There has been some concern that some of the recent FFPs about state-level same sex marriage legalization have been relatively thin. For the states where legal SSM is still pending, prewriting draft text and collecting links to background information would help us create more substantial FPPs that could still be posted in a timely manner as soon a ruling is issued or a law is passed. To this end, all interested MeFites are invited to use these MetaFilter wiki pages
to collaborate on future FPPs for each state.
page on the MeFi wiki is a helpful compilation of resources for people who are struggling with depression, suicidal ideation, alcoholism, domestic violence, and sexual assault. It's also a living document, originally created through the collaboration of MeFites
over three years ago in memory of Bill Zeller
, and I'd like to continue the conversation about how we as a community can make it even better. [more inside]
Another week of Mefites' Choice Awards
, another bunch of fantastic posts flagged by mefites as, uh, fantastic? Phrasing's a bit clumsy, let's take take that again from the top and see if—what do you mean we're live? We're, ah—yes! Welcome to week two, come inside! [more inside]
The unofficial Metafilter Wiki, long hosted by Adrian Hon, has a new website and host - it's now at mefiwiki.com,
and I'm taking over hosting.
This switch gives it a sizable software and hardware upgrade. It should be easier to update, and more spam-resistant. [more inside]
You may already have won! Click on through to meet the winsome winners of the fourth, last, final and concluding week of the Mefites' Choice Awards
. [more inside]
We're on to round two of the MeFites' Choice
awards. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
clydesdale request: a community-edited list of recommendations for AskMe questions that aggregate the answers in the discussoin thread and put them together in one place along with relevant links. [more inside]
It's time for round one of the MeFites' Choice
awards, aka the December 2012 Most Fantasticked Posts, Week 1. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
Ten years ago today adrianhon
, MetaFilter Wiki's generous host, announced
the creation of MeFi Wiki
. It's been a valuable addition to the community since its birth. Thanks Adrian!
What are some of the best things on the Metafilter Wiki? [more inside]
Please help us finalize details of a ThereIsHelp indicator on user's profile pages who are interested in participating. [more inside]
There's now a Habits & Gamification
page up on the wiki. [more inside]
Hey! Have you taken a look at the MeFi Wiki travel guides
lately? As lots of MeFites of the Northern Hemispheric persuasion are gearing up for summer vacations, it would be great to have folks contributing again to the travel wiki by updating with travel AskMe threads. (Previously
I've created a new page on the wiki for images. [more inside]
There are a TON of Ask Me questions about basic home networking problems -- setting up wireless, why is my cable modem not working, how do I set up a wireless bridge, etc. Is anyone interested in working on a wiki page with common troubleshooting stuff related to that? Is that something that even should go on the metafilter wiki?
Pre-MetaFilter-Filter: a Drafts and Collaborations section is now open
on the (unofficial) Mefi Wiki
, as a place to share your ideas for MeFi posts, and work with other MeFites on new posts. [more inside]
I'd like to create a MeFi Wiki
page listing books that are frequently recommended in AskMe answers. Would anyone else be interested in such a resource and/or does anyone want to help out? [more inside]
Buried deep in the Bill Zeller obit thread
is this (new?) gem from the Mefi Wiki: There is Help. [more inside]
After a brief hiatus last night, the Mefi Wiki
is now working again and improved. [more inside]
There are a lot of new people on MetaFilter and I want to make a Welcome to MeFi page on the wiki. Can you help me out with some things you wished you'd known when you were new here? [more inside]
So I started a Mefi Travel Guide
on the wiki, since AskMes about travel are pretty common.
I'm going to plug away at this over the next couple of months, but please feel free to contribute. I think it could be pretty neat!
Is there any interest in creating a space on the wiki
to collaborate on future posts and prevent sniping? [more inside]
is up to date. [more inside]
I'd like to update the in-jokes page on the MeFi wiki
. So what in-jokes are missing? [more inside]
The Metafilter Infodump is back
, and moderately better than ever! Statistics nerds rejoice! [more inside]
I was experimenting with Google's search suggestions feature when I noticed that it gave some interesting results for "metafilter + [letter]". Since it returns the most popular search terms starting with that phrase, what you get for each letter is an A-Z listing of the most sought-after topics related to Metafilter. So without further ado, I give you... Metafilter A to Z
. [more inside]
I've gone ahead and created a MeFi wiki page
for our little Diplomacy-playing subcommunity (spawned in this MeTa thread
). [more inside]
Does "Christ, what an asshole" count as an "In Joke"? [more inside]
MeFi wiki: Some help needed with Batshitinsane
. [more inside]
Is there a way to have MeFi Wiki "summary articles" (like this one
) appear permanently and visibly in a MeFi/MeTa/AskMe thread that they are linked to? [more inside]
Reminder: Feel free to add/update your Gamer IDs
on the wiki if you have new loot.
I collected book related askMes on the wiki into readMe
. [more inside]
After prolonged badgering and complaints from certain individuals (you know who you are!), I've finally upgraded the Metafilter Wiki
to MediaWiki [more inside]
The love affair between the internets and all things wiki is out of control.
Stop, you're hurting America.
I know this has been brought up before, but I believe that it's frustrating enough to deserve being brought up again. Why is the wiki so spam-ridden?
Every time I go to look at it, at least 75% of the things I click on are spam or "DeletedPage: This page was WikiSpam. "
Seriously, If nobody's going to put in the effort to keep the wiki spam-free, why even bother to have it, especially now that we have a FAQ?
It seems that the Metafilter Wiki @ http://www.mssv.net/wiki.cgi was taken over by Xanax online, which promptly trashed the whole place, the shitheads
The MetaFilter Wiki
is being destroyed by vandalbots.
As recently as yesterday I used it to look something up, but its brain has been mostly melted. Can it be rolled back to an earlier snapshot? And can you make it so that only registered MeFi users can edit it?
On the ask.mefi "post a new question page," can we get a link to the What makes a good question
I might have been the last person to figure this out, for all I know, but if you pop the URL for the new MeFi stylesheet
into the Stylesheet URL box on the Wiki's Edit Preferences page
, it looks pretty damn good! Just thought I'd share, in case there's anyone out there slower on the uptake than me.
The MeFi Wiki appears to be spammed, Captain.
Is the website http://mssv.net/wiki.cgi?Home
just a blog or is there some connection between it and metafilter? I was just getting more background info and this one seemed a tad OTT. Please don't tell me there's people praying towards SF.
P.S. The search option could be much better. Sorry Matt.
MegaPony plea to Wikify AskMe! (Way too much inside.)
Did last year's wiki fiasco spoil April Fools frontpages for good, or did I miss the party this year?
The Wiki/FAQ has been pornified. I'd revert it to a previous version but I can't seem to figure out how. Could someone who knows how this stuff works please revert it and then let us know how it's done? (AskMe or Meta, when in doubt take it to Meta)
And lo, when the spammers did rear their ugly heads, the valiant Sir RichardP
did smite them. Mighty was his sword, and thus was the Kingdom of Wiki
spared the ugly wrath of pr0n.
(where's the "accolades" category?)
it looks as though the metafilter wiki
has been spammed pretty badly by an online casino site, with several pages of info replaced with their url and some gibberish. i've emailed adrian but wonder if anyone else besides him might have a back up copy of the site.
Ok, funs over, the wiki code was totally killing the box. I just might keep it up for shits and giggles at a different location.