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Metatalktail Hour: Shop Talk

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! bookmammal wants to know, "what was the last thing you purchased? Was it a "need" or a "want"?" You can skip routine life-maintenance purchases like groceries and gas and transit cards and things like that (because otherwise 75% of the answers will be "picked up groceries/got gas/loaded my transit card on the way home"). If you would like to cheat and say the last interesting thing you bought, or say the last thing you bought and also the last interesting thing you bought, I won't tell!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 15 at 6:45 PM - 232 comments

Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2017/2018

It's that time of year again! The Metafilter Fantasy Premier League is back to trouble your days and disturb your nights. Join now to guess wildly at which player your favorite Premier League team bought for the same amount as the GDP of a developing nation will break his leg on the second day of the season! New to soccer/football/futball? No problem! Just go here, create a team, and then spend the next month second guessing yourself! It's... fun?
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jul 14 at 5:56 AM - 8 comments

The House of Orientalism

Please STOP writing about Asian people and Asian countries (Southeast Asian here) like they are magical mysterious fairytale creatures from a long-ago-faraway exoticized Orient. Framing posts in this style is immediately alienating and hurtful, and it derails any possible discussion. It is not the same as writing about Western white people in this style, because white people have not been subject to the same patronizing orientalist prejudices that people from Asian countries have.
posted by nicebookrack on Jul 5 at 4:34 PM - 99 comments

You’re Not the Customer; You’re the Product

Quote Investigator looks at the history of this quotation: Richard Serra? Carlota Fay Schoolman? Steve Atkins? Tom Johnson? Andrew Lewis? blue_beetle? Tim O’Reilly?
posted by Lanark on Jul 17 at 7:00 AM - 36 comments

July Best Post Contest! Midmonth Awards

Herein, find weekly awards and recognitions! See categories here.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 9 at 7:33 PM - 22 comments

Why is feedly loading Ask Metafilter (only) in an unlogged-in state?

How come in iOS, Feedly randomly and frequently loads posts from AskMe -- and only AskMe -- in the unlogged state (modern)? Even if I click thru to open the post in a browser I remain logged out and unable to log in (page just refreshes) even though I stay logged in (in classic) in other tabs and browsers. When it happens, I end up having to open a new tab, go to the Ask front page, and click the question when I find it. It's annoying enough and frequent enough that I often don't bother.
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 12 at 1:55 PM - 26 comments

I Feel Like I Need a New T-Shirt

My old FIAMO one in professional black is getting a bit snug in the middle, if you know what I mean.
posted by notyou on Jun 30 at 10:51 AM - 87 comments

Collective WTF

The last What the Fucking Fuck thread hit the 30 day expiration mark, so I wonder if it's time for another peaceful corner to breathe?
posted by yoga on Jul 5 at 6:14 PM - 122 comments

1970s music post from the Blue

I'm looking for a music post from the Blue that appeared about a month ago. It was about an elementary school class in California who had written a song that Warner Brothers eventually released as a single (with an industrial film by Francis Ford Coppola). I've searched for this but haven't found anything--does anyone remember this?
posted by pxe2000 on Jul 14 at 10:12 AM - 2 comments

Metatalktail Hour: EDC

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight's topic was suggested by both zamboni and bookmammal: What's In Your Pockets or Bag! Discuss what you bring with you every day when you leave the house. (Feel free to link pictures! Pictures are a fun part of EDC & bagluv.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 8 at 7:16 PM - 177 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Hidden Talents and Odd Adventures

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! I'm going with a combo topic tonight of two closely related suggestions: pjern wants to know odd and unusual things you've done, and August West is curious about your hidden talents! Maybe they're the same! Maybe they're different! Maybe you have no talents but have done a lot of odd things! Well this is the thread to tell us about it.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 1 at 7:08 PM - 164 comments

Battle for the Net

We’ve done it before with SOPA/PIPA and Net Neutrality day. Are we doing it again?
posted by unliteral on Jul 11 at 5:13 PM - 21 comments

On iOS, Chrome seems to work better than Safari for very long posts.

... that is all.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jun 18 at 8:41 PM - 30 comments

July Best Post Contest! CATEGORIES

The July Best Post Contest is ON. Vote with fantastic flags! Rules and categories inside!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 30 at 7:04 PM - 59 comments

Featuring MeFi's own MetaFilter

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has announced the creation of the library's Web Cultures Web Archive Collection. Archived sites of note run the gamut from Urban Dictionary to ¡Cuánto cabrón! to creepypasta to MeFi's own Metafilter. [h/t]
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5 at 11:31 AM - 42 comments

It's like an ice breaker except it's hot af

Metatalktail Hour: Never Have I Ever. What always fascinates me about the weird overlapping worlds of MeFites is how sometimes people seem almost like me and then they're like "Oh yeah I've never... been to Vermont/tried maple syrup/gone hiking alone/been anywhere West of the Missisippi/had chicken pox..." or whatever the thing is, and I'm always like "Really?" What is the thing you've never done that makes people go "Really?" or your little freak flag that makes you... you?
posted by jessamyn on Jun 24 at 3:05 PM - 387 comments

130: ...And Special Guest Star Robocop Is Bleeding

Hey, who's that on this month's podcast? It's long-time MeFite and all around good fellow robocop is bleeding, who joins me and Jessamyn to talk about making art, living in Salem, MA, and a bunch of MetaFiltery stuff. This episode covers the month of June more or less and runs about 95 minutes.
posted by cortex on Jun 30 at 11:33 AM - 26 comments

Please help me find a piece of writing that was linked on Metafilter

It appeared some time ago, I remember it was written from the perspective of someone stocking shelves (at a supermarket or Amazon warehouse?). In it is a description of the organisation as if it were an organism of emergent intelligence—a blind but many-limbed monster armed with thousands of portable barcode scanners. Does this sound familiar to anybody?
posted by quosimosaur on Jun 29 at 8:30 PM - 9 comments

Happy Canada Day! / Happy Fourth of July!

Have a Happy Canada Day! Have a Happy Fourth of July! Have a nice weekend. Whether you're Canadian, American, or whatever. I hope you're having an awesome day. Be safe. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Jul 1 at 9:59 AM - 47 comments

Why would people think Metafilter censors posts critical of police?

Why would people think that Metafilter routinely deletes posts critical of police? Possibly because it says so on Metafilter. In a thread regarding Facebooks's deletion policies, there was a comment that claimed "Facebook (like MetaFilter) routinely deletes posts criticizing police."
posted by layceepee on Jun 28 at 11:37 AM - 144 comments

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