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15 years of Metafilter (Blue) in graphics

Here is a collection of graphics about the evolution of user engagement (posting, commenting) on the Blue (data from the infodump, 15 June 2015).
posted by elgilito at 12:31 PM Jun 29 2015 - 352 comments [41 favorites]

Should we just stop posting topics that involve weightloss issues?

It's weird for me to post one of these about my own FPP. But I have noticed a pattern of every post that discusses weight loss/obesity/medical issues (regardless of the context) devolving into people talking about how yeah, bad stuff happens, but you really should lose weight, you know! And then people describing why no, really, they can't or have trouble, and being generally disbelieved, and it all goes downhill. This is a pointless and unpleasant discussion. But we always end up there instead of discussing the underlying political/sociological issues or what have you. I think there's a lot to be said about healthcare, sexism, and how we treat fat people and fatness in that post. But...that's mostly not what happened.
posted by emjaybee at 2:50 PM Jun 28 2015 - 368 comments [29 favorites]

#loveWins #mefi

In light of the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling and the explosion of marriages, proposals, officiating proposals, I'm excited to hear about any mefites who are getting married or officiating! I've seen pictures all over twitter, but I'd love to share in the happiness this brings to our own little corner of the internet.
posted by boo_radley at 2:40 PM Jun 26 2015 - 85 comments [26 favorites]

The Light! It Burns!

Could an option be added to automatically enable Dark Mode?
posted by GlassHeart at 4:18 PM Jun 29 2015 - 70 comments [10 favorites]

Welcome to the world, cabinbaby!

Join me in extending big congratulations to cabingirl on the birth of her little cabingirl! Fiona Claire arrived yesterday morning and everyone's doing great.
posted by clavicle at 11:37 AM Jun 28 2015 - 44 comments [7 favorites]

Tell me your weirdest, most niche interest!

I see a lot of people who say they're intimidated by posting FPPs because they're pretty sure no one else would be interested in what they find cool. I'm curious now: what kinds of niche interests and hobbies do you guys have? Tell me your nerdiest, most obscure pet fascinations!
posted by sciatrix at 7:47 PM Jul 2 2015 - 110 comments [7 favorites]

State of Metafilter, and funding update

It’s been a busy year on Metafilter, with some big changes over the last twelve months.  Some of the hardest changes were the result of the financial difficulties that came to a head last May with significant staffing cuts.  And the best thing to happen for the site was the tremendous outpouring of generosity from Metafilter’s members in response to that financial crisis, through voluntary funding of Metafilter.  

I want to thank all of you again for your support, and give you an update on where site finances are now, how funding has helped, and how we’re trying to make it easier to support the site in a way that works well for you—including a new alternative to PayPal.
posted by cortex at 9:40 AM Jun 8 2015 - 222 comments [272 favorites (6 in the last 7 days)]

Seeking AskMe clean jokes threads

I seem to remember a thread where someone was asking for clean jokes to tell their grandma. I found the thread with clean jokes for 9-year-olds, the one with clean jokes for the office party, and the one with dirty jokes for grandma, but nothing with clean jokes for grandma. Does a clean jokes for grandma thread exist, or is my memory conflating it out of the others?
posted by matildaben at 9:17 AM Jun 22 2015 - 30 comments [15 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

Flight of the (MeFi) Navigator

I'm having some issues with the super nifty MeFi Navigator userscript.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:44 PM Jun 24 2015 - 68 comments [8 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

How do *you* pronounce 'MeFi'?

Hi MeFites. After many years of overthinking a plate of beans, I made a thing! I'm pleased to share my PhD dissertation about MetaFilter with you all. A simple question of how we pronounce our own nickname has unfolded into many years of research. This time spent would not have been as enriching or meaningful to me and to the field of sociolinguistics without the support and enthusiasm of my fellow MeFites. I say I made a thing, but really, you made this. Thank you.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:49 AM Apr 3 2015 - 185 comments [179 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

40 things to do before you're 40 - a follow-up

Back in February, I asked the hive mind for their ideas for 40 things to do before you're 40 for a friend of mine. I wanted to say thanks...
posted by girlgenius at 9:01 PM Jun 19 2015 - 18 comments [51 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Camp NanoWrimo - the easier NanoWrimo

Calling all writers, trying-to-write-writers, and Nanoers - The July Camp NanoWrimo starts on the 1st of July. For all those who have tried Nano and failed (sometimes epically) maybe this will work better for you.
posted by marienbad at 7:10 AM Jun 24 2015 - 48 comments [15 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Are original field recordings of natural sounds OK on MeFi Music?

I could not find anything specific concerning this in the FAQ. However, since field recordings of nature/city soundscapes may not meet the traditional definition of a "music composition", I wanted to get some clarification.
posted by nightrecordings at 4:57 PM Jun 21 2015 - 34 comments [7 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Hive Mind Aggregator

After making two of my three most commonly recommended recommendations yesterday over in Ask, I was thinking it could be cool to come together and post here, in one place, all of the most useful things we've come across and the things that we find ourselves repeating thread after thread. Maybe someone will find something worthwhile here they never thought they needed!
posted by phunniemee at 8:13 AM Jun 4 2015 - 175 comments [141 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Friends! Countrypeople! Lend me your Pets.

They say that cats rule the internet - is there proof that they rule Metafilter? Mefites, show us your pets!
posted by Deoridhe at 7:18 PM May 14 2015 - 222 comments [41 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Too Much False Rape?

Lately, I feel like there have been a lot of FPPs concerning false rape and related topics in the past few weeks. In addition to the one today , we had one on Emma Sulkowicz recently centered around an article arguing for the innocence of her rapist, one on a highly dramatic "false rape" trial in Toronto as well as a similar situation in Stanford, and one on an article arguing against more proactive approaches to campus rape.
posted by Conspire at 12:14 PM Feb 20 2015 - 1389 comments [35 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Bad deletions

I have seen at least three really great posts on the NAACP situation deleted in the past few days. I guess there's a new Metafilter policy on this, but can the mods explain their reasoning? It doesn't seem, to me, to be newsfilter or "weird lady" filter, since the deleted posts have very good context and interesting depth.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 2:06 PM Jun 14 2015 - 1669 comments [14 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Insulting Comments on Minority Beliefs

I'm not sure if this is the right way to go about this, but I wanted to express that I'm pretty shocked at this thread on Etsy banning Wiccan items going on right now.
posted by Sangermaine at 12:58 PM Jun 19 2015 - 328 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Deleted Posts Pony Please

So, I've been striking out lately on getting my posts to stay up on the Blue. Not complaining, but it would be good to see the deletion reason. Sadly, I can't get the deleted post script to work on my (Safari) browser, or for that matter on Chrome. I really don't want to have to return to Firefox, which I hate only slightly less than IE. We have the automatic memail when a post goes up. Is it possible to get a nice pony that sends a memail with the deletion reason when the post goes down? Thanks much.
posted by bearwife at 3:36 PM Jun 23 2015 - 78 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Ajax was a horse, and horses are like ponies, right?

Suggestion for the process of completing an Ask question with 'Mark as Resolved'.
posted by Evilspork at 2:20 PM Jul 2 2015 - 14 comments [1 favorite]

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