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Metatalktail Hour: Updates, Conclusions and To-Be-Continueds

The locked safe from this prior metatalktails has been opened, just a little too late to put the resolution in that post. (Local news link - archive link if you can't access original)
short version if you just want a summaryThe safe was mostly empty save some odds and ends and another locked compartment, which was also empty.
What's a story you'd like a update or resolution to? Can be a real life event, a series that you yearn for more of, or a problem you'd like a solution to. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over on Aug 12, 2023 - 34 comments

Spreading rumors is bad news

When someone posts an inflammatory article with an inflammatory pull quote that turns out to be completely false and bad information, I really think the mods should add a quick note to that effect at the end of the post. Many people don't read all the comments and might skim the first few comments, but never see the correction. A simple note at the start of the post is a reasonable way to handle issues like this. We've had this discussion in the past, and I know the mods disagree, but I really feel like it's a bad decision on their part. Not correcting posts like this is encouraging this kind of bad behavior.
posted by aspo on Dec 9, 2013 - 151 comments

Final Update added to old Ask MeFi questions

Today we're launching a small feature that will allow us to update long-closed Ask MetaFilter questions. If you found the definitive answer to your question long after the one-year mark closed, there is now a mechanism to send us a final update. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 4, 2013 - 42 comments

He's dead, Jim.

To update followers of the Prenda Law porn-trolling copyright lawyers saga, Judge Wright has just issued a catastrophic order [.pdf] imposing sanctions and making criminal referrals, entertainingly littered with Star Trek references.
posted by T.D. Strange on May 6, 2013 - 1 comment

I like updates.

I like post updates. [more inside]
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Oct 14, 2012 - 63 comments

AskMeFi amendments

Feature Request: AskMeFi "amendments," long after a thread has been closed. Maybe 3% of the questions I've answered, life goes on, I learn, and I wish I could add something to the boneheaded advice that was supplied by an earlier me, so future searchers see it. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Sep 26, 2011 - 39 comments

So... what happened?

I'm curious and Want to Know Things, particularly: what ever happened to X in AskMeFi? And what about when X needed X? Did they get it? What about anonymous' certain issue... down there? [more inside]
posted by thatbrunette on Feb 25, 2011 - 72 comments

Everyone likes ponies!

Pony request: "Load New Comments" for Mefi threads, at least on mobile. Pretty please? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Feb 2, 2011 - 329 comments

"Load new comments" for MeFi mobile?

"Load new comments" for MeFi mobile? Especially for tragic and topical threads. [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jan 8, 2011 - 16 comments

Hey! Guess what happened!

Pony Express: in which updates to profiles could be displayed to contacts. [more inside]
posted by Sparx on Sep 14, 2010 - 38 comments

Where are you located? Where are you located? Where are you located?

Is it possible for the mods to edit anonymous posts on the Green? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Aug 2, 2010 - 38 comments

'add update' link on closed threads?

Suggestion for a process to update closed threads: [more inside]
posted by empath on May 25, 2010 - 18 comments

Inaccurate realtime post/comment count

How is my "last visit" determined? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 15, 2010 - 29 comments

K1000 resurrection

Old AskMe post resolved. In 2004, I asked about getting a jammed Pentax K1000 fixed. -> [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Apr 29, 2009 - 27 comments

Closure? Let me have my own!

I think this is where I ask for my very own pony. Re: AskMe updates. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky on Mar 9, 2009 - 28 comments

Where to put MeFi post updates? Discuss

MetaFilter post updates that cannot be posted to the original thread should be posted to MetaFilter and abide by the New Post guidelines. MetaFilter post updates should not be posted to MetaTalk. MetaTalk...it's for site policy discussions, bug reports, and feature requests. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 22, 2008 - 8 comments

My story, on Metafilter

I posted this thread on coming out of the closet several months ago and I've updated it a couple of times since. I left a final update at the end of the thread for those who might be interested. [more inside]
posted by GardnerDB on Apr 13, 2008 - 57 comments

Underdog Victorious

Update: Fans of MeFi's own Jill Sobule dished out a whopping $80,832 to fund her next album. [more inside]
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] on Mar 24, 2008 - 70 comments

Backtagging Update

Just a quick note on what's going on with the backtagging project and some "go go go!" momentum for a final push to the finish. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Feb 26, 2008 - 106 comments


As an update to this thread, a rough version of the Encyclopedia of Life is now up.
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Feb 26, 2008 - 28 comments

Ancient MeFi Octopus Post Update

Back in 2003, I posted a link to a video that showed an octopus transforming itself to look like its surroundings. If you read the thread, there was some doubt about it and I think we all wished that web video was better at the time. Well, a friend posted a link to a TED talk recently that shows this same octopus at a much higher resolution. [more inside]
posted by stefnet on Jan 30, 2008 - 36 comments

MeFi Mail refresh

We added a bunch MeFi Mail updates that seemed worthy of a post here (and if you have more ideas maybe add them here) [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Oct 23, 2007 - 100 comments

Server upgrayedd (the extra d is for a double dose of downtime)

We're in the process of updating the server. You probably noticed about 20min of downtime and things may be up and down throughout this evening but should resume and hopefully be faster later today and tomorrow.
posted by mathowie on Aug 20, 2007 - 31 comments

Mass update of public facing info

I had this idea when encountering the problem of wanting to contact a metafilter member of their public facing email address not being filled in... How about doing what PayPal, banks and universities do - they present a user on login with a page which they click 'confirm' on to get to the usual start page. On the confirm page would be form fields with the information metafilter currently has for them: lat, lon flickr ID email address URL etc it would give them a chance to update it (and the email address field would have some *decent* obfuscation, either images ala Facebook or the current SOTA JavaScript). I think often the reason this isn't filled in isn't out of choice it's because the user in question simply hasn't got around to it, doesn't know he/she has a profile or hasn't changed it since they first enrolled. What say you? I don't think doing this would cheese people off and I think it would really be a boon for the site.
posted by dance on Aug 11, 2007 - 59 comments

Turn and face the strain

There have been a few tweaks to tagging, flagging, and posting. [more inside]
posted by pb on Jul 31, 2007 - 35 comments

Update: US jails Aussie internet pirate

As an update to this thread on the Aussie software pirate who was extradited to the US to face charges, he was sentenced to more than four years in a US jail today.
posted by UbuRoivas on Jun 24, 2007 - 19 comments

Did he or didn't he? Snort, that is.

So apparently Keith Richards didn't snort his father's ashes. At least according to MTV.
posted by reklaw on Apr 4, 2007 - 28 comments

RE: the infamous airnxt post

RE: the infamous airnxt post (which is now closed) an update http://ask.metafilter.com/27155/is-an-ebay-fraud-seller-free it has been a while since i checked back on the above post, but it looks like airnxt is still up to his old tricks, selling fake chanel handbags. oh, and his feedback is not private anymore. Two weeks for delivery! Received a fake! Sick to my stomach! Out $510!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290069288442 he must be stopped! ok, before you post comments about how you need to check sellers feedback, please read the link to the thread. the guy in the original post was pretending to be a victim of an ebay scam, but was actually the person doing the scamming.
posted by billoni on Feb 24, 2007 - 16 comments

Follow-up post

Feature request: Allow a follow-up post on closed threads by the original FPP poster. I often come across relevant and important information about subjects I made a FPP about months ago, but the thread is closed and it's not worth making a new FPP about it. It would be nice if the person who made the original FPP had the ability to make a single follow-up post after the FPP has closed. The example I had in mind was this thread about Citizenre solar-power, and this new story Citizenre: A House of Cards, an important development that should be in the archived thread.
posted by stbalbach on Feb 14, 2007 - 17 comments

Let me display my ignorance about RSS

Let me display my ignorance about RSS. Since there are so many AskMeFi links, I miss posts via RSS on my MyGoogle page. Is there a way to increase the frequency at which RSS updates? Is this a Google problem?
posted by SteveTheRed on Oct 7, 2006 - 11 comments

I have posted updates

I have posted updates to a couple of questions: Bicycle rear wheel problems and How can I drive a LED as a light-emitter and a photo-diode simultaneously?
posted by Chuckles on Sep 10, 2006 - 7 comments

Hey, what's the deal with the MetaFilter Compilation CD?

Hey, what's the deal with the MetaFilter Compilation CD? I ordered a couple of copies, but it's been many a moon since I heard anyone even mention it.
posted by The Card Cheat on Jul 14, 2006 - 8 comments

carpet glue update

Almost a year ago, I asked metafilter what to do to remove carpet glue from hardwood floors, and a not insignificant number of people asked for an update. Here it is.
posted by dersins on May 30, 2006 - 15 comments

Update to this post

Update to this post: it looks like the application is now active. News junkies have a new fix.
posted by aberrant on May 21, 2006 - 31 comments

weaponsgradecarp: any updates on this?

weaponsgradecarp: any updates on this?
posted by divabat on May 10, 2006 - 27 comments

we bought a 1999 Subaru Forester

Back in December I asked for vehicle recommendations, and I just wanted to follow up: we bought a 1999 Subaru Forester, based on the words here and of a friend of our who owns an Outback. What it all came down to was good value, great safety, and even though I paid more than I wanted to I'm happy with this step up instead of a step sideways into a RAV4 or a junkier, older vehicle. Thanks!
posted by Kickstart70 on Apr 22, 2006 - 12 comments

Cat people of Ask Me, you gave me some advice

Cat people of Ask Me, you gave me some advice. Here's how it turned out. [more inside]
posted by Sully6 on Sep 16, 2005 - 21 comments

Matt, I'm not trying to be irritating here

Matt, I'm not trying to be irritating here; but I am wondering, if you're not going to update the sideblog anymore, is there any reason to keep it? (And for the more anal among you, yes I'm well aware that it can be collapsed).
posted by Wulfgar! on Feb 2, 2005 - 8 comments

This and this leads to that

So I posted this (about trying to rid myself of two cats), and then there was this, and since it caused a bit of a stir, I thought a brief follow-up couldn't hurt. [more]
posted by vraxoin on Dec 16, 2004 - 64 comments

a girl called Laura who had Chris Rock's old phone

My thoughts flashed back to yet another of the negative MetaFilter comments.

Earlier this year some Mefites were rather mean [mea culpa] to a girl called Laura who had Chris Rock's old phone. In an update she tells how it all turned out pretty good for her, thanks, in part, to Metafilter - still, don't be expecting her round here any time soon.
posted by meech on May 24, 2004 - 55 comments

Just a pointer to something in a thread I posted.

Just a pointer to something in a thread I posted. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Apr 3, 2004 - 4 comments

Update to the drunk friend thread

Update to the thread detailing my friend getting busted by the cops: He made a plea bargain with his court appointed lawyer and had his sentencing dropped to 3 years probation with Alcohol Rehabilitation classes. He doesn't get drunk anymore.
posted by Keyser Soze on Mar 20, 2004 - 54 comments

how is work on the unemployed member directory going?

I am just wondering on how work on the unemployed member directory is going? I know kindall is running the Mefi-Projects mailing list, but is there a better way?
(more inside)
posted by patrickje on Jun 11, 2002 - 18 comments

MetaTalk is not the place for second-string MetaFilter posts

MetaTalk is not the place for second-string MetaFilter posts. (to quote gleuschk and jpoulos)
posted by mcwetboy on Dec 17, 2001 - 16 comments

Updating Old Posts

What is view on posting updates/new developments/new articles in comments of one's old posts? I searched but could not find. Thanks.
posted by Voyageman on Nov 20, 2001 - 11 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

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