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Longest time from comment to first like

I just noticed today that this comment that I left on an Ask MeFi post on 1/10/2010 got it's first like on 2/23/2019. That's over 9 years from comment to its first like. Surely that isn't the record.
posted by COD on Feb 26 at 4:37 PM - 28 comments

(MetaFilter's own) Telephone Pictionary - signups open!

OK, friends and neighbors -- signups for Telephone-Pictionary-by-mail are now OPEN! The signup form is here, and signups will be accepted through the end of February. I'll aim to assign groups and email folks with their group assignments in the first week of March. If you have questions, please feel free to send me a MeFi Mail or shoot an email to mailphonepictionary@gmail.com. Better yet, ask in the comments to this thread. Not sure what this is about? Details within!
posted by duffell on Feb 12 at 1:52 PM - 84 comments

Movie/Game Trailers Threads in Fanfare?

Just putting this idea forth for consideration/discussion: that the home for threads on trailers for upcoming movies* and video games be Fanfare, not the Blue. There's usually not much meat for substantial discussions in a 90- or 180-second video, and Fanfare's already Metafilter's friendly home to congregate and geek out about various books, movies, TV and video games.
posted by WCityMike on Feb 27 at 4:16 PM - 22 comments

Brimming With Valentine Exchange Warm Fuzzies

Thank you to mochapickle for organizing such a fun Valentine Exchange for the second year in a row! My mailbox has been full of fun/funny/charming/creative valentines all month. This thread is to oooh, aahh and otherwise chortle about the fun cards (and if Fig's card exchange brought you V-Day goodness, or if you sent/received Valentines in other capacities, please do share here)!
posted by rogerroger on Feb 16 at 4:12 PM - 35 comments

150: Taking a Dinger

Here it is. A podcast. It's a podcast and here it is. Yes. Yes? Yes.
posted by cortex on Mar 4 at 10:16 AM - 15 comments

MetaOops

Based on this recent post about the rat stuck in a manhole, I'm wondering what are some of your own embarrassing moments that you've been caught in. Maybe you slipped/tripped and fell, or got your leg caught in something, or ran into a door, or fell into a pond or some such thing. We all have these moments, feel free to share yours with the rest of the community to lighten the mood. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Feb 27 at 8:43 AM - 121 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Family Traditions!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! After topic bankruptcy, my list is short and full of only good topics! So this week, If only I had a penguin... wants to know about your home-made family traditions: "By which I mean traditions started either deliberately or accidentally but that serve the function of giving families and especially kids a sense of tradition/continuity etc. Could be anything from "we always eat fish and chips after going to the dentist and chicken after haircuts" (one my family started accidentally because there's a fish and chips place near the dentist and a Mary Brown's chicken besides where we cut our hair) to one I've heard mentioned where you can open one gift Christmas eve and if it's a book you can stay up and read it."
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 23 at 5:05 PM - 71 comments

MetaSkills

It's still early in the week but I'm already overwhelmed with politics and awful news. Let's lighten the mood and talk about something else. If time wasn’t an issue and you had forever to master a skill, what skill would you master? Sword-making, basket-weaving, knitting, quilting, embroidery, carpentry, coding/programming, languages, pottery, cooking, leather-work, tattooing, brewing, hunting, etc? Think like you're inside of a video-game and you have unlimited skill-points to invest in, what skill(s) are you leveling up? Also, be kind to yourself and to others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Feb 19 at 12:35 PM - 94 comments

Help Me Get My Smile Back?

A strange man screamed at me for no reason today, now I find I need something to help me shake that encounter off, and feel happy again. Details below.
posted by WalkerWestridge on Feb 21 at 9:32 AM - 97 comments

Nintendo Switch: The Enfriendening

I finally broke down and bought a Switch. It looks like the last round of friend code swapping was in 2014 for the WiiU and 3DS / 2DS. So, whaddya say? Let's swap friend codes!
posted by lazaruslong on Feb 21 at 7:27 AM - 34 comments

Why no meetup photos?

I used to love looking at meetup photos and putting faces with names, but it doesn't seem like anyone posts them anymore. Is this because people are more worried about privacy, or is it because Flickr is completely terrible now, or a combination? Or is it just because pictures are so easy/ubiquitous that no one really takes them anymore? I don't know what the answer is (and I won't be contributing because I am WAY too shy to ever go to a meetup) but I would love it if people got into the habit again. Would allowing photos in IRL posts be a pony too far?
posted by cilantro on Feb 18 at 6:16 AM - 30 comments

Metatalktails: Lazy Sunday

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's time for Eurotalktails! This week, several people have requested you share your Sunday Routines, a la the NY Times, as inspired by this question! Of course it doesn't have to be Sunday -- it can be Saturday, or whatever day is your favorite day of relaxation!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 2 at 7:07 AM - 75 comments

Will Poo Month Never End???

Poop month was January! JANUARY! And yet Johnny Wallflower and his nefarious assistant Fizz are turning February into Poop month 2: The wrath of crap! When. Will. It. Stop?
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Feb 13 at 5:28 PM - 139 comments

There is no coin cabal

Over in the Hyucking Hyuck thread, MysticMCJ proposed the idea of a US politics megathread challenge coin as a physical symbol of, er, whatever this all is. People got into the idea, and a quick straw poll having shown sufficient interest to potentially make production worthwhile, here's a space for those interested in the idea to talk about it.
posted by zachlipton on Jan 29 at 3:50 PM - 134 comments

Pony: Videogame category/threads in Fanfare

Title says it all. I'd love for fanfare to have official support for videogame threads. It has at least one club for them (Narrative Games) but the discoverability is so bad that I had to look for a thread I knew existed and work backwards. An official sidebar category would really help with that problem.
posted by Memo on Feb 24 at 6:25 PM - 36 comments

50,000

I'd like to thank Fig for bestowing upon me my 50,000th Favorited. That's all. Happy weekend!
posted by Thorzdad on Feb 22 at 12:57 PM - 25 comments

Fucking Fuck XIX!

Oh fuck, the last thread for venting our anger/fear/frustration/other has closed. It's time for a new one.
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk on Jan 29 at 4:38 AM - 132 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, open thread! And also, my list of suggested topics has turned into such a ridiculous mess that I'm declaring topic bankruptcy and starting over, so send me your ideas!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 16 at 5:53 PM - 95 comments

How many towels do MeFites own?

Because of this and similar towel counting, I suddenly have towel-ownership issues. How many do you own, or think you should own? How does it break down e.g. beach towel, bath towel, hand towel, toilet towel, face towel? And are there mitigating (and not private) factors that affect this number e.g. large family, pets, run a hotel, your job requires lots of towels? (note that if this is a security question for any account you should of course not answer)
posted by Wordshore on Feb 18 at 10:49 AM - 168 comments

AskMe question about writing email

Can you please help me find a thread on the green that was about how to write emails that have the best chance of eliciting the desired action/response? I'm thinking someone submitted their proposed email phrasing and people responded with critiques and also little hints about how to structure emails. Thank you for the help.
posted by veggieboy on Feb 21 at 6:40 AM - 4 comments

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