Metafilter has been rife with strong emotions lately. Our beloved community has been shaken up by the departure of mods, changes in rules and expectations, and posts that have rocked feelings and upset members.
There is nothing like this community anywhere else on the internet. All of our members are fantastic and work to make this place unique and inviting. It's perfectly okay to have strong opinions. One of the best things about Metafilter is the ability to express those opinions and be respected.
It has been hard to watch the growing unhappiness in this community as of late. I invite you to remember that everyone needs a hug from time to time.
Wanted to let people know that while I'll continue to be hanging around here like I've always been, I'll be taking a (small) job at the Internet Archive being the support person and the user/tech liaison for Open Library
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Can you help me find a comment, or a thread, or a comment in a thread (!) about not knowing what to do when you're so overwhelmed with good feelings (mostly love) and you just don't know what to do with it? [more inside]
After 2 years of being here, I want to say thank you. You have given me so much. [more inside]
Welcome, mini-[username]! Congrats, MeFi's own [username] for [thing] that further enriched us by having you here! Oh, look, our own [username] did [MeFi-related thing] in [non-MeFi venue]! Guess what - [real name/othernic] is Mefi's Own [username]! [more inside]
Shoutout!!!! [more inside]
Two years ago today, I posted an AskMetafilter
that changed my life. [more inside]
I think it's high time for some meta-love. Post your online dating profiles! [more inside]
Can't hold back the schmoopy much longer. [more inside]
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]
i love you all [more inside]
There was a question asked within the last year (I think) that was something like 'Why do people have pets if they know they are going to die before they do? How can they handle the grief?" There was a response post to the question explaining that love for a pet was unique in that you go into the relationship knowing that, most likely, you will outlive the pet and that therefore this is a noble kind of love etc. etc. [more inside]
What are your favorite relationship filter askmes? [more inside]
Once was not enough. Philly makeup meetup in honor of [insert Philly Mefite of your choosing], same location unless greekphilosophy would rather not, different time? [more inside]
Ask.Metafilter is over 5 years old now, with volumes of suggestions and helpful ideas. philosophistry
sorted through the years of posts categorized as Human Relations
and Work & Money
, and created ranked listings of the books people recommended the most often: Human Relations
, Work & Money
. Note that each little thumbs-up icon is a link back to the post which referred to the book in question.
Posted originally in Mefi by filthy light thief, but deleted. [more inside]
I just want to share why I love the Blue. [more inside]
Guys, I love MetaFilter. [more inside]
Yet another shoutout for a MeFite going above and beyond the call of duty in real life: HopperFan
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a whole bunch of sweet romantics, eh?
In the spirit of Valentines Day I am reminded of a thread on mefi or askme about the different ways people express and understand love. That is, some people are "do-ers" (ie make dinner, buy flowers) and others are "say-ers" (ie "I love you" "You look pretty today"). And there was a theory that this was the source of a lot of misunderstandings between couples because say-ers don't interpret the actions of do-ers in the right way. Does anyone else remember this? I have a strong feeling this was actually a comment on an AskMe thread. Thanks.
Once I ran to you, I ranNow I'll run from youThis tainted love you've given
75% of this "anonymous" guy's output is love-related. I keep reading that we suck at politics, we suck at religion, we suck at (insert your favorite pet peeve here). I dare to suggest that, no disrespect intended, we suck at giving love advice (assuming that giving useful love advice is actually possible, which I doubt). Is this just a coincidence, or we'll use the anonymous feature mainly to turn AskMeFi into Mr/Mrs LonelyheartsFilter/BrokenheartsFilter?
I just wanted to let everyone know that I absolutely love MeFi. I really enjoy reading the discussions and seeing the different viewpoints from different members. And I want to say "Thank You" to Matt and all the MeFi members who make this such an interesting place to come EVERY day. (Hell, sometimes, 10 or 20 times a day).