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What is the MeFite meeting signal?

I'm going to meet a(nother) MeFite for the first time in a few days, and there's a possibility I'll meet a few more in the near future. Is there a special signal, hand gesture, code word, performative mime, or some other mechanism used by MeFites when they meet each other, either for the first time or on subsequent occasions? (And if not, should there be one?)
posted by Wordshore on Sep 2, 2020 - 102 comments

Is the MetaFilter code available for public use?

Is it possible to use the MetaFilter code for your own site a la SportsFilter.com? I had an idea for a specialized weblog in another language and the MetaFilter format would be a perfect fit.
posted by Clementines4ever on Feb 25, 2018 - 32 comments

Automatic double post checking with Javascript?

Would it be possible to add a feature to the new post form that checks for URLs while the user is writing the post, and instantly notifies the user that the post is potentially a double without having to hit Preview? It can be a bummer when you've written a long FPP and then discover it's a double on preview. Site search/domain-specific Google search is kind of unreliable for this in my experience. Or, could we have access to the URL-checking system with a user input field somewhere else in the site?
posted by overeducated_alligator on Mar 22, 2016 - 34 comments

Metafilter makes it to cable news

23 months after Metafilter solved my grandma's coded messages, and we briefly went viral, the HLN network has produced a short video segment about the true hero of this story: Metafilter's own harperpitt, her code-breaking skills, and the power of the hive mind in tackling web mysteries. Article & YT Video.
posted by JannaK on Dec 14, 2015 - 63 comments


I've created a script that converts a Metafilter thread into a PDF designed for printing in book form, including title page and contributor index. I used lulu.com to print a few and they look pretty good. [more inside]
posted by gwint on Dec 8, 2014 - 116 comments


Why don't we have in-line video for non-members? I typically avoid sending posts with great videos in them to (like this) to non-members because they will just see a wall of text without being able to play videos in-line. Would it be possible to add the in-line video player for everyone who visits metafilter?
posted by rebent on Aug 31, 2012 - 27 comments

What is the MetaFilter code word?

The numbers don’t support me but none the less I think MetaFilterians need a code word to “secretly” identify each other. [more inside]
posted by darkmatter on Dec 29, 2009 - 293 comments

Pony request, "code" tag.

Pony request: Be nice if the "code" tag worked as expected. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Jan 19, 2009 - 35 comments

Amazon Affiliate url?

Metafilter's Amazon.com Affiliate code url... [more inside]
posted by jca on Sep 1, 2008 - 46 comments

Amazon code for WP?

Hey Matt and pb: You know that sweet-ass bit of code you guys have that scrubs any link to Amazon and inserts your affiliate ID? It would totally rock if you would release a version of that as a Wordpress plugin. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 4, 2008 - 31 comments

The Great Rewrite?

Given the regular and predictable performance issues with the site, and my limited understanding of the infrastructure behind the current implementation, when is the Great Rewrite planned?
posted by dblslash on Aug 15, 2007 - 87 comments

PRE tag?

Could we get a <pre> tag or something so that example code posted inline doesn't get stripped (or is there something that already works)? I ask because of this.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Aug 13, 2007 - 45 comments

Please hold my hand

Dear MetaFilter, please help me crack some 'leet warez.
posted by knave on Apr 8, 2007 - 115 comments

Wii friend code exchange

It Is Now Wii Friend Code Time
posted by boo_radley on Nov 30, 2006 - 26 comments

Code posting woes

Just when I thought I'd figured out how to post code into AskMeFi ... some feature of the back end is changing two single quotes into one single quote?
posted by AmbroseChapel on Oct 30, 2006 - 30 comments

Whatever happened to open sourcing the MeFi codebase?

Whatever happened to open sourcing the MeFi codebase? I all can find are dead links.
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 31, 2006 - 29 comments

AskMe causes problems when posting code

Problems Posting Code To Ask yet again.

I really wish AskMeFi handled code better. As in, handled HTML, JavaScript, Perl, whatever, with linebreaks and indenting preserved. Some people are smart enough to use the PRE tag, but they still need to escape the HTML brackets, and their code gets extra linebreaks added.

When I need to post code I pre-process it with a script now but the average person isn't that obsessive.

The "regular expressions are overkill" guy has a problem in his code, please note, as does the "screw the dom" guy.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 27, 2006 - 25 comments

code display feature for askme

"Code" feature for ask.mefa? Not particular important or anything, but I've seen this a few times -- any attempt to post code into ask.mefi means that it'll lose its formatting.
posted by ph00dz on Sep 17, 2005 - 12 comments

Old threads link usernames to posts, not users

Bug: old threads have the poster username linking to the thread with the same number as their usernumber. Example (working). Example (nonworking). Only in the post; the username links in comments are fine.
posted by dhartung on Jan 18, 2005 - 2 comments

In MeTa, each comment gets its own div

In MeTa, each comment gets its own div. In MeFi, all the comments are in one div. Why is this?
posted by kenko on Jul 25, 2004 - 25 comments

Bullets Messed Up Formatting

formatting of comments on thread all effed up by user who included bullets in his message.
posted by crunchland on Mar 6, 2003 - 25 comments

The code for Freefilter, an open source clone of Metafilter is now available

The code for Freefilter, an open source clone of Metafilter is now available. Mefi's structure as a posting and discussion board is unlike most other's available. It's fluid and user friendly and it was only a matter of time before someone coded their own version especially considering the success of Whedonesque and Sportsfilter. This isn't the first time an attempt has been made of course. This version isn't 'out of the box' yet though -- as the readme.txt says, you'll need:"A Web server, preferably Loonix, MySQL, an, er, recentish version, Perl, DBI and CGI modules for Perl, these should come as standard with most Perl installations, a sense of humor to read my source code..."
posted by feelinglistless on Feb 14, 2003 - 32 comments

Fix Bad HTML, Please

Fake markup = unneeded closing tags? Anyways, the text layout is broken and the font's screwy. Please fix.
posted by Su on Sep 23, 2002 - 7 comments

Can I get the Metafilter code?

I like MeFi. I think it it sexy. Now where can I get the code for it? Are there even plans to releasing the code?
posted by manero on Dec 27, 2001 - 11 comments

You can now leave tags open wily nily on MetaTalk

You can now leave tags open wily nily on MetaTalk (coming soon to MetaFilter).

This is a test to make sure unclosed tags get closed. Of course it will work. (I purposefully left the bold and italics tags open on this post
posted by mathowie on Nov 4, 2001 - 93 comments

Separate windows to reduce server load?

I seem to remember Matt saying once that front page requests are the single biggest load on the server. Would it make sense to make all links, including threads, open up in a separate window (that can be reused)? People can still refresh the front page if they want the latest links.
posted by EatenByAGrue on Oct 27, 2001 - 9 comments

Bad Formatting on MeFi Threads

MetaFilter’s code is messed up. The front page is fine, but all of the threads start with an unclosed anchor tag. This is bad. To be more specific, there’s only the left angle bracket and the insides of the link. You’re missing a right angle bracket and the closing tag.
posted by gleemax on Sep 23, 2001 - 10 comments

Open sourcing Mefi?

Open sourcing Mefi?
I know you were thinking of it, but the rest of us have sites to build on your back... :)
posted by owillis on Jun 8, 2001 - 14 comments

What's this in the source?

Source watch! The MF front page source now includes this:

What does that do?
posted by rodii on Jun 5, 2001 - 11 comments

Please make MeFi code available to CF users

My only request is that you make MetaFilter code available for Cold Fusion users to incorporate into our own sites. I run a site for a club and would love to have a mini-MetaFilter for our front page...
posted by Tubes on Aug 17, 2000 - 3 comments

Open Source MetaFilter Code

Perhaps this isn't a "feature", but has there been any thought of open sourcing the metafilter, etc, code, similar to how Slashdot does it? Just curious.
posted by vitaflo on May 7, 2000 - 2 comments

what stops people from using metafilter like metababy?

what stops people from using metafilter like metababy? Is it understood? Is some sort of Hive Mind at work here? Although you retain final edit control Matt, what stops someone from entering malicious code or javascript that provides information about members to a second source unnoticed? Is there some sort of preventative measure I don't know about?

posted by Neale on Apr 17, 2000 - 6 comments

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