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Mefites organizing for the Women's March

For Mefites planning to march in this Saturday's big march for women's rights, there are IRL meetup threads for several cities: the main march in Washington DC and sister marches in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia - or other cities.
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 17 at 8:21 AM - 183 comments

Let's have a Love-In!

In the face of all the negativity and despair, let's have a little space just for love (I've been told it's all we need). Feel free to share your favourite quote, song lyric, poem, anecdote or thought about love, or let us know what you love most in the world - people, pets, hobbies, MetaFilter, gin, whatever. Leave the hate outside, bring the love.
posted by billiebee on Jan 20 at 7:21 AM - 148 comments

Seeking Metafilter comment speculating about a gender-changing lab prank

A while back on Metafilter somebody posted a comment imagining a scenario where a lab employee (or student?) in the near future could do a prank using some sort of bio-tech hack to change a co-worker's gender for a few days. IIRC the commenter said they had worked in a lab and they seemed to believe this sort of thing might actually happen someday.
posted by Ursula Hitler on Jan 20 at 3:34 PM - 7 comments

Aren't we better than this?

I've spent the last eight years asking conservatives to refer to President Obama in respectful terms, because like him or not, he's the President of the United States of America. Now I get to ask liberals to refer to President-Elect Trump the same way.
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Jan 16 at 9:34 AM - 452 comments

What are your plans for Inauguration Day?

I really feel the need to put some positivity into the universe on January 20. I'd like to know what my fellow Me-Fites may be planning for Inauguration Day this year.
posted by bookmammal on Jan 6 at 11:09 AM - 45 comments

RIP MsMolly, MeFiBrarian Extrordinaire

A joyous and tearful farewell to MsMolly, a dynamic part of the MeFiBrarian posse. I'd known her briefly in college and then we reconnected doing MeFi Metadata projects and other MeFi nerdery over the past six or seven years. Most recently, after she relocated to Texas to be closer to her family after her cancer diagnosis, Molly became a great postal mail correspondent. While I don't know for certain, I am pretty sure she wrote her own obit. Molly, you were a smiley ray of sunshine in my online life and I was so happy to get to re-know you and work alongside you.
posted by jessamyn on Jan 12 at 7:12 AM - 197 comments

My first MeFi dream

So, do any of you have dreams involving MetaFilter? I just did.
posted by kevinbelt on Jan 16 at 7:28 AM - 42 comments

I...apologize

Wanda: No. Not to me. To Archie. And make it good, or we're dead. It's been very politely brought to my attention that several of the links I've pointed to in the latest incarnation of the Great Trump Inaugural Thread had already been posted by others. I could blame the length of the thread & the loading time or whatnot but the truth is I haven't been as diligent in checking first as I should have been. I honestly feel quite bad about it & decided to make a post here as both penance for myself & reminder to others. I apologize to all & will make sure to check more thoroughly going forward.
posted by scalefree on Jan 16 at 3:05 PM - 33 comments

2016 Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread!

I can't believe I'm starting this thread. I can't believe that I came home tonight to the most gloriously Metafiltery of Secret Quonsar gifts!
posted by apartment dweller on Nov 14 at 9:57 PM - 712 comments

124: Happy New Year Call-In Show

It's a new year, and good riddance to the old; jessamyn and I do a shorter-than-usual version of our usual MeFi roundup podcast chatter, but the real star of this episode is the dozens of MeFites who called in to the podcast voicemail with greetings, memories of 2016, wishes for 2017, quotes, songs, baby and pet noises, and more. The episode alternates between chatter and strings of voicemail; it covers December 1st through January 2nd and runs about 90 minutes total.
posted by cortex on Jan 3 at 5:35 PM - 126 comments

122: Your Dumb Early Feet

It's November 1st, do you know where your podcast is? It's, uh. It's right here. Me and Jess chatter about voting, and Halloween costumes (oh man you all have great Halloween costumes again!), and all sorts of little MetaFilter stuff we liked recently. This episode covers Oct 5th through Nov 1st and runs just about 80 minutes.
posted by cortex on Nov 1 at 6:34 PM - 23 comments

Saturday Night Metatalktails: TIL

Good Saturday night, MetaFilter! It's time for another metatalktail hour! This week's conversation starter: Today (/this week) I Learned ... But don't restrict yourself! Talk about whatever sociable/personal thing you want! (Just no politics, the bouncers are very anti-politics.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 14 at 7:20 PM - 149 comments

What'd I miss?

For combination of reasons, I took 2016 as a break from MeFi. As the year passed, I thought I would see if I could make it till 2017 without signing back in, even though I missed y'all. Now I'm back (yay!) and wondering what I missed?
posted by daisyk on Jan 7 at 7:14 AM - 55 comments

123: NOT ME THAT DAY

We're podcastin' through the pain: me and jessamyn chat about MeFi, vent a little about the election, and talk about stuff like dealing with art vs. concrete activism and how people can't agree on which way to face in the goddam shower. This episode covers November 2nd through November 30th and runs about 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Nov 30 at 12:10 PM - 23 comments

Rest in Peace, quin

I am sad to inform our community that long-time member quin has died.
posted by ColdChef on Jan 7 at 12:00 PM - 386 comments

But let the damn post jump the tracks, and see who catches hell.

I was looking for something in my history, when I ran across this Metatalk thread, that just turned into this rather quickly. Wondering if anyone else might have a favored example that's worth sharing. (Yes, I find funny derails -of the thread variety- entertaining.)
posted by pjern on Jan 4 at 9:01 AM - 74 comments

Have a Very Strava New Year!

Since this is the time of year that a lot of people think of trying to become more physically active, I wanted to remind everyone that there is a MetaFilter Strava group which is open to everyone. We are a friendly group and welcome everyone that wants to come and share their cycling or running, so join up if you haven't already.
posted by Literaryhero on Jan 3 at 9:30 PM - 14 comments

You know who needs hugs? Underappreciated comments from 2016!

The underdogs. The under-appreciated. The under-noticed comments from last year, the ones that you enjoyed and favorited and wish to share with other MeFites. Now is the time. This is the place. Bring to the Grey your favorite comments of 2016!
posted by MonkeyToes on Jan 6 at 1:32 PM - 56 comments

Moral Metafilter: What have you done this week?

Politics have gotten scary. The US election has terrified many of us about the foundations of democracy, but the US isn't the only country facing down aggressive and organized right-wing threats. What have you done this week to resist, in large ways or small ones? What are you planning to do, and what have you found success with?
posted by sciatrix on Dec 22 at 8:06 AM - 124 comments

Find-that-post-filter: standardized test editor butchers a short story.

Pretty sure I saw this on Metafilter, but I don't recall it well enough to find it using search. The author of a cute and thought-provoking little short story gave permission for the story to be used, slightly edited, on a standardized test. The exam editor completely rewrote the story, adding a character, woodenizing the dialogue, and changing the ending. Trying to imagine where I lived when I read it, I figure that 2006--2009 was a more likely time period that 2010--2012.
posted by fantabulous timewaster on Jan 5 at 9:15 PM - 10 comments

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