This article from June 12
has a lot of useful up-to-date info and context about how MetaFilter was penalized. There is also some discussion about a potential solution (although Matt Cutts
is being typically cryptic) in coming "weeks or months."
posted by KokuRyu
on Jun 20, 2014 -
I tried going back to one of my favorite MeFi posts
. It was based around a usenet discussion (or collection of usenet discussions) made in real time about the new Star Wars film "Return of the Jedi" in 1983. Sadly, the main link is now dead. Anyone know where this stuff can be found now? It survived from 1983 until 2005, so hopefully it's still available somewhere.
posted by Silky Slim
on May 25, 2014 -
The Metafilter hardship has been caused mainly due to a lower ranking of the website in Google. I believe that there are a few small fixes that can significantly help. [more inside]
posted by Sharcho
on May 22, 2014 -
Youtube is Google and coercive. I just tried to simply 'Like' that husky/head-scratch video, and was told I had to log-in. I loged-out permanently several months ago when I couldn't comment without logging in. Deleted all my content, too. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Mar 3, 2014 -
What are your thoughts on AskMefi questions that can be easily Googled and/or are based on erroneous information? (I'm thinking specifically of this question
, which contains both factually incorrect details and could easily be answered with Google. There isn't a request for advice, experiential information, anecdata, or other relevant info that a search engine couldn't provide. What does everyone think? Is this a normal/appropriate use of AskMefi?
posted by schroedingersgirl
on Feb 7, 2014 -
Google Reader shuts down
in two weeks. Several alternatives
capable of importing your subscription lists and starred items (exportable via Google Takeout
) have popped up since the closure announcement, and that's OK. But there's one highly valuable aspect of Reader nobody can replicate and that will soon be lost forever: Reader's vast archive of cached feed data. Here's how to save it all. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Jun 17, 2013 -
Episode 79 runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes and was recorded on Friday, March 29th, covering all the best posts from the month of March on MetaFilter. We did our best to abide by the swear jar and only slipped up a few times! [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Mar 31, 2013 -
Since a great deal of us have joined Newsblur, let's get connected to each other. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Mar 16, 2013 -
This is pretty strange and we've gotten 3-4 reports of members not being able to load anything on www.metafilter.com (ask, metatalk, everything else works) in just Google Chrome's latest version (Firefox/Safari work fine), on OSX. Anyone have any ideas what could be going on? [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jan 11, 2013 -
I just created a metafilter group on Google Plus. Just search for 'metafilter' under 'communities'. [more inside]
posted by empath
on Dec 7, 2012 -
Why do other Metafilter users, who I've never emailed with, show up as potential contacts on Google+ ? [more inside]
posted by mannequito
on Aug 13, 2011 -
Mefi links look weird on Google+ and not like any other link I post there. Mefi example
, AskMe example
. Is there a way to provide a more descriptive description, or delete it altogether? Also, will there eventually be a widget (?) like there is with Twitter and Facebook?
posted by desjardins
on Jul 25, 2011 -
So most mefite google+ users probably have mainly mefites in their circle(s). As the sign ups are open again is this now significantly changing or are we just one small circle among many others.
posted by adamvasco
on Jul 11, 2011 -
Pony request: Add Google+ to the Social Apps list in profiles?
posted by Jacqueline
on Jun 30, 2011 -
Has anyone noticed just how shit-high MetaFilter seems to be on Google's radar? On more than one occasion I've noticed seemingly innocuous phrases in a MeFi comment or thread end up as #1 on Google, even after their first index of the post. For example, I will stunt post two keywords inside the bump. [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on May 28, 2011 -
This is probably a stupid question but is there a way to shield anonymous AskMe questions from google searches? It's a medical question about a very sensitive family matter and I'd hate to have any family member EVER stumble upon all the background details of my inquiry.
posted by bonobothegreat
on May 18, 2011 -
Are MeFi profiles crawled by search engines? I remember reading that they weren't, but I just googled my real name and found my MeFi profile.
posted by defenestration
on Feb 22, 2011 -
I've gotten to the age that I've lost my Google-fu. In some M. Night Shyamalan thread, there was a link to a comic that showed a progression from "who?" to "this guy is great" to "this guy sucks". Where.
posted by DU
on Oct 13, 2010 -
It's Halloween, so I guess this is a bloody vampire pony request. Or maybe an cyborg mummy pony request. Either way: Maybe Metafilter could automatically change direct links to PDF files to use the Google Viewer
? Or something like that? [more inside]
posted by chasing
on Oct 31, 2009 -
I was experimenting with Google's search suggestions feature when I noticed that it gave some interesting results for "metafilter + [letter]". Since it returns the most popular search terms starting with that phrase, what you get for each letter is an A-Z listing of the most sought-after topics related to Metafilter. So without further ado, I give you... Metafilter A to Z
. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi
on Aug 11, 2009 -
Did I hallucinate a Metafilter comment? I remember reading the line "Play him hither, Lute Cat" on Metafilter recently and though it was so hilarious I needed to illustrate it. I wanted to give credit to the original commenter, but I can't for the life of me find the comment. All my styles of google-fu have failed me. Did this comment actually exist?
posted by The Whelk
on Jun 30, 2009 -
Google has once again updated its Chrome browser, and as I seem to remember happening before, the little buttons have disappeared from Metafilter's edit window, that allow you to easily create bold, italic text or a link.
posted by evilcolonel
on May 27, 2009 -
I seem to remember an fpp about a webpage that acts as a google translate frontend. It supposedly makes translating quickly between languages a bit easier. Does this sound familiar to any of you?
posted by matkline
on Dec 15, 2008 -