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Testing out a new FanFare front page

We're rolling out a test of a revamped front page for FanFare, that we're hoping folks will find a lot more useful as a starting point to find media and conversations you're interested in on the subsite. Come on in for the details! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 14, 2019 - 193 comments

Help test flagging with a free-form text field

Hey! Help us test out a new feature: a flagging option to leave a short note in a free-form text field instead of choosing one of the pre-defined flagging reasons. We'd like to make sure the core functionality is working well in this thread before rolling it out on the site for actual use, so come on in and kick the tires a bit! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jun 30, 2018 - 109 comments

Find-that-post-filter: standardized test editor butchers a short story.

Pretty sure I saw this on Metafilter, but I don't recall it well enough to find it using search. The author of a cute and thought-provoking little short story gave permission for the story to be used, slightly edited, on a standardized test. The exam editor completely rewrote the story, adding a character, woodenizing the dialogue, and changing the ending. Trying to imagine where I lived when I read it, I figure that 2006--2009 was a more likely time period that 2010--2012. [more inside]
posted by fantabulous timewaster on Jan 5, 2017 - 10 comments

Inline Flag Notes (Take 2)

Last week we tested a new feature that would let people add notes to their flags. We listened to your feedback and incorporated many suggestions. You can try out the new version in this thread. [more inside]
posted by pb on May 9, 2016 - 185 comments

Testing Inline Flag Notes

We're testing out a new way to flag posts and comments that lets people include a note to moderators if they'd like to. It's enabled for this thread only so you can see how it might work. [more inside]
posted by pb on May 2, 2016 - 269 comments

Sorting Search Results by Number of Favorites 2: Electric Boogaloo

Pony Request Redux: Adding an option to sort search results by favorites. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Apr 18, 2011 - 23 comments

Recent Activity Test

Help us test a new version of Recent Activity. [more inside]
posted by pb on Dec 18, 2009 - 97 comments

Sf meetup?

SF meetup? Dinner probably sometime next week, although I'm down for doing something this Sunday as well.
posted by sidr on Apr 24, 2009 - 14 comments

Help Us Test Timed Editing

We're considering a new feature and could use some help kicking the tires. [more inside]
posted by pb on Dec 17, 2008 - 220 comments

On blood salinity, science, proof vs. test, etc

A fight breaks out in this thread on the evolution of blood salinity because two people agree on the meaning of a word. Meet in here for post-post analysis, connotative denotating, preventative etiquette, homeopathic semiotics, other bullshit, brandy and cigars.
posted by wobh on Feb 11, 2007 - 171 comments

Apache startup page found on AskMe

Using Camino on OS X, I get the Apache startup page ("Test page for Apache Installation" is the Title) when I try to go to ask.metafilter.com. I can't reproduce it on either Safari or Firefox on my machine, only Camino.
posted by vacapinta on Sep 14, 2006 - 7 comments

Post recall: standarized test scores by state

Looking for a link that was posted somewhere on the blue...

In connection with this Ask post, I am looking for a site that was linked on MetaFilter a few months ago that allowed you to search standardized test scores by high school or by state. standardized test -election -president failed me. As did a del.icio.us search. As did various Google searches. Help would be appreciated and repaid in golden thoughts made of the finest silks which are gold.
posted by panoptican on Jun 8, 2006 - 9 comments

Forms in New Window

When I make a post (on Ask, not sure about the others), my post is appearing in another window with the preview window still hanging around in the first window. This never happened till yesterday. I'm on Safari, latest version.
posted by Manhasset on Jan 14, 2006 - 11 comments

New webserver at 70.86.84.162

The new webserver is up and ready to go. It's at 70.86.84.162 and I'd like a few folks to test it out before moving the DNS over. To hit this server instead of the current one, for now you need to edit your hosts file, adding www.metafilter.com, metatalk.metafilter, and ask.metafilter.com mappings to the new IP. It runs off the same exact database server which is separate, so test comments will be seen on both the new web server and the old one. So far in testing the new server is going smoking fast.
posted by mathowie on Aug 6, 2005 - 37 comments

Online personality tests in NYT

The New York Times' Online Diary (scroll down to "I'm Paul!"): Online personality tests are a long-running Web "meme," or viral idea. No mention of MeFi, or how agonizing tests are, or ways to cure people's obsession with the danged things, but you can't have everything, I guess. [Login: metafi/metafi; pony not included.]
posted by mattpfeff on Jan 17, 2002 - 14 comments

Active MeFi Members

How many of the 13179 metafilter members actively participate (post and read) on a regular basis? Is that number the result of a SELECT MAX(user_identity) type SQL statement or is it calculated somehow based on readership and usage?

How many of these accounts are test accounts? How many are inactive? How many were created and then never used or rarely used to post over the previous 2 or 3 years? How many are not Neale Talbot?

I'd love to see some histograms.
posted by internook on Jan 2, 2002 - 24 comments

Comment Preview Test

The comment preview works kind of weird for me now. When I hit the back button after seeing a comment preview (in IE 5.01), my form is empty. I could have sworn when I built and tested it, this didn't happen.

Is it just me, or is it happening to anyone else? Is anyone getting data in the comment form when they go back?
posted by mathowie on Jun 27, 2000 - 2 comments

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