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Google Viewer

It's Halloween, so I guess this is a bloody vampire pony request. Or maybe an cyborg mummy pony request. Either way: Maybe Metafilter could automatically change direct links to PDF files to use the Google Viewer? Or something like that? [more inside]
posted by chasing on Oct 31, 2009 - 25 comments

Ride the wave kids!

Can we have a Google Wave invite sharing thread?
posted by phrontist on Oct 1, 2009 - 314 comments


The ▼●B≠0 thread is generating a timecube-esque Google-ad that is selling a Perpetual Motion Machine. I'm guessing Metafilter would rather not be involved in violating the first law of thermodynamics. [more inside]
posted by jsonic on Sep 6, 2009 - 56 comments

Queries from the hive mind

I was experimenting with Google's search suggestions feature when I noticed that it gave some interesting results for "metafilter + [letter]". Since it returns the most popular search terms starting with that phrase, what you get for each letter is an A-Z listing of the most sought-after topics related to Metafilter. So without further ado, I give you... Metafilter A to Z. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 11, 2009 - 177 comments

Play me off

Did I hallucinate a Metafilter comment? I remember reading the line "Play him hither, Lute Cat" on Metafilter recently and though it was so hilarious I needed to illustrate it. I wanted to give credit to the original commenter, but I can't for the life of me find the comment. All my styles of google-fu have failed me. Did this comment actually exist?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 30, 2009 - 55 comments

Chrome Bug Returns

Google has once again updated its Chrome browser, and as I seem to remember happening before, the little buttons have disappeared from Metafilter's edit window, that allow you to easily create bold, italic text or a link.
posted by evilcolonel on May 27, 2009 - 55 comments

chococat creates something new on the internet

...in which chococat creates something new on the internet.
posted by geos on Apr 16, 2009 - 126 comments

This site may harm your computer

Google is broken.
posted by KokuRyu on Jan 31, 2009 - 46 comments

Google Translate Frontend

I seem to remember an fpp about a webpage that acts as a google translate frontend. It supposedly makes translating quickly between languages a bit easier. Does this sound familiar to any of you?
posted by matkline on Dec 15, 2008 - 4 comments

Instant Google Fame

IdleObservationFilter: In one hour this thread became the #1 Google hit for its subject. [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Sep 19, 2008 - 39 comments

the rape of Google

An unfounded rumor about Carl Jung is now on the front page of Google, thanks to Ask Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by ikkyu2 on Sep 14, 2008 - 38 comments

MetaFilter is there.

I searched for something on google today, and the first result was from Ask MeFi. [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Feb 7, 2008 - 51 comments

Metafilter: Amusing lists outside of google's power

I was thinking it would be good to see a complete list of all those "Metafilter: eating babies and porking hamsters" things that crop up from time to time constantly, but my google-fu i dont know how to so i hereby throw myself on the mercy of the court
posted by criticalbill on Sep 27, 2007 - 72 comments

Google search instead of built-in search

How do I get Google search instead of built-in search on Ask MeFi? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Sep 25, 2007 - 8 comments

Better Google searching for MeFi?

Has Google changed/improved the way it indexes Metafilter? When looking up answers for some recent AskMe questions, I've been surprised to see the questions themselves show up in Google's search results. [more inside]
posted by O9scar on Sep 23, 2007 - 12 comments

RSS feeds in Google searches

The new RSS feeds (which are wonderful) are starting to show up in Google searches. I doubt this is what anyone wants. I would suggest that they be disallowed in robots.txt, or set NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW.
posted by grouse on Aug 1, 2007 - 11 comments

How do they do that?

A few hours ago I posted a question at ask.metafilter.com. An hour later nobody's answered so I resume my Googling for an answer. Number three in the list of results is my very question! And it's on a different site! I'm shocked Google updates its index so fast, but, more than that, why is my question on a different site?
posted by deeper red on Jul 18, 2007 - 67 comments

What exactly is a link?

Should linking to a Google cache of pedophile site as opposed to the actual site itself be allowed? (It's the last link, titled "Here it is").
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 11, 2007 - 24 comments

RSS feeds on Google

Can the RSS feeds be hidden from Google? They're pretty much useless in search results (like the first hit on this one).
posted by bonaldi on Mar 21, 2007 - 13 comments

AskMe in google search results.

So, is anybody else noticing that askme is showing up more often in google searches now that the title is in the URL? It seems like any kind of obscure search I do now has ask metafilter entry somewhere in the top 5.
posted by empath on Mar 12, 2007 - 16 comments

AskMe becoming New Google

and to the google guy--I was buzzed and didn't care too google this... Seems like a dangerous precedent, or is askme the new google?
posted by justgary on Dec 16, 2006 - 35 comments

Google Answers

How #1 Beat Teh Google via Anil Dash.
posted by fenriq on Dec 11, 2006 - 46 comments

Google answers goes away

One down. [mo' in.]
posted by mendel on Nov 29, 2006 - 38 comments

Fat Lesbian

Metafilter now "owns" the term "Fat Lesbian", since Google and Yahoo searches for "Fat Lesbian" now pull up my deleted post: Ich Bin Ein Fat Lesbian Oh, if only the rest of life were this simple.
posted by notmtwain on Nov 5, 2006 - 8 comments

Sometimes I am someone else

For a moment, I was logged on as another user (darthduckie ? sp) It happened on AskMe, but when I came here, I was lobstah again. I didn't try to post as that user, so I'm not sure how deeply I was logged in. Does this happen much?
posted by lobstah on Oct 25, 2006 - 40 comments

Please Clarify AskMe Guidelines

Okay I get why my question was deleted. Would it be okay to repost it as 'are overseas webhosts protected from US Copyright enforcers?'
posted by petsounds on Oct 22, 2006 - 2 comments

Faster crawl rate option

Google is offering an option for a faster crawl rate
posted by Sharcho on Oct 22, 2006 - 8 comments

Why Yahoo Over Google?

Why does does mefi search use yahoo instead of google? I am not particularly interested in individual opinions of the two engines, I'd rather base answers on factual results.
posted by negative1 on Oct 20, 2006 - 21 comments

OK, it was a link to a google search, but why delete??

Itchy trigger finger? I liked that post, and it seems like everyone else who posted did too -- no-one seemed to be snarking or complaining or asking for it to go. Sure, it's a link to a Google search, but an interesting one I hadn't thought of before. It was headed for a fun interweb memories thread... but then it was tragically taken from us. As an official Metafilter King, I would urge you to reconsider.
posted by reklaw on Sep 14, 2006 - 45 comments

Google Apps for Metafilter?

Google apparently now provides email, calender, and IM services for your own domain. Do you think this would be a useful addition to MetaFilter?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Aug 28, 2006 - 26 comments

How do you STILL not know the answer?

Am I dense? Why is this question about liquids on planes appropriate for ask metafilter when the answer had already been posted on practically every major English language news site in the world before the question was asked? And was being broadcast on TV and radio? And was just pretty much inescapable for anyone who actually wanted to find the answer?
posted by croutonsupafreak on Aug 10, 2006 - 57 comments

Is the Google Earth Network link file broken?

Is the Google Earth Network Link file no longer being supported? It appears to be borked.
posted by geekyguy on Aug 9, 2006 - 8 comments

MeFi Google Earth still updated? Where?

Is the KML file mentioned here still updated? If so, is this still the URL?
posted by datacenter refugee on Jul 6, 2006 - 2 comments

I offer release from the chains of Excel!

People, I have google spreadsheet invitations. I'm not sure how limited the initial invitation was, but if you're waiting to get in, I'll invite you. You need to have a gmail account, though.
posted by boo_radley on Jun 7, 2006 - 148 comments

Should this have been googled?

Is this jerky?
posted by evariste on Jun 6, 2006 - 29 comments

Fake obit on google aggregator uncovered

How Will Ferrell Died re: Deleted Thread
posted by srboisvert on Mar 21, 2006 - 12 comments

Worst post ever? Check.

Worst post ever? Single link: Check. Editorializing: Check. Conspiracy Theory: Check. Google-as-evil-censor subtext: check.
posted by tiamat on Mar 11, 2006 - 12 comments

How is this a double??

Since when would a very cool and novel new Google Maps hack that hasn't been seen before constitute a double post? Overzealous admin'ing?
posted by insomnia_lj on Mar 4, 2006 - 23 comments

Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country

A lot of people comment/bitch when a Google video is posted that "Currently, the playback feature of Google Video isn't available in your country.", which I understand is fustrating.

Maybe users submitting Google video links should consider something suggested here. Looks like a neat and relatively simple fix.
posted by lemonfridge on Jan 22, 2006 - 19 comments

DNS wildcard and google crawler

It's possible that DNS wildcards on metafilter.com are causing problems for the Google crawler. I suggest deleting the redundant DNS entries, and using a 301 redirect for http://metafilter.com/ to go to http://www.metafilter.com/
posted by Sharcho on Jan 6, 2006 - 18 comments

Will the search feature be coming back any time?

Ever since MeFi's search feature went away and it now lets you search google or yahoo, I'm having trouble finding past posts I'm looking for. Right now I'm looking for a post from within the last month or so where you could enter a URL into this website and it would give you a bunch of feedback on how good/bad it was, etc..

Will the search feature be coming back any time? Google/yahoo don't seem to order by date, and seem to mix in all sorts of stuff that clouds up my search. I loved being able to restrict my search to "within the last month", etc...
posted by twiggy on Dec 11, 2005 - 10 comments

AskMe is not a replacement for google

Yeah, I haven't bothered to Google this one either
c'mon, now. this is not progress.
posted by Count Ziggurat on Oct 29, 2005 - 36 comments

Search with Yahoo instead of Google?

It has been demonstrated many times that when searching MeFi, Yahoo does a better job than Google-- maybe the search box on the homepage should use Yahoo?
posted by gwint on Oct 21, 2005 - 19 comments

Pony: Google Sitemaps addition to MeFi

Request: Google Sitemaps for MetaFilter to improve search quality.
posted by Sharcho on Oct 14, 2005 - 173 comments

all google, all the time

Do we really need an FPP every time Google releases, or announces, or speculates about the possibility of perhaps one day developing, a new product or service ?

In addition, do we need a new FPP every time someone combines one of said products or services with another vendor's?
posted by ChasFile on Oct 7, 2005 - 61 comments

Google's new RSS reader might be pretty useful for following ask metafilter

Google's new RSS reader might be pretty useful for following ask metafilter (screenshot). You can click the little star to mark a thread as a favorite.
posted by mathowie on Oct 7, 2005 - 14 comments

Can we add Google Talk to profiles?

Now that Google Talk is up and folk are digging it, can additional messenging service fields be added to the profile customization screen, beyond AIM and ICQ?
posted by jazon on Aug 24, 2005 - 19 comments

Why do I see ads when logged out, but not logged in?

I see BlogAds. No, wait a minute, I don't. How come I see the BlogAds and Google Ads when using IE6, but not Moz5 or Opera7? Do most MeFites see them or not?
posted by ZenMasterThis on Jul 22, 2005 - 16 comments

MefiLawyers Google Group

Inspired by this thread, I've set up MefiLawyers, a Google Groups mailing list for the lawyer and lawyer-wannabe Mefite community. Given that Metafilter is growing in leaps and bounds, e-networking in subcommunities of shared interests seems like a good idea, so I figured I'd start the avalanche. Matt, if this is a pony that you'd rather take in-house, that would be cool too.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Feb 22, 2005 - 20 comments


May we please refrain from GoogleFilter?
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[In a bit over a month, excluding some that were tangentially related]
posted by sciurus on Jan 19, 2005 - 23 comments

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