July 24, 2004

Curious George - I just enjoyed a great link by homunculus and I am very happy that Gyan (the music man) and languagehat are here to share their perspectives and fun links with us. I seem to remember seeing other MeFites posting here. How many other Metafilter members eventually signed up here when we were remarked upon over at that other site? Are there any others willing to "come out"?

If this is old ground then here is a rather interesting (if obvious) way of reading MetaFilter's history. (Start from the bottom up, as they say.) I found it especially entertaining reading during those times that Matt got pissed off. Kudos to Mr. Haughey for keeping his pecker up.

  • I just enjoyed a great link double post by homunculus dumbass
  • Yeah, I saw that when you got nailed. Double posts are over/underrated in my opinion. So what? How many times is a thing like that gonna get posted twice unless somebody bookmarks it and posts it again by mistake? Your only fault is being to enthusiastic and/or lazy. And given your fun none of us will complain. :-)
  • Not a double post, but a Classic Mofi Flashback /reverb
  • Are you calling yourself dumbass, homunculus, or are you referring to the chimp with the dead rock star handle who failed to mention the earliest MeFi member in the MonkeyCage? I am an old, bitter man. Have fun with it. Other useful doublepost euphemisms: "Mofi Encore" or "Best of Mofi" or "I Love the Mofi '03"...
  • Oh, and by the way, Gyan was ours first.
  • Sorry, wendell. I do remember you too. It seems we got the best of MeFi here. And it seems the MeFi user search function is prettry much useless. I searched for "Miguel" and it came up empty...
  • Try "Miguel" in the right-hand box, and alter Search from "thread" to "user", then, Jerry.
  • Sorry, the user search function does nothing except scrape information from your computer (credit card numbers, incriminating filenames). How else do you think Matt can afford to run the site? But seriously, Miguel appears to be one of the MeFites who prefer to spend his lighthearted websurfing hours at 9622.net, the site named after a legendary MeFi thread, where he is currently trying to start new Presidential scandals (damm furriner).
  • Ah! Holy SHIT Miguel. Holy SHIT...
  • Sorry, Jerry, I gave instructions for finding "miguel" via the monkeyfilter Search function.
  • No, beeswacky, I just found Miguel on Mefi. Holy SHIT!
  • How many other inane MetaFilter spinoffs are there? How many great ones? Monkeys wanna know!
  • There are strange things done 'neath the monkey sun, By them as mines the 'net, And dark deeds were done in days of yore Which no monkey shall forget...
  • How many other inane MetaFilter spinoffs are there? How many great ones? BookFilter is nice, and it looks like FilmFilter has some new life.
  • Our Fez is another MeFite. Wendell was an early bi-url contributer here, starting from about the time of the MeFi LA meetup where Mofites were invited. The space kitty bits post will give you a clearer understanding of our distinguished history.
  • path, I fixed your link. Mmmmm. Space kitty bits. BTW, that was post #633, and this is #3633. Coincidence? Who cares?
  • This fine playground which tracicle (and no doubt a few others) built for us was originally formed because MeFi wasn't open to new members. monkeyfilter=the sincerest form of flattery. And MeFi/MoFi members have been consistently generous, kind, and helpful to monkeydom. Because MoFi/MeFi languagehat mentioned this place on his blog in the fall of '03, I came to lurk a bit, noted the tone, and decided to try it. I suspect many monkeys came here becasue of a mention somewhere on a MoFi/MeFi blog. So I am all languagehat's fault. Blame him. Or of course wendell.
  • i kinda liked path's page, wendell. it was, um, informative! path - you have finally got the language going. congratulations. /i'd never done that stuff before either. i've used mofi as my learning and testing ground and give great thanks to the goddess of preview and this opportunity that trac has provided..
  • But we still haven't heard from Monkey Matt though he lamented his user name being taken... :-) C'mon, mathowie, make a post here on MoFi!
  • dxlifer - if the language is html, sometimes I speak it and sometimes I don't. I once tried to post about 6 links in a comment. The first couple worked, but the rest didn't, even though I was sure that I'd done exactly the same thing. And, I can copy and paste with the best of 'em (sometimes.) I blame it on age and fondess for email, where I don't have to deal with poiny parentheses. And, Wendell, you're my hero!
  • /waves to the simians
  • Hey, rushmc! Nice to see you checking in.
  • I've got dual citizenship, too. Both communities are enjoyable in their own way. MoFi is a bit more relaxed and whimsical, while MeFi is more formal and politically-oriented. Good stuff. And yes, my userid is the same at both places.
  • I don't want to give Jerry Garcia the shits, but considering maybe half our members are also Mefites, this seems like a bit of a weak post. Could we possibly do something besides ASL for a week or two? I don't especially mind, but too much of this kind of thing starts to read like insecurity.
  • the earliest MeFi member in the MonkeyCage? 16 years ago by quonsar
  • By the polymorphous personae of pete_best! Another multi!
  • psssst! I just checked out this guy Quonsar's bio. It reads: ugly, spiteful, depressed I think it might really be HIM.
  • I actually found Monkeyfilter after reading yet another bitchy exchange about it on the Mothership. I have been a Meta member for years but loathe posting either comments or (god forbid) links because, frankly, I'm far to fragile emotionally. Plus, after I moved once, my computer reset and I couldn't remember my password and I stopped reading the site for about 1.5 years. Which is, I guess, to say: hey, I'm a Meta member too but far too timid to be at all notorious.
  • ilya: deux quoi? I've always wondered. And, we're glad you feel safe posting here.
  • Deux filles en elle.
  • Monkeyfilter "quonsar" was an imposter. That's why the REAL Metafilter quonsar posts here as quonset_the_hut. We also have two Miguel Cardosos here, one with a space between the Miguel and the Cardoso and one without. I think "space" is the real one.
  • Ce jeune fille, Surprised she's not Gemini. Could have fooled me. ilyadeux: forgive! Gemini Kant help it.
  • I joined the monkeys (recently) after joining Metafilter because people here seem more genuine and just plain nicer, and the content is just as good. I avoided posting much at Metafilter because humiliation and vitriolic argument aren't my gig. Perhaps I will start posting more here...
  • Welcome, Mr. Gopher. Anyone that says such nice things about us shall have a banana AND a Pop Tart. Monkeyfilter: More genuine and just plain nicer.
  • path: two sides, two stories, two answers -- never simple. Also, as goetter and beeswacky eerily accurately and quite charmingly remember, two filles - the calm one with Good Character standing at the state bar, and the other one, with all the tattoos and black eyeliner that wishes it was still age-appropriate to act like a goth chick because being melodramatic is fun.
  • I was UncleFes at Mefi. I committed seppuku.
  • dang quonsar - did tracicle fix the user for ya, or is this imposter coming up again? user page says "i've also posted here as quonset_the_hut"... which says to me either (a) you're you, with your preferred name again, or (b) tracicle's gotta get out the whuppin' stick and use it on an uppity imposter again. oh and (after foolishly squandering my chance to join mefi with the 14k crowd, before access shut off again) i finally joined, after finding my way here first. so i'm a dual-filterian. tend to post here more than there, probably 'cause it's easier to make an impression here... less people trying to talk at once, see? but i do like askmefi. that's good to have around.
  • Monkeyfilter "quonsar" was an imposter. Huh? ps - I am, like a hell of a lot of people, a big big big fan of that chap and his fucking brilliant blog.
  • Whew. I could never keep it straight whether quidnunc or quonset was the Real Thing, and now I don't have to try. posted by quokka the quim at 03:14 UTC on July 26 Me too.
  • Monkeyfilter: 'cause it's easier to make an impression here... Somebody stop me.
  • You monkeys really know how to make a girl feel at home. :) I've only posted once to both sites, but I didn't get cold sweats when posting here like I did over in the blue. (I'm such a wuss...)
  • This has been very illuminating, to say the least. And Wolof, you couldn't give me shits unless I wanted you to. Thanks, dng!!!
  • I have memberships on both, but mostly lurk unless I'm feeling chatty and thick-skinned. AskMeFi is the best part of MeFi right now.
  • I was UncleFes at Mefi. But I committted seppaku. My heart hurts, sometimes, by how muddled we all bee.