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matcha with tears

Fizz and I often joke about how random or out-of-context phrases or clauses that we either say or overhear in conversation would "make a great Metafilter username." Since we almost never bother to write them down, we've forgotten many of our favorites. Now that we plan to start writing them down, we thought we'd have some fun and put the question out to the community: what random phrases or expressions have you said or overheard that you think would make a great Metafilter username? (Fun bonus question: what out-of-context Metafilter comment snippets do you think would make great Metafilter usernames?)
posted by nightrecordings on Feb 16 at 9:17 AM - 84 comments

Sharing copyright infringing material on metafilter?

What is the metafilter opinion on sharing links to material that might be infringing copyright? For example, https://readcomiconline.to/ They have the complete Maus, and several books by Will Eisner among others that I'm pretty sure they don't have the rights to. Am I right about that? I can't see anything on the site that suggests the DO have the rights. I'd love to create a metafilter post sharing these, but it seems wrong, since this is essentially a pirate site, as far as I can tell?
posted by Zumbador on Feb 11 at 5:12 AM - 33 comments

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Whether you celebrate St. Valentine's Day or not, let's make this a space to send love to one another. That includes yourself, your partner, your family, your lover, your neighbor, anyone and everyone, we are all worthy of love and kindness. Feel free to share how you're celebrating or not celebrating. Also, a reminder that chocolate is going to be super cheap and on sale tomorrow. Happy St. Valentine's Day!
posted by Fizz on Feb 14 at 12:06 PM - 64 comments

Won't somebody think of the Twitterless?

It's a request. I have never been on Twitter, and don't plan to be. So when there's a comment on the blue that consists only of a link to a tweet, I can't read it. I just see a picture of a bird. This is frustrating, especially when I don't bother to over-hover the link to identify it as a tweet. My understanding is that tweets are limited to a small number of characters. If there isn't some Twitter mechanism blocking the copying of content, could you please paste that content into the comment? TIA
posted by Kirth Gerson on Feb 11 at 4:17 AM - 60 comments

Coronavirus check-in thread

Catch-all thread for mefites living in the virus in Asia or directly affected. No idle speculation or β€œit hasn’t come here yet but I think...” chat, but actual news, updates and more from people dealing with the virus affecting daily life.
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Jan 31 at 7:01 AM - 49 comments

Third Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange!

With the blessing of the lovely and talented mochapickle, I'm keeping up the mefi valentine exchange traditon! Come one, come all, and share a little love!
posted by the primroses were over on Jan 16 at 6:43 PM - 20 comments

~*Glitter*~

For those of you consumed by the mystery discussed in this FPP on the glitter industryβ€”which (secretive) industry is the #1 purchaser of glitter?β€”the podcasters at Endless Thread appear to have uncovered the answer. It’s...below the fold.
posted by sallybrown on Jan 24 at 8:51 AM - 34 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mixups and mistaken identity

This weekend, Tehhund wants to hear about mixups and cases of mistaken identity. Has anyone ever mistaken you for someone else, or vice versa? Or maybe your email address or username got confused with someone else's so you got messages intended for them? What happened?
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 8 at 2:55 PM - 127 comments

Disability/ableism thread: access intimacy, taking care of each other

Like previous MeTas, this thread is a space for people affected by ableism to converse, about experiences on and off the site. We're trying to make this a space relatively free of pressure from people who AREN'T hurt by ableism. You get to decide whether ableism affects you. This thread is for everyone to read and for disabled people to (mostly) participate in.
posted by brainwane on Jan 21 at 1:18 PM - 141 comments

#poctakeover: The White Allies Thread

Following on from the massive work done by the POC community within MetaFilter, it was suggested in that MeTa that we set up a thread as a sort of β€œWhite Caucus”. Welcome to that thread!
posted by greenish on Jan 23 at 12:24 PM - 115 comments

Fucking Fuck Fuckity Fuck Thread

A place to yell, to let it all out, to vent. Let loose all of your frustrations and anger. This is a void in which you can scream into safely. Fuck it.
posted by Fizz on Jan 28 at 10:44 AM - 147 comments

160: That Was A Bood Posscat

Like Frodo and Sam enduring the travails of Mordor, Jessamyn and I have managed somehow to surmount the difficulties of the world to produce a podcast episode this month. Instead of getting a finger bit off we just lost some of our usual running time, so this is a lembas-thin 56 minutes. Also just to be clear there is literally no discussion of Tolkeinian mythology in this episode, I'm just punchy on a Friday night and you're getting whatever comes out of the keyboard at this point. Elevensies.
posted by cortex on Feb 7 at 5:14 PM - 23 comments

Kaycee Nicole hoax documentary research

Heya, folks! We recently heard from a documentary producer, Celia Aniskovich, who is working on a project related to the Kaycee Nicole hoax that played out during the earliest couple years of MetaFilter's existence. She's spoken with a few key folks already, including mathowie, but is interested to hear from anyone else in the MeFi community who has specific memories of or records from that whole saga.
posted by cortex on Jan 31 at 11:21 AM - 16 comments

Just Happy Things

The week is just starting and I'm already feeling a bit overwhelmed. Let's talk about something unrelated to politics. Share something happy with the community, anything at all. Maybe you had the opportunity to pet/play with a puppy. Or it could be the tasty grilled-cheese sandwich you ate for lunch. Whatever it is, share a bit of your happy with the rest of the community. As always, be kind to yourself and to others.
posted by Fizz on Feb 4 at 12:02 PM - 109 comments

Secret Quonsar 2019 THANK YOU!

Thrilled and honored to be the first to post a THANK YOU to -- I don't know who specifically, but the kind and generous soul who honored my request to be sent "anything made of dark chocolate that comes from their corner of the universe." I am now the very, very happy recipient of 6 glorious bars of superior dark chocolate from Toronto. I shall savor every bite.
posted by pjsky on Nov 15 at 8:54 AM - 435 comments

Disability-related posts appreciation

I just wanted to note the fact there are two really good disability-threads on the front page, and I am here for it! I was pleasantly reminded of the #poctakeover, and while I'm not sure there is similar intent behind the disability posts, I just wanted to say I'm one happy wheelchair user this afternoon.
posted by DrAstroZoom on Feb 4 at 2:06 PM - 9 comments

Final Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest

It's been Fun, it's been Fabulous, it's been Fascinating, and, of course it's been Fantastic, but now it's also Final: the Best Post as formally voted by the Fellows of the Metafilter Academy follows ...
posted by taz on Feb 3 at 11:16 AM - 18 comments

MetatalkTails: Botanical bounty

Hello weekend Mefites! This week for Metatalktails, I'm thinking about plants. Plants are pretty great. Do you have any recent plants in your life, or memorable plant facts/stories?
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 1 at 8:51 AM - 58 comments

Happy 2020/02/02!

That's all I got! It’s a palindromic date today, and that’s nuts. Savor it!
posted by Going To Maine on Feb 2 at 10:16 AM - 21 comments

#poctakeover

Have you noticed an increase in posts about race by people of color lately? It’s not just your imagination. Come and learn about our #poctakeover initiative, and our major takeaways in trying to provide a vision of what a site truly inclusive of people of color would look like.
posted by Conspire on Jan 13 at 10:40 AM - 125 comments

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