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Comment count bug

This is a minor bug, but if you go into the July Archives page, the Waking Life thread says it has 69 comments. If you click into the thread, the parenthetical reports 68 comments.
posted by willnot on Jul 17, 2002 - 7 comments

Jeez I hate CFMX.

Jeez I hate CFMX.

Help me out by posting all bugs you find here.
posted by mathowie on Jul 15, 2002 - 73 comments

Two Small Questions

Two itsy-bitsy questions and one trivial, infinitesimal footnote:

1)On MetaTalk's front page it says "There have been no links and no comments posted since your last visit". Since posts here aren't required to have links wouldn't it be better to say posts or, following the wording on the posting box, threads?

2)Why, when you go back to revise your new post, does the category selected always jump back to bugs? (Some posts mistakenly attributed to bugs are impossible to find through the category archives).

Footnote: Does anyone else feel slightly disappointed when they check in on MeTa and there haven't been any new posts for what seems like ages? Is this ethically deplorable in any way? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jul 1, 2002 - 38 comments

Bug in Mozilla 1.0

When I try to post a comment in Mozilla 1.0, the Preview screen shows "Comment Preview:" without the text box/buttons. This is only true in MeFi, not MeTa.
posted by Marquis on Jun 28, 2002 - 7 comments

Deleted threads should not show up in user history

Threads which have been deleted by Matt should not show up in a search of those posted by a user, but they do.
posted by moz on Jun 24, 2002 - 8 comments

MeFi DNS woes?

Is MetaFilter/Turlyming DNS down? I only seem to be able to reach MeFi because Squid cached the address. NS1 and NS2.turlyming.com aren't answering queries. Anyone?
posted by majick on Jun 21, 2002 - 16 comments

number of new comments doesn't change on refresh

Ok, dumb question time. No matter how often I refresh the page, the new comments number for this thread seems to stay at six. Now, for a while the last comment on the thread was mine, so I know I've seen them all, and this isn't the first time I've encountered this. Anyone tell me what's up?
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Jun 12, 2002 - 10 comments

Problem opening MeTa links in a new window in IE6.

IE6, running on Win98SE. I have "open links in a new window" selected in my profile customization, but they open in the same window anyway.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 12, 2002 - 12 comments

doublepost bug bug

Well not a meta bug but an IE5.1/OS 10.1.5 one, and a first for me, I was using IE5.1/OS 9.1, never had the double comment blurb.

This is what changed for me, if I use the browser back button, after hitting post in the previous window, it post's twice, never happened in the earlier system, and I did it a lot (back button)...won't again I hope...but for what it's worth...
posted by bittennails on Jun 11, 2002 - 11 comments

Is anyone else unable to login to MeFi, or am I just on Matt's shit list?

Is anyone else unable to login to MeFi, or am I just on Matt's shit list?
posted by wsfinkel on May 28, 2002 - 9 comments

Netscape 6.1 bug

Netscape 6.1 bug: using the browser's back button from inside a thread gives you a popup window asking if you want to download a file of type called "text/html, text/html from http://www.metafilter.com". You have to use the "home" button to get back to the front page, and then scroll down to get back to where you were.
posted by biscotti on May 21, 2002 - 10 comments

Formatting Buttons Missing

Hey - is it a bug, my browser, or a glitch: where's the formatting button, ie, BOLD-italic - for Mefi posts? (Win98SE, NS6.2)
posted by dash_slot- on May 19, 2002 - 9 comments

Broken RSS Feed

something seems to be amiss with the metafilter RSS feed. it's well-formed, but only shows the channel data, no items.
posted by ikarus on May 11, 2002 - 4 comments

Cannot Access Thread

[provisional post]As I can't comment on mr_crash_davis's thread, but the "post a new thread" feature is working, this is just to say that, when I try to access MetaFilter I get a "Do you want to download MetaFilter?" window.
posted by MiguelCardoso on May 8, 2002 - 5 comments

Can't access the front page.

Here's a weird one. I can't view the front page. (More inside)
posted by mr_crash_davis on May 8, 2002 - 24 comments

Just tried to hit preview for a comment and got an error page....

I just tried to hit preview for a comment to 16366 and got an error page. This happens nowhere else. Not that the comment is of earthshaking urgency but it is pertinent... If it's on my end, yikes, what can I do, in the as read to a chimp version?
posted by y2karl on Apr 15, 2002 - 8 comments

bug with the autotranslation of certain characters into HTML codes

There's still a bug with the autotranslation of certain characters into HTML codes. In this thread I just posted, each paragraph describing the AIMbots began with an equals sign followed by a greater-than sign. Hitting "preview" retained these characters, though in the actual text-entry box, they'd all been turned into "=>". Then, upon posting, they all showed up as "=>".
posted by aaron on Mar 16, 2002 - 8 comments

Three of four browsers agree, Mefi is broken.

Right now I need Netscape Navigator 4 to view Mefi correctly. In IE, Opera and Netscape 6, teh last words on the page are " of his recent cranial bleeding.". Maybe it's just me but I doubt it.
posted by Baud on Mar 15, 2002 - 10 comments

LofiMefi bug

there is an annoying bug in lofi.mefi: deleted FPP's and the number of comments show up long after deletion -- possibly till they fall of the lofi page. Such as this March 13 gaff:

Google This is google
posted by mathowie at 6:35 PM PST - 0 comments - Post a Comment

They don't show up in the "normal" Front page but they do in lofi.mefi. Also the lofi version has no text ads, is lofi.mefi not supported?

posted by DBAPaul on Mar 15, 2002 - 7 comments

Comment bug

Front page: Take a Virtual Hajj Tour (via beliefnet)...
posted by adnanbwp at 8:42 AM PST - 4 comments

Inside: Take a Virtual Hajj Tour (via beliefnet)...
posted by adnanbwp at 8:42 AM PST (3 comments total)

posted by lbergstr on Feb 21, 2002 - 3 comments

Problem with Preview

Preview is badly broken, at least under IE 5.1 on Mac OS X. Details inside.
posted by nicwolff on Feb 14, 2002 - 5 comments

Couple of obscure browser bugs

couple of obscure browser bugs
posted by andrew cooke on Feb 3, 2002 - 3 comments

Mis-attributed posts?

Today my posts are attributed to "MrBrett." The other day it was "allpaws." I need simple answers, apparently. Is it aol??
posted by G_Ask on Jan 12, 2002 - 16 comments

Netscape problems

Disappearing comments in Netscape 4.78: when I post a comment to MeFi, it doesn't appear until I force the page to reload. When I post a comment to MeTa, it disappears completely! Obviously, I'm posting this with a different browser.
posted by MrBaliHai on Jan 12, 2002 - 11 comments

Fix My Triple-Post!

Erk. How do I undo a mistake? I think I just posted a comment three times. It's not showing up on the thread, but when I click to "comments made by this user," in my profile, it does show up. Can I erase it, somehow?
posted by Badmichelle on Jan 10, 2002 - 9 comments

Missing "Post" Button

The 'Post' button for comments seems to have stopped working for me in Mac IE 5.1. The button is there, but it doesn't do anything.
posted by jjg on Jan 2, 2002 - 10 comments

Front page weirdness!

Front page wierdness! Under Opera 5 on Linux, the FPP for Digital Beauties is in Under Mozilla on Linux, the entire front page from that point on is . Looks like it's due to an unbalanced container. And SIZE=1??? What's up with that???
posted by chipr on Dec 24, 2001 - 5 comments

fixed a couple long-standing bugs

I finally fixed a couple long-standing bugs. One, when you used <blockquote> in a comment, the preview page would look screwy, but upon submission, it would appear fine. That is fixed. The second, as mentioned by nicwolff below, had to do with the preview not being an exact preview of the comment after submission. That has been fixed, and the special code clean up that is done on submission is done on preview.
posted by mathowie on Dec 21, 2001 - 24 comments

Opera bug

A few things (inside).
posted by gleemax on Dec 19, 2001 - 18 comments

What makes all the new comments lights disappear in MeTa?

The moment I click on the first MeTa thread all the useful little "new comments" lights on the other threads disappear. This has never happened over on MetaFilter. What are we, second-class citizens here or what? :) Anyone know a way round this?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 10, 2001 - 10 comments

Testing testing, is this thing on (Dec. 2001)?

Test post -- I'm showing nothing posted in MeFi or MeTalk since 5:00 pacific... :: blows in microphone :: Is this thing on? :)
posted by metrocake on Dec 7, 2001 - 16 comments

Comment display error (Dec. 2001)

Okay what'd I do wrong this time? =(
posted by ZachsMind on Dec 5, 2001 - 25 comments

Broken html messing up the place.

It appears the code can be broken.
posted by geoff. on Nov 25, 2001 - 17 comments

Bug: comment links send me back to the top

when i try to jump to someone's specific comment in a MeTa thread, it sends me to the top of the page. [example inside]
posted by rorycberger on Nov 14, 2001 - 6 comments

Preview and Post Broken in Netscape

Users can't preview or post comments in Netscape 6x. When you click the preview button the preview, form field and form button areas show up blank. I've experienced this on NS6.1 and NS6.2 on both MetaFilter and MetaTalk. This has only been happening over the past few days. (I think this bug may be related to this bug, but I'm not sure. For some reason I can't view source on the preview page.)
posted by mrbula on Nov 7, 2001 - 2 comments

Weird Code in Comments

It may be just me, but in just the last couple of days I'm finding that my comments are being auto-appended with extra &ltp>, resulting in a few lines of blank space after my comments but before the comment footer. At first I figured it was just me being careless with extra &ltp> tags lying around in my post, but it's happening every time and this test post exhibited the same behavior. In the second paragraph, I typed the line and inserted no paragraph or br tags, and didn't even hit return to start a new line- yet after hitting "Post" there are extra &ltp> tags in the HTML after posting. Thoughts?
posted by hincandenza on Nov 6, 2001 - 4 comments

I can't post. :-(

I can't post. :-(

I entered my post, did a preview, and I'm ready to go. I'm at the
http://www.metafilter.com/contribute/post_preview.mefi page and
hit the POST button. It just keeps bringing me back to the same place.

I am running Opera 5.0 under Linux.
posted by chipr on Nov 3, 2001 - 5 comments

Weird Logout Error at Work

Whenever I log out of MeFi, the main page comes back up still with the white (X New) note after "comments." Then, when I try to refresh, I get "Error Occurred While Processing Request," specifically a "Loop error" concerning the QUERY= attribute specifying the query "weblog." Is this just something with my computer at work? (WinNT, IE 5)
posted by arco on Oct 29, 2001 - 1 comment

Is there a bug in the MeTa post category options?

Uh...I know I didn't post that last thread to Bugs. Can anybody else back me up on this?
Is there any way to track if it was somehow (spontaneously?) moved, Matt?
posted by Su on Oct 27, 2001 - 6 comments

netscape dislikes the sideblog.

the sideblog doesn't show up on netscape (more inside)
posted by rorycberger on Oct 23, 2001 - 10 comments

Netscape ate my MeFi!

Netscape ate my MeFi! (More inside...)
posted by digital_insomnia on Oct 22, 2001 - 13 comments

Search Timeouts

It seems that both myself and Qubit are wondering about the search timing out. I did a MeFi Google search to see if anyone had recently linked e-sheep, and it looked safe. Little did I know. As per Qubit, why does the Metafilter specific search engine time out consistently, letting dumbasses like myself double post?
posted by arielmeadow on Oct 17, 2001 - 10 comments

Preview Bugs

I was wondering why the Preview Comment page referred to being able to edit it "below" but there was no way to edit. I happened to have my Javascript console open today:

JavaScript Error: http://www.metafilter.com/contribute/post_comment_preview.cfm, line 443:

this.style has no properties.

posted by SEWilco on Oct 16, 2001 - 2 comments

Multiple posting.

Today, a user posted SEVEN identical posts on the front page (here's one). It doesn't appear to be spam. I guess the user doesn't understand how to post threads (You may have to wait a while after hitting the Post button). If I were Matt, this is the kind of idiocy that would make my job suck.

posted by ktheory on Oct 4, 2001 - 8 comments

Bad Formatting on MeFi Threads

MetaFilter’s code is messed up. The front page is fine, but all of the threads start with an unclosed anchor tag. This is bad. To be more specific, there’s only the left angle bracket and the insides of the link. You’re missing a right angle bracket and the closing tag.
posted by gleemax on Sep 23, 2001 - 10 comments

Problems with Links

I can never include a link in my comments. I go through the motions and the appropriate window appears but then, when I preview or post the comment, it either comes out as gobbledygook or disappears.
Why is this? Subliminally it also makes me post more than I would feel like - because URL links are so effectively rendered when you post one to the front-page- so this is a real problem.
What can the matter be?

posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 21, 2001 - 18 comments

First paragraph of initial post missing on comments page

I seem to be losing the first paragraph of the initial post when I click through to /comments.mefi/# (win98/IE6). Not a big deal, as I've already read it on the front page, but... thought I'd mention it. Ignore me if it's just a result of heavy traffic (or something I'm doing wrong).
posted by transient on Sep 21, 2001 - 1 comment

Fixed new/same window problem

I fixed a longstanding site problem for members. The "open links in a new window/open in the same window" feature has always been a bit buggy, but I finally cleaned up all the code that does it. So now, if you have your prefs set to new windows, you will always get a new window on any offsite link on the front page and comment pages, including everyone's comments (I wasn't doing this before). Also, I added a "two years ago" link to the sidebar.
posted by mathowie on Sep 21, 2001 - 8 comments

Search Timeouts

The search facility is basically dead on its feet: I get timeouts 9 times out of 10. Understandable, given the size of the DB, but might it be worth outsourcing (ie, a Googlified site:www.metafilter.com link)?
posted by holgate on Sep 19, 2001 - 3 comments

Why is there a %40 where the @ should be?

FidelDonson's Profile
Name: Fidel Donson
Email: donson%40mail.dk

I am wondering why the @ shows up as a %40 in the user profiles
posted by FidelDonson on Sep 12, 2001 - 4 comments

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