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Telephone Pictionary Results!

The new thread to check in with your team and to post the results from the Telephone Pictionary game.
posted by metaphorever on Apr 23 at 6:57 PM - 95 comments

Metafilter Fantasy Premier League 2019/20, slight return.

Premier League football (US: soccer) kicks off today at 1500 BST and with it the weekly crisis of self-worth that is Fantasy Premier League. The previous Metafliter-centric FPL minileague doesn't seem to have been renewed just yet, so humbly I submit the MeFi Beanplate Kickabout (league code: 3cqk0z) for your consideration. All are welcome. Get stuck in.
posted by Kinbote on Aug 9 at 6:50 AM - 7 comments

Happy MetaVersary to me!

I just noticed that I joined MetaFilter 17 years ago today! I figured I would take this moment to say thanks, everyone, for being here, and making this one of my favorite places on the interwebs.
posted by sarcasticah on Aug 3 at 3:32 PM - 16 comments

Happy 20th Anniversary, MetaFilter

MetaFilter, that weird blue site (and, yep, we've finally turned it blue again), is 20 years old today.

It's a thrilling and boggling and remarkable and ungainly and heartening number. I've had trouble figuring out what the thing is that I want to say about the site today, and I've realized the problem is there's no one thing. MetaFilter is too complex, its history too complicated, to reduce to a tidy anecdote.

But I want to talk a little about what it means to me, and what I want it to aspire to, and to reflect a little bit on this twenty year milestone on an unsteady world wide web.
posted by cortex on Jul 14 at 10:30 AM - 234 comments

Post about cooking brunch and listening to music?

Looking for a FPP that I think was from NPR. It was a series of articles where the writer paired a brunch recipe with an album. I've tried searching on here to no avail. Halp?
posted by too bad you're not me on Aug 13 at 11:12 AM - 7 comments

A favor from the community

Hello, mefites. I could use a favor: messages of encouragement. Details inside.
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 4 at 7:34 AM - 111 comments

148: 2019 New Year Call-In Episode

Sheesh, it's a week into the year and I still keep trying to write "2018" on my podcasts. But it's the new year, and Jessamyn and I catch up on what's happened on the big blue linky sea lately. Also occasionally featuring my neighbor's rented wood chipper! But also, more importantly, featuring messages from a whole bunch of MeFites who called in to share well wishes, new year greetings, old year ass-and-screendoorings, and some lovely and heartfelt thoughts about where they are, where we are, and hoping for us all to keep getting there together in the next year.
posted by cortex on Jan 8 at 11:59 AM - 61 comments

Proposal: Bookmarks cleanup month

Can we do a "post something interesting from your bookmarks" month?
posted by Cozybee on Jul 12 at 8:38 AM - 37 comments

Words of Wisdom

The end of another flabbergasting week is upon us and it's helpful to so many MeFites to think positive thoughts; in fact, for some, it's a discipline. Do you have a personal motto? Do you recite the Serenity Prayer to yourself on the regular? Mutter "Fear is the mind-killer" as you head into a contentious meeting or prepare to dive into cold water? Reassure yourself that "chance goes to the prepared" or that "perfect is the enemy of done?" If so, are you channeling someone who played a big role in your life? If, say, the Golden Rule still functions as your personal operating system, how did you learn it? Let us know, and maybe you'll help a fellow MeFite regain their balance.
posted by carmicha on Aug 2 at 3:07 PM - 105 comments

Hugging Hugs

As we all know, everyone needs a hug! And as many know, the Fucking Fuck threads have been evolving, from the originally-intended politics venting space into a more personal venting forum and hugs distribution center. In recognition of this evolution and the kind support that has been shown in the Fucking Fuck threads, this is a new venting thread for everyone who needs a hug.
posted by Little Dawn on Jul 11 at 4:12 PM - 113 comments

Following up on last month’s discussions: immediate actions and planning

Let's talk about how the MetaFilter community can be a more welcoming, comfortable, and equitable place for our non-white members. It's work that's overdue, from the moderation team and the community in general. There's a lot of context here, so read below before commenting. And it's vital that the voices at the center of this discussion are the community members with the most direct stakes in these issues, so if you're a member of the site's white demographic majority, you need to mostly be listening rather than speaking.
posted by cortex on Jul 8 at 10:29 AM - 222 comments

154: I Learned It By Reading

We're back after a skipped month with an unsurprisingly longer-than-usual podcast episode, as jessamyn and I chatter about all the ususal site stuff (a month's worth is generally too much, two months definitely so) and also talk a little about MeFi history, recent site challenges, the 20th anniversary, and so on. Runs just about two hours total.
posted by cortex on Aug 2 at 6:59 AM - 35 comments

Climate-related posts on the blue

There are a fair number of climate-related posts coming up on the front page these days, especially as the shit hits the fan with heatwaves and wildfires. But a lot of these threads seem to be dominated by a sort of drive-by doom, e.g. the most recent one where the first comment is literally 'we are doomed'. The situation is unquestionably dire, but I wonder if there isn't a more substantive way to talk about it.
posted by AllShoesNoSocks on Jul 29 at 7:44 AM - 167 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, open thread! Tell us some cool stuff!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 20 at 7:07 PM - 79 comments

RIP LeLiLo

Sorry to report that longtime member LeLiLo (nee Richard Sassaman) passed away Sunday unexpectedly, apparently from a heart attack. He was 70.
posted by MtDewd on Jul 22 at 8:12 AM - 123 comments

My Ask Odometer just turned over 12345!

I just noticed that I have exactly 12345 answers on Ask! People post photos of their car odometers when they hit sequential numbers, but I don't own a car, so I'm marking this milestone instead.
posted by DarlingBri on Jul 28 at 1:45 PM - 30 comments

The Child is the Parent of the MeFite

As another week draws to a close, the spirit of Fizz--who is taking a break from the site--endures! Let's spend time talking about how past times and daydreams we enjoyed in childhood carry through to our lives today. Did you first learn to knit in elementary school and are now a fixture on Ravelry? Did you create elaborate model train layouts only to become a transportation planner as an adult? Was it always your sense that the landscape where you belonged was somewhere else... where you live now? Have you traded a Jiffy-Bake oven or Brownie camera for their professional equivalents? Or were you primed for a particular career or hobby, whether by family fiat or your own sense of self, that couldn't be farther from your own truth today? Spill!
posted by carmicha on Jul 26 at 12:03 PM - 48 comments

What are you doing? (political action discussion thread)

It's been a while since we've had a general MeTa thread for folks to share what they've been doing to fight the power and improve their little corner of the world, and I thought it might be nice to check back in with folks. So, MetaFilter, what sorts of things are we trying to do these days to make the world a better place? (Most recent general thread I could find; US-border-specific thread from a few weeks ago is still open).
posted by sugar and confetti on Jul 23 at 11:50 AM - 40 comments

Trivial Donation

Metafilter’s quasi-official Seattle Trivia team Manifest Destiny’s Child has, in a follow-up to last week’s 20th anniversary triumph, won again this week. As we (this week: Errant and party (if you’d sign up, you could get an actual name), clew, cgc373, Slarty Bartfast and yr obt svt) did last week, we are donating our winnings to the site (a bit less impressive at $32 but that’s what we got). We’d like to encourage any other MeFi groups that might come into similar riches to think of the goodness that is Metafilter and help sustain this forum.
posted by skyscraper on Jul 23 at 11:56 PM - 14 comments

The Fifth Hyuck

This is the 5th in a series of Hyucking Hyuck threads, for riffing, joking, and misc. non-hollerin' overflow from politics discussion on the blue. If it breaks up the flow in a politics discussion, this is a better place for it.
posted by ZeusHumms on Jun 24 at 9:16 AM - 69 comments

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