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December 20

Protocol and Decorum

So what, if anything is the protocol for calling out advice on AskMe that is destructive, inappropriate, incorrect, or just plain bad? [more inside]

December 19

Ask The Pony Anything

I've felt uncomfortable for some time with the "AMA (Ask Me Anything)" posts at Reddit becoming such a high-profile 'thing' that they make it too easy to ignore that place's general toxicity. Then this happened and I really wasn't surprised. But I wondered "why does Reddit have a seeming monopoly on the format? Couldn't some other site do something similar, but SMARTER and MORE CIVILIZED? Someplace like... here?" (Wait... don't reject out of hand until you hear details of my proposal) [more inside]

MeFi in Randall Munroe's What If?

Ivan Fyodorovich's comment about folklore was mentioned in today's question: "What if I made a lava lamp out of real lava?".

December 17

A MeFi women's forum?

I know this might have been discussed before, but my searches didn't yield anything; I was just wondering if there is any interest in a women's or women's-interest forum discussion here on Metafilter. [more inside]

Another "help me find this thing" post

Pretty sure I originally found this through Metafilter. It was a short documentary on Youtube about 3 girls (high school students?) in the middle east documenting the harassment and threats they received for doing things like going out in public without a head scarf or driving a car. It was mostly just footage the girls filmed themselves.

December 16

Metafilter in the AV Club

JHarris's epic licensed character Christmas specials post made the Onion A.V. Club. It would have been nice if they had mentioned JHarris and not just "Metafilter" but eh.

December 15

Mefites' Choice 2014 winners, Week Two

It's week two of the December Best Post contest (reminder: please vote for the posts you like mostest via the fantastic flag*, and if you are so inclined, sign up on the Wiki to contribute a prize!) and I'd like to reveal the winners for this week. Coming in at #1 is the exhaustive history of everthing you ever wanted to know about long distance trucking post made by cwest. For his efforts, he gets a transforming flat vase from Eyebrows McGee and I'll personally buy one shirt of the poster's choice from Cotton Bureau. [more inside]

December 14

Redundancies in navigation

There are currently some links on the front page menus that seem a bit redundant. [more inside]

Intention-reception for non-native speakers

What are the go-to articles or blog posts for explaining that the intentions of the speaker do not trump feelings of the person spoken to? [more inside]

December 13

Profile Links on Mobile Devices

The number of times I've intentionally tapped the profile link of a thread poster on my phone: 0. The number of times I've accidentally tapped the profile link of a thread poster on my phone: an embarrassing amount, uncountable in modern number theory. Can we do something about that? [more inside]

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