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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

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

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