it looks as though the metafilter wiki
has been spammed pretty badly by an online casino site, with several pages of info replaced with their url and some gibberish. i've emailed adrian but wonder if anyone else besides him might have a back up copy of the site.
posted by t r a c y
on Jul 6, 2004 -
Finally! 1st quasi-annual Blue Ridge meetup in Asheville, NC, Sat. June 5th. We'll begin with a kickball game between Team Metafilter and Team Monkeyfilter and eventually wind up at Jack-of-the-Wood (an Irish pub), with a drag show to top the day off... or whatever the hell we feel like doing.
posted by moonbird
on May 5, 2004 -
An interesting #mefi-debate prompts the following question: what is the average monthly traffic moved by MeFi/MeTa/AskMe every month? Any outstanding recent monthly highs/lows?
posted by Ryvar
on Apr 27, 2004 -
10 Best Metafilter post titles of all time? mr_crash_davis' recent post, "You just knew that as soon as gay marriages were legal they'd be screwing in the trees, and damned if it didn't happen.
", seemed like a zinger to me - what's your favorite? somehow, this didn't seem like an AskMefi question to me....it's a yackity yack question
posted by troutfishing
on Apr 23, 2004 -
Inspired by the recent Nerd Purity Test
, what questions do you think would belong on a MetaFilter Purity Test
? [much more inside]
posted by wendell
on Nov 17, 2003 -
Who's the Poet Laureate of MetaFilter?
Sure, we have eloquent and witty members by the dozen, and everyone appreciates their stellar prose. However, our poets deserve recognition and a thread of their own. So, who's the most lyrical among us? I've said before that thomcatspike
is the ee cummings of MeFi, and he may be, but stavrosthewonderchicken called me out here
for saying so, claiming that clavdis
is unequalled. All right, so we have two nominations. Any others? Favorite moments from these two or any other nominees?
posted by orange swan
on Sep 26, 2003 -
I should know this, being one of MeFi's last surviving "early adopters" (user #206), but I don't...
MetaFilter's NO multiple-threads, chronological order, NO sigs or avatars, permalinked format for comment pages has become the standard default style for blog comments, used by most blog software out there. (And that format has been, with all its abuses, one of the major reasons why MeFi has been my favorite Web Hangout for most of its 4 years).
So, Matt, why is it so? Did you duplicate some even earlier weblog pioneer I don't remember? Did you just follow a K.I.S.S. methodology? Or was it all/partly about the limitations in the Cold Fusion database or your then-newbie abilities with it? Tell me, for the record, how much credit (or blame) do you think you deserve for "The Way We Do Comments"?
posted by wendell
on Sep 19, 2003 -
Salon's feature on the porn chat-room vigilante site Perverted Justice
includes the lazy journalist's best friend: non-attributed man on the street quotes from MetaFilter
posted by rcade
on Sep 15, 2003 -
This is a right piss-off.
Feeling flush enough to donate to Mefi for the first time ever...[more inside]
posted by dash_slot-
on Aug 19, 2003 -
Matt, don't you like Jello Biafra? Because the original title of the ADL
thread was actually an excerpt from a famous anti-Nazi DK song, as noticed by talos.
BTW, since we're here, let me ask again: is it wise to run the tinyninjas ad even though they sell Iron Cross apparel?
posted by 111
on Jul 23, 2003 -
Say no more about the overload, in fact I rather welcome having something like 130.000 hits in one day, something to brag about in the pub when things get a bit dull.
That was after my link
crashed Johnny Spencer's artchive of Jamaican and American R&B on the 23rd. In disbelief, I wrote and asked for real?
and got: 23rd, June = 133,130 hits or 2.2 GB bandwidth.
I had no idea we had that much impact.
posted by y2karl
on Jun 28, 2003 -
I was listening to Ode To Billy Joe
today on a mix in my car and this afternoon I wrote a journal entry in my moleskin notebook
. What's the point? These are two things I learned about on Metafilter and that are now part of my life. What did you first see on Metafilter that is now a permanant part of your life?
posted by adrober
on Apr 29, 2003 -
FollowupFilter? I was using the subject of this thread
as an example in an email today, and while researching
it I noticed that just today there was an update
to this story. The original thread is locked, but I not sure this is FPP worthy.
posted by betaray
on Apr 23, 2003 -
Fulfilling the MetaFilter Promise. What is your vision of what the MetaFilter (and MetaTalk) project could be or should be? Those here tend to agree that this enterprise is important, so why is it so? What is MetaFilter doing and what might it do? As an exercise in originality, consider posting your ideas before reading the others. (Disclaimer: I'm writing a thesis on Blog Communities, and this one's my fave).
posted by squirrel
on Apr 13, 2003 -
With all this talk about finding ways to make Matt money, I've come up with the answer...
posted by crunchland
on Apr 3, 2003 -
The latest MetaFilter Parody
[Please scroll down a bit
], courtesy of SportsFilter
, though not up to classic standards [No links from me
], is certainly funny enough. But it does seem, well, just a trifle incomplete...
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Mar 31, 2003 -
. They aren't perfect, but they are out there. Problem is, nobody knows about 'em. Might I ask the relatively simple pony of a front-page resources link?
posted by frykitty
on Feb 13, 2003 -
Despite MetaFilter's honourable roots and tradition, I get the feeling that a significant and increasing amount of members has no interest whatsoever in web design, computers, blogs, programming or, in fact, anything remotely technical or even geeky. A few seem to be unimpressed by the Internet itself. Are we witnessing the secularization of MetaFilter? Is our future broadly cultural and political rather than Web-specific?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Feb 10, 2003 -
. in the last five minutes i've seen the same info via politech and slashdot. why does it need to be duplicated on mefi too? this is a place for interesting links, not breaking news. faq
please, people, if you're interested in this kind of thing, read and post to appropriate sources. posting everything everywhere just makes a big muddy mess where the only distinction between different sites is the member list and moderation system.
posted by andrew cooke
on Jan 15, 2003 -
Success! (I think)
Thanks to some in-person help
, I remotely did a backup of the old, corrupted hard drive's web folders and deployed everything onto the new drive. Now that everything's back up, it all seems to be working again (disturbingly smoothly if I must say). If you find any problems, let me know here.
posted by mathowie
on Jan 12, 2003 -
"All posts are © their original authors". That's what it says at the bottom of this page. My question: is that true, and is it true whether it says so or not? A friend who owns a mailing list has been threatened with a liable suit by a person who feels they were "defamed" in a post by a member. Is the list owner really responsible for what members post? Could Matt be sued for members rants about real people, and is there a difference (as an example) between saying "Ashcroft is an asshole" and "I think Ashcroft is an asshole"?
posted by Mack Twain
on Nov 5, 2002 -
This thread is over 3 days old, and has been closed for archival purposes. [more inside]
posted by stinglessbee
on Nov 4, 2002 -
let's talk meetup
. as has been briefly mentioned (peripherally, in other metatalk threads (can't be bothered to search right now)), the venues proposed by the meetup mavens generally leave something to be desired (the ithaca everything2 meetup is scheduled to take place at a mcdonald's, for the love of god). so let's pick our own place(s).
posted by mlang
on Jul 16, 2002 -
I declare jihad
. There have been 'imminent demise of Metafilter' threads posted with clockwork regularity since about two weeks after Matt started the site, I think, and this is not one of them. But the lengthy MeFi essay I blurted out on my weblog recently has got me riled up, and I think it's time for me, at least to declare myself. [Please join me inside, won't you?]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Jul 12, 2002 -
I posted a link on MeFi today to www.badassbuddy.com. It is a website that features tons of buddy icons for AOL IM. Matt took it down and I can't figure out why. Any ideas?
posted by wsfinkel
on May 24, 2002 -
by Nick Sweeney in Kottke.org about the differences between Plastic and Metafilter. (This is probably too obvious a link, But I thought there must be at least some people here who haven't seen this)
posted by justlooking
on May 14, 2002 -
so what happened to the asians offended by the A&F clothes story? There were 18 comments, but I never got to read them...
posted by azazello
on Apr 19, 2002 -
Would commenting Fifteen
times in one thread be considered breaking the 'chat threshold'? This question was asked before
and Matt weighed in three times. Just wondering.
posted by Mack Twain
on Apr 17, 2002 -
At last! I try to redeem myself by posting something actually on topic and in the right place: why is http://fraser.lewry.is.a.notalentassclown.org/ a mirror of mefi? Who is Fraser Lewry? Is he really a no-talent-ass clown? What is a member availability directory? How does it work?
posted by luriete
on Mar 18, 2002 -
Ok, I know this is gonna sound really weird, but I guess I got totally involved in this thread,
because when I went to bed last night, I dreamed that Matt asked me to take over his admin/moderator duties for the day. It was a bizarre dream, I tells ya. There's no way I'm qualified to do that, I don't even know how to code! Anyone else ever dream about Metafilter?
posted by Lynsey
on Feb 25, 2002 -
Metafilter -- dictatorship, monarchy, autonomous collective or religion? [more]
posted by feelinglistless
on Jan 29, 2002 -
MetaFilter has been very slow all weekend - first time this has happened since I joined last September. Access has been fine. But when I try to jump to the comments - or post a comment - it keeps timing out. What's going to happen when Monday comes? Can the greedy Google bots be munching away at more than 33% or would this alone be enough?
Any way we users can lighten the load on our side?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jan 6, 2002 -
From what I understand, Mefi began as a forum to discuss Web design, whereas it has become a forum to discuss news, ideas, whatever, with a Web site almost incidental to the discussion. Opinions as to when this happened; a specific day or week (these kind of questions interest me)? Also, as much as some people bemoan this evolution, wasn't it inevitable?
posted by ParisParamus
on Dec 4, 2001 -
Oh where, oh where is the mefi IRC channel?
I'm a IRC addict and I wouldn't mind chatting with other mefi members.
posted by ewwgene
on Nov 30, 2001 -
Html question: how does Matt get the top table to extend all the way to the top, left and right, with no space? How does he get the Meta-logo and Community 'blog graphics to sit flush with the edges of the page?
Whenever I try something like that, there's always space between the edge of the page and the table and between the edge of the table and the images.
posted by signal
on Oct 31, 2001 -
So, last night, I had a dream that I was sitting in the library of Matt's apartment...
posted by heather
on Oct 25, 2001 -
What does "topics specific to metafilter" mean, exactly? Specific to "metafilter, the codebase and website" or "metafilter, the group of people who use the mefi codebase"? Reason inside...
posted by jeb
on Oct 12, 2001 -
OK, there were 40 front-page posts yesterday. Just for laffs, here's a MetaFilter front page filter
. Change the number after the ? in the URL to change the highest numbered user whose posts you'll see. Old school!
's the source.)
I'll make this filter private soon, 'cause I just wrote it to support this suggestion: I think something like this should be a MetaFilter preference. Anyone else?
posted by nicwolff
on Oct 4, 2001 -
We should be able to refer to a topic (i.e. whole of thread) using single link - in a way that will allow us to send it via email to other people who are likely to be interested, but don't use metafilter regularly.
posted by vinod
on Oct 1, 2001 -
Anybody else noticing an extra trailing slash after http://metafilter.com? Only happens if you leave off the preceeding www's. Not a big deal, everything works fine, but it's a bit strange. Looks like url-rewwriting gone amuk?
posted by daver
on Aug 28, 2001 -