May 2023 Archives (all archives)

May 31

How To Check Youtube Region Blocking

I occasionally see comments about youtube being blocked by region. There are ways for posters/commentors to check preemptively, or for the site to do so with some dev work. [more inside]
posted by Chrysopoeia to Feature Requests at 10:32 AM PST - 4 comments

May 27

I only met a Gately once....

Ever since reading this FPP, I've been thinking about people I've met with unusual names. How about you? [more inside]
posted by annieb to MetaFilter-Related at 7:31 AM PST - 101 comments

May 25

Israel Palestine posts

With enormous compassion and respect for the work of moderators on this site, and an understanding that the intent is to avoid polarizing and exhausting debate, I want to ask that we consider the impact of the defacto policy of deleting almost all posts that relate to Palestine and/or Israel. [more inside]
posted by latkes to Etiquette/Policy at 10:26 AM PST - 148 comments

May 17

[MeFi Site Update] May 17th

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 2:29 PM PST - 49 comments

May 13

Metatalktail Hour: Mama Said

It's Mothers Day weekend in some places. What's something your mother told you that sticks with you? (Or a mother figure told you: TV mom, teacher, friend with strong maternal energy...) Advice, jokes, songs, shaggy dog stories, facts, aphorisms, etc. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over to MetaFilter-Related at 7:22 AM PST - 54 comments

May 12

CQ CQ Metafilter Hams?

I know of at least one Mefite ham out there - are there any others? After a lifetime of watching my dad sit at his rig, and one go at a Novice license about twenty years ago (I got reasonably good at CW and then somehow never tested), I am now a brand new Technician and learning to play around on a Yaesu handheld. I am still in the "nod and smile" phase of listening to other hams talk, but I'm gearing up to take the general at some point. I'd love to see how many other Metafilter hams there are...
posted by PussKillian to MetaFilter-Related at 2:05 PM PST - 37 comments

please consider content warnings for AI interaction

i would like to respectfully ask the community to please consider placing some textual warnings in FPP text when linking directly to websites that will lead to interaction with chatGPT or similar machine-learning systems. [more inside]
posted by glonous keming to Etiquette/Policy at 6:15 AM PST - 199 comments

May 7

Best way to link to Instagram posts in Metafilter?

I would like to create a post on Metafilter, about some instagram content that's not available anywhere else on the web. What's the best way to link to this content so that people without Instagram can easily view it? [more inside]
posted by Zumbador to Etiquette/Policy at 10:29 PM PST - 28 comments

May 6

eotvos memorial service details - May 13

Chicago area MeFites (and others): there will be a memorial service for eotvos (Erik Shirokoff) on Saturday May 13, 2023 both in person and over Zoom. Details can be found on this page. I am passing along this notification at the request of his friend Martin.
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 10:00 AM PST - 27 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The Song Remembers When

What's a song that reliably conjures up a very specific time/moment/place/person from your past? [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over to MetaFilter-Related at 5:38 AM PST - 42 comments

May 1


Almost a year ago I posted this pony request. I appreciate how a few people started to get into it, but then it died out, as these things do. But I still want my pony, and while I don't have the time or skill to do it myself, I do have a little extra money, so here's my offer: [more inside]
posted by hypnogogue to Feature Requests at 1:21 PM PST - 20 comments