August 2020 Archives (all archives)

August 5

Three ponies for remembering things

I would like to request that, when considering how to delete things and preserve privacy, we adopt these three practices:
  1. Deliberately leaving empty spaces / blanked comments / deletion notices as replacements for comments in threads that have been closed to discussion and have additional comments removed (e.g. via an account purge). This will help keep discussions that have faded into site history in order while also preserving privacy
  2. Provides some means -preferably not entailing any kind of download or export- for users to access their own comments on posts/questions/etc. that have been purged. This will let folks remember their own contributions, even if the context has necessarily been lost
  3. If user A sends user B a memail, user B keeps that memail even if user A purges their account.

posted by Going To Maine to Feature Requests at 5:08 PM PST - 136 comments

August 4

Beirut/Lebanese Mefite Check In

Are any Mefites in Beirut or Lebanon right now? I want to check in to see how you are doing after the explosion.
posted by Kitchen Witch to MetaFilter-Related at 9:25 PM PST - 9 comments

August 1

Metatalktail Hour: In Your Neighborhood

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This weekend, I want to know, what's a delightful little thing in your neighborhood? Plants, dogs, children, sidewalk art, a charming fence -- anything! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:34 PM PST - 101 comments

in search of post with specific recipe

I am searching for a certain AskMe post where someone posted a dead simple recipe involving rice and tuna... [more inside]
posted by nayantara to MetaFilter-Related at 9:42 AM PST - 8 comments