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"Does anyone really need this garbage? Personally I am pretty mad at the link poster for not warning me that the following would the biggest waste of time! Seriously, all I have to do is type in m-w.com and I've everything I need. Sorry but that Plump Design plump design (not a typo) really made me.......er.........mad.........uhhhh hold on...........ok I've got it........made me angry. That's it angry.
posted by skyline to Etiquette/Policy at 7:43 PM PST - 6 comments
Am I the only one (and I am a longtime reader, albeit not poster - almost 2 years) who thinks the quality here has gotten BETTER? I've gotten so used to the complaints in MetaTalk about posting that recent content (with some exceptions) has been a nice surprise.
posted by bwanabetty to MetaFilter-Related at 6:11 PM PST - 9 comments
is there any good way to encourage people to post real descriptions (of any kind!!!) to front page posts
? please? it's tiring wanting to click a link without having any idea what the post is actually about. and the comments on that thread (at least the first few, when i saw it) don't exactly help.
posted by dogmatic to Etiquette/Policy at 11:27 AM PST - 78 comments
we've got a metafilter football league going, and we need a few more people. the league is an autodraft points league, so you won't have to do too much work to manage your team. if anyone's interested, the league is on Yahoo
, ID #163508. the league name is 'metafilter football', and the password is 'filtermeta'. we'll be starting the league draft on saturday, probably, so hop on board if you're interested.
posted by moz to General Weblog-Related at 2:48 PM PST - 4 comments
I am glad you could all make it to this little meeting tonight. The topic of conversation:
What in the name of all that is holy is the TicketStub Project?
The floor is yours.
posted by Kafkaesque to Ticketstub Project at 4:54 PM PST - 2 comments
On most days I listen to NPR. At least once a day I read about something on metafilter and moments/hours later there is an NPR story on it; Or the opposite - I listen to a story and then discover a thread covering the exact story, usually with added information and/or related links. I suppose this isn't very exciting. What I'm wondering is if anyone else has had this experience with metafilter converging with other traditional media so seamlessly?
posted by Jeremy to MetaFilter-Related at 3:00 PM PST - 10 comments
This thread sucks
. The link doesn't jump down to the story, the subject matter isn't very funny or interesting, it's just stupid. The post is too long, the comments are pretty pointless. I would delete it, but it could create more trouble than it is worth. What should be done about sub-par links? Anything? Take the good with the bad?
posted by mathowie to Etiquette/Policy at 1:10 PM PST - 25 comments
Anybody else noticing an extra trailing slash after http://metafilter.com? Only happens if you leave off the preceeding www's. Not a big deal, everything works fine, but it's a bit strange. Looks like url-rewwriting gone amuk?
posted by daver to Bugs at 5:47 PM PST - 5 comments
What are MeFi's secrets? Are there handy secret pref pages, alternate views, fun hidden special.metafilter.com domains? You tell me.
posted by Marquis to MetaFilter-Related at 12:40 PM PST - 37 comments
The thread about Cut Off My Feet
was removed. What the reasoning behind its being pulled?
(I thought the was rather freakish and sick at first, but then I realized as I looked around the site that the man is cutting off his feet because his insurance comany won't pay for an amputation and new prosthetics. Perhaps poor marketing and communication of his message, but a powerful one, still.)
posted by jennak to Etiquette/Policy at 12:19 PM PST - 1 comments
One user dismissed a silly joke as being old and he got totally reamed by the originator of the joke. Was the reaction really justified? Shouldn't it have been in Metatalk anyway? [more inside]
posted by daveadams to Etiquette/Policy at 12:16 PM PST - 6 comments
Once upon a time, dublab
on metafilter. Cry no more: they have released a CD
(which may have been announced way back when). In my URB magazine, they say: "Freeways
is an easy, abstract-leaning release to have handy while traversing the 405, the 110, the 10 freeways...or down any side roads that ultimately lead to more halcyon places." (URB issue 87, sept 2001, page 158 - emphasis theirs.)
posted by moz to General Weblog-Related at 7:08 PM PST - 4 comments
Should the wandering and fission of the topics in MeFi conversation be seen as an abuse of the openness of the forum, or should it be welcome as the natural state of a healthy and creative exchange? My first reaction is to resist attemps by others to limit the scope of the conversation, but I can see reasons to keep it focused, too, especially given the short lifetime of any thread. I want to know what the rest of you think.
posted by NortonDC to Etiquette/Policy at 7:10 PM PST - 5 comments
Am I being innovative within my own stupidities? Has the "register" form for MetaFilter recently changed? Is it suddenly less interested in my personal bits and pieces?
posted by scissorfish to MetaFilter-Related at 4:41 PM PST - 3 comments
Anyone else noticed that there are now 10,500 members. And I remember when everyone was complaining about 8000. I'm sure, however, that some of these must be members who've registered a name simply for a single thread either as a joke or theme. So how about an amnesty. How about listing all of the user names you've ever used...see that's better...
posted by feelinglistless to MetaFilter-Related at 10:41 AM PST - 10 comments
Metafilter fantasy leagues! Football? Basketball? Chime in if you're interested. (Will be organizing something for football in a second.)
posted by moz to MetaFilter-Related at 1:49 PM PST - 7 comments
I would love a pared down version of MeFi that I could sync with via Avant Go. Ideally, it wouldn't have the sidebar or header links, and would limit the display to the last couple of days (since you can't have AvantGo use your cookies.) Yeah, I know, MeFi is all about discussion, why would you want to read it in offline mode? My local paper sucks, and I can't think of a better way to get through progress bars or waiting in the doctor's office.
posted by machaus to Feature Requests at 8:31 AM PST - 2 comments
So... now that things are rolling again. Was Mefi better before or after the break? Are you still addicted or has your passion for bitter bickering faded?
posted by daveadams to MetaFilter-Related at 8:59 PM PST - 22 comments
If someone had the time to put together a daily or weekly e-mail digest, I know I'd subscribe. It wouldn't have to be Matt, obviously, and I'd like to personally nominate Joe Clark.
posted by gleemax to Feature Requests at 4:55 PM PST - 15 comments
Ev Williams of Blogger's new (well new to me, anyway) project is The End of Free
What does this mean for Blogger? How will it "transition from free to fee and beyond"? What about other weblog software, is there anything you'd pay for?
posted by cell divide to General Weblog-Related at 1:28 PM PST - 3 comments
I'm looking for some webloggers to contribute to my new "indie-music" weblog. I'm looking for weblogging of the most journalistic kind here. Visit my weblog
for more information.
Are you passionate about music? Do you read a lot of websites? Give something back.
posted by tweebiscuit to General Weblog-Related at 7:08 AM PST - 4 comments
A lot of folks on MetaFilter probably post in the same genre every once in a while, but what do people feel about someone linking every day on the same topic? Clearly it's not something anyone wants to become a widespread trend; is it appropriate in any context?
posted by chaz to Etiquette/Policy at 6:27 PM PST - 8 comments
What the heck is wrong with a double-post? Recently there seems to be a crusade afoot to teach the unwashed masses that a double-post is the Greatest Sin of All.
posted by o2b to Etiquette/Policy at 4:41 PM PST - 9 comments
Hey Matt - I don't know how easy this would be, but how about a script that looks at links as they're posted and if it recognizes a link to an Amazon product (or any of 100s of others), it would automatically reformat the link with the Give MeFi 15% back if somebody buys this product off this link character string.
Then you could just sit back and rake in all of the subversively gotten gain.
posted by willnot to Feature Requests at 10:06 AM PST - 7 comments
"OWillis, shut the hell up, you pinhead. If you have something to add, add it. If not, keep your damn, troll, stinky, ass shut. I do not have time for people like you. Right now, you are not welcome in this thread
posted by crunchland to Etiquette/Policy at 5:16 AM PST - 26 comments
Cheerleading posts. (Or their opposites: let's call them jeerleading.) We're seeing more of them. They don't add to threads: and if you're the one being praised, it's a bit embarrassing.
Can we just take it for granted that some people will agree, others disagree, and that if you want to support an argument, you should either provide some useful background or suggest other lines of discussion?
posted by holgate to Etiquette/Policy at 9:01 AM PST - 18 comments
I'd just like to point out that blogdex
lists MeFi as the Number 4 All-Time Linked site on over 10,000 blogs. The first three are all blog-creation or blog-hosting sites, so I guess that makes MeFi really the #1 community site. but we knew that, didn't we ;-)
posted by briank to MetaFilter-Related at 8:10 AM PST - 13 comments
The MetaFilter RSS
feed is broken. I just was wondering how you were populating the RSS, and got a malformed XML error. You have a stray "&" in one of the descriptions. Also, the "title"s aren't very title-like: "comments on 9412". Just FYI.
posted by misterioso to Bugs at 8:43 AM PST - 5 comments