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Ireland Hurricane Ophelia Check In

Thought there might should be one of these. Ophelia was a cyclone, tempest, a God damned hurricane. And she's bearing down on Ireland. Should be a little weaker, but MeFis, stay safe!
posted by zabuni on Oct 15 at 10:03 PM - 17 comments

trying to remember a lovely love poem comment

My favorites are usually the thing for this, but I've read every single one and can't find it. There was a poem referencing engagement, about being "yours" before even being asked and a proposal not feeling 'special' because it was a given. No idea what thread or whether the blue or the green.
posted by knownassociate on Oct 10 at 6:30 PM - 8 comments

California fire check-in

Overnight in Northern California, a 200 acre fire became a 57,000 acre fire and people are desperately trying to evacuate. There are at least 10 dead and 1,500 structures have been destroyed. The L.A. Times has live coverage, Mercury News has the local story. Meanwhile in SoCal, Canyon Fire No. 2 in the Anaheim Hills area of Orange County is up to 5,000 acres. A mandatory evacuation order is in place; 1000+ people have been evacuated so far, and six structures have been destroyed. Wildfire Today has updates on fires across the state. I hope all our MeFite friends and family are okay. Please let us know if you need help.
posted by Room 641-A on Oct 9 at 6:44 PM - 92 comments

Paging feature?

Came across an AskMe post that I feel like I know the perfect person for (on Metafilter, obviously). Could MeMail them, sure, but maybe it would be cool to be able to "page" other users directly from the thread? "Calling MeFite120349" sorta thing?
posted by turbid dahlia on Oct 12 at 3:19 PM - 50 comments

October Showers bring November Flowers

What we plant, we sow. The flowers we have during the summer* can be of our choosing. How about we take from whenever this is posted until November 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue? Animal videos that are happy! "News Of The Weird" as long as the weird is wonderful! World Events News posts that bring a smile! We can use it right now! More explanation points! I mean, really, I'm looking at the front page right now, and it's not a happy place overall. Let's pull the nose up on this negativity train.
posted by hippybear on Oct 13 at 8:55 PM - 23 comments

Correcting inaccurate posts

I recognize that as of three minutes ago this is irrelevant for the example post, but it's the sort of thing that could become relevant again. It was posted earlier today that Tom Petty was dead based on an erroneous news report from CBS. He in fact was not then, but is now. I understand it's not the policy to change an FPP once it's made. However, in this era of fake news and itchy-trigger-finger reporting, should there be some sort of Amendment to the Metafilter Constitution for these situations?
posted by rednikki on Oct 3 at 1:02 AM - 57 comments

Looking for a old solo musician post

I'm trying to find an old music post (not within the past year, but not more than a few years old) featuring a Youtube video of a solo female singer playing a sort of folky song on an acoustic guitar on her porch. Modern (not some old forgotten artist). For some reason I think she was in Texas. I think she had short hair. I think it was an original song. Other than I that I'm drawing blanks...
posted by downtohisturtles on Oct 12 at 2:13 PM - 3 comments

MetaWhat? MetaWho? MetaHuh?

I wanted to know what parts of this community do you sometimes forget, neglect, or outright ignore? Maybe it's lack of interest or maybe it's just something you keep forgetting exists? FanFare? Jobs? AskMeFi? Labs? Chat? Podcast? Are you only on the blue? What part of MetaFilter is pushed to the side?
posted by Fizz on Oct 8 at 7:41 AM - 71 comments

I'm dreaming of a libre quonsmas

I love Secret Quonsar. I've participated twice and it was great fun. However, there is one fly in this sweet, creamy milkshake: Google.
posted by Too-Ticky on Sep 26 at 2:11 AM - 55 comments

Fucking Fuck v4.0

Come in. Sit on the couches. Bring a drink if you like. Or a blanket. And your dog. I don't know about you guys but it seems stress has ramped up in the last week or two. Let us let loose our fucks.
posted by yoga on Sep 21 at 6:17 AM - 115 comments

Buttons to jump down not working

When I click the jump to end of thread on any page it turns green and doesn't do anything. Also the jump to comments on the popular post page.
posted by Uncle on Oct 2 at 10:54 AM - 28 comments

Our #1?

Just saw Blood Stripe and noticed that a Matthew Haughey was thanked in the credits.
posted by brujita on Oct 2 at 3:43 PM - 25 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Lying to Mom

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It was 95 in Chicago today and I am hella grumpy about it! This week's topic comes from Johnny Wallflower and Bondcliff, who want to know the Things You've Done That You Would Never Tell Your Mother. Or father. Or guardian. Or boss. Or thesis supervisor. Or android caregiver. Or miscellaneous authority figure. Whatev. You get the idea!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 23 at 6:13 PM - 114 comments

Hurricane Maria Check-In Thread

I hate that we have to have another one of these threads. Hurricane Maria has just strengthened to Category 5 and appears to be threatening the Caribbean again, most notably Puerto Rico. Caribbean Meifites, please sound off and I hope you're all okay.
posted by PearlRose on Sep 18 at 6:15 PM - 30 comments

Mefi: the reason for Reply All

In this episode of the Longform podcast, Alex Goldman of Reply All credits AskMefi for getting him on the path to radio.
posted by divabat on Oct 4 at 6:21 AM - 10 comments

Note: Everyone needs a laugh.

"I know more about a person from the jokes they like than any belief they profess," commented lazycomputerkids in the thread on right-wing comedy. So, MeFites - tell us about yourselves!
posted by nickmark on Sep 29 at 12:34 PM - 181 comments

Big Dairy is on to us

I'm not entirely sure this warrants a MeTa but, what the hell, I'm making one anyway. Michael Schur (@kentremendous), the creator of The Good Place*, discovered this AskMe and played into it a little bit. The resulting Twitter thread is short but amusing.
posted by bondcliff on Oct 5 at 6:02 PM - 37 comments

Assuming genders in responses - why?

The asker of this post used "child" and "spouse" in their question, but some answerers changed those to "daughter" and "dad" or used she/he pronouns. Why?
posted by sockpuppetryarts on Sep 27 at 3:16 PM - 313 comments

"I'm really surprised more people haven't done this; it's super-easy."

MeFi’s own rowdy-librarian-cum-privacy-activist Jessamyn West is suing Equifax in small claims court. You can follow her progress on Medium.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Oct 1 at 9:18 AM - 22 comments

"That Guy" for the Me Fi

A brief history of the Mefites who did not necessarily want to be That Guy, but dammit...
posted by ominous_paws on Sep 6 at 6:14 PM - 77 comments

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