September 2001 Archives (all archives)
posted by rushmc to Bugs at 6:30 PM PST - 1 comments
posted by willnot to Bugs at 3:34 PM PST - 11 comments
posted by mattpfeff to MetaFilter-Related at 10:51 AM PST - 20 comments
posted by skwm to Feature Requests at 8:31 AM PST - 5 comments
posted by MiguelCardoso to Bugs at 11:28 PM PST - 12 comments
"Welcome...anyway!" Very classy.
posted by jennak to Etiquette/Policy at 10:48 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by owillis to MetaFilter-Related at 12:59 PM PST - 3 comments
posted by holgate to Bugs at 7:34 AM PST - 0 comments
posted by greyscale to Feature Requests at 9:13 PM PST - 13 comments
posted by kirkaracha to Etiquette/Policy at 9:13 PM PST - 41 comments
posted by kirkaracha to Bugs at 9:04 PM PST - 3 comments
posted by gleemax to MetaFilter-Related at 4:03 PM PST - 18 comments
posted by mathowie to Uptime at 3:38 PM PST - 5 comments
posted by sylloge to Feature Requests at 12:12 PM PST - 14 comments
posted by tomorama to Etiquette/Policy at 9:55 AM PST - 16 comments
posted by moz to Uptime at 11:52 AM PST - 12 comments
posted by UncleFes to MetaFilter-Related at 9:19 AM PST - 8 comments
posted by cCranium to Etiquette/Policy at 6:54 AM PST - 17 comments
posted by mathowie to General Weblog-Related at 10:16 PM PST - 17 comments
posted by o2b to MetaFilter-Related at 5:47 PM PST - 6 comments
It's democratic, it's brutally efficient, and it will cut down on front page non-posts. I think people here are mature enough not to delete posts just because they're political.. and if not, the tipping point can just be scaled up a bit.
posted by cell divide to Feature Requests at 4:58 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by Doug to MetaFilter-Related at 8:51 AM PST - 15 comments
posted by Marquis to Etiquette/Policy at 9:17 PM PST - 30 comments
posted by cyniczny to General Weblog-Related at 7:59 PM PST - 11 comments
"Hello I am CTO of Lasoo....As a small dotcom in today's sometimes difficult marketplace every bit counts!...We are also always on the lookout for new ASP business deals."
posted by tamim to Etiquette/Policy at 4:59 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by o2b to Etiquette/Policy at 1:01 PM PST - 31 comments
Instead of feeling like a traffic whore (and instead of posting more bad poetry from grandmothers in Iowa) I'd like to share that bounty with interested writers. Send me an article, a story, a column. It does not have to be about current events. Send me things as often as you like. Perhaps there's something you've written which feel deserves more attention, or that would not be appropriate for whatever media outlet you might currently work for. In any case, if it meets my standards, I'll post it on the site with your byline and contact information.
World New York does not carry advertising, is free to visitors, and therefore has no income. It is just a little project that keeps me mildly entertained. I cannot pay you a dime, but the site receives thousands of visitors a day. The traffic is not huge, but it is decent exposure. Judging by the logs, there are many employees from newspapers and media companies reading the site: that's encouraging, and again, it's exposure. The site has already been linked to by more than 700 other web sites, and mentioned in four traditional news outlets, including the New York Times. Exposure is the only compensation I can offer you.
World New York
New York Loves You Back
posted by Mo Nickels to General Weblog-Related at 12:43 PM PST - 5 comments
posted by rcade to Etiquette/Policy at 5:44 AM PST - 20 comments
posted by webmutant to Etiquette/Policy at 10:44 PM PST - 7 comments
posted by corpse to General Weblog-Related at 3:43 PM PST - 9 comments
posted by Lynsey to MetaFilter-Related at 10:47 AM PST - 7 comments
posted by rorycberger to Feature Requests at 6:44 AM PST - 5 comments
posted by moz to General Weblog-Related at 11:46 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by gleemax to Bugs at 11:08 PM PST - 10 comments
posted by jpoulos to Etiquette/Policy at 3:21 PM PST - 34 comments
Case in point, MiguelCardoso's this post was posted on the same date, but two years after the original thread started.
posted by tamim to Feature Requests at 3:00 PM PST - 1 comments
Is it even understandable to non-savvy members? To non-Americans, for instance "911" is a Porsche or an emergency phone number or the 9th of November.
Also there seems to be something inconsiderate about saying "WTC" when so many others died in Washington and Pennsylvania.
I am at a loss for suggestions. It would be too jinxy to say History will probably record the attacks as the September Attacks(there already is a "Black September"...) - because September is not yet ended.
Any ideas, meanwhile?
I often need to refer to these events here at MeFi and would welcome a short, but respectul abbreviation.
posted by MiguelCardoso to Etiquette/Policy at 12:10 PM PST - 10 comments
posted by skylar to Etiquette/Policy at 2:37 AM PST - 4 comments
posted by jkottke to MetaFilter-Related at 11:03 PM PST - 141 comments
posted by owillis to Etiquette/Policy at 2:36 PM PST - 13 comments
posted by bluishorange to Bugs at 11:40 AM PST - 2 comments
posted by jcterminal to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 AM PST - 6 comments
posted by rodii to MetaFilter-Related at 7:26 PM PST - 20 comments
Why is this? Subliminally it also makes me post more than I would feel like - because URL links are so effectively rendered when you post one to the front-page- so this is a real problem.
What can the matter be?
posted by MiguelCardoso to Bugs at 6:25 PM PST - 18 comments
posted by Mo Nickels to Etiquette/Policy at 5:28 PM PST - 20 comments
posted by skwm to General Weblog-Related at 5:19 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by transient to Bugs at 4:21 PM PST - 1 comments
posted by dogmatic to Etiquette/Policy at 3:41 PM PST - 76 comments
posted by timothompson to Etiquette/Policy at 2:10 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by briank to Etiquette/Policy at 1:29 PM PST - 35 comments
posted by a11an to Uptime at 4:37 AM PST - 10 comments
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:11 AM PST - 8 comments
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:26 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by moz to Feature Requests at 12:38 PM PST - 7 comments
posted by riffola to Bugs at 11:29 AM PST - 0 comments
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 AM PST - 15 comments
um, following the thread regarding multple posts within 24hrs i shall make this a single post. which is probably about to be deleted.
1. has there been a case where one person has registered two names in order to argue against themselves? a kind of plato thing. how would that be spotted?
2. have i stumbled upon one of the must self affirming experiences of my life? i enjoy metafilter due to the quality of debate, i feel that there are other people *like* me. is this simply because of the thorough 'policing' of the site removing all 'trolls' etc? am i living in a dream-world where what you say is as important as how you say it?
well, anyhoo, i'd like to thank the community for it's strength and openess in these emotive times.
posted by asok to Etiquette/Policy at 10:34 AM PST - 8 comments
posted by suprfli to Feature Requests at 8:54 PM PST - 9 comments
posted by rorycberger to MetaFilter-Related at 1:57 PM PST - 14 comments
posted by dhartung to Etiquette/Policy at 10:34 AM PST - 15 comments
posted by holgate to Bugs at 10:18 AM PST - 3 comments
To save bandwidth, perhaps we could all try to post whenever traffic is slower.
There seem to be three definite waves: European, East Coast and West Coast. If we all fell into our appropriate slots - it feels mean to barge in on you Americans because this is an American site, after all - perhaps we could speed up access for all members and readers.
Any ideas about distributing the load?
posted by MiguelCardoso to Bugs at 8:19 AM PST - 1 comments
For me metafilter is about discussion, and this would be a great tool to cut through the clutter.
Oh, and a pony.
posted by revbrian to Feature Requests at 6:53 AM PST - 7 comments
- Lists wouldn’t look like this
- Jakob sez “Web pages have to employ scannable text, using…bulleted lists”
- How can making MetaFilter that much more like PowerPoint be bad?
posted by kirkaracha to Feature Requests at 6:45 PM PST - 9 comments
posted by Kafkaesque to Etiquette/Policy at 2:59 PM PST - 22 comments
Even if you think "RIP" posts for obscure celebrities are appropriate, do we really need "X is sick", "X is really sick" and "X is dead" posts?
posted by jpoulos to Etiquette/Policy at 11:53 AM PST - 27 comments
posted by dgeiser13 to Etiquette/Policy at 10:24 AM PST - 10 comments
posted by moz to General Weblog-Related at 10:15 AM PST - 9 comments
posted by revbrian to General Weblog-Related at 10:01 AM PST - 0 comments
never to post no-link discussion threads.
posted by rcade to Etiquette/Policy at 8:13 AM PST - 15 comments
posted by Mars Saxman to MetaFilter-Related at 7:43 AM PST - 22 comments
posted by daver to Bugs at 5:48 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by skallas to Bugs at 5:35 PM PST - 7 comments
posted by Zebulun to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by donkeysuck to Bugs at 2:37 PM PST - 1 comments
posted by RichLyon to Feature Requests at 10:40 AM PST - 11 comments
posted by RichLyon to Etiquette/Policy at 6:02 AM PST - 4 comments
HoldenCaulfield: 4 posts
aaron: 3 posts
NortonDC: 2 posts
tpoh.org: 2 posts
arf: 2 posts
Postroad: 2 posts
MiguelCardoso:: 2 posts
Oxydude: 2 posts
adrober: 2 posts
posted by sylloge to Etiquette/Policy at 2:54 AM PST - 33 comments
I'm only a newbie but what inspired me to register and join in was the beautiful sentence I got under MetaTalk when I first went there: "we're all in this together".
Your other tagline - "The Plastic.com it's OK to hate" - which is childish and funny, is the perfect complement; if not the nicest compliment.
Together they capture the spirit that captivated me and tens of thousands of others.
However, I dare to suggest another line, brought up by the very frequent use, before members' comments, of the phrase"Maybe it's just me".
It is, of course:
"Not Just You".
This would have the obvious advantage of promoting MeFi's essential character - bringing different, disparate people in - while affirming a certain need to be respectful to others. I.e., make contributions worthy of others' attention.
Don't forget that most people read MeFi without joining(like me until now)and this headline would appreciate their silent participation without coercively suggesting they do something about it.
So what do you all think about "Not just you"?
posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 2:53 AM PST - 13 comments
posted by melgx to General Weblog-Related at 12:08 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by gd779 to Etiquette/Policy at 11:41 AM PST - 10 comments
BTW happily taking my meds, taking it to MetaTalk and definitely wondering where you get off. . .
posted by crasspastor to Etiquette/Policy at 12:11 AM PST - 17 comments
posted by owillis to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 PM PST - 11 comments
Often I want to go straight to my last comment in a thread, but sometimes finding them in threads where I've commented a bunch is difficult without careful inspection...
posted by fooljay to Bugs at 5:15 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by lucien to Etiquette/Policy at 11:44 AM PST - 5 comments
For example, tinkering with Preview shows me that some HTML is accepted, but as it looks odd there apparently are restrictions that I can't find. I do see that a simple blank line is fine, and a Paragraph tag breaks the MF formatting.
posted by SEWilco to MetaFilter-Related at 7:14 AM PST - 6 comments
posted by holgate to Etiquette/Policy at 6:29 AM PST - 7 comments
posted by gd779 to Bugs at 4:07 PM PST - 3 comments
posted by feelinglistless to MetaFilter-Related at 2:38 PM PST - 10 comments
posted by j.edwards to MetaFilter-Related at 12:49 AM PST - 7 comments
posted by owillis to Etiquette/Policy at 10:00 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by holgate to MetaFilter-Related at 7:28 PM PST - 11 comments
It'll do us all a world of good to get out and live a little.
posted by anildash to General Weblog-Related at 5:55 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by anildash to General Weblog-Related at 5:44 PM PST - 2 comments
I am going to do I TEACH IN at my school I need help finding info. If you live anywhere in Pasadena and want to come e-mail me
What we are going to talk about is the attact on the US and how we got here. Things like facts about BinLaden and where he got his money. How we have done some bad things throughout the world. Also how to get politisons to leason to us. So, any info, links, or anything else will be use full
posted by CollegeNelson to MetaFilter-Related at 4:01 PM PST - 4 comments
There is so much going on the front page, I didn't know where to include this. I know this doesn't affect everyone as it's more New Jersey info, but putting it out in the hopes that the right people get it makes me feel less useless. (more inside)
posted by FunkyHelix to MetaFilter-Related at 2:43 PM PST - 3 comments
Are people really so ready to believe just about anything? Or is the thrill of posting the latest outrageous tidbit on the front page too damn hard to resist?
posted by briank to MetaFilter-Related at 2:02 PM PST - 3 comments
posted by Mossy to MetaFilter-Related at 1:00 PM PST - 3 comments
posted by dogmatic to MetaFilter-Related at 6:14 AM PST - 3 comments
posted by asok to Etiquette/Policy at 2:25 AM PST - 43 comments
posted by waxpancake to General Weblog-Related at 10:20 PM PST - 3 comments
posted by daver to MetaFilter-Related at 6:02 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by darukaru to Etiquette/Policy at 3:52 PM PST - 17 comments
There is a good amount of crossover in membership between evolt and mefi, so hopefully this isn't too out there for this forum. Basically, its a get together for web-developer types to hang out, gossip about the industry, and have a good time :) Also, in light of the events of the week, we thought it would be a nice idea to get together with friends to talk about it and try to return to normalcy a bit.
More information can be found here (RSVP in the comments section if you're bringing a dish), and mefi'ers in the area all are encouraged to come!
posted by djc to General Weblog-Related at 1:25 PM PST - 0 comments
posted by jpoulos to Bugs at 12:26 PM PST - 1 comments
posted by anapestic to MetaFilter-Related at 12:20 PM PST - 7 comments
Name: Fidel Donson
I am wondering why the @ shows up as a %40 in the user profiles
posted by FidelDonson to Bugs at 12:17 PM PST - 5 comments
posted by jpoulos to MetaFilter-Related at 9:41 AM PST - 1 comments
posted by arco to Etiquette/Policy at 7:41 AM PST - 5 comments
posted by NortonDC to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 PM PST - 13 comments
posted by moz to General Weblog-Related at 7:39 PM PST - 0 comments
posted by Hackworth to Bugs at 7:08 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by jjg to MetaFilter-Related at 6:57 PM PST - 20 comments
posted by willnot to Feature Requests at 3:42 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by darukaru to MetaFilter-Related at 1:31 PM PST - 1 comments
Problem: there is no Second page - the front page is also the back page.
So, why Not a secondary page? Allow stories to be voted to the front page by either the number of reader contributed posts, or by straight vote, which would give sufferage to the lurkers.
That way the purists get their crown position, and we don't have to listen to yet another border war in every other post about what belongs, what doesn't belong, what should be in Metatalk, what is a double-post from eight months ago, or hear yet another bemoaning of the lessening quality of Metafilter posts.
I personally wouldnt mind Meta-Aphartheid, if it would knock off all this stupid bickering.
posted by Perigee to Feature Requests at 11:52 PM PST - 3 comments
So - who wants to form the Star Chamber, stop all this 'not worthy of the FRONT PAGE!!!' whining, and replace it with the benevolent dictatorship so many pine for? Or maybe someone would like to put up a link to the SECOND page of Metafilter, where all of the lesser beings can put their contributions..?
posted by Perigee to Etiquette/Policy at 11:30 PM PST - 5 comments
posted by Steven Den Beste to Feature Requests at 3:13 PM PST - 1 comments
posted by asfaras to MetaFilter-Related at 8:45 AM PST - 9 comments
posted by sugarfish to MetaFilter-Related at 7:32 AM PST - 8 comments
posted by gd779 to MetaFilter-Related at 8:14 PM PST - 2 comments
posted by holgate to Etiquette/Policy at 5:22 AM PST - 31 comments
Is it worth noting, or am I being too much of a schoolmarm?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to Etiquette/Policy at 8:00 PM PST - 27 comments
posted by bjgeiger to Uptime at 8:30 AM PST - 4 comments
posted by Mo Nickels to General Weblog-Related at 8:22 AM PST - 0 comments
On the other hand, I think interactivity within each thread is much more interesting than mere lists of separate comments. Engaging personally with other members of the community and directly addressing their thoughts seems more fruitful and respectful than just adding to the sum of opinions.
If there is some sort of "ethos" about it being uncool to answer someone else's post I think it it's misplaced. I know of three other newbies, more intimidated than myself, who are shying away from full participation because they feel they would be mocked.
Can a debate be started about what constitutes reasonable person-to-person debate, within the accepted and laudable public framework that MeFi has established?
I'd sincerely like to read comments from older members - preferably with good memories of their greenhorn days - on this question and feel sure we would all benefit from the resulting discussion.
posted by MiguelCardoso to Etiquette/Policy at 3:37 PM PST - 12 comments
posted by samsara to Feature Requests at 2:16 PM PST - 18 comments
MeTalk is the place where we gripe about what we think is wrong with certain posts. So what happens when you're a little too straightforward about your opinion? Hurt feelings and accusations of flaming. Was I over the line with my comments? What can we do to ensure that posters don't take offense to criticism doled out in MeTalk? [more inside]
posted by daveadams to Etiquette/Policy at 10:15 AM PST - 29 comments
posted by rcade to Etiquette/Policy at 8:37 AM PST - 7 comments
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken to MetaFilter-Related at 11:23 PM PST - 27 comments
posted by sudama to MetaFilter-Related at 8:47 PM PST - 3 comments
posted by raaka to Feature Requests at 3:23 PM PST - 6 comments
posted by rschram to Uptime at 2:35 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by rcade to Etiquette/Policy at 11:17 AM PST - 12 comments
posted by rcade to Feature Requests at 10:58 AM PST - 15 comments
Would a smiley negate the offence if I said "bugger the bloody Koreans/Irish/Jews"?. Which other racial/ethno-linguistic/whatever groups is it still all right to make jokes about on MeFi?
posted by ceiriog to Etiquette/Policy at 10:37 AM PST - 29 comments
posted by dhartung to Etiquette/Policy at 9:10 AM PST - 31 comments
posted by Neale to MetaFilter-Related at 4:28 AM PST - 6 comments
posted by gluechunk to Feature Requests at 10:29 PM PST - 2 comments
posted by moss to Bugs at 7:50 PM PST - 0 comments
posted by machaus to Bugs at 7:19 PM PST - 2 comments
posted by geoff. to Etiquette/Policy at 2:18 PM PST - 20 comments
posted by skyline to Feature Requests at 10:43 PM PST - 4 comments
posted by waxpancake to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 PM PST - 6 comments
Am I being too picky for objecting? Should we have a required reading list for MeFi users?
posted by anildash to MetaFilter-Related at 7:11 PM PST - 13 comments
Are they deliberately attempting to block people like me, or is it a side effect of all their pop up trickery?
posted by southisup to General Weblog-Related at 3:26 AM PST - 3 comments
As far as I can tell, Blogger is the most popular weblog app, Metafilter the most popular weblog, and Jason Kottke the most popular weblogger.
posted by Neale to MetaFilter-Related at 10:31 PM PST - 15 comments
posted by jbond to Feature Requests at 9:24 AM PST - 2 comments
posted by hipstertrash to Etiquette/Policy at 12:18 PM PST - 36 comments
posted by o2b to Etiquette/Policy at 11:30 AM PST - 6 comments