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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).
posted by cortex at 1:30 PM Apr 1 2017 - 596 comments [109 favorites (8 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: Wrongness in the Kitchen

What's the weirdest/worst/dumbest/most obnoxious thing in your kitchen?
posted by LobsterMitten at 1:09 PM Apr 15 2017 - 300 comments [8 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: Other Science Facts

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! In honor of the March for Science, share your favorite science story or science fact!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 3:48 PM Apr 22 2017 - 84 comments [4 favorites]

Can we try being respectful to members from poor and rural areas too?

One of the things MeFi does not do well is Southern and rural states. Specifically, there's a definite tendency for members to derail threads or comments about the South with snide jokes or hyperbolic suggestions dehumanizing rural people and/or Southern or Appalachian people in the US. Even otherwise good comments often have nasty potshot asides buried within them.
posted by sciatrix at 8:49 AM Nov 13 2015 - 256 comments [89 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

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 at 9:09 AM Apr 13 2017 - 306 comments [15 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

State of MetaFilter, 2017

Heya, folks, it's time (and then some!) for a State of MetaFilter post. I want to give everybody an update on how the site is doing financially, and catch y'all up on the major goings-on in both the business and community aspects of MetaFilter in the time since the last State of MeFi post.

The very short version: it's been a weird couple years out there in the world; we've hired a couple staff and wished pb well; and things are financially pretty stable, thanks in significant part to the ongoing generosity of the MetaFilter community whose contributions continue to represent a vital chunk of the site's operating revenue. But come on inside for a much less short version!
posted by cortex at 8:26 AM Mar 22 2017 - 148 comments [237 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

The Annotated Emotional Labor Post!

I saw this on The Mary Sue, referring to this document which has the thread, annotated. The original being here.
posted by mephron at 7:46 PM Jan 6 2016 - 745 comments [153 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

holdkris99's death was a hoax.

So, we were lied to. The good news is that holdkris99 is fine, rather than dead. He's also banned, his wife's (?) account is banned, and they're not welcome back to Metafilter, ever.
posted by cortex at 12:03 PM May 22 2012 - 1331 comments [137 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]


Recent on the blue, there have been a perceived recent spate of posts which highlight gender inequalities. I decided I would try to approach these with an open mind, but am immediately drawn into the more contrary (and in my opinion, incorrect) comments.
posted by Debaser626 at 11:54 AM Sep 6 2013 - 360 comments [30 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Quiet Car Dance Party

Mod Emeritus Jessamyn is stuck on a delayed Amtrak train but she seems to be ok.
posted by gwint at 7:53 PM Apr 10 2017 - 41 comments [14 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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 at 6:57 PM Apr 12 2017 - 68 comments [9 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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?
posted by hippybear at 3:25 AM Apr 11 2017 - 32 comments [8 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Did the MeFi Marriages begin by MeFi Mail or meetup?

Did the MeFi Marriages begin by MeFi Mail or meetup?
posted by Joe Beese at 2:09 PM Feb 25 2011 - 83 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Why doesn't MetaFilter use SSL by default for everyone?

It's opt-in for members, but why not use it by default for everyone?
posted by gorcha at 11:12 AM Sep 16 2016 - 52 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

"Most Favorited Tracks from your contacts" is A Thing

  1. Go to
  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!

posted by comealongpole at 3:19 PM Apr 12 2017 - 8 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

FanFare Needs a Pony

FanFare turns three years old this month and needs pretty pictures as a present.
posted by gusottertrout at 9:22 AM Apr 12 2017 - 51 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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 at 9:06 AM Apr 13 2017 - 43 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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