Quickest way to Metafilter Lofi June 26, 2008 11:32 AM   Subscribe

Is there an easy way to get to Metafilter's lofi version? I'm at work and must filter. But even a google search for "Metafilter lofi" can't get me there.
posted by iamkimiam to Feature Requests at 11:32 AM (53 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Here ya go. Found it on the wiki.
posted by pearlybob at 11:37 AM on June 26, 2008


There's also this, if the lofi version still looks too much like fun.

But really, Kim? If the classy white-background-with-light-blue-links version isn't professional enough, it's time to get out.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:39 AM on June 26, 2008 [2 favorites]




Lofi's better for mobile browsing, at least on my non-iPhone.
posted by Eideteker at 11:56 AM on June 26, 2008


(and therefore should be easier to find)
posted by Eideteker at 11:57 AM on June 26, 2008


Wow, was this in MetaTalk ever?
posted by carsonb at 12:04 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Whoop, here we go.
posted by carsonb at 12:08 PM on June 26, 2008


Hmmm, the lofi shows (at least one) deleted thread.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 12:13 PM on June 26, 2008


Well, now that you mention it, I just got a replacement iPhone and have been having a HELLUVA time finding the Metafilter mobile link as well. What about a place on the blue (maybe a column in the footer) that has necessary quicklinks such as Lofi, Mobile, Export comments, link to list of other related sites. This would be especially helpful when you're on a foreign computer, are showing Metafilter to someone new, or using a mobile device.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:15 PM on June 26, 2008


I mean come on...we have a "Make it Start" link, but no Metafilter Mobile link?!
posted by iamkimiam at 12:16 PM on June 26, 2008


Please don't obsoletiate carsonb.
posted by carsonb at 12:19 PM on June 26, 2008


lofi is not maintained. That it continues to work at all is a happy stroke for the folks who like it, but it's made available as-is to those daring enough to track it down, and that's probably how it will stay forever.

Making the actual Mobile view more visible is probably a good idea, though.

We were just talking about making "export" more visible the other day, though I can't recall the context off the top of my head.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:36 PM on June 26, 2008


Cool enough. For the future, anybody have tips on the best Google search terms to find lofi version? I imagine that I'll probably remember the terms easier than digging for this post (or through the Wiki) to find lofi.
posted by iamkimiam at 12:47 PM on June 26, 2008


http://www.metafilter.com/lofi.mefi

lofi-mefi, it rhymes!
posted by carsonb at 12:53 PM on June 26, 2008


Lofi shows all the deleted threads, fantabulous! That's what makes it such a nice - well, timewaster.
posted by yhbc at 12:54 PM on June 26, 2008


Oh duh. That's easy enough. Thanks!
posted by iamkimiam at 12:56 PM on June 26, 2008


If someone wrote a song about and you listened to that song on your mobile boombox, that'd be lofi mefi wifi hifi.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:01 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


But since that's not too likely, my comment is just lofi mefi wifi hifi scifi.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:02 PM on June 26, 2008


I knew some nerds in high school who were real lofi mefi wif hifi scifi doofi.
posted by yhbc at 1:11 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also, if you want to LoFi-ize everything, you can checkout the discontinued Ghostzilla project. It embeds a Mozilla client inside any window area (such as the email area of Outlook), hides pictures until you mouse-over them and turns all text to gray & white.
posted by burnmp3s at 1:16 PM on June 26, 2008


roll truck roll i kiss you
posted by bonaldi at 1:25 PM on June 26, 2008


If mortgate rates go down again, will those lofi mefi wif hifi scifi doofi refi?
posted by dersins at 1:25 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


More like lolfi, amirite?
posted by aubilenon at 1:39 PM on June 26, 2008


mobile mefi.
posted by Pronoiac at 2:23 PM on June 26, 2008


You could just tell Firefox to display Metafilter without any styles turned on. (View -> Page Style -> None)
posted by zsazsa at 2:38 PM on June 26, 2008


lofi-mefi, it rhymes!
You pronounce it low-fee?
posted by tellurian at 4:21 PM on June 26, 2008


Negative; I pronounce it correctly.
posted by carsonb at 4:26 PM on June 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


roll truck roll wrote: There's also this, if the lofi version still looks too much like fun.

That's totally ace. Thanks for the link, roll truck roll.
posted by jack_mo at 5:27 PM on June 26, 2008


For future work-browsing needs, there's always Workfriendly.
posted by Phire at 9:12 PM on June 26, 2008


carsonb: "http://www.metafilter.com/lofi.mefi

lofi-mefi, it rhymes!
"

Only if you mis-pronounce MeFi like MeeFie. But who the hell would talk like that?
posted by dg at 1:57 AM on June 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


I discovered mobile.metafilter.com last night and I fell in love after noticing that it's only a couple of KB versus the 33KB of metafilter's full site in Opera Mini 4.

Sadly, the site can't be browsed because there's no 'Next 5 posts' link.
posted by Memo at 4:50 AM on June 27, 2008


There's just plain no way to make "lofi" and "mefi" rhyme without doing something really phonetically perverse. Emphasis is on the first syllable, so a good rhyme needs to line up there, and "lo" doesn't come close to rhyming with "mee" or "meh", regardless of the "fee" vs. "fie" question.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:30 AM on June 27, 2008


I just realized I don't know the proper pronunciation of MeFi. Where's the official MeFi pronunciation guide? I cringe at the thought that may also be pronouncing "hurf durf" incorrectly.
posted by NikitaNikita at 7:29 AM on June 27, 2008


I say "MEH-fie". Matt and Jess say "MEE-fie". I'm pretty sure they're both wrong, but I've yet to unearth the ancient text that proves it.

I think the nature of hurf durf is such that any pronunciation is acceptable.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:37 AM on June 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


leefi mofo
posted by blue_beetle at 9:54 AM on June 27, 2008


cue char vs char.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:55 AM on June 27, 2008


cue Walken on SNL singing "you say pohTAYto, I say pohTAYto..."
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:18 AM on June 27, 2008


I say "MEH-fie". Matt and Jess say "MEE-fie". I'm pretty sure they're both wrong, but I've yet to unearth the ancient text that proves it.

Those people are all wrong. It's MEH-fee. Remember, you heard it from languagehat.
posted by languagehat at 10:41 AM on June 27, 2008


LOW-fi dot MEH-fi, goddamnit.
posted by Ryvar at 2:00 PM on June 27, 2008


Having never heard anyone say 'MeFi,' I had constructed the apparently improbable 'Mee-Fie' and am exercising my statutory right to claim that everyone else is incorrect.
posted by sixswitch at 2:15 PM on June 27, 2008


the apparently improbable 'Mee-Fie'

Nothing improbable about the correct pronunciation.
posted by dersins at 2:37 PM on June 27, 2008


Exactly. Hence, "the improbable 'Mee-Fie'".
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:46 PM on June 27, 2008


Alls I know is it sounds hefty, hefty nerdy when I say out loud "I read it on Metafilter". It reads fine, but in the air it sort of hangs there like the bad smell of a pocket protector
posted by bonaldi at 2:48 PM on June 27, 2008


I don't tell any of my friends about this place; they all think I'm some sort of internet god at finding cool shit to send them or tell them about.
posted by sciurus at 3:36 PM on June 27, 2008 [3 favorites]


These typewritten pronunciation discussions make everyone so meffy.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 7:27 PM on June 27, 2008


This is a bookmarklet I use for reducing a page to a very unnoticeable black-on-gray no-colored-links thing.

http://tinypaste.com/1722d
posted by WCityMike at 8:02 PM on June 27, 2008


It's totally Mee-Fie.

Though actually, in my head it was a manged "mmffff" for the longest time, since I don't always pronounce everything I read in my head. And then I went to a meetup, and people were saying Mee-Fie, even though Meh-Fee made more sense to me. But I figured - meetup, these people knew what they were doing, I'll go with it.

And now Meh-Fee just sounds wrong. Even if the inestimable languagehat endorses it. A fact which pains me greatly.

But it's Mee-Fie.

Curse you, Ottawa Meetup.
posted by Phire at 8:39 PM on June 27, 2008


TiFi

The Lofi Mefi Wifi Hifi Scifi Doofi Refi is not recognized by FIE or the AFI or ChiPhi or even .fi.

And to cortex, languagehat and the other MetaDorks who insist on pronouncing MeFi as "Meffy", fie on you.

And fi'd hit it.
posted by wendell at 1:54 PM on June 28, 2008


I have a special withering stare I save for people who insist that "MEH-fie" should be rendered "meffy".
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:30 PM on June 28, 2008


wendell: And fi'd hit it.

Schmuck! *smacks wendell*
posted by Pronoiac at 5:06 PM on June 28, 2008


cortexAdmin: "I have a special withering stare I save for people who insist that "MEH-fie" should be rendered "meffy"."

Stare away boy - you'll take my meffy from me when you pry it from my cold dead mouse hand.
posted by dg at 3:07 AM on June 29, 2008


Somehow, in the context of a vaguely Libertarian/hillbilly pastiche, it's not so bad.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:23 AM on June 29, 2008


See, I knew you were a reasonable person, despite what everyone says behind your back.

Hey, wait - you're sayin' that like it were an insult, aren't ya?
posted by dg at 2:02 PM on June 29, 2008


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