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How old is too old for a good Metafilter Post?

I have read the guidelines, but there is no mention of age of info. Example: I know that a particular youtube video (in this case it's a dance performance but it could be anything) has not been posted to Mefi before, and yet it was originally uploaded 4 years ago. If I feel that MeFites will like the content, does it matter how old the original content is? As mentioned, I have searched for it in the archive, and it's not a meme - or meme related, so is it reasonable to assume that most Mefites wont have seen it or be aware of it? Finally apologies, I didn't know if / where to put an apostrophe in MeFites so I left it out. My brain cannot seem to parse correct grammar today :S
posted by Faintdreams on Apr 16, 2013 - 68 comments

Comment about a psychological institution expose?

I've seen this posted twice as a comment, and I can't remember if it was recently or if I was reading old posts. The comments mentioned an expose documentary of the mental institutions way back when, and I remember it being described as shocking or something along those lines. Sound familiar to anyone?
posted by Autumn on Mar 24, 2013 - 5 comments

The Heat Is On

So thanks to this MeTa I found (and "Liked", of course) the MetaFilter Facebook page. Upon reading said page, however, one of the terms from the "Related Searches" section stood out: "metafilter convection oven". I am very curious to find out now why this is apparently a popular enough search to show up on the Facebook page. Is this merely a glitch on Facebook's end or is there something about ovens that I really should know and y'all can tell me about? What am I missing out on here?
posted by MattMangels on Feb 5, 2013 - 45 comments

77: Gay Teen Denouement

Episode 77 of the MetaFilter podcast runs about 1hr 40min and was recorded yesterday afternoon with jessamyn and cortex. It features a run-down of our favorite posts from across the sites for January 2013. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 29, 2013 - 41 comments

2012 Datawankery

Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 4, 2013 - 120 comments

In the first para no less

Metafilter actually gets acknowledged as a source [more inside]
posted by Megami on Dec 21, 2012 - 52 comments

Matt Haughey talks about why Facebook is like AOL in the '90s, and the best and worst developments in online communities

The Verge: MetaFilter founder: Reddit's 'creepy stuff' shows how hard it is to run an open community [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Dec 12, 2012 - 232 comments

fur aw that

I'd like to see a change in attitude towards Scottish people on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Dec 11, 2012 - 199 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

What's Next?

This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments. We have a new MeFi record! 8185 total comments. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Dec 6, 2012 - 96 comments

Sometimes We Do Good

It shall be brought to MetaTalk's attention that This Thread Is Best Thread.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 13, 2012 - 151 comments

Is Metafilter a Generation Ship?

My brain free-associates all over the place when I'm trying to fall asleep. The other night during that time, a question popped into my head: the mods are all relatively within the same age range. Matt, decades from now, when you're tired of running the show, will you hand it down to "Mefi: the Next Generation"? Or close up shop?
posted by WCityMike on Nov 8, 2012 - 63 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

No, YOU'RE saying it wrong!

Iiamkimiam AKA Kim Witten has finally completed her exhaustive research effort in trying to document and determine How Mefites Pronounce Metafilter?
posted by The Whelk on Oct 2, 2012 - 90 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

Ten Years Gone

I meant to do this yesterday, but thanks for ten years MeFites. You people are fuckin jake by me.
posted by timsteil on Sep 25, 2012 - 55 comments

Is MeFi down?

www.metafilter.com appears to be down. I can access other subsites, but not the blue - just me? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Sep 20, 2012 - 26 comments

Eating our own dogfood

We are currently looking for at least one part-time moderator for MetaFilter. Apply if you've got a flexible schedule and have been a member for a while.
posted by mathowie on Sep 18, 2012 - 522 comments

We are MeFi. We must have Bacon.

Need help finding a MetaTalk thread. I could swear I saw a thread about a MeFi homepage appearing on a monitor in the background in a scene in either a movie or TV show. I was thinking it was possibly the TV show Numbers, but so far my searches of MeTa have not been successful. [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Sep 13, 2012 - 18 comments

2012 MetaFilter Survey & Research Discussion Thread

Hi MeFites! This is the discussion thread for the 2012 MetaFilter Pronunciation Survey, available for 5 days to all logged-in site users. Even if you already took the 2010 survey, it'd be valuable to have you do it again. Additionally, this time around all survey participants will have the option to have a word frequency table of their MetaFilter posting history generated and emailed to them. If you would like to take the 2012 survey, I would ask that you please do so BEFORE you read or participate in the discussion here (as well as before you view the previous MetaTalk thread about the 2010 survey). This is to help ensure that your responses to these survey questions are entirely your own decisions and are not influenced by the opinions of those participating in this thread. If you have already taken the 2012 survey or are not interested in taking the survey but would like to discuss it, please go ahead and do so here. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 22, 2012 - 306 comments

the great day of deletions

I notice that a few posts have been deleted already today (and yesterday there were seven!), so I was wondering if the mods have any stories about days where they had to delete an extreme number of posts from the blue? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Aug 20, 2012 - 51 comments

August best post contest

August 1st is tomorrow, and that means a new BEST POST CONTEST!!! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 31, 2012 - 172 comments

How does the 'Related Posts' widget work?

Related Posts were implemented two years ago on the Blue. How, exactly, do they work? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jul 29, 2012 - 44 comments

MeFi's own? Really?

Who are "MeFi's own"? [more inside]
posted by It's Never Lurgi on Jul 8, 2012 - 118 comments

the youngest among us?

Youngest Mefite ever was... ? [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jun 29, 2012 - 70 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

mobile me, mobile you

I love reading MetaFilter on my phone! I have a couple discussion prompts/pony requests about it. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on May 15, 2012 - 28 comments

blue_beetle callout

blue_beetle gets a call-out - from the OUseful.Info blog.
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Apr 21, 2012 - 29 comments

Give full disclosure; get deleted.

Give full disclosure; get deleted. [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Apr 11, 2012 - 112 comments

That's what the search function is for

Seeing quintuple (and counting!) [more inside]
posted by jenny76 on Apr 11, 2012 - 28 comments

Why did we treat this FPP differently?

A positive callout. [more inside]
posted by dixiecupdrinking on Apr 3, 2012 - 73 comments

Airbnbfi

Time to revisit the mefi Airbnb group! [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Apr 3, 2012 - 44 comments

Pony Request

Would it be possible to view the "Related Posts" section (that shows up at the bottom of pages on the Blue and Green,) when we preview our posts? Is it a bandwidth-intensive operation? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 28, 2012 - 25 comments

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

Diversity on Mefi

After this comment by an 82 year old in Ask, it got me thinking about the diversity of the site. I'm interested in people who do not fit the common demographic of white, 20-50 years old, Western, IT/humanities/sciences, more likely to be male. Do these people feel comfortable here? How can we encourage more diverse people to post? Or am I off-base and things are just fine?
posted by desjardins on Mar 6, 2012 - 655 comments

Want to know what books fellow Mefites like? Come participate in a mass Goodreads enfriending

Want to know what books fellow Mefites like? Want to maybe take part in a Mefi reading group? Come participate in a mass Goodreads enfriending! [more inside]
posted by philipy on Mar 5, 2012 - 129 comments

Help me help myself by helping me!

Trying to remember an old post I THINK was on MeFi: basically a Japanese site with photos of unintentionally funny road signs. It was all in Japanese, and the one photo I can remember specifically had a "STOP" written along the center line of the road, so that the トマレ became トマレーーーーーーーー ("STOOOOOOOOOOOOP"). Does… does this ring a bell with anyone at all?
posted by DoctorFedora on Mar 4, 2012 - 6 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

How did I not favorite that?

Sexy lesbian superhero webcomic? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Feb 17, 2012 - 22 comments

Good days in school

I'm pretty sure I Saw this on MeFi. Help me out! It was a story about the number of "good" days in public school. First you take off the first three weeks, then every holiday and every day before the holiday, then 15 "special" days, then most fridays, then the two months you need to cram for the standardized tests, and you end up with about two months of actual useful teaching time - the two months after halloween
posted by rebent on Feb 8, 2012 - 15 comments

Blackout

Reddit will be blacked out for 12 hours on January 18th in protest against SOPA. Will Metafilter be doing similar?
posted by Artw on Jan 10, 2012 - 352 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

Can't find best-of-mefi post

I recall reading a MetaTalk post a few months back asking what the best and most classic MetaFilter posts/comments are. However, I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 19, 2011 - 6 comments

Ten percent of nothin' is, let me do the math here... nothin' and a nothin', carry the nothin'...

An Infodump Question™ and followup to this post: What is the average number of favorites per post received for each of the various MeFi subsites? Per comment? Average number of favorites given and received for the userbase?
posted by zarq on Dec 13, 2011 - 25 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

mefi atc swapping group?

I know there are artists, hobbyists, and crafters among the Mefi members. Are any swapping ATCs? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 16, 2011 - 29 comments

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