October 2023 Archives (all archives)

October 30

MeFi Nonprofit -- Volunteers, Purpose, Name

Now that we have formed an interim board to become a MeFi nonprofit, we can move on to a few next items. [more inside]
posted by NotLost to MetaFilter-Related at 11:26 AM PST - 117 comments

October 27

MetaFilter is Hiring!

MetaFilter is hiring a part-time Web Developer. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 1:44 PM PST - 0 comments [closed]

October 25

2023 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 okayokayigive to MetaFilter-Related at 10:18 AM PST - 52 comments

Douglas Rushkoff gives MeFi mods a shoutout

In ep.267 (25/10/2023) of his podcast, Being Human, Rushkoff gives a particular mention of MetaFilter in a long talk about social media. [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas to MetaFilter-Related at 9:21 AM PST - 8 comments

October 19

Fundraising Idea -- MeFi Book(s)

The "Life Hack" question now on AskMe made me think of this. Over the years, AskMe has collected a bunch of enduring info on life hacks and other topics. One or more people could organize that, put it into a booklet form and sell it for the good of MeFi. Or would that be any conflict?
posted by NotLost to MetaFilter-Related at 1:42 PM PST - 51 comments

October 18

[MeFi Site Update] October 18th

Hi there, MetaFilter!

Welcome to your monthly Site Update! You can find the last Site Update here.

Reminder: I will be the only mod actively monitoring this thread so please be patient. I’ll reply to your feedback and questions at least twice a week. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions! [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 1:58 PM PST - 10 comments

MeFi Business/Legal Update Follow-Up

Hi folks -- here's a thread to talk about constructive next steps after this thread from two weeks ago. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:20 AM PST - 123 comments

October 13

Scary Monsters & Super Creeps -- A Spoopy Creppy Post

Unexplained shadow outside your window? Cold spots in the kitchen? Is that one conference room no one uses cursed? Settle in with a cup of something warm, light a candle, and tell us your own personal ghost stories! [more inside]
posted by Kitteh to Uptime at 11:32 AM PST - 51 comments

Would music posts be welcome on FanFare?

I have never understood why a subsite for discussing "TV, movies, podcasts, and books" is not also for discussing music. But, at a scan, that subsite is truly never used for music. Could it be? As in, is that currently allowed and, if not, would such a change be welcome in this community? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:48 AM PST - 27 comments

October 10

MetaFilter: The Quickening

Proposition: We should consider lowering the waiting time for new posts on the blue from one day to 12 hours. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to Feature Requests at 10:47 AM PST - 133 comments

October 6

WTF did I just see?!

kanuck posted some straight-up blackpill content on the front page. It's still up. I've flagged the post with a note for the mods, but how can we as a community respond more assertively to blatant misogyny that's "well packaged"? [more inside]
posted by MiraK to Etiquette/Policy at 8:56 AM PST - 193 comments

October 5

Is it too early to ask about plans for the Mall?

I'm working on holiday/ end of year sales plans for my artistic venture and wondered if there's anything in the works to promote the MeFi Mall this year? It felt like it was sort of forgotten last year. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling to MetaFilter-Related at 12:39 PM PST - 7 comments

Book club for MeFi

I suggested a book club in the "How will we care for our elderly" post on the blue and want to follow up and make this happen. Mods, should I put this book club in Projects? Meetups? Chat? All three? It will be virtual of course, and probably mostly asynchronous, but I imagine adding in an every other month or every three months Zoom chat. [more inside]
posted by spamandkimchi to MetaFilter-Related at 11:13 AM PST - 16 comments

October 3

MeFi Business/Legal Update

Thanks for your patience as I have worked through talking with lawyers who talk with their experts. This is a substantive update with some news and some questions for the community. The short form is: everyone on the team of people I spoke with agrees that MeFi could potentially be a non-profit organization (with the ultimate determination being made by the IRS). Now we need to decide how to move forward and make MeFi into a community-run organization. I'll give some backstory and a "where we are with this" situation inside. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 7:52 AM PST - 182 comments