Mefites by Occupation [broken] January 20, 2005 1:43 PM   Subscribe

Who are the people in our neighborhood? Just found this, so apologizes if it is well known. What other hidden nuggets like this exist on MetaFilter?
posted by EatenByAGrue to MetaFilter-Related at 1:43 PM (17 comments total)

And I know about this. Also, is there a purpose for the page listing occupations other than for information?
posted by EatenByAGrue at 1:46 PM on January 20, 2005


I hadn't stumbled upon that either. There's a previous MeTa discussion that mentioned it in the thread and also has links to some other assorted MeFi minutia.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 2:01 PM on January 20, 2005


Is it intentional that metafilter is seemingly so poorly documented? I can't count the number of times I've come across some cool metafilter feature by having someone directly link to it. There seems to be no way to actually get at this stuff otherwise. I could be wrong, maybe I'm just not looking hard enough. Maybe it's just a result of development outpacing site design (which is completely okay, I can understand that), but shouldn't there be a more sensible place to get at these kinds of things?

For instance, the tags page is immensely cool, but I only know about it from another metatalk thread. Is it actually linked to anywhere on the site?

Am I just missing some huge part of mefi, like a "new stuff" section, or a "features" section?
posted by odinsdream at 2:07 PM on January 20, 2005


Huh. I searched on occupation and didn't find that. Thanks for the link, Slack-a-gogo. Though your link is a little malformed. Here's a correction. My apologies for bringing up something old.
posted by EatenByAGrue at 2:10 PM on January 20, 2005


I think the tags page is not documented because it is very new. It was linked to from the meta page announcing the implementation of tags in the first place.
posted by Karmakaze at 2:20 PM on January 20, 2005


There was a MeFi redesign contest recently to address these issues. Hopefully Matt will find the time to implement it prior to junior coming along. I am afraid we will see much less of him after that.
posted by caddis at 2:32 PM on January 20, 2005


People don't document, and quick hacks live forever.
posted by smackfu at 2:36 PM on January 20, 2005


http://mssv.net/wiki.cgi?Home
posted by scarabic at 2:48 PM on January 20, 2005


Wow. There's a huge number of grad students here. I mean, I know some of those occupations are made up, but who would pretend to be a grad student? So I assume that they really are grad students.

Does this mean that there are other people stuck in a cold dark cubicle making graphs all day? Maybe I'm not alone in the universe after all.
posted by casu marzu at 3:06 PM on January 20, 2005


I didn't know about that either, and that reminded me to add a few things to my page. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 3:27 PM on January 20, 2005


Yeah, these were all quick hacks made for an afternoon of fun that I forgot about.

Part of the redesign effor was to make these things more accessible.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:51 PM on January 20, 2005


Speaking of which, what's the status on that?
posted by gleuschk at 4:23 PM on January 20, 2005


Yeah, these were all quick hacks made for an afternoon of fun that I forgot about.

I really want to see a MeFi Day Of Fun now.
posted by cmyk at 4:34 PM on January 20, 2005


I note an awful lot of people listing themselves as some kind of dork, nerd, or geek.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 6:10 PM on January 20, 2005




Does grad student always = dirt poor?

Count me out.

Too many drugs to consume whilst I am de youth.
posted by orange clock at 7:51 PM on January 21, 2005


As far as tags are concerned...that is a work in progress and Matt has mentioned that they will have functionality added as he gets the time.
posted by rooftop secrets at 12:45 PM on January 22, 2005


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