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Metatalktail Hour: The Past Is a Different Country

Good .... someday evening, MetaFilter? Time has no meaning. Anyway, this week, I want to hear about what things were totally normal when you were a child or teenager, that would be SUPER BIZARRE now. Like, if you're an American, was there still a senior smoking lounge when you were in high school?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 26 at 10:17 PM - 319 comments

Proposal: MetaTalk(s)

I have learned a ton from the community here -- from pure knowledge stuff like how airplanes or viruses or financial systems work, to lived experience stuff like what some aspects of life are like for disabled folks, how to better spot my biases, how to be a better ally. These are just a very small sampling of the immense quantity of stuff I have learned from you all.

The thing is, a lot of that learning has been diffused over 18 years of being here. And a lot of the knowledge transfer has been implicit, from just participating and being exposed to social norms of which I was previously ignorant. This makes the huge gains I have enjoyed less accessible to a new user. I think it would be neat to be able to watch / listen to a talk from a MetaFilter member who is a subject matter expert on topic [X]. A Metafilter Member Seminar Series, of sorts.
posted by lazaruslong on Oct 9 at 12:49 PM - 17 comments

Beep-Boop Is A Slur Too

I have to say that this post on the removal of slurs from the Scrabble word list is really ticking me off. I think Jessamyn's reference to Scrabble players having a "beep-boop approach" to people is a slur against the neuroatypical, which is a group I belong to. (I'm on the autism spectrum.)
posted by jonp72 on Sep 16 at 5:54 PM - 76 comments

Metatalktail Hour: How Is It Still Around?

Happy Weekend, MetaFilter! This week, riverlife chimes in with an amazing suggestion spurred by last week's things from the past that have disappeared -- things from the past that are SOMEHOW still around! Or as riverlife put it, "How Has This Thing from the Past Remained a Thing in the Present??? How Has This Managed to Hang On???" They suggest baseball and AM radio to kick things off!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 3 at 9:08 PM - 98 comments

Attention to 'Detail'

Honestly, I just wanted to note and give a cheer to mbrubeck for recently demonstrating that you could do this (or see directly below), the 'details' element, something I never knew about HTML and Metafilter. Kind of cool, I like learning techie new things.
I'm Henry the Eighth I am,
Henry the Eighth I am, I am
I got married to the widow next door
She's been married seven (breath) times before, and
everyone yells at Hen-a-ry
"HEN-A-RY!"
Henry the Eighth I am, I am
Henry the Eighth I am
Second verse, same as the first ...

posted by metabaroque on Oct 3 at 7:34 AM - 18 comments

MeFi Posts: $20 SAIT

We're all pitching in for Fundraising Month. Here is my contribution: ever wanted to see a post on a topic, but didn't want to write it yourself for whatever reason? Let me do it for you. Pledge a donation of $20 to MetaFilter and I'll make a MeFi post on a topic of your choosing.
posted by jessamyn on Sep 1 at 12:24 PM - 99 comments

167: The Gang Records A Podcast

Back on something resembling a schedule, jessamyn and I chat about MetaFilter and also...other things? I am very punchy! This has been successfully posted! Have a great weekend!
posted by cortex on Oct 2 at 2:42 PM - 5 comments

Help cortex cut his hair, fundraising edition.

My hair is too long! Something's gotta be done! So, here's the deal: for every new $50 in monthly recurring contributions to MetaFilter we see in September, I'll cut an inch off. I've got about 14 inches of hair right now, so we've got a lot of ground to cover. Come inside to track my progress with the patent-pending MetaFilter Hair-O-Meter.
posted by cortex on Sep 2 at 11:34 AM - 32 comments

Fanfare music

I propose having a 'music' category in Fanfare. I know we can, and do, post music in MeFi proper, but it would be good to have place to geek out over individual albums or songs or music videos in a way the Blue isn't really designed for.
posted by signal on Sep 2 at 9:36 AM - 23 comments

Looking for post

I remember either seeing a question on AskMe or a post on the blue about an animal tooth that had grooves dug into them, and it being discovered it was because the animal was trying to break out of a trap. In a comment or answer, someone shared an article or blog post from an archaeologist, I believe, who had come across the same discovery. Any ideas?
posted by FirstMateKate on Sep 28 at 3:04 PM - 2 comments

Site Update #5, 2020

Hey folks! It is another Arbitrary Two-Week Period and we have another update for you! Things are chugging along at Mefi Headquarters, although a few things (the FAQ updates, the public dev backlist) have been delayed because I have managed to find a way for even a pandemic-compliant misanthrope to get really outrageously sick (hint: it involves a bullseye rash and then a lot of napping.)
posted by restless_nomad on Sep 25 at 11:37 AM - 1 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Whither jetpacks?

I look at Classic Era scifi as a string of broken promises. Never went back to the Moon. Hardly any jetpacks. Gigabit internet in the city, dial-up in the country. But still I dream. What's a thing you'd like to invent, something maybe near-plausible, or something entirely fanciful? Can solve a societal problem, a personal problem, or no problem at all. Technological, biological, philosophical, what do you dream about improving?
posted by jessamyn on Sep 13 at 1:21 PM - 118 comments

MetaTalktail Hour: Box art, take me away

Did you ever feel transported by an image? Some things (games, books, music albums, ...toys, cereals, ...) have cover art that can draw you into its world with a single image, even if the product then didn't really live up. Or short video (like tv ads, music videos, opening credits) that create an outsized atmosphere in a just a limited time. Did you have one like that, maybe something that really captured your imagination as a kid, or even now? Let's hear about it.
posted by LobsterMitten on Sep 19 at 2:00 PM - 57 comments

Back button with iPhone 11 snaps to top of AskMeFi page

When I am under the fold and then swipe to the right to go back to the main page, it snaps back to the top of the page instead of where I left off. So I need to scroll down to find where I was. It doesn’t happen with other MeFi pages or other pages in general, just AskMeFi. I use Safari. It’s so annoying I often just give up! Please help.
posted by waving on Sep 20 at 2:34 PM - 24 comments

Metafilter Fundraising Month!

Hello everyone! We usually do a fundraising drive around the site's birthday, but this year has been a weird one, so we're doing it in September instead.
posted by restless_nomad on Sep 1 at 12:24 PM - 53 comments

Dream Week

After learning that MeFi has had some really cool themed months/weeks in the past, I've volunteered to initiate a themed week in hopes of interacting with more MeFites and contributing to the MeFi environment in a positive way. I’d love to see a week of posts about dreams.
posted by travelingthyme on Sep 6 at 9:34 AM - 25 comments

US West Coast fire check-in

I know that *lots* of MeFites live in areas that are currently under threat, and some of you likely have already had to evacuate. I wanted to create a space for folks to check in, share stories, grieve together, perhaps offer crash space to evacuees, and just commiserate about the latest shovelful of shit that 2020 has dumped on our heads.
posted by Kat Allison on Sep 10 at 6:31 PM - 42 comments

What is the MeFite meeting signal?

I'm going to meet a(nother) MeFite for the first time in a few days, and there's a possibility I'll meet a few more in the near future. Is there a special signal, hand gesture, code word, performative mime, or some other mechanism used by MeFites when they meet each other, either for the first time or on subsequent occasions? (And if not, should there be one?)
posted by Wordshore on Sep 2 at 2:07 PM - 102 comments

166: The Metafilter Monthly-ish Podcast

After an August break, jessamyn and I are back to talk about Metafilter, bad weather, libraries, Metafilter, blaseball, and Metafilter.
posted by cortex on Sep 11 at 1:40 PM - 12 comments

Happy Birthday, User 292

♪ ♬ Happy Birthday, two nine two;
Happy Birthday, two nine two!
Happy Birthday dear jessamyn,
All my favorites, to yooooouuuu! ♩ ♫

AND MANYYY MOOOOOOORE.....
posted by not_on_display on Sep 5 at 11:26 AM - 40 comments

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