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On Jews and their Comments

So Joe from Australia posted this comment in the Nazi punching thread. The crux of it was a link called Solidarity is for Goyim, in which the author argues that Jews have not received the same sort of support from the left as other Jews, despite the very visible rise of antisemitism.
posted by maxsparber on Jan 24 at 8:34 AM - 555 comments

This is what MeFite democracy looks like!

Did you protest this weekend or in the previous weekend? If so, ✊! Let's keep it up! And let's share our experiences and/or pics, if you feel comfortable doing that!
posted by ignignokt on Jan 30 at 9:07 AM - 171 comments

Should we change our norms around what makes a good answer in AskMe?

Hello fellow MeFites! I'm wondering if we can discuss as a community the possibility of shifting the site norms and policies around what makes a good AskMe answer. Is this something others would be interested in and what would be a good norm/policy for you?
posted by capricorn on Feb 13 at 9:33 AM - 166 comments

For the love of God, Montserrat!

If you noticed a subtle font change on MetaFilter in the Modern theme in the last day or so, you're not hallucinating: one of the web fonts we use, Montserrat, got tweaked by its designer in a way that's affected us and a ton of other websites. Come inside for some details!
posted by cortex on Feb 10 at 9:15 AM - 96 comments

2017 "No Spending" Challenge: February Update

This is a bit late, but we wanted to share the progress of the 2017 Metafilter "No Spending" Challenge so far!
posted by nightrecordings on Feb 18 at 10:27 AM - 4 comments

the delightful side of MetaFilter

Please share the MeFi post/discussion that has *delighted* you the most, in an irrepressible smile-inducing sort of way. It can be old or new, brief or epic, an FPP whose comments devolved into a series of terrible puns, an in-joke-filled post about your favorite show on FanFare, an Ask about naming a really cute pet, the IRL where you met your SO... whatever you've seen discussed or discovered by this community that has given you a frisson of sans schadenfreude delight, I'd love to see or be reminded of it, too. Here's to brighter days.
posted by amnesia and magnets on Feb 7 at 2:15 PM - 69 comments

You made it, you're proud of it; let's see it!

In the spirit of other chill open Friday MetaTalk threads, I'd like to see a physical object you made that you're proud of. Maybe a fancy food, maybe a needlework, maybe a welding project, maybe a model train landscape? Maybe a car made of a cardboard box for your animal friend to ride in? One thing you put together with your own hands that turned out pretty well! Show us: What Hast Thou Wrought?
posted by Greg Nog on Jan 27 at 7:24 AM - 212 comments

Buckt stung

Research breakthrough from Mefi's own Buckt - ant butt rides [project) - 2013.
posted by unliteral on Feb 15 at 9:06 AM - 7 comments

Obit Post Fatigue

It seems like there have been more and more obit posts lately. I understand that some luminaries have passed, but is it really necessary to post an obit for every celebrity/musician? Do these posts live up to the "Best of the Web" standard we set for posts to the Blue?
posted by reenum on Jan 23 at 3:25 PM - 111 comments

Metatalktail Hour: RECIPES FOR THE RECIPE GOD!

It's Metatalktails time! By special request from rtha it's a recipe thread tonight! Food demands fellowship, so share your good feels, your favorite recipe, and/or your favorite meal this week.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 11 at 4:41 PM - 122 comments

MF Wiki + adding political resources

Hey mods and fellow MeFites. Apologies if this has been discussed recently but I didn't find anything. I have two questions: Can we make it easier to find the Mefi Wiki? And is it okay to add a page of links to groups like Indivisibleguide.org so there's a central list of progressive activism resources?
posted by Bella Donna on Feb 7 at 10:01 AM - 15 comments

Moderator in the news?

Hey, Cortex! (read to the end)
posted by pjern on Feb 7 at 6:47 AM - 29 comments

Add Some Music To Your Day

Following hot on the heels of The MetaFilter Podcast, I give you its scruffy, grumpy, band t-shirt wearing younger sibling, The MeFiMusic Podcast (episode 4), available now on Soundcloud!
posted by greenish on Feb 9 at 6:57 AM - 9 comments

Metatalktail Hour: My Favorite Thing about This Week

Helloooooooo welcome to another MetaTalkTail Hour, I am drinking a fairly inferior chardonnay but I used it for cooking so it's open so eh. Today's conversation starter: my favorite thing about this week. (As always, the bouncers hate politics, so keep that shizz to some other thread!)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 4 at 3:30 PM - 174 comments

Is masturbation allowed on MetaFilter?

Etiquette question. I was sure - but am now thinking I was mistaken - that one was required to exercise a degree of caution or decorum for how masturbation was mentioned and/or described in posts on the blue. Why, I don't know or can't remember. Ergo, I skipped daintily around the word in a recent post, but a subsequent blunt comment didn't elicit any adverse reactions. Searches across both MetaTalk and the blue don't turn up contentious vexations, so was I mistaken and it's okay to mention masturbation in any broad manner and context, or not?
posted by Wordshore on Feb 2 at 3:28 PM - 78 comments

About the Trump threads

Would it be possible to have a new Trump thread created once the previous one hits X posts? The current one, though only three days old, is well over 2000 posts and it's starting to make my desktop computer whimper. I'm not even going to try reading it on my iPad. Thanks!
posted by Thorzdad on Jan 26 at 2:00 PM - 94 comments

Marking links to tweets

There are a lot of links to tweets where the link text is the text of the tweet. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate not having to click a mystery link to find out what it says, and I understand that we want to cite our sources, but it's annoying to click something expecting to read about some topic and find that I've already read everything there is to read. Could we have some sort of post-link marker to indicate that clicking the link will take you to a tweet that says exactly what the link says? Maybe [tw] or [twpic] or something if the tweet has no other text but some multimedia content?
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Feb 2 at 12:01 PM - 29 comments

Greasemonkey request

Hey, you folks who know how to do such things… Is it possible to create a Greasemonkey script that would strip everything from a thread except the external html links? After reading this AskMe, I was thinking for those short on time, it would be a pretty neat way to get a MeFi curated news feed. (obviously related to current political events, but I’m guessing this level of participation isn’t going away any time soon)
posted by slipthought on Jan 27 at 7:32 AM - 20 comments

Article about pro-life march

I recently read an article - I think I found it here - about the pro-life march, which had some rather surprising details. Some of the marchers carried signs to indicate that that were both against abortion AND Trump, and some expressed that they were completely pro-life ... against abortion, pro-caring for children in poverty, against the death penalty. Now I can't find it. Help?
posted by bunderful on Feb 3 at 8:31 PM - 1 comments

Wrong!

Mefites are a smart bunch, but no one is perfect. Tell us, what is the wrongest comment you've made here?

Inspired by this comment:
Here is possibly my wrongest comment ever
posted by paper chromatographologist at 5:31 AM on January 27

posted by Room 641-A on Jan 29 at 6:54 PM - 127 comments

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