spinoff sites October 2, 2016 4:16 PM   Subscribe

What are the unoffical spinoff sites? There's MetaChat - "an informal place for MeFites to touch base and post, discuss and chatter about topics that may not belong on MetaFilter." MonkeyFilter, GameFilter - "A good post to Gamefilter is a link or set of links to something that is related to gaming, gamers, or gaming culture." and MeFightClub - " started way back in ye olde 2007 as an offshoot community of Metafilter (a site where members are collectively known as 'Mefites', and that's how we get to 'Mefight' Club), dedicated to having a safe, groovy place to hang out together and play and talk about the games we love." Are there others?
posted by the man of twists and turns to MetaFilter-Related at 4:16 PM (40 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

It's not a MeFi spinoff, but mlkshk is an image-sharing community with a fairly small, friendly core community made up of in significant part MeFites and some folks in the long-term Greater MeFi Area.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:20 PM on October 2, 2016 [5 favorites]


I once registered MetaLifter.com with some nebulous plans for Metacommentary and intent to keep it out the hands of worse evildoers, but haven't done anything with it (even though I keep paying the $9 a year to renew the registration and put it in my hosting basket with other dormant sitenames). If anyone has any ideas how to MetaLift, feel free to share. I'm right here.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:37 PM on October 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


They're a different class of satellite project, but I want to make sure that Pronoiac's MeFiWiki and Podcast Transcripts, and Combustible Edison Lighthouse's Infodumpster get their due attention.
posted by zamboni at 4:53 PM on October 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


Speaking of the wiki, folks should consult the Related Websites article.
posted by zamboni at 4:56 PM on October 2, 2016


I am not a sports person, but SportsFilter exists and is a spinoff site I believe.
posted by whir at 6:55 PM on October 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I founded Wikipedia in hopes that it would become a resource for padding FPPs.

Speaking of which, did you know that if everyone on Metafilter donated just $3 we'd be funded for the year
posted by beerperson at 7:00 PM on October 2, 2016 [2 favorites]




There was a late, lamented, 9622.net once upon a time.
posted by yhbc at 8:58 PM on October 2, 2016 [6 favorites]


There's a FAQ entry listing a few spinoff and related sites and links to some other miscellaneous stuff.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 10:23 PM on October 2, 2016


Meatfilter, sadly, fails to resolve.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:13 AM on October 3, 2016


If anyone has any ideas how to MetaLift, feel free to share. I'm right here.

Maybe a weightlifting forum where no one ever actually manages to go to the gym and lift weights, since there are always unresolved issues about the correct procedure for doing so, if using the gym supports capitalism or ableism, arguments about Henry Rollins, and so on.
posted by thelonius at 5:58 AM on October 3, 2016 [6 favorites]


...and how many times you can lift in a week.
posted by Chrysostom at 6:09 AM on October 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


mlkshk says signups are closed, so all it needs are a few JRun errors and it'll be really metafiltratious
posted by scruss at 6:40 AM on October 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


Once upon a time I started a site called TownFilter, modeled on MetaFilter, in hopes that it might function as a news and discussion exchange for some small towns in Berkshire County, Mass. Didn't work.
posted by beagle at 7:20 AM on October 3, 2016


Also, for a time there was BookFilter. As well as FilmFilter, GeekFilter and HumorFilter, linked in the sidebar of BookFilter.
posted by beagle at 7:21 AM on October 3, 2016


See, this kind of post is what webrings are made for.
posted by Jpfed at 7:41 AM on October 3, 2016 [6 favorites]


Both metafilter.coffee and metafilter.press are apparently available, so the day can get started in a civilized fashion.
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:59 AM on October 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


IIRC, Fetlife has a Metafilter subgroup?
posted by Melismata at 8:19 AM on October 3, 2016


mlkshk says signups are closed, so all it needs are a few JRun errors and it'll be really metafiltratious

This happened quite recently (maybe two weeks ago?). I think it was getting inundated by spambots and Andre shut down sign-ups.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:33 AM on October 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Also, for a time there was BookFilter. As well as FilmFilter, GeekFilter and HumorFilter, linked in the sidebar of BookFilter.

Mefi Clones also lists GamesFilter, MusicFilter, LibertyFilter, and GyrlFilter as being MetaPhilter based sites that were active at one point. Cursory inspection of the Wayback Machine suggests c. 2002-2004.
posted by zamboni at 9:35 AM on October 3, 2016


MetaLifter

MetaFilter: do you even filt?
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:41 AM on October 3, 2016 [14 favorites]


There should be a related dating site for overthinkers, MetaFlirter
posted by scruss at 11:46 AM on October 3, 2016 [5 favorites]


I just realized that Big Big Question is dead. I hope Dental Implants Dallas gave you a good price, cortex.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:11 PM on October 3, 2016


Yeah, it's been dead for a very long time.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:29 PM on October 3, 2016


But LARPTrek is just snoozing, right? ...right???
posted by Chrysostom at 6:36 PM on October 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


Something Awful's GBS circa 2009 - 2014 felt like an unofficial MeFi spin-off.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 7:07 PM on October 3, 2016


Why don't the two Metafilter gaming sites merge?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 9:06 PM on October 3, 2016


LibertyFilter

Was this like a right-wing MeFi? That would be... interesting.

Why don't the two Metafilter gaming sites merge?

And ruin the whole Nintendo/Sega, PlayStation/XBox, PC/Console duality thing that makes gaming so much fun?

Honestly, I think GameFilter is just a subset of MeFight Club, isn't it?

There is also the rarely updated, always amusing, excellently url'ed and favicon'ed Thank You For Contacting MetaFilter.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:47 AM on October 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


Why don't the two Metafilter gaming sites merge?

Which two gaming sites? If you're suggesting that GameFilter and MeFight Club become part of some sort of MeFight Club Network, I'm certain that there is no shadowy cabal that could retroactively make that happen.
posted by zamboni at 5:50 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


Was this like a right-wing MeFi? That would be... interesting.

…a community weblog devoted to libertarian and anarcho-capitalist outreach, links and commentary.
posted by zamboni at 5:54 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


> There is also the rarely updated, always amusing, excellently url'ed and favicon'ed Thank You For Contacting MetaFilter.

Thanks for that—it's the funniest thing I've seen in a while!
Urgent: Trump t shirt

I ordered a Trump t shirt a long time ago and still have not received it.Plrase help me

re: http://ask.metafilter.com/105177/Seeing-all-my-ebay-purchases

Tags:

politics
Trump
plrase plrase plrase let me get what i want
technically not receiving a Trump shirt seems pretty helpful
posted by languagehat at 9:27 AM on October 4, 2016 [2 favorites]


OMG for the record, I LOVE LOVE LOVE "Thank You For Contacting MetaFilter," lest you think your time is not well spent creating it!! *kissies*
posted by Melismata at 10:05 AM on October 4, 2016


I love these:

Sir, we we have made payment for you and you disables us. we want link of http://www.████ and http://www.████.com on your site. you have taken our money and enjoying from it and you are not given even a link.. we want only one link bcz we have given $5 to you for it… you will not able to enjoy our $5 . god will see you..
posted by octothorpe at 11:34 AM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]


I really like the "Carnegie hall" tag in this one.
posted by yhbc at 1:26 PM on October 4, 2016


What came first, Metafilter or Metacritic?
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 5:51 PM on October 5, 2016


IIRC, Fetlife has a Metafilter subgroup?

Lots of sites have Metafilter subgroups inside, but that doesn't make them Metafilter spinoff sites, officially or un.
posted by kenko at 8:06 PM on October 5, 2016


My vision for MetaLifter would be purely self-posts advertising things you've made or done that you think people should buy, as per "lifting yourself by your bootstraps".

Mostly because I do sometimes buy it if people have an album or a book out, and people in Projects are far too generous with their doing stuff mostly for free.

That or pictures of lifts in MeFite workplaces.
posted by solarion at 12:01 AM on October 6, 2016


Once upon a time there was Political Filter
*sobs*
posted by adamvasco at 11:13 AM on October 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


Does cat-scan.com count as a spinoff site?
posted by carsonb at 6:21 AM on October 9, 2016


Does cat-scan.com count as a spinoff site?

On the contrary, MetaFilter and all these other sites are spinoffs of cat-scan.com.
posted by whir at 9:06 PM on October 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


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