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Total Eclipse of the MetaFilter: US August 2017 edition

A catch-all Meta for MeFites to organise, enquire, wail about accommodation prices and relate their experiences about the August 21st 2017 solar eclipse which crosses the continental USA (total eclipse in 14 states, partial eclipse others and in three other continents). Please don't look at the sun directly or with dodgy glasses, but you can use your smartphone - though just don't miss it. Exclusive, traffic will be nuts, and some will do the Carbondale double. Disclaimer: other eclipses are available for other dates and countries. Obligatory link. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Aug 4, 2017 - 85 comments

What is my Country-nymic?

Okay, so I'm from the United States Of America. More than once now I've been typing a comment about a topic that has to do with Mexico or Canada or somewhere in this hemisphere, and I start to type "American" to describe myself, but then I stop, because we're all Americans over here. I think I remember that USian fell out of favor a while back. So... what do I call myself? Most recently I used the awkward term "US person". Is there any descriptor for someone who is from the USA that doesn't has cultural superiority assumptions ("I'm American, none of the rest of you from the Americas get to say that!") or the negative associations that I remember this site associating with USian? I don't have any answer, but I'm genuinely curious if anyone here has a good word to use. Because I'd use it.
posted by hippybear on Jul 21, 2017 - 128 comments

Mefite Election Volunteering

With so many Mefites volunteering for the coming US elections (some in a coordinated fashion), I think a MeTa is in order. Come on in to share tips, stories, encouragement, and more! [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 19, 2016 - 138 comments

(mis)handling non-US content

Between the comments on this post about a story written by a Singaporean writer and the framing of this post about Storypick, I feel like Metafilter does not do non-American content well. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 18, 2014 - 330 comments

Stumped

Whenever I talk to friends about MetaFilter they always relate it to Portland - does MetaFilter have a historical or philosophical association with Portland, or is it just a nice way of saying it's liberal and wordy?
posted by four panels on Aug 6, 2013 - 388 comments

Has Metafilter been targeted by China?

Given recent events in the news, how safe is Metafilter from foreign cybersaboteurs?
posted by Renoroc on Feb 19, 2013 - 58 comments

Can you spare a dime?

Is there a government shutdown thread I'm missing somewhere? I've looked in AskMe and haven't noted anything on the blue. Is it being considered newsfilter? [more inside]
posted by infini on Apr 8, 2011 - 50 comments

Let's talk about Egypt now, not America then.

While the Egypt FPP ended with the question "Will America support Egyptian democracy?", perhaps we could separate historical hair splitting about what America has done for other countries and what America is doing concerning Egypt. [more inside]
posted by notion on Jan 30, 2011 - 117 comments

COICA still alive

The "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" (COICA) is back on the Judiciary Committee's schedule. [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 15, 2010 - 2 comments

We get the internet too... again..

So its against MF policy now to point out that the the Internet is available outside the USA? - If you remove all the meta commentary who does the OP learn? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Oct 15, 2010 - 160 comments

Moi means hello

USA Meetups [more inside]
posted by infini on Mar 21, 2010 - 42 comments

They haven't turned the beer off yet, have they?

According to the map, it doesn't seem like there has ever been a meetup in Colorado Springs. Anybody up for one this weekend? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Feb 5, 2010 - 10 comments

mathowie on the vote!

mathowie's opinion on the nerd vote has been posted over at boingboing.fyi.
posted by dr. moot on Oct 24, 2008 - 98 comments

Chicago Meetup: the Bloody Return of Eamondaly

eamondaly and iguanapolitico suggest a Chicago meetup for September 25. Locale: Snuggery v. Billy Goat v. American Girl Boutique and Bistro.
posted by WCityMike on Aug 19, 2008 - 62 comments

No more Ron Paul, please

Policy regarding political fundraising, campaigning or other support sites for Ron Paul? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Nov 25, 2007 - 81 comments

Why was a question about Limbaugh's and Hannity's reaction to the election deleted?

Alright, this is just lame -- I asked a very specific question related to the election and it got deleted. I wanted to find a capsule summary of how Rush and Hannity were playing post-election as Wednesday programming opened. If my post is considered too redundant or inflammatory, fine, but telling me to go listen to the radio is kind of callous and rude. I said I missed the coverage and as it is, out where I live I don't even know if we get the shows. You all don't have to repost it; but I'm just kind of teed off.
posted by stam_broker on Nov 8, 2006 - 54 comments

US-centric posts on 9-11

A usa-centric post is surely not the best of the web.
posted by sgt.serenity on Sep 11, 2006 - 82 comments

2 manE W2 ?s - no more US taxes

Maybe that's enough US tax stuff on AskMe now? I mean, seriously.
posted by reklaw on Apr 13, 2006 - 67 comments

With so much Bush on MeFi, maybe it's time to start bush.metafilter.com?

There are 32 instances of the word Bush on the MeFi front page. How about we start http://bush.metafitler.com? Or maybe just take over BushFilter?
posted by armoured-ant on Oct 8, 2004 - 16 comments

mefi is an american weblog

MetaFilter is an American weblog. Europeans here, whether British or continental, are mere tokens. Perhaps we should all give up the international pretense. The truth is that MetaFilter, for those of us not lucky (or, to be frank, unluckly) enough to live in the U.S. or Canada, is fast becoming a domestic concern with an ever-decreasing regard for what happens in the (enormous) rest of the world. Whereas (the few remaining) Europeans here are curious about America, Americans here seem boringly and predictably obsessed with themselves. Is isolationism the growing trend on this board? It certainly seems so. Say the word, by the way, and you can have it all to yourselves, no hard feelings.

It is not a good idea but it's a stone's throw away...
posted by MiguelCardoso on Aug 15, 2004 - 373 comments

America-centric attitudes on MetaFilter

American attitudes on the net... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Mar 6, 2003 - 63 comments

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