MetaFilter is there. February 7, 2008 3:18 PM   Subscribe

I searched for something on google today, and the first result was from Ask MeFi.

I was curious as to slang names for a hangover. Not that I have one, but I am anticipating one tomorrow. To see AskMe come up first gave me a warm glow. Just wanted to share and say I felt a certain amount of pride. I'll get back to my beers now. Cheers!
posted by Frasermoo to MetaFilter-Related at 3:18 PM (51 comments total)

It happens all the time. Sometimes just a day or so after the question was posted.

I plan on having a hangover saturday. I will bookmark this in preparation.
posted by empath at 3:28 PM on February 7, 2008


^eponysterical, empath!
posted by misha at 3:33 PM on February 7, 2008


"Irish flu"

we have a winner.
posted by Frasermoo at 3:34 PM on February 7, 2008


Is this a joke? Use of MetaTalk is getting out of hand.
posted by tellurian at 3:35 PM on February 7, 2008


I saw an Ask MeFi question on google four minutes after it was posted last week!
posted by lee at 3:37 PM on February 7, 2008


I guess the googlebot refreshes the pages almost as fast as the rest of us do.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:39 PM on February 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is this a joke? Use of MetaTalk is getting out of hand.


Oh no!!!
posted by brautigan at 3:40 PM on February 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


This happens to me constantly. Not only that: half the time, when I go to google a difficult askme question, the first result is the question I'm trying to answer, anyway.
posted by koeselitz at 3:46 PM on February 7, 2008


At some point, everyone acknowledges Bilious, totem of porcelain.
posted by Mblue at 3:48 PM on February 7, 2008


Google has been really aggressive about indexing syndicated sites. It's kind of neat, indeed. It's been noticed before.

And let's not forget this classic tale of rss-slurping gone wrong weird.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:49 PM on February 7, 2008


Heh. I notice this all the time, too. Love it.
posted by limeonaire at 3:53 PM on February 7, 2008


well, sorry for the double/triple post.. but I was kinda chuffed.
posted by Frasermoo at 3:53 PM on February 7, 2008


Oh no!!!


Oh yes!!!
posted by tellurian at 3:57 PM on February 7, 2008


Ouch.
posted by Atom Eyes at 4:01 PM on February 7, 2008


oh come on tellurian. don't witch hunt.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:03 PM on February 7, 2008


If you aren't a witch, you have nothing to worry about.
posted by brain_drain at 4:05 PM on February 7, 2008


actually, well done for bringing up my abuse of metatalk. my post from 4 years ago shows I'm well out of control.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:05 PM on February 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


That's how I discovered MetaFilter--I googled something, and was led here. I love teh google.
posted by wafaa at 4:08 PM on February 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


This just happened to me too! (Expect my MeTa post in the morning.)
posted by Sys Rq at 4:12 PM on February 7, 2008


*HUG*

now stfu you simpering ninnies
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:15 PM on February 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Toilet rat! just freaked me out yesterday.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:19 PM on February 7, 2008


Sorry, I wasn't witch hunting Frasermoo, just idle browsing. Cute baby pics by the way. I bet he beats the hell out of that kit.
posted by tellurian at 4:23 PM on February 7, 2008


tellurian, your googlefu (metafu?) is comendable. I am hoisted by my own petard. but I've changed. in 03 I was single hungover and angry. now I'm married with child, tired, broke, getting drunk, but surprisingly not angry. come here and give us a hug.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:24 PM on February 7, 2008


google + AskMe ruined any chance of me finding my long lost hand down ostrich throat pic :(
posted by 31d1 at 4:25 PM on February 7, 2008


I took the bins out earlier and the grass in my back garden was green, just Ask Metafilter. Damn near shat my leg off with the thrill of it all.
posted by jack_mo at 4:28 PM on February 7, 2008


I bet he beats the hell out of that kit.

yes. yes he does.

oh you found something to wind me up properly now haven't you.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:30 PM on February 7, 2008


At some point we'll be posting in MeTa about searches that are AskMewhacks.
posted by Miko at 4:47 PM on February 7, 2008


My favorite thing is when I google in order to help with an AskMe, and the top result is the AskMe question itself.

But, yeah, I would have said this is a relatively weak use of Meta, except for 2 things:

1- It gave me an opportunity to talk about me.
2- Everyone needs a hug.
posted by The Deej at 4:52 PM on February 7, 2008


Also
3- Great to hear Frasermoo (he who married right after royalty and got mildly famous for it) has offspring!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:10 PM on February 7, 2008


hey thanks Matt! you just made me realise that Miss Beesley on the steps should have been Mrs. Moo. BBC hacks!
posted by Frasermoo at 5:22 PM on February 7, 2008


C'mon. Frasermoo? tellurian? Get a room.
Sheesh, I'm gettin' all tingly.
posted by Floydd at 5:25 PM on February 7, 2008




Oh, and congrats Frasermoo!
"An inestimable blessing and a bother."
posted by Floydd at 5:35 PM on February 7, 2008


First result at Google Canada. Put away the bunting and ribbons folks.
posted by yerfatma at 6:05 PM on February 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is this a joke? Use of MetaTalk is getting out of hand.

maybe you should start a metatalk threa—
posted by Mikey-San at 6:57 PM on February 7, 2008


I remember how many well wishes you and the Mrs. got on that marriage thread, which was awesome, so yes, congrats on your new 'Moo!
posted by Lynsey at 7:07 PM on February 7, 2008


Google's indexing of the site used to be atrociously bad - noticeably worse than Yahoo!'s, by far. Matt switched the site search from Google to Yahoo! for a while because Google's search was so crappy.

I didn't just dream that, did I?
posted by mediareport at 7:16 PM on February 7, 2008


Google has been really aggressive about indexing syndicated sites.

Googlebot is the biggest fan of my blog, literally making up a quarter of the traffic.
posted by Dave Faris at 7:19 PM on February 7, 2008


"Search for 'truman egg' via Google and it now leads you back here."
posted by intermod at 9:51 PM on February 7, 2008


half the time, when I go to google a difficult askme question, the first result is the question I'm trying to answer, anyway.

why don't you just paste the google link into the askme, put on some popcorn, pull up a deckchair, and watch the universe disappear into a wormhole?
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:42 AM on February 8, 2008


The first google result for "The use of Metatalk is getting out of hand"

amateur.

you need to put quotation marks around the phrase.
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:45 AM on February 8, 2008


WTF?!??

tellurian, have you really been waiting since Nov 7th 2003 to get back at frasermoo?

*quakes in fear for having gobbed in tellurian's beer secretly at the last sydney meetup*
posted by UbuRoivas at 2:49 AM on February 8, 2008


I remember one time I searched for something on Google.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:10 AM on February 8, 2008


In case anyone was wondering, this is why people are always trying to self-link here. MetaFilter's page rank is through the ROOF.

I kinda think a nice (but kinda mean) solution to this would be to just add rel="nofollow" to every <a> added in a comment or post.
posted by Deathalicious at 10:35 AM on February 8, 2008


what would happen if you created an askme about that same askme, and put the (not-yet-existant) link back to the question, in the question?

does that make sense?
posted by lohmannn at 12:26 PM on February 8, 2008


"I searched for something on google today"

So fucking meta.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:21 PM on February 8, 2008


Getting out of hand is totally getting out of hand.
posted by blue_beetle at 1:57 PM on February 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


can that really be the only time someone said that in the history of the internet?
posted by empath at 4:28 PM on February 8, 2008


Your search - "can that really be the only time someone said that in the history of the internet?" - did not match any documents.
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:18 PM on February 8, 2008


Google loves MF, especially AskMe. They are crawling the site multiple times per day. Often when I start Googling to see if I can dig up an answer to a brand-new AskMe question, I find that that AskMe question is already high in the relevant search results - even though it hasn't been answered yet.

I think the Google has a list of preferred sites; metafilter's on the list, but so is wikipedia, emedicine.com, and some other ones that come up a lot from time to time.
posted by ikkyu2 at 9:29 PM on February 8, 2008


tellurian, have you really been waiting since Nov 7th 2003 to get back at frasermoo?
Yes. Yes I have. I am after all a royalist. I thought it was disgusting, the way he tried to steal the limelight from Charles and Camilla [THE FUTURE KING AND QUEEN OF AUSTRALIA].
*quakes in fear for having gobbed in tellurian's beer secretly at the last sydney meetup*
Don't think that I wasn't aware how full the head seemed on that Carlton Draught. Did you not notice how sweetly sharp and a little bit bitter that last beer I brought you tasted?
posted by tellurian at 7:37 AM on February 9, 2008


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