My triangle of sources June 24, 2002 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Gotta ask: how many of us poor souls are now lost in the certainly blessed, aesthetically coherent but ultimately life-consuming Bermuda Triangle of Sportsfilter; Blogroots and MetaFilter?
posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 2:20 PM (30 comments total)

Maybe google search will be supplemented with xrefer search.
posted by Voyageman at 2:26 PM on June 24, 2002

I want to start CultureFilter where we can discuss the beautiful and the arcane ( like the Garden of Allah), poetry, obscure art, the enigmas and ideas of history.
posted by vacapinta at 2:38 PM on June 24, 2002

Blogroots is still pretty wet behind the ears. So far it hasn't attracted my long term, focused attention, though I try to keep an eye on it because it is very promising. Sportsfilter likely won't have anything of interest to me, so that's right out. MetaFilter, however, is a Bermuda Triangle unto itself.
posted by majick at 2:42 PM on June 24, 2002

I'm a member of all three (though I did play with the idea of registering at those other sites using the name of some well-knowns here--just to stir some shit) using the ColdChef title, but I stay true to the blue...and grey.

Of course, we all know where you end up if you get sucked down into the vortex of the triangle, but that land will remain unnamed.
posted by ColdChef at 2:51 PM on June 24, 2002

I have enough trouble keeping up with this place... in fact, the volume of Metafilter is so great, unless one checks on an insanely frequent basis, it's impossible to keep up... I don't need those other two places.
posted by crunchland at 3:41 PM on June 24, 2002

unless one checks on an insanely frequent basis

posted by anathema at 3:51 PM on June 24, 2002

It's gotten so out-of-hand that I'm going to create FilterFilter, where I will post just a single letter each day, i.e.:

Monday, June 24, 2002


Tuesday, June 25, 2002


...and so forth.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:56 PM on June 24, 2002

Sadly, I see that at least one person has already proposed FilterFilter, so it will have to remain a dream unfulfilled.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:59 PM on June 24, 2002

Three dimensions are sufficient in the real world, but the fourth Dimension is alleged to

Tho' no-one ever returns from there...
posted by dash_slot- at 7:15 PM on June 24, 2002

* changing subject *

Woo yeah, but about that Fifth Dimension, huh? C'mon, everybody! Sing along!
When the mooooon ... has left the seventh house .... and Jupiter ... aligns wi-ith Mars ... then peace ... will guide our pla-a-net ... and lo-ove will steer the stars!
posted by yhbc at 7:30 PM on June 24, 2002

Actually Miguel, I'll be leaving SF once the worldcup is over - It'll be interesting to see if there is an exodus. I post at BR but under another identity.
posted by vacapinta at 7:55 PM on June 24, 2002

I have become convinced that MeFi has some strange power over time, as I have found myself coming to after having spent several hours mesmerised by the site itself and links from it (her?). I find the main problem is that comments and threads are added just often enough to keep me refreshing “one last time” before I definitely, positively get some work done. Because of the time/day difference here, the busiest time at MeFi seems to be through most of my (supposed) work day.

I am glad that I am not a big sports fan, or Sportsfilter would consume what little is left of my working hours! Don’t even mention Blogroots, as it is currently small enough that I only need to visit every couple of hours to keep up.

posted by dg at 8:21 PM on June 24, 2002

there is no
posted by tj at 9:38 PM on June 24, 2002

I want BuffyFilter!!!!! Pleeeeeez ... I would never leave my computer. Ever.
posted by grrarrgh00 at 10:27 PM on June 24, 2002

> I want to start CultureFilter

And I want you to start it. MetaFilter would be rid of me if you did.
posted by pracowity at 11:01 PM on June 24, 2002

I am an addict of MetaFilter and FilePile, I don't shower so much these days.
posted by bunktone at 6:35 AM on June 25, 2002

I second starting CultureFilter.

I haven't joined SportsFilter yet. How many women are in the locker room over there?
posted by iconomy at 7:38 AM on June 25, 2002

I have NewsFilter running: memigo --pure news links, with links to MeFi threads if the links are posted here.
posted by costas at 7:54 AM on June 25, 2002

Interesting site, costas. I'm gonna have to look at it some more when I've mentally logged out of BeerFilter.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:00 AM on June 25, 2002

BeerFilter! Now that's an idea I would be in favor of... where do I sign up?

Iconomy: there are a few women, but the majority of members, if I had to guess, is probably men. It's actually less of a boyzone than MeFi is sometimes, although we do put up the occasional Kournikova link (really, its inevitable, honestly...)
posted by insomnyuk at 8:15 AM on June 25, 2002

I haven't joined SportsFilter yet. How many women are in the locker room over there?

i am sure there are others besides me. :)
posted by jerseygirl at 8:18 AM on June 25, 2002

occasional Kournikova link

That's ok, insomnyuk, as long as we can put up the occasional link dunno. Some sexy sporty type guy. Or girl, depending on whatever floats your boat, as my father-in-law says.

jersey girl - I'll see you there.
posted by iconomy at 8:40 AM on June 25, 2002

Stavros: thanks; do register with memigo though (just a userid and a passwd, nothing else needed) to see links in a "weighted" order which is not available in the plain front page.
posted by costas at 9:04 AM on June 25, 2002

iconomy and jerseygirl...enjoy this.
posted by msacheson at 10:44 AM on June 25, 2002

Thanks, msacheson! I knew there was a reason I should be watching the World Cup.

Is he executing The Brandi Chastain Move? He's good.
posted by iconomy at 11:54 AM on June 25, 2002

I haven't joined SportsFilter yet. How many women are in the locker room over there?

Count me in, too, iconomy & jerseygirl. Haven't had much time to spend there, but I do check it.
posted by aine42 at 3:32 PM on June 25, 2002

I'm also a woman in the SpoFi (oh come on, you know that was inevitable) locker room, though I haven't posted yet. I'm just enjoying lurking for now, but eventually something will suck me ito the fray. That photo might've done it, had it been posted there. I'm such a sucker for a man with nice thighs...
posted by Dreama at 2:41 AM on June 27, 2002

I just joined SportsFilter...I lurk too but I am sure I will post there sooner or later. And I'm female.
posted by SisterHavana at 9:44 AM on June 28, 2002

user 145, but I don't think I have ever posted. (oh, i'm a gurl)
posted by goneill at 10:53 AM on June 28, 2002

and what a gurl you are! :)
posted by ColdChef at 11:09 AM on June 28, 2002

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