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It actually is kind of serious business.

I, too, am trying to find a comment I'm almost certain I read on the Blue. It was a refutation of the glib, "The internets is serious business!"-style dismissal of people who would deign to take anything said online to heart. The tone of the comment was something to the effect of, "Sure, it's no big deal, it has only connected much of the world's population in ways only dreamed of," or something. I'm not doing it justice, nor am I trying to. The commenter might have been quoting someone else. Many thanks to anyone who can locate this!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on May 25, 2009 - 12 comments

Thanks for my pony?

Thanks for my pony? [more inside]
posted by butterstick on Apr 8, 2009 - 38 comments

Chrome Needs Polishing

Links to specific comments don't work for me when using Chrome (with Vista). [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Apr 4, 2009 - 20 comments

Editorializing about Optimalized Recent Activity

Changed interface in Recent Activity!
"78 total comments. 5 since the last comment you read. 20 since your most recent comment, last 10 shown below..." This? Is very cool! Thanks! Very much!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 31, 2009 - 47 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 - 35 comments

Who watches the Watchmen comments?

I finally got to see Watchmen last night and in talking about it afterwards, I was reminded of a comment I read on the blue that I cannot for the life of me find again. I have been looking for a couple of hours now and beginning to wonder if I made the whole thing up. Please help. [more inside]
posted by Bango Skank on Mar 13, 2009 - 57 comments

Collecting Specialness

I noticed Neatorama had another post from Metafilter on their site (previously), but then looked closely and noticed it wasn't Metafilter they were linking to. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 6, 2009 - 34 comments

Why do Americans always dance around singing the same song?

The Sound of Music-oblivious Salzburg Lady. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Mar 3, 2009 - 21 comments


Thank you for deleting me. [more inside]
posted by pianomover on Dec 30, 2008 - 121 comments

Is something up with the AskMe database?

It seems like half the time I try to post an answer on the green, it will show up saying it was successfully posted, then disappear. This isn't just in preview, it POSTs the comment and I get a full HTML page back with the new comment included. But if I look later, anytime between minutes and hours later, the comment's gone. It disappears from my posting history too, and I've gotten no mail from admins or anything like that. This doesn't seem to happen on the blue.
posted by vsync on Dec 23, 2008 - 30 comments

Comment Search: The Specificking

I read an Ask Metafilter comment a while back that was an awesome recreation of what would happen if men actually verbalized their moment-to-moment thoughts to their significant other. [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Nov 21, 2008 - 99 comments

Where's that post about what happens in the ER?

I can't find the comment about what happens when you show up at the ER for a mental health issue. I'm pretty sure it was in an AskMe thread posted by an anonymous person with bipolar symptoms, and I'm pretty sure it was sidebarred. (Is there a sidebar archive? Pony request!) [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Apr 3, 2008 - 18 comments

waaahaaaa there's no comments on tag view please advise

So, is there any reason why the tag view (example) has no comment count?
posted by Memo on Feb 10, 2008 - 10 comments

Fight iPhone Lag, disable comment autopreview

iPhone-y pony please: a way to supress the automatic inline comment preview to mitigate typing lag. [more inside]
posted by Good Brain on Sep 25, 2007 - 16 comments

My Little Pony, I Love My Little Pony.

Ooops, I did it again. I made a comment and once again it resulted in an accidental triple comment, a product (I suspect) of some sort of clash between my work server and Metafilter's server. It's not the first time it's happened either. And although all but one of my triple-comment will (hopefully) have been deleted by the time I finish writing this post (I have e-mailed an admin, as I usually do whenever it happens), it's getting annoying. Matt, I know you're really busy providing us with an awesome site, but could you please institute some kind of delay of just a few seconds between the time that someone has posted a comment and the time that they can comment again? They have one over at Metafilter's twin, Devoter, so surely it can't be that hard to do, can it? And best of all, it'll have plent of other benefits to the site (preventing abuse etc) and better yet, you, cortex and the ever suffering jessamyn will never have to get another e-mail from me asking you to delete two of my comments. Matt, please, can this be done?
posted by Effigy2000 on Mar 6, 2007 - 26 comments

The Wheel

In the middle of this thread, robocop is bleeding has written a truly awesome short story. Shades of... I dunno, Chuck Palahniuk, maybe? It's seriously that good. rib, have you published an anthology? 'Cause I'd buy it.
posted by Faint of Butt on Feb 16, 2007 - 59 comments

Please fix my HTML mistake.

I think I broke this thread with a malformed tag. Please hope me?
posted by armage on Jan 26, 2007 - 21 comments

Deleted comments included in comment count

Hello. This is not really hurting my life or anything, but it seems that the list of posts on the "My Favorites" tab on the front page includes deleted comments in its comment count for each post. Screenshot here.
posted by thirteenkiller on Dec 6, 2006 - 5 comments

MetaFilthy replacement for Firefox 2.0?

Are there any programmers out there who would be interested in making a MetaFilthy clone/replacement for Firefox 2.0? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Nov 4, 2006 - 24 comments

haunting and moving comment, but offtopic

This comment had seemingly nothing at all to do with the FPP on which it was posted, yet I found it one of the most haunting and moving things I have ever read in MeFi.
posted by psmealey on Oct 21, 2006 - 73 comments

Offensive gif in Askme thread

This kind of thing should result in an instaban.
posted by SpecialK on Oct 6, 2006 - 71 comments

Request: the ability to retrieve a comment that was almost posted to a deleted thread.

A FPP rant was recently deleted after I began to compose my response. Hence, by the time I was ready to post, the thread was closed to new comments... and I lost several good paragraphs that I would have been content to post elsewhere. Respectfully request some scheme (redirection to Preview Page, for instance) whereby content is retrieveable in such a case.
posted by The Confessor on Jul 30, 2006 - 30 comments

Can I post a self-link in a comment?

I'm fairly new to MetaFilter, and really only ever read the Ask section. I know - and respect - that I'm not supposed to post a self-link anywhere. But in a question I read yesterday, I saw that a lot of people object to websites that play sounds (as do I). I've found a program that lets me mute the whole browser window, and would like to put that info somewhere as I think a lot of people would like it. But I do run a site that gives discounts on software, and will have one on that program next week.

So I guess I have 2 questions - can I politely post a link to the program at all? It's not news, just something it sounds like people want. And second, can I post that my site will be discounting it next week?

posted by EllenC on Jul 20, 2006 - 14 comments

David Pogue makes a comment

David Pogue replies in David Pogue is the rudest man alive! thread.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts on Jun 1, 2006 - 51 comments

anonymous comments for $1 a shot

Less of a feature request, more of a mega cash-cow idea for Matt: The ability to make anonymous comments for $1 a shot.
posted by agropyron on May 17, 2006 - 94 comments

Shoutout: matthewr's MeFi comment navigator

This script is awesome, and makes MetaFilter a better place.

Just wanted to say thank you, matthewr.
posted by drpynchon on Feb 26, 2006 - 52 comments

Pony: temporary comment editing

Temporary comment editing?
I'm sure this has been brought up before but......It would be nice to be able to edit one's comments for a short period after posting. Not for very long, obviously, but long enough to fix glaring errors or spelling mistakes.
posted by fenriq on Feb 3, 2006 - 78 comments

Why was my AskMe answer to the BSDM bottom/top question deleted?

Why was my comment in this thread deleted?
posted by Jairus on Jan 20, 2006 - 65 comments

Stuck inside comment previews

Please include a link to the thread itself when stuck inside comment preview mode.
posted by nixerman on Jan 4, 2006 - 26 comments

Why doesn't the new comment count coincide with what I have and have not read?

Hi, I've been following metafilter since 2000-2001 but just recently registered an account. One feature I notice is the "new comments" count. This count rarely seems to coincide with what I actually have and have not read. What criteria does the system use to determine the appropriate "new" comment amount?
posted by mulligan on Dec 31, 2005 - 6 comments

Screwed up a comment, paging someone with fixing powers

Ouch -- screwed up a comment in this promising thread by concreteforest. Hope someone is around with fixing powers, as it might prevent others posting.
posted by Miko on Dec 15, 2005 - 1 comment

Error message while trying to comment.

When trying to post a comment from XP/IE7.0b I get an error message. [MI]
posted by yeoz on Nov 10, 2005 - 8 comments

Ignore and move on already.

Demanding "newsfilter" + commenting in thread anyway = me wanting to kill you.
posted by fleacircus on Oct 31, 2005 - 39 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

Fixing the returning anchor

Call this Feature Requests/Etiquette: I'd like, upon flagging a comment (in this case, Carbolic's accidental doubling), to be returned to the #name from whence I came, rather than the head of the thread to scroll down.
Further this thread has been magnificent, at least to the extent that I've gotten, in both well-reasoned argumentation and a lack of calling each other douchebags. I'd like to point out that both Rothko and Dios have been excellent at engaging each other in a way that, while highlighting their disagreement, is about the facts and arguments that each is presenting. Good show you guys. This is why I joined Metafilter.
(You may now commence flaming me for whatever evils I have evidenced in this post).
posted by klangklangston on Oct 17, 2005 - 88 comments

Deletion query

Ah! The sting of deletion has pricked me for the first time. Without getting into boring specifics (I would assume my offense was off-topicness), I wonder if the policing in AskMe has become more stringent? Guidance from the deleters-on-high would be appreciated--I am all for making the site as useful as possible, and also for not wasting my own time.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 17, 2005 - 7 comments

Live Preview display should match comment entry pls

A pony: Can the Live Preview box be displayed in the same fashion as the actual posts on the page? More specifically, rather than being indented to the same margins as the comment entry box, can it be shown with the same margins as the actual posts on the page?
posted by Jairus on Jul 22, 2005 - 13 comments

Where'd that comment go?

I could have sworn that somebody posted a link as a response to my question. Now that I have time to actually check it out, though, the link is gone. What gives? Bug? Gratuitous moderation? Anyone know what the link was?
posted by jdroth on Jul 21, 2005 - 20 comments

Metafilter is not for pyramid scheme

It should be pretty obvious that stuff like this should not fly in the blue. Using this site as a quarry for pyramid schemes is inappropriate and action should be taken accordingly.
posted by baphomet on Jun 26, 2005 - 47 comments

Warnock's Dilemma

Warnock's Dilemma is the situation you face when people don't comment on your postings. The problem with no response is that there are five possible interpretations:

1. The post is correct, well-written information that needs no follow-up commentary. There's nothing more to say except "Yeah, what he said."
2. The post is complete and utter nonsense, and no one wants to waste the energy or bandwidth to even point this out.
3. No one read the post, for whatever reason.
4. No one understood the post, but won't ask for clarification, for whatever reason.
5. No one cares about the post, for whatever reason.
This perfectly captures my thoughts when I see an amazing post with only 2 or 3 comments (of course, I believe everyone else is thinking point 1 as well). This probably explains why we can't equate lots of comments nor low comments with the quality of a post, since it could be good or bad in five different ways, as described here.
posted by mathowie on Apr 24, 2005 - 41 comments

What's to gain from posting a negative comment?

Say you see a FPP, and say it sucks. What's to gain from posting a negative comment? Many comments I see are not only negative, they're downright vicious. If it's a double post, or a self-link, chances are it will be deleted. Furthermore - personally, if I see a post that's been there for a while and there are only a few comments, I'm not going to read the comments, simple as that. I'd bet many of you follow this as well. So why bash a lousy post?

Some of us seem extremely mindful of MetaFilter's integrity. Does it only hurt it further to barrage a poster with bitching? (PS - I'm aware of the fact that this very post could be a repeat, but it was hard to search for this - the ironing would be delicious).
posted by ORthey on Mar 30, 2005 - 44 comments

Plea for editorial discretion when deleting AskMe comments

YA plea for editorial discretion/benevolent neglect. [greater within]
posted by kenko on Feb 19, 2005 - 87 comments

Deleted comment cipher?

In this post a number of comments that (at least in my opinion) were legitimately funny but a little tasteless were removed without notice. Two questions - (1) would it make sense to have a "comment deleted" notice so that meta-comments make a little more sense, and (2) why were they deleted if none of the guidelines were violated?
posted by thedevildancedlightly on Jan 24, 2005 - 52 comments

Deleted comment notification?

Would it be possible, when comments are deleted, to replace them with a [comment deleted due to offensiveness] rather than delete it altogether, and have 100 people all scratching their heads going, "huh?" at the apparently non-sequitorous responses?

(Phrasing partially stolen from wackybrit)

(Caveat: This is not me bitching. Just a question. If it's a bad idea, just let me know.)
posted by Bugbread on Dec 30, 2004 - 59 comments

Is this because I'm new?

Help! I can't set up links within my comments. Beneath the comment box I only have Preview and Spellcheck: no link button, no bold, no italics. Is this because I'm new? I sure would like to be able to link to things to, you know, back up my comments. Thanks for your help!
posted by Fuzzy Monster on Nov 22, 2004 - 22 comments

Comment count reconfiguration

Intentional Double Post! Since User No. 1 never responded when I posted this last July... These days, with our lengthy yet interesting (to me) threads I am more often encountering the timeout/comment count refresh issue and would like to again call for this value to be user configured or set to a longer value, preferably 45 minutes or so.
posted by billsaysthis on Mar 10, 2004 - 15 comments

Awesome comment from monju_bosatsu!

I feel compelled to publicly applaud and congratulate monju_bosatsu for this superb and interesting essay, elevating an otherwise lackluster post to greatness.
posted by anastasiav on Oct 14, 2003 - 45 comments

Don't you just hate being called a liar?

"Yeah, you just hate to link to those sorts of sites."

Don't you just hate being called a liar?
posted by Irontom on Oct 8, 2003 - 44 comments

Want to cut MetaFilter's bandwidth in half?

Want to cut MetaFilter's bandwidth in half? Put the comment post function in a pop-up window. More inside.
posted by squirrel on Oct 3, 2003 - 40 comments

comment counts in MeTa

Trivial pony: when inside MeTa threads, could we have a count of total comments, like we do in the Blue? I know the comment counts are there on the MetaTalk home, but it might be nice, even if only for consistency of UI, to be able to tell how many comments without having to back out and re-enter.
posted by jonson on Jul 3, 2003 - 16 comments

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