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Website for artist who drew Star Trek aliens as non-humanoids

I saw this website on Metafilter within the past 6 months. I'm 99% sure it was not an FPP on its own but a comment in another thread. The link was to an artist whose website (I think it was a tumblr page) featured Star Trek aliens drawn in a more alien-y style.
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jun 12 at 3:24 PM - 3 comments


What is your Meta "thing" so to speak. We know some people 🙄 post a lot about video games. I was looking at my profile and surprised but not surprised to realize I've made 211 posts with the tag: videogames and 161 posts with the tag: literature. What are your top tags? What do you find yourself posting the most about?
posted by Fizz on Jun 10 at 1:46 PM - 70 comments

Fucking Fuck XI

"Please excuse me for some profane words," Spike Lee asked his audience at his new film's Cannes premiere, "But the shit that’s going on, it makes you want to curse. [...] … stuff is happening, and it’s topsy-turvy and the fake has been trumpeted as the truth. " This is the new fucking fuck venting thread.
posted by Doktor Zed on May 15 at 6:24 AM - 188 comments

Timestamps for search (pony?)

Unless I'm missing something, there is currently no way to see how old a search result is on the site other than clicking on the post in question to see when it was made. Are search results ordered in chronological order, or relevancy?
posted by lesser weasel on Jun 12 at 7:22 PM - 6 comments

FIFA 2018 World Cup Bracket Challenge

I've taken the liberty to set up a MetaFilter league on FIFA's Bracket Challenge site. The access code is already in the URL but here it is just in case you need to enter it somewhere: fbb6aa22. In order to join you need to set up a free account with FIFA. You'll need an email address for this but don't have to give them anything else. I just left stuff like the "Real Name" fields empty. Alternatively I think you can also sign up using Facebook or Google accounts. Because I signed up for some other leagues first my user name is KPax23. Let's see whose psychic prediction powers reign supreme!
posted by Hairy Lobster on Jun 7 at 12:50 PM - 31 comments

MefiCSS Pony Request

For those of us who occasionally futz with Metafilter CSS styling (userstyles, Stylus, Stylish, etc.), would it be possible for the two "BR" tags following each comment (both in Classic and Modern) to be given a CSS style or id?
posted by WCityMike on Jun 10 at 11:37 AM - 16 comments

In Search of Ancient Thread: Undebatably Awesome Things

Many years ago, there was a thread that I'm 89% sure was on AskMe. The thrust of the question was: what cultural products enjoy a very broad consensus that they are good? Answers, for example, were things like The Beatles, Shakespeare, the jazz standards..things that have been respected from both popular and critical perspectives,. Things that a person might or might not like for themselves, but that few people would seriously dispute they were of great quality. Does anyone remember this thread? Did I make it up? Thanks for any help!
posted by Miko on Jun 9 at 8:39 AM - 7 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Family Jargon

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Too Ticky wants to hear about the "expressions or jargon are used only in your family or friends group -- Bonus points for stuff that no one else would understand." This kind of question is straight-up my jam so I look forward to giggling for the next several hours!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 12 at 5:47 PM - 201 comments

141: Is Cereal A Sandwich

Podcast! Jessamyn! Me! MetaFilter! Talking! Words! Month! Time! Listen!
posted by cortex on Jun 4 at 12:04 PM - 18 comments

Dear AskMe, My Husband's T-Shirt Has Llama Stains.

My husband and I are both MeFites - he introduced me! - and we often wonder about other couples or close friends who reference Metafilter in various 'inside joke'-type ways. Do you do this? And how?
posted by VioletU on May 31 at 10:16 AM - 70 comments


I see there's a Metafilter group on there, but it's dormant! If anyone's interested in following or being followed, just search for the group and you'll find me (I don't want to link that username with my metafilter identity). Thank you!
posted by 8603 on May 27 at 6:54 PM - 8 comments

Maybe if I just give up looking, I'll find out what it's called

I was amused to see treetop89's AskMe, where they asked for the name of an author after 30 minutes of fruitless searching, and then returned with the answer four minutes later. Recently at work, after spending an hour trying to solve a problem that seemed to require a lot of tedious manual testing, I asked a user group how to solve it, and then five minutes later found a pre-existing tool that automated the whole process. When have you found the answer to a question right after you gave up and asked for help? Are there any other AskMes fitting this pattern? And finally, does this phenomenon have a name? I've been searching for half an hour, but I haven't had any luck... *winks at my subconscious*
posted by J.K. Seazer on Jun 6 at 5:00 AM - 55 comments

what'sat fantastic website?

There's a website run by a mefite which follows the daily shenanigans of the current US administration that I've been trying to find again but my search-fu is pretty weak I guess, haven't been able to find it. What is that website?
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were on Jun 8 at 6:17 PM - 7 comments

Metafilter's 20th: Any Plans

If my math is correct Metafilter will be 20 next year. This seems like something that may take a year to plan. Are there any plans? Anyone planning on making plans? What's the plan for plans?
posted by If only I had a penguin... on May 23 at 8:27 AM - 132 comments

Pony request: mobile edition or better responsiveness

I have trouble posting to Meta on my phone. I don't access any personal accounts on my work laptop during the day but when I'm at lunch by myself I'm reading Metafilter on my phone. Here's what I see when I try to post a comment or AskMe response. This is the latest version of Chrome on the latest version of iOS on an iPhone 7.

Portrait: The post box is much wider than the screen and the keyboard is over the box as well. It requires much scrolling left and right which causes a back button event if you aren't careful.

Landscape is even worse. My eyesight isn't what it used to be and I often read in landscape view. But the on-screen keyboard is tall enough to bump into the URL bar and there's no way I can post in landscape view.

I looked at the site in the Chrome dev tools in the mobile view and it looks fine but on the device itself not so much.
posted by bendy on Jun 5 at 5:13 PM - 13 comments

Calm MetaFilter extension

After posting my Calm Twitter extension to Projects, I figured I ought to make one for MetaFilter as well. Briefly, it is a browser extension for Chrome and Firefox that guides you through a deep breathing exercise before confirming that you really want to submit that comment. Example GIF of it in action.
posted by waninggibbon on Jun 4 at 3:56 PM - 15 comments

New Year's Resolution Check-In/Update

We're just at the half way point of 2018. How are those New Year's resolutions coming along? Have you done the thing you said you were going to do? If you have, that's awesome. If you didn't, there's still time. And maybe you won't, that's also cool, there's always next year. Figured it'd be fun to have a place to share our triumphs, struggles, etc.
posted by Fizz on May 30 at 7:51 AM - 69 comments

Pony request: identifying links to Medium

I know this isn't something mods can do, but thought I would put in a request here for people posting links to restricted-access content on Medium to identify their links (eg SLMedium or similar).
posted by Athanassiel on May 30 at 8:43 PM - 14 comments

MeFites on

Frimble was kind enough to add to the 'Also On' profile page options. So far I only see two other MeFites who have added their profiles (and one is broken). Surely there are more of you. How have you been using the site?
posted by waninggibbon on May 16 at 2:34 PM - 10 comments

Best Title Title

I wasn't around when the Great Title Wars were fought, but I would have sided with The Man. I enjoy coming up with titles that are cheeky and somewhat obscure. I therefore propose a Best Title contest in May. I'll choose the winner by a proprietary method. The prize is fifty calling cards from MOO with your job title of choice and, optionally, a graphic on the reverse (I'm fond of The Wave Of The Future). Others are welcome to sponsor sub-Title contests such as Most Obscure Allusion, BestWorst Pun, etc. Let the entitling begin (or continue, as it were, it being the 8th and all).
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 7 at 9:11 PM - 45 comments

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