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Beirut/Lebanese Mefite Check In

Are any Mefites in Beirut or Lebanon right now? I want to check in to see how you are doing after the explosion.
posted by Kitchen Witch on Aug 4 at 9:25 PM - 14 comments

MetatalkMimosas: Your Music Muse!

Gorgik would like to know, what are your personal associations with music. What are some songs that are personally meaningful to you, and if you feel like sharing, what are those associations/what’s meaningful about them. Is it a person(s)? An event? A place? A time in your life? Or just what have you been listening to right now? Links welcome.
posted by jessamyn on Jul 26 at 11:56 AM - 59 comments

Fucking Fucks have Fucks: the Fuckening

There's a lot of awfulness going around. Let it all out here.
posted by daybeforetheday on Jul 6 at 8:28 PM - 85 comments

How should the issue of non-racial slurs be discussed?

The thread on “Racial slurs that should never be written,” was focused on racial slurs. Several people brought up other types of slurs, but they were told that that thread was not the place to address those slurs. This is the thread to discuss where to address those slurs.
posted by NotLost on Jul 27 at 6:48 AM - 176 comments

Issues with Recent Activity page on mobile Safari?

When I load this page, regardless of settings, it jumps back and forth between two apparently presentations and is totally unusable — you can’t read or click anything. Is this just me, or is it a broader problem? My iPad is new and up to date.
posted by uberchet on Jul 30 at 3:57 PM - 13 comments

Tasty and/or lovely things

Recently I discovered a recipe for so-called one-ingredient watermelon sorbet. It's basically frozen, seeded watermelon chunks that you freeze, then break up in a blender, then refreeze. It was unexpectedly tasty. Also, on a podcast today I heard Colin Hay and his song "Come Tumblin' Down" for the first time, which was fun. What tasty and/or lovely things are helping you cope during these sad, hard times?
posted by Bella Donna on Jul 17 at 12:26 PM - 69 comments

MeFi Mag revisited

Let's travel back to the spring of 2011, where several Mefites had the idea of starting a Metafilter magazine.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 23 at 3:28 PM - 30 comments

Anybody dug into the Racial Justice & Inequality Bundle?

It’s been more than a month since simmering octagon posted about itch.io’s Bundle for Racial Justice and Inequality. It seemed like a number of folks were considering picking up the bundle. I’m curious if anyone has had a chance to dig in and find some interesting gems.
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 20 at 7:50 AM - 43 comments

Racial slurs that should never be written

A new feature has been rolled out site wide to block the ability to make posts or comments with a specific egregious racial slur and variants. Mods currently delete comments with other slurs as fast as they can after the comment is flagged but the community has decided we'd rather not have those words appear even for a short time (previously). Currently if your text includes a prohibited word your ability to post/comment is disabled. This thread is for discussing which other words fall into the category of racial slurs which should similarly be prevented from appearing in the site under any circumstances.
posted by Mitheral on Jul 7 at 9:44 AM - 136 comments

Surprise Art

So, the world is kind of crazy and bad right now. I'd like to move the needle on that by mailing Surprise Art (MeFi TM) to other MeFites. Would you like to receive surprise art? Do you have a friend who you think would be happy to receive surprise art? Do you want to make surprise art and mail it to another MeFite (or their friend)? Please respond or fill out this google form.
posted by arnicae on Jun 30 at 8:59 PM - 53 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Who is New In Your Life?

I can't speak for other people, but I miss seeing some of the people I usually see. At the same time I've been seeing some new people, either because they're on my same-y walk route, they're in a place that I am in, maybe they're doing an online thing that I've attended, or maybe they're just a new author or poet or actor or performer or activist that I've discovered. They may not be a person at all, maybe a pet or a plant our an outside animal you've been glimpsing during time at home. Who is new with you?
posted by jessamyn on Jul 18 at 2:10 PM - 102 comments

Better approaches to posts about trans people and transphobia

We need to talk about how trans issues are handled on MetaFilter.
posted by xchmp on Jul 10 at 11:09 AM - 396 comments

How about that weather?

Is it hot or cold in your neck of the woods? Dealing with a blistering heat-wave or frosty winter morning? Rainy. Stormy. Sunny. Cloudy. Cold. Dry. Wet. Windy. Foggy. Whatever it is, let's talk weather. Feel free to share photos. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Stay safe.
posted by Fizz on Jul 11 at 7:44 AM - 81 comments

Do YOU have what it takes to defeat the Giant Salad Robots?

MetaFilter Fantasy Baseball returns TODAY! for its SIXTEENTH season! Come join up so we don't just play with 6 teams! The draft is currently scheduled for today, Saturday, at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific time (draft subject to change).
posted by Huffy Puffy on Jul 18 at 7:46 AM - 1 comments

MetaMedia

Life can be difficult, time are tough; it is very easy to feel overwhelmed. That being said, I'm curious about what you are reading, watching, listening, and playing to get through these turbulent times. I'm also interested in knowing if your consumption of media has changed over the last couple of months. Are you seeking out things that are light and easy to consume? Or maybe you seek comfort in something heavier and darker. Or maybe you've withdrawn from screens altogether and are finding pleasure in a more analog and tactile space. Share with the community if you feel up to it. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Jul 3 at 4:19 PM - 88 comments

Icecream AntiSocial

In past years there have been icecream socials. Perhaps this year there can be an icecream anti-social!
posted by aniola on Jul 9 at 12:22 PM - 31 comments

Twitter harassment from Mefi Outsider & Go Mefi

There are at least 2 prolific Twitter accounts that have been actively harassing Mefites (including myself): Mefi Outsider and Go Mefi. It's high time we actually talk about them.
posted by divabat on Jul 12 at 6:33 PM - 626 comments

Let's start a Mefi BIPOC advisory board


Hi all, I want to thank you for your patience. After some conversation with staff, I’m going to take the lead on initiating some things that I am hopeful will change the way we handle things on the site.

*I am encouraging this thread to remain a space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color only.*

I’d like to hear from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color about their feelings on creating a community advisory board consisting of 5-10 rotating voluntary members. Our first meeting could consist of drafting community agreements to follow for meetings, creating an agenda with topics to cover, and ending the meeting with a summary of agreed-upon action items. I’m 100% open to suggestions and specificities around the structure of these meetings.

I’m imagining the advisory board as an intentional space and tool for addressing the ongoing concerns of the site. It'll be a space for solutions and changes to be implemented with a transparent and community-focused structure. You all deserve the space to have conversations with each other and with mod staff that produces tangible and sustainable results.

posted by travelingthyme on Jun 25 at 10:33 AM - 49 comments

hello sweetie

The love of my eternal life has a birthday today. Please send her a groovy greeting. She is the absolute grooviest!
posted by vrakatar on Jul 7 at 10:27 PM - 27 comments

Metafilter Podcast Guests

Has there been any consideration given to inviting Mefites to join in on the monthly podcasts? It would be fun to hear from many of our community members about anything ranging from their FPPs to their own experiences on Metafilter. I wanted to put this out to the community so that others here have an opportunity to give their input.
posted by nightrecordings on Jul 4 at 9:14 AM - 57 comments

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