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One of the first Ask questions I ever asked was about my Tourette Syndrome. A few different commented or contacted me to say that they'd never seen TS described so accurately before. I recently rewrote and expanded that comment into an article for xojane, and as a result, have been asked to present a keynote speech at the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada's yearly conference in October 2015.
posted by Juliet Banana at 1:31 PM Jul 28 2014 - 68 comments [118 favorites]

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 - 446 comments [86 favorites (52 in the last 7 days)]

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 - 49 comments [23 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 - 48 comments [8 favorites]

One by one, our ranks swell. . . please join me in welcoming Madamina's daughter Josephine to the planet! Born at three minutes past midnight, 7 lbs 1 oz and as perfect as a peach. May her reign be long and her justice swift!
posted by KathrynT at 10:42 PM Jul 28 2014 - 69 comments [8 favorites]

I'm trying to find an FPP about the people who handle abuse and content complaints at various social networks. It went into detail of various policies about therapy after having to look at such terrible stuff every day. Does this ring a bell?
posted by mkb at 1:44 PM Jul 29 2014 - 6 comments [4 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 - 31 comments [9 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 - 258 comments [3 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Oh noes! The automatically generated youtube channel for metafilter videos doesn't seem to be working anymore...
posted by joecacti at 9:08 AM Jul 23 2014 - 14 comments [2 favorites]

When a subject of an FPP has been posted about once or twice, it's easy enough to include the usual (previously) link or two. If that applies to more than one subject in a post, sometimes it's easy to provide the details in the extended description area in one way in another. Lately I've started to notice that some posts I make have subjects that have been visited too many times to list individually, so I have just been linking the (previously) to the MeFi search results. However, this is imperfect because it will sometimes include unrelated posts. As a poster, how do you deal with (previously) links? As a reader, what is your preference regarding format and labeling conventions?
posted by Room 641-A at 10:28 PM Jul 25 2014 - 56 comments [2 favorites]

Would it be possible to be able to preview your FPP, prior to your 24 hour time limit?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 1:00 PM Jul 28 2014 - 43 comments [2 favorites]

In the long, and incredibly insightful thread about misogyny that was spawned by the tragedy in California, I had a moment, going through my book collection, whereupon I realized that I had very few books with strong female characters that I would be comfortable giving to the kids. (Mine, and the crew that seems to live here during summer; boys and girls, ranging in age from 11-13.) I asked for recommendations, and the wealth of suggestions was amazing. I would feel selfish keeping it to myself, and wanted to share, so that other people with tween kids would also have them.
posted by dejah420 at 9:18 AM May 28 2014 - 71 comments [147 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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 - 681 comments [81 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Five years ago today I lost my wife suddenly and unexpectedly. MeFites came out of the woodwork with words of support, hugs, shipments of books, postcards, notes, and even pie!
I got advice from others who had been through similar tragedies; new friends and penpals; all together, it was an awesome show of love and caring. I made it through the darkness, and since then have also been able to help others who have had the same thing happen to them.
I just want to say thanks, again, to everyone. If this seems disjointed, it's because I can't find the right words to express how I feel.
posted by mrbill at 2:20 PM Jun 16 2014 - 54 comments [63 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

I rewatch Twin Peaks once a year. I think it would be fun to do a rewatch thread for the show in Fanfare. I'm thinking Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8PM EST? Who else would be interested in doing this?
posted by codacorolla at 5:19 AM Jun 20 2014 - 57 comments [21 favorites (1 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 (1 in the last 7 days)]

Team MetaFilter is (still!) on HealthMonth, and it's a great way to get support and encouragement for healthy habits and positive life changes.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:23 AM Jan 9 2014 - 28 comments [16 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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 [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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 - 30 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Does Mefiquote work for any Chrome users out there? How did you get it running?
posted by IAmBroom at 11:30 AM Jul 22 2014 - 13 comments [1 favorite]

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