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That's a lot of self-linking

One member, 104 comments, 34 self-links.
posted by Optimus Chyme on Dec 20, 2005 - 86 comments

Display bug in My comments.

My comments, how I love thee, let me count the bugs.
posted by Eideteker on Dec 19, 2005 - 30 comments

Can we move the byline to the top?

Suggestion for a small format change: how about putting the byline on top of the comment in discussion threads? This would allow us to efficiently skip comments from users we don't want to hear from without resorting to user killfiles, and without wasting precious seconds of I'm-surfing-at-work-and-I-really-shouldn't-be-doing-this time to realize that this is a comment from that guy. Having the byline at the top would save a bit of scrolling and skimming, since you'd know what you're getting into right from the start. Also, some MeFites are "must-reads" for me and I'd like to make sure I don't blow past them.
posted by Quietgal on Dec 17, 2005 - 43 comments

Spam commenting

Comment spam from new member veryvera.
posted by thatwhichfalls on Dec 15, 2005 - 56 comments

I can't post a comment here...

I can't post a comment here...
posted by helios on Dec 15, 2005 - 14 comments

Flagging on "Recent Comments"

Any chance we could get the "flag post" link on the my recent comments page? If it's easy that is, not really a big deal. I just spend a lot of time reading comments on there these days instead of the actual threads.
posted by loquax on Dec 15, 2005 - 7 comments

How should we format MeDumps?

Database mavens: what would be the best format for weekly database dumps of MeFi posts and comments (a followup to this comment).
posted by killdevil on Dec 12, 2005 - 23 comments

"My Comments" Shoutout

Thanks for "My Comments". This is a great thing for MeFi.
posted by Miko on Dec 9, 2005 - 31 comments

Comments for Projects

Dear Santa,

I already know that I'm getting the Schwinn "Stingray" 5 speed, ala 1977, and I already have one of my front teeth;

what I really, really need is "comments" for Mefi Projects.

I know it's been discussed, but I think it might be important. Frankly, I've seen a few things posted that could use some further insight. I haven't been inclined to send things to the blue for further discussion, it should happen their on the (white)?
posted by snsranch on Dec 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Why does this user's single MeTa post not match the post in the thread?

Why does this user's single MeTa post not match the post in the thread?
posted by Armitage Shanks on Dec 5, 2005 - 7 comments

A request for the abillity to edit posts after hitting "post."

Top of my Christmas list: The ability to go back and edit my posts. Also a quote block might be nice.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Dec 4, 2005 - 58 comments

Ways to improve My Comments functionality.

My Comments: 62 total comments. 31 since your most recent comment, last 10 shown below...
posted by smackfu on Dec 1, 2005 - 22 comments

Comment preservation from doubleposted threads?

I was cool having my thread deleted, because it was a double...but it seemed like more people had commented in that one - and now those comments are lost. Can they be moved?

Better still, would it not be wiser to have read in the post that people wanted to keep open, and followed those wishes?
posted by mattr on Nov 25, 2005 - 20 comments

How do I review my past comments?

How do I review my past comments? It was easy enough with the old layout. Now, when I click the 'My comments' link I can find out which threads I commented in, but I can't find any link to the comment itself. What am I missing?
posted by salmacis on Nov 24, 2005 - 14 comments

one long line

I'm on an imac (os9) and whenever I open the comments section from the front page all I get is a long single line of text in the middle of the page. I tried monkeying with the cookies and it seemed to help, but I'm not sure which cookie controls the text for comments page. And the machine gives me all kinds of grief when I refuse cookies.
posted by Smedleyman on Nov 23, 2005 - 13 comments

Marking pivotal comments?

Pony request -

How about a feature that allows people to mark certain comments in a thread as "pivot comments." These "pivots" are comments that drastically altered the course of the conversation. If enough people flag a comment as pivotal, it would stand out somehow. It seems like "100+ comment threads" are here to stay, and this would reduce redundancy and make them easier to navigate.
posted by afroblanca on Nov 23, 2005 - 43 comments

Small usability suggestion for the "MetaFilter comments by:" page

Small usability suggestion for the "MetaFilter comments by:" page (example).

When a user has made more than one comment in a thread, there are multiple "jump to the comment in this thread" links you can use to see them all. The weird thing is that they are storted top-to-bottom newest-to-oldest. Can you reverese sort these links, so that clicking the first link takes you to the first comment, and clicking the last link takes you to the last comment? This seems that it would more closely match the structure of the thread it's linking to.
posted by scarabic on Nov 21, 2005 - 16 comments

A user seems to be comment spamming

What's cdgold's angle? Exhibits A B C.
posted by signal on Nov 14, 2005 - 44 comments

How long are AskMe questions open?

AskMe questions still open for comments months after they were posted:

I thought that they were locked for archival purposes after 30 days? If this has changed, I didn't see where, and if this hasn't, it's a bug. I was perusing threads on Bipolar Disorder, and found this one from May, 2005: Is bipolar mis/overdiagnosed?. I was able to post a comment to the thread today, November 6th, 2005.

So, whatup?
posted by spinifex23 on Nov 7, 2005 - 4 comments

No Comments: please comment

It's possible that MetaFilter has reached the tipping point with comments. There hasn't been a 0 comments for 6 months now (although I have come perilously close). [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Nov 1, 2005 - 84 comments

How to link to a comment

I've noticed that some people have a way to link not just to another MeFi page, but to call up a specific comment within the page, which will then appear at the top of the window. I've been unable to discover how this is done. Can anyone help?
posted by Miko on Oct 31, 2005 - 21 comments

Comments RSS for each thread

May I have per-thread RSS feeds with comments for Christmas?
posted by ijoshua on Sep 30, 2005 - 16 comments

Can we subscribe to Ask.Meta threads?

More ponies.
Can we subscribe to Ask.Meta threads? Please?
posted by filmgeek on Sep 18, 2005 - 16 comments

I commented in the wrong thread

My bad: Iran comment in wrong MeFi thread here. Can somebody please delete this?
posted by cenoxo on Sep 4, 2005 - 1 comment

is there any way to force a refresh of the (# new) posts on the main page?

OK, probably dumb question, but is there any way to force a refresh of the (# new) posts on the main page? I know it's time delimited somehow, but beyond that I'm clueless. And is there a place around here I can find that kind of information? Thanks in advance, oh, expert-types.

Oh, and on preview, the links for 'About', 'Etc.' and 'Customize' don't work on the MeTa preview page.
posted by umberto on Sep 4, 2005 - 4 comments

Nested Commenting?

How 'bout nested commenting?
posted by HiveMind on Sep 2, 2005 - 38 comments

A gmail account for anonymous askme followups

I created a gmail account for anonymous askme followups. The username is anon.metafilter and the password is metafilter. Anymore can post there. Just log in at gmail.google.com and send email from that account TO that account (anon.metafilter@gmail.com).

Since gmail allows tags, you can tag your messages. You can also reply to them (or other users can reply to them) and gmail will automatically keep all the replies together.

Why hasn't someone already done this? Is it a bad idea? (No one will be forced to use it). If it's a bad idea, why is it a bad idea? Of course, it could (perhaps will) get utterly chaotic with people deleting each others posts, etc.

Lets see what happens.
posted by grumblebee on Aug 22, 2005 - 38 comments

ColdFusion error when trying to post a comment in the thread below.

ColdFusion error when trying to post a comment in the thread below.
posted by timeistight on Aug 19, 2005 - 2 comments

Searching Comments

Is it possible to update the search function so that you can search not only posts but the comments? Didn't it used to do that? Google doesn't seem to drill down to the comments (except in fairly new threads) and neither does the MetaFilter search function which can make it very difficult to track down an old comment or links that appeared only in the comments.
posted by caddis on Aug 4, 2005 - 12 comments

One Million Customers Served!

One Million Customers Served!

It's taken six years, but the one millionth comment has just rolled through the site! Raise your glasses everyone, and drink to MetaFilter!
posted by benzo8 on Aug 1, 2005 - 51 comments

No need to "sign" your posts or comments.

No need to "sign" your posts or comments. Just below each post and comment, we can see your name. By clicking your name, readers can find any info you want to share (and as a community we encourage email addresses being listed so we can help you out with stuff via email rather than call you out in the thread or on MeTa). Just thought I'd give a heads up for some of the newer folks, as this young fellow mentioned it in his comment.
posted by macadamiaranch on Jul 29, 2005 - 46 comments

Can we please keep our flames restricted to this site?

Can we please keep our flames restricted to this site? A certain someone felt that the proper response to a disagreement here would be to post on my personal site that I should, "Stop posting to Metafilter, you dumb piece of shit." I don't think that is good etiquette.
posted by furiousxgeorge on Jul 21, 2005 - 46 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

Could we have comments on the flag page?

This post about readings for a wedding has great responses, and links to other threads with great responses (disclaimer: I responded to one of them.) I flagged the link as Other, expecting to be able to comment, but sadly, there is no comment capability. Please administrator, consider granting this pony, "comments on the flag page," if it is not too large and cumbersome.
posted by theora55 on Jun 26, 2005 - 7 comments

Something odd happened when I tried to post this comment

Something odd happened when I tried to post this comment. I got an error message, something about timing out. I hit back, preview and post again. And now it's a strange truncation.

Did I screw something up? Or is it just a MeFi glitch?
posted by Gucky on Jun 23, 2005 - 1 comment

Deleted AskMe comment?

Anyone else having their comments deleted in AskMe threads? My comment in this thread was deleted as well as my answer in another recent thread. What gives? Am I just not that helpful?
posted by fletchmuy on Jun 19, 2005 - 22 comments

View all comments/posts by this user

View all comments/posts by this user. Some time in the past six months (possibly very recently), the "View all comments/posts" interface has changed. Instead of being an enormous page, referencing every post made (sometimes into the thousands), the big list is now split up into batches of 50. [This is good] - it's a no-brainer way of reducing server load. That said, could there be a way of viewing every post on one page?
posted by Marquis on Jun 15, 2005 - 16 comments

All but one of the first thirteen comments in this thread are terrible.

All but one of the first thirteen comments in this thread are terrible.
posted by Optimus Chyme on May 1, 2005 - 41 comments

Poems in comments

Bendy makes a good point here. Even though it's easy to do, is it really fair to copy whole poems in threads? We stop people linking to other infringing files, yet the copying of poetry seems to get a free pass. [vaguely related comment inside]
posted by seanyboy on Apr 19, 2005 - 62 comments

Comment Requirements before Asking a Question

Could we please not allow someone to start an Ask MeFi thread before they have contributed to the site by posting comments somewhere? It is really not too much to ask. I know this could be abused by someone posting periods or "What so and so said", etc. I wonder if there is an elegant solution.
posted by riffola on Apr 10, 2005 - 90 comments

RSS feeds for comments and tags? Maybe per user?

I'd like to see individual comments feeds for all MeFi posts. This would make threads much easier to track. Also, could we get feeds for MeFi tags too perhaps? And what about feeds for each user's posts and comments, like how 43 Things uses them.
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 8, 2005 - 32 comments

Have we become too big to have a meaningful conversation anymore

489 comments, 207 comments, 139 comments, 129 comments, and on, and on. . . . Have we become too big to have a meaningful conversation anymore? Who can read and process 489 comments and then make a meaningful contribution? Are we becoming just like Slashdot and Fark, where only the heartiest of souls have the energy to follow the multi-hundred comment threads?
posted by caddis on Mar 30, 2005 - 70 comments

I can't see any comments when I click on them

thebabelfish's post works fine and there are supposed to be eight comments but I can't see any when I click on them.
posted by Tarrama on Mar 21, 2005 - 6 comments

Is there a way we can delete our own comments?

Is there a way we can delete our own comments? I understand that this could lead to confusing threads if people commented on a subsequently-removed comment, so if it needs to be limited to instances where the commenter left the last comment on a thread, that could work.
posted by sachinag on Mar 15, 2005 - 54 comments

pages after the first show the wrong range of comments

When you show all comments by a user on Ask Metafilter, the pages after the first show the wrong range of comments. For instance, this page says it's showing comments 101-150, but it's really showing comments 1-150. It works fine on the blue.
posted by smackfu on Mar 11, 2005 - 6 comments

Total Comments in AskMe and MeTa

When looking at a MetaFilter post, the line under the description looks like this:
posted by too_many_notes at 4:56 AM EST (13 comments total) ( feature_request ) [!]

However, in both MetaTalk and AskMetaFilter the "(13 comments total)" is missing. I find this information useful in the thread. Could the green and gray be more like the blue?
posted by too many notes on Mar 10, 2005 - 8 comments

"Please read the link" callout

Metafilter fascism: Please click on the link at least once *before* filling up the thread with stupid comments. In this case, the poster (matteo) merely quotes pieces of a work of fiction before delmoi and TargetPractice jump in with knees in full-jerk mode.
posted by vacapinta on Feb 28, 2005 - 30 comments

Favorites Pony Request

Pony, pony, pony. Everyone wants a Pony. Here's the one I'd really like: The introduction of the [!] is nice. But I am way more interested in seeing the best, most interesting comments than I care about bad ones getting taken out behind the woodshed. If there has to be a [!] could there also be a [!!!]? In my pony dreams this spits out to a page like the del.icio.us popular list. Or something like that.
posted by limitedpie on Feb 24, 2005 - 18 comments

One word comments: annoying

annoying
posted by LittleMissCranky on Feb 24, 2005 - 41 comments

Flagging

You can now flag posts or comments you find problematic, distasteful, illegal, off-topic, whatever. Just click on the little [!] links and record your reasons. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 20, 2005 - 91 comments

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