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Hazlitt's love letter to MetaFilter

The Internet’s First Family by Stephen Thomas at Hazlitt takes a "historical" (recent history that is!) view of MetaFilter. Don't go all gooey when you read it. via Phire's tweet
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 31 at 11:49 AM - 97 comments

Islamophobia on Metafilter

I was saddened by many of the comments in this post. Many of them are fine, but many of them are grossly ignorant, and some cross the line into bigotry for me, prettily phrased I grant.
posted by smoke on Oct 30 at 6:59 PM - 82 comments

MeCos: The 2014 MetaFilter Halloween Costume Parade

You Asked, you beanplated, and you finally pulled it together. Show off the glory that is your (or your children's or your pet's) Halloween costumes! First person to post is the Grand Marshall. (Previously, which contains links to the other previouslies.)
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 31 at 11:10 AM - 37 comments

Hollis Henry remembered: White Legos turn ochre with age.

This Halloween, if you could dress as any fictional character, who would it be?
posted by clavdivs on Oct 30 at 8:17 PM - 49 comments

Please help find a great street harassment analogy

I read a great comment on somewhere on Metafilter or AskMetafilter that likened street harassment to having random people continually going up to you and asking you for a dollar. You never knew who was going to ask you for a dollar and even though most people are never going to ask it left you on edge that anyone, at any point, would be begging you for a dollar. It was much better written though. Does anyone remember this?
posted by schroedinger on Oct 29 at 2:04 PM - 10 comments

NaNoWriMo 2014 - We're Storming the Bastille - Are You Ready?

Calling all writers and non-writers, whether you are a plotter, pantser, or anything in-between - NaNoWriMo 2014 starts in 8 days, the forums have been wiped (well, sorta) and people are prepping and fretting and tuning up their writing engines. Is anyone taking part this year? If so, good luck.
posted by marienbad on Oct 24 at 10:45 AM - 144 comments

MetaTalk Love-In No.2

If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, you might have a dim, grey day like we have here in London, and need a little sunshine in your life. Remember this post? Lets do that again! Come share your awesome!
posted by greenish on Oct 29 at 9:23 AM - 148 comments

So, what did I miss?

I've been off the site for a while, and now that I'm back my FOMO is kicking in. I have lots of lovely new-found free time to waste use productively reading posts I've missed out on, but I don't know where to start. If you had to recommend one thread from the past two months that I simply MUST read or be doomed to a life of joyless ignorance (either because it was informative or hilarious or both) what would it be?
posted by billiebee on Oct 30 at 7:20 AM - 38 comments

Moderating GamerGate Threads

It would be helpful to have a statement from our moderators about how they're handling moderation in the GamerGate threads, before certain myths take hold.
posted by rory on Oct 28 at 7:42 AM - 247 comments

MetaFilter 2014 Fantasy Basketball

I have a long standing league whose ranks have thinned to the point where we may have to bag the season, so I figured that I'd toss it out to the internet at semi-random to see if we could salvage this year (and get some awesome new blood moving forward).
posted by togdon on Oct 27 at 9:22 AM - 9 comments

Usernames which match expertise

What are some MeFi usernames which match their users' expertise? For example, physicsmatt comes in to set things straight regarding physics posts. And backseatpilot can be relied upon to supply intelligent aviation-related info. Who else comments pretty much exclusively on topics represented by their username?
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Oct 19 at 4:22 AM - 238 comments

What do you feel uncomfortable about saying here?

In an ongoing thread a user volunteers that this has become an uncomfortable place to state certain, really, not all that weird ideas. What, if anything, are you afraid to say here? I pose this not to request debate on any issues that might arise, but to enumerate those things some of us might be afraid to even bring up. Because I think most of us were attracted to this place by the promise of free and open discussion. And it seems like the discussion isn't quite as free or open as it may have once been.
posted by localroger on Oct 19 at 3:47 PM - 1137 comments

secret quonsar: planning time!

Presents are fun... so let's 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. We need to settle one key question before we start to swapping.
posted by julen on Oct 9 at 8:06 AM - 116 comments

Does anyone still play Kingdom of Loathing?

I've been getting back into Kingdom of Loathing recently, and I wanted to play with MeFites! Adventurers are us!
posted by Elementary Penguin on Oct 16 at 4:26 AM - 127 comments

Do we need to dig into the history of the subject of posts?

I'm pretty uncomfortable with how this thread evolved.
posted by el io on Oct 21 at 12:36 AM - 76 comments

Thanks Mrs. Pterodactyl!

Octopus the answer to 7-year-old's fidgeting thanks to the nimble fingers of Mrs. Pterodactyl!!
posted by lyssabee on Oct 21 at 12:05 PM - 52 comments

Parsing Metafilter comments

I'm submitting this as a feature request, but I'm not sure that's the right category. I have difficulty parsing the comments in a metafilter thread. It's the way it's laid out, with the comment followed by the poster's name and other information:
Is there any way I could change it?
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives at 1:09 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
I'd rather see it parsed differently; prioritizing the name of the Mefite, followed by their post (in quotes, maybe?), then the remaining information. Something like this:
Time To Sharpen Our Knives posted:
"I'd rather see it parsed differently."
      1:10 AM on October 22 [+] [!]
Through some browser extension/hack/magic, is this possible?
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives on Oct 22 at 1:50 AM - 52 comments

Congrats, y'all!

I just wanted to point out that there are now 3,600 people contributing to keeping this place up & running..... makes me for one feel all warm & schmoopy.
posted by easily confused on Oct 23 at 5:07 AM - 53 comments

FPP titles that made you smile or laugh

One of the more splendid attributes of the MetaFilter community is the regular ability of MeFites to write titles of posts that are offbeat, witty, hilarious or smart. A few recent ones I've enjoyed include this and this. While Y(humor)MMV, what post titles have you particularly enjoyed?
posted by Wordshore on Oct 21 at 7:59 AM - 29 comments

A new theme for MeFi: Modern

Today we're unveiling a new theme option for MetaFilter. Yes, it's a new design option for MetaFilter for the first time in over a decade, which we are dubbing the "Modern" theme. The new theme is strictly opt-in; no one is being forced to use it and the Classic and Plain-text themes remain as options, so your view of the site won't change unless you want it to. To try out the new theme, select it in your preferences. There is much to explain and show off in this new design and I'll do my best to describe all the thinking that went into the process below.
posted by mathowie on Sep 24 at 2:23 PM - 1281 comments

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