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New Twitter/Facebook sharing options proposed

Check out the small new twitter/facebook share links on this thread (only enabled there as a test) and let us know what you think
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 11:34 AM on January 7, 2011 (271 comments)

Good resources for learning about new and upcoming non-fiction about the internet?

What are some good resources for finding out about recent/new/upcoming non-fiction books that discuss the web or the internet?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by cortex at 1:02 PM on January 7, 2011 (20 comments)


Metafilter gets a very kind shout out on Paul Ford's new essay The Web Is a Customer Service Medium.
posted to MetaTalk by artlung at 6:38 AM on January 6, 2011 (57 comments)

Introducing the Metafilter Frequency Tables

The perfect gift for the computational linguist in your life: Metafilter Frequency Tables! Finally you can know definitively how many times words such as "metafilter", "fucknozzle", or "mctootypoots" have been used on the site. (A: 127,484 times, 28 times, and once.)
posted to MetaTalk by cortex at 8:51 AM on January 4, 2011 (56 comments)

Dataviz ahoy!

While I'm not a fan of the plethora of infographics available online these days (and lame SEO attempts to capitalize on them), I decided to make a tongue-in-cheek infographic for MetaFilter, and as everyone behind the scenes at Team MeFi scrambled in the last week to gather up all the interesting statistics we could, I threw it all into photoshop to produce this: The 2010 Year In MetaFilter Infographic. Enjoy!
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 12:27 AM on January 3, 2011 (142 comments)

They should get some props for scooping the Planet

Hmm, I can't quite believe I'm the first person to link to this, but the New York Times has a fun little tongue-in-cheek piece about Law and the Multiverse (previously).
posted to MetaTalk by Diablevert at 4:45 AM on December 21, 2010 (19 comments)

The 7th anniversary is the desk set anniversary....

Happy birthday and 10,000th Anonymous post Ask MetaFilter!
posted to MetaTalk by jessamyn at 12:07 PM on December 12, 2010 (46 comments)

It was a dark and horny night...

His lips brushed her cheek as he let more of the weight of his arm and hand press against her torso. He spoke softly, “And this evening’s lead story, "No bombings, no robberies, no car accidents, no wars. Just {YOUR NAME HERE} and {YOUR S.O.'s NAME HERE} making love in a hammock on the Outer Banks."

Yep, for $50-120, you and the love of your life can have your very own customized romance novel. May the bosom-heaving and bodice ripping ensue.
posted to MetaFilter by miss lynnster at 12:51 PM on March 10, 2007 (46 comments)

If Pomplamoose can do Hyundai commercials, we can do this. MeFi Shop!

MeFi Shop is open for business. Or will be once we get your contributions. Thanksgiving was late this year so we're a bit behind on the MeFi Shop. Have something to sell? Let MeFites know about it.
posted to MetaTalk by jessamyn at 9:40 AM on November 30, 2010 (56 comments)

Best post contest for December is a go!

December's Awesome Post Contest is a GO!
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 5:54 PM on November 29, 2010 (40 comments)

Not cool, man, my mom was a nun guzzler.

Hey there, butt puzzles, here's me and jessamyn rattling off insulting nicknames for your entertainment.
posted to MetaTalk by cortex at 4:31 PM on November 16, 2010 (169 comments)

I wouldn't join any club that would have me as a member. So maybe I'll start one.

What's currently the best plug-in (paid or free) for setting up/moderating a membership-based level to an already existing web site? I'm not a programmer, so preferably something that's relatively easy to set up, looks good to the eye, is easy to navigate and offers nice customizing options. I'm using Wordpress right now, so one that works with wp would be *most* awesome. Oh, and I'm on a Mac. Thanks!!! :)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by miss lynnster at 3:08 PM on November 15, 2010 (6 comments)

Big Hugs

Mefites, what do you like about Metafilter? What do you love? What's the best thing that's happened to you here? What's the most amazing thing you've seen? What's so vert about online communities anyway? What makes you come back? What has Metafilter done for you?
posted to MetaTalk by The Whelk at 10:45 PM on October 20, 2010 (210 comments)

New ads coming to MeFi (yes, for users, but only on the front page, and hideable)

New ads from The Deck will start showing up on front pages tomorrow, but don't worry, you can turn them off.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 7:49 PM on September 30, 2010 (116 comments)

How do you set up a corporate BarCamp?

How does one go about setting up a corporate BarCamp?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by PWA_BadBoy at 8:45 AM on September 6, 2010 (4 comments)

We've come full circle people

PediaPress has long allowed logged in users of Wikipedia to create printed-on-demand books of one or more Wikipedia articles, but now Wikipedia has integrated into their interface the ability to make a book. No, not like that. Of course, the value of printing an ever-changing information resource can be debated, and some think it's a waste of time. Previously.
posted to MetaFilter by malapropist at 6:34 AM on September 5, 2010 (5 comments)


Have any thought ever been given to creating a "Help a Mefite in Need" space on the site?
posted to MetaTalk by zarq at 11:29 AM on September 3, 2010 (69 comments)

Help us with a new feature for Jobs

Sneak Peek at a new feature. Looking for work? Post your job availability at Jobs.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 4:09 PM on September 2, 2010 (107 comments)

Where does it all come from?

How do I find what sites a particular aggregator like, say, metafilter.com links to the most?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by nosila at 5:44 PM on September 1, 2010 (2 comments)

Politeness Enforcement

The highly popular queue jumping post by garius made it into Oliver Burkeman's column in the Guardian weekend magazine today.
posted to MetaTalk by biffa at 11:06 AM on August 28, 2010 (121 comments)

Director of Integrated Media

The Peabody Essex Museum, one of the largest and most dynamic art museums in the nation, is seeking a creative, highly talented Director of Integrated Media to lead our award winning Integrated Media department. Under the direction of the Chief Marketing Officer, the successful candidate will provide leadership in strategizing, conceptualizing, and producing both in-gallery and on-line integrated media initiatives. The Director works closely with other museum departments to explore new approaches to delivering interactive experiences that achieve the interpretive and institutional goals of each project. The Director also oversees the audio visual team, providing AV services for museum-wide programs and events. The position requires at least five years experience in a fast-paced production environment, leading video and web projects. Experience managing creative people with excellent project management and problem solving skills required. Strong communication skills -- oral and written -- are also required. Candidates must be technically savvy, working with a variety of software programs and platforms. Candidates must have a BA or BFA degree in Digital Media or a related artistic field, or relevant combination of education and experience. Interested candidates should send their resumes with cover letters and salary requirements, to Human Resources, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783 or apply by email to jobs@pem.org. Contact:Human Resources, Email: jobs@pem.org
posted to MetaFilter Jobs by Miko at 1:16 PM on August 27, 2010

The seekrits of MehFee

Where can I find a list of all the HTML-ish things I can do on MetaFilter?
posted to MetaTalk by slogger at 7:31 AM on August 26, 2010 (94 comments)

Please Hope Me Not Fail at Life

I've been really enjoying "lifehack"-type AskMe posts lately - questions about how to change one's own habits to be better at day-to-day life situations and challenges (How do I become one of those people who makes everyone they talk to feel great? from Chrysalis is a good new one). What are some of your favorites?
posted to MetaTalk by l33tpolicywonk at 10:49 AM on August 15, 2010 (34 comments)

IRL launch is a go

Thanks everyone for trying out IRL during our alpha test and for putting up with the awkward dual MeTa/IRL posts for a while. We're ready to unveil new features and a new approach to meetups.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 4:51 PM on August 5, 2010 (128 comments)

Filtered Live Preview

Help us test a new version of Live Preview for comments.
posted to MetaTalk by pb at 11:45 AM on August 5, 2010 (196 comments)


There are a lot of new people on MetaFilter and I want to make a Welcome to MeFi page on the wiki. Can you help me out with some things you wished you'd known when you were new here?
posted to MetaTalk by jessamyn at 10:16 AM on July 26, 2010 (233 comments)

Introducing Says Who?, the Metafilter identification game

Think you know your mefites? Try your hand at Says Who?, the Metafilter identification game.
posted to MetaTalk by cortex at 11:03 AM on July 16, 2010 (316 comments)

I did the right thing, so how do I make myself believe it?

I've done the right thing, but I feel wretched about it. How can I best make myself feel less horrible?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by monster max at 4:06 PM on June 25, 2010 (14 comments)

Update on K & S

Update on K & S (and the effects of your support).
posted to MetaTalk by fake at 4:35 PM on June 11, 2010 (252 comments)

Anonymous Ask MetaFilter, we need to talk

The number of anonymous questions, as a percentage of all AskMe questions, has been rising steadily over time [13 out of 100 today]. We were sitting around talking about this over email and what limits we could implement, when we figured maybe we'd just try to talk about it instead....
posted to MetaTalk by jessamyn at 6:34 PM on June 3, 2010 (335 comments)

Metafilter Aggregator

This morning I asked a question on Ask Metafilter, and while doing a little more post-question searching, I found my own question on a site called Newsified which seems to be a link aggregator.
posted to MetaTalk by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 11:21 AM on May 21, 2010 (32 comments)

Help with a new site

We need your help on a new events site (sorta gigfilter + meetups + etc)!
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 12:43 PM on May 18, 2010 (251 comments)

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Pony request: number users logged on and when user last logged on.
posted to MetaTalk by netbros at 9:15 PM on May 13, 2010 (79 comments)

A general theory of individuality

We Need a General Theory of Individuality : "One of the unspoken secrets in basic scientific research, from anthropology to zoology (with intervening stops at physiology, political science, psychology, psychiatry, and sociology) is that, nearly always, individuals turn out to be different from one another, and that—to an extent rarely admitted and virtually never pursued—scientific generalizations tend to hush up those differences"
posted to MetaFilter by dhruva at 10:05 AM on May 5, 2010 (75 comments)


When was AskMefi added to Metafilter? (No more inside, short and sweet).
posted to MetaTalk by crazylegs at 5:20 PM on April 28, 2010 (59 comments)

Simplest/quickest path from DVD stillframe to resized image in blog post?

I want to find the simplest/fastest possible route to get from a single frame of a film on a DVD to a small image displayed inline on a wordpress blog post.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by cortex at 4:21 PM on April 3, 2010 (6 comments)

Compare your pronunciation of "mefite" with MeFites in other countries!

Want to host a traveling MeFite? Want to be hosted? There's a MetaFilter group on CouchSurfing.org that could use some love.
posted to MetaTalk by jessamyn at 8:55 AM on March 29, 2010 (120 comments)

On Karma and building web reputation systems

On Karma: Top-line Lessons on User Reputation Design is an excellent overview of reputation system design concepts from the excellent-in-general blog of Randy Farmer and Bryce Glass, authors of the recently-released O'Reilly book Building Web Reputation Systems.
posted to MetaFilter by cortex at 11:47 AM on March 23, 2010 (17 comments)

mathowie gets in The Pipeline

Dan Benjamin of 5 by 5 Studios interviews Matt Haughey, eliciting answers to questions such as why Internet Fame sucks, how staffing up a web community can kill it dead, and what are the benefits of simplifying your life. (direct link to The Pipeline episode)
posted to MetaTalk by mistersquid at 7:27 AM on March 10, 2010 (17 comments)

Donated, thanked

When we threw the 100k raffle back in November, we raised almost $1,000 for DonorsChoose.org. Since I couldn't find a direct organizational donation, I ended up funding several projects in science, culture, and special needs around the country. The thank you letters came pouring in this week and here are some screenshots: (1, 2, 3, 4). Thanks again all for donating.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 12:03 AM on March 3, 2010 (61 comments)

Taking one's 120 Crayolas and going home

What is MeFi's policy when people quit the site and want all their posts + comments deleted?
posted to MetaTalk by crapmatic at 9:45 AM on February 28, 2010 (310 comments)

Anonymous and Impermanent Communities?

What online communities or networks have embraced or enforced both anonymity and impermanence (i.e. no permanent archives)? Usenet (before Deja), IRC, imageboards (2ch/4chan), Craigslist Missed Connections, Omegle, ChatRoulette... What else?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by waxpancake at 6:12 PM on February 11, 2010 (16 comments)

"Best" time for AskMeFi post?

Best time to post AskMeFi question?
posted to MetaTalk by InsertNiftyNameHere at 12:02 AM on February 19, 2010 (53 comments)

We do.

"A lot of people obsessed with venture capital see Metafilter as a lifestyle business, but in my mind, it’s a mature business. It works really well and yet nobody aspires to do something like this and I don’t know why. Nobody celebrates just simple businesses that work." - Interview with Matt Haughey by Sue Medha [via Matt's twitterfeed]
posted to MetaTalk by Kattullus at 5:11 PM on February 5, 2010 (96 comments)

CMS for a university research project website?

Deciding on a CMS for a university research project website: Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by oulipian at 8:10 AM on February 3, 2010 (14 comments)

Citizen (Crowdsourced) Journalism

Is there something you wish would be reported comprehensively by mainstream news media, even though they won't likely touch the topic? Try open-source reporting. From the 2006 experiment NewAssignment, professional journalists, non-profits seeking crowdfunding, and the Internet public have collaborated to do in-depth investigation and reportage of whatever people were interested in. Jay Rosen, founder of ExplainThis, the newest site in crowdsourced journalism, wants a way to answer questions that are too complicated for a Google search. Will these things deliver well-researched thoughtful analysis, or will they be no match for the Green?
posted to MetaFilter by divabat at 4:01 AM on January 26, 2010 (8 comments)

A Chance for a Brand New Day

So how do the mods feel about the user base, really?
posted to MetaTalk by Effigy2000 at 9:00 PM on January 13, 2010 (161 comments)

Creating a text-site where people can comment anywhere?

I want to create a site which displays a very long text, and allows people to comment on any part of it and discuss it. What would be a good program to use? (Wordpress? Joomla? phpBB forums?) How would I be able to import hundreds of pages of text? How would I let people comment on any part of the text? Thank You.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by zabraham at 8:48 PM on December 30, 2009 (9 comments)


Flagging own comments for deletion? Is there a convention?
posted to MetaTalk by leotrotsky at 10:27 AM on December 12, 2009 (85 comments)
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