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Revisiting Pastabagel's Comment on the News of Sears Bankruptcy

In light of the announcement of Sears' possible bankruptcy I thought it would be interesting to revisit Pastabagel's comment on what might have been had Sears not made a few key mistakes.
posted by Deathalicious at 2:24 PM Oct 10 2018 - 39 comments [23 favorites]

A better way to favorite on a mobile device

When I'm using a mobile device, I'd love a better way to favorite (or flag) items, so that I can engage with MetaFilter more. The goal here would be increased usability, accessibility, engagement and enjoyment.
posted by iamkimiam at 8:39 AM Oct 11 2018 - 25 comments [11 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: Bragging Wrongs

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, terretu suggested "the opposite of the thread on bragging rights, i.e., what things in life are people consistently hilariously bad at."
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:36 PM Oct 13 2018 - 261 comments [11 favorites]

Hurricane Michael check-in thread

Hurricane Michael has become a beast. Just want to know people in its way are safe.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 10:58 AM Oct 10 2018 - 22 comments [7 favorites]


I thought that it might be good to have a place for people to share links/contact information/registration/locations etc. related to voting. The 2018 U.S. Midterm elections are just around the corner (Tuesday November 6, 2018). This isn't the place to talk about #potus45, we have our mega-threads for that. But this is a good reminder to remember to vote, to make sure you're registered, and to get out there and let your voice be heard.
posted by Fizz at 7:38 AM Oct 15 2018 - 16 comments [7 favorites]

We need to have a discussion about racism.

The cultural appropriation thread here went very, very poorly, and I think it highlights a pattern in ways we interact with people of color and talk about issues of race here on Metafilter that create a hostile environment for PoC. I want to bring up some of the tropes we saw in the FPP, and highlight them as specific suggestions as to what I need our community to do and be mindful of going forward, so we don't continue to alienate PoC on this website.
posted by Conspire at 6:33 PM Oct 22 2015 - 678 comments [259 favorites (6 in the last 7 days)]

Would you like a Button?

Would you like a 1.25" button (pin) featuring the "There is No Cabal" design? This is not a rhetorical question.
posted by wym at 6:23 AM Oct 12 2018 - 108 comments [6 favorites]

Thank you, strangers.

My friend with ovarian cancer? She died.
posted by BlahLaLa at 4:42 PM Oct 4 2018 - 64 comments [56 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]


Happy Thanktoberfest! What's Thanktoberfest? It's a holiday that, like actual Oktoberfest, has only the loosest relation to October. Thanktoberfest runs from Canadian Thanksgiving through American Thanksgiving, and we encourage you to focus on things you're thankful for -- making posts about awesome things you're grateful exist, thanking other mefites for their awesomeness, and just generally spreading good vibes and gratitude all around the site. Tag your posts thanktoberfest and we'll have some thankfulness metatalks and at the end of Thanktoberfest we'll have a big thanking post where we all thank each other for our favorite Thanktoberfest posts!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:01 AM Oct 8 2018 - 5 comments [19 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Who was Hitler before Hitler? The Atlantic Answers

Back in 2006, stupidsexyFlanders asked Mefi: "Before Hitler, what historical figure did people refer to as the pure archetype of evil?" We might have a new contender for best answer.
posted by Telf at 10:04 PM Oct 9 2018 - 27 comments [4 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: The Best Memes!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, junques and duffel separately wanted to know, in junques's words: "what's something (a thought, gif, video, comment, phrase, meme, photo, song, ...) that never fails to make you smile and/or laugh?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:50 PM Sep 29 2018 - 156 comments [20 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself

... That we don't already know from chatting with you on the site. In fact, aim for the weirdest thing you do but don't talk about, or your stupidest human trick. Go!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:03 PM Mar 29 2015 - 1009 comments [71 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

New merch: Seal of the Cabal

We're rolling out a new shirt design, featuring art from robocop is bleeding, who has taken his rad hand-carved block printing aesthetic to the eldritch glyphs and sigils of MetaFilter history to produce the Seal of the Cabal. (There is, of course, no cabal.) (But there is an alternate, smaller version of the design for folks who prefer how that sits on a shirt.)
posted by cortex at 11:35 AM Aug 3 2018 - 106 comments [31 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

What are you doing?

Aka the antiโ€“fucking fuck thread. I remember we had some threads soon after the 2016 election where Mefites shared their efforts toward making the world a better place, and I would love to do it again, especially since I could use some inspiration to get my butt moving as midterms approach!
posted by sunset in snow country at 12:58 PM Oct 4 2018 - 85 comments [22 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

It's Inktober, let's make art and stuff!

Do you draw and/or not draw? Great, time to draw some stuff! (Or sketch, or paint, or whatever the hell your jam is or you would like your jam to be.) That's right, it's Inktober, and I reckon we should congregate in this thread with our various stuff-you're-drawin' feeds and such.
posted by cortex at 8:13 AM Oct 4 2018 - 41 comments [17 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: TREES!

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! It's the first weekend of the month, which means Metaeurotalktails! Eurotalktails! Eurometatalktails? Metatalkeurotails? Whatever, we talk at the European time! This week, smoke wants to know about your favorite trees: "Tell me about your favourite tree. It could be a specific tree, or a particular variety. What about it do you love and treasure?" I will also accept particularly awesome plants.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:03 AM Oct 6 2018 - 155 comments [9 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

I kinda called it

My prediction on Metafilter in 2015: "[A]s we pull back more and more and more we see a multiverse of Peter Parkers getting their powers, each played by a different actor, until one universe becomes clearer and we see..." The reality today. "As Peter trains Miles to become a better Spider-Man, they are soon joined by four other Spider-Men from across the 'Spider-Verse,' including Gwen Stacy, Spider-Man Noir, Peni Parker, and Spider-Ham."
posted by Mo Nickels at 5:27 PM Oct 2 2018 - 3 comments [6 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

First, be smart from the beginning...

I just wanted to point out that scarabic's body disposal advice took a star turn in the pilot episode of Scream Queens.
posted by leotrotsky at 10:27 AM Sep 24 2015 - 83 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Viewing "activity" that hasn't been active in a while

tl;dr: is there anywhere i can see every post I've ever "added to activity", or does the record of such posts get deleted at some point?
posted by Cozybee at 11:22 AM Oct 2 2018 - 9 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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