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MetaHair

It's the middle of the week, let's shake things up a bit. Tell me about your hair. Maybe you're losing it, maybe you have a lot of it, maybe you just got it cut, maybe you're shaving it, or growing it out. It's maybe on your head, your face, your legs, your chest, your back, or not. Do you like your hair? Has it changed recently? Do you have some hair-related memories from your childhood? Let's talk about hair and break up the week and avoid politics. Tell me about your hair.
posted by Fizz on Sep 26 at 12:28 PM - 192 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Very Complimentary!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Atrahasis wants to know, "What is your favorite compliment that you have received, given, or even heard about another person? Thank you!"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 22 at 5:37 PM - 116 comments

Wordshore will speak words for you in an English accent

Following a short but successful experiment, the result of which being that Mr Bondcliff of the USA is now the happy owner of a most unusual phone ringing tone, I have decided to speak words of the choosing of MeFites. "Hit me up", as the young MeFites apparently say, with some words and I will - within reason - create a sound file of spoken delights for you and others to listen to.
posted by Wordshore on Sep 13 at 9:48 AM - 89 comments

Isn't that "our" word?

I just saw that Merriam-Webster is adding "Tl;dr" to the dictionary, with first use cited in 2002. Am I crazy, or did that particular abbreviation originate here, at MetaFilter?
posted by tizzie on Sep 18 at 6:38 PM - 57 comments

How about a Parenting & Kids Category on AskMeFi?

I've always felt that there is a category missing on AskMeFi. There are so many AskMe posts related to children, parenting, babies, etc - that I really think there should be some kind of all encompassing category for it. I've thought about this for a long time, but today is the day I finally speak up. What do you think?
posted by crayon on Sep 23 at 9:02 AM - 37 comments

Talk to me about favorites

What makes you favorite a post/why? Favorite a comment? Is there a difference? Do you use your favorites collection for anything? Do you have a method of curating them? Do you ever prune them? How often do you go back through them? Are you a stingy or generous favorite-bestower? Why?
posted by Cozybee on Sep 13 at 6:09 AM - 82 comments

Metafilter affiliate linking plug in?

I had to recently sign into a different Chrome account and I lost my plugins/extensions. One of which was the one that automatically added the Metafiler affiliate link when I visited Amazon. I cannot for the life of me find it again despite numerous site and google searching attempts
posted by like_neon on Sep 19 at 7:32 AM - 6 comments

Ettiquette on reposting an entire, ongoing website

I discovered an awesome website today. Said website was posted to MeFi in 2011, in a post about the website itself. Specific pages of the website also appear within collections of links in 2 more recent posts (2017, 2018), although the posts aren't specifically featuring the website itself. The website is still going and still full of excellent content (7 years worth of additional content from the 2011 post). Is it frowned on for me to post it again?
posted by Cozybee on Sep 25 at 7:52 AM - 5 comments

MetaCheers

Tell me about that place 'where everybody knows your name'. Maybe it's your local coffee house or a diner or a bar or the local yarn barn, whatever it is, wherever it is, this is the place where people know your name when you walk in the door. Maybe you have a place to sit that is always reserved for you. You might even have a coffee mug that only you use, or maybe it's as simple as knowing the entire staff. Tell me about this other family, this other home. Happy Wednesday friends!
posted by Fizz on Sep 19 at 11:24 AM - 122 comments

talkin' rockin' poffin boffin

This is a shoutout to poffin boffin, who in the last month has made 23 posts on the general topic of Indigenous Peoples, ranging from herring fisheries to sign languages to neologisms to cuisine to high steelworkers. Some of these posts didn't get many comments, but collectively they are an admirable corpus on an important topic.
posted by Rumple on Aug 31 at 1:20 PM - 40 comments

Fucking Fuck XIV: F-Bombs Away!

Fuck it, I can't thinking of anything fucking witty to say. This is the new fucking fuck venting thread.
posted by Doktor Zed on Aug 21 at 1:25 PM - 174 comments

Hurricane Florence Check in thread

Hey kids, so it looks like the mid Atlantic is gonna take a whoopin from this twirly one Wednesday & Thursday this week. Gov Cooper declared a state of emergency late Friday and evacuations have started. We're in the middle of the path, and even though we're 2 hours inland, it's going to fling us around a little & dump a load of rain. NC, GA and VA are all going to take the brunt. Batten down, charge up, don't forget the pets and stay safe.
posted by yoga on Sep 9 at 5:15 PM - 209 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Noticing Stuff

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, aniola wants to know, "What things do you particularly notice, because of your work or hobbies? Is there something new you notice a lot? (Like landscape architects w/ landscaping, home renovator home renovations)" They sent me this one a while ago and I think it's so intriguing!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 8 at 4:54 PM - 202 comments

12,345...only 6

I am exceptionally excited to note that with 6 more, I will have 12,345 favorites. Seems like as good as any reason to celebrate, things being as generally ugh as they are.
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes on Sep 17 at 4:39 AM - 22 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Lazy World

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, ctmf wants to know, "What would you like to see someone else do? From serious/hard (Japan-style rail ubiquity in the US) to useful (an app that does X) to frivolous (A professionally-talented jazz group doing an extended interpretation of Beck's Where It's At)."
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 15 at 5:37 PM - 99 comments

Will upcoming EU internet legislation affect/break MeFi?

After the plenary vote on the EU copyright reform directive (previously), word is spreading that the new EU rules are likely to impact the web as we know it. Though the directive in its current adopted form won't be law before spring, at the earliest, is there a mod appraisal, a reality check of what potential effects would be if&when it is enacted (in its latest version), here at the Best of the Webâ„¢?
posted by progosk on Sep 17 at 3:13 AM - 7 comments

Help me find a post about fending off a cold

There was an Ask where someone came down with a cold/flu right before a trip and people pitched in their remedies and suggestions.
posted by delight on Sep 16 at 12:11 PM - 3 comments

MetaShoes

End of another long week filled with awful politics/news. Let's talk about something else instead. Tell me about your shoes. They can be the ones you're wearing (feel free to share photos), or maybe there's a story about an old pair that you'd like to tell us about. Or maybe you want to brag about that fancy pair that you wear when you go out dancing, or maybe you want to talk about the comfortable crocs you slip into at the end of the day. Sandals, slippers, running, or casual, whatever kind you have, your shoes brought you here, so let's talk.
posted by Fizz on Aug 31 at 12:19 PM - 90 comments

Can we get a bigger text box on Mobile Modern?

The text box for posting comments on mobile (I'm talking about Modern theme here; Classic has similar but slightly different issues) is really small. It makes it hard for me to write more than a couple sentences without losing track of what I was talking about. Sometimes I just give up. Can it be bigger?
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Sep 12 at 3:45 AM - 16 comments

seeking a specific comment

I recall reading a comment here on metafilter a long time ago with a proposal for a ridiculous reality TV show. I would like to find that comment. Googling has proven extremely difficult.
posted by phunniemee on Sep 12 at 1:06 PM - 12 comments

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