I've joined many web communities in my life, but none for as long or as wholeheartedly as MetaFilter. I've learned a lot, grown as a person, and taken direction from the thousands of smart, funny, and caring people who write here. And I've been inspired to write, too, putting more time and effort into researching worthwhile posts than I have at any other creative hobby. Sadly, what with work and the news chaos and competing interests it feels like there's less and less time to focus lately, and seeing linkrot erode what I do post is a drag. So when showbiz_liz's lovely celebration of ten years on the blue made me realize my own 10th Mefiversary was approaching, I was moved to do something about it. Nothing on the web lasts forever, but armed with old notes files, the Wayback Machine, and a drive to rediscover my own personal Best of the Web, I plowed through all 149 posts (and a few comments) to recover lost links, check on what had happened since, and organize it all into a single FPP omnibus for your reading pleasure. [more inside]
Howdy! So, scrolling through the video game trailers post, I noticed there's quite a few resident gamers here in MeFi. Which made me wonder: Does metafilter have it's own Discord channel? I think it might be a good idea. It would be a good place to banter about politics while queueing for some Overwatch or whatever, and avoiding the casual racism and misoginy that permeates most multiplayer games. For those not in the know, discord is a low latency voice and text app designed for gaming. It's pretty good.
A few of us (me, naju, Navelgazer, branduno and Elementary Penguin) have been making levels in Super Mario Maker for Wii-U. We've started a blog, mefimariomaker.blogspot.com, to show them off. You don't have to follow or friend us or anything to play 'em, just enter the 16-digit ID codes into Super Mario Maker and play! (This does mean you have to own the game and a Wii-U to play 'em, sadly.) Their difficulty is all over the map. If you have the game and want to post 'em too, just send me a MeMail with your email address and I'll invite you! There is no other requirement, besides being a MeFi member, for posting your levels. It's a Blogger blog, so you'll probably end up needing a Google account.
So MetaFilter's into clicker games, generally, and the Clicker Heroes 0.20 patch just dropped and adds clans. I couldn't find an existing MetaFilter clan -- and I'm just a few rubies shy of the 50 needed to create one. Anyone else playing CH and feel like teaming up? [more inside]
Just checking to see if anyone on metafilter is also playing Elder Scrolls Online. If you are and you would like to play with other Mefites then drop your user name in here. [more inside]
Just wanted to let folks know that I'm running a weekly game giveaway over at Gamefilter for the next couple of months, so now's a great time to come hang out and get your feet wet there, if you're interested. [more inside]
Gamefilter: The Refiltering. I've refined, rebuilt and relaunched Gamefilter, and I'd like to invite you all to stop by and enjoy both the gaming and the filtering! [more inside]
It's been over a year now since Plate of Beans, Inc. was founded in EVE Online (well, more like 1 year +1 month), and we've had many new adventures since the previous post on MetaTalk. [more inside]
5 years ago, Gary Gygax died, and I left a comment here on Metafilter memorializing his life, and how he helped me when I was very young. [more inside]
I have seen a fair few folks mentioning how much they'd enjoy playing Pen and Paper RPGs alongside their fellow MeFites in various threads over the past few months. If anyone is interested please drop in here and we can try to organise some play. [more inside]
So, thanks to seanmpuckett and ryanrs, I'm playing EVE Online again. I know that a few others have started (or started back) recently as well. Metafilter used to have a space corporation (by the name of Hurf Durf Moon Eaters) but it seems to have gone by the wayside. Anyone interested in getting the band back together? [more inside]
Starting a Lexicon game in September, looking for interested players. [more inside]
The NBA is giving us the best Xmas present possible this year: A season starting on Xmas Day. As a result, the MeFi NBA league is back, [more inside]
Is anyone up for a Metafilter Call of Cthulhu adventure? [more inside]
Troy Goodfellow, of the strategy gaming blog Flash of Steel, joined MeFi this morning and commented briefly on Kattullus' fpp on his National Characters series.
MefightClub/MeFi Minecraft Server important news! [begging the mods forbearance on a slightly niche matter] [more inside]
GenCon Meetup? [more inside]
The last time anyone asked about a meetup of MeFites in Animal Crossing was in 2006. Anyone playing AC: City Folk want to visit and swap fruit? [more inside]
Merry Christmas! Got a game console for Christmas (either today or in the past)? Want to play a Mefite or three? Drop your info in here and lets go! [more inside]
Greeting from Mefight Club! Come play with us on this special weekend! The madmen at Valve are having a special weekend of Halloween themed excitement, achievements and hats. Come over to the MeFight Club (run by MetaFilter's Own™ stavrosthewonderchicken and have fun with all of the regulars (and irregulars) over the weekend. [more inside]
Wii players of Call of Duty: World at War should post their friend codes in this thread. [more inside]
This MeFightclub thing ... sounds wonderful. But is it just for PC gamers, or can Xbox Live people play too?
Do Mefites play Metal Gear Online? [more inside]
I know that there's a dedicated cadre of Team Fortressers out there. Anyone playing Call of Duty 4? [more inside]
So, JaredSeth's wish to play Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay from the Gygax obit thread inspired me to post this, so I'll ask...does anyone in Tucson want to join a gaming group? [more inside]
Team Fortress 2 Weekend Match (and info for new players): Saturday December 1st. [more inside]
Team Fortress 2 Match Today 2:00 PM EST! [more inside]
We fragged the hell out of each other last weekend, but the MeFi Team Fortress 2 server has been a ghost town since then. Who wants another go this Saturday and/or Sunday?
MeFi's own TF2/gaming server? [more inside]
Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Team Fortress 2 come out tomorrow. Now's your chance to join the MetaFilter Steam group, play games with people who think that "more inside" jokes are funny, and then set them on fire. [more inside]
Attention Halo-ites: Please update the wiki with your GamerTag. I tire of being clubbed to death by mouth-breathing 12 year olds. [more inside]
WiiFi: Friend Code Time Round 2
Any Final Fantasy III dorks want to swap friend codes? I believe you can open up side quests by sending enough mail. I've edited the wiki's DS page to include FFIII mognet codes.
Now that Defcon has been out for a while, do any of you play? I want to nuke some Mefites.
I'd like to organize or provide space for MeFites with a Nintendo DS and one of the several WFC-enabled games (Animal Crossing, MarioKart, Tony Hawk) to share their friend-codes. Anyone else interested? I ache to race against people I'm connected to! I want to bring oranges to your villages!
Mefites playing mario kart ds via nintendo wifi? Post your info here...
Any of you folks play the new-fangled World of Warcraft game? Rollcall inside.
Back in this thread, XQUZYPHYR -- or as I like to pronounce it, "Ted", asked if anyone was taking part of Blizzard's World of Warcraft open beta. Well now the beta's done, and the retail game is in stores today. Anybody wanna gang up and roll dice?
Halo 2 Clan for Metafiler [more inside]
Counter-Strike: Source MeFites! (more inside)
World of Warcraft MeFites! (more inside)
After seeing how many board game fans there are in this AskMeFi thread yesterday, I was wondering....would anyone be interested in a Baltimore/DC Area (I'm in-between) MeFi Board Game MeetUp? I'd love to play Settlers of Catan or Puerto Rico against some new players. (My brother's tactics are getting way too predictable after playing so much.)