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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Was extremely confused to see a flashy commercial for MetaFilter preceding a Youtube video. [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Mar 17, 2014 -
I hate to be the poster child for tinfoil, but... (dons tinfoil hat): I have recently had several comments deleted from threads
relating to the Ukraine crisis. [more inside]
posted by NiceKitty
on Mar 7, 2014 -
I'm interested in hearing from the MeFi community about when people think is the best time to post about a series of content. Would you prefer to hear about such content on MetaFilter at the outset, or at the conclusion, or somewhere in between? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Jan 29, 2014 -
Have you started a kickstarter and informed the Mefi community about it? Did they help or hinder the process?
Or have you been a loyal Mefi and supported some of the kickstarters? What was your experience like? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on
on Dec 28, 2013 -
I was wondering if it would be possible to get the "Remove from Activity" link added to the Recent Activity page of the Mobile site. Is this something that people would like to have, and if so would it be feasible to implement this feature? [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Dec 18, 2013 -
I want to see all of the metafilter-linked youtube videos in a single Youtube playlist. [more inside]
posted by joecacti
on Dec 14, 2013 -
I have had questions deleted before for being "too chatty" but I see questions all the time that seem very chatty. Can someone tell me if you can post chatty questions?
posted by john123357
on Dec 13, 2013 -
More and more I find myself visiting Metafilter on my Android tablet. I am using Firefox 25.0.1 on a Nexus 7 with Android 4.3. Recently, commenting has become almost impossible - namely, any kind of HTML tags get very screwed up. Typically, I'll copy a comment I want to reply to, surround that with em tags and then reply. Lately, in the process of posting, Android or Firefox or Metafilter decides to empty the closing em tag (leaving two carats) and append a set of empty carats and a closing em tag to my whole post. Trying to clean it up leads to all kinds of problems - the cursor jumps around and deletes things on its own. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it Android, Firefox, Metafilter, or some combination of all three? Any help would be appreciated.
posted by Benny Andajetz
on Dec 9, 2013 -
I was recently off Metafilter for a bit and missed it. While thinking about how awesome Metafilter is I got the idea about having a place in real life that was Metafilter related.
Maybe a bench in a public park somewhere with a plaque that says it was donated by Metafilter? Or a tree? I bet we could come up with some cool ideas.
It'd be so fun to travel there and take a picture with THE METAFILTER in real life. Or does a place like that already exist?
There are so many of us who truly value this site, maybe some would be willing to contribute towards a small offline presence? Any thoughts?
posted by travelwithcats
on Oct 30, 2013 -
This is a post calling out nobody. This is a post pointing a finger at no one. This is a post in honor of peace, love, and diversity of thought and action. This is a post casting no aspersion or ill will on any others for any perceived malefaction or misdeed. This is a post in celebration of the spirit of generosity and cooperation and the exchange of ideas. This is a post with no links to anyone or anything. This is a MetaTalk post for those who wish to contribute their thoughts, be they holy or unholy, approved or unapproved, controversial or non-controversial. A celebration of Metafilter. A hello and best wishes to the mods and to the members, past and present: those whose accounts are closed, and those whose accounts will always be open. A post for the whole swirling, opinionated, crazy and beautiful community. Big love and happiness to you all, Metafilter.
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Oct 26, 2013 -
I recall reading an article (written by an academic, I think) about a method of getting through a textbook quickly by analyzing the most frequent entries in the index. Pretty sure it was linked from MetaFilter. Does anyone remember?
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Sep 18, 2013 -
Has anyone developed any official or unofficial hacks with regards to loading Mefi/AskMefi threads onto their Kindle?
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 15, 2013 -
Once upon a time I read a guide to writing for the blue by a fellow MeFite who is known for excellent posts and describes researching a topic after stumbling upon an idea for a blue post and making sure it's not already posted. It's very thoughtful, well written and detailed. Further, it describes how to achieve those three things in a blue post. It's not in the wiki and I haven't been able to find it in Google. Can someone help me find this?
posted by brokeaspoke
on Aug 15, 2013 -
Whenever I talk to friends about MetaFilter they always relate it to Portland - does MetaFilter have a historical or philosophical association with Portland, or is it just a nice way of saying it's liberal and wordy?
posted by four panels
on Aug 6, 2013 -
It's almost a new month, and we all know Health Month
is awesome. So awesome, in fact, that Team MetaFilter is reserved for actual MeFites.
I've now got a dozen requests to join the team from people whose names on Health Month don't match users on MetaFilter. I don't want to needlessly blow people off. If you have asked to join the team, and haven't been added, please shoot me a message on MeMail, and I will add you posthaste so that you can get rolling for August. Thanks!
posted by ambrosia
on Jul 31, 2013 -
I recall a discussion on the blue about the ACA recently wherein someone stated there will be (or may be) a federally managed insurance option available on the exchange in all states. It was portrayed as a back door public, not-for-profit option. I can't find the post now. Anyone have it bookmarked or recall the details of who will be managing the plan and what it will consist of?
posted by jsturgill
on Jul 16, 2013 -