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So whatcha workin' on?

I want to talk about "local action" for all the MeFites who have ideas, need ideas, or just want to share cool ideas you've seen out there.
posted by polly_dactyl to MetaTalk on Feb 20 at 8:13 AM
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call-in show: Ask A Moderator

For the next podcast episode, I think it'd be fun to do another call-in show. This time: Ask A Moderator! Drop us a voicemail at (505) 663-6334, that's (505) 663-MEFI, with a question about MetaFilter, moderation, being a mod, or whatever, and we'll try and give you an answer!
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Feb 23 at 2:12 PM
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Article on predictions and gender

I'm trying to find an article I'm pretty sure I saw on here in the last year or so about the gender differences in predictions of the future but my search fu is failing me.
posted by roolya_boolya to MetaTalk on Feb 23 at 6:41 AM
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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 to MetaTalk on Feb 18 at 4:06 PM
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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 to MetaTalk on Feb 18 at 10:27 AM
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Pogues protest song in mega election thread?

In one of the December election threads, someone made a passing reference to a Pogues song, and I can't find it. If memory serves, the comment didn't mention them by name, but said something to the effect of "I never thought I'd be singing xxxxx, but it's relevant again." The only things I can recall were that it was from one of the 1980s albums and it wasn't "Fairytale of New York". If anyone can help jog my memory, I'd be much obliged. Thanks!
posted by pxe2000 to MetaTalk on Feb 20 at 8:15 AM
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124: Happy New Year Call-In Show

It's a new year, and good riddance to the old; jessamyn and I do a shorter-than-usual version of our usual MeFi roundup podcast chatter, but the real star of this episode is the dozens of MeFites who called in to the podcast voicemail with greetings, memories of 2016, wishes for 2017, quotes, songs, baby and pet noises, and more. The episode alternates between chatter and strings of voicemail; it covers December 1st through January 2nd and runs about 90 minutes total.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jan 3 at 5:35 PM
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The Canonical Quidnunc

You all know you should vote #1 quidnunc kid. But do you know why?
posted by scrump to MetaTalk on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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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 to MetaTalk on Feb 14 at 4:00 PM
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Thanks Mrs. Pterodactyl!

Octopus the answer to 7-year-old's fidgeting thanks to the nimble fingers of Mrs. Pterodactyl!!
posted by lyssabee to MetaTalk on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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Testing out a new US Politics sidebar widget

Based on a lot of discussion over the last year and especially the last couple months about how the site handles the visibility and organization of posts about contemporary US politics, we've put together a new sidebar tool that you can test out starting today.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Feb 6 at 2:23 PM
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Check in app for people who live alone?

I feel certain that this was discussed on the green and I just am not figuring out the words that were used. Does anyone recall a discussion regarding various apps (I'm really looking for a text and not telephone service) that will text daily (or, alternatively, every other day) and, if no response is received within a specified time frame, will email pre-set contacts? I was hoping to read the input of others on mefi so that I don't have to waste time vetting services others here have already tried.
posted by janey47 to MetaTalk on Apr 18, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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The Annotated Emotional Labor Post!


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 to MetaTalk on Feb 9 at 6:57 AM
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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 to MetaTalk on Feb 11 at 4:41 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: Tradition!

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! This week's Metatalktail conversation starter is, What is your favorite personal/family/friend group/societal tradition?
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 4:28 PM
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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 to MetaTalk on Feb 10 at 9:15 AM
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Why do we need to settle this? Let people call him whatever they want, what does it matter? "The house is burning to the ground!" "Yeah and also who left this mug on the coffee table without a coaster?" [view]
posted by billiebee to MetaTalk on Feb 18 at 10:03 AM
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Yesterday my wife finished a quilt she's been working on for a while. She hung it at the front of our house so everyone passing through our neighbourhood hood could enjoy it also. [view]
posted by chococat to MetaTalk on Feb 20 at 5:46 PM
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Just about any time my wife and I are going to the store, we'll ask the other if they need anything. We'll do this in person, on the phone, by text, or email, depending on the situation. And almost every single time the other will say "buy me a present." If someone has started a shopping list the other will often sneak "Present... [more]
posted by bondcliff to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 5:25 PM
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I bring the people I love bread I make for them. I know how to make lots of different kinds, so I try and first think about what kind might bring them the most comfort in their current situation, and then I make it for them, typically within an hour or two before I bring it to them. And I always bring butter at room temperature and a butter knife.... [more]
posted by Stanczyk to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 6:36 PM
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I have found myself with a group of people who're doing a full Yuri on Ice rewatch every Saturday night, and it's been really, really good for me. Well--last week Rabbit (a service that allows you to watch streaming stuff with friends) died very late in the season and that was frustrating, but generally it's been very good. This has led me down a... [more]
posted by Sequence to MetaTalk on Feb 19 at 9:53 PM
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From the time my three kids were old enough to eat solid food until they went to college and now when they return, every Sunday night was milkshake night. I would make a chocolate milkshake after dinner as the cap of a fun weekend (or long weekend of toddler tantrums) and the start of a school work week. My slightly naive son texted me from... [more]
posted by AugustWest to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 8:01 PM
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Call him Trump. It's his name. I can't think of anything more insulting, considering his behavior. We call Hitler by his name because it's his name. I think we can handle that standard for Trump. My personal opinion is that refusing to use the precise word for the actual thing is childish, but other than silently judging the people who do it, I... [more]
posted by blnkfrnk to MetaTalk on Feb 18 at 9:18 AM
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Every night as she falls asleep, I tell my wife "I love you forever." Every morning as she wakes up, I say " good morning, Sunshine!" [view]
posted by Joseph Gurl to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 4:38 PM
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On some Saturday nights, I drink too much red wine and post tipsily on Metafilter. [view]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 7:27 PM
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One thing I love that my family does: when it's time to sing Happy Birthday to anyone at my parents' house, my mom pulls out a bucket of children's instruments. Maracas, a triangle, tambourine, etc. Everyone has to sing AND play an instrument. Dancing optional but encouraged. It's very raucous but we definitely do not just do a quick, monotone... [more]
posted by tippy to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 6:46 PM
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I'm keeping the voicemail box up full-time god help you if anyone gets this number mixed up with the one for their senator [view]
posted by AFABulous to MetaTalk on Feb 23 at 3:06 PM
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"Superstore is the sitcom America needs, and Glenn is the hero America deserves . He's such a hilarious character, doesn't get most cultural cues or ethics apart from his religion, but earnestly wants to learn, and routinely makes me lose my mind." I looooooove Superstore and I love Glenn! Dina stresses the shit out of me,... [more]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Feb 19 at 6:57 PM
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Hi, I am not a fascist. I am, however, autistic. I have an incredibly hard time parsing the "funny" nicknames and it does make it an insular conversation I can't break into. Because while I spent 45 seconds puzzling over the nickname instead of being able to read the rest of the comment, the thread moves on. If every single comment takes... [more]
posted by stoneweaver to MetaTalk on Feb 18 at 8:12 PM
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I've joined the county young Democrats, attended a meeting for my state house district, and ran for (and won) a seat on the exec board as house district treasurer. The whole party structure thing is impenetrable to outsiders, but what I can share is that if you can find and figure out a way to go to in-person meetings, and you insist,... [more]
posted by deludingmyself to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 6:27 AM
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I went to the march in Boston, made a few calls, and went to Somerville, MA's Indivisible meeting, but it's been mere dabbling so far and I want to do more. Specifically, I'm frustrated by how much of this awesome groundswell of energy is being spent contacting reps that are unswayably red or blue (per my most recent two ask.metafilter questions).... [more]
posted by daisyace to MetaTalk on Feb 20 at 6:13 PM
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For two years as a teenager, I went to asummer nerd camp for kids who got invited to take the SAT as middle schoolers and got high scores. One of the best parts of nerd camp was the camp dances that happened every session, which featured a lot of very specific songs, known as the canon, with very specific, ritualistic dance things associated with... [more]
posted by ActionPopulated to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 5:30 PM
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I had a 15-year anniversary gig with a band I'm in. We all flew in from around the world. It was amazing. [view]
posted by Joseph Gurl to MetaTalk on Feb 25 at 6:42 PM
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My husband and I have no kids; therefore, our holidays are spent traveling to the houses that do have kids. And the leftovers rules have changed between my grandparents' generation and my parents' generation. When my grandparents hosted, everyone got leftovers to bring home with them. Subsequent generation's hosts keep all leftovers. I spent... [more]
posted by kimberussell to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 6:43 AM
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We call him anything we fucking want. Right, and knock yourself out. I've done it too, and will continue to sometimes when I feel like it. But I also remember when someone writing 'Barack HUSSEIN Obama' or 'Obummer' or 'BusHitler' or something like that made me instantly stop reading, or predisposed me to think the writer was an... [more]
posted by ctmf to MetaTalk on Feb 18 at 11:42 AM
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don't expect a human or worry about having to talk to one. Ha! [view]
posted by jessamyn to MetaTalk on Feb 23 at 2:56 PM
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