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Fuckin' duvet covers: how do they work?

This thread on AskMefi is BLOWING MY MIND. [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Nov 30, 2016 - 362 comments

Humans can be drained of blood in 8.6s given adequate vacuuming systems

One of the nicer things about being a MeFite is exposure to new ideas and content we might never have otherwise encountered. I'm curious to know what life lessons and other bits of knowledge you've learned about the world thanks to MetaFilter. Please share!
posted by zarq on May 8, 2014 - 301 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

What sorts of questions of good for AskMefi?

What would you say is the general culture of the AskMefi community? What sorts of questions get positive, supportive responses, and what sorts typically get negative responses? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Dec 29, 2013 - 239 comments

An emergent pattern on Metafilter FPPs

Noticing a disproportionate number of posts gravitating toward a particular set of subjects in the Blue over recent weeks and months. [more inside]
posted by quadog on Mar 30, 2013 - 58 comments

Incisive decison about circumcision

Can we please not have any more circumcision posts inspired by current affairs? They never go well and I can't imagine anyone will bother reading the thread after it closes.
posted by Joe in Australia on Jun 27, 2012 - 217 comments

mathowie interviews CmdrTaco

"I was a daily reader of Slashdot from about 1997 onwards, and it was a key inspiration for me starting MetaFilter." Matt Haughey interviewed Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, Slashdot founder.
posted by hat_eater on Dec 1, 2011 - 43 comments

Spaces are for sissies!

Genuine question time: What's up with this question? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on May 19, 2011 - 119 comments

Meta Book Club: The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston grew up in two worlds: the "solid America," of confounding white "ghosts" to which her parents emigrated, and the misogynistic China of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-stories," where girls were worthless, tradition was exalted and only a strong, wily warrior woman could scratch her way upward. The next meeting of the Mefi Book Club will be held in MetaChat on Tuesday, April 26th. We'll be discussing Ms. Kingston's powerful, controversial and award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior, and her attempts to discern the truths behind those talk-stories while discovering her personal identity. Please check out the Hungerford lecture on the book (or watch the video), and join us!
posted by zarq on Apr 1, 2011 - 9 comments

Original Loveparade thread was imperfect but why close it?

Is anyone else weirded out by the closing of the original Love Parade tragedy thread? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Jul 25, 2010 - 144 comments

We don't care about the young folks?

Hipster talk. [more inside]
posted by seagull.apollo on May 27, 2010 - 286 comments

If You Must Be On My Lawn, At Least Include Me In Your Party

Please feel free to stay out of a thread if all you have to say is that (a) you don't know who that is... [more inside]
posted by DU on May 4, 2010 - 187 comments

Big thanks to a helpful MeFi-ite

Big ups to DarlingBri who struggled through our phone tree and stepped in to give me some much needed advice and context about ECommerce. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Feb 11, 2009 - 19 comments

I c*nt stop saying twat.

UK vs. US or shock value vs. prudishness? Swearing in the drum circle thread. [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Jul 9, 2008 - 541 comments

Cultural Biases In Education

To what extent should teachers incorporate their own biases into their teaching of youngish children? To what extent does using goofy picture of people do so? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Feb 22, 2008 - 194 comments

Commenter in contentious AskMe protests allegations of derailing behavior

Compare and contrast:
How do I deal with a Muslim co-worker who doesn't like me? which is pretty much one uninterrupted chorus of "what does his being Muslim have to do with it?" and How do I keep my [Latino] neighbors from stealing my power? in which someone, i.e. me, asking the same question, was insulted and accused of derailing.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jul 6, 2006 - 69 comments

Stop crapping in the sports threads

I'm so cool because I don't like sports
posted by insomnus on Apr 29, 2006 - 122 comments

The use of "gypped"

A recent comment about "feeling gypped" made me curious about what people here think about the term. [more inside]
posted by Ljubljana on Dec 7, 2003 - 148 comments

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