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Greetings, Sapients! Did you know: MetaFilter has an official chat channel/room/etc.? This is a fact: IT DOES! [previously: the unofficial MetaFilter chat site] It is a very fun and interesting and wondrous place (especially when I am not there) full of assorted cute animal GIFs (especially when Metafilter's Own bread crumbs is there) and random nonsense (especially when I AM there). I promise you that we do not bite unless you sign the consent form and submit it in triplicate three weeks or greater in advance - guess how that tradition started! You will have to guess, the court records are sealed. Ha HA! Dental appliances. Please stay frosty and/or toasty, and as always, vote your preferred brand of quidnunc kid #1!
posted by Evilspork on Apr 24 at 12:24 PM - 47 comments

MeFites on Mastodon?

I'm curious about the hot new Twitter alternative--it's decentralized, it's noncommercial, it's anti-Nazi, etc. But as with all social networks, it's only as good as the people you know on it. So if you're on Mastodon, tell what you think of the service so far, and if you recommend any particular instance.
posted by Cash4Lead on Apr 12 at 6:57 PM - 82 comments

127: I Have No Tabs And I Must Stream

Jessamyn I are back in normal podcast business, making up for lost time after last month's Ask A Moderator show by trying to recap two months of MetaFilter despite neither of us having the time to prepare. The result: a goofy biggun at an hour and forty five minutes, covering as much as we can from February 8th through April 3rd.
posted by cortex on Apr 3 at 5:46 PM - 57 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Wrongness in the Kitchen

What's the weirdest/worst/dumbest/most obnoxious thing in your kitchen?
posted by LobsterMitten on Apr 15 at 1:09 PM - 305 comments

please shorten the new post window by a few hours

I frequently find myself with time to browse, compose, and share content at about the same time of day. Multiple times it's happened that I type my stuff in, hit 'post' and get an error message that I have to wait, say, 18 more minutes, or 6 more minutes. This is mildly annoying. I suggest the post wait time be shortened from 24 hours to say, 21 hours or 23 hours.
posted by bq on Apr 13 at 9:06 AM - 44 comments

"Most Favorited Tracks from your contacts" is A Thing

  1. Go to music.metafilter.com
  2. Check sidebars
  3. One will list "Most Favorited Tracks from your contacts"
  4. Some of these songs won't be Jingle Rock Bell (but luckily some will)
  5. Punch 'Em In The Dick!
  6. (Er, by which I mean "please comment, favourite or just enjoy listening to the best of MeFi Music")
  7. Cheers MetaFilter!

posted by comealongpole on Apr 12 at 3:19 PM - 8 comments

Visualizing the impact of US politics megaposts on the blue

The biggest change in the way that mefites participate on the blue in years has been the rise of US politics megathreads. We have had several discussions of the qualitative impact of them, but it occurred to me that it might be useful to dig into the infodump and see what quantitative picture might emerge. I think my findings are worth sharing - while a quantitative analysis on its own can't tell us whether the megathreads are a good thing or not, there are several negative trends regarding community engagement and participation that are happening in close concurrency with the rise of the megathreads.
posted by strangely stunted trees on Mar 27 at 10:45 AM - 466 comments

FanFare Needs a Pony

FanFare turns three years old this month and needs pretty pictures as a present.
posted by gusottertrout on Apr 12 at 9:22 AM - 51 comments

April Showers Bring May 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 May 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue?
posted by hippybear on Apr 11 at 3:25 AM - 32 comments

Very belated appreciation for my secret quonsar

I got my amazing, delightful, thoughtful gift package from miratime way back at the end of November...while I was in the middle of a combination of post-election freakout and literally the biggest project of my entire career. So I didn't say thank you properly, and now it's almost April! I especially want to show off these socks that I made with the yarn she gave me. This project has been fun and emotionally soothing and the socks look amazing. :) Thanks again!
posted by epersonae on Mar 31 at 3:45 PM - 17 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Influential Media

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! I'm late today because I got sucked into The Andy Griffith Show with my 7-year-old, who sometimes deigns to watch old black-and-white sitcoms with me. Today's question is courtesy of frimble, what book (and/or movie and/or etc.) has influenced your life the most, for better or worse?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 8 at 7:11 PM - 103 comments

GraphFi + user tags chrome extension

Hi friends, Remember when yourcelf made GraphFi and it was great? Well, it still is great, only now it is also available as a chrome extension that I threw together. I've also added another thing that I've always wanted to make threads easier to follow - user tagging! Yay! Enjoy it (or hate it), and let me know what you think! Previous safari extension by nicwolff.
posted by durandal on Mar 28 at 2:34 PM - 12 comments

Metafilter not working on laptop!

Metafilter will not work on my laptop!
posted by marxchivist on Mar 19 at 10:53 AM - 11 comments

MASTER BOOT RECORD FOUND [METAFILTER]

cortex shared some wikkid heavy synthy metal and video game covers made by Master Boot Record. Then MBR found MeFi, and answered some questions and provided some clarifications.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 12 at 2:02 PM - 5 comments

Twitter links broken?

For the past week or two, anytime I try to click on a link to Twitter while reading Metafilter on my phone, I get an error message. I can access Twitter directly. What gives? Anybody else have this problem?
posted by postel's law on Apr 11 at 9:38 PM - 4 comments

Quiet Car Dance Party

Mod Emeritus Jessamyn is stuck on a delayed Amtrak train but she seems to be ok.
posted by gwint on Apr 10 at 7:53 PM - 41 comments

IRL post achiving pre-event

This IRL post concerns an event with a long lead time. It's been closed/archived long before the event. Should we rethink archiving posts long before the event? [I tried to use the contact form, but got some weird error page about an invalid construct]
posted by pjern on Apr 6 at 7:55 AM - 17 comments

The Shadow of Blueberg: A Faves & Flags adventure

Alright, Faves & Flags fans: you rolled your character, you've read the player's manual, and now you're ready to adventure. So sidle in to the local tavern and let's begin!
posted by cortex on Apr 1 at 4:05 PM - 456 comments

Fond farewell to ads from The Deck

Advertising service The Deck, whose ads we've long featured in several spots on MetaFilter, will be shutting down in April. As a result, we'll be removing that ad box, and exploring other ad solutions to make up the revenue. (Don't worry, MetaFilter's okay.) Here's some details.
posted by cortex on Mar 29 at 1:08 PM - 53 comments

SLFBPs

I am not on Facebook. I'm not going to be on Facebook. When a FPP consists of a single link to a Facebook page, it's not much use to me, since FB blocks half the page with a sign-up popup. Maybe posters could warn us private persons that we'd be wasting our time clicking on the link? Thanks.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Apr 4 at 12:53 AM - 90 comments

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