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Another Panacea

Please welcome another anotherpanacea: Cordelia Ruth Miller, the new new daughter born to anotherpanacea and his wife. I feel better already.
posted by OmieWise on Apr 2, 2013 - 77 comments

What made you pay?

For MeFis that joined after Nov. 17, 2004: what convinced you to pay the $5 upfront fee? Needed for a research project, details inside. [more inside]
posted by bmorrison on Apr 11, 2012 - 144 comments

Lil Tetrax is now Lix Tetrax

There's a (new) demonologist amongst us. demonicpedia joined the discussion of his site and other collections of information on demons.
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 16, 2012 - 12 comments

minutephysics joins and replies

Henry Reich, aka minutephysics, has joined the discussion about his short physics explanation videos.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 11, 2012 - 21 comments

Do you know the Mushroom Man?

Michael J. Maki, aka The Mushroom Man & subject of this recent post, is now MeFi's own mushroomman.
posted by scalefree on Jan 4, 2012 - 14 comments

Peddle Your Wares Elsewhere

I'm fairly certain that Matt has to approve posts in the Projects section, so I'm unsure of how this post made the cut. The user has only one other contribution from earlier today and it's related to the site he's pushing.
posted by gman on Oct 18, 2011 - 47 comments

99,000!

Welcome user 99000. [more inside]
posted by pjern on Oct 25, 2009 - 152 comments

Ouch.

Ouch.
posted by srboisvert on Feb 1, 2008 - 59 comments

Discussion Point

A post about how women experience street harassment has been deleted. The one about how the psychology of exhibitionist men remains. The grounds: This post was deleted for the following reason: one exhibitionism post per day is enough. This is linked in the thread just below this. Please don't use MetaFilter to forward your point from metatalk. -- jessamyn My point was to continue a discussion some people thought valuable from a previous thread deleted apparently because that post was poor. Just can't get the hang of this thing. Hey ho.
posted by jennydiski on Nov 16, 2007 - 1163 comments

An author at Damn Interesting signs up for a Mefi account having been linked on the blue

Neat! Metafilter links to an article on DamnInteresting.com, creator of DamnInteresting and author of the linked article signs up for Metafilter account.
posted by jonson on Jan 3, 2007 - 64 comments

Can a n00b post to MetaTalk?

Can a n00b post to MetaTalk?
posted by econous on Jun 27, 2006 - 1 comment

One comment, one project posted.

One comment, one project posted. Wasn't there supposed to be some sort of wait? How is this distinguishable from ordinary spamming?
posted by interrobang on May 22, 2006 - 12 comments

Piling on new user for sport

Is it me, or is piling on a new user now the official sport of AskMe?
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Apr 21, 2006 - 81 comments

New user posting limits

Why do you need to have a certain amount of comments in order to be able to post a link to the front page?

I've just come across this brilliant documentary about Richard Feynman, but I'm not allowed to post it.

You cannot post to the front page at this time. This can be due to one of several things. You may not have been a member long enough, you may not have posted enough comments, or you may have already posted a link in the past 24 hours.

I've been a member for quite a while and haven't posted any link on the front page yet, so the reason must be that I lack the required number of comments. I understand that people need to have an idea what kind of links are appropriate on the front page; the question is whether the amount of comments one makes is a good metric to determine this. I don't often feel the need to comment on front page postings.
posted by koenie on Apr 17, 2006 - 42 comments

sometime in 1999

What happened pre January 28, 2000 that caused all earlier members than 278 to have joined 'sometime in 1999' v 279 (both absolutely useless, by the way) - the MetaTalk archives started March 3, 2000 so there is no obvious record of what happened.
posted by tellurian on Jan 23, 2006 - 19 comments

Way to be an adult, man.

Pretend you are a new user. After an excellent first post, you slip up and post some discredited bunkum. A predictable (and pretty funny) pile-on ensues. How do you respond? With class and grace.
posted by LarryC on Oct 27, 2005 - 51 comments

In defense of newbie posts

In defense of newbie posts (No Text. I mean... More Inside!)
posted by Sibrax on Dec 9, 2004 - 68 comments

New account, but stats, low user number, LOST

With new sign-ups available again, it is tempting for people like me to create a new account with a username they actually like. The "problem," is losing post/comment stats and the ever prized lower user number. [MI]
posted by MrAnonymous on Nov 25, 2004 - 76 comments

New User Waiting Period Policy

I had a pretty interesting link for a fpp but I found out the hard way that I have to wait a week (5 days? 7 days?) before i get to to post on the big blue. Isn't is safe to assume that the new members aren't just people that wandered in to mefi and joined, but rather lurkers who've been dying to post for quite a while?

Also, I was able to post a question in askme as well as this thread, so I'm thinkin maybe we need some policy revision
posted by bob sarabia on Apr 4, 2004 - 88 comments

Inviting people to respond to threads about them?

Considering two recent author responses to threads, I'm wondering if we should give certain parties the opportunity to rebut or respond to questions raised by MeFites, particularly if the parties involved are not members. I'm not sure how something along these lines could be established. We'd need some way to obtain provenance beyond an email. But if Metafilter is to raise questions and an author of an article wishes to respond, should we develop a policy to implement their participation?
posted by ed on Feb 18, 2003 - 37 comments

The about page, when signups were closed (2002)

The About Page says: ...to hear some philosophies guiding the site and community, check out the new user message.

However, since signups are closed, the new user message no longer says much. Maybe whatever text was there (minus the signup form, of course) could be placed somewhere else so people can read it?
posted by staggernation on Nov 8, 2002 - 2 comments

Welcome New Member banner?

Now that membership has opened again, how about greeting new members on the front page just after they've joined with something like, 'Metafilter welcomes [insert link to username and profile'. It's always good to get a hug when you arrive at a party.
posted by feelinglistless on Sep 27, 2002 - 62 comments

Welcome back (.)(.)?

Welcome back (.)(.)?

Or am I just confused?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 14, 2002 - 14 comments

great comment from new user

Something to balance the "newbies are ruining this place" deathnell. Great comment.
posted by machaus on Aug 31, 2001 - 5 comments

New user, can't post

posting:

it seems that i cant post a link. on metafilter ... i've read the 'about' section and it says that id be able to post after a few days ... and i did ... but now it says that i cant again :( ... is there a limit that im not aware of on # of posts that you can do?
posted by a11an on Apr 11, 2001 - 3 comments

New user message appears in error

I've been a user for many months and posted many links and comments (54 and 75, to be exact). However, when I try to post a new link, I get the new user message that I can't post main page links yet. What's up with that?
posted by veruca on Nov 9, 2000 - 4 comments

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