I often read threads without commenting and thus they don't show up in recent activity. Is there a greasemonkey/firefox plugin that can show me which threads I have read and record my place in them - other than opening history up every time?
posted by marienbad
on Feb 12, 2013 -
There are three (1
) NYC meetups scheduled for next Saturday. Is that the same-day same-city record? [more inside]
posted by Jahaza
on Oct 11, 2012 -
This month's Wired Magazine
features an article about teh intarwebz fascination with cats, and the first entry in its "Invasion of the teh Kittehs" timeline credits MeFi! [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Aug 21, 2012 -
What was Metafilter like at the turn of the century? Is it substantially different now? Do you have a favorite era or year of Metafilter?
posted by xod
on Jun 21, 2010 -
When an account is disabled, all the profile information disappears. Might it be better to preserve the information when the account is disabled due to the owner's death? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt
on Jul 16, 2009 -
"Nuclear warheads launched from North Korea, Iraq, China, Iran, U.S., Pakistan, India, and France have all but destroyed 22 of the world’s 50 largest cities." [more inside]
posted by cashman
on Apr 14, 2009 -
Whilst that was the lamest video I've ever sat through, you did point us to a pretty decent website of time-wasting videos. [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Mar 6, 2009 -
Imho this question didn't feel like it was "askMefi" so here goes. I'm observing how groups/communities form organically or virally online around common values/goals/whatever and I wonder if there's ever been a discussion, thread, study etc done on Metafilter's beginnings, how it grew etc? Any thoughts, stories, anecdotes?
posted by infini
on Aug 12, 2008 -
What's the origin of the term "eponysterical"?
posted by misha
on Jun 19, 2007 -
I know this is a private website, where the administrator has a strong interest in avoiding litigation by celebrities, but what I saw happen in the last hour or so is just creepy.
posted by jayder
on Mar 12, 2007 -
Which AskMefi questions have elicited great responses or answers - the sort that just perfectly answer the question, or those where what seems like a long shot is serendipitously answered by the perfect person? Looking at the "metafilterhistory" tag, I found this
, but are there others?
posted by divabat
on Jan 17, 2007 -
So I solved this problem
, based on the help given by a few members, who I'm very grateful for. But was it really necessary for a load of people to come into the thread in the meantime and tell me that I didn't know what I was talking about?
posted by reklaw
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I just noticed that we have a metafilterhistory
tag. This, dear admins, is a brilliant idea, and was a great walk down memory lane. We have cameras, indeed. I was wondering, perhaps, if people wanted to nominate threads they thought had an impact on MeFi culture and history here.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Oct 15, 2006 -
was flagged fantastic, five years ago today. It seems we underestimated the "Taleban's" Godwin factor. By a lot.
posted by anotherpanacea
on May 22, 2006 -
ZoophiliaFilter: Would it be wrong to use AskMe to request graphic imagery of a man sodomising a chicken?
posted by sjvilla79
on May 15, 2006 -
We are collecting donations, in cooperation with MetaChat, to benefit an organ donation charity in memory of MiHail. (announcement of MiHail's death at Mefi & MeTa; related mecha post) [mi]
posted by jessamyn
on May 12, 2006 -
I'm working on favorites and releasing what I have today. Think of favorites as an internal bookmark system, a way to keep a list of the good questions, great comments, or interesting ideas you've found here.
Right now, you can mark a thread on mefi, metatalk, or ask mefi as a favorite, and view it at the link in the header above (is the header too wide for small monitors?). All your stuff marked as a favorite is public and anyone else can see the stuff you've marked (this comes in handy later on).
I'll be adding the ability to flag comments later today and very soon I'll be doing something akin to the fantastic posts page
on Ask MeFi, where the most favorited things over the past few days is highlighted on a single page.
posted by mathowie
on May 10, 2006 -
Metafilter Compliation Album:
Phase one: call for submissions.
[everything of substance inside]
posted by cortex
on Apr 17, 2006 -
See who is online currently and info about using the Jabber server here
posted by mathowie
on Jan 23, 2006 -
Tag conveniently gone missing?
. Like many others, I've been following the askme thread
originally posted by airnxtz where he is found to be a scammer and where hopefully we will soon have word about the consequences of his scamming. Normally I search for this thread by looking at the "all posts tagged ebay", but the question is no longer listed on that page. In fact once I found the question, I see that it no longer has the ebay tag or any other tag. I assume that though airnxtz has lost his posting privileges, he still has the privilege to edit his own tags and has done so. Otherwise, what happened to the tag and can we get it back?
posted by duck
on Jan 9, 2006 -
Just becausw I'm bored and there is a new design, another tagline thread?
posted by wheelieman
on Nov 26, 2005 -
I bet "travelfilter" as a discrete site would be enormously successful, yea, even income-generating.
posted by mecran01
on Aug 3, 2005 -
What is the origin of shout-outs at meetups? It seems like a strange tradition. For that matter, when was the first meetup?
posted by Plutor
on May 23, 2005 -
in the archives, almost every post (except for 4) in August of '99 was submitted by #1. I wonder if those first few months of MeFi's life was frustrating.
posted by C17H19NO3
on May 2, 2005 -
Lofi is showing a cold fusion error if you are not logged in.
posted by Jim Jones
on Feb 13, 2005 -
Can we lose orange clock
and keep chicobangs
, please? Okay, that's not the best way to say it. I am no angel myself, but this beyond-the-pale swipe at chicobangs and mathowie - from a member of dubious contribution overall (IMHO) - should not go ignored.
posted by scarabic
on Feb 3, 2005 -