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Would anyone care to join me in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk?

Would anyone care to join me in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk? [more inside]
posted by sequential on Sep 8, 2007 - 4 comments

34 Mefites think Mach3avelli is an asshat.

What do you guys think about instituting "personality points" towards users? You know, something along the lines of: 15 members think user x talks out of his ass too much. 6 members think user y suffers from a holier than thou complex. 24 members have been helped by user z. etc. Really, it's all about helping create context, especially for new and less frequent users. I would love an option where I could scroll my mouse over a name when I read advice in an AskMe thread and see something like, "173 users recommend against this user's advice." It could be all spelled out in a user's profile next to the "this user links to" category.
posted by Mach3avelli on Sep 3, 2007 - 164 comments

MetaFilter in looooove

Ain't we a whole bunch of sweet romantics, eh?
posted by Kickstart70 on Sep 1, 2007 - 48 comments

Cycling challenge - 3 days left

Only 3 days left in the August cycling challenge. Wolfdog still leads JeffL, but an 85 mile lead isn't very big the way those guys are riding.
posted by Chuckles on Aug 28, 2007 - 55 comments

You're ignorant

I'm bored and ignorant. So are you. Let's learn something. There's a plethora of free open "courseware", books, and audio lectures on the internet. And IRC channels where we could "meet". And surplus of smart people here. Let's set up a "course" and take it together.
posted by orthogonality on Aug 25, 2007 - 123 comments

Netafilxter

Anyone want to do some intellectual cinematic cross-pollination and make MeFi Netflix Friends?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Aug 21, 2007 - 93 comments

A game I could play

SWIMMERS UNITE? I was looking over at the side and see that MeTrain is one sport short of a triathalon. We wouldn't really want to start till September to make it a full month, most likely, but is there any interest?
posted by dame on Aug 12, 2007 - 39 comments

Metafilter: civil discourse

This sequence of comments (subject matter aside) embodies what I've always liked about Metafilter.
posted by pantsrobot on Aug 6, 2007 - 96 comments

Posting from beyond the grave

How to Share Your Obituary With Your Online Friends. When your journey is over, you are probably going to want your online friends, who may live all over the world, to know why your postings have suddenly stopped. Here's a good checklist for anyone who is an active part of an internet community.
posted by ColdChef on Aug 5, 2007 - 84 comments

Not feeling good about being mostly a reader

I’m MetaFilter user 250, which makes me officially oldschool, but: I very rarely post on any branch; all my old posts are terrible (I checked); my recent posts on the blue are extremely conservative to avoid being terrible like the old ones (many are obituaries); and I pretty much live for AskMe. I write a ton of things on my own sites, but I never really manage to write very much of use on the various Metas. This at least is my feeling. I won’t insult anyone’s intelligence by asking “Is it really OK just to read MetaFilter?” Of course it is. I am just wondering how many other early members really, truth be told, never got the hang of front-page posts and other high-profile “content.” I’m saying this after reading through the archived contributions from some new people (with userIDs 40 times higher than mine), who are way the hell better at it. “We can’t all good at everything”? Or what? What is the right way to react to this?
posted by joeclark on Aug 4, 2007 - 128 comments

Black Book Art Circle Project reredux!

9 months ago I mentioned my Black Book Art Circle Project, and sent out a whack of books to MeFites. So far, none have come back. I did move in the meantime, but paid for mail forwarding to my current location, just so there would be no lost art. That service is about to expire. Does anyone know the status of the books they received?
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 30, 2007 - 37 comments

Cyclists do it on two wheels

A MeFi bicycling challenge was mentioned here and if it was mentioned in other places as well, I apologize-- I couldn't find it. So, who is up for a bicycling challenge similar to what those wacky runners have going on? I am pretty sure we can use a website such as We Endure or similar to start a group and track our progress. Any takers?
posted by sneakin on Jul 30, 2007 - 111 comments

Metafilter runs in August

We're near the end of the month which means Metafilter run 5.0 for mefites with the nike+ kit is almost over. I'll post the final July standings in this thread in a couple of days. As always, if you want to take part in the next mefi running challenge, post your nike+ screenname in this thread, and I'll send you an invite. (FAQ : yes, it only works with the ipod nano; no, you don't need nike shoes) - (Previous challenges : 1.0.,2.0.,3.0.,3.1.,4.0.) However, we're a little bit in a existential crisis. Some fine mefites joined the running challenge, but proved to be formidable long-distance walkers, crushing all the other running competitors distance-wise. How do we keep it interesting for everybody? Separate MetaWalk challenge?
posted by pj_rivera on Jul 30, 2007 - 40 comments

Proposal for new MetaFilter guidelines

The subject of rewriting the guidelines is something that comes up from time to time. As MetaFilter evolves as a community, it is good to rewrite the guidelines to reflect evolving standards. I have been thinking about how to write new guidelines on and off for the last week and here's my proposal. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus on Jul 26, 2007 - 113 comments

Got to get mah jong on.

Any mahjong playing MeFites in Brooklyn/NYC? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jul 18, 2007 - 10 comments

Where my stitches at?

Mefi knitters! Do you guys want to start a group on Ravelry? The site's still in beta, hopefully going public soon, but if anyone was fortunate enough to get an account already you can find me under the username "mimsie". I also posted this topic in the Remnants forum if you'd like to respond there.
posted by like_neon on Jul 16, 2007 - 45 comments

July Running challenge

The current MeFi running challenge is in its final days. I'll post the final results in a couple of days. I don't want to jinx it, but I might actually win this one...(Previous challenges : 1.0., 2.0.,3.0.,3.1.) We're already gearing up for the July distance challenge. I've sent a new invite to the current participants. If you've got the nike+ sports kit for the ipod nano and want to measure yourself against the dreaded metathletes, post your nike+ screenname in this thread, and I'll send you an invite to the challenge.
posted by pj_rivera on Jun 28, 2007 - 17 comments

what's your wii number?

WiiFi: Friend Code Time Round 2
posted by heeeraldo on Jun 23, 2007 - 27 comments

Hey new user! Ask Metafilter is part of a larger site, with history and community!

With AskMe getting lots of press (as in here) as a unit seperate from Metafilter (meaning, blue, grey, white, mauve, etc.), there should really be a message on ask letting the droves of new users know that it is a part of a larger community, with other features, a resource for post discussion and discourse, and a user base not completely dedicated to the green. People who enter through Angel Island should know New York exists. /metaphor)
posted by potch on Jun 13, 2007 - 32 comments

livejournal to emulate mefi flagging system?

As a follow up to this post about livejournal's recent suspension of several hundred user accounts, in his latest update on the situation SixApart CEO Barak Berkowitz name checked metafilter citing us as a good example of community policing.
We know we can learn a lot from other communities that use a combination of reputation software and human judgment to gauge community opinion, and we are now actively exploring how we can let the community "vote" on what is acceptable content in order to create greater consistency.
posted by nerdcore on Jun 9, 2007 - 26 comments

Is this sweet or what? Well? Is it?

This is the cutest AskMe question and final answer in a while. Or, it's the saddest. I can't decide. Or maybe it's the result of split personality.
posted by The Deej on Jun 4, 2007 - 70 comments

Strap on your running shoes!

MetaFilter Runs v.3.1 is nearly finished, and it looks like ajr is going to take out the speed title. Congratulations, ajr! There seems to be a consensus that the distance challenges are more motivating though (especially for those of us who are decidedly more tortoise than hare), so pj_rivera has proposed an ongoing series of monthly distance contests. The June one is just starting, so please list your Nike+ username if you haven't been issued an invitation yet.
posted by web-goddess on May 31, 2007 - 25 comments

Thanks, I enjoyed it. Now who are you?

So, um, who sent out the mysterious "PLEASE ENJOY" MefiSwap CDs?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 18, 2007 - 59 comments

From the AskMe thread:

Is Metafilter too labyrinthine, for a new comer at least? I’ve been here for a couple of months now, and I’ve gotten to know a few people, but I still don’t feel as if I’ve become a part of the community yet? Not sure if that’s my fault, may be I should post more often, or comment more in other peoples’ threads, or post better FPPs, but the question’s been on my mind for some time now. It just feels like a tough nut to crack. I am still trying though.
posted by hadjiboy on May 18, 2007 - 246 comments

mathowie's community tips

mathowie: Some Community Tips for 2007. Metameta, yeah, but I thought it was worth linking for those who haven't seen it, for some insight into how Matt tries to run the place.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on May 15, 2007 - 19 comments

:)

Seriously... you guys rock. Just sayin' thanks.
posted by miss lynnster on May 15, 2007 - 8 comments

Song Challenge

I have an idea for a songwriting competition, and I think the musicians here are talented enough (and have the know-how / equipment) to pull it off. On a weekly or bi-weekly basis, someone (the winner of the last round) could post a challenge (ex: an old-school country waltz about flowers), then everyone who wants to compete could post their songs and the MeFites could vote. Opinions?
posted by chuckdarwin on May 11, 2007 - 69 comments

The kindness of MeFi.

Never mind "best of the web," this thread is surely the best of MetaFilter.
posted by nevercalm on May 3, 2007 - 105 comments

There were no blood relations in Lolita!

Since people are always posting about their GuFfs, BuFfs, and SO's, some of which are also MeFi users, I was wondering if there were parent-son/daughter or sibling users as well (that don't care if we know). Might make for some fun reading.
posted by ontic on May 2, 2007 - 79 comments

What do you want to read next?

Metafilter now has a group at LibraryThing. Inspired by the reaction to this thread, jbickers has set up a group with the name "Metafilter" at LibraryThing. Please join if you care to swap reading lists, see what books fellow MeFis own, etc. For maximum coolishness, sign up with the same screen name you use here.
posted by ND¢ on Apr 30, 2007 - 122 comments

Metafilter Runs 3: The Reckoning

So, it's been done and it's been done again. Is anyone up for doing a third one? I just got an ipod nano for my birthday and picked up the nike kit. I'll have the shoepouch shortly. Anyone want to do a May competition? I haven't created a formal one yet, but I think I can figure it out. I also figure I will be more likely to actually run if I am competing against someone. Is anyone interested? It seems to have been successful the last two times...
posted by bDiddy on Apr 26, 2007 - 20 comments

MeFiSwap

So, the deadline for this rounds MefiSwap was last Saturday, time to mail them out you slowpokes.
posted by scodger on Apr 24, 2007 - 51 comments

List of famous MeFites?

Is there a list of famous MeFites? I know Adam Savage is here. Just curious who else is around. Not looking to out anyone who prefers anonymity.
posted by desjardins on Apr 18, 2007 - 181 comments

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night (PST)

Has any more thought been given to a MetaSpace for creative writing? As in a help-me-improve-this zone? Not a Penguin-type wiki by any means--simply an impromptu writers' workshop. I'm assuming AskMe is absolutely inappropriate for that sort of thing, and that it's out of scope for MeFi Projects. MeFi is a nice demographic for this kind of thing, BTW, as it seems to consist mostly of snarky articulate bastards. Thanks.
posted by YamwotIam on Mar 31, 2007 - 23 comments

MeFi Fantasy BB

MeFi Fantasy Baseball '07 needs YOU!
posted by mkultra on Mar 12, 2007 - 12 comments

Let me entertain you!

So hey... that singing audition I was preparing for a few weeks ago? Well, it seems I got the gig. Sooo it looks like I'm going back to being a working professional jazz singer & I'll be doing at least a few Sunday nights at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley this year (starting in June or July). And with that, I'll probably get off my rear & start playing other places in the Bay area too (I'm finally starting on a new press kit & music website. Yay!). You lovely Mefites have been very supportive of my music (& my desire to return to making it); it's been ultra appreciated. Moral of the story: if any of you are in the Bay area & interested in hearing me belt out some jazz in person someday, let me know & I can put you on my mailing list for upcoming gigs. Kinda like a mini meetup where I shall serenade you! It's the least I can do. :)
posted by miss lynnster on Mar 11, 2007 - 22 comments

Maybe it will do better than the orkut group.

I went and created a Metafilter social group on Ning. I imagine it as a convenient place to put photos and videos (and maybe tools, like greasemonkey scripts etc.) all in one more or less neat little pile. If that doesn't catch on, at least it won't be used for anything evil.
posted by bingo on Mar 5, 2007 - 21 comments

Have we turned a new leaf?

Wow, two threads, one on finding an e-mail address and one on a Quicken password and no one jumps on the poster, calling them a stalker or questioning their motives. I commend you, Mefites!
posted by IndigoRain on Feb 25, 2007 - 70 comments

Handy guide to everyone's personal sites

Pretty cool resource: MeFi User Sites.
posted by mathowie on Feb 22, 2007 - 45 comments

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007!!!

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2007!!!: It's back! We had a great time last year with 14 teams, and I'd like to run the same deal again- 5X5 Roto, daily lineups. A few changes I'd like to incorporate: - Fewer pitching slots. - $5 fee, to cover Yahoo Fantasy Plus (sorry folks, the free service is just lame) and 2 prizes: League Winner, and Most Improved (in points as of the All-Star break) If you're interested, please drop me a line via my profile. I'd like to cut it off at 15 teams, with preference given to teams who played last year. I'm also open to (reasonable) rule change requests once we've gotten all the managers.
posted by mkultra on Feb 20, 2007 - 7 comments

Hoder Hoder Hoder - Hoder is a name that's fun to say three times

I ran across an interesting blog this morning written by an Iranian living in Toronto. It's called Editor: MYSELF. The publisher, Hossein Derakhshan, had a strong piece, "Democracy's Double Standard In Iran," in the International Herald Tribune/New York Times last year and seems bent on demystifying Iran's politics and leaders...
Iran's Bloggers. Well deservedly, Hoder gets a shout out in Steve Clemons's The Washington Note. May we all benefit from the prestige of our association with him. Oh, wait, we weren't mentioned. Well, all the same, three cheers for Hoder.
posted by y2karl on Feb 20, 2007 - 25 comments

Pandora Playlist TradeFilter

As per Afroblanco's request, let's trade some Pandora playlists. Link (With brief description of what it is) would be a good format, I think. Here's mine (Underground hip-hop, quality lyric based, mostly extreme East and West coast based. Started from West Coast Lyrics Born and East Coast Mr. Lif)
posted by rollbiz on Feb 15, 2007 - 11 comments

mattamyn gets it

Just read this, and couldn't help but think "mattamyn gets it."
posted by allkindsoftime on Feb 7, 2007 - 69 comments

I find all of these end of the world FPP's curious.

I find all of these end of the world FPP's curious. We had this excellent one about the film Threads on Dec. 21st and this other about a new film called Ever Since the World Ended from Nov. 14th and of course the one about the game DEFCON from Oct. 2nd.

I wjust learned this was addressed on Metatalk back in March of last year. (Please feel free to remove this if it is considered an un-necessary duplicate), but I thought it would be interesting to ask mefites what s going on? Why are we averaging one FPP per month in the last four months? Is it some sort of generalized abstract fear, is the much touted "hive mind" responding to feeling the second hand of the doomsday clock moving closer to midnight or do people naturally turn to apocalyptic movies, books (and now video games) in times of uncertainty?
posted by Skygazer on Jan 9, 2007 - 30 comments

MEFI disucsses fundamentalists civilly!

Kudos where richly due. I'm delighted to see a thread I had actually feared would be deleted, about the sensitive nexus of fundamentalist Christianity and earthly power, close in on 100 comments and never once descend into vituperation. Nuanced disagreement, even principled difference of opinion, but no name-calling and no shit-flinging. It's a wonderful thing. Can we do this more often?
posted by adamgreenfield on Jan 9, 2007 - 39 comments

Wii Codes, again.

Wii Codes, again. I can't be the only one who got a Wii after this post closed...
posted by defenestration on Jan 7, 2007 - 38 comments

Deleted AskMe trying to identify a painting via email

Earlier on AskMefi there was a question from "siahny" asking to identify a painting via email. I've got the picture (which is a Word document). The thread seems to be deleted, but should I post it up anyway? She really does want the painting identified...
posted by divabat on Jan 6, 2007 - 55 comments

Contest Winners!

Winners of the December best-of post contest...and the envelope please...
posted by mathowie on Jan 2, 2007 - 104 comments

campaign for FeistyFerret fame

RE: The FeistyFerret post below; are any Mefites interested in starting an e-mail campaign to get the kid on a big show, like David Letterman or The Tonight Show?

It may be a silly request but Chance is a cool and good kid. Maybe we can hook him up with a really cool late Christmas present.
posted by snsranch on Jan 1, 2007 - 54 comments

Logboy injured in Iraq

One of our longtime mefi members - Logboy - was recently redeployed to Iraq. When I noted in one of his comments that he was on leave, I bookmarked his weblog and was shocked and saddened to read that he was injured by an IED. Damn.
posted by madamjujujive on Dec 24, 2006 - 107 comments

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