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It's the end of another week. Politics is awful like usual, and much of the world seems to literally be on fire. So let's talk about something else instead. Tell me about a cool 'life hack'. Maybe you found a way to pack luggage in a way that has made traveling easier. Maybe you found a way to deal with oily skin using some old world natural remedies. Maybe there's a cool browser extension or add-on that lets you do some nifty thing in your day to day Internet consumption. Whatever it is, feel free to share some life hacks with the MetaFilter community. I'm always excited to learn about ways to make my life a bit easier/better.
posted by Fizz at 7:38 AM Aug 10 2018 - 161 comments [80 favorites (56 in the last 7 days)]


As one of the MetaFilter Chat Cabal (There is no Chat Cabal), we would like to introduce everyone to MetaFilter Chat!
posted by deezil at 10:39 AM Aug 14 2018 - 22 comments [9 favorites]

Another year of lunacy - it's GISH 2018

GISH 2018 is done. Come look at all our silly nonsense, gentle mefites!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:21 AM Aug 13 2018 - 25 comments [8 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite People

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Deezil has a super-sweet request: "Talk about the good and positive relationships in your life, people who make you smile when you think of them, and you're always quick to reach out to them, when there's good times or bad."
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:36 PM Aug 11 2018 - 32 comments [11 favorites (7 in the last 7 days)]

MetaFilter revenue update: holy cow, y'all!

Recently, I announced that MetaFilter was in serious financial trouble, and asked you to help with additional community funding of the site.

Y'all have really, really come through. Recurring contributions supporting the site are up by almost $10,000 a month and growing, erasing our current shortfall and helping move MetaFilter toward a more sustainable, independent revenue model. Community funding alone now covers very nearly half our operating budget. That's amazing.

Come on in and I'll give you the details on what's happened and what we're up to next.
posted by cortex at 12:00 PM Jun 28 2018 - 158 comments [272 favorites (4 in the last 7 days)]

Mock pagination userscript

This is a userscript I've been working on that adds the appearance of pages to threads. It's a visual change only, so you still have to wait for the full thread to load, but it might help a little with responsiveness and navigation.
posted by lucidium at 1:50 PM Aug 14 2018 - 2 comments [4 favorites]

LinkedIn Metafilter group

Is anyone still active in the Metafilter LinkedIn group? I certainly forgot that I myself was a member and then bumbled into it today and found that all conversations are at least two years old. Had it been a useful board in the past? Anyone interested in getting more active there again?
posted by Tandem Affinity at 1:43 PM Aug 12 2018 - 19 comments [3 favorites]

What have been some of the best Ask Me Relationship questions?

We've had a lot of years of Ask Me relationship questions. What does every one think are some of the most interesting relationship questions we've had so far? Not necessarily ones where we had a great beginning and middle and end of the story and great answers from everyone, but problems that were difficult, or tragic or hilarious or just wtf or were really well written or that told a great story?
posted by empath at 7:12 PM Apr 5 2011 - 129 comments [64 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Unexpected Kindnesses

In the wake of gman's death, I have been thinking about how unexpected kindnesses and generosity have improved my life and the lives of many others. I find such stories inspirational and comforting. Have you had such an experience? Please share your story.
posted by Bella Donna at 7:15 AM Jul 23 2018 - 62 comments [45 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Fucking Fuck XIII - I'm sorry but I've got a bit to say.

Really, it's all just a bit much isn't it? I mean, good fucking god. I tried to put it into words but it's just incoherent rage and swearing now. Fucking hell, you know? Fuck this fucking shit, honestly.
posted by h00py at 7:53 AM Jul 21 2018 - 138 comments [16 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

"Was the post on Ask Metafilter about ME???"

Busted by AskMe: have you ever posted a question about a relationship to AskMe, only to have the person you were writing about discover the post and call you out on it?
posted by billysumday at 11:44 AM Feb 4 2009 - 158 comments [13 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

GraphFi is dead, long live GraphFi!

If you're a fan of GraphFi, maybe you recently noticed it stopped working. I found a fix for it!
posted by sarah_pdx at 1:50 PM Aug 7 2018 - 20 comments [11 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Can we stop using 'mouth breather' as an insult

Can we collectively agree to stop using "mouth breather" as an insult? It's not civil, and it doesn't contribute to a discussion. I can't be the only one with a deviated septum on here who cringes everytime a poster uses it as a synonym for ignorant. I know we're not exactly a protected minority, but still ...
posted by kanewai at 3:51 AM Sep 11 2010 - 651 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Hi MeFites: I thought the original (previously on MeFi) was a really neat idea. Now that there is a larger proliferation of other tilde groups inspired by the original, with many accepting membership applications, I was wondering if any of you fine people are active users (or admins!).
posted by en forme de poire at 2:33 PM Dec 3 2014 - 27 comments [7 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Prime Day support MetaFilter

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posted by slipthought at 12:21 PM Jul 16 2018 - 11 comments [4 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Different qualities of Levi's clothing at different vendors

I am pretty sure this was an AskMe -- or in a comment responding to an AskMe -- and less than two years ago. Someone, or a few someones, went deep on telling us where to find highest quality Levi's pants and / or jackets. (Up until that day I thought all Levi's were created equal -- seem not.) Slowed, over-heated Sunday Google-Fu not providing me with any help. Anyone else remember this thread?
posted by dancestoblue at 10:49 AM Jul 29 2018 - 8 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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