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MetaMetaTalk and MetaModeration Thereof

In another MeTa post, a moderator made comments that some found to be unmodly. That other MeTa became a more wide-ranging discussion of moderation (and metamoderation), to the point that it has been agreed that a different MetaTalk post should be started. This is that MetaTalk post.
posted by Etrigan on Jan 4 at 11:56 AM - 547 comments

🚨 Round Number Alert 🚨

Shoutout to East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on the collection of his 100,000ᵗʰ favorite! Here’s to many more years of low-hanging snark! ❤️
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jan 17 at 9:26 AM - 26 comments

Hand pain and links

I can’t be the only person on this site with hand pain. Carpal tunnel is pervasive, and lots of people have arthritis. For those of us who have hand pain, it hurts to click on a link. So I generally don’t go to links unless I know there’s something I want to see. Sometimes people link using a word like “this” or “here” with no other explanation. If someone, say, asks for muffin recipes and I want to contribute one, I have to click on the vague links to make sure I’m not repeating what that person said. And having to click on a link without knowing what it is is annoying even for people without hand pain. I’m guessing this is something many people don’t even think about. Fellow MeFites, I’d like to ask you to think about it. Please identify your mystery links.
posted by FencingGal on Jan 13 at 6:56 AM - 50 comments

Pony - link to active threads no longer on the first page

As a frequent reader and occasional commentator on the Brexit threads, it's always seemed odd to me that we have a sidebar dedicated to US politics threads - and who would be masochistic enough to want to read the megathread from three iterations ago?? - but we don't have this functionality for other similar, comment-heavy threads that run on beyond their time on the front page. Could we change the US politics sidebar to instead reflect all threads with a longer lifespan?
posted by chappell, ambrose on Jan 17 at 3:44 PM - 15 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Good Place Smells

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, inspired by the return of The Good Place, I want to know what your Good Place would smell like! For those who are not fans of the show, The Good Place smells like your favorite smell in the world. "(Quick rundown: Eleanor—her favorite childhood water park; Chidi—warm pretzels/moral truth; Jason—Blake Bortles winning the Super Bowl, plus weed; Tahani—the curtain being closed between first class and the rest of the plane.)"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jan 12 at 5:55 PM - 121 comments

If you're a fan of FanFare, you're a fan of oh yeah!

Congratulations to oh yeah! for making one thousand FanFare posts.
posted by Etrigan on Jan 15 at 8:45 PM - 35 comments

Tell Me Something Good....

I've had kind of a hard week, and, this weekend, I'd like to hear some stories of positive MetaFilter interactions. So please, speak to me of kindnesses and humor from other MeFites, onsite and off. Comments that buoyed your spirits, interactions that made the murky clear, friendships made and expanded. I could use a little schmoopy right now.
posted by GenjiandProust on Jan 4 at 1:33 PM - 85 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 - 60 comments

Need help finding personal ad feedback

I remember reading at least one Ask question where the Mefite was asking for help with their own specific personal ad profile. I want to go read those posts again, but I can't find any of them now for the life of me.
posted by Mogur on Jan 16 at 7:26 AM - 5 comments

Deleting meta-commentary without just silencing pile-on victims?

I discovered the metacommentary deletion policy under less than great circumstances. Can we talk about how to enforce that policy with a little less collateral damage? Maybe by better documentation, or user education?
posted by meaty shoe puppet on Jan 13 at 3:37 PM - 32 comments

Best Post Contest Week 1 winners (a little late)!

Thanks to all you awesome posters, the January Best Post Contest first week was fab! Come in here for Week 1 winners, and remember to keep voting with the Fantastic Flag all month -- vote for as many posts as you want, early and often.
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 12 at 9:21 AM - 4 comments

Best Ask advice on surviving a breakup

I just had a shitty breakup, and I don't survive post break-ups well. But the Hive is full of wise loving people who give good advice, so please share all the good Ask threads and comments you've seen and loved. I know ya'll have good things stashed away in your favorites.
posted by Grandysaur on Jan 13 at 1:45 AM - 6 comments

MeFi Card Club Appreciation Part III: Beyond Thunderdome

I just had a fun exchange with my mail carrier.
posted by phunniemee on Dec 20 at 9:39 AM - 48 comments

Fanfare Feedback

So I've been exploring FanFare (it's great!) and I have just a few ponies.
posted by freethefeet on Jan 8 at 2:56 AM - 15 comments

Metatalktail Hour: "The Episode of the Madeleine"

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter – Euro Time Shift Edition! I'm filling in for Eyebrows to ask you to unloose your Proust and share what special dishes (or beverages) invoke vivid memories and take you back to a different time and/or place.
posted by taz on Jan 5 at 7:47 AM - 133 comments

Let's Do A New Year Call-In Show

Just like in 2016 and 2017, let's do an end of year call in podcast! Just call the MeFi voicemail line (505) 663-6334 and leave a New Year message, or a holiday greeting, or a just hey hi howareya message in the next couple days, and I'll cobble them together for a podcast ep in early January.
posted by cortex on Dec 31 at 12:56 PM - 33 comments

147: We Forgot What We Were Gonna Call This One

November isn't even quite over yet but Jessamyn and I are entirely done with it, and document a bunch of the good bits and some of the not so great ones in this episode of the MeFi monthly podcast. Also there is a very clever bird and some nude cats. Also I make a pretty solid joke about clouds. It's actually not very solid. The joke I mean. Also obviously not the clouds, they're made of vapor, c'mon. Yes. Okay. Hello.
posted by cortex on Nov 30 at 3:15 PM - 41 comments

Looking for an AskMe post about question asking culture in North America

I'm looking for a post in AskMetafilter that happened within the last year or so, I'm pretty sure. The poster had moved recently to somewhere in Canada or the northern U.S. from elsewhere in North America and was dismayed to find that people there seemed to only talk about themselves and never ask questions of others. The post got lots of replies and the consensus seemed to be that it was a cultural difference within certain areas in North America regarding whether it was considered polite to ask questions when meeting someone new. Anybody remember this one? I've tried searching for all the terms I could think of.
posted by Brain Sturgeon on Jan 8 at 11:00 AM - 6 comments

What's one change to Metafilter that you'd like to see made, or tried?

What is something that you wish worked differently, and how would it work?
posted by Baeria on Dec 14 at 3:05 PM - 343 comments

A Metafilter community on Dreamwidth

I've read before about LiveJournal nostalgia and general personal blogging yearnings, especially during the recent Tumblr debacle. While I was composing a response to this AskMe seeking a community of active personal blogs, I remembered an idea I'd had kicking around for a while about making a Metafilter community on Dreamwidth, so I made one. This provides a reading page of community member journal posts over the past two weeks; any MeFite could join the community (or leave it at any time) and be included automatically.
posted by foxfirefey on Jan 4 at 7:04 AM - 8 comments

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