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104: I've Got Wheelhouse In The Head Now

Hey hey hey, it's episode 104 of the podcast. Recorded Wednesday May 6th, Matt and Jessamyn and I yammer for nigh on two hours about a bunch of great stuff from the last month and also complain about cell phone reception. [more inside]
posted by cortex on May 6, 2015 - 79 comments

Improve Account Security With This One Weird Trick (Hackers Hate It)

We've improved password security on Metafilter. So, hey, update your password! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 22, 2015 - 76 comments

Password Security Update

We're changing the way we store passwords at MetaFilter. You can help us test the new system by changing your password today. [more inside]
posted by pb on Apr 17, 2015 - 97 comments

Anyone having problems posting comments?

I am really frequently getting "Error—Comment Post Not Found" messages when attempting to post replies on the blue. Anyone else having similar problems? (I recognize the irony of asking this when it will be difficult for people to respond...)
posted by sonic meat machine on Apr 14, 2015 - 25 comments

The Virtues of Moderation

Included in volume 17 of The Yale Journal of Law and Technology is the article The Virtues of Moderation.
This Article provides a novel taxonomy of moderation in online communities. It breaks down the basic verbs of moderation—exclusion, pricing, organizing, and norm-setting—and shows how they help communities walk the tightrope between the chaos of too much freedom and the sterility of too much control. Scholars studying the commons can learn from moderation, and so can policy-makers debating the regulation of online communities.
One of the case studies discussed is Metafilter.
posted by alms on Apr 3, 2015 - 25 comments

OMG HAVE A GREAT SUMMMERRRR11111

On March 4, Matthowie announced he was retiring. On March 7, he commented that he'd be getting his retirement thread printed as a book. If you've been putting off signing his Internet retirement yearbook, you've get less than 24 hours to come up with an exciting message.
posted by Going To Maine on Apr 3, 2015 - 28 comments

How do *you* pronounce 'MeFi'?

Hi MeFites. After many years of overthinking a plate of beans, I made a thing! I'm pleased to share my PhD dissertation about MetaFilter with you all. A simple question of how we pronounce our own nickname has unfolded into many years of research. This time spent would not have been as enriching or meaningful to me and to the field of sociolinguistics without the support and enthusiasm of my fellow MeFites. I say I made a thing, but really, you made this. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 3, 2015 - 185 comments

Quick Design Improvement Test

We tweaked the colors a little on the MetaFilter home page to address some uncertainties people had mentioned. At any time you can click here to opt out of the test. [more inside]
posted by pb on Mar 31, 2015 - 236 comments

metafilter: a series of pithy quotes

Has anyone ever collected all of the comments on metafilter that start with "Metafilter: "... ? [more inside]
posted by el io on Mar 25, 2015 - 68 comments

Should have just checked here first.

Twice in the past month I've sought information on the wider web only to find that the answer was here all along. Turns out that noise in my head is my tensor tympani muscles flexing and that someone else had a question about that line from L&O:SVU a decade ago (they really did need a warrant to arrest someone in his own home). So: what cool things have you left MeFi to find, only to find them back here on MeFi?
posted by davidjmcgee on Mar 20, 2015 - 22 comments

April Showers

I'd like to propose a negative- free month. As in BEST of the web. As we transition from Matt to Josh, I think it would be nice to re-visit metafilter and get back to it's core business. Best of the web. Let me repeat that. Best of the web. If it's fighty, don't post it. If it's political, don't post it. Well, go ahead, but it's not part of April Showers. You know what I mean. Can we spend April ignoring the Worst of the web? Is it possible? Are you folks willing to just find stuff that brings a smile to people's faces? It's a challenge. I'd like to keep metafilter somewhat happy. And give the mods a month of fun. [more inside]
posted by valkane on Mar 13, 2015 - 377 comments

Go be awesome

How to Leave Your Internet Job. Advice for @mathowie on his new adventure by Jessamyn.
posted by zarq on Mar 10, 2015 - 105 comments

MeFi catch-up

I sort of forgot to read MetaTalk over the course of the past year or so, and I was shocked to hear of Mathowie's recent retirement. It got me thinking, what other major Metafilter news did I miss out on?
posted by Triumphant Muzak on Mar 9, 2015 - 65 comments

Pony This Song to MeFi

We have a one-stop button for posting MeFi Projects to Metafilter. Could we also get a one-stop button for posting MeFi Music to Metafilter?
posted by Going To Maine on Mar 7, 2015 - 24 comments

One last chance to be moderated by Matt: feel free to be extreme.

So, mathowie, you are still with us for one last night, as a so-called moderator. Interesting. Beguiling, even. Show us then: what are the uncouthnesses, insubordinations and downright fripperies up with which you will not put, while you are still in power?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 6, 2015 - 625 comments

Special snowflake question inside

I'm interested in the etymology of the descriptor 'snowflake', where it refers to a person stating inwardly unique emotions or situations. This has arisen out of finding a strangely amusing definition through a work task, but I can't find the root or origin of 'snowflake' as it is used on MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Feb 24, 2015 - 65 comments

Annie Hall/Marshall Mcluhan moment in Stubbs the Zombie thread

So there's a post about the videogame and soundtrack to Stubbs the Zombie. Someone complains about the "dance off" feature. The creator of the game, having joined Metafilter seven years ago but never having posted before, comes to the thread and explains his design choice.
posted by mecran01 on Feb 9, 2015 - 2 comments

Did Mefi make you fan of any of 'Mefi's Own' ??

Have you discovered any artists / writers / musicians / insert-artform-here, via Metafilter who are bone fide 'Mefi's Own', that you are now big fans of? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Feb 4, 2015 - 103 comments

Please tell someone to remember to tell MetaFilter when you die

This MeTa is inspired by a conversation in the chat room in which we realized that despite our wishes to know when other members of the community died, most of us didn't yet have a plan in place to ensure that our fellow MeFites would be notified of our own deaths. I've since told my husband how to find the Contact Form, and if he forgets I have a few MeFites as FB friends (he won't forget to update my FB, at least) -- what's YOUR plan to get your dots?
posted by Jacqueline on Jan 22, 2015 - 129 comments

What is your favorite username?

Well, it's December 10th, and you know what that means: it is FAVORITE USERNAME DAY. Share yours below! [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 10, 2014 - 473 comments

Looking for useful feedback: MetaFilter tools by mdevore

Recently there were some Greasemonkey scripts and Chrome extension tools for MetaFilter posted to MeFi Projects and I thought they warranted special mention, as not everyone may be aware of them. They're from programmer (and Mefite) mdevore (Michael Devore). Direct link here. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 13, 2014 - 3 comments

Hazlitt's love letter to MetaFilter

The Internet’s First Family by Stephen Thomas at Hazlitt takes a "historical" (recent history that is!) view of MetaFilter. Don't go all gooey when you read it. via Phire's tweet
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 31, 2014 - 171 comments

Recent Amazon Links not working

A Metafilter Labs project, Recent Amazon Links, either isn't working or nobody has posted a link to an Amazon product for a couple of days, which I've never seen happen before. As a gadget addict, I'm wondering if something's broken or are other things being prioritized? Is anyone else experiencing this?
posted by SillyShepherd on Oct 3, 2014 - 14 comments

Web 1.0 dinosaur Metafilter modernizes, slowly

MetaFilter calls to mind a bygone Internet age... Think of it as reddit for grownups.
posted by y2karl on Oct 1, 2014 - 154 comments

Remember when.

On this day, in 1999, Mathowie posted Metafilter's 100th post.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Aug 26, 2014 - 55 comments

Meta Slander?

I have had three comments deleted from the thread re the alleged murder of Michal Brown. From the OP Escalating Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014 2:45 AM Subscribe We are now entering day 10 of protests in Ferguson, MO, protesting the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by local law enforcement officer Darren Wilson on August 9th. [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Aug 19, 2014 - 341 comments

What has anyone ever learned from Gawker?

Could Metafilter's survival lie in a private member's homepage? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Aug 13, 2014 - 56 comments

#GlobalVoices / #NonWestNov / #GlobalSouthSept

In the spirit of the success of #JulyByWomen, and with viggorlijah's permission, I would like to propose another month dedicated to Mefi posts from outside the West. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 5, 2014 - 240 comments

Metafilter-Youtube Rolling Playlist

Oh noes! The automatically generated youtube channel for metafilter videos doesn't seem to be working anymore... [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Jul 23, 2014 - 14 comments

Mathowie should do an AMA

MetaFilter is a long-running site with plenty of long-time members, but it's always stayed fresh through a slow and steady influx of new users to add new perspectives and replace those who've left. With the recent slump in Google traffic, we should consider ways to more actively promote the site elsewhere, in order to maintain this healthy growth and make sure the site and its values do not become complete unknowns to newer generations of web users. In that spirit, I've acquired the subreddit /r/MetaFilter and given it a fabulous CSS makeover with loads of informative links on MeFi history and culture. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 14, 2014 - 87 comments

Export the full text of Metafilter favorites

I'd like to export the "wisdom of Metafilter" that I've favorited over the years, but I'd like to do it with the least amount of effort and risk of error. The two methods I've found so far will require quite a bit of copy/pasting. Am I missing a special killer-combo-move, or will I just have to roll up my sleeves and get my ctrl+ C/P fingers warmed up? [more inside]
posted by guy72277 on Jul 9, 2014 - 13 comments

A poor showing even by the low standards of I/P posts

This is a poor post that links to at least one highly biased source and is generally framed in an exceptionally one-sided manner. While current events may be significant enough to warrant an exception to the (unofficial?) I/P moratorium, this post did not merit it.
posted by Behemoth on Jul 8, 2014 - 63 comments

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

Team Metafilter on Kiva

The team is going strong with 340 members who made almost 4000 loans totaling over $115,000. Great! There is room for improvement regarding two slight issues though. [more inside]
posted by travelwithcats on Jul 3, 2014 - 58 comments

Metafilter gets a Mention

This Guardian article on words with longer histories than you'd expect, gives this AskMe a mention.
posted by Ned G on Jul 1, 2014 - 32 comments

Jessamyn's Blog Post on The Downsizing

Jessamyn shares her thoughts as (former) MeFi employee #1 ("after Matt") here. [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl on Jun 27, 2014 - 120 comments

15th Anniversary

So, it was brought to my attention by eamondaly that the 15th anniversary of Metafilter is coming up in a few weeks. Here's some suggestions as how to celebrate: [more inside]
posted by garlic on Jun 25, 2014 - 82 comments

Call for input and interviewees for an essay on Metafilter

Hi, I'm in the process of writing a long essay on Metafilter for Hazlitt and I'd love to get some input from the community on it. In particular, if the site has intersected with your IRL life in a meaningful or interesting way, I'd love to talk to you. [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jun 23, 2014 - 132 comments

Google’s Matt Cutts: MetaFilter Hit By Previously Undisclosed Algorithm

This article from June 12 has a lot of useful up-to-date info and context about how MetaFilter was penalized. There is also some discussion about a potential solution (although Matt Cutts is being typically cryptic) in coming "weeks or months."
posted by KokuRyu on Jun 20, 2014 - 77 comments

Metafilter Hate Machine

This is the metatalk thread for the MeFi Diplomacy game "Metafilter1"(on playdiplomacy.com) spawned by the recent Grantland boardgames thread. To enable maximum kibitzing, I would like to encourage all PUBLIC game related communications to take place in this thread. PRIVATE communications, of course, can still take place through in-game channels. Robocop is bleeding has offered himself up as unofficial reporter/biographer/historian for the game, so we'll see where he takes that. I will try to post periodic links to up-to-date maps in this thread, but you can also watch the game by signing up at playdiplomacy.
posted by 256 on Jun 18, 2014 - 344 comments

Revisiting misogyny on Metafilter

The comments of this Metafilter post about misogynist songs at Trader Joes demonstrates that our work to keep Metafilter free from sexism is far from over. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 11, 2014 - 1979 comments

Tagging and construction posts

Hey, just a reminder that when tagging posts that if you put a space between words that counts as two tags, not one. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 7, 2014 - 34 comments

"How Google is Killing the Best Site on the Internet"

MeFi is the subject of today's TLDR podcast from NPR's "On the Media". [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Jun 2, 2014 - 102 comments

Because You're Worth It, Metafilter.

How about a "Donate/Subscribe" link in the main menu of the site? As it stands now, if a user happens to hide the "Help Fund Metafilter" link at the top of the page, it disappears, never to be seen again. I don't think it's unseemly to make the option to support the site monetarily a little more visible and persistent.
posted by killdevil on Jun 1, 2014 - 70 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

Sad, but thankful

I've had a terrible few months, but AskMefi was there with me and so I wanted to give thanks to all the Mefites who helped me along the way. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 23, 2014 - 125 comments

Meta Comment Deletion What Fors?

Starting this "me too" thread for anyone having their comments quixotically deleted from the main metafilter thread. [more inside]
posted by Colonel Panic on Apr 2, 2014 - 869 comments

advertising budget for FY2014 is through the charts

Was extremely confused to see a flashy commercial for MetaFilter preceding a Youtube video. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 17, 2014 - 3 comments

This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels

In the "In fact, there are no places that are not for ladies anymore" thread, which generated a lot of discussion about the incident possibly being fake, user skoosh offered a proposal that strikes me as a fine one, and one I think is worth discussing here. [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on Mar 10, 2014 - 169 comments

Warmth. Depth. Fatness.

An intuitive interface. Built-in keyboard access. Three world-class modulators.

Introducing MetaFilter — — — Push the Envelope™
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 7, 2014 - 69 comments

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