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Australopithecusidebar

The Bar: Precursor to the Modern Sidebar? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 20, 2011 - 57 comments

Just sayin', you're all pretty bitchin'

Can't hold back the schmoopy much longer. [more inside]
posted by aydeejones on Jul 18, 2011 - 94 comments

Parsing vs. derail

This request for sources on a comment I made is valid, but I don't want to derail the thread. Could it be appropriate to put sources and specifics in here, and let the thread continue on the content of the post?
posted by dragonsi55 on Jul 18, 2011 - 23 comments

Is there a metaaskmeta section?

What was that damn back door? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Jul 14, 2011 - 67 comments

The Blogfather

On the eve of MetaFilter's twelfth birthday, the Willamette Week sits down with Matt Haughey to talk about his roots at the dawn of the blogging age, the value of lifestyle work vs. captaining industry, and the future of community blogs in an online landscape increasingly dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and mobile browsing.
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 13, 2011 - 102 comments

Memories in the corners of the site

Memmmmmories.... For MetaFilter's upcoming 12th anniversary we're collecting stories to put on a special new site unveiled on the magic day. Your task is simple: tell us how you found MeFi and what your favorite memory is from the site. Submit your answers here. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 6, 2011 - 116 comments

LIVE CHAT! YES, YOU TOO CAN CHAT WITH REAL! LIVE! (SEXY?) MEFITES!

Didn't see this in the FAQ: is there an online venue where one can chat live with fellow Mefites? I know there's nothing official sponsored by the site, but what's the most popular of any home-brewed solutions?
posted by WCityMike on Jul 3, 2011 - 37 comments

Lend me your ears

I just set up a group for MeFi members over at NeighborGoods, a virtual lending library of "stuff" site. In the continuing tradition of not reinventing the wheel around here, I'm opting to use an existing service to help people share their belongings with other members, so have at it, sign up and list your things. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 27, 2011 - 61 comments

Hi Dominic! :)

MeFi's Summer Intern is blogging about his job. Via Projects.
posted by zarq on Jun 27, 2011 - 243 comments

Is there a MediaFilter somewhere?

Every so often I see questions about how we should treat spoilers for ongoing TV shows like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc. What I don't see is any posts actually dedicated to those things. Where are we discussing current TV that spoilers are an issue?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Jun 21, 2011 - 167 comments

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started?

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Jun 16, 2011 - 132 comments

Why MetaFilter is Awesome

Why MetaFilter is Awesome And Why the World Needs to Know [more inside]
posted by hat_eater on Jun 16, 2011 - 74 comments

Double Double Toil and Trouble

Search seems to be failing me when I check to see if my post is a double. This has happened several times despite efforts to ensure it's not a double. [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jun 16, 2011 - 28 comments

This isn't Goodbye

After a ridiculous amount of participation, my MetaFilter presence is going to fade a bit. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jun 9, 2011 - 110 comments

Internet MetaFilter Database

Just sighted in the IMDb Hitlist: a Metafilter mention! (scroll to bottom of page) [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jun 1, 2011 - 53 comments

A loan you'll get back and more

The Metafilter group on Kiva.org has slipped to 7th place in new members this month. That's after two years and 233 members lending $42,250. Metafilter was number one for 10 consecutive months. Please help make Metafilter the best team ever.
posted by parmanparman on May 25, 2011 - 79 comments

Now if we can just rid the world of the grocer's apostrophe

I scanned four random posts in Metafilter.com (about Sony Playstation's hacking problems, the death of Phoebe Snow, the French police, and cool dads) and counted nine comments with periods and commas outside, seven inside.
posted by true on May 12, 2011 - 112 comments

Political survey, now with two dimensions.

MetaFilter "Political Compass" Survey, 2011 Edition [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on May 5, 2011 - 204 comments

The new old media: MeFi Mag

MeFi Mag Issue Two! Hot on the presses! [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 2, 2011 - 102 comments

Pony request: Silent Meta, Hidden Filter

Would it be possible/easy to set up a MetaFilter account which allows for tagging, favorites etc., but has no ability to post comments? [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Apr 12, 2011 - 77 comments

When should I have posted this question?

What days and posting-times are best *for particular types of questions*? [more inside]
posted by piato on Apr 9, 2011 - 91 comments

Eff You You Effing Eff

Collaborative music video. [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on Mar 31, 2011 - 124 comments

That psychedelic elephant is FANTASTIC!

The 'fantastic' flag: I know it's been called "outdated", and people have asked for it to be removed. Who cares about that! I would really like to know how many people use it, how it is used, and how the mods react to it being used. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Mar 25, 2011 - 93 comments

A desk is a...redux.

Hey guys, remember this post? I'd love to update it, mostly because I've updated my desk! Anyone else want to post their desk pictures?
posted by Lynsey on Mar 17, 2011 - 144 comments

!click and reload ...

About the (fabulous) 'X new comments, show' function: I can't say enough good things about this, as it makes following long threads so easy compared to the old system of having to reload. But why not take it just a small step further - instead of making us click to load them, why not just have the script go ahead and load the new comments when they are detected? (Maybe a user preference?)
posted by woodblock100 on Mar 17, 2011 - 42 comments

Ow! You broke MettaFiltter!

I like reddit, and I have an account it, but do single link reddit FPP belong on the blue? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Mar 16, 2011 - 76 comments

What a tangled web we weave

yourcelf's snazzy new GraphFi bookmarklet makes catching up with long threads a breeze. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 16, 2011 - 70 comments

A wild meffy appears!

Metafilter Project Favimon has won Mozilla Labs Gaming prize for Most Original Game! Matthew Hollett, attractive web programmer who is fun at parties, gives Metafilter a nice shout out in his guest Mozilla Labs blog entry as well.
posted by boo_radley on Mar 10, 2011 - 41 comments

Why do you participate on MetaFilter?

So why do you participate here on MetaFilter? Is it because you "have a serious and unhealthy addiction to the internet, perhaps due to issues of procrastination and life avoidance, and ... metafilter is like a group of enablers in encouraging that kind of psychodynamic?" Or, perchance, do you visit frequently for some other reason(s)?
posted by ericb on Mar 9, 2011 - 2 comments

Post from Metafilter on the daily wh.at

The thread on "You are Listening to Los Angeles" was linked by the daily wh.at yesterday. If you haven't seen the site, it's by mefi's own idontlikewords. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Mar 8, 2011 - 15 comments

So that's how you pronounce it!

Qwiki on MetaFilter: Known as 'me fie' to its members… MetaFilter was founded by Matthew 'Honkey' in 1999.
posted by unliteral on Mar 3, 2011 - 62 comments

NPR's hater brigade and ours

This article about NPR fans' insufferable carping about NPR reminded me of a website I know. [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Mar 2, 2011 - 154 comments

Little Map Lost

Help me find a MeFi post, please! I think it was posted in the last week. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Feb 27, 2011 - 11 comments

I can't think of a title

The My Comments page isn't showing the number of new comments anymore. [more inside]
posted by kafziel on Feb 15, 2011 - 14 comments

The forum at the end of the universe

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Starship Titanic website sat a specious message board with posts by the senior crew of the fictional ship. This is not its story." The Economist blog "Babbage" explores (in decidedly Adamsian style) the fascinating story of the Starlight Lines forum and its "accidental" community, as told by Mefi's own Yoz Grahame in this truly epic comment from last December. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 14, 2011 - 18 comments

Has the average number of posts increased?

Has the average daily count of front page posts increased over the last five years? When I joined back in 2006, I seem to remember the average being something like 23-25 posts a day. Now it seems to be about 33-36 posts a day. Do the numbers back me up? Or am I imagining things?
posted by jason's_planet on Feb 10, 2011 - 43 comments

My little wiki draft/collaboration pony

Pre-MetaFilter-Filter: a Drafts and Collaborations section is now open on the (unofficial) Mefi Wiki, as a place to share your ideas for MeFi posts, and work with other MeFites on new posts. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 1, 2011 - 54 comments

New Cub A Friend Of Matt

"If your article was well written, and/or funny, I’d simply have had a laugh about it and went back to metafilter.com where I belong when I’m on the net when it was forwarded to me." A shoutout by new Cub... Metafilter's own.... Fernando Perez. [more inside]
posted by norm on Jan 27, 2011 - 100 comments

Questions From Another World

This doesn't strike me as a good AskMe deletion at all. [more inside]
posted by magnificent frigatebird on Jan 25, 2011 - 117 comments

Mystery Hunter? But I hardly know 'er!

Are there any MeFites out there who participate in the MIT Mystery Hunt? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jan 17, 2011 - 42 comments

Any plans for the 100,000th FPP?

Any plans for the 100,000th FPP?
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 17, 2011 - 92 comments

Dataviz ahoy!

While I'm not a fan of the plethora of infographics available online these days (and lame SEO attempts to capitalize on them), I decided to make a tongue-in-cheek infographic for MetaFilter, and as everyone behind the scenes at Team MeFi scrambled in the last week to gather up all the interesting statistics we could, I threw it all into photoshop to produce this: The 2010 Year In MetaFilter Infographic. Enjoy!
posted by mathowie on Jan 3, 2011 - 148 comments

Thanks MeFites

Wherein, Its is written henceforth, we agree said submitter has only been a asshat half the time, we therefore allow him to say

Merry Christmas Metafilter,

without prejudice, and with a little extra love and barbeque sauce on the side. It's been a bad year, and you have always been in my corner. I thank about 115,000 people for that. Peace. ts
posted by timsteil on Dec 24, 2010 - 102 comments

And I don't mean spirit like vodka, because I've already got it.

Christmas spirit... I really didn't think I'd get any this year. [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Dec 23, 2010 - 79 comments

Onions and puppies and the sky in my eyes...

Politics and eulogies and hand-waving in my heart... [more inside]
posted by panaceanot on Dec 22, 2010 - 34 comments

The Mefite Library: Books By Mefites

The Mefite Library: Some of you might know that I'm a book editor. I was very excited to see so many books in the holiday shop, but I was also a little sad that mefites who have a hand in creating books in other ways aren't represented. So, I'm starting a page (on the wiki for now) to collect links to books that mefites have written, edited, been anthologized in, or otherwise created. (Have a book of your photography or art? Did all of the research for a book? Art directed or illustrated a book? Please include!) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 14, 2010 - 45 comments

Is my Twitter hacked on Mefi?

Why does the Twitter plug-in on my MeFi profile page feature a spam tweet about acai but when I visit my real twitter feed that spam tweet is nowhere to be found? [more inside]
posted by PostIronyIsNotaMyth on Dec 13, 2010 - 35 comments

THEN WHO WAS PHONE? Literally.

Was there ever an explanation/solution to the cell phone stalking mystery? Google only reveals news reports from 2007, and no followup information.
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Dec 10, 2010 - 22 comments

Request For Complaints

Following the recent Complaints Choirs post, I thought it would be a cute idea to sort out our very own Metafilter Complaints Choir. There's a few of us on it now, but it would be great if you contributed as well. [more inside]
posted by motty on Nov 30, 2010 - 133 comments

The Peanut Gallery

I was just wondering... How many of you guys browse askmefi primarily as a source of entertainment, rather than as a potential answerer? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Nov 27, 2010 - 119 comments

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