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Turn off the high-beams on Mobile Safari

When scrolling the various meta* sites at night on Mobile Safari, the larger soft-gray and translucent address bar is replaced with a smaller, but full white bar that lights up the entire room. [more inside]
posted by autopilot on Aug 7, 2023 - 2 comments

Time to change from HTML?

I'm not sure if this has been discussed before recently, but are there any plans to change or add on text coding options beyond HTML? Like Markdown or rich text? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 5, 2020 - 68 comments

Determining "D'oh!" draft delay

Would it be possible to create draft FPPs before the end of the 24-hour delay? In other words, you would get the D'oh!/"you have already posted a link in the past 24 hours" page after hitting publish instead of when you click on New Post. I think the 24-hour delay is a good thing but it's intended to prevent people from posting not writing. Changing the order would allow people to check HTML formatting and link accuracy earlier in the writing process if they want to post on back-to-back days. Aside from changing the back end of the publishing process (which I know nothing about and may very well be insurmountable) would it add additional work or issues for the mods over time? Is this something that other people who post FPPs would like? [more inside]
posted by not_the_water on Jan 30, 2019 - 21 comments

Pony: Small Fix to Classic Theme on Mobile

The classic theme on mobile doesn't make it easy for me to make a post in any of the subsites. I have to switch to standard so I can access the new post link, then switch back to continue my mobile responsive experience. Is anyone else experiencing this? May I request a pony that would make this more readily accessible like it is in the other themes please? Thank you!
posted by Hermione Granger on Jan 21, 2019 - 25 comments

Jumping Pony on Mobile

The jump-down anchor visible on posts on mobile takes you all the way down to the tags. I imagine most people use it like I do: to get to the comment box and/or last comment more quickly. Could this be adjusted to remove the need to scroll up each time? [more inside]
posted by cichlid ceilidh on Oct 31, 2018 - 25 comments

A better way to favorite on a mobile device

When I'm using a mobile device, I'd love a better way to favorite (or flag) items, so that I can engage with MetaFilter more. The goal here would be increased usability, accessibility, engagement and enjoyment. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 11, 2018 - 28 comments


How do you consume MetaFilter? Is it on your mobile device/phone? Are you mostly at your work/home computer? Tablet, laptop, kindle? Just wondering how the community primarily loads this site up.
posted by Fizz on Jul 26, 2018 - 117 comments

Podcast on the to-go menu

Pony request: When I'm reading MetaFilter at my desktop, the menu options at the top of the page include the podcast. But when I'm reading on my iPhone, the podcast isn't on the menu. Can we add it, please?
posted by nickmark on Jul 2, 2018 - 3 comments

Pony request: mobile edition or better responsiveness

I have trouble posting to Meta on my phone. I don't access any personal accounts on my work laptop during the day but when I'm at lunch by myself I'm reading Metafilter on my phone. Here's what I see when I try to post a comment or AskMe response. This is the latest version of Chrome on the latest version of iOS on an iPhone 7.

Portrait: The post box is much wider than the screen and the keyboard is over the box as well. It requires much scrolling left and right which causes a back button event if you aren't careful.

Landscape is even worse. My eyesight isn't what it used to be and I often read in landscape view. But the on-screen keyboard is tall enough to bump into the URL bar and there's no way I can post in landscape view.

I looked at the site in the Chrome dev tools in the mobile view and it looks fine but on the device itself not so much.
posted by bendy on Jun 5, 2018 - 13 comments

"Remove from activity" in Mobile Classic?

Pony request: can we get a "remove from activity" feature on the Recent Activity page in the Mobile Classic theme? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Aug 10, 2017 - 11 comments

Any chance of resurrecting this favorites pony request?

After a long day of reading the site on mobile while waiting for stuff, the request here to add a "Favorite this post" link to the "Who favorited this post" page (the one that comes up when you click the link with the number of people who favorited the post) made a lot of sense to me. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Sep 15, 2016 - 42 comments

Quick Modern Theme Updates

We made a few changes to the modern theme today. At mobile widths, the Skip button is now no longer the Skip button—it's an arrow pointing down. At tablet/iPad widths there's a new similar down arrow button in the fixed header that appears as you scroll. And behind the scenes we enabled Grunticon as a fallback for older phones that don't have SVG support. [more inside]
posted by pb on Mar 27, 2015 - 24 comments

New mobile ads for logged-out readers on Ask

Just a heads up: we're testing out a new ad provider for logged-out, mobile site readers in Ask Metafilter threads. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 20, 2015 - 46 comments

Profile Links on Mobile Devices

The number of times I've intentionally tapped the profile link of a thread poster on my phone: 0. The number of times I've accidentally tapped the profile link of a thread poster on my phone: an embarrassing amount, uncountable in modern number theory. Can we do something about that? [more inside]
posted by tocts on Dec 13, 2014 - 19 comments

All I want for Christmas is a tiny pony

Would it be possible for the "Random" link to be included in mobile view? I like this feature a lot as it's a great way of finding cool FPPs from the past, and some old MeTas are just...wow. But to get to it I have to switch between the mobile and desktop views, which is a pain on my phone. On desktop it's between the "Popular" and "Best Of" links so could it be put there on mobile as well? Does anyone else even use it on a regular basis?
posted by billiebee on Dec 6, 2014 - 18 comments

Fat fingers strike again!

In mobile styles, can a link to "add a favourite" be included at the top of the page that comes when you accidentally click on the comment count in mobile, rather than the + sign? I keep going to the list of people who have favourited a comment, then having to go back and zoom in to correctly hit the +, and my stubby fingers have put me in a loop at times. Possibly this is just me, but a line at the top of the (http://​www.metafilter.com​/favorited) page that I could reliably hit would be very nice.
posted by viggorlijah on Nov 4, 2014 - 21 comments

Swipe to Favorite

Small pony request for "swipe to favorite" feature on mobile devices. [more inside]
posted by misozaki on Sep 19, 2014 - 31 comments

PONY <3 Galaxy Tab

PONY : Add a preference setting that forces MeFi to always load in desktop mode on mobile devices? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Sep 11, 2014 - 21 comments

Like browsing MeFi in a shrouded theater

A lot of people have complained about FanFare's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic (which discarded it for an unpopular redesign years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme (screenshot*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey or Stylish), Chrome (with Stylish or Blank Canvas Script Handler), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader, using this URL) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 8, 2014 - 63 comments

Sausage fingered pony

I was wondering whether other sausage fingered mefites have the same problem I do. When bashing my opinions into the text box on my mobile or nexus starting the message often means accidentally hitting the link through my username or even the html tags link. Its a particular problem when trying to cut and paste at the beginning of posts since my paste function pops up over the username. If its not just me is there any chance these links could be given a little more space in the page design?
posted by biffa on Jul 18, 2014 - 25 comments

Comments pagination pony

May we please revisit the issue of comments pagination for the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by gingerest on Jun 13, 2014 - 100 comments

Unflagging enthusiasm with fat fingers

I flagged something today while reading on my mobile, that five seconds later I realised I did not need to flag for the reason I gave. I could not unflag the comment and I fretted over this for ten minutes guiltily. Previously I have also flagged and favourited things by accident because of the fat fingers/tiny screen while reading metafilter on my phone. Is it technically and/or operationally possible to change the "Flagged" text to a link to either undo the flag/change it or to go straight to the moderators contact page? Or perhaps a "Scourge thyself, blamer of innocents" button would work for me. I'm posting to metatalk because I don't know if this is just a me being dumb on my phone issue or others would also like this added.
posted by viggorlijah on Feb 13, 2014 - 82 comments

Can we get a "Remove from Activity" button on the Mobile site?

I was wondering if it would be possible to get the "Remove from Activity" link added to the Recent Activity page of the Mobile site. Is this something that people would like to have, and if so would it be feasible to implement this feature? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 18, 2013 - 42 comments

Pony Request: Move the italicize button on the mobile site

On an iPhone, when you have a body of text entered and selected (as if you were going to italicize to quote someone, the "i" button is placed EXACTLY beneath the "Cut/Copy/Paste" dialog box no matter how you scroll. It's infuriating. The only way to get around it seems to be some random combination of zoom and scroll that sometimes results in it becoming unhidden. I can't be the only one who this drives nuts. What if the italicize button were swapped with the "<" button? Does anyone even use that button?
posted by nathancaswell on Dec 11, 2013 - 52 comments

Mobile only content

So this seems potentially problematic: Sorry, but the media gallery you are trying to load is not compatible with your device. Apple iOS (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) or Android OS are required - how do we feel about that?
posted by Artw on Aug 3, 2013 - 43 comments

Something change on the Matrix, mobile wonky on Ask

Shortly after the update on the heart attack thread on Ask (dx severe heartburn), the words on Ask only got hugely tiny. Talk & FP are fine. Chrome browser, iOs6.x, recent ish phone.
posted by tilde on Jul 20, 2013 - 3 comments

I won't see this on the mobile view.

Just a reminder: Not everyone can see your post titles. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jul 13, 2013 - 130 comments

3000+ Comment Megaponies

So, even outside of election years browser crushing 3000+ post megathreads are now a not uncommon thing - should we be looking at pagination at the 2000 comment mark? And if not pagination what else could be done to make them less of a browser crushing experience, especially on mobile?
posted by Artw on Apr 18, 2013 - 93 comments

Mobile site: truncated text

When browsing the front page on my phone, the text of many posts runs off the right-hand side of the screen. [more inside]
posted by av123 on Apr 6, 2013 - 9 comments

When I was your age, this space was for jokes.

I like the sidebar on the front page, and how it shows nifty stuff and contact activity. When I'm on my phone, I don't have that, and it makes me feel sad inside. Would the powers that be consider adding a line to the menu on the mobile site that would link to the sidebar content? In my head, this looks exactly like what we have on the front page, except tinier and by itself.
posted by phunniemee on Feb 7, 2013 - 82 comments

AskMe mobile not working properly since sometime Tuesday

Some time on Tuesday, ask.metafilter.com mobile version stopped scrolling on my Motorola Droid I running Android 2.2.3. Still no worky. [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Aug 30, 2012 - 16 comments

Small display bug in mobile, bold menu

Minor display bug in mobile style sheet on the blue only: menu at the bottom is bold, inside posts. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 12, 2012 - 13 comments

'x new comments, show' - time elapsed?

When viewing threads on the mobile version of the site, how much time elapses before the 'x new comments, show' thingy displays? Same question for 'No recent updates. Reload to check for new comments.' (unless the time elapsed is the same for both).
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jul 7, 2012 - 9 comments

long way to the top

It's a long way to the TOP if ya gotta scroll 'n' scroll. [more inside]
posted by de on May 27, 2012 - 37 comments

Strip mobile tags

Can we strip the 'm' from links to Wikipedia? In a recent post there was a link to a Wikipedia page that went directly to the mobile site. If your on a mobile device you would automatically get the mobile version so there is no reason to force people on non-mobile devices to it. [more inside]
posted by Confess, Fletch on May 24, 2012 - 37 comments

Add Remove from Activity to Mobile Site?

Feature Request: "(Remove from activity") link on the Mobile site? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 15, 2012 - 23 comments

mobile me, mobile you

I love reading MetaFilter on my phone! I have a couple discussion prompts/pony requests about it. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on May 15, 2012 - 28 comments

Swiper No Swiping!

Can't swipe to favorite anymore. Did y'all disable that function? Or is it on my end? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 20, 2012 - 60 comments

Mobile stylesheet changes?

Have there been changes made recently to the ask me mobile stylesheet? Specific things I've noticed in last couple of days: title of ask posts are now in bold, poster's followup comments no longer marked. [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 comments

Ponies on Safari

Three ponies for mobile browsers: remove posts from Recent Activity, go to my own comment after posting it (instead of the top of the page) and the ability to make a new post. Safari on ios 5 here.
posted by desjardins on Nov 27, 2011 - 50 comments

My middle finger is lazy

I use the mobile site on my phone fairly often. There's a convenient little jump to menu button, but the lovely links start with Mefi and Ask and Meta and have Recent Activity 12th, after things like My Preferences and Profile which I have never used on the mobile site. On the other hand, I use Recent Activity all the time. Can it get moved towards the top of the menu (or to the very top, like all the subparts if you are already in recent activity)? [more inside]
posted by jeather on Nov 17, 2011 - 24 comments

Big text for small screens

Does the mobile stylesheet need the <small> tag? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Nov 14, 2011 - 68 comments

Mobile page changes?

Or not rendering properly? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Sep 23, 2011 - 18 comments

My Little Pony Request: please consider adding Favorites to the Mobile Site menu.

My Little Pony Request: please consider adding Favorites to the Mobile Site menu. [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Jun 6, 2011 - 17 comments

Please display tags in the mobile style sheet

Pony: could we display tags in the mobile view? [more inside]
posted by alms on Apr 11, 2011 - 10 comments

A tiny, corralled pony

Can we mobile users have more HTML composition buttons? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 6, 2011 - 73 comments

Restore the mobile spreadsheet

I accidentally disabled the Metafilter mobile stylesheet. How can I get it back?
posted by ChrisR on Mar 19, 2011 - 12 comments

Reply from mobile Recent Activity

Mobile Pony: Reply from within Recent Activity [more inside]
posted by bonaldi on Mar 15, 2011 - 24 comments

If you can read this...

Low-priority pony: mobile stylesheet for profile pages? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Mar 7, 2011 - 6 comments

Mobile site on non-mobile items

Is there a way to access the mobile site on a non-mobile device? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Feb 23, 2011 - 37 comments

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