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On the heels of the previous MeFiTV thread as well as internal discussions about how we could someday do a site around entertainment in general, we're ready to open up a small beta test of what discussions around episodic TV might look like at FanFare.
posted by mathowie at 10:26 AM Apr 16 2014 - 777 comments [85 favorites]

Between the comments on this post about a story written by a Singaporean writer and the framing of this post about Storypick, I feel like Metafilter does not do non-American content well.
posted by divabat at 1:48 PM Apr 18 2014 - 184 comments [22 favorites]

So, how about Mefi Nethack?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:35 PM Jul 26 2013 - 76 comments [17 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

I just found the book I was looking for in my very first Ask Metafilter post. I am so happy.
posted by changeling at 3:17 PM Mar 14 2014 - 21 comments [15 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Repeatedly asked for in this thread about the closing of TWOP, a subforum for Metafilter to cover TV. Can I suggest a possible trial by allowing members who've taken on a program to make a FPP with a simple round-up of recaps from the web and then to let a thread flourish? With a rule about no spoilers for the trial period, because later on there could be a spoiler free/spoilered-to-smithereens alternate threads. I can get good recaps from a bunch of places online, and committing to volunteer recaps is a Big Chunk of Time. Mostly what I can't get, and loved from TWOP, is snarky smart conversation about a show I love. If the trial leads to great discussions, then a separate section could be made so the front page doesn't get cluttered with TV threads. Nominating: The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, Community, Elementary, Teen Wolf (come back Elizardbits!), Supernatural and I will volunteer happily for Melissa and Joey, a sitcom that I believe is profoundly undercriticised despite huge popularity and weirdly progressive sexual politics and ethics. Ahem.
posted by viggorlijah at 6:25 PM Mar 27 2014 - 444 comments [14 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

I don't want to call anyone out specifically, because I don't want to bring extra negative attention to people that are clearly having a hard time, but I think anyone that reads askme regularly will notice certain repeat askers, who always ask variations on 'I am depressed, and my life is terrible, tell me how to be okay with that." And basically never take any advice from anyone. Is there a point where the mods will tell them that it's not a great use of askme? Or should they? Is everyone okay with using askme as a therapist when they clearly need to be in actual therapy?
posted by empath at 7:55 AM Apr 13 2014 - 223 comments [13 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

I'm mostly unaware of the intricacies of the Metafilter community, but I have just had another comment deleted. It wasn't an inflammatory comment, there was no snarkiness or attacking anyone. I was expressing an opinion that female bullying has increased and we need to take this into account when raising girls, and I commented on the direction of feminism too. I'm surprised that it was deleted.
posted by inkypinky at 9:02 PM Mar 15 2014 - 1766 comments [12 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Meta Culpa: looks like she might not be a racist liar after all.
posted by Joe in Australia at 6:57 PM Sep 6 2010 - 69 comments [9 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

There have been a lot of AskMe posts lately (just a few examples) asking for music recommendations, and I'm once again thinking how much I'd like to listen these songs while I walk. Like on a playlist I could easily download and listen to offline, on my Android phone.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 4:41 PM Apr 10 2014 - 17 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Please read the question before answering it.
posted by fandango_matt at 4:47 PM Oct 22 2007 - 193 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

The latest podcast was recorded yesterday and runs about an hour and fifteen minutes, covering all the highlights from the site in January.
posted by mathowie at 3:14 PM Feb 6 2014 - 38 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

I fairly often come across links in comments where people clearly intended to link to to a page elsewhere, but their link is to the very thread they are commenting on. For example chrchr clearly intended to link to the show The Americans at some other page, perhaps Wikipedia or IMDB. Are people confused how to create a link? Is there are bug changing some submitted links into the link to the thread after they submit their comment?
posted by ridogi at 5:47 PM Apr 21 2014 - 58 comments [1 favorite]

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