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October Showers bring November Flowers

What we plant, we sow. The flowers we have during the summer* can be of our choosing. How about we take from whenever this is posted until November 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue? Animal videos that are happy! "News Of The Weird" as long as the weird is wonderful! World Events News posts that bring a smile! We can use it right now! More explanation points! I mean, really, I'm looking at the front page right now, and it's not a happy place overall. Let's pull the nose up on this negativity train. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Oct 13, 2017 - 23 comments

Tell Me Something Good

This is a complementary post to Fizz's necessary post, but tell me something good, tell me that you like it, yeah! It doesn't have to be an amazing thing, but something that made you smile, or feel happy, etc. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 17, 2017 - 158 comments

Metatalktail Hour: School's Out for Summer!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's metatalktail topic: It's Memorial Day weekend in the US, my kids are already (!!) out of school, so that mean's it's summer! What awesome things do you have planned for the summer? Books, movies, Netflix marathons, actual marathons, trips, hobbies, hanging out, cooking, never cooking, drinking summer booze ... tell us! And if you are one of our many friends from the lovely lands down under, tell us all about your cool winter plans!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 27, 2017 - 128 comments

April Showers Bring May Flowers*

What we plant, we sow. The flowers we have during the summer can be of our choosing. How about we take from whenever this is posted until May 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Apr 11, 2017 - 32 comments

the delightful side of MetaFilter

Please share the MeFi post/discussion that has *delighted* you the most, in an irrepressible smile-inducing sort of way. It can be old or new, brief or epic, an FPP whose comments devolved into a series of terrible puns, an in-joke-filled post about your favorite show on FanFare, an Ask about naming a really cute pet, the IRL where you met your SO... whatever you've seen discussed or discovered by this community that has given you a frisson of sans schadenfreude delight, I'd love to see or be reminded of it, too. Here's to brighter days. [more inside]
posted by amnesia and magnets on Feb 7, 2017 - 69 comments

Happy Fun September

As [northern hemisphere] summer winds down, [other people's] kids are back in school and [US] politics ramp up, I would like to suggest more happy and/or fun posts in September. More cats and kittens! More puppies and dogs! If you find spiders to be cute and/or amazing, post some! Whatever strikes your fancy, share it! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 30, 2016 - 103 comments

Happy birthday, Cortex!

I hope you got the weekend off to play. We know the queue is there for just that reason. To let the mods have downtime, just like folks. And let us all cool off despite the season. Your first birthday as our dear leader. Hope this has made your life sweeter. We'll also see you on the "Tweeter." Dear Cortex, nothing could be neater! Happy birthday, dude!
posted by Lynsey on Apr 26, 2015 - 99 comments

NaNoWriMo 2013

Nanowrimo is a week away, are any Mefites taking part this year? If so, are you a planner or a pantser, and what are you thinking of doing? Last year we had our own Metafilter group and several people took part. If anyone took part last year or previously, share your joys and despairs, and any dirty tricks you used, so that any n00bs out there who don't know what Nano is like can know a bit about what to expect. [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Oct 24, 2013 - 150 comments

What do you call this particular type of post?

Is there a term or phrase for posts where most of the comments are creatively continuing the theme of the thread? I first thought about this after my Pico Horror post, and I also thought of the recent Book Titles with One Letter Missing post. The former is a case of the comments being little stories, while the latter is wordplay, like Spoonerisms and Tom Swifties. And of course there are joke threads, which are somewhere between the wordplay and story telling. What would you call these? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Aug 8, 2013 - 173 comments

Dear Buddha, please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket...

Out of curiosity, has any thought been given to another August Best Post contest? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 2, 2013 - 15 comments

Famous Dates in FPP History

NEVAR FORGET the Microsoft Kin!!!1!
An FPP that will live in infamy. -> Birds
Is it "Back, and to the left," or, "Back and to the left"?
Today's FPP: it is important that you wear underpants.

You get the idea -- the FPP# corresponds to the famous date, written as [MMDDYY]. What are some more famous dates' FPPs?

Bastille Day? A surprise volcano!
[more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jul 6, 2013 - 43 comments

Don't worry about the vase, Neo.

The Oracle of MeFi is a curated tumblr of "intelligent, insightful, funny or otherwise interesting comments from all over MeFi," created by Foci of Analysis. Via Projects. [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 23, 2013 - 111 comments

We love seeing where you work, now show us where you play!

Where's your hangout, your hideout, your favourite place to have fun? Show us pictures of the places you go and the things you do to relax when you get away from your work.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 on Feb 1, 2013 - 49 comments

2012 Datawankery

Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 4, 2013 - 120 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 122 comments

The MeFi 2012/2012 "Hookers And Blackjack" Fantasy Basketball League

After some discussion here, it appears that A) there is a desire among MeFites to play fantasy basketball and B) although there may or may not be a league this year already, in either case there is clearly interest for fantasy basketball that is not satisfied. [more inside]
posted by mightygodking on Oct 24, 2012 - 42 comments

Jinx

At first I thought someone had hit "post" twice, but no, it was just that that Fight or Flight and Zoomorphic entered the Metafilter Singularity at 1:01 PM.
posted by alms on Aug 8, 2012 - 50 comments

shuffling the hive mind

Idea: MetaStrategies Card Deck [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Mar 15, 2012 - 51 comments

Tag, MeFi Mag is it or something else witty

MeFi Mag needs a tagline, got any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 3, 2012 - 70 comments

Better late than never: Issue 8 of MeFi Mag is here

It's taken a while, but Issue#8 of MeFi Mag has finally arrived! [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 17, 2011 - 39 comments

MeFi Pick 'em: Fantasy Football For Lazy People

MeFi NFL Pick 'em is on. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Sep 6, 2011 - 38 comments

Your post, "Gorbachev sings tractors: Turnip! Buttocks!" has been deleted....

mccarty.tim's latest project: Worst Post Ever is a "home version of the deleted post game." Bonus: See the red box of deletion in action! (Via Projects.) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 5, 2011 - 182 comments

Come chill out with MeFi Mag#5

New month, new MeFi Mag! Read on for more about this and upcoming issues and deadlines. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 5, 2011 - 44 comments

MeFi Mag #3 is here for a visit

MeFi Mag#3 is now available! Join us after the jump for more information on this issue, how to follow us online and open staff positions. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 3, 2011 - 83 comments

Mmmmm, collaborative book project

Wanted: 4 writers, a couple of editors and a designer/artist or two to finish up a collaborative zombie love story novel. Let's have some creative fun. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 31, 2011 - 74 comments

Late August Canoe Trip Meetup

As previously proposed here and acted upon here, I would like to reintroduce the concept of a Seattle area canoe trip meetup over the third weekend of August for a variety of reasons. As for details on the how, what and where, click on those links above for the further details. And, as for the when, let me propose the late afternoon to early evening of Saturday, August 21st... [more inside]
posted by y2karl on Jul 26, 2010 - 74 comments

Let's bag some better bags!

A Multi-Region, Multi-National, MeFi Reusable Shopping Bag Swap. Interested? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 5, 2010 - 166 comments

Sometime before hurricane season would be nice...

Houston MeFites, we need to have a meetup to celebrate the arrival of summer. (Because if it gets any hotter - and you know it will - I will stop leaving the house altogether and you wont see me until October.) [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on May 25, 2010 - 56 comments

March Madness 2010

NCAA basketball is upon us. For all interested parties, I have set up a pick 'em on Yahoo! [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 11, 2010 - 20 comments

Fun and games

Merry Christmas! Got a game console for Christmas (either today or in the past)? Want to play a Mefite or three? Drop your info in here and lets go! [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Dec 25, 2009 - 25 comments

Winter MeFiSwap!

You listen to good music. You pick some of it out, and you put it in a certain order, and you listen to your mix all the time. It's good! It sounds good, too good to keep to yourself. So you burn 5 copies of your mix to CD and you put 'em in the mail. Soon 5 different discs containing 5 different mixes from 5 other people appear in your mailbox, and this is good because you're tired of listening to the mix you made and some new tunes from cool MeFites is just the right thing.
MeFi Swap Winter 2009 is open for sign-ups. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Dec 2, 2009 - 162 comments

The banhammer

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you an actual Banhammer. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Nov 2, 2009 - 57 comments

Lets all do our best 'Jimmy the Greek' impersonation

Football Pick' Em, anyone? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 18, 2009 - 24 comments

Scrabble players wanted

Scrabble, anyone? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 19, 2009 - 35 comments

Fantasy Football 2009

It's fantasy football time again! [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 8, 2009 - 16 comments

MetaFilter Games: It was jessamyn, with the banhammer, on the green...

What MetaFilter themed party games are you going to play at YOUR 10th Anniversary MeetUp? [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Jul 13, 2009 - 68 comments

Oh pleasepleaseplease!

York Beach redux? [more inside]
posted by zerokey on Jul 5, 2009 - 22 comments

Free TF2 Weekend

This weekend is a Free TF2 weekend (instructions at the top of the page). So if you wanted to know what all the fuss was about, join MeFightClub at 8.9.15.132:27015 for pubbie action,* or join the forums to find out how to hop on the privvy. JOIIIN USSS. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on May 22, 2009 - 129 comments

Metafilter makes the Jerry Springer show look boring.

I'm so bored I can shit. I would like some links to some entertaining posts. Thanks. :) [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Mar 1, 2009 - 12 comments

London meet-up pretty please?

How about a London meet-up for an out-of-towner? I'll be visiting for a couple of weeks and may be lonely! [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Dec 11, 2008 - 47 comments

It Comes Full Circle

Paper Dolls and too cool. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Nov 13, 2008 - 28 comments

Not fantasy sports - fantasy movies!

Anyone interested in a fantasy movie league? It's like fantasy foot/basket/baseball but not. It's with movies. [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Nov 3, 2008 - 13 comments

Taglines wiki.

Metafilter: We Love Taglines!
posted by Mach5 on Dec 1, 2006 - 67 comments

Let's play mefi Fantasy Baseball

MeFi Fantasy Baseball! Anyone up for some last-minute shenanigans? I could throw together a free Yahoo 5x5 Roto league if there's enough interest. Draft would probably be Sunday.
posted by mkultra on Mar 29, 2006 - 27 comments

Community-building posts just for the fun of it.

Does anyone else think that we need to have a little more fun together on a regular basis? Opportunities to be creative, silly, funny, loony, just for the hell of it, can really disperse tension, and might help us vent negative energy. Certain FPPs come along with a game everyone can play in the comments. People love those, but they're rare. I thought this was a pretty enjoyable spontaneous outpouring of randy energy, but, again, rare. Other sites have Photoshop contests, or other games/challenges. Those seem a bit puerile for us. Getting drunk at meetups is fine, but not practical for all of us. Suggestions? Is this a totally lame line of thought?
posted by scarabic on Jun 16, 2004 - 84 comments

Time to cry FridayFilter?

The news posts have pretty much dissapeared (huzzah). But what's taken their place? I know "we've already discussed this" already, but there have been a few "Friday" posts in the past few non-Fridays. They're usually great fun, but I'm not getting any work done. Time to cry FridayFilter? But seriously folks, what makes a "Friday" post? Sillyness, flash, fun?
posted by SimStupid on Oct 9, 2002 - 24 comments

And yet MetaFilter is a joy to read

Piling on clavdivs; piling on riviera; piling on fold_and_mutilate; piling on stavrosthewonderchicken; piling on rodii; piling on evanizer; piling on rcade; piling on bluetrain; piling and unpiling; back and forth; predictably lashing and then cuddling; the pack mentality rife; the mob rule always subjacent... This is what MetaTalk looks like after two weeks away.

And yet... and yet MetaFilter is a joy to read. I'd wished personalities weren't made into issues at the cost of issues themselves - issues are, after all, what MetaFilter does best - but then it struck me that perhaps MetaTalk is fulfilling its role as a sort of blotter-paper, soaking up all the displaced aggressiveness and natural human attrition and rivalry. And keeping MetaFilter clean, so to speak. Is this perverse or healthy in a leeching, purging sort of way? So - can this be talked about without thinking it's about somebody or another? Has MetaTalk been efficiently used so that MetaFilter can be MetaFilter? Is it being dumbed down and fouled up? And does it matter if the result over in the blue seems so successful?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 4, 2002 - 62 comments

What Dictator/Sitcom Character are you?

Collectively, the Weblog Community has been ga-ga over sites that claim to analyze your personality (the generic personality types, what kind of dog are you, your celebirty mate, sci-fi character types, etc., you know the links).
Well, now it's become popular to use the Dictator/Sitcom Character Guesser in the same manner, by answering all the questions as yourself.
Early results: Ev is Lou Grant, Jason K. is Jack from Threes Company, Brig is Gary Hobson from Early Edition (WHO? The guy who gets tomorrow's newspaper and tries to change it), Bumper Bob is Frohike from X-Files, Jezzicuh is Willow from Buffy, there's even a 'blogger who's one of the Powerpuff Girls.
Who am I? Er... uh, well... On first try, I came up as Hans Moleman from The Simpsons, but after changing my answer to "are you losing hair" to "no" (it was lost years ago), after 43 questions I came out as that wacky neighbor Wilson on Home Improvement.
SO WHO THE HECK ARE YOU?
posted by wendell on Mar 5, 2000 - 23 comments

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