On Nov. 6th, 2012 we set up a space for MetaFilter members to discuss US election results in real-time (MeTa thread
). We're leaving it running on a trial basis.
The chat server uses the Jabber/XMPP
protocol. The easiest way to try it out is to visit chat.metafilter.com
in your browser.
Log in with your MetaFilter username, formatted as a Jabber ID:
A few caveats: Use all lowercase for your Jabber ID, even if your Metafilter username contains uppercase letters. If your username contains spaces or punctuation, you'll need to escape
those characters. So a name like Example User
would login using
You can also connect with various Jabber clients that support group chat. These include Adium
, or Spark
. On an iPhone, JabberB
both work with the MeFi chat server. Android users can try Xabber
. If you use an alternate client, you'll need to know the name of the group chat room:
You can join that room once you're connected to the chat server.
(MetaFilter Chat is different from MetaChat
, which is an independent site.)
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