Can I get the Metafilter code? December 27, 2001 1:55 AM   Subscribe

I like MeFi. I think it it sexy. Now where can I get the code for it? Are there even plans to releasing the code?
posted by manero to MetaFilter-Related at 1:55 AM (11 comments total)

Ya know, I preview the post and I don't even catch my own typo. It's also 3:30am.
Also: spell check doesn't work "due to current market conditions".
posted by manero at 1:56 AM on December 27, 2001

manero - see here (bottom of the page).
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:13 AM on December 27, 2001

If you're asking "Is it open source?" the answer is "no".
posted by Steven Den Beste at 6:36 AM on December 27, 2001

Manero - There was a sourceforge project started by myself and a few others that died a very quiet death, as server-side programmers are apparently in high demand at the moment.

I know that someone had a early version working in PHP. i know I could hack together one in a few days, but I haven't had a few days in more time than i can remember....
posted by SpecialK at 8:00 AM on December 27, 2001 seems to be a somewhat active project developing a PHP-based metafilter clone.
posted by sudama at 9:05 AM on December 27, 2001

manero, here's where I described the basic workings of the code. I used metafilter as a way to learn SQL & databases and scripting with coldfusion, it's not actually too complicated, and someone could build the same, similar functionality in a matter of hours.

Verba is a similar system that was built to mimic MetaFilter.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:09 AM on December 27, 2001

conventia ( seems to be dead.
posted by rodii at 10:57 AM on December 27, 2001

Thanks, you guys rock. Come to think of it, I probably could whip out a PHP clone in a weekend given the time.
posted by manero at 11:15 AM on December 27, 2001

Ben Brown's Discuss, written in Perl, is also a MeFi clone.
posted by jkottke at 3:10 PM on December 27, 2001

conventia is not dead, but it also isn't under what i think anyone would consider active development. much like gir, the blogger clone i knocked together.

lacking any real application for either of these things, my own interest in further development waned. i had fun doing them, and learned a few new tricks, so i got what i wanted. the code is out there for others to learn from (or laugh at).

and yes, it is about a weekend's worth of work to get a basic mefi (or blogger) clone coded. the devil is in the details, of course.
posted by jimw at 8:39 PM on December 28, 2001

This is another bloggeresque thing that looks interesting...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:13 AM on December 29, 2001

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