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Metatalktail Hour: Bragging Wrongs

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, terretu suggested "the opposite of the thread on bragging rights, i.e., what things in life are people consistently hilariously bad at."
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 13 at 5:36 PM - 261 comments

MetaGetOutTheVote

I thought that it might be good to have a place for people to share links/contact information/registration/locations etc. related to voting. The 2018 U.S. Midterm elections are just around the corner (Tuesday November 6, 2018). This isn't the place to talk about #potus45, we have our mega-threads for that. But this is a good reminder to remember to vote, to make sure you're registered, and to get out there and let your voice be heard.
posted by Fizz on Oct 15 at 7:38 AM - 16 comments

Revisiting Pastabagel's Comment on the News of Sears Bankruptcy

In light of the announcement of Sears' possible bankruptcy I thought it would be interesting to revisit Pastabagel's comment on what might have been had Sears not made a few key mistakes.
posted by Deathalicious on Oct 10 at 2:24 PM - 39 comments

Who was Hitler before Hitler? The Atlantic Answers

Back in 2006, stupidsexyFlanders asked Mefi: "Before Hitler, what historical figure did people refer to as the pure archetype of evil?" We might have a new contender for best answer.
posted by Telf on Oct 9 at 10:04 PM - 27 comments

Would you like a Button?

Would you like a 1.25" button (pin) featuring the "There is No Cabal" design? This is not a rhetorical question.
posted by wym on Oct 12 at 6:23 AM - 108 comments

A better way to favorite on a mobile device

When I'm using a mobile device, I'd love a better way to favorite (or flag) items, so that I can engage with MetaFilter more. The goal here would be increased usability, accessibility, engagement and enjoyment.
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 11 at 8:39 AM - 25 comments

145: I Don't Own A Cellphone!

If you wanted to hear about the time Jessamyn went on Jesse Ventura's TV show, this episode of the MetaFilter podcast is your big chance! Also we talk about, y'know, MetaFilter and MetaFilterian things and fun stuff and stupid stuff. The whole gamut, basically.
posted by cortex on Oct 3 at 12:56 PM - 11 comments

Fucking Fuck XV

I can barely do regular numbers much less Roman ones. Either way, come in to screech freely about political omnishambles ongoing.
posted by yoga on Sep 21 at 4:07 PM - 493 comments

What are you doing?

Aka the anti–fucking fuck thread. I remember we had some threads soon after the 2016 election where Mefites shared their efforts toward making the world a better place, and I would love to do it again, especially since I could use some inspiration to get my butt moving as midterms approach!
posted by sunset in snow country on Oct 4 at 12:58 PM - 85 comments

MLB playoffs this year?

Playoffs have started and I'm the past I've loved participating even in my limited amount. Had the site policy changed on event such as these or has no one posted to fanfare yet?
posted by Carillon on Oct 2 at 7:14 PM - 13 comments

Metatalktail Hour: TREES!

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! It's the first weekend of the month, which means Metaeurotalktails! Eurotalktails! Eurometatalktails? Metatalkeurotails? Whatever, we talk at the European time! This week, smoke wants to know about your favorite trees: "Tell me about your favourite tree. It could be a specific tree, or a particular variety. What about it do you love and treasure?" I will also accept particularly awesome plants.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 6 at 7:03 AM - 155 comments

Hurricane Michael check-in thread

Hurricane Michael has become a beast. Just want to know people in its way are safe.
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Oct 10 at 10:58 AM - 22 comments

Zozosuit check-in

In this blue-post a number of us got a hold of the spotty, 3D-scannable suits in question. The thread is archived but I’m going to want to hear how it’s going for my fellow polkadot-guinea-pigs.
posted by Iteki on Sep 11 at 12:25 PM - 30 comments

Thank you, strangers.

My friend with ovarian cancer? She died.
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 4 at 4:42 PM - 64 comments

It's Inktober, let's make art and stuff!

Do you draw and/or not draw? Great, time to draw some stuff! (Or sketch, or paint, or whatever the hell your jam is or you would like your jam to be.) That's right, it's Inktober, and I reckon we should congregate in this thread with our various stuff-you're-drawin' feeds and such.
posted by cortex on Oct 4 at 8:13 AM - 41 comments

ANOTHER RESET FOR POTUS45/POLITICS/CATCHALL MEGATHREADS?

Can we discuss doing another reset of expectations for the POTUS45/politics megathreads? I have been following the megathreads more or less obsessively ever since the election, and, like many others, have found them an extremely valuable resource for information regarding Trump-related stuff. I still do; however, these days I skim/sift through them pretty quickly, looking for the scarce wheat amongst the abundant chaff. While doing so, I get frustrated and find myself going into fits of flagging (Hi Mods!).
posted by littlecatfeet on Sep 17 at 8:11 AM - 87 comments

🎃🎃 THANKTOBERFEST!!! 🎃🎃

Happy Thanktoberfest! What's Thanktoberfest? It's a holiday that, like actual Oktoberfest, has only the loosest relation to October. Thanktoberfest runs from Canadian Thanksgiving through American Thanksgiving, and we encourage you to focus on things you're thankful for -- making posts about awesome things you're grateful exist, thanking other mefites for their awesomeness, and just generally spreading good vibes and gratitude all around the site. Tag your posts thanktoberfest and we'll have some thankfulness metatalks and at the end of Thanktoberfest we'll have a big thanking post where we all thank each other for our favorite Thanktoberfest posts!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 8 at 9:01 AM - 5 comments

Pony-bug? Bug-Pony?

I’m not sure if this is a pony request or a bug report.... I often browse through AskMe by clicking repeatedly on the random button. On a desktop (using Chrome, modern theme), when I hit “back,” it takes me to last random thing I was looking at. On my phone (iPhone 8, modern theme), when I hit “back,” it takes me back to the last place I was before I started hitting the random button. Is this just me? I would prefer the desktop way.
posted by Weeping_angel on Oct 4 at 2:23 AM - 16 comments

What's the Deal with Comments "Metafilter: [succinct comment]

Every so often in a thread, somebody will post a comment consisting of Metafilter: [clip from a previous comment] that is sort of summing up a Metafilter sort of attitude. They're usually amusing. However, I can discern no pattern. Different members do it. Are these archived anywhere? Is there a rhyme or reason to them? Can anyone do them?
posted by MovableBookLady on Sep 21 at 8:50 AM - 100 comments

The Word "Literally": Overused. Be Aware.

That's it. It's a linguistic tick that's infecting people. Awareness is key. Discuss. (Or not).
posted by agregoli on Sep 10 at 8:04 PM - 177 comments

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