Meta-Metafilter: a search for "Metafilter: " June 10, 2010 3:51 PM   Subscribe

How can I find all the posts people have made that begin with "Metafilter: "?

I tried a search, but it barfs (somewhat expectedly).

I bet there are some doozies that would be hilarious out of context.
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out to MetaFilter-Related at 3:51 PM (58 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

The wiki page on Taglines is a good place to start. Unfortunately, to our full-text search engine "Metafilter:" is exactly like searching for "Metafilter" and there are too many of those to count--especially once you figure in URLs and linking comments.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:55 PM on June 10, 2010


Holy Crap.
posted by zarq at 3:57 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafilter: is exactly like searching for "Metafilter".
posted by qvantamon at 4:02 PM on June 10, 2010 [12 favorites]


slow day at work?
posted by special-k at 4:06 PM on June 10, 2010


Thought you might be able to do this with a site-specific Google search, but teh Googles strip out colons from string searches, so it doesn't work. Sorry.
posted by Happy Dave at 4:09 PM on June 10, 2010


I think it's funny how many people absolutely hate taglines.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:11 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafilter: I think it's funny how many people absolutely hate taglines.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 4:12 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Meatfilter: I think it's funny how many people absolutely hate taglines.
posted by item at 4:12 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: but teh Googles strip out colons
posted by joe lisboa at 4:12 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha!

Meatfilter?
posted by item at 4:13 PM on June 10, 2010


Previously
posted by criticalbill at 4:17 PM on June 10, 2010


Previously previously
posted by criticalbill at 4:18 PM on June 10, 2010


If the colon messes up the search we need to go to a new notation.

/\/\etafilter: I think it's funny how many people absolutely hate taglines.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 4:27 PM on June 10, 2010


If the colon messes up the search we need to go to a new notation.

Yeah, but that particular notation will just return all of my attempts at ASCII Alligators.
posted by joe lisboa at 4:32 PM on June 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


to our full-text search engine "Metafilter:" is exactly like searching for "Metafilter"

This is like that scene in Being John Malkovich when John Malkovich goes through the portal into John Malkovich's brain and everything ends up being this freaky Malkovich-land.
"Malkovich?"
"Malkovich, malkovich malkovich!"
posted by chococat at 4:34 PM on June 10, 2010


You filt 'er—you brought her.
posted by fleacircus at 4:34 PM on June 10, 2010


Doesn't work anyway, it ignores the slashies just like the colons.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 4:35 PM on June 10, 2010


Goddamn colons fuck shit up for everything.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:37 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafilter: Goddamn colons fuck shit up for everything.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 4:56 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafliter: This tagline won't show up in your search.
posted by lore at 5:02 PM on June 10, 2010


More fiber.
posted by crunchland at 5:02 PM on June 10, 2010


I miss the MarkovFilter -- if you typed in "Metafilter:" it would give you a whole bunch of great dada taglines.

My favorite was "Metafilter: 147 square inches of living space, and a great rollercoaster ride."
posted by not_on_display at 5:04 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Malkovich: Malkovich, malkovich, malkovich!
posted by Dojie at 5:07 PM on June 10, 2010


"Howard Moon:Explorer."
Colon Explorer?
Metafilter: Explorer.
posted by infinite intimation at 5:10 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


As one who has had a few dozen pithy or snarky comments made into "Metafilter:..." taglines by others, I would like to have a robust tool to track this sort of thing.
posted by Burhanistan at 5:13 PM on June 10, 2010


It's easier to do this on a user-by-user basis. Here are mine:

MetaFilter: I have more than a decade of experience interacting with these pasty unicorns
MetaFilter: because you have a consistently weird authoritarian punishment fetish
MetaFilter: on the way out in the same way as buggy ships
MetaFilter: A 200-foot Jesus lifting up the City of Faith to a height that made no business sense
MetaFilter: still relying on grad students running radioactive acrylamide slab gels.
MetaFilter: It's like an invisible crack alley full of junkies on the side of your house, but people only see it if they have magic glasses!
MetaFilter: it could have gone much better with some more carefful wording.
MetaFilter: "somewhere between the torso and the Bridge"
Metafilter: ))<>((
MetaFilter: 1999 prince capo slicing your ivy
MetaFilter: "HEY! THAT ADVERTISEMENT FOR PENIS CREME THAT RUNS A SCRIPT THAT INFECTS MY COMPUTER WITH SCREAMING PURPLE MONKEYS IS VERY ANNOYING!"
MetaFilter: a bug chunk of a community
Only if you define "sex" as "a mob-pile of sweaty, angry nerds pointlessly arguing with each other" MetaFilter: "sex"
Metafilter: Don't blame the dildos!
MetaFilter: the wording it awkward in parts

Bonus Analogy!
MetaFilter : Foodies :: 4chan : Furries

I would've thought there'd be a lot more than that. Huh. I guess I'm not as lame as I thought.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:23 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


> It's easier to do this on a user-by-user basis. Here are mine:

Wait, are those the ones you posted or the ones attributed to your original comments?
posted by Burhanistan at 5:25 PM on June 10, 2010


Those are the ones I posted. Yes, taglines=theft.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:26 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafilter: a slow day at work
posted by Houyhnhnm at 5:27 PM on June 10, 2010


MetaFilter: because you have a consistently weird authoritarian punishment fetish

Hey now, that isn't "yours." It belongs equally to me and OC.
posted by furiousxgeorge at 5:28 PM on June 10, 2010


Whoa, whoa. It's just the consistently weird authoritarian punishment fetish that's yours, fxg.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:34 PM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ha! This is awesome. I actually wanted to know how to do this a while back to build a dataset/corpus of just MetaFilter taglines (alll of them). And then nerd out on linguistic analysis.

(Yes, this is what I do for fun.)
posted by iamkimiam at 5:36 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafilter: (Yes, this is what I do for fun.)
posted by Ghidorah at 5:41 PM on June 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


We're taking meta to a whole new level with this thread. You are looking for taglines summing up a particular website, on the page within that website dedicated to discussion of that website, where the website in question is dedicated to meta-discussion of other websites.

Metafilter: Paul Auster just creamed his pants.
posted by lapsangsouchong at 5:59 PM on June 10, 2010


I remember when snarky comments were funny.
posted by nthdegx at 6:10 PM on June 10, 2010


huhuh

Colons.
posted by qvantamon at 6:13 PM on June 10, 2010


It's easier to do this on a user-by-user basis.

Metafilter: a cage with a pack of howling, slavering hyenas.
posted by Famous at 6:23 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafilter: Taglines=theft.
posted by klangklangston at 6:24 PM on June 10, 2010


I miss sixcolons.
posted by fleacircus at 6:26 PM on June 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter: Metafilter:
posted by blue_beetle at 6:47 PM on June 10, 2010 [7 favorites]


:retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM :retliFateM: retliFateM
posted by davejay at 6:53 PM on June 10, 2010 [7 favorites]


For those who have the opposite/apposite reaction to tagline jokes, and desire to hide them rather than seek them out:

Metafilter: Tagline Joke Remover
posted by logicpunk at 7:07 PM on June 10, 2010


MetaFilter Tagline Joke Remover: For those who have the opposite/apposite reaction to tagline jokes
posted by UbuRoivas at 7:15 PM on June 10, 2010


The Hawthorne Effect.
posted by doublehappy at 7:55 PM on June 10, 2010


Burhanistan, I've got one of yours favorited from a while back:
Metafilter: I actually know far more about this subject than I think you can imagine.

kinda sums them all up for me.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 9:01 PM on June 10, 2010


Ah, thanks. But what I would like to see, and this would require a lot more horsepower, is a tool that displayed the original authors of comments that were pinched to make taglines.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:04 PM on June 10, 2010


Here's all I've got:

Metafilter: What if it were Hitler's vagina?
Metafilter: Is this to be an empathy test?
Metafilter: This isn't a contest!
Metafilter: We're here for your amusement or trickery. Fuckers.
Metafilter: Where sleep is the new sex and we all have insomnia.
posted by aubilenon at 9:08 PM on June 10, 2010


Mine:
Metafilter: Stone-aged and primitive
Metafilter: Mild Simulated Gambling
Metafilter: tight as hell if you like lobster and you like mayo and lightly stained lederhosen
Metafilter: is exactly like searching for "Metafilter".
posted by qvantamon at 9:37 PM on June 10, 2010


Metafilter: rat-fucking at the hands of fate.
Metafilter: asparagus or rape
Metafilter: the bizarre symmetrical "finger"
Metafilter: banning with impunity
Metafilter: internet (pseudo) anonymity + mocking people
Metafilter: petulant assypantsing
Metafilter: chuckleheaded.
Metafilter: your favorite in-joke sucks.
posted by slogger at 7:04 AM on June 11, 2010


How exactly do you do this search for your own "Metafilter:" tagline jokes?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:03 AM on June 11, 2010


> How exactly do you do this search for your own "Metafilter:" tagline jokes?

Do a search in your activity (from your profile page) for "Metafilter", and then scan the results. That's only for the taglines you generated. If you're looking for taglines that others made using portions of your comments, then you'll need to get to coding up something fancy.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:09 AM on June 11, 2010


Thanks!

Metafilter: Goddamn colons fuck shit up for everything.
Metafilter: Look out, Robin. They've got nose-guns.
Metafilter: I'll just assume the argument has started already.
Metafilter: We're way past being bean-thinkers. Now we're the fun-vampires.
MetaFilter: Of course, we have our own issues with disappointment.
MetaFilter: I can't fault you for getting a piece of a weird ass pie like that.
Metafilter: I really want a jackhole ninny flag.
Metafilter: I think you're not getting the point of this at all.
Metafilter: You're unaware of what I'm trying to be.
Metafilter: I'm gonna go have sex. With a LADY.
Metafilter: Yeah, it's just you.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:21 AM on June 11, 2010


a few from the Random archives. seems to be a bit of theme here.

METAFILTER: Anything is possible with enough acid.

METAFILTER: but I just can't articulate it very well right now sorry.

METAFILTER: I am confused and I think many others are too.

METAFILTER: yes, I'm certain, even if I'm wrong. And I may be.

METAFILTER: Clearly the goal should be to aim for total confusion.

METAFILTER: weed smoking, jaywalking, speeding, dental neglecting, sodomizing, Cuban sympathizers.
posted by philip-random at 9:38 AM on June 11, 2010


Metafilter : love it or leave it.
Metafilter : Striving to be merely adequate.
Metafilter : We really, really dig the minutia.
Metafilter : For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Metafilter : just there to diminish other people's work.
Metafilter : Bah! Humbug!
Metafilter : We bully you till you behave the way we think you should. Now, if only they'd listen to us about the middle east.
Metafilter : that crowd of self-important, self-referential bloggers who seem to feel that their little politico-circle-jerk is somehow important out in "real life."
Metafilter : conform, or be ridiculed.
Metafilter : you can't even blink without offending some MF'er.
Metafilter : Where we care more about how you link than what you link.
Metafilter : it's open season on everyone!
Metafilter : It's not about the links. It's about criticizing the links. ...and criticizing the criticizing of the links... ...and criticizing the criticizing of the criticizing of the links... ...and criticizing the criticizing of the criticizing of the criticizing of the links...
Metafilter : The Collective Detective.
posted by crunchland at 9:55 AM on June 11, 2010


I could do another run of my old tagline dump at some point to round up stuff since then, I suppose. If folks have a specific wishlist for that—I could do a nice infodumpish thing that contains e.g. author of the tagline comment (correlating that to author of the quoted comment might be farther than I dare try to go)—I could take that into account too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:46 AM on June 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: the absolute quickest stoked-to-bummed turnaround
Metafilter: You know how sometimes you feel like even more of a bigger nerd than usual?

I'm all about quality over quantity. not really

On preview - one more!

Metafilter: a nice infodumpish thing
posted by jeoc at 3:44 PM on June 11, 2010


cortex writes "If folks have a specific wishlist for that"

I can't remember if last time it included some variants; if not I'd like to have Metatalk: and Meta: added to the search strings.
posted by Mitheral at 4:12 PM on June 11, 2010


I parsed mine from activity and then took out a bunch that didn't work without the thread:

MetaFilter: has the stink of kookery all over it
MetaFilter: WTF LOL (OMFG)
MetaFilter: na na nanana
MetaFilter: needs breath marks
MetaFilter: great blue hole
MetaFilter: a crock of shit
MetaFilter: the anus trembles
MetaFilter: this post makes me cry
MetaFilter: one absolutist extreme to another
MetaFilter: I can't imagine someone would really be that much of a dick
MetaFilter: emotional porn
MetaFilter: you, sir, are a jackass
Metafilter: this paragraph has absolutely nothing to do with anything
MetaFilter: liberally coated in semen
MetaFilter: who's the biggest asshole?
MetaFilter: loathsome moral relativity
MetaFilter: something that most people have seen before
MetaFilter: a failure of sportsmanship
MetaFilter: pipe-wrench fight
MetaFilter: I want to spend as little time as possible with assholes
MetaFilter: we got some whiny little bitches over here
MetaFilter: vertical wall of death
MetaFilter: Christ, what assholes
MetaFilter: annoying people annoying each other
MetaFilter: what you're about to do is really Not Okay
MetaFilter: whatever happened to that languagehat guy?
MetaFilter: somebody's fetish
MetaFilter: impatient motherfuckers
MetaFilter: a judgmental attitude toward giving
MetaFilter New York: Fuck You!
MetaFilter: we can do better than this post and thread
MetaFilter: very interesting, slightly disturbing
MetaFilter: you're totally, completely, and damn near fascinatingly dead wrong
MetaFilter: interesting but smug, self-congratulatory
MetaFilter: you blog like an asshole
MetaFilter: this is old as hell
MetaFilter: what the fuck did I do?
MetaFilter: overprivileged white people
MetaFilter: ordinary humans who own sphincters
MetaFilter: insulting the crap out of everyone
MetaFilter: we know something you don't know
MetaFilter: Put. The. Bong. Down.
MetaFilter: 90% of everything is crap
MetaFilter: an excuse to say "Fuck you" to somebody
MetaFilter: the art of demotivating others.
MetaFilter: shame on y'all
MetaFilter: unfamiliar with the concept of the rhetorical question
MetaFilter: defend this crappy post
MetaFilter: insecure in your manhood
MetaFilter: he who smelt it dealt it
MetaFilter: use no reproachful language against any one; neither curse nor revile
MetaFilter: there's no ejaculation involved
MetaFilter: where's your great FPP?
MetaFilter: this isn't high school
MetaFilter: poop-slinging fest
MetaFilter: lecturing on how you should feel
MetaFilter: trust no one
MetaFilter: get into a froth
MetaFilter: this thread reads like a pissing contest
MetaFilter: My Natural Disaster Can Beat Up Your Natural Disaster
MetaFilter: it is now mandatory that a mefite shit upon each thread
MetaFilter: more liberal than California
MetaFilter: Ideological Backhanded Slaps
Metafilter: the glass is always half-empty
MetaFilter: no, you don't need to finger my bunghole
posted by bwg at 7:51 AM on June 16, 2010


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