We just added MetaFilter Chat to the list of sites at the top of every page. [more inside]
posted by pb
on May 21, 2013 -
I had a comment of mine from the chat get reposted in the boston thread, which was a relatively innocuous comment, so I'm not really mad about it, but I'd really prefer that that doesn't become a thing. The chat requires a log in to view, it's not archived publicly and the expectations about what people can and can't talk about there are different.
posted by empath
on Apr 19, 2013 -
Since chat.metafilter.com is still active, why is it not linked anywhere on the main page?
posted by Chrysostom
on Feb 13, 2013 -
Didn't see this in the FAQ: is there an online venue where one can chat live with fellow Mefites? I know there's nothing official sponsored by the site, but what's the most popular of any home-brewed solutions?
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 3, 2011 -
So now that we have metafilter: the podcast, I'm wondering if any other metafilter products are going to enter the market? [more inside]
posted by Stynxno
on Feb 23, 2007 -
I was looking forward to reading this one and had marked it as a favorite (as had others). Do we have to explain why we ask each and every question now?
posted by lemonfridge
on Oct 3, 2006 -
The fantastic new Favorites feature has made me realize I have a poll/chatfilter dilemma. I've always supported the policy of deleting stupid "what's your favorite color, I'll go first, I like blue" questions, but I've been trolling the site marking my favorites and it turns out that so very many of what I consider Mefi's finest moments are also very, very chatty.
posted by CunningLinguist
on May 18, 2006 -
(not sure this should go in AskMe. It's a bit chatty, so please pardon me if I got the wrong forum.)
Since I found the Sci-Fi thread
so compelling I had a thought. Would you serious fans pony up, say, five bucks a piece, to help get a movie made if a studio was willing to match funds? And if it didn't get done, then you'd get your money back? Maybe done through an escrow account? I know that for the right production I'd pony up a lot more than that. Just wondering if you guys would.
posted by TeamBilly
on Feb 14, 2006 -
See who is online currently and info about using the Jabber server here
posted by mathowie
on Jan 23, 2006 -
I'm testing out a jabber server on MetaFilter. Use any jabber client (iChat, adium, trillian, gAIM, etc) to connect to metafilter.com. Enter your username as your_mefi_username
@metafilter.com and your password is your existing website password here. Once logged in, you can IM other members that are online (my current status:
). Oh, this jabber server supports SSL for encrypted chat by default and also lets you talk to jabber users on other servers, including Google Talk (just add them to your buddy list). If this works out, I'll be experimenting with more features like chatrooms and perhaps allowing chat with Yahoo and MSN users as well. Let me know how it works for you, everyone that is a member here already has a login to the jabber server, automatically.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 21, 2006 -
Why was the AxMe post "If you were going to relocate permanently from the present day to Rome circa 100 BC, and you could bring only one piece of luggage (standard carry-on dimensions) what would you pack?" deleted?
posted by bshort
on Dec 22, 2005 -
Now that Google Talk
is up and folk are digging it
, can additional messenging service fields be added to the profile customization screen, beyond AIM and ICQ?
posted by jazon
on Aug 24, 2005 -
A while back (months) there was a site posted that was basically an interactive flash app that had a whiteboard, webcams, and chat. I've tried searching for it, but I'm just coming up blank. Anyone remember what it was and have a url handy?
posted by angry modem
on Sep 3, 2004 -
How about a metaFilter chat room? You can see who's logged in, get the angst off your chest and utterly destroy the last remaining productive minutes I have at work.
posted by Frasermoo
on Jun 28, 2002 -
When a MeTa thread has played its course, chattiness and jokes sometimes rush in. Although I realize it's a minority sport, I just love thread-ends
. There's something ecological about using left-overs for imaginative and friendly banter. Is my excuse, anyway...
Like soon-to-be-deleted threads on MetaFilter, they serve a useful pressure-valve purpose: they redirect playfulness away from serious discussions and probably inhibit initiating purposefully chatty posts. At least for me. Is this acceptable, now that MetaTalk has become specifically Meta again? Or, at least, can it be lived with? I hope so.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Apr 25, 2002 -
Is the MeFi IRC
chat still in use at all? (server: irc.metafilter.com, #mefi)
I've checked that and the old EFnet #metafilter channel a few times over the past week and no one seems to be hanging out in either.
posted by Melinika
on Apr 18, 2002 -
What do people think about creating some kind of Metafilter chat forum? It's been suggested by at least one other person, and might be just what Metafilter needs right now. Mefi long ago grew into a community with its own in-jokes, celebrities and infamous posters; in lieu of a chat forum in which to have casual discussions, a lot of the 'off-topic' stuff has spilled over into Mefi and MeTa, arguably decreasing the quality of many threads.
posted by adrianhon
on Feb 22, 2002 -
Oh where, oh where is the mefi IRC channel?
I'm a IRC addict and I wouldn't mind chatting with other mefi members.
posted by ewwgene
on Nov 30, 2001 -
irc.metafilter.com: you know you want to set it up, matt.
posted by moz
on Sep 20, 2001 -
check this out
, it's a real-time chat app done in XML and DHTML that floats "over" a site. It's kinda buggy and took me a few loads for it to work. Apparently, it's not private just to this site, and the other users are on other sites, but it's interesting.
posted by mathowie
on Sep 20, 2001 -
Maybe it's just me, but there are times when a thread
seems to take on the conversational (and intellectual) tone of an AOL chat room.
posted by crunchland
on Jun 22, 2001 -
Is there a metafilter IRC channel or Web chat room? A Metafilter IRC channel would be interesting.. like a constant day-time chat show with no host.
Oh well, whether it exists or not, I'll be sitting on #metafilter on EFNet (irc.rt.ru) in this quiet Metafilter downtime!
posted by wackybrit
on May 21, 2001 -
Sort of a feature: iParty
is an audio chat program. Would anyone be intrested in setting up a server for MetaFilter? MF is a grat place to start a conversation, and there are a lot of people here that provide it. I think giving everyone the ability to have an actual, real-time conversation would be an interesting extension to the MetaFilter experience.
p.s. I'm not asking this specifically of Matt, either. I understand that about five people can be in a room together on a 28.8 server before lag becomes a real problem, so I imagine anyone that would have a static ip number could run the server. Of course, Matt might have to point it out before it would be accepted. (i.e. "official")
posted by Lirp
on Nov 12, 2000 -
I like you both in different ways...
how meta can you get...? I think this post a topic thingie that I am typing in right now could be more specialized to metatalk, like it's not always gonna link someplace... differentiation of the two sections -- besides just by color -- is probably a good idea.
any way to get threaded comments going using this interface? some of the metachat may get kinda lengthy.
posted by jessamyn
on Mar 4, 2000 -