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What are the most popular posts ever for metafilter?

What are the most popular posts ever for metafilter? [more inside]
posted by fartknocker on Jan 13, 2011 - 71 comments

"Load new comments" for MeFi mobile?

"Load new comments" for MeFi mobile? Especially for tragic and topical threads. [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jan 8, 2011 - 16 comments

Best overlooked comments of 2010

Last year, Greg Nog made up a list of tragically overlooked comments from 2009. It was more monkeys than a barrel full of fun, so let's do it again! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Jan 6, 2011 - 68 comments

Italicization is significant.

Could the favorites pages reflect the italicization of the original comments? [more inside]
posted by nobody on Dec 12, 2010 - 29 comments

When a comment leaves the site and enters your BRAIN!

Comments that stay in your mind and pop out unbidden at the strangest of times. [more inside]
posted by seagull.apollo on Nov 21, 2010 - 268 comments

I want a hoverpony!

It is standard Metafilter practice is to add links inline, but when the website they point to dies or rearranges its content they become meaningless. I'd like Metafilter's link dialog to encourage us to add hoverable descriptions to our links. This wouldn't just preserve meaning when a link has died; it would give us a way to alert people to PDF or video files without putting distracting warnings (PDF) in the actual text.
posted by Joe in Australia on Nov 6, 2010 - 45 comments

Not for posts, but for comments; same same but different...

/Pony-request-filter: Would it be possible to see which comments are favourited the most, much like the "Popular Favourites" for posts?
posted by titantoppler on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 comments

seeing deleted comments

So I was looking at this bizarre Metatalk thread and started to wonder: is there a way for me to see which of my comments have been deleted? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Sep 22, 2010 - 207 comments

Most Favorited Comments

Can we have a Popular Comments tab like the Popular Favorites one? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Sep 17, 2010 - 25 comments

Looking for an askme comment about budgeting.

I'm looking for an AskMe comment about budgeting. The commenter described a budgeting system in which all income was immediately paid into a category, so the final balance was $0. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Sep 1, 2010 - 12 comments

Improved Display of Comments in Threads

Can we have alternate cell background colours for discussion threads? [more inside]
posted by Biru on Aug 19, 2010 - 46 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

Seeking Epic Comments

How can I search/filter for comments of a certain length? Is there a way to filter comments via word count using infodump data? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jul 30, 2010 - 10 comments

Loss for words

Why do people post comments that consist entirely of a period? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Jul 13, 2010 - 409 comments

All take and no give!

Forgive me if this was asked before (I searched the FAQ), but I see a lot of people asking questions in AskMeFi who have never commented. Why are the guidelines different from MetaFilter (where you have to comment a certain number of times before you post)? I understand that some people are lurkers and we want to be accepting of that, but it seems like a lot of the questions which break the guidelines could be avoided. Maybe I'm just a whiner?
posted by Lizsterr on Jun 25, 2010 - 28 comments

Fighty gladiator thunderdome

This FPP's typical and relatively successful feminism discussion devolved into a mano a mano between DNye and myself. I admittedly took his bait and engaged; my bad. This led to DNye's epic 3,600 word comment (plus addendum and corrections). I'm trying to disengage in that topic 1 2 as I try to avoid pissing matches these days. He wants to keep on fightin' 1 2 so I'm asking him to bring it here. [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jun 15, 2010 - 221 comments

Old Comments are New Again.

Read comments appear as new after restart. [more inside]
posted by Dipsomaniac on May 31, 2010 - 4 comments

New in My Comments not working right?

The "new comments" thing isn't working on the My Comments page. [more inside]
posted by kafziel on Apr 10, 2010 - 3 comments

Script that explains new favorites on old things

Is there a greasemonkey script that lets us see why old comments have been favorited? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Feb 7, 2010 - 38 comments

Anonymity + audience = ?

Looking for an oft-linked cartoon. Maybe? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Feb 3, 2010 - 22 comments

Inaccurate realtime post/comment count

How is my "last visit" determined? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 15, 2010 - 29 comments

Infodump updates: contact dates, comment length, metatalk closures, munging

Infodump update: we've added a few new features. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 14, 2009 - 163 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

Ui and feature request for Recent Activity page

Here's a couple of requests concerning the Recent Activity page and one for errors when previewing. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 14, 2009 - 19 comments

Recent Activity Comm...

Very Little Pony request: There seems to be a character limit for comments in Recent Activity, showing '...' when a comment gets cut. Any chance of making the cut more noticeable? Maybe with a [...]? [more inside]
posted by Memo on Oct 6, 2009 - 10 comments

Why the sudden rash of "honey"s?

Is it me, or has MeFi been infected with "honey" recently? It seems as though in the past week or so, every thread I go into has someone referring to another poster as "honey" or "hon" -- a term that I find startlingly condescending (with overtones of ageism and sexism, to boot). [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Sep 28, 2009 - 315 comments

Do we have a minute to spare?

Lukas Mathis is asking people to 'rate the quality of some comments from popular websites'

The majority of them are from recent metafilter threads — I've only seen a bit of youtubery.
posted by blasdelf on Sep 26, 2009 - 133 comments

20,000 and still counting...

delmoi has posted 20,000 comments to Metafilter. (Previously)
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Sep 15, 2009 - 274 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

Opera Mini and MeFi: Two Great Tastes That Taste Assy Together

Can't comment from Opera Mini on a Blackberry. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Sep 9, 2009 - 39 comments

greasemonkey scripts that try to track deleted comments?

The faq says there are greasemonkey scripts that try to track deleted comments. Is there anything working? I couldn't find anything following the link. The deletions here are so regular it's like using the internet from China.
posted by peter_meta_kbd on Sep 7, 2009 - 391 comments

@please @make @it @stop!

A reminder: @newpeople, using @username as a form of reply is discouraged on @MetaFilter. This isn't @twitter. [more inside]
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist on Sep 3, 2009 - 139 comments

Why I Read Metafilter

In the discussion on this heartwrenching FPP, paulsc stepped up with a unique perspective on the post and talked about what it's like to care for a family member with schizophrenia. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Aug 27, 2009 - 29 comments

Recent comments not appearing in AskMe

I went to post a reply in this AskMe thread and the 3 most recent comments I saw in Recent Activity seem to have disappeared. They've since also disappeared from Recent Activity. Bug or moderation?
posted by scalefree on Aug 21, 2009 - 42 comments

Please keep track of which comments are new.

Feature request: Keep track of which comments are new to a post since I last read it. [more inside]
posted by floam on Jul 26, 2009 - 48 comments

MeFi meme index?

Is there an index of MeFi memes? I'm pretty new here (so new I'm not sure whether this should go in MeTa or AskMe), but there are a lot of memes I don't quite understand. Has anyone ever created a list of the more popular MeFi memes with explanations and possible origins? I'd love to see one.
posted by spitefulcrow on Jul 15, 2009 - 58 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

Anecdotes

I love reading personal anecdotes on MeFi and AskMeFi. Could you link me to your favorite anecdotal comments and threads? Thank you! [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 27, 2009 - 56 comments

Safari update doesn't have bold/italics/link shortcut

Has anybody updated Safari today and noticed that the shortcuts to italicize, bold and link text are missing below the comment box? I'm logged in, I think java is working and I'm stumped.
posted by bonobothegreat on Jun 8, 2009 - 1 comment

If you don't have anything nice to say....

Is it inappropriate to comment that you're unimpressed with a post? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jun 7, 2009 - 145 comments

help me post comments

I can't post comments to *.metafilter.com [more inside]
posted by dhruva on May 18, 2009 - 17 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

DrossFilter - brute force thread cleanser

As a bit of a brain saver I've made a GreaseMonkey script that hides every comment in a discussion on mefi that has less than 5 favourites. [more inside]
posted by hifimofo on Apr 23, 2009 - 206 comments

Nesting posts

Posts within posts? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Apr 17, 2009 - 42 comments

Way too lazy to scroll.

Pony For Wicked Lazy People Request: Can we get a button to go immediately to the "post comment" area on our recent threads? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Apr 9, 2009 - 200 comments

Comments RSS?

Comments RSS? [more inside]
posted by DJWeezy on Mar 4, 2009 - 19 comments

Help Us Test Timed Editing

We're considering a new feature and could use some help kicking the tires. [more inside]
posted by pb on Dec 17, 2008 - 220 comments

Keyboard Navigation for Comments?

PonyFilter: Keyboard navigation for comments, similar to what's demonstrated here, except the pagination hack wouldn't be necessary (unless you wanted it to go to the next thread instead of the next page). 'j' would go one comment down the page and 'k' would go one comment up the page. It'd be a real nice addition!
posted by WCityMike on Nov 21, 2008 - 31 comments

Favorite count vs. comment count in popular posts

Pony: Unless I'm wrong, it seems that inclusion on the 'popular posts' page/rss feed is limited to highly favorited threads. Can we get threads with a lot of comments included on that page/feed as well, even if they don't have a lot of favorites? Or a separate page for that sort of thing?
posted by Who_Am_I on Nov 21, 2008 - 9 comments

Who has the most favorited comment?

It's possible to find the most favorited post of all time but is it possible to find the most favorited comment of all time? Or a ranking system that does something similar to the post system (week, 30 days, all time) for comments?
posted by bodywithoutorgans on Nov 13, 2008 - 34 comments

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