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On this day, in 1999, Mathowie posted Metafilter's 100th post.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Aug 26 at 9:36 AM - 45 comments

In the recent Mefi thread about LearnedLeague, we had a decent number of joint members. I thought I'd create a space where we could say hello!
posted by Lemurrhea on Aug 26 at 6:08 PM - 39 comments

I never got a chance to thank my fellow Chicago MeFites for going above and beyond the call of duty in celebrating MetaFilter's 15th Anniversary. Did you know we had 29 straight days of meetups in July? Here's just some of the stuff we did:
posted by eamondaly on Aug 25 at 12:35 PM - 26 comments

A couple of years ago--or maybe longer--there was a post and discussion about how early Hillary Clinton had to get up in the morning, to attend to her hair and makeup, versus how early Obama had to get up, during the 2008 primary. I think it was a discussion of a magazine article. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? I've searched and can't find it.
posted by Ollie on Aug 27 at 7:08 AM - 1 comments

With cortex's permission, I am opening a MetaTalk thread to find fellow MeFites on Tumblr.
posted by tzikeh on Aug 24 at 10:15 AM - 131 comments

We're approaching the playoffs of the MLB fantasy league and I saw the post about the soccer football league. Does MeFi do a NFL league?
posted by TravellingCari on Aug 18 at 2:05 PM - 43 comments

I can't login using Lynx. Specifically, I can't get Lynx to even prompt me to accept any cookies from Metafilter, and I think I know why. The problem seems to be with when cookies expire.
posted by [expletive deleted] on Aug 14 at 6:15 PM - 91 comments

Ok, so a couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of IRL posts pointing out that I wanted to meet Mefites on a loosely-defined 'New England vacation'. Holy shit, guys!
posted by pjern on Aug 25 at 1:26 AM - 22 comments

I can't seem to locate a thread I read here once about an impossible riddle or logic puzzle. I don't recall the riddle itself except that it was math-related, and the answers were multiple choice series of percentages: 50%, 25%, 10%, etc. The ensuing metafilter meltdown over the answer was highly entertaining, but I foolishly didn't mark it as a favorite, and now my searches are coming up empty. Can anyone help?
posted by backwards compatible on Aug 20 at 10:29 AM - 56 comments

Hey, I've been experiencing some extremely long load times and a few load failures on the site all afternoon. Chat seems to be normal, but other folks in chat are also reporting the site being slow. What's up?
posted by KathrynT on Aug 22 at 2:43 PM - 59 comments

After a couple months of fundraising and general money belt-tightening and Google up and downing, I wanted to give an update.
posted by mathowie on Aug 5 at 5:23 PM - 113 comments

Books on Fanfare has been discussed, but in a theoretical way. The thread on The Stand makes me want to re-read it, and makes me want to be able to discuss it with MeFites. May I shoehorn it into Fanfare?
posted by theora55 on Aug 20 at 4:28 AM - 26 comments

I have had three comments deleted from the thread re the alleged murder of Michal Brown. From the OP Escalating Tensions in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014 2:45 AM Subscribe We are now entering day 10 of protests in Ferguson, MO, protesting the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by local law enforcement officer Darren Wilson on August 9th.
posted by Gungho on Aug 19 at 1:58 PM - 340 comments

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 on Jul 22 at 10:45 AM - 468 comments

I recall seeing a comment within the past few months that I am 97% sure was on Metafilter and am trying to hunt down--details are so hazy that I am having trouble searching/Googling. It was about an African-American woman from the late part of the 19th Century or early part of the 20th Century who was an early advocate for civil rights and who is largely overlooked but who has an interesting history. Possibly framed in a "she totally kicked ass" kind of way in said comment. Notably, she managed to get an advanced degree/degrees at a time when that was systemically very challenging. Ring any bells? Know it isn't much to go on.
posted by HonoriaGlossop on Aug 18 at 1:15 PM - 16 comments

Can we have a way to optionally restrict the visibility of a meetup location to the participants who've confirmed their attendance? Or to at least limit the visibility to logged-in mefites? Currently there's no way to, for example, announce a house party without the whole world seeing where the host lives.
posted by ardgedee on Aug 17 at 8:20 AM - 31 comments

Are your nether regions still aglow from this summer's World Cup? Have the ritual scars from last year's dread ceremony almost healed? Well, the stars have come right again and the new Premier League season is almost upon us! Prepare to light the candles, chant the chants, and come in second to Hogtown Hotspur with the Metafilter Fantasy Football League! If you played before, just log back in to your account and you'll be back in the league. New? No problem. It's easy to play, helps you learn the game (and maybe even fall in love with a team), plus will give you another excuse to drink early on weekends.
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jul 29 at 5:21 PM - 44 comments

What are the currently functioning killfile scripts and where can they be found? I see threads from 2005 or 2006, but it's unclear if there's anything newer and/or if those scripts still function properly nowadays.
posted by shivohum on Aug 13 at 5:54 AM - 50 comments

I feel that recently i've noticed an uptick in something really tiresome in the comments of FPPs. Mainly, nearly every time a poster or a commenter links to an article that's remotely controversial to the general world, and therefor attracts crappy comments, someone in the comments here just can't resist the urge to go "Oh man, wow, those comments sure are shitty aren't they!"
posted by emptythought on Aug 6 at 1:27 PM - 110 comments

Could Metafilter's survival lie in a private member's homepage?
posted by parmanparman on Aug 13 at 2:52 PM - 56 comments

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