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Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Week Two

Another week of Mefites' Choice Awards, another bunch of fantastic posts flagged by mefites as, uh, fantastic? Phrasing's a bit clumsy, let's take take that again from the top and see if—what do you mean we're live? We're, ah—yes! Welcome to week two, come inside! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 16, 2013 - 22 comments

Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Week One

Aaand the results are in for the first week of this year's "Mefites-Choose" all-singing, all-dancing Most Fantastic Posts! (Reminder: the contest is going all month, so please keep voting – using the "fantastic post" flag!) [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 8, 2013 - 41 comments

Pony wants a small but meaningful carrot.

Recent Activity is very close to Best Of with my fast but erratic fingers. Best Of goes to a different page. Do you think it would work better if Best Of was moved to the end of the top row after Random to avoid this, or is it truly just me? [more inside]
posted by h00py on Oct 8, 2013 - 25 comments

2012 Datawankery

Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 4, 2013 - 120 comments

Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week one

It's time for round one of the MeFites' Choice awards, aka the December 2012 Most Fantasticked Posts, Week 1. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 10, 2012 - 17 comments

Best of the Wiki

What are some of the best things on the Metafilter Wiki? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on May 26, 2012 - 16 comments

Help Me Help You!

Pony AskMeFi request: "No Best Answers" filter/tab. [more inside]
posted by rich on Apr 20, 2012 - 12 comments

68: Best Post Contest Results

Podcast 68 was recorded earlier today and features a discussion of our favorite posts from last month's Best Post Contest, including all the posts we liked and the final winners. It runs nearly 90min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 2, 2012 - 74 comments

If your website is full of assholes, it's your fault

Mefite[1] Anil Dash[2] writes[3]: "Simply learning from disciplines like urban planning, zoning regulations, crowd control, effective and humane policing, and the simple practices it takes to stage an effective public event, we can come up with a set of principles to prevent the overwhelming majority of the worst behaviors on the Internet." Examples? Why Metafilter, of course, (as well as Stack Exchange sites, of which he is a board member). [more inside]
posted by Tuesday After Lunch on Dec 29, 2011 - 89 comments

Can't find best-of-mefi post

I recall reading a MetaTalk post a few months back asking what the best and most classic MetaFilter posts/comments are. However, I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 19, 2011 - 6 comments

Plumbing the Depths of AskMeFi

Best breakup advice on MeFi? [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Nov 6, 2011 - 34 comments

Why MetaFilter is Awesome

Why MetaFilter is Awesome And Why the World Needs to Know [more inside]
posted by hat_eater on Jun 16, 2011 - 74 comments

Best time to post a question?

When is the best time to post to "Ask" in order to have the most looks with the least number of new posts pushing my question off the page? Has anyone figured this out? Is this "cheating"?
posted by flummox on Feb 20, 2011 - 71 comments

The forum at the end of the universe

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Starship Titanic website sat a specious message board with posts by the senior crew of the fictional ship. This is not its story." The Economist blog "Babbage" explores (in decidedly Adamsian style) the fascinating story of the Starlight Lines forum and its "accidental" community, as told by Mefi's own Yoz Grahame in this truly epic comment from last December. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 14, 2011 - 18 comments

What are best practices for discovering hacks used by MeFites? Help me hive mind!!!

As a relative newbie, when did certain phrases become cliche on ask metafilter? Specifically I refer to "What are some best practices for x?", referring to aforementioned "best practices" as "hacks" and "help me hivemind!!!". I'm curious as I work in an environment where catchphrases and buzzwords are similarly bandied about.
posted by Biru on Oct 26, 2010 - 45 comments

I know, we aren't Digg. Or Yahoo Answers. Or Fluther. But I'm curious.

So I had this crazy idea while surfing the internet in my apartment with no other living soul except my cats who are currently attempting to bridge the gap between sleep and suspended animation. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Apr 22, 2010 - 86 comments

Best of the web?

This is a question about the phrase "best of the web", as used in relation to Metafilter. I've been coming here for a while, for several years before I signed up, and I never remember seeing "best of the web" used officially to describe the purpose of Metafilter. The phrase "best of the web" appears nowhere in the FAQ. So where does this idea that MeFi is supposed to only be for links that are the "best of the web" come from? Anywhere official, or is it just something people made up over time?
posted by DecemberBoy on Mar 28, 2010 - 47 comments

Best Weight Loss-, Diet- and Fitness-Related Ask Metafilter Threads?

What Ask Metafilter threads do Mefites think are the best-of for weight loss, diet and exercise? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 8, 2010 - 36 comments

Best of Metafilter: Food Edition

Best recipes, food ideas, cooking hacks of ask metafilter? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Dec 21, 2009 - 38 comments

Way to go guys!!

Time Magazine's 50 best Websites of 2009 [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Aug 24, 2009 - 167 comments

There's a reason we didn't give you that pony, Timmy.

We can browse users' favorited posts/comments via their profile pages pretty easily. So, I'd like the same functionality when it comes to "best answers": ability to click on the number of "best answers" given to a user, and see which of their answers have been marked as such. I figure something as obvious as this would have been built in by now, so why ain't this pony prancing? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jun 12, 2009 - 56 comments

What is the ideal time fo the week to ask a Ask Mefi question to maximixe views and responses.

So I've asked a few AskMefi questions now, and have noticed that they tend to get responses for about five hours, give or take, then the responses stop. When is the optimal time during the week to ask my AskMefi question, so that I get the maximum number of eyeballs looking at my question, and thus, get the maximum number of answers. I know that this may not necessarily increase the quality of the answers I get. I am talking about sheer quantity. Thanks!
posted by Sully on May 20, 2009 - 40 comments

It ain't me

This thread achieves orbit. That is all.
posted by telstar on Feb 12, 2009 - 172 comments

What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?

What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 1, 2009 - 80 comments

Check for Ticks: Direct linking to best answers

When an AskMe question has a comment marked as a best answer, a little tick/check appears next to the post on the front page. What do people think about making that tick a link to the first best answer comment?
posted by zamboni on Oct 27, 2008 - 40 comments

What is AskMe best at?

Which topics is AskMetafilter best at answering? I'm not referring to specific questions for which you've received the most helpful response; rather I'm wondering if people find that (for example) computer hardware questions receive more accurate and helpful answers than medical questions, or that AskMe is particularly bad at answering another type of question. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 10, 2008 - 64 comments

I predict the answer will be neigh...

Two Shetland ponies for you. One's cute and cuddly... the other one you may not like... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jul 31, 2008 - 34 comments

MetaFilter: It is what it is

MetaFilter: It is what it is? [more inside]
posted by spock on Jul 11, 2008 - 91 comments

Meh.

Perhaps this does not belong on the front page. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 3, 2008 - 50 comments

Best MeFi conversations?

I know... it's about the links, not the discussions... [more inside]
posted by prefpara on May 30, 2008 - 43 comments

BragFilter

What's the best thing (post, comment, question, answer, song, whatever) you've posted to Metafilter?
posted by dersins on May 23, 2008 - 158 comments

Best Of The MetaFilter

Something amazing is happening on the Blue. [more inside]
posted by lostburner on Apr 21, 2008 - 57 comments

Best Answer AWOL?

This AskMe post shows on the front page as having a Best Answer, but on the inside page nothing is so marked. Did a Best Answer get deleted?
posted by beagle on Apr 7, 2008 - 49 comments

Boobs + Cured meat /= Best of the Web

A new low...the one link Flickr post. [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Apr 2, 2008 - 102 comments

Best posts on depression?

Which is the best thread/comment related to depression on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by PinkButterfly on Mar 24, 2008 - 34 comments

It was the best of MeFi. It was the worst of MeFi.

If you were showing the MetaFilter Universe (including the main page, Ask, Talk, Projects, Music, everything) to someone for the first time, what threads would you choose as examples of MeFi at its best and at its worst?
posted by amyms on Feb 17, 2008 - 59 comments

I want to read more awesomeness.

Shamelessly self-promote your best lesser-known work...to me? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Feb 11, 2008 - 55 comments

Policestate Filter is not Best of the Web

Policestate Filter is not Best of the Web. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Feb 2, 2008 - 72 comments

Fundamentalist Metafilterism

Fundamentalist Metafilterism? A few days ago, I had a post deleted. I'm actually not complaining about that (hey! don't jump on me! I'm not! read this before yelling at me!), but that, combined with the belovedness of this post, made a question form in my head. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jan 15, 2008 - 45 comments

Best Blogs of 2007 That You (Maybe) Aren't Readin

#23: Every year I sneak a reference to Metafilter onto this list. And every year a Metafilter post ridicules its inclusion -- can't wait to see this year's! Have at it, inclusoridiculists.
posted by Armitage Shanks on Dec 20, 2007 - 108 comments

Just a "mefi awesome today" post

Today has been the best day in terms of FPPs in living memory. The sort of day that will keep me coming back for years to come. Can Fridays always be dedicated to the very best of the web? And statistically - what day has provided the most favourites?
posted by takeyourmedicine on Nov 9, 2007 - 82 comments

Best no more.

Now that we have this new interface for viewing our comments, I can no longer easily scroll through my ask.metafilter answers and see if any new ones have been marked as best. The word "best" appears, in small gray text, but the cool check mark that made me feel special is gone. :(
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 18, 2007 - 27 comments

When is the best time to ask?

Do we have any data about what the best time of day is to ask an AskMe? Maybe even sliced and diced by tag or geography of respondant? Like, say I had a question about American law, when would be the best time of day (perhaps through some proxy measure like more responses is better, but maybe it could be smarter and be based on favorites or checked answers) to post it? Posts made around 1am Central might not be ideal cause they may slide off the page by mid morning, right? And they may be less interesting to Euros or Asians who are reading. (Sorry, but I don't know how to do a more inside)
posted by rbs on Mar 30, 2007 - 13 comments

These are a few of my favorited things...

Just curious about something... when someone answers an AskMe question and it gets marked as one of the best answers, shouldn't that also count for them as being favorited by someone? Or... no?
posted by miss lynnster on Mar 20, 2007 - 38 comments

Best of the Web

What's the deal with this "best of the web"? [mi]
posted by sluglicker on Mar 17, 2007 - 103 comments

Highlighting best answers in profile

Would there be a way to either determine the percentage of a user's responses to AskMe are marked as "Best Answer", and/or be able to list out only those response marked as "best answer" to be displayed as part of a user's profile?
posted by Doohickie on Jan 10, 2007 - 97 comments

Best of web, link now broken

MSNBC kills a photo that's the heart of a post in the blue. Now the post is far from best of the Web. What to do?
posted by frogan on Jan 1, 2007 - 21 comments

Is this Best Posts link for August supposed to be there?

Does the Best Posts for August 2006 page still deserve a link in the navigation atop every blue page?
posted by If I Had An Anus on Oct 17, 2006 - 14 comments

Marking best answers with checkmarks individually

A wee small pony: could best answers in AskMe threads be marked individually with the checkmark icon?
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jul 14, 2006 - 21 comments

links not indie hipster enough

Two Posts, Two Corporate Superman Sites.
posted by empath on Jun 26, 2006 - 1 comment

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