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Metatalktail Hour: Change Your Mind!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, ricochet biscuit wants to know, "What is the last thing you changed your mind about?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 17 at 5:35 PM - 72 comments

Metafilter Dialup group – Get to know your fellow MeFites

Dialup is "A voice-chat app reviving the magic of phone calls." You can join groups that have a set schedule, a call usually once or twice a week; you get paired randomly with someone in the group for a call.
posted by KTamas on Aug 13 at 5:45 AM - 29 comments

Site finance snapshot, August 2019

It's a little over a month since the State of the Site post where I talked about our current revenue shortfall, and as part of a goal of moving toward more regular financial updates I wanted to give a quick snapshot of where we are now.
posted by cortex on Aug 19 at 9:49 AM - 232 comments

Another person of color only thread

This is a follow-up to the previous and wonderful people of color thread. Consider this a space for discussion for people of color. Before posting take a look at the guidelines posted inside, thanks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 23 at 8:01 AM - 167 comments

Team MeFi Steotchalong 2019?

I know we have some cross-stitchers here, is anyone else doing (or spectating) this year's Steotchalong?
posted by Lyn Never on Aug 15 at 12:11 PM - 17 comments

"Hey, oh, so THAT happened!

Hey, let's do something fun. Today, driving in to work, I managed not to speed in the 25mph zone of the main street of my little town by a police officer when we drove up to one of the 3 (three) lights in town. It turned red right as we pulled up to it, but a car coming the opposite direction came through after the red. The cop behind me turned on his lights and pulled into the left-turn lane to do a U and go after the car. Have you had any sort of "Instant Karma" little moments you've witnessed happen in your life lately? Or if not negative, then also positive? Life is full of tiny moments we all mark when we see them happen, I'm eager to hear about those things where you went "hey, oh, so THAT happened" for whatever reason.
posted by hippybear on Aug 14 at 9:53 PM - 51 comments

Decommissioning the US politics megathreads

During the 2016 US election cycle, we experimented with moving US politics discussion to a catch-all megathread model: focusing almost all discussion of the topic to large omnibus threads posted every week or two. The resulting megathreads have been a valued thing for many people, and a lot of work and care has gone into them from posters and commenters to try and help them be a functional part of the MeFi posting mix. But the threads have always posed significant challenges, and the time has come when we need to make a fundamental change.
posted by cortex on Jul 23 at 2:46 PM - 654 comments

Metatalktail Hour: New Beginnings

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, with summer winding down in the Northern hemisphere, and Americans thinking "back to school," I'm wondering if you're planning any new beginnings for the change in seasons/back-to-school time! (This always feels like a much better time for resolutions to me!) Are you trying something new? Taking on a new challenge? Just looking forward to crisp fall air (/balmy spring air)?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 10 at 5:07 PM - 101 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Trees of the Young

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, unearthed wants to hear about your favorite childhood trees. (Which I assume means the trees of your childhood, and not trees in THEIR childhood, but, hey, either works!)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 3 at 6:56 AM - 66 comments

Megathread.org? r/megathread? megathread.dreamwidth.com?

The megathreads have been decommissioned, and many members of the subcommunity that has grown up around them have expressed that the return to normal Metafilter-style threads for political discussions will not fill the same role that the megathreads did. Let's discuss our options for finding a new space for this subcommunity to continue.
posted by biogeo on Jul 25 at 7:43 PM - 193 comments

Pony request: MathJax

I like talking about math with other Mefites on MetaFilter. There have been several threads over the last few months in which I enjoyed the conversation, but found the lack of ability to use properly-typeset formulas really cumbersome. I don't think this should be a particularly high priority, especially considering other issues the site is working on right now, but I'd really love the ability to use MathJax on MetaFilter.
posted by biogeo on Aug 4 at 3:00 PM - 39 comments

Metafilter Fantasy Premier League 2019/20, slight return.

Premier League football (US: soccer) kicks off today at 1500 BST and with it the weekly crisis of self-worth that is Fantasy Premier League. The previous Metafliter-centric FPL minileague doesn't seem to have been renewed just yet, so humbly I submit the MeFi Beanplate Kickabout (league code: 3cqk0z) for your consideration. All are welcome. Get stuck in.
posted by Kinbote on Aug 9 at 6:50 AM - 7 comments

Happy MetaVersary to me!

I just noticed that I joined MetaFilter 17 years ago today! I figured I would take this moment to say thanks, everyone, for being here, and making this one of my favorite places on the interwebs.
posted by sarcasticah on Aug 3 at 3:32 PM - 16 comments

Happy 20th Anniversary, MetaFilter

MetaFilter, that weird blue site (and, yep, we've finally turned it blue again), is 20 years old today.

It's a thrilling and boggling and remarkable and ungainly and heartening number. I've had trouble figuring out what the thing is that I want to say about the site today, and I've realized the problem is there's no one thing. MetaFilter is too complex, its history too complicated, to reduce to a tidy anecdote.

But I want to talk a little about what it means to me, and what I want it to aspire to, and to reflect a little bit on this twenty year milestone on an unsteady world wide web.
posted by cortex on Jul 14 at 10:30 AM - 234 comments

Post about cooking brunch and listening to music?

Looking for a FPP that I think was from NPR. It was a series of articles where the writer paired a brunch recipe with an album. I've tried searching on here to no avail. Halp?
posted by too bad you're not me on Aug 13 at 11:12 AM - 7 comments

A favor from the community

Hello, mefites. I could use a favor: messages of encouragement. Details inside.
posted by ocherdraco on Aug 4 at 7:34 AM - 111 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 - 61 comments

Proposal: Bookmarks cleanup month

Can we do a "post something interesting from your bookmarks" month?
posted by Cozybee on Jul 12 at 8:38 AM - 37 comments

Words of Wisdom

The end of another flabbergasting week is upon us and it's helpful to so many MeFites to think positive thoughts; in fact, for some, it's a discipline. Do you have a personal motto? Do you recite the Serenity Prayer to yourself on the regular? Mutter "Fear is the mind-killer" as you head into a contentious meeting or prepare to dive into cold water? Reassure yourself that "chance goes to the prepared" or that "perfect is the enemy of done?" If so, are you channeling someone who played a big role in your life? If, say, the Golden Rule still functions as your personal operating system, how did you learn it? Let us know, and maybe you'll help a fellow MeFite regain their balance.
posted by carmicha on Aug 2 at 3:07 PM - 105 comments

Hugging Hugs

As we all know, everyone needs a hug! And as many know, the Fucking Fuck threads have been evolving, from the originally-intended politics venting space into a more personal venting forum and hugs distribution center. In recognition of this evolution and the kind support that has been shown in the Fucking Fuck threads, this is a new venting thread for everyone who needs a hug.
posted by Little Dawn on Jul 11 at 4:12 PM - 113 comments

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