October 2022 Archives (all archives)

October 29

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]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:03 AM PST - 42 comments

October 28

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]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 1:54 PM PST - 111 comments

October 26

[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]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 12:47 PM PST - 24 comments

October 25

What's metafilter's second language?

If English isn't your first language, what is the language you are most fluent in?
posted by aniola to MetaFilter-Related at 11:42 AM PST - 79 comments

October 24

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]
posted by tavegyl to MetaFilter-Related at 1:25 PM PST - 310 comments [closed]

October 22

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]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 1:59 AM PST - 72 comments

October 21

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]
posted by Artifice_Eternity to MetaFilter-Related at 10:50 PM PST - 13 comments

October 18

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]
posted by RhysPenbras to MetaFilter-Related at 5:25 AM PST - 53 comments

October 15

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]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:06 AM PST - 68 comments

October 14

[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]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 9:12 AM PST - 9 comments

October 11

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]
posted by gemmy to MetaFilter-Related at 6:57 AM PST - 29 comments

October 8

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]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:23 AM PST - 37 comments

October 3

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]
posted by lazaruslong to MetaFilter-Related at 12:40 PM PST - 88 comments

October 2

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]
posted by storybored to MetaFilter-Related at 6:46 PM PST - 17 comments

October 1

Metatalktail Hour: Breakfasting

I don't know about you, but I'm starving. Please tell me what's for breakfast? [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 1:50 AM PST - 102 comments