I had no idea metafilter could do that

For those who don’t know of it, MetaFilter has been around forever; so much so that bragging about having a low user id on it means nothing to people today. Predating the massive blog rush and turning 11 years old this year, I had no idea that it was that active anymore. It was only after not really checking my statistics for awhile that I suddenly came across a link from this article. Took me awhile to find it, but it’s on the word “travelers” in the first sentence, “It’s the bane of travelers everywhere, the Taxi scam.”
It seems rather meaningless to me, but the traffic to my Belgrade taxi scam article (and the whole site) shot up traffic by about 500% for that day. Shocked isn’t the right word, but it will do. If only I actually wrote solid articles like Apple hornbag, Daring Fireball, maybe I’d have something.
I had no idea metafilter could do that

2 Replies to “I had no idea metafilter could do that”

  1. Heh. I’ve been a loyal Mefite since 2001. Now you’ve got me thinking: X blog I used to visit then… does it still exist? Fun for a rainy afternoon.

    1. Yeah, I guess that I’m just usually too busy coding to keep up on all the blogs out there. Thankfully my better half orange does a good deal of filtering for me and points out the stuff worth reading.

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