Where to go when Metafilter is down?
February 16, 2004 8:06 PM   Subscribe

On the offchance that this kind of thing should happen again (Oh the humanity! Six horrible days!), can anyone recommend good replacement Metafilters?

If you people don't understand what I was going through, it's kind of like when your crack dealer gets sent to jail, your supply runs out, and you start taking heroin as a replacement. It's not nearly as good, but it passes the time until he returns from jail.
posted by graventy to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
There's always MonkeyFilter.
posted by kickingtheground at 8:10 PM on February 16, 2004

My substitute for MeFi was actually working while at my job. Wasn't very satsifying, though
posted by TedW at 8:11 PM on February 16, 2004

A decent RSS reader (FeedDemon, NewzCrawler) and a good selection of feeds almost, but doesn't quite, compensate. There's always #mefi (and Orkut) if you're desperate for company.
posted by cbrody at 8:15 PM on February 16, 2004

I like Kuro5hin and Slashdot isn't bad if you filter it enough. And there's always everything2. Die Puny Humans and memepool are pretty entertaining.
posted by Tlogmer at 8:25 PM on February 16, 2004

There is no substitute. All other sites are like giving a terminal nicotine addict a cardboard cigarette. Small comfort. That said, Fark is usually amusing, and can distract from the gnawing sensation that something is missing from your life.
posted by Grod at 8:42 PM on February 16, 2004

Plastic. Not nearly as good.
posted by callmejay at 9:42 PM on February 16, 2004

The diaries at DailyKOS are pretty good if you REALLY like the political threads here. And most people don't.
posted by tittergrrl at 9:47 PM on February 16, 2004

I'll leave the original AskMe up for all y'all in just such a case.
posted by Hackworth at 11:30 PM on February 16, 2004

I stumbled across MonkeyFilter, and found it a pretty good substitute. And it had bananas!
posted by salmacis at 12:30 AM on February 17, 2004

As far as getting good links, I was able to exist on a diet of BoingBoing, memepool, Fark, Gizmodo, and kottke. As for the company... there's no other.
posted by scarabic at 12:39 AM on February 17, 2004

I spent the last six days on a pretty steady diet of Straight Dope which has been having its own increasingly awful server problems which are being worked on as I type. The notion of losing it and MeFi all at once caused me to break out in hives. But its good nevertheless.
posted by Dreama at 2:41 AM on February 17, 2004

I am stuck in the rut of metafilter, kottke.org, memepool, fark, streettech and boing. Sometimes slashdot or plastic. The web is so big, and yet 6-7 sites are the best I can find for daily reading/discussion.

Three day weekend, so I went to Moab and visited canyonlands for the first time. It was stunning, and I'm from Utah.
posted by mecran01 at 9:05 AM on February 17, 2004

metafilter, BoingBoing, Slashdot, Blort, LinkFilter, Rivets, Plep, Gizmodo, ArsTechnica, MonkeyFilter, Fark, Zfilter
posted by stbalbach at 6:08 PM on February 17, 2004

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