Who We Are

MetaFilter is one of the web's longest-running online communities; we've been operating since 1999, with a reputation for thoughtful and varied discussion and an exceptional dedication to attentive moderation and community management. We've been focused for twenty years now on fulfilling the web's potential to bring people together and create genuine, vibrant, good-hearted community spaces.

The site is run by a small team of paid professionals—six full- and part-time moderators and one tech person—providing round-the clock moderation for a community of thousands of daily active members and a broad readership.

Help Us Become Fully Independent

We're currently funded by a mix of advertising income and direct financial support from folks in the MetaFilter community. As web ad revenue has steadily declined over the years, that community support has become increasingly central to the site's financial stability.

Our goal is to move to a wholly community-funded model. As of late 2018, our community funding was about $16,000/month; our current operating budget is about $35,000/month. Closing that gap will allow us to operate with complete financial independence.

You can help us achieve that goal. If you're a member of MetaFilter present past or future, or an occasional reader, or just someone who believes in the importance of an independent and non-toxic web, your support will make a difference in helping this unique online community sustain itself. Thank you for whatever support you can provide.

– Josh "cortex" Millard, owner and moderator

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