I know that things are rough right now, and Metafilter is understaffed and all that (everybody donate $10 right now!), but I was hoping that maybe there could be a way to tag other users easily a la Facebook and Twitter, etc, so that if we add an @ in a comment or post, we could just add the username and the name would link to that person's profile. [more inside]
Geographic extremes of all kinds of Mefi users. [more inside]
Is Ask Metafilter a place for people afraid to learn from their own experiences? [more inside]
I remember a blog post somewhere advocating for strong moderation, with the theme 'users are the problem.' But now I can't find it. [more inside]
Are there any MeFi Olympians? Olympics involved MeFites?
The recent Hegel post made me miss seeing Lovecraft In Brooklyn
around the site, maybe you'll be back again some day. [more inside]
Which Active Users have been here the Longest? [more inside]
has left the building. [more inside]
Meta-metafilter: What are examples of some other online communities that have successfully kept the quality of posts/forums at a high level by requiring a nominal $5 to $10 signup fee? [more inside]
is gone? No! Why? Does anyone know what happened, or if he's coming back?
Is there a search-for-contacts, find-your-friends feature buried somewhere in MetaFilter? I'd love to see if any other folks that I know are MeFites, and would gladly grant the site temporary access to my GMail address book to find out... if ONLY there were a WAY to DO it!
The Metafilter community now includes a MacArthur fellow
. [more inside]
Is it cool to inquire about users who have seemingly disappeared from the site? [more inside]
Pony request: number users logged on and when user last logged on. [more inside]
...and, and what about those--those... "MeFite comedians," anyway? Yooouu know the ones I'm talking about: stand-ups, sketch comedians, "kooky performance artists"--I mean, come on, who *are* these people and are there any links to their stuff? Really!
Still curious where MetaFilter users are from?
The survey results are in. [more inside]
So how do the mods feel about the user base, really? [more inside]
Would it be possible to have a search box on Activity subpages -- in other words, a search function that limits itself to a single user's comments or posts? [more inside]
I'd just like to take a moment to misuse MetaTalk and draw your attention to this lame gawker list type post revealing the origin of MetaFilters own Astro Zombie
For the upcoming meetups, or more exactly for press and blog coverage of upcoming meetups, could PB or Cortex or somebody gin up a kind of graph or visualization of brute quantities of user signups over time, along with user numbers? [more inside]
From a profile:
I inherited this account from my mom who died three years ago. I am, apparently, a sub-par contributor.
(My Dad uses it sometimes, too. He's the one with the more intelligent comments)
(Later. At this point, several, well, three or five, people are using this account but none will ever match the original account holder in terms of The Right Stuff)
I don't think there's a guideline for multiple people using one account, but maybe there should be? [Not a callout, hence no link.]
Pony request: can following all anonymous posts (or maybe, more widely, following a specific user) be integrated into MyAskMefi? [more inside]
Metafilter is flirting
with disaster. Just in case.
AskMeFi pony request: list members who frequently answer
threads with a particular tag [more inside]
I've been playing with a lifestream app, and it would be interesting to be able to pull my metafilter posting/commenting history into that. The most streamlined way for that to happen would be via RSS. It doesn't seem like there's any way to do that currently.
Obviously this is a low priority, but if it's just a matter of flipping a switch, it could be interesting. [more inside]
Disabled accounts show up in "nearby users." I clicked on this profile
and then had to click on this username
(because, WTF? Was santorum taken?). Well, to make matters slightly weirder, a search for santorum
brings up the username and the user's "real" name, though it's no longer visible in the profile.
what's the story behind the user methinks
? [more inside]
Lately, I've noticed that quite a number
I've enjoyed have disabled accounts. Are the majority of those people closing accounts leaving of their own accord?
I'm tired of the word 'user'. can we use 'members' or 'readers' instead when referring to them e.g. "X users favourited this" etc? [more inside]
Whoa - security/cookie issues? [more inside]
How to find Mefites in a specific location? I want to find all Mefites in Panama City, Panama. Is it possible to do this; if so, how?
Someone suggested editing my profile and changing my location to the city I want to locate others in and then looking at nearby mefites but that didn't work.
I'm looking for a member's homepage that was a collection of weird and interesting facts. Can anyone point me in the right direction? [more inside]
Is there a way to see how many of a person's AskMeFi comments are marked as best answer? [more inside]
Which AskMe threads have been most dominated by the OP? [more inside]
Pony request: Ability to add questions from particular members to "My Askme." [more inside]
is there a way to search for every MeFiter who has posted to Music, but from a particular city? Seems like if the search terms are not in the post or tagged by the poster, the MeFi search engine doesn't include the user info... [more inside]
I tried to gift a membership to a minor internet celebrity, but I got the message "It appears your friend already has an account, as this email address is in use". Really? That's cool -- now who is it? Can there be a way of entering in an address and getting a username back, so I can add that account to my contacts?
User activity search is available on profile pages. [more inside]
In a large and steadily-growing community, and possibly because I'm getting old and stuff, I find myself having trouble sometimes remembering who said what, especially when it's a newer user. So, a possibly small and easy-to-implement feature request. [more inside]
What happened to koeselitz
? Come back! I always appreciate your intelligent, thoughtful, learned comments. [more inside]
Minor usability quibble: When you're looking at who favorites a post, and click a username, it shows their favorites instead of showing their profile page, like every other linked username on the site does. Maybe a different link to show their favorites from that page?
Didja know Metafilter's own hermitosis
has been writing articles for AMC's website (mostly in the MonsterFest blog
)? Hey check it out
, it's ColdChef
! (With awesome photo) [more inside]
Is there an alphabetical list of MeFi usernames anywhere? I have a vague recollection of a username I'm trying to recall and I know what letter it started with, but I'm stuck there. This wouldn't be hard to compile, it would just take a numerical increment and a simple web scraper. Just wondering if anyone's ever done it. Thanks! [more inside]
Spot-the-Mefite: "American Libraries " edition [more inside]
Please, for the love of humanity, erase this MeFi user from my brain. [more inside]
The undoubtedly charming, but thus far silent johngaymon
is the sixty-thousandth member of this fair site. That's a lot of plates of beans.