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I am having trouble finding a post

I am having trouble finding a post to a cool web tool (java, maybe?) where you chose a parameter or some colors, then dragged your mouse around to make spline-y funky patterns. It seems it would have been especially useful to make cool mathy looking web backgrounds. I haven't the foggiest idea what search terms to even start with, and those I've tried have come up empty. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by twiggy on Jul 16, 2006 - 7 comments

Metafilter titles should be more succinct for RSS readers

Reading the blue through RSS is still something of a guessing game. A while ago there was a useful discussion about this but nothing's really changed. Please could the blue be more like the green? (in so many ways.)
posted by grahamwell on Jul 9, 2006 - 25 comments

I wish we could avoid linking to cyber beggars on MeFi.

I wish we could avoid linking to cyber beggars on MeFi. It's not an interesting topic, and I hate to see them get any attention and thus more traffic to their sites.
posted by orange swan on Jul 4, 2006 - 28 comments

How do you get those nice one line down returns when you post?

How do you get those nice one line down returns when you post?
(I tried HTML, didn't see it in the FAQ. WTF am I doing wrong?)
posted by Smedleyman on Jul 4, 2006 - 15 comments

Intra-filter trackbacks

For the big pile of stuff: How about a wikipedia-style "Mefi posts that link to this post" box on the side of each thread (that has been linked back to)? So when someone links back to a post, that old post now links forward to the new thread. Especially useful if you search and find an older thread, and would like also to read the subsequent threads which say "previously discussed on MetaFilter..." Ideally, it would pick up on comments as well as posts that link to a specific thread (not to a specific comment in the thread, though).
posted by Eideteker on Jul 3, 2006 - 16 comments

Why do we have so many youtube links recently?

Why do we have so many youtube links recently, specifically compared to google video links? Is everyone here a Youtube addict, or do the cool kids ignore google, or what?
posted by twine42 on Jun 26, 2006 - 23 comments

Slightly misleading quiz in FPP

the way this quiz is presented is somewhat misleading, as noted in the comments.
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jun 23, 2006 - 21 comments

3 years free, was it worth it?

In 2003, a post about 3 years of free web hosting, and almost 3 years later, the tribulations of cancelling aforementioned free web hosting. Full circle.
posted by brownpau on Jun 13, 2006 - 24 comments

My AskMefi question was deleted.

My AskMefi question was deleted. How do I discover why? Is there a deleted AskMefi graveyard?
posted by joe lisboa on Jun 12, 2006 - 72 comments

Can anyone find or remember the link to a gallery selling framed mathematical equations?

Can anyone find or remember the link to a gallery selling framed mathematical equations? All the obvious search terms are escaping me, making me think that the post referred to the link's content in an oblique way. The art was very simple, just the equations on a white background with a black frame. It could have been on AskMetafilter or Metafilter, I do not remember which. Thanks!
posted by geoff. on Jun 12, 2006 - 5 comments

Post editor pony request

Post editor pony request: a method to shove part of long posts into the first comment, after the post has gone up.
posted by anotherpanacea on Jun 5, 2006 - 16 comments

Has this email conversation been posted to the blue yet?

Has the Galloway-Di Rita email conversation been posted to the blue yet? I've done several searches and have not found it. This is newsfilter or so close to newsfilter that I don't want to screw up my hypocrisy with a double-post.
posted by Ethereal Bligh on May 22, 2006 - 28 comments

So many video posts

So many posts to
video content makes po's
twenty-eight-eight cry.
posted by po on May 21, 2006 - 60 comments

Why was this thread deleted ?

Why was this thread deleted ? I was trying to start a discussion on Post Modernism and had hoped Jackmo woud turn up , what gives ? it could have been a classic !I could have learned something !
posted by sgt.serenity on May 15, 2006 - 41 comments

Axe-grindy Bush post.

This is a terrible, axe-grinding, (self-admitted) newsfilter post with editorializing in both the text of the post and the tags.
posted by trey on May 8, 2006 - 48 comments

Does anyone remember a thread on askme some time ago about jobs in the US for UK gap years apart fro

Does anyone remember a thread on askme some time ago about jobs in the US for UK gap years apart from summer camp?
posted by lunkfish on Apr 28, 2006 - 5 comments

pony that automatically shoves extremely long FPPs into a queue

Could we have a pony that automatically shoves extremely long FPPs into a queue for administrative approval?
posted by I Love Tacos on Apr 26, 2006 - 28 comments

Bad newsfilter post.

This is why single link newsfilter posts are bad.
posted by TedW on Apr 8, 2006 - 31 comments

Kidding, don't pile on.

Wow. A lot of you failed to get the joke.
posted by armoured-ant on Apr 3, 2006 - 10 comments

Help me find an old post to a short sci-fi film.

There was a short film in the blue about a dj who was controlling time with his turntables and involved a playground and basketball. Anyone remember?
posted by jeremias on Mar 21, 2006 - 5 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

What's the policy on removing links?

Policy clarification question: Matt deleted a link to revisionist.org. I'm not necessarily opposed to this, but I do have a few questions: a) What is the history of link removal from FPP - not modification, like adding a NSFW, but under what circumstances are links actually removed? b) When a link is removed for political reasons, what is the rationale behind the removal? [mi]
posted by By The Grace of God on Feb 7, 2006 - 60 comments

Can we auto-add http:// to links?

Small, but unlikely pony request: When a user creates a link to an external site, but forgets the "http://", a MeFi error page results. It would be helpful if the system scanned the links in a post and tried to detect these orphaned links.
posted by o2b on Jan 20, 2006 - 10 comments

Mailto:s in posts, acceptable or not?

Mailto:s in posts, acceptable or not?
posted by Mitheral on Jan 17, 2006 - 23 comments

Can anyone help me find it?

There was a funny anecdote posted in either AskMe or normal ole Metafilter about project priorities, where someone was telling about an initial list at their workplace being A-D, and by the end the highest was like AAAAA+ and nothing was less than A. Can anyone help me find it? I found it funny and want to note its URL for posterity's sake.
posted by xmutex on Jan 13, 2006 - 9 comments

This is the most mean spirited thread

This is a front page tragedy. Lord Kinbote sums up my feelings well : "This is the most mean spirited thread I have ever read on MetaFilter."
posted by grapefruitmoon on Dec 14, 2005 - 126 comments

Content or quality?

I'm confused. What is more important to mefites, actually responding to the content of FPPs, or rating their quality? I see a general (hence, no links in this question) preponderance to the former. It seems that many responses to posts are actually rating the quality of it and/or the poster, rather than the content of the FPP. I've read a lot of the sites about Metafilter and maybe I'm missing a concept or something.

I am truly not trying to be a smartass, I'm genuinely interested in understanding this. Thanks.
posted by Slap Incognito on Dec 13, 2005 - 93 comments

Can I post this?

Some friends of mine were stuck in a New Orleans during Katrina, and shot a documentary on HDV centering around the Superdome as shelter. They have a page up for the film, with a trailer and stills and whatnot. These are friends of course, and I've worked with them in the past, but I was not involved in this project. Would this be appropriate FPP material, or would it be dangerously close to a self-link? Or, for that matter, would a FPP about a movie trailer just suck to begin with?
posted by brundlefly on Dec 13, 2005 - 31 comments

How should we format MeDumps?

Database mavens: what would be the best format for weekly database dumps of MeFi posts and comments (a followup to this comment).
posted by killdevil on Dec 12, 2005 - 23 comments

Why does this user's single MeTa post not match the post in the thread?

Why does this user's single MeTa post not match the post in the thread?
posted by Armitage Shanks on Dec 5, 2005 - 7 comments

A request for the abillity to edit posts after hitting "post."

Top of my Christmas list: The ability to go back and edit my posts. Also a quote block might be nice.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Dec 4, 2005 - 58 comments

Why me? Why multi-links?

Some snarky character here informed the world that my post had been scrubbed because it was only a single link. It was replaced by a bigger, multi-link version of the same story. I accuse him of scrubbing it but he denied it. How, though, did he know it had been replaced? But what I really want to know is why there is this new insistance on multi-link FPPs? When I first came to Metafilter I found it useful to have items that interested me pointed out and made available. That was great. I then did my own further research. Multi-link posts generally appear to be posted as a means of either making an argument for a particular pov or to publicize some topic or subject, with a lot of authorities sited much like footnotes. This is not, to my mind what this site used to be about.

As it happens if the intro interests me I want to go to the most relevant link, not plow through the poster's own research. But further, I am not a programmer or enough of a geek to even know how to do the html for all the secondary links, let along italics. My e-mail software makes URLs clickable and it seems that it ought to be simple enough to make URLs clickable in the windows for both comments and original posts. You- and I guess I am writing to Matt here - did try to do italics for a while, but they didn't work for my Mac and they have now disappeared. But really, has this become a place for people to show off theirs html cleverness or to pass along what might be interesting or valuable information? It is called a filter isn't it? What has that come to mean?
posted by donfactor on Nov 22, 2005 - 26 comments

Are silly threads allowed now?

Has there been a slight shift in policy?

The silly personality quiz and the infamous Mushroom post are both things I would have thought would have been flagged copiously and deleted, but they remain.
I am not having a hissy fit, and am perfectly willing to skip over or add to the stillness as I see fit.
This is just seeking some clarification as to if anything different is happening and can we expect more of the same.
posted by edgeways on Nov 16, 2005 - 46 comments

AskMe posting descriptions could be clearer

When posting to AskMe there is some confusion on the descriptions of the text boxes. I copied the italicized text from the "Preview Your Question" AskMe posting page.

Below the "Your question" box the text reads:
This will be the "more inside" area where you explain additional details about the question if necessary. If you use this space, don't write "more inside" to the question area, it will automatically be added for you.

Then below the "Extended explanation" box is something similar:
(optional) This will be the "more inside" area where you explain the question fully if necessary and remember there is no need to write "more inside" .....

I found this a little confusing and repetitive. I know that the top box is what would be a FPP, but maybe this could be phrased better? Is the text below the top box supposed to introduce/explain the second box? Of course, I posted a question so now I can't get back to the original "Post a new question" page to see if that is how this is written there.
posted by clgregor on Nov 13, 2005 - 2 comments

Why should the rest of MetaFilter care about a train delay here?

I'm from New York and I don't give a shit. Why should the rest of MetaFilter care about a train delay here?
posted by Captaintripps on Nov 1, 2005 - 78 comments

Too popular for MeFi?

What's the etiquette on posting stuff you've just seen at somewhere like BoingBoing? So far this morning, there's been 2 posts that appeared on BB in the last week. I saw them when they first came up there, and thought, "hey, this is neat, people on Mefi would like this," but then decided against posting them here. I know that sometimes one can encounter a flurry of "Xfilter!!!!" comments by doing something like that.

Should we actively avoid posting things we've seen on other, highly popular link-oriented blogs?
posted by rxrfrx on Oct 25, 2005 - 97 comments

MeTa by proxy.

MeTa by proxy.

This post has attracted a lot of MetaTalk-like comments, but nobody apparently wants to pony up the effort to start a MeTa thread about it instead of posting their stuff in the FPP. So here y'all go.
posted by Bugbread on Oct 23, 2005 - 64 comments

I don't see that there is any history of collaborative FPPs.

I don't see that there is any history of collaborative FPPs. Is there any precedence for this? Yes or no, how should one let it known that the post was a collaboration?
posted by snsranch on Oct 7, 2005 - 12 comments

One word post aren't informative.

One. Word. FPPs. (ok, so the last is more than one word) I don't know about you, but sometimes I'm stuck on a slow connection. Dial-up slow. I have to carefully select which links I click, and I don't want to waste my time on links that don't interest me. I screen my choices based on the info provided by the FPP itself, and link location is only mildly helpful (except for newsfilter). Can't we please get a consensus for making the FPPs informative enough to judge interest? (other uninformative posts today alone...)
posted by mystyk on Sep 28, 2005 - 73 comments

How about another Best Post contest?

I suggest we do another contest like amberglow's, on October 1 prehaps? There wouldd be no prizes from me but if someone else steps up and offers that would be ideal. I wont be posting anything because frankly I suck at posts lately. Anyone up to this? After all the crap/shit posts lately, we need happier MeFi days here!!
posted by wheelieman on Sep 19, 2005 - 28 comments

We don't "sign" our posts here at Metafilter


posted by furtive on Sep 16, 2005 - 164 comments

You deleted my post

Well Matt, you seem to have it in for me...
posted by Turtles all the way down on Sep 6, 2005 - 20 comments

Another complaint about Arab-Israeli difficulties posted

"I feel that the banal nature of this article offers some insight into this mindset."
...as a defense of this post. An appropriate choice of wording. [MI]
posted by Ethereal Bligh on Sep 1, 2005 - 63 comments

Live preview for posting to MeFi and MeTa?

How's about getting Live Preview for posting new FPPs on MeFi and MeTa? I think it would be even more useful there than it is for comments.
posted by skoosh on Aug 28, 2005 - 6 comments

posting each day instead of every 24 hours

What if instead of being able to post a link every 24 hours, we simply post ever metafilter day? That would take away the need to count down the hours, make posting easier, and still have the same limiting effect.
posted by Citizen Premier on Aug 26, 2005 - 28 comments

Would an extremely cool Greasemonkey script be an acceptable FPP?

Would an extremely cool Greasemonkey script be an acceptable FPP? [a little more inside]
posted by Edible Energy on Aug 21, 2005 - 30 comments

No need to "sign" your posts or comments.

No need to "sign" your posts or comments. Just below each post and comment, we can see your name. By clicking your name, readers can find any info you want to share (and as a community we encourage email addresses being listed so we can help you out with stuff via email rather than call you out in the thread or on MeTa). Just thought I'd give a heads up for some of the newer folks, as this young fellow mentioned it in his comment.
posted by macadamiaranch on Jul 29, 2005 - 46 comments

It's not ok to link to NAMBLA

"A link to NAMBLA is just wrong". I agree. At least on the front page, it's wrong. (more inside)
posted by matteo on Jul 22, 2005 - 150 comments

What are your top 5 favourite Metafilter FPPs of all time?

What are your top 5 favourite Metafilter FPPs of all time?
Inspired by this comment.
posted by Edible Energy on Jul 21, 2005 - 41 comments

Bug in AskMe posting?

I tried to post a question in AskMe, but it wouldn't show up. When I tried to post again, it said: sorry, you already asked a question this week. Catch 22, or is there a delay in question posting that I'm not aware of?
posted by NekulturnY on Jul 15, 2005 - 304 comments

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