Mathowie has teased in a comment that he would launch another section of the site November 22, 2004 8:20 AM   Subscribe

Also, another teaser: I'm gonna launch another new *Filter section this weekend. For reals, yo.

posted by mathowie at 1:01 PM PST on November 18
posted by kyle to Feature Requests at 8:20 AM (61 comments total)

I don't understand.
posted by veedubya at 8:23 AM on November 22, 2004


The weekend's passed... no new section.
posted by sbutler at 8:25 AM on November 22, 2004


... not that I personally care. three sections keep me busy enough, along with all the other stuff I read
posted by sbutler at 8:30 AM on November 22, 2004


I really and truly don't know what purpose this thread has other than to say "hey matt, we're impatiently waiting for you to get off your lazy ass and make our site better".

He said he'll make it, he told us what it was, what else is there to discuss? He's going to tell us when it's launched.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 8:35 AM on November 22, 2004


I really and truly don't know what purpose this thread has other than to say "hey matt, we're impatiently waiting for you to get off your lazy ass and make our site better".

Well, that about sums it up... I don't think I was the only person wondering, so I made the thread. If it wasn't me, it would have been someone else.
posted by kyle at 8:39 AM on November 22, 2004


I already know what it is. GothMetaFilter: Bela Lugosi's STILL dead

Of course, many folks will complain about the red Times New Roman font on a solid black background, but hey, who cares?
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:47 AM on November 22, 2004


If it wasn't me, it would have been someone else.

right. but then we'd be bitching at that person for being impatient. so deal.
posted by jpoulos at 8:49 AM on November 22, 2004


How about instead of bitching about it because we know Matt's a busy guy who would have gotten it done if he could have, how about instead of bitching, what's the new *Filter gonna be?
posted by fenriq at 8:53 AM on November 22, 2004


that craigslist thing?
posted by amberglow at 9:01 AM on November 22, 2004


Fenriq, didn't he say it would be some sort of Self-linking haven where mefites can share personal projects sans wrath?
posted by shoepal at 9:01 AM on November 22, 2004


Heres hoping for the metametatalk! You know, so we can call out call outs!
posted by Quartermass at 9:07 AM on November 22, 2004


4 Days old, and they're already moaning.
Lord help me.
posted by seanyboy at 9:11 AM on November 22, 2004


how about instead of bitching, what's the new *Filter gonna be?

I'm putting my money on BitchFilter.
posted by felix betachat at 9:11 AM on November 22, 2004


I'm not sure why you're misconstruing this as "moaning." I'm just curious.
posted by kyle at 9:16 AM on November 22, 2004


Design.Metafilter.com?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:26 AM on November 22, 2004


I suspect Kyle's a "he", or perhaps a "she", and not a "they".
posted by Bugbread at 9:34 AM on November 22, 2004


This is going to be the Best Thanksgiving Ever! Thank you, Matt!
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:36 AM on November 22, 2004


K-rist! its only 10am on Monday morning on the West Coast. Maybe Matt has not had time to assemble all the press for the news conference yet?
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 10:02 AM on November 22, 2004


bittorrent-tracker.metafilter.com
posted by skallas at 10:02 AM on November 22, 2004


everyone.gets.a.car.EVERYONE.GETS.A.CAR.metafilter.com
posted by jpoulos at 10:14 AM on November 22, 2004


The projects thing, the jobs thing, and the design thing have all been hanging out of Matt's waistband for a while.

n00bs grasp and grope like donkeys toward carrots. Film at 11.
posted by scarabic at 10:20 AM on November 22, 2004


kyle, matt says a lot of things. Unlike me, he also does a lot of things. Between the saying and the doing, I'm guessing, lie other demands on his time.

Your post smacks of sleeve-tugging and jumping up and down. Maybe you need to use potty?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 10:47 AM on November 22, 2004


I was hoping for a forum to discuss asterisks.
posted by adampsyche at 10:49 AM on November 22, 2004


****************; discuss.
posted by taz at 10:56 AM on November 22, 2004


Your post smacks of sleeve-tugging and jumping up and down. Maybe you need to use potty?

I thought we'd already dealt with that?

Your post smacks of being a smug prick. Maybe you need to talk to people like adults?
posted by kyle at 10:56 AM on November 22, 2004


There, there, kylie-poo. Unka Matt will build it soon, sweetie.
posted by trharlan at 11:02 AM on November 22, 2004


n00bs grasp and grope like donkeys toward carrots. Film at 11.

What is with people here not understanding the difference between singular and plural? Kyle is one person.
posted by Bugbread at 11:11 AM on November 22, 2004


I thought we'd already dealt with that?

Oh. Was this supposed to be some conciliatory note?

I don't think I was the only person wondering, so I made the thread. If it wasn't me, it would have been someone else.

Huh. Sounded to me like you were damn proud of your sleeve tugging ways.

This whole thread smacks of n00b farts.

(that's SINGULAR - one n00b cut the cheese in here - k?)
posted by scarabic at 11:13 AM on November 22, 2004


Your post smacks of being a smug prick. Maybe you need to talk to people like adults?

If you can't handle the curling iron, don't drop your pants in public.
posted by rocketman at 11:15 AM on November 22, 2004


well, matt has a long established record of underestimating the time this or that will require, and i don't mean that maliciously. he has a full time job and a family. when he says things like that, it's because he really loves his site and users and has these visions and ideas and this enthusiasm for it and real life has different ideas about how he has to spend his time. while the entire mass of suggestions and ponies may never get fully implemented, the most important and desired usually do. sometimes if he says "this weekend" it turns out to be "any weekend now". patience, grasshoppers. like sand through the hourglass of time, these are the fish in my pants.
posted by quonsar at 11:21 AM on November 22, 2004


[looks at the bait, decides its too small]
posted by five fresh fish at 11:24 AM on November 22, 2004


God, how I miss the good old days.

On preview: quonsar is my new secret fetish. Shh.
posted by naomi at 11:30 AM on November 22, 2004




(Ah, yes.... troutfishing needs a blog....heaven forbid we actually discuss anything topical in the blue....)
posted by lodurr at 11:34 AM on November 22, 2004


What quonsar said, minus the pants.

I agree wholeheartedly because I'm the worst procrastinator in the entire universe.
posted by tracicle at 11:52 AM on November 22, 2004


*snatches the pebble from q's hand*
posted by kyle at 11:56 AM on November 22, 2004


It'll be announcefilter, which I didn't get a chance to launch this weekend due to some pretty bad personal news. Next week is thanksgiving, and I'll be traveling to see family for that, so probably the week after at the latest.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:02 PM on November 22, 2004


Hope everything's okay, Matt. Don't mind us.
posted by scarabic at 12:05 PM on November 22, 2004


Oh, and quonsar is exactly right. I expected to have nothing going on this weekend, but that quickly turned into a nail biter of stress. I've spent half this day in a hospital, but will be back home shortly. I did remove ads for all logged in users last night and launch the contest, so something came out of this weekend.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:06 PM on November 22, 2004


Matt, I am sorry about whatever is going on in your life that involves hospitals and bad news. Good thoughts heading your way.
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:09 PM on November 22, 2004


good luck.
posted by andrew cooke at 12:50 PM on November 22, 2004


Matt, please accept my condolences. I hope everything is well.
posted by kyle at 12:50 PM on November 22, 2004


I'm sorry this turned out to be whinefilter, I was just looking for an updatefilter.
posted by kyle at 12:51 PM on November 22, 2004


That's right, the ads ARE gone.. I hadn't even noticed. You're like a little elf doing good things behind the scenes sometimes. I should leave a plate of Milk and cookies out for you more often.

Good luck with the personal issues.
posted by dness2 at 1:41 PM on November 22, 2004


I did remove ads for all logged in users last night and launch the contest, so something came out of this weekend.

And you added the "tips for new users" sidebar I suggested! Yay! Thanks, Matt!

And I hope whatever put you in the hospital clears up quickly.
posted by me3dia at 1:42 PM on November 22, 2004


Dear Mathowie,

You do some good work. Hope things are going better.

-Metafilter.
posted by hughbot at 2:07 PM on November 22, 2004


What is with people here not understanding the difference between singular and plural?

"They" is and has been for centuries a convenient and much-needed gender-neutral singular pronoun in addition to its plural use. Deal with it.

Matt: Sorry about the family problems; I hope they're resolved soon and happily. Pay no attention to the sleeve-tugging -- we know you get to stuff when you are able to, like quonsar said, minus the fish.
posted by languagehat at 3:09 PM on November 22, 2004


Can we start snarking on kyle again, this time for overusing *filter? That was much more fun!

(Also, I hope all works out OK with the hospital stuff, Matt.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:16 PM on November 22, 2004


AnnounceFilter is akward, too long, doesn't really concatenate nicely into a single cognitive conceptual and linguistic unit the way "Metafilter" and "Metatalk" do, and also isn't really a filter at all. How about instead MetAnounce? or MetaEvent? or something where you combine the 'a' and the 'e' into one character, like Metævent or MetÆvent or Met§vent (with the 'a' and 'e' transposed on top of one another, rather than simply squashed together)? Anyway, the point is that all the sub-sites use "Me" in their name (MeFi, MeTa, AskMe) while not all of them use "Filter;" the new sub-site should follow suit. Just a thought.
posted by ChasFile at 5:10 PM on November 22, 2004


may I humbly submit MetaPlug?


or OnanismFilter...
posted by cmyr at 5:18 PM on November 22, 2004


DAMMIT that's awesome that shoulda been mine.
posted by ChasFile at 5:28 PM on November 22, 2004


How about ME-Filter? No?

Oh, I got it.


HelloFilter.


(This could reduce to Hi-Fi, if you wanted to be cheeky, which we might.)

Because it is kind of an introduction to the stuff we ourselves are doing.
posted by chicobangs at 5:29 PM on November 22, 2004


EgoFilter.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:32 PM on November 22, 2004


MeMe
posted by flashboy at 5:33 PM on November 22, 2004


oh crap, flashboy wins.
posted by keswick at 6:00 PM on November 22, 2004


I shall call it... MetaMe.

(Actually, I think EgoFilter is good.)
posted by kindall at 12:10 AM on November 23, 2004


Good lord, none of you can see it.

Tell MetaFilter.
posted by dhartung at 1:49 AM on November 23, 2004


Heh.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:37 AM on November 23, 2004


I vote for dhartung (but I still think he's a couple keys short of a White House ;-) ): TellMe.

And when the MetaFilter Jobs page comes up, HireMe.
posted by wendell at 11:14 AM on November 23, 2004


mathowie: like a little elf doing good things behind the scenes

And add me to the chorus of folks wishing you and your family well with whatever it is you're dealing.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:20 PM on November 23, 2004


EEP.

good christ, matt, you're logging in from the hospital?!

Hoping all is well soon.
posted by Space Kitty at 1:55 PM on November 24, 2004


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