September 2017 Archives (all archives)

September 19

Mexico City earthquake check in thread

Mexico city Mefites, please check in to let us know if you're ok after the earthquake.
posted by dhruva to MetaFilter-Related at 9:09 PM PST - 10 comments

September 18

Hurricane Maria Check-In Thread

I hate that we have to have another one of these threads. Hurricane Maria has just strengthened to Category 5 and appears to be threatening the Caribbean again, most notably Puerto Rico. Caribbean Meifites, please sound off and I hope you're all okay.
posted by PearlRose to MetaFilter-Related at 6:15 PM PST - 19 comments

September 16

Metatalktail Hour: Fall Follies/Spring Sillies

The seasons are changing, which means I want to talk about what you're up to for the next few months for fall/spring/wet season/dry season/eternal paradise of your tropical island where the seasons don't change!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:24 PM PST - 113 comments

September 15

The challenges facing today's libraries and librarians

A fifty minute interview with Jessamyn, interviewed by Lauren Sergy. Topics include why Jessamyn went to library school, diversity, employment in the library sector, pay equality, technology, and other aspects of being a contemporary librarian.
posted by Wordshore to MetaFilter-Related at 2:52 PM PST - 9 comments

September 12

Recent Ask about jogging shorts for women--possibly asked for pockets?

I read a recent ask that was about jogging leggings, or jogging shorts, or something, possibly requesting pockets, possibly not, but one of the answers linked to a great website with multicolored jogging leggings in three different lengths, and all of them featured pockets. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh to MetaFilter-Related at 4:19 PM PST - 4 comments

Reacting to threads and comments

A modest pony request. [more inside]
posted by walrus to Feature Requests at 8:23 AM PST - 147 comments

September 11

Long haul resistance

After the election we had a few posts to talk about how we are fighting back and organizing and trying to keep the world together. Now that we're half a year in, I'm sure folks have settled down to some sustainable activities to resist and or at least care for their neighbors in this new world order. I'm probably not the only one who could use some bolstering from hearing what other people are doing now that this is a long-haul struggle. So, are you still calling your congressperson? Have you been attending demonstrations? Did you join an organizing group or donate to a nonprofit? Are you getting ready to run for office or have you started an underground cell? Let's share to keep ourselves motivated and inspired.
posted by latkes to MetaFilter-Related at 11:10 AM PST - 70 comments

September 9

Obits: Not Such a Nice Guy?

When we have an obit for someone who is ... controversial, as Jerry Pournelle, what should be the mefi etiquette for either leaving the obit at all or possibly crapping it up with the bad memories and misdeeds? Feelings with regard to some people can run strong, and the reasons aren't always obvious to everyone.
posted by Bringer Tom to Etiquette/Policy at 8:07 PM PST - 209 comments

Metatalktails: Family Filk

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, secretariat wants to know what altered song lyrics people sing, especially to pets or kids.
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:35 PM PST - 148 comments

September 8

Any chance of marking Twitter links like Youtube ones?

I'm wondering if there's any interest in marking links to Twitter in the same way that we already mark links to Youtube, so that people who want to avoid them can do so more easily. [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The to Feature Requests at 8:56 AM PST - 55 comments

September 7

Duolingo Korean club

Duolingo's Korean course was just released for Android and iOS! There was a fair bit of enthusiasm for the Japanese course when nightrecordings made a MeTa about it; can we get a decent showing of MeFi Korean learners? [more inside]
posted by Panthalassa to MetaFilter-Related at 5:50 PM PST - 21 comments

September 6

"That Guy" for the Me Fi

A brief history of the Mefites who did not necessarily want to be That Guy, but dammit... [more inside]
posted by ominous_paws to MetaFilter-Related at 6:14 PM PST - 75 comments

No slPressReleases please, a scientist begs you.

Can we not link to university (or corporate) press releases for scientific discoveries. If we must do so, can we especially avoid single links? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia to Etiquette/Policy at 11:03 AM PST - 28 comments

September 5

Hurricane Irma Help, Advice and Check In

Hurricane Irma is heading towards Florida, and I thought it would be good if we had a central place for information for and about MeFites. [more inside]
posted by MexicanYenta to MetaFilter-Related at 6:04 PM PST - 256 comments

MeFi Fantasy (American) Football

Anyone up for a MeFi fantasy football league this year? [more inside]
posted by Night_owl to MetaFilter-Related at 4:31 AM PST - 31 comments

September 4

Many happy returns of the day

Happy birthday, jessamyn! Here's to you! May you have as much company, and as much cake or pie, as you want today. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 9:16 PM PST - 44 comments

September 3

Managing Music

Can we have a 'Delete' button for posts on Music? More so than other subsites, it seems that we might want, and reasonably be allowed, to manage what works we keep available there. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog to Feature Requests at 9:13 AM PST - 21 comments

September 2

Metatalktail Hour: We Are Family

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! AugustWest wants to know, do you have any unusual family traditions? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:09 PM PST - 121 comments

Burbank (L.A.) wildfire check-in

Per LAist: 5,000 Acre La Tuna Canyon Fire Burns One Home, Evacuations Continue. It's now the largest fire (by acreage) in L.A. history. It's a heavily populated area, and I know a lot of MeFites live around there, so I thought it would be good to have a post for checking in and seeing if anyone needs any help. Be safe, and try to stay cool. [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A to MetaFilter-Related at 2:00 PM PST - 23 comments

September 1

POTUS45 on Metafilter - I may have got a bit nerdy

Okay, someone made a (possibly throwaway) comment in one of the POTUS45 threads that it would be interesting to see how the comments/content of the threads had changed since the election. I got my teeth into that, and after some playing with the HTML of the threads with VBA and Access, I now have a headache. As well as that I've got a database with 48 threads, 139,882 comments (including the posts themselves as a comment), 9,230,306 words, 2,193,898 favourites and 46,692 links. Some charts and stats inside. Let me know if there's other stuff you're interested in. [more inside]
posted by MattWPBS to MetaFilter-Related at 1:49 PM PST - 109 comments

132: During Pre-Roll We Talked About The Dacia

This episode of Best of the Web, Jessamyn and I chat about MetaFilter in August, and camping, and Jess filling in, and a whole dang bunch of MetaFiltery things, as is our wont. Recorded September 1st, it runs about 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 12:57 PM PST - 31 comments

So what happened with your Ask?

Did you eat the thing? Did you dump the MF? What did your doctor/lawyer say? Did you get fired? Where did you stay on that vacation and was it what you'd hoped? Did you find those shoes/pants and if so, how were they? Did you figure out what that song/book/movie was? How did your family member take it when you spoke your peace? Did you learn about the thing? Did you find a way to make more friends? Did you lose the weight? What did you do with that money? Which charity got your donation? Did you go into therapy? Was it infected? What did your landlord say? You stopped worrying about that ex, right? What happened with your question on AskMetafilter? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown to MetaFilter-Related at 8:45 AM PST - 106 comments

How do I keep up with long political threads?

As a Brit I find the recent US political threads compelling but it is difficult to keep up with the volume of posts. Is there a way to filter such threads by the amount of favorites each post has? Or is there another good way to skim the best of such high volume threads without it being a full time job?
posted by epo to Feature Requests at 6:54 AM PST - 16 comments