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Flyover country

I get the pun, but can we cut it out with this one at last? I can't read "flyover country" without imagining some amount of dismissiveness, resignation, and even contempt on the part of the writer---and the site in general.
posted by tss at 6:04 PM Jul 22 2016 - 153 comments [13 favorites]

Examples of MetaFilter used as a platform for creative writing?

Are there any good examples of Mefites using MetaFilter threads as a space for creative writing? One example might be scarabic's infamous how to dispose of a body comment. I don't mean hoax posts, which aren't intended as "fiction".
posted by dontjumplarry at 7:56 AM Jul 26 2016 - 37 comments [11 favorites]

Curious about megathreads

We seem to be having more of them, lately, and I stress that this is not a complaint, they're fine, but I was just wondering what that reflected regarding the userbase, and don't have the infodump skills required to figure it out.
posted by Shepherd at 12:22 PM Jul 22 2016 - 30 comments [5 favorites]

"...the irrelevant, the tangential, the sidebar excursion to nowhere..."

Just wanted to give a shoutout to whoever has been keeping the "New & Noteworthy" well-stocked with excellent bits and bobs from across the MeFi world. With horrid ongoing world events and super-bad news seemingly daily, taking a moment to check out something awesome means a lot. Plus it's easy to miss cool items from across the evolving MeFiverse.
posted by Celsius1414 at 2:07 PM Jul 17 2016 - 32 comments [20 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Thanks, MeFi

I just wanted to thank MetaFilter for expanding my view of feminism and helping me become more of a feminist myself, inspired by this thread.
posted by hepta at 10:34 AM Jan 22 2015 - 103 comments [116 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

The best of Metafilter compilation*

Back in 2009 someone posted this question asking members for the posts they'd include in a Best Of Metafilter book with all the best advice from the hive mind.

But that was 7 years ago. So I'd like to ask the question again, 7 years later: Can you give me the link to the best things you've ever read here, something that actually changed your view of the world or made you a better person?
posted by Cozybee at 4:14 AM Jul 8 2016 - 32 comments [50 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Metafilter is not as inclusive as we like to think we are

So we get a front page post about Nice, we have check-ins for Belgium, but no-one here seems to care about Istanbul or other non 'Western' countries.
posted by Megami at 4:33 PM Jul 15 2016 - 371 comments [33 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Let's transcribe, MeFites!

Did you know there are transcripts available for several episodes of the Metafilter podcast? Did you know these transcripts are compiled by volunteers? Did you know that it's WAY easy to transcribe the podcast, thanks to transcription software Fanscribed? It's all true! But here's the thing: Metafilter needs your help to transcribe more episodes of the podcast!
posted by duffell at 9:42 AM Jul 14 2016 - 41 comments [22 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

A tiny General Systems Vehicle appears!

Colossal congratulations to EndsOfInvention and his wife who had a baby around midnight, GMT! Seeing as he is an all-around good guy and excellent dad, this shiny new unit has excellent general prospects.
posted by ignignokt at 7:04 PM Jul 19 2016 - 42 comments [10 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2016/2017

We Have Always Lived In The Castle. What rough beast comes slouching towards the English Premier League to be born? Is it the brash, prideful Zlatan? The wise All-Father Pep? Jose Light-Bringer? Moyes the Goblin King? Join in the annual Metafilter Fantasy Football League and cast your stones among the stars! Will the mere mortal Foxes birth a dynasty? Has Sunderland tasted enough of ash and dirt? Can the Hammers continue to climb Olympus? And what of Chelsea stirring in her Stygian pit? I saw a snake with no end devoured by a bird of flame last night, so this must be Liverpool's year.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 11:50 AM Jul 26 2016 - 4 comments [2 favorites]

The more you know, the more you can create.

There's no end to imagination in the kitchen. Given that the cookbook thread petered out over a week ago and the caramel sugar thread is currently making me wish I was in my kitchen, describe the best thing you have ever made. In pornographic detail. If you wish to add the recipe here, those that are working on "Can I Eat This?" can start up the book.
posted by Sophie1 at 9:37 AM May 17 2016 - 95 comments [35 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Are you married to someone Ask MetaFilter told you to dump?

There is a lot of DTMFA in Ask posts. Often, there's a lot of DTMFA in response to questions which involve a romantic relationship, but where the question is of the form "Who's right?" or "Where should we live?" or "Should we buy or rent?" but not "Should I D this MF?" I was just wondering: are there a lot of members who are now in marriages or other more-or-less permanent relationships with partners who've been the subject of dump-urging pileons in Ask? Or did all of you actually D the MFs as instructed?
posted by escabeche at 7:57 PM Apr 15 2015 - 119 comments [28 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

The Year of Emotional Labor

Happy one-year anniversary to the emotional labor thread! Any reports from the field on changes (big or small, temporary or permanent, concrete or otherwise) Jess Zimmerman's article and the testimonies in the thread engendered (pun intended) in your life?
posted by sallybrown at 7:41 AM Jul 15 2016 - 34 comments [19 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

A post about metatalk hasn't been deleted yet, and I wonder why

A post about how to use "Metatalk" skill to discuss communication problems and it hasn't been deleted. But I thought we could discuss why it hasn't been deleted. Communication is important, I'm just sayin'
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:47 PM May 15 2013 - 8659 comments [17 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

The RNC posts

Could we, maybe, divide-up the RNC thread into separate days?
posted by Thorzdad at 9:39 AM Jul 19 2016 - 143 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Filtering for favorited comments

Is there a Firefox extension or Greasemonkey script that will hide comments with fewer than X favorites in a thread? I want to see the best of the political threads without having to wade through thousands of comments.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:27 AM Jul 26 2016 - 13 comments [1 favorite]

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