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In some ways fanfare seems incredibly popular already: there is a constant stream of new posts, lots of TV shows covered, and a growing number of films old and new. On the other hand, discussion within each post tends to be pretty brief, with a fairly small number of comments and little back and forth dialog. I don’t know if my preferences reflect the majority but I’d love to have more meaty, deeper discussions about the movies I’m interested in. I wonder if some redesign away from the traditional mifi scrolling posts format would help make the discussions deeper and more ongoing.
posted by latkes on Sep 15 at 9:11 AM - 112 comments

Smithsonian.com ran a short story today about Metafilter's reaction to 9/11, highlighting a comment by MetaFilter user Doug in an image.
posted by Chutzler on Sep 11 at 2:56 PM - 87 comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook on user privacy: A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy.
posted by empath on Sep 18 at 7:11 AM - 50 comments

Small pony request for "swipe to favorite" feature on mobile devices.
posted by misozaki on Sep 19 at 3:41 PM - 30 comments

There is currently a practice across Metafilter, especially within Metafilter proper (the Blue) and Metatalk (the Grey) of making personal attacks against other users that I feel undermines the community aspect of the site. The attacks I am concerned with most often take the form of ugly insinuations that the user is deliberately derailing, trolling or using common tactics which are allegedly known to be popular with (in alphabetical order, thee could be more, these are all I could think of when I set about making this thread):
  • Anti-Semites
  • Bigots
  • Conservatives
  • Misogynists
  • MRAs
  • PUAs
  • Racists
  • Redditors (specifically, usually The Red Pill subreddit)
  • TERFs
  • Transmisogonists

posted by misha on Sep 8 at 4:29 PM - 1296 comments

PONY : Add a preference setting that forces MeFi to always load in desktop mode on mobile devices?
posted by fiercekitten on Sep 11 at 8:08 PM - 24 comments

Matt Haughey describes his bike ride along the Oregon Coast on Tumblr. Spectacular photos included.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 15 at 8:35 PM - 50 comments

Hey, guys. Happy Caturday. Remember that time that cmyk's cat got all sticky and we got the play-by-play of the cleanup? I just did. Go have a sit and read that thread. Your life will be better for it.
posted by phunniemee on Sep 13 at 11:31 AM - 56 comments

I have noticed an increasing trend on MeFi, especially relating to issues of feminism, gender relations, etc, that threads quickly divide into us vs. them camps, where the "us" camp is defined by strong outrage and criticism, and the them camp is everyone else. This is problematic enough, but what then naturally occurs is any sort of deviation or criticism of anyone in the "us" tent immediately casts one into the "them" tent, and attacks that the person is pro-rape, in favor of abusing women, just the same as everyone else, etc. etc.
posted by crayz on Sep 1 at 4:22 PM - 1505 comments

Looking for a comment on AskMe, probably within the last few months, that linked to an article about powering through a relationship after the honeymoon period was over.
posted by Beaker's stripey socks on Sep 16 at 1:41 PM - 19 comments

After the enhanced update of the diediedead Greasemonkey script, I received several requests from MeFites for a native Chrome extension, mostly because Chrome's Tampermonkey doesn't support all features, such as the context menu. I promised and, finally, I deliver: Nancy, available at the Chrome Web Store. Yeah, kind of a mouthful.
posted by mdevore on Sep 12 at 5:55 PM - 38 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 - 341 comments

A while back, there was a great post on the blue about people who don't take an adversarial/territorial approach to their kids' sexuality -- basically the opposite approach of people who tell parents of young girls that they're "gonna need to buy a gun, lol." Within that thread, I think one MeFite had a particularly touching comment about how he was welcomed by his girlfriend's family, rather than threatened, and so when they did have a pregnancy scare, they felt ok going to her parents for help. I have searched and searched, but I'm not finding anything. Does this ring a bell with anyone?
posted by shiu mai baby on Sep 8 at 7:46 AM - 9 comments

⚑ a proposal for a "good faith" flag
posted by flex on Sep 10 at 2:17 PM - 147 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 - 46 comments

Registration for the 2014 MetaFilter fantasy NHL league is now open.
posted by cgk on Sep 3 at 6:49 AM - 19 comments

This deleted post linked to an article on Israel battle tacticts inspired by post-modern philosophy that I found truly fascinating. Now, I guess the poster should have known that the comments would be 10% good faith discusion of the article and 90% standard Israel-Palestine axe grinding ... but for that to merit deletion is just a variant on the heckler's veto.
posted by MattD on Sep 7 at 7:07 AM - 192 comments

Episode 96 of the podcast runs an hour and forty five minutes and was recorded yesterday, Thursday September 4th. We recap the past month of all things MetaFilter and end it with a task to make one member very happy on his birthday.
posted by mathowie on Sep 5 at 3:31 PM - 50 comments

I would like to (without using RSS, and without making bookmarks) be able to go to one page on Fanfare and see all of the threads posted about only the series that I care about.
posted by sparklemotion on Sep 12 at 1:15 PM - 10 comments

It is Jessamyn Day, so Happy Birthday, user 292! Jessamyn's 10^2 photo set from an August trip to London.
posted by Wordshore on Sep 5 at 12:30 AM - 70 comments

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