February 2023 Archives (all archives)

February 25

Metatalktail Hour: 🍪

Hello, everyone, and happy weekend! Today I'm going to need you to tell me about the cookies. Not the tracking ones, the girl scouts / girl guides ones. It's that season, and in the US, a new flavor will be released this week. It's called Raspberry Rally, it will only be available online (why?), and apparently it was inspired by Thin Mints. I'm so curious! Early tasters must report back! [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:19 AM PST - 98 comments

February 22

Moderation Log

I’d like to open a discussion about the possibility of a public moderator log that would record all moderation activities on the site. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater to MetaFilter-Related at 11:28 AM PST - 372 comments

February 20

MetaFilter, SCOTUS, and Section 230

So, there are a couple of big cases coming up before the Supreme Court in the next week or so that might lead to the overturning of Section 230 of whatever law it's part of, I think the 1996 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. I'm wondering if the powers that be at MetaFilter have been looking at this and what the implications might be for our little community if this does end up getting overturned. Members of the community might have further insights.
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 12:13 PM PST - 32 comments

February 18

Metatalktail Hour: The cheapest, but the best

Happy weekend, friends, I hope you are warm, or cool, as the case may be, and feeling rested! This week I'd like to ask you about your beloved items that you can't do without, but which are also quite inexpensive ... and just work better than the pricier varieties. [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:24 AM PST - 56 comments

February 17

Open Gaming Thread: What are you playing right now?

Let's talk video-games, board-games, mobile games, mind-games, etc. What are you playing right now? :-)
posted by Fizz to MetaFilter-Related at 12:10 PM PST - 90 comments

Best of the Web anniversaries and transcripts

Two three things:
1. The first podcast episode was posted on February 16, 2007! Happy 16th anniversary / birthday to the podcast!
2. I just finished running the last / first episode through otter.ai for an automated transcript, so *every* episode now has a transcript! So. Many. Transcripts.
3. I joined two days after that first episode!
Just, you know. Woot!
posted by Pronoiac to MetaFilter-Related at 12:10 PM PST - 12 comments

February 16

Proposal: creation of a MetaFilter ombuds

I'd like to present for discussion by the MetaFilter community the proposal that we establish an official ombudsperson role, to act as a non-moderator community representative when questions about specific moderation decisions arise. [more inside]
posted by biogeo to Etiquette/Policy at 8:35 AM PST - 90 comments

February 15

New Moderation Team Member

Hello Everyone! Please join me welcoming our newly-hired Moderator: Brandon Blatcher! [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 10:28 AM PST - 93 comments

February 13

Meta Back Rooms

Twas a year ago today that this marvellous serendipity took place. Be careful entering though, you may never leave! [more inside]
posted by pepcorn to MetaFilter-Related at 1:51 PM PST - 14 comments

February 11

191: Thoroughly insinuated into the normalcy of our life

More or less on time! New theme song! We talk about heating up water and heating up ourselves. cortex read a lot of MetaFilter this month, Jessamyn's still reading old FanFare threads. Runs about 82 minutes. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MeFi Podcast at 2:45 PM PST - 9 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Super strix kicks

Happy Superb Owl weekend everyone! 🦉 What fun activities do you have planned? Any burrowing, hooting, screeching, flapping or gliding in the offing? What tasty tidbits will you be hunting down and devouring? Will you be with your parliament homies, or flying solo? Whooo doesn't love this holiday?! <3
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 3:01 AM PST - 33 comments

February 10

Comments about a "get kids off to school" app?

Sometime within the past few years, I read an AskMe where people recommended a specific app that "gamified" school-age kids getting ready in the morning. I've found plenty of similar apps Googling around but was trying to find the original one that came so highly recommended by MeFi. [more inside]
posted by spisspisspis to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 AM PST - 5 comments

February 9

What have you done this decade that you're proud of?

I was reading through old favorites tonight and found this post and it's mooshy-happy.

I still haven't hit the daily limit for favorites. Is there one?

What have you done this decade that you're proud of?
posted by bendy to MetaFilter-Related at 11:35 AM PST - 54 comments

February 7

Another Thing For the Book Of Conflicts

We have had several lower-stakes conduct debates over the years - about things like whether cereal is soup, or the proper order for putting on socks and shoes, or whether you sit or stand to wipe after using the toilet, among many others. A new one has emerged in AskMe - are you an ingredients person or nah? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos to MetaFilter-Related at 1:06 PM PST - 72 comments

February 4

Metatalktail Hour: Unsolicited advice, please

Happy weekend, everyone! If you're a Mefite, you've probably found a lot of valuable tips on the site, especially in Ask Metafilter, but those threads are usually focusing on a specific problem or situation. Today I'd like to ask you to share your random tips and tricks about anything at all (that's fit to print!). If it's something you've found handy or helpful, if it makes life easier, faster, neater, nicer, or just more fun, please share! [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:14 AM PST - 166 comments

February 2

Sharing and Over-sharing

We've had a couple of threads about Lastpass: the news of the breach and an ask for alternatives. It's pushed my buttons as being across the line into "don't show your dirty laundry in public."

I get that we build community by sharing info about ourselves, it's why I like a MetaTalkTail Hour and the Free Threads. Recommending a password manager by dint of your personal experience also serves to tell the world how you secure your online activity. [more inside]
posted by k3ninho to Etiquette/Policy at 12:17 PM PST - 47 comments

Wonderful meta comment riffing on Bradbury’s automated house?

It’s a wonderful take on Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains, in a post about automating AskMe question posting. It’s so good and I cannot find it on google site search or on the site itself. Thank you!
posted by The Last Sockpuppet to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM PST - 5 comments

February 1

Editorialising on the blue?

I was under the impression that too much personal input or editorialising is discouraged when making metafilter posts, posts are supposed to be fairly neutral. But I don't actually see this in any of the guidelines. Did I imagine this? [more inside]
posted by Zumbador to Etiquette/Policy at 3:00 PM PST - 10 comments