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Diversity on Mefi

After this comment by an 82 year old in Ask, it got me thinking about the diversity of the site. I'm interested in people who do not fit the common demographic of white, 20-50 years old, Western, IT/humanities/sciences, more likely to be male. Do these people feel comfortable here? How can we encourage more diverse people to post? Or am I off-base and things are just fine?
posted by desjardins on Mar 6, 2012 - 629 comments

Want to know what books fellow Mefites like? Come participate in a mass Goodreads enfriending

Want to know what books fellow Mefites like? Want to maybe take part in a Mefi reading group? Come participate in a mass Goodreads enfriending! [more inside]
posted by philipy on Mar 5, 2012 - 128 comments

Help me help myself by helping me!

Trying to remember an old post I THINK was on MeFi: basically a Japanese site with photos of unintentionally funny road signs. It was all in Japanese, and the one photo I can remember specifically had a "STOP" written along the center line of the road, so that the トマレ became トマレーーーーーーーー ("STOOOOOOOOOOOOP"). Does… does this ring a bell with anyone at all?
posted by DoctorFedora on Mar 4, 2012 - 6 comments

Killer tools for a killer post?

What are your techniques and tools for making a killer post? I have a desire to start making somewhat regular mefi posts that have lots of substance and links... [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Mar 4, 2012 - 56 comments

Please help me collect some meta MeTa Data data. Ta! –Me.

Hi Everybody! I'm trying to come up with a "MeFi glossary of terms / phrases / behaviors" to include in my PhD dissertation about linguistics and MetaFilter. If you could help me with this, that would be fantastic. I'm looking to create a list of the types of things that say to you (or to others) "Oh, that's so MetaFilter!" or "That sounds like something a MeFite would say." This could be anything from the use of a single character to a phrase or meme, to a way of doing things here. If you can think of something to add, please share it in the comments. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 29, 2012 - 322 comments

How did I not favorite that?

Sexy lesbian superhero webcomic? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Feb 17, 2012 - 22 comments

Good days in school

I'm pretty sure I Saw this on MeFi. Help me out! It was a story about the number of "good" days in public school. First you take off the first three weeks, then every holiday and every day before the holiday, then 15 "special" days, then most fridays, then the two months you need to cram for the standardized tests, and you end up with about two months of actual useful teaching time - the two months after halloween
posted by rebent on Feb 8, 2012 - 13 comments

Blackout

Reddit will be blacked out for 12 hours on January 18th in protest against SOPA. Will Metafilter be doing similar?
posted by Artw on Jan 10, 2012 - 341 comments

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?
posted by Trurl on Jan 6, 2012 - 24 comments

Do you know the Mushroom Man?

Michael J. Maki, aka The Mushroom Man & subject of this recent post, is now MeFi's own mushroomman.
posted by scalefree on Jan 4, 2012 - 14 comments

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
posted by Trurl on Dec 22, 2011 - 57 comments

Can't find best-of-mefi post

I recall reading a MetaTalk post a few months back asking what the best and most classic MetaFilter posts/comments are. However, I can't find it. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 19, 2011 - 6 comments

Ten percent of nothin' is, let me do the math here... nothin' and a nothin', carry the nothin'...

An Infodump Question™ and followup to this post: What is the average number of favorites per post received for each of the various MeFi subsites? Per comment? Average number of favorites given and received for the userbase?
posted by zarq on Dec 13, 2011 - 24 comments

Gotta say it was a good day?

Do the mods ever get to say "Gotta say it was a good day?" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Nov 8, 2011 - 107 comments

mefi atc swapping group?

I know there are artists, hobbyists, and crafters among the Mefi members. Are any swapping ATCs? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 16, 2011 - 29 comments

Tell us about the old days, Papa Cortex.

Today I idly clicked on the 10 years ago today link on the front page and was revelling in the innocence of the fledgling metafilter from back in the era when a busy day saw a dozen FPPs and a really active thread might get nearly a hundred comments. I was startled to see a thread with 1729 comments. (By comparison, the initial 'Plane crashed into the World Trade Center' FPP three weeks later did not even break 500.) Alas, the link to the metafilter parody in the FPP is dead. Does anyone have it archived anywhere?
posted by ricochet biscuit on Aug 24, 2011 - 44 comments

Metafilter Yemen post contains link to malicious site

Meta Filter post links to malicious download site. [more inside]
posted by No Shmoobles on Aug 9, 2011 - 35 comments

Let my people quote!

Still no quote feature? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Jul 25, 2011 - 89 comments

63: The Intern Speaks

In this episode we interview our intern Dom, then cover the usual excellent spots from all parts of MetaFilter. We recorded this on Monday, July 11th and it runs about an hour and a half. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 12, 2011 - 34 comments

Memories in the corners of the site

Memmmmmories.... For MetaFilter's upcoming 12th anniversary we're collecting stories to put on a special new site unveiled on the magic day. Your task is simple: tell us how you found MeFi and what your favorite memory is from the site. Submit your answers here. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 6, 2011 - 113 comments

Hi Dominic! :)

MeFi's Summer Intern is blogging about his job. Via Projects.
posted by zarq on Jun 27, 2011 - 238 comments

Why MetaFilter is Awesome

Why MetaFilter is Awesome And Why the World Needs to Know [more inside]
posted by hat_eater on Jun 16, 2011 - 73 comments

We're better than this

I clicked an ad on Metafilter, and I got this. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Jun 15, 2011 - 62 comments

Has there ever been any thought of limiting the number of posts to the blue in a 24 hour period?

Has there ever been any thought of limiting the number of posts to the blue in a 24 hour period? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on May 20, 2011 - 58 comments

this is faaaantastic.

Just featured on All Things Considered it's mefi's own: jedicus and valkyryn and their blog: The Law and the Multiverse. Previously discussed here and here. And this all started over here at mefi projects. [more inside]
posted by zenon on Mar 21, 2011 - 48 comments

Not in the FAQ....

Question about retention/administering MeFi Jobs postings. [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Mar 19, 2011 - 5 comments

One Month in Greenland and Iceland

MeFi's own seawallrunner has released her 2nd book of photography, this one titled Two Ice Lands. You can preview the entire 322 page book online. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Feb 23, 2011 - 16 comments

help with managing my blue/green addiction^H^H^H habit?

My question is how do you manage meta and askmefi? I use RSS for both and given the "living" nature of the threads, I always feel like I'm missing something if I read a thread too soon so I usually whittle the queue down leaving the 100 most recent threads unread. But then I feel like I'm missing out on the more time-sensitive stuff. [more inside]
posted by screamingnotlaughing on Feb 17, 2011 - 12 comments

Time to update the about prompt on the profile page?

Should we update the 'About' prompt on the profile page? It still asks when the first time you used the internet was. At this point it's kind of like asking when the first time you watched TV was.
posted by empath on Jan 19, 2011 - 156 comments

There is help. Mefi win.

Buried deep in the Bill Zeller obit thread is this (new?) gem from the Mefi Wiki: There is Help. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jan 18, 2011 - 25 comments

Is a wikileaks thread the place to discuss changes in rape laws?

This post regarding Naomi Wolf's comments about rape was deleted as being viewed as being correlated to the Wikileaks threads. [more inside]
posted by banal evil on Jan 10, 2011 - 23 comments

Cannibal thread

I humbly submit that this is not a good post for Metafilter. A woman was murdered and her body was desecrated, and some commenters are taking the opportunity to make creepy jokes about it.
posted by zarq on Dec 21, 2010 - 432 comments

Chrome Web App-y Shortcut

I wanted a quick-and-dirty bookmark to MeFi in my Chrome Web Apps menu. Here's how you can do it. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Dec 13, 2010 - 7 comments

Thanks and WTF?

Thank You Very Much. [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Dec 7, 2010 - 42 comments

Show me your your world through story

Please point me towards any more threads like these ones. [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Nov 17, 2010 - 39 comments

According to XKCD, MeFi is an online community.

MeFi made today's xkcd ... we're located in Troll Bay (next to the Sea of Memes). [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Oct 5, 2010 - 5 comments

This is ugly

The Julian Assange thread should never have existed in the first place, and should be closed now that it's turning nasty. [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on Aug 21, 2010 - 201 comments

btw, I've been meaning to ask...

What are the odds of a reverse meetup happening, do you suppose? [more inside]
posted by infini on Aug 7, 2010 - 151 comments

Forgotten link: flash(?), space(?), photo with blue-dialed watch...

Long shot - looking for a (flash?) link that was posted a couple (several?) months ago in the blue. All I remember: inside. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Jul 7, 2010 - 12 comments

brand new brand new day ?

Have people been fighting a lot more on mefi lately ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Jun 8, 2010 - 234 comments

What books are in the "MeFi Canon"?

What books are in the "MeFi Canon"? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Jun 4, 2010 - 141 comments

Gap between posts?

What's the longest gap we've ever had between MeFi posts? AskMes? MetaTalk posts? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Apr 26, 2010 - 43 comments

How does mefi make dough.

How does metafilter make enough money to keep itself alive? Ostensibly it takes moneyz to run this huge thing (though I will admit I have absolutely no concept of how much) and I'm assuming the $5 start up fee doesn't cover it. I know there are ads, but do people really click on them? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Apr 5, 2010 - 108 comments

MetaFilter Poll & Research Discussion Thread

Hi MeFites! This is the discussion thread for the MetaFilter Poll, appearing on the front page of MetaFilter, available for 5 days to logged-in site users. If you would like to take the poll, I would ask that you please do so BEFORE you read or participate in the discussion here. This is to help ensure that your responses to the poll questions are entirely your own decisions and are not influenced by the opinions of those participating in this thread. If you have already taken the poll or are not interested in taking the poll but would like to discuss it, please do so here. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 24, 2010 - 466 comments

Don't Hurt Me, Please!

Something quirky I noticed about MeFi (for me, at least) [more inside]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere on Mar 17, 2010 - 336 comments

Do you read Mefi archives or your favourites?

Do you read Metafilter archives and/or your favourited items? [more inside]
posted by yoHighness on Feb 5, 2010 - 54 comments

MeFi now on Twitter

Want to follow MeFi on Twitter. Now you can! [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 2, 2010 - 103 comments

I make a hardcore tater hotdish

Twin Cities meetup [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Dec 30, 2009 - 29 comments

Mix CDs in Mefi Music?

Is it ok to post dj mixes to mefi music? I guess there are like copyright issues, but what about if it's a link to a third party site?
posted by empath on Nov 29, 2009 - 33 comments

46: Help, I'm trapped in my room

Episode 46 of the podcast was recorded last week on October 27, 2009 (sorry about the delay getting it edited and out). We cover our favorites from Projects, Jobs, MeFi, Ask MeFi, MetaTalk and even throw in a few Music favorites. Show notes follow. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 5, 2009 - 54 comments

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