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With cortex's permission, I am opening a MetaTalk thread to find fellow MeFites on Tumblr.
posted by tzikeh at 10:15 AM Aug 24 2014 - 149 comments [32 favorites (15 in the last 7 days)]
Sometime within the last couple of years there was either a post or a comment linking to a really terrific Soviet cartoon about the difficulties of making a movie in the USSR....
posted by Frowner at 12:12 PM Aug 27 2014 - 4 comments [13 favorites]
Ok, so a couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of IRL posts
pointing out that I wanted to meet Mefites on a loosely-defined 'New England vacation'. Holy shit, guys!
posted by pjern at 1:26 AM Aug 25 2014 - 23 comments [39 favorites (11 in the last 7 days)]
Lofi is showing a cold fusion error if you are not logged in.
posted by Jim Jones at 11:19 PM Feb 13 2005 - 15 comments [157 favorites (8 in the last 7 days)]
I never got a chance to thank my fellow Chicago MeFites for going above and beyond the call of duty in celebrating MetaFilter's 15th Anniversary. Did you know we had 29 straight days of meetups
in July? Here's just some of the stuff we did:
posted by eamondaly at 12:35 PM Aug 25 2014 - 28 comments [22 favorites (8 in the last 7 days)]
I have noticed an increasing trend on MeFi, especially relating to issues of feminism, gender relations, etc, that threads quickly divide into us vs. them camps, where the "us" camp is defined by strong outrage and criticism, and the them camp is everyone else. This is problematic enough, but what then naturally occurs is any sort of deviation or criticism of anyone in the "us" tent immediately casts one into the "them" tent, and attacks that the person is pro-rape, in favor of abusing women, just the same as everyone else, etc. etc.
posted by crayz at 4:22 PM Sep 1 2014 - 62 comments [6 favorites]
In the recent Mefi thread
about LearnedLeague, we had a decent number of joint members. I thought I'd create a space where we could say hello!
posted by Lemurrhea at 6:08 PM Aug 26 2014 - 72 comments [5 favorites]
Congratulations to Metroid Baby
on the birth of their son at 1:12 this morning. The father reports: "He is healthy and the mother is healthy. Both are champions! More details later!"
posted by Ian A.T. at 7:36 AM Aug 12 2014 - 113 comments [35 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
Any Mefites getting Superbetter?
posted by moira at 5:10 PM Oct 16 2012 - 44 comments [17 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
The level of naked bigotry in the comments to this thread
is absolutely appalling to me. Is it really okay on MetaFilter to flat out claim that transfolk are just making it up?
posted by Proofs and Refutations at 7:25 PM Feb 28 2013 - 951 comments [13 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
Since a great deal of us have joined Newsblur, let's get connected to each other.
posted by reenum at 6:35 PM Mar 16 2013 - 61 comments [10 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
I can't seem to locate a thread I read here once about an impossible riddle or logic puzzle. I don't recall the riddle itself except that it was math-related, and the answers were multiple choice series of percentages: 50%, 25%, 10%, etc. The ensuing metafilter meltdown over the answer was highly entertaining, but I foolishly didn't mark it as a favorite, and now my searches are coming up empty. Can anyone help?
posted by backwards compatible at 10:29 AM Aug 20 2014 - 56 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
I recall seeing a comment within the past few months that I am 97% sure was on Metafilter and am trying to hunt down--details are so hazy that I am having trouble searching/Googling. It was about an African-American woman from the late part of the 19th Century or early part of the 20th Century who was an early advocate for civil rights and who is largely overlooked but who has an interesting history. Possibly framed in a "she totally kicked ass" kind of way in said comment. Notably, she managed to get an advanced degree/degrees at a time when that was systemically very challenging. Ring any bells? Know it isn't much to go on.
posted by HonoriaGlossop at 1:15 PM Aug 18 2014 - 16 comments [6 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
What's the origin of the term "eponysterical"?
posted by misha at 1:43 PM Jun 19 2007 - 85 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]
A couple of years ago--or maybe longer--there was a post and discussion about how early Hillary Clinton had to get up in the morning, to attend to her hair and makeup, versus how early Obama had to get up, during the 2008 primary. I think it was a discussion of a magazine article. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? I've searched and can't find it.
posted by Ollie at 7:08 AM Aug 27 2014 - 5 comments [1 favorite]
I've been doing wins pools for the last year and love them. Does anyone in MeFi want to join me?
posted by reenum at 5:08 PM Aug 28 2014 - 15 comments [1 favorite]
I'm too lazy to go back and delete the title pun. Anyway, this deleted post
is clearly a spectacle of horror. But I don't think it's *only* a spectacle of horror. When I heard about this incident, I thought the particulars of the event had the potential to add something new to the gun control discussion in the US. And I think the Metafolk could have handled the discussion. I can understand why some topics, ripe though they may be for nuanced & thoughtful debate, are often off-limits (Palestine e.g.). But I didn't think we got that wild on the gun violence posts. Am I wrong?
posted by univac at 3:18 AM Sep 1 2014 - 89 comments [1 favorite]
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