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Pony: dates and times in post citations

I might just be, you know, a little slow, but more than once in recent days I have been cruising the MeFi front page and gotten lost, and had to scroll up (and up and up) to find the date header... perhaps it will soon be time to consider putting dates along with the times in the "posted by" footer on the front page.
posted by Sapphireblue on Jan 22, 2001 - 12 comments

dates on search results pony

Here's an easy win: dates on search results.
posted by jjg on Jan 10, 2001 - 2 comments

Should we have a separate page for politics?

Would MetaFilter be improved by moving political discussions to their own community separate from the main page? I love politics, but I think these kinds of links breed like rabbits, and I sometimes wonder if I am contributing to the Free Republicazation of this site.
posted by rcade on Jan 9, 2001 - 45 comments

Last post posted on [DATETIME]

Would a "Last post posted on [DATETIME]" be a bad addition to thread headers? MetaTalk, since it uses the same cookie info as MeFi, could benefit from it the most, but there are times it could be useful on MeFi also. Perhaps as a user option, so not everyone gets the extra clutter?
posted by cCranium on Dec 31, 2000 - 4 comments

Metafilter Calendar, anyone? (2000)

Metafilter Calender anyone? -- would anyone be up for participating in producing a MetaFilter calendar for 2001? It might be a terrible idea, but could have potential (?!)
posted by williamtry on Dec 17, 2000 - 6 comments

More posts requires better search engine

Since the number of postings is growing by leaps and bounds, it would be nice to see a better search engine...(more inside)
posted by gluechunk on Dec 13, 2000 - 3 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

Title attribute text pony!

Would it be difficult to add a TITLE attribute text field to the ctrl-shift-a url pop up window, to provide extra in-thread link description nice and easy like?

What happens if a TITLE attribute is empty? test. Apparently nothing.
posted by cCranium on Dec 8, 2000 - 3 comments

Messaging System?

Instant Messenging.

Some sort of system via which one can leave short messages for any of the members here by clicking on their name, typing the msg and sending it. When the member comes online, he/she can find it via a new instant msg notifier.

DeskMod uses a system like that, although it's PHP based, perhaps there is a ColdFusion based system too.

Alternatively, you could just setup an ICQ/AIM messenging panel in the profile, from which one can send the member a short message.
posted by riffola on Nov 24, 2000 - 3 comments

Let people fix their typos!

Let people fix their typos! The recent thread about "gohper" hit all my buttons, in a non-happy way.

I mean, maybe it's not a good idea to let the author re-edit the entry, but let *someone* fix massive misspellings, please! I work as a technical editor for a living, I'd volunteer to do this occasionally just to clean up the place. (obviously, with explicit records of every single change made - I wouldn't mess with the message, I'd just clean up the mess, and I'd be happy to let people see exactly what was changed).
posted by beth on Nov 23, 2000 - 2 comments

Would it be feasible to let us munge our cookie/user data?

Would it be feasible to let us munge our cookie/user data? Specifically, the last date/time visited? It'd be something of a work-around for when the front page refreshes during topical views, and there's no indication of what threads contain new data.

I tried editing the cookie directly, but all those percentages confused me. :-)
posted by cCranium on Nov 17, 2000 - 7 comments

iParty Audio Chat?

Sort of a feature: iParty is an audio chat program. Would anyone be intrested in setting up a server for MetaFilter? MF is a grat place to start a conversation, and there are a lot of people here that provide it. I think giving everyone the ability to have an actual, real-time conversation would be an interesting extension to the MetaFilter experience.

p.s. I'm not asking this specifically of Matt, either. I understand that about five people can be in a room together on a 28.8 server before lag becomes a real problem, so I imagine anyone that would have a static ip number could run the server. Of course, Matt might have to point it out before it would be accepted. (i.e. "official")
posted by Lirp on Nov 12, 2000 - 7 comments

A request for traffic stats on a page-by-page basis.

When you start a new topic, there could be a checkmark for the option to put a small counter on the bottom of the comments page for your link.
posted by grank on Nov 11, 2000 - 2 comments

Pony: unvisited threads remain "new"

It would be very nice to keep which threads have new messages static across visits, so if I'm unable to visit a thread with new messages in one visit, it's still marked as having new messages the next time I hit MeFI.
posted by cCranium on Nov 11, 2000 - 1 comment

The option to receive the best of email won't stay ticked.

I have selected the option to recieve the wonderful new best of email, but the option does not stay ticked and i haven't recieved any emails. Any ideas ?
posted by Zool on Nov 7, 2000 - 1 comment

Where I stopped reading indicator wanted

It's great that MetaFilter shows how many comments for each posting are new for you on the main page. It would be even greater if, on the comments page itself, there was some kind of indication of which were new. A simple
tag at the boundary would do...
posted by kindall on Nov 5, 2000 - 5 comments

Hey, what about flyers?

Hey, what about flyers? You know those grungy photocopied things you'd see in coffee houses? Would it make sense to have an area for them as well. I know that file size may be an issue, but...
posted by Dean_Paxton on Nov 3, 2000 - 0 comments

I think it would be great to have a daily digest mail, with links to MeFi posts

now that MeFi is starting to move very fast, with posts moving down the page by afternoon i think it would be great to have a daily digest mail, with links to MeFi posts. i also agree with the idea below about email alerts when a posting you've responded to is further commented.
posted by subpixel on Nov 1, 2000 - 2 comments

the option to be notified

Matt -

One thing that would be cool(and i thoughtyou had mentioned before) is the option to be notified when someone has posted to a thread that you had already posted in.

Examp: I posted a comment under the 'Portman poses' thread. User cjd posts a comment in the same thread.

Based on my preferences it shoots me an email notifiying me that the thread has been updated.

we've got this working with the evolt code pretty easily. if you want the code, lemme know.

thanks man :)
posted by djc on Oct 5, 2000 - 3 comments

Bigger Post Window

Is there any particular reason why the window I use to enter my text is so small? I can't think of any reason why it couldn't be twice as wide and four times as tall, and it would really make it a lot easier to use.

Shove it over to the left a long ways to make more room; all of this could be done simply by altering slightly the layout of that section of the page. It wouldn't alter the code in the slightest; just the description and positioning of that window. The window would continue to work exactly as it does now.

posted by Steven Den Beste on Sep 30, 2000 - 6 comments

Let's add a rating system to MetaFilter

I think a rating system (perhaps similar to that of HalfBakery) would be a spiffy addition to MetaTalk/Filter. I thought of this a few days ago and had a genuine situation in mind wherein it might come in handy (Honest, I did!), but have since forgotten what good, exactly, it would be. Then, of course this whole TiVo essay thing came up, and I really want people to know how great I think bradlands' Limericks are, but don't want to be rude by posting "Hey, I just wanted to let everyone know how great I think bradlands' Limericks are." Ratings, of course, would be the obvious, and polite, way to do it.

Of course, I'm sure it would also prove a valuable addition to the entire MF/T community and everyone would love it, etc.
posted by Lirp on Sep 26, 2000 - 5 comments

Search feature to sort links/comments by username?

Is it possible to add a search feature that would allow someone to sort links/comments made by username?
posted by tamim on Sep 25, 2000 - 8 comments

Request: button to list threads with new responses.

I hopped on to MeFi just now to find 4 new threads and 38 new responses. Only 36 of them were on my front page, which means I'll never get to know where 37 and 38 are. And I have my prefs set to deliver 7 days' worth of posts. This is the first time I can remember this happening, so I'm finally pushed to ask: Any consideration of a "list threads with new responses" button, or somesuch?
posted by aaron on Sep 17, 2000 - 5 comments

Selflink prompts pony request

Baylink self-blogged!

Alright. Flamage in this situation being pointless, this basically just cemented an idea I've been rolling around in my head for the past day or two.

I propose a "metaprojects.metafilter.com" or somesuch location for self-blogging.

more inside...
posted by cCranium on Sep 16, 2000 - 11 comments

Please oh please - view user's posted topics pony

Please oh please make it possible to view all of a given user's posted topics. Perhaps a link to the link on the user's profile page?
posted by plinth on Aug 14, 2000 - 0 comments

Too many categories, not enough stats

1. these forums are too small to have so many different categories, a single metatalk forum might be better

2. this should go in feature requests, but see above: I would love to see stats, on the site, on links, on users. it's one of the best things about weblogs, and if this is a community weblog, then how about tables and tables of statistics?
posted by chaz on Aug 11, 2000 - 2 comments

Call for MetaBozoFilter

Matt, you wonderful dear sweet MetaAdministrator, I respectfully submit that the time has come to put the Filter in MetaFilter. Yes, I'm talking about MetaBozoFilters...and I think many, many people would support you in those efforts. Let me know what I can do to help.
posted by judith on Aug 1, 2000 - 1 comment

Can we search for links?

We can search for specific text, but is it possible to expand the search capability to include sites linked to? (Search for any links to www.whatadeal.org/foo/ for example.) This would help in determining if something is a repeated link or not.
posted by jason on Jul 10, 2000 - 3 comments

New Comments Only

I tread warily here, but... Matt, you've been working on customisation and filtering, have you considered a preference that would display only new items? I've looked at the current Prefs page and don't see it, nor do I think it's come up in these threads discussing the filtering feature set (obvious apologies if I'm walking back over old, tired ground...).

A simple boolean should be enough to get started with this:

[ ] Show me only thread that have new comments

I'm assuming that you either consider a new thread to automatically be a new comment as well in the back end, or that you can relatively easily do so. Since the db already "knows" what we've read, you'd be screening us from any threads that have had no activity. The benefit would be to allow setting the "show number of days" up higher to track discussions you are interested in, without having to wade through the many, many threads that have their day or two in the MeFi sun and then go the way of all things.
posted by m.polo on Jul 9, 2000 - 0 comments

I'd like to request an expansion on the profiles feature in MetaFilter

Profiles... It just occurred to me that I need a scorecard to keep track of everyone in here. I'd like to request an expansion on the profiles feature in MetaFilter. [more]
posted by ZachsMind on Jul 4, 2000 - 7 comments

New comments by category

Matt--

As near as I can tell, the sort-to-top on the Metatalk front is by new threads, not new comments. Which is fine. However, I would like some kind of flag to know if a category (such as "weblog grab bag) has new comments since the last time I was here. It wouldn't have to be detailed. I'm thinking along the lines of a "new comments" column next to each category on the front page, with a yes/no value.

Or whatever, you're the designer I'm the one who thought black and neon green was a good color scheme.
posted by mrmorgan on Jun 17, 2000 - 1 comment

I'd like to be able to preview posts and can the br tag be collapsed?

Someone already suggested the ability to preview posts (comments as well as new threads), so I'll second that. If it annoys people, you can make it an optional preview (preview button next to the post).

Related: MetaFilter inserts
tags on carraige returns blindly, and I tend to forget this and put them in myself. I was wondering if, after interpolation, more than two br tags could automatically collapse to just two, maybe with intelligent handling of paragraph tags as well. Maybe I'm the only one that makes mistakes like that, but nobody needs anything more than two line breaks anyway.

But the post preview would probably be sufficient.

posted by dan_of_brainlog on Jun 17, 2000 - 1 comment

A user longs for killfiles

I'm sure it's been mentioned before, though I couldn't find it in the "view all days" view---even so I'd like to renew any request for a "don't ever bother me with this user's posts again" toggle. Much as I hate it I think comments should be left alone for continuity inside a thread, but blocking links would be good. There's no way to *make* people stop messing with the s/n, but if I don't have to see them doing it I can pretend.

(It's so easy to make these requests, it's not MY time and I don't even know Cold Fusion. heh.)
posted by Sapphireblue on Jun 15, 2000 - 5 comments

A double request: dragging entire threads into Metatalk and provisions for self-linking.

A suggestion for you, Matt. You might consider adding some easy way for you to move topics lock, stock and barrel, comments and all, from MetaFilter to MetaTalk. Then politely leave a link behind saying you've done it.

And having an enormous ego and desire for self-aggrandizement, I think you should have a section here in MetaTalk for people to post things about their websites. I have some things coming up I wouldn't mind the entire universe knowing about (as opposed to both people who come to my site), but I won't be so rude as to drop it into MetaFilter.
posted by mrmorgan on Jun 15, 2000 - 2 comments

May I humbly suggest a timer for individual posts...

May I humbly suggest a timer for individual posts. Err, that isn't very clear. Lately there's been a rash of people posting 2 or three small items in a row which, imho, really thins out the collective attention on MF which leads to more sparse threads.

What if each user was only allowed to post one new topic per 20 minutes? Or any arbitrary time period really...

Perhaps this should be a feature request?
posted by bryanboyer on Jun 14, 2000 - 7 comments

I think it would be cool if Metafilter was themeable

I think it would be cool if Metafilter was themeable. It might be a little difficult to program, but I know it's doable. I would like to see something other than BLUE when I come here.
posted by y0bhgu0d on Jun 11, 2000 - 0 comments

Can we configure our own sidebar?

I think it would be neat if you could program the side floating panel- to be configurable- so that we could choose the links that we wanted in their or add our own- via the configuration page. I'm not a coder by any means, so I don't know how difficult it would be, but I wanted to air my idea.
posted by TuxHeDoh on Jun 10, 2000 - 0 comments

stories and days

I'd love it if you could choose the number of stories as well as number of days. Then, If the number of stories in the timeframe selected is greater than the max number of stories allowed, only display the number allowed. There are always those weeks where 20 stories are posted every day, and then those weeks where it's closer to five/day.

And, um.. MeFi is kind of slow in dishin' the pages sometimes...
posted by Freakho on May 31, 2000 - 2 comments

No edit feature was forthcoming

The horror! From the ether of the Internet they came. Words misspelled, tags not closed. And there was carnage, and suffering, and the people cried out to The Haghey for an edit feature.

But the serpent Sikk had gained favor in The MetaFilter court, and Haughey hardened his heart. No edit feature was forthcoming.

And the carnage continued. Three score and 4 posters died from shame, all for want of a forgotten pronoun. Again the people cried out to The Haughey. If not an edit feature, why not a preview feature.

But The Haughey would hear none of it. "If I grant you a preview, the Ticket Stubs shall never be done". And thus the MetaFilterites suffered.

Eeep! To much of that wacky god stuff. Anyway, thanks to the magic of bookmarklets, and the incompetence of my managers, (a few weeks of lag time right now, followed by two weeks of non stop overtime work), I present the Preview bookmarklet.

Drag the link to you links toolbar, (just like Deepleap, but without the Sexy Motherfucker), type you comment, and then use the bookmarklet. You post will be previewed in a brand new window. The bookmarklet will work on any page with a single form and single textarea.

It's not quite perfect, I'm not sure what HTML Matt does and doesn't allow, plus my brain hurts too much to grep out the line breaks right now. Also, I didn't feel like dissecting the entire Metafilter style sheet, so your colors and spacing may be a bit off. Let me know if you run into any problems (it's only been tested on the PC side).

Hey, it's free. Deal.
posted by alan on May 26, 2000 - 13 comments

Customize link color pony!

Matt, in the customize section, could you also make it so that one can customize the link colours? I'd really like to change the links from yellow to say orange. Not sure how hard it would be, but it would be a nice addition. Thanks...
posted by riffola on May 20, 2000 - 3 comments

"The URL you are about to post was found in 1 other post(s)." (2000)

I'd like it if, when you're previewing a topic you're about to post, metafilter says something like:

The URL you are about to post was found in 1 other post(s).

lorem ipsum sit amet..
Go to the detail view for this result

please check the thread(s) above to make sure you're not duplicating a previous post.


posted by muta on May 16, 2000 - 3 comments

new posts, new comments

It Would Be Nice If, from the Meta topic page, you could see the "new posts, new comments" numbers for the individual topic pages (especially if that included a flag for any place you'd been followed up).

Sometimes I'm just keeping up with my own patch, sometimes, I have *time* to be looking for new stuff.
posted by baylink on May 10, 2000 - 0 comments

I'm easily amused.

Something like this would please me immensely:
body { cursor: default; }
I'm easily amused.
posted by gleemax on Mar 30, 2000 - 10 comments

Duplicate Link Pony Request

So when's that feature gonna come to negate repeat links? There've been two posts today -- last page on net, Simpsons bootlegs -- that have been reruns of things we've seen within the last month.
posted by luke on Mar 23, 2000 - 4 comments

http:// and thee: save some broken links

Matt, if you pre-filled the value of the input element next to "URL" with "http://" then we'd probably end up with fewer broken links.
posted by sylloge on Mar 18, 2000 - 1 comment

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