What's Your Metafilter moment?
For me, it was the dumb realization that after ten some years of seeing the name Benny Andajetz in posts/comments etc, that it was not just some weird assed Serbian name I would never really be called on to pronounce right out loud.
It was fuckin Benny and The Jets.
Christ what an asshole.
Ten fuckin years yo.
So, who is a Mefite and also a subscriber (or developer) over at App.net?
I am here (as you can tell) and there, and go by Faintdreams at both locations.
I was just wondering who else might also fit into the thin slice of technical Venn?
A refactoring of the subscription system and the release of Netbot (an Alpha mobile client from the makers of Tapbot), has caused a mini surge in activity over at App.net.
If you too are over there, feel free to find me and say 'ello'.
What's a fun anagram of your username?
Mine scrambles into Daily Nonstop
and Dons Ponytail
both of which seem apt. Who is Orienting Enfranchised Loners
? Whose alter-ego is the Hit Run Shopkeeper
? Who Yens Jams
? There is no Ell Poop Cabal
! Which one of you Gobbled Poison Rice
? Was it the Glaze Raven
MeFi offers a lot of ways to format "the same" user name, thanks to the fact that spaces and caps are fair game. Mister Foo could also be misterfoo or MisterFoo or mister foo or MISTER FOO or.... So I'm wondering: has a namespace collision ever occurred? Have we ever had, say, a Mister Foo and a misterfoo active on the site at the same time?
Best New Usernames of 2010? [more inside]
MemoryFilter: without looking at the site, how many MetaFilter usernames can you recall from memory? Set the timer for 10 minutes. [more inside]
This is a MetaTalk post devoted to finding the coolest, most inventive usernames on MetaFilter. [more inside]
Is it possible to change my username or should I close my account and pay another 5 bucks? (Reason: I want less anger in my life)
I'm terrible at remembering names. It would be great to have usernames that are favorites show up as a different color. Is there a way?
It's important that I change my username--the reason deals with online identity cleanup. Is this possible, or must I create a new account?
Thanks in advance.
I guess I missed the memo: when did Matt start handing out red usernames
? And are other colors available? [more inside]
Capitalization issue: why is my username capitalized differently in different places on Metafilter?
How many other people took 2-3 years to notice that "odinstream
"'s screen name is, in fact, odinsdream
? [more inside]
Did I miss the memo? Are we now required to do eponysterical front page posts?
Is a domain an acceptable user name
? Seems like it would be a perfectly good name without the .com on the end.
Okay, fess up.
Who are you
, with no comments, posts or anything else, but 19 favorites
When you hover / mouse over the [+ 2 favorites] text, you see more text that says "2 users marked this as favorites" Would it be useful if the pop-up text actually showed the usernames of those who favorited it? Small pony i know, only saving a few mouse clicks, but i think it would be cool. Any thoughts?
Similar names. There are multiple active users with my name or a variation of my name. I'm SpecialK, there's Special-K, and SpecialK420. I've had people email me about askme questions and answers posted by both of these other users.
I obviously wouldn't ask anyone to give up their identity, but in the future can we get some sort of policy from admins? I mean, otherwise, I'm going to start snapping up names like Ouonsar and mattowie before they're all gone...
Which MetaFilter members can you identify by their writing style/content combination alone? [more inside]
@mathowie: Why are people starting to put commercial at signs before usernames when they are directly addressing other MeFites? Is this a convention from Digg or something? Am I the only one who finds this annoying, even more annoying than putting other usernames in boldface? Even more annoying than Todd Lokkenning? Can we make it stop?
Pony: any chance of having the ability to look up a user by appending their username name to the "/user/" URL? The user number is okay, but being able to have the name as well would be really helpful.
After the 김치 hubbub
, I thought it was decided
that Unicode usernames were a bad thing
. So what about our new friend ND¢
? What's the range of valid username characters? 0x0001 through 0x00FF?
Why are there three
Did someone try to steal my awesome account? I just got my password emailed to me, with a statement that I requested it, but... I didn't request it.
Nitpicking: The text that says "You are logged in as: Username" uppercases your username, while everywhere else in the site it keeps it in the original case.
Hey, MeFite Detectives! A request: Please think before you "out" someone. In our personal lives, most of us have learned that just because we can do something, it doesn't necessarily mean we should, and the same is true here. If a user (or perhaps the subject of a post, etc.) has caught your attention for some reason, and they have revealed (or you have figured out) their real life identity, and you go poking around to see what you can find, please think twice before publishing your big scoop. [more]
Are usernames becoming recycled? I noticed a new user
that I could have sworn had a taken username- it's a username I use often and almost always check for first when signing up places. Or am I imagining all of this?
how nice is matt about letting users change their user name?
How can I cancel my account? If I can't, how can I change my nick? And if I can't do that, then how can I cancel my account? I kind of ashamed of being a $5 MeFite.
registered himself a sock puppet
using html entities which looks exactly like my username. thank you.
I'd like to open a discussion on the seemingly growing trend of new users
choosing a phrase
as a username
. My opinion of these username choices is _____. My suggestion to Matt is _____.
I was out at Jillian's in Boston yesterday, and I saw another MeFite there who I recognized from a previous MeFi meetup. Thing is, I didn't remember her real name, and I'm not sure that she'd remember mine. Should I have said hi, and if so, what would be the rules on having friends of MeFites meet each other? Do we introduce other MeFites as friends, acquaintances, or what?
Who is this
...how exactly do they log in...and where have they been all this time?
PetPeeve Filter: I would like to use this post to encourage members to refer to other members by their full usernames in comments.
When I click on the username in this archived MeFi thread I am taken to an old post with the same number as the user, i.e. the url says 'mefi' instead of 'user'. Only true for the original post, not for comments.
What is the policy on giving away usernames? I purchased a spare during the Great November Influx and now its just sitting there, rotting on Matt's server. I really have no use for it. It was an impulse buy and I'd like to give it away.
Bug: old threads have the poster
username linking to the thread
with the same number as their usernumber. Example
(nonworking). Only in the post; the username links in comments are fine.
Do you ever wish you could change your username? What would you change it to?
Would it be possible to add usernames to the spell checker? Misspelling someone's name is insulting, and it would be nice if the Spell Checker did its bit to help us all get along.
We know that nofundy
usually posts about "Fundies"
has posted Hama-Net
, and Vidiot's
first post was about TV newscasts
, but hasn't the relationship between posts and the posters' usernames gotten a little strange lately?
First, I saw Keyser Soze's
AskMe about "my friend getting busted by the cops"
and its MetaTalk follow-up
. But then I noticed posts from PenDevil
about rewriting the Chinese Constitution
about an Act of Congress
, psychotic venom
about these depressing times
about Rumsfeld's words
, and four panels
about China's Building Blitz
And AskMe has a problem with the French
and a mouse in a messy room
Am I just going overboard when I see the connections between a car insurance site and mr crash davis, Jay-Z and soundofsuburbia, or Sudden Oak Death and barkle (oops, that should be bargle) ? If so, just say "adjust your meds, Wendell", and we'll leave it at that. If not, I'll be back tonight with a post about Wendell Willkie.
Colored usernames. How about a per-user defined option to have usernames show up in custom colors to keep track of users I want to read (red) and users I don't (gray) and everyone else (default). Or some other way to highlight when a user I really like posts without having to memorize lots of names.
On a recent MeTa thread, Vidiot
got mixed up over crunchburger
Earlier, someone else had done the same with specialk420
Obviously it's imperative that Matt immediately ban similar-sounding user names.
Could we have the name of the poster in the RSS feed?
Oh and happy Christmas
. What's the deal here?! (Also refer to the recent MeFi thread about the interrobang
How is this (1
A minor etiquette question, really, regarding punctuation and capitalization. Join me inside, won't you?
Would it be out of line to ask new member ( . )( . ) to choose another handle? It's annoying and embarrassing to type; vaguely sexist and makes it difficult to address his comments seriously because it's so graphically distracting.
Come on, Jason Kent, do yourself and all of us a favour and choose a sobriquet with some letters in it. It can be as juvenile as you like, but minimally verbal. You seem keen and have points to make. We'd appreciate the gesture, believe me.
What is the correct form of address here at MetaFilter? Or isn't there one? Real names seem to be used more and more. In this thread
holgate and ljromanoff address each other as Lance and Nick. Can we use a real name when we know it - by exchanging emails with someone, for instance? Isn't it confusing for everyone else? Does it make others feel left out? (Examples inside.
my old username is now my newusername.reclycling is good. but can i change my name again and not get flogged for name hopping?(first post warning)