This episode of the podcast was recorded on July 7th and features Jessamyn, cortex, and me going through the best of the last 30 days of the site, and the whole thing runs about 1hr 35min long. [more inside]
Hello all :) I would like to post a meetup event. I am new to Halifax (Nova Scotia) and several AskMeFi responses suggested this as a good way to make friends. I would like to know the behavior Metafilter participants expect of the "hosts" ... More inside ... [more inside]
We ran a query of all meetups in the US, and found there have been meet-ups in 44 distinct states. The missing states are both Dakotas, Idaho (a previous attempt), Mississippi (another attempt), West Virginia, and Wyoming. Map below! [more inside]
As someone who frequently posts IRL events, I'd really love if, when I previewed the post, the page told me about other meetups on that day within a 50 mile radius of my location. It would be awesome, because then I could say, "Oh, so-and-so is having their ice cream meetup that afternoon; I'll just make the post for the next week instead." It would also have the benefit of showing me events that might be outside the radius I've set for my own personal IRL notifications, but that might still be in range for attendees. What do you think? Would other IRL posters appreciate such a feature?
Hey folks. So I realize that I don't even look at meet-ups anymore because I don't drink. So I just wanted to promote the idea of a Brooklyn or NYC or whatever area non-barhopping meet-up. Have a favorite coffeehouse or less snooty spot that you dig? A non-drinking-centric hole in the wall or other like thing? [more inside]
In your experience, what makes for a small IRL meetup successful? [more inside]
There are three (1, 2, 3) NYC meetups scheduled for next Saturday. Is that the same-day same-city record? [more inside]
What's the format for meetups? [more inside]
Just noticed that I made the 1000th meet up post over in IRL. Can't believe it has only been around for a little under two years, and has had that many events coordinated. [more inside]
The contacts section allows us to indicate who we've actually met. Would the infodump be able to tell us who among us has met the most MeFites? I know it's dependent on people selecting the "met" box when listing a contact, but I'm curious about the number.
Weekly meetups in IRL? I want to do something in Brooklyn with the same venue and time, on the same day of the week. Is there any functionality for this? Or is the solution to just post the same thing over and over?
Could we revisit the close-a-proposed-meetup thing on IRL? [more inside]
There was a Metafilter member who took really nice pictures of Mefites at meetups. I think this was around 10th anniversary time. He was Mefi-Famous for awhile and folks may have been even planning meetups around his travels. I also remember a comment from him where he talked about some of his techniques. Anyone remember who this is? [more inside]
Problems with entering cities/suburbs with using the Google Maps plugin in IRL. [more inside]
My Pony would like to meet other Ponies. [more inside]
Slight issue with IRL: what if the location isn't easily findable on Google Maps? [more inside]
Confirming Meet-Ups without including an exact address. Possible? [more inside]
Any chance any MeFites are doing the North Fork Century on August 29? If yes, we could connect for celebratory beers and self-congratulation at the finish line. [more inside]
Thanks everyone for trying out IRL during our alpha test and for putting up with the awkward dual MeTa/IRL posts for a while. We're ready to unveil new features and a new approach to meetups. [more inside]
PNW MEETUPS! [more inside]
Has anyone ever been caught or suspected of impersonating another MetaFilter member at a meetup or online?
How can I get notified when X topic comes up? For example, I'm interested in a Twin Cities meetup but don't log in every day. Is there a way to make a tag and get MeMail'ed or something when a keyword like Minneapolis or MeetUp is posted? Thanks.
Any chance for a meetup in the Kansai region of Japan? [more inside]
Chicago's last meetup sounded great. I would totally have gone if I had known what the secret was. I would even have gone if I had just known the secret wasn't another bar, because Mefites generally sound like great people whom I'd like to meet in person. As someone who can't pass a card-check (and isn't such a fan of the whole loud-and-dark ambience anyway), can Chicago's next meet-up similarly have a portion that isn't drinks and dinner in a bar?
Cross-Canada meetups 2010! From Bonavista to Vancouver Island, from the Arctic Circle to the Great Lakes waters, you can meet up with rb. [more inside]
Is there a "Gatherings" link? What "categories"? Huh? [more inside]
Need a structure to unambiguously post venue details for meetups once decided [more inside]
I'm getting fed up of seeing meetups scrolling down the sidebar and not being able to attend any, so... who's up for a meetup in Ireland at some point between now and the end of May? [more inside]
Karaoke came up frequently during recent Austin meet-up planning and the meet-up itself. Many folks requested a specific planning thread for this endeavour. Here it is! [more inside]
Summer swapset ppl have discs coming their way but need to verify address viability. Also: need good ATX crew contact to relay the $100 10yr beer fund for a future meet-up OR would like to invite ATX folks to a meet-up wherein first $100 of drinks is covered. [more inside]
Recap on Toronto mini-meetup details (Friday the 13th of November) [more inside]
Milwaukee area MeFites: Ira Glass (of This American Life) is speaking at the UWM Student Union on Saturday, October 24th, at 7pm. Meetup before/during/afterward? [more inside]
I'll be in Asheville, NC from 11-7 to 11-11 and Charleston, SC from 11-15 to 11-19. [more inside]
This was our first in-room recording of all three of us, sitting in jessamyn's house in Vermont. It was recorded on September 14th right before this meetup and runs about 25 minutes. [more inside]
Las Vegas. September 23rd. Night time. You. Me. Cortex. Let's do this thing. [more inside]
Ten.Metafilter.Com = Meetup.Metafilter.Com [more inside]
MeetUp Ettiquette: I know that the mods are not our moms and will not be present at meet-ups, but are there any basic ground rules (and/or can we establish some) to govern interpersonal interactions at meet-ups? [more inside]
The 10th parties are less than a month away, and there have been a few common questions since we launched the 10th site on May 5th. Since the actual parties are getting close, we thought we'd nail down a few things as well. In short, I'll cover deadlines for nominations and scheduling as well as payments. [more inside]
The 41st podcast was recorded on Monday, May 18th and runs about an hour. It covers the past month of activities on and off the site. [more inside]
Today we're unveiling the sub-site to organize meetups for the upcoming tenth anniversary. Let me run down the aspects of it with a few development screenshots: [more inside]
How frequent are MeFi meetups in NYC? I'd kinda like to go to one, and see that I just missed a recent one in Brooklyn.
Kitsap County represent! Meetup time, now that the snow has mostly melted? [more inside]
Last-Minute Denver meetup?! 7(ish) PM tonight, Baker District. [more inside]
Chicagoans: MetaMichAveMeetup on Movember 5th. [more inside]
Attention Portland, OR mefites: Portland's literary festival, WordStock, occurs November 8th and 9th. [more inside]