Given recent events in the news
, how safe is Metafilter from foreign cybersaboteurs?
posted by Renoroc
on Feb 19, 2013 -
Earlier this year there was a discussion of links to the NYT
in which the fact that links from Metafilter were exempted from the paywall was given as a reason not to treat these links specially.
Such links are no longer exempted. Can we please start treating these as we do links to any other subscription-only source?
posted by enn
on Sep 29, 2011 -
Episode 42 was recorded on June 16 and runs about an hour long. We cover the past thirty days or so of all sections of MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Tiny pony: would it be possible to convert links to New York Times pages to the 'weblog-friendly' equivalent on posting? [more inside]
posted by jack_mo
on Dec 19, 2007 -
NYT Mag on Wikipedia as Breaking News Source.
Three years ago, MeFi was the place this stuff went down, in my web at any rate. I miss it, and prefer MetaFilter's style of developing breaking news to Wikipedia's. But I understand the orientation that led Matt away from it, and God knows it's more efficient than reading through an entire thread in the blue to figure out where things stand as of the time you loaded the page. Posting this here seems more in tune than in the blue, yes?
posted by mwhybark
on Jun 30, 2007 -
It seems our
fearless leader has a little New York Times thing going on in tommorow's paper
Unless there's another Matthew Haughey who writes tech stuff.
posted by jourman2
on Feb 14, 2007 -
So are we not supposed to talk about Israel/Palestine at all now? this post
was deleted, apparently because it was about the Israel/Palestine situation. It's a fairly straight-forward post to an NYT article. Is all news about the situation verboten or what?
posted by delmoi
on Jun 10, 2006 -
Every e-mail discussion list, Web bulletin board and group blog is an example of collective intelligence at work. Do you want to know where "memes" start? Try the group blogs www.metafilter.com and boingboing.net...
From Online Diary: A Last Look at Web Destinations (NYT)
He checks in with two blogs every day -- Boing Boing and MetaFilter -- which feature content from multiple bloggers and provide links to everything from legal documents to book reviews...
From A Blogger's Take on Summer Reading (NPR)
Metafilter:The Boing Boing It's OK To Like ?
posted by y2karl
on Aug 15, 2004 -
Hey, doesn't the following quote from this article in today's NYT
(reg. req., etc.) come from MeFi? Or AskMe? Searching isn't doing it for me.
"I like a lot of the names I see on spam e-mails because they're completely abstract, with little conception of culture or traditional sounds," said a posting by someone using the name Oissubke, a self-described fiction writer. "They jump out. They're memorable. They may not work for Grisham or Shakespeare, but they're ideal for my own writing style."
posted by Prospero
on Feb 5, 2004 -
I don't know about you but it looks like the New York Times got wise to the NYT Random Login Generator
which mr_crash_davis hipped us all to back in April. All of a sudden I got a log in prompt when I clicked on an article and all I'm getting now is an error message when I try to log on with it. And you?.
posted by y2karl
on Nov 3, 2002 -
The New York Times' Online Diary
(scroll down to "I'm Paul!"): Online personality tests are a long-running Web "meme," or viral idea.
No mention of MeFi, or how agonizing tests are, or ways to cure people's obsession with the danged things, but you can't have everything, I guess. [Login: metafi/metafi; pony not included.]
posted by mattpfeff
on Jan 17, 2002 -
From an NYTimes review [login: metafi/metafi]
of Lawrence Lessig's The Future of Ideas
To casual Web surfers, it may hardly feel that the Internet has been trapped in an intellectual vise grip. ... Mind-expanding novelties -- like ''bloggers,'' which allow users to create instant public online diaries -- spring to life every other week.
posted by mattpfeff
on Jan 6, 2002 -
Statute of Limitations?
. The discussion was quite good. It's a timeless topic, still will be relevant 500 years from now. BUT! And it's a big but: I read this article when it came out in the NY Times about a month ago. Can't you presume, correctly, that countless others read it then?
posted by raysmj
on Oct 4, 2001 -
Another NY Times suggestion...
has a publicly available login and password to view articles they think are of interest. Is this feasible for us? I know there haven't been a lot of NYTimes posts lately, and someone mentioned in a previous MetaTalk thread that NYT might crack down on group logins. But since channel.nytimes seems to be closed for the time being, is this a possibility? Something like login: Metafilter, pwd: A-list...
posted by starvingartist
on Jun 26, 2001 -
Following up on a previous thread
, I just posted something with a link to the NYTimes, and it apparently got filtered to channel.nytimes.com... which would be fine except that channel.nytimes.com is reachable. I tried to post a correction before I realized the filtering was at fault, and the correction got filtered too. Then Rebecca tried to post a working URL and hers also got filtered. Needless to say, this adds a lot of noise to the thread. I would vastly prefer the URL to remain to www.nytimes.com; perhaps the filter could instead follow up the post automatically with a link that says "if you want to avoid registration, try this link instead" with a link to channel, so that the content of the post isn't altered?
I wonder if the Times has closed the channel back door, or if the server's temporarily down?
posted by litlnemo
on Jun 3, 2001 -
Following up on an earlier thread
in which, a while back, it was suggested that links to the NYT be automatically be switched to channel.nyt.com.
I posted a thread
with a couple links to www.nyt.com in it. I had actually originally made the link to channel.nyt.com, but when I tested it it didn't work, so I made the switch back to the working www.nyt.com URL. (My guess is that channel doesn't work for links to special "sections" like the Book Review.) It looks like Matt put in the switch to channel, however, and now the links are broken. So this is (1) a heads-up about the problem to Matt, (2) a plea of "it's not my fault," and (3) a request to fix the links, if possible. Thanks.
posted by rodii
on May 20, 2001 -
Suggestion: make nytimes.com links magical things that point to channel.nytimes.com links.
posted by hijinx
on May 14, 2001 -
I am wary of posting things from the new york times. I guess since many of the things in the times are discussion-worthy, it has to have some personal significance or other spin to be worth a link. also, it needs to be from the last week, even if it hasn't been posted before. that's my impression right now. any comments?
also what about posting this ted rall cartoon
? it isn't the type of thing that would garner dozens of comments, i don't think. so i guess i can think about it logically and decide whether it's worth posting. at the same time, i would like to spark talk about ted rall's stuff. my personal website isn't really set up for that sort of thing and doesn't get enough visitors to get an actual discussion going. so what do i do?
posted by benjamin
on Apr 29, 2001 -