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Many moons ago...

As another week draws to a close, let's talk about something unrelated to politics, all in the spirit of Fizz, who is taking a break. Inquiring minds want to know... What significance did/does the Apollo 11 mission have for you? Do you remember it, or was it all dusty ancient history to you? Did you want to be an astronaut when you grew up? Anyone in your circle think the moon landing was a hoax? This post invites you to ruminate on whatever thoughts the moon landing raises for you, without invoking politics. Inside, you'll find links to recent pertinent FPPs. As always, be kind to yourself and your fellow MeFites!
posted by carmicha on Jul 19 at 10:15 AM - 29 comments

Hugging Hugs

As we all know, everyone needs a hug! And as many know, the Fucking Fuck threads have been evolving, from the originally-intended politics venting space into a more personal venting forum and hugs distribution center. In recognition of this evolution and the kind support that has been shown in the Fucking Fuck threads, this is a new venting thread for everyone who needs a hug.
posted by Little Dawn on Jul 11 at 4:12 PM - 95 comments

Following up on last month’s discussions: medium and long-term work

First, check out this other post today for necessary context and the immediate-term actions that the mod team is taking. This additional post is a roadmap for the future changes that we are considering, actions we have planned but haven't finished implementing yet, and some site issues that are not as directly related to the previous threads but tie into this process regardless.
posted by cortex on Jul 8 at 10:29 AM - 84 comments

Amazon screws up bag promotion... again!

18 years ago, Amazon messed up a promotion and sold $350 cameras for $40 – engendering a legendary MeFi in-joke. On Monday, they did it again – adjusted for inflation!
posted by nicwolff on Jul 17 at 6:19 PM - 21 comments

Happy 20th Anniversary, MetaFilter

MetaFilter, that weird blue site (and, yep, we've finally turned it blue again), is 20 years old today.

It's a thrilling and boggling and remarkable and ungainly and heartening number. I've had trouble figuring out what the thing is that I want to say about the site today, and I've realized the problem is there's no one thing. MetaFilter is too complex, its history too complicated, to reduce to a tidy anecdote.

But I want to talk a little about what it means to me, and what I want it to aspire to, and to reflect a little bit on this twenty year milestone on an unsteady world wide web.
posted by cortex on Jul 14 at 10:30 AM - 218 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Passion

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what you're most passionate about!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 13 at 6:11 PM - 57 comments

A post about the passage of time?

I'm trying to find a post that I am 99% certain was made on the blue within the last 5 years. It linked to an interactive site that was trying to communicate how as we get older we perceive time passing faster because we have more context / memories compared with when we were younger.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 16 at 11:42 AM - 5 comments

The Fifth Hyuck

This is the 5th in a series of Hyucking Hyuck threads, for riffing, joking, and misc. non-hollerin' overflow from politics discussion on the blue. If it breaks up the flow in a politics discussion, this is a better place for it.
posted by ZeusHumms on Jun 24 at 9:16 AM - 65 comments

Following up on last month’s discussions: immediate actions and planning

Let's talk about how the MetaFilter community can be a more welcoming, comfortable, and equitable place for our non-white members. It's work that's overdue, from the moderation team and the community in general. There's a lot of context here, so read below before commenting. And it's vital that the voices at the center of this discussion are the community members with the most direct stakes in these issues, so if you're a member of the site's white demographic majority, you need to mostly be listening rather than speaking.
posted by cortex on Jul 8 at 10:29 AM - 213 comments

Telephone Pictionary Results!

The new thread to check in with your team and to post the results from the Telephone Pictionary game.
posted by metaphorever on Apr 23 at 6:57 PM - 82 comments

No "children" category

I just posted an AskMe in the Grab Bag category because I did not find a Parenting/Grandparenting or Children category. Librarians and others, should I have posted it to Human Relations instead? Just looking for a general consensus about where to post such things next time until/unless we add a Children category to Ask. (I think this has been raised in the past but couldn't find a thread when I did a quick search.)
posted by Bella Donna on Jul 16 at 8:18 AM - 29 comments

Today was a good day for "Best of the Web"

On July 12 on the blue there were over 40 posts. They ranged in topic from alchemy to the struggles of black movie directors to making terrariums to giant moths and ghost orchids and a slew of other interesting topics. I haven't seen a day like today in quite some time and jumped down the rabbit hole numerous times. This is what I love about Metafilter and what has kept me here for 18 years. Well done, Mefites!
posted by ashbury on Jul 12 at 11:42 PM - 17 comments

Proposal: Bookmarks cleanup month

Can we do a "post something interesting from your bookmarks" month?
posted by Cozybee on Jul 12 at 8:38 AM - 36 comments

State of the Site, July 2019 update

Hey, folks. It's been about a year since our last State of the Site update, and I want to let you know where things are at and where we're headed. The site turns 20 years old in a few days, which is a hell of an internet milestone. Financially, I wish I had better news: our ad revenue has dropped significantly again, and we're running at a significant monthly shortfall. This has underscored for me the need to seriously push toward the goal of making MetaFilter a fully community-funded site. Come inside and I'll talk more about our revenue picture, our short- and long-term fundraising goals, and some of where the site and community and mods are at more generally as we head on into the future.
posted by cortex on Jul 10 at 12:11 PM - 1236 comments

AskMe answer on how what to say to the dying.

Looking for an incredibly empathetic answer to an AskMe with what to say to someone when they are dying.
posted by lalochezia on Jul 13 at 9:10 AM - 3 comments

Spoilers on FanFare

My understanding was that FanFare is a place for people who have seen/read a thing to talk about that work. While spoilers are not allowed above the fold, they are absolutely allowed in the [more inside] and flat-out standard and to be expected in the comments within. Are we not all in agreement on that?
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 7 at 12:20 PM - 55 comments

Testing out a new FanFare front page

We're rolling out a test of a revamped front page for FanFare, that we're hoping folks will find a lot more useful as a starting point to find media and conversations you're interested in on the subsite. Come on in for the details!
posted by cortex on Jun 14 at 12:26 PM - 193 comments

Concentration Camps, How Best to Help?

I was hoping we could make a place to talk about the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border and private prison facilities, help each other with the best information and resources, and maybe talk about if people are going to the MoveOn Protest/Rally July 2 or the Indivisible one on July 13 (or is that just Chicago)? Or know of other plans?
posted by Glinn on Jul 1 at 7:27 PM - 30 comments

Burning Man/Relationship comment?

I'm looking for an old comment either in AskMeFi or on MetaFilter proper about relationships between burners and non-burners.
posted by cr_joe on Jul 12 at 1:01 PM - 3 comments

Fucking Fuck: The Venting Continues

Latest venting thread now open as there is much to vent about. Gentle members, pray begin your cries of woe within.
posted by Bella Donna on Jun 11 at 12:04 PM - 257 comments

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