 8, 2002 - 3 comments

Fark in Time

Are congratulations in order? Fark just made Time's 50 Best WebSites list. Is it respectability at last? Is it scary? Or just, er, deserved? It's a very conservative, but well assembled list, and Fark certainly stand outs. I say "Bravo!".
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 27, 2002 - 40 comments

Blogs and pagerank

The Google Time Bomb- how weblogs are increasingly influencing the algorithms of Google's search engine. It looks like fun could be had with this. (From Microcontent news)
posted by RobertLoch on Mar 4, 2002 - 28 comments

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