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call-in show: Ask A Moderator

For the next podcast episode, I think it'd be fun to do another call-in show. This time: Ask A Moderator! Drop us a voicemail at (505) 663-6334, that's (505) 663-MEFI, with a question about MetaFilter, moderation, being a mod, or whatever, and we'll try and give you an answer!
posted by cortex on Feb 23 at 2:12 PM - 41 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Tradition!

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! This week's Metatalktail conversation starter is, What is your favorite personal/family/friend group/societal tradition?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 25 at 4:28 PM - 35 comments

What to call the Trump?

We've gone back and forth in the election threads for over a year now. And plenty MeTa ink has already been spilled alternately bemoaning and re-litigating names for his Trumpiness, how annoying nicknames are, why some people want them, etc. etc. It's been recently argued that his name is already pretty silly for the English. From Lord Dampnut to [], this topic seems done to death. Can we just settle this and put it in the damn wiki? Has it already been? Isn't this a better place than the unwieldy election threads?
posted by aspersioncast on Feb 18 at 8:40 AM - 119 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 - 727 comments

Pogues protest song in mega election thread?

In one of the December election threads, someone made a passing reference to a Pogues song, and I can't find it. If memory serves, the comment didn't mention them by name, but said something to the effect of "I never thought I'd be singing xxxxx, but it's relevant again." The only things I can recall were that it was from one of the 1980s albums and it wasn't "Fairytale of New York". If anyone can help jog my memory, I'd be much obliged. Thanks!
posted by pxe2000 on Feb 20 at 8:15 AM - 18 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Media Week!

Happy Saturday, MetaFilter! This week's Metatalktail conversation starter is, What book/movie/play/song/WHATEVER has you excited right now? What popular things are worth our time? What overlooked things have we yet to discover?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 18 at 4:06 PM - 131 comments

Multiple AskMe Posts a Week: An Ideas Whose Time Has Come

Comrades, I think it's time to revisit the idea of allowing users to post multiple AskMe questions in a week. In the past I have gone on record as being against this, but upon further reflection I realize it was merely kneejerk, reactionary fear of change. Let us embark together down this unknown road.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Feb 9 at 1:56 PM - 210 comments

A moment of mod appreciation

I didn't realize how much I'd learned from this community about how to moderate a community...until the community I moderate started talking politics. What skills have you realized you honed on MetaFilter without noticing it?
posted by potrzebie on Feb 14 at 4:00 PM - 54 comments

Article on predictions and gender

I'm trying to find an article I'm pretty sure I saw on here in the last year or so about the gender differences in predictions of the future but my search fu is failing me.
posted by roolya_boolya on Feb 23 at 6:41 AM - 1 comments

So whatcha workin' on?

I want to talk about "local action" for all the MeFites who have ideas, need ideas, or just want to share cool ideas you've seen out there.
posted by polly_dactyl on Feb 20 at 8:13 AM - 34 comments

125: It's Been A Weird, Weird Time

This episode of Best of the Web, jessamyn and I catch up on the last month-ish on MetaFilter, and I mostly manage not to lapse into grumpy ranting about the state of the world, mostly. Also, we get voicemail from Greg_Ace, Wordshore, wenestvedt, and a mystery caller with an update re: bananas. This episode covers January 3rd through February 7th and runs about 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Feb 7 at 8:14 PM - 58 comments

Comment on Smart Contracts?

I'm trying to find a comment I remember reading about smart contracts, along the lines of the concept of a human-free "objective" contract being incoherent because ultimately humans have to design these smart contracts. I've searched the threads on smart contracts, Ethereum, and other likely topics with no luck. Does anyone happen to have an idea of the comment I'm talking about? Thanks!
posted by Sangermaine on Feb 22 at 2:20 PM - 2 comments

Duolingo Clubs

Duolingo has added clubs, to allow people to learn languages together. So for Mefites who'd like to all come and Duolingo together I made a club. Come join a club and we can all learn together.
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Jan 29 at 11:31 AM - 82 comments

On Jews and their Comments

So Joe from Australia posted this comment in the Nazi punching thread. The crux of it was a link called Solidarity is for Goyim, in which the author argues that Jews have not received the same sort of support from the left as other Jews, despite the very visible rise of antisemitism.
posted by maxsparber on Jan 24 at 8:34 AM - 555 comments

This is what MeFite democracy looks like!

Did you protest this weekend or in the previous weekend? If so, ✊! Let's keep it up! And let's share our experiences and/or pics, if you feel comfortable doing that!
posted by ignignokt on Jan 30 at 9:07 AM - 171 comments

Should we change our norms around what makes a good answer in AskMe?

Hello fellow MeFites! I'm wondering if we can discuss as a community the possibility of shifting the site norms and policies around what makes a good AskMe answer. Is this something others would be interested in and what would be a good norm/policy for you?
posted by capricorn on Feb 13 at 9:33 AM - 166 comments

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2017: Dynasty Edition

Major League Baseball Spring training starts this week, and I was wondering if there might be some interest in starting a fantasy baseball dynasty league. I've participated in cgk's redraft league for a few years, and it's been a lot of fun, but I thought the addition of a dynasty element might appeal to some of the more seasoned spreadsheet athletes out there. Details below.
posted by tonycpsu on Feb 14 at 3:22 PM - 6 comments

For the love of God, Montserrat!

If you noticed a subtle font change on MetaFilter in the Modern theme in the last day or so, you're not hallucinating: one of the web fonts we use, Montserrat, got tweaked by its designer in a way that's affected us and a ton of other websites. Come inside for some details!
posted by cortex on Feb 10 at 9:15 AM - 96 comments

2017 "No Spending" Challenge: February Update

This is a bit late, but we wanted to share the progress of the 2017 Metafilter "No Spending" Challenge so far!
posted by nightrecordings on Feb 18 at 10:27 AM - 4 comments

the delightful side of MetaFilter

Please share the MeFi post/discussion that has *delighted* you the most, in an irrepressible smile-inducing sort of way. It can be old or new, brief or epic, an FPP whose comments devolved into a series of terrible puns, an in-joke-filled post about your favorite show on FanFare, an Ask about naming a really cute pet, the IRL where you met your SO... whatever you've seen discussed or discovered by this community that has given you a frisson of sans schadenfreude delight, I'd love to see or be reminded of it, too. Here's to brighter days.
posted by amnesia and magnets on Feb 7 at 2:15 PM - 69 comments

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