Curious about the weird this-is-so
-not-Metafilter-related mail we get at the contact form? Then you might enjoy Thank You For Contacting Metafilter
, aka Shit My Contact Form Says, a tumblr we've put together in the last few days.
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 10:46 AM (232 comments total)
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The Metafilter contact form is super duper useful for actual Metafilter-related stuff, but because it's an unmoderated form on a highly visible website it also draws in a lot of spam and clueless marketing and confused googlers and inscrutable nonsense from non-members every day.
We've joked off and on over the years (and folks have asked us a number of times) about making a blog for the weirder stuff, the stuff that has basically zero to do with Metafilter but ends up in our inboxes anyway, and this is that.
We won't ever be quoting actual site-related communications with members, just weird/funny non-member WTF stuff, and we're blacking out names and domain names and such to keep it anonymous even for the weird spammer people. If something somehow gets up there that shouldn't, let us know and we can nix it.
Right now there's about a hundred and seventy five entries, which accounts for maybe a third to a half of my old backlog of weird emails (I kept track of them by hand for a year or so). We'll update with new stuff as it comes along and I'll periodically add more from my backlog as well.