wordnik + wordie = wordnikidie? October 9, 2009 11:02 AM   Subscribe

Belated super-ultra-niche-updatefilter: I was dismissive of wordnik when it was posted to the blue, indicating that I preferred wordie. Surprise! They're merging.
posted by juv3nal to MetaFilter-Related at 11:02 AM (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

posted by electroboy at 11:30 AM on October 9, 2009

Oy! Yes! Look for the first stages of integration by the end of the month. Tons of new stuff. Check out the Wordnikie suggestion box for some hints at the awesomepantsness that will result.

PS: I'm one of the co-founders of Wordnik and I have the beta site open in another tab. :)
posted by Mo Nickels at 11:52 AM on October 9, 2009

posted by Sys Rq at 12:25 PM on October 9, 2009

This will be interesting to follow. I was one of the more active members on Wordie during its first year but things got busy and I haven't been able to keep up with it. Good times on that site though.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 12:47 PM on October 9, 2009

Um... (Sys Rq)

That is hilarious. Betcha GuyZero didn't know he'd be immortalized in a dictionary.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:58 PM on October 9, 2009 [1 favorite]




posted by blue_beetle at 1:47 PM on October 9, 2009

Jesus, two degrees, a lifetime of work and two children who are reasonable whole human beings - and I get quoted for this?

It's truly a tribute to my lif... wait, I gotta go.

posted by GuyZero at 3:20 PM on October 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

MetaFilter: *ungh*
posted by Rhomboid at 8:04 PM on October 9, 2009

note to self: fibre
posted by GuyZero at 8:35 PM on October 9, 2009

And they've incorporated the Century Dictionary. I think it's time to update my dictionary lookup keyword search.
posted by Zed at 9:06 AM on October 10, 2009

So is this the prescriptivist apocalypse? Actually, I missed both those sites first time around, so I am glad to have found them via this post. Sure beats petpeevefilter!
posted by TedW at 4:51 PM on October 10, 2009

We launched a redesign of the site today. More changes will be forthcoming in the next weeks, especially as we integrate Wordie.org.
posted by Mo Nickels at 9:13 AM on October 16, 2009

"Redesign"="We removed the GuyZero poop quote."
posted by Sys Rq at 10:42 AM on October 16, 2009

Either that or "busier and more cluttered, making it harder to see the info on the page you want; by default hiding most of the most valuable information, the definitions, requiring user action to reveal it; slower to load." Time to write a greasemonkey script.
posted by Zed at 10:51 AM on October 16, 2009

posted by GuyZero at 11:15 AM on October 16, 2009

I'd also like more thorough citation (author? year?) on those (interesting, but mostly useless) quotes.

Conform to my preferences, world!
posted by Sys Rq at 11:16 AM on October 16, 2009

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Squat in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd poop lies, whose coils
And wrinkled tip, and smell of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The rump that pooped them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is GuyZero, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
posted by GuyZero at 11:17 AM on October 16, 2009

Ah, if I set my keyword search to
I can get straight to the definitions without the noise of the words' main pages. I am now 33% less bitchy.
posted by Zed at 11:27 AM on October 16, 2009

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