April 2017 Archives (all archives)

April 29

Metatalktail Hour: Crouton Petting

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! This week's topic is from 1f2frfbf, who wants you to share the named inanimate objects in your lives with explanations or mysteries, as they deserve! Remember, they're conversation starters, not conversation limiters, so you can talk about any sociable/personal/sharing thing on your mind -- we're here to kibbitz! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:06 PM PST - 75 comments

April 28

looking for article on man sneaking into an event

Can't find this thread anywhere and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by knownassociate to MetaFilter-Related at 1:56 PM PST - 5 comments

Flagged as Fake

Should there be a flag category for false or misleading information? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d to Feature Requests at 8:26 AM PST - 14 comments

April 24

¯\_(?)_/¯

Greetings, Sapients! Did you know: MetaFilter has an official chat channel/room/etc.? This is a fact: IT DOES! [previously: the unofficial MetaFilter chat site] It is a very fun and interesting and wondrous place (especially when I am not there) full of assorted cute animal GIFs (especially when Metafilter's Own bread crumbs is there) and random nonsense (especially when I AM there). I promise you that we do not bite unless you sign the consent form and submit it in triplicate three weeks or greater in advance - guess how that tradition started! You will have to guess, the court records are sealed. Ha HA! Dental appliances. Please stay frosty and/or toasty, and as always, vote your preferred brand of quidnunc kid #1!
posted by Evilspork to MetaFilter-Related at 12:24 PM PST - 47 comments

Real Life Impact

Tim Carmody, posting on Kottke.org, polled about "websites that changed your life". Of the relatively small number of answers, four were from MetaFilter: [more inside]
posted by Rumple to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 AM PST - 35 comments

April 22

Metatalktail Hour: Other Science Facts

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! In honor of the March for Science, share your favorite science story or science fact! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 3:48 PM PST - 177 comments

April 15

Metatalktail Hour: Wrongness in the Kitchen

What's the weirdest/worst/dumbest/most obnoxious thing in your kitchen? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 1:09 PM PST - 305 comments

April 13

Best of the Best of the Best, Sir! With Honors, Sir!

Click on "My Profile". Click on the number to the right of "Favorited by others:". Just to the right of the phrase "Show Favorites Activity", click on the word "Popular". Copy and paste the top result into this MeTa thread (with hyperlink).
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 AM PST - 314 comments

please shorten the new post window by a few hours

I frequently find myself with time to browse, compose, and share content at about the same time of day. Multiple times it's happened that I type my stuff in, hit 'post' and get an error message that I have to wait, say, 18 more minutes, or 6 more minutes. This is mildly annoying. I suggest the post wait time be shortened from 24 hours to say, 21 hours or 23 hours.
posted by bq to Feature Requests at 9:06 AM PST - 44 comments

April 12

MeFites on Mastodon?

I'm curious about the hot new Twitter alternative--it's decentralized, it's noncommercial, it's anti-Nazi, etc. But as with all social networks, it's only as good as the people you know on it. So if you're on Mastodon, tell what you think of the service so far, and if you recommend any particular instance.
posted by Cash4Lead to MetaFilter-Related at 6:57 PM PST - 83 comments

"Most Favorited Tracks from your contacts" is A Thing

  1. Go to music.metafilter.com
  2. Check sidebars
  3. One will list "Most Favorited Tracks from your contacts"
  4. Some of these songs won't be Jingle Rock Bell (but luckily some will)
  5. Punch 'Em In The Dick!
  6. (Er, by which I mean "please comment, favourite or just enjoy listening to the best of MeFi Music")
  7. Cheers MetaFilter!
[more inside]
posted by comealongpole to MetaFilter-Related at 3:19 PM PST - 8 comments

MASTER BOOT RECORD FOUND [METAFILTER]

cortex shared some wikkid heavy synthy metal and video game covers made by Master Boot Record. Then MBR found MeFi, and answered some questions and provided some clarifications.
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter-Related at 2:02 PM PST - 5 comments

FanFare Needs a Pony

FanFare turns three years old this month and needs pretty pictures as a present. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout to Feature Requests at 9:22 AM PST - 51 comments

April 11

Twitter links broken?

For the past week or two, anytime I try to click on a link to Twitter while reading Metafilter on my phone, I get an error message. I can access Twitter directly. What gives? Anybody else have this problem?
posted by postel's law to Bugs at 9:38 PM PST - 4 comments

April Showers Bring May Flowers*

What we plant, we sow. The flowers we have during the summer can be of our choosing. How about we take from whenever this is posted until May 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue? [more inside]
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 3:25 AM PST - 32 comments

April 10

Quiet Car Dance Party

Mod Emeritus Jessamyn is stuck on a delayed Amtrak train but she seems to be ok.
posted by gwint to MetaFilter-Related at 7:53 PM PST - 41 comments

LearnedLeague roundup 2

It's been 2 1/2 years since the last "Hey, who's on LearnedLeague, and who wants to be?" post. Some folks got invited then, and some folks (like me!) got invited later, as a result of posting in that thread. Referrals for LL73 are open, so: Who's on LL, and who isn't but wants to be? [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:21 PM PST - 60 comments

April 8

Metatalktail Hour: Influential Media

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! I'm late today because I got sucked into The Andy Griffith Show with my 7-year-old, who sometimes deigns to watch old black-and-white sitcoms with me. Today's question is courtesy of frimble, what book (and/or movie and/or etc.) has influenced your life the most, for better or worse? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:11 PM PST - 103 comments

April 6

IRL post achiving pre-event

This IRL post concerns an event with a long lead time. It's been closed/archived long before the event. Should we rethink archiving posts long before the event? [I tried to use the contact form, but got some weird error page about an invalid construct]
posted by pjern to Etiquette/Policy at 7:55 AM PST - 17 comments

April 4

SLFBPs

I am not on Facebook. I'm not going to be on Facebook. When a FPP consists of a single link to a Facebook page, it's not much use to me, since FB blocks half the page with a sign-up popup. Maybe posters could warn us private persons that we'd be wasting our time clicking on the link? Thanks.
posted by Kirth Gerson to Etiquette/Policy at 12:53 AM PST - 91 comments

April 3

127: I Have No Tabs And I Must Stream

Jessamyn I are back in normal podcast business, making up for lost time after last month's Ask A Moderator show by trying to recap two months of MetaFilter despite neither of us having the time to prepare. The result: a goofy biggun at an hour and forty five minutes, covering as much as we can from February 8th through April 3rd. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 5:46 PM PST - 57 comments

April 1

Metatalktail Hour: The Requested Pony

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! This week we're hanging out in MetaFilter's new inn, The Requested Pony, from where diverse adventurers may set forth on quests. But we're just here to shoot the breeze! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 4:42 PM PST - 148 comments

The Shadow of Blueberg: A Faves & Flags adventure

Alright, Faves & Flags fans: you rolled your character, you've read the player's manual, and now you're ready to adventure. So sidle in to the local tavern and let's begin!
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 4:05 PM PST - 456 comments

Introducing the Faves & Flags roleplaying system

We've received a large volume of user complaints in the last few months about performance issues with our current version of reality, and so today we're rolling out some fantasy instead to see if that can help take the strain off. Please help us beta test this new initiative with the Faves & Flags Character Sheet Generator. Want more detail? Check out what little remains of the original game manual (or a more legible and screen-reader friendly OCR version here). [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 1:30 PM PST - 600 comments