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November 20, 2004 6:24 PM   Subscribe

Nerdfilter "The community blog for weirdos like you."--just opened and trying to emulate Metafilter, without the politics...take a peek.
posted by Postroad (31 comments total)

 
I wonder if they like Corey Feldman.
posted by angry modem at 6:26 PM on November 20, 2004


Nerdfilter?

It's only a matter of time before the guys from this place saunter over and beat them up.
posted by jonmc at 6:28 PM on November 20, 2004


Beyond the Valley of the Dolls AND Ken Nordine?

So far, this appeals so closely to my demographic that something in me just rebels out of habit.

Z-Man Barzell forever!
posted by ticopelp at 6:35 PM on November 20, 2004


Neat. Just made a post. The interface blows for the most part though, but I do like the category system.
posted by dobbs at 6:36 PM on November 20, 2004


Nice. And lol jonmc.
posted by rushmc at 8:02 PM on November 20, 2004


Since i'm new around here on MiFi, whats your guy's take on websites like Nerdfilter. Are they welcomed or just shunned as another non-original website.
posted by meowchow at 8:49 PM on November 20, 2004


What's the software behind it? The PHP version of the Mefi source?
posted by jonson at 8:50 PM on November 20, 2004


Meowch: As a long-term mefite addict, my experience has been that from a statistical standpoint, other sites that excel at things MF doesn't tend not to have 'filter' in their names. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a market for apolitical William Shatner paintball news.
posted by krebby at 9:03 PM on November 20, 2004


I just discovered INTP Central, a forum for INTPs, a subset of nerds.
posted by callmejay at 9:05 PM on November 20, 2004


Mefi, mc. Mefi.



/mefinerdfilter
posted by soyjoy at 9:16 PM on November 20, 2004


Finally, somebody I can beat up.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 9:19 PM on November 20, 2004


jonson: I'm almost certain that it's WordPress, one of the more popular CMS/blog tools.
posted by davidmsc at 9:39 PM on November 20, 2004


/me LOLs at angrymodem AND jonmc
just because I can
posted by kamylyon at 9:40 PM on November 20, 2004


Does that mean all the whiners will leave us alone now? They can go play with the soft touch bojanglers.
posted by The God Complex at 9:55 PM on November 20, 2004


I didn't know with WordPress you can make a community blog, that is, one where anyone can register and post to the front page.
posted by xammerboy at 10:25 PM on November 20, 2004


Yep, its WordPress. I went from nothing to beta in like 6 very busy hours. Wordpress has built in multi-user permissions and a few fairly decent plugins and along with some minor editing/screwing around/guestimating/testing its almost a turnkey mefi-like solution.

Good to hear people are enjoying it already.

>whats your guy's take on websites like Nerdfilter

Its just another *filter site. I dont see why there should be any contention or competition. There's a few out there. Notably Monkeyfilter and Sportsfilter and for a while Warfilter.
posted by skallas at 10:32 PM on November 20, 2004


If people are really interested I can write a tutorial on how to go from the stock wordpress install to the mefi-clone. The more collaborative/community blogs the better.
posted by skallas at 10:37 PM on November 20, 2004


Hey, skallas -- thanks for the Chicago focus. me likey. I already signed up for an account :D
posted by sugarfish at 10:48 PM on November 20, 2004


Actually, I just feel left out, as I'm decidedly non-techy. So nyah.
posted by The God Complex at 10:57 PM on November 20, 2004


Skallas -

Would love to see it. Been tinkering with FreeFilter a bit, and I'm always looking for a new project...
posted by Samizdata at 11:59 PM on November 20, 2004


Holy Cow, that INTP site (or the idea of it) is intriguing. I usually score as a INTP, although I hover right to the "T"side of the middle of the T/F, so I occasionally have scored as an INFP. I'm close to the middle of the P/J line, too, but I don't think I've ever scored as a J. I'm way introverted and intuitive, though. Anyway, INTPs sound like people I'd be really comfortable with. Which is sort of creepy, really. Kinda insular? But, hey, I'm a "johnnie", so I don't know what I'm worried about. I probably lost that battle long ago.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:06 AM on November 21, 2004


Also, kudos to skallas for the nice site. I prolly should look at it more, but I sense that I'm not quite a member of that particular variety of "nerd". Though nerd in many ways I surely am.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:08 AM on November 21, 2004


"nerd" is relative, isn't it EB? I signed up, even though I'm an NNNETP (not nearly nerdly enough to play). For what it's worth, you'll always be a nerd to me.
posted by taz at 1:33 AM on November 21, 2004


*blushes* Ah, that's sweet.

...I think.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:40 AM on November 21, 2004


Skallas: I used b2evo for the backbone of Viewropa. I understand WP and b2evo are fairly closely related so if you ever need any help then just ask. Not that I think you do, just offering.

I'm hoping to do a "skin" for b2evo for people who want to build a mefi of their own then everyone can get the benefits of an active open source community.
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:30 AM on November 21, 2004


Nerdfilter + Beer - manners = LGF?
posted by Balisong at 6:37 AM on November 21, 2004


"The connection was refused when attempting to contact www.intpcentral.com."

Sounds about right.
posted by Guy Smiley at 8:06 AM on November 21, 2004


Actually, to be fair, being a hardcore sports fan is one of the nerdiest endeavors on earth if you think about it. It involves heavy duty stat obsession, fascination ith obscure historical lore and a love of arguing the merits of obscurities, this constitutes nerdity.

As my Scotty once said "Everyone's a geek for something."
posted by jonmc at 8:21 AM on November 21, 2004


I'm not sure exactly why it's Nerdfilter... I mean, half of the stuff looks like /.-type FPPs and the other half is just interesting stuff. Not that I don't find the content entertaining, but it doesn't seem particularly nerdy.

Then again, the fact that I find all of it interesting, and I'm a nerd, sort of answers my own criticism.
posted by wolftrouble at 2:48 PM on November 21, 2004


Didn't they call NerdFilter another name earlier? What was it... Slashdot?
posted by madman at 10:42 PM on November 21, 2004


yeah but all the cool kids read AlterSlash. ;)
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