Inspired by this AskMeFi, it might be a good idea that we mail each other some hometown-inspired packages of our own. yes/no?
The Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology: P/Virse Edition deadline is approaching! There's just over two weeks remaining, so if you have yet to start clacking away, now is the time! I'm sure I'm not the only one eager to see what folks have come up with! [more inside]
I'm looking for a post I read here — at least I think I did — concerning the natural evolution of online communities. The conclusion talked about population growth leading to divisive groups that clash with each other leading to the decline of the community... or something along those lines. [more inside]
Mefi/Mecha Fantasy Baseball: who's in? [more inside]
This just in: Metafilter endorses Obama. [more inside]
what's up with all the apologetic posts lately? since when did metafilter become a religious site where communal acceptance depends on strict penitence?
The Icycle challenge is nearing its end, and so far only 7 riders have scored. Surely we have more hearty soles willing to risk minor appendages for a MetaFilter bike sticker, and glory?
The post from a couple of days ago is great, but really made me wonder where the MeFites make their magic. [more inside]
Whence Nthing? Isn't the word "seconding" meant to include multiple votes of support? Is this something peculiar to Ask Metafilter?
Announcing the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology! Previously suggested by Effigy2000, the Metafilter Short Fiction Anthology is a chance for all us writer-type or vaguely-writer-type Mefites to get together and write write write! We'll be taking a "Thieves' World" approach to our writing with each story in the Anthology taking place in a setting first posited by Mefi's Own L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg and then fleshed out by himself and members of the Mefi community. All who are interested are encouraged to join in! [more inside]
Metafilter needs an official drink. Let's brainstorm. [more inside]
January 2008 Distance/Calorie Challenges now up! [more inside]
Icycle - MetaFilter's January Cycling Challenge: The colder it gets, the higher your score, so break out the long underwear. [more inside]
Reminder: Feel free to add/update your Gamer IDs on the wiki if you have new loot.
Can we keep the Secret Quonsar post open so we can give updates/say thanks for our gifts? [more inside]
Whither "quonsar"? [more inside]
A few months shy of three years later, I'm still knocked breathless by this thread. I've been rereading each story over this weekend, and it's really had me thinking about echoes and effects, human goodness, and the astonishing strength of human resilience. I'm really grateful to everyone who shared such meaningful and vulnerable moments of their lives. Mefi is one hell of a community.
DaShiv has made a suggestion about the Mefi TF2 server's map rotation. Thoughts?
Any chance we could throw the Secret Santa/Quonsar/_______ gift exchange entry deadline of December 12th up on the sidebar, linking to the original thread? [more inside]
Team Fortress 2 Weekend Match (and info for new players): Saturday December 1st. [more inside]
Pony request: For years, Thinkblank ran their great Secret Santa, where people would put in their wish list of <$20 gifts from a website and then a computer would randomly couple participants together and they would accordingly send gifts but wouldn't know who the giver was until six months later. But, sadly, Thinkblank is defunct. Possible to do a secret santa on Metafilter?
In August, mefite birdlips suffered one of the most horrifying and tragic losses imaginable. Then yesterday, a lifelong friend of his was killed on the spot in a car accident. How about a little love from the hive thrown his way?
"Unchecked growth will kill us all" on the blue, "what's the best quality 42" plasma screen" on the green. [more inside]
A couple folks sounded up for another go-round of the Boxing Day Blood Drive. Shout out and coordinate within if you're interested in donating blood 'round then. [more inside]
Mefi members on eMusic? Inspired by the thread at Mecha, if you're an eMusic user what's your nickname?
The MeFi Writer's Group has been resurrected yet again... [more inside]
Can we harness our collective buying power? [more inside]
Team Fortress 2 Match Today 2:00 PM EST! [more inside]
"Get your own blog" is a stupid thing to say to a member of a site whose masthead reads "Community weblog." [more inside]
I'm trying to participate... [more inside]
Is the MeFi Writer's Group still operational on Vox? [more inside]
Do you have a computer? Do you sometimes use less than 100% of your computer's resources? Does human suffering and death irk you? If you answered 'Yes' or 'Meh' to the above questions, join World Community Grid and Team Metafilter!
Mefi Scholarship? A reminder. One of the coolest things about metafilter.
Perhaps a little extension to the "What's the deal with your user name?" question in Profiles? [more inside]
reminded by the post on Peacay's new book, can we put together a list of published Mefites, with links to purchase, listed here somewhere? [more inside]
We fragged the hell out of each other last weekend, but the MeFi Team Fortress 2 server has been a ghost town since then. Who wants another go this Saturday and/or Sunday?
MeFiSwap: Best of 2007 Edition. [more inside]
Let's have a massive Metafilter Music collaboration. [more inside]
I would like to start a thread wherein copious "big ups" are given to other users. [more inside]
MeFi's own TF2/gaming server? [more inside]
O glorious snark gods! My writing has improved tenfold, my salary has doubled, my sex-life is perky*, and I have YOU to thank for it! *May or may not be true. [more inside]
Yes it is a double, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Team Fortress 2 come out tomorrow. Now's your chance to join the MetaFilter Steam group, play games with people who think that "more inside" jokes are funny, and then set them on fire. [more inside]
Hey gang, what are your Twitter usernames? I want to follow more people but can't figure out how to find people who are interesting, funny and/or would link cool things. I know you would. Who are you? I'll post mine as soon as this thread doesn't get closer or deleted.
Attention Halo-ites: Please update the wiki with your GamerTag. I tire of being clubbed to death by mouth-breathing 12 year olds. [more inside]
pb, MetaFilter fixer-upper and generally awesome dude, welcomed a new addition to his family. congratulations! [more inside]