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The MeFi Register, Poster and Paper

Kim Witten, AKA MeFi's own iamkimiam had asked us last month to help her collect some meta MeTa Data data. She just won the HRC Poster Competition with her poster How do you pronounce "MeFi"?
posted by bru on Mar 18, 2012 - 111 comments

Should we say "digg-effected" or "digg-affected"?

One of the links in this FPP references a "digg-effected link." This is probably overly nitpicky and more a matter of curiosity than anything else, but would it be "digg-effected" or "digg-affected?" It's a link that fell prey to the "digg effect," but on the other hand it was "affected by digg." Thoughts?
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 23, 2006 - 44 comments

so cool!

Posting to Metafilter is so cool. Click previous sentence for more information.
posted by grateful on Mar 22, 2006 - 4 comments

Pronunciation of MeFi and MeFite?

MeFi: may-fee [mefi] or mee-fie [mifaɪ]? Mefite: mee-fight or may-fight? I was a little disconcerted at a meet-up to realise that some people pronounce these terms differently than I do. Is there a dominant pronounciation? Any other variants? (idle curiosity of a linguistics student)
posted by heatherann on Mar 1, 2006 - 102 comments

It's the best of the web - and it is not in English

Posting links to websites in languages other than English: previously discussed, but without clear guidelines. There's a great link I could post -- but even if the images are a key part of what makes that site's interesting, it's not in English. More inside.
posted by matteo on Mar 6, 2005 - 24 comments

Interesting use of language in feed description

Interesting use of language in feed description. Well yes I laughed and went straight to the article for an explaination. It is a great link. I have no problem with the use of colourful language under normal circumstances and I don't want to sound like a prude, but I was just worried about site image. Also aren't there going to be issues in some workplaces with filters and that sort of thing?
posted by feelinglistless on May 22, 2004 - 4 comments

Nice posts, but extremely aggravating titles.

Nice posts, but extremely aggravating titles.
posted by hama7 on Feb 12, 2003 - 94 comments

Non-english sites?

Non-english sites?
posted by skallas on Sep 23, 2001 - 6 comments

MetaFilter jargon.

MeFi's secret language has been growing by leaps and bounds lately. It's always more fun when you're in on the joke, so here's the spot to post glossary definitions.
posted by frykitty on Jul 9, 2001 - 101 comments

The Metafiler Official Language Request

Is it appropriate to post non-English links to the front page? For the majority of MeFites, it's equivalent to a linkless post, no? Or worse: In this case, at least there was no warning until the very end of the comment, so I'm sure many wasted their time clicking a useless link. But hey, maybe everyone here speaks French but me.
posted by mw on Jun 12, 2001 - 26 comments

should language be group-regulated?

I looked in the guidelines, but found no general direction on language. SKOT's comment on the Reparations Thread is what precipitated this question. I'd like some feedback/discussion on what is or is not appropriate language... should language be group-regulated, or should there be some direction from Matt on this? Either way, what should we expect from posters?
posted by silusGROK on Mar 7, 2001 - 24 comments

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