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September 24

A new theme for MeFi: Modern
Today we're unveiling a new theme option for MetaFilter. Yes, it's a new design option for MetaFilter for the first time in over a decade, which we are dubbing the "Modern" theme. The new theme is strictly opt-in; no one is being forced to use it and the Classic and Plain-text themes remain as options, so your view of the site won't change unless you want it to. To try out the new theme, select it in your preferences. There is much to explain and show off in this new design and I'll do my best to describe all the thinking that went into the process below. [more inside]
posted by mathowie at 2:23 PM - 1025 comments

September 18

Tim Cook quotes Blue Beetle
Apple CEO Tim Cook on user privacy: A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realize that when an online service is free, you’re not the customer. You’re the product. But at Apple, we believe a great customer experience shouldn’t come at the expense of your privacy.
posted by empath at 7:11 AM - 52 comments

September 16

When the search fails, the going gets boring.
Looking for a comment on AskMe, probably within the last few months, that linked to an article about powering through a relationship after the honeymoon period was over. [more inside]
posted by Beaker's stripey socks at 1:41 PM - 19 comments

September 15

350-mile bike tour of the Oregon Coast - by Matt Haughey
Matt Haughey describes his bike ride along the Oregon Coast on Tumblr. Spectacular photos included. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 8:35 PM - 50 comments

Fanfare participation and design
In some ways fanfare seems incredibly popular already: there is a constant stream of new posts, lots of TV shows covered, and a growing number of films old and new. On the other hand, discussion within each post tends to be pretty brief, with a fairly small number of comments and little back and forth dialog. I don’t know if my preferences reflect the majority but I’d love to have more meaty, deeper discussions about the movies I’m interested in. I wonder if some redesign away from the traditional mifi scrolling posts format would help make the discussions deeper and more ongoing. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 9:11 AM - 115 comments

September 13

Morale is low and the troops are mutinous.
Hey, guys. Happy Caturday. Remember that time that cmyk's cat got all sticky and we got the play-by-play of the cleanup? I just did. Go have a sit and read that thread. Your life will be better for it. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee at 11:31 AM - 56 comments

September 12

Nancy, a Chrome extension for Metafilter
After the enhanced update of the diediedead Greasemonkey script, I received several requests from MeFites for a native Chrome extension, mostly because Chrome's Tampermonkey doesn't support all features, such as the context menu. I promised and, finally, I deliver: Nancy, available at the Chrome Web Store. Yeah, kind of a mouthful. [more inside]
posted by mdevore at 5:55 PM - 38 comments

September 11

"Thirteen years later, this counts as a historical document."
Smithsonian.com ran a short story today about Metafilter's reaction to 9/11, highlighting a comment by MetaFilter user Doug in an image.
posted by Chutzler at 2:56 PM - 87 comments

September 10

Spades? Poker? Cheap wine?
I'm looking for an old comment/FPP about an academic playing cards and drinking with some old friends in the projects (or an otherwise troubled urban area). [more inside]
posted by still bill at 5:24 PM - 6 comments

September 9

Net Neutrality day: September 10th
MetaFilter is participating in the Battle for Net Neutrality on September 10, 2014. For the duration of September 10, you'll see a small modal window linking to a site explaining Net Neutrality and giving you ways to take action. You can also hide it by clicking the [x] and you shouldn't see it again on the site for the rest of the day. [more inside]
posted by mathowie at 2:39 PM - 76 comments

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