April 2022 Archives (all archives)

April 29

Metatalktail Hour: Tabs!

Happy Weekend, MetaFilter! This week, bendy wants to know "How many tabs do you have open in your browser? What are they?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:13 PM PST - 80 comments

April 28

A Metafilter Discord - Metacraft

A few years a Discord server called Metacraft was created for Mefites to hang out and share their crafting projects. It's recently been expanded to include a few more channels for broader activity. If you're looking for somewhere to chat about crafting and showcase what you're making, post pics of your pets or the view out your window, or just somewhere lowkey to hang out and shoot the sh*t, check out the server :) [more inside]
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were to MetaFilter-Related at 8:02 AM PST - 26 comments

April 27

[MeFi Site Update] April 27th

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 2:19 PM PST - 7 comments

April 26

Happy birthday to cortex

Let's all wish a very happy and hopefully stress-free b-day to outgoing veteran mod, inveterate punster, and all-around mensch, MeFi's own cortex "Josh" Millard. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to MetaFilter-Related at 1:30 PM PST - 63 comments

Transition Team Post #1

Hello everyone, Hey! This is the transition team - this is our first official communication with you, and we're sharing an update to let you know how we’re getting started. [more inside]
posted by warriorqueen to MetaFilter-Related at 8:09 AM PST - 70 comments

How are we looking on meetups?

I proposed this for Portland, OR tonight. [more inside]
posted by bendy to Etiquette/Policy at 1:55 AM PST - 3 comments

April 25

Masto and other accounts

As we know, a depraved billionaire bought [some of, kind of] Twitter. This thread is for discussion of where else you are for social media, such as Mastodon instances—and if you want, to tell others where to find you.
posted by Fiasco da Gama to MetaFilter-Related at 7:57 PM PST - 72 comments

April 22

Metatalktail Hour: Memorable Moments

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know the most memorable moment from a book, TV show, movie, song, or any media thing you've experienced! What was it? Why did it hit you so hard? Why do you keep remembering it? Was it awful? Was it amazing? TELL ME!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:02 PM PST - 62 comments

April 21

Four years of Mefi Card Club!

Mefi Card Club was started as an ongoing card swap in March of 2018 , and is still going strong today - that is over four years! Do you want to show some appreciation to your co-senders? Maybe talk about how fun it is so we get fresh people joining? Or maybe this is the first you're hearing of it, and want to know more? [more inside]
posted by Sparky Buttons to MetaFilter-Related at 9:39 PM PST - 35 comments

April 18

This is just to say

Thank you, Metafilter.... [more inside]
posted by clavdivs to Etiquette/Policy at 7:18 PM PST - 66 comments

Transition Team initial discussion summary and kickoff

I've had an initial discussion with several folks in the MetaFilter community about planning the next steps in building the community management and engagement structure necessary for the long-term health of the site. I'd like to report on who I've talked with, what we've talked about, and some of the core questions and ideas that came up in that discussion of what we're now calling a temporary Transition Team. This is the start of a process that I expect will actively involve the whole MetaFilter community in new and constructive ways, and I’m excited about that. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 1:16 PM PST - 42 comments

April 17

Ukraine: We Still Have Feelings

Russia invaded Ukraine 52 days ago. We have megathreads on the blue and several related posts; but they are not enough. We have also needed a thread to share our perspectives, thoughts, musings, and feelings about the war; and as the first one is now closed here is another. [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus to MetaFilter-Related at 2:28 PM PST - 43 comments


Hey MetaFilter! I have some happy/sad news: I’ve taken another job! I will still be around here, but professionally I’ll be moving on. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 11:25 AM PST - 56 comments

April 15

Metatalktail Hour: Something to Read

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want you to tell me the best thing you've read lately! A book, an article, a website -- anything!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:34 PM PST - 68 comments

April 13

[MeFi Site Update] April 13th

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 10:11 PM PST - 133 comments

April 11

183: Severance, not Succession

It was a very busy turn of the month so we're wandering in pretty late with this episode. I talk a little bit about my recent decision to transition away from running MetaFilter (but we'll, inter alia, keep podcasting); Jessamyn and I talk about MeFi stuff as per usual; we establish that she started watching the wrong show and couldn't figure out why people liked it; and we chatter about at least three words we're not sure how to pronounce and establish, once more, that neither of us can read IPA. Runs our usual "about 90 minutes". [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 9:32 AM PST - 33 comments

April 9

Volunteering for Ukraine (anywhere)

We’ve had threads about donations for Ukraine. Here are some options for volunteering, in-country or remotely. Please add others you know of! [more inside]
posted by NotLost to MetaFilter-Related at 5:02 PM PST - 6 comments

Can we stop directing threads?

I've noticed a recent trend of non-moderators directing what is okay and not okay to talk about in threads. Speaking for myself, it has restricted good faith participation and is off putting in a way that promotes a cliquish community. Especially such authoritative tone coming from a non-moderator can come off at best confusing and at worst discourage discussion, especially from users are not frequent visitors. [more inside]
posted by geoff. to Etiquette/Policy at 11:02 AM PST - 384 comments [closed]

Metatalktail Hour: In which the kids freak us out

Inspired by this Twitter thread, tell us the freakiest thing a child ever said to you. Or that you (or a family member), as a child, ever said to someone. It doesn't have to be "eery" (as in the thread), just something weirdly unexpected and surprising. [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 AM PST - 46 comments

April 5

rel="nofollow" in this day and age

Should there be an easy way to mark links as rel="nofollow" or otherwise indicate that they are not endorsements? [more inside]
posted by autopilot to Etiquette/Policy at 2:05 AM PST - 7 comments

April 1

Metatalktail Hour: April Fools!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! What's the best April Fool's joke you've ever played or seen played? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:39 PM PST - 54 comments

Appreciation and Resurrection

Hey, I was touched and honored by the megapost about my works, such as are currently available. I was going to comment in that thread but I decided a better way to show my appreciation would be to re-launch my post-Brunching clearinghouse of waggery, Bad Gods. [more inside]
posted by lore to MetaFilter-Related at 7:50 AM PST - 24 comments