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save your posts? why not

the simplest ideas are usually the best ones. Its easy to forget that the internet is a relatively new medium. Whats the bet that in the future that we will all be wishing that we still had all of our content that we contributed to "cyberspace" such as reviews, comments, posts... Who knows if 10 - 15 years from now, if the sites we post on will still be up, even stable sites such as MetaFilter may not exist in the future. sites have shut down before, taking everyones content with it. Its a simple idea, why not just store your content, be it on your desktop or a web application? So who wants to start a MeFi label over at bulletin board buddy.
posted by omega on Mar 16, 2005 - 30 comments

Work more or less

Add to this week's professional “secrets”, and scams to rube employers another idea of work: one person’s career can be your next hobby.
posted by xtian on Aug 27, 2004 - 22 comments

Posting and You..

Here's a good guide to posting, in flash form.
posted by sequential on Aug 26, 2004 - 9 comments

MetaFilter in the Ruins

MetaFilter in the Ruins: gentle ribbing, vicious attack, cautionary tale, or dead-on satire? And just how quickly can we get this thread to devolve into a parody of itself?
posted by GreyWingnut on Mar 4, 2003 - 76 comments

Three propositions:
  1. Like everything else cultural, language goes through phases and fads, and what seemed one week like a fresh, inventive phrase quickly becomes debased through misuse and overuse.
  2. Tracking such things, and commenting on them, is fun, and it's nice to have a corpus of examples to draw on to make your point. It might be fun to take Metafilter as a starting place. You could even build a site around it.
  3. Those smaller fish that swim around with sharks are called remoras.

posted by rodii on May 15, 2002 - 94 comments

Lileks doesn't like us anymore.

Lileks doesn't like us anymore. He's had it with Metafilter and is looking for some other place to go on the web. Suggestions? [His journal entry will be up until late tonight, then will go into the "previous" section.]
posted by braun_richard on Jan 30, 2002 - 122 comments

Is your inability to become a new MeFi member too much to handle? Well, you can just follow this man's example, and buy your way in!
posted by christian on Nov 18, 2001 - 40 comments

Its us

Its us And don't we sound nice!
posted by kramer_101 on Nov 12, 2001 - 37 comments

Entertainment Weekly's

Entertainment Weekly's current (September 28, 2001) edition begins its story on the Internet in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States with a paragraph stating that:

By 9:15 Tuesday morning, a link to a live webcam atop the Empire State Building with a clear view of lower Manhattan was posted on Dave Winer's Scripting News Weblog (scripting.com). And dozens of other daily log writers, including the all-encompasing Metafilter.com, compiled the highlights from U.S. and foreign news sources.

The article goes on to mention many other links to relevant online sites including kottke.org, thefineline.org/tflblog, and camworld.com. Apologies if this is a repost. I couldn't find it in recent days listings or search results.
posted by MarkBakalor on Sep 21, 2001 - 10 comments


Most of the interesting and memorable people I've encountered have been vice-ridden maniacs.

Most of the interesting and memorable people I've encountered have been vice-ridden maniacs. Through a slightly inebriated misposting I made recently, I wandered into succa's profile, and from there to his blog, where I found this post today. I offer it as a sort of coda to this MeFi discussion, and wonder if people agree with the thought. I sure as hell do, even if it gets harder to do so with the advancing years. (I note too that there are tons of other great sites by MeFi'ers out there too, but today this one did it for me.)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 11, 2001 - 48 comments

"Three of the top Net-nerd forum/discussion sites, Metafilter, Plastic.com and Slashdot, have threads discussing ways to block these ads."

"Three of the top Net-nerd forum/discussion sites, Metafilter, Plastic.com and Slashdot, have threads discussing ways to block these ads." Ouch. I don't know which I resent more: "Net-nerd" or being grouped with "Plastic.com".
posted by Steven Den Beste on Jun 7, 2001 - 23 comments

EEEEEEEEEEEEK.

EEEEEEEEEEEEK. Matt, hope you see this soon.
posted by cheaily on Jun 6, 2001 - 54 comments

MeFi-O!

MeFi-O! Bingo for the MetaFilterian masses!

So very meta that it's probably too meta for MetaTalk. Made by our very own iceberg273, you naughty boy you.
posted by lia on May 18, 2001 - 14 comments

The Greatest Generation?

The Greatest Generation? (preventing some thread hijack) While I don't doubt the bravery of those that defeated Hitler, I wonder if it's a little presumptious of any generation to consider themselves "the greatest"
posted by owillis on May 7, 2001 - 29 comments

Powazek on Metafilter

Powazek on Metafilter Not sure if this has been posted before, but I just found it on a new sub-site of Communication Arts that appears to be more focussed on web design. Derek is writing a book on online communities, but I still got the impression that the interviewer didn't know who he was.
posted by jmcnally on Feb 26, 2001 - 13 comments

Group photo from the last MeFi lunch get-together.

Group photo from the last MeFi lunch get-together. (You mean you didn't hear about it?)
posted by Steven Den Beste on Oct 20, 2000 - 12 comments

Proof

Proof that Upside reporters read MetaFilter.
posted by baylink on Sep 8, 2000 - 1 comment

In case you missed the metafilter promotion, here's a big fat link.

In case you missed the metafilter promotion, here's a big fat link. And here's where to discuss it in MetaTalk. I think that this post gives me a good enough excuse to say Happy Birthday MeFi on the main page. But I wont.
posted by Neale on Jul 13, 2000 - 0 comments

You know, we seem to be saying "wow" a *lot*, lately...
posted by baylink on Apr 27, 2000 - 5 comments

HTML Tags

HTML Tags the new porn
posted by dangerman on Apr 18, 2000 - 7 comments

now that's just sikk.

now that's just sikk.
posted by palegirl on Mar 21, 2000 - 1 comment

metafilter is famous!!! well.... maybe?

metafilter is famous!!! well.... maybe? "Metafilter is a weblog that anyone can contribute a link or a comment to. Its purpose is to break down the barriers between people, to extend a weblog beyond just one person, and to foster discussion among its members. The site has centralized numerous discussions so you can participate on topics ranging from the "New Northern Ireland" to "Microsoft's font demos". The topics get more interesting as people with different interests participate. Esoteric Collaboration"
posted by efader on Feb 5, 2000 - 3 comments

Jason posted some thoughts

Jason posted some thoughts on the growing popularity of MetaFilter, and how we might be able to handle it. I'd like everyone's opinions on several key points. Read my first comment to see the questions posed to the group.
posted by mathowie on Jan 26, 2000 - 13 comments

Glassdog:

Glassdog: "A Weblog is a links page masquerading as a home page. They rarely involve much creativity on the part of the Weblogger. (see: Memo) A Weblog owner simply hunts around for cool stuff other people took the time to do and then they link to it. ...And then there's MetaFilter..."
posted by evhead on Jan 21, 2000 - 5 comments

I'm adding new functionality to MetaFilter. I'm testing out a floating, draggable menu for links. The links are static for now, but will be customizable by users. It should work in IE4+ and NS4+, post a comment with your OS/browser if you find any problems. I'm also playing with the stylesheet for this page, since I just noticed the spacing between posts looks awful in IE4.5 on the Mac.
posted by mathowie on Dec 2, 1999 - 3 comments

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