3 FAQ tagged with mymefi

Can I choose to see only posts or questions with certain tags or in certain categories?

Yes. This is what MyMefi and MyAsk do. See here for more details.
(tags: ) December 10, 2012 - permalink - back to questions

What is My MeFi? What is My Ask?

My MeFi (a tab on the Metafilter front page), and My Ask (a tab on the AskMetafilter page), are customizable views of the sites. For both, you can choose tags or categories you are interested in, and then the My MeFi or My Ask tab will show you only the posts or questions related to the subjects you chose. You can also exclude posts or questions according to tags/categories you choose, and My MeFi or My Ask will show you a view of the site with those posts or questions removed.

To get started, go to either tab, and it will have a link to your Preferences page where you can set up which tags and categories you're interested in. For example, you could set up a MeFi page that only shows you posts about art and food, or a version of AskMe that includes everything but relationship questions. You can always change your preferences later, too.

Fair warning: tagging is (mostly) done by posters, it's not automated. So filtering by tags depends to some extent on how consistent posters are in tagging their posts. Even using My MeFi you may run into cases where a post doesn't get filtered as you wanted.
(tags: ) December 10, 2012 - permalink - back to questions

What is the US Politics sidebar widget for?

This feature does two things: gives users a quick way to hide most US politics posts from their view of the front page of MetaFilter, and provides a quick reference to recent discussion threads on that subject for those who want to find them more easily.

The filter's post-hiding option is intended to be quick and approximate -- right now, it hides posts tagged "potus45" (for the 45th President of the United States), and "USPolitics." If you want a more carefully-tuned filter of what you see and don't see on the front page, you can instead use the My MeFi tool to create a custom list of filtering tags. Also, the widget only hides the posts on the front page of Metafilter, so those posts will still appear in other views like Recent Comments, Popular Favorites, search results or tag pages. More extensive details are in the Metatalk post introducing the feature.

The list of recent threads in the US Politics sidebar listing is curated by the mods. If you think a thread should be listed there or is listed there in error, let the mod staff know via the contact form.
(tags: ) February 6, 2017 - permalink - back to questions