May 2021 Archives (all archives)

May 10

[MeFi Site Update] May 10th

Hello Metafilter! Here’s another update on the state of the site. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 1:27 PM PST - 4 comments

May 9

Making more room for nuanced discussion

I love Metafilter, especially the threads where we can come together as a community and share information, learn together, and come up with new ideas. But there’s been a really frustrating trend in some recent threads. [more inside]
posted by leslietron to Etiquette/Policy at 11:13 AM PST - 17 comments

Spoiler Tag?

Could we get a <spoiler> tag? [more inside]
posted by metabaroque to Feature Requests at 9:33 AM PST - 14 comments

Can we get a button to hide a comment?

Occasionally in a thread someone posts something offensive, derailing, or monstrously long. It would be helpful if there was button next to the comment which one could click to hide said comment and said hiding would be remembered in Recent Activity and across devices. In place of the comment would be a single line of text that says "hidden comment", with the hide/unhide button next to it. This would, in theory, make it easier to skip derails, obnoxious, and/or long comments. The ridiculously long comments are particularly problematic in Recent Activity, where they repeatedly appear for a while. What say you?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Feature Requests at 9:33 AM PST - 7 comments

May 7

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite Visual Art

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'd love it if you'd share with me a link or two to some of your favorite visual art. Famous, obscure, amateur -- just something you love to look at, and why you love it. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:56 PM PST - 47 comments

May 1

Gender & metafilter names

I just started a new profile, blueberry monster, mostly because this name gets misgendered too often. I'm wondering who else would like the chance to point out what your gender is (because it gets mistaken from your username). I'd also like to hear from anyone else who changed to a new account for gender reasons.
posted by Margalo Epps to MetaFilter-Related at 2:18 PM PST - 68 comments