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Your video games of 2021

We don't have games on Fanfare, so let's chat about them here! They don't have to be your greatest, or anything that came out this year, I'd just like to hear about what you played and what it meant to you.
posted by curious nu on Dec 3, 2021 - 109 comments

The Internet 50

According to Popular Mechanics, MeFi is one of 50 sites that "made the internet what it is today". [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 30, 2019 - 46 comments

What books would make up the library of the Good Ship Metafilter?

Makes me wonder what 400 volumes the library of the USS Metafilter would have on it's Alpha Centauri colonization mission. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Aug 4, 2014 - 102 comments

Help me find the askme about references?

Not academic references. I think someone was giving something handmade to his or her brother, and someone else might have suggested almanacs, but I can't find it, or anything like it. I'm looking for lists of useful things to be able to look up on a piece of paper, back of a book. I know my times table, and don't find much need to convert between weights. But my damned ADhDled brain can't remember or think of things I look up repeatedly.
posted by b33j on Oct 19, 2013 - 7 comments

Post with an old list of techniques for coping with depression?

I'm sure that some time in the last month I read a post on AskMe related to stress/depression, and somebody posted a list, or a link to a list, of coping techniques originally created a long time ago (early 1900s?). As well as the usual exercise, read, spend time with friends etc, I remember one of the points starting along the lines of "don't expect too much of the human race..." I thought I had favorited it, but can't find it, and site/google searches have failed me. Anyone able to point me to it?
posted by valleys on Apr 28, 2013 - 6 comments

Did you hear? One of the coolest librarians alive works here!

Congratulations, Jessamyn! There wasn't any prize, but I'm sure it's the honor of being part of a Flavorwire list that makes all that great work worthwhile.
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 27, 2013 - 67 comments

Also, I would like an inter-engine fermentation system.

We have clouds for the top 150 tags posted to Mefi, Music, Meta, Jobs, IRL and Ask. We can see the top ten tags we've used listed on user profiles. Would it be possible to view all tags (or a greater subset than 'top ten') for individual users, either in a list or cloud form? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 23, 2013 - 15 comments

Askme comment: answers your doctors need to decipher mystery symptoms

Looking for an AskMetafilter comment that listed recommended questions the OP should think about for an upcoming doctor's appointment. [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jun 1, 2012 - 10 comments

Birthday pony!

In my profile I can see a list of users who are located near me geographically. I think it would be neat if I could click on the birthday I have listed and see a list of users I share a birthday with. Perhaps including the year they were born, if they have it listed. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 13, 2010 - 134 comments

Don't men enjoy different things than women

Why is a gift list for men too chatty? [more inside]
posted by AuntieRuth on Nov 17, 2010 - 194 comments

Generating a list of best answers in my own question

Is there a script or trick that I can use to display a list of the comments I marked as "best answer" in my own questions? I'm thinking for recipes, "recommend me music..." and similar queries, it'd be great to be able to copy/paste or print out a list of the comments I intend to delve into more later. I'm thinking there's already a way, but I just don't know it.
posted by xo on Nov 3, 2010 - 9 comments

Metafilter: A Collection of Taglines

Back in 2007, cortex put together a list of the taglines created on the blue and the grey. They're ripe with phrases that could be adapted for use on signs at the Sanity/Fear rally this weekend. Can these lists be updated so we can see the more current taglines?
posted by youngergirl44 on Oct 25, 2010 - 53 comments

Give me my best of list!

Did I somehow miss the annual "best x of the year" post? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Dec 23, 2009 - 16 comments

Comment instead of thread number in Fuzzy Favorites.

On this activity page, the "more" on the first item links to http://www.metafilter.com/2839866/We-know-what-happened-because-he-said-yes#2839866; unfortunately, we haven't reached 2.8M posts on MetaFilter. Also, the same comment appears as item 3 of the list, but this time the "more" link works (gets to the right comment in the existing thread). [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Dec 1, 2009 - 9 comments

Translate ReadMe int CheckMeOutFromLibrary

I seem to remember that in the wake of this question someone mentioned (on MeTa, I think) putting all the books that appealed to them into an Amazon wishlist. They were then able to use some sort of tool that exported it into a format useful for taking it to their public library. Does anyone remember this posting? I tried to search for it but my googleFu blah blah blah...
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 20, 2007 - 13 comments

Cool Stuff Roundup?

The addition of the user-pics page has prompted me to wonder: is there a handy list of all the interesting MeFi links somewhere? I'm sure there's more stuff like that that I don't know about.
posted by adamrice on Nov 16, 2007 - 19 comments

Top Ten Best List Posts.

List posts. Sometimes they are good, but sometimes they are bad. Something should be done?
posted by ND¢ on Oct 9, 2007 - 37 comments

Question about deals: Bad deletion

How was the AskMe about "your favorite frugalities" chatfilter? Seemed like a legitimate question to me with some decent, interesting answers. Bad deletion.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Sep 7, 2007 - 72 comments

So, are you even still allowed here?

Is there a meta-index of banned users? I got a strange e-mail about a month ago from someone who claims to have an account but 'cannot post this week'. It was stupid and I wrote back that I thought the link was very commercial. It got me thinking: is there an index to check whether a user name has been banned?
posted by parmanparman on Jul 20, 2007 - 64 comments

AskMe preview is broken when the post contains list tags.

AskMe preview is broken when the post contains list tags.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Nov 9, 2006 - 3 comments

Dear mathowie, your plans?

What is your project/plan of features on mefi matt?
posted by filmgeek on Apr 11, 2006 - 21 comments

What were your favorite FPPs/threads of 2005?

Immediate Nostalgia Filter: What were your favorite FPPs/threads of 2005? Favorite AskMe questions/threads?
posted by soiled cowboy on Jan 1, 2006 - 13 comments

Odd results from tag list on deleted post

Sometimes, when you click on a tag in the tags list, you get something like this. Does this mean the post got deleted?
posted by Irontom on Oct 3, 2005 - 6 comments

Top 100 SF/Fantasy List

There was an AskMe thread that revolved around some scifi question, and a person posted in response a link to a top 100 list, which I think was a usenet post. It was voted on by users. I always meant to link the list, never did, and now I've spent 30 minutes trying to find it. Any idea?
posted by xmutex on Jul 24, 2005 - 2 comments

A, B or C-list bloggers

If you ever wondered what an A, B or C-list blogger is, here's you're opportunity to learn. Our friend, Matt, is apparently an A.
posted by crunchland on May 25, 2005 - 16 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 - 16 comments

A regular depository of "Best of the Web" sites

PonyIdeaFilter: A regular depository of "Best of the Web" sites, as inspired by this question in AskMe. [+]
posted by Doohickie on Jan 4, 2005 - 10 comments

Someone starts to answer a question only to realize he dislikes the person who asked it

This may be the first ask.mefi thread where someone starts to answer a question only to realize he dislikes the person who asked it and therefore stops. Wacky.
posted by gwint on Apr 5, 2004 - 91 comments

Follow-up: Compiled album recommendation list.

I requested for MeFi'ers to recommend an album (or two or three) yesterday on Ask Metafilter, and got a total of 121 unique recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Quartermass on Mar 24, 2004 - 40 comments

Best posts of 2003.

Year end clearance! So, cats and kitties, what were the most memorable, most entertaining or most informative MeFi threads (in your humble opinions) of 2003?
posted by moonbird on Dec 28, 2003 - 26 comments

Metafilter: funny tag lines

"self-policing since 1999"
Has anyone else noticed all the funny tag lines floating around MetaTalk threads lately? I've collected a few, but there must be more, my favorite:
MetaFilter: the preview box is full of lies.
The rest, below...
posted by Blake on Dec 19, 2003 - 20 comments

Can we have a list of missing members?

When members disappear, I look for them on milk cartons. [more inside]
posted by Opus Dark on Apr 21, 2003 - 30 comments

They aren't perfect, but they are out there.

Resources. They aren't perfect, but they are out there. Problem is, nobody knows about 'em. Might I ask the relatively simple pony of a front-page resources link?
posted by frykitty on Feb 13, 2003 - 13 comments

Like a VH1 countdown, only better - of MeFi posts

So, I was posting a link last night, and through the process I realized, for all the conversations MeTa has about what makes a bad post, I've never seen a list of 50-100 posts that were money. I understand that Matt can't regulate good posts, but is it possible for someone, anyone, to put together a group of 50-100 great posts? Like a VH1 countdown, only better...because it's MeFi.
posted by BlueTrain on May 6, 2002 - 20 comments

An actual porn site; found

Browsing the recently updated list of sites on Blogger, as I occasionally do, I noticed this site on the list. I was expecting a girl with a sarcastic take on life, or a similar cliché; instead, I got an actual porn site. (With plenty of html and blogger tag errors.) Is this simply the natural progression of things, or something dastardly and the... erm... artificial progression of things?
posted by moz on Jul 29, 2001 - 4 comments

list with URLs of the various MeFi junkies

Would it be possible to create a member list with URLs of the various MeFi junkies out there? I realize one can just click on the names, but I would love a way to just scroll through a list.
posted by norm on Jan 16, 2001 - 29 comments

Bulleted lists don't work

I tried making a bulleted list, and it broke the page layout and style. (example inside)
posted by cCranium on Sep 7, 2000 - 3 comments

List of our websites pls!

well matt. this is what you need to make, and it should be simple since you have the db already storing it.

a page sorted by letter of metafilter user's websites.
posted by sikk on May 9, 2000 - 2 comments

"Today's MetaFilter" in XML?

So on Matt's site he's got "Today's MetaFilter" with a list of new stuff here. Is there a chance of this data being published in XML (or whatever format) for other to use?
posted by raster on Apr 3, 2000 - 4 comments

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