Posts with Recent Comments

How do I keep up with long political threads?

As a Brit I find the recent US political threads compelling but it is difficult to keep up with the volume of posts. Is there a way to filter such threads by the amount of favorites each post has? Or is there another good way to skim the best of such high volume threads without it being a full time job?
posted by epo on Sep 1 at 6:54 AM - 16 comments

Hurricane Harvey Check-In Post

With a major storm about to hit southern Texas and then linger around southeastern TX for nearly a week, I thought maybe having a check-in / status update post here might be a good idea. I hope everyone stays safe and sane during these next few days.
posted by hippybear on Aug 25 at 10:47 AM - 167 comments

MeFites, how should we pronounce your username?

Following recent revelations that chris24's handle is pronounced chris-two-four aka christopher, we should probably all learn how everybody's usernames are pronounced, if it's not obvious (or maybe it is and we all collectively just don't see it).
posted by numaner on Aug 24 at 1:36 PM - 407 comments

132: During Pre-Roll We Talked About The Dacia

This episode of Best of the Web, Jessamyn and I chat about MetaFilter in August, and camping, and Jess filling in, and a whole dang bunch of MetaFiltery things, as is our wont. Recorded September 1st, it runs about 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Sep 1 at 12:57 PM - 31 comments

Duolingo Korean club

Duolingo's Korean course was just released for Android and iOS! There was a fair bit of enthusiasm for the Japanese course when nightrecordings made a MeTa about it; can we get a decent showing of MeFi Korean learners?
posted by Panthalassa on Sep 7 at 5:50 PM - 21 comments

MeFi Fantasy (American) Football

Anyone up for a MeFi fantasy football league this year?
posted by Night_owl on Sep 5 at 4:31 AM - 31 comments

POTUS45 on Metafilter - I may have got a bit nerdy

Okay, someone made a (possibly throwaway) comment in one of the POTUS45 threads that it would be interesting to see how the comments/content of the threads had changed since the election. I got my teeth into that, and after some playing with the HTML of the threads with VBA and Access, I now have a headache. As well as that I've got a database with 48 threads, 139,882 comments (including the posts themselves as a comment), 9,230,306 words, 2,193,898 favourites and 46,692 links. Some charts and stats inside. Let me know if there's other stuff you're interested in.
posted by MattWPBS on Sep 1 at 1:49 PM - 109 comments

Any chance of marking Twitter links like Youtube ones?

I'm wondering if there's any interest in marking links to Twitter in the same way that we already mark links to Youtube, so that people who want to avoid them can do so more easily.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Sep 8 at 8:56 AM - 55 comments

Metatalktail Hour: We Are Family

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! AugustWest wants to know, do you have any unusual family traditions?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 2 at 5:09 PM - 120 comments

Stoner podcast: our fearless founder

Uh, I stumbled across this podcast on Stoner: Creative people talk about their experiences with marijuana (and whatever else comes up.) today, titled, Episode 19: Matt Haughey, founder of Metafilter, editorial at Slack.
posted by yoga on Aug 30 at 3:07 PM - 24 comments

No slPressReleases please, a scientist begs you.

Can we not link to university (or corporate) press releases for scientific discoveries. If we must do so, can we especially avoid single links?
posted by lalochezia on Sep 6 at 11:03 AM - 28 comments

Managing Music

Can we have a 'Delete' button for posts on Music? More so than other subsites, it seems that we might want, and reasonably be allowed, to manage what works we keep available there.
posted by Wolfdog on Sep 3 at 9:13 AM - 21 comments

Many happy returns of the day

Happy birthday, jessamyn! Here's to you! May you have as much company, and as much cake or pie, as you want today.
posted by LobsterMitten on Sep 4 at 9:16 PM - 44 comments

So what happened with your Ask?

Did you eat the thing? Did you dump the MF? What did your doctor/lawyer say? Did you get fired? Where did you stay on that vacation and was it what you'd hoped? Did you find those shoes/pants and if so, how were they? Did you figure out what that song/book/movie was? How did your family member take it when you spoke your peace? Did you learn about the thing? Did you find a way to make more friends? Did you lose the weight? What did you do with that money? Which charity got your donation? Did you go into therapy? Was it infected? What did your landlord say? You stopped worrying about that ex, right? What happened with your question on AskMetafilter?
posted by DirtyOldTown on Sep 1 at 8:45 AM - 106 comments

Burbank (L.A.) wildfire check-in

Per LAist: 5,000 Acre La Tuna Canyon Fire Burns One Home, Evacuations Continue. It's now the largest fire (by acreage) in L.A. history. It's a heavily populated area, and I know a lot of MeFites live around there, so I thought it would be good to have a post for checking in and seeing if anyone needs any help. Be safe, and try to stay cool.
posted by Room 641-A on Sep 2 at 2:00 PM - 23 comments

131: Today. Server Time.

Jessamyn and I carve out about 80 minutes to talk about MetaFilter and our respective weird busy months, including side threads on having too many dictionaries, what exactly qualifies as the greater Boston area, and questions about bathroom stuff. We cover pretty much all of July. Also, hey, we had a best post contest last month!
posted by cortex on Aug 4 at 2:10 PM - 37 comments

You're awesome MetaFilter. Best of the web indeed!

There have been some amazing posts hitting the front page lately and I just wanted to have a place to say thanks. Also, it's an excuse to have a thread where we can just be positive and nice to each other. You're awesome and I like this place and I'm always finding something new and interesting. So thank you to everyone. Those who post and those who comment. And even those who lurk. :)
posted by Fizz on Aug 29 at 7:58 PM - 29 comments

Fucking Fuck 3.0

It's been a rough couple of days. Time for another thread. A space for us to breathe. Let's take a moment.
posted by Fizz on Aug 15 at 3:32 PM - 355 comments

Total Eclipse of the MetaFilter: US August 2017 edition

A catch-all Meta for MeFites to organise, enquire, wail about accommodation prices and relate their experiences about the August 21st 2017 solar eclipse which crosses the continental USA (total eclipse in 14 states, partial eclipse others and in three other continents). Please don't look at the sun directly or with dodgy glasses, but you can use your smartphone - though just don't miss it. Exclusive, traffic will be nuts, and some will do the Carbondale double. Disclaimer: other eclipses are available for other dates and countries. Obligatory link.
posted by Wordshore on Aug 4 at 4:13 PM - 108 comments

Themed Metafilter Posts

Inspired by Fizz's recent run of excellent gaming-related posts and Wordshore's similarly awesome food posts, I'm looking for further examples of mefites posting series of front page posts with a common theme.
posted by jonnyploy on Aug 31 at 6:09 AM - 27 comments

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