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We're still collecting and distributing resources to help Mefites in the hurricane disaster area.

Not to be a nag, but I'd like to keep this on the front page...
We're still collecting and distributing resources to help Mefites in the hurricane disaster area.
Check this out. Also, you can email me (email in profile).
posted by Jon-o on Sep 11, 2005 - 2 comments

tracking down katrina-displaced mefites

So, by now, many of you probably know about this.
and this other MetaTalk thread. Some of you might have already received emails from me, but in the interest of covering all of our bases, I'm asking for your help. [More Inside]
posted by Jon-o on Sep 6, 2005 - 9 comments

MeFi Help for Katrina Students?

We used to sponsor a Mefi scholarship. There will be so many displaced students from Katrina - maybe we could reinstitute some Mefi scholarships for kids who need to relocate or change colleges? Just a potential idea for a way we could hep as a community.
posted by madamjujujive on Sep 3, 2005 - 8 comments

Why isn't there a donation link on the front page?

Why isn't there a donation link on the front page? Something Awful has been raising $3 grand for the Red Cross every hour.
posted by keswick on Sep 3, 2005 - 32 comments

I NEED HELP.

I NEED HELP.

Okay, I know this isn't the point of MetaFilter, but I'm desperate and I don't have time to find out this information on my own.

I have a friends mother who is trapped in New Orleans and I need to find out who I need to contact to let them know where she is. Red Cross is no help. If anyone out there knows who I can contact, please let me know.
posted by ColdChef on Sep 1, 2005 - 78 comments

New Orleans MeFite refugees need shelter

Public service announcement: There are some MeFi members that may need temporary shelter from the evacuation of New Orleans. If anyone lives in the area and has an extra bed or couch handy, please post here.
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Aug 28, 2005 - 44 comments

Mefi art mail swap

Mefi Art Mail Swap: Updates on Images, Membership, latest Theme, and Protocol inside.
posted by safetyfork on Aug 15, 2005 - 14 comments

current mail art swap

I thought I'd start a thread for the current mail art swap (pieces due in the mail August 1).
I'm excited.
posted by Jon-o on Aug 2, 2005 - 20 comments

HUZZAH for super-dense ultra-lickable linkfest

I just wanted to say HUZZAH and thanks to posters from 5-ish Pacific yesterday to, er, NOW for a super-dense, ultra-lickable linkfest! I'll be days behind! HUZZAH!
posted by mwhybark on Aug 1, 2005 - 30 comments

User quit; grief management techniques?

I was going to post this in AskMe but I've already used my question this week and this is more generally MeFi-related. My problem is this. I really miss orthogonality. I'm pining for him. I think the whole business was a damned shame. Does anyone have any suggestions for coping mechanisms and grief management techniques?
posted by Decani on Jul 15, 2005 - 166 comments

Constructive suggestions for dealing with trolls

Some constructive suggestions for dealing with trolls . . . [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Jul 8, 2005 - 55 comments

Mail art, anyone?

In my thread about mail art, Jon-o had a great idea. I'd love to organize something like this. Is anyone interested?
posted by Specklet on Jul 6, 2005 - 37 comments

Thank you MetaFilter

Thank you MetaFilter, for nearly six years of mind-blowing links, ribaldry, debauchery, helping me become a bit better at critical thinking and debating, and for giving me illimitable examples of what to do and what not to do on the internets. Plus any other stuff I forgot to mention. Y'all rule.
posted by sciurus on Jun 29, 2005 - 26 comments

We are from the internet.

Are we "friends" or what? [mi]
posted by ColdChef on Jun 27, 2005 - 57 comments

OSX dashboard widget for recent MeFi threads?

So we have a bunch of intelligent os x programmers out there, right? Anybody willing and able to create a dashboard widget that spits out the past 10 threads in MeFi, or favorites that someone might want to track, or threads with the latest comments, etc? I just upgraded to Tiger and love the widgets; unfortunately, not enough of them are seriously practical for me. This, on the other hand, would be very useful.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Jun 24, 2005 - 11 comments

Setting up a mailing list for shy MeFites

In an askme post, I said I'd be willing to set up a mailing list for shy MeFi members.
posted by grumblebee on Jun 13, 2005 - 8 comments

MeFiSwap is back and bigger than ever

It lives! It lives! After much fiddling, the MeFiSwap is back, bigger, brighter and better than ever with a new administrative system that will (knock wood) eliminate all of the human delays which have plagued it to date. Come, register, swap.

Also, if you were a part of the last one, please take a minute to follow-up on its success, if you would. Ta.
posted by Dreama on Jun 9, 2005 - 27 comments

MeFi obit accidentally released early

I guess reports of MeFi's demise are greatly exaggerated.
posted by Doohickie on Jun 3, 2005 - 47 comments

mefiswap- and postcardx-style metafilter art exchange

Is there any interest in a mefiswap- and postcardx-style metafilter art exchange?
posted by interrobang on Jun 2, 2005 - 66 comments

Anyone want to play poker?

Anyone want to play poker? (mi, natch)
posted by ODiV on May 22, 2005 - 45 comments

Here is my case study of MeFi for an ecommunities class.

Some of you may remember that I've been working on a case study about MeFi for an ecommunities class. Well, as promised, here is my paper.

(As a reminder, this is NOT research.)
posted by nalihasan on Apr 23, 2005 - 49 comments

Lexicon community writing RPG

MeFites and MoFites are Lexiconing here. Fake scholarship at its best! Is this a self-link? An us-link?
posted by Baby_Balrog on Apr 22, 2005 - 4 comments

sniffle

For those who may miss it, poopy's former fiance has posted a touching comment in his memorial thread
posted by Rumple on Apr 18, 2005 - 17 comments

IRL, do we introduce other MeFites as friends, acquaintances, or what?

I was out at Jillian's in Boston yesterday, and I saw another MeFite there who I recognized from a previous MeFi meetup. Thing is, I didn't remember her real name, and I'm not sure that she'd remember mine. Should I have said hi, and if so, what would be the rules on having friends of MeFites meet each other? Do we introduce other MeFites as friends, acquaintances, or what?
posted by sachinag on Apr 9, 2005 - 45 comments

community poem weblog

Fun idea? Or... not so much? Inspired by Fuzzy Monster, here, I was thinking of a metapoem blogthing wherein anyone who wanted to participate could post a poem from any particular day, made up of three or four lines created from post "headlines" (first few words — the ones that typically constitute the initial link) from that particular day. If it seems like a fun idea, I have some questions inside...
posted by taz on Apr 3, 2005 - 45 comments

I'd just like to take a moment to thank Dreama

I'd just like to take a moment to thank Dreama for organizing and pulling off the MeFi Swap, which, at least for me, went off swimmingly. Good music (Coloratura 4-eva) all-around, and I look forward to another swap in the future...so, umm, yeah...thanks!
posted by tpl1212 on Mar 25, 2005 - 22 comments

mefi chess?

I play chess regularly at Game Knot, but only on an individual basis. Any other mefites playing there and if so does anyone fancy forming a team?
posted by daveg on Mar 17, 2005 - 6 comments

reason for deletion?

I don't think deleting Metatalk threads asking to clarify the deletions of Ask Metafilter threads is good for the community. [+]
posted by azazello on Mar 9, 2005 - 55 comments

[this is good] t-shirt

Heh.
posted by keswick on Mar 4, 2005 - 66 comments

The MetaFilter community played a nice, bright part in my day today

The MetaFilter community played a nice, bright part in my day today. First I woke up to find an email from another member who offered to send me a car stereo that had been sitting around in his closet for a while and would solve my iPod/car stereo problem. Best answer, indeed! During the day I scheduled a meeting with a little writing group I met via one of our own at a meetup. I'm definitely looking forward to that. Then I got pictures in my email from our own multi-talented DaShiv, of an art show I wanted to see last Friday but didn't make it to. The SF group rumbled all day about another meetup date soon, possibly when #1 is in town. I can't wait for that! Then to cap it all off, tonight I came home to find my roommate had a guest over. She recognized me and it turned out we'd been introduced at the MeFi/MoFi meetup in Berkeley. Small world!

Nothing earth shattering here, but good stuff all around. I didn't even really think twice about this stuff until just now when some said "Whatever community was once to be found here is long dead, unless you are perhaps looking for a community based on vitriol and snark.". Perhaps gd779 is kidding, or thinking of certain glory days of rapping online with old cronies now gone, and perhaps those days are over for those folks. But for me, anyway, here, now, the community is a goodly part of actual life, not just an "online" community, and certainly more than a cauldron of blind vitriol.

[this is good]
posted by scarabic on Mar 1, 2005 - 149 comments

Would you like to help out u.n. owen?

You all remember how u.n. owen was set to audition for Jeopardy a couple months back? Recall how a string of bad luck kept her from doing so?

Seems things are still bad for her. When I saw this post in AskMeFi I contacted her just to check in and see how things were going. She's in a bit of a bind and I hope it doesn't embarrass her, but I thought there might be a few MeFites with a little extra pocket cash. Anyone feeling altruistic? [Details inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Feb 28, 2005 - 151 comments

my nick is idiotic. can i change it?

i just had a realization: my nick is idiotic. can i change it?
i've only been a member for a week, and only posted about 3-4 comments.
posted by Silky Slim on Feb 8, 2005 - 52 comments

I will be studying MetaFilter this semester for an e-communities class project

I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information studying human-computer interaction. I am posting this thread to let you know that I will be studying MetaFilter this semester for an e-communities class project. My term paper will describe MetaFilter’s purpose, the technologies used, roles, identifiers and identities, intergroup relations, norms of behavior, and governance mechanisms. For more information about the course, see http://www.si.umich.edu/~presnick/courses/winter03/684/

I will make my findings available at http://www.noor.bz/ecommunities. Feedback would be welcome any time. I have also included information there about how your privacy will be protected.

If you have any concerns about how I am conducting this study, you may contact me by email at nooraz at umich dot edu.

Thank you!
posted by nalihasan on Jan 31, 2005 - 123 comments

MeFi scholarships

This AskMe thread on work and school and aid reminded me: time to bring back MeFi scholarships?
posted by amberglow on Jan 27, 2005 - 31 comments

MeFi Oscar Pool

Any interest in a MeFi Oscar Pool? [...]
posted by chicobangs on Jan 25, 2005 - 31 comments

Mefites by Occupation [broken]

Who are the people in our neighborhood? Just found this, so apologizes if it is well known. What other hidden nuggets like this exist on MetaFilter?
posted by EatenByAGrue on Jan 20, 2005 - 17 comments

How to say "thanks Ask MetaFilter"?

How to say "thanks Ask MetaFilter"
I recently asked a question and and amazed with the help I recieved. Should I just smile, post in the thread (but who would see it?) or email individual posters? Or just shut up?
posted by cccorlew on Jan 6, 2005 - 13 comments

Are there any MeFites out there that are also regular members of OffTopic?

Are there any MeFites out there that are also regular members of OffTopic?
posted by Plinko on Dec 31, 2004 - 6 comments

MeFiMentor

MeFiMentor: If you're one of the bazillion new folks here and have a question or two that maybe seems too dorky for MetaTalk and too 'Filter related for AskMe, or maybe you just want to run a front page post by someone, feel free to IM someone who's been around the block a bit. Willing old-timers inside...
posted by jessamyn on Nov 19, 2004 - 49 comments

MeFi interferring with real life?

How many of you (if any) have had issues with MeFi interferring with real life? I use a pseudonym because way back in the dark ages of BBS's, I regularly indulged in flamewars and I ended up getting prankcalls at all hours and such. Now, I try not to get sucked into flamewars, but I have a feeling I'm still kind of a dick online, so I hang on to a pseudonym. How about you?
posted by keswick on Nov 15, 2004 - 54 comments

World of Warcraft MeFites!

World of Warcraft MeFites! (more inside)
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 12, 2004 - 13 comments

full moon and MeFi craziness

Does anyone else feel that there may be a correlation between Metafilter craziness / testiness and the full moon (not to mention the eclipse)? Do any budding statisticians feel like analysing Metatalk posting frequency against lunar phase? Is Miguel a werewolf?
posted by Jimbob on Oct 27, 2004 - 24 comments

Viewropa community weblog on IRC

European (and EuroLovin') MeFites: IRC (irc.turlyming.com:6667, channel #euro) chat tonight at 9:30 GMT about "Vewropa" new community Euroblog in the making. If you haven't seen it yet, the AskMe question that kicked it off is here. The Wiki that will get you up to date is here. Have a look around, and show up tonight to share your opinions.
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2004 - 34 comments

the wry wit of fellow MeFites

I come for the FPPs, but I stay for the comments. Articles and whatnot are dandy, but nothing compares to the wry wit of fellow MeFites. What are some of the gems you've come across that have shone so brightly you couldn't help but archive (or even bookmark) something so poignant that a fellow MeFite has shared?
posted by Mach3avelli on Aug 29, 2004 - 20 comments

MeFi food swap?

MeFi swap for food? Zpousman asked about it in the moving thread from the gentleman in NYC whose lovely wife misses her home. I am sending a modest care package to the South and have been offered something southern in return - and I don't even know what's down there, let alone crave anything from there. Does someone terribly miss something that can be obtained in Florida? Grumblebee? Are Mrs Grumble's GooGoo Cluster needs met? In my fantasy, someone in upstate NY is dying for something Southern and then turns around and sends me cookies from the Ithaca Bakery.
posted by caitlinb on Aug 20, 2004 - 57 comments

Donations to Mefi warmly accepted

Remember all those times you said "I'd pay to help keep MetaFilter safe and running more smoothly"? Here's your chance.
posted by karmaville on Aug 18, 2004 - 65 comments

Dragon Go players?

Since I started this AskMe thread about the game of go a couple of weeks ago, I've taught myself the basics, and I've just opened an account on the Dragon Go Server. Are there any other MeFites around that want to join along with me? Now's the time--if you're an absolute beginner then you'll be certain to have at least one other total newbie to play against, and if you know something about go, then you can start schooling me. (My ID over there is Prospero--same as here.)
posted by Prospero on Aug 13, 2004 - 8 comments

Whats the deal with the mefi swap?

Whats the deal with the mefi swap? Its supposed to be open, but is infact, not. Is it dead? That would make me very sad.
posted by bob sarabia on Jul 29, 2004 - 50 comments

The last line of pardonyou?'s post makes me indescribably sad.

The last line of pardonyou?'s post makes me indescribably sad.
posted by jammer on Jul 20, 2004 - 144 comments

Community-building posts just for the fun of it.

Does anyone else think that we need to have a little more fun together on a regular basis? Opportunities to be creative, silly, funny, loony, just for the hell of it, can really disperse tension, and might help us vent negative energy. Certain FPPs come along with a game everyone can play in the comments. People love those, but they're rare. I thought this was a pretty enjoyable spontaneous outpouring of randy energy, but, again, rare. Other sites have Photoshop contests, or other games/challenges. Those seem a bit puerile for us. Getting drunk at meetups is fine, but not practical for all of us. Suggestions? Is this a totally lame line of thought?
posted by scarabic on Jun 16, 2004 - 84 comments

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