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What percentage of FPP links get clicked?

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

In Praise of Faze

Valiant defender of the bucolic splendors of suburbia, sprawl, and the Midwest. [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Dec 9, 2011 - 242 comments

Creative Writing

What are the most creatively written posts on Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by mokin on Dec 9, 2011 - 32 comments

I'm a fan of descriptive names, personally

Is "community weblog" still a good description of Metafilter? The word "weblog" is just a long form of "blog," according to Merriam-Webster, and all other dictionaries I checked. "Blog" has come to mean "a Web site containing the writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites." (from here) But you don't really need a dictionary to tell you that "blogs" tend to be about people's personal opinions and experiences. So "community weblog" doesn't strike me as an apt description of a site where posts on the main page are required to be impersonal. Might it be time to change the name "community weblog" to something else?
posted by Net Prophet on Dec 6, 2011 - 212 comments

Notes from the Metafilter research panel at AoIR's 12th conference

So, four mefites collaborated on a Metafilter-themed panel last month at at the Association of Internet Researchers's 12th annual Internet Research conference, and we thought we'd go ahead and share our presentation notes and such. Come on in! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 18, 2011 - 58 comments

blink. marquee. img src.

I was searching for hilarious elephant gifs that use to fill the older days with such warmth and kindness among members, in light of this latest dust up, and instead came across a word count on Google.
posted by four panels on Nov 15, 2011 - 43 comments

Lack of posts since yesterday morning?

Am I crazy or is it strange that there's no posts since yesterday at 7:15 am on the blue, and the subfilters since before that? I'm just wondering if there's a problem or we've suddenly gone quiet or busy or what. I miss my mefi.
posted by symbioid on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 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 - 108 comments

Plumbing the Depths of AskMeFi

Best breakup advice on MeFi? [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Nov 6, 2011 - 34 comments

Self referential posts

What would happen if I posted a self-referential FPP? [more inside]
posted by GnomeChompsky on Oct 28, 2011 - 61 comments

Metafilter: blah blah blah

What are some of the best "Metafilter: description" phrases? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 25, 2011 - 2 comments

Kill the fat guy or not thought experiment post?

Hey, anyone remember that Metafilter post about a thought experiment involving a fat guy and whether you should push him off a bridge or front of a train to save a bunch of other people? If so, what's the link to the post? I searched under "thought experiment" and "philosophy" but couldn't find it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 17, 2011 - 60 comments

An infinite MeFi sidebar.

Ask Tell MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 12, 2011 - 133 comments

The sun never sets on mathowie's birthday!

Dear mathowie, I was at the Ann Arbor Meetup tihs evening and we made you something. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Oct 9, 2011 - 95 comments

Educated Guess

"Five years ago, I joined MetaFilter. MetaFilter began as—and primarily remains—an online space for members to share interesting links and comment on them. Period, end of sentence. But a few specialized subgroups have developed, including one of my favorite places on the entire internet: AskMetaFilter." —Liz Entman Harper, Editor/Stylist at The Morning News. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 3, 2011 - 58 comments

DINK GADINK ABINK GADOONK GADOONKA

FaveRunner: The Video Game Of Missing The Point Of Metafilter, by ye olde Cortex. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Sep 29, 2011 - 85 comments

We're all still products being sold. But now we're pigs.

Just over a year ago, blue_beetle commented that "If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold." This made the rounds for a bit, as people recognized the truth in it. (Previously and previously on MeTa) Today, his comment has been featured -- without attribution -- on a "demotivational poster" comparing Facebook users to pigs.
posted by knile on Sep 29, 2011 - 164 comments

One is the loneliest DJ

So what does a guy have to do to get a listening room rockin' around here? I'd like to revive memebake's listening room for MeFites if anyone else is interested. [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Sep 14, 2011 - 38 comments

sorry i was made these purchase because a error...

shop.metafilter.com seems to be broken. There's only one option, and it's not available for sale. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Sep 11, 2011 - 117 comments

Metafilter - my leader.

Metafilter: entrepreneurial inspiration.
posted by Brent Parker on Sep 7, 2011 - 195 comments

Bringing out the dead

My first pony. [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Sep 1, 2011 - 44 comments

It's kind of like D&D, except it makes you healthier, and might get a tan.

Are there any other MeFites on Fitocracy? Join the Metafilter group, and come get fit and level-up with us! We can be virtual running buddies. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Aug 26, 2011 - 67 comments

Is There Wife Beyond MetaFilter? Oops, I Meant Life

Not an ask me. My wife just described herself as a MetaFilter widow. Please help!
posted by Xurando on Aug 20, 2011 - 201 comments

Could MetaFilter die?

How futureproof is MetaFilter? [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Aug 19, 2011 - 123 comments

You know that you use mefi too much when ...

You know that you use mefi too much when ... [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Aug 18, 2011 - 22 comments

This plate of beans, it vibrates?

In a recent thread about Metafilter memes, I used the phrase "Beanplate Insane" to describe my own sense of frustration with certain over-indulged inside jokes on the site. It occurred to me that it would only be appropriate to have an exclusive inside phrase to go along with those exclusive inside jokes, so I submitted "Beanplate Insane" to the editors of the Urban Dictionary, who officially approved the listing a couple days ago and have now posted the term with my Metafilter-specific definition.
posted by misha on Aug 17, 2011 - 66 comments

ass from the past

Does anybody have that comic fandango_matt made with the boy scouts and the anthropomorphic animals explaining metafilter? All the references/links to it lead to 404s and dead ends. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Aug 12, 2011 - 41 comments

Enter all your responses into your copy of the Problem Book

Meta Filter, [1973-75] is an interactive console, two participants sit on either side and look at a series of neutral images of people, people as individuals or people in relationship to others on the small screen in front of them. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Aug 9, 2011 - 36 comments

I don't think our vegetarian friends would care for MeatFilter

Eat.MeFi.Pony [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Aug 4, 2011 - 54 comments

Browser/OS stats

Question (and I may have missed where this is): Metafilter is a geeky place - out of a certain curiosity, is there somewhere to get an OS/browser/whatnot stats breakdown for visitors? If not, that would be cool (even if merely in the form of a one-off FPP).
posted by jaduncan on Aug 3, 2011 - 147 comments

Australopithecusidebar

The Bar: Precursor to the Modern Sidebar? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 20, 2011 - 56 comments

Just sayin', you're all pretty bitchin'

Can't hold back the schmoopy much longer. [more inside]
posted by aydeejones on Jul 18, 2011 - 94 comments

Parsing vs. derail

This request for sources on a comment I made is valid, but I don't want to derail the thread. Could it be appropriate to put sources and specifics in here, and let the thread continue on the content of the post?
posted by dragonsi55 on Jul 18, 2011 - 22 comments

Is there a metaaskmeta section?

What was that damn back door? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Jul 14, 2011 - 65 comments

The Blogfather

On the eve of MetaFilter's twelfth birthday, the Willamette Week sits down with Matt Haughey to talk about his roots at the dawn of the blogging age, the value of lifestyle work vs. captaining industry, and the future of community blogs in an online landscape increasingly dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and mobile browsing.
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 13, 2011 - 102 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 - 116 comments

LIVE CHAT! YES, YOU TOO CAN CHAT WITH REAL! LIVE! (SEXY?) MEFITES!

Didn't see this in the FAQ: is there an online venue where one can chat live with fellow Mefites? I know there's nothing official sponsored by the site, but what's the most popular of any home-brewed solutions?
posted by WCityMike on Jul 3, 2011 - 36 comments

Lend me your ears

I just set up a group for MeFi members over at NeighborGoods, a virtual lending library of "stuff" site. In the continuing tradition of not reinventing the wheel around here, I'm opting to use an existing service to help people share their belongings with other members, so have at it, sign up and list your things. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 27, 2011 - 57 comments

Hi Dominic! :)

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

Is there a MediaFilter somewhere?

Every so often I see questions about how we should treat spoilers for ongoing TV shows like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, etc. What I don't see is any posts actually dedicated to those things. Where are we discussing current TV that spoilers are an issue?
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Jun 21, 2011 - 165 comments

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started?

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Jun 16, 2011 - 132 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

Double Double Toil and Trouble

Search seems to be failing me when I check to see if my post is a double. This has happened several times despite efforts to ensure it's not a double. [more inside]
posted by bwg on Jun 16, 2011 - 27 comments

This isn't Goodbye

After a ridiculous amount of participation, my MetaFilter presence is going to fade a bit. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jun 9, 2011 - 109 comments

Internet MetaFilter Database

Just sighted in the IMDb Hitlist: a Metafilter mention! (scroll to bottom of page) [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jun 1, 2011 - 51 comments

A loan you'll get back and more

The Metafilter group on Kiva.org has slipped to 7th place in new members this month. That's after two years and 233 members lending $42,250. Metafilter was number one for 10 consecutive months. Please help make Metafilter the best team ever.
posted by parmanparman on May 25, 2011 - 77 comments

Now if we can just rid the world of the grocer's apostrophe

I scanned four random posts in Metafilter.com (about Sony Playstation's hacking problems, the death of Phoebe Snow, the French police, and cool dads) and counted nine comments with periods and commas outside, seven inside.
posted by true on May 12, 2011 - 111 comments

Political survey, now with two dimensions.

MetaFilter "Political Compass" Survey, 2011 Edition [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on May 5, 2011 - 201 comments

The new old media: MeFi Mag

MeFi Mag Issue Two! Hot on the presses! [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on May 2, 2011 - 99 comments

Pony request: Silent Meta, Hidden Filter

Would it be possible/easy to set up a MetaFilter account which allows for tagging, favorites etc., but has no ability to post comments? [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Apr 12, 2011 - 76 comments

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