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Why was the Canadian election thread deleted?

Why was the Canadian election thread deleted?
posted by sindark on Jan 21, 2006 - 21 comments

Can we auto-add http:// to links?

Small, but unlikely pony request: When a user creates a link to an external site, but forgets the "http://", a MeFi error page results. It would be helpful if the system scanned the links in a post and tried to detect these orphaned links.
posted by o2b on Jan 20, 2006 - 10 comments

Mailto:s in posts, acceptable or not?

Mailto:s in posts, acceptable or not?
posted by Mitheral on Jan 17, 2006 - 23 comments

Knowledge building over time.

An interesting aspect of the "filtration" on MetaFilter is chronological; and this aspect I think is often ignored, overlooked, or deprecated. [moronic inside]
posted by Eideteker on Jan 16, 2006 - 9 comments

How do I search for links on Metafilter?

This might be a pony request, I'm not sure, though...

While doing a bit of research for a possible FPP in the blue, (to avoid posting something that already had been) I was wondering if there was a way to search MeFi for given links.

In other words, say I found some new, interesting information about a widget that had already been discussed on MeFi - sort of a follow-up, hey, lookit what they're doing now-kind-of-thing.

Is there any way to quickly check if the sites I found had already been linked without reading through pages and pages of comments and multiple threads to make sure it hadn't already happened on MeFi? A straight URL checker or something? Or is there a search-engine technique I'm ignorant of that would prove useful. Finally, should I have taken this to AskMeFi?
posted by TeamBilly on Dec 27, 2005 - 12 comments

Content or quality?

I'm confused. What is more important to mefites, actually responding to the content of FPPs, or rating their quality? I see a general (hence, no links in this question) preponderance to the former. It seems that many responses to posts are actually rating the quality of it and/or the poster, rather than the content of the FPP. I've read a lot of the sites about Metafilter and maybe I'm missing a concept or something.

I am truly not trying to be a smartass, I'm genuinely interested in understanding this. Thanks.
posted by Slap Incognito on Dec 13, 2005 - 93 comments

"Newer" link at FPP bottom is broken.

The "newer" link at the bottom of FPP #19 leads to #24 (Download Abiword) which doesn't exist. The "older" link from #25 also points to #24. Shouldn't #19 link to #25 and vice versa?
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 5, 2005 - 2 comments

MetaTalk RSS feed links point to MeFi not MeTa

The MetaTalk RSS feed is slightly misguided. Links point to MetaFilter threads of the same #, not the correct MeTa thread.
posted by yerfatma on Nov 18, 2005 - 1 comment

Preview on the main page keeps wrecking my FPP

Preview on the main page keeps wrecking my FPP.
posted by penguin pie on Nov 17, 2005 - 23 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

Should fpps go to a coral cache link?

Not sure if this has been suggested before (searching on MeTa currently isn't working), but I'll suggest now that FPPs go through a little post-processing to add a coral cache link to all outbound links in the FPP. It might make sense to have this be an option the post author can click on/off (CNN doesn't need to be protected from traffic, some dude with a Geocities page does).

Something equivalent to this could be handled on the client side, using some Javascript or a Greasemonkey extension, I suppose, but handling on the server side would be more universal.
posted by adamrice on Oct 19, 2005 - 14 comments

Can we get the 'post a new thread' link dimmed

Can we get the 'post a new thread' link dimmed if we haven't waited enough days? (particularly for meta and ask).
posted by filmgeek on Oct 16, 2005 - 7 comments

taxonomy for mefi posts

Is there a taxonomy for mifi posts? Specifically, posts like this and posts like this are inherently different in how they are made.

The first one describes the post with links, and the second describes links in the post. Am I stupid for even thinking about this?
posted by bigmusic on Sep 26, 2005 - 17 comments

Why isn't there a donation link on the front page?

Why isn't there a donation link on the front page? Something Awful has been raising $3 grand for the Red Cross every hour.
posted by keswick on Sep 3, 2005 - 31 comments

posting each day instead of every 24 hours

What if instead of being able to post a link every 24 hours, we simply post ever metafilter day? That would take away the need to count down the hours, make posting easier, and still have the same limiting effect.
posted by Citizen Premier on Aug 26, 2005 - 28 comments

entrance examination

Do we need some kind of entrance examination on sign-up to make sure Metafilter members actually know how to make hyperlinks?
posted by Jimbob on Aug 3, 2005 - 48 comments

Biking to a lemon party

Is anyone else having, ahem, a problem (to be euphamistic) with the links on this FPP?
posted by oddman on Jul 23, 2005 - 29 comments

It's not ok to link to NAMBLA

"A link to NAMBLA is just wrong". I agree. At least on the front page, it's wrong. (more inside)
posted by matteo on Jul 22, 2005 - 150 comments

Bad use of links in posts

wakko wishes us a happy Fourth of July.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jul 2, 2005 - 101 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

New feature: page through MetaTalk

New Feature: you can page through MetaTalk with the links at the bottom of the page, and the new comment counts should continue to function in older pages. Much simpler and easier than digging through archives and if this works as expected for most everyone, it will also be applied at Ask MeFi and MeFi
posted by mathowie on Jun 18, 2005 - 30 comments

Etc | Metafilter page has some moribund links.

Etc | Metafilter page has some moribund links.
posted by BrotherCaine on Jun 14, 2005 - 37 comments

Can we have a 'via' field on the posting page?

Minor feature request: a via field on the blue's posting page. As part of the redesign, I'd love to see an optional field for including a "via" link. Two reasons: (1) it would encourage posters to acknowledge the source of the link, if applicable; and (2) it would allow some interesting statistics to be generated from the aggregation of via data.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 11, 2005 - 18 comments

Non-obvious links in posts

what? posts around here have often had lots of extra links about a topic, but is it too much to ask that the text of a post at least make sense? Personally, I'd like to get a clear idea of what I'm clicking on (even if it doesn’t elucidate the full scope) in mefi posts.
posted by delmoi on Feb 10, 2005 - 16 comments

Username links go to threads instead

When I click on the username in this archived MeFi thread I am taken to an old post with the same number as the user, i.e. the url says 'mefi' instead of 'user'. Only true for the original post, not for comments.
posted by Pigpen on Jan 28, 2005 - 4 comments

Old threads link usernames to posts, not users

Bug: old threads have the poster username linking to the thread with the same number as their usernumber. Example (working). Example (nonworking). Only in the post; the username links in comments are fine.
posted by dhartung on Jan 18, 2005 - 2 comments

Policy regarding FP links requiring registration.

Policy regarding FP links requiring registration. [more inside]
posted by Deepspace on Jan 3, 2005 - 18 comments

Links or discussion; which is more important?

What is the appropriate role of links in making FPP’s? A lot of people seem to think that MetaFilter is, essentially, about discussion. But Matt deletes “bad” links, even when they might generate good discussion. Why? If I want to discuss a topic, why can’t I just go and find any old link to start things off? Or can I?

It’s an old topic, but maybe we should adapt to our new users. And short of a definitive pronouncement from Matt, the only way to determine appropriate behavior around here is through community consensus. So: What say you all?
posted by gd779 on Dec 20, 2004 - 127 comments

I screwed up links.

I screwed up. Links I posted here are all screwy somehow. Instead of telling me what I did wrong, can someone tell me how to fix it?
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 16, 2004 - 20 comments

I like the new windows

I like that when I follow a link from The Blue it opens in a new window but when I am on The Gray or The Green links open in the same window.

Do I need to somehow make a setting in my Customize page for it to work across the board or can this pony be fixed?
posted by geekyguy on Dec 1, 2004 - 24 comments

What is metafilter.net?

At the bottom of every page is a link to http://www.metafilter.net, which is the same as MetaFilter.com except you can't log in. Curious.
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 22, 2004 - 9 comments

AskMe link behaviour

I noticed that the AskMe "older" and "newer" thread links at the bottom of the page don't actually point to the thread's immediate neighbour, but end up skipping one or two posts in either direction.
posted by antifreez_ on Nov 17, 2004 - 1 comment

Link switched to goatse

The link in this girlfriend/Powerpoint post has been switched to Goatse. Just a warning for those of you that may have subsequently posted it to your own blogs, or mailed it to your boss or something.
posted by chill on Sep 24, 2004 - 25 comments

I got spammish mail post-posting.

I posted a link. Shortly thereafter, I get creepy spam-mail asking me to post links to Joe Blow's slightly-related site. I ignore. Not long, though, until link appears in comments. Does this ever happen to anyone else?
posted by eustacescrubb on Sep 22, 2004 - 23 comments

This AskMe has torrents for answers.

Metafilter Warez Server
posted by Kwantsar on Aug 20, 2004 - 26 comments

Too many New Yorker links?

New Yorker Filter? I've noticed a fairly steady stream of posts to New Yorker articles. Now, I love the New Yorker, but I also like other periodicals. People finally seem to have topped posting Onion articles to the front page. Perhaps an end to NY FPPs would also be nice. Or am I totally bonkers?
posted by Outlawyr on Aug 10, 2004 - 19 comments

What have been your best and worst links posted?

A what-makes-a-good-post question I'd like to see other MetaFilter dinosaurs answer along with me: What are the best and worst links you ever inflicted on the front page?
posted by rcade on Jul 29, 2004 - 66 comments

No fucking way.

No fucking way.
posted by Frasermoo on Jul 16, 2004 - 92 comments

Entire paragraphs as linked text

Does anyone agree with me that posting an entire paragraph as a single link makes it very hard to understand? I find it very difficult to read these types of links and posts. Particularly because a mouseover event causes the entire paragraph (in bold typeface) to flash between white and yellow on a blue background.
posted by PigAlien on Jul 14, 2004 - 19 comments

links.mefi Page Not Updating

I just noticed that my little line in the ginormous Links! Links! Links! page of members' home pages does not reflect changes I made in my user profile some weeks back.
posted by carter on Jul 2, 2004 - 7 comments

Linking to everyone is obnoxious and counterproductive

I find Angry Modem's linking to everyone obnoxious and counterproductive. Could it be possible that one could reject a linkage?
posted by interrobang on Jun 22, 2004 - 57 comments

Ask Metafilter update from mathowie 6/14/06

Ask Mefi update: all the questions and answers are in a new database, meaning that new features will be coming soon. First up will be links to all questions and answers on your user page, probably done tonight. Then categories, keywords, and all sorts of cool shit. Let me know if you find any errors in the meantime.
posted by mathowie on Jun 14, 2004 - 37 comments

Should we be vituperative about links that already appeared on BB?

Did someone take over stavros' account?. I think most people disagree with his sentiments, but more importantly the way in which he voices them is entirely uncalled for.
posted by fvw on May 29, 2004 - 191 comments

How many hits does a front-page MeFi link give the linked site?

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Toosie Roll Pop? How many chicks can a woodchick chuck? How many hits does a front-page MeFi link give the linked site? More inside...
posted by Shane on Apr 16, 2004 - 16 comments

Linking to AskMe from MeFi

Just curious, is there some reason Ask Metafilter is linked to from MetaTalk, but not from MetaFilter? MeTa and MeFi are both linked from AskMe.
posted by beagle on Apr 9, 2004 - 15 comments

Linking to AskMe

Why isn't there a link to AxeMe on the main MeFi page? Is there a specific reason or just haven't got around to it yet?
posted by keswick on Mar 25, 2004 - 30 comments

It's really great when newsfilter posts don't even have links.

It's really great when newsfilter posts don't even have links.
posted by angry modem on Mar 13, 2004 - 17 comments

Will stats for AskMe be available on the profile page?

Are we adding stats for AskMe to a user's info page? That is how I mostly keep track of threads in which I am usually only marginally involved. If this has been covered before I openly apologize.
posted by xmutex on Jan 30, 2004 - 3 comments

Posting links directly to download sites

Etiquette question. I posted this AM about a small software application. After posting it occurred to me that the link was directly to the download site version tracker and not to the software author site. I felt this may have been bad etiquette on my part and I followed up with a comment redirecting to the author site.

My question, Is it bad etiquette to post an interest link to a download site (such as version tracker)? Presumably because many Metafiler viewers will click through to the download site just to "look" or follow the link and thus adding unnecessary traffic to this site.

On a side note, it would be useful to edit a post after posting it , any plans to implement this functionality?
posted by xtian on Jan 23, 2004 - 6 comments

It used to be frowned upon to post links from other link agregators/filters. Has it changed?

When I used to read MeFi regularly, it was generally accepted that you didn't post anything from "the usual suspects" such as memepool, boing boing, b3ta, etc. because they themselves are weblogs about interesting, offbeat links and most readers read them as well as MeFi. Seeing as this "LSD art" story has been the top item on memepool for a week, I guess this policy has changed. (This is really not meant to sound rude or snide, apologies if it's taken that way)
posted by SiW on Jan 7, 2004 - 53 comments

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