April 12

[MeFi Site Update] Apr 12th

Hello Metafilter! Welcome to another update on the state of the site and the things we are working on. I’ve asked the team to allow me to take ownership of the site updates from now on so that we can streamline the process. Comments will be turned on this time as an attempt to have better ways to track feedback from the community. [more inside]

April 11

a paid for pony

I'd like to return, if possible, to the previously discussed pony request that the site find some way to label/tag/denote paywalled or subscriber locked articles (or sites which haven't bothered updating to GDPR regulations, but this is a small side pony as I'm aware it doesn't apply to everyone). Clicking a link in a post only to smack into a wall is getting increasingly tiresome (and happening with increasing frequency). [more inside]

Lovely "True stories of emotionally supportive men" ask.mefi by HotToddy

I want to thank Hot Toddy and the comments for the thread in Ask called "True stories of emotionally supportive men." Lovely responses, long may your people be lovely, plus I now have more examples to aspire to.

April 9

It's "The Guardian". (Again)

Six years ago a post was made here asking that people stop using "Grauniad" when referring to the UK newspaper The Guardian. [more inside]

April 8

When were your folks the happiest?

I just happened to come across my old flickr account, and it had some pictures I'd taken over a decade back, when dad was still alive and mom was ...not as... senior-ish, as she is now. They both looked really happy together, at the time. I don't think I may have seen my father ever smile, a bit, or mom being as accepting as she was of her husband. [more inside]

April 6

Don't feel like dancin', dancin'

I'm looking for Ask MeFi questions written by people who don't like dancing and/or are bad at it and want advice on how to change that or make peace with it or tell friends about it, etc. Here are some I've already found: one, two, three. Can you help me find any others?

April 5

171: Was I Weird

We've made it through the dark tunnel that is April 1 online and jessamyn and I are here with that good good MetaFilter chatter and a little bit of linguistics speculation. Runs about 85 minutes. [more inside]

April 4

Metatalktail Hour: Unrequited Ask

From Bklyn wants to know, "How about questions you have asked in ask-me, but never got an answer to? Either because no one knew or you didn't formulate your question right - and maybe later you found out the answer?" [more inside]

April 3

MetaFallGuys?

I’ve really been getting into Fall Guys on PlayStation and with Squad mode, playing with other people is even more fun. Instead of going to Reddit and joining with random internet people, I thought I’d see if there are any lovely MeFites that would be interested. [more inside]

April 2

Metatalktail Hour: reading from school: your retrospective

What was your required reading in school? Did you have any strong opinions, good or bad experiences? Did you discover a favorite author or were you impressed by some insight in class discussion? Poetry in class: yes, no, or "please don't call on me to read aloud"? Any and all reflection on "reading for school" welcome. Bonus: as a USian, I'm really curious about what MeFites from other countries read that was considered "standard literature" for teenagers. If there's a piece of literature you could ask a roomful of strangers for their opinion on, based on time at school, what would it be? (In the US, it's Animal Farm, or To Kill a Mockingbird.) [more inside]

April 1

Uncle Mefi's Big Book of Beans

Cooped up because of reasons, and need something to distract yourself? Spend a little time with Uncle Mefi's Big Book of Beans [PDF], a collection of paper and pencil activities for MeFites of all ages. Word puzzles! Coloring! Money counterfeiting! Graduate-level logic problems! More coloring! [more inside]

Right day, wrong century

Oh man, someone printed this calendar wrong; it's actually April 1, 1921, and it turns out we're all a bunch of French Dadaists. Nothing to do for it but play a little Exquisite Corpse I guess! [more inside]

March 29

Clubhouse Invite Exchange

Have Clubhouse invites to give? Looking for a Clubhouse invite? This is the Metatalk thread for same. (inspired by)

Site Update #7, 3/29/2021

Sort of hard to believe that big boat got stuck in the Suez Canal and then unstuck again all since the last update, but life is a rich tapestry indeed. Quick update this time in any case. [more inside]

MeFiMusic - O Come All Ye Faithfull!

Do you like good music? [more inside]

March 28

Metatalktail Hour: Accoutrements

I was a person who never wore leggings before and now I wear them every day. Has the past year given you a new style, a new accessory (besides your mask), or some little thing/companion/habit/routine that you enjoy and is becoming part of you? Pets, hairstyles, jewelry, houseplants, what's a new thing with you lately? [more inside]

March 24

Find me these Little Ditties About Nuclear War

A while back, in SOME post somewhere, someone discussed a song from an album I'd like to track down - however, I don't remember enough detail to effectively search for it, and am hoping if I describe it someone can help. It was a folk album (or folk-esque) by someone in the 1970s or thereabouts, and was a collection of songs about a nuclear apocalypse and its aftermath. [more inside]

March 23

Bread Glaive Jalapeña

There’s an entry for Board Game Arena in the Social Stuffs section of the MetaFilter Wiki, which means that it will be eventually added to the Social Explorer and we will be able to add icons to our profiles (if so inclined), but in the meantimes there’s now a little community on BGA if you’re interested in finding other people with whom to play modern board games.

March 21

Metatalktail Hour: Arts and Crafts!

Happy weekend, metafilter! This week, I'd love to see some art or craft projects or home renovations or redecorations or anything like that, anything that you've been making that's beautiful or cool or efficient or well-organized that we can all admire for its talent and beauty! [more inside]

March 17

Asian American MeFite Checkin

I never thought i'd be the one making a post like this, but here we are. Asian Americans of MeFi, I wanted to write and check in after the horrible shootings in Atlanta yesterday. [more inside]

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