16 posts tagged with metafilter by WCityMike.
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Moderators as Full-Time Employees? What a Visionary Idea You've Invented

The new hotness in tech: NYU Center for Business and Human Rights says social media giants should have their moderators be full-time employees (PDF). [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 9, 2020 - 8 comments

Encouraging Conciseness in Ask Mefi?

Just want to bring up an idea for discussion: gently discouraging walls of text in Ask Metafilter (without doing anything to prohibit) ... through greater emphasis in the top text on the page, and UI guidance after a certain word count (maybe via a change in the text input box color background). [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jan 3, 2020 - 39 comments

Metafilter and Twitter

It appears the official Ask Metafilter Twitter feed is everything posted, but it looks like the official Metafilter Twitter feed is most-popular. Unofficial ones set up by someone are deprecated from November 1, 2016. Are there any official or unofficial Twitter feeds that post everything posted to various Mefi subsites, including Projects, FanFare etc.? Would such channels pose a strain on the servers? Possibly could these be a pony request if no such thing currently exists?
posted by WCityMike on Dec 22, 2017 - 12 comments

Best of the Best of the Best, Sir! With Honors, Sir!

Click on "My Profile". Click on the number to the right of "Favorited by others:". Just to the right of the phrase "Show Favorites Activity", click on the word "Popular". Copy and paste the top result into this MeTa thread (with hyperlink).
posted by WCityMike on Apr 13, 2017 - 314 comments

Metafilter to Kindle?

Has anyone developed any official or unofficial hacks with regards to loading Mefi/AskMefi threads onto their Kindle?
posted by WCityMike on Sep 15, 2013 - 3 comments

LIVE CHAT! YES, YOU TOO CAN CHAT WITH REAL! LIVE! (SEXY?) MEFITES!

Didn't see this in the FAQ: is there an online venue where one can chat live with fellow Mefites? I know there's nothing official sponsored by the site, but what's the most popular of any home-brewed solutions?
posted by WCityMike on Jul 3, 2011 - 37 comments

Deletion Reasons: Threadshitting vs. Flagging vs. Mod Taste ... How Does It Interplay?

As far as I can tell, there's three factors at play with deleted posts – moderator opinion, initial crowd opinion (comments), and initial crowd opinion (flagging). And I'm kind of seeking to understand how it interplays, [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 24, 2010 - 29 comments

Fixing How Metafilter Renders BLOCKQUOTE and LI Items

Could how Metafilter renders BLOCKQUOTE and list tags be fixed/tweaked? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 12, 2010 - 48 comments

Idea: Metafilter Link Checker (Needs a Fancier Name)

Idea: the Metafilter link-checker. Take the part of the 'new post' process that double-checks against prior posts, add the part of Mefi that conjures up the related posts, put a link to the feature up on the two lines of links near the logo. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 18, 2009 - 42 comments

Can't Find the Right Metafilter Search-Fu For This Question

I am wondering if people could assist me in locating Ask Metafilter questions along the lines of this and this. I know it's a concept frequently asked about, but evidently the concept's too amorphous for tags to be of help, Related Questions just circularly refer to each other, and I can't find the right Google-fu for this one. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Aug 6, 2009 - 11 comments

Best of the Best of the Best, Sir! With Honors, Sir!

Click on "My Profile". Click on the number to the right of "Favorited by others:". Click on the word "Popular". Copy and paste the top result into this MeTa thread (with hyperlink).
posted by WCityMike on Jun 25, 2009 - 310 comments

Pony Request: MyAskMefi to Track Anonymous Questions (or Track Users' Questions?)

Pony request: can following all anonymous posts (or maybe, more widely, following a specific user) be integrated into MyAskMefi? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 9, 2009 - 29 comments

'Big Bad Question' as a Metafilter Subsite?

This idea has been sticking around in my head for a while: assuming its creator cortex didn't vehemently object, could Big Big Question be integrated into Metafilter as a new subsite? I think it could be something amazing. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 28, 2009 - 64 comments

Metafilter Gray

Metafilter Gray. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jan 2, 2009 - 25 comments

Splitting Some of the Categories?

Just wanted to float an idea about Ask Mefi categories. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 17, 2008 - 29 comments

Ask Mefi Thread on Queen's Forename and Surname

I remember an Ask Metafilter question in which it was asked whether, if the current Queen of England went by a name based on her forename and surname (the format many of us go by, such as "John Smith" or "Jane Doe"), what that name would be. I can't seem to find it under the "queen" tag or via a Google search. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Dec 10, 2008 - 69 comments

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