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Metatalktail Hour: The Great Outdoors

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's topic comes from fluttering hellfire, who asks: "Can we have one on outdoorsy things? I could really go for people just yammering on about their favorite trails and campsites and gear and stuff." YES. THIS IS THAT ONE.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 26 at 5:29 PM - 162 comments

ISO short story in recipe blog format

Some time ago a story in recipe blog format where some kind of natural disaster/apocalypse was happening and the blog's author was taking in other children + trying to keep her own family afloat was posted to the blue, I think in a post that aggregated multiple noteworthy stories, possibly for being nominated for something. Have been trying unsuccessfully to find it.
posted by Cozybee on Aug 29 at 7:57 PM - 4 comments

User Release 2.0 "Rune Behrends"

A little bit of a bright spot in dark days: Mefites Twain Device and The Juche Idea welcomed their second child at 9 a.m. yesterday morning.
posted by WidgetAlley on Aug 29 at 3:07 PM - 26 comments

Is a month too short a time to leave posts open for comment?

This post was made July 27. It's now August 28. It's already closed for comments. I missed responding to someone and now I cannot respond in thread but only by MeMail.
posted by Mo Nickels on Aug 28 at 6:30 AM - 26 comments

Metatalktail Hour: TOTAL ECLIPSE

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Monday is the total eclipse for much of the US, what do you have planned? Non-eclipse-chasers, antipodeans, and Old Worlders, what's up with your Monday?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 19 at 5:16 PM - 265 comments

mathowie transfers ownership of MetaFilter to cortex

Big news: a few days ago Matt Haughey and I signed paperwork to transfer ownership of MetaFilter from him to me. This is sorta huge and sorta not a big deal at the same time: things are fine and basically nothing is changing on the site as a result, we’re just keeping on as before. I’ll talk about the whole thing below the fold.
posted by cortex on Jul 31 at 9:04 AM - 343 comments

The Election Year That Never Ended

Where Cortex is interviewed by Patrick O'Keefe of Community Signal. Issues include the (ongoing) impact of the 2016 election on MetaFilter, member deaths, the recent transfer of ownership and how MetaFilter has addressed casual sexism, racism and transphobia. Recent interviewees include Jessamyn and Matt. Contains profanity.
posted by Wordshore on Aug 21 at 4:49 PM - 53 comments

Help build MetaFilter’s savings

The generosity of the MetaFilter community has been invaluable in keeping this place up and running for the last several years via community funding. We’re in a position right now where we need to ask for a little more of that help to ensure that the site remains financially secure.
posted by cortex on Jul 31 at 9:04 AM - 451 comments

Tell Me Something Good

This is a complementary post to Fizz's necessary post, but tell me something good, tell me that you like it, yeah! It doesn't have to be an amazing thing, but something that made you smile, or feel happy, etc.
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 17 at 10:11 PM - 158 comments

Looking for a comment about how life changes when you're good looking

I've searched, and so has Lobster Mitten (thank you!) but though we both remember the post, neither of us can find it. Can you help?
posted by penguin pie on Aug 22 at 2:49 PM - 13 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Late summer free chat

Where I am, it's a cool late summer night and the stars are coming out. Come out on the porch, we've got comfy porch chairs, refreshing beverages and quiet music. What's good with you these days?
posted by LobsterMitten on Aug 12 at 6:18 PM - 122 comments

July Best Post Contest! FINAL AWARDS

It was a great month for posts! Read inside for the month-long winners, final-week winners, and more.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 1 at 5:50 AM - 46 comments

GISHWHES 2017 wrap up: Keeping it weird

A few weeks ago I put a call out for members of the defacto mefite team for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. GISHWHES wrapped up about a week ago. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the 2017 submissions of Team StrangeFascination.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Aug 19 at 6:57 PM - 11 comments

Can't stop the signal.

Can we please either discuss or determine what guidelines we should be following for doxxing / revealing personal info about the subjects of linked content in a thread?
posted by zarq on Aug 7 at 7:46 AM - 95 comments

Agregation sites as FPPs

These seem to be a lot of FPPs that are links to aggregation sites that pretty much take content other people have done, put a bunch of it together, and add ads. For instance, since the beginning of May this year, there have been 20 FPPs that include links to BoredPanda. (link is to a search of metafilter for instances of boredpanda) There are fewer links to similar sites like Viral Nova
posted by larrybob on Aug 7 at 6:15 PM - 112 comments

Updates to Election Thread Guide on the Wiki

Taking advantage of what actually appears to be a slow news day (?!), I re-vamped the Election Thread Guide on the MeFi wiki to be a new "U.S. Politics Thread Reference" guide. I've enjoyed (as much as one can enjoy) the politics megathreads, but there certainly is a learning curve. Please feel free to add your own content directly or, if you'd like, add info/suggestions here and I can work it in.
posted by whitewall on Aug 7 at 12:52 PM - 42 comments

"Remove from activity" in Mobile Classic?

Pony request: can we get a "remove from activity" feature on the Recent Activity page in the Mobile Classic theme?
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Aug 10 at 5:29 PM - 12 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite MetaFilter Moments

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! In honor of cortex buying MetaFilter, I've decided to go with a suggestion from pjern, who wants to know your favorite MetaFilter moments! They can be on-site, something that happened IRL, or something that happened BECAUSE of MetaFilter (i.e., you bought a used Mazda5 from Hertz rental because this one lady is always on about it), whatever!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 5 at 6:12 PM - 162 comments

Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2017/2018

It's that time of year again! The Metafilter Fantasy Premier League is back to trouble your days and disturb your nights. Join now to guess wildly at which player your favorite Premier League team bought for the same amount as the GDP of a developing nation will break his leg on the second day of the season! New to soccer/football/futball? No problem! Just go here, create a team, and then spend the next month second guessing yourself! It's... fun?
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jul 14 at 5:56 AM - 18 comments

When Your Post Lines Up Nicely With the Next Post

Right now on the front page we have a discussion about the ethics of owning pets. And immediately after that is a post about awesome cat-bros. I love it when stuff like this lines up, intentional or not. Do you recall any of your favourite cosmically timed/sequential MetaFilter posts from throughout MetaHistory?
posted by Fizz on Aug 4 at 5:53 AM - 13 comments

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