I launched my latest apartment hunt this week (I'm moving to Chicago!), and turned immediately to the Ask MeFi archives for advice. As I sent my 93rd email to an unknown Craigslist poster this afternoon, it hit me: Wouldn't it be great to do this on MetaFilter? We already have Jobs, which is very close, and Ask threads about housing often include a few leads from other members. In fact, I was tempted to post one myself for this reason, but I don't really have an original question. [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall
on Apr 12, 2013 -
I know a MetaFilter swapsite or Craigslist-y thing has been suggested before
, but now that I have a thing burning a hole in my pocket that I'd like to give to an interested local Mefite -- like, today -- I'm wondering if it's time. I'd like to sell or give away things to you, and I'd like to buy stuff, too. I'm pretty sure that we could do some really interesting things with this, like what Miko did with her $9 something offer
posted by Plutor
on Jun 13, 2008 -
So I missed the deadline to call in my question. That would have been fun, but life has been crushing, it happens. Since I can not wait until the next time - Matt, Jess, Cortex, JB, others?: we have MeFi Music, which is really so much fun, but so many MeFites have other talents. Can we expand MeFi Music, or add another category, to include other arts? I would really love to see short stories, poems, paintings, photos, etc. [more inside]
posted by caddis
on Feb 12, 2008 -
doesn't seem to get much traffic. The post yesterday was the first in almost a month. Can we get a link to it at the top, along with the links to the other subsites?
posted by rajbot
on Nov 26, 2007 -
I've often heard/read the anecdotes that "Only the die-hard Mefites look at MeTa" and "Most of the AskMe regulars don't venture into MeFi." Is this validated by actual user data and/or site hits? (I don't know if that's the right terminology to use). When I first came across Metafilter (2-3 years before I actually became a member) I immediately clicked on the other links at the top (AskMe and MetaTalk were the ones I remember being there when I first found the site). Do some users really only stick with one subsite or is that just a myth?
posted by amyms
on Nov 26, 2007 -
Is it ok to cross post from Travel to AskMe while Travel is still in alpha?
posted by Burhanistan
on Aug 4, 2007 -
If you could found a new Metafilter subsite, what would you start, and, for fun, what color would it be (e.g.
, "the green")?
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 29, 2007 -
I was kind of peeved when Technorati dropped the book category from their popular page and list. I've also noticed a lot of requests for book recommendations on AskMiFi. Bunches of book or bookish tags. Mefites seem a bookish crowd. A fascinating Librarything
group. Might it be worth considering expanding the book conversation specifically? We have a Music page. Why not a Books page? Rather than posting music files or lists, we could link to Amazon
or Google Book Search
. There's a movement
to react to the old media's abandonment of book coverage by encouraging more online coverage. Is this worth investigating for Metafilter?
posted by Toekneesan
on Jul 11, 2007 -
I looked in projects and music, no place to simply put words, no music. so... delete away if inappropriately located.
we'll fedex all the boxes
use this number
for the price
lets take whats left of life
and pack it up all tight
don't forget the waybill
make sure you have the address right
here let me pin this paper
so you'll know your way outside
can't I stay here
said the snowman
its so nice and warm tonight
posted by infini
on May 8, 2007 -
Has any more thought
been given to a MetaSpace for creative writing? As in a help-me-improve-this zone? Not a Penguin-type wiki
by any means--simply an impromptu writers' workshop. I'm assuming AskMe is absolutely inappropriate for that sort of thing, and that it's out of scope for MeFi Projects.
MeFi is a nice demographic for this kind of thing, BTW, as it seems to consist mostly of snarky articulate bastards.
posted by YamwotIam
on Mar 31, 2007 -
RSS gone bad? Metafilter Jobs, Ask Metafilter, and Metatalk are showing front page Metafilter posts instead of their respective posts. I'm using Google Reader, if that matters. I tried adding the feeds using Sage to see what was up, and it finds feeds but won't find any actual posts.
posted by schnee
on Mar 29, 2007 -
Ask MetaFilter should default to a white background for new users and those not logged in.
posted by anildash
on Mar 5, 2007 -
Can we have the "My Posts" and "My Comments" links at the top of each page/site go to just our own posts and comments for whatever subsite site we are currently on? (more inside)
posted by loquacious
on Dec 17, 2006 -
Ok, we're now doing projects, jobs, general advice....why aren't we doing classifieds?
posted by filmgeek
on Nov 23, 2006 -
Expiry date for MeFi Jobs. Jobs should expire automatically after 30 days, and should not appear in the main page/map/tags after that. There should be a possibility to prolong the expiry date if necessary.
posted by Sharcho
on Nov 12, 2006 -
Random thought: The official nickname for MetaFilter Projects should be MeJects. Whadaya think?
posted by winston
on Oct 26, 2006 -
Hooray for MetaFiler Jobs! I got hundreds
of inquiries from Craigslist and other job boards but ended up hiring the one (1) person who applied from this
MeFi jobs posting.
posted by MattD
on Oct 13, 2006 -
cityguides.metafilter.com? How about it?
Inspired by Lougi's recent Askme Q, I suggest a section be set up where people can a) post requests for specific city info and b) post their fave tips for cities they know well. These threads could remain open indefinitely and be a great resource for people travelling or moving and would cut down on AskMe Q's about such things. If possible, perhaps a sidebar on Ask which just lists the names of the last 5 cityguide threads that have had activity would be a handy way to see when a city you know/care about has questions/activities.
posted by dobbs
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Now that we have all these nifty subsites, how about a new one, devoted entirely to meetups of mefi folks? (meetup.metafilter.com?)
The current solution, having them mixed in
with callouts, bugs and general griping is (I think) insufficient. Many people who would be interested, don't even know they exist
. They scroll off the page fast, and organizing is a painful process
posted by vacapinta
on Sep 7, 2006 -
Feature request: I want swap.metafilter.com. I really want to unload my junk on my fellow MeFites, and buy their junk off them. Please, Matt? Craigslist and eBay don't require a 5-spot to join, unlike MeFi, so that cuts down dramatically on the skeezy lowlife scammer factor. Another advantage is that this place is a real community and people care about their reputations. The community self-policing is strong, and MeFi's full of interesting people with (most likely) compelling junk they want to get rid of. One man's junk is another man's treasure.
Also, people here are really creative. Wouldn't it be cool if Miguel could sell his books here, for instance? Or Steven Den Beste could trade anime with other otaku. MeFites who are painters could sell their paintings. Sculpture. And so on.
posted by evariste
on Aug 22, 2006 -
Maybe this has been proposed on the 'Talk before, and I know it's been suggested on the blue, but I think it's high time for a separate category for NewsFilter. IMHO, one-link posts to, say, a CNN story would be A-OK
. The renewed air strikes in Lebanon prompts me to say this: I'd like to see fellow MeFier's immediate opinions on this, and don't feel the need to construct a multi-link, "worthy" FPP.
posted by zardoz
on Aug 2, 2006 -
Couple of buggies and questions:
Projects visited link color is unreadable
for me. Oddly, it's a different unreadable color at work (that picture) vs at home (purple). Something goofy on my end?
A couple of music questions inside, too....
posted by twiggy
on Jul 24, 2006 -
someone suggested in a AskMe thread that we start a Teen AskMe section. I'm all for it since we are a level headed bunch (excluding some times at MeTa.) I am sure the grammar and butchering of the English Language would bug some of you. I think it would be better then all the banner ad sites that are trying to sell teens garbage. What are your opinions?
posted by wheelieman
on Jun 30, 2006 -
Should MetaFilter have another section called MetaNews to keep the geopolitical stuff separated from the quirky best of web stuff?
posted by parallax7d
on Nov 28, 2005 -
Is anything ever going to happen again with metafilter music
? There are a lot of musicians on this site, and I'm pretty sure that a lot of people are unaware of it.
Also, when is the metafilter projects site going to launch?
posted by interrobang
on Sep 22, 2005 -
I bet "travelfilter" as a discrete site would be enormously successful, yea, even income-generating.
posted by mecran01
on Aug 3, 2005 -
Any or all of the following additional sections would be most welcome: MetaFilm, MetaLit, MetaDesign, MetaMusic. They could be discussions on current trends/reviews in the chosen fields and/or critiques on Mefi members ventures in these areas. I know this is more like a herd of ponies and most likely not forseeable in the immediate future but I thought we could at least talk about it.
posted by poopy
on Jan 14, 2005 -
I just had an idea, it's just an idea, let me know if I'm nuts or this has any merit. Let's say around June 1, when the US presidental campaign gets into its full stride, I setup two sub-metafilter sites, one at BushIn2004.metafilter.com, the other at KerryIn2004.metafilter.com for fans of either to blow off their steam and keep MeFi proper largely free of the campaign-squabble-of-the-day posts we're likely to see? (yeah, and I'm curious how a bush supporter blog would go over too)
posted by mathowie
on Apr 23, 2004 -