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Metatalktail Hour: Talktail of Shame

Phunniemee says, "Inspired by this comment, it would personally amuse me to read through a thread of dumbest / biggest screw up / most embarrassing / lols things that assorted mefite professionals have encountered doing their jobs." [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 10, 2021 - 61 comments

Terrible Typos

I have seen people get really anxious about having typos in their comments. To the point that, if they miss the edit window, they'll follow up with a post pointing out their own mistakes. How harsh is the metafilter crowd really? Will people get judgey about a post / disregard the content if there are one or two mistakes in it?
posted by Omnomnom on Mar 29, 2014 - 117 comments

stupid computer movies

Looking for a post about glaring errors in hacker movies. I am not sure if it is the post itself or if it came up in the comments, but I'm sure I remember a thread about stupid errors using IT in films, especially 'hacker' type films. Sorry, my search-foo is weak today.
posted by marienbad on Feb 24, 2013 - 13 comments

When, if ever, do admins admit they were wrong?

When, if ever, do admins admit they were wrong? Throughout the history of MetaFilter and MetaTalk in the 11 years I’ve been here, I see admins justifying or defending their actions and I almost never see admins admitting they made a mistake. [more inside]
posted by joeclark on Jul 11, 2011 - 59 comments

Twitter on profiles isn't updating

My profile is showing my "last" Twitter status as an update posted two months ago. I've made plenty of updates since then...
posted by Mwongozi on May 7, 2008 - 56 comments

Admins Please Fix My Mistake

Help me, O Admins! I screwed up! Even though I previewed three times, I mixed up the tags and titles on this AskMe After I am tortured and ridiculed, can you please change the to "In Here, Out Over There"?
posted by Robert Angelo on Apr 4, 2007 - 16 comments

Why is this unlinked?

Why is the "Shopping for artsy, funky, silly, weird, and/or childish stuff for an artsy, funky, silly, weird, childish family, online delinked?
posted by wheelieman on Nov 21, 2006 - 4 comments

Forgot to close a link in this thread.

Oops. Forgot to close a link in this thread. Help.
posted by dead_ on Jul 25, 2006 - 2 comments

Fix My FPP Links

Oops. Can someone correct one of the links in my FPP please? "Two" and "LPs" both link to the same place. One of them should go here instead. Thanks!
posted by ludwig_van on Feb 22, 2006 - 1 comment

I mixed up the title and link fields in this post

I mixed up the title and link fields in this post making my FPP rather incomprehensible.
posted by delmoi on Feb 16, 2006 - 6 comments

I commented in the wrong thread

My bad: Iran comment in wrong MeFi thread here. Can somebody please delete this?
posted by cenoxo on Sep 4, 2005 - 1 comment

[Max field length is 100] Is a bad choice of words a derogation during Ask Mefi?

Is a bad choice of words a derogation during Ask Mefi?
posted by wendell on Jul 31, 2004 - 34 comments

is there a way to undo a trackback?

is there a way to undo a trackback? does there need to be one?
posted by complex on Apr 2, 2003 - 4 comments

Did someone change my URL?

An URL posted here has changed. I posted a link to the Glass Engine on the weekend as http://www.philipglass.com/glassengine/#. The URL now coded inside the Metafilter page is http://euphorbia1.client.dti.net/glassengine/ but it fails to connect. The www.philipglass.com site appears to be down as well (and I really hope I didn't get the place MeFied) so the original URL doesn't work either. This is not a redirect I'm talking about: the code in this Metafilter page is different. I just checked http://www.jerrykindall.com/ where I got the URL -- and his code has changed to the new URL, too. Say, you all aren't trying to glasslight me, are you?
posted by maudlin on Mar 5, 2002 - 5 comments

another day - another spoony thread removed.....

another day - another spoony thread removed.....
I didn't think this one was bad at all, what harm can there be in table tennis game all flash stylee?
one day i'll get it right.
posted by Spoon on Nov 28, 2001 - 18 comments

MetaFilter in IE doesn't allow View Source

I've noticed that MetaFilter in IE doesn't let one "View Source". Is this by design? Given the current state of search it might make sense to allow it. When researching a new link for posting, sometimes its easier just to search for the URL in the source.
posted by harrycaul on Oct 18, 2001 - 16 comments

Scholarship voting problem

I voted for all of the essays, but when I went to check my votes with the provided link, it claimed I had not voted for any essays. Is the problem a bug or just me?
posted by CRS on Jun 12, 2001 - 5 comments

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