I think that metafilter users should post their pictures to flickr using the tag "metafilter_user" November 1, 2005 9:52 AM   Subscribe

I think that metafilter users should post their pictures to flickr using the tag "metafilter_user". That is all.
posted by craniac to MetaFilter-Related at 9:52 AM (116 comments total)

Or you could just join the MetaFilter group.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:53 AM on November 1, 2005


Thank you. Please delete this thread before the meanies show up.
posted by craniac at 10:02 AM on November 1, 2005


*gives craniac a friendly wedgie*
posted by sciurus at 10:21 AM on November 1, 2005


Are the two identical? Craniac's idea isn't a repository for all MeFi-related photos; it would yield a list of individual pictures, one for each member -- no meetup photos of puppets and beer steins, and no flooding of 636 photos from a few amateur photographers drowning everyone else...just a simple 1:1 collection. It's actually a pretty good suggestion.
posted by cribcage at 10:24 AM on November 1, 2005


"It's actually a pretty good suggestion.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 10:25 AM on November 1, 2005


The joke's on you! The awesome propellor hats are already here!

Wait, you said "meanies?" I could have sworn I heard "beanies" ...
posted by Godbert at 10:26 AM on November 1, 2005


I took craniac to mean that metafilter users should tag all their pictures as "metafilter_user". If this is incorrect, and instead craniac intends to collect photos of mefites, then by all means, tag away.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:28 AM on November 1, 2005


I thought the same thing as monju. I like the suggestion now that it's been clarified, except that the only self-portrait in my photostream is a rather goofy-looking photo.
posted by Plutor at 10:37 AM on November 1, 2005


Craniac intended 1:1 pictures of users. so clicking on the metafilter_user tag would then display individual images of metafilter users.
posted by craniac at 10:37 AM on November 1, 2005


http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/metafilter_user

It has begun.
posted by craniac at 10:40 AM on November 1, 2005


odd. There were three photos, then they disappeared. Maybe "metafilteruser" would be a better tag.
posted by craniac at 10:42 AM on November 1, 2005


I had trouble with the underscore as well. Not that my photos have gone public yet (a potential running joke).
posted by safetyfork at 10:46 AM on November 1, 2005


Ok, http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/metafilteruser/ is working, and there are a handful of pictures up. This is cool.
posted by craniac at 10:46 AM on November 1, 2005


If you reload enough times they appear. Flickr's servers suffer from major synchronization problems. Its the result of an architecture that compromised integrity for speed.
posted by vacapinta at 10:47 AM on November 1, 2005


Well, now you're going to have to pick one.
posted by cribcage at 10:50 AM on November 1, 2005


No he doesnt. Flickr treats them the same.
posted by vacapinta at 10:52 AM on November 1, 2005


metafilteruser is the the one to use, because I think that Flickr auto-converts "metafilter_user" into "metafilteruser" anyway.
posted by craniac at 10:52 AM on November 1, 2005


Spaces and underscores are treated as if neither was actually in the tag. Therefore, "metafilteruser", "metafilter user", and "metafilter_user" are all the same tag.

Or what they said.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:57 AM on November 1, 2005


There is no such thing as a friendly wedgie.
posted by craniac at 10:59 AM on November 1, 2005


vacapinta: "If you reload enough times they appear."

Again! And again! Everyone simultaneously now, over and over, until the photos come back!
posted by Plutor at 11:00 AM on November 1, 2005


I like that its all cranky "There are no other photos tagged with metafilteruser". Oh wait, maybe there are, refresh me again and maybe I'll show you.

Flickr, she's like your math tutor who won't help you unless you rub her shoulders.
posted by fenriq at 11:01 AM on November 1, 2005


Note, I'm not fenriq on Flickr though, I'm Johnny Huh there.
posted by fenriq at 11:02 AM on November 1, 2005


Flickr, she's like your math tutor who won't help you unless you rub her shoulders

That is not a healthy relationship to have with a math tutor, and I suggest you get counseling.
posted by craniac at 11:07 AM on November 1, 2005


Speaking of un/healthy relationships... you all inspired me to e-mail them to un-NIPSA my account.
posted by safetyfork at 11:09 AM on November 1, 2005


Boy, I wish I had gone to fenriq's school instead of my boring old fussy one.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:09 AM on November 1, 2005


On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog - until you post a picture.
posted by Cranberry at 11:12 AM on November 1, 2005


All I'm getting is There aren't any photos available to you tagged with "metafilteruser". Otherwise I'd probably post this, which includes a rare public photo of quonsar.
posted by languagehat at 11:17 AM on November 1, 2005


*gives craniac a friendly melvin to balance things out*

*tags flickr photo as peace offering*
posted by sciurus at 11:17 AM on November 1, 2005


languagehat, you look just like how i imagined you, only your hair ain't grey.
posted by sciurus at 11:21 AM on November 1, 2005


All I'm getting is There aren't any photos available to you tagged with "metafilteruser".

You have to hit reload like five times, and then that math tutor, she'll tutor you like there's no tomorrow.
posted by craniac at 11:23 AM on November 1, 2005


Somebody rub mathowies shoulders until he puts a link to this thread in the sidebar.
posted by craniac at 11:23 AM on November 1, 2005


a rare public photo of quonsar.

i've gained a lot of weight since that picture.
posted by quonsar at 11:26 AM on November 1, 2005


metachat does this.
posted by delmoi at 11:30 AM on November 1, 2005


I still get "no images exist for that tag" some 3/4 of the time, and when I do get them, mine doesn't show.

"The servers aren't synchronized" is only the beginning of the problem. (I feel a tagline coming...)
posted by mystyk at 11:34 AM on November 1, 2005


metachat does this.

I see pumpkins.
posted by craniac at 11:42 AM on November 1, 2005


Metafilter: Somebody rub mathowie's shoulders

(What, not that tagline?)
posted by Plutor at 11:45 AM on November 1, 2005


There aren't any photos available to you tagged with "mathtutor".
posted by tpl1212 at 11:49 AM on November 1, 2005


I did this. Unfortunately, the only pictures I had handy involved spandex. Of course, since that's the only thing I wear, I guess it's fitting.
posted by COBRA! at 11:52 AM on November 1, 2005


Spandex is always fitting.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:52 AM on November 1, 2005


If wearing sweats means you've given up, what does wearing spandex represent?
posted by craniac at 12:04 PM on November 1, 2005


I think all Jews should post their pictures to flickr using the tag "yellow_star".
posted by moift at 12:07 PM on November 1, 2005


I would like to point out that Frisbee Girl is really cute.

And KevinSkomsvold ROCKS THE HOUSE!

EB, you might reconsider that if you saw my math tutor. And did I say shoulders? I meant to say rub her gnarled, be-warted and stankity feet. Or you'll never learn how to calculate limits properly, HAHAHAHAHA.
posted by fenriq at 12:08 PM on November 1, 2005


If wearing sweats means you've given up, what does wearing spandex represent?

That I'm very aerodynamic.
posted by COBRA! at 12:10 PM on November 1, 2005


So how do we tag these hot or not to rush the whole thing to its inevitable conclusion (and genesis)?
posted by yerfatma at 12:37 PM on November 1, 2005


quonsar's sure got a pretty mouth on him.
posted by scody at 1:11 PM on November 1, 2005


goatsish, almost
posted by matteo at 1:19 PM on November 1, 2005


"quonsar's sure got a pretty mouth on him."

Don't he though? All wide open and pucker'd up like. Let's take the boy and his ittybitty orange cap out back for some of them "lessons".
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:21 PM on November 1, 2005


Why do I want to see what you people look like?
posted by xmutex at 1:22 PM on November 1, 2005


Question: should those of us with meetup pictures tag all of the relevant shots with "metafilteruser"? This has the potentially undesirable side effect of letting us select "official" portraits for one another (at least in the limited sense in which this is official). But if we don't do this then everyone who wants a tagged picture on Flickr will have to get an account there, etc., etc..
posted by Songdog at 1:30 PM on November 1, 2005


Meetup shots should just be tagged with "metafilter", same as always. I only tagged my own meetup shot with "metafilteruser" because it's actually a picture of myself that I myself posted (which just happens to be a meetup shot).
posted by matildaben at 1:38 PM on November 1, 2005


Yeah, don't pollute the "metafilter_user hot/not" shots of individuals with meetup pictures of pumpkins and people holding cryptic messages proclaiming their fealty for mathowie.

Unless you want to.
posted by mecran01 at 1:54 PM on November 1, 2005


Why do I want to see what you people look like?
In most cases, you don't.
posted by dg at 1:59 PM on November 1, 2005


Question: should those of us with meetup pictures tag all of the relevant shots with "metafilteruser"?

I would say no, because of the "Great Naxos/Firefox Thingy That I Don't Remember The Name Of" incident. Solo shots only, please.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 2:00 PM on November 1, 2005


Man, this is just going to turn into another popularity contest...and currently, Plutor is winning (ie: the most interesting)...at least in my un-massaged math-tutor-shoulders-broken-Flickr view.
posted by tpl1212 at 2:00 PM on November 1, 2005


I'm surprised to learn that not all metafilterians are latte-sipping neo-slackers with goatees and cool t-shirts.

As far as popularity goes, I was the least interesting for a while there. I'm changing my photo to something "sexier."
posted by mecran01 at 2:07 PM on November 1, 2005


Clearly, it is time to turn up the heat with childhood photos.
posted by safetyfork at 2:26 PM on November 1, 2005


out back for some of them "lessons".

kin ah squeal lak a pig?
posted by quonsar at 3:09 PM on November 1, 2005


It's a movement, I tell ya...
posted by fixedgear at 3:30 PM on November 1, 2005


man we're lousy photographers

but, yes,

we have cameras

posted by cortex at 3:43 PM on November 1, 2005


I'm afraid to post my photo because somebody might hunt me down and harm me.
posted by davy at 3:46 PM on November 1, 2005


Clearly, it is time to turn up the heat with childhood photos.
done, and done : >
posted by amberglow at 3:46 PM on November 1, 2005


Hey quonsar, SOO-EEE! SOO-EEE!!
posted by davy at 3:46 PM on November 1, 2005


*snuffles, roots in compost heap*
posted by quonsar at 4:32 PM on November 1, 2005


languagehat, you were so cute! (What happened?)
posted by davy at 4:43 PM on November 1, 2005


languagehat is safetyfork?
posted by dg at 4:46 PM on November 1, 2005


Uh, dg, /sarcasm.
posted by davy at 4:49 PM on November 1, 2005


It's always surprising when someone with a female-sounding username turns out to be dude. And disappointing.
posted by smackfu at 5:07 PM on November 1, 2005


Added.
posted by interrobang at 6:42 PM on November 1, 2005


Mmmmm, crabs.
posted by ColdChef at 7:09 PM on November 1, 2005


they have medicine for that now, CC. ; >
posted by amberglow at 7:16 PM on November 1, 2005


Best goddam picture I think I have ever seen; no, ever taken, in the history of the universe, everywhere, anytime.

AAAA++++++!!!! WOULD EAT CRAB LEGS AGIN!@!!
posted by yhbc at 7:22 PM on November 1, 2005


Hmmmmm, crab carnage
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:27 PM on November 1, 2005


Hi there! I'm MetaFilter's ColdChef. I have crab legs in my mouth.

That's marvelous.
posted by amro at 7:34 PM on November 1, 2005


After re-reading my deliberately (and perhaps overly) exuberant comment above, and realizing that the phrasing of said comment could result in an alternate interpretation from what I meant, I just want to make it clear that I am not claiming to have taken that picture. I don't even know the man in the picture. Honestly.
posted by yhbc at 7:50 PM on November 1, 2005


yhbc, don't sweat it. I knew what you meant. And I think my comment may have looked sarcastic. But seriously, that photo is hilarious, and so is the caption.
posted by amro at 7:52 PM on November 1, 2005


The day I let yhbc take my picture, trust me, I'll be stark-freaking naked. And glistening.
posted by ColdChef at 7:58 PM on November 1, 2005


This is scarily intriguing. And also a horrible distraction right now.
posted by jetskiaccidents at 8:36 PM on November 1, 2005


should go on the side blof on mefi
posted by edgeways at 9:39 PM on November 1, 2005


er, blog
posted by edgeways at 9:39 PM on November 1, 2005


My pic includes two, count 'em two, Metafilter users (or reasonable facsimiles thereof). Not that the Bearman has commented much around here, but I have known him for 30 years, damn near, so that's gotta count for something.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:46 PM on November 1, 2005


baaaa. [eatpaste]
posted by nadawi at 11:45 PM on November 1, 2005


Splendid plan. And sorry if my t-shirt offends ;-)
posted by jack_mo at 5:30 AM on November 2, 2005


I was, in fact, an incredibly cute child. I don't know what happened.
posted by languagehat at 6:03 AM on November 2, 2005


How long does it take Flickr to declare an account OK for public viewing? Bastards have left me hanging for a day now. They should be locked in a cage with a bear who has been trained to rape them.
posted by COBRA! at 6:52 AM on November 2, 2005


This is my official photo. But only agropyron can tag it.
posted by dame at 8:06 AM on November 2, 2005


Clearly, these pictures constitute "the best of the web" and should be linked with a front page post.

/trying to get someone else to do the dirty work...
posted by mecran01 at 8:27 AM on November 2, 2005


Since I apparently continue to be too hot for Flickr release, here I am.
posted by COBRA! at 9:26 AM on November 2, 2005


COBRA!, you need to upload a few, not sure how many, in order for Flickr to put in in their queue. I'd try about five.
posted by amro at 11:11 AM on November 2, 2005


Woah, some harsh tatties there COBRA!.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 11:16 AM on November 2, 2005


Well, y'see, 1202 is the number of people I've killed.
posted by COBRA! at 11:27 AM on November 2, 2005


Well, I sort of skimmed the guidelines when signing up. I just realized Flickr wants actual photographs. I put up, well, some non-photograph things, so who knows if it will ever be approved..

Anyway, c'est moi.
posted by Marit at 11:29 AM on November 2, 2005


what is it with the bewildered guy with hipster glasses look?
posted by jessamyn at 2:21 PM on November 2, 2005


what is it with the co[n]fused guy with hipster glasses look?

hahahahaaa!

I think it's called "Finding Emo."
posted by craniac at 2:25 PM on November 2, 2005


Cake
posted by Dick Paris at 2:46 PM on November 2, 2005


what is it with the bewildered guy with hipster glasses look?

They're the only kind of glasses available these days! It's bewildering!
posted by interrobang at 3:34 PM on November 2, 2005


what is it with the bewildered guy with hipster glasses look?

Eh, girls do it too :)
posted by amro at 4:11 PM on November 2, 2005


It's called "Take Me Seriously, Damnit. I'm Wearing Serious Glasses".
posted by Ogre Lawless at 4:28 PM on November 2, 2005


I uploaded a scan of my driver's license pic, but it doesn't show up. I guess they are making sure that the ICBC licensing office doesn't do porn.
posted by reflecked at 4:32 PM on November 2, 2005


Man, I guess that's why people don't take me very seriously. Why didn't anyone tell me the secret was black plastic?

Finally everything makes sense...
posted by The Monkey at 4:36 PM on November 2, 2005


I've added my photo to the flickr account I never use - along with some additional random pictures to try and trigger the system to recognise my account as valid - no luck.
posted by odinsdream at 6:12 PM on November 2, 2005


I added the "metafilteruser" tag to a couple of already existing photos over 24 hours ago and they're still not showing up. Bastards.
posted by deborah at 7:47 PM on November 2, 2005


what is it with the bewildered guy with hipster glasses look?

Hey, I'm not bewildered! I'm drunk!
posted by Robot Johnny at 7:58 PM on November 2, 2005


C'est moi.
posted by ericb at 8:59 PM on November 2, 2005


ericb has just knocked me over with his wall of comedy.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:32 PM on November 2, 2005


I figured I should dress nice.
posted by O9scar at 9:37 PM on November 2, 2005


ericb has just knocked me over with his wall of comedy.

consider yourself lucky, fucker accidently shot me.
posted by quonsar at 10:03 PM on November 2, 2005


just shot you?!? you got off lucky.

/Ronnie
posted by amberglow at 10:11 PM on November 2, 2005


fucker accidently shot me

It was no accident!
posted by ericb at 10:39 PM on November 2, 2005


Strike that ... my attorney has advised me otherwise. I know nothing ... I tell 'ya nothing.
posted by ericb at 10:41 PM on November 2, 2005


That's quite a martian glow you've got going there jessamyn.
posted by peacay at 10:42 PM on November 2, 2005


craniac - is your intention for people to only use the tag for pictures of themselves? This isn't entirely clear.
posted by nthdegx at 5:18 AM on November 3, 2005


Added. Since, lacking a childhood photo, the other main option appears to be a photo where one prepares/eats foodstuffs. A marvellous citron presse, in this case.
posted by Len at 8:22 AM on November 3, 2005


It's strange. I added my pic within hours of this thread's creation. It shows the pic in my profile, shows its tag, allows me to link from the tag to all pics with the tag (in this case, all the user pics), but won't show it in the set. Can anyone else see it?
posted by mystyk at 4:36 PM on November 3, 2005


I have the same problem, mystyk. My photos have been up since August but they won't show up in the set.
posted by deborah at 8:58 PM on November 3, 2005


I think that either your account has been approved for public appearance elsewhere on the site, or it hasn't. They don't like non-photographs and especially don't like x-rated or copyrighted (not by you) photographs. And they need more than one or two, probably, to judge. An actual person makes the judgment.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 9:24 PM on November 3, 2005


So how many of you out there have - like me - a Flickr ID which isn't the same as your MeFi ID?

Oh, and craniac - please stop spamming almost each and every thread in the blue; the first time I saw it I thought "Hey, cool"... but by the third or fourth time, I just wanted to pull your legs off and beat you round the head with them...
posted by Chunder at 2:33 AM on November 4, 2005


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