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MeFi15

To celebrate Metafilter's 15th anniversary this month, I have given myself a MeFi-themed manicure. I thought I would share with you all. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jul 8, 2014 - 61 comments

Humans can be drained of blood in 8.6s given adequate vacuuming systems

One of the nicer things about being a MeFite is exposure to new ideas and content we might never have otherwise encountered. I'm curious to know what life lessons and other bits of knowledge you've learned about the world thanks to MetaFilter. Please share!
posted by zarq on May 8, 2014 - 301 comments

Can we get a "Remove from Activity" button on the Mobile site?

I was wondering if it would be possible to get the "Remove from Activity" link added to the Recent Activity page of the Mobile site. Is this something that people would like to have, and if so would it be feasible to implement this feature? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 18, 2013 - 44 comments

Metafilter to Kindle?

Has anyone developed any official or unofficial hacks with regards to loading Mefi/AskMefi threads onto their Kindle?
posted by WCityMike on Sep 15, 2013 - 3 comments

Lost comment

I recall a discussion on the blue about the ACA recently wherein someone stated there will be (or may be) a federally managed insurance option available on the exchange in all states. It was portrayed as a back door public, not-for-profit option. I can't find the post now. Anyone have it bookmarked or recall the details of who will be managing the plan and what it will consist of?
posted by jsturgill on Jul 16, 2013 - 9 comments

Mefi users' extreme locations?

Geographic extremes of all kinds of Mefi users. [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Jul 9, 2013 - 94 comments

diachronic panposticon

Now you can use MeFi in the present and the past! jjwiseman made this cool thing. [more inside]
posted by threeants on May 3, 2013 - 58 comments

How has MeFi changed in the past few years?

How has MeFi changed in the past 2-3 years? [more inside]
posted by deacon_blues on Dec 10, 2012 - 215 comments

MetaFilter covering election day, vote counting, subsequent wrangling

Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 30, 2012 - 80 comments

Sometimes, it's good to celebrate the wins

Bearing in mind how this AskMeFi query turned out in the end, is there a word, saying, acronym or something that means "A win for the MetaFilter community"? If not, could or should there be one?
posted by Wordshore on Oct 1, 2012 - 59 comments

What happened to jonson?

What happened to jonson? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 6, 2012 - 28 comments

Best of the Wiki

What are some of the best things on the Metafilter Wiki? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on May 26, 2012 - 16 comments

Killer tools for a killer post?

What are your techniques and tools for making a killer post? I have a desire to start making somewhat regular mefi posts that have lots of substance and links... [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Mar 4, 2012 - 56 comments

Please help me collect some meta MeTa Data data. Ta! –Me.

Hi Everybody! I'm trying to come up with a "MeFi glossary of terms / phrases / behaviors" to include in my PhD dissertation about linguistics and MetaFilter. If you could help me with this, that would be fantastic. I'm looking to create a list of the types of things that say to you (or to others) "Oh, that's so MetaFilter!" or "That sounds like something a MeFite would say." This could be anything from the use of a single character to a phrase or meme, to a way of doing things here. If you can think of something to add, please share it in the comments. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 29, 2012 - 331 comments

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?
posted by Trurl on Jan 6, 2012 - 25 comments

Do you know the Mushroom Man?

Michael J. Maki, aka The Mushroom Man & subject of this recent post, is now MeFi's own mushroomman.
posted by scalefree on Jan 4, 2012 - 14 comments

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
posted by Trurl on Dec 22, 2011 - 57 comments

Gotta say it was a good day?

Do the mods ever get to say "Gotta say it was a good day?" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Nov 8, 2011 - 108 comments

Memories in the corners of the site

Memmmmmories.... For MetaFilter's upcoming 12th anniversary we're collecting stories to put on a special new site unveiled on the magic day. Your task is simple: tell us how you found MeFi and what your favorite memory is from the site. Submit your answers here. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 6, 2011 - 116 comments

Hi Dominic! :)

MeFi's Summer Intern is blogging about his job. Via Projects.
posted by zarq on Jun 27, 2011 - 243 comments

Why MetaFilter is Awesome

Why MetaFilter is Awesome And Why the World Needs to Know [more inside]
posted by hat_eater on Jun 16, 2011 - 74 comments

According to XKCD, MeFi is an online community.

MeFi made today's xkcd ... we're located in Troll Bay (next to the Sea of Memes). [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Oct 5, 2010 - 5 comments

btw, I've been meaning to ask...

What are the odds of a reverse meetup happening, do you suppose? [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 7, 2010 - 151 comments

Gap between posts?

What's the longest gap we've ever had between MeFi posts? AskMes? MetaTalk posts? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Apr 26, 2010 - 46 comments

Do you read Mefi archives or your favourites?

Do you read Metafilter archives and/or your favourited items? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Feb 5, 2010 - 55 comments

I make a hardcore tater hotdish

Twin Cities meetup [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Dec 30, 2009 - 29 comments

QuizMe

It's time for yet another Metafilter quiz! [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Sep 28, 2009 - 113 comments

Bringin' it old-school.

Birthday thoughts from an old-timer. [more inside]
posted by solistrato on Jul 15, 2009 - 83 comments

Some guy: How 'bout that Citi Field? Me: You mean the green?

I wore my brand spankin' new Mets-style MetaFilter t-shirt out in the streets of New York yesterday. Hilarity ensued. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 26, 2009 - 70 comments

MeFi iPhone icon unavailable?

Anyone else unable to add a custom MeFi icon webclip to their iPhone home screen? I just get a snapshot of the page, instead of the nice blue MF logo (which was working for me earlier this year.) Other sites with this functionality are working fine. Tech Specs: first gen iPhone, OS 2.0, unlocked and jailbroken.
posted by porn in the woods on Aug 12, 2008 - 5 comments

Georgia update

Because for some reason I can't sign into metafilter's main page, I thought I'd give a brief update on the situation in this thread here. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Aug 11, 2008 - 32 comments

Why doesn't matthowie have a $200M valuation?

Why is MeFi not part of the social news site boom? Digg, reddit, newsvine, and others are the lucrative hot trend, but MeFi seems to do the same thing better (no Ron Paul spam), smarter, and for longer, and we even have favorites, for those who want voting-like capabilities. So why is MeFi not included with these young whippersnappers? And why are they not learning from MeFi's evolved model of light moderation, talk pages, and strong self-policing?
posted by blahblahblah on Dec 11, 2007 - 98 comments

Quick Draw

I've never seen one of my posts deleted so quickly. You guys are good!
posted by sluglicker on Jun 25, 2007 - 88 comments

"Best of" link borked?

FYI, the "Best of" link is a little borked. I'm seeing no winners for Aug 10th, and two winners for Aug 9th, with a ton of runners up on the 9th.
posted by jonson on Aug 12, 2006 - 13 comments

Credit for enlightenment

Athanasius Kircher has joined metafilter (hooray!). But wait...He is not here to enlighten us, but rather to demand that jonson give them credit for his Blue Fugate post.
posted by vacapinta on Jul 11, 2006 - 68 comments

Why was this deleted?

I have to disagree. I thought things were just getting interesting. There was no name-calling or other objectionable activity going on, was there? What gives?
posted by JeffK on Jan 23, 2006 - 27 comments

Too popular for MeFi?

What's the etiquette on posting stuff you've just seen at somewhere like BoingBoing? So far this morning, there's been 2 posts that appeared on BB in the last week. I saw them when they first came up there, and thought, "hey, this is neat, people on Mefi would like this," but then decided against posting them here. I know that sometimes one can encounter a flurry of "Xfilter!!!!" comments by doing something like that.

Should we actively avoid posting things we've seen on other, highly popular link-oriented blogs?
posted by rxrfrx on Oct 25, 2005 - 97 comments

Is it too much to ask that FPP's be reasonably coherent?

Is it too much to ask that FPP's be reasonably coherent?
posted by chundo on Jan 28, 2005 - 80 comments

Why is this post still up?

The Delta is (probably) declaring bankruptcy thread, which features nothing more than a rumor backed up by a link to Delta's home page, is truly teh suck.
posted by mkultra on Oct 27, 2004 - 21 comments

Metafilter observations presented at 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism

When the Audience is the Producer: The Art of the Collaborative Weblog (pdf), a presentation at the 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism by UT journalism grad student Lou Rutigliano has things to say about Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by thatwhichfalls on May 13, 2004 - 118 comments

How many comments is too many in one thread?

Would commenting Fifteen times in one thread be considered breaking the 'chat threshold'? This question was asked before and Matt weighed in three times. Just wondering.
posted by Mack Twain on Apr 17, 2002 - 8 comments

Where is the mefi IRC channel?

Oh where, oh where is the mefi IRC channel?

I'm a IRC addict and I wouldn't mind chatting with other mefi members.
posted by ewwgene on Nov 30, 2001 - 2 comments

Single link for a whole post?

We should be able to refer to a topic (i.e. whole of thread) using single link - in a way that will allow us to send it via email to other people who are likely to be interested, but don't use metafilter regularly.

posted by vinod on Oct 1, 2001 - 3 comments

Does anyone want to meet up?

Having just come back from meeting Matt and many other MetaFilterites at SXSW, (MeFi actually got name-checked on damn near every panel I attended...) I'm curious to see who would be interested in having some sort of in-person gathering where we could all get together to meet.

Or maybe even multiple ones, in SF NY and Austin, say...? Would anyone be up for that sort of thing? And what would we call it? MeFiFoFum Day?
posted by anildash on Mar 14, 2001 - 18 comments

Double your fun

it seems an awful lot of us regulars click-through to double posts, just to see how they will be handled. it's interesting, because a double post creates a whole new dynamic. we don't want thread-related discussion going on over there, but we apparently enjoy and even participate in the double post related discussion. do we need a name for this phenomenon, or at least a sniglet? other thoughts?
posted by Sean Meade on Mar 5, 2001 - 10 comments

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