May 21

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?

May 20

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!

May 18

Adding mltshp and Ravelry support to profile page Social Apps

We're celebrating the launch of mltshp by adding it to the Social Apps options on profile pages (and deprecating mlkshk). While we're at it, we're also adding Ravelry support finally. Details inside! [more inside]

May 16

Harry Potter digest-sized fanfic blog with lesser characters?

Someone posted a blog here on MeTa a few years(?) ago that was a series of short fictions on lesser HP characters like Goyle and Lee Jordan and how their lives went after the Battle of Hogwarts. Goyle was a petty criminal turned boxer and Lee Jordan was in a boring desk job instead of a play-by-play announcer like he'd always dreamed of doing. What was that called? Thanks in advance.

May 15

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". [more inside]

May 13

Metatalktail Hour: Very Superstitious

Good Saturday evening, Metafilter! It's time for another metatalktails! This week's topic, from my own brain -- What are your superstitions? I don't think of myself as a superstitious person, but every now and then one pops up that surprises me with its vehemence. Remember, they're conversation-starters, not -limiters, so feel free to talk about whatever's on your mind!

This needs to be a ten hour YouTube video loop

In which a community website moderator and artist of some repute cleans up a stencil -based work and OH GOD THIS IS SO SATISFYING. Recent works by the same artist include fractal images, cubes, and more peeling.

May 11

128: DUMPIN' M' BEEF with Jess and Josh

This episode is short, late, and out of control! Things have been busy, so Jessamyn and I finally snuck in a quick hour to record and said to hell with the usual structure, let's just mention a few things we like. Runs a bit under an hour total. [more inside]

May 6

Metatalktail Hour: Alter Ego

Good Saturday Night, MetaFilter! Tonight's MetaTalkTail topic comes from DrDr ChuraChura, who just finished her Ph.D.: If you were a plant or animal, what would you be and why? Remember, they're conversation starters, not limiters, so feel free to discuss anything you want!

May 3

MetaFeatured Snippets

A little while ago Google introduced “featured snippets” that get listed at the top of a list of search results. (Their perils have already been discussed on the front page.)
Surprisingly, if you search for “cheevos” you’ll get a featured snippet clipped from a blog post by one of mefi’s own. I’m curious if anyone has seen other MetaFilter, AskMe or MetaFilter-adjacent content show up in a featured snippet.

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