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Archive link request

The use of archive sites to get around paywalls has been discussed a few times already. I'd like to foreground a request: when using an archive link, please also include the original link. This is for 2 reasons... [more inside]
posted by trig on Feb 16, 2022 - 12 comments

download/dump of posts (not just comments)?

Is there any way for MeFites to download/export our own posts? I'm pretty sure the Comments download only gets comments, not posts. If this feature doesn't yet exist, could it go on the list of nice-to-have features? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Dec 21, 2021 - 4 comments

Old Post on Journals and Diaries

I'm looking for a post I saw some years ago on Metafilter. It was about a library or institution that was collecting diaries and journals kept by ordinary (not famous) people. I've been unable to find searching on the site and was hoping someone here recalled it or could find it. Thank you!
posted by marxchivist on Nov 11, 2021 - 4 comments

Looking for post

I remember either seeing a question on AskMe or a post on the blue about an animal tooth that had grooves dug into them, and it being discovered it was because the animal was trying to break out of a trap. In a comment or answer, someone shared an article or blog post from an archaeologist, I believe, who had come across the same discovery. Any ideas?
posted by FirstMateKate on Sep 28, 2020 - 2 comments

Impossible. Perhaps the archives are incomplete.

I'd always thought MeFi site searches were pretty much comprehensive, but last night I came across several search terms that were clearly missing content. Has anyone else noticed this behavior in the past, or could this be a new bug? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Sep 19, 2019 - 10 comments

Lost in the archives...

On the monthly archives pages it is much easier to find out the time of day a post was made than the date a post was made. I think time of day and date should be equally accessible by listing both on the "posted by" line. [more inside]
posted by clorox on Feb 9, 2013 - 7 comments

Prospecting for goldmines

There is a certain kind of website that has always brought me great joy…expansive, idiosyncratic, under-the-radar, well-edited, weirdly-colored goldmines of information on something. Help prospect the MeFi archives for goldmines. [more inside]
posted by silby on Jul 11, 2011 - 58 comments

DFW's Circled Words

Follow-up to this David Foster Wallace thread about his archives. Slate obtained the entire list of words circled by DFW in his American Heritage Dictionary.
posted by educatedslacker on Apr 14, 2010 - 22 comments

Do you read Mefi archives or your favourites?

Do you read Metafilter archives and/or your favourited items? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Feb 5, 2010 - 54 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

Single Day AskMeFi Archive Browse

Is there any way to browse the Ask archives a day at a time? Browsing by date (e.g. http://ask.metafilter.com/archived.mefi/10/01/2006/ ) currently brings up an entire month at a time, which is rather unwieldy. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jun 26, 2008 - 12 comments

Follow up to "Vienna phonebook thread"

FYI: Remember the "Vienna phonebook thread"? The archival collection we used to find all that information is (finally) being opened to the public with a presentation tomorrow afternoon here at the Holocaust Museum in Washington.
posted by arco on Jun 6, 2007 - 11 comments

Problem with popular projects page.

In Projects -- The popular links for "March" include projects from March '06.
posted by empath on Mar 6, 2007 - 9 comments

Sidebar History

Sidebar: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 years ago... 6, 7? I mean, I can type it in manually, but I figured I'd suggest it and see if enough people want it. And I'm not saying to go on indefinitely, could turn into "1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15 years ago" over time, as per mathowie's decendants' wishes.
posted by Eideteker on Jan 15, 2007 - 33 comments

Old Sidebars

Stupid question time: Is there a way to see old sidebar entries? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I searched Yahoo! and checked the FAQ and the wiki, and found nothing. Specifically, I'm looking for a sidebarred AskMe post about gift suggestions for a strange and quirky family. Thanks!
posted by Faint of Butt on Dec 20, 2006 - 15 comments

Metafilter History

having stumbled through the wiki and come out no wiser, a query: is there anywhere a concise source for metafilter history? i'm particularly interested in how the 5$ fee came to be conceived, and the effects (short-, mid- & long-term) it had on the blue/green/grey.
posted by progosk on Dec 8, 2006 - 59 comments

Project Voting

Is there a quick and simple way to view all the projects I've ever voted for? I vaguely recall someone asking about votes in people's profiles ("...and voted for # projects") but I can't find it (or the answer)
Now that we have our favorites so nicely organized, I wanted to go back and find the projects I had previously voted for, because some of those were probably things I would also want to favorite.
I'm clicking all over the site (profile, projects, comments, favorites) and can't find what I want...
posted by easternblot on Jun 26, 2006 - 9 comments

Add Years to Posting Info

Pony: Year included in the posted by line. With the year a posting was made appearing only once at the top of the page browsing the archives can be confusing. [MI]

For example how about changing the posted by line to:
posted by Mitheral at 7:38 PM MST on 2006/06/04 [+fave] [!]
posted by Mitheral at 2006/06/04 7:38 PM MST [+fave] [!]

Neither of those is longer than the worst case of :
posted by Mitheral at 5:58 AM MST on September 30 [+fave] [!]
posted by Mitheral on Jun 6, 2006 - 48 comments

FeatureRequest: MeFi bookmarks.

FeatureRequest: MeFi bookmarks. I would love, on AskMeFi and MeFi, to be able to click "bookmark this link", and then be able to go to a page that lists those links I have bookmarked. Ideally sortable by post date and last comment date, searchable by keyword, but the sort/search isn't totally necessary.

"Why not bookmark it in IE/Mozilla?" Well, call me picky but I really prefer to reserve browser bookmarks for main pages of sites I visit ALL the time (i.e. MeFi/AskMeFi). It'd be nice to have a local archive of the stuff I'm tracking and want to keep coming back to.
posted by twiggy on Dec 29, 2005 - 21 comments

AskMe Archives by Category

Is there a way to see archived posts in Ask MeFi more than 30 days old by category? If not, it seems like an extremely useful feature--perhaps even show ALL posts by category and then just do "older results" at the bottom of the page on and on until the beginning of MeFi time...
posted by shivohum on Dec 10, 2005 - 2 comments

Archives link in Projects isn't working correctly.

The archives link within Projects seems not to work as expected. Apologies if this is known or expected.
posted by Rothko on Nov 22, 2005 - 4 comments

Project Archives

I don't think the archives page on projects.metafilter.com is working...
posted by ph00dz on Nov 21, 2005 - 5 comments

Bug in AskMe Archives

When I try to page through my AskMe archives by clicking "next," the same results start each page and some older ones are added to the end.
posted by callmejay on Nov 13, 2005 - 8 comments

Closed Threads

"This thread is over 30 days old, and has been closed for archival purposes." No, the thread life has been extended on all parts of MeFi, right? So the message needs changing?
posted by Tuwa on Nov 12, 2005 - 5 comments

AskMe Archives

Is there a way to view the AskMe category archives beyond a month?
posted by o2b on Nov 3, 2005 - 2 comments

It totally doesn't work

So, uh, when you check through your old Ask.Me threads that you've posted in, and use the numbers at the bottom to skip pages (or the "Next" link)? It totally doesn't work (perhaps the offset variable is broken?). Firefox and IE. Just FYI.
posted by fishfucker on Sep 9, 2005 - 6 comments

My archives links are gone

Occasionally I like to trawl through the MetaTalk archives. There used to be a link on the front to 'current archives' then 'all archives' but that seems to have disappeared with the introduction of the 'next' and 'previous' links. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Jul 14, 2005 - 7 comments

Banishment History

Is there any history of banishment here? And if so, what happened to cause being banned? In all my years of visiting, I have never read about an actual occurance of this.

I did a couple of searches and came up with nothing.
posted by snsranch on Jul 7, 2005 - 126 comments

I can only view the most recent page of questions in archives

When I try to view the askme archives by category, I can only view the most recent page of questions in that category. Is this just me being mentally challenged?
posted by LittleMissCranky on Jun 30, 2005 - 5 comments

AskMe archives missing a way to go to older pages

When viewing a category in AskMe, it defaults to the last 30 days. Unfortunately, it seems to neglect to show the clever widget to allow one to go back further. It shows in MetaTalk's categories.
posted by ontic on Apr 27, 2005 - 4 comments

Blocking Posting History?

This Mefi user is blocking their posting history. Should they be allowed to?
posted by Dean Keaton on Apr 27, 2005 - 53 comments

Username links go to threads instead

When I click on the username in this archived MeFi thread I am taken to an old post with the same number as the user, i.e. the url says 'mefi' instead of 'user'. Only true for the original post, not for comments.
posted by Pigpen on Jan 28, 2005 - 4 comments

AskMe Archives

Why isn't Ask Metafilter archived more extensively? Why is it not searchable? Seems like a great source of info and trivia.
posted by Dukebloo on Jun 11, 2004 - 13 comments

Does googling ask.metafilter.com get the archives?

Does googling ask.metafilter.com get the archives? I was gearing up to chime in about visiting Moab for i_cola, when I had a moment of deja vu. The domain restricted search turned up only two non-results... but searching on my MetaTalk comment history broght me what I was looking for.
posted by weston on May 5, 2004 - 6 comments

MeTa archives goes to MeTa-ish AskMe

The current archives button from MeTa takes me to a page formatted like MeTa but containing Ask MeFi's threads.
posted by wanderingmind on Dec 13, 2003 - 5 comments

MetaTalk archives have stopped indicating new comments

MetaTalk archives (e.g., May) have stopped indicating new comments. This makes it hard to find recent comments in threads that have fallen off the main page.
posted by timeistight on May 13, 2003 - 7 comments

Archives for Sale

Would it be possible to offer for purchase the complete (and, if possible. updatable online) MetaFilter and MetaTalk archives? Would enough people buy it for it to be worthwhile for Matt, revenue-wise? How much would such a treasure cost? Could it be produced on demand, to minimize costs? I know I'd buy it.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Apr 2, 2003 - 46 comments

Are there archives for the sideblog?

Are there archives for the sideblog? I am looking for a sideblog post that Matt put up a few months ago about a site that had a collection of old "morality" films shown in high school. Does anyone know where I might be able to find this post/link?
posted by jacknose on Oct 22, 2002 - 6 comments

Closing Old Threads

New feature: threads on MetaFilter more than a month old are now closed for new comments.
posted by mathowie on Jul 29, 2002 - 27 comments

MetaTalk Archives

Maybe with the temporary increase of bug reports, deleting all but the last 5 metatalk threads on this page might be a little severe?
posted by crunchland on Jul 17, 2002 - 12 comments

The December 2001 archive has a bad link to the DWW Aids Page

The December 2001 archive has a bad link to the DWW Aids Page - it points to 2000, not 2001. Could someone fix it?
posted by pooldemon on Feb 8, 2002 - 13 comments

One Year Ago

Elsewhere, Gluechunk said: One thing I've been doing lately is going back into the archives to read threads/posts from exactly a year ago.

Neat idea. How 'bout a link for it, Matt? Yeah, I could go into the archives, but I think it'd be neat to click somewhere on the front page and go to the MeFi front page from exactly a year ago. Of course, I don't quite know where you'd put the link. It sometimes seems too cluttered up there already. Maybe it would be good for an occasional "Classic MeFi Thread" anniversary. Anyway, just a thought.
posted by Lirp on Feb 27, 2001 - 5 comments

No last day

When I check the Metafilter archives, I see every day of the month except for the last day. In other words, no September 30, no July 31. Has anybody else noticed this?
posted by bwanabetty on Oct 11, 2000 - 1 comment

MeTa Archives

On an unrelated note, is it possible to see MetaTalk archives?
posted by fil! on Apr 28, 2000 - 1 comment

MeTa Archives

Bug: Go to Metatalk. Click Archives. Get 404. Curse wildly.
posted by endquote on Apr 2, 2000 - 3 comments

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