Convert exported Metafilter comments to HTML, JSON, or MBOX "I wrote a little utility to convert the massive text file one obtains from the Export Your Comments page into a variety of other formats suitable for various purposes. Currently converts to HTML, JSON, or Unix-style MBOX (mailbox) format. " more @ mefi projects
It feels to me like I am seeing more and more urls just copy-pasted into comments, where people haven’t bothered adding them as links. It’s really easy to add a link, even when using Metafilter on a phone. On the bottom right of the input box, just click where it says “link” and copy-paste the url there in addition to in the text of the comment. Then make sure the text you want to be the clickable link is in between the tags (the two sets of angled brackets). Is there some reason people aren’t doing this? Is there a good way to encourage people to do it without berating them in threads or in a MetaTalk post like this? [more inside]
Should there be an easy way to mark links as rel="nofollow" or otherwise indicate that they are not endorsements? [more inside]
Pony request: better handling of HTML lists (ordered and unordered) in posts and comments. [more inside]
Could MeFi please consider implementing the
href=tel:XXX-XXX-XXXX function for links? (more inside) [more inside]
Wanna know something neat? Click here. ▼MetaFilter supports the <details> tag. It's useful for spoilers.
I found this page via the wiki, and wondered why it still displays correctly? Amazing to see it being tested and fixed in one page! I would like an ELI5 as well as a more technical explanation. Although this doesn't technically require community input I do feel it deserves to be seen (again in some people's cases.) (Noobs - scroll down to see!!) *smiley face emoticon*
This is no longer a test. We just added new bold, italic, and link buttons to comment forms in the modern theme. [more inside]
Since we launched the modern theme, we've heard many times that the HTML bold, italic, and link buttons below comment forms don't seem to fit the new design. We're testing out some new buttons in this thread. [more inside]
Having a discussion on Twitter and I thought I could get some more answers from the community about what you use to draft your fpps in. Ideally looking for freebies I can download. Also somewhat interested in how people work, although this is just for curiosity's sake, and not really a problem to solve. (Particularly interested in 'heavy hitters' like filthy light thief, flex, the man of twists and turns, Rhaomi, etc.) [more inside]
I'm submitting this as a feature request, but I'm not sure that's the right category. I have difficulty parsing the comments in a metafilter thread. It's the way it's laid out, with the comment followed by the poster's name and other information:
Is there any way I could change it?I'd rather see it parsed differently; prioritizing the name of the Mefite, followed by their post (in quotes, maybe?), then the remaining information. Something like this:
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives at 1:09 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
Time To Sharpen Our Knives posted:Through some browser extension/hack/magic, is this possible?
"I'd rather see it parsed differently."
1:10 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
Occasionally metafilter articles are garbled on my Android phone, although it happens very rarely on my Linux desktop chrome as well. Here is a sample screenshot, in which the discussion on the shellshock /bin/bash bug takes a very ominous turn. Reloading the page fixes it, although I do lose my place. Most frequently it happens with the inline updates.
so I was perusing a thread, and noticed what looks like a formatting error, in this comment -screenshot. [more inside]
More and more I find myself visiting Metafilter on my Android tablet. I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on a Nexus 7 with Android 4.3. Recently, commenting has become almost impossible - namely, any kind of HTML tags get very screwed up. Typically, I'll copy a comment I want to reply to, surround that with em tags and then reply. Lately, in the process of posting, Android or Firefox or Metafilter decides to empty the closing em tag (leaving two carats) and append a set of empty carats and a closing em tag to my whole post. Trying to clean it up leads to all kinds of problems - the cursor jumps around and deletes things on its own. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it Android, Firefox, Metafilter, or some combination of all three? Any help would be appreciated.
The Ctrl-U keyboard shortcut for making links doesn't work everywhere for me. I'd like it to. [more inside]
This is a note to MetaFilter browser extension authors. We're considering a change to the Doctype across the site. Please weigh in if you have concerns. [more inside]
ThePinkSuperhero's profile page is the best evar. Or is it? Are there other user profiles with CSS or HTML awesomery?
Didn't realise it was possible but stuff like this is really obnoxious. Is this the right place to ask for blinks and marquees to be filtered out?
On the monthly archives pages it is much easier to find out the time of day a post was made than the date a post was made. I think time of day and date should be equally accessible by listing both on the "posted by" line. [more inside]
Concerning small text. [more inside]
You tell me how to retrieve the HTML from a post that got deleted plz kthx? (I posted something on the front page last night, and it got deleted for too much personal commentary. I'm fine with that.) User Goofyy and deleting admin kaz suggested that I re-post sans commentary. This is moderation, it's not racism. So is there an easy way to get the HTML of my post back, or will I have to just re-type it all? [more inside]
Okay, yeah, doing stuff in smaller script can be funny and all. But pretty, pretty please, can people at least do it in small rather than SUPER-small, like this? (It makes me feel old, man!)
I've noticed that links that are incorrectly written seem to lead back to the thread rather than to the (usually easily guessable) URL. Is it possible to modify the behavior to enable the links to (usually) point to the right place? [more inside]
Pony Request - is it possible to automatically fix broken URLs that omit the "http://"? [more inside]
The front page CSS/HTMLl is broken? [more inside]
This is going to be my first feature request on the site. I was wondering if it'd be possible to add a Sarcastic Font tag to our arsenal of HTML when posting. As many of you are aware, it is sometimes extremely hard to convey sarcasm in written text, and I think this would really benefit some people by spelling out when someone is being sarcastic. Here are some examples of its use. Thank you for your time, and just so you know, HAMBURGER jokes are so 2011 (or whenever that was first introduced).
It would be really nice if we got a warning when HTML formated text is not going to show up on a post preview instead of it just being deleted from the text box. Thanks for all the hard work!
Or not rendering properly? [more inside]
Can we mobile users have more HTML composition buttons? [more inside]
Extremely minor pony request: After I use the "link" button in data entry boxes on "Create a New Post" pages, the view shifts to the very beginning of the text in the box. (The scroll bar goes all the way back to the top.) I tend to create posts which have a lot of links in them that fill up those boxes quickly. To find my place after creating a link, I then need to scroll down within the box. Would it possible to not have that happen? Can the cursor and view be left at the end of the link that has just been added instead? [more inside]
Live Preview feature is broken for Ask MetaFilter. [more inside]
Occasionally Mefites post links without making them linky. [more inside]
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.
Automated truncation of this long comment in mid-<small>appears to have broken Recent Activity. [more inside]
How do I add white space between items in bulleted lists on Metafilter? [more inside]
Where can I find a list of all the HTML-ish things I can do on MetaFilter? [more inside]
We're getting ready to launch that event site we talked about earlier, but could use some CSS help. [more inside]
Is it possible to use the strike tag in the headline of a post? I have a post I'm writing & would like to use this if it's available, but it's not showing up in Preview.
Posting videos in a pop-up window [more inside]
HTML error? Using a "<" sign inside small tags seems to have done it. [more inside]
Flag Suggestion: HTML Error in RSS [more inside]
Am I crazy...or is MeFi messing with background colors? [more inside]
I'm trying to MeFize my life, but I need some help. I've found color codes for the backgrounds of each subsite, but I cannot find the color code for the lovely gold-esque color that denotes a link. Help?
This post seems to be italicizing my entire Recent Activity page.
Thank you for making <pre> tags work predictably and consistently between live preview, full preview, and posting. However.. [more inside]
MeFiHTML: Is there a reason to first set profile images to
Suggestion: In AskMeFi (and perhaps elsewhere, Idunno), line breaks in preview ought to look/work the same as when published. [more inside]
WYSINWYG: Live Preview ≠ Actual Post. [more inside]
Super-trivial bug with HTML special characters. [more inside]