Posts tagged metafilter
Posts tagged metafilter
Metafilter has been skinned! My dear eyes this is not some form of sorcery! F5! F5!
So there I was transcribing an archived 2009 Metafilter podcast and once again picking up vital information as I move along. This AskMeFi topic hits home because soon, very soon, I WILL BE DATING!
This AskMeFi they were discussing regarded dating and the obvious seduction techniques a smart mefi girl kept noticing. I guess there are several popular online communities offering advice to nerds? Looks like I might have homework if I do not want to be in the dark.
And Matt Haughey is so funny. He gets it.
He understand nerds probably have social anxiety and they want a playbook. They might say to themselves, “Oh! It’s just like python. I learn a little syntax and the output is I get a woman in my bed.”
So this girl has had these techniques used on her by guys she TOTALLY LIKED .. until they became transparent and predictable.
One technique is called "negging"
A “neg” is essentially a back-handed compliment. The purpose of negging is to “reduce a woman’s social value” in order to “penetrate her bitch shield” and “bring her social perception more in line with reality.” Essentially, to knock down her self esteem a bit so she’s more open to the guy.
MetaFilter is the little weblog that could, established in 1999 as one of the first community blogs. Over its fifteen year history it has expanded from a place to discuss interesting things on the web to include Ask MetaFilter as a community question and answer (Q&A) site, along with more subsections for things like music by members, completed projects by members, meetups among members, and most recently TV and movies.
While MetaFilter is relatively small (only about 62,000 have paid the one-time $5 for an account to date and 12,000-15,000 of those members come back to interact with the site every day), we have a great group of members, and I think we consistently have some of the best discussion on the web, with the sites attracting over 80 million readers last year. Our commenters are literate and thoughtful, and our site is watched around the clock by a staff of moderators. Despite the site’s modest stature its influence makes waves in the larger world (like mentions on popular TV shows: Tremé andMythbusters).
Unfortunately in the last couple years we have seen our Google ranking fall precipitously for unexplained reasons, and the corresponding drop in ad revenue means that the future of the site has come into question.
Matt Haughey’s Medium post about the shaky future of MetaFilter will break your heart and make you question everything you think you know about Google and advertising online. Go read it now.
Another example of eponysterical.
Today I need to share some unfortunate news: because of serious financial downturn, MetaFilter will be losing three of its moderators to layoffs at the end of this month. What that means for the site and the site’s future are described below.
Just another choice upon which you will be judged.
I had no idea this mefi post on naming schemes ended up so popular!
What would you make?
A computation of geeks are gathering in a month or so. We have access to a Replicator2 and want to make three cool door prizes. They can be the same or different.
These would get my vote, but I know there must be more cool ideas out there! Please offer up a suggestion! I want MOAR!
A Gear Wrap!
A small, lightweight cable wraps to keep earbuds, charging, and USB cables organized.
Infinite Sisu - iPad Stand
I am sure this will work for many things.
They are normally made of jade and are a ball in a ball in a ball.
LOTS of small-medium project ideas here
A Hilbert Curve!
A continuous fractal space-filling curve first described by the German mathematician David Hilbert in 1891
ModiBot Mo- Poseable Venture Figure. That is all.
Cell Phone foldable charging stand.
(Always wanted one of these handy stands they show me on the internets!)
(See also: ∙∙∙∙∙·▫▫ᵒᴼᵒ▫ₒₒ▫ᵒᴼᵒ▫ₒₒ▫ᵒᴼᵒ☼ >===> AskMetafilter)
What would you make?
Perfect use of eponysterical. Don’t hate.
What is MetaFilter REALLY for? Mefi user mai FINALLY creates a moderator approved Zimmerman FPP while users discuss removed attempts, what metafilter is really for and the current-open-thread debate!
Currently listening to:
Dan Benjamin (QUIT! podcast) is joined by Matt Haughey, founder of MetaFilter and briefly Glenn Fleishman to discuss what it truly means to run a business.
May 31, 2013 at 5:00pm • 1 hour 21 minutes •
This has been posted to metatalk jun3 /edit
Watch the game unfold down the left side of the thread. They still seem amused by this. Interesting.
How Metafilter Brought a Deceased Father’s Jokes Back to Life - (via The Atlantic)
~ via Brandon Blatcher