Frequently Asked Questions

This is a single FAQ from the MetaFilter FAQ.

What is My Mefi? What is My Ask?

My Mefi (a tab on the Metafilter front page), and My Ask (a tab on the AskMetafilter page), are customizable views of the sites. For both, you can choose tags or categories you are interested in, and then the My Mefi or My Ask tab will show you only the posts or questions related to the subjects you chose. You can also exclude posts or questions according to tags/categories you choose, and MyMefi or MyAsk will show you a view of the site with those posts or questions removed.

To get started, go to either tab, and it will have a link to your Preferences page where you can set up which tags and categories you're interested in. For example, you could set up a Mefi page that only shows you posts about art and food, or a version of AskMe that includes everything but relationship questions. You can always change your preferences later, too.

Fair warning: tagging is (mostly) done by posters, it's not automated. So filtering by tags depends to some extent on how consistent posters are in tagging their posts. Even using MyMefi you may run into cases where a post doesn't get filtered as you wanted.
(tags: ) December 10, 2012 - back to questions