Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Sweetness & Light? [more inside]
Is it still possible to get Metafilter shirts? I'm going to some blogging events in the near future (April and then in July), and I would like to look like the cool kid while I'm there.
Calling all MeFi Xbox360 gamers. I'm going to maintain an Xbox gamertag for us to make it easy to find other Mefites to game with using the Friends of a Friend feature on Live. [more inside]
Are there still any Metafilter-specific World of Warcraft guilds? [more inside]
And seven years later, Super Smash Brothers Brawl has landed. I would love to smash some MeFites. [more inside]
The Morning News is throwing their annual Tournament of Books to figure out the best book of 2007. A new twist this year is the Making Book Tournament where you bet on what the winner will be, with the proceeds going to First Book, a literacy foundation. MeFi is dollar matching bets up to $1,000 for the contest.
So, JaredSeth's wish to play Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay from the Gygax obit thread inspired me to post this, so I'll ask...does anyone in Tucson want to join a gaming group? [more inside]
It's been a while since our last post, so I thought I'd remind folks about the Metafilter RUNNER+ group. Everybody's welcome to join in the challenges, and you don't have to have the Nike+iPod kit anymore. The February Challenge was won by Slarty Bartfast, who racked up more than 150km! I've just launched a new challenge for March/April. Get running! [more inside]
The founder explains why he allows great freedom to the members. HerfDerfGuardianReader
MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2008! We're back again for our 3rd year as a free 5x5 Roto league on Yahoo. We've got 9 managers currently, and I'm looking to get 12-14. [more inside]
MeFiTri: Are you a female MeFite planning on doing a Danskin Triathlon? Would you like to try it (you can do it!) Are there other triathletes on MeFi? I'm wondering about the potential for a training group similar to the running and cycling gangs. [more inside]
Inspired by this AskMeFi, it might be a good idea that we mail each other some hometown-inspired packages of our own. yes/no?
The Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology: P/Virse Edition deadline is approaching! There's just over two weeks remaining, so if you have yet to start clacking away, now is the time! I'm sure I'm not the only one eager to see what folks have come up with! [more inside]
I'm looking for a post I read here — at least I think I did — concerning the natural evolution of online communities. The conclusion talked about population growth leading to divisive groups that clash with each other leading to the decline of the community... or something along those lines. [more inside]
Mefi/Mecha Fantasy Baseball: who's in? [more inside]
This just in: Metafilter endorses Obama. [more inside]
what's up with all the apologetic posts lately? since when did metafilter become a religious site where communal acceptance depends on strict penitence?
The Icycle challenge is nearing its end, and so far only 7 riders have scored. Surely we have more hearty soles willing to risk minor appendages for a MetaFilter bike sticker, and glory?
The post from a couple of days ago is great, but really made me wonder where the MeFites make their magic. [more inside]
Whence Nthing? Isn't the word "seconding" meant to include multiple votes of support? Is this something peculiar to Ask Metafilter?
Announcing the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology! Previously suggested by Effigy2000, the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology is a chance for all us writer-type or vaguely-writer-type Mefites to get together and write write write! We'll be taking a "Thieves' World" approach to our writing with each story in the Anthology taking place in a setting first posited by Mefi's Own L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg and then fleshed out by himself and members of the Mefi community. All who are interested are encouraged to join in! [more inside]
Metafilter needs an official drink. Let's brainstorm. [more inside]
January 2008 Distance/Calorie Challenges now up! [more inside]
Icycle - MetaFilter's January Cycling Challenge: The colder it gets, the higher your score, so break out the long underwear. [more inside]
Reminder: Feel free to add/update your Gamer IDs on the wiki if you have new loot.
Can we keep the Secret Quonsar post open so we can give updates/say thanks for our gifts? [more inside]
Whither "quonsar"? [more inside]
A few months shy of three years later, I'm still knocked breathless by this thread. I've been rereading each story over this weekend, and it's really had me thinking about echoes and effects, human goodness, and the astonishing strength of human resilience. I'm really grateful to everyone who shared such meaningful and vulnerable moments of their lives. Mefi is one hell of a community.
DaShiv has made a suggestion about the Mefi TF2 server's map rotation. Thoughts?
Any chance we could throw the Secret Santa/Quonsar/_______ gift exchange entry deadline of December 12th up on the sidebar, linking to the original thread? [more inside]
Team Fortress 2 Weekend Match (and info for new players): Saturday December 1st. [more inside]
Pony request: For years, Thinkblank ran their great Secret Santa, where people would put in their wish list of <$20 gifts from a website and then a computer would randomly couple participants together and they would accordingly send gifts but wouldn't know who the giver was until six months later. But, sadly, Thinkblank is defunct. Possible to do a secret santa on Metafilter?
In August, mefite birdlips suffered one of the most horrifying and tragic losses imaginable. Then yesterday, a lifelong friend of his was killed on the spot in a car accident. How about a little love from the hive thrown his way?
"Unchecked growth will kill us all" on the blue, "what's the best quality 42" plasma screen" on the green. [more inside]
A couple folks sounded up for another go-round of the Boxing Day Blood Drive. Shout out and coordinate within if you're interested in donating blood 'round then. [more inside]
Mefi members on eMusic? Inspired by the thread at Mecha, if you're an eMusic user what's your nickname?
The MeFi Writer's Group has been resurrected yet again... [more inside]
Can we harness our collective buying power? [more inside]
Team Fortress 2 Match Today 2:00 PM EST! [more inside]
"Get your own blog" is a stupid thing to say to a member of a site whose masthead reads "Community weblog." [more inside]
I'm trying to participate... [more inside]
Is the MeFi Writer's Group still operational on Vox? [more inside]
Do you have a computer? Do you sometimes use less than 100% of your computer's resources? Does human suffering and death irk you? If you answered 'Yes' or 'Meh' to the above questions, join World Community Grid and Team Metafilter!
Mefi Scholarship? A reminder. One of the coolest things about metafilter.