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Call Me By My Name: Mefi Newsletter 2, the Denominated

Okay, friends, cross your fingers and hold onto your butts, because I just pressed "send" on the second issue of the Metafilter newsletter (subscribe here!), and we'll soon see what surprises tinyletter might have in store for us this iteration... [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 17, 2021 - 31 comments

Happy New Year, MetaFilter

It's 2020 pretty much everywhere now, if I've done my timezone math right, so: here's to the new year, and to all of us in this weird old online community keeping on together and seeing what we can make of this next year. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jan 1, 2020 - 49 comments

How are new users discovering Metafilter?

I'm always a little surprised when I see a new user on Metafilter, since talk about it elsewhere online seems to have been erased by all the talk about billion-dollar sites. If you're a relatively new user - within the past three or four years, say - how did you find Metafilter?
posted by clawsoon on Dec 1, 2019 - 37 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What's New, Pussycat?

(Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh) Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's time for Eurotalktails! (Which is supposed to be the first weekend of the month but sometimes new months surprise me.) This week, I want to know what is NEW in your life? What are you doing that's new, that's different, that's something you've never done or tried before? Did you hang a new piece of art? Take a class? Get a pet? Jog a whole mile? Watch a Wes Anderson movie for the first time? Tell me something you've done lately that's NEW to you! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 11, 2019 - 111 comments


Earlier today in a thread, there was a comment from Quackles:
“I know this is slightly off-topic, but as someone who hasn't made a post on MetaFilter yet, do you have any advice on what to consider, uh... worthy? I suspect I am beset by the same anxiousness.”
I know that we have the FAQ (lots of helpful advice in there), but I thought it'd be nice to just have a place to discuss how to ease into making a first post. People can share their tips, their suggestions, their own experiences making a post, finding out it was a double, or how some posts just don't fly and how some just take off into weird and wonderful places. General MetaHelpfulness with putting something out there for the community to engage with. Please share if you feel so inclined.
posted by Fizz on Jul 6, 2018 - 48 comments

Best Metafilter posts for outsiders?

I have, over the years, tried to convince IRL friends of the awesomeness of metafilter. But getting them interested is daunting- there is so much history and culture here. Any given day the front page posts are good; but if you're not familiar with the site, can seem like just a collection of links with discussion. So what threads/posts/discussions do you use to really show off metafilter to people unfamiliar with it? Are there any standout posts you use time and again to people unfamiliar with metafilter? This isn't the best metafilter posts, exactly, as some of the best posts jusdged by mefites may be too culturally specific to hook someone on the outside looking in. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 25, 2017 - 46 comments

AskMe thread about Must-haves for home buying

I am looking for an AskMe post from the last three months or so, where the question was along the lines of "my realtor wants me to put together a list of what a new house absolutely must have, and what it must not have, in order for us to consider it. Please help us come up with such a list." Search as I might, for the life of me I cannot seem to find the post. Halp?
posted by vignettist on Aug 24, 2015 - 2 comments

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! [more inside]
posted by h00py on Dec 31, 2014 - 149 comments

how to host a successful meetup when new in town

Hello all :) I would like to post a meetup event. I am new to Halifax (Nova Scotia) and several AskMeFi responses suggested this as a good way to make friends. I would like to know the behavior Metafilter participants expect of the "hosts" ... More inside ... [more inside]
posted by partly squamous and partly rugose on Mar 4, 2014 - 52 comments

How do I set the (new xxxx) number?

You know the number that tells you how many new posts have been added? Sometimes mine works, sometimes it doesn't. Most of the time, it just tells me the number of posts in the whole thread, even if I've responded. Is there way to reset it, or get it to count correctly? And am I in the right place to ask this question?
posted by MoxieProxy on May 22, 2013 - 38 comments

All about sockpuppets, privacy accounts, Brand New Day, and other multiple-mefi account things

Hey there! No big thing, but it's time for a general reminder post about what's okay and what's not with sockpuppets, alternate accounts, Brand New Days, and other multiple-accounts-related stuff on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Nov 12, 2012 - 171 comments

Good posts are new?

Question about good posts: "new"? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 12, 2011 - 13 comments

This "x new comments," does it delete too?

When the "x new comments" link is clicked, does it also magically pull out deleted comments as well? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jun 28, 2011 - 27 comments

Request for new feature.

Request for new feature. [more inside]
posted by TheBones on Mar 1, 2011 - 69 comments

you've new comments!

Is there any interest in adding a new comments counter to favorites and activity pages? I'm sure we've all notice how the new comments counters on the front page are perpetually inflated, but any other solutions, like say personalized rss feeds, sounds unnecessarily complex. [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Feb 18, 2011 - 18 comments

SEO Troll?

Does anybody else suspect that Cindyrella might be linkfarming? [more inside]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists on Dec 20, 2010 - 82 comments

me-fi "new" flag doesn't seem to work right.

The "New" Flag doesn't seem to be working right for me. A typical day in the life of Stagger Lee: I'll read a thread, leave and come back. Now it says "25 new!" Oh good! 25 posts to read! I'll read them and go back to the main page. But oh no! It still says "25 new!" And from there, the "new" number seems to grow, but rarely shrink. In short: the "new" flag doesn't seem to notice when I've actually read a post, and just displays all recent activity as new. Is this a browser problem? A me-fi problem? A mental problem? Thanks!
posted by Stagger Lee on Sep 7, 2010 - 27 comments

Vancouver meetup

Vancouver meetup in the near(ish) future? I've just moved to the Greater Vancouver area and would love to meet the local mefites. [more inside]
posted by alltomorrowsparties on Jul 8, 2010 - 32 comments

"This town full of men with big mouths and no guts"

New Delhi meetup anyone? Anyone? [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Jun 12, 2010 - 6 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 - 233 comments

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Pony request: number users logged on and when user last logged on. [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 13, 2010 - 79 comments

Finding New Orleans Volunteer Question?

Finding New Orleans volunteer question on askme. [more inside]
posted by Tchad on May 5, 2010 - 3 comments

Dinner in Tokyo?

I'm stuck in Tokyo over the next 3 days, due to volcanic activity over Europe! It's an amazing city that I'm just getting to know. My main problem is that I'm eating alone. I'd like some company over dinner please? Any takers? Full details inside. [more inside]
posted by aherdofturtles on Apr 18, 2010 - 14 comments

New in My Comments not working right?

The "new comments" thing isn't working on the My Comments page. [more inside]
posted by kafziel on Apr 10, 2010 - 2 comments

It's All Nouveau To Me.

The Whelk Invades New Orleans. Bonjour citizens of Louisiana! I'm gonna be in New Orleans from Thursday March 4th to late March 8th tagging along for a conference. Who's up for some bon tempes?
posted by The Whelk on Feb 24, 2010 - 39 comments

DOMINATE the hell out of the last of 2009

Last-minute New Year's Eve Meetup Hijinx [more inside]
posted by vrakatar on Dec 30, 2009 - 42 comments

Web sites do it!

Other sites have a little tick mark or a "new" tag for posts that you haven't seen. Can MetaFilter do this also? Yeah, I know that MeFi has the "xx new posts" thingie, sbut should/could it mark the new ones? (I have been reading MeFi and AskMe for some time. I have registered andposted a few times in AskMe. Heck, I've even had a MeFi post deleted by Jessamyn! But this is my MetaTalk first time.)
posted by Drasher on Jun 9, 2009 - 24 comments


Previously covered on the blue, The Room will be showing at Chandler Cinemas, May 15th at 11pm. If you haven't had a chance to see this fantastic trainwreck of a film, now would be a great opportunity. I'd like to host a meetup/pre-film party at my house starting around 6 ir 7 if any AZ Mefites would be interested. [more inside]
posted by Bageena on May 6, 2009 - 8 comments

All the news that's fit to MeFi?

Why are links to New York Times and New Yorker articles MeFi worthy? [more inside]
posted by oneironaut on Mar 19, 2009 - 90 comments

riding instructions

I don't want a new pony! I just want to know how to ride the one I have. [more inside]
posted by moxiedoll on Mar 4, 2009 - 39 comments

Exclusively viewing new questions.

Whenever I visit the green front page I see that there are x number of new questions and y number of new comments. Is there somewhere I can click to see ONLY the new stuff that has arrived since I last visited? [more inside]
posted by taff on Jul 12, 2008 - 8 comments

Per-thread new message count

It might be nice on the main page to see the number of new messages on a per-thread basis. [more inside]
posted by ~ on Mar 21, 2008 - 16 comments

Pony request 7.0649.01: Thread markers

Simple proposition, but perhaps not a simple implementation. Or perhaps loathsome to the majority. Some sort of marker (and even the ability to disable it) to show where you left a thread after returning several hours, or even days, later. When it starts rapidly closing in on, say, 200, it's not so easy to find where you last were. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Feb 20, 2008 - 43 comments

Whaddaya mean, "no new comments"?

Yesterday when I visited MeFi for the first time, I got "no links and no comments posted since your last visit." I figured it was some momentary glitch. But the same thing happened today, so I'm wondering if anybody else has this problem. When I go to MetaTalk and AskMe, it has the correct number of new posts/comments. (Firefox on Windows XP.)
posted by languagehat on Dec 15, 2007 - 26 comments

Would it be possible to have "how many new" show up after you click a category to browse through?

I love the (x new) comments feature, but I notice that it doesn't work if you're browsing questions by category (say, "human relations"). Would it be possible to add that feature so one could still see how many new comments had been added to questions when vewed by category?
posted by canine epigram on Aug 1, 2007 - 7 comments

Fuzzy, precise, and popular.

Not exactly a feature request, nor a bug- anyway: is it possible for different views of the "activity by so-and-so {favorited}" not to open up a new tab for each particular view?
posted by oneirodynia on Jun 13, 2007 - 9 comments

An author at Damn Interesting signs up for a Mefi account having been linked on the blue

Neat! Metafilter links to an article on DamnInteresting.com, creator of DamnInteresting and author of the linked article signs up for Metafilter account.
posted by jonson on Jan 3, 2007 - 64 comments

(x new) logic should be tweaked

The (x new) logic in the Blue and Green still seem just about useless within a given session as far as I can tell. I sort of remember talk about this changing several months back, but it doesn't seem to have changed. Any news on this front? (Yes, I know about MetaFilthy, but I'm not a fan.)
posted by graymouser on Oct 19, 2006 - 2 comments

Request: first post and new commenter indicators

How about a subtle indicator of first posts and new commenters? I think I mentioned this before in the comments to a thread, but as long as we're all on the Pony Express and there's no contentious threads on the blue, this seems like the time to bring it up properly. [more inside]
posted by spiderwire on Jul 15, 2006 - 33 comments

How many people sign up per day?

My friend and I were discussing MeFi and came to a point of contention when estimating the number of new users MeFi receives per day. My guess was 5 to 10, his was 25 or more. Perhaps this argument can be laid to rest here. How many new users does MeFi average per day?
posted by c:\awesome on May 23, 2006 - 53 comments

"new" link disappears in grey but not blue or green

Why does the "new" link disappear once I've refreshed the page on the grey but not o the blue or green?
posted by kechi on Apr 20, 2006 - 7 comments

"New comments" should be a link from category pages

New comments on category pages. I'm not marking this a bug, because I don't want to be asinine about it. [más adentro]
posted by Eideteker on Jan 12, 2006 - 9 comments

Why does a new window open when I flag posts?

Why does flagging a post or comment have to involve the opening of so many new windows?
posted by jack_mo on Nov 11, 2005 - 11 comments

Notification of new comments in AskMe?

Now that AskMe thread expiry dates have been extended (finally!), can we get a feature that tells us when new comments have been posted? Right now it just says 'go to the category view for this result' or something.
On a similar note, when I click on 'Work and Money', i only get results for the past month... what up with that?
posted by GleepGlop on Nov 1, 2005 - 3 comments

is there any way to force a refresh of the (# new) posts on the main page?

OK, probably dumb question, but is there any way to force a refresh of the (# new) posts on the main page? I know it's time delimited somehow, but beyond that I'm clueless. And is there a place around here I can find that kind of information? Thanks in advance, oh, expert-types.

Oh, and on preview, the links for 'About', 'Etc.' and 'Customize' don't work on the MeTa preview page.
posted by umberto on Sep 4, 2005 - 4 comments

Pony: alternate payment methods

Can we get another way to pay for accounts then paypal? I'd rather pay $20 for an account through another service then use them. There are several, relatively cheap credit card transaction services out there.
posted by delmoi on Aug 23, 2005 - 48 comments

New Comments is/are broken.

New Comments is/are broken.

When someone adds a comment to a post, it used to say how many of the comments were new. It doesn't do that anymore.
posted by fenriq on Aug 8, 2005 - 28 comments

New Jersey Meetup

I call New Jersey Meetup: Saturday, June 4th, 7:30 PM at the Hard Grove Cafe. Ask yourself: Does cuban food and lots of sangria sound good to you?
posted by lilboo on May 13, 2005 - 11 comments

The effects of noobs on MetaFilter.

Not in defense of noobs. Because of noobs (myself included), the sky is falling and trends clearly show that metafilter is getting rapidly out of control!! Seriously though, this analysis shows that the "average age" of a metafilter poster has dropped by almost 200 days, I am in whichever camp wants to extend the incubation period for noobs like us...
posted by maulik on Dec 9, 2004 - 64 comments

"New" count not accurate

AskMe tells me, "There have been no new questions and 146 comments posted since your last visit." But there have actually been four new questions since my last visit.
posted by PrinceValium on Jul 12, 2004 - 3 comments

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