February 2022 Archives (all archives)

February 28

Do you like the punk rock musics? DJ Vrak's got you!

No Means No Dinosaur Jr. Jawbreaker and more... on the radio! [more inside]
posted by feistycakes to MetaFilter-Related at 3:04 PM PST - 9 comments

Remembering the Shire

This is a hugely stressful time for everyone and I'd like to propose a thread in which we celebrate ordinary beautiful things and good moments - something not meant at all to diminish the terrible things happening but to be a small comforting place away from the doomscrolling and arguments and fear for those in, near and watching the war. (There is a great thread on ways to help Ukraine and for mefites directly affected as another positive place)
posted by dorothyisunderwood to MetaFilter-Related at 4:11 AM PST - 83 comments

February 26

Metatalktail Hour: SHALL WE PLAY A GAME?

πŸ’» How about this?: Glance at your surroundings, and jot down 5 things you see around you. The next commenter spins a story, or a poem, or a joke, or a narration, or a news item or a screenplay or a help-wanted ad or a user manual or homework essay or video game concept or award acceptance speech or PhD thesis about / using those things, or uses them to describe what's happening in their own life. [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 3:47 AM PST - 95 comments

February 24

Invasion of Ukraine

Do we have anyone personally affected by the invasion of Ukraine? Does anyone have any resources to offer, donation sites, etc? I am contacting my congresspeople to urge them to at least send arms to Ukraine.
posted by NotLost to MetaFilter-Related at 8:13 PM PST - 51 comments

Newsletter 6: Happy belated Valentine's Day!

There's a new newsletter, and it's in your inboxes! Wanna subscribe or read it?
posted by Pronoiac to MetaFilter-Related at 10:02 AM PST - 6 comments

February 23

Peripatetic Persistent Pirate Puffins' Peregrination: Where Next?

The previous leg of our trip is complete. Where shall we go next?
posted by kathrynm to MetaFilter-Related at 4:20 PM PST - 22 comments

[MeFi Site Update] February 23rd

Hi there, Metafilter! Please find more details on the state of the site below. Reminder: I will be the only mod actively monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 1:51 PM PST - 23 comments

February 22

Shoutout to Wenestvedt on His 150,000th Favorite Given

My infodumpster skills are not sufficient to find other members, like Wenestvedt, who favorite posts and comments generously, but it makes the place nicer and more fun. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by theora55 to MetaFilter-Related at 4:20 PM PST - 41 comments


Hello Everyone! It's a Tuesday filled with many 2s. Two's Day Giveaway! And to celebrate that we're giving User ID 22222 away. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 AM PST - 254 comments

A Long Bet Pays Off

Cool news from Archive.org:
11 years ago, on the site longbets.org, a friendly wager was made between two mavens of the web: Jeremy Keith and Matthew Haughey. The bet, to be revisited a decade and a year later, would be whether the URL of their wager at Long Bets would survive to a point in the semi-distant future. That is, this day, February 22nd, 2022, (2/22/2222).

As of this writing, the URL absolutely has survived.
[more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to MetaFilter-Related at 10:16 AM PST - 11 comments

February 19

Am I a Special Snowflake - active users question

I just passed the mark of over 10,000 answers being favorited by others in AskMeFi - a meaningless landmark that made me unreasonably happy. That made me wonder how many others have accomplished the same (over 10,000 favorited by others) and just more generally what is known about the most active users in the community.
posted by metahawk to MetaFilter-Related at 11:33 PM PST - 40 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I can't stop me

For today's Metatalktails, I want to know what seemingly innocent thing you just cannot seem to stop, once you've started. I'm not talking about heroin, cigarettes, alcohol, or dark compulsions — just relatively innocent or otherwise mundane pleasures or purchases that for whatever reason seem to break your self control! [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 12:21 PM PST - 109 comments

February 16

Archive link request

The use of archive sites to get around paywalls has been discussed a few times already. I'd like to foreground a request: when using an archive link, please also include the original link. This is for 2 reasons... [more inside]
posted by trig to Etiquette/Policy at 2:41 AM PST - 13 comments

February 15

YouBlue: your own fave MeFi posts / comments

Someone (okay, it was Tehhund, obviously) recently favourited an old comment of mine that I've always been ridiculously pleased with -- a This is Just to Say / Lik the Bread mashup. It's not my comment that other people have favourited the most, but it's my comment that I like the most. In keeping a bit with the idea of revisiting the past for the Doubles Jubilee, do you have an all-time favourite of your own comments or posts?
posted by jacquilynne to MetaFilter-Related at 3:17 PM PST - 46 comments

February 13

Dearest Reader πŸ’Œ

I hope this correspondence finds you well. I recently received several stunning Valentines from various mefites, which made me reflect on the joys of epistolary ephemera.... [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over to MetaFilter-Related at 5:56 AM PST - 18 comments

February 12

Food Blogs!

There is an FPP going on that is hot and heavy with impassioned opinions on what a cooking blog/food blog/recipe site should look like. In the FPP, there are many amazing links to apps, blogs, sites, etc. that work for that particular person. What are some online tools that work best for you for the best cooking experience? (I've done my best to add the links from the FPP to the "read more" area. Apologies if I missed any.) [more inside]
posted by a non mouse, a cow herd to MetaFilter-Related at 2:53 PM PST - 50 comments

February 10

Let's play a MetaFilter search game

The rules are simple:
1. Think of something—a notable person, tech product, cultural phenomenon, et cetera—that has attained fame, achieved prominence within the zeitgeist, and/or become a normal, everyday part of our lives at some point over the course of the past 20 some-odd years.
2. Plug your word or phrase into an All Sites search (sorted by date) and scroll down to find the earliest on-site mention of that concept—via comment or post.
3. Post any interesting results to this thread. [more inside]
posted by Atom Eyes to MetaFilter-Related at 11:39 AM PST - 67 comments

February 9

[MeFi Site Update] February 9th

Hi there, Metafilter! Please find more details on the state of the site below. Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 12:35 PM PST - 96 comments [closed]

February 7

Replacement for longform.org

I'm saddened by the demise of Longform.org. MeFi is a great way to discover longform articles, but I miss Longform's RSS feed, which was clean and concise. I'm wondering if there's some way to implement a current-longform-journalism-focused feed, or a reliable tagging mechanism that is hyper-focused on only current longform journalism. Apologies if this has been covered already. I couldn't find anything. Thanks!
posted by al_fresco to Feature Requests at 12:00 AM PST - 14 comments

February 6

Metatalktail Hour: The Sweetest Taboo

Following on "normal things that make you cringe," evilmomlady has suggested β€œnext can we do things that MOST people find gross but you secretly (or openly) like? I’m thinking of my partner who loves the smell of cow manure spread on the fields (smells like home?!) and wants to put down the car window and inhale deeply while the rest of us in the car are gagging or turning blue from holding our breath as we drive by said field.” [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 1:44 AM PST - 177 comments

February 4

Assemble the party

Do you like to play tabletop role-playing games? Do you want to play some TTRPGs online with other Mefites? Come on in and let's figure it out! [more inside]
posted by ourobouros to MetaFilter-Related at 4:55 PM PST - 40 comments

Bandcamp Friday is Back!

Is it Bandcamp Friday? Yes! Starting today, Bandcamp is bringing back Bandcamp Friday on the first Friday of every month until May 6. [more inside]
posted by chococat to MetaFilter-Related at 1:35 PM PST - 8 comments

181: Pivot Table the Calendar

I love podcasts, woo woo woo! I love podcasts, how 'bout you? Here's episode 181, with jessamyn and I contemplating the idea of a week and a month and talking about misc. MetaFilterian stuff. Runs about 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 12:13 PM PST - 14 comments

February 2

Hive Mind replacing WireCutter?

This seems like a huge opportunity that the MeFi empire should jump on. was a comment made about Wirecutter becoming useless. I agree with the sentiment. Any way to make this happen?
posted by dobbs to Feature Requests at 5:20 PM PST - 48 comments

Great answer about email structure

I’m trying (and failing) to find a great answer on AskMe where someone had explained good email structure - in response to a question about how to get people to read/respond to emails. What was great about it was that they wrote a sort of dummy email to provide a specific example of what they meant. Definitely within the last year and possibly the last couple of months. Can anyone help?
posted by JJZByBffqU to MetaFilter-Related at 8:24 AM PST - 3 comments

FanFare is confusing and scary. How can we make it not?

Something that came up in "Mefi as a Counteraction to an Upcoming "Terrible Media Age"? " is that FanFare seems like a part of Metafilter that has the potential for significant growth. However, as someone who is generally familiar with Mefi culture and who is interested in engaging with FanFare, the ways to engage with it and social norms are largely inscrutable to me. How can we fix this? [more inside]
posted by wesleyac to MetaFilter-Related at 8:24 AM PST - 56 comments

February 1

πŸ’– Announcing February "Doubles Jubilee" Theme Month! πŸ’–

Happy February 1, everybody, and welcome to get-out-of-jail-free double posting month, in which everyone is invited to repost the best of old posts from the archives, either yours or someone else's. Here's how to do it: [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 3:54 AM PST - 14 comments