April 2023 Archives (all archives)

April 28

I'll See You In My Dreams

Ask Metafilter made a cameo in my dreams last night. In my dream the family dog's coat dramatically changed color and no one could explain it. I told my family I would pose a question on Ask Metafilter to see if anyone out there could. That's it. I woke up before I could get an answer. Has anyone else had Metafilter related dreams?
posted by brookeb to MetaFilter-Related at 10:31 AM PST - 24 comments

April 22

Metatalktail Hour: Vexing Grammar

Merry weekend, friends! Today I'd like to use my words to ask about the grammar and usage issues that vex you the most, either in their observance or non-observance, or possibly just in their DNA. [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:18 AM PST - 261 comments

April 20

Community Free Chat Threads

This should not be paid moderator work. Let's discuss. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb to Etiquette/Policy at 9:24 AM PST - 94 comments

April 19

[MeFi Site Update] April 19th

Hi there, MetaFilter!

Welcome to your monthly Site Update! You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions.

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 6:00 PM PST - 38 comments

Proposal to make it easier to make lists on AskMetafilter

Because I like the podcast True Stories I am on their Facebook fan page and someone there asked what other podcasts do you like. There were many responses, many repeats, very hard to read and keep track in my head. So I made a paper list. People often ask for what other (blank) do you like? here and I haven't made a paper list yet, I usually just bookmark the page and never come back to it. In Evernote web clipper I can chose to "save simplified article" which cuts out all the chaff. I would love something similar on AskMeta. My wishes: [more inside]
posted by cda to Feature Requests at 5:12 AM PST - 14 comments

April 15

Metatalktail Hour: Snack Unpack

Happy weekend, everyone! It's rainy and maybe a little chilly out. You're snuggled up under a comfy blanket on a comfy couch with something special to watch or read, and snacks to enjoy while you do it. What are those snacks? [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:00 AM PST - 47 comments

April 12

Post (Comment?) on the Blue About History's Lost Artists (Creatives?)

I have the textual equivalent of an earworm from a MetaFilter post (or comment) I'm hoping you can help me dispel. [more inside]
posted by xenization to MetaFilter-Related at 1:31 PM PST - 4 comments

WNBA Fantasy

Would there be interest in a Metafilter WNBA fantasy league if I organized one? [more inside]
posted by joycehealy to MetaFilter-Related at 5:54 AM PST - 3 comments

April 8

Metatalktail Hour: Peepshow

Greetings, peeps 🐥, and happy various religious holidays for some of you, happy maybe-finally-Spring for some Northern hemisphere dwellers, and happy weekend to all! Is now a good time to talk marshmallows? Love? Hate? Love/Hate but with certain exceptions? Special Peep tricks? [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:23 AM PST - 41 comments

April 1

Policies on Trans Issues: Current and Future

This post includes Information from loup about how the site's policies on trans people/issues are currently implemented including how transphobic content, sources and members are dealt with, the information they've given me about planned changes based on some brief feedback I've given, and an invitation for other trans members to share their thoughts, concerns, feedback, and suggestions [more inside]
posted by Chrysopoeia to Etiquette/Policy at 11:45 AM PST - 116 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fool around and/or find out

Happy April 1, friends. In honor of the day, maybe you'd like to share some of the best and worst pranks (April Fool's or otherwise) that you have experienced or perpetrated, and while we're at it, we can also keep track of what shenanigans people are finding online or out in the world today. [more inside]
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 2:51 AM PST - 38 comments