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Metatalktail Hour: Media Week!

Happy Saturday, MetaFilter! This week's Metatalktail conversation starter is, What book/movie/play/song/WHATEVER has you excited right now? What popular things are worth our time? What overlooked things have we yet to discover?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 18 at 4:06 PM - 131 comments

A moment of mod appreciation

I didn't realize how much I'd learned from this community about how to moderate a community...until the community I moderate started talking politics. What skills have you realized you honed on MetaFilter without noticing it?
posted by potrzebie on Feb 14 at 4:00 PM - 54 comments

Comment on Smart Contracts?

I'm trying to find a comment I remember reading about smart contracts, along the lines of the concept of a human-free "objective" contract being incoherent because ultimately humans have to design these smart contracts. I've searched the threads on smart contracts, Ethereum, and other likely topics with no luck. Does anyone happen to have an idea of the comment I'm talking about? Thanks!
posted by Sangermaine on Feb 22 at 2:20 PM - 2 comments

Duolingo Clubs

Duolingo has added clubs, to allow people to learn languages together. So for Mefites who'd like to all come and Duolingo together I made a club. Come join a club and we can all learn together.
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Jan 29 at 11:31 AM - 82 comments

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

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