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The Mighty, Mighty Mastodon Thread

Over on the #WomenBoycottTwitter thread, folks are discovering, rediscovering, and, more importantly, signing up for Mastodon, the open source social network.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon on Oct 14 at 7:21 AM - 209 comments

Things are getting better!

If you are a poster on the green please share some of your victories with me. I'm looking to read sequential AskMe questions that show things getting better over time.
posted by tedious on Oct 18 at 12:34 PM - 40 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Kiddie Toys

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! I'm off this week and this cortex goon is in charge, so ... . Anyway, Rhaomi wants to know your favorite toy growing up -- as well as any other exciting happenings in your life this week!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 14 at 8:16 PM - 122 comments

FPP Etiquette: acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon

This recent FPP includes acronyms not explained in the post; and, generally, even for someone (me) who is generically science-literate at an undergrad (+, depending on the area of science) university level, it's pretty unclear what the post is about. I've had complaints about some of my comments being too technical for the general metafilter audience, so I imagine if I found myself having little idea what the post topic was about after reading, it's probably unclear to many other folks too. I'm a little sad about this both from a quality of Metafilter FPPs viewpoint and from a quality of public science communication viewpoint, as someone who cares about both of those things. In short: the links therein might be the best of the web, but the FPP isn't. Can we try to do better please? Would a reminder on the new post page that posters should keep the entire Metafilter audience in mind when crafting posts perhaps help?
posted by eviemath on Oct 16 at 4:23 AM - 81 comments

Metatalktail Hour: MeFi Made Me Do It

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! After reading 8 billion AskMe recs over several years I finally gave in and bought a Tom Bihn bag that arrived this morning, so this week what I want to know is: What has MetaFilter convinced you to do? Dared you to try? Forced you to attempt? SHARE.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 7 at 3:43 PM - 118 comments

Ireland Hurricane Ophelia Check In

Thought there might should be one of these. Ophelia was a cyclone, tempest, a God damned hurricane. And she's bearing down on Ireland. Should be a little weaker, but MeFis, stay safe!
posted by zabuni on Oct 15 at 10:03 PM - 17 comments

trying to remember a lovely love poem comment

My favorites are usually the thing for this, but I've read every single one and can't find it. There was a poem referencing engagement, about being "yours" before even being asked and a proposal not feeling 'special' because it was a given. No idea what thread or whether the blue or the green.
posted by knownassociate on Oct 10 at 6:30 PM - 8 comments

California fire check-in

Overnight in Northern California, a 200 acre fire became a 57,000 acre fire and people are desperately trying to evacuate. There are at least 10 dead and 1,500 structures have been destroyed. The L.A. Times has live coverage, Mercury News has the local story. Meanwhile in SoCal, Canyon Fire No. 2 in the Anaheim Hills area of Orange County is up to 5,000 acres. A mandatory evacuation order is in place; 1000+ people have been evacuated so far, and six structures have been destroyed. Wildfire Today has updates on fires across the state. I hope all our MeFite friends and family are okay. Please let us know if you need help.
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 9 at 6:44 PM - 92 comments

Paging feature?

Came across an AskMe post that I feel like I know the perfect person for (on Metafilter, obviously). Could MeMail them, sure, but maybe it would be cool to be able to "page" other users directly from the thread? "Calling MeFite120349" sorta thing?
posted by turbid dahlia on Oct 12 at 3:19 PM - 50 comments

October Showers bring November Flowers

What we plant, we sow. The flowers we have during the summer* can be of our choosing. How about we take from whenever this is posted until November 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue? Animal videos that are happy! "News Of The Weird" as long as the weird is wonderful! World Events News posts that bring a smile! We can use it right now! More explanation points! I mean, really, I'm looking at the front page right now, and it's not a happy place overall. Let's pull the nose up on this negativity train.
posted by hippybear on Oct 13 at 8:55 PM - 23 comments

secret quonsar 2017: The Planning Thread

Oh look! It's October and it's time to plan for this year's secret quonsar swap! The secret quonsar swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange (Read About it on the Wiki). Let's talk details!
posted by julen on Oct 11 at 5:18 PM - 60 comments

Correcting inaccurate posts

I recognize that as of three minutes ago this is irrelevant for the example post, but it's the sort of thing that could become relevant again. It was posted earlier today that Tom Petty was dead based on an erroneous news report from CBS. He in fact was not then, but is now. I understand it's not the policy to change an FPP once it's made. However, in this era of fake news and itchy-trigger-finger reporting, should there be some sort of Amendment to the Metafilter Constitution for these situations?
posted by rednikki on Oct 3 at 1:02 AM - 57 comments

Looking for a old solo musician post

I'm trying to find an old music post (not within the past year, but not more than a few years old) featuring a Youtube video of a solo female singer playing a sort of folky song on an acoustic guitar on her porch. Modern (not some old forgotten artist). For some reason I think she was in Texas. I think she had short hair. I think it was an original song. Other than I that I'm drawing blanks...
posted by downtohisturtles on Oct 12 at 2:13 PM - 3 comments

MetaWhat? MetaWho? MetaHuh?

I wanted to know what parts of this community do you sometimes forget, neglect, or outright ignore? Maybe it's lack of interest or maybe it's just something you keep forgetting exists? FanFare? Jobs? AskMeFi? Labs? Chat? Podcast? Are you only on the blue? What part of MetaFilter is pushed to the side?
posted by Fizz on Oct 8 at 7:41 AM - 71 comments

I'm dreaming of a libre quonsmas

I love Secret Quonsar. I've participated twice and it was great fun. However, there is one fly in this sweet, creamy milkshake: Google.
posted by Too-Ticky on Sep 26 at 2:11 AM - 55 comments

Fucking Fuck v4.0

Come in. Sit on the couches. Bring a drink if you like. Or a blanket. And your dog. I don't know about you guys but it seems stress has ramped up in the last week or two. Let us let loose our fucks.
posted by yoga on Sep 21 at 6:17 AM - 115 comments

Buttons to jump down not working

When I click the jump to end of thread on any page it turns green and doesn't do anything. Also the jump to comments on the popular post page.
posted by Uncle on Oct 2 at 10:54 AM - 28 comments

Our #1?

Just saw Blood Stripe and noticed that a Matthew Haughey was thanked in the credits.
posted by brujita on Oct 2 at 3:43 PM - 25 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Lying to Mom

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It was 95 in Chicago today and I am hella grumpy about it! This week's topic comes from Johnny Wallflower and Bondcliff, who want to know the Things You've Done That You Would Never Tell Your Mother. Or father. Or guardian. Or boss. Or thesis supervisor. Or android caregiver. Or miscellaneous authority figure. Whatev. You get the idea!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 23 at 6:13 PM - 114 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Buy the Movie Rights!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight, wenestvedt wants to know what book you'd like to see made into a movie (/prestige TV, we live in a golden age), and why. And you can also include dream casting if you have it!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 30 at 5:00 PM - 130 comments

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