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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

Identifying mods on the blue and the green

Mods are identified as staff on MetaTalk, but not identified as such on AskMe or on the blue. Why is that?
posted by Rob Rockets on Mar 8 at 2:19 PM - 52 comments

An explicit license for the infodump?

My impression is that all of the infodump data is in the public domain. Is that license explicitly stated anywhere? And, if it is stated somewhere, could we get that statement reprinted on the infodump’s home page and possibly bundled with the zipped downloads. It’d be nice to have some legalese posted somewhere so that no one feels at risk of getting into trouble.
posted by Hooray For Socks! on Mar 17 at 1:54 PM - 8 comments

Thanks to kitteh and to Metafilter

I'm writing to give a shoutout to kitteh's post from January about homelessness and menstruation.
posted by soonertbone on Mar 14 at 5:33 PM - 21 comments

Don't tell me about my own life

The specific is not the universal, and when an article is posted about the specific experiences of a specific group, especially if it's about traumatic experiences, it is really alienating to have people come in and try to zoom out so they can shoehorn it into their favorite construct of the moment. It blots out the ability of members of the group in question to discuss their reactions if there's a constant need for "Actually it's more complicated than that."
posted by PMdixon on Mar 7 at 8:01 AM - 39 comments

126: Ask A Moderator

In a big break in format, Jessamyn and I spend the entire show doing nothing but answering your questions! For over two hours; it's an epic. Featuring few bonus voicemail answers from Eyebrows McGee and write-ins from other mods on a couple things. Thanks everybody for calling in, that was a lot of fun!
posted by cortex on Mar 2 at 12:51 PM - 70 comments

Favorited comments, but not in *those* threads

My first MetaTalk post, and alas, it's a Friday afternoon pony request for the queue. I think it would be nice to be able to filter my Contact Activity to exclude activity on threads with specific tags. The election threads (yes, of course that's what I'm talking about) have been a lifesaver, and I'm spending most of my MetaFilter time on them. But my Contact Activity is also completely taken over by highly-favorited comments in those threads, usually topical but transient, and I'd like to be able to see what else is happening on MeFi. And I think others might like this feature too.
posted by RedOrGreen on Mar 3 at 12:20 PM - 16 comments

Thank you, MeFites!

I'm an inveterate, invertebrate people-pleaser, from a long line of inveterate, invertebrate people-pleasers. It's almost pathological. When I want to say 'no' to someone, I typically have a panic attack, hint around wanting to give a negative answer, then say 'yes' anyway. I then spend weeks kicking myself for saying 'yes' to them.
posted by The Almighty Mommy Goddess on Mar 10 at 7:16 AM - 31 comments

Seeking FPP about a photographer who chronicled her weight loss online.

I remember a post here on MetaFilter about a photographer who decided to lose weight and, as the artist she is, decided to chronicle her weight loss with an online journal, telling the story in words and in black and white images of her body as she lost weight. She was unaware at the start of her project that she would end up having folds and flaps of skin but she found out pretty rapidly, and regardless that it was painful for her to discover what she did, she kept the journal ongoing.
posted by dancestoblue on Mar 11 at 9:01 PM - 4 comments

Links followed by full URL?

Links followed by full URL: Anyone out there have a script or something they could share that does this?
posted by laptolain on Mar 6 at 8:16 AM - 16 comments

Created a GM/TM userscript to display tags on main pages

I created a GreaseMonkey/TamperMonkey userscript to show post tags on main pages. Check the page out for a screenshot of what I'm talking about.
posted by XtinaS on Mar 8 at 11:41 AM - 11 comments

Multiple AskMe Posts a Week: An Ideas Whose Time Has Come

Comrades, I think it's time to revisit the idea of allowing users to post multiple AskMe questions in a week. In the past I have gone on record as being against this, but upon further reflection I realize it was merely kneejerk, reactionary fear of change. Let us embark together down this unknown road.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Feb 9 at 1:56 PM - 214 comments

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