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A moment of mod appreciation

I didn't realize how much I'd learned from this community about how to moderate a community...until the community I moderate started talking politics. What skills have you realized you honed on MetaFilter without noticing it?
posted by potrzebie at 4:00 PM Feb 14 2017 - 52 comments [22 favorites (16 in the last 7 days)]

So whatcha workin' on?

I want to talk about "local action" for all the MeFites who have ideas, need ideas, or just want to share cool ideas you've seen out there.
posted by polly_dactyl at 8:13 AM Feb 20 2017 - 24 comments [11 favorites]

2017 "No Spending" Challenge: February Update

This is a bit late, but we wanted to share the progress of the 2017 Metafilter "No Spending" Challenge so far!
posted by nightrecordings at 10:27 AM Feb 18 2017 - 4 comments [9 favorites]

The Annotated Emotional Labor Post!

I saw this on The Mary Sue, referring to this document which has the thread, annotated. The original being here.
posted by mephron at 7:46 PM Jan 6 2016 - 745 comments [149 favorites (8 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: Media Week!

Happy Saturday, MetaFilter! This week's Metatalktail conversation starter is, What book/movie/play/song/WHATEVER has you excited right now? What popular things are worth our time? What overlooked things have we yet to discover?
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 4:06 PM Feb 18 2017 - 129 comments [7 favorites]

Buckt stung

Research breakthrough from Mefi's own Buckt - ant butt rides [project) - 2013.
posted by unliteral at 9:06 AM Feb 15 2017 - 7 comments [6 favorites]

Should we change our norms around what makes a good answer in AskMe?

Hello fellow MeFites! I'm wondering if we can discuss as a community the possibility of shifting the site norms and policies around what makes a good AskMe answer. Is this something others would be interested in and what would be a good norm/policy for you?
posted by capricorn at 9:33 AM Feb 13 2017 - 166 comments [7 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

the delightful side of MetaFilter

Please share the MeFi post/discussion that has *delighted* you the most, in an irrepressible smile-inducing sort of way. It can be old or new, brief or epic, an FPP whose comments devolved into a series of terrible puns, an in-joke-filled post about your favorite show on FanFare, an Ask about naming a really cute pet, the IRL where you met your SO... whatever you've seen discussed or discovered by this community that has given you a frisson of sans schadenfreude delight, I'd love to see or be reminded of it, too. Here's to brighter days.
posted by amnesia and magnets at 2:15 PM Feb 7 2017 - 69 comments [40 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

On Jews and their Comments

So Joe from Australia posted this comment in the Nazi punching thread. The crux of it was a link called Solidarity is for Goyim, in which the author argues that Jews have not received the same sort of support from the left as other Jews, despite the very visible rise of antisemitism.
posted by maxsparber at 8:34 AM Jan 24 2017 - 554 comments [38 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Thanks Mrs. Pterodactyl!

Octopus the answer to 7-year-old's fidgeting thanks to the nimble fingers of Mrs. Pterodactyl!!
posted by lyssabee at 12:05 PM Oct 21 2014 - 52 comments [169 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

The Canonical Quidnunc

You all know you should vote #1 quidnunc kid. But do you know why?
posted by scrump at 2:07 PM Jun 18 2013 - 274 comments [132 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Testing out a new US Politics sidebar widget

Based on a lot of discussion over the last year and especially the last couple months about how the site handles the visibility and organization of posts about contemporary US politics, we've put together a new sidebar tool that you can test out starting today.
posted by cortex at 2:23 PM Feb 6 2017 - 124 comments [31 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 [18 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

The pitfalls of cool

Does anyone remember that awesome screed against cool?
posted by shiu mai baby at 5:46 AM Feb 23 2010 - 49 comments [15 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]


Mefites are a smart bunch, but no one is perfect. Tell us, what is the wrongest comment you've made here?

Inspired by this comment:
Here is possibly my wrongest comment ever
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:31 AM on January 27

posted by Room 641-A at 6:54 PM Jan 29 2017 - 127 comments [12 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Check in app for people who live alone?

I feel certain that this was discussed on the green and I just am not figuring out the words that were used. Does anyone recall a discussion regarding various apps (I'm really looking for a text and not telephone service) that will text daily (or, alternatively, every other day) and, if no response is received within a specified time frame, will email pre-set contacts? I was hoping to read the input of others on mefi so that I don't have to waste time vetting services others here have already tried.
posted by janey47 at 11:38 AM Apr 18 2016 - 6 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

What to call the Trump?

We've gone back and forth in the election threads for over a year now. And plenty MeTa ink has already been spilled alternately bemoaning and re-litigating names for his Trumpiness, how annoying nicknames are, why some people want them, etc. etc. It's been recently argued that his name is already pretty silly for the English. From Lord Dampnut to [], this topic seems done to death. Can we just settle this and put it in the damn wiki? Has it already been? Isn't this a better place than the unwieldy election threads?
posted by aspersioncast at 8:40 AM Feb 18 2017 - 111 comments [1 favorite]

Pogues protest song in mega election thread?

In one of the December election threads, someone made a passing reference to a Pogues song, and I can't find it. If memory serves, the comment didn't mention them by name, but said something to the effect of "I never thought I'd be singing xxxxx, but it's relevant again." The only things I can recall were that it was from one of the 1980s albums and it wasn't "Fairytale of New York". If anyone can help jog my memory, I'd be much obliged. Thanks!
posted by pxe2000 at 8:15 AM Feb 20 2017 - 12 comments [1 favorite]

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