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Marking links to tweets

There are a lot of links to tweets where the link text is the text of the tweet. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate not having to click a mystery link to find out what it says, and I understand that we want to cite our sources, but it's annoying to click something expecting to read about some topic and find that I've already read everything there is to read. Could we have some sort of post-link marker to indicate that clicking the link will take you to a tweet that says exactly what the link says? Maybe [tw] or [twpic] or something if the tweet has no other text but some multimedia content?
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Feb 2 at 12:01 PM - 29 comments

Greasemonkey request

Hey, you folks who know how to do such things… Is it possible to create a Greasemonkey script that would strip everything from a thread except the external html links? After reading this AskMe, I was thinking for those short on time, it would be a pretty neat way to get a MeFi curated news feed. (obviously related to current political events, but I’m guessing this level of participation isn’t going away any time soon)
posted by slipthought on Jan 27 at 7:32 AM - 20 comments

Article about pro-life march

I recently read an article - I think I found it here - about the pro-life march, which had some rather surprising details. Some of the marchers carried signs to indicate that that were both against abortion AND Trump, and some expressed that they were completely pro-life ... against abortion, pro-caring for children in poverty, against the death penalty. Now I can't find it. Help?
posted by bunderful on Feb 3 at 8:31 PM - 1 comments

Wrong!

Mefites are a smart bunch, but no one is perfect. Tell us, what is the wrongest comment you've made here?

Inspired by this comment:
Here is possibly my wrongest comment ever
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:31 AM on January 27

posted by Room 641-A on Jan 29 at 6:54 PM - 127 comments

Let's have a Love-In!

In the face of all the negativity and despair, let's have a little space just for love (I've been told it's all we need). Feel free to share your favourite quote, song lyric, poem, anecdote or thought about love, or let us know what you love most in the world - people, pets, hobbies, MetaFilter, gin, whatever. Leave the hate outside, bring the love.
posted by billiebee on Jan 20 at 7:21 AM - 173 comments

124: Happy New Year Call-In Show

It's a new year, and good riddance to the old; jessamyn and I do a shorter-than-usual version of our usual MeFi roundup podcast chatter, but the real star of this episode is the dozens of MeFites who called in to the podcast voicemail with greetings, memories of 2016, wishes for 2017, quotes, songs, baby and pet noises, and more. The episode alternates between chatter and strings of voicemail; it covers December 1st through January 2nd and runs about 90 minutes total.
posted by cortex on Jan 3 at 5:35 PM - 127 comments

College of General Knowledge, MeFi Edition

Thanks to all who participated in solving the 2016 edition of King William's College General Knowledge Paper! How'd we do?
posted by MonkeyToes on Jan 24 at 6:48 PM - 6 comments

Open sourcing the metafilter code base

It’s been a little over ten years since the subject was last raised (at least based on a search for “open source”), but I’m curious if there’s been any thoughts about open-sourcing the MetaFilter codebase or admin tools. (I imagine the answer is “no”, especially to that last one.)
posted by Going To Maine on Jan 26 at 5:26 PM - 21 comments

Aren't we better than this?

I've spent the last eight years asking conservatives to refer to President Obama in respectful terms, because like him or not, he's the President of the United States of America. Now I get to ask liberals to refer to President-Elect Trump the same way.
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Jan 16 at 9:34 AM - 465 comments

Rest in Peace, quin

I am sad to inform our community that long-time member quin has died.
posted by ColdChef on Jan 7 at 12:00 PM - 387 comments

Mefites organizing for the Women's March

For Mefites planning to march in this Saturday's big march for women's rights, there are IRL meetup threads for several cities: the main march in Washington DC and sister marches in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Philadelphia - or other cities.
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 17 at 8:21 AM - 184 comments

Seeking Metafilter comment speculating about a gender-changing lab prank

A while back on Metafilter somebody posted a comment imagining a scenario where a lab employee (or student?) in the near future could do a prank using some sort of bio-tech hack to change a co-worker's gender for a few days. IIRC the commenter said they had worked in a lab and they seemed to believe this sort of thing might actually happen someday.
posted by Ursula Hitler on Jan 20 at 3:34 PM - 7 comments

What are your plans for Inauguration Day?

I really feel the need to put some positivity into the universe on January 20. I'd like to know what my fellow Me-Fites may be planning for Inauguration Day this year.
posted by bookmammal on Jan 6 at 11:09 AM - 45 comments

RIP MsMolly, MeFiBrarian Extrordinaire

A joyous and tearful farewell to MsMolly, a dynamic part of the MeFiBrarian posse. I'd known her briefly in college and then we reconnected doing MeFi Metadata projects and other MeFi nerdery over the past six or seven years. Most recently, after she relocated to Texas to be closer to her family after her cancer diagnosis, Molly became a great postal mail correspondent. While I don't know for certain, I am pretty sure she wrote her own obit. Molly, you were a smiley ray of sunshine in my online life and I was so happy to get to re-know you and work alongside you.
posted by jessamyn on Jan 12 at 7:12 AM - 197 comments

My first MeFi dream

So, do any of you have dreams involving MetaFilter? I just did.
posted by kevinbelt on Jan 16 at 7:28 AM - 42 comments

I...apologize

Wanda: No. Not to me. To Archie. And make it good, or we're dead. It's been very politely brought to my attention that several of the links I've pointed to in the latest incarnation of the Great Trump Inaugural Thread had already been posted by others. I could blame the length of the thread & the loading time or whatnot but the truth is I haven't been as diligent in checking first as I should have been. I honestly feel quite bad about it & decided to make a post here as both penance for myself & reminder to others. I apologize to all & will make sure to check more thoroughly going forward.
posted by scalefree on Jan 16 at 3:05 PM - 33 comments

122: Your Dumb Early Feet

It's November 1st, do you know where your podcast is? It's, uh. It's right here. Me and Jess chatter about voting, and Halloween costumes (oh man you all have great Halloween costumes again!), and all sorts of little MetaFilter stuff we liked recently. This episode covers Oct 5th through Nov 1st and runs just about 80 minutes.
posted by cortex on Nov 1 at 6:34 PM - 23 comments

Saturday Night Metatalktails: TIL

Good Saturday night, MetaFilter! It's time for another metatalktail hour! This week's conversation starter: Today (/this week) I Learned ... But don't restrict yourself! Talk about whatever sociable/personal thing you want! (Just no politics, the bouncers are very anti-politics.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 14 at 7:20 PM - 149 comments

What'd I miss?

For combination of reasons, I took 2016 as a break from MeFi. As the year passed, I thought I would see if I could make it till 2017 without signing back in, even though I missed y'all. Now I'm back (yay!) and wondering what I missed?
posted by daisyk on Jan 7 at 7:14 AM - 55 comments

123: NOT ME THAT DAY

We're podcastin' through the pain: me and jessamyn chat about MeFi, vent a little about the election, and talk about stuff like dealing with art vs. concrete activism and how people can't agree on which way to face in the goddam shower. This episode covers November 2nd through November 30th and runs about 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Nov 30 at 12:10 PM - 23 comments

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