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MetaFilter activity stats

Tracking monthly active users, posts, and comments on MetaFilter and subsites. Automatically updated whenever the Infodump updates. [more inside]
posted by Klipspringer on May 22, 2024 - 8 comments

Mini-Project: Convert exported Metafilter comments to HTML, JSON, or MBOX

I wrote a little utility to convert the massive text file one obtains from the Export Your Comments page into a variety of other formats suitable for various purposes. Currently converts to HTML, JSON, or Unix-style MBOX (mailbox) format. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 29, 2021 - 5 comments

Metafilter Usage Graphs 2018-2021

I figured it was time to update these.
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Sep 13, 2021 - 21 comments

Metafilter Usage 2010-2019

Graphs of the number of posts and comments, the number of unique posters and commenters, and users joining and leaving the site from January 1, 2010 through Jun 15, 2019. I may add some more later if I come up with any other interesting metrics.
posted by Tell Me No Lies on Jun 29, 2019 - 8 comments

Metafilter Leaderboard

I've been playing around with this API that I was making for kind of a joke Metafilter-filter extension (I have since shelved the filterer). Since I'm not planning on finishing Metafilter-filter, I wanted to still do something with the API, so I've hooked it up to this website! [more inside]
posted by samuelfullerth on Jul 16, 2018 - 4 comments

MefiReply Userscript

In long threads, the back-and-forths that arise can be hard for others to follow. I try to make a habit of linking back to and/or quoting the original comment, but the formatting can be a nuisance. This userscript adds a link to each comment to auto-fill your reply with those details. [more inside]
posted by waninggibbon on Dec 23, 2017 - 7 comments

Three unofficial Metafilter web-extensions

Rewrites of three existing Metafilter Greasemonkey scripts in web extension format. [more inside]
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Sep 25, 2017 - 5 comments

I trained an A.I. to Ask Metafilter...

Last time, I trained an LSTM neural network to generate British placenames. This time, I trained one on Ask Metafilter questions to see if the questions it generated might tell us anything about humanity. (Spoilers: yes, of course it did). [more inside]
posted by danhon on Aug 3, 2017 - 12 comments

Hive Mind Playlists

Magically translate AskMe song recommendations into Spotify playlists (it takes a minute or two). [more inside]
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? on Nov 27, 2016 - 5 comments

Turbo Heaven Simulator

So this post inspired this little app. [more inside]
posted by quinndexter on Oct 28, 2016 - 5 comments

Metafilter MultiFavorited Multiwidth — Chrome Extension

A once userscript, now Chrome extension that makes it easy to identify popular (i.e. heavily favorited) comments in a MetaFilter discussion. A line to the left of the comment increases in width the more favorites it gets, so you can easily spot them at a glance. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on May 9, 2016 - 4 comments

That Stupid HIBRYD HIBRYD Meme of 2016

As foretold eight years ago by goodnewsfortheinsane, it has come to pass!
posted by Faint of Butt on Jan 1, 2016 - 1 comment

Metafilter User Tagger

A Greasemonkey script that allows adding custom tags beside usernames. It places a small link after usernames on posts/comments which can be clicked to open the tagger UI. From here you can create the tag [text and color] and it will instantly be applied to all occurrences of this username. Clicking an existing tag will open the UI again to edit or delete it. [more inside]
posted by xqwzts on Jan 27, 2015 - 6 comments

Flagged as Fantastic, a MetaFilter-related Twitter account pointing out excellence

An independently-run MetaFilter-related project that tweets to all followers anything I've flagged as "fantastic". [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Nov 28, 2014 - 1 comment

MetaFilter Deletion Reasons Twitter Bot

Tweeting MetaFilter post deletion reasons at @mefideleted to celebrate the wise and gentle hand of moderation reaching from the heart to the edge of our community. [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Nov 21, 2014 - 5 comments

MetaFilter tools: new and updated

Seven current Greasemonkey scripts and Chrome extensions written by me, six(ish) following the request of MetaFilter users. These scripts and extensions have been successfully tested with MetaFilter after its recent redesign, including support for both the modern and classic themes. [more inside]
posted by mdevore on Nov 4, 2014 - 11 comments

MetaFilter Filter By Favorites Greasemonkey script

I spent some time writing a Greasemonkey script that allows a user to modify the number of comments shown on a metafilter post by the number of favorites it has received. This work is based heavily on previous Greasemonkey scripts (thanks go to Jordan Reiter and Jimmy Woods) which were no longer working on the new modern theme. I've added in a few new features as well. Works on all the subsites that have comments. For a full description and some screenshots, please view the Greasy Fork page. [more inside]
posted by funkiwan on Oct 17, 2014 - 0 comments

Metafilter Is A Land Of Contrast

The exports of Metafilter are numerous in amount. One thing they export is Simpsons quotes, or as the Indians call it, “memes”. Another famous Indian was “Crazy Horse”. In conclusion, Metafilter is a land of contrast. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by maryr on Oct 17, 2014 - 3 comments

MetaFilter Radio iOS app

Put Metafilter Music in your pocket! With MetaFilter Radio for iOS, you can listen to songs posted to Metafilter Music, hear episodes of the Metafilter Podcast, and retrieve and play your playlists, all from your iPhone or iPod touch. Requires iOS 7 or higher. [more inside]
posted by scottandrew on May 15, 2014 - 0 comments

Oracle of Mefi

The Oracle of Mefi is a collection of intelligent, insightful, funny or otherwise interesting comments from all over Mefi. [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on May 22, 2013 - 4 comments

Secret Metafilter

Secret Metafilter highlights discussions that are still active on older Metafilter posts. The idea comes from Metafilter user painquale, who wished there was a way to easily find older, active threads, and called the body of such threads "Secret Metafilter." [more inside]
posted by jjwiseman on May 2, 2013 - 4 comments


On January 4th, 2013, Authorized User said: “For the longest time I have had the theory that for every FPP there is a somewhat relevant Mitchell & Webb sketch.” This project is intended to both test that theory and act as an indispensable tool for MeFites.
posted by malevolent on May 2, 2013 - 3 comments

SkimMetafilter - Show the "top" comments in a thread

I made this bookmarklet to help me read through really long comment threads. Sometimes I don't have time to read through all of the comments, but still would like to read the "best" ones, especially those that contain supplementary information or links. [more inside]
posted by Idle Curiosity on Apr 16, 2013 - 6 comments

Subdue Metafilter Titles

A new Greasemonkey script that keeps the titles visible but makes them less (in my opinion, and no offense) obtrusive. It moves them down to after the main body, and just before the "posted by" line, in italics and the same font size as "posted by". It works on the blue, the green, and the gray. Screenshot here.
posted by Flunkie on Jan 7, 2013 - 0 comments

Beyond Flavortown - Mefites review Guy's American Kitchen & Bar

Beyond Flavortown - When the users of Metafilter found their website bombarded with negative reviews of the new Times Square eatery, they decided to shuffle on over and see for themselves what the fuss was about. We recorded their reactions.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 10, 2012 - 19 comments

Metafilter Podcast Transcripts

There's an ongoing effort to transcribe episodes of the Metafilter Podcast. Using Fanscribed, we now have a good platform for letting people drop in and transcribe 30 seconds at a time, without special software. We've been using Fanscribed for a few months now; we've taken care of a dozen older episodes already. [more inside]
posted by Pronoiac on Oct 26, 2012 - 66 comments

Book about MetaFilter Thread Now on Kindle

Life-Altering Experiences is free for the weekend in honor of MetaFilter's 13-year anniversary. The book is based on one of MetaFilter's most fascinating threads. [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Jul 13, 2012 - 4 comments

Metalinks: A Greasemonkey script to collect links from Metafilter comments

This is a new Greasemonkey script that looks through the current Metafilter page for links. It puts copies of any that it finds (except for stuff like "posted by Somebody at 12:34") into a sidebar on the right of the page, under "Tags" (and whatever other stuff may be in that area). Also, if you hover your mouse over one of the links (in the sidebar), a popup tooltip will open showing more context (i.e. the text of the comment that the link was from, albeit a pretty poorly formatted version of that text (sorry)).
posted by Flunkie on Nov 23, 2011 - 8 comments

FaveRunner: The Video Game Of Missing The Point Of Metafilter

I'm teaching myself the blitting-centric Flash games library Flixel, and my Hello World program sort of got carried away and turned into this silly little platformer in which you try to collect favorites while avoiding the menacing flags. Fifteen levels in three worlds (blue, green, and grey), random fave and flag placement, and, in fine oldschool platformer fashion, compensating for it's shortness by being unfairly hard in spots. Features chiptune snippets of matthewchen is Spamming and Doing the Churlish Pule!
posted by cortex on Sep 29, 2011 - 8 comments

The MetaCooler

The MetaCooler is a simple message boards where mefites can stand around talking about television. Spoiler tags included! [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 17, 2011 - 8 comments

Marks-ism: Bookmarklet collection

A small collection of bookmarklets (?) which augment the function of social(ist?) websites, including metafilter, reddit, and craigslist. The MeFi one creates a visualization/navigation sidebar which shows favorites and quoting relationships between comments, and adds "reply" threading (based on quotations). It helps for getting a quick overview of what's going on when you come late to a massive thread. Source code (javascript) is free.
posted by yourcelf on Mar 13, 2011 - 7 comments

Start to Finish, A Metafilter Music Podcast

I've been listening to the songs on Metafilter Music - all the songs! - from the very beginning. On weekday mornings, I'll add a song I like. It's a song of the day podcast. The most popular tags for the music I like so far: electronic, pop, dance, ambient, rock, electronica, synth, techno, instrumental, & indie.
posted by Pronoiac on Feb 12, 2011 - 3 comments

Lute Cat - Now in card form

Inspired by cortex's deletion reason, auctioned for charity, and now available as a holiday card for all and sundry. This year, play everyone hence with a Lute Cat of your very own.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 21, 2010 - 7 comments

MeFites' Last Words

The last comments written by MeFites before their accounts become (for whatever reason) disabled. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Nov 16, 2010 - 33 comments

Renaming "favorites" with Greasemonkey

I wrote a Greasemonkey script that lets you, on-the-fly, modify the "favorites" label on comments. Originally written because the November experiment's "faved" was unpopular, but since updated for the classic count of favorites.
posted by Pronoiac on Nov 4, 2009 - 8 comments


I've spent the last few days conducting a comprehensive review, and constructing an annotated index, of the use of variations of the phrase "hurf durf" on Metafilter. The index covers 357 separate comments (and 10 posts) on various parts of the site, in chronological order.
posted by cortex on Apr 20, 2008 - 0 comments


It's Metafilter 2.0. Hopefully to blossom as a clearinghouse for absurdist mefi humor, including bizarre flash apps. This is brand-stinking new; if I'm omitting some good self-reflective mefi blogs or stunts or misc. content, please let me know!
posted by cortex on May 21, 2007 - 0 comments

Metafilter Compilation Album released!

With Matt's blessing, I'm pleased to announce the official, discs-are-in-the-mail, order-yours-today release of the Metafilter Compilation Album—a collection of original tracks by 24 different mefite music acts, put together over seven or so months, with all profits going to charity. We've got about 800 more of these discs, and there's not much time until Christmas/Hannukah/HappyGiftDay.
posted by cortex on Nov 28, 2006 - 0 comments

Refi: Metafilter in Review

I spend too much time on Metafilter (and especially Metatalk). I've had I-don't-know-how-many conversations about the site—what it is, what it was, what has[n't] changed, and such—and so I've decided to go spelunking. I'm going to go back and read Metafilter, and blog it. I'm planning to read every n-hundredth or so post, starting from the beginning, and I'll be trying to note various observable trends—users, memes, tone, conversational structure, etc. It won't be rigorously scientific, but hopefully it'll be reasonably objective. Specific analytical notions welcome. Likeminded co-author proposals welcome. Cash welcome.
posted by cortex on May 31, 2006 - 0 comments

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