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August 7

Book on crafting pop hits
Hi, can you identify this post? It was about a songwriter who wrote a book on composing high quality popular songs. The FPP included a rare interview he gave the Guardian and the thread consensus was that the interview was very poorly done. It's for a niece who's making demos. Thanks everybody!
posted by CyborgHag at 2:16 PM - 10 comments

A group of Mefites are participating in the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. And we need your help with a few items that require people living in specific cities! [more inside]
posted by divka at 1:34 PM - 52 comments

August 5

#GlobalVoices / #NonWestNov / #GlobalSouthSept
In the spirit of the success of #JulyByWomen, and with viggorlijah's permission, I would like to propose another month dedicated to Mefi posts from outside the West. [more inside]
posted by divabat at 11:09 PM - 240 comments

MeFi State of the Update
After a couple months of fundraising and general money belt-tightening and Google up and downing, I wanted to give an update. [more inside]
posted by mathowie at 5:23 PM - 109 comments

August 4

What books would make up the library of the Good Ship Metafilter?
Makes me wonder what 400 volumes the library of the USS Metafilter would have on it's Alpha Centauri colonization mission. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:05 PM - 102 comments

Can I search within a search? Show me please.
Is there a "search within a search" function that I haven't figured out? What I mean is: Can I do a first search, then search within those first results to narrow down the list? This is about my search skills specific to the site rather than site lack. [more inside]
posted by RaRa-SpaceRobot at 4:52 PM - 19 comments

July 31

Thanks for helping a columnist out.
In my latest column, this comment helped me to write the introduction to a piece I was stuck on while I was on deadline, a few days after it had been made by elgilito. Thank you elgilito for your research, and your French, and thanks Metafilter for being part of my media diet. You are an odd and useful tool in my writing, and an unlooked-for blessing.
posted by Mistress at 2:42 AM - 7 comments

July 30

#JulyByWomen slightly passes goal
The original JulyByWomen project aimed for an ambitious 90 extra posts this month. As August approaches, the tag #JulyByWomen has hit 397. The original thread is archived, so here's a place to celebrate, analyse and discuss plans to first take over Metafilter, then the world! continue the fabulous diversity and discussions July brought.
posted by viggorlijah at 11:43 PM - 164 comments

Bless my buttons! Wired (via book excerpt) has cited MF re: sockpuppets!

Then, on May 19, the user “acridrabbit” posted a simple question: “Is it possible that Kaycee did not exist?” Not only were there some inconsistencies in Kaycee’s story—some odd-sounding descriptions of how the doctors talked about leukemia, the difficulty people were having in finding an address for flowers and cards—but it also appeared that nobody had ever met Kaycee in person.
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posted by Buttons Bellbottom at 1:44 PM - 43 comments

The threads that never end...
Friends, I just wanted to point out something to you that you might not have been aware of, and that I was only reminded of a few hours ago, when I saw a reply to a comment in a thread here at Mefi. The reply, you see, was to a comment made SEVEN YEARS AGO. Yup. It's Metafilter Music, neighbors, where the threads never end. Never! Y'all stop in sometime, y'hear, and leave a comment! And don't worry if you're a little late to the party. At MeFiMu, the party never stops.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:46 AM - 42 comments

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