August 2023 Archives (all archives)

August 31

Fundraising Idea: AskMe Update Bounties

An idea for fundraising... What are the AskMe posts you most wanted to see updates on that did not get them? What would you be willing to donate to MetaFilter to get that update? Would you donate $5 to see if they ate the thing? $5 to find out if they went with a product rec from the Ask and whether it worked? $10 to see if they quit that job? $20 to see if they DTMF? Let's bribe our way into some answers. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown to MetaFilter-Related at 8:50 AM PST - 43 comments [closed]

August 22

Hey, let's chat

AKA we’re temporarily removing the chatfilter restrictions on Ask Metafilter IF you make a donation to the site, as part of the 2023 MetaFilter Fundraiser! [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaFilter-Related at 11:23 AM PST - 46 comments

August 21

The MetaFilter 2023 Fundraiser

Hi everyone! We have decided to extend the fundraising until mid-September given that the one month length is a bit arbitrary and we want to have gentle, relaxed fundraiser with more activities to enjoy in the upcoming weeks. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 1:25 PM PST - 0 comments [closed]

August 20

Hilary is coming

Folks in Alta California and Baja California check in, please. Stay safe!
posted by Melismata to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 PM PST - 9 comments

August 16

[MeFi Site Update] August 16th

Hi there, MetaFilter!

Welcome to your monthly Site Update! The last update is here. 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 3:15 PM PST - 308 comments

August 14

193: What was previously my discretionary time

cortex has a new job and was hard to track down and we had a few months of missing each other. We found some time on August 14th and tried to play catch-up. Runs about 97 minutes. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MeFi Podcast at 1:05 PM PST - 19 comments

August 12

Metatalktail Hour: Updates, Conclusions and To-Be-Continueds

The locked safe from this prior metatalktails has been opened, just a little too late to put the resolution in that post. (Local news link - archive link if you can't access original)
short version if you just want a summaryThe safe was mostly empty save some odds and ends and another locked compartment, which was also empty.
What's a story you'd like a update or resolution to? Can be a real life event, a series that you yearn for more of, or a problem you'd like a solution to. [more inside]
posted by the primroses were over to MetaFilter-Related at 10:03 AM PST - 34 comments

August 9

Fundraising Initiative: "Ask Mods Anything" (AMA) Session!

We're thrilled to have you join us for this fun event to engage, learn, and support MetaFilter. As we strive to make a positive impact, we're excited to open the floor to your questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 11:30 AM PST - 0 comments [closed]

Issue with creating new TV Fanfare posts?

Is anyone else having problems creating TV posts in Fanfare in Android Chrome? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten to Bugs at 5:01 AM PST - 2 comments

August 8

Metafilter Fantasy (Premier League) football (also known as "soccer")

There were some years Mefi had a league- is it still around? [more inside]
posted by Red Loop to MetaFilter-Related at 1:30 PM PST - 3 comments

August 7

Metafilter Fantasty (American) Football!

Greetings! I'm looking for a few folks interesting in joining our long-running fantasy (American) football league. If you're interested, the invitation link is here. This is a nice casual but committed league. We like to have a live draft each year and kibbutz with each other on the discussion boards. Join us for a fun time!
posted by Fister Roboto to MetaFilter-Related at 1:28 PM PST - 9 comments

Turn off the high-beams on Mobile Safari

When scrolling the various meta* sites at night on Mobile Safari, the larger soft-gray and translucent address bar is replaced with a smaller, but full white bar that lights up the entire room. [more inside]
posted by autopilot to Feature Requests at 6:22 AM PST - 2 comments

August 5

MetaTalkTail Hour: New Old Hobbies

Hi everybody, happy weekend! Since we haven't had one of these in a while I figured I'd give it a shot. My question: have these balmy summer months (or boredom, or some other agent, or pure chaotic chance) induced you to pick back up a hobby or undertaking that you used to be into, but dropped at some point in the past? What caused you to drop it? What made you decide to get back into it? [more inside]
posted by Greg_Ace to MetaFilter-Related at 11:03 PM PST - 25 comments

August 1

2023 MeFi Fundraising Month

Hi MetaFilter

We are thrilled to announce the launch of MetaFilter's Fundraising Month, a time when our community comes together to support the site we all hold so dear. This particular year, our goal is clear: To continue on the path towards more stable and robust site finances that we started with 2022’s fundraising. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 10:43 AM PST - 119 comments