How do I find someone's user profile? September 26, 2006 12:17 PM   Subscribe

If you do not have access to a post by a MeFite, but nevertheless know that said MeFite is registered, how do you look for and access their userpage and their posting/commenting history? It appears that the search pages simply point to Google/Yahoo search boxes for the site, which do not assist in this particular situation.
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 12:17 PM (28 comments total)

metafilter.com/username/WCityMike
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:18 PM on September 26, 2006




(like Matt said)
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:19 PM on September 26, 2006


Thanks. Matt, perhaps you could assist in the the circumstance that prompted this query.

My sister uses a handle pretty exclusive to her — "Rikhei". I was going to try to sign her up for an account (and pay the $5 for her) since she's frequently asked me to Ask MeFi for her via proxy (and also just as a random act of kindness).

Turns out that the username is taken, according to the signup process — but when I go to that userpage, I get a "no such user" warning. Any thoughts?
posted by WCityMike at 12:21 PM on September 26, 2006


They started a signup, but didn't pay for it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:25 PM on September 26, 2006


Does she run lethal-librarian.net?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:26 PM on September 26, 2006


That's her.

Can I Paypal you $5 for her, or does the money have to come from her?
posted by WCityMike at 12:29 PM on September 26, 2006


To do the payment, you'd have to login, get the "you didn't pay" error, and click on the link to activate it. But nevermind, I set it to paid because you're a good brother.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:40 PM on September 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


That's awfully nice of you, Matt. Thanks. :-)
posted by WCityMike at 12:41 PM on September 26, 2006


Awww...so sweet.
posted by mds35 at 12:41 PM on September 26, 2006


This calls for Maoist-style propaganda posters of #1. Munificent! Charitable! How Noble in Visage is He!
posted by boo_radley at 12:45 PM on September 26, 2006


This charity must stop. He destroys the very fabric of capitalism itself!
posted by Kwantsar at 12:50 PM on September 26, 2006


This is the worstest flame-out ever.
posted by NoMich at 12:58 PM on September 26, 2006 [2 favorites]


But nevermind, I set it to paid because you're a good brother.

Matt, I've been caring for a trio of orphans for the last several years. They're all terribly sick—uncurable diseases, that sort of thing—and the one thing that has sustained them in their unhappy lives is metafilter. They'd like accounts, but we're kind of strapped for cash what with the cost of their medication and the house having burned down last week. Could you help us out?

By the way, their names are "cortex rules", "cortex in the hizzy", and "@>--`-,--'-- from cortex".

posted by cortex at 1:41 PM on September 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


This is why I objected to the MeFi Begging site, because of this kind of unseemly kindness. It could catch on, and then where would we be.
posted by OmieWise at 1:42 PM on September 26, 2006


Like any good pusher, he gives the first taste for free.
posted by Gamblor at 2:00 PM on September 26, 2006


By the way, their names are...

And could you autograph these for my three little nieces, all also named Comic Book Guy?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:10 PM on September 26, 2006


BOLSHEVISM!
posted by klangklangston at 2:47 PM on September 26, 2006





posted by loquacious at 3:07 PM on September 26, 2006


To do the payment, you'd have to login, get the "you didn't pay" error, and click on the link to activate it. mathowie

I almost hate to ask, but...if Rikhei didn't pay, how would they login? If you mean WCityMike, how would he get to see Rikhei's login?

/tediousaspergersquestionfilter
posted by dash_slot- at 3:32 PM on September 26, 2006


O - and that's a very kind thing ya did there matt.
posted by dash_slot- at 3:33 PM on September 26, 2006


dash_slot-: I presume Rikhei The Unpaid could attempt to login, and would then be presented with a "you have not paid yet, you no loggy loggy" screen containing a pay link.
posted by cortex at 3:47 PM on September 26, 2006


O. Right. That'll be me being too literal again, then.
posted by dash_slot- at 3:52 PM on September 26, 2006


Thank you, mathowie! :)
posted by rikhei at 5:53 PM on September 26, 2006


Welcome, rikhei! Please proceed down the hall, third door on your left, for your ritual flogging. Nothing personal, we just have to make sure you can deal with what goes on here.
posted by languagehat at 5:56 PM on September 26, 2006


I get to be the elephant!
posted by allen.spaulding at 6:17 PM on September 26, 2006


I'll prepare the Sombrero of Fire. Somebody get the habanero baby oil, k?
posted by mds35 at 7:09 PM on September 26, 2006


I used up the oil, uh, doing something.
posted by cortex at 7:42 PM on September 26, 2006


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