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Pitbull Threads

So I was under the impression that derailing a thread about pitbull pictures to talk about how awful pitbulls are was off-limits?
posted by griphus on Oct 5 at 7:25 AM - 257 comments

MetaFilter: Multilingual Edition?

This post (and the previouslies mentioned in-thread by veggieboy) made me wonder whether posts and comments in languages other than English could/would be a welcome part of MetaFilter.
posted by zebra on Oct 2 at 1:38 PM - 60 comments

Has "" ever been considered?

Has MetaFilter ever considered or discussed the idea of having a News subsite? A MetaNews sub for posting things that might otherwise be considered Newsfilter, and therefore Detestable Front Page Clutter?
posted by sidereal on Oct 5 at 1:24 PM - 39 comments

carolina mefites: stay safe this weekend

As #notjoaquin floods the Carolinas, in amounts the news is calling "historic," "thousand-year," and "life-threatening," we're watching the weather maps all night. Looks like half of each state is covered in rain already, and it keeps on moving further in. SC+NC mefites, are you okay? Staying safe? How bad is it where you are?
posted by mittens on Oct 2 at 6:25 PM - 68 comments

Very old post about finding stars and constellations?

Ok, this is a long shot, but many years ago, I think there was a post linking to a kind of constellation primer (Northern hemisphere) where you started by finding the Big Dipper and used that to find Polaris, which allowed you to find other constellations, etc. Any old timers recall this one?
posted by gwint on Oct 5 at 6:57 PM - 6 comments

Whatever happened to... Habit Judo?

A while back on MeFi (2011) apparently user Leotrotsky described an intriguing habit-building system he deemed Habit Judo, which as I understood it was essentially a gamification system for developing habits. I was so intrigued at the time, but I guess I never *surprise surprise* developed the habit of looking further into it. It appears that a spreadsheet of some sort was developed (and mentioned in the Guardian), and even spun off Android and iOS apps, both of which appear to be down. So I've a few questions...
posted by Perko on Oct 2 at 3:43 PM - 13 comments

First Post September Successes and Needs Works

How did "First Post September" go for people? I know how it went *for me* (and am happy to share below), but I am interested in hearing how it went for other (potential or actual) first posters.
posted by gregglind on Oct 2 at 8:31 AM - 34 comments

Best way to ask MeFi for help with a project?

I'm not sure what if any is the best way to put out a general call for help with a project on MeFi. (Not to announce a completed project like in the Projects subsite, but to ask for help with one.) Has there ever been any thought/discussion given to the idea of creating a new subsite where MeFites can request help with things like art or writing projects from other MeFites? It could even be broader than that--call it "Hope Me, MeFi!" or something--and just make it a place where community members can seek out other members for help with whatever they might be doing.
posted by saulgoodman on Oct 1 at 8:50 PM - 31 comments

Anyone else getting slow/sporadic service?

For the last 2-3 days I've been having pages that are reallllly slow to load, and sometimes partially load and then hang. Is it just me?
posted by benito.strauss on Sep 27 at 8:32 AM - 72 comments

2015 MeFi Fantasy NHL

Slots are available in the 2015 Fantasy NHL league, the season starts soon so move fast!
posted by cgk on Sep 22 at 5:38 PM - 10 comments

Label fiction please?

In this post there is a fictional tale. The title/body of the post itself does not contain any indication this is fictional.
posted by el io on Sep 25 at 7:23 PM - 217 comments

Dungeons & Mefites?

Would MeFites be interested in a MetaFilter RPG community on Google+ (or some other forum if you have it)?
posted by graymouser on Sep 30 at 4:10 AM - 52 comments

Bass guitar comment

Hey all. I could swear that I read a sad comment on this site not so long ago from a female Mefite that ran along the lines of "When I was a kid I wanted to play bass guitar but I was told I couldn't because bass was 'only for boys'. I gave up the bass."
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Sep 25 at 11:36 AM - 20 comments

A kind word doesn't cost a thing.

A kind word doesn't cost a thing. How about a thread in which we tell other folks here how much and why we appreciate their efforts, so they can be edified by them?
posted by jbickers on Sep 27 at 4:32 PM - 314 comments

The Emotional Labor Thread shouldn't be the exception

Let’s talk about expanding our ideas of boyzone-type derailing and how to be the best Metafilter we can be.
posted by shakespeherian on Sep 25 at 11:55 AM - 548 comments

Baby steps self care post

This post on the Blue is pretty cool, but I'm frustrated as my amygdala (I call her Queen) isn't liking the restrictiveness of having to go through steps in the order set by someone else. Also, she's messing up my prefrontal cortex something shocking, the bitch. So does anyone have the steps in a static format, even if it's text based? On another day, I'd be able to work out how to do it, but right now, not so much. Thanks so much.
posted by b33j on Oct 1 at 9:16 PM - 9 comments

Looking for a post about an awesome judge

I am looking for a post I saw a while ago- maybe last summer? Maybe before? In the last five years, probably the last two years. It was about an American judge, an older white man, who was fairly conservative, absolutely demolishing the arguments of a lawyer against.. gay marriage? Some form of gay rights? This judge is known for doing this sort of thing. I think he's a fairly high placed judge somewhere in the middle of America. Thanks!
posted by Adridne on Oct 1 at 5:16 PM - 12 comments

Be sure to whitelist MeFi when using iOS 9 content blockers

Just a friendly reminder: if you're using one or more iOS devices, have upgraded to iOS 9 and have jumped on the new content blocking functionality bandwagon, remember to add your favorite sites to the whitelist(s) of the blocker(s) of your choice. I added MeFi and other frequently visited faves of mine, seeing that ads served here by The Deck are high quality and unintrusive, and no doubt important for keeping the site going.
posted by jklaiho on Sep 20 at 8:11 AM - 62 comments

Posting to the Front Page: You Can Do It Too!

Posting to the front page of Metafilter can seem daunting, mysterious, and/or fraught with with uncertain outcomes. (Spoiler: It is easier than it might look.) If you have never or rarely posted a FPP but would like to, we’re here to help. Stretch your wings in September!
posted by julen on Sep 1 at 5:22 AM - 96 comments

The Big MetaFilter Survey 2015

Please take an informal, light-hearted survey that is designed to let us all discover some fun, fascinating and potentially insightful things about MetaFilter and each other. Here is the link to The Big MetaFilter Survey 2015.
posted by Rock Steady on Sep 14 at 10:18 AM - 246 comments

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