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Metatalktail Hour: Obsession

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, tell us about what you are or have in the past been obsessed with (because of its awesomeness, obvs)!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 19 at 6:10 PM - 89 comments

Pest Bost Contest for January 2019!

Happy New Year! We've swapped months for the annual contest; out with December and in with January. So now it's time for the Mefite's Choice Best Post Contest! As always, Vote by flagging posts with the Fantastic Flag -- all month long, as many as you want. We'll have winners every week. Mefites can offer individual awards in categories of their choosing too.
posted by LobsterMitten on Dec 31 at 2:39 PM - 53 comments

Hyucking Hyuck

It's experiment time! We're going to try to have a parallel thread to the Fucking Fuck series, where people can post their politics jokes, one-liners, favorite Twitter snark, etc.
posted by restless_nomad on Jan 17 at 9:35 AM - 268 comments

Second Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange!

I'm organizing another mefi valentine mail exchange, and you're all invited!
posted by mochapickle on Jan 12 at 6:39 PM - 29 comments

MetaComfort

Let's talk about stress-relief. When you're faced with stress, what do you do to provide yourself a bit of comfort? Do you cook a familiar meal? Do you listen to a song? Is there a television show/series you re-watch? Maybe you exercise or you drink your favorite drink. Or it's as simple as calling or visiting with a friend or a loved one. What are your comfort hacks? Let's share our methods of dealing with stress. Be well my fellow MetaFilter friends. Remember to take care of yourself and know that you matter.
posted by Fizz on Jan 17 at 7:15 AM - 90 comments

🚨 Round Number Alert 🚨

Shoutout to East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on the collection of his 100,000ᵗʰ favorite! Here’s to many more years of low-hanging snark! ❤️
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jan 17 at 9:26 AM - 26 comments

Best Post Contest, Week 2 Winners

The Best Post Contest is still going strong! Keep voting with the Fantastic Flag, keep posting those outstanding posts. Here are the Week 2 winners, again somewhat late - but step inside for a boatload of great stuff you might have missed the first time around, including a lot of bite-size single-link posts, nom nom nom.
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 18 at 6:48 PM - 5 comments

Keeping arguing about the US primaries in check

The US political cycle is creeping into the beginning of the 2020 primary season, and that means we need to talk about avoiding the stuff that has gone badly on MetaFilter in previous election cycles. That means folks making a collective effort to avoid the worse discussion dynamics we've seen in the past, and it means the mod team pushing hard when folks aren't succeeding at that effort.
posted by cortex on Jan 13 at 11:50 AM - 386 comments

Hand pain and links

I can’t be the only person on this site with hand pain. Carpal tunnel is pervasive, and lots of people have arthritis. For those of us who have hand pain, it hurts to click on a link. So I generally don’t go to links unless I know there’s something I want to see. Sometimes people link using a word like “this” or “here” with no other explanation. If someone, say, asks for muffin recipes and I want to contribute one, I have to click on the vague links to make sure I’m not repeating what that person said. And having to click on a link without knowing what it is is annoying even for people without hand pain. I’m guessing this is something many people don’t even think about. Fellow MeFites, I’d like to ask you to think about it. Please identify your mystery links.
posted by FencingGal on Jan 13 at 6:56 AM - 50 comments

Pony - link to active threads no longer on the first page

As a frequent reader and occasional commentator on the Brexit threads, it's always seemed odd to me that we have a sidebar dedicated to US politics threads - and who would be masochistic enough to want to read the megathread from three iterations ago?? - but we don't have this functionality for other similar, comment-heavy threads that run on beyond their time on the front page. Could we change the US politics sidebar to instead reflect all threads with a longer lifespan?
posted by chappell, ambrose on Jan 17 at 3:44 PM - 15 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Good Place Smells

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, inspired by the return of The Good Place, I want to know what your Good Place would smell like! For those who are not fans of the show, The Good Place smells like your favorite smell in the world. "(Quick rundown: Eleanor—her favorite childhood water park; Chidi—warm pretzels/moral truth; Jason—Blake Bortles winning the Super Bowl, plus weed; Tahani—the curtain being closed between first class and the rest of the plane.)"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 12 at 5:55 PM - 121 comments

FUCKEROOO the latest fucking fuck thread

Vent thine despair within
posted by angrycat on Dec 24 at 3:14 AM - 250 comments

Secret Quonsar 2018: Thank You Thread

Let the happiness and niceness continue! (This is the official 2018 Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread.)
posted by theappleonatree on Nov 17 at 10:02 AM - 657 comments

If you're a fan of FanFare, you're a fan of oh yeah!

Congratulations to oh yeah! for making one thousand FanFare posts.
posted by Etrigan on Jan 15 at 8:45 PM - 35 comments

Tell Me Something Good....

I've had kind of a hard week, and, this weekend, I'd like to hear some stories of positive MetaFilter interactions. So please, speak to me of kindnesses and humor from other MeFites, onsite and off. Comments that buoyed your spirits, interactions that made the murky clear, friendships made and expanded. I could use a little schmoopy right now.
posted by GenjiandProust on Jan 4 at 1:33 PM - 85 comments

148: 2019 New Year Call-In Episode

Sheesh, it's a week into the year and I still keep trying to write "2018" on my podcasts. But it's the new year, and Jessamyn and I catch up on what's happened on the big blue linky sea lately. Also occasionally featuring my neighbor's rented wood chipper! But also, more importantly, featuring messages from a whole bunch of MeFites who called in to share well wishes, new year greetings, old year ass-and-screendoorings, and some lovely and heartfelt thoughts about where they are, where we are, and hoping for us all to keep getting there together in the next year.
posted by cortex on Jan 8 at 11:59 AM - 60 comments

Need help finding personal ad feedback

I remember reading at least one Ask question where the Mefite was asking for help with their own specific personal ad profile. I want to go read those posts again, but I can't find any of them now for the life of me.
posted by Mogur on Jan 16 at 7:26 AM - 5 comments

Deleting meta-commentary without just silencing pile-on victims?

I discovered the metacommentary deletion policy under less than great circumstances. Can we talk about how to enforce that policy with a little less collateral damage? Maybe by better documentation, or user education?
posted by meaty shoe puppet on Jan 13 at 3:37 PM - 32 comments

Best Post Contest Week 1 winners (a little late)!

Thanks to all you awesome posters, the January Best Post Contest first week was fab! Come in here for Week 1 winners, and remember to keep voting with the Fantastic Flag all month -- vote for as many posts as you want, early and often.
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 12 at 9:21 AM - 4 comments

Best Ask advice on surviving a breakup

I just had a shitty breakup, and I don't survive post break-ups well. But the Hive is full of wise loving people who give good advice, so please share all the good Ask threads and comments you've seen and loved. I know ya'll have good things stashed away in your favorites.
posted by Grandysaur on Jan 13 at 1:45 AM - 6 comments

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