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Updating the graphical style of mod notes

We're introducing a new visual styling for moderator comments today! Instead of the older [small text and brackets style], mod comments will now feature a contrasting border, full-sized text, and for text browsers and screenreaders an explicit "Mod note:" text prefix to compensate for the lack of graphical cues.
posted by cortex at 12:05 PM Apr 14 2021 - 34 comments [27 favorites]

[MeFi Site Update] Apr 12th

Hello Metafilter! Welcome to another update on the state of the site and the things we are working on. I’ve asked the team to allow me to take ownership of the site updates from now on so that we can streamline the process. Comments will be turned on this time as an attempt to have better ways to track feedback from the community.
posted by loup at 1:03 PM Apr 12 2021 - 18 comments [12 favorites]

It's "The Guardian". (Again)

Six years ago a post was made here asking that people stop using "Grauniad" when referring to the UK newspaper The Guardian.
posted by I shot a fox in Skyrim and it made me sad at 3:19 PM Apr 9 2021 - 212 comments [11 favorites]

a paid for pony

I'd like to return, if possible, to the previously discussed pony request that the site find some way to label/tag/denote paywalled or subscriber locked articles (or sites which haven't bothered updating to GDPR regulations, but this is a small side pony as I'm aware it doesn't apply to everyone). Clicking a link in a post only to smack into a wall is getting increasingly tiresome (and happening with increasing frequency).
posted by fight or flight at 10:20 AM Apr 11 2021 - 44 comments [7 favorites]

Lovely "True stories of emotionally supportive men" ask.mefi by HotToddy

I want to thank Hot Toddy and the comments for the thread in Ask called "True stories of emotionally supportive men." Lovely responses, long may your people be lovely, plus I now have more examples to aspire to.
posted by k3ninho at 3:17 AM Apr 11 2021 - 3 comments [6 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: Comfort Movies

Happy early weekend, MetaFilter! This week, valkane wants to know: "What movie (or top 5) do you watch over and over? Everyone has favorite movies; but which ones are your comfort food? What 5 movies have you re-watched the most?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 7:54 PM Apr 15 2021 - 59 comments [5 favorites]

Uncle Mefi's Big Book of Beans

Cooped up because of reasons, and need something to distract yourself? Spend a little time with Uncle Mefi's Big Book of Beans [PDF], a collection of paper and pencil activities for MeFites of all ages. Word puzzles! Coloring! Money counterfeiting! Graduate-level logic problems! More coloring!
posted by cortex at 12:09 PM Apr 1 2021 - 33 comments [51 favorites (3 in the last 7 days)]

When were your folks the happiest?

I just happened to come across my old flickr account, and it had some pictures I'd taken over a decade back, when dad was still alive and mom was ...not as... senior-ish, as she is now. They both looked really happy together, at the time. I don't think I may have seen my father ever smile, a bit, or mom being as accepting as she was of her husband.
posted by hadjiboy at 6:12 PM Apr 8 2021 - 28 comments [6 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

This is Just to Say

I have used
the poem
that we have all
abused so badly

and many
of the versions
that MeFites created

Forgive me
it was for a class
on text and audience
and the students seemed to like it

posted by Ghidorah at 8:16 PM Sep 10 2019 - 33 comments [40 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

"Tramp stamps" and boyzones

I think the community would benefit from talking about how the recent thread about "tramp stamps" went. A number of Mefites have expressed that they felt that this thread felt like a big step backwards, like they were somehow visiting Metafilter in 2005 and not 2015. What can we do as a community to maintain whatever advances we've made in pushing back on the boyzone mentality here?
posted by dialetheia at 10:09 AM May 14 2015 - 1794 comments [38 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Revisiting misogyny on Metafilter

The comments of this Metafilter post about misogynist songs at Trader Joes demonstrates that our work to keep Metafilter free from sexism is far from over.
posted by divabat at 11:05 AM Jun 11 2014 - 1945 comments [37 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Your Best Parody "This Is Just To Say" poems

I've searched and couldn't find a post for this, so apologies if there is one and I missed it. I'd like your best/favourite William Carlos Williams "This Is Just To Say" parody poems from the green/blue/grey. I'd also love any other comment on the blue, green or grey that is in any way a parody of an existing text.
posted by guster4lovers at 9:15 PM Oct 27 2016 - 84 comments [34 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

New merch! Shirts, stickers, and magnets!

We talked about this in the run-up to the Gala, so: let's start off 2021 with some new merch! We've got new designs up, available as shirts on Neatoshop and as magnets and stickers on Teepublic, so if you've been looking for something MeFi-centric to drape over your mortal form or stick to your laptop or fridge or car or whatever the heck this is your lucky day.
posted by cortex at 12:54 PM Jan 8 2021 - 46 comments [20 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Is there a collection of "This is just to say" poems by MeFites?

I ran into yet another of these in the 2017 post about Truck Nutz, and realized I've been seeing them for years. Didn't see anything about them on the Wiki, but is anyone collecting them somewhere? Obvs. not an easy phrase to search.
posted by aspersioncast at 9:24 PM Apr 17 2019 - 17 comments [13 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

MeFiMusic - O Come All Ye Faithfull!

Do you like good music?
posted by greenish at 8:32 AM Mar 29 2021 - 4 comments [11 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

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