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Steering Committee Check-In: October 2022

The MetaFilter Steering Committee is excited to bring you the first Steering Committee Check-In! Inside we have some updates on what we’ve done in the past month, what we’re working on this month, and a request for input from the community.
posted by lazaruslong at 12:40 PM Oct 3 2022 - 21 comments [25 favorites]

[MeFi Site Update] September 28th

Hi there, Metafilter! You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions.
posted by loup at 3:46 PM Sep 28 2022 - 8 comments [8 favorites]

When you want to give a hug to a post or comment

I was reading the moving stories of grief from Mefites in the comments on this thread and saw the little "+" to click to favorite them. The + seemed so inadequate. I don't want to favorite, I want to give a virtual hug. The symbol for that would be maybe "()"
posted by storybored at 6:46 PM Oct 2 2022 - 14 comments [5 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: Breakfasting

I don't know about you, but I'm starving. Please tell me what's for breakfast?
posted by taz at 1:50 AM Oct 1 2022 - 95 comments [4 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: A Dagwood Special

Happy weekend, friends! Today's Metatalktail hour topic is simply, "favorite sandwich?" What is it and how do you make it? Bonus points for weird!
posted by taz at 2:05 AM Sep 17 2022 - 121 comments [11 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Hurricane Ian check in thread

Something like 20% of Florida was under evacuation orders prior to Ian, many are now displaced with no pathway home (like us) or far worse, no home to go to. On top of that early reports are for catastrophic loss of life. Just putting this thread up as an opportunity to check in and let others know you're alright, and perhaps to post resources. Here is an initial resource FEMA is authorized to issues grants for repair and also possibly for domicile if you don't have a place to go: A link to a news article about FEMA process
posted by chasles at 4:56 PM Sep 29 2022 - 3 comments [2 favorites]

The first members of the Metafilter Steering Committee

Hi y’all, we have the final results for the inaugural Metafilter Steering Committee, so without further ado, here they are, in alphabetical order:
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:09 AM Aug 29 2022 - 197 comments [105 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: What most people don't know

Most people don't know this, but ...
posted by taz at 5:18 AM Aug 6 2022 - 73 comments [6 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Metatalktail Hour: If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady ...

So ... just based on your innate skills, talents, interests, and preferences, and other odd little clues and coincidences that have popped up along the way this trip around, you are pretty sure that in a previous life, you must have been _______.
posted by taz at 2:50 AM Sep 24 2022 - 73 comments [3 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Translations of linked articles

Should I include links to machine generated translations when I link to content in languages other than English in a comment? These days, usually a pretty decent machine translation is available by right-click or offered automatically by your browser when loading the page. I used to add a link to Google Translate every time, but recently stopped, as it started to feel a bit redundant. But what do people think?
posted by Harald74 at 6:54 AM Sep 30 2022 - 7 comments [1 favorite]

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