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New Post Counter?

So, I have a tab open with a MetaFilter post in it, and it will give me an indication if there are new comments. Can I have the front page tab/page open and have an indication about how many new FPPs are awaiting my viewing? I have no idea what kind of server load or technical problem that might pose, and am certainly willing to forego it for either one of those reasons if they are burdensome, but I always have a tab of the front page of MF and I refresh it a lot but maybe I wouldn't refresh it as often (reducing server load) if I had a "X new posts" or a "see new posts" there instead of a black box that only reveals new posts if I click. I don't know what the community feelings are about this, and I'm only suggesting it, but maybe it would be felt to be generally useful?
posted by hippybear on Jul 11, 2018 - 8 comments

Pony request: clearly marked political megathreads

I love the unique titles MeFites comes up with for posts. I live for a well-constructed description full of links and clever word play. But, that makes it hard, sometimes, to differentiate a thread about some current event and the latest political catch-all. Can we have an above-the-fold notice that this, for whatever the value of 'this' is, is the current political megathread? [more inside]
posted by hanov3r on Jul 5, 2018 - 40 comments

This pony prances about in the meadow, with butterflies, ribbons, etc.

Can we have comments/fpps that have been sidebarred noted on the fpp page itself or, if it is a comment, in-thread? Also - can we have auto-notification to people when their comments or posts have been sidebarred? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 2, 2015 - 39 comments

Pony Request: Email Notifications for Anon Questions?

When I submit an anonymous AskMe question, it would be great to have some way to track it. I've had situations where I've thought a question was removed from the queue because I missed it on the front page of the Green, or where I have gone back and tried to find a past anon question of mine and not had an easy way to locate it. An email notification when it gets posted would help me solve these problems. Is there any reason I haven't thought of why this wouldn't work, or would be a bad idea?
posted by capricorn on Jul 10, 2015 - 20 comments

IRL Request: When posting, notification of other IRL events on same day

As someone who frequently posts IRL events, I'd really love if, when I previewed the post, the page told me about other meetups on that day within a 50 mile radius of my location. It would be awesome, because then I could say, "Oh, so-and-so is having their ice cream meetup that afternoon; I'll just make the post for the next week instead." It would also have the benefit of showing me events that might be outside the radius I've set for my own personal IRL notifications, but that might still be in range for attendees. What do you think? Would other IRL posters appreciate such a feature?
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 18, 2013 - 30 comments

Proposed IRL Update Alerts

A few weeks ago we had a discussion about adding MeFi Mail alerts to IRL when an event is updated. We have some proposed changes that we think could help keep everyone informed if an IRL event is updated. [more inside]
posted by pb on Feb 22, 2013 - 51 comments

Notification of Changes to IRL Meetups

Is it possible to get a memail if there have been date/time/location changes to an IRL event they've RSVP'd to? And as an extension, possibly a notification when a proposed event is confirmed? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Feb 2, 2013 - 30 comments

Trackback pony?

Any way we can be notified about people linking to our posts/comments? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Mar 12, 2012 - 31 comments

What has happened with updates?

Did MetaFilter go all AJAXy? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Feb 4, 2011 - 3 comments

(1 new feature?)

Can there be an optional icon which lights up when a new answer has come in to your AskMe question(s)? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 22, 2010 - 36 comments

Deleted Post

why was my AskMeFi response deleted? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Sep 8, 2010 - 71 comments

Pony request: MeFi notification of deleted posts

Pony request: MeFi notification of deleted posts - Because I always forget I can look in my history to find the missing post. Seems like it would be "easy" (for unknown values of easy) to kind of do the same thing for deletion as for addition. (Maybe I'm just oversensitive, having had two FPPs deleted in the last month.)
posted by Michael Roberts on Jun 18, 2010 - 8 comments

Projects Pony: Email Notification for FPPs

Projects pony: email notification when project is posted to the blue. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 24, 2009 - 6 comments

Notification for deleted posts?

So earlier this morning I posted something innocuous but inane in an askme thread that had been more or less answered. Just now, logging in, I see that that comment has been disappeared. This is fine, and not particularly worthy of complaint, but I find it sort of annoying that there's no notification or anyway for me to know that the reply was ever made at all. [more inside]
posted by cmyr on Apr 21, 2009 - 67 comments

I keep missing the London meetups dammit!

Pony request: notification for nearby meetups [more inside]
posted by pharm on Jan 26, 2009 - 18 comments

Email notifications to AskMe threads

Is there a good way to get email notifications of updates to AskMe threads? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 3, 2008 - 17 comments

Hey, you might be interested in this...

Pony: A button to notify contacts you choose about an interesting FPP, or an AskMe they're qualified to answer. For example, one of my contacts could easily give me a heads-up when there's a post about geography, or I could notify Astro Zombie about a Minneapolis-related thread. No more "paging languagehat" answers to etymology questions. If it gets spammy/annoying for th recipient, they can opt out or send me a STFU MeMail. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Nov 6, 2008 - 36 comments

Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe?

Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Mar 19, 2008 - 128 comments

MeTa Wormholes Redux.

Dragging a prior request onto the table: MeTa notifications in MeFi/AskMe threads. [more inside]
posted by potch on Dec 18, 2007 - 33 comments

Admins, please help!

Help! a question I asked yesterday on ask.metafilter disappeared. I received no message from admin about it. I looked both in my recent activity and on the questions posted yesterday. Yet I am not allowed to post another question for a week. My question was not inappropriate in any way and I should have been contacted if it was. I demand the question restored (it was: tips on looking for a new job while currently employed) or to have the right to post another question immediately. I also emailed this via the contact form.
posted by spacefire on Jun 21, 2007 - 23 comments

MeTa wormholes?

Ooh ooh- I've got an idea. Picture this- you open a thread (AskMe or MeFi), and at the top of the thread, there is a small note that says "This thread is currently being debated in MetaTalk.", with a link to the MeTa thread. This way, people have no excuse for taking a big steamy dump in threads. People posting MeTa complaints could fill in a field with the post ID, and some database magic could occur to link the two. Just floating this out there to see what others think.
posted by potch on Mar 28, 2007 - 86 comments

Pony request: notification when a certain tag is used

PonyFilter... Would it be possible to get a notification either as email (probably hard to do) or on the my comments page when an ask.mefi or metafilter post uses a certain tag. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Feb 8, 2006 - 10 comments

Notification of need to cooperate with LEO?

I've noticed that many AskMe threads (like this one) dealing with potential crimes and/or civil suits could be subpoened as evidence if the right person connected the dots. Should there be a notice on the anonymous question page that Metafilter may be compelled by law to release the IP address of anonymous posters?
posted by justkevin on Dec 27, 2005 - 40 comments

My AIM neighbor has an anonymous question pending with AskMe.

My AIM neighbor has an anonymous question pending with AskMe. How long does that take? If it gets kicked out for some reason, is questioner notified? He/she has asked me to ask this for the sake of his/her anonymity.
posted by snsranch on Nov 21, 2005 - 12 comments

Notification of new comments in AskMe?

Now that AskMe thread expiry dates have been extended (finally!), can we get a feature that tells us when new comments have been posted? Right now it just says 'go to the category view for this result' or something.
On a similar note, when I click on 'Work and Money', i only get results for the past month... what up with that?
posted by GleepGlop on Nov 1, 2005 - 3 comments

If a comment is deleted, is the user notified?

If a comment is deleted, is the user notified? I commented in the roach question, and now it's gone. Is it because I used a bad word?
posted by hellbient on Aug 16, 2005 - 11 comments

Pony: remote new comment notification

Let me preface this by saying that I am not looking to give mathowie more work to do. Having said that, I was wondering if there is a non-labor-intensive way by which I can be notified when new comments have been added to threads I've commented in without visiting the site and sorting by my comments?
posted by EatenByAGrue on Jul 31, 2002 - 24 comments

Thread and Comment Nofications

idea (or has this been suggested before?):

what if each thread and comment had a "notify" link next to it; click the link and you get a pop-up window asking if you'd like to send the note, and if you clicked yes, a notification would be sent to matt, saying "this thread needs your attention" or "this comment needs your attention".

that way, people could notify matt of double posts and flamewars while they were reading the thread; this would eliminate the need for matt to constantly monitor the board himself, and potentially cut down on all those annoying double post comments.

the note could either send a separate email to matt, or it could just send a note telling him to go to a page that would compile the red flags by thread. he could see at a glance that 1 person flagged thread (a) and 12 flagged thread (b), and so on. this page would have check boxes next to each comment that had been flagged, so that matt could delete each notice once he had dealt with the trouble post.

if that seems like it would generate too much mail for matt, then a hybrid "star chamber/notification system" : this feature would be activated for 20 active, trusted members (preferably in various time zones).

the main result of this feature would be to eliminate the need for matt to continuously monitor the board himself, while at the same time ensuring that he makes all the calls regarding the appropriateness of any given post.

does my description make sense, and is this an idea that would save you time, matt?

posted by rebeccablood on Nov 2, 2001 - 35 comments

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