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I posted this thread yesterday and someone hated it....

I posted this thread yesterday, in which every word was a link to a different site, something I find fun to do (I do provide alt text for each link). A user commented, however, that this practice should be banned, initially because it is 'lame' but later clarified her position. Is this linking style collectively annoying enough to be banned or flameworthy or is really just a matter of individual preference?
posted by moonbird on Sep 18, 2003 - 75 comments

MeFi Film Fest?

If one were to put together a Metafilter film festival, including undistributed short films that have been linked on the blue, which films would make the cut? Off the top of my head I can think of both A Shoggoth on the Roof and 80s Ending. Any others?
posted by pxe2000 on Sep 17, 2003 - 32 comments

How do I modify the nice titles javascript?

How are the blue pop-ups (as in y2karl's posts) made?
I'd like to borrow the idea for a web page. I found the nice title web site, but I'd like to change a few things and I don't know how. The java script looks intimidating. I don't want the URL to be displayed, no transparency, and I'd like rounded corners as seen on MeFi.
posted by Termite on Aug 9, 2003 - 24 comments

Link redux: MeFi gets too common-linky?

Without getting specific, I regularly see links on metafilter these days to items which not only have previously been posted to every site on the intarweb and my grandmothers mailing list, but which have usually appeared on my television set some twelve to twenty four hours before they show up here. I fully realise that the intentions of the participants re-shape the intentions of communities over time, and that if I don't like it here I'm free to leave.

However, I first got interested in this site because it was the best filter on the web, not the wittiest discussion forum, so I'll poke my head over the parapet one more time to ask the question: what is the purpose of this site any more as opposed to, say, blogdex? Do we still fulfill a useful function, or as Matt obliquely eludes elsewhere, are human filters wearing the orange safety reflectors of the web these days, compared to the robots? And if not, how can we raise the bar?
posted by walrus on Jul 31, 2003 - 56 comments

Argyle's Guide to Circumventing "Free Registration" Links

I'm fed up with the "Free Registration" links. There's a way to avoid all that. Read more if you want to know how.
posted by Argyle on Jun 13, 2003 - 50 comments

Bring back the via!

Whatever happened to good old via? Lately attributions on MetaFilter have become rarer and rarer. Have we all suddenly started finding our own links the hard way or has the habit sadly declined?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 13, 2003 - 25 comments

What constitutes SFW?

Since when are links to phone sex sites and "adult video news" safe for work?

A fair question - what constitutes SFW?
posted by backOfYourMind on May 29, 2003 - 47 comments

Did I see this link here?

was I dreaming?

I thought I saw a link here a few days ago, about a bookmark that would quickly let you know, using amazon's database, whether a specific cd was put out by a member of the riaa. but when I searched for this link here, it was gone. And I didn't see it on lofi, when I looked there. Normally, I wouldn't care too much about a deleted thread, but I can't seem to find the link in question via google either. can anyone help me out?
posted by jann on May 23, 2003 - 8 comments

Browser woes with big posts

When I shift click on one of Y2Karl's opuses. The magic blue link info box gets left open and doesn't close when I mouse over another link. Doing the shift-clicking alt-tab shuffle leaves a whole string of them open.

IE6 Win2K.
posted by inpHilltr8r on Apr 28, 2003 - 11 comments

Links do improve and furnish a comment

Links do improve and furnish a comment: When people do a little research before they comment and include a helpful or amusing link (and some users, like sheauga and madamjujujive put in almost as much work as they do in their posts), threads gain a new life and go off in all sorts of interesting directions. Sometimes deliciously and all at once. Some more threadbare posts, like the Libeskind one, are actually repaired and rehabilitated by the ensuing links. For some, linky comments may be a pain - do many actually click on them, given that a few don't even read the main links? - but I, for one, think they're dandy and would like to see more of them.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 27, 2003 - 31 comments

I can't insert links!

I cant post urls in my fpps apart from the title.
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 20, 2003 - 9 comments

What do y'all think about mouseovers in fpps?

Grab a modern browser (looks best in mozilla) and try hover over some of the links shown here in y2karl's posts. Is this annoying or informative? [code from here]
posted by mathowie on Feb 11, 2003 - 97 comments

HTML problems

Bold tag does not close if within an anchored link.
posted by The Jesse Helms on Feb 8, 2003 - 6 comments

New posting page confusion

You are posting a link without a description, or a description without a link, please correct this The links are included, with brackets and tags, in the description as usual since I joined 2-ish years ago. What are we fishing for here?

You forgot to include a title, please correct this Did no such thing, included the text string "poo969" in the Link title: field. What are we fishing for here? Have we been studying bondage-and-discipline languages with Bucky Wirth? Just askin'.

PS, Search Metatalk "please correct this" Nothing was found with that search criteria, try searching again.
posted by jfuller on Jan 11, 2003 - 12 comments

I changed the way new/same window targetting is done

I changed the way new/same window targetting is done, so if you have your preferences set to "open links in a new window" and links internal to metafilter are spawning new windows, let me know and I'll fix them. Only links within posts, comments and on the front page should lead to new windows, everything else should stay the same.
posted by mathowie on Jan 9, 2003 - 11 comments

This post has too many links!

I think it has been mentioned before, and maybe I'm just grumpy tonight, but there are TEN FREAKIN' LINKS in this post.
posted by centrs on Dec 17, 2002 - 23 comments

Thanks everyone

Is it all right to use MetaTalk to thank everyone for wonderful links yesterday? Matt, that was a great thing. I can't recall being so moved by a website before. Thank you, everyone, for that. (and sorry if this is not appropriate for MetaTalk)
posted by Joey Michaels on Dec 2, 2002 - 10 comments

A warning would be good when you link you crazy racist propaganda.

I am more than fed up of this sort of nonsense being posted to MeFi. Can we give some sort of community time-out or other shot over the bows here? [See also here.]

Kablam: were you not content with comments like this last time?
"...I'd think a site should at least have to have a shred of legitimacy to rate a front-page link here...
I find it doubtful that there is anything on this website that is not a lie...You know, being linked to by MeFi is going to make this nazi's guy's day...It's not out of line to expect some sort of warning, if the post has a link of questionable nature...Crap link=Crap Post...we don't want to give these assholes hits..."Various posters
posted by dash_slot- on Oct 28, 2002 - 18 comments

FPP link-burdened to the point of undiscussability?

Is it just me, or does this FPP contain so many links on such a variety of issues as to be 'undiscussable'. Thats likely not even a word, but you get my drift.
posted by schlyer on Oct 17, 2002 - 12 comments

help me with posting a link in a thread

I'm new to this so I was wondering if someone could help me with posting a link in a thread. When the prompt comes up for the url, I copy and paste it. But when I preview it, it doesn't come out as a link but the whole thing with the brackets and all. (I don't know what you call that) I figured it would come out ok as the link when it was posted, but it didn't. Could someone please tell me with what I'm doing wrong?


posted by tami3_3 on Oct 15, 2002 - 75 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

Listing links on user profile pages

To avoid cluttering up the front page, is it OK for those of us who come across a lot of interesting links to use our user pages to list some of those we'd like to share but probably won't merit much discussion? I'm worried about using up bandwidth and the old accusation of using MetaFilter as one's personal blog.

If it's OK, what's the acceptable limit? Would five or six links be acceptable? Or should the opportunity be used (as some, like Zachsmind, have done) to list some of our favourite MetaFilter threads, for example? Please advise.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Sep 20, 2002 - 32 comments

How about a "send it to a friend" button?

how about a button
press here
within a thread
and up pops
a tiny window
enter friend's email address
s e n d i t t o a f r i e n d !

posted by n o i s e s on Aug 31, 2002 - 24 comments

MeTa throws up an error when given a bad link

Following a link from mini-wetlog I found a bug where MeTa throws up an error when given a bad link. In this case a quote on the end of the URL:
http://metatalk.metafilter.com/mefi/2418"
posted by southisup on Jul 28, 2002 - 13 comments

Airing dirty linen in public

Given that MeTa is mostly used for private discussions about what goes on in MeFi, should there be links to it on the front page of MeFi for all to see? Would it be more appropriate for it to be discreetly linked from somewhere else or, to take it to the extreme, only available to logged-in users?

Airing dirty linen in public is not usually considered the "done thing" and hiding it from public scrutiny may allow more open and honest discussions.
posted by dg on Jul 24, 2002 - 36 comments

Metafilter links appear in USA Today?

Seems to me that this USA Today reporter just visited us and borrowed a few links - anyone else recognize several MeFi links in this article?

posted by charlesv on Jun 25, 2002 - 6 comments

This username link is not what I'm looking for

In this thread from yesterday there is a comment from babyyoda. The link from the user name goes off of MeFi altogether and the timestamp is untagged. Just curious. Save the yawns.
posted by anathema on Jun 14, 2002 - 36 comments

Problem opening MeTa links in a new window in IE6.

IE6, running on Win98SE. I have "open links in a new window" selected in my profile customization, but they open in the same window anyway.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 12, 2002 - 12 comments

Posts without any links.

Sean Meade posts a FPP without any links, but summarizes an article he read. The reaction is less than enthusiastic. Sean Meade takes offense. Can I post a summary of a conversation I had the other day?
posted by signal on May 14, 2002 - 12 comments

How do I add a title to a link?

I have recently noticed that when I put my cursor on some links, like the one here, after a second or two I get a balloon briefly describing the link. Since I am an HTML novice I figure this is an added tag that I do not know. Can someone fill me in?
posted by anathema on Mar 28, 2002 - 31 comments

Post construction advice wanted

Assuming one has identified 1 interesting front page "lead" post and 3 "supporting" posts that may add value to a discussion. What is the better : a) Include all 4 posts on the front page and be done with it. b)have 1 lead post in the front page and 3 supporting posts in the first comment. c) sprinkle 3 supporting posts one by one as discussion develops. Realize every situation is unique but some general guidance would be very helpful.
posted by Voyageman on Mar 25, 2002 - 6 comments

Is Deep Linking Good Linking?

Is Deep Linking Good Linking? Jakob Nielsen says websites should encourage deep links as they enhance usability. He suggests three general guidelines. Nutcote(please scroll down)raises the question of etiquette: "Maintaining a links-based weblog, this is an important issue. I can see good points on both sides; to some extent it depends on the kind of site being linked to. When linking to a personal site, deep linking might not be good manners (depending on the site); but this is not the case when linking to an article on a major news site. It is a worldwide _web_ after all.".

Since this is an issue which affects a lot of us, I'd like to know what other bloggers think. Specially as I suspect the decision whether or not to deep-link(as opposed to just linking to an irrelevant main page as well as to the intended page) is not as simple as Nielsen makes it sound. Any thoughts? Thanks!
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 7, 2002 - 25 comments

I still can't figure out how to put a link in a response; can someone help me?

I feel dumb for asking, but... after being here for a few months I still can't figure out how to put a link in a response. Can someone tell me? Or is there a "How To" page here that I haven't found? Thanks in Advance.
posted by sadie01221975 on Jan 25, 2002 - 18 comments

Enough with the pornolizer!

For god's sake, enough with the pornolizer
posted by tj on Jan 11, 2002 - 11 comments

Commenters Try to Fix Broken Link in FPP

This is interesting. Postroad's post had a bad link and other members went searching for an appropriate link. And finally they did find one which seems to fit perfectly(Good work, Tubes and Real9!)
I had a link too, but hesitated, as I didn't know whether this would be intruding on Postroad's post. How could I tell it was my link he was thinking of? Is it ethical or just Darwinian to provide a FPP's missing link?
So - is it right to "find a link" by proxy, based on a post's wording? (FWIW, I think it's acceptable, but strange).
We all know people who post to the FP should check that their links work. But shouldn't they also hang around for an hour or so to see if any there are any solvable problems?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 19, 2001 - 16 comments

Can we post articles on Metatalk as well as Metafilter?

What is view on posting external articles of interest in metatalk much like metafilter ? Thanks. (PS Wash Post and NY Times articles are posted in comments, as I am somehow unable to link from here, maybe just as well until I get the response.)
posted by Voyageman on Dec 11, 2001 - 6 comments

Different Sort Orders for User Sites

Would it possible, without too awful much work, to add the option to be able to choose from a couple of different sort orders here?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Nov 24, 2001 - 9 comments

Are subscriber-only links ok?

Do posts to the main page that lead to a "Subscriber Login" page qualify for deletion? Also, what is the preferred form of notification?
posted by sillygit on Nov 12, 2001 - 6 comments

Links to Economist

This just in: The Economist allows subscribers to view subscriber-only articles. But I can't link to them. Anyway.
posted by sylloge on Oct 18, 2001 - 5 comments

external links are no longer opening in a new window

In the past day or so, external links are no longer opening in a new window. I'm using IE 5 for the Mac. I've confirmed the preference didn't change.
posted by willnot on Oct 4, 2001 - 6 comments

Single link for a whole post?

We should be able to refer to a topic (i.e. whole of thread) using single link - in a way that will allow us to send it via email to other people who are likely to be interested, but don't use metafilter regularly.

posted by vinod on Oct 1, 2001 - 3 comments

Link editorializing?

What's up with all the link editorializing (i.e. people who use their links to prove their preconceived opinion and make a point unrelated to the link content)?
posted by timothompson on Sep 21, 2001 - 4 comments

Too much Ananova.

Could we have a moratorium on Ananova links for now? While other news sources have not been dead on, they seem to be way off base more than others. There are quite a few reading Mefi right now, and disinfo from what looks like a credible source could hurt.
posted by owillis on Sep 13, 2001 - 5 comments

No more Stile links, please.

Please, in the name of whatever faith-based tradition you espouse, no more Stile links! Kee-rist.
posted by rcade on Sep 6, 2001 - 6 comments

Why aren't there link to new comments on MetaTalk?

This is less a bug and more of a question about an inconsistency between MetaFilter and MetaTalk. Namely, that the new posts (i.e., 53 comments (3 new)) announcement is a link to the new posts on MeFi but not on MeTalk. Why the difference?
posted by ljromanoff on Jul 13, 2001 - 2 comments

Are links to outside discussions okay?

What is the MeFi policy on brining up detailed discussions from other communities? This thread points to another thread at Freshmeat and asks the same questions that the Freshmeat community already had answered.
posted by tamim on May 12, 2001 - 6 comments

What's the point of metafilter?

I'm really new here, and I was hoping I could get some input as to what Metafilter's all about. What I thought it was all about was a community blog where we posted the most unusual links, the ones that every other semi-popular blog site was posting at the same time. The best example of this is "all you base are belong to us". Everyone had that link.

But now I think it's more intelligent of a community than that, or at least it's supposed to be. So the question I have is two part:
1. What's the point of metafilter?
2. If it's not to point to all your base are belong to us, then where can we post (and find) such links?
posted by MarkO on Apr 21, 2001 - 10 comments

Link descriptions.

Link descriptions.
posted by hijinx on Apr 5, 2001 - 15 comments

Clickthrough counter?

How about a counter that would allow us to see how many times a particular link has been viewed? On the other hand, might be a bit cluttery. Just a thought.
posted by Optamystic on Dec 11, 2000 - 2 comments

it'd be nice to have a link back to MetaFilter from MetaTalk

Actually, more MetaTalk specific... just a small usability thing...

it'd be nice to have a link back to MetaFilter from MetaTalk.. searched around all over the page until I found a link at the bottom of the page. Yep. That's all. I'm just being picky/lazy.
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Nov 30, 2000 - 5 comments

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