metafiler.com December 12, 2002 1:29 PM   Subscribe

Picture, if you will, a web page. On that page, a single link. The text of that link: "Click here to find Metafilter." You click the link. The breath is ripped from your lungs as you are rushed headlong to the Ask Jeeves (UK) search results for the word "metafilter"!

...OK, there's really no way to make this dramatic. But have any other typo-prone users run across metafiler.com?
posted by staggernation to Bugs at 1:29 PM (16 comments total)

...That should have gone into MetaFilter-related, not bugs. Sorry.
posted by staggernation at 1:31 PM on December 12, 2002


well, if you do a WHOIS lookup on the domain, and check out the URL on the page, it seems that a guy in the UK is trying to make some affiliate dollars off of the misspelled domain.

I've heard of this for yahoo, amazon, netscape, and google, but never for a stupid site like this. It's lame, but there's not a lot I can do, so it's not really worth worrying about. I seriously doubt the guy makes more in affiliate clicks than he paid for the domain and hosting.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:35 PM on December 12, 2002


I still can't get over Meatfilter. Have done it tons of times.
posted by neustile at 1:43 PM on December 12, 2002


Think of all the dough that the meatfilter guy is missing out on.
posted by machaus at 1:44 PM on December 12, 2002


damn
posted by machaus at 1:44 PM on December 12, 2002


The breath is ripped from your lungs

Wow, you survived such a traumatic experience. It's a wonder you're still with us.
posted by crunchland at 1:45 PM on December 12, 2002


Isn't the internet a funny old place?
posted by timeistight at 2:10 PM on December 12, 2002


The what?
posted by gottabefunky at 2:24 PM on December 12, 2002




It's weird that someone starts a thread about this or something closely related to this every month or so. I think if you'd searched MetaTalk you would have found the last one from about a month ago.

Not that I care that much, mind you. Personally, I'm interested in purchasing metafeeler.com and starting my pornography kingdom.
posted by The God Complex at 3:10 PM on December 12, 2002


metafeeler.com....hehe.

metafeeler.com: we're all in this together.
posted by poopy at 3:16 PM on December 12, 2002


I believe this exact site has already been a MeTa topic--and it was deleted by mathowie, which we all know is rare. So, there ya go.

On preview, what The God Complex said.
posted by macadamiaranch at 3:26 PM on December 12, 2002


have any other typo-prone users run across metafiler.com?

Don't click that link ... last time someone posted it, it took ages before I trained myself out of the habit of mistakenly going there, every time I typed "meta" into my browser. Damned automatic URL completion ...
posted by walrus at 5:46 AM on December 13, 2002


walrus - visit the page, then go into your History window (where it should now be the top link), select its URL, and hit delete (or control-delete, or whatever your browser/platform quirks dictate). End of automatic URL completion problem.
posted by rory at 7:30 AM on December 13, 2002


About a year ago I considered registering metafilter.co.uk, but failed to see the point, other than to point it straight back here.. or, more deviously, point it at some sort of mock UK version of MeFi. But I realised what a waste of time that would be and didn't bother.

Bizarrely, given the number of UK MeFiers, metafilter.co.uk is still available. Yours for only $5.25 a year folks.
posted by wackybrit at 9:26 AM on December 13, 2002


cheers rory!
posted by walrus at 2:31 AM on December 16, 2002


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