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Have you noticed an increase in posts about race by people of color lately? Itโ€™s not just your imagination. Come and learn about our #poctakeover initiative, and our major takeaways in trying to provide a vision of what a site truly inclusive of people of color would look like.
posted by Conspire at 10:40 AM Jan 13 2020 - 115 comments [167 favorites (65 in the last 7 days)]

Site finances update, 1/15/2020

Hey folks, time for a quarterly update on how the site's doing financially, and a reminder that the direct financial support of MetaFilter's membership and readers is fundamental to keeping this place operational. Your help supporting this community is vital, and appreciated.
posted by cortex at 3:09 PM Jan 15 2020 - 0 comments [54 favorites]

Third Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange!

With the blessing of the lovely and talented mochapickle, I'm keeping up the mefi valentine exchange traditon! Come one, come all, and share a little love!
posted by the primroses were over at 6:43 PM Jan 16 2020 - 11 comments [8 favorites]

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End of another long week, let's carve out a space to talk about something other than politics for those that need that space. Speaking of space, let's talk about astronomy. Open chat to talk about all things astronomical: NASA, JPL, rockets, stars, planets, planetary bodies, galaxies, black holes, life on Mars, is Pluto a planet, satellites, exploration, the moon landing, SpaceX, anything and everything related to the stars up above us. As always, be kind to yourself and to others.
posted by Fizz at 10:40 AM Jan 17 2020 - 57 comments [7 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: office supply confessions

Hello weekend! Tonight Iโ€™m wondering, do you feel the magic of the office supply aisle at the store? Is there a particular stationery item that speaks to you? Do you covet fancy pens or have a rubber band ball? Letโ€™s hear it.
posted by LobsterMitten at 5:01 PM Jan 11 2020 - 105 comments [13 favorites (5 in the last 7 days)]

Week 2 Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest

Welcome to your week two results of Mefites' choice awards for best post as voted by members — we have such wonders to show you! Please step behind the velvet curtain to view the goods ...
posted by taz at 6:02 AM Jan 12 2020 - 5 comments [8 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

Week 3 Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest

The penultimate week of your excellent January readers' choice contest has come to an end, so hold on to your fundament for wonderments most luculent and eloquent, because, friends, we have results...
posted by taz at 6:11 AM Jan 19 2020 - 5 comments [4 favorites]

A gentle reminder about the intersection of class and culture

I grew up in a working class area. I saw first hand the extent to which people from different backgrounds (including my own immediate family) can be unintentionally dismissive and hurtful about things that are fairly central to some working class folks' culture and identity. I'd like to talk about that a little bit so we can avoid replicating that dynamic quite as much on Metafilter.
posted by quacks like a duck at 9:05 AM Jan 7 2020 - 154 comments [106 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Flight PS752 Check in

Hello all, This is a check in post for those affected by the recent flight PS752 disaster.
posted by Ahmad Khani at 12:41 PM Jan 11 2020 - 3 comments [10 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

MetaTalktail Hour: technology is cool

This weekend, I'm thinking about little ways that technology is cool. Yes there are lots of negatives about technology and we talk about that a lot on this site... but alongside that, there are a lot of cool things. Is there any tech thing we have that strikes you that way, where you just think, hey that's pretty amazing?
posted by LobsterMitten at 3:15 PM Jan 18 2020 - 85 comments [2 favorites]

MeFi Card Club Appreciation Part III: Beyond Thunderdome

I just had a fun exchange with my mail carrier.
posted by phunniemee at 9:39 AM Dec 20 2018 - 48 comments [62 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Happy New Year, MetaFilter

It's 2020 pretty much everywhere now, if I've done my timezone math right, so: here's to the new year, and to all of us in this weird old online community keeping on together and seeing what we can make of this next year.
posted by cortex at 8:22 AM Jan 1 2020 - 50 comments [42 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

โ€˜Guess My Wordโ€™

Metafilter favorite Guess My Word was out of commission for almost all of 2019. Now itโ€™s back! (previously previously previously previously)

[Warning edit: Daily spoilers in comments!]
posted by bq at 10:57 AM Nov 18 2019 - 122 comments [26 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Were you the nearly megafamous MeFite?

Refound an anecdotal comment from OverlappingElvis on how he was once in a band with people who became Walk the Moon. If it's not too painful/regretful for people to say (or, maybe it'll help and bring closure?), have you been in a situation, group, job, team, project, garage band, whatever, and some or all of the others went on to great glory - but yourself, less so? (This may by definition exclude MeFites who are actually megafamous but if they have any great relevant anecdotes would love to hear them anyway)
posted by Wordshore at 3:10 PM Aug 27 2016 - 193 comments [16 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

The blockquote tag is awesome! Let me show you how to use it.

Quoting more then a sentence or two from a user or article? Let me introduce you to the blockquote tag to use in place of italics.
posted by royalsong at 12:57 PM May 21 2012 - 131 comments [13 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

๐Ÿฅ‡ Week 1 Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest

Thank you most excellent posters and voters for a lovely start to the January Best Post Contest! The first week was a tad short on days but nevertheless full of fantastic posts. Step inside to view Week 1 winners, and remember to keep voting with the Fantastic Flag all month.
posted by taz at 3:13 AM Jan 5 2020 - 14 comments [9 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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