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Local knowledge(s), histories, and storytelling

A recent AskMeFi thread on What is quintessentially Missourian? is remarkable and exhibits, I believe, what is best about Metafilter: locals coming together to share their knowledge, stories, histories, of a place.
posted by Ahmad Khani on Jun 10 at 7:49 PM - 8 comments

How are you doing? Are you ok?

How are you doing? Are you ok? Just wanted to check-in. Be kind. Stay safe.
posted by Fizz on May 18 at 10:18 AM - 239 comments

MetaPeanutButter

Peanut butter: crunchy or smooth? There can only be one. Choose.
posted by Fizz on Jun 2 at 12:16 PM - 165 comments

Resources for Anti-Racism/BLM Activism and Funding

Lets's share links and spread the word on anti-racism community resources and anti-racism fundraising. I've seen some fantastic threads on Twitter that cover some of this, but it would be useful if Mefites could aggregate links for their local bail bond/mutual aid funds, as well as links to protest/anti-racism toolkits from around the world. Here's a great list of mutual aid funds (Threader link of an original Twitter thread, for easier reading). This post should serve as a catch-all thread for a broad range of resources that will enable and embolden Mefites to get involved in the continuous work that is anti-racism activism, whether they're protesting in-person, donating from home, or want to help in other ways if they're unable to protest in-person or donate.
posted by nightrecordings on Jun 3 at 10:22 AM - 23 comments

US National curfew check in.

Curfew has been declared in dozens of cities and spread far beyond Minneapolis. How about a thread for hugs, solidarity, support, info sharing and more.
posted by loquacious on May 31 at 12:31 AM - 96 comments

MetaMMO: Leeeeeeeeeeeeeroy!!!!!

Many mefites play MMO/MMORPGs and I thought it might be nice to create a space to share our contacts with one another so we can go on some raids together. Whether it's World of Warcraft (WoW), Elder Scrolls Online (ESO), Black Desert Online (BDO), Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV), Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2), Eve Online (EO), Star Wars The Old Republic (SWTOR), Guild Wars 2 (GW2), Runescape, Star Trek Online (STO), whatever MMO you play, let us share our gamer tags/contacts/character names and join in a virtual space of our choosing to get our game on.
posted by Fizz on May 25 at 10:46 AM - 34 comments

A thank you, and a question for you.

Hi everybody. Yesterday* I posted this question, asking about sending my son to preschool. And today...
posted by bondcliff on Jun 1 at 8:07 AM - 49 comments

164: It's Been A Rough Week

Podcast time, and jessamyn and are I back talking about a bunch of stuff we liked from MetaFilter as usual, and talking a bit about the hard stuff surrounding George Floyd and Minneapolis, and also absolutely plotzing about having two new mods join the team! Welcome again, travelingthyme and loup. This episode is long even for us, about an hour and forty total.
posted by cortex on Jun 2 at 5:30 PM - 8 comments

Minneapolis/Saint Paul Check-In Thread

For residents, relatives, and friends of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, this has been a very difficult week.

I hope that everyone is doing OK and able to stay safe.
posted by ZeusHumms on May 29 at 9:46 AM - 58 comments

Meta mini isolation GISH, anyone?

I'm definitely already staying in my house all day and behaving strangely. Perhaps we could make it a team effort? May 2020 GISH minihunt
posted by bethnull on May 22 at 12:12 PM - 17 comments

Metatalktail Hour: A Dumb Game

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! This week, I thought we could play a nerd game: Retitle your favorite novel as if it were a (not very good) academic paper, and we'll try to guess the novel. For example, "High-Wealth Men Seeking Partners in Regency England: Two Case Studies" could be Pride and Prejudice.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 23 at 5:36 PM - 175 comments

Please don't use Unicode to make fancy fonts in posts

I've noticed more and more posts that make use of Unicode characters to simulate fancy fonts in FPPs. This breaks screen readers, often in very annoying ways. For example, “𝒎” is read out by my screen reader as "mathematical bold italic small m". So whole words or sentences of this makes a post impossible to understand. Please avoid.
posted by Space Coyote on May 19 at 8:08 AM - 39 comments

Two decades in the blue

May 22nd is my metafilter 20 year anniversary. I can remember signing up from my little cinder block office in graduate school at the University of Louisville. I thought I'd post now so I don't forget. It's kind of amazing that this community still exists, and wanted to thank everyone for their contributions. Since joining Metafilter I've finished grad school, had three more kids, gotten a full time job and of course gotten older. Thanks all for your many links, comments and useful solutions over the years.
posted by mecran01 on May 19 at 6:23 PM - 32 comments

Coronavirus check-in thread #5

It is May 8th and time for the latest check-in thread. As previously ([4][3][2][1])) this is for actual news, updates, personal experiences, and more mutual support from and to people dealing with this virus in their daily lives. All hail the mods for continuing to provide this sanctuary for us, and good health to readers and commenters alike. How is one doing?
posted by Windopaene on May 8 at 3:49 PM - 302 comments

Question about sewing ergonomics?

I thought I saw an AskMe about how to set up a sewing table to minimize back pain, but I can't find it now. Can anyone point me towards it? I've seen this AskMe about lino cutting, but that's not the same.
posted by The corpse in the library on May 24 at 11:23 AM - 7 comments

Another COVID communication post

Recently, I've seen several AskMe posts where posters have felt the need to engage in harsh critique of self or others in order to fend off AskMe judgment concerning their taking actions during the pandemic that are clearly driven by need (even potential life-or-death emergencies) and not frivolous. This troubles and saddens me.
posted by praemunire on May 17 at 3:06 PM - 124 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mundane observations

Happy weekend Mefites! This weekend I'm curious to hear your little observations -- maybe about the weather, or new things you've noticed in your living space, or your pet's personal habits, or minor mysteries unfolding outside your windows.
posted by LobsterMitten on May 9 at 11:40 AM - 91 comments

163: You must understand!

It was a time known as The Great Resetting, when, after a months of wandering in a week late or so with episodes, jessamyn and I finally managed to release a new episode smack dab on the 1st. It was spoken of in legend as...episode 163 of the MetaFilter podcast.
posted by cortex on May 1 at 10:14 AM - 9 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fun at Home

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious what you're up to for fun at home. Maybe you've picked up some new hobbies, or returned to old hobbies. (Or maybe you are spending all your time managing small children's distance learning and providing tech support for their Zoom classes, what delight.) Anyway, dazzle us with your stories of fun stuff to do at home!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 16 at 7:25 PM - 83 comments

MetaShout-out

Let's open this thread up to shout-out some one or some thread that deserves our praise. Feel free to shout-out yourself, your partner, a friend, a lover, a family member, a pet, a stranger, and/or another mefite or mod. Whether its an awesome thread or an awesome person, let's shout-out the awesome we see in others. Stay safe and be kind to yourself. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on May 11 at 7:38 AM - 61 comments

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