September 2019 Archives (all archives)

September 30

Someone else should do this

How about a way to offer up a suggestion for a FPP that they themselves don't feel capable of doing, like, "Hey y'know what would be a great FPP? Something about how there's all these different 'colors' of noise; white noise, pink noise, brown noise, now there's green noise, and they're all different and special but I am not a noise scientist and in fact am pretty stupid when it comes to numbers and science so maybe someone else can make a post about it so I can enjoy it." Thank you.
posted by Pastor of Muppets to Feature Requests at 8:38 PM PST - 30 comments

Person of Color thread #4

Metafilter's fourth open thread for discussions by people of color. [more inside]
posted by mordax to MetaFilter-Related at 12:36 PM PST - 51 comments

September 28

Metatalktail Hour: The Books of Adolescence

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, apropos of this thread, I'm curious to hear about what book meant the most to you as an adolescent, and why (even if these days it might be a problematic fave). [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:34 PM PST - 114 comments

September 27

🗣️🎙️🎧

End of another week, let's talk about podcasts. What are you listening to? Maybe it's a new podcast you just discovered, or maybe it's an old favorite you've been regularly listening to for years. Have you learned something cool from a podcast that you'd like to share with us? I've been listening to the '1619', part of the 1619 Project from the New York Times about the destructive legacy of slavery. It's a heavy listen but engaging & thought-provoking. I also just learned about Justin Mcelroy's podcast about cereal 'The Empty Bowl', hilariously entertaining. Feel free to share what you have queued up. I'm always on the look out for a new podcast to follow. As always, be kind to yourself and to others.
posted by Fizz to MetaFilter-Related at 5:41 AM PST - 63 comments

September 25

Impeachment and the Whistleblower

I'd argue that maintaining separate single-topic threads for the impeachment discussion and the whistleblower discussion doesn't make sense and isn't working very well. Thoughts?
posted by diogenes to MetaFilter-Related at 8:04 AM PST - 92 comments

September 21

Metatalktail Hour: Roll Camera!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, rhizome wants to know all about the "Movies where you live(d). -- Houses, apartment buildings, etc. stretching to landmarks (corner store, bus stop) where the person [that is, you] spent appreciable amounts of time. Movies, TV...maybe even books!" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:34 PM PST - 168 comments

September 20

Climate Strike Day on Metafilter

Today is the Global Climate Strike. You'll see an overlay on each subsite the first time you visit it today, and we'd like to invite folks to use this thread to talk about what you're doing for the strike!
posted by restless_nomad to MetaFilter-Related at 8:21 AM PST - 66 comments

September 19

Impossible. Perhaps the archives are incomplete.

I'd always thought MeFi site searches were pretty much comprehensive, but last night I came across several search terms that were clearly missing content. Has anyone else noticed this behavior in the past, or could this be a new bug? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to Bugs at 11:56 AM PST - 10 comments

Comment about Bernie Sanders and POC

Sometime around the last presidential election, someone linked to a post made by a POC explaining why they thought that POC were less likely to support Sanders than they were to support Clinton. The gist of it was that POC were more likely to support the political and economic conditions already in place because those systems were relatively predictable, and unpredictable systems were more likely to redound to the detriment of POC. I'm pretty sure the post was on Reddit, but I'm not positive. I also don't think this was in a megathread because I don't think the megathreads even existed yet, but I'm not sure. Can anyone help me out?
posted by holborne to MetaFilter-Related at 11:33 AM PST - 3 comments

🌸 Just Happy Things.

Nearing the end of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. If you should feel so inclined, share something happy, anything that makes you smile or might make the rest of us smile. We need more of that in 2019. Here's a photo of a flower I took on a walk yesterday afternoon. Sending a smile your way. Be kind to others and yourself.
posted by Fizz to MetaFilter-Related at 11:33 AM PST - 59 comments

September 18

Good discussions on the Blue about Big Things at their infancy?

Inspired by today's post about pulsed power fusion, I wondered what it looked like when Tesla was first being discussed and found this thread that came out in 2009 just as the Model S was being introduced. It's fascinating to read people's takes. That reminded me of the 2001 thread discussing the nascent iPod, which is even better. Do you have any favorite posts discussing now giant things when they were just being born? Tech especially is cool but more serious things like the two "Trump is running for president" threads from 2011 - where Artw presciently calls him "America's Boris Johnson!" - and 2015 are interesting too.
posted by AgentRocket to MetaFilter-Related at 7:20 AM PST - 50 comments

September 14

Metatalktail Hour: Fashion Police

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to hear about your most regrettable youthful fashion decision! Or, heck, it could be from last week. Just whatever time you were like, "Oooooh, this is a cool trend, I want in on it ... oh, nope, nope, I was very very wrong." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:36 PM PST - 127 comments

Albums and music on FanFare?

Is there any place on FanFare for albums or music discussions? [more inside]
posted by jzb to Feature Requests at 8:14 AM PST - 42 comments

September 12

should televised US presidential debates go in fanfare?

This is a MetaTalk to discuss whether presidential debates, such as the one we had tonight, which was posted as an FPP, should instead be put in FanFare. FanFare is a space with a specific category designated for live "Special" televised events, whereas posting about the debate on the blue (as happened this evening) ends up containing the same kind of fig-leaf URLs that generate liveblogging megathreads rather than actual discussion of a cool thing which was discovered and linked on the web.
posted by Greg Nog to MetaFilter-Related at 8:43 PM PST - 61 comments

Mefite's website of evidence of Trump's collusion

I remember that somebody in the megathreads was keeping a website that compiled and organized all the little bits of information that came out in the news about Trump's collusion with Russia (and maybe also other Trump stuff), but I can't remember the name and haven't been able to search for it successfully. Does somebody have a link?
posted by coolname to MetaFilter-Related at 12:06 PM PST - 1 comment

Editorializing

What are the rules on editorializing, exactly? I notice some posts with a strong poster's-own-voice getting through, and some getting deleted, and I haven't been able to figure out the rules behind the rule. [more inside]
posted by clawsoon to Etiquette/Policy at 7:04 AM PST - 73 comments

September 11

MetaAnniversary: FizzRecordings? nightFizz?

On this exact date, one year ago, I messaged Nightrecordings via MeMail to discuss this post about Serena Williams at the US Open. One thing led to another and...we're now married. I wouldn't have the love of my life without this community. I want to thank everyone here who made that possible. Apologies for the selfishness of this MetaTalk. I love you Nightrecordings! ❤️
posted by Fizz to MetaFilter-Related at 8:54 AM PST - 89 comments

September 10

This is Just to Say

I have used
the poem
that we have all
abused so badly

and many
of the versions
that MeFites created

Forgive me
it was for a class
on text and audience
and the students seemed to like it
[more inside]
posted by Ghidorah to MetaFilter-Related at 8:16 PM PST - 36 comments

September 8

Sooo...It happened with earlier tech!

I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their copy machine, or why. [more inside]
posted by brujita to MetaFilter-Related at 10:48 PM PST - 24 comments

Seeking an essay posted on MeFi

Do you remember a personal essay about a female researcher who very nearly missed the opportunity to present her work (due to a terrible combination of romantic breakup, burglary, and something else?) but prevailed, and went on to win major accolades? [more inside]
posted by samthemander to MetaFilter-Related at 2:36 PM PST - 18 comments

September 7

Metatalktail Hour: FOOOOOOOD

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, with the seasoning changing, I am ready for some NEW FOOD! Tell me what you're eating! What are you cooking, what are you getting as takeout, what are you eating at fancy gastronomy restaurants? slenderloris is also interested in knowing WHERE you eat and ON WHAT you eat (disposable? Fine china?). Pictures of course welcome! Recipes welcomer! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:34 PM PST - 106 comments

September 5

Happy birthday, Jessamyn!

In the grand tradition of celebrating jessamyn day every year, happy birthday to you up there in VT and to me and all the other MeFites whose day it is! You were one of my very first Internet Heroes, who just seemed comfy in knowing things and being good to people.
posted by lauranesson to MetaFilter-Related at 11:41 AM PST - 56 comments

Area Man Loses Contest

It's time for the 2019 LearnedLeague Championship Results! 164 champions of various A Rundles and other contests vie for the biggest prize in LearnedLeague: this scarf. If you are interested in someday joining some of the 15,098 non-scarfworthy competitors in glorious failure, come inside for details on how to join, or ask one of the many MeFi Llamas! [more inside]
posted by Huffy Puffy to MetaFilter-Related at 6:00 AM PST - 27 comments

September 4

Hey, like wow, thank you all!

Can I just say that the Blue has been amazing lately and I've been having a lot of fun with the diversity of posts. And by diversity, I can't even begin to describe, but if you've been watching the Blue you know what I mean. Thank you, all of you, for your posts! I'm sure I'm not the only member who has felt delighted by something unexpected... So yay!
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 9:43 PM PST - 19 comments

September 2

Hurricane Dorian Check-In Thread

How are Mefites in Dorian's target area doing? Let us know how you're coping and if you need any help.

The Washington Post has removed article limits on coverage of Hurricane Dorian to make these stories available without a subscription.

Capital Weather Gang

‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Dorian blasting Bahamas while bearing down on Florida, threatening Georgia and the Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian city-by-city forecasts

Tracking the path
posted by Johnny Wallflower to MetaFilter-Related at 10:31 AM PST - 25 comments

Let's not use mass shooters' names.

I think that we should avoid using the names of mass shooters when we talk about them. It gives them publicity, which they want. We also shouldn't link to their manifestos, or to sites making money off them.
posted by The corpse in the library to Etiquette/Policy at 9:50 AM PST - 48 comments

September 1

155: No curses, no whammies

After several technical hiccups, Jessamyn and I managed to record a podcast, and here it is! Lots of MeFi and Ask; lots of users' first posts, lots of animal posts, even several first animal posts. Runs about 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 4:38 PM PST - 25 comments

Open thread: Disability, d/Deafness, and neurodiversity

This thread is a place for us to explain what ableism is (explaining two models of disability and some other useful concepts), and provide a place for people affected by ableism to talk to one another in a space relatively free of pressure from people who are not impacted by that. You get to decide whether ableism affects you -- this thread is for everyone to read and for disabled people to (mostly) participate in. It is okay and highly encouraged for people to talk about themselves and their own experiences, but less so to talk about other people's imagined experiences. [more inside]
posted by sciatrix to MetaFilter-Related at 9:07 AM PST - 85 comments