October 2022 Archives (all archives)
Metatalktail Hour: All the creatures were stirring
Happy eve before All Hallows Eve eve MeFiends! I've just closed the shutters, pulled the drapes, fed another log to the dancing flames in the fireplace, heated the cider, set out the candy apples, and paid tribute to the Halloween deity Rabat to ensure the success of our little convocation. Now, do you have any scary stories to share? True tales of terror? (not necessarily supernatural). [more inside]
MeFi Posts for "Sale"
We're all pitching in for Fundraising Month. Ever wanted to see a post on a topic, but didn't want to write it yourself for whatever reason? Let us do it for you. [more inside]
[MeFi Site Update] October 26th
Hi there, MetaFilter! You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
What's metafilter's second language?
If English isn't your first language, what is the language you are most fluent in?
Metafilter Wants You - The Fundraising Post!
Metafilter depends almost entirely on user contributions. The community needs your help to stay up and running and to improve in the future. Contributions, especially recurring contributions, are what pay for servers, moderators and technical support. Please contribute through the Metafilter funding page! [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Something Inexplicious
Welcome to the weekend, fam. Today's MetaTalktails is about words we didn't know we needed, either found or manufactured. To wit, I offer what I feel is a much needed addition to our collective vocabulary: "horridorable," to describe something that is at once both horrifying and adorable*. [more inside]
Hope me, Obi-Wan Kenobi...
A curious thing: On 5 occasions in the last 9 days, I've seen AskMeFi posts containing the phrase "Hope me," in a context where I'd expect the questioner to use "Help me." Is this MeFi slang (or general/internet slang) I don't know about? Or just an odd coincidence? [more inside]
2022 MetaFilter Gift Swap Sign-Ups are Open!!
The Metafilter Gift Swap takes place annually from roughly November - January. Each participant sends a gift to an awesome Mefite; each participant receives a gift from an awesome Mefite. Awesomeness and gifts abound. HOORAY! [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: It ain't easy being a Halloweenie
Happy two-weeks-ish 'til Halloween, dear fiends! For today's topic, please be advised that candy corn is the best Halloween treat. Thank you so much for your grave consideration and support in this matter. We will be staking no questions at this time.👹 [more inside]
[MeFi Site Update] October 14th
Hi there, Metafilter! Apologies for the delay on this update. I was sick in the past days, but now I'm feeling much better. You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
MeFightClub: Per Rotato Ad Astra
15 years ago today, MefightClub was born when herrdoktor posted about hosting a private Metafilter Team Fortress 2 server. Not that much later, stavrosthewonderchicken put up some forums and started the ball rolling on providing a home for the best little gaming community ever. [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Holy First Person Peripheral POV, Batman!
Happy weekend, fam! For this week's Metatalktails, shockingly, you are not the main character. Instead, you are the sidekick. You are the loyal Watson to someone else's Holmes, the devoted Samwise to someone's Frodo, the bemused Sancho to someone's Quixote ... [more inside]
Steering Committee Check-In: October 2022
The MetaFilter Steering Committee is excited to bring you the first Steering Committee Check-In! Inside we have some updates on what we’ve done in the past month, what we’re working on this month, and a request for input from the community. [more inside]
When you want to give a hug to a post or comment
I was reading the moving stories of grief from Mefites in the comments on this thread and saw the little "+" to click to favorite them. The + seemed so inadequate. I don't want to favorite, I want to give a virtual hug. The symbol for that would be maybe "()" [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Breakfasting
I don't know about you, but I'm starving. Please tell me what's for breakfast? [more inside]