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Why is this post still up?

The Delta is (probably) declaring bankruptcy thread, which features nothing more than a rumor backed up by a link to Delta's home page, is truly teh suck.
posted by mkultra on Oct 27, 2004 - 21 comments

monkeyfilter meetup photos

Ok, I'll admit it, MonkeyFilter is better than MetaFilter because their meetups have two things MetaFilter meetups rarely, if ever, have: actual living, breathing females and Wendell!
posted by mathowie on Oct 26, 2004 - 71 comments

Why does this redirect to Mefi?

Matt, have you ever heard of this out fit - www.sendbackliberty.us

The url takes you to this page...!!

Looks well fishy to me.
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 26, 2004 - 33 comments

How does ad filtering affect Metafilter's bottom line?

Like many of us, I've got AdBlock installed in Mozilla/Firefox. I've gathered from reading threads that Google textads appear in a number of threads, often with hilarious results. However, I don't see these ads because I've got the iframe or whatever filtered out.

Does filtering the ads affect the pageviews or whatever mechanism is used to pay Matt? If so, I'll happily unblock the ads to keep Metafilter solvent. If not, I'm just as happy to skip them.
posted by stet on Sep 24, 2004 - 17 comments

Happy 5th

Happy 5th Birthday Metafilter.
posted by karmaville on Jul 14, 2004 - 40 comments

the metafilter wiki has been spammed by an online casino site

it looks as though the metafilter wiki has been spammed pretty badly by an online casino site, with several pages of info replaced with their url and some gibberish. i've emailed adrian but wonder if anyone else besides him might have a back up copy of the site.
posted by t r a c y on Jul 6, 2004 - 30 comments

Metafilter observations presented at 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism

When the Audience is the Producer: The Art of the Collaborative Weblog (pdf), a presentation at the 5th International Symposium on Online Journalism by UT journalism grad student Lou Rutigliano has things to say about Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by thatwhichfalls on May 13, 2004 - 118 comments

Blue Ridge meetup in Asheville, NC, Sat. June 5th

Finally! 1st quasi-annual Blue Ridge meetup in Asheville, NC, Sat. June 5th. We'll begin with a kickball game between Team Metafilter and Team Monkeyfilter and eventually wind up at Jack-of-the-Wood (an Irish pub), with a drag show to top the day off... or whatever the hell we feel like doing.
posted by moonbird on May 5, 2004 - 8 comments

Traffic data? Just curious

An interesting #mefi-debate prompts the following question: what is the average monthly traffic moved by MeFi/MeTa/AskMe every month? Any outstanding recent monthly highs/lows?
posted by Ryvar on Apr 27, 2004 - 33 comments

10 Best Metafilter post titles of all time

10 Best Metafilter post titles of all time? mr_crash_davis' recent post, "You just knew that as soon as gay marriages were legal they'd be screwing in the trees, and damned if it didn't happen.", seemed like a zinger to me - what's your favorite? somehow, this didn't seem like an AskMefi question to me....it's a yackity yack question
posted by troutfishing on Apr 23, 2004 - 20 comments

Deleted Comment of the Day

Deleted Comment of the Day: "I nearly choked on my dinner reading through this hilarious thread - I love Metafilter, but its smartypants members are gonna be the death of me some day."
posted by wendell on Nov 24, 2003 - 22 comments

MetaFilter Purity Test

Inspired by the recent Nerd Purity Test, what questions do you think would belong on a MetaFilter Purity Test? [much more inside]
posted by wendell on Nov 17, 2003 - 167 comments

Who's the Poet Laureate of MetaFilter?

Who's the Poet Laureate of MetaFilter? Sure, we have eloquent and witty members by the dozen, and everyone appreciates their stellar prose. However, our poets deserve recognition and a thread of their own. So, who's the most lyrical among us? I've said before that thomcatspike is the ee cummings of MeFi, and he may be, but stavrosthewonderchicken called me out here for saying so, claiming that clavdis is unequalled. All right, so we have two nominations. Any others? Favorite moments from these two or any other nominees?
posted by orange swan on Sep 26, 2003 - 74 comments

Why is MeFi the way it is?

I should know this, being one of MeFi's last surviving "early adopters" (user #206), but I don't...
MetaFilter's NO multiple-threads, chronological order, NO sigs or avatars, permalinked format for comment pages has become the standard default style for blog comments, used by most blog software out there. (And that format has been, with all its abuses, one of the major reasons why MeFi has been my favorite Web Hangout for most of its 4 years).
So, Matt, why is it so? Did you duplicate some even earlier weblog pioneer I don't remember? Did you just follow a K.I.S.S. methodology? Or was it all/partly about the limitations in the Cold Fusion database or your then-newbie abilities with it? Tell me, for the record, how much credit (or blame) do you think you deserve for "The Way We Do Comments"?
posted by wendell on Sep 19, 2003 - 15 comments

Salon's feature on Perverted Justices quotes Metafilter comments

Salon's feature on the porn chat-room vigilante site Perverted Justice includes the lazy journalist's best friend: non-attributed man on the street quotes from MetaFilter.
posted by rcade on Sep 15, 2003 - 43 comments

Donating to MeFi from overseas (UK)

This is a right piss-off.

Feeling flush enough to donate to Mefi for the first time ever...[more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Aug 19, 2003 - 45 comments

Why the title change?

Matt, don't you like Jello Biafra? Because the original title of the ADL thread was actually an excerpt from a famous anti-Nazi DK song, as noticed by talos.
BTW, since we're here, let me ask again: is it wise to run the tinyninjas ad even though they sell Iron Cross apparel?
posted by 111 on Jul 23, 2003 - 76 comments

130,000 hits per day! (2003)

Say no more about the overload, in fact I rather welcome having something like 130.000 hits in one day, something to brag about in the pub when things get a bit dull. That was after my link crashed Johnny Spencer's artchive of Jamaican and American R&B on the 23rd. In disbelief, I wrote and asked for real? and got: 23rd, June = 133,130 hits or 2.2 GB bandwidth. I had no idea we had that much impact.
posted by y2karl on Jun 28, 2003 - 22 comments

What did you first see on Metafilter that is now a permanant part of your life?

I was listening to Ode To Billy Joe today on a mix in my car and this afternoon I wrote a journal entry in my moleskin notebook. What's the point? These are two things I learned about on Metafilter and that are now part of my life. What did you first see on Metafilter that is now a permanant part of your life?
posted by adrober on Apr 29, 2003 - 43 comments

How to update a closed thread?

FollowupFilter? I was using the subject of this thread as an example in an email today, and while researching it I noticed that just today there was an update to this story. The original thread is locked, but I not sure this is FPP worthy.
posted by betaray on Apr 23, 2003 - 11 comments

What is YOUR vision of MetaFilter?

Fulfilling the MetaFilter Promise. What is your vision of what the MetaFilter (and MetaTalk) project could be or should be? Those here tend to agree that this enterprise is important, so why is it so? What is MetaFilter doing and what might it do? As an exercise in originality, consider posting your ideas before reading the others. (Disclaimer: I'm writing a thesis on Blog Communities, and this one's my fave).
posted by squirrel on Apr 13, 2003 - 48 comments

Micro-MeFi-Charges?

With all this talk about finding ways to make Matt money, I've come up with the answer...
posted by crunchland on Apr 3, 2003 - 20 comments

MetaFilter parody, by SportsFilter

The latest MetaFilter Parody [Please scroll down a bit], courtesy of SportsFilter, though not up to classic standards [No links from me], is certainly funny enough. But it does seem, well, just a trifle incomplete...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Mar 31, 2003 - 10 comments

Use of the anchor tag

y2karl, meet the anchor tag. Say hello!
posted by Pretty_Generic on Feb 14, 2003 - 31 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

Last one left turns off the light

Despite MetaFilter's honourable roots and tradition, I get the feeling that a significant and increasing amount of members has no interest whatsoever in web design, computers, blogs, programming or, in fact, anything remotely technical or even geeky. A few seem to be unimpressed by the Internet itself. Are we witnessing the secularization of MetaFilter? Is our future broadly cultural and political rather than Web-specific?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Feb 10, 2003 - 58 comments

Do we really need more newsfilter posts?

newsfilter. in the last five minutes i've seen the same info via politech and slashdot. why does it need to be duplicated on mefi too? this is a place for interesting links, not breaking news. faq. wiki.

please, people, if you're interested in this kind of thing, read and post to appropriate sources. posting everything everywhere just makes a big muddy mess where the only distinction between different sites is the member list and moderation system.
posted by andrew cooke on Jan 15, 2003 - 64 comments

Mathowie backs up MeFi

Success! (I think)

Thanks to some in-person help, I remotely did a backup of the old, corrupted hard drive's web folders and deployed everything onto the new drive. Now that everything's back up, it all seems to be working again (disturbingly smoothly if I must say). If you find any problems, let me know here.
posted by mathowie on Jan 12, 2003 - 50 comments

So why has Metafilter been down all day?

So why has Metafilter been down all day?
posted by stevefromsparks on Dec 26, 2002 - 55 comments

"All posts are (c) their original authors"

"All posts are © their original authors". That's what it says at the bottom of this page. My question: is that true, and is it true whether it says so or not? A friend who owns a mailing list has been threatened with a liable suit by a person who feels they were "defamed" in a post by a member. Is the list owner really responsible for what members post? Could Matt be sued for members rants about real people, and is there a difference (as an example) between saying "Ashcroft is an asshole" and "I think Ashcroft is an asshole"?
posted by Mack Twain on Nov 5, 2002 - 22 comments

Thread closure timeliness

This thread is over 3 days old, and has been closed for archival purposes. [more inside]

posted by stinglessbee on Nov 4, 2002 - 28 comments

PSA = BOTW ?

Is Metafilter the place to post PSAs now?
posted by rushmc on Nov 1, 2002 - 46 comments

Take it to Sportsfilter

Here's a fun brain teaser for ya. Wouldn't sports oriented front page posts like this and this be better suited in SportsFilter? And if not, why not?
posted by ZachsMind on Oct 7, 2002 - 24 comments

On shiftlist we're in the top ten best websites.

We're number [nospoiler]!!! We're number [nospoiler]!! Sorry, the new shiftlist of the 10 best web sites (evah!) is only in print right now, but watch this space to see for yourself very soon. If you want me to run down the list inside the thread, just ask.
posted by maudlin on Aug 20, 2002 - 32 comments

Let's talk meetup

let's talk meetup. as has been briefly mentioned (peripherally, in other metatalk threads (can't be bothered to search right now)), the venues proposed by the meetup mavens generally leave something to be desired (the ithaca everything2 meetup is scheduled to take place at a mcdonald's, for the love of god). so let's pick our own place(s).
posted by mlang on Jul 16, 2002 - 54 comments

I declare jihad.

I declare jihad. There have been 'imminent demise of Metafilter' threads posted with clockwork regularity since about two weeks after Matt started the site, I think, and this is not one of them. But the lengthy MeFi essay I blurted out on my weblog recently has got me riled up, and I think it's time for me, at least to declare myself. [Please join me inside, won't you?]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 12, 2002 - 104 comments

Why was my post to badassbuddy.com deleted?

I posted a link on MeFi today to www.badassbuddy.com. It is a website that features tons of buddy icons for AOL IM. Matt took it down and I can't figure out why. Any ideas?
posted by wsfinkel on May 24, 2002 - 5 comments

Interesting comments by Nick Sweeney

Interesting comments by Nick Sweeney in Kottke.org about the differences between Plastic and Metafilter. (This is probably too obvious a link, But I thought there must be at least some people here who haven't seen this)
posted by justlooking on May 14, 2002 - 54 comments

Where'd that post go?

so what happened to the asians offended by the A&F clothes story? There were 18 comments, but I never got to read them...
posted by azazello on Apr 19, 2002 - 4 comments

How many comments is too many in one thread?

Would commenting Fifteen times in one thread be considered breaking the 'chat threshold'? This question was asked before and Matt weighed in three times. Just wondering.
posted by Mack Twain on Apr 17, 2002 - 8 comments

why is http://fraser.lewry.is.a.notalentassclown.org/ a mirror of mefi?

At last! I try to redeem myself by posting something actually on topic and in the right place: why is http://fraser.lewry.is.a.notalentassclown.org/ a mirror of mefi? Who is Fraser Lewry? Is he really a no-talent-ass clown? What is a member availability directory? How does it work?
posted by luriete on Mar 18, 2002 - 9 comments

Anyone else ever dream about Metafilter?

Ok, I know this is gonna sound really weird, but I guess I got totally involved in this thread, because when I went to bed last night, I dreamed that Matt asked me to take over his admin/moderator duties for the day. It was a bizarre dream, I tells ya. There's no way I'm qualified to do that, I don't even know how to code! Anyone else ever dream about Metafilter?
posted by Lynsey on Feb 25, 2002 - 14 comments

Chairman MaOwie

Metafilter -- dictatorship, monarchy, autonomous collective or religion? [more]
posted by feelinglistless on Jan 29, 2002 - 39 comments

why is metafilter so slow recently?

MetaFilter has been very slow all weekend - first time this has happened since I joined last September. Access has been fine. But when I try to jump to the comments - or post a comment - it keeps timing out. What's going to happen when Monday comes? Can the greedy Google bots be munching away at more than 33% or would this alone be enough?
Any way we users can lighten the load on our side?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 6, 2002 - 9 comments

Evolution of MetaFilter

From what I understand, Mefi began as a forum to discuss Web design, whereas it has become a forum to discuss news, ideas, whatever, with a Web site almost incidental to the discussion. Opinions as to when this happened; a specific day or week (these kind of questions interest me)? Also, as much as some people bemoan this evolution, wasn't it inevitable?
posted by ParisParamus on Dec 4, 2001 - 24 comments

Where is the mefi IRC channel?

Oh where, oh where is the mefi IRC channel?

I'm a IRC addict and I wouldn't mind chatting with other mefi members.
posted by ewwgene on Nov 30, 2001 - 2 comments

What can MetaFilter learn from This American Life?

In forever searching for a bridge to close the gap between those who want more restrictive MeFi Guidelines and those who want less, I've recently found myself comparing recent MeFi discussions to how TAL submissions get on the show. Or Ira Glass' basic Radio Principles. What can MetaFilter learn from This American Life?
posted by ZachsMind on Nov 4, 2001 - 8 comments

How does he do that?

Html question: how does Matt get the top table to extend all the way to the top, left and right, with no space? How does he get the Meta-logo and Community 'blog graphics to sit flush with the edges of the page?
Whenever I try something like that, there's always space between the edge of the page and the table and between the edge of the table and the images.
posted by signal on Oct 31, 2001 - 12 comments

So, last night, I had a dream that I was sitting in the library of Matt's apartment.

So, last night, I had a dream that I was sitting in the library of Matt's apartment...
posted by heather on Oct 25, 2001 - 16 comments

what is specific to metafilter?

What does "topics specific to metafilter" mean, exactly? Specific to "metafilter, the codebase and website" or "metafilter, the group of people who use the mefi codebase"? Reason inside...
posted by jeb on Oct 12, 2001 - 3 comments

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