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Metatalktail Hour: The Requested Pony

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! This week we're hanging out in MetaFilter's new inn, The Requested Pony, from where diverse adventurers may set forth on quests. But we're just here to shoot the breeze!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 1 at 4:42 PM - 148 comments

"Humor is just another defense against the universe." - Mel Brooks

I've seen a couple people recently mention that some of their own favorite comments are languishing at the bottom of the political megathreads, unappreciated. So I figured, let's show off here! Post your own personal favorite comments that you're proud of and don't think were sufficiently appreciated!
posted by skycrashesdown on Mar 30 at 12:07 PM - 46 comments

Alexa, play Mefi* music

While bemoaning the fact that there's not an Amazon playlist or station that scratches my itch for eclectic music, it dawned on me that Mefi Music hits that particular sweet spot for me. Which led me to wonder about the feasibility of integrating Alexa with Mefi music. It seems it's been done for iPhone using the RSS feed, so I'm assuming doing something for Alexa is not totally out of the question. I'm curious as to what people think of the idea in general, and also any thoughts on technical implementation.
posted by forforf on Mar 19 at 11:09 AM - 14 comments

March Madness

Is anyone planning to do a MeFi March Madness pool? I'd like to participate (using my top-secret system, of course), but, with a sick three-month-old baby, I'd rather not be the admin. Anyone else interested?
posted by kevinbelt on Mar 13 at 9:46 AM - 66 comments

State of MetaFilter, 2017

Heya, folks, it's time (and then some!) for a State of MetaFilter post. I want to give everybody an update on how the site is doing financially, and catch y'all up on the major goings-on in both the business and community aspects of MetaFilter in the time since the last State of MeFi post.

The very short version: it's been a weird couple years out there in the world; we've hired a couple staff and wished pb well; and things are financially pretty stable, thanks in significant part to the ongoing generosity of the MetaFilter community whose contributions continue to represent a vital chunk of the site's operating revenue. But come on inside for a much less short version!
posted by cortex on Mar 22 at 8:26 AM - 148 comments

Small italicized pony request

I can't believe I'm harassing y'all for this, it really is an itty bitty pony. That said I just realized in my Recent Activity when answering a question from an anonymous poster that the anonymous wasn't italicized like it is everywhere else -- ie on the askme home page, question page. (Also this is desktop only as the the username doesn't appear on mobile.) Anonymous was also capitalized, where it's not in the rest of the site. Any specific reason why it's different on the Recent Activity page? And if not... pretty please can I get it to look the same across the site? I don't even know why this bothered me enough to ask, but here it is. Thanks awesome metafilter team, as always you guys are amazing!
posted by cgg on Mar 26 at 7:39 AM - 23 comments

Closing Your Community Right: Jessamyn interviewed

A podcast where Jessamyn is interviewed by Patrick O'Keefe about the experiences around an online community (mlkshk) closing down and what happens afterwards. There is much on moderating, membership, community issues and service shuttering procedures within, as well as discussion of death/the passing of people, how this impacts on online communities and how moderators and community members deal with it. The page contains many MetaFilter-related links and a link to the transcript.
posted by Wordshore on Mar 21 at 7:58 AM - 27 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The Last First Time

Good Saturday Evening, Metafilter! This week's topic is from bookmammal: What was the last thing you did for the first time? (That is, what's the most recent brand new experience you had?)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 25 at 5:44 PM - 125 comments

Pony request: "Related Posts" post-thread and in megathreads

As per Rock Steady's comment in the mega-thread ...thread, I thought i'd set up a separate post about this related content widget pony.
posted by softlord on Mar 28 at 1:54 PM - 13 comments

Disposable YouTube playlists from recommendation threads

The other day I recommended some songs on an AskMeFi thread and, after some fiddling, I compiled almost all the links in two disposable YouTube playlists. Today, while catching up on a year of podcasts, I noticed that in Best of the Web Ep. 112 they talked about this exact issue and the partial solution that exists on Labs. I figured I should share my notes with the rest of the class to figure out how to improve on this long-sought question.
posted by andycyca on Mar 24 at 11:07 PM - 5 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I've Got a Secret

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! This week's Metatalktail conversation starter is, what's something we don't know about you and wouldn't guess? Unusual skills? Strange hobbies? Secret identities?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 4 at 5:27 PM - 178 comments

Metatalktail Hour: My Hometown

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! This week: What's the coolest unknown thing about your hometown (current or former!) that all visitors should see, or all residents should know?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 18 at 4:37 PM - 107 comments

A Metafilter Sighting in the Wild

Playing with Fire is your basic best-friends-since-childhood-fall-in-love m/m romance, but what makes it special is that it features the protagonists performing Jingle Rock Bell—yes, Metafilter's own special Christmas song--at a karaoke party.
posted by Orlop on Mar 19 at 10:52 PM - 16 comments

Let's follow each other on Pocket

Surely, there are many MeFites on Pocket. Their Friends function is the closest thing I've found to the social features on the dearly departed Google Reader Let's exchange usernames and become friends.
posted by reenum on Mar 15 at 10:46 AM - 21 comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How are you celebrating? Are you reading about Irish history? Maybe some James Joyce? Or maybe you're having a nice stout craft beer. Just make sure it's poured correctly. Share how you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day or how you are not. And remember to stay safe.
posted by Fizz on Mar 17 at 8:00 AM - 101 comments

Magical Mefites

In a recent post discussing witches and feminism/political activism I received a few emails of interest about getting in touch with other magical mefites. I made a forum for us!
posted by xarnop on Mar 18 at 10:39 AM - 12 comments

MeFi post I can't find - sci-fi audioplay by one man in 70's or 80's

I've given up on trying to Google this. Can anyone link me to that MeFi post about a science-fiction audioplay made by one guy in the 70's or 80's? The post was also about it being re-released.
posted by BiggerJ on Mar 19 at 7:21 PM - 6 comments

Making an FPP for Women's March? Let's chat.

As the call for a Women's March MeTa has gone dead, I figured here might be a good space for brainstorming topics, asking for help crafting FPPs, and talking about what makes a good FPP. Women are particularly welcome to come and post and look for support here.
posted by sciatrix on Mar 6 at 7:46 PM - 37 comments

Narrative Games in Fanfare

As discussed in this Fanfare Talk post, there are some heavily narrative games that would benefit from Fanfare discussion. The rationale is that release threads on the Blue aren't really appropriate, because of the spoiler content, and (in terms of format) these games are similar to movies, shows, and books, in the way that discussion revolves much more around the plot and characters rather than game mechanics. I understand the reluctance to expand Fanfare any more than its current scope, but I think it's worth having the conversation about narrative games as an exception.
posted by codacorolla on Mar 2 at 11:25 AM - 19 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Parental Shame

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! In honor of the Korea expert on the BBC and his adorable children, what is the worst way you ever embarrassed your parents, or your children ever embarrassed you? In the alternative, what's the most interesting thing that happened to you this week?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 11 at 4:11 PM - 120 comments

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