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Because we are having great fun in this thread sharing links to cool purse sites, and we have been talking about the Meaning Of Purses, and in the past we have done desks: What purse do you carry, and what story does it tell about you? LINKS OR PICS PLZ. What important things does it carry? Gentlemen, you are welcome to share your manbags or fancy wallets, but you must agree to ooh and ahh over purses. This is a place of PURSE ADMIRATION, not judgment or scorn.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:45 AM Jul 22 2014 - 395 comments [76 favorites]

Today we're releasing a spot for discussing plans for TV and Movie watching (stuff like the Horror Film Club, the Summer camp series, etc) by adding a discussion area to FanFare called FanFare Talk. We're also adding the ability for new posts in the Movies section to be added by members instead of just me for the last couple months of testing. Both discussion posts and movie posts will need to be approved before going up, as TV shows still are moderated. The front page of FanFare has been updated to show the titles of recent Talk posts along with a new tab in the upper right to get to all the discussion posts.
posted by mathowie at 9:22 AM Jul 18 2014 - 48 comments [11 favorites]

As of yesterday there is an Also On option for IFTTT. If you use the service, please consider adding IFTTT to your profile page. If you are also creating MetaFilter-related "recipes" then please consider sharing them on the wiki. Thanks for adding this useful service to the list, pb!
posted by terrapin at 7:04 AM Jul 24 2014 - 41 comments [10 favorites]

There has been some concern that some of the recent FFPs about state-level same sex marriage legalization have been relatively thin. For the states where legal SSM is still pending, prewriting draft text and collecting links to background information would help us create more substantial FPPs that could still be posted in a timely manner as soon a ruling is issued or a law is passed. To this end, all interested MeFites are invited to use these MetaFilter wiki pages to collaborate on future FPPs for each state.
posted by Jacqueline at 11:18 PM Jul 19 2014 - 29 comments [8 favorites]

Ok, so I work for a Public Access television station. I am finally getting to the point where I have time, and a possible team of people to help me produce my own show for our channels. While brainstorming for ideas, or whenever I am just out walking and thinking to myself, I often find myself mulling over the many myriad of things that I have learned over the years of reading Metafilter, and how much I can definitely credit the users of Metafilter for enlightening me on many subjects that are often either overlooked in the mainstream media, or are contentious current social issues that many times require them to be unpacked and explained through either individual personal experience, or through often very engaging discussions with participants from all walks of life, many times with input from actual experts in the subjects that are discussed. So my idea was to make each show based around some of the fantastic posts that I have found on Metafilter, and I would like to use some of the information that users have provided.
posted by daq at 2:50 PM Jul 18 2014 - 16 comments [5 favorites]

During the initial discussions surrounding FanFare back in March, some talk was had regarding adding books and other reading to the subsite at some future time. It was noted in passing that there is a two-year dormant MetaFilter Goodreads Group. I'm curious about moving forward on one of these options and would like to solicit opinions from the group.
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:37 AM Jul 23 2014 - 41 comments [5 favorites]

The last Nintendo console friend code swap we had was back in 2012. Well the Wii-U is out now, and it's finally gotten an ultra-popular game out for it (MK8), so let's do the swappy thing. 3DS/2DS users also welcome, for those games that take advantage of the recently-added Nintendo Network ID functionality on those systems.
posted by JHarris at 11:19 PM Jul 19 2014 - 29 comments [4 favorites]

I'm seeing a lot of great comments on the blue lately; I mark them as favorites, of course, but sometimes I flag them as "Fantastic". However, the commenter doesn't receive this feedback.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:27 PM Jul 17 2014 - 78 comments [3 favorites]

MeFi Diplomacy 2014 round 2 is now open for participants. If you'd like to take part, go to PlayDiplomacy and search for game 86044. Specs about the game inside.
posted by jbickers at 5:05 PM Jul 18 2014 - 59 comments [3 favorites]

I'm issuing the July Women's Challenge - can we get 90 extra FPPs by women in one month?
posted by viggorlijah at 7:29 AM Jun 30 2014 - 646 comments [81 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

MetaFilter is a long-running site with plenty of long-time members, but it's always stayed fresh through a slow and steady influx of new users to add new perspectives and replace those who've left. With the recent slump in Google traffic, we should consider ways to more actively promote the site elsewhere, in order to maintain this healthy growth and make sure the site and its values do not become complete unknowns to newer generations of web users. In that spirit, I've acquired the subreddit /r/MetaFilter and given it a fabulous CSS makeover with loads of informative links on MeFi history and culture.
posted by Rhaomi at 5:56 PM Jul 14 2014 - 87 comments [18 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

There is no tin. There is no box. Nothing is written on them.
posted by crunchland at 7:28 AM Apr 10 2012 - 299 comments [16 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?
Exploring the pristine ruins of Second Life and other online spaces
LAURA E. HALLJUL 13 2014, 6:55 AM ET
posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 11:35 PM Jul 15 2014 - 8 comments [7 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Is there a "hide" button for Metafilter posts?
posted by sparklemotion at 11:13 AM Jul 17 2014 - 26 comments [5 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

I had a comment deleted calling the recent Florida decision a weak FPP. I'm happy to have the mods quote my comment, it included the word 'circlejerk'. I contacted the mods and was told "You are welcome to skip threads you aren't interested in". That's.....not cool.
posted by BlerpityBloop at 1:03 PM Jul 17 2014 - 376 comments [4 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

I don't like the "does what it says on the tin" phrase, such as employed by this recent post. Mostly, I just feel like it's overused. There have, however, been posts where I didn't understand what they were about and the description that it "does what it says on the tin" did not help. I think we can come up with better descriptions. For example, in this post, maybe a pull-quote of a helpful tip or something.
posted by Galaxor Nebulon at 8:06 AM Jul 21 2014 - 252 comments [2 favorites]

In this recently deleted post we're told to go to the most recent I/P thread. Couldn't there be a link to the thread in the deletion? I'm not sure where exactly to go, particularly if it doesn't appear in the first page of the popular posts tab.
posted by leotrotsky at 10:41 AM Jul 21 2014 - 39 comments [2 favorites]

I waded into the discussion with a comment that I thought was asking for some help understanding the argument of the article under discussion. Can it be improved, or should I not have posted at all?
posted by tew at 1:36 PM Jul 17 2014 - 117 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Registration for The Greatest Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen is open for one more week. Teams are comprised from members worldwide. A Metafilter team would me mighty indeed. Anyone want to play?
posted by Lou Stuells at 8:32 PM Jul 14 2014 - 37 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Mefite Paul-Olivier Dehaye’s three-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) at Coursera, "Teaching Goes Massive: New Skills Required" 'reportedly launched on June 23 without controversy. The course targeted people in higher education who felt “threatened,” “lost” or “unprepared technology-wise,” -- a MOOC for MOOC skeptics, in other words.' And then the mindfuck began. Inside Higher Ed notes that in trying to figure out what is going on, someone uncovered a handful of comments he made on MeFi related to the project.
posted by zarq at 7:06 AM Jul 16 2014 - 70 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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