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No "Search" link on the blue anymore?

What happened to the "Search" link on the front page of the blue? I apologize if this has been covered in the recent threads about new search features in other areas (and please direct me there if this is the case), but I just noticed that the "Search" link in the blue - which I used frequently - is gone).
posted by amyms on Mar 7, 2008 - 15 comments

username search function

On the change to the search function re: usernames... [more inside]
posted by mdn on Mar 2, 2008 - 23 comments

Searching for users by email address?

I tried to gift a membership to a minor internet celebrity, but I got the message "It appears your friend already has an account, as this email address is in use". Really? That's cool -- now who is it? Can there be a way of entering in an address and getting a username back, so I can add that account to my contacts?
posted by ewagoner on Feb 22, 2008 - 71 comments

User Activity Search

User activity search is available on profile pages. [more inside]
posted by pb on Feb 18, 2008 - 77 comments


New search is not my favorite [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Feb 13, 2008 - 27 comments

Tag+user searching broken for retro-tagged posts?

Listing posts by a specific user with a specific tag fails for some older posts, probably because they've been retrospectively tagged. [more inside]
posted by Burger-Eating Invasion Monkey on Feb 12, 2008 - 5 comments

Search within comments?

I apologise if this has been covered before, but is there a way to search within a given users comments? I want to find a link I posted ages ago, but my search terms are way too general for a regular MeFi search.
posted by maryh on Feb 11, 2008 - 34 comments

Search me!

The new Search is officially live. Full details to follow. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 31, 2008 - 69 comments

Searching For A Heart Of Gold

So Matt said "Full text search is in the works right now, and will be rolled out soon." Yayhooray! This is the part where I annoy him and pb and make their lives more difficult by asking everybody about their dream search features (and slip in a request or seven of my own). [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 30, 2008 - 44 comments

Preventing duplicates

New post form's URL search is broken. [more inside]
posted by knave on Jan 6, 2008 - 19 comments

Translate ReadMe int CheckMeOutFromLibrary

I seem to remember that in the wake of this question someone mentioned (on MeTa, I think) putting all the books that appealed to them into an Amazon wishlist. They were then able to use some sort of tool that exported it into a format useful for taking it to their public library. Does anyone remember this posting? I tried to search for it but my googleFu blah blah blah...
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 20, 2007 - 13 comments

Looking for a better way to find things.

It's getting increasingly harder to find stuff. Especially favorite stuff. There have been a few great suggestions and observations so far, especially in this thread. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 17, 2007 - 28 comments

An AskMe about your favourite recommendations...

A good while ago, there was an AskMe question along the lines of 'what are the things you love to recommend', 'give me your top recommendations', and so on. Can anyone help me find it?
posted by flibbertigibbet on Dec 15, 2007 - 9 comments

where's the gift list?

There was a list in the last few weeks of a bunch of weird places to get christmas gifts. One was the american science supply and the author commented that a similar list was put up last year. Searching metafilter and ask metafilter has proven fruitless. Can someone get me back to the post? thanks.
posted by history is a weapon on Nov 8, 2007 - 6 comments

Show me more show me more, is it love at first sight

I have found a bug. You can never get to the second+ page of a tag search. [more inside]
posted by rbs on Nov 3, 2007 - 6 comments

Same look, different result. And who cares about your activity?

This is a two parter. One: there's a disparity in behavior between the search box on the bottom and top of Ask. Two, why isn't 'recent activity' set to nofollow like profile pages? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Oct 31, 2007 - 24 comments

Strange search page behavior

Out of curiosity, why is the main Metafilter search page different when logged out and logged in? [more inside]
posted by Upton O'Good on Oct 26, 2007 - 8 comments

It's not that I have anything against Squid Voltaire...

Is there some way to have the option of excluding Mefi users' pages from search results? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Oct 17, 2007 - 12 comments

Help me find an AskMefi question

I saw a question recently that I have been unable to find. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by cleo on Oct 16, 2007 - 3 comments

Got wood?

Looking for a site that got a mention on the front page. It was a bit like spreadshirt but for wood. Did I see it here? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Oct 15, 2007 - 10 comments

Search isn't really working

C'mon. Give us the search secret. When I plugged a link for a post I wanted to make into the search field, nada. But when I composed the post, I got a flag of the prior post. What gives? [more inside]
posted by filmgeek on Oct 6, 2007 - 8 comments

Google search instead of built-in search

How do I get Google search instead of built-in search on Ask MeFi? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Sep 25, 2007 - 8 comments

Help me find an old post

Can anyone help me find a post that I'm sure I saw (and perhaps I even posted myself) here on Metafilter a while back with a commercial done by a regional county sherrif's office encouraging the viewer to narc on their significant others? [more inside]
posted by jonson on Sep 12, 2007 - 98 comments

I can't be the only one?

I like the new /random in the sidebar, but all I use it for is to try and find good flameouts on the grey. Could there be a /flame, so I can have something to do on a rainy day?
posted by KingoftheWhales on Aug 5, 2007 - 47 comments

"How to get sent to the sandbox" on AskMeFi

I distinctly remember reading a thread in AskMe a few weeks (?) ago, where someone was asking, in a nutshell, 'how do I get sent to Iraq as a defense contractor?' It might not have been that, exactly, but it related to jobs as a defense contractor, or maybe overseas jobs in general, or maybe just 'dangerous jobs.' I think it specifically mentioned the idea of defense contracting (Blackwater, etc.), and the question related to how one gets their foot in the door. I can't find this, using any combination of searches or tags, looking under all the logical terms (jobs, employment, iraq, all combinations thereof). Does anyone else remember or have a link to this thread? Or did I just totally hallucinate it?
posted by Kadin2048 on Jul 16, 2007 - 9 comments

Beautiful Balls of Mud

Not too long ago there was a post about a guy who hand-polished balls of mud thus creating works of art. My searches fail me. Can anyone point me to that? Thank you.
posted by snsranch on Jun 22, 2007 - 11 comments

Searching on more than two tags?

So with all the (very very greatly appreciated!) tagging going on, is there some way to search on more than two specific tags at a time? I love the /tags/thing1+thing2, but that seems to be all there is...
posted by TheNewWazoo on Jun 12, 2007 - 9 comments

Refresh my ZombieFilter

Looking for a specific comment (or entire thread?) either green or blue. It discussed the current popularity of zombie movies as a response to a contemporary fear of anonymity. May have involved references to the MySpace generation. Within the last 6 months, I think. Li'l help?
posted by sonofslim on May 9, 2007 - 13 comments

Functional, clear design & intuitive systems would improve MetaFilter

A Short Post In Which I Suggest: 1. Good Design Doesn’t Need Explanatory Diagrams, and 2. A Thorough and Simple Search Mechanism Would Prevent Many Double Posts.
posted by Milkman Dan on Apr 10, 2007 - 71 comments

What's wrong with my pre-post searching?

I did a google search, looked through the tags, and did a mefi search (for bee and bees) and found no posts that were related, but this still seems to be a double. Why didn't this show up in my searching? This kind of thing has happened to me on a few of my recent posts -- how can I change my search methods to find archived posts more reliably?
posted by cubby on Apr 3, 2007 - 20 comments

Mefi Music Playlist and Issues

Two requests for Mefi Music: 1. It would be nice to have usernames on the tag results page. (e.g. acoustic) This would help users find other songs by the same artist. 2. The frontpage tends to load my system because of all of the flash files. Would it be possible to have everything show up on one playlist like the "tagged with" pages or the user pages? [mi]
posted by spiderskull on Mar 29, 2007 - 18 comments

How do I find a lurker?

In the absence of a known user ID, how can I locate the profile of a particular lurker? This person has absolutely no posting/commenting history that I know of, and I've tried all of the search mechanisms for their username. Apologies in advance if I'm missing something obvious!
posted by JohnFredra on Mar 23, 2007 - 25 comments

Make askme more of a reference page?

It's pretty difficult to find things in the archives of askme, and I think that probably contributes to the huge number of questions posted each day. [mi]
posted by serazin on Mar 22, 2007 - 44 comments

Searching for user on Music to show players?

Pony request - could user music search pages show the embedded players for each song?
posted by dmd on Feb 18, 2007 - 6 comments

What's the best way to search for a post on MetaFilter?

Howdy. I'm searching for a post that I think was made here awhile back of people carrying ridiculous amounts of stuff while riding a bike. I can't find it [maybe it wasn't here]. Anyway, in the course of searching for it I also took a gander through the FAQ in the hopes that I could find information on the best way to search MeFi... [mi]
posted by sciurus on Jan 21, 2007 - 7 comments

Is there a way to search members by location?

I swear I remember a way to find users from a specific locale- but I can't seem to conjure up a search-string that will do what I want, which is to find users in and around Munich and Berlin, Germany.

The rasion d'etre of my search is that I've found some 1500 photographs I took there 30 years ago, and I'd like some assistance in determining locations/stories.
posted by pjern on Jan 17, 2007 - 19 comments

Please side bar this Microsoft office sound

Could one of these maybe get side-barred? It's not the easiest thing to search for, and it's been asked twice within a 7 day period...
posted by niles on Dec 5, 2006 - 176 comments

Pony wanted: tag search

A pair of tag-related pony-requests: I've been looking for tag search for a while, and just today discovered it exists on the Metafilter search page. Would it be possible to:
- put a copy of the tag search on the "Tags" page?
- add the same sort of tag searching in AskMe?
posted by Upton O'Good on Nov 16, 2006 - 12 comments

I have a comment to post about wills.

I would like to make a comment on a post I had read before about people looking to purchase a will done by a lawyer.I found this company and this may be of some help to you all in your quest. If interested let me know.
posted by princey on Nov 16, 2006 - 1 comment

Why Yahoo Over Google?

Why does does mefi search use yahoo instead of google? I am not particularly interested in individual opinions of the two engines, I'd rather base answers on factual results.
posted by negative1 on Oct 20, 2006 - 21 comments

MeFi Search

I'm thinking about creating a MeFi-specific search engine. I've created search engines for specific remote sites before, though nothing of the size of MeFi, but I'm fairly confident I can make something more useful than Yahoo or Google for MeFi searches.

My questions are:

1) Has this been done before? I looked through the search results for "search," but didn't find anything beyond the internal search on Yahoo and Google returns pretty much every MeTa post because the word "search" is in the header.

2) Is this kosher? I'm not talking about providing full-content results, just snippets and links like Google or Yahoo provide, only better results and more search options specific to MeFi, e.g. searching deleted posts by explanation.

3) Assuming favorable answers to 1) and 2), what would others like to see in a MeFi search? Initially, this is just a personal project and I don't want to make any promises I may not keep, but I would like to hear about your search ponies before starting.
posted by scottreynen on Sep 22, 2006 - 53 comments

OK, it was a link to a google search, but why delete??

Itchy trigger finger? I liked that post, and it seems like everyone else who posted did too -- no-one seemed to be snarking or complaining or asking for it to go. Sure, it's a link to a Google search, but an interesting one I hadn't thought of before. It was headed for a fun interweb memories thread... but then it was tragically taken from us. As an official Metafilter King, I would urge you to reconsider.
posted by reklaw on Sep 14, 2006 - 45 comments

The Projects search box does a site-specific search of MetaTalk, not Projects

The Projects search box does a site-specific search of MetaTalk, not Projects. Previously posted here.
posted by Operation Afterglow on Sep 8, 2006 - 1 comment

Searching for Deleted Posts

Dare I ask this but due to the deleted post in this MeFi post being so damn funny I'm wondering if there's a way to search for just deleted posts on MeFi?
posted by photoslob on Sep 3, 2006 - 10 comments

How do I search for video links?

Is there a good way to search for video links? It seems that so many have been posted and it's hard to tell from the context of a post what the video is about if they aren't discribed completely. Something that would make it easy to ensure that you are posting a unique video link would be very helpful.
posted by bigmusic on Aug 18, 2006 - 12 comments

Projects Searches MetaTalk

The Projects search box does a site-specific search of MetaTalk, not Projects.
posted by gsteff on Aug 9, 2006 - 5 comments

Music Search

The search box on music.metafilter is restricted to ask.metafilter.
posted by crunchland on Jul 18, 2006 - 2 comments

Music search searches AskMe

Would it be possible to have the search bar in Music actually search Music.? It seems to query for Ask., at the moment. I'm looking for a printer song, and am so, so lazy.
posted by duende on Jul 15, 2006 - 9 comments

Can You Search Profiles?

Is there a way to search profiles? I want to see if there are any members in a certain city (not near where I live, so the ones listed in my profile don't help).
posted by Framer on Jun 28, 2006 - 11 comments

I forget where the memorization AskMe is!

Could somebody please point me to an AskMe thread from a few months back that discussed various useful phrases people used to memorize things, like "right tight left loose"? I can't seem to find it anywhere. Thank you.
posted by misozaki on Jun 26, 2006 - 6 comments

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