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Rolling out some updated site documentation

We're updating some site documents today to better reflect contemporary MetaFilter.  Today's updates include the New User pages that potential new community members move through when signing up, the site's core guidelines page, and a new document discussing common microaggressions and being mindful about the impact of dominant-culture dynamics on a diverse membership.  I'll talk in more detail about all that below the fold. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Oct 14, 2019 - 97 comments

(MetaFilter's own) Telephone Pictionary - signups open!

OK, friends and neighbors -- signups for Telephone-Pictionary-by-mail are now OPEN! The signup form is here, and signups will be accepted through the end of February. I'll aim to assign groups and email folks with their group assignments in the first week of March. If you have questions, please feel free to send me a MeFi Mail or shoot an email to mailphonepictionary@gmail.com. Better yet, ask in the comments to this thread. Not sure what this is about? Details within! [more inside]
posted by duffell on Feb 12, 2019 - 82 comments

Great N00b Influx of '04

Wow. It's just occurred to me that it was 7 years ago today that I signed up during the Great N00b Influx of '04. The day when, officially, this place started going to the dogs (in a good way). [more inside]
posted by veedubya on Nov 18, 2011 - 135 comments

Five dollars!

Meta-metafilter: What are examples of some other online communities that have successfully kept the quality of posts/forums at a high level by requiring a nominal $5 to $10 signup fee? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Jul 28, 2011 - 49 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

link to give-a-mefi-membership

Hey Matt, in the gifting spirit, how about a link to the give-a-mefi-membership gift option somewhere on the Blue? Did the "beta" period work out? If so, don't be shy. It's a great feature. I just used it. But I had to hunt and peck through the MeTa archives to find it :)
posted by scarabic on Nov 16, 2006 - 8 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

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

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

what is the system bottleneck that makes new users a bad thing?

Matt - speaking curiously, what is the system bottleneck that makes new users a bad thing? I presume it's database load, because the logged-in user enjoys comment counts and other database-intensive features that are demanding to serve. The static, logged-out homepage is easy to serve, even to a large number of visitors, by comparison, right? The real danger number to watch is the pageviews by logged-in users (please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm totally guessing). Are there features we could sacrifice for the sake of an open reg? What are you all willing to give up to open the gates? User comment history? Custom timezones and comment previews...?
posted by scarabic on Aug 6, 2004 - 81 comments

140 is Twenty in base something-or-other

Question: if new user signups were limited to twenty new users a day, why did we end up with 140 new members in the span of a two-day period? Could this account for the excess strain on the server today?
[I thought about just sending Matt an e-mail but thought some others might be interested in the response.]
posted by The God Complex on Apr 3, 2004 - 67 comments

User Signup Policy

What about tweaking the new user signup method in order to accommodate overseas wannabes? [more inside]
posted by UKnowForKids on Apr 2, 2004 - 51 comments

Signups are closed; could we give our unused, inactive accounts to new members?

Bring out your dead! (more inside)
posted by cup on Nov 15, 2003 - 71 comments

How did these users sign up?

How did 17320 and 17319 get in? And what's up with this profile?
posted by riffola on Dec 13, 2002 - 41 comments

The about page, when signups were closed (2002)

The About Page says: ...to hear some philosophies guiding the site and community, check out the new user message.

However, since signups are closed, the new user message no longer says much. Maybe whatever text was there (minus the signup form, of course) could be placed somewhere else so people can read it?
posted by staggernation on Nov 8, 2002 - 2 comments

Registration is better closed

Okay. I asked it in a thread, and only got one response. My question for the masses (without an agenda) is this....we've obtained about 1500+ new users in the last 4-6 weeks. When do we start talking about turning sign-ups off again?
posted by Ufez Jones on Aug 29, 2002 - 42 comments

does anyone know if this is ever going to happen...?

"Jul 16 The new server is up and running. I'll re-enable signups sometime this week."

that week has come and gone... does anyone know if this is ever going to happen...?
posted by t r a c y on Jul 22, 2002 - 53 comments

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