January 2022 Archives (all archives)

January 29

Mefi as a Counteraction to an Upcoming "Terrible Media Age"?

Corb, in a comment about a recent news story on The Root, wrote a comment that made me think about Metafilter, its history, and its potential future. They said: "AV Club itself was a shitty substitute for Television Without Pity (spare the snark, spoil the networks). Articles were shorter and had less depth. I just keep seeing site after site die because someone felt they weren’t squeezing every last dime out. We are entering a terrible media age and I don’t know what to do about it." What if Metafilter's the answer? [more inside]
posted by MollyRealized to Feature Requests at 11:54 AM PST - 30 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bringing the Cringing

Warm salutations, Metafilterians! For today's chat, I want to ask you what is a basically ordinary thing (or things) that creeps you tf out, but that nobody else seems to mind. [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 5:22 AM PST - 265 comments

January 28

Wicked Big Blizzard!

Hey East Coast, we're about to spend our Saturday indoors hoping the wind doesn't knock our power out and dreading clean up Sunday morning. We might as well have a thread where we can check in and ride it out together. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff to MetaFilter-Related at 7:45 PM PST - 52 comments

January 26

[MeFi Site Update] January 26th

Happy 2022 Metafilter! With this update we’re resuming the usual bi-weekly schedule for site updates. Thank you for waiting! Please find more details on the state of the site below. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 12:45 PM PST - 14 comments

Coming up, February theme post month: Doubles 💖 Jubilee

Hello, gentlepeople of Mefi! This is just a heads-up to prepare to dust off your bookmarks and favorites, because February will be (drumroll) ... [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 12:21 AM PST - 14 comments

January 24

Introduce yourself!

Hey, are you newish to MetaFilter? Or not new but you don't comment or post much? Come on in and say hello, introduce yourself, talk about what brought you here, and so on! [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 10:36 AM PST - 120 comments

January 23

Metatalktail Hour: Everyone needs a hygge

For this week's Metatalktail gathering, Jessamyn would like to know "what spots of comfort MeFites have been finding for yourselves, whether it's winter or summer where you are. Phrases, clothing, media, foods, habits. What's a comforting thing for you lately?" [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 3:29 AM PST - 53 comments

January 20

Your letter arrived but oh dear! I can't read it!

Some time ago someone here in metatalk said they would send letters to people who wanted them. I can't remember their name. I signed up and to my excitement I just received my letter today but it got soaked in transit and I can't read it, even enough to see the name or return address. It's quite beautiful in its soaked state, by the way. If it's you, please send me a private message so I can send you a (hopefully more legible) reply.
posted by Zumbador to MetaFilter-Related at 5:36 AM PST - 2 comments

January 15

Metatalktail Hour: What is this, some kind of joke?

100% stealing this from @dorkusmalorkus_ on Twitter, who asked what personal little 'jokes' do you have?: please bring out your timeworn silly jokes or sayings that you repeatedly indulge in with friends, family, pets, workmates, or just to entertain yourself — the older and goofier, the better. (Refrain: That's what she said.) [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 10:03 AM PST - 201 comments

January 14

How long is too long? - comments edition

Long comments can be difficult for some users to read, navigate, manage. At what point does a comment get to be unwieldy for those reading it? [more inside]
posted by kristi to Etiquette/Policy at 7:43 PM PST - 62 comments

A Modest Proposal

for preventing the Bankruptcy of Metafilter from becoming a burthen to its Users and Moderators, and for making Spicy Comments beneficial to the Internet Publick. We should sell NFTs. [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 to MetaFilter-Related at 3:04 PM PST - 44 comments

January 11

Our favorite under-loved comments of 2021

Remember that comment you cackled over, and then discovered was criminally underappreciated by others? Share your amazing discovery, and let us cover it in more favorites! [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes to MetaFilter-Related at 4:19 PM PST - 36 comments

January 10

Best AskMe's of 2021

Phil Gyford (you remember Phil, don't you?) posts his 49 favourite Ask Metafilter questions of 2021. Did he miss any of your faves?
posted by gwint to MetaFilter-Related at 2:19 PM PST - 24 comments

January 9

Metatalktail Hour: Hot beverage, anyone?

• You're upset and need soothing with a hot beverage; what hot beverage should we offer you? [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 5:29 AM PST - 114 comments

January 6

MeFi Community Mission Statement

There's been some good discussion lately about being a decent human being on the site and a spate of good posts, and it's got me thinking about whether we could (or should) come up with a kind of mission statement as a community. [more inside]
posted by signal to MetaFilter-Related at 11:46 AM PST - 44 comments

180: Is Sunset A Local Phenomenon?

I checked in with management and apparently we have to do a 2022 now even though we just finished wiht 2021. Jessamyn and I do our best to roll into the new year and talk about MetaFilter stuff and get in a philosophical discussion of the nature of the literal horizon qua solar objects. Runs about 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 10:40 AM PST - 27 comments

January 3

5th Annual Mefi Valentine Mail Exchange

Come and get your love! (love = platonic valentines cards) [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over to MetaFilter-Related at 4:41 PM PST - 21 comments

Free thread... in the Blue!?

WTH have you done, cortex? This is clearly a post for the gray. If I was a mod, I'd delete it, with a note to that effect.
posted by Rash to MetaFilter-Related at 10:37 AM PST - 48 comments

See All Books

This is the most minor problem. Fanfare has five categories in the sidebar on the right: TV, Movies, Podcasts, Books, and Special Events. The first three (TV, Movies, and Podcasts) link to the Archives page, naming their links respectively "See All TV Shows," "See All Movies," and "See All Podcasts." Although that very same Archives page has an equivalent list for Books, however, there is no "See All Books" link. Is this intentional?
posted by one for the books to Feature Requests at 10:00 AM PST - 11 comments

January 1

Anxiety and COVID19 Doomsaying

A respectful request for those expressing "we're all gonna die" sentiments in COVID threads – please remember that fear is contagious; that a not-insignificant number of Mefites deal with issues of anxiety, fear and trauma, pre-existing or newly arrived; and that others have already experienced illness and deaths. Please consider practicing self-care (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and whether the sentiment serves a useful purpose aside from venting.
posted by MollyRealized to MetaFilter-Related at 12:31 PM PST - 118 comments