In the This American Life blog post
which is a list of the staff's favorite lists of other sites' favorite This American Life episodes, Ira links to a 2005 AskMeFi thread
in which MetaFilter members named their favorites. Notably, there was remarkable consensus among lists of that vintage and the lists that were published this month to observe the show's 500th episode.
I'm fairly surprised there hasn't been a more recent thread along those lines.
posted by knile
on Jul 21, 2013 -
I have a vague unsubstantiated feeling that some comments I've written got tossed into the memory hole. Am I being paranoid, or is this normal with some justification I'm not aware of? [more inside]
posted by MikeWarot
on May 9, 2013 -
It seems that any interesting posts are getting deleted lately.
Just now, The story about the bolt action rifle handed to the kid as a play toy - deleted.
The story about the movies to help educate people before they make end of life decisions, deleted.
And a few others that upset me at the time, before I noticed the trend... can't recall specifics.
Is someone trying to push metafilter in a new direction, or what?
posted by MikeWarot
on May 2, 2013 -
Hey, what's the deal with a joke comment being deleted from this recent MetaTalk thread
? It was mild joke and I thought the bar for deleting comments from Metatal was much higher. I would ask in the thread, but when someone else did that, their comment was deleted, so here we are.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Does anyone remember a MeTa about AskMe questions that really, really did not go the way the asker expected? I can't seem to find the post I'm thinking of. It would have been fairly recent, probably posted in the last year or so.
posted by capricorn
on Apr 23, 2013 -
Based on the front page, I can tell that other posters use some of the same resources to find potential FPPs that I do. I'll lay my cards on the table, and hope you do the same... [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns
on Feb 26, 2013 -
If something needs to go to Metatalk, it seems to me it doesn't need mods
in thread while paying lip-service to the Blue/Grey distinction. If people need to defend their decisions, they can surely just direct the conversation here, not do what looks a bit like a drive-by on a Blue thread.
posted by howfar
on Oct 26, 2012 -
The good news: MetaTalk has over 1,000,000 comments as of today. The bad news: the millionth comment was apparently deleted.
posted by double block and bleed
on Jun 12, 2012 -
What is the longest metafilter comment that wasn't a stunt post?
posted by empath
on May 7, 2012 -
Perhaps I don't have enough experience on the site to gauge this, but does anyone else find one liner meta comments about threads really annoying and useless? Perhaps this is something that should be mentioned in the guidelines?
From the negative "This will not go well." to the typical sarcastic "This is thread is going nowhere..." to the positive "I'm surprised this went well!", they seem out of place and more about the person writing it than the topic at hand.
When I remember, I'm going to start marking all of these as noise.
posted by smidgen
on Apr 19, 2012 -
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 -
I came across this interesting bit of information while doing some research on the London based conceptual artist Stephen Willats. According to his wiki
, "His 1973 work Meta Filter
consisted of pairs of participants seated at a computer, attempting to reach an agreement about the meanings of various images and statements." You can read more about Meta Filter here
, and more about Willats at his website here
posted by puny human
on Jul 3, 2011 -
This blog post
is so meta-MetaFilter that I wouldn't dare post it on MetaFilter. Note that that the comments are probably metameta and sometimes more.
posted by bru
on Jan 26, 2010 -
Why are there two places to click? Why does the "[more inside]" link point to the same place as the "XX comments" link? [more inside]
posted by Drasher
on Jan 14, 2010 -
Coding Horror Guy celebrates MetaFilter's 10th Birthday by making a post with the title Meta Is Murder
and bringing in cortex to explain how MetaTalk "is key to the success of the site because it's a sort of release valve." So relieve yourselves here. [more inside]
posted by wendell
on Jul 17, 2009 -
Looking for a Metafilter post that was about a gentlemanly journal(?) in the 1800's(?) that was kind of like Metafilter. It was recently digitized, I believe. And then also there was a part in it that was also like AskMetafilter. Anyone remember this better than I do?
posted by unknowncommand
on Jun 24, 2009 -
Obviously we all love Metafilter or we wouldn't be here posting and reading day after day... But, if there was one thing you could change/modify about your Metafilter experience, what would it be?
posted by amyms
on Oct 4, 2008 -
We have MyAsk
. Why not MyMeta? How about a tab that filters by tags. Example: ignore anything with linux or politics. Keep anything with maps or art.
posted by desjardins
on Aug 21, 2008 -
I don't know what the policy is on this but I just got this spam via MeFi email from someone I don't know or care to know:
posted by stbalbach
on Jul 16, 2008 -
I think metatalk might have a problem with repeated entries.
posted by puke & cry
on Feb 23, 2008 -
Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.
posted by disillusioned
on Feb 20, 2008 -
hey whats the lowest number of metatalk threads ever posted over a two day period or maybe a weekend? TIA
posted by yhbc
on Jan 20, 2008 -
When you preview a comment the post's title disappears both in the browser's title bar and at the top of the page. Is that supposed to happen? Because it seems weird to me.
posted by sveskemus
on Jan 1, 2008 -
Why doesn't MetaTalk have a "Popular Favorites Of All Time?" In MetaFilter and AskMe, when you click on the "Popular Favorites" tab, you can choose between 24 Hours, 7 Days, 30 days, and All Time. Why is the choice in the Grey only for 48 hours?
posted by amyms
on Dec 5, 2007 -