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Metatalktail Hour: We Solved the Problem, So Everything Is Awesome

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Quietgal asks, "What's the best bit of troubleshooting or problem-solving you've ever performed or watched?" I expand it to, What problem have you solved recently that has improved your life in tiny or huge ways? Feel free to link to problem-solving products!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 4 at 6:32 PM - 120 comments

Don't Say We Did not Warn You

MeFiChi (TINCC*) will be celebrating the (totally not arbitrarily-designated) 10th Anniversary of our First Wednesdays at the Goat and (late lamented) Frog on the first Wednesday of October 2018. Please consider this your Save the Date. There will be an IRL as we get closer, but we know (oh how we know!) calendars are hard and we thought a head's up for those who need it might be a good idea.
posted by crush on Oct 28 at 12:28 PM - 1 comments

Best of the Web?

Hi, all! Question: I've been away for a bit and am an infrequent user. Just wondering, is the old saying "Best of the Web" still the motivation for MetaFilter? I might be missing it but I don't see it anywhere. One of the reasons I ask is I've been seeing a lot of posts from the New Yorker, Guardian, etc. and, although these might be interesting articles, I wouldn't consider them "Best of the Web". Perhaps the days of WWW innovation and post-worthiness (because of that fact, that being innovation) are gone and the subject matter alone determines the decision to post.
posted by Michael Tellurian on Nov 3 at 6:11 PM - 277 comments

Eponyappropriate Timing

I made this post about trees/plants in video games and lazycomputerkids made this wonderful comment. And then Joyce Kilmer Rest Area, Imaginary Jersey Turnpike responded and it was like the comment gods had lined up. Searching for other examples of these types of perfectly lined up comments on the Meta.
posted by Fizz on Nov 2 at 10:52 AM - 17 comments

"Is you takin' notes on a... criminal conspiracy?!"

In the poster's defense, kinder eggs are delicious and almost as addictive as heroin. But still, maybe memail or email would be a better choice for composing a list of businesses who sell illegal goods? Especially since helpful answerers are including some phone numbers and addresses on a publicly-accessible and search engine-indexed thread?
posted by zarq on Nov 6 at 7:26 AM - 34 comments

The Mighty, Mighty Mastodon Thread

Over on the #WomenBoycottTwitter thread, folks are discovering, rediscovering, and, more importantly, signing up for Mastodon, the open source social network.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon on Oct 14 at 7:21 AM - 243 comments

Get your MetaFilter sticker pack!

Wish you could put your favorite website on your favorite automobile? Need to apply an adhesive Ask MetaFilter label to your laptop? Just like buying stickers? Good news: We've got stickers for sale (as well as some remaining t-shirt stock) over on our TopatoCo page!
posted by cortex on Oct 30 at 7:57 AM - 50 comments

US Politics threads are getting a little... out there

Despite my high usernumber, I've been reading metafilter for a very long time, and like all of you I've seen the site -- and the site culture -- change a lot, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. One of the reasons I've stuck with the site for so long, and eventually signed up, is the sensible politics that somehow have always come to the forefront of discussions (thanks moderators!). In particular, discussions on Metafilter have traditionally provided a fantastic contrast to the less-hinged portions of the web where hyperbole and childish insults dominated.
posted by dbx on Oct 26 at 9:55 AM - 186 comments

133: Eggs On Your Pegboard

Jessamyn and I catch up on Canada trips and broken feet, and my idiolectical idiosyncrasies get dragged out of the bag again, along with a bunch of good MetaFilter stuff, in this podcast episode recorded Friday September 29th. It runs about 80 minutes total.
posted by cortex on Oct 2 at 10:14 AM - 20 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Happy Thoughts

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, because it's been a long one, please share a happy thing that's happened to you lately, whether it's something super-fantastically awesome or just binge-watching Stranger Things this weekend. Tell us the good stuff going on in your life!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 28 at 5:36 PM - 106 comments

Give a short, descriptive title like jingoistic trope

This Halloween, if you could dress as anything or anybody from a story or painting, what would that be.
posted by clavdivs on Oct 30 at 6:41 PM - 77 comments

Golem “friend”

Can’t find this Metafilter comment, a long description of having a “friend” that is in fact a description of creating a Golem (without ever using the word ‘Golem’ which makes it hard to search).
posted by leotrotsky on Oct 29 at 7:54 AM - 10 comments

Things are getting better!

If you are a poster on the green please share some of your victories with me. I'm looking to read sequential AskMe questions that show things getting better over time.
posted by tedious on Oct 18 at 12:34 PM - 56 comments

secret quonsar 2017: The Planning Thread

Oh look! It's October and it's time to plan for this year's secret quonsar swap! The secret quonsar swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange (Read About it on the Wiki). Let's talk details!
posted by julen on Oct 11 at 5:18 PM - 65 comments

Looking back on ten years of FPPs

I've joined many web communities in my life, but none for as long or as wholeheartedly as MetaFilter. I've learned a lot, grown as a person, and taken direction from the thousands of smart, funny, and caring people who write here. And I've been inspired to write, too, putting more time and effort into researching worthwhile posts than I have at any other creative hobby. Sadly, what with work and the news chaos and competing interests it feels like there's less and less time to focus lately, and seeing linkrot erode what I do post is a drag. So when showbiz_liz's lovely celebration of ten years on the blue made me realize my own 10th Mefiversary was approaching, I was moved to do something about it. Nothing on the web lasts forever, but armed with old notes files, the Wayback Machine, and a drive to rediscover my own personal Best of the Web, I plowed through all 149 posts (and a few comments) to recover lost links, check on what had happened since, and organize it all into a single FPP omnibus for your reading pleasure.
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 29 at 9:16 AM - 28 comments

happy mefi to me

Oh hey. I guess I've been here for ten years and counting.
posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 22 at 4:31 PM - 52 comments

Guess AskMe writes for Lifehacker now!

They've lifted this entire thread: Alternatives to Love and basically cribbed it for a blog post. They've even directly quoted many of the users that posted in the thread. Thanks to the original posters for their answers!
posted by googlebombed on Oct 25 at 1:45 PM - 12 comments

Best Costume EVER

Back in 2009, np312 blew everyone's mind with a comment in an AskMe about an amazing Halloween costume. Then a couple years later it got turned into a comic (MeTas about it here). But I bet you didn't know - in 2015, that comic apparently inspired a live version.
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Oct 26 at 7:34 PM - 14 comments

Right Post at the Right Time

I had a pretty terrible yesterday and a somewhat grumpy today. Towards the end of my work shift I switched tabs over to MetaFilter and I saw Wordshore's delightful post on the new Animal Crossing game. And it's cheered me right up. Something was just right about this post and it hit me at the right time. I thought I'd share my joy and gratitude about that here. Feel free to share your own stories of posts that hit you at the right time. Maybe its the linked subject or the comments, but something just worked and it made your day like this one made mine. Thank you Wordshore. :)
posted by Fizz on Oct 25 at 7:51 PM - 11 comments

Looking for a post that meant nothing to me

Some time in the past month or so, there was a post on the blue re games—specifically (using the term loosely), something about going through the levels and/or how quickly it takes to complete some games. Not much to go on, I know, but I have faith in you all.
posted by she's not there on Oct 22 at 6:57 PM - 5 comments

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