Mefite Paul-Olivier Dehaye’s three-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at Coursera, "Teaching Goes Massive: New Skills Required
" 'reportedly launched on June 23 without controversy. The course targeted people in higher education who felt “threatened,” “lost” or “unprepared technology-wise,” -- a MOOC for MOOC skeptics, in other words.' And then the mindfuck began.
Inside Higher Ed notes that in trying to figure out what is going on, someone uncovered
a handful of comments
he made on MeFi related to the project.
posted by zarq
on Jul 16, 2014 -
My little pony request. Can we have the option for our websites to be available to members only? It makes sense, in that we have the visibility option for members/everyone for Twitter/FB/other social media, can we just add website as a field for that as well? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Aug 15, 2013 -
Welcome, mini-[username]! Congrats, MeFi's own [username] for [thing] that further enriched us by having you here! Oh, look, our own [username] did [MeFi-related thing] in [non-MeFi venue]! Guess what - [real name/othernic] is Mefi's Own [username]! [more inside]
posted by batmonkey
on Apr 25, 2013 -
members.metafilter.com? Please explain! Is it for more than recent activity?
posted by ocherdraco
on Dec 6, 2012 -
This post brought up a question for me. It isn't unusual for us to see AskMeFi questions posted by a member for a friend/spouse/workmate/whatever.
How do we feel about that? Are we taking bread out of Matt's mouth when we use our account for someone who isn't willing to pony up the $5? And, does it feel different to help a non-member as opposed to one of our co-member-mefits?
Not that I personally see it (as it happens now) as a huge issue, I was just curious as to the "how to manage an online community" philosophy bit of the question.
posted by HuronBob
on Mar 16, 2010 -
I'd just like to take a moment to misuse MetaTalk and draw your attention to this lame gawker list type post revealing the origin of MetaFilters own Astro Zombie
posted by Artw
on Oct 12, 2009 -
I'm tired of the word 'user'. can we use 'members' or 'readers' instead when referring to them e.g. "X users favourited this" etc? [more inside]
posted by infini
on Aug 24, 2008 -
Why is the term "USian" used on MeFi in place of "American" so often?
posted by davidmsc
on Sep 29, 2007 -
I swear I remember a way to find users from a specific locale- but I can't seem to conjure up a search-string that will do what I want, which is to find users in and around Munich and Berlin, Germany.
The rasion d'etre of my search is that I've found some 1500 photographs I took there 30 years ago, and I'd like some assistance in determining locations/stories.
posted by pjern
on Jan 17, 2007 -
Am I the only one who sees "Connection Timeout" in the place where the number of members should be listed on the front page of MeFi?
posted by liquorice
on Jan 15, 2007 -
One of our longtime mefi members - Logboy
- was recently redeployed to Iraq. When I noted in one of his comments that he was on leave, I bookmarked his weblog and was shocked and saddened to read that he was injured by an IED
posted by madamjujujive
on Dec 24, 2006 -
Which members here do you think best represent their opinions (1) for the right/Republican side, (2) for the left/Democrat side, and (3) absent recognizable or predictable side/party affiliation? [more inside]
posted by troybob
on Jul 19, 2006 -
My friend and I were discussing MeFi and came to a point of contention when estimating the number of new users MeFi receives per day. My guess was 5 to 10, his was 25 or more. Perhaps this argument can be laid to rest here. How many new users does MeFi average per day?
posted by c:\awesome
on May 23, 2006 -
Right now there are 35,070 members in MetaFilter. Many members have their own unique personal sites. Which are your favorite less-known ones?
posted by growabrain
on Apr 9, 2006 -
I'm getting this on the front page of MeFi:
Connection Timeout members | You are logged in as: Godbert / logout
5 links and 88 comments posted since your last visit
posted by Godbert
on Feb 15, 2006 -
Is there a way to search user profile pages for certain words? I was trying to add a 'MetaGame' keyword to my page for use by geekily Mefites to match up in online games (MMORPGs, Live!, Nintendo Wifi, etc) for some constructive combat from the safety of our Mom's basement.
Am I missing something obvious, or is the a pony that could be coaxed to life?
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Jan 5, 2006 -
Like the undead coming back to vote, people
posted in several years are coming back to Metafilter...
posted by jonson
on Dec 4, 2005 -
Are there any members who are serving or have served in Iraq? Any members who live, or have constant contact with someone who lives, in Iraq? If you're willing, I have language-related questions, both about American military usage and colloquial modern Iraqi Arabic. Email me at the address on the web site linked in my profile.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Aug 6, 2005 -
Hi, would a "filter user comments" option be a lot to ask? There are a few users who just never really say anything useful or contributory, and I think if I could just filter them out it would be nice.
posted by plexi
on Jun 3, 2005 -
"Unrelated, but let's just point out once again that the 14K group is unquestionably the greatest 1000 member group in the history of Metafilter."
I would like to hear the opinions of 14k'ers on this subject.
Various Mefi-Untermenschen are free to offer us , the 'greatest generation' , their tributes.
posted by sgt.serenity
on Jun 2, 2005 -
Do I ask this here (or has it been asked before) ??
I want to ask people just how
they organize their MeFi/MeTa/AskMe screens/feeds/time - I'm not actually asking yet as I want to think about framing the question a bit more (so it might become wider surfing focussed or not), but should it go here or in AskMe?
(but people might answer anyway so it could be a moot point I guess)
posted by peacay
on Mar 25, 2005 -
A little bug on the front page. Top right reads "Connection Timeout members | You are logged in as ..." or merely "Connection Timeout members" if I'm not logged in.
posted by 31d1
on Mar 14, 2005 -
Not in defense of noobs
. Because of noobs (myself included), the sky is falling and trends
clearly show that metafilter is getting rapidly out of control!! Seriously though, this analysis shows that the "average age" of a metafilter poster has dropped by almost 200 days, I am in whichever camp wants to extend the incubation period for noobs like us...
posted by maulik
on Dec 9, 2004 -
It would be nice if the question Are there any other community weblogs where you regularly participate?
could be added to the standard welcome questionnaire ("What's the deal with your nickname? When did you first start using the Internet?" etc.) [More inside.]
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Nov 29, 2004 -
Last-second, sloppily thrown together Dallas Happy Hour, featuring special guest matteo. Tuesday, July 13th (tomorrow) at 5:00, Trinity Hall Irish Pub
(at Mockingbird Station). (more inside)
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jul 12, 2004 -
Just in case you haven't noticed:
"Connection failure members..."
posted by wendell
on Jun 11, 2004 -
Okay, so I know there was a tangentally related thread posted here
a while ago, but that was 2 years ago and it bears a new update. I am a member of both MeFi and the infamous LJ community. Most people would agree, myself among them, that the majority of lj is crap. Most of MeFi, however debatable, is not crap. So I was hoping to add a bunch of you insightful MeFi folk to the old friends list and vice versa. Post inside if you have an active lj account and would like to share and read some lj posts that don't suck.
posted by lazaruslong
on Apr 17, 2004 -
Did I miss a memo? For the longest time it was 17151. Who are the two new members? Does this mean membership is open again? What do I do if someone I know wants to get in, and does it involve PayPal?
posted by soyjoy
on Jul 28, 2003 -
When members disappear, I look for them on milk cartons. [more inside]
posted by Opus Dark
on Apr 21, 2003 -
extraordinary user page sadly no longer seems to be updated - any other user page treats I'm missing out on?
posted by gravelshoes
on Jan 19, 2003 -
We've just turned over 16,000 members according to the front page. Our lucky number 16,000 is hans_1984
who wins this lovely MetaTalk thread. Welcome aboard, Hans!
posted by timeistight
on Sep 18, 2002 -
Okay, there's been some negativity round these parts lately, so let's try this: Is there any MeFiosi upon whom you've developed a sort of (intellectual?) crush?
(Potentially lame query, I know, but I figure it'll get some positive feedback going. We've spilled a lot of bytes talking about the people, or personae, we don't like, ad nauseam, so I figure the opposite is worth a shot. So shoot! Free love!)
posted by donkeyschlong
on Jul 31, 2002 -
It appears as though the member count on the front page of MeFi does not accurately reflect the number of members. The most recent member seems to be 14212, while the member count is only 14041. While that is certainly a pretty palindrome, why the discrepancy?
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Jul 17, 2002 -
at the emailed advice of a fellow mefier, i need to say something to all of you. no, this isn't a stunt for attention, or yet another thread to stir it with a stick...he tells me that my entry back into mefi has been rude, and he questioned why i did it the way I did. when I told him, he said i should tell the rest of you . more inside...
posted by bunnyfire
on Feb 22, 2002 -
Everywhere I look on the Internet I find my fellow Metafilterians moonlighting somewhere. Just today I came across a very interesting web site called Cafoon/Erotica Rules
, where the very latest contributions come from poster heroes such as owillis
(where the great holgate
is in finest form). Come clean now! What are the Metafilterians' secret haunts
? And are there any steadfast, exclusivist, MetaFilter-only loyalists left? [I, a minor traitor, confess to lurking very discretely on filepile, Kuro5hin, fark and a certain red cricket where Crazy Uncle Joepontificates - but that is all...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Feb 7, 2002 -
How many of the 13179 metafilter members actively participate (post and read) on a regular basis? Is that number the result of a SELECT MAX(user_identity) type SQL statement or is it calculated somehow based on readership and usage?
How many of these accounts are test accounts
? How many are inactive
? How many were created and then never used
or rarely used
to post over the previous 2 or 3 years? How many are not Neale Talbot
I'd love to see some histograms.
posted by internook
on Jan 2, 2002 -
The membership number keeps going up, yet I thought the site was closed off. What am I missing?
posted by Voyageman
on Nov 12, 2001 -