September 2023 Archives (all archives)

September 28

MetaFilter: Nazi bar problem.

I want to discuss how the MetaFilter community addresses comments and users who support or defend Nazi/fascist ideology. A user over in this thread, which discusses Canada's House speaker praising a Nazi veteran, had their comment removed and was given a moderator's note regarding this decision. But I don't find this acceptable. Why would we allow additional comments from this user to be made in that thread? An instant ban would be appropriate for anyone who wants to defend Nazis in this community, otherwise MetaFilter is just setting ourselves up for a Nazi bar problem. I'd like both the moderator team and the community to weigh in on this.
posted by Fizz to Etiquette/Policy at 1:28 PM PST - 259 comments

September 27

mutual aid after-party

now that the annual metafilter fundraiser is over, this is your opportunity to support other people and projects that are underfunded. Sort of like an auction or the mefi mall except you don't even have to acquire anything! Share stories, links, etc. [more inside]
posted by aniola to MetaFilter-Related at 11:35 AM PST - 10 comments

September 26

We Need to Talk About Ableism

The ableism in this thread was so blatant and astounding that we really need to talk about it. The notion that it’s ok because it’s a thread for caretakers to vent is nothing short of disturbing for a disabled person. We would not feel as though other forms of bigotry are ok to vent about in a thread and the people pushing back on it are just not understanding how necessary it is. This is not a matter of more moderation being a solution. This really is a matter for people to wrestle with and come to grips with. You are describing fellow Mefites as “grotesque.” You don’t view it that way, and we’re supposed to be ok with it because it’s your experience. But sometimes you really gotta challenge your experiences and ask yourself why you are treating something hurtful and subjective as an objective truth for yourself and learn how to change yourself. This is the work. This kind of ableism is rampant and that thread is a super distilled version of it. [more inside]
posted by Bottlecap to Etiquette/Policy at 11:28 AM PST - 50 comments

September 25

RIP dayan

Some sad news: MeFite dayan passed away last night. He hadn't been on MeFi for quite a while but hung out in a MeFi spinoff group I'm in and was also really involved in the quizzing and Jeopardy communities and I thought people here might want to know. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 1:31 PM PST - 51 comments

More Compassionate Advice

I've noticed in a couple of AskMes that the answers/advice being given can really be harsh sometimes. Especially when the person asking has maybe not been their best selves. Reading through a thread can seem like a pile on. I'm wondering if this is truly helpful. [more inside]
posted by brookeb to Etiquette/Policy at 8:03 AM PST - 71 comments

September 20

[MeFi Site Update] September 20th

Welcome to your monthly Site Update for MetaFilter, our beloved community weblog! 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 and constructive as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 12:28 PM PST - 198 comments

September 19

New Layout for fanfare - make it the default?

This is a test page that was created for Fanfare that I think would be way better at fostering conversations and getting people chatting. You can see active conversations and jump in if they interest you, and start a new one if there's a show/movie/game you like that's been posted but isn't getting any attention. Can it be the default? Hopefully an extremely simple change, and the old style could be kept as a fallback.
posted by Sebmojo to Feature Requests at 1:34 PM PST - 46 comments

September 14

Bluesky Invite Swap Thread

I made an offhand offer of Bluesky invites in a thread and rapidly got more interest than I had invites. So I thought perhaps there was enough interest, and hopefully enough surplus invites, in the community to balance out! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad to MetaFilter-Related at 2:07 PM PST - 174 comments

Chatty asks are fun. Why not make it permanent?

I see there's a real-time chat, why not one in the style of the site? A sort of miscellaneous, Not Otherwise Specified subsite. I'm imagining basically chatfilter questions & maybe funny or interesting things not chewy enough for a FPP. (This is not really A Suggestion, more a what if & why/why not curiosity.) [more inside]
posted by Baethan to MetaFilter-Related at 11:14 AM PST - 41 comments

September 13


Why all the bee chat all over the site this week? I appreciate it, but I'd like to both appreciate and understand it. [more inside]
posted by kensington314 to Bugs at 9:56 AM PST - 49 comments

September 8

Movie Review System on FanFare?

In the post on Rotten Tomatoes, someone mentioned Metacritic, which immediately made my inner reader voice add “(no relation)”. And it made me wonder - at this point, especially thanks to DirtyOldTown’s continuing fantastic posting of older movies, whether we could add a “liked it / it was ok / didn’t like it” button that people could click that would show as a metric under the post, like a favorites count. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly to Feature Requests at 10:35 AM PST - 52 comments

September 7

positive feedback

this is your opportunity to share what you appreciate about the people who comment at metafilter as well as the people who work at metafilter. [more inside]
posted by aniola to MetaFilter-Related at 1:42 PM PST - 39 comments

September 6

Fundraiser: cortex's Stained Glass MetaFilter Favicon up for auction

Want to own this lovely Stained Glass MetaFilter Favicon created by cortex? [more inside]
posted by skunk pig to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 AM PST - 24 comments

September 4

Global BIPOC Board Meeting #18 Minutes

Mefi Global BIPOC Advisory Board Meeting 18 Minutes–Public Jul 25, 2023 7AM PST - 9:00 AM (PST) 120 mins. Roll call: Loup, Aielen, Cendawanita, Porpoise, Hurdy Gurdy Girl, MiraK (for part of meeting) [more inside]
posted by travelingthyme to MetaFilter-Related at 4:37 PM PST - 0 comments [closed]

RIP boo_radley

A belated notification to MeFites that Jesse Porter, known to us as boo_radley, passed away in February of this year. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 10:05 AM PST - 130 comments