February 2018 Archives (all archives)
138: Don't Leave Me Hanging
It's a magical low-energy podcast! Okay, it's not especially magical. But it's me and Jessamyn and we talk about MeFi and shaking fists at kids and the Olympics and sundry other things. Recorded on Monday the 26th, it runs about 75 minutes. [more inside]
Mefi's own headspace debuts at #1!
Our very own headspace has a new book out that was #1 in the Teen & Young Adult Gay & Lesbian Fiction category on Amazon. [more inside]
Possibility of occasionally doing two FPPs in a day?
This has happened several times, but today's example is a bit frustrating. I did a post about Norway and the Winter Olympics, which went live at 12:02. At 12:14, I spotted the perfect fodder for another (even better) FPP, namely the spectacular hair of MulletFest. But couldn't do a post (or even start to edit one) as over 23 hours still had to elapse (and I'm away tomorrow judging a baking competition somewhere hopefully warm and, ironically, getting a haircut, so I can't post then anyway). As this afternoon has gone on, more linkworthy content has appeared , making it more frustrating that I can't do an FPP. Could there be exceptions, or a place on MetaFilter where people can drop a "I can't post about X, but it's there if someone else wants to"? Otherwise most MeFites remain unaware of e.g. the latest hair fashions. Thank you.
Is the MetaFilter code available for public use?
Is it possible to use the MetaFilter code for your own site a la SportsFilter.com? I had an idea for a specialized weblog in another language and the MetaFilter format would be a perfect fit.
Metatalktail Hour: Excitement!
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight, I want to know what you're excited about! Something cool lately you've done, or made, or seen, or something you're looking forward to, or just something awesome about the universe that makes you delighted! So what are you excited about this week? [more inside]
(## new) on sidebar threads (feature request)?
With all the latest political thread links pinned to the MeFi sidebar, it would be helpful to have a (## new) after each sidebar link (just as on regular MeFi posts) which take users to his/her earliest unread comment in each post. [more inside]
Long comment is longish
This comment resulted in the this mod comment asking posters to use paste bin for "super long comments" as an aid to mobile users. I don't think we should be encouraging original content to be hosted on some platform not under the Metafilter sphere of influence. Bit rot is problematic enough within post linkage. [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Now a Major Motion Picture!
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, blnkfrnk would like to know "what book people would choose to adapt to a movie. If it has already been adapted, what would you do differently? Casting choices, rewrites, choice of book, type and style of movie, all are open to debate." [more inside]
There was a shooting in a Florida high school today, it is still a developing story and I'm sure you can seek out that news should you feel so inclined. I want this post to just be about love/kindness/friendship. Maybe you did something special for a loved one, or a family member, a friend, or a complete stranger. It might be a smile you received or your holding the door open for someone. Whatever it is, feel free to share it with us. I just wanted a place for us to connect, we're in this world together trying to get through it all. It may be strange to say, but I love all of you wonderful and crazy MeFites. Be kind to each other. Happy Valentine's Day!
Mefi Card Club!
Based on the wild successes of recent Metafilter card swaps (latest Metatalk thread with all the previouslies here) , and mochapickle's genius idea, I've put together a Card Club, where mefites can sign up to send cards on a regular basis, and receive cards in the month of their special occasion. Have a stash of stationary waiting to be sent? Interested in getting some awesome cards sent your way? Read on! [more inside]
Metatalktail Hour: Olympic Fever!
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight, Slarty Bartfast wants to talk about the Olympics, and hear about your favorite event, favorite Olympic memory, favorite Olympic event, favorite athlete, or anything else Olympic in nature! [more inside]
Fanfare Etiquette Issue
I don't want to be the one posting this thread, and that's a problem. [more inside]
What have you been making lately?
Making things is a pretty common coping mechanism, and hell knows a lot of us have been low on cope this past year. I'm curious: what have you created lately that you're proud of? Baked anything elaborate? Written a story you're proud of? Knit a hat or crocheted a blanket? Created a little community? Built something? Written a program? Tell us about it!
Calling all Cards!
Having just mailed my cards for Project G.I.V.E. M.E. (that is, Great Internet Valentine Exchange, Metafilter Edition), and having had at least as much fun as I did with the winter holiday cards, I'm wondering if there's enough momentum and interest for another project. [more inside]
An Unofficial Index of MetaFilter Megaposts
I love megaposts. So I made an index of megaposts with more than about 900 words. [more inside]
Fucking Fuck 8th Edition
US Politics (& whatever else) vent thread. The old one closed (over 30 days old). [more inside]
137: It Descended Into Butts
This episode, jessamyn and I catch up on the last month and change of MetaFilter, discuss books and the reading-or-not thereof, and workshop the title of this podcast episode briefly. Recorded Tuesday February 6th, it covers January and bits and pieces of December while we're at it, and runs about 75 minutes. [more inside]
Delete post button on duplicates
Could we have a delete post button on the preview page when a Mefi post has duplicate links in it? At the moment you have to click new post again to delete the draft.
Metatalktail Hour: Comfort Food
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know your favorite unusual comfort foods, because winter makes me hungry! [more inside]
Looking for "Forget Democratic Socialism—We Need Real Socialism"
My search powers on MeFi and on Google have failed me. I could have sworn somebody in one of the MeFi politics megathreads linked to an article (I thought it was in The Nation, but it's looking like nope) whose premise was that, while progressive-left movements like DSA are fine, there's actually a golden opportunity to be seized by the USA adopting some major actual socialist measures. [more inside]
This morning I came across a comment from one of our Culture-cohort MeFites, and idly wondered, hm, how many Minds* do we have here? [more inside]