I'm looking for a post I read here — at least I think I did — concerning the natural evolution of online communities. The conclusion talked about population growth leading to divisive groups that clash with each other leading to the decline of the community... or something along those lines. [more inside]
posted by empyrean
on Feb 12, 2008 -
Icycle - MetaFilter's January Cycling Challenge: The colder it gets, the higher your score, so break out the long underwear. [more inside]
posted by Chuckles
on Dec 30, 2007 -
A few months shy of three years later, I'm still knocked breathless by this thread
. I've been rereading each story over this weekend, and it's really had me thinking about echoes and effects, human goodness, and the astonishing strength of human resilience. I'm really grateful to everyone who shared such meaningful and vulnerable moments of their lives. Mefi is one hell of a community.
posted by WCityMike
on Dec 9, 2007 -
Pony request: For years, Thinkblank ran their great Secret Santa, where people would put in their wish list of <$20 gifts from a website and then a computer would randomly couple participants together and they would accordingly send gifts but wouldn't know who the giver was until six months later. But, sadly, Thinkblank is defunct.
Possible to do a secret santa on Metafilter?
posted by parmanparman
on Nov 26, 2007 -
In August, mefite birdlips
suffered one of the most horrifying and tragic losses imaginable. Then yesterday, a lifelong friend of his was killed on the spot in a car accident.
How about a little love from the hive thrown his way?
posted by neilkod
on Nov 24, 2007 -
Mefi members on eMusic? Inspired by the thread at Mecha, if you're an eMusic user what's your nickname?
posted by drezdn
on Nov 16, 2007 -
We fragged the hell out of each other last weekend
, but the MeFi Team Fortress 2 server has been a ghost town since then. Who wants another go this Saturday and/or Sunday?
posted by absalom
on Oct 19, 2007 -
O glorious snark gods! My writing has improved tenfold, my salary has doubled, my sex-life is perky*, and I have YOU to thank for it!
*May or may not be true. [more inside]
posted by YamwotIam
on Oct 10, 2007 -
is a double
, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
posted by aspo
on Oct 8, 2007 -
Hey gang, what are your Twitter usernames? I want to follow more people but can't figure out how to find people who are interesting, funny and/or would link cool things. I know you would. Who are you? I'll post mine as soon as this thread doesn't get closer or deleted.
posted by sneakin
on Oct 4, 2007 -