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From the mists of time....

Let's respect MeFi's past, while looking to chart its future. I've scanned through the archives and pulled up some of the more important threads in my time on MeFi, and I encourage you to do the same.
posted by hijinx on Jul 20, 2001 - 6 comments

MetaFilter quality declines while stupidity is on the rise

Point CounterPoint - When I first came here, there was some serious discourse on topics. In the last year, this has simply decended into stupid banter (right-vs-left, SUV-vs-environment).

OK, the arguments are fine. However, the nature of the arguer has changed here on MeFi. No longer do we have people with a view. Now we get the reply post that goes after the poster and not the idea.

OK, I am tired. Been a long day and I can't really articulate this fully. In a short sentence: Mefi, despite the intelligence of its users, is looking pretty damn stupid these days.

Argue the point, not the person (or ideolgy)

(drawing concentric circles on my chest)
[Ok, I have only recently registered with MeFi. However, I have been online since the mid 80s, so cut me a little slack.]
posted by sardines on Jul 11, 2001 - 48 comments

We are too wrapped up in Kaycee Nicole

Too many threads on one subject at one time ruins Metafilter.

I cannot help but acknowledge how stupid and trivializing it is to get wrapped-up in the (real or fictional) illness of someone through the Web when there are REAL people in distress near where you live (real caring and concern requires more than typing on a keyboard).

My main point is that Metafilter should not be taken over by multiple threads on the same topic, or discussions about threads on one topic: it ruins the place.
posted by ParisParamus on May 22, 2001 - 4 comments

Is the MetaFilter format of daily topic division restrictive?

Is the Metafilter format of daily topic division restrictive?

posted by Wulfgar! on May 14, 2001 - 17 comments

Link people v Discussion people

I think there's evidence of a real divide among mefi users, between people who like the links and people who like the discussion. And I think a possible solution is right in front of our faces.
posted by sudama on Mar 15, 2001 - 7 comments

Funding People Through Public Markets (Self-Link)

Funding people through public markets. I thought it could apply to all sorts of people and ventures, like weblogs and independent content.

(Self blog, thats why it's here. If anyone wants to let the world in.. :) )
posted by owillis on Mar 7, 2001 - 2 comments

Recently there have been several self-promoting posts, or posts that are for discussion (may2000)

Matt (and everyone)--

Recently there have been several self-promoting posts, or posts that are simply for discussion. I know the problem is getting people to come to Metatalk, but wouldn't this be a better place to put that kind of thing? And while I don't want to volunteer Matt for extra work, maybe a good start would be to start moving those sorts of things here with a note on the front page saying you'd done it.

Just a thought, mind you.
posted by mrmorgan on May 30, 2000 - 6 comments

Did you come for the links or for the discussion?

Ok, this *does* belong in MetaTalk, and I'll bet you no one even notices it here...

Has anyone noticed lately which threads are pulling all the comments? This place seems to be half weblog, and half Slashdot lately, and while we do it much better than they do these days (no one left their sense of humor in their other pants, notably, for the most part, and no one's anonymous -- but that's a topic for a different thread) I just think it's interesting the the actual *links* don't get much comment.

It's more the stuff that's almost 'designed' to engender lots of commentary that seems to be quite successful at it. Maybe that's a tautology, but *I* thought it was interesting.

Of course, maybe it's just me.

So many things are just me.
posted by baylink on May 30, 2000 - 4 comments

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