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"We're Sorry — A Server Error Occurred"

I've been getting this error message for months, across multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone) but today it's reached a peak. I've been refreshing the "Recent Activity on My Favorites" page over the last nine hours and haven't yet been able to get it to load.
posted by Lexica on Jan 28 at 7:48 PM - 33 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Potent Quotables

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight's Metatalktail topic, from filthy light thief: potent quotables, or quotes that are lodged in your brain and are now your normal response to certain phrases or situations. Of course we also want to hear what's happening with you and yours, or what's on your mind, or really anything except politics!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 27 at 5:42 PM - 201 comments

137: It Descended Into Butts

This episode, jessamyn and I catch up on the last month and change of MetaFilter, discuss books and the reading-or-not thereof, and workshop the title of this podcast episode briefly. Recorded Tuesday February 6th, it covers January and bits and pieces of December while we're at it, and runs about 75 minutes.
posted by cortex on Feb 6 at 3:08 PM - 35 comments

An Unofficial Index of MetaFilter Megaposts

I love megaposts. So I made an index of megaposts with more than about 900 words.
posted by not_the_water on Feb 7 at 2:50 PM - 41 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Comfort Food

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know your favorite unusual comfort foods, because winter makes me hungry!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 3 at 9:01 PM - 155 comments

Calling all Cards!

Having just mailed my cards for Project G.I.V.E. M.E. (that is, Great Internet Valentine Exchange, Metafilter Edition), and having had at least as much fun as I did with the winter holiday cards, I'm wondering if there's enough momentum and interest for another project.
posted by The Underpants Monster on Feb 7 at 7:10 PM - 41 comments

Metatalktails: So, good news... I saw a dog today!

MeFites, I desperately needed to share this with someone today, and I realize that you're the people I wanted to share it with the most.
posted by elsietheeel on Jan 20 at 1:44 PM - 127 comments

Delete post button on duplicates

Could we have a delete post button on the preview page when a Mefi post has duplicate links in it? At the moment you have to click new post again to delete the draft.
posted by ellieBOA on Feb 6 at 7:30 AM - 10 comments

Looking for "Forget Democratic Socialism—We Need Real Socialism"

My search powers on MeFi and on Google have failed me. I could have sworn somebody in one of the MeFi politics megathreads linked to an article (I thought it was in The Nation, but it's looking like nope) whose premise was that, while progressive-left movements like DSA are fine, there's actually a golden opportunity to be seized by the USA adopting some major actual socialist measures.
posted by Rykey on Feb 2 at 12:08 PM - 6 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bad Decisions

Good Saturday evening, Metafilter! This week, vignettist wants to hear "stories about bad decisions that people have made - not "I ruined my life" decisions, but "well, we were drunk so scaling a 10ft wall seemed like a good idea at the time". Also, pranks."
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 13 at 7:28 PM - 145 comments

Bruce H. passed away

My brother and long time user "Bruce H." passed away at his home on 6 January, 2018 and asked me to let folks know so that his contacts would not be left wondering "whatever became of Bruce H.?" He was as the oldest son in a very large family and we all miss him dearly. Thank you all - Kerstin
posted by Bruce H. on Jan 25 at 3:21 PM - 137 comments

Fucking Fuck, v7

It's time for another FUCKING WTF thread! Not even a week into 2018, the current occupier of the Oval Office has baited Kim Jong-un about having a "much bigger & more powerful" nuclear button, asserted his former political opponent, her chief staffer, and his ex-FBI director should all be in jail, feuded with his former campaign manager Steve Bannon over indiscreet quotes, threatened the publisher of an unflattering insider account of his first year with legal action, addressed the White House press corp with a pre-recorded video, and suspended security aid to Pakistan. As a public service for MeFites, here is a place to cry out, commiserate, and console in the New Year. It's chaos; be kind.
posted by Doktor Zed on Jan 4 at 1:06 PM - 167 comments

Notifications for MeMail?

Checking for new MeMail is just not I regular thing for me... I get one every once in a blue moon. Can we have notifications within the site (like an info banner at the top of the page) or emails sent when we get MeMail or make it more obvious when there's MeMail waiting in your Inbox (blink tag!!) ?
posted by kokaku on Jan 17 at 5:22 AM - 19 comments

There's a Fanfare Talk?

Alright. So I saw FanFare Talk for the first time today. There seems to be a good reason for FanFare Talk, but seriously - it was a hunt to accidentally stumble upon a post from it, and then another hunt to go back and find that there were other FanFare Talk posts...
posted by Nanukthedog on Jan 28 at 2:21 PM - 47 comments


It was a great month for posts to finish out 2017! Read inside for the month-long winners, final-week winners, category winners, and more!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 1 at 8:50 PM - 53 comments

Flavortown loses its flavor. RIP Guy's American Kitchen & Bar

Do you remember flavortown? First discussed on the blue in a metafilter thread, it spawned a meetup, a metatalk liveblog, and was discussed on a podcast episode. It was the subject of many a deleted post.
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on Dec 30 at 5:35 PM - 17 comments

A whale of a Meta!

Halloween Jack posed a question in response to aniola's wonderful post about whales and literature.
“So, can any of you boffins on the blue tell me if there's a longer post than this one?”
I thought it'd be nice to have a place to discuss that subject and share some of the longer posts that have managed to hit MetaFilter.
posted by Fizz on Jan 15 at 7:05 AM - 28 comments

Rejoice! It's the Underappreciated Comments of 2017!

Although many of us are understandably eager to put this year behind us, we cannot do so without observing the time-honored tradition of toasting the comments that made us laugh, cry, or cheer in 2017, but for whatever reason, didn't receive the acclaim that they deserved.
posted by merriment on Jan 9 at 8:16 PM - 71 comments

Who Are The Bloggers of Metafilter?

EmpressCallipygos's link to her blog post about losing a 5 lb. container of sugar in her apartment highlighted that my feed reader is short on personal blogs, as most of the personal bloggers I followed have quit. If you are still blogging somewhat regularly (for any definition of regularly that you like), and don't mind other Mefites reading your blog, please share the URL. I will add all to my feed reader. This will also help me avoid Facebook, which is something I am trying to do.
posted by COD on Dec 28 at 10:36 AM - 82 comments

"Things People Do Differently" -- I can't find it!

Somewhere on Metafilter, there was a massive compilation of all the "I do X and my friend does Y, which one of us is correct?" posts, like about which way toilet paper rolls go, and sock-sock-shoe-shoe or sock-shoe-sock-shoe, or wiping while standing vs sitting. My search skills are failing me. Where on earth was this?
posted by erst on Jan 15 at 8:07 PM - 64 comments

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