June 01, 2002

Look who made the Shiftlist (in the latest issue of Shift Magazine):

"MetaFilter's Matt Haughey must be tired of getting ripped off by every two-bit would-be community site, because now he's biting himself. Originated by seven MeFi members with the help of Haughey, SportsFilter is all the fun of a locker room, minus the giddy towel-snapping."

posted by jacknose to navel gazing at 12:24 PM - 15 comments

We are number 3 in . . . SHIFT'S TOP 20 20 sites we love by Kevin Siu

posted by jacknose at 03:44 PM on June 01

Dammit, there goes my proposed SportsFilter tag line: "come for the discussion, stay for the giddy towel-snapping."

posted by insomnyuk at 07:23 PM on June 01

Every time I see this post, I misread it as "look who made the Shitlist ..."

posted by rcade at 02:04 PM on June 02

Heh, me too. At first I was worried it was an indictment of one of the SportsFilter members.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:09 PM on June 02

is this the time to admit i was scared to take off my baltimore colts UnderRoos(©) in the locker room? in other words: is "all the fun of a locker room" a compliment or sarcasm?

posted by danostuporstar at 08:54 AM on June 03

A compliment, but I'm still curious to know why...Does Matt know someone, or have some sort of clout, to bring about this recognition?

posted by BlueTrain at 01:19 PM on June 03

Shift digs Haughey. They named him one of their 25 most interesting Web personalities not long ago.

posted by rcade at 01:40 PM on June 03

BlueTrain, I've never met and seldom emailed with anyone at Shift. I have no idea where their admiration of my work came from, but they do seem to follow everything I do (they mentioned me as the designer of the Creative Commons site). I think they glommed onto MetaFilter quite a while ago and used it for finding story leads and links for their shift list, and when I linked back to them one day, they probably got some traffic out of it.

posted by mathowie at 02:03 PM on June 03

I apologize if I seemed to imply anything. I was simply curious about the connection.

posted by BlueTrain at 02:25 PM on June 03

With any luck, it'll attract a few more people to the site. It hasn't quite reached critical mass yet, with people providing enough comments.

posted by salmacis at 05:48 PM on June 04

It hasn't quite reached critical mass yet may be true, but i've been away for awhile and now am noticing a big difference in participation level. congrats guys, things are really shaping up.

posted by danostuporstar at 08:55 AM on June 05

may be true, but i've been away for awhile and now am noticing a big difference in participation level. congrats guys, things are really shaping up. I think the World Cup has a lot to do with it. After the World Cup has been won, and the NHL and NBA playoffs have run their course, there won't be that much left. There'll probably be a lull again in the summer.

posted by mkn at 02:10 PM on June 05

What about the WNBA?

posted by jacknose at 02:49 PM on June 05

I'm here because of the Shift article, and towel-snapping my monitor just isn't as fun... :(

posted by smithers at 04:36 PM on June 05

Do you think it's because your monitor doesn't squeal? (BTW, smithers, welcome.)

posted by jacknose at 04:47 PM on June 05

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