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Metatalktail Hour: Hilarity

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight's metatalktail topic comes from scratch: "What is the funniest thing you've ever seen? Or heard, or smelled, etc. No parameters--it can be something from You Own Real Life, a meme, a twelfth-hand anecdote, your cat, a joke, a movie scene, a song by Weird Al Yankovich, whatever."
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 10 at 4:35 PM - 131 comments

let's talk about the U.S. politics megathreads

There's a small discussion at the end of the May 30th U.S. politics thread (starting here) about when the megathreads should be "rolled over" into a new thread. Let's talk about that, and whatever else folks want to talk about with respect to the megathreads.
posted by lalex on Jun 6 at 11:13 AM - 273 comments

Trying out two Ask MetaFilter questions per week!

We had a discussion earlier this year about allowing two Ask MetaFilter questions per week, and I think it's worth a shot. Today we're rolling it out, and we'll see how it goes.
posted by cortex on Jun 8 at 12:43 PM - 75 comments

Late Resolved Ask Me

In 2009 (when I had the appendage to my account name), I asked for help identifying a soda we used to buy at the co-op in Austin, Texas in the late 80's/early 90's. This weekend, my spouse found it on the internet: Corrs Natural Soda Ginseng Rush, as discussed in this Chicago Reader article from 1993. Have you resolved any lingering Ask.Mes lately?
posted by crush on Jun 11 at 7:39 AM - 24 comments

MeFi Discord channel

Howdy! So, scrolling through the video game trailers post, I noticed there's quite a few resident gamers here in MeFi. Which made me wonder: Does metafilter have it's own Discord channel? I think it might be a good idea. It would be a good place to banter about politics while queueing for some Overwatch or whatever, and avoiding the casual racism and misoginy that permeates most multiplayer games. For those not in the know, discord is a low latency voice and text app designed for gaming. It's pretty good.
posted by _Synesthesia_ on Jun 12 at 8:02 PM - 16 comments

My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark

Did someone say Great Music? MeFiMusic Avengers assemble, in the latest MeFiMusic Podcast, available now on Soundcloud!
posted by greenish on Jun 8 at 4:33 AM - 8 comments

What's your online genealogy?

I stumbled upon this tweet recently:
“what's your online genealogy. mine is: digimon forums moderator -> rpg maker - > somethingawful -> lf -> twitter” ~ @immolations
It got me thinking about the various online communities I've been a part of in my digital life, the different digital phases I've posted, shared, & tweeted my way through. Where does MetaFilter fall into your own digital history? What is your online genealogy?
posted by Fizz on Jun 6 at 8:46 PM - 150 comments

Holy Uncanny Diagonal Lines, Batman!

I'm getting a weird display artifact on the Modern Dark Theme. Apparently I'm not the only one, so let's compare notes and try to track this down!
posted by Alterscape on Jun 9 at 9:15 AM - 25 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The Good Life

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's metatalktails topic is deeply philosophical: What, to you, is the good life? Of course if you're not feeling philosophical feel free to give us the latest gossip, life updates, amusing people watching, great books, etc., from your recent days; they're conversation starters, not limiters!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 3 at 4:38 PM - 94 comments

Need some profile inspiration

My profile so far is really threadbare. I want to make it more interesting but I don't know what to do! Do you have any favourite profiles that'd make good inspiration?
posted by divabat on May 21 at 4:53 PM - 26 comments

photographic copyright

This AskMe question is looking for help in order to do something of dubious legality.
posted by oneirodynia on Jun 5 at 12:55 PM - 75 comments

Joy in June

I'd like to offer a challenge to our community. Many of us are experiencing Politics and especially Trump fatigue. Some days the flood of bad news and wtf-ery seems incessant, depressing and endless. Why don't we try and counter that a little by filling the front page of the site throughout June with posts about things we like and love? Stuff that makes us laugh, brings us joy or inspires our sense of wonder.
posted by zarq on May 31 at 9:44 AM - 32 comments

Why allow blocking private messages?

For the first time, I just had another user block my private messages after a polite but heated exchange where I guess they just really wanted the last word. I'm not like offended, but I had never noticed the option to block private messages before, and was wondering what the rationale is there. If someone is spamming or harassing another user, that seems like something that could be resolved through the mods. Is this something that has always been there, and do people use it all the time and I'm just out of the loop?
posted by OverlappingElvis on Jun 1 at 10:16 AM - 132 comments

129: We're Blaming Everything On Pancakes

In this episode of the MetaFilter podcast, Jessamyn and I dig in on a May's-worth of MetaFilter, more or less, and also discuss the upsides and downsides of having pancakes for breakfast and whether me having done so ruined everything. This one runs about 85 minutes.
posted by cortex on Jun 4 at 2:32 PM - 10 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Brand Loyalty

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's prompt is from lyssabee, who has used Cherry Chapstick for 30 years: What brands are you extra loyal to? Remember, they're conversation starters, not limiters, so talk about whatever's on your mind!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 20 at 4:40 PM - 217 comments

June Gloom? No! #JuneJourneys!

As summer approaches (in the northern hemisphere, sorry) and people take to the road, or maybe just look to get away from home and outdoors, let's share fun locations! They can be in your backyard or some place you only wish to visit.
posted by filthy light thief on May 30 at 9:13 PM - 30 comments

Political economy of Into the Badlands?

I seem to recall reading a great comment somewhere on the site sketching out a critique of the political economy of Into the Badlands. I can't find it in my favorites or in any of the FanFare posts for the show, and can't remember enough keywords to be useful in a Google search. I first read it in the past couple months or so, but it could be older than that. Please help me find it - thanks in advance!
posted by HumuloneRanger on May 30 at 4:18 PM - 2 comments

Metatalktail Hour: School's Out for Summer!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's metatalktail topic: It's Memorial Day weekend in the US, my kids are already (!!) out of school, so that mean's it's summer! What awesome things do you have planned for the summer? Books, movies, Netflix marathons, actual marathons, trips, hobbies, hanging out, cooking, never cooking, drinking summer booze ... tell us! And if you are one of our many friends from the lovely lands down under, tell us all about your cool winter plans!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 27 at 4:53 PM - 128 comments

The Week You Joined MetaFilter

This recent MetaTalk comment brought up some past bit of history, specifically posts that occurred during the first week of MetaFilter. It had me thinking. Were there any standout or significant posts that you recall from the week that you joined MetaFilter?
posted by Fizz on May 24 at 11:10 AM - 63 comments

Making room for pronouns on the profile page

We've decided to move forward on an idea that's come up in MetaTalk previously: adding an explicit spot for pronouns on MeFi user profile pages. It's a small change: we've tweaked the free-form "Gender" field to "Gender and/or pronouns".
posted by cortex on May 15 at 11:24 AM - 112 comments

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