Posts with Recent Comments

Flyover country

I get the pun, but can we cut it out with this one at last? I can't read "flyover country" without imagining some amount of dismissiveness, resignation, and even contempt on the part of the writer---and the site in general.
posted by tss on Jul 22 at 6:04 PM - 110 comments

Metafilter is not as inclusive as we like to think we are

So we get a front page post about Nice, we have check-ins for Belgium, but no-one here seems to care about Istanbul or other non 'Western' countries.
posted by Megami on Jul 15 at 4:33 PM - 353 comments

The RNC posts

Could we, maybe, divide-up the RNC thread into separate days?
posted by Thorzdad on Jul 19 at 9:39 AM - 133 comments

Curious about megathreads

We seem to be having more of them, lately, and I stress that this is not a complaint, they're fine, but I was just wondering what that reflected regarding the userbase, and don't have the infodump skills required to figure it out.
posted by Shepherd on Jul 22 at 12:22 PM - 25 comments

...and introducing Baby McGee as "baby"

Hey! Say hello to Eyebrows McGee's brand new daughter, Anna Lucia. Seven pounds, five ounces; nineteen inches bow to stern; conspicuous lack of eyebrows but we'll let that slide until at least Q4. Here's mother and daughter, chillin'.
posted by cortex on Jul 13 at 7:43 AM - 131 comments

I seem to fail at either remembering or googling

There's a comment that was made on either the grey or the blue, many years ago. I'd like to use (and attribute) it, but either my memory or my google-fu is failing.
posted by russm on Jul 20 at 3:41 AM - 18 comments

Metafilter Munich Shooting: Check-In

Facebook has set up a safety check for people to let their loved ones know they are ok. Thought, we'd create one here for any German MetaFilter members. Stay safe everyone.
posted by Fizz on Jul 22 at 1:45 PM - 5 comments

A tiny General Systems Vehicle appears!

Colossal congratulations to EndsOfInvention and his wife who had a baby around midnight, GMT! Seeing as he is an all-around good guy and excellent dad, this shiny new unit has excellent general prospects.
posted by ignignokt on Jul 19 at 7:04 PM - 40 comments

Let's transcribe, MeFites!

Did you know there are transcripts available for several episodes of the Metafilter podcast? Did you know these transcripts are compiled by volunteers? Did you know that it's WAY easy to transcribe the podcast, thanks to transcription software Fanscribed? It's all true! But here's the thing: Metafilter needs your help to transcribe more episodes of the podcast!
posted by duffell on Jul 14 at 9:42 AM - 41 comments

funny ask/discussion about startup commercial cliches

Does anyone remember what I think was an Ask thread about bad startup commercial cliches? Ukelele, whistling, hand clapping, etc.? If so, can you link it here? Many thanks!
posted by bookworm4125 on Jul 21 at 11:47 AM - 5 comments

How to tell astroturf?

Not asking about anyone in particular, I'm just kind of curious generally. How do mods here, and elsewhere, tell when a user has joined specifically for the purpose of commercial or political astroturfing? How do you sniff out Pepsi Blue?
posted by kafziel on Jul 13 at 7:58 PM - 63 comments

The Year of Emotional Labor

Happy one-year anniversary to the emotional labor thread! Any reports from the field on changes (big or small, temporary or permanent, concrete or otherwise) Jess Zimmerman's article and the testimonies in the thread engendered (pun intended) in your life?
posted by sallybrown on Jul 15 at 7:41 AM - 34 comments

"...the irrelevant, the tangential, the sidebar excursion to nowhere..."

Just wanted to give a shoutout to whoever has been keeping the "New & Noteworthy" well-stocked with excellent bits and bobs from across the MeFi world. With horrid ongoing world events and super-bad news seemingly daily, taking a moment to check out something awesome means a lot. Plus it's easy to miss cool items from across the evolving MeFiverse.
posted by Celsius1414 on Jul 17 at 2:07 PM - 31 comments

A funny thing happened on the way to the meetup

OK, maybe not so funny.
posted by pjern on Jul 15 at 8:41 AM - 43 comments

More explicit guidelines on what makes a good post?

This article by a closeted trans woman has been posted three times, and deleted three times, after a few early comments on the first posting largely agreed with another trans woman's critical take. The deletion reasons have repeatedly cited "a number of elements" that "will make it really hard to have a good discussion". I would appreciate the mods or the general community saying what those elements are, and perhaps expanding the post guidelines to provide a permanent reference. Implicit social norms beyond the obvious "don't be a jerk" are exhausting to parse, especially in a text-only medium. Whatever was objectionable about the article, please just spell it out.
posted by Rangi on Jul 15 at 10:29 AM - 157 comments

Take care of yourself and those you love!

It's a hard hard month in a hard hard summer. I just wanted to remind people that this is a great community, and we agree on more than we disagree on, and we should all look out for each other a bit. James Comey said before Congress yesterday that the only two things he has of value are the love of his family and friends and his integrity. MetaFilter has helped me develop both of those things over the years, and I hope it's been positive for others. So, we should support each other and love each other, and we should take it easy on ourselves when we need to do that. XOXOX
posted by OmieWise on Jul 8 at 11:41 AM - 162 comments

118: We Should Have Asked a Chemist

Rolling up on a long weekend, Jessamyn and I make a long story very slightly less long with this comparatively restrained 90 minute discussion of the last month of MeFi, covering June 3 through July 1.
posted by cortex on Jul 1 at 1:16 PM - 29 comments

117: Voting For Anarchy

This episode is jessamyn, me, and a collective inability to stay focused, as we discuss hiring frimble, choosing usernames, beverage routines, hidden double-reverse-sexism in Wikipedia charts, how to hand change to a customer, and also some stuff about MetaFilter. This episode covers May 3 through June 2 and runs just under two hours.
posted by cortex on Jun 3 at 11:43 AM - 39 comments

Staying in bad relationships

A few months ago, there was a post on the blue, linking to a question on captainawkward.com. It was about young women who stay in bad relationships. I can't find it.
posted by yawper on Jul 12 at 9:34 AM - 12 comments

The best of Metafilter compilation*

Back in 2009 someone posted this question asking members for the posts they'd include in a Best Of Metafilter book with all the best advice from the hive mind.

But that was 7 years ago. So I'd like to ask the question again, 7 years later: Can you give me the link to the best things you've ever read here, something that actually changed your view of the world or made you a better person?
posted by Cozybee on Jul 8 at 4:14 AM - 32 comments

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10