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AMP is not the Open Web

Does Metafilter have a policy about Google AMP urls in FPPs like this one? Might we consider stripping them out? Or do the benefits (mobile friendly speed, primarily) outweigh the possible costs (Google controls more of the web)
posted by gwint on May 1, 2018 - 29 comments

Linky Pony: URL search for previous postings

Hi- I'm much more of a Green user than a Blue user. However, I came across an article that might be interesting for FPP submission that was published in December.

I realized that I didn't really have any way of finding out whether this particular article had been posted before, without knowing the keywords that someone might have used to describe it.

Might it be possible to create a 'search by url' function, either in the 'new post' page or somewhere else, to be able to paste in a url and see whether it's been linked to on MeFi ever? It seems like this might help cut down on duplicates (especially if it was part of the new post submission process). ...or am i missing something super obvious?
posted by softlord on Jan 25, 2013 - 25 comments

Where was that post about cutup vanity URLs?

Hello! I'm trying to find an old post about vanity URLs. It linked to a cool site where you could type in a domain idea and it would carve it up in fun ways using strange domains. So for 'johnsmith' it would offer not only johnsmith.com but also john.smi.th and other options...
posted by Cantdosleepy on Nov 9, 2012 - 5 comments

Automagic Hyperlinks

People are pasting urls as text a lot more frequently, it seems, despite how easy it is to make a hyperlink with the "link" button under the text area. Maybe it has to do with people using mobile devices? In any case, would it be possible to add a routine that would automatically detect for "http://" in the text, and turn them into hyperlinks?
posted by crunchland on Apr 20, 2012 - 71 comments

Relative urls get borked in recent activity

I think I found a link url bug on recent activity. [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 comments

How to hack a MeFi URL using only post numbers?

How do I hack a MeFi URL if I only have the post number and not the title? For example, metafilter.com/68665/ does not work, but metafilter.com/68665/Back-to-the-Future does. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 31, 2008 - 14 comments

PonyFilter: Remove titles from URL via preference setting?

PonyFilter: Can we add a preference to remove the post titles from URLs? I occasionally read Metafilter from work. I clicked the Baby playing with a snake post and had a moment of terror as I viewed the URL.
posted by jeversol on May 9, 2007 - 22 comments

Proposed change to URL structure

It would be neat if the UTC date and time of postings could be incorporated into their URLs. For example, http://metatalk.metafilter.com/14082/Metafilter-Shoutout could appear as http://metatalk.metafilter.com/20070525-2249/Metafilter-Shoutout There would likely need to be an additional digit after the datecode to disambiguate between threads posted nearly simultaneously. The benefit would be to let people see how old threads are when mousing over links to them.
posted by harmfulray on Apr 24, 2007 - 27 comments

I'm deploying a new (backwards compatible) URL scheme for mefi

I'm deploying a new (backwards compatible) URL scheme for mefi [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 1, 2007 - 136 comments

Profile URLs

I know the issue of commercial urls in user profiles has been discussed and neither Matt nor Jess give a damn. But really, this is too much.
posted by felix betachat on Nov 13, 2006 - 20 comments

How do I properly create links?

MeFi link filter: I'm a self-proclaimed newbie and have unsuccessfully tried to answer my question by skimming the FAQs and searching the site.

How do I compose links so that a mouseover displays the title of the link and the related URL, as it does in the following posting?

http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/54372
posted by NYCinephile on Aug 30, 2006 - 12 comments

Usernames Instead of Numbers

Pony: any chance of having the ability to look up a user by appending their username name to the "/user/" URL? The user number is okay, but being able to have the name as well would be really helpful.
posted by TheDonF on Feb 5, 2006 - 9 comments

Should fpps go to a coral cache link?

Not sure if this has been suggested before (searching on MeTa currently isn't working), but I'll suggest now that FPPs go through a little post-processing to add a coral cache link to all outbound links in the FPP. It might make sense to have this be an option the post author can click on/off (CNN doesn't need to be protected from traffic, some dude with a Geocities page does).

Something equivalent to this could be handled on the client side, using some Javascript or a Greasemonkey extension, I suppose, but handling on the server side would be more universal.
posted by adamrice on Oct 19, 2005 - 14 comments

Username links go to threads instead

When I click on the username in this archived MeFi thread I am taken to an old post with the same number as the user, i.e. the url says 'mefi' instead of 'user'. Only true for the original post, not for comments.
posted by Pigpen on Jan 28, 2005 - 4 comments

Secret URL for work filters

Lots of people have complained about MetaTalk being banned as a "gaming site" so I created a new secret URL for MetaTalk too.
posted by mathowie on Aug 21, 2003 - 48 comments

Did someone change my URL?

An URL posted here has changed. I posted a link to the Glass Engine on the weekend as http://www.philipglass.com/glassengine/#. The URL now coded inside the Metafilter page is http://euphorbia1.client.dti.net/glassengine/ but it fails to connect. The www.philipglass.com site appears to be down as well (and I really hope I didn't get the place MeFied) so the original URL doesn't work either. This is not a redirect I'm talking about: the code in this Metafilter page is different. I just checked http://www.jerrykindall.com/ where I got the URL -- and his code has changed to the new URL, too. Say, you all aren't trying to glasslight me, are you?
posted by maudlin on Mar 5, 2002 - 5 comments

I've been SmartFiltered out of MeFi at work

I've been SmartFiltered out of MeFi at work. I swear I only looked when I was doing a build. Mostly.

I tried using Ben Brown's MeFi/RSS demo but it's got no links. Bad enough I can't see the discussions, but no links! (It's kind of like wanting a cigarette and having to make do witha picture of one.)

Where do I want to go today? Without MeFi, I haven't got a clue.

Is there a solution, or am I doomed to be more productive at work?

posted by idiolect on Dec 3, 2001 - 18 comments

URLs won't resolve

Ok, consider me confused. For the last 20 mins or so that I've been looking at MeFi & MeTa the addresses as they stand in my favorites list, www.metafilter.com & metatalk.metafilter.com, give me zilch & the MetaFilter homepage respectively. On the other hand www.metafilter.com/index.cfm & metatalk.metafilter.com/index.cfm produce the index pages as I expect. For one godawful moment when I first tried to access MeFi I thought that it was down again. Spare me the anguish.
posted by MUD on Jun 7, 2001 - 2 comments

When will we automatically detect doubles?

When will MetaFilter be able to block links that have already been posted by other people? I think it should only be one or two lines of code to compare the URL against a database of previous links (plus a line to perform some sort of fuzzy logic for variations on links). Oh, and I think he should add programming to keep people from posting lame stuff too.
Like this post.
And that one down there.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe on Mar 23, 2000 - 3 comments

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