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Say hello to our new tech person, frimble!

I'm pleased to announce that we have found a new tech person to pick up the reins pb's setting down; I'm doubly pleased that it has worked out to be a member of the MetaFilter community, our very own frimble. Come say hello!
posted by cortex at 11:05 AM May 27 2016 - 116 comments [24 favorites]

Wrestling Entrance Theme Music MetaTalk

Because I'm tired of having this come up in EVERY SINGLE politics thread: If you were a professional wrestler, what would be your entrance music be? More granularly: what would it be if you were A) a Face, and B) a Heel? Which would you prefer to be? Which do you think you'd be more likely to be? Let's hash this out right now.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:00 PM May 26 2016 - 81 comments [11 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 - 94 comments [31 favorites (7 in the last 7 days)]

Slack Blog discovers Ask v Guess

Slack blog on Ask v Guess Culture in the Office. Link to the original thread in the first paragraph, along with a clarifying interview with Metafilter's own tangerine. The author of the post appears to be someone who has some familiarity with Metafilter community norms.
posted by matildaben at 3:19 PM May 26 2016 - 30 comments [7 favorites]

So, who all is in the MetaFilter Caucus?

We're your top prime cut of MeFi, We're your choice! Who here has run for office, and/or been elected, or is running for office on Metafilter? How has Metafilter affected or influenced your campaign platform, if at all?
posted by Cookiebastard at 10:05 AM May 22 2016 - 46 comments [6 favorites]

The role of libraries in a democracy

Renegade Librarian Jessamyn West On Information, Access And Democracy is a Vermont Public Radio interview with MeFi's own award-winning former mod (and moss enthusiast).
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:46 PM May 19 2016 - 15 comments [17 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

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 - 223 comments [272 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]


I wanted to follow up on the Russian human trafficking story that unfolded here in 2010.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:33 AM Jun 5 2012 - 251 comments [161 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

You do it HOW?!

Yesterday I was trying to explain the great top sheet/no top sheet schism to a friend and it occurred to me that there should be a page on the metafilter wiki that lists all the threads that have exposed the shocking practices of our fellow Metafilterians.
posted by MsMolly at 6:02 PM Apr 3 2016 - 355 comments [128 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Direct your gopher client to gopher://

You (well, jessamyn) asked for it, and we (well, pb) delivered: after fifteen years of downtime, the MetaFilter gopher server is back.
posted by cortex at 11:26 AM Feb 24 2016 - 160 comments [113 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]


Inspired by Greg Nog's comment in an earlier MeTa, I want to suggest Keep MeFi Weird May.
posted by griphus at 9:58 AM Apr 29 2016 - 237 comments [99 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Dear AskMe: Thanks.

I don't know y'all's addresses so I'm sending my thank-you note c/o MetaTalk.
posted by headnsouth at 8:15 PM Jun 11 2013 - 41 comments [96 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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 - 483 comments [48 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Impressive. Most impressive.

I was having feelings about cheese the other night and remembered that time I asked a seemingly hopeless question that you wonderful people were able to answer. It feels like it's been a while since we had a success stories round-up! Please take a moment to share the most impossible solved ID questions you've come across. The vaguer and less detail-rich the better!
posted by phunniemee at 9:19 AM May 11 2016 - 101 comments [15 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Content blocking websites are garbage and should be flagged.

A recent FPP is completely unviewable. I tried - it blocks me from viewing, demanding an email address and agreeing to a complicated TOS just to RTFA. Websites like wapo, wired, telegraph, etc are actually impossible to view for many users, and I am surprised that links to them are allowed in FPPs.
posted by special agent conrad uno at 11:32 AM May 14 2016 - 101 comments [8 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Mystery Hunter? But I hardly know 'er!

Are there any MeFites out there who participate in the MIT Mystery Hunt?
posted by Diagonalize at 2:05 PM Jan 17 2011 - 42 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

MeFi Callendar of (Unofficial) Events

As December 26 is Zelda Day, thanks to the convergence of four Zelda-related posts on Dec 27, 2010, so do I dub May 19 "Happy Nappy Day" thanks to the three bed-related posts yesterday (1, 2, 3) plus my straggler today. What are other days of semi-renown on MetaFilter?
posted by filthy light thief at 8:19 AM May 20 2016 - 1062 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Fanfare Pony / Feature Addition request

I know that Fanfare currently supports TV Shows, Books, Movies, and Podcasts, but is there any chance - or indeed any demand - for it to also support regular Youtube Webseries / Channels?
posted by Faintdreams at 3:52 PM May 23 2016 - 18 comments [1 favorite]

"This is all we are" - Goodbye, Wolof

Bassist extraordinaire, author/translator, lover of France, China, Oz, literature and cinema (with a PhD to boot), beloved father, husband, friend, and "big cat of cat family" (to a fluffy black cat), Wolof has passed away.
posted by fraula at 1:34 PM May 27 2016 - 109 comments [1 favorite]

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