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Mail art, anyone?

In my thread about mail art, Jon-o had a great idea. I'd love to organize something like this. Is anyone interested?
posted by Specklet on Jul 6, 2005 - 37 comments

Thank you MetaFilter

Thank you MetaFilter, for nearly six years of mind-blowing links, ribaldry, debauchery, helping me become a bit better at critical thinking and debating, and for giving me illimitable examples of what to do and what not to do on the internets. Plus any other stuff I forgot to mention. Y'all rule.
posted by sciurus on Jun 29, 2005 - 26 comments

We are from the internet.

Are we "friends" or what? [mi]
posted by ColdChef on Jun 27, 2005 - 57 comments

OSX dashboard widget for recent MeFi threads?

So we have a bunch of intelligent os x programmers out there, right? Anybody willing and able to create a dashboard widget that spits out the past 10 threads in MeFi, or favorites that someone might want to track, or threads with the latest comments, etc? I just upgraded to Tiger and love the widgets; unfortunately, not enough of them are seriously practical for me. This, on the other hand, would be very useful.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Jun 24, 2005 - 11 comments

Setting up a mailing list for shy MeFites

In an askme post, I said I'd be willing to set up a mailing list for shy MeFi members.
posted by grumblebee on Jun 13, 2005 - 8 comments

MeFiSwap is back and bigger than ever

It lives! It lives! After much fiddling, the MeFiSwap is back, bigger, brighter and better than ever with a new administrative system that will (knock wood) eliminate all of the human delays which have plagued it to date. Come, register, swap.

Also, if you were a part of the last one, please take a minute to follow-up on its success, if you would. Ta.
posted by Dreama on Jun 9, 2005 - 27 comments

MeFi obit accidentally released early

I guess reports of MeFi's demise are greatly exaggerated.
posted by Doohickie on Jun 3, 2005 - 47 comments

mefiswap- and postcardx-style metafilter art exchange

Is there any interest in a mefiswap- and postcardx-style metafilter art exchange?
posted by interrobang on Jun 2, 2005 - 66 comments

Anyone want to play poker?

Anyone want to play poker? (mi, natch)
posted by ODiV on May 22, 2005 - 45 comments

Here is my case study of MeFi for an ecommunities class.

Some of you may remember that I've been working on a case study about MeFi for an ecommunities class. Well, as promised, here is my paper.

(As a reminder, this is NOT research.)
posted by nalihasan on Apr 23, 2005 - 49 comments

Lexicon community writing RPG

MeFites and MoFites are Lexiconing here. Fake scholarship at its best! Is this a self-link? An us-link?
posted by Baby_Balrog on Apr 22, 2005 - 4 comments

sniffle

For those who may miss it, poopy's former fiance has posted a touching comment in his memorial thread
posted by Rumple on Apr 18, 2005 - 17 comments

IRL, do we introduce other MeFites as friends, acquaintances, or what?

I was out at Jillian's in Boston yesterday, and I saw another MeFite there who I recognized from a previous MeFi meetup. Thing is, I didn't remember her real name, and I'm not sure that she'd remember mine. Should I have said hi, and if so, what would be the rules on having friends of MeFites meet each other? Do we introduce other MeFites as friends, acquaintances, or what?
posted by sachinag on Apr 9, 2005 - 45 comments

community poem weblog

Fun idea? Or... not so much? Inspired by Fuzzy Monster, here, I was thinking of a metapoem blogthing wherein anyone who wanted to participate could post a poem from any particular day, made up of three or four lines created from post "headlines" (first few words — the ones that typically constitute the initial link) from that particular day. If it seems like a fun idea, I have some questions inside...
posted by taz on Apr 3, 2005 - 45 comments

I'd just like to take a moment to thank Dreama

I'd just like to take a moment to thank Dreama for organizing and pulling off the MeFi Swap, which, at least for me, went off swimmingly. Good music (Coloratura 4-eva) all-around, and I look forward to another swap in the future...so, umm, yeah...thanks!
posted by tpl1212 on Mar 25, 2005 - 22 comments

mefi chess?

I play chess regularly at Game Knot, but only on an individual basis. Any other mefites playing there and if so does anyone fancy forming a team?
posted by daveg on Mar 17, 2005 - 6 comments

reason for deletion?

I don't think deleting Metatalk threads asking to clarify the deletions of Ask Metafilter threads is good for the community. [+]
posted by azazello on Mar 9, 2005 - 55 comments

[this is good] t-shirt

Heh.
posted by keswick on Mar 4, 2005 - 66 comments

The MetaFilter community played a nice, bright part in my day today

The MetaFilter community played a nice, bright part in my day today. First I woke up to find an email from another member who offered to send me a car stereo that had been sitting around in his closet for a while and would solve my iPod/car stereo problem. Best answer, indeed! During the day I scheduled a meeting with a little writing group I met via one of our own at a meetup. I'm definitely looking forward to that. Then I got pictures in my email from our own multi-talented DaShiv, of an art show I wanted to see last Friday but didn't make it to. The SF group rumbled all day about another meetup date soon, possibly when #1 is in town. I can't wait for that! Then to cap it all off, tonight I came home to find my roommate had a guest over. She recognized me and it turned out we'd been introduced at the MeFi/MoFi meetup in Berkeley. Small world!

Nothing earth shattering here, but good stuff all around. I didn't even really think twice about this stuff until just now when some said "Whatever community was once to be found here is long dead, unless you are perhaps looking for a community based on vitriol and snark.". Perhaps gd779 is kidding, or thinking of certain glory days of rapping online with old cronies now gone, and perhaps those days are over for those folks. But for me, anyway, here, now, the community is a goodly part of actual life, not just an "online" community, and certainly more than a cauldron of blind vitriol.

[this is good]
posted by scarabic on Mar 1, 2005 - 149 comments

Would you like to help out u.n. owen?

You all remember how u.n. owen was set to audition for Jeopardy a couple months back? Recall how a string of bad luck kept her from doing so?

Seems things are still bad for her. When I saw this post in AskMeFi I contacted her just to check in and see how things were going. She's in a bit of a bind and I hope it doesn't embarrass her, but I thought there might be a few MeFites with a little extra pocket cash. Anyone feeling altruistic? [Details inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Feb 28, 2005 - 151 comments

my nick is idiotic. can i change it?

i just had a realization: my nick is idiotic. can i change it?
i've only been a member for a week, and only posted about 3-4 comments.
posted by Silky Slim on Feb 8, 2005 - 52 comments

I will be studying MetaFilter this semester for an e-communities class project

I am a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information studying human-computer interaction. I am posting this thread to let you know that I will be studying MetaFilter this semester for an e-communities class project. My term paper will describe MetaFilter’s purpose, the technologies used, roles, identifiers and identities, intergroup relations, norms of behavior, and governance mechanisms. For more information about the course, see http://www.si.umich.edu/~presnick/courses/winter03/684/

I will make my findings available at http://www.noor.bz/ecommunities. Feedback would be welcome any time. I have also included information there about how your privacy will be protected.

If you have any concerns about how I am conducting this study, you may contact me by email at nooraz at umich dot edu.

Thank you!
posted by nalihasan on Jan 31, 2005 - 123 comments

MeFi scholarships

This AskMe thread on work and school and aid reminded me: time to bring back MeFi scholarships?
posted by amberglow on Jan 27, 2005 - 31 comments

MeFi Oscar Pool

Any interest in a MeFi Oscar Pool? [...]
posted by chicobangs on Jan 25, 2005 - 31 comments

Mefites by Occupation [broken]

Who are the people in our neighborhood? Just found this, so apologizes if it is well known. What other hidden nuggets like this exist on MetaFilter?
posted by EatenByAGrue on Jan 20, 2005 - 17 comments

How to say "thanks Ask MetaFilter"?

How to say "thanks Ask MetaFilter"
I recently asked a question and and amazed with the help I recieved. Should I just smile, post in the thread (but who would see it?) or email individual posters? Or just shut up?
posted by cccorlew on Jan 6, 2005 - 13 comments

Are there any MeFites out there that are also regular members of OffTopic?

Are there any MeFites out there that are also regular members of OffTopic?
posted by Plinko on Dec 31, 2004 - 6 comments

MeFiMentor

MeFiMentor: If you're one of the bazillion new folks here and have a question or two that maybe seems too dorky for MetaTalk and too 'Filter related for AskMe, or maybe you just want to run a front page post by someone, feel free to IM someone who's been around the block a bit. Willing old-timers inside...
posted by jessamyn on Nov 19, 2004 - 49 comments

MeFi interferring with real life?

How many of you (if any) have had issues with MeFi interferring with real life? I use a pseudonym because way back in the dark ages of BBS's, I regularly indulged in flamewars and I ended up getting prankcalls at all hours and such. Now, I try not to get sucked into flamewars, but I have a feeling I'm still kind of a dick online, so I hang on to a pseudonym. How about you?
posted by keswick on Nov 15, 2004 - 54 comments

World of Warcraft MeFites!

World of Warcraft MeFites! (more inside)
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 12, 2004 - 13 comments

full moon and MeFi craziness

Does anyone else feel that there may be a correlation between Metafilter craziness / testiness and the full moon (not to mention the eclipse)? Do any budding statisticians feel like analysing Metatalk posting frequency against lunar phase? Is Miguel a werewolf?
posted by Jimbob on Oct 27, 2004 - 24 comments

Viewropa community weblog on IRC

European (and EuroLovin') MeFites: IRC (irc.turlyming.com:6667, channel #euro) chat tonight at 9:30 GMT about "Vewropa" new community Euroblog in the making. If you haven't seen it yet, the AskMe question that kicked it off is here. The Wiki that will get you up to date is here. Have a look around, and show up tonight to share your opinions.
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2004 - 34 comments

the wry wit of fellow MeFites

I come for the FPPs, but I stay for the comments. Articles and whatnot are dandy, but nothing compares to the wry wit of fellow MeFites. What are some of the gems you've come across that have shone so brightly you couldn't help but archive (or even bookmark) something so poignant that a fellow MeFite has shared?
posted by Mach3avelli on Aug 29, 2004 - 20 comments

MeFi food swap?

MeFi swap for food? Zpousman asked about it in the moving thread from the gentleman in NYC whose lovely wife misses her home. I am sending a modest care package to the South and have been offered something southern in return - and I don't even know what's down there, let alone crave anything from there. Does someone terribly miss something that can be obtained in Florida? Grumblebee? Are Mrs Grumble's GooGoo Cluster needs met? In my fantasy, someone in upstate NY is dying for something Southern and then turns around and sends me cookies from the Ithaca Bakery.
posted by caitlinb on Aug 20, 2004 - 57 comments

Donations to Mefi warmly accepted

Remember all those times you said "I'd pay to help keep MetaFilter safe and running more smoothly"? Here's your chance.
posted by karmaville on Aug 18, 2004 - 65 comments

Dragon Go players?

Since I started this AskMe thread about the game of go a couple of weeks ago, I've taught myself the basics, and I've just opened an account on the Dragon Go Server. Are there any other MeFites around that want to join along with me? Now's the time--if you're an absolute beginner then you'll be certain to have at least one other total newbie to play against, and if you know something about go, then you can start schooling me. (My ID over there is Prospero--same as here.)
posted by Prospero on Aug 13, 2004 - 8 comments

Whats the deal with the mefi swap?

Whats the deal with the mefi swap? Its supposed to be open, but is infact, not. Is it dead? That would make me very sad.
posted by bob sarabia on Jul 29, 2004 - 50 comments

The last line of pardonyou?'s post makes me indescribably sad.

The last line of pardonyou?'s post makes me indescribably sad.
posted by jammer on Jul 20, 2004 - 144 comments

Community-building posts just for the fun of it.

Does anyone else think that we need to have a little more fun together on a regular basis? Opportunities to be creative, silly, funny, loony, just for the hell of it, can really disperse tension, and might help us vent negative energy. Certain FPPs come along with a game everyone can play in the comments. People love those, but they're rare. I thought this was a pretty enjoyable spontaneous outpouring of randy energy, but, again, rare. Other sites have Photoshop contests, or other games/challenges. Those seem a bit puerile for us. Getting drunk at meetups is fine, but not practical for all of us. Suggestions? Is this a totally lame line of thought?
posted by scarabic on Jun 16, 2004 - 84 comments

taxonomy organization volunteers

As I understand them, Matt's plans for AskMe include some organization of the archives by topic. (I may be wrong about this; if so, stop reading here.) As the archive grows, it becomes a bigger and bigger job going through the individual posts and tagging them with the appropriate (sub)category. So my questions are, first, has any kind of organizing taxonomy been proposed for AskMe, and second, once that's done, would it make sense to organize an effort at distributing the tagging process across willing MeFi volunteers? If so, I volunteer.
posted by luser on Jun 2, 2004 - 43 comments

That was nice of you, but... (don't post my stuff to mefi)

Er-
I certainly appreciate the thought, and the enthusiasm, but when the time comes I'll buy a text ad like anyone else. I don't think of Metafilter as my personal billboard.
Matt, please kill the thread, or move it back here to "metafilter-related", as that's about as close to relevant to this site as my book is.
posted by dong_resin on May 12, 2004 - 50 comments

How do you find your MeFi time?

I can usually manage enough spare time to read and comment on a few threads a few times per week.
It occurred to me (while reading this MetaTalk thread) that other members must spend a much larger portion of their time here. Just out of curiosity are these folks unemployed or retired or are they spending a big chunk of their work-day here?
I'd also like to add a broader question: how many threads do other people tend to follow during whatever period they spend on MetaFilter?
posted by snarfodox on May 9, 2004 - 52 comments

Opinions, not agenda

I humbly and publicly request a moratorium on referring to opinions as agendas. The linked thread is full of this. Not only does it stifle any sort of honest discussion, debate, or genuine and warranted insulting, it also seems slightly fascistic, Fox News-ish, and embarrassing.
posted by xmutex on May 3, 2004 - 46 comments

Won't you be my MetaNeighbor?

Who is your MetaNeighhbor? Of mine, one is alive, one is not.
posted by Dagobert on Apr 30, 2004 - 49 comments

One asshole ruining it for everyone

Yesterday I said jokingly "I'm not a big fan of gatherings -- it seems when you get enough people together in one place, the chances of one asshole ruining it for everyone goes up exponentially." and someone went and proved it. This is why letting new users can be problematic.
posted by mathowie on Apr 13, 2004 - 72 comments

French MetaFilter

Nous sommes tous en cela ensemble: Aeiou, 'the blog of flu,' is a new French community blog based on the 'celebrated Metafilter.' They also give you Aeiou in bad english, through le poisson. (via boingboing via ecuaderno via pointblog via chryde).
posted by carter on Mar 25, 2004 - 15 comments

strange relationship between posts and the posters' usernames

We know that nofundy usually posts about "Fundies", hama7 has posted Hama-Net, and Vidiot's first post was about TV newscasts, but hasn't the relationship between posts and the posters' usernames gotten a little strange lately?

First, I saw Keyser Soze's AskMe about "my friend getting busted by the cops" and its MetaTalk follow-up. But then I noticed posts from PenDevil about rewriting the Chinese Constitution, Dome-O-Rama about an Act of Congress, psychotic venom about these depressing times, loquacious about Rumsfeld's words, ferociouskitty about howwasshe.com, and four panels about China's Building Blitz.

And AskMe has a problem with the French from staggernation and a mouse in a messy room from Slimemonster.

Am I just going overboard when I see the connections between a car insurance site and mr crash davis, Jay-Z and soundofsuburbia, or Sudden Oak Death and barkle (oops, that should be bargle) ? If so, just say "adjust your meds, Wendell", and we'll leave it at that. If not, I'll be back tonight with a post about Wendell Willkie.
posted by wendell on Mar 20, 2004 - 78 comments

Can I link to my organisation's new product on Mefi?

I work for a large organisation that has launched a new web product. Its a paid for service. I'd like to post a link in the blue, as I am personally interested in what people think about it. I do not work on the product, but I do use it. Is this against policy?
posted by davehat on Mar 19, 2004 - 23 comments

Men, women, and relationships

What are some good community sites, other than AskMetafilter, where people can intiate discussions on topics like this one? It's a good question in a bad place, IMO.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 6, 2004 - 42 comments

MetaFilter: Grand Royal experiment

What if everyone ponied up, say, five bucks to a PayPal account? That's $70K. We make that our max bid, and if we lose, we either get it back or make a donation to a music charity.

While the MetaFilter: Grand Royal experiment sounds noble, it would likely have to be conducted "off-site, yet in spirit". (Unless Matt's anxious for another burgeoning project to worry over...)

So how do we bell this cat, and how many brave mice want to participate?
posted by Smart Dalek on Jan 14, 2004 - 10 comments

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