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What online fora molded you?

This might be too chat-filter-y, but I get the impression that a lot of people on mefi put in serious time in other internet fora before settling here. Just kind of curious if there's a lot of common denominators (Compuserve, The Well, etc?), and if they influenced what you expect from a 'good' online community and that's why you ended up here. [more inside]
posted by empath on Jul 17, 2009 - 168 comments

Bringin' it old-school.

Birthday thoughts from an old-timer. [more inside]
posted by solistrato on Jul 15, 2009 - 82 comments

How to scan a cat and other subjects

A nice piece on Metafilter, including an audio interview with Mathowie, from the Toronto Globe and Mail.
posted by bowline on Jul 9, 2009 - 131 comments

Play me off

Did I hallucinate a Metafilter comment? I remember reading the line "Play him hither, Lute Cat" on Metafilter recently and though it was so hilarious I needed to illustrate it. I wanted to give credit to the original commenter, but I can't for the life of me find the comment. All my styles of google-fu have failed me. Did this comment actually exist?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 30, 2009 - 55 comments

No other information

If an FPP about a member (even if they happen to be famous) is posted, but it doesn't provide any fruitful information for others to right a situation where they feel they have been overcharged, then why is it allowed?
posted by parmanparman on Jun 29, 2009 - 7 comments

Some guy: How 'bout that Citi Field? Me: You mean the green?

I wore my brand spankin' new Mets-style MetaFilter t-shirt out in the streets of New York yesterday. Hilarity ensued. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Jun 26, 2009 - 69 comments

The only gift you'll ever get back and love even more.

Because I spent June 15 compressed at the bulkhead at the end of two Adventists reading: He: "The (New, Illustrated) Great Controversy" and She: "Creation Illustrated: The Christian Alternative to National Geographic" I forgot to mention the most important thing you can do all day! [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jun 20, 2009 - 4 comments

ya digg?

I've noticed a particularly pronounced uptick in the number of favorites comments are getting. Has Metafilter become funnier, or more salient? Or, you know.
posted by plexi on Jun 12, 2009 - 94 comments

When the Blue's About the Blue

The direction of the teen modeling post went really Meta and callout-y really fast ... do we have informal standards to apply here? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jun 8, 2009 - 142 comments

Celebrate 10 Years of Metafilter and Make a Difference

The Metafilter Team on Kiva.com has gotten started and two weeks later we have 16 members and have lent just shy of $1,000 to small businesses and collectives in developing countries. Our team is now launching a new campaign to celebrate Metafilter's wonderful users and help individuals, families, and communities around the world. Join us to find out more... [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jun 2, 2009 - 51 comments

He was in his armchair, watching a John Wayne movie. It could have been so much worse.

Another "Best of Metafilter" request. So, my grandfather died today (as I anticipated a few months ago), and one of my first reactions is to look to Metafilter for comfort and guidance. I've found a few relevant threads on my own (just taking a cursory glance at ColdChef's posting history helps put death in perspective), but I'd appreciate other mefites' help: what are the most helpful, or comforting, or grounding threads you've read on the site that have to do with death and grieving? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 31, 2009 - 28 comments

There's a meetup near you

There's quite a few 10th anniversary meetups with only a solitary attendee, in places where there are plenty of MeFites... [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on May 29, 2009 - 55 comments

Monkeys and Typewriters

How big (in bytes) is Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by jsonic on May 26, 2009 - 76 comments

It actually is kind of serious business.

I, too, am trying to find a comment I'm almost certain I read on the Blue. It was a refutation of the glib, "The internets is serious business!"-style dismissal of people who would deign to take anything said online to heart. The tone of the comment was something to the effect of, "Sure, it's no big deal, it has only connected much of the world's population in ways only dreamed of," or something. I'm not doing it justice, nor am I trying to. The commenter might have been quoting someone else. Many thanks to anyone who can locate this!
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on May 25, 2009 - 12 comments

Award for Mefite Genius?

How about if the Metafilter Scholarship be used as an award for a project by a Mefite they can present publicly at the big 10th anniversary event? The winner could be chosen by how many times their presentation is favorited as a live event being posted on Metatalk because it's related. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 25, 2009 - 51 comments

Big Southeast Asian 10th anniversary meetup

Are there enough MeFites in Southeast Asia for a satellite meetup for MetaFilter's 10th anniversary? [more inside]
posted by Lush on May 7, 2009 - 12 comments

How does it feel to know you're a lab rat?

Exploring the dynamics of blog communities: the case of MetaFilter. Leiser Silva, Lakshmi Goel, Elham Mousavidin. Information Systems Journal. vol 19 no. 1 pp 55-81. 2009.
posted by dersins on May 6, 2009 - 168 comments

MetaMobile

Whatever you're doing with Metafilter's mobile access, keep it up. [more inside]
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing on Apr 20, 2009 - 22 comments

April Fool's Day Moratorium

Important site announcement re: April Fool's Day. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Apr 1, 2009 - 64 comments

Metafilter Music Podcast?

Has anyone thought about doing a periodic podcast of tunes exclusively from music.metafilter? Would Metafilter or any of the artists have an issue with someone doing this? Would anyone want to host it or help in other ways? Would anyone listen to it?
posted by rollbiz on Mar 30, 2009 - 38 comments

What was the story with that threatened Scientology lawsuit?

For Those Of You Joining Us Late-filter: What was the story with that threatened Scientology lawsuit? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Mar 27, 2009 - 4 comments

Smile/Tilt Head/Favorite/Move On/Come Back/Smile Again

Has anyone ever mark favorite on a post in an AskMe thread in hopes that will light the way for the OP to mark it as Best Answer? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Mar 25, 2009 - 40 comments

Sooo, doing anything Bastille Day?

What's the plan for Metafilter's 10-year anniversary? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 17, 2009 - 151 comments

Metafilter Stats: March 2009

By request, I updated my Metafilter Stats for the first time in two years. User growth, Top 20 lists, and daily stats are all current, as of last week. [more inside]
posted by waxpancake on Mar 6, 2009 - 34 comments

metafilter data analysis

Has anyone done any interesting analysis of metafilter data? I'd like to see average posts/day, average comments/post over time, for starters. But I bet there are many more interesting/pointless questions to be answered beyond that.
posted by flotson on Mar 5, 2009 - 68 comments

If I had the force, I would choke the shit out of you.

Can I put this in my metafilter URL? [more inside]
posted by SheMulp AKA Plus 1 on Mar 5, 2009 - 28 comments

riding instructions

I don't want a new pony! I just want to know how to ride the one I have. [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll on Mar 4, 2009 - 39 comments

What is with all people on MetaFilter marrying/dating people that don't bath?

What is with all people on MetaFilter marrying/dating people that don't bath? [1] [2] [3] [4] [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Feb 24, 2009 - 206 comments

Best of the Web

Metafilter is one of Time's top blogs of 2009.
posted by empath on Feb 17, 2009 - 108 comments

What does the metafilter server look like?

Tanks for the new server. Can we see a picture of it? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Feb 6, 2009 - 140 comments

It's that new server smell everyone loves so much

The new server: you're soaking in it! We're on the new boxes now, post any bugs or weirdness you find here and we'll work on it as fast as we can.
posted by mathowie on Feb 2, 2009 - 205 comments

Movin' on up...

Preparations are in order for the big move. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Feb 1, 2009 - 149 comments

5 years ago today in Metafilter.

6 years ago today in Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 31, 2009 - 19 comments

Metafilter Chili Cookoff

This post has inspired an idea: a Metafilter chili cookoff! [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 23, 2009 - 22 comments

I say put money in thy purse

Has mathowie considered auctioning off early user numbers never/no longer in use?
posted by plexi on Jan 23, 2009 - 115 comments

Guys, I love MetaFilter.

Guys, I love MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jan 22, 2009 - 150 comments

MetaFilter in the media

MetaFilter gets a mention in M Magazine (the magazine that comes with The Age in Melbourne). Slightly odd reference, not an internet sort of article. [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Jan 17, 2009 - 32 comments

From the email I sent to nickyskye this morning:

Should've known better... I presume you didn't meant to post this to the front page, dude. -- cortex [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Jan 3, 2009 - 1 comment

Thanks. :)

Wow. I'm so impressed with the healthy, interesting, and totally civil (from what I've read) discussion in this post . I just wanted to say THANK YOU. :) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 23, 2008 - 112 comments

Self indulgence, selfish or self-link?

Just how "Self"-ish does the self-link ban cover? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Dec 8, 2008 - 22 comments

Today is what Metafilter is all about.

Yet another shoutout for a MeFite going above and beyond the call of duty in real life: HopperFan. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 24, 2008 - 38 comments

Unwanted Duplicates

Why doesn't the Metafilter search also look through deletedthread to find duplicates?
posted by gman on Nov 15, 2008 - 46 comments

It Comes Full Circle

Paper Dolls and too cool. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Nov 13, 2008 - 28 comments

Son of MetaFilter Mini Meet Up Now With Live Vintage Blues at the Marco Polo in Georgetown

Son of MetaFilter Mini Meet Up... at the Marco Polo in Georgetown Good music, stimulating company and conversation were hallmarks of last month's affair and now the stars align again at 8 PM on Saturday, November 22nd, in the Marco Polo once more. [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Nov 12, 2008 - 17 comments

PTSD TKC OMG

I'm sorry, but this gem from tkchrist absolutely needs to be on the sidebar. [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Nov 12, 2008 - 72 comments

Radical collective book lost in Metafilter

Can you help me track down a radical book mentioned on some part of Metafilter? My search skills are weak, apparently. I would really appreciate it. [more inside]
posted by foodmapper on Nov 6, 2008 - 15 comments

Who's broken? Metafilter or me?

Why is it that sometimes Metafilter shows the correct number of posts and comments since my last visit and other times it's as if I hadn't ever clicked a thread? [more inside]
posted by gman on Nov 3, 2008 - 13 comments

Gallagher III?

This Nested post was brought to you by Matt Haughey ... [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys on Oct 20, 2008 - 60 comments

that's 3/4th of 100000!

Milestone alert: This deleted thread was #75000
posted by Bonzai on Sep 21, 2008 - 32 comments

please delete please please

Please, please abort this offensive, trolling post that links primarily to two, year-old NYT articles and is basically an editorial for eugenics.
posted by serazin on Sep 15, 2008 - 107 comments

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