August 12

Asked and Answered

I hate unsolved mysteries. I feel like the current UI/UX of ask.metafiler.com does not lead to closure. [more inside]

August 11

FanFare monthly "Best Of"?

I posted this on FanFare Talk but it doesn't seem widely used. I like FanFare, but there's no curated or automated sort of "What's on you shouldn't miss" list. I propose we have a simple open chat type thread where we mention our favorite movies/television shows/books in the past month filed under "Special Events." This should take no new additional development effort or moderator intervention. Any serious objection to it? [more inside]

August 9

Another video game roundup thread!

Figure it's about time for another "hey, what are you playing" games roundup post, so, hey, what are you playing? What's new? What have you gone back to for the nth time? What did you bounce right off of?

August 6

Nlp deep learning ai chat bot based on metafilter?

Has anyone trained an ai using metafilter or ask metafilter comments? I'd be curious to see if an askme bot might be helpful in every day life.

What are your MetaFilter Greatest posts/threads?

I was reconnecting an old HD and while checking the contents found a link to https://www.girlwalkallday.com/ which I think I found through this post. That got me wondering what other great stuff I'd found here, so I dug and here's a small sample of the mostly music threads I loved. [more inside]

Metatalktail Hour: What most people don't know

Most people don't know this, but ... [more inside]

August 5

Let's get rid of the Projects post limit as well

We got rid of the Ask post limit half a year ago. It's been great. Now let's do Projects. [more inside]

August 3

Thanks for the cards!

I just got a bunch of Christmas cards from the card swop that happened back in 2021. No idea why they took so long to arrive, and they're soaked through so I can't see who they are from, as the writing's all bled away! Possibly Needlegirl was one of them? So if you sent me a card ❤️ thank you so much ❤️

July 30

Metatalktail Hour: Better than Sour Meat!

My favorite thing from social media this week was the Redditor whose boyfriend has pet-named her "Tony Pizza." Now I need to know the most embarrassing or off the wall pet names or nicknames that you've been called, or that you've used for a loved one. [more inside]

July 27

[MeFi Site Update] July 27th

Hi there, Metafilter! Happy Wednesday! You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions. [more inside]

July 26

Linking urls as links

It feels to me like I am seeing more and more urls just copy-pasted into comments, where people haven’t bothered adding them as links. It’s really easy to add a link, even when using Metafilter on a phone. On the bottom right of the input box, just click where it says “link” and copy-paste the url there in addition to in the text of the comment. Then make sure the text you want to be the clickable link is in between the tags (the two sets of angled brackets). Is there some reason people aren’t doing this? Is there a good way to encourage people to do it without berating them in threads or in a MetaTalk post like this? [more inside]

July 25

MetaFilter Steering Committee Self-Nominations Open

The Transition Team (TT) is now seeking self-nominations from people who would like to become members of the MetaFilter Steering Committee (SC). Self-nominations will be open July 25 through August 7. SC member selections and voting will take place over the following weeks. The Steering Committee will launch on September 1, 2022. [more inside]

July 23

Metatalktail Hour: Life's Unwritten Rules

Some things we know, but don't know we know, y'know? [more inside]

July 21

New Ukraine post?

It looks like the most recent Ukraine thread I know of has just been closed due to being a month old. In past posts, someone had always made a new one when the comment thread got large, and added a comment to the older post linking to the new post. That didn't happen this time. And using Metafilter's search for "Ukraine" doesn't show any new post at all. [more inside]

July 17

Transition Team Post #4

Hi everyone, as promised, we’re sharing the initial survey results. Huge thank-you to iamkimiam for writing the questions, and to bleep, kimberrussell, librarylis, mochapickle, tiny frying pan, and valleys for stepping in to help us tag and summarize the data. bleep jumped in and put together some great dashboards for us to more easily count tags, do error-checking and get a handle on how to start those summaries. Again, these are the initial summaries for this MetaTalk, so necessarily a little abbreviated, but we hope it gives a broad-strokes picture of where the site is right now. [more inside]

July 16

Metatalktail Hour: Aid and Comfort

Happy Metatalktail Hour, chat fans! This week I'd like to ask you about your comfort food(s): what are they, and why are they comforting? Something from your childhood, or just a taste / texture that is somehow soothing or reassuring? Are there rules for comfort foods? Only certain colors? Is crunch allowed? Required? Do you ever acquire *new* comfort food, or is it The One True Nosh forever? [more inside]

July 12

Is there some trick to making "X new" work?

It will often happen that a post will say "N comments (X new)" for me, when "X" is wildly inaccurate. Sometimes there are 0 new when it tells me there are some, and other times there are some new but not as many as it says. Is there something within my control to improve how well this works? [more inside]

What are you good for?

Tell me about some odd, offbeat, or under-recognized talent you have. [more inside]

July 9

Metatalktail Hour: Message in a bottle

Sleep deprived me is not so creative today, but still as snoopy as usual, so I'll just ask you all to share the latest SFW, SFP (safe for privacy) image, vid, gif, etc. that you sent in a message. Or received. [more inside]

July 6

[MeFi Site Update] July 8th

Hi there, Metafilter! Happy Wednesday! You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions. [more inside]

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