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Tagging functions updated

I changed the way tags are done on mefi. You can now delete your tags and make new ones on your posts. If this works out, I'll extend it to let you tag your mutal contacts as well (and I'll copy the functionality to ask mefi as well). Let me know if you run into any problems. Also, me and jessamyn can add and delete tags on any post and will use this to help keep things organized.
posted by mathowie on Jul 12, 2005 - 44 comments

Would that FPP have been kosher?

Yesterday Scotty McClellen was the whipping boy in one of the funniest press conferences I've ever seen. The left-leaning political blog Crooks and Liars hosted a video of the best 6 minutes.

I was considering posting it, since I thought it was defintately the best thing I had seen on the web yesterday, but I didn't want to hear all the nannies scream "newsfilter" all day.

So what's the deal? Would that FPP have been kosher? And if not, what would have been the best way to share the link with the community who, if they hadn't seen it, would have probably also loved it?
posted by tsarfan on Jul 12, 2005 - 48 comments

This Greenlighters post looks like a hoax.

This Greenlighters post looks like a hoax. The domain name was registered the same day it was posted, and as far as I can tell, all 555 users and all 4089 posts materialised yesterday. Google doesn't turn up anything on them, and it's a single-link post.
Maybe Maxor just happened upon it the same day it came up, but it looks like he hoaxed it up.
posted by Count Ziggurat on Jul 3, 2005 - 51 comments

Bad use of links in posts

wakko wishes us a happy Fourth of July.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Jul 2, 2005 - 101 comments

Invasion of Privacy in AskMe?

Lame.
posted by cribcage on Jun 12, 2005 - 43 comments

Embiggen the URLs please

Pony: Post form searches for "tinyurl" in the link and kindly asks the poster to use the full url.
posted by gwint on Jun 9, 2005 - 18 comments

Looking for another source for a broken link

Trying to find a copy of the video of the insecure/incompetent (student) weatherman from this thread. It's dead (and I searched thru many pages of compfused). Anyone got a copy/link?
posted by dobbs on May 30, 2005 - 13 comments

new posters big posts

ericbop, RockCorpse, you guys are both new but three paragraphs (389 words) / five paragraphs is a little large for a post.
posted by Mitheral on May 27, 2005 - 33 comments

Two unsafe posts need warnings

Two FPP's on the front page need a warning for loud music and auto-download. Stupidsexyflanders' Expressionless Girl has incredibly loud and irritating embedded music and indices Widget of mass destruction, the first link downloads a widget to your computer without warning.

Both should have had a warning about the links.
posted by fenriq on May 8, 2005 - 1 comment

Are we the anti-freep?

Does anyone else find themselves annoyed by the mirror-image-of-freep qualities of this?
posted by kavasa on Apr 27, 2005 - 39 comments

Watch your fucking language

Please leave the NSFW words [note: link NSFW... duh] inside a thread... and mark the thread NSFW. The F-word does not belong on the front page of MeFi.
posted by Doohickie on Apr 15, 2005 - 64 comments

No posts on MetaFilter since 12 midnight?

No posts on MetaFilter since 12 midnight? Am I the only one seeing this or have we truly reached the end of the internets?
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Apr 14, 2005 - 23 comments

RSS feeds for comments and tags? Maybe per user?

I'd like to see individual comments feeds for all MeFi posts. This would make threads much easier to track. Also, could we get feeds for MeFi tags too perhaps? And what about feeds for each user's posts and comments, like how 43 Things uses them.
posted by sjvilla79 on Apr 8, 2005 - 32 comments

today's rat post is the most disgusting thing I've ever read on MeFi

Just wanted to say that today's rat post is the most digusting thing I've ever read on MeFi. I had to go back and read it two or three times just to be sure.
posted by 327.ca on Apr 1, 2005 - 63 comments

Happy 1000th, Matt!

Happy 1000th, Matt!
posted by Wolfdog on Mar 30, 2005 - 26 comments

Is there need for a reasonable limit on FPP length?

Is there need for a reasonable limit on FPP length ?
posted by sophist on Mar 18, 2005 - 57 comments

How to deal with partisan posts on MeFi.

Metafilter is not Wikipedia. There's no expectation of neutrality here. So instead of telling the poster to get his own blog, why not read the links, then add more links and observations from your own perspective. That's why they call them comments.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 15, 2005 - 38 comments

Death Valley is in bloom for the first time in decades.

Death Valley is in bloom for the first time in decades. It'd make an awesome FPP if someone puts some time into it. Alas, I have not the time. Take the idea and run with it, someone, please! [no more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Mar 14, 2005 - 45 comments

Can we have a 'via' field on the posting page?

Minor feature request: a via field on the blue's posting page. As part of the redesign, I'd love to see an optional field for including a "via" link. Two reasons: (1) it would encourage posters to acknowledge the source of the link, if applicable; and (2) it would allow some interesting statistics to be generated from the aggregation of via data.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 11, 2005 - 18 comments

Danger! Danger!

Danger, Matt Haughey! Danger! Danger!
posted by armoured-ant on Mar 4, 2005 - 61 comments

Where's my newsfilter

The silence on the blue is deafening. Do you suppose if MeFi had existed when Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic solo, or man landed on the moon there would have been such fear about being accused of NewsFilter with a FPP? Even No. 1 posts in the grey about it. Is this how it must be?
posted by spock on Mar 3, 2005 - 77 comments

Discussion of y2karl's posting style (Feb. 2005)

Discussion of y2karl's small quote posting style in this thread got me thinking. I wonder what a pie chart or Venn diagram showing a breakdown of his contributions to MeFi into quotes, small quotes, alt-text quotes, his own words, etc. would look like.
posted by techgnollogic on Feb 22, 2005 - 189 comments

Is there etiquette on commenting in your own posts?

Is there etiquette on commenting in your own posts (FPPs?)? I'm exercising restraint - don't want to end up on Noobs Gone Wild. Looser in the green than the blue?
posted by hellbient on Feb 8, 2005 - 23 comments

These aren't really good posts.

Natalie dee now has her very own dog. It's too bad she had to " stone-cold quit my job".

Does This combined with This really belong on the front page?

What _is_ the best way to address this stuff without seeming like a jerk?
posted by edgeways on Feb 5, 2005 - 35 comments

Is it too much to ask that FPP's be reasonably coherent?

Is it too much to ask that FPP's be reasonably coherent?
posted by chundo on Jan 28, 2005 - 80 comments

Disappearing comments

comments disappearing from this thread:
http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/38767
posted by rocket_skates on Jan 19, 2005 - 16 comments

Old threads link usernames to posts, not users

Bug: old threads have the poster username linking to the thread with the same number as their usernumber. Example (working). Example (nonworking). Only in the post; the username links in comments are fine.
posted by dhartung on Jan 18, 2005 - 2 comments

Did we really have to delete this thread?

Did we really have to delete this thread? Just when the discussion was getting interesting?
posted by nixerman on Jan 4, 2005 - 37 comments

agressive search advice commentary

Should this advice on searching for previous posts be on the search page?
posted by stopgap on Dec 13, 2004 - 36 comments

FPP order confuses me

Front page posts appear in chronological order, but seem to be timestamped by something other than post-time. Comments, on the other hand, behave as expected. Why the discrepancy? Is it by design?
posted by odinsdream on Dec 9, 2004 - 10 comments

The post on sleep paralysis is a pretty good one.

I just wanted to call out this post on sleep paralysis as a pretty good one.
posted by KirkJobSluder on Nov 28, 2004 - 5 comments

Front page is kicking all sorts of community weblog butt

I'd just like to say that the front page is kicking all sorts of community weblog butt at the moment, and this is a good thing. There, now I've probably gone and jinxed it.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Nov 24, 2004 - 47 comments

Would it be hard to offer users to option of putting their posts under a Creative Commons license?

Would it be hard to offer users to option of putting their posts under a Creative Commons license? Users that go for it could have a (cc) link (to the license they chose) put in the byline of their posts.

Just a bit more copyright-friendly.
posted by Count Ziggurat on Nov 20, 2004 - 24 comments

subscribe to the comment threads

So, I'm addicted to Ask, aka the green.

What I really want to do is subscribe to the comment threads - when a new post occurs, I want someone to run into my office (my home, my bedroom, whatever) and shout up and down the answer is here. Or there was a followup question. (6 new) just doesn't help - especially if a thread a scrolled off page.

Or it could be a little link on the homepage (customized for me for threads I'm watching/participating in.)
posted by filmgeek on Nov 11, 2004 - 3 comments

It's another idea for rating threads/users!

It's another idea for rating threads/users!

Dig this. On Everything2, they have the concept of cools. If you're very good, you can get a cool, which you can then assign to a post.

Rather than rating all threads, users, etc. Maybe everyone could get 1 gold star to spend every month (week, year, lifetime). And gold-starred posts could get a special billing?
posted by Capn on Oct 8, 2004 - 14 comments

Click meter?

You know what would be cool? A click count or popularity meter indicator on each FP thread, showing how many people took a look at it. [MI]
posted by spacewrench on Oct 7, 2004 - 29 comments

Link switched to goatse

The link in this girlfriend/Powerpoint post has been switched to Goatse. Just a warning for those of you that may have subsequently posted it to your own blogs, or mailed it to your boss or something.
posted by chill on Sep 24, 2004 - 25 comments

What a pointlessly provocative post

"Do the smirking people in [this single link to a photo I just posted to the front page of MetaFilter for no obvious reason and leading to no possibilities other than a Democrat/Republican pissing match] really feel proud for terrorizing a three-year-old girl?" What a pointlessly provocative post. Delete please.
posted by louigi on Sep 16, 2004 - 44 comments

It's worth the extra effort and will make Mefi a better place.

This really, really sucks. It's quite presumptuous to assume that 17,500 people know everything about the band that you like. Please educate us by providing background information, so we can learn about new things. It's worth the extra effort and will make Mefi a better place.
posted by PrinceValium on Sep 6, 2004 - 25 comments

Strip extra line breaks?

If count("
") > 1, count("
") = 1

posted by PrinceValium on Aug 22, 2004 - 22 comments

What have been your best and worst links posted?

A what-makes-a-good-post question I'd like to see other MetaFilter dinosaurs answer along with me: What are the best and worst links you ever inflicted on the front page?
posted by rcade on Jul 29, 2004 - 66 comments

More broken threads: 14134 - 16428 - 17705

More broken threads: 14134 - 16428 - 17705
posted by Irontom on Jul 7, 2004 - 4 comments

FPPs as unordered lists in html

Matt, could you make the FPPs be unordered lists in the HTML? I want to be able to use the site with elinks in graphical mode. Just about everything else is kickass, and it loads lightning fast, but all the FPPs end up scrunched together and are very difficult to eyeball-parse. I think this would be a Good Thing, not just for links users, but for general browser cross-compatibility.
posted by bingo on Jul 5, 2004 - 5 comments

more than five minutes and a couple visits to the dictionary

The onology of mumbo jumbo FPPs
You know, if it takes more than five minutes and a couple visits to the dictionary to figure out what a post is about, it's not a very effective post. Am I just an idiot? I'd say one in ten posts lately is either so esoteric or so cryptically phrased as to exclude most mefi readers from it's hidden delights.
posted by Outlawyr on May 3, 2004 - 35 comments

Matt, didn't deleted threads used to be removed from the index?

Matt, didn't deleted threads used to be removed from the index?

I ask because a certain recent thread which got some attention webwide remains on the www.metafiler.com page.

I used to go to lofi.mefi only to see the deletions...now I don't need to? When did that change?
posted by dash_slot- on Apr 11, 2004 - 19 comments

No more xFilter, please

I vote for a moratorium on prefacing posts with xFilter (i.e. foodFilter, sexFilter, tivoFilter, etc.) Maybe in a few month it will be amusing again, but at the moment it just makes me tired.
posted by grumblebee on Mar 22, 2004 - 94 comments

It's really great when newsfilter posts don't even have links.

It's really great when newsfilter posts don't even have links.
posted by angry modem on Mar 13, 2004 - 17 comments

it would be really handy to be able to edit your posts

Linking to my own post as an example, it would be really handy to be able to edit your posts at times. Would this pony ever grow legs and run around the field chasing butterflies and scaring children?
posted by twine42 on Feb 25, 2004 - 14 comments

Why don't you get your own blog, fuckwit?

1,2,3,4

Why don't you get your own blog, fuckwit?

(more inside)
posted by mr_crash_davis on Feb 6, 2004 - 21 comments

No votes to remove posts from Metafilter?

I don't know if it has been proposed before (I don't generally read MetaTalk), but THIS LINK makes me yearn for some kind of "no" vote system where if a post gets a certain number or percentage of "no" it gets taken off the front page. It wouldn't be necessarily easy to implement or tune, but it would help. It would also help remove FPP's that TURN OUT TO BE TOTAL BUNK.
posted by McBain on Feb 5, 2004 - 28 comments

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