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Hello, someone has answered your question.

So like reddit sends me an email when someone responds to my postings. Is it possible to engineer the system here in a similar fashion to email me when someone posts an answer to my Ask Metafilter question? I think it could make it a more valuable service. Literally a golden cow. Like Baal.
posted by four panels on Nov 2, 2007 - 31 comments

It's not that I have anything against Squid Voltaire...

Is there some way to have the option of excluding Mefi users' pages from search results? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Oct 17, 2007 - 12 comments

There once was a cost-cutting lady...

WTF - cortex waits until 261 comments to delete the OJ/Target thread?! Do you know how long it takes to craft the perfect limerick for such a crap post?! This post was begging for rhymed snark, and only ColdChef managed in the time allotted. [more inside]
posted by rob511 on Oct 2, 2007 - 1 comment

Just a small verification:

Matt, cortex, jessamyn: did my comment get deleted from the flapjax thread? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Oct 2, 2007 - 4 comments

dextrose

It's not ok to be fat. Yet, if anyone gets anywhere near this medical, social, and genetic consensus, people go apeshit and like magic, the comment is deleted. It just doesn't seem right to me.
posted by four panels on Sep 17, 2007 - 239 comments

Bob's Your Uncle

Why was my comment in this thread deleted? [more inside]
posted by solongxenon on Sep 10, 2007 - 61 comments

Is calling a poster a cheap jerk appropriate for the green?

This guy is getting an awful lot of insulting and unhelpful responses, most calling him petty, a jerk, and cheap (based upon the supposed cost of his wedding and inferred wealth). Appropriate?
posted by cmgonzalez on Sep 6, 2007 - 149 comments

Me too!

Along the lines of the "favorite" button, I suggest adding a "me too" button to appear alongside comments. A list of the people who have clicked "me too" would appear after the comment. Rationale: I get the impression that a lot of people use favorites not so much as bookmarks, but to endorse or "vote for" a comment. Particularly on AskMe, where the point is not so much to discuss a topic as it is to answer a question, it could be useful to indicate "I have nothing to add to soandso's great comment, but want to let it be known that I endorse this answer." I suppose that a "me too" button also invites a "you've got to be kidding" button, but that's a lazy form of argumentation, and would be served just as well by clicking "me too" on a rebuttal comment or writing your own.
posted by adamrice on Aug 31, 2007 - 85 comments

A Question About Favorites

There is a single page that globally ranks comments across the three sites by number of times favorited, spanning the past seven days (link). There are individual pages that rank posts for each subsite by number of times favorited in the past day (AskMefi, Mefi, and Meta). Do there exist individual pages for each subsite that rank the comments most favorited within the past 24 hours — or even a single page that spans all three but ranks the most favorited comments in the last 24 hours?
posted by WCityMike on Aug 24, 2007 - 13 comments

nobody noticed

Follow nobody.
posted by carsonb on Aug 8, 2007 - 93 comments

Uh oh.

I didn't make this comment, but it claims I did. Database corruption?
posted by Malor on Aug 6, 2007 - 50 comments

Rage, rage against the flaming of the mefite

jessamyn: Wait, what? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Aug 2, 2007 - 106 comments

How many is too many?

I'm a little confused about the etiquette concerning favorites. I've had a few people tell me I favorite far too many comments, but I don't really see the harm in it. Is this something I should be worried about? Is there a compelling reason to curtail my willy-nilly favoriting?
posted by tehloki on Aug 1, 2007 - 155 comments

hi

mefi weirdness. I can't seem to comment on the blue. The site shows me as logged in, but every time I hit post on a comment (within the past 5 minutes. it's been fine till now) I get sent to a login screen. And if I login, and then try to post again, I go back to the login screen again. Opera 9.10 on OSX. Is this happening to anyone else? Posting on the gray is fine.
posted by shmegegge on Jul 25, 2007 - 48 comments

Disguising or couching AskMe "opinions" as comments

I noticed in this askme thread some comments that were against the guidelines, so I flagged and moved on. Jessamyn posted and both posters responded to their deleted comments here and here, couching their previous complaints into something resembling more of a proper AskMe answer, progosk perhaps more flagrantly. Consider this a callout on the seemingly accepted practice of providing an AskMe derail, as long as you also provide a throwaway answer. Also consider it a callout to users to just swallow their objections and move on, rather than a complaint against moderators (I know we've discussed editing half a post in similar situations before and don't necessarily want to go there). On preview of the thread again, the OP has been forced to respond, and progosk is still arguing their point.
posted by artifarce on Jul 24, 2007 - 18 comments

yay it's the one millionth comment!

1000000!
posted by jessamyn on Jul 10, 2007 - 132 comments

Fixed that for you.

Moderators edit comments?
posted by Methylviolet on Jul 7, 2007 - 306 comments

big response

Just curious why yet another Ask Metafilter answer was immediately deleted with no email explanation. Thanks.
posted by four panels on Jun 29, 2007 - 95 comments

Deleted posts orphans my comments. :`(

So I noticed that comments I've made in a posts which are subsequently deleted don't show up in my profile's activity...
posted by wfrgms on Jun 19, 2007 - 13 comments

To see things the way I do, you have to strip out the context entirely.

AmberV's posts in this thread are a fascinating account of what it's like to hold a conversation as a person with Asperger's.
posted by hindmost on Jun 8, 2007 - 18 comments

Highlighting the original questioner's comments in Ask Metafilter - good idea or bad?

Often in Ask Metafilter the original questioner chimes in with clarifications or extra information, but answerers don't necessarily read all previous comments before chipping in. Do people think it might be a good idea to highlight the original poster's comments in thread? (Obviously this only makes sense for Ask).
posted by handee on May 24, 2007 - 51 comments

Moderation in moderating

What standards of consistency to moderators apply in redacting comments? Can anything give rise to standards? I ask not so much to seek the retention of my own comments; the world wouldn't be worse off if all of them were deleted. But I am flabbergasted at the inconsistency in treatment -- e.g., the comments on this thread -- and amazed that there's no attempt to explain or even to identify the party responsible.
posted by Clyde Mnestra on May 23, 2007 - 86 comments

NOT MEFI-IST

"My comments" by thread por favor.
posted by bardic on May 21, 2007 - 27 comments

snark feature disabled

the snark feature is disabled for me - by that i mean the comments arent working.
posted by sgt.serenity on Apr 25, 2007 - 22 comments

Well, this is probably a bug...


posted by Ogre Lawless on Apr 17, 2007 - 73 comments

Most responses to a post ... ?

I really started something yesterday, and it's got me curious - do we know what the greatest number of comments ever made on a MetaFilter topic is?
posted by jbickers on Apr 12, 2007 - 51 comments

Comment length hard limit?

(Minor issue, but) is there a character limit on comments?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Apr 2, 2007 - 59 comments

Comments as votes?

Is it fair to consider the number of comments an FPP receives as an indication of community interest in the post? If so, then it is a pity that eustacescrubb's great find (a real best of the web IMHO) gets only a handful of comments whilst yet another FPP about Ann Coulter frothing at the mouth generates so many.
posted by three blind mice on Mar 3, 2007 - 72 comments

Favorites Page

Favorited comments not appearing on Favorites page. Ambrosia favorited this comment of mine, but it does not appear on my Favorites page. (It does appear on her favorites page.) Not sure if it's affecting the total favorites count.
posted by occhiblu on Dec 20, 2006 - 11 comments

Request: click and limit to specific poster

My first-ever pony request: In a given thread, what about a link next to each member's individual comments, that is titled "see all comments by this member in this thread." So, say, I want to see all of mathowie's comments in a particular thread, I click on that link and it gives me a page with just mathowie's comments in that thread. I know you can see all of a member's comments by going to their user page, but it's kind of cumbersome to click back and forth and you can't view all the comments together. It would be nice to have them all thrown up on one page. It would help us evaluate the position or argument that the person is developing throughout the thread.
posted by jayder on Dec 16, 2006 - 21 comments

Comment display error

Am I the only one who sees wierd-crazy badness under this comment in the Peter Boyle RIP post in the blue?
posted by brain cloud on Dec 13, 2006 - 8 comments

Comment icon discovered

Clever
posted by timeistight on Dec 12, 2006 - 33 comments

Backwards comments page

Everyone who has posted in this thread has a backwards comments page, in most browsers anyway.
posted by Mwongozi on Dec 11, 2006 - 35 comments

Responding to my critics.

It seems people have a lot of virtiol for my comments. Since I missed those posts, I would like to take this opportunity to respond.
posted by kfx on Dec 6, 2006 - 136 comments

Needs metafilterhistory tag, please.

Is no problem. Is now thread with greatest number of comments. Needs metafilterhistory tag, please.
posted by cgc373 on Dec 1, 2006 - 39 comments

The one-and-a-half-millionth comment

The one-and-a-half-millionth comment was posted to the blue last week without notice. And for good reason: it's a throw-away tagline in a quickly-deleted thread. So let's all laud the 1,499,999th comment instead. It took us just fifteen months to get from one million to here.
posted by Plutor on Nov 28, 2006 - 18 comments

My Comments page broken

My "My Comments" page is broken. "[Macromedia][SQLServer JDBC Driver][SQLServer]Cannot sort a row of size 8407, which is greater than the allowable maximum of 8094." I have a hunch on which thread is to blame.
posted by smackfu on Nov 9, 2006 - 24 comments

Is there a way to block comments from a specific user?

Is there a way to block comments from a specific user?
posted by four panels on Oct 31, 2006 - 53 comments

Comment post preview acting weird

Preview and final post modes have diverged. I keep seeing complaints, after munged or garbled messages, about how 'it looked fine in preview!' [bit more inside]
posted by Malor on Oct 30, 2006 - 18 comments

Do comments make good posts?

Is it OK to construct a FPP from links and comments within another FPP?
posted by dw on Oct 22, 2006 - 11 comments

Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again

I'm trying to comment on thread 55668. I can preview my comment, but not post it. Either I get "Your comment appears to be blank, go back and try again." or a Coldfusion error (inside).
posted by lodev on Oct 20, 2006 - 4 comments

inconsistency in ability for logged in or out users to see favorites for comments

On AskMetafilter, when people are logged out of the site, they can see when threads and comments have been favorited, and by whom. On MetaFilter and MetaTalk, they can only see when threads have been favorited, but not comments. This is kinda strange!
posted by thirteenkiller on Oct 14, 2006 - 1 comment

This question is great, but the answers are not

This is a fine example of a decent question and good responses made much less satisfying because they are interspersed with responses from assholes who are just posting to see their names.
posted by Mayor Curley on Sep 24, 2006 - 74 comments

"Your comment appears to be empty, please go back and try again."

"Your comment appears to be empty, please go back and try again."
posted by dersins on Sep 14, 2006 - 31 comments

Can we reorder comments by favoriteness?

So now we have a visual indicator of how popular a specific post is. Cool. Could we take this one step further?
posted by Pontius Pilate on Sep 8, 2006 - 41 comments

Has there ever been a thread in which every comment was posted in the form of a question?

Has there ever been a thread in which every comment was posted in the form of a question?
posted by found missing on Sep 6, 2006 - 35 comments

Clean-up on aisle 30730

Clean-up on aisle 30730.
posted by frogan on Sep 5, 2006 - 44 comments

RSS for Favorited Comments

How about an RSS Feed that keeps track of when other people save your comment as favorites? Then you would never have to check that page manually to boost your self-worth.
posted by smackfu on Aug 29, 2006 - 28 comments

My Recent Comments Pony

My comments pony: an option to only show comments made since the previous load of the "my comments" page.
posted by bleary on Aug 25, 2006 - 6 comments

Question about unique comments favorited

On the pages listing contributions by a particular user that have been favorited, each column says "Displaying 1 through n [posts | comments]", but the number given is the number of aggregate times such contributions have been favorited, not the number of unique items that have been favorited, as the text states. In other words, if a user has had exactly one post favorited, and its been favorited three times, the text will say "Displaying 1 through 3 posts."
posted by gsteff on Aug 22, 2006 - 6 comments

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