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A MetaFilter User Survey

The MetaFilter Transition Team (TT) is excited and pleased to announce a MetaFilter User Survey (May, 2022). This is the first major step the TT is taking to help MetaFilter be more sustainable and community-driven.
posted by curious nu at 9:57 AM May 23 2022 - 56 comments [18 favorites]

Holy Smokes, I Can't Believe You Managed That

Honestly, once or twice very much lately (as well as historically over a longer run), Ask Mefi has truly impressed me. So I'm suggesting this thread as a fun collection point for impressive "wow, how the hell did you manage that?!" Ask Mefi moments.
posted by MollyRealized at 7:03 PM May 21 2022 - 22 comments [8 favorites]

Need Baby Formula?

If you need baby formula, i am happy to buy it here in Austria and ship to you. Please send me memail to discuss details.
posted by 15L06 at 12:22 PM May 24 2022 - 3 comments [8 favorites]

MetaFilter: A Utopia of Rules?

This (quite positive) write up of MetaFilter came into my inbox this morning via the New_ Public newsletter. Featuring some thoughtful quotes from some guy "Millard". Enjoy!
posted by ropeladder at 1:16 PM May 15 2022 - 54 comments [29 favorites (7 in the last 7 days)]

Still wondering after all these years

What AskMe of yours are you still curious about? What was never resolved?
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:14 AM May 14 2022 - 73 comments [13 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

Eurovision Moments

I thought a Eurovision moments might be a fun Metatalktail Hour Idea and suggested it but as the Hour for this week had been posted Taz suggested I just post it anyway. So what are your fun / meaningful / wellthathappened / windmachine / fire / waswatchingandthishappenedatmyparty / mycountrywasrobbed etc. favourite Eurovision moments?
posted by Lesium at 2:28 AM May 16 2022 - 28 comments [7 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

First steps in some MetaFilter changes

I've come to the conclusion that I need to step away from running MetaFilter. I'm still figuring what the totality of that will look like, but the initial steps include handing over day to day business administration processes to loup, mod duties to the existing mod staff, and working to set up a steering structure that incorporates community members. My goal is this transition shouldn’t disrupt day-to-day member experiences on the site. Come on in and I'll go into some preliminary detail.
posted by cortex at 12:00 PM Mar 29 2022 - 197 comments [107 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

This is just to say

Thank you, Metafilter....
posted by clavdivs at 7:18 PM Apr 18 2022 - 66 comments [59 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Decommissioning the US politics megathreads

During the 2016 US election cycle, we experimented with moving US politics discussion to a catch-all megathread model: focusing almost all discussion of the topic to large omnibus threads posted every week or two. The resulting megathreads have been a valued thing for many people, and a lot of work and care has gone into them from posters and commenters to try and help them be a functional part of the MeFi posting mix. But the threads have always posed significant challenges, and the time has come when we need to make a fundamental change.
posted by cortex at 2:46 PM Jul 23 2019 - 626 comments [50 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

rtha in hospice

I wanted to let folks know that long-time MeFite rtha, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year, has ceased chemotherapy treatment and moved to in-home hospice care to focus on comfort and quality of life, and to ask you to come share well-wishes with her and her spouse gingerbeer. [Addendum: rtha passed away on the 10th. —c]
posted by cortex at 11:21 AM Nov 8 2018 - 581 comments [47 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Some of you have new names now

I've installed a language learning extension in my browser called Toucan which changes an assortment of words on whatever page you're looking at into your target learning language -- in my case French -- with the idea that you will learn that vocabulary in the context of your primary language. But what's currently cracking me up is that when I open a page on Metafilter: communauté weblog, it often chooses to translate bits and pieces of peoples usernames.
posted by jacquilynne at 3:38 PM May 7 2022 - 43 comments [41 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Restrictions have been lifted for Ask Metafilter posts

We will be trying this out to see if there are bumps or potholes on the road, but as of now your way is clear to post as many Ask Metafilter questions as you need to.
posted by taz at 1:22 AM Mar 8 2022 - 90 comments [25 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Paperwork & Bodywork: short virtual anti-procrastination calls

Is there paperwork or light exercise you've been putting off? Would mild peer pressure from other MeFites help you get started? Join or start a short call! As a followup to recent FPPs on fitness, on Hybrid Calisthenics, and on accountability and body doubling, I'm setting up several IRL (but actually online) events May 10th-14th. And I'd love copycats.
posted by brainwane at 11:36 AM May 7 2022 - 10 comments [13 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

[MeFi Site Update] September 27th

Hello Metafilter! We are back to regular site updates this week. Please find more details on the state of the site below. Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. If you have any questions or feedback not related to this particular update, please Contact Us instead. If you want to discuss a particular subject not covered here with the community, you’re welcome to open a separate MetaTalk thread for it.
posted by loup at 3:34 PM Sep 27 2021 - 292 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: What The Deuce Is This?! edition

Happy weekend, friends. For this week's MetaTalktail Hour, I'd like to know what the deuce the ghost in the (search) machine is surprising you with today. Earlier I started typing "the" into the address line of Duck Duck Go, and this happened ...
posted by taz at 9:55 AM May 21 2022 - 24 comments [1 favorite]

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