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Doctorow Dust-Up

This post has become weirdly personal. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Apr 3, 2010 - 105 comments

They're in ur browzer, refrrring your sitez!

So, suffering a bout of insomnia, I find myself browsing /. and find this little morsel, pointing at an article here.

I searched the site for 'cross-site request forgery' and found nuthin'.

So, great, benevolent admins -- what gives? Can you elucidate on the issue and/or the fix? It's not a big deal, just surprised at seeing the blue called out elsewhere regarding a (patched) vulnerability and was surprised not to see any mention of it here.

Then again, it's wicked late and I'm a little stoopid - may have missed the news...
posted by drfu on Sep 30, 2008 - 26 comments

M$ SuXx0rs!

LOLMICROSOFT [more inside]
posted by Artw on May 13, 2008 - 244 comments

Should we say "digg-effected" or "digg-affected"?

One of the links in this FPP references a "digg-effected link." This is probably overly nitpicky and more a matter of curiosity than anything else, but would it be "digg-effected" or "digg-affected?" It's a link that fell prey to the "digg effect," but on the other hand it was "affected by digg." Thoughts?
posted by OverlappingElvis on Aug 23, 2006 - 44 comments

Answering AskMe Without Expertise?

It may be that I am not the first to notice this but --

Why do people post to AskMeFi topics when they don't know what they're talking about?
Sometimes when the question itself asks for input from some specific audience someone will post "Well, I think..."
(No, not going to link -- I don't want to be nasty.)

I just think it's weird.
Or rather -- "Well, I think it's weird."
posted by Methylviolet on Sep 21, 2005 - 21 comments

Post Rating System?

Anyone get the feeling that the overall appeal of Metafilter threads has sharply degenerated in the past few months? I used to think $5 for posting priveleges was a bargain. Now I think it's about right. So much trivia. So little time. Maybe there should be some rating system for threads like Slashdot has for its posts?
posted by DirtyCreature on Feb 19, 2005 - 76 comments

Policy on posting links found on Fark/Slashdot/Boingboing?

What's the policy on posting links you found on Fark, Slashdot or BoingBoing? I read through each of these daily, and constantly find links on MeFi that were posted earlier on one of those other three sites. I've refrained from posting info that I found on those other sites because it seems to easy. If you get the info from one of those other sites, shouldn't you do a "via xxx?"
posted by boymilo on Jan 20, 2005 - 19 comments

Politics on slashdot instead of here.

In lieu of http://politics.metafilter.com, there is now http://politics.slashdot.org.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Sep 7, 2004 - 58 comments

Any other similar sites?

Metafilter is one of those sites I visit when I've got 2 seconds to rub together, and the rubbing won't intrude too much on my train of thought. I read the posts, and I can dive in when something seems too entertaining to pass up. Other sites that hit me the same way: Boing Boing, Fark, and /.. However, on a particularly loathsome day of work related idiocies, I find that I can exhaust those sites pretty quickly (particularly since I let my TotalFark subscription lapse). Does anyone have other locations that are equal parts whimsy and serious thought?
posted by thanotopsis on Aug 31, 2004 - 24 comments

Links to slashdot

"Aren't links to slashdot, especially to slashdot discussions, officially discouraged? And if not, shouldn't they be?"
posted by namespan on Oct 1, 2003 - 28 comments

What should we do about self-marketers who could enventually plant links on mefi?

yesterday, on./ was reading an interesting discussion about a product when someone accused the poster of Viral Marketing, in effect really trying to grab publicity off of ./ while they're covertly under contract to the company they are posting about.
Today, in a very useful MeFi discussion, someone raised the Same Suspicion.

Whether Octavius is correct or not, I think there's no reason to doubt that firms are cropping up to harness communities and blogs to plant publicity on the net. On its face, it would likely be far more effective advertising than a pop up or TV commercial... Once the corporate heavyweights catch on, it could get quite excessive and sneaky.

But it could seriously undermine a community since to some extent, we'll all start scrutinizing the motives of any given post and poster.

Could well be the beginning of the end (or at least the end of the beginning) of the innocence for MeFi etal... Any ideas on how to contend with this?

posted by BentPenguin on Sep 6, 2002 - 39 comments

Slashdot Songs

Slashdot song - I Won't Subcribe
posted by RobertLoch on Mar 7, 2002 - 5 comments

Slashdot offers subscriptions

Slashdot offers subscriptions. Considering their traffic, it's amazing they've held out this long. The interesting thing is that the model is based on usage. Five bucks for a thousand ad-free pageviews, and some options to specify where you will deal with seeing the ads. Pretty interesting setup, I think.
posted by Su on Mar 1, 2002 - 17 comments

Can we rate comments like slashdot?

What do people think about a ./ -like feature allowing you to rate comments made by others, and then a filter feature allowing you to ignore comments below a certain threshold?
posted by purplecow on Nov 16, 2001 - 27 comments

OJR on /. during 9-11

Interesting article at the On-line Journalism review looking at how Slashdot's users turned to them when the news sites went down during the 9.11 crisis. Although Mefi's reaction has been examined elsewhere in depth, it's interesting to note here how a 'niche' site was able to cope with the demands of its users.
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 10, 2001 - 1 comment

frist post!

Just an FYI, the 5k site on this server is being slashdotted right now, so it may go down periodically today.
posted by mathowie on Apr 12, 2001 - 0 comments

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