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LearnedLeague: We Have The Technology

As you may have heard, LearnedLeague suffered a catastrophic server failure on May 5. Their hosting company lost the whole site, with no backup. (Exclusive documentary video footage of LL's hosting company.) Fortunately, Thorsten is a smart fellow, and had his own local backups, and he has now rebuilt almost the whole site. Private Rundle rosters didn't survive, though. You need to re-register for the MetaFilter Private Rundle if you want in for LL77. [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy on May 14, 2018 - 25 comments

LearnedLeague signup roundup 2018

Registration is open for LL76, the 76th quarterly season of LearnedLeague trivia. Membership is by invitation only, but plenty of Mefites are members and are totally willing to invite you, right here in this thread. Each weekday for 25 days, you answer 6 trivia questions and assign points based on how hard you think your head-to-head opponent will find them. Here are some questions from last season. Referrals are open through February 6; registration closes February 14; LL76 starts on Tuesday, February 20. [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy on Jan 20, 2018 - 35 comments

NYT registration wall, zarq's solution.

Zarq appears to have offered up a solution to the NYT registration wall in this thread. [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Sep 13, 2010 - 134 comments

More tips & hints on a good post

Since I can't be an example to others, at least I can serve as a stark warning... [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Dec 6, 2007 - 100 comments

Multiple accounts - menace or meaningless?

"I know someone who owns hundreds upon hundreds of digg accounts, and thousands more on other 'buzz'-worthy sites. I know that he owns about 5 metafilter accounts, all registered after the $5 registration fee, all well used and difficult to call 'plant' on." O RLY? That doesn't seem like a good thing to me, at least. What say the rest of you? Menace or meaningless?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Apr 20, 2006 - 51 comments

Occasionally, I am reminded why I shouldn't read the comments here.

Occasionally, I am reminded why I shouldn't read the comments here.

I guess I'm soft-hearted or something, but I thought that yankeefog's link was a pretty good one: inspiring, heart-warming, maybe a little fluffy, but it's the holidays. So, after I read the article, I clicked back to the comments and the first half dozen replies are people whining about having to register to read it. Particularly annoying is thirteenkiller's one word dismissal. I'm sure a lot of thought went into that. I mean, what purpose does that kind of post serve other than to make yourself look like a complete dick? Seriously, you have time to dress up your user page with ironic hideously stupid rainbow shit, but you don't have time to swipe a password from bugmenot? Yeesh.
posted by MegoSteve on Dec 31, 2005 - 54 comments

Policy regarding FP links requiring registration.

Policy regarding FP links requiring registration. [more inside]
posted by Deepspace on Jan 3, 2005 - 18 comments

Oregon: register to vote!

The voters deadline for Oregon is October 12th, two days from now. Oregonians, please make sure you have registered to vote!
posted by Keyser Soze on Oct 10, 2004 - 36 comments

Please turn off voter registration message

Voter registration is over in the majority of states. Time to turn off the message?
posted by calwatch on Oct 9, 2004 - 10 comments

Register to view any links in FPP? Grrr

"Look on other sites before posting" is a classic argument against certain FPPs, yet here we have an FPP that requires a full registration at another discussion site to view any of the links. Anyone care to defend Keyser?
posted by mischief on Jun 7, 2004 - 103 comments

Argyle's Guide to Circumventing "Free Registration" Links

I'm fed up with the "Free Registration" links. There's a way to avoid all that. Read more if you want to know how.
posted by Argyle on Jun 13, 2003 - 50 comments

Is metafilter membership currently open or closed?

Is metafilter membership currently open or closed? There seems to be some confusion. Could Matt please clear this up by issuing some sort of official statement? Please?

From what I understand, ostensibly it's closed, but I looked and found the most recent user profile I could, which shows this user is new as of July 24, 2002. Uh, that's pretty recent in my book.

Yes, this is Matt's fiefdom and he can do as he damn well pleases, but frankly some of us think that this "it's closed / no wait, it's really open but only on my terms (which are secret)" kind of thing is uncool, to say the least. Maybe that's not how it is, but it's how it may appear to some people.

Care to clue us all in on what the official word is, Matt?
posted by beth on Jul 25, 2002 - 102 comments

NYT registration generator

Tired of using mefi/mefi to log into the New York Times?

Now you don't have to.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Apr 24, 2002 - 32 comments

Collective usernames/passwords for free registration sites

NYT login info: metafilter/metafilter posted by o2b at 7:47 AM PST on December 3:
Perhaps it would help to have our collective usernames and passwords for free registration sites permanently posted somewhere - say on the sidebar?


posted by MiguelCardoso on Dec 3, 2001 - 14 comments

Is there a trend towards subscription-required content, and what does this mean to us?

Subscription-based sites and weblogs: For better or for worse, Salon has long been a major staple of weblog news links, including front-page posts to MeFi. Now that their news and politics sections have become premium exclusives, will they still be useful to webloggers? And if this is the beginning of a trend towards more for-pay and less free content on the web, how will this affect link-based weblogs?
posted by harmful on Oct 8, 2001 - 18 comments

Opening up registration again?

After/Upon the deluge. I feel somewhat self-conscious writing this since I only discovered Mefi in March. Nonetheless, I wonder if Matt has considered how to re-open Metafilter to new members. At this point, the pent-up demand is likely quite large, which could cause a kind of chaos. So I would suggest the when the gate re-opens, it be done in phases: maybe a certain number of posters per-day or per-week for a certain number of weeks; it's how we would do things back in Paramus. Just a thought.
posted by ParisParamus on Jul 10, 2001 - 26 comments

common un/pwd for nyt?

Another NY Times suggestion...

Opensewer has a publicly available login and password to view articles they think are of interest. Is this feasible for us? I know there haven't been a lot of NYTimes posts lately, and someone mentioned in a previous MetaTalk thread that NYT might crack down on group logins. But since channel.nytimes seems to be closed for the time being, is this a possibility? Something like login: Metafilter, pwd: A-list...
posted by starvingartist on Jun 26, 2001 - 6 comments

avoiding nyt registration page

Following up on a previous thread, I just posted something with a link to the NYTimes, and it apparently got filtered to channel.nytimes.com... which would be fine except that channel.nytimes.com is reachable. I tried to post a correction before I realized the filtering was at fault, and the correction got filtered too. Then Rebecca tried to post a working URL and hers also got filtered. Needless to say, this adds a lot of noise to the thread. I would vastly prefer the URL to remain to www.nytimes.com; perhaps the filter could instead follow up the post automatically with a link that says "if you want to avoid registration, try this link instead" with a link to channel, so that the content of the post isn't altered?

I wonder if the Times has closed the channel back door, or if the server's temporarily down?
posted by litlnemo on Jun 3, 2001 - 7 comments

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