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Welcome to the MetaFilter Wiki!


MetaFilter has approximately 62,000 registered users, 120,000 discussion threads, 240,000 question threads, 22,000 administrative threads, 7,000 music threads, 9,500,000 overall comments, and is over fourteen years old - ancient in internet time. Keeping a repository of community knowledge up to date and organized is only possible at this scale with the collaboration of many people.

Getting Started


Signups are available for a $5 (lifetime) fee. Non-members can read all postings on MetaFilter, but cannot post anywhere in the MetaFilter universe. Anyone not logged in sees ads on MetaFilter and Ask MetaFilter pages. Those who are logged in see far fewer ads -- none on thread pages and only occasional ads on the front page.



All the Pages

The Index page is automatically updated and lists all the pages on the site alphabetically. If something is lost it might be here.

Stuff that is sort of organized

Interesting Topics


About this wiki

What is a Wiki?

A Wiki is a special kind of user-editable website. The purpose of this Wiki is to produce and maintain a general guide for the community weblog called MetaFilter. Feel free to browse the guide as a reader/lurker and do not hesitate to contribute.

If you're interested in contributing, you'll need to register (see the top right of the page) after which you'll be able to edit. You can't hurt the wiki, but if you persistently try to break it, you might find yourself IP-banned. Please see the About Mefi Wiki page for more on what we're trying to achieve here and why. If you're still confused, check out the short guide What is a wiki and the Editing Help pages. We encourage you to participate in our Wiki.