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What's new, MeFites?

Lots of great ideas and debate in this thread about how to foster community. A few of us have thrown around the idea of occasional MetaTalk threads where MeFites can voluntarily share life updates with the community here. So let's give it a whirl: have a life update you'd like to share with your fellow MeFites? Could be major, could be minor, could be happy or sad or bewildering or funny or banal. Remember: Everyone needs a hug!
posted by duffell on Mar 1, 2016 - 309 comments

Birds do it, bees do it, even couples on AskMe do it...

Good evening. I am considering the purchase of an account on MetaFilter for my fiancee. She may find it of use for work (academic librarianship, cataloging), domestic (cats, pies) and leisure; I've sent her pointers to FPPs on here which she has found of interest, and she may be able to contribute questions and comments to AskMe. But... [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on May 10, 2013 - 124 comments


If you have linked your Metafilter account to your real-life identity, how did you come to this conclusion? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Dec 8, 2012 - 107 comments

Say what?

Wait. Did he seriously go to the most expensive college in the country and tell the new grads to take the lower paying job? MeFi's own asavage gives an awesome commencement address at Sarah Lawrence College. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on May 22, 2012 - 2 comments

Do mefites have a life offline besides meetups? How can I find out?

Is there a chance we'll have gigs.metafilter.com any time soon? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 16, 2008 - 38 comments

Can I invite people to non-metafilter events?

I was wondering about the etiquette of inviting mefites to non-metafilter events. I'm not talking about concerts or art shows or anything where money is exchanged, and I'm not talking about I'm bored/drunk/lonely, wanna hang out? situations. Rather I'm talking about open events that require active participation like parties, writing workshops, or bike rides. Can I do that?

By the by, Chicago Mefites, Zephyr's ice cream is closing for good this Sunday and I'm organizing a bike ride to go pig out there.
posted by elr on Oct 16, 2006 - 46 comments

Outting Users

Hey, MeFite Detectives! A request: Please think before you "out" someone. In our personal lives, most of us have learned that just because we can do something, it doesn't necessarily mean we should, and the same is true here. If a user (or perhaps the subject of a post, etc.) has caught your attention for some reason, and they have revealed (or you have figured out) their real life identity, and you go poking around to see what you can find, please think twice before publishing your big scoop. [more]
posted by taz on Sep 28, 2005 - 163 comments

If someone doesn't want to share their real name here, why can't we respect that?

If someone doesn't want to share their real name here, why can't we respect that?
posted by Vidiot on Sep 18, 2005 - 107 comments

just wondered how much MeTa spills over into real life

Having never been to a Metafilter meetup, I have a question.
Do people gravitate together in chat groups in the same way they do online? Do the snarky posters just wander over and interject something trollish?
I know people personally that fit many personalities found here, and just wondered how much MeTa spills over into real life, by those who have met them.
posted by Balisong on May 27, 2005 - 70 comments

Effect of MeFi on content

Altering the web in real time. Lately there have been some interesting examples of how a post on metafilter has caused change to the source immediately after it was posted. Millionforchrist made changes to it's stated privacy policy within an hour after being mentioned. Someone speculated a domain out from under this ask.me question, and also the whole real-time debate with LGF thread. What are some other recent examples of this kind of thing?
posted by milovoo on Apr 12, 2004 - 29 comments

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