how did I get here? October 13, 2009 11:19 PM   Subscribe

ProbablyReallyObvious Filter: While perusing the MetaFilter front page, I clicked something that led me to this extremely useful two column layout of popularly favorited comments and links. What did I click on?
posted by lalex to MetaFilter-Related at 11:19 PM (18 comments total)

You clicked on 'Popular' - in the first menu below the horizontal bar.
posted by setanor at 11:24 PM on October 13, 2009


Yep, the popular page, determined by the number of favorites.

If you like RSS and don't want to follow all of MeFi via RSS, the feed for popular posts and comments are both great feeds to follow, from that page. It's a good best of the best digest of MeFi-land.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:26 PM on October 13, 2009


*facepalms self*

Thank you, setanor, I had no idea that this was different than the Popular Favorites tab.
posted by lalex at 11:28 PM on October 13, 2009


Thanks Matt. Do similar feeds exist for AskMe?
posted by lalex at 11:34 PM on October 13, 2009


Okay, please ignore my last comment - I just realized that the feed is across all sites.

*re-facepalms self*
posted by lalex at 11:37 PM on October 13, 2009


Go easy on your palm! And your face!

Metafilter is a many-splendored labyrinth. Why, it was only a day or so ago when I discovered the "export comments" feature - quite by accident, just like your discovery of the Popular page.
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:03 AM on October 14, 2009


This is not my beautiful house.
posted by miskatonic at 3:55 AM on October 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


That's nothing, wait 'tll you get to the end of the 4th level, that boss is tough!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:28 AM on October 14, 2009


Go easy on your palm! And your face!

TWSS
posted by DU at 5:39 AM on October 14, 2009


Metafilter is a many-splendored labyrinth.


You are in a maze of twisty little arguments, all alike.
posted by The Whelk at 5:43 AM on October 14, 2009 [5 favorites]


Did you know there is an entirely different Metafilter? For asking questions?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:11 AM on October 14, 2009


You have to burn the rope.
posted by cj_ at 6:22 AM on October 14, 2009


A flagged link would be fun, so you could see it in real time before it gets deleted.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:30 AM on October 14, 2009



Did you know there is an entirely different Metafilter? For asking questions?



Login: KingCroesus23
Password: *******

Welcome to AskPythia, please state your question for the Oracle in the form below:

"Should I attack the Persians?"

Know thyself and pursue moderation in all things.
posted by Gnosticody

Dude, get the Spartans behind you. We can totally kick their ass, we're still good for it
Posted by Brotherlylover69

Whatever you do, don't ignore fevers in battle. Trust me
posted by Alec The Pretty Good

You should invent in some new steam-powered Machine Marvels to terrify and subdue the villains. Contact me later for rates.
posted by Talos, The Hands Of Fate.

Blood and souls! Blood and souls for the horned one! the horned one!
posted by Mynameismeanad

Do you really want to continue the bloodshed that has marred our life for years? Maybe you should reflect on your reasons about why you feel this way, it's a little disgusting to be honest.
posted by SocraticSteak

DEATH TO PERSIAAA!!!!!!1111!
posted by Lionmanxxx

Whatever. It'll go bad, cause you're gonna fuck up, cause *everyone* fucks up. Why do I even fucking bother?
posted by A Lantern In The Dark

Will it make you happy?
posted by Solon, Farewell, Goodbye

Why not? You'll all be teaching greek to a bunch of hairy peasants playing Empire for the next millienia nayway.
posted by Apollo Of The Wigwam

[a few prophecies removed - please don't drag fights into the Oracle, okay? ]
posted by Minervamyn

There is a discusssion of this prohecy over at SYMPO, please take the fights there.
posted by Logos
posted by The Whelk at 6:52 AM on October 14, 2009 [51 favorites]


> Thank you, setanor, I had no idea that this was different than the Popular Favorites tab.

Good lord, there are tabs! How does this happen to me? And I was appalled that someone had to actually mention the time/date in the upper-right portion of the page for me to notice it (much smaller font) (heh).

It's a wonder I make it across the street each day without getting run down by a bus.
posted by heyho at 12:05 PM on October 14, 2009


Whatever this line is called, it's slightly different for each sub-site. Any explanation why, even though they exist, there are no links to the "Popular Tags" page for Meta Talk or the podcast? Are we to be protected from the evils of choosing a random podcast?
posted by clorox at 1:03 PM on October 14, 2009


Wait ..... where am I now?
posted by webmutant at 3:02 PM on October 14, 2009


the tubes
posted by The Whelk at 4:20 PM on October 14, 2009


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