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Writing to find a post about writing

Or it could have been a comment, about writing or planning a book. It went something like this. (I think it was askme, but I'm not sure). 1. Event 2. Climax 3. Ending And then 1a. Lead up to event. 1b. actual event. 1c. results of event. 2a. Lead up to climax 2b. Almost climax 2c. Climax! Showing a hierarchical method of laying out a story, so that the paragraphs practically write themselves. Thank you.
posted by b33j on May 1, 2013 - 30 comments

The Single Best Way I've Found to...

The Single Best Method I've Found for... Given the perennial popularity and utility of "What's your favorite way to X" AskMe questions, and recipe questions, and frankly, the to-me fascinating quality of stuff like this, why not have a MeFi section devoted to lifehacks, recipes, and other time/money/environment/effort-saving shortcuts? The "Eat Me" Wiki, for example, is a nice compendium... but it looks like someone put some effort and time into it. Why not just have a section in which MeFi users can post lifehacks at random, so that users can just find these things via tags? Applying the voting system used for Projects might add to such a section's usefulness.
posted by darth_tedious on Nov 10, 2010 - 14 comments

Would this be a new FPP?

I don't understand how to make a good FPP. [more inside]
posted by jefficator on Sep 28, 2009 - 66 comments

How to Read is Something for Everyone.

My AskMe from this morning was answered beautifully, with depth and consideration. As it is right now, at 20:07 EST, it is a beautiful little anthology on How to Read. I would shamelessly nominate it for the sidebar.
posted by Tufa on Jan 29, 2009 - 62 comments

Comment link

Is there a way to link to a comment only? For a blog, for instance. A bonus for certain comments who have over 100 favorites maybe.
posted by Bitter soylent on Oct 10, 2008 - 25 comments

How did killdevil do what he did?

So killdevil posted a reversed comment in this thread about backwards autographs. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Oct 21, 2007 - 38 comments

Problem with "https" links?

Error: your link is improperly coded, please check it, and try previewing again.

I was trying to make a new post with a link to this page, but MeFi won't let me :( Are https links verboten in the blue?
posted by clevershark on Dec 2, 2006 - 13 comments

How do I change my email in my profile?

How do I change my email in my profile?
posted by zia on May 5, 2006 - 14 comments

What are Contacts for?

Please explain the "Contacts" section of the profile.

Where, and under what circumstances should/would I link to another MeFite? Is this something people do in posts, or elsewhere?

Viewing the Contact Info of a Profile with Contacts seems to indicate something external to MeFi -- I see a column of links to profiles, and a column of external URLs, but nothing coupling them (although some of the identities of the latter are obvious).

And what's an example of a Contribution from a Contact?
posted by Rash on Feb 1, 2006 - 27 comments

How do I link to an earlier comment in a thread?

I am trying to post within a thread, with a link to an earlier comment within the same thread. I'm not sure how to do it. I can link to the thread but it then starts at the top of the thread, not at the part of the thread I want.
posted by MiHail on Nov 13, 2005 - 12 comments

How does one post to Ask Metafilter Anonymous?

How does one post to Ask Metafilter Anonymous?
posted by ParisParamus on Dec 26, 2004 - 30 comments

How do you quote?

I'm a newbie here.

How do you quote the Preview feature when replying
to other comments in a thread?

btw,i synidicated MetaFilter on LiveJournal the other day.
posted by bearybipolar on Nov 20, 2004 - 15 comments

How do I do IRC?

I know there is a metafilter IRC channel but I am clueless about how to setup and use IRC. Can someone explain it to an IRC newbie?
posted by srboisvert on May 2, 2003 - 32 comments

How to do Newsfilter

News posts: done right and not so right [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Oct 29, 2002 - 17 comments

How do you link a specific comment from a thread into another post/comment?

How do you link a specific comment from a thread into another post/comment?
posted by semmi on Sep 24, 2002 - 12 comments

an About page for MetaTalk?

Matt, have you ever considered writing an About page for MetaTalk? I remember distinctly the first time I visited a MeTa thread from a MeFi thread; I didn't know what was going on. What was this MeFi-looking thing? Why was it a seperate site? Etc. The blurb at the top of the home page didn't really help much. I don't know that there's a whole lot to be said about the site, but a little more explanation would have been nice. Maybe just an elaboration of why it isn't MeFi, because it really took me a while to understand the distinction. Maybe an About page would be unnecessary, but it seems like there's an absence of information on the subject. Plus, "About MetaTalk" would do a nice job of filling up that other void, the one up there under "MetaFilter Home."
posted by Lirp on Mar 23, 2001 - 2 comments

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