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Does he or doesn't he? Only his hairdresser knows for sure.

After a two year long campaign of awesome dog posts (40), Johnny Wallflower finally overcomes his obvious Pro-Dog Agenda and finally makes a cat post today. But wait, Johnny Wallflower has also posted about cats you say. Perhaps, but do a paltry 30 cat posts even count? In my heart of hearts I do not believe that Johnny Wallflower has an Obvious Anti-Cat Bias. I have come to believe that he reached Peak Cat on his first time up at bat. How are you going to keep them on the farm once they've seen Liquid Cats?
posted by ActingTheGoat at 11:30 PM May 23 2017 - 20 comments [10 favorites]

Adding mltshp and Ravelry support to profile page Social Apps

We're celebrating the launch of mltshp by adding it to the Social Apps options on profile pages (and deprecating mlkshk). While we're at it, we're also adding Ravelry support finally. Details inside!
posted by cortex at 1:17 PM May 18 2017 - 28 comments [8 favorites]

Harry Potter digest-sized fanfic blog with lesser characters?

Someone posted a blog here on MeTa a few years(?) ago that was a series of short fictions on lesser HP characters like Goyle and Lee Jordan and how their lives went after the Battle of Hogwarts. Goyle was a petty criminal turned boxer and Lee Jordan was in a boring desk job instead of a play-by-play announcer like he'd always dreamed of doing. What was that called? Thanks in advance.
posted by ostranenie at 3:42 PM May 16 2017 - 15 comments [14 favorites (6 in the last 7 days)]

Making room for pronouns on the profile page

We've decided to move forward on an idea that's come up in MetaTalk previously: adding an explicit spot for pronouns on MeFi user profile pages. It's a small change: we've tweaked the free-form "Gender" field to "Gender and/or pronouns".
posted by cortex at 11:24 AM May 15 2017 - 110 comments [43 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: Brand Loyalty

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's prompt is from lyssabee, who has used Cherry Chapstick for 30 years: What brands are you extra loyal to? Remember, they're conversation starters, not limiters, so talk about whatever's on your mind!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 4:40 PM May 20 2017 - 208 comments [3 favorites]

Need some profile inspiration

My profile so far is really threadbare. I want to make it more interesting but I don't know what to do! Do you have any favourite profiles that'd make good inspiration?
posted by divabat at 4:53 PM May 21 2017 - 24 comments [3 favorites]

AskMe Has Changed My Life

Back on April 20--three full weeks ago--I saw this AskMe about Sherlock/Watson fanfic, and idly clicked on it. Then I followed a few links, because why not? I'm a curious sort of person.
posted by not that girl at 2:21 PM May 12 2013 - 186 comments [52 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

What a tangled web we weave

yourcelf's snazzy new GraphFi bookmarklet makes catching up with long threads a breeze.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:53 AM Mar 16 2011 - 70 comments [44 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Real Life Impact

Tim Carmody, posting on, polled about "websites that changed your life". Of the relatively small number of answers, four were from MetaFilter:
posted by Rumple at 11:16 AM Apr 24 2017 - 35 comments [24 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

For the love of God, Montserrat!

If you noticed a subtle font change on MetaFilter in the Modern theme in the last day or so, you're not hallucinating: one of the web fonts we use, Montserrat, got tweaked by its designer in a way that's affected us and a ton of other websites. Come inside for some details!
posted by cortex at 9:15 AM Feb 10 2017 - 96 comments [22 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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 - 190 comments [18 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

This needs to be a ten hour YouTube video loop

In which a community website moderator and artist of some repute cleans up a stencil -based work and OH GOD THIS IS SO SATISFYING. Recent works by the same artist include fractal images, cubes, and more peeling.
posted by Wordshore at 9:02 AM May 13 2017 - 22 comments [10 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Flagged as Fake

Should there be a flag category for false or misleading information?
posted by Chris4d at 8:26 AM Apr 28 2017 - 16 comments [1 favorite]

The Week You Joined MetaFilter

This recent MetaTalk comment brought up some past bit of history, specifically posts that occurred during the first week of MetaFilter. It had me thinking. Were there any standout or significant posts that you recall from the week that you joined MetaFilter?
posted by Fizz at 11:10 AM May 24 2017 - 23 comments [1 favorite]

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