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New Overlord!!

Vacapinta is a New Mod? [more inside]
posted by wheelieman on May 18, 2008 - 142 comments

Should or shouldn't

93% say redesign. [more inside]
posted by derMax on Apr 25, 2008 - 148 comments

I live MeFi in dreams

I had a dream last night that I was at the base of a pyramid, and there was something earth-destroying in the pyramid, like an ancient God-like evil. I had to work my way through the booby trapped maze of the pyramid to reach the evil before it awoke, and so I popped open my trusty laptop and went to AskMeFi and typed my first question: How do I get to the center of a booby trapped pyramid maze. The answers started pouring in, and I began my mission, dodging ancient mummies and flying spikes. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 31, 2008 - 136 comments

Metafilter comments vs. Youtube comments

How much difference does $5 make?. Mashup by bertrandom pulls the most recent comments from Metafilter and the comments from the most viewed videos on Youtube and puts them side-by-side for comparison. [more inside]
posted by dmd on Mar 24, 2008 - 107 comments

Mefi Made Me See The Light!

Has one of your long-held opinions/beliefs ever been swayed by a Mefi post or comment? I don't mean a mundane opinion like "I prefer mashed potatoes to french fries," but a really important opinion, like a major cultural/political stance (i.e. a long-held belief regarding religion, abortion, homosexuality, vegetarianism, conservative vs. liberal, etc.). If so, what thread and/or comment was the turning point for you? And how did you feel about thinking differently?
posted by amyms on Mar 23, 2008 - 187 comments

Where do I pick up my free sport jacket?

MetaFilter: over 2,000,000 served. [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Feb 4, 2008 - 47 comments

File Under: Finished.

It's here: the Metafilter Music Collaboration. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Dec 30, 2007 - 35 comments

Why doesn't matthowie have a $200M valuation?

Why is MeFi not part of the social news site boom? Digg, reddit, newsvine, and others are the lucrative hot trend, but MeFi seems to do the same thing better (no Ron Paul spam), smarter, and for longer, and we even have favorites, for those who want voting-like capabilities. So why is MeFi not included with these young whippersnappers? And why are they not learning from MeFi's evolved model of light moderation, talk pages, and strong self-policing?
posted by blahblahblah on Dec 11, 2007 - 97 comments

Reciprocity is a bitch.

Tiny Contacts Pony! [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Dec 8, 2007 - 10 comments

You Tube Meta Data

YouTube tags --- of any sort: titles, categories, etc. --- possible on the fpp? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on Oct 15, 2007 - 23 comments

There is a snark in the title, covered with a URL

I'm as big a fan as anyone of the LOL-christian/republican-does-something-out-of-character story, but this is in poor taste.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Oct 12, 2007 - 553 comments

Metafilter documentary

I had spoken with Matt about a month ago about the idea of doing a Metafilter documentary in time for the tenth anniversary. I'd still like to do it but am looking for help. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Sep 27, 2007 - 177 comments

Take your protein pills & put your diapers on

Update on this thread - defence calls in spin doctor in an attempt to humanise nappy-wearing astronaut.
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 19, 2007 - 4 comments

The Grey Lady on The Blue

The Grey Lady on The Blue Now the The New York Times subscriber wall has come tumbling down, I though it might be interesting to see what she's had to say about us over the years. [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on Sep 19, 2007 - 37 comments

Be safe and smart!

Our own fandango_matt, of Metafilter design contest and multiple pissing elephant fame, has come up with his own Boy Scout inspired Metafilter safety guide.
posted by Krrrlson on Jul 16, 2007 - 188 comments

Quick Draw

I've never seen one of my posts deleted so quickly. You guys are good!
posted by sluglicker on Jun 25, 2007 - 88 comments

Ajax Favoriting in Opera

Favoriting on the blue has stopped working with Opera on Windows XP. Works fine on all other sites.
posted by bigmusic on Jun 18, 2007 - 2 comments

Weeee're back

Ugh. Ok, we should be back now, mostly working. I'm sure there are lots of little things I need to fix and I'll try and get things going over the next couple days.
posted by mathowie on Mar 26, 2007 - 150 comments

MeFi makes ink in the Globe and Mail

Good news, bad news. The good news: Metafilter got a shoutout today in the National edition of Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper (along with boing boing, and a couple others: story here). The bad news? Something called metafilter.org. Oh well, he nearly got it right. And it does redirect to Mefi. One step forward....
posted by jokeefe on Jan 26, 2007 - 33 comments

Help me find an FPP about swarms of birds that darken the sky

A while back (more than 2 months, less than a year) I remember an FPP that linked to a few short films of birds swarming in the sky in giant flocks that nearly darkened the sky. Might have been somewhere in the Netherlands but I recall it being an annual event. The swarming activity made for amazing patterns in the sky. I don't think this was just in my dreams but can't find it through any searches of the site. Can anyone help?
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jan 11, 2007 - 7 comments

Not colorblind-ist!

I thought I was posting a question on AskMe, instead I posted it to the blue. Can my question be moved? Pretty please?
posted by edverb on Dec 25, 2006 - 127 comments

OK to post a self-link to a news story?

Is it considered a self-link to post a legitimate news story that you have a personal connection to? If it is, is it OK for me to use MeTa to ask someone else to post it instead of me? I don't want to cirumvent the rules, so I'll hold off on giving the links until there's a reasonable consensus in favor of it.
posted by scalefree on Dec 22, 2006 - 23 comments

10,000 posts and still counting...

The 10,000 club welcomes a new member.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Nov 9, 2006 - 99 comments

MetaFilthy replacement for Firefox 2.0?

Are there any programmers out there who would be interested in making a MetaFilthy clone/replacement for Firefox 2.0? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Nov 4, 2006 - 24 comments

A site that blogs entries from random FAQs.

MetaFilter on UsedFAQs - a site that blogs entries from random FAQs.
posted by IndigoRain on Oct 13, 2006 - 17 comments

Metafilter or MetaFilter?

NitFilter: In the title of the front page ("Metafilter | Community Weblog"), shouldn't Metafilter be Bactrian CamelCase? Or is this one of those sly MetaFilter conventions that only Original Mefites understand?
posted by thinman on Aug 26, 2006 - 31 comments

"Best of" link borked?

FYI, the "Best of" link is a little borked. I'm seeing no winners for Aug 10th, and two winners for Aug 9th, with a ton of runners up on the 9th.
posted by jonson on Aug 12, 2006 - 13 comments

Is there a MetaFilter watchlist?

Matt: Do you have a "watch list" like the Department of Homeland Security apparetly has? I mean a list of potential offenders in terms of breaking the MeFi code. Dumb posters like me. Do you look out for certain types of threads and within them do you purge threatening content? Do you profile? What does the "War On Terror" mean to MetaFilter in terms of spying stuff and administration people? Has George W. Bush's adminstration had an impact on MetFilter in a concrete way? Beyond NewsFilter have you been seriously pressured at any time beyond the five bucks? Sorry for the double query. has Karl Rove or his proxy knocked on your door?
posted by persona non grata on Aug 11, 2006 - 57 comments

Best posts of the day

So, about this best post of the day thing.. are you announcing it on MeTa every day?

I think it would be kind of cool if you also highlighted it on Metafilter, ala AskMe favorited comments. That way, scrolling back a day or two on the front page I'll be able to tell the winning posts at a glance.
posted by graventy on Aug 1, 2006 - 9 comments

Credit for enlightenment

Athanasius Kircher has joined metafilter (hooray!). But wait...He is not here to enlighten us, but rather to demand that jonson give them credit for his Blue Fugate post.
posted by vacapinta on Jul 11, 2006 - 68 comments

Massively Multiplaying MeFites?

MeFites in MMOs? Based on some of the comments in this thread (and others, others and still others), it is an easy guess that Metafilter has substantial representation in many a server-based world. So confess. Where do you spend your virtual time? Is it WoW? Is it CoH or CoV? Is it KoL? Is it EVE? Who knows ... there might be some untapped potential here.
posted by grabbingsand on Jun 23, 2006 - 149 comments

una fuente inagotable de informacion, indeed

Don't know if this has been posted before, but: del.icio.us history for metafilter.com. Some of the user notes are quite telling. una fuente inagotable de información, indeed.
posted by signal on Jun 22, 2006 - 22 comments

A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.

Graphing Meta
A bit like a dandelion gone wrong.
Meta
Ask
Talk
Here is the site. Some results are definitely interesting though. I wish you could click on a node and see its address.
posted by tellurian on Jun 3, 2006 - 6 comments

Meta-freakin-omics

How do the economics of MetaFilter work? I know this may be kind of rude to even ask, but it seems to me that this is an awful lot of coding and maintenance to be financed only by five dollar donations and small non-intrusive ads. Speaking of advertisements, does it cost Matt money if I use adblock to remove the ads before I even see them?
posted by crazyray on Apr 30, 2006 - 53 comments

Multiple accounts - menace or meaningless?

"I know someone who owns hundreds upon hundreds of digg accounts, and thousands more on other 'buzz'-worthy sites. I know that he owns about 5 metafilter accounts, all registered after the $5 registration fee, all well used and difficult to call 'plant' on." O RLY? That doesn't seem like a good thing to me, at least. What say the rest of you? Menace or meaningless?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Apr 20, 2006 - 51 comments

I'm still madly in love with MetaFilter

To be honest, I feel like we're in the goddamn Silver Age of Metafilter. [More (chatfilter) inside]
posted by loquacious on Apr 7, 2006 - 153 comments

Server log retention policy?

So, Matt, what are your server log retention policies. This is not a snark, it's a serious question. I'm American, and I don't trust my government.
posted by theora55 on Feb 9, 2006 - 129 comments

Why was this deleted?

I have to disagree. I thought things were just getting interesting. There was no name-calling or other objectionable activity going on, was there? What gives?
posted by JeffK on Jan 23, 2006 - 27 comments

Metafilter error: gnarly errors from ColdFusion when updating threads not available for update.

Error when trying to post on the blue:
posted by boo_radley on Jan 10, 2006 - 4 comments

What the . . .

What the...
posted by loquacious on Dec 22, 2005 - 33 comments

Sweeping generalizations = bad

Much as I love all kinds of inflammation... Single Link Opinion post or not, there's something to be said for not making sweeping derogatory generalizations about a type of person when your link is about one person. Following that up with snide remarks and sniping fellow MeFites who question the word choice? Always the way to go.
posted by shmegegge on Nov 18, 2005 - 30 comments

If you hate it so much, why are you here?

If you hate it so much, why are you here? (1, 2, 3, 4)
posted by Optimus Chyme on Nov 10, 2005 - 294 comments

Too popular for MeFi?

What's the etiquette on posting stuff you've just seen at somewhere like BoingBoing? So far this morning, there's been 2 posts that appeared on BB in the last week. I saw them when they first came up there, and thought, "hey, this is neat, people on Mefi would like this," but then decided against posting them here. I know that sometimes one can encounter a flurry of "Xfilter!!!!" comments by doing something like that.

Should we actively avoid posting things we've seen on other, highly popular link-oriented blogs?
posted by rxrfrx on Oct 25, 2005 - 97 comments

what IS metafilter?

"This website exists to break down the barriers between people, to extend a weblog beyond just one person, and to foster discussion among its members."

-or-

"MetaFilter is about posting links to interesting sites."

Which is correct?

Finding interesting sites is a solved problem. I was always under the impression that the former was the more important feature of MeFi.
posted by mullingitover on Sep 8, 2005 - 66 comments

How can my father promote his New Orleans towboat pilot relief effort?

My father is attempting to start a New Orleans relief effort among towboat pilots (he is one himself). He's posted a "call to action" on his site, and I'd like to get the word out. I haven't posted it on the front page because it seems dangerously close to a self-link (and is just one editorial, really). Any suggestions?
posted by brundlefly on Sep 2, 2005 - 7 comments

Semi-self-link

As mentioned, self link.
posted by null terminated on Aug 30, 2005 - 61 comments

Calling out a racist comment

REMINDER: I WILL BE AT "ARYANFEST" IN PORTLAND, OREGON THIS WEEKEND!.
posted by Dreamghost on Aug 21, 2005 - 4 comments

Web 2.0 detectives on MetaFilter

If you ever find yourself trying to explain what Web 2.0 is all about, here's a quiet, excellent example you can point to. A random web user encounters a breaking news story about a man accused of kidnapping, (apparently) did some rudimentary searching, used a free and useful web archive and search tool, and pointed any interested parties within a certain community of web users to a cached version of the suspect's weblog, which reveals a wealth of interesting if chilling information that moves the narrative of our knowledge forward long before any word of it reaches common news aggregators. Once the new information is there, some chafe is posted but more wheat is added to the story. It may all end up being hooey-- not the weblog of the suspect. But this example of normal people using freely available tools to contribute to the collective knowledge will remain.
posted by juggernautco on Jul 2, 2005 - 34 comments

Tired old argument

This thread should be fun.

Really? I hate to spoil the ending for you, but this thread has already been fun over and over and over and over. It always goes the same way. Thanks for summarizing it for us, but is there some purpose in posting the results of a Google news search for "smoking" other than to rehash the same old tired argument yet again?
posted by casu marzu on May 3, 2005 - 34 comments

Alexa statistics

What does this tell you about the quality and appeal of posts on Metafilter over the last few months?

By comparison Monkeyfilter, Memepool, Slashdot.
posted by DirtyCreature on Mar 17, 2005 - 138 comments

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