"Submitting a link is akin to writing a little paper for school."
"I just went to MetaFilter and the top link is "How many goats are you worth?". Is that more intellectual than the entries on Reddit?"
"I hate, hate, hate it when they put multiple links in single words."
reddit discovers Metafilter
posted by plexi
on Aug 9, 2008 -
I just found a site, dimeadozen.org
, that I think might make a good Metafilter post. It's got torrents of tons and tons of live concerts. (I'm listening right now to the Tom Waits show in Nashville that I saw last weekend.) The problem is that it requires you to sign up for an account, and there's a limited number of account slots available each day. Would this still make a good post?
posted by UKnowForKids
on Aug 11, 2006 -
My friend and I were discussing MeFi and came to a point of contention when estimating the number of new users MeFi receives per day. My guess was 5 to 10, his was 25 or more. Perhaps this argument can be laid to rest here. How many new users does MeFi average per day?
posted by c:\awesome
on May 23, 2006 -
With the increasing number of stupid call outs on MetaTalk of late, the general lowering of the standards of debate in MeFi and seemingly more and more attacks on #1 and #292 for their admin decisions, I respectfully and tentatively suggest that now may be the time to close off new user sign-ups for a while.
posted by Effigy2000
on Mar 23, 2006 -
So I've noticed there's a user 25210
, but no 25208
, or 25204
. There is, however, a user 25203
but no 25202
. There's a 25200
, and 25197
, but no 25196
, or 25192
. There's a user 25191
, but no 25190
. There does happen to exist a 25188
and that's as far as I'm gonna go. I can only hope you've gotten the point by now, but if not: What's with the missing users?
posted by item
on Jun 10, 2005 -
Can we close the door now?
I'm genuinely happy to have some new blood, but here's the problem. Pretty much everyone who's been reading the site with their noses against the glass has been let in. Hereafter, we're going to get a bunch of folks
who happen to be wandering by, and know nothing of how things are done around here. (I don't know if that's the case with notmtwain, I'm only using his/her post as an example because it glares so.) We can always open it up again later, but can we have a moratorium on new users? Just for now? Please?
posted by jpoulos
on Dec 1, 2004 -
Hi. I just signed up a few hours ago.When can we start posting in the blue?
posted by crusiera
on Nov 18, 2004 -
Are these new logins, having paid, getting to see the new ad-free MeFi?
Does the $5 fee come with an uptime guarantee?
Lastly, will Mathowie pay me $5 to rescind my login? Really lastly, what is the returns policy for those who have paid their $5?
posted by dayvin
on Nov 18, 2004 -
Did anyone else noticed the membership count changing in the blue? It seemed like it dropped from the 17000's down to 16896.
posted by phyrewerx
on Aug 6, 2004 -
As long as I'm asking questions, when are new members going to be accepted again? A friend who I introduced Mefi to recently offered $ for my login. He was desperate. I said no. He cried.
posted by Dukebloo
on Jun 11, 2004 -
Just a reminder: this Saturday is the last day to sign up for the current round of the MeFi Swap
. 143 signed up so far, so this round should be pretty exciting.
posted by Dreama
on Feb 18, 2004 -
I've had three friends asking me what "hoops we have to jump through" to become members of MetaFilter now that the new process is in place. Any chance of a set of guidelines?
Either that, or we can start talking about building an assault course for the new signups... ;)
posted by twine42
on Dec 3, 2003 -
¡Finalmente! I'm finally going to turn on new user signups, and I'm shooting for doing it on Monday. But I could use some help [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Nov 26, 2003 -
please oh please would someone enable new users on mefi again. the shame and humiliation of posting as "demo" is monumentally soul-destroying. Won't anyone think of the children?
posted by demo
on Jun 10, 2003 -
Welcome to ascullion
, a member since May 1, 2003. Did I miss something? When did new users signups begin again? Only asking because I've got a couple of online buddies who would be interested.
posted by feelinglistless
on May 14, 2003 -
20 neophytes a day
- and I'm one of yesterday's crop. Fresh-faced, clean-skinned...
As a Content Editor at Everything2
, I'm intimately acquainted with the stickiness inherent in introducing new people to an online community (especially a content-oriented community, as opposed to activity-, hobby-, or interest-oriented ones). There seems to be a dearth of documentation. I guess this site is pretty self-explanatory, which is refreshing - I've been an E2 user for two and a half years and I still occasionally scratch my big, fat head. Also, after such a long, long time with no new users (I know it was a long time because I spent a long time checking the new user page), you guys must be experiencing something of a shock, too.
Any ideas as to what could be done to ease the transition for newbies and allay the angst, if any, of the old guard?
Feel free to kill this if I'm out of line, long-winded or otherwise. I'm a new at this.
posted by bingbangbong
on Aug 2, 2002 -
New user signups are back on. 20 people a day are going to be allowed in, starting at noon each day. Only one signup per person, per day as well. Report any probs with it here.
posted by mathowie
on Jul 26, 2002 -
Since Matt is getting a new server, he mentioned turning new sign-ups back on. How do we feel about this?
posted by BlueTrain
on Apr 7, 2002 -
The membership number keeps going up, yet I thought the site was closed off. What am I missing?
posted by Voyageman
on Nov 12, 2001 -
A friend from Oakland told me two nights go night she was unable to register to become a member? Was there a problem with the site, or is she daft (my view).
posted by Voyageman
on Nov 9, 2001 -
It is possible to sign up under the same name as someone else, using a [SPACE] before the username. That is a bad thing.
posted by jpoulos
on Jul 24, 2001 -
The huddled masses are getting desperate!
I received the following e-mail yesterday:
To:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 'Metafilter' aint accepting new users I thought I'd
write to a bunch of you. Someone please post my comments
Heres my take on MaryRomantic (Mary Terry):
Read the part about the gift and the 'snag-points'
Also think about the fact that she's asking for something
unattainable in men (IE no one will ever fit her profile). And the fact that she only meets them
in public and that she ultimately has the full power to say, "Sorry! I don't think YOU are 'him', Goodbye" !
That is after She has obtained the GIFT.
Look at this statement:
[. No matter what kind of other strange message I may hear on your answering machine, even if it sounds as though you won't be around until way past our appointed date time, I'll know that that kind of message doesn't pertain to me, ]
This makes ME believe as though ALOT of men have gotten thru to her answering machine and those are the strange messages.
The fact that she's jobless and unmarried leads me to the following:
Mary is a grifter! In the same fashion as Robert Blakes wife was.
She has men meet her somewhere, probably where her real boyfriend
is hiding behind a bush, gets her 'gift' and chats with him for a few minutes and since she has the authority in the say so of the meeting
she tells him she needs to think about him and she'll contact HIM!
She never does and goes on to the next sucker thats lined up in a few minutes somewhere else.
The men are too ashamed that they fell for this that they don't dare discuss it with friends or go to the cops.
If the gift is $100.00, she could make a nice income off of this grifting!
Just my observations.
PS Ed? I thought the same thing about LRonHubbard and her site. LOL
posted by ParisParamus
on Jun 10, 2001 -
The Brill's Content thing deserves its own thread: Looks like we've gotten about 500 new members in the past 24 hours, judging by the member numbers at the top of the page.
posted by anildash
on Apr 11, 2001 -