ru dirty like metafilter? February 25, 2005 12:54 AM   Subscribe

Another metafilter-like site, this time in Russian, which I don't think has been noted here before: It looks like a well-established place & claims over 7,000 users.
posted by misteraitch to MetaFilter-Related at 12:54 AM (38 comments total)

posted by Gyan at 1:48 AM on February 25, 2005

heh. They have a link to this that Captaintripps posted here. See? Some things are just universal. Like whimsical homicide.
posted by taz at 2:18 AM on February 25, 2005

Hey, thanks, I'm really glad you posted this.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:47 AM on February 25, 2005

Awesome! Nasdarovya!
posted by psmealey at 3:44 AM on February 25, 2005

nice looking site. i hope new mefi (TM) will look that good.
posted by andrew cooke at 5:46 AM on February 25, 2005

"????????? ???? ? ????????? ??????? ????? ???????????? Lemon Popsicle, ??? "??????? ??????????? ???????"."

Christ, and people complain about the grammar here. Mr. Strunk and Mr. White obviously never went to Russia.
posted by tpl1212 at 6:12 AM on February 25, 2005

Check out the excellent link in this one:
posted by Wolfdog at 6:19 AM on February 25, 2005

I especially like how the side photo changes randomly with every page reload. (Funny how you can feel a kinship with a community's sense of humor based on something like that, even without understanding the words.)

Wolfdog: Cool! They read MetaFilter!
posted by Lush at 7:17 AM on February 25, 2005

????????: ?? ???????????. ???, ?? ???????????.
posted by terrapin at 7:25 AM on February 25, 2005

d'oh So much for the Russian version of "MetaFilter: You're wrong. no, you're wrong." mea culpa.
posted by terrapin at 7:26 AM on February 25, 2005 has shown up in my referrer logs for quite awhile now. It never occurred to me that they were a russian metafilter. I guess I never made it past the cyrillic.
posted by crunchland at 7:37 AM on February 25, 2005


Here's a babelfish of that thread:
It is not surprising that now so it is small good references on Our basic source was covered. Promise to return in several hours.
Wrote average participant 15.07.2002 into 02.05

the previous consideration is the following consideration But slop-container- that, slop-container what it divorced, A?!
Wrote willow 15.07.2002 into 04.04

But in what there was the distinctiveness of this "source"?
Wrote troublemakers 15.07.2002 into 06.47

Akhkha... Give to now report about the periodic obstructions of all those places, where who is grazed... 2jovan: the system of punishments is urgently necessary. Let not by ruble, but by limitations in postingakh. Otherwise we so will perish...
Wrote nickpo 15.07.2002 into 08.23

But that this for metallic Filter, pardon? 4- that not local itself, the customs of local I do not know... C -) =
Wrote Yernik 15.07.2002 into 08.34

Until now, dead lie it
Wrote rootella 15.07.2002 into 09.14

Prostim to average participant his subjectivity and the exaggeration of role in filling with references - let us copy this to the shock from a drop in the dear resource. To first time.
Wrote cuckoo 15.07.2002 into 11.07

In general, - very that not on is best foreign veblog:) By prostim others its ignorance:)
Wrote laacz 15.07.2002 into 13.16

we will await the heap of completely remarkable references (when it arises)... ; -))
Wrote Vasja 15.07.2002 into 15.32
After many, many, MANY readings, I have a few possible interpretations, but can any Russian speakers give the skinny on what's being said?

man, I thought babelfish was bad at Japanese, it's absolutely horrendous at Russian
posted by Bugbread at 7:38 AM on February 25, 2005

I can help out a bit with that for real later, but right now I just have to say

MetaFilter: We will await the heap of completely remarkable references


Metafilter: Very that not on is best foreign veblog
posted by Wolfdog at 7:43 AM on February 25, 2005

i think they're saying they don't like us. but then i always think that when i don't understand what someone is saying.
posted by andrew cooke at 8:32 AM on February 25, 2005

Nah, they love us. They just love to snark. (Snark, or more accurately styob, comes naturally to Russians.)

misteraitch, thanks very much for this. I've already bookmarked it, and if I had any confidence in my ability to write Russian, I might sign up over there.

From their "about" page:

????? ??????, ????? ?????? ???? ?? ???? ?????, ?? ??? ??????, ?????????? ?????????, ???? ?? ????, ? ????????? ???????? ?????-??, ???? ????? ???? ???????????, ???????. ? ?? ?????????, ????? ?? ???? ????? ???? ????? ?????? ????, ? ??? – ?? ???????? ?????????? ???? ???? ??????????? ???????.

'In a word, the best things in this world, in our view, come about spontaneously, of their own accord, and are always breaking rules, most often their own. We're trying to have the best things on this site, and so – we avoid defining this site concretely in words.'

And they have a best-of page. Why don't we?

*crosses fingers that Russian will display properly*
posted by languagehat at 8:44 AM on February 25, 2005

posted by languagehat at 8:45 AM on February 25, 2005

boy, those ruskies sure do ask alot of questions.
posted by crunchland at 8:48 AM on February 25, 2005

"metallic Filter" is genius
posted by matteo at 9:12 AM on February 25, 2005

In Russia, MetaFilter ________ you!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:50 AM on February 25, 2005

So, any actual translations for us cyrillically challenged, o Russian speakers?
posted by Bugbread at 1:08 PM on February 25, 2005

What would you like translated?
posted by languagehat at 3:22 PM on February 25, 2005

This is my new goal. I am waiting for a heap.

Do not weep, go to sleep, My little Peep, your heap will come.
At a leap, at a creep, My little Peep, your heap will come.
Up a hill so steep
Cross the ocean deep
Do not weep, go to sleep, My little Peep, your heap will come.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:11 PM on February 25, 2005

posted by gubo at 4:47 PM on February 25, 2005

Not necessarily individual lines, but the gist of the thread from Lush's "Cool, they read metafilter!" link above. I'm bouncing between thinking they are having slow response because of Mefi traffic, or that they have few links because Mefi itself is down, or a few other random possibilities.
posted by Bugbread at 6:58 PM on February 25, 2005

bugbread: Lush's link doesn't go to a thread, it goes to a set of search results (note, btw, how bloody fast their search engine is). It's not any coherent thing.

Wolfdog's link, on the other hand, is a post to the effect of "Don't be surprised that there haven't been many good posts here lately, since MetaFilter, our main source, is currently down. They say they'll be back up in a few hours."
posted by kickingtheground at 7:53 PM on February 25, 2005

So how do you post Cyrillic text, gubo?
posted by Krrrlson at 8:47 PM on February 25, 2005

Oddly enough, bugbread read my mind. In my draft post I was going to say "Can somebody translate this?" re Wolfdog's thread but decided against it, thinking someone eventually would. (I linked to the search results of "MetaFilter" in their site to show that they do make reference to MeFi a LOT.)

kickingtheground & languagehat, are they indeed snarking? :) What exactly do the rest of the comments there say? I'm very curious.
posted by Lush at 8:55 PM on February 25, 2005

Translation of the comments in the thread (poster nicks omitted):

What's so special about this "source"?

Riiight... Let's make an announcement every time a site someone here frequents is down.... 2jovan: we urgently need some sort of punishment system. Not necessarily financial, but at least a limitation of posting rights. Otherwise we're doomed.

Pardon me, but what is this metallic filter you speak of? I'm not from around here, don't know much of the local customs... B-)=

Still dead.

Let us forgive the [poster] his subjectivity and exaggeration of's role in filling with links - we'll ascribe this to shock caused by the downtime of his favourite source. But just this once.

Actually, is the absolute best foreign blog :) Let us forgive those who have not heard of it.

We'll just wait for the bunch of excellent links that's sure to come when it's back up, then... ;-))

posted by Krrrlson at 9:19 PM on February 25, 2005

1. Convert the text to hexadecimal NCRs. (in the linked converter, type or paste the text into the window at the upper right; the hex NCRS appear in the lower left.)
2. Paste the hex gibberish into the MeFi comment window.
3. Hit 'Preview'.
4. In the preview window you will see the desired Russian. But don't hit 'Post' yet.
5. Paste the hex NCRs again into the preview window, replacing the Russian letters that appear there.
6. Now hit 'Post'.
posted by gubo at 11:03 PM on February 25, 2005

posted by Krrrlson at 11:34 PM on February 25, 2005

Wait, I could've typed that without Cyrillic letters.
posted by Krrrlson at 11:34 PM on February 25, 2005

I bet they have lots of complaints that their spellchecker always tries to turn "" into "organizatsiya."
posted by crunchland at 11:48 PM on February 25, 2005

I bet they make lots of silly jokes about Maslenitsa.
posted by taz at 12:13 AM on February 26, 2005

MetaFilter: We will await the heap of completely remarkable references
posted by mek at 2:27 AM on February 26, 2005

Kickingtheground: Sorry, you're right. I was referring to Wolfdog's link that I babelized above. Thanks for the overview of the thread.

Krrrlson: Thanks for the detailed translation!
posted by Bugbread at 3:14 AM on February 26, 2005

Awesome translation, Krrrlson. Captures the tone nicely - it's like walking through a (Russian) looking-glass. Thanks!
posted by Lush at 4:34 AM on February 26, 2005

I second Lush's enthusiasm. Krrrlson, if you're not a professional translator, you should be. That's damn difficult to pull off.
posted by languagehat at 6:02 AM on February 26, 2005

Why, thank you.
posted by Krrrlson at 4:27 PM on February 26, 2005

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