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posted by poppo on Jul 13, 2006 - 71 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

Cluttered Profile

It's been a while since I visited my profile page. In doing so, I found it to be far more cluttered and loaded with information than it used to be. Can we get some options to hide some of these things (like top ten tags)?

For example, if I have no contacts, why not just hide any text about it? Why does it have to say that I have no contacts? If I have no projects or favorites, why not just hide that information instead of saying that I don't have any?

And can't that big long "What's the deal with your nickname..." text be shortened to "Personal Info" or something similar?
posted by BradNelson on Jun 17, 2006 - 35 comments

America's Army game, discussed here

John DeLappe, discussed here, responds to his critics.
posted by anotherpanacea on May 31, 2006 - 14 comments

Is there a way to get RSS of a user's comments?

Is there a way to get an RSS feed of http://ask.metafilter.com/search_comments.mefi?user_ID=NNNNN ?

If not, could that happen at some point? Some users tend to give really interesting answers no matter what question is being asked, and it'd be nice to be able to be notified when they jump in.
posted by dmd on May 29, 2006 - 5 comments

How users get their accounts disabled

AMWKE is being a dick on AskMe right now.
posted by the_bone on Apr 20, 2006 - 3 comments

New user has issues navigating askme

Look at all these answers- see a pattern?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Apr 20, 2006 - 57 comments

Blurb on Profiles

What's the deal with your nickname? How did you get it? If your nickname is self-explanatory, then tell everyone when you first started using the internet, and what was the first thing that made you say "wow, this isn't just a place for freaks after all?" Was it a website? Was it an email from a long-lost friend? Go on, spill it.

Shouldn't this chatty blurb appear only on the new user info form?
posted by squirrel on Mar 3, 2006 - 60 comments

Why/when was this user banned?

Protocols of the Elders of Awesome was banned? When & why did that happen?
posted by jonson on Mar 2, 2006 - 284 comments

Prolific poster posts 17 posts per hour for 3.5 hours

This has got to be some kind of record. Setting aside the merits of Glider's argument, you have to admire his persistence. By my back-of-the-envelope calculations, the guy made roughly 17 posts per hour for 3.5 hours, took a three hour break, then jumped back into the fray for a total of 70 posts over 13 hours. Wow.
posted by BitterOldPunk on Feb 25, 2006 - 64 comments

Close Signups, Please

Dear Matt: If enough of us bitch loudly enough, will you close signups?
posted by Kwantsar on Feb 22, 2006 - 161 comments

User RSS

Hey! Per user RSS feeds! Keen!
posted by boo_radley on Feb 15, 2006 - 39 comments

I wish [username] would come back.

I wish ParisParamus would come back.
posted by thirteenkiller on Feb 14, 2006 - 115 comments

Can we RSS for posts and comments?

It would be cool to have RSS feeds on a per user basis. I'm thinking mainly posts but comments would be fine too. Something like http://www.metafilter.com/username.mefi/user/posts.rss and http://www.metafilter.com/username.mefi/user/comments.rss. It'd be a great way to keep up with people whose stuff you enjoy (like everyone's favorite) w/o getting lost in the volume.
posted by xmutex on Feb 14, 2006 - 35 comments

Is it possible to search for users based on # of posts/comments/questions?

Is it (would it be) possible to search for users based on # of posts/comments/questions? (Based on a few earlier threads, I'm curious as to how many accounts have been set up solely to ask question(s).)
posted by aberrant on Feb 4, 2006 - 11 comments

User page generates ColdFusion error (now fixed)

The user page for #24053 generates a ColdFusion error.
posted by RichardP on Feb 3, 2006 - 9 comments

What are Contacts for?

Please explain the "Contacts" section of the profile.

Where, and under what circumstances should/would I link to another MeFite? Is this something people do in posts, or elsewhere?

Viewing the Contact Info of a Profile with Contacts seems to indicate something external to MeFi -- I see a column of links to profiles, and a column of external URLs, but nothing coupling them (although some of the identities of the latter are obvious).

And what's an example of a Contribution from a Contact?
posted by Rash on Feb 1, 2006 - 27 comments

Users Near Me

Small ponies, roaming free...

On my user page, it says there are 5 users near me, since it only 5 users live within 50 miles of my fair city. Sixty miles away, though, there's an absolute assload in Seattle. Would it be possible to increase the 50 mile limit if there number of users near someone is less than some magic number, so the poor guy living in Valdez, AK has users living within 1,000 miles, but those of us just outside of a more major metropolitan area don't feel quite so left out? This may be the world's smallest pony, but the 10 mile difference between almost no one near me and having a bunch of people near me has nagged at me a little bit.
posted by Captain_Tenille on Jan 27, 2006 - 21 comments

Please kill this linkspamming whore.

Please kill this linkspamming whore. Thanks.
posted by loquacious on Jan 18, 2006 - 49 comments

help me out here

help me out here - whatever happened to Pretty_Generic? was he banned for good?
posted by jonson on Jan 17, 2006 - 49 comments

Why don't you put your email address in your profile?

It's good to see you. You're looking well, but I'm curious about something. Why don't you put your email address in your profile? It's just something I've been wondering about so I thought I'd raise it as a way of encouraging people to add their email to their profile page - go on, nothing bad will happen. In fact, good things might just follow.
posted by peacay on Jan 9, 2006 - 100 comments

Searching Profile Pages

Is there a way to search user profile pages for certain words? I was trying to add a 'MetaGame' keyword to my page for use by geekily Mefites to match up in online games (MMORPGs, Live!, Nintendo Wifi, etc) for some constructive combat from the safety of our Mom's basement.

Am I missing something obvious, or is the a pony that could be coaxed to life?
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jan 5, 2006 - 10 comments

User Maps

Link to a map on user page? As long as you have the coordinates, creating a link consisting of "http://maps.google.com/?q=lat%20long" would be trivial. Pardon me if this has been suggested already, but I scanned the threads on the lat/long feature and didn't see it.
posted by George_Spiggott on Dec 31, 2005 - 20 comments

MeFi on Google Earth

All MeFi members plotted on Google Earth (screenshot of the Western US). To load it into Google Earth, go to Add, Network Link, then put in http://junk.haughey.com/metafilter.kml in the location field. Wait a minute or so for the file and all points to load and you should be good to go.

That file will be periodically updated, but for now you can zoom around and see who is near you on a grand scale.
posted by mathowie on Dec 28, 2005 - 100 comments

MeFis on Nintendo DS?

I'd like to organize or provide space for MeFites with a Nintendo DS and one of the several WFC-enabled games (Animal Crossing, MarioKart, Tony Hawk) to share their friend-codes. Anyone else interested? I ache to race against people I'm connected to! I want to bring oranges to your villages!
posted by mph on Dec 17, 2005 - 16 comments

Changing Passwords

I've clicked all over looking for the place to change my MeFi password. WHere can I find that? It's not in 'Preferences', which was the most obvious choice.
posted by glycolized on Dec 13, 2005 - 6 comments

Trying to "out" a MeFian in meatspace?

In AskMe, CMichaelCook attempts to out the offline identity of a MeFite. I don't know if it's correct or not, but either way it seems completely out of place in that thread.
posted by raedyn on Dec 7, 2005 - 261 comments

Who are your favorite MeFites, and why?

Who are your favorite MeFites, and why? We all know about (and secretly enjoy) the feuds, the hissy fits, the sniping, but what about those folks whose advice or comments you consistently enjoy? Please give one (1) example for any or all of the following categories, and link to one (1) example of said sterling statement.*

#1 Smartest/most learned
#2 Most interesting/creative/off-the-wall (in a good way)
#3 Most thought-provoking
#4 Funniest

*jessamyn doesn't count; we all love her.
posted by rob511 on Nov 29, 2005 - 172 comments

what brought you to non-belief?

There has been a number of religion oriented threads recently. In these threads it becomes apparent that, compared to the population at large, Metafilter has a higher frequency of non-believers. Inspired by this thread* at another website, what brought you to non-belief?

* it starts a little shallow, but more indepth stories come eventually
posted by jsonic on Nov 25, 2005 - 345 comments

AskMe Preferences Not Working

No matter what I do in my preferences, the font on AskMefi seems to be stuck (on Times New Roman, I think). My settings work fine on Mefi/Meta, so I guess it must be something to do with the new layout.
posted by Orange Goblin on Nov 23, 2005 - 12 comments

Projects Voting

In what order is the list of users who have voted for an individual post on the Projects site? It's not user number, it's not alphabetical, and it's not in the order of when users actually voted...
posted by Robot Johnny on Nov 21, 2005 - 1 comment

Welcome to new users

I, for one, welcome our 30ker n00b overlords. Especially this one.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Nov 19, 2005 - 119 comments

crunchland has the most helpful user page

crunchland has the most helpful user page I've seen here. It's like the entire mefi wiki wrapped up in a single page. Thanks, crunchland.
posted by mathowie on Nov 15, 2005 - 40 comments

Yay Metafilter!

Why are the users of Metafilter so great? I'm serious. I lurk a lot and have for years, but I have yet to come across an online community that actually works other than this one. Is it the 5 dollar donation? The name? What? I love metafilter!
posted by mike_bling on Nov 12, 2005 - 52 comments

I'm super pissed off about the rothko/dios contest.

I'm super pissed off about the rothko/dios contest.

Oh, wait. No I'm not because STEVEN DEN BESTE MIGHT BE BACK!
posted by shmegegge on Oct 24, 2005 - 105 comments

Metafilter Celebrities

Two part question: 1) what are the qualities that give some Metafilter users 'celebrity' status and 2) what are the benefits of having that status? [more inside]
posted by Quartermass on Oct 23, 2005 - 105 comments

Strange user pages exist in the system for potential MeFites who didn't activate their membership

When you search users you get users who started the signup process, but never paid their $5. Strange user pages ensue.
posted by Count Ziggurat on Oct 22, 2005 - 7 comments


Did someone try to steal my awesome account? I just got my password emailed to me, with a statement that I requested it, but... I didn't request it.
posted by The Monkey on Oct 19, 2005 - 16 comments

Outting Users

Hey, MeFite Detectives! A request: Please think before you "out" someone. In our personal lives, most of us have learned that just because we can do something, it doesn't necessarily mean we should, and the same is true here. If a user (or perhaps the subject of a post, etc.) has caught your attention for some reason, and they have revealed (or you have figured out) their real life identity, and you go poking around to see what you can find, please think twice before publishing your big scoop. [more]
posted by taz on Sep 28, 2005 - 163 comments

If someone doesn't want to share their real name here, why can't we respect that?

If someone doesn't want to share their real name here, why can't we respect that?
posted by Vidiot on Sep 18, 2005 - 108 comments

Recycling Usernames?

Are usernames becoming recycled? I noticed a new user that I could have sworn had a taken username- it's a username I use often and almost always check for first when signing up places. Or am I imagining all of this?
posted by mkultra on Sep 9, 2005 - 38 comments

Seeking a better contact for a certain user

Anyone have a better email address/contact method for occhiblu? [mi]
posted by ikkyu2 on Aug 25, 2005 - 17 comments

Ladies and gentleman, welcome MeFi's newest troll!

Ladies and gentleman, welcome MeFi's newest troll!
posted by trey on Jul 29, 2005 - 304 comments

Changing My Account

How can I cancel my account? If I can't, how can I change my nick? And if I can't do that, then how can I cancel my account? I kind of ashamed of being a $5 MeFite.
posted by Tlahtolli on Jul 22, 2005 - 116 comments

User #25 000, coming up...

User #25 000, coming up...
posted by five fresh fish on Jul 3, 2005 - 25 comments

Which (Currently active) Metefilter member has the most popular blog

Which (Currently active) Metefilter member has the most popular blog (judged by hit-count)? How about a non-blog site? Who is the most (web-influental) Mefi-member?
posted by growabrain on Jul 1, 2005 - 94 comments

Author Info in RSS

Missing pony: Author information in RSS feeds. According to this earlier metatalk thread, the RSS feeds should contain the name of a post's author in the appropriate field, but there are no such tags showing up in the feed. Was that pony stillborn? Can it be revived?
posted by mendel on Jun 30, 2005 - 4 comments

I worked up a custom google maps view showing every user

I worked up a custom google maps view showing every user (screenshot inside). Once I get it working more smoothly, I'll post the URL for folks to play with it.
posted by mathowie on Jun 30, 2005 - 86 comments

Ressurrect the metafilter user sites feature?

I used to enjoy surfing MeFi members' sites by using the Links, links, links! page but it seems to have been non-functional for about a year and a half (data is out of sync with user pages and no new members listed since January 2004).

Matt, any plans to resurrect this feature to include the newer members (and possibly get the info in sync?)
posted by DBAPaul on Jun 27, 2005 - 621 comments

User Numbers

So I've noticed there's a user 25210 and 25209, but no 25208, 25207, 25206, 25205, or 25204. There is, however, a user 25203 but no 25202 or 25201. There's a 25200, 25199, 25198, and 25197, but no 25196, 25195, 25194, 25193, or 25192. There's a user 25191, but no 25190 or 25189. There does happen to exist a 25188 and that's as far as I'm gonna go. I can only hope you've gotten the point by now, but if not: What's with the missing users?
posted by item on Jun 10, 2005 - 37 comments

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