Elitest sites
June 29, 2004 6:52 PM   Subscribe

Are there any sites more elitist than Mefi? By that I mean either more limited in membership, or more sought after and/or influential. The whole gmail / mefi swap, plus the periodic "expand the membership" pleas got me thinking about it, along with the occasional mentions of the site that is not to be named

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posted by leotrotsky to Computers & Internet (41 answers total)
Here's a candidate, in a slightly different sense: Sportsshooter.com. To join you have to pay $25 a year and prove that you're a professional quality sports photographer, by having them evaluate one or more of your photos.
posted by smackfu at 7:26 PM on June 29, 2004

I have no idea who does the posting on Memepool or what you do to become one of them. My theory is they're aliens.
posted by scarabic at 7:34 PM on June 29, 2004

I'd give all my gmail invites for a filepile password. Any takers?

The Well is elitist, but anyone can join for $6 a month. It's way less influential than it used to be, too. But it's still great.
posted by bonaldi at 7:36 PM on June 29, 2004

I guess the word you're looking for here is exclusive. The people on the Well can be elitist, but if anyone can join just by paying money, it isn't very exclusive. Do I have you right, leotrotsky?
posted by scarabic at 7:54 PM on June 29, 2004

What is this filepile? It's remarkably opaque to googling.
posted by Flat Feet Pete at 8:17 PM on June 29, 2004

It's the site we don't talk about.
posted by bshort at 8:21 PM on June 29, 2004

bonaldi: the gmail currency has crashed; they're worth even less than the australian dollar now ;)
posted by cheaily at 8:33 PM on June 29, 2004

We're all friends here, bshort. Let's talk about it.
posted by punishinglemur at 8:34 PM on June 29, 2004

F F Pete, filepile is a place where people share random files. It is created / controlled by Andre Torrez. And no one talks about it. No, I am not a member. I am not cool enough, alas.
posted by beth at 8:40 PM on June 29, 2004

And no one talks about it.
So, is it something like this other club?
posted by Stoatfarm at 9:24 PM on June 29, 2004

So it is settled. We have to maintain elitism by never putting new user signups back up, and then creating our own filepile. Metafilter: Elitist, Marxist windbags that everyone else wishes they could be.
posted by Keyser Soze at 9:27 PM on June 29, 2004

Yeah, same idea.

For the same idea as filepile, try Yahoo Office Attachments.
posted by calwatch at 9:29 PM on June 29, 2004

That yahoo site is like filepile much like ask metafilter is like the something awful forums.

Not that I'd know, of course, since I've never heard of filepile.

posted by dogwelder at 9:48 PM on June 29, 2004

Flat Feet

The first rule of Filepile is - you do not talk about Filepile. The second rule of Filepile is - you DO NOT talk about Filepile.
posted by timyang at 9:56 PM on June 29, 2004


You don't have to be cool to be a member of Filepile. (look at me! :-)) But you did have to have been a member in 2000 because new memberships closed years ago and you can't get invitations like Gmail.
posted by timyang at 10:00 PM on June 29, 2004

The Edge is as elite as they come. They're so elitist, I don't even know how it chooses its members. But with active members such as Marvin Minsky, Richard Dawkins, and Brian Eno (plus I think they used to have Bill Gates, but he's not on the list any more), and a regular event called the Billionaire's Dinner, I think all you need is the ability to think really interesting thoughts.
posted by cogat at 10:10 PM on June 29, 2004

Yeah, I managed to get into the whole memepool thing too, as much as they told me I had an account. They just never told me how or where to login.
posted by codger at 10:24 PM on June 29, 2004

"Shhhh, shut-up"

first rule duders.

humhum is exclusive too.
posted by mkn at 10:25 PM on June 29, 2004

Does anybody know if filepile deleted inactive accounts? I used to have an account there, but I haven't been able to log on for quite some time.
posted by hootch at 10:34 PM on June 29, 2004

they delete unused accounts to save bandwidth.
posted by dogwelder at 10:37 PM on June 29, 2004

Jesus Christ. If you FilePile geeks compare yourselves to Fight Club one more time...

I'll make soap out of you.
posted by scarabic at 11:06 PM on June 29, 2004

So what's hum hum?
posted by phyrewerx at 11:19 PM on June 29, 2004

Hum hum? That's me! Oh, wait...

Yeah, what is hum hum?
posted by humuhumu at 11:49 PM on June 29, 2004

I loved Elite when I was young.
Right On Commander!
posted by stx23 at 11:51 PM on June 29, 2004

skallas: Memepool is updated every other day or so
posted by ajbattrick at 2:31 AM on June 30, 2004

The yahoo group a_film_by
posted by corpse at 5:17 AM on June 30, 2004

so. hum hum then? what iz it? Hell, I'd give my gmail invites for a logon to humhum. oh.
posted by bonaldi at 5:39 AM on June 30, 2004

humhum: Its like metafilter. But more exclusive.
posted by davehat at 6:27 AM on June 30, 2004

By the by, does anyone know how to recover a password from the site that can't be discussed openly? It's been a while and it'd be nice to log in again . . .
posted by aladfar at 6:55 AM on June 30, 2004

posted by misterioso at 7:12 AM on June 30, 2004

I want an invite to Hum Hum!

i had a filepile account, but I left the login cookie on the master image I used to update our labs, so I asked Andre to delete it. Plus, it was kinda pornpile more than anything else.
posted by mecran01 at 8:45 AM on June 30, 2004

I like porn!

Oh, wait...
posted by ajpresto at 9:44 AM on June 30, 2004

I was in Hell.com at one point...

and I'm also in the site that dares not speak it's name.

Therefore neither one can be very exclusive.
posted by davros42 at 10:59 AM on June 30, 2004

Anybody seen what TSTDNSIN is titled today? : >
posted by littlegreenlights at 4:04 PM on June 30, 2004

humhum isn't like metafilter at all, actually.

it's more like dreamless or o8.
posted by Spydr at 12:04 PM on July 3, 2004

and what are they?
posted by bonaldi at 6:16 PM on July 3, 2004

humhum is for people who couldn't get into tr__dwh__e

posted by cell at 1:33 AM on July 4, 2004

tr__dwh__e at trendwhore.net is it?

humhum is just a forum. it comes with a login & password. l33t.
posted by sans at 5:19 AM on July 4, 2004

trendwhore? what's that?

I'm talking about triadwhine, that's where everybody who is anybody is at now. Chinese gangsters just don't get any respect these days.
posted by cell at 5:59 AM on July 4, 2004

Oh right. My bad.
Is it much like treudwhënke, where austrian senior citizens get together to discuss next weeks card night?
posted by sans at 6:07 AM on July 4, 2004 [1 favorite]

Well, if you're a Buffy fan...

whedonesque.com - Sorry, new signups are on hold at the moment.

Which is too bad, because it's really one of the best.
posted by milovoo at 1:28 PM on July 5, 2004

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