Posts with Recent Comments

June 30 "Families Belong Together" rally catch-all

Initially envisioned as an Ask post about sign slogans, I'm switching to a MetaTalk post to encompass anyone's need for ideas around signs, organizing, strategies, post-rally experiences, etc. for this weekend's (June 30, 2018) Families Belong Together rally.
posted by achrise on Jun 25 at 8:40 AM - 114 comments

142: The World Didn't End

It's time for another podcast, and boy what a busy month it's been. Jessamyn and I catch up a bunch on MetaFilter news, I say thank you probably too much but jeez you folks!, and also we talk about all kinds of rad things on the site itself. Runs just about 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Jul 6 at 2:51 PM - 21 comments

Positive Masculinity on the Blue

If people find them, I'd love to see FPP posts about exemplary masculine behavior (both in the sense of 'good' and 'being an example') on the Blue.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 4 at 2:15 PM - 48 comments

MetaFilter revenue update: holy cow, y'all!

Recently, I announced that MetaFilter was in serious financial trouble, and asked you to help with additional community funding of the site.

Y'all have really, really come through. Recurring contributions supporting the site are up by almost $10,000 a month and growing, erasing our current shortfall and helping move MetaFilter toward a more sustainable, independent revenue model. Community funding alone now covers very nearly half our operating budget. That's amazing.

Come on in and I'll give you the details on what's happened and what we're up to next.
posted by cortex on Jun 28 at 12:00 PM - 156 comments

What's your Immigrant story?

The antidote to despair is hope. Hope is the heart of migration. I'd love it if we can share the stories of migration that brought us to where we are, wherever that may be. These stories are important. They are ours, our heritage. For the biggest umbrella that "our" can encompass.
posted by yesster on Jul 8 at 4:13 PM - 80 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Beautiful Things

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know about the most beautiful thing you saw this week. It could be a piece of art in your home, a tree you pass on your walk, a glorious soccer play from the World Cup, an architectural marvel in your city, whatever you've seen this week that's beautiful!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 7 at 5:32 PM - 140 comments

New Post Counter?

So, I have a tab open with a MetaFilter post in it, and it will give me an indication if there are new comments. Can I have the front page tab/page open and have an indication about how many new FPPs are awaiting my viewing? I have no idea what kind of server load or technical problem that might pose, and am certainly willing to forego it for either one of those reasons if they are burdensome, but I always have a tab of the front page of MF and I refresh it a lot but maybe I wouldn't refresh it as often (reducing server load) if I had a "X new posts" or a "see new posts" there instead of a black box that only reveals new posts if I click. I don't know what the community feelings are about this, and I'm only suggesting it, but maybe it would be felt to be generally useful?
posted by hippybear on Jul 11 at 10:33 AM - 8 comments

Extended new comment Show Pony

Currently for a limited period of time if a new comment(s) are posted to a thread you have open one gets a notification "Foo new comments, show". My understanding is this feature is time limited because it loads the server by regularly checking for new comments since the last displayed (hence the reason one sometimes sees the notice "0 new comments, show"). After the limited time period one gets the message "No recent updates. Reload to check for new comments". Here's the pony request: Would it be possible to have a link in the last statement that manually runs the new comment check code and then displays an appropriate message if new comments are found?
posted by Mitheral on Jul 11 at 12:01 PM - 6 comments

Flagging update: new free-form text option, tweaking flag lists

I'm excited to announce we're rolling out a long-requested feature: free-form text flagging, a new flagging option that will allow you to, when necessary, leave a brief note when you flag a post or comment. We've also tweaked the list of predefined flagging reasons to reduce the length of the list a bit.
posted by cortex on Jul 5 at 7:01 PM - 73 comments

Muting Certain Commenters

I find I'm reluctant to post any sort of "human relations" question because there's always going to be people who invidiously misrepresent or distort the question or otherwise show gratuitous ill-will. And even just coming here occasionally, I've noticed it consistently tends to be the same people. I understand that MetaTalk serves to give everyone a voice, and that's fine, but is there a way, or could a feature be added, where I personally "mute" selected commentators? Others can read their comments if they find them constructive and I could filter out what I perceive as malignant.
posted by Jon44 on Jul 1 at 8:22 AM - 189 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fandom!

Good Saturday evening (afternevening? I'm bad at timezones), MetaFilter! This week, jacquilynne wants to know about your fandoms! "What things do people consider themselves to be a huge fan of? Have they watched/read/collected/participated in every episode/book/version/event? Where do they chat about their fandom online? Do they have an OTP (one true pairing)? Do they read or write fanfic? Or cosplay a character?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 30 at 8:20 AM - 112 comments

Pony request: clearly marked political megathreads

I love the unique titles MeFites comes up with for posts. I live for a well-constructed description full of links and clever word play. But, that makes it hard, sometimes, to differentiate a thread about some current event and the latest political catch-all. Can we have an above-the-fold notice that this, for whatever the value of 'this' is, is the current political megathread?
posted by hanov3r on Jul 5 at 10:54 AM - 44 comments

Want more site activity? Yes! When do we want it? Hopefully soon!

We've been chatting in the funding thread about a number of things, including the necessity of growing MeFi's userbase and creating a site climate that facilitates that. That discussion has a lot going on, so I thought it might be good to have a dedicated space specifically to talk about user site climate encouraging more discussion, commentary, and joining in on this community. That is: how can we as a community make this space enjoyable and interesting to engage in, both for strangers and each other?
posted by sciatrix on Jun 15 at 1:04 PM - 821 comments

Who's Runnin'?

Are you a Mefite who's running for elected office this year? Come on in and talk about it!
posted by saladin on Jun 25 at 6:52 AM - 23 comments

Huzzah for Fizz!

I am calling out Fizz for being awesome. He has now posted 1405 high quality posts to MeFi, which would earn him a Big Fucking Gold Medal for most posts ever, if only such a thing actually existed. He's a lean, mean posting machine. Join me in congratulating him!
posted by homunculus on Jun 26 at 12:45 PM - 46 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Show Us Your Bags!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, a rerun of the thread that I loved so much I decided to create Metatalktails: Show us your bag! Or your EDC, if you're not a bag person. Your purse! Your backpack! Your messenger bag! Pictures! Links! Descriptions! I love hearing about other people's bags!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 16 at 5:12 PM - 185 comments

MetaHeatWave

A fair number of countries/places around the world are experiencing extreme heat and weather conditions. I wanted to have a place for us to check-in with each other. Remember to reach out to your neighbors, friends, family, and loved ones to make sure they're ok. People who are older, as well as our MetaPets, should also be given extra consideration as they're particularly vulnerable to this kind of heat. A reminder to drink lots of water and find some shade and/or air conditioning if possible. Feel free to share your own tips/tricks for keeping cool.
posted by Fizz on Jun 29 at 12:29 PM - 70 comments

The 'Can I Eat This?' Cookbook

There have been several posts over the past few years of folks wanting to create a Mefi cookbook. In the spirit of building community I thought I would start actually collecting recipes that people had posted with the intention of sharing for the book.
posted by brilliantine on Jun 29 at 1:40 PM - 34 comments

Argument clinic: arguing without fighting

Arguments are fun. Fights aren't. What makes a good argument, and how do we avoid turning them into fights?
posted by biogeo on Jul 2 at 12:56 PM - 168 comments

Help test flagging with a free-form text field

Hey! Help us test out a new feature: a flagging option to leave a short note in a free-form text field instead of choosing one of the pre-defined flagging reasons. We'd like to make sure the core functionality is working well in this thread before rolling it out on the site for actual use, so come on in and kick the tires a bit!
posted by cortex on Jun 30 at 11:34 AM - 109 comments

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10