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Posting to the Front Page: You Can Do It Too!

Posting to the front page of Metafilter can seem daunting, mysterious, and/or fraught with with uncertain outcomes. (Spoiler: It is easier than it might look.) If you have never or rarely posted a FPP but would like to, we’re here to help. Stretch your wings in September!
posted by julen on Sep 1 at 5:22 AM - 60 comments

Who from MeFi contacted me right after Katrina?

I live in the north shore, about an hour away from NOLA. Soon after the storm had passed through my city, I was contacted by a guy and gal from here. You were some of the very first people I spoke with aside from my wife and next door neighbors.
posted by grimcity on Aug 28 at 4:15 PM - 29 comments

In Soviet Metafilter, Ve Have Velkom Packet

I propose we brainstorm some policy changes to put a stop to people basically asking for a public beat down and getting it when they get frustrated with having their comments deleted.
posted by Michele in California on Sep 1 at 11:17 AM - 98 comments

"Mom," I said. "He has legs."

I think we're due for another "this comment made me choke on my own spit" meta thread!
posted by phunniemee on Aug 23 at 6:52 AM - 133 comments

So... anyone interested in starting a Metafilter D&D campaign?

I hear tell that Roll20 makes it pretty easy to run campaigns online. I have basically no experience with D & D, but I keep running into people and podcasts that make it seem pretty fun, especially if you have a good sense of humor. Any nerds want to come help me figure it out? :D
posted by sciatrix on Aug 11 at 7:54 PM - 125 comments

I guess we really have Bryan Fuller to blame for this

I know most folks paid to join MetaFilter to join the conversation on the blue, and I know plenty other folks paid to join just to Ask some questions (or give some answers). This here, though, is the first I've seen of someone joining the site strictly for the discussion in FanFare. Do you know of any earlier instances or did queenofbithynia just make a new entry into our record books?
posted by komara on Aug 30 at 8:20 PM - 32 comments

Sidebar Love

Can I just say thank you to whoever is responsible for keeping up the sidebar on the Blue? I have loved seeing it come to life in the past month or two and really appreciate being able to rely on it for awesome posts or comments I have missed. I'm sure I'm not alone in this (ahem).
posted by Atrahasis on Aug 31 at 6:44 PM - 23 comments

Let’s Encourage and Help Folks Make Their First Posts

Over the past few months, we’ve talked about ways to encourage first (or second or third) time posters and help you/them become more comfortable with posting to Metafilter. I propose we spend September helping new posters successfully make the leap into the wonderful world of FPPs.
posted by julen on Aug 17 at 5:38 AM - 134 comments

Is MetaFilter a community?

In one sense, of course, it obviously is. It says "Community weblog" right under the title! But there are other meanings of community. I was really struck by feckless fecal fear mongering's comment in the emotional labor MeTa thread: "You've got family here. Yeah, online never substitutes for someone who can touch your shoulder. And... there's thousands and thousands of people right here in this community who have demonstrated they'll give and give and give... Not that whole "I heard a thing and I care for five minutes." Real, true, love and caring for another human being; "shared pain is lessened; shared joy is increased. Thus do we refute entropy." Mefi? Mefi actually does that shit. Mefi actually cares--look at the whole NYC sex worker thing a few years ago, or really anything on AskMe. People here give a fuck." To what extent is this how we see MetaFilter?
posted by escabeche on Aug 24 at 4:26 PM - 256 comments

Seeking a Particular Answer

I am looking (badly) for a very favorited answer to an AskMe from the last few years about how men shouldn't consider themselves feminists because they ask if they can help but instead should just help.
posted by tafetta, darling! on Aug 31 at 11:27 AM - 8 comments

MetaFilter Clicker Heroes clan, anyone?

So MetaFilter's into clicker games, generally, and the Clicker Heroes 0.20 patch just dropped and adds clans. I couldn't find an existing MetaFilter clan -- and I'm just a few rubies shy of the 50 needed to create one. Anyone else playing CH and feel like teaming up?
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Aug 11 at 9:45 PM - 135 comments

Does anyone else feel Metafilter's moderation culture is ridiculous?

I joined Metafilter because I was interested in community feedback, not the feedback of the same tiny handful of moderators who all think alike.
posted by knowgood on Aug 28 at 8:29 AM - 531 comments

Metafilter Colours.

(Or, "colors", if you prefer..) While wearing my standard-version MetaFilter t-shirt a few days ago, I offhandedly commented to my husband that I liked the sort-of lime-ish green colour of the "Filter" portion of text. He was totally perplexed because, apparently, the colour is NOT green it's yellow. WHAT??
posted by VioletU on Aug 25 at 10:49 AM - 69 comments

edgeways has passed away

Sad news: long-time Metafilter community member edgeways, Edgewood Smith, passed away last week.
posted by cortex on Jul 21 at 8:02 AM - 244 comments

Smells Like Teen Espírito

Metafilter's own MiguelCardoso mentioned nadawi's post on timeless songs in his daily column in Portuguese newspaper Público today. Here's a rough google translation.
posted by chavenet on Aug 27 at 5:11 AM - 49 comments

Metafilter on the A.V. Club!

The A.V. Club gave a hat tip to oneswellfoop's recent post on the blue.
posted by bunderful on Aug 27 at 9:11 PM - 8 comments

Spotify playlist sharing as a potential feature of Mefi Music

This recent AskMe, the sad demise of This Is My Jam, and some recent music posts on the Blue have got me thinking. How feasible is it to set up some kind of venue for members to share music playlists independent of the Mefi Swap? I'm thinking Spotify playlists in particular, and wondering if there's any scope for adding this as an additional feature to Mefi Music.
posted by Sonny Jim on Aug 11 at 8:33 AM - 29 comments

Another 'Only at Metafilter' Moment

In the Ask thread Did people actually say "shwench", town of cats posted a question about a 30 year old William Safire article asking about one slang term referenced in the article. A few weeks later, Slanguage Guy posted a confirmation of the slang term, and he is the one who sent the original usage to Safire 30 years ago!
posted by Philbo on Aug 22 at 9:12 AM - 27 comments

Mentioned in comments, Dutch comedian who parodies language class

I've been searching on MetaFilter and just can't find it: there was a comment a few years ago that linked to the YouTube channel of a Dutch comedian who parodies I think ESL class aimed at Dutch immigrants. So it's this weird but highly amusing hybrid of Dutch and English with plenty of caustic puns (in Dutch). Anyone recall who or what I am talking about?
posted by Nevin on Aug 26 at 7:21 PM - 13 comments


It randomly dawned on me that today, 14 years ago, I signed up for MeFi. I wonder what any users think this place was, is, and might be 14 years from now.
posted by efalk on Aug 21 at 7:07 AM - 74 comments

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