As of the time of this post, the blue has had an unbroken string of 71 undeleted FPPs (numbers 68210 to 68280). That's almost three full days with no doubles, no self-linkers, no crappy stunt posts, etc. Good work, people! It got me wondering, though, what's the longest string (number-wise and/or timespan-wise) of undeleted FPPs on the blue? Does this mean we're all finally "getting" what makes a good post? Or are people getting better at following the guidelines? Or is this just an anomaly? [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Jan 18, 2008 -
A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others.What? [more inside]
posted by prostyle
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Hey everyone! It's Tuesday afternoon, I'm just chillin at home. Happy post-whatever
posted by signal
on Mar 6, 2007 -
I just want to say that the front page has been incredible recently. What's up as of this post is just stellar post after stellar post. I love you guys.
posted by shmegegge
on Nov 27, 2006 -
: self-link, no. Friend-link, yes. Was this post deleted because it sucked, or because I know the guy? If both, I concede. If only because of association, is that transgression articulated somewhere? I couldn’t find it.
posted by Milkman Dan
on Nov 21, 2006 -
You knew it was coming, and here it is! Is this
really what Metafilter is about? Matt almost got run out of town by a howling mob for allowing ads for a popular site with scantily clad women, but videos of monkeys eating their own semen is A-OK and best of the web?
posted by Justinian
on Aug 19, 2006 -
is a terrible, axe-grinding, (self-admitted) newsfilter post with editorializing in both the text of the post and the tags.
posted by trey
on May 8, 2006 -
Today, February 17, 2006, has seen the most quality, well written posts ever, or for at least during my time here. The bar has been raised. I'll try to keep up. Thanks!
posted by The Jesse Helms
on Feb 17, 2006 -
Is Metafilter an appropriate place to promote UFO myths?
Especially from extremely dodgy sources.
I think this stuff (like the recent top ufo photos post, and other ufology junk) are something of the worst of the web, not the best. Is this what mefites want?
posted by skallas
on Jan 22, 2006 -
've trained remedial ferrets to make better FPPs
And linking to the same thing twice doesn't make it less crap.
posted by klangklangston
on Nov 30, 2005 -
Has there been a slight shift in policy?
The silly personality quiz
and the infamous Mushroom post
are both things I would have thought would have been flagged copiously and deleted, but they remain.
I am not having a hissy fit, and am perfectly willing to skip over or add to the stillness as I see fit.
This is just seeking some clarification as to if anything different is happening and can we expect more of the same.
posted by edgeways
on Nov 16, 2005 -
I suggest we do another contest like amberglow's, on October 1 prehaps? There wouldd be no prizes from me but if someone else steps up and offers that would be ideal. I wont be posting anything because frankly I suck at posts lately. Anyone up to this? After all the crap/shit posts lately, we need happier MeFi days here!!
posted by wheelieman
on Sep 19, 2005 -
Natalie dee now has her very own dog. It's too bad she had to " stone-cold quit my job".
combined with This
really belong on the front page?
What _is_ the best way to address this stuff without seeming like a jerk?
posted by edgeways
on Feb 5, 2005 -
we have a short (and fairly dull) Wired article, a link to Google News, a repost
, and a bandwidth-exceeded Geocities site. I'm new(ish), but, best of the web?
posted by alsorises
on Jan 14, 2005 -
Despite my penchant for terse front page posts, with as little interpretation as possible, I think this is a prime example
of a frontpage post done right. Well done, NotMyselfRightNow.
posted by crunchland
on Sep 8, 2004 -
Worst FPP ever?
There's plenty of marginally psychotic fetishes out there. This one is neither unusual nor entertaining. There are plenty of specialty sites for this crap (Stile, Rotten), so it would stand to reason that only the most entertaining of it, if any, should make it to Mefi, a more general-interest site.
posted by abcde
on Aug 26, 2004 -
A what-makes-a-good-post question I'd like to see other MetaFilter dinosaurs answer along with me: What are the best
links you ever inflicted on the front page?
posted by rcade
on Jul 29, 2004 -
The pancakes are getting incredibly stale, people.
Metafilter used to be an addiction for me, but lately with more and more Newsfilter, and boring Newsfilter at that, can we really say we are the best of the Web anymore? Final straw was the posting of that Bush daughter photo.
Is this really what we want this place to be?
posted by konolia
on Jul 21, 2004 -
What can we do to encourage people to pad out their NewsFilter
posts? Yes it is an interesting piece of news, and yes I am sure some interesting comments may follow but surely some extra links to relevant elements of the story is not too difficult? C'mon folks, off your fat asses.
posted by Frasermoo
on Jul 24, 2003 -
That know-nothing neo-jazz-fusion asshat Pretty_Generic made a shitty first post
, thereby crudding up a pristine, postless front page.
posted by lazy-ville
on Mar 25, 2003 -
I want to break a rule here and propose a shoutout - a cheerleader post, if you will indulge me. I note a immense upward jump in the quality of both MeFi and MeTa posts and comments, with a corresponding downward jump in noise, trolling and trash. I note comments by Matt have a more relaxed tone than in the past few weeks. I see discussions kept to a mostly civil if not downright respectful tone. I observe efforts running the gamut from herculean to humorous by members like frykitty, y6y6y6, waxy, riffola, adrianhon, et al, to help make this wondrous place ever more enjoyable and user friendly. I want to say thank you, to everyone. [*Cue Dorothy, who taps heels of ruby slippers 3 times, chants "There's no place like Metafilter, there's no place like Metafilter, there's no place like Metafilter...*]
posted by Lynsey
on Nov 19, 2002 -
Good link vs good discussion: Which is more important? And why is it so difficult to find both in a FPP lately?
posted by dogmatic
on Jan 14, 2002 -
The Chilling Effect of Self-Policing. Step inside, won't you? (more)
posted by solistrato
on Jan 8, 2002 -
A troubling thread
. Insulting in tone, shallow in content, this thread is an extreme example of a type of behavior that seems to be growing here. More inside.
posted by gd779
on Dec 4, 2001 -
Was today just one big puke-a-rama? A community brain dump? Therapy?
We better start clicking on that donation button.
posted by redhead
on Oct 19, 2001 -
just another old-timer rant
posted by sawks
on Oct 19, 2001 -
. Two front page posts, both "Best of City" sites. One with an ulitmatum
. The other saying that Oklahoma City needs a front page post just as much as New York.
posted by eyeballkid
on Oct 6, 2001 -
Can we just call a "do-over"or something today?
posted by Doug
on Sep 26, 2001 -
Now introducing : a 'Metafilter is getting better
thread'! Is it just me and my interests-tunnelvision, or were the posts on July 19 just goshdarnitall more high-quality than has been the case sometimes of late? A little heavy on the flash
(two great tastes that go great together), but nary a single post of the 'Big Brother/Survivor' variety to be seen!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Jul 19, 2001 -