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During the initial discussions surrounding FanFare back in March, some talk was had regarding adding books and other reading to the subsite at some future time. It was noted in passing that there is a two-year dormant MetaFilter Goodreads Group. I'm curious about moving forward on one of these options and would like to solicit opinions from the group.
posted by Celsius1414 on Jul 23 at 11:37 AM - 37 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 - 380 comments

As of yesterday there is an Also On option for IFTTT. If you use the service, please consider adding IFTTT to your profile page. If you are also creating MetaFilter-related "recipes" then please consider sharing them on the wiki. Thanks for adding this useful service to the list, pb!
posted by terrapin on Jul 24 at 7:04 AM - 39 comments

There has been some concern that some of the recent FFPs about state-level same sex marriage legalization have been relatively thin. For the states where legal SSM is still pending, prewriting draft text and collecting links to background information would help us create more substantial FPPs that could still be posted in a timely manner as soon a ruling is issued or a law is passed. To this end, all interested MeFites are invited to use these MetaFilter wiki pages to collaborate on future FPPs for each state.
posted by Jacqueline on Jul 19 at 11:18 PM - 29 comments

I'm issuing the July Women's Challenge - can we get 90 extra FPPs by women in one month?
posted by viggorlijah on Jun 30 at 7:29 AM - 638 comments

MeFi Diplomacy 2014 round 2 is now open for participants. If you'd like to take part, go to PlayDiplomacy and search for game 86044. Specs about the game inside.
posted by jbickers on Jul 18 at 5:05 PM - 58 comments

I don't like the "does what it says on the tin" phrase, such as employed by this recent post. Mostly, I just feel like it's overused. There have, however, been posts where I didn't understand what they were about and the description that it "does what it says on the tin" did not help. I think we can come up with better descriptions. For example, in this post, maybe a pull-quote of a helpful tip or something.
posted by Galaxor Nebulon on Jul 21 at 8:06 AM - 250 comments

Oh noes! The automatically generated youtube channel for metafilter videos doesn't seem to be working anymore...
posted by joecacti on Jul 23 at 9:08 AM - 13 comments

The last Nintendo console friend code swap we had was back in 2012. Well the Wii-U is out now, and it's finally gotten an ultra-popular game out for it (MK8), so let's do the swappy thing. 3DS/2DS users also welcome, for those games that take advantage of the recently-added Nintendo Network ID functionality on those systems.
posted by JHarris on Jul 19 at 11:19 PM - 29 comments

Does Mefiquote work for any Chrome users out there? How did you get it running?
posted by IAmBroom on Jul 22 at 11:30 AM - 13 comments

Registration for The Greatest Scavenger Hunt The World Has Ever Seen is open for one more week. Teams are comprised from members worldwide. A Metafilter team would me mighty indeed. Anyone want to play?
posted by Lou Stuells on Jul 14 at 8:32 PM - 37 comments

I'm seeing a lot of great comments on the blue lately; I mark them as favorites, of course, but sometimes I flag them as "Fantastic". However, the commenter doesn't receive this feedback.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 17 at 5:27 PM - 78 comments

I waded into the discussion with a comment that I thought was asking for some help understanding the argument of the article under discussion. Can it be improved, or should I not have posted at all?
posted by tew on Jul 17 at 1:36 PM - 117 comments

Today we're releasing a spot for discussing plans for TV and Movie watching (stuff like the Horror Film Club, the Summer camp series, etc) by adding a discussion area to FanFare called FanFare Talk. We're also adding the ability for new posts in the Movies section to be added by members instead of just me for the last couple months of testing. Both discussion posts and movie posts will need to be approved before going up, as TV shows still are moderated. The front page of FanFare has been updated to show the titles of recent Talk posts along with a new tab in the upper right to get to all the discussion posts.
posted by mathowie on Jul 18 at 9:22 AM - 48 comments

In this recently deleted post we're told to go to the most recent I/P thread. Couldn't there be a link to the thread in the deletion? I'm not sure where exactly to go, particularly if it doesn't appear in the first page of the popular posts tab.
posted by leotrotsky on Jul 21 at 10:41 AM - 39 comments

Ok, so I work for a Public Access television station. I am finally getting to the point where I have time, and a possible team of people to help me produce my own show for our channels. While brainstorming for ideas, or whenever I am just out walking and thinking to myself, I often find myself mulling over the many myriad of things that I have learned over the years of reading Metafilter, and how much I can definitely credit the users of Metafilter for enlightening me on many subjects that are often either overlooked in the mainstream media, or are contentious current social issues that many times require them to be unpacked and explained through either individual personal experience, or through often very engaging discussions with participants from all walks of life, many times with input from actual experts in the subjects that are discussed. So my idea was to make each show based around some of the fantastic posts that I have found on Metafilter, and I would like to use some of the information that users have provided.
posted by daq on Jul 18 at 2:50 PM - 16 comments

I had a comment deleted calling the recent Florida decision a weak FPP. I'm happy to have the mods quote my comment, it included the word 'circlejerk'. I contacted the mods and was told "You are welcome to skip threads you aren't interested in". That's.....not cool.
posted by BlerpityBloop on Jul 17 at 1:03 PM - 376 comments

So, it was brought to my attention by eamondaly that the 15th anniversary of Metafilter is coming up in a few weeks. Here's some suggestions as how to celebrate:
posted by garlic on Jun 25 at 9:59 AM - 82 comments

I was wondering whether other sausage fingered mefites have the same problem I do. When bashing my opinions into the text box on my mobile or nexus starting the message often means accidentally hitting the link through my username or even the html tags link. Its a particular problem when trying to cut and paste at the beginning of posts since my paste function pops up over the username. If its not just me is there any chance these links could be given a little more space in the page design?
posted by biffa on Jul 18 at 4:07 AM - 25 comments

The FPP I made on Slings & Arrows (probably some spoilers there if you haven't seen the show yet) was pretty well received, so who's interested in working our way through the series?
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering on Jul 11 at 8:17 PM - 34 comments

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