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Many moons ago...

As another week draws to a close, let's talk about something unrelated to politics, all in the spirit of Fizz, who is taking a break. Inquiring minds want to know... What significance did/does the Apollo 11 mission have for you? Do you remember it, or was it all dusty ancient history to you? Did you want to be an astronaut when you grew up? Anyone in your circle think the moon landing was a hoax? This post invites you to ruminate on whatever thoughts the moon landing raises for you, without invoking politics. Inside, you'll find links to recent pertinent FPPs. As always, be kind to yourself and your fellow MeFites!
posted by carmicha on Jul 19 at 10:15 AM - 71 comments

Amazon screws up bag promotion... again!

18 years ago, Amazon messed up a promotion and sold $350 cameras for $40 – engendering a legendary MeFi in-joke. On Monday, they did it again – adjusted for inflation!
posted by nicwolff on Jul 17 at 6:19 PM - 22 comments

Following up on last month’s discussions: medium and long-term work

First, check out this other post today for necessary context and the immediate-term actions that the mod team is taking. This additional post is a roadmap for the future changes that we are considering, actions we have planned but haven't finished implementing yet, and some site issues that are not as directly related to the previous threads but tie into this process regardless.
posted by cortex on Jul 8 at 10:29 AM - 84 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Passion

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what you're most passionate about!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 13 at 6:11 PM - 57 comments

A post about the passage of time?

I'm trying to find a post that I am 99% certain was made on the blue within the last 5 years. It linked to an interactive site that was trying to communicate how as we get older we perceive time passing faster because we have more context / memories compared with when we were younger.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 16 at 11:42 AM - 5 comments

No "children" category

I just posted an AskMe in the Grab Bag category because I did not find a Parenting/Grandparenting or Children category. Librarians and others, should I have posted it to Human Relations instead? Just looking for a general consensus about where to post such things next time until/unless we add a Children category to Ask. (I think this has been raised in the past but couldn't find a thread when I did a quick search.)
posted by Bella Donna on Jul 16 at 8:18 AM - 29 comments

Today was a good day for "Best of the Web"

On July 12 on the blue there were over 40 posts. They ranged in topic from alchemy to the struggles of black movie directors to making terrariums to giant moths and ghost orchids and a slew of other interesting topics. I haven't seen a day like today in quite some time and jumped down the rabbit hole numerous times. This is what I love about Metafilter and what has kept me here for 18 years. Well done, Mefites!
posted by ashbury on Jul 12 at 11:42 PM - 17 comments

State of the Site, July 2019 update

Hey, folks. It's been about a year since our last State of the Site update, and I want to let you know where things are at and where we're headed. The site turns 20 years old in a few days, which is a hell of an internet milestone. Financially, I wish I had better news: our ad revenue has dropped significantly again, and we're running at a significant monthly shortfall. This has underscored for me the need to seriously push toward the goal of making MetaFilter a fully community-funded site. Come inside and I'll talk more about our revenue picture, our short- and long-term fundraising goals, and some of where the site and community and mods are at more generally as we head on into the future.
posted by cortex on Jul 10 at 12:11 PM - 1236 comments

AskMe answer on how what to say to the dying.

Looking for an incredibly empathetic answer to an AskMe with what to say to someone when they are dying.
posted by lalochezia on Jul 13 at 9:10 AM - 3 comments

Spoilers on FanFare

My understanding was that FanFare is a place for people who have seen/read a thing to talk about that work. While spoilers are not allowed above the fold, they are absolutely allowed in the [more inside] and flat-out standard and to be expected in the comments within. Are we not all in agreement on that?
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jul 7 at 12:20 PM - 55 comments

Testing out a new FanFare front page

We're rolling out a test of a revamped front page for FanFare, that we're hoping folks will find a lot more useful as a starting point to find media and conversations you're interested in on the subsite. Come on in for the details!
posted by cortex on Jun 14 at 12:26 PM - 193 comments

Concentration Camps, How Best to Help?

I was hoping we could make a place to talk about the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. border and private prison facilities, help each other with the best information and resources, and maybe talk about if people are going to the MoveOn Protest/Rally July 2 or the Indivisible one on July 13 (or is that just Chicago)? Or know of other plans?
posted by Glinn on Jul 1 at 7:27 PM - 30 comments

Burning Man/Relationship comment?

I'm looking for an old comment either in AskMeFi or on MetaFilter proper about relationships between burners and non-burners.
posted by cr_joe on Jul 12 at 1:01 PM - 3 comments

Fucking Fuck: The Venting Continues

Latest venting thread now open as there is much to vent about. Gentle members, pray begin your cries of woe within.
posted by Bella Donna on Jun 11 at 12:04 PM - 257 comments

Pony: Option to hide "Favorited by Others" on profile?

I am trying to cut social-media-style dopamine hits out of my life as much as I can, and I have noticed myself checking in more than I'd prefer on my "Favorited by Others" count, and clicking through to see what comments I've made that are getting lots of favorites. I'd rather not do this, but it's a longstanding habit at this point, and it's been surprisingly difficult to kick it. Would it be possible to add a preference to hide the count and link?
posted by potrzebie on Jun 12 at 10:31 PM - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Childhood Fun

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know your favorite things to do as a child. Can kids still do that today? If you were a kid today, what would you be itching to do?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 6 at 5:34 PM - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Live in Concert

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, gryphonlover wants to know your favorite concert! Ones you watched, ones you performed, ones you heard about from your dad; rock, jazz, classical, anything! Let's hear about the live music you love.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 29 at 4:46 PM - 127 comments

🎆🎇🧨

End of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. Let's talk about fireworks. Here in N. America we've recently celebrated Canada Day (July 1) and Independence Day (July 4). Both of these holidays are traditionally celebrated with the setting off of fireworks. Are there any other holidays from around the world where you celebrate with fireworks? I'd love to learn more about that. Do you hate or fear fireworks? Do you set them off yourself? Do you attend a local display put on by your town or city? Do you buy them illegally? Are there any specific types you prefer? Blackcats? UFOs? Roman candles? Feel free to share any photographs/videos of firework displays you've attended recently. As always be kind to yourself and others. And remember to practice proper fire safety protocols.
posted by Fizz on Jul 5 at 3:10 PM - 74 comments

Thanks, Women’s World Cup Watching Team!!

So, I’ve spent most of my life as a non-sport(s)-watching kind of person, and I’m a little bemused by my late-sprouting interest in football (aka “soccer” or ”assoc”). Anyway, I want to thank the FanFare Football Club for being the best group I can imagine watching a sporting event with, especially one so full of excitement, drama, disappointment, and fun as the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Y’all are great.
posted by GenjiandProust on Jul 7 at 10:49 AM - 7 comments

Add more space between Favourites link and Add Favourites button

On a touchscreen (iPhone XS portrait mode), about half the time I try to favourite a comment, I end up clicking through to the list of who’s favourited it. I don’t *think* I have particularly fat fingers... do other folks run into this? Any chance of adding an extra em of space there on mobile?
posted by sixswitch on Jun 27 at 1:02 PM - 40 comments

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