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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

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

Mathematical constants, for example, the 72 character limit on post titl

While drafting this FPP, I had to omit words from the title of the article I was linking to in order to fit within the 72 character limit on FPP titles. I noticed today that someone else was bitten by the same "feature", leading to a misspelling of the author's name, until cortex stopped by to fix things manually. While I understand the desire to keep FPP titles concise, I feel like 72 is rather strict, and that we should discuss increasing it.
posted by tonycpsu on Jan 30 at 12:41 PM - 52 comments

Week 4 Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest

Happy lunar new year 🌙🐀everyone! Be guided by moonbeams and stardust inside to find your fantastic fourth week results of the January readers' choice contest, with final tallies for overall winners coming next week. ✨✨✨
posted by taz on Jan 26 at 8:45 AM - 4 comments

Personally named pony

Is there a way to make the name portion of the profile available to logged in members only?
posted by sardonyx on Jan 28 at 3:52 PM - 27 comments

Chat: "This house is clean."

As we move through cities, towns, landscapes, some of these places become "haunted" by lost loves, great moments gone by, pain endured while there, and so many other things. Tell me about your hauntings and whether or not the ghosts are still there.
posted by Sheydem-tants on Jan 24 at 8:51 AM - 21 comments

I am going to regret this

I made a comment about Stephen King's "The Outsider" referencing what I thought was a well known trope.
posted by miss-lapin on Jan 25 at 4:53 AM - 175 comments

Ask.Metafilter question about Libraries of Things?

I thought there had been a post about what the best items were for a library to offer in their Library of Things, but I can't find it. Did I imagine it?
posted by daisyace on Jan 24 at 3:59 PM - 7 comments

Metatalktail Hour: office supply confessions

Hello weekend! Tonight I’m wondering, do you feel the magic of the office supply aisle at the store? Is there a particular stationery item that speaks to you? Do you covet fancy pens or have a rubber band ball? Let’s hear it.
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 11 at 5:01 PM - 106 comments

Calling Out lyssabee

Lyssabee has subjected me to a drive-by act of kindness in response to a comment of mine. Read on.
posted by theora55 on Jan 22 at 7:47 AM - 16 comments

MetaTalktail Hour: technology is cool

This weekend, I'm thinking about little ways that technology is cool. Yes there are lots of negatives about technology and we talk about that a lot on this site... but alongside that, there are a lot of cool things. Is there any tech thing we have that strikes you that way, where you just think, hey that's pretty amazing?
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 18 at 3:15 PM - 94 comments

🌏🔭☄️🌌🌠☀️👩🏾‍🚀🌕

End of another long week, let's carve out a space to talk about something other than politics for those that need that space. Speaking of space, let's talk about astronomy. Open chat to talk about all things astronomical: NASA, JPL, rockets, stars, planets, planetary bodies, galaxies, black holes, life on Mars, is Pluto a planet, satellites, exploration, the moon landing, SpaceX, anything and everything related to the stars up above us. As always, be kind to yourself and to others.
posted by Fizz on Jan 17 at 10:40 AM - 58 comments

Week 3 Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest

The penultimate week of your excellent January readers' choice contest has come to an end, so hold on to your fundament for wonderments most luculent and eloquent, because, friends, we have results...
posted by taz on Jan 19 at 6:11 AM - 5 comments

Eponysterical

Hey all! As you might have guessed from the post below, there’s a vacancy being created for a new hire to fill, and I’m the one creating the vacancy. I’m going to be leaving Metafilter in the next month or two - not immediately, but soon. I’ve been staff here for almost nine years - by far the longest job I’ve ever held! - and it’s been fantastic, and it’s also time for me to do something else for a while.
posted by restless_nomad on Jan 6 at 7:59 AM - 93 comments

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange

Who is up for sending more cards for the holidays? The link for the 2019 MeFi Holiday Card Exchange is within!
posted by needlegrrl on Nov 7 at 6:34 PM - 85 comments

Chat: Harmony in my head

What are the best live music events you've seen during your lifetime, and why?
posted by Sheydem-tants on Jan 9 at 7:21 AM - 82 comments

A gentle reminder about the intersection of class and culture

I grew up in a working class area. I saw first hand the extent to which people from different backgrounds (including my own immediate family) can be unintentionally dismissive and hurtful about things that are fairly central to some working class folks' culture and identity. I'd like to talk about that a little bit so we can avoid replicating that dynamic quite as much on Metafilter.
posted by quacks like a duck on Jan 7 at 9:05 AM - 154 comments

159: Enter The Talkredoers

Kicking off the year with a podcast that tried very hard not to happen, but by god me and jessamyn pulled it off after all, despite reschedules and weird recording problems that cost us a little bit of audio early on. Runs about 80 minutes and features some robot noises.
posted by cortex on Jan 10 at 11:51 AM - 12 comments

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