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Moderation Log

I’d like to open a discussion about the possibility of a public moderator log that would record all moderation activities on the site.
posted by Diskeater on Feb 22 at 11:28 AM - 363 comments

Open Gaming Thread: What are you playing right now?

Let's talk video-games, board-games, mobile games, mind-games, etc. What are you playing right now? :-)
posted by Fizz on Feb 17 at 12:10 PM - 90 comments

MetaFilter, SCOTUS, and Section 230

So, there are a couple of big cases coming up before the Supreme Court in the next week or so that might lead to the overturning of Section 230 of whatever law it's part of, I think the 1996 Digital Millennium Copyright Act. I'm wondering if the powers that be at MetaFilter have been looking at this and what the implications might be for our little community if this does end up getting overturned. Members of the community might have further insights.
posted by hippybear on Feb 20 at 12:13 PM - 32 comments

Proposal: creation of a MetaFilter ombuds

I'd like to present for discussion by the MetaFilter community the proposal that we establish an official ombudsperson role, to act as a non-moderator community representative when questions about specific moderation decisions arise.
posted by biogeo on Feb 16 at 8:35 AM - 89 comments

Best of the Web anniversaries and transcripts

Two three things:
1. The first podcast episode was posted on February 16, 2007! Happy 16th anniversary / birthday to the podcast!
2. I just finished running the last / first episode through for an automated transcript, so *every* episode now has a transcript! So. Many. Transcripts.
3. I joined two days after that first episode!
Just, you know. Woot!
posted by Pronoiac on Feb 17 at 12:10 PM - 12 comments

Metatalktail Hour: The cheapest, but the best

Happy weekend, friends, I hope you are warm, or cool, as the case may be, and feeling rested! This week I'd like to ask you about your beloved items that you can't do without, but which are also quite inexpensive ... and just work better than the pricier varieties.
posted by taz on Feb 18 at 2:24 AM - 56 comments

Comments about a "get kids off to school" app?

Sometime within the past few years, I read an AskMe where people recommended a specific app that "gamified" school-age kids getting ready in the morning. I've found plenty of similar apps Googling around but was trying to find the original one that came so highly recommended by MeFi.
posted by spisspisspis on Feb 10 at 9:00 AM - 5 comments

New Moderation Team Member

Hello Everyone! Please join me welcoming our newly-hired Moderator: Brandon Blatcher!
posted by loup on Feb 15 at 10:28 AM - 93 comments

Let's talk about mod deletion policy

I would very much like for the community to get a chance to opine regarding when and if mods should delete comments on Metatalk.
posted by Meatbomb on Jan 30 at 1:27 PM - 388 comments

What have you done this decade that you're proud of?

I was reading through old favorites tonight and found this post and it's mooshy-happy.

I still haven't hit the daily limit for favorites. Is there one?

What have you done this decade that you're proud of?
posted by bendy on Feb 9 at 11:35 AM - 53 comments

🎉Fundraising Wrap-Up: You've put MetaFilter on the road to Revival!

A few months ago we came to you with information we had just learned about the dire financial state of MetaFilter. The site was losing money every month and the cash reserves keeping it afloat had run dry. The situation was grim. But MeFites, you stepped up in a big, big way: recurring contributions have gone up by $9,863.10 and we have received $78,857.91 in one-time contributions (both figures are net). This means that according to our targets MetaFilter has more than enough budget to Survive, and is within striking distance of Revive! There are more details inside about the specifics of the fundraiser and how the funds will be used, so please keep reading…
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 23 at 12:28 PM - 303 comments

Meta Back Rooms

Twas a year ago today that this marvellous serendipity took place. Be careful entering though, you may never leave!
posted by pepcorn on Feb 13 at 1:51 PM - 14 comments

191: Thoroughly insinuated into the normalcy of our life

More or less on time! New theme song! We talk about heating up water and heating up ourselves. cortex read a lot of MetaFilter this month, Jessamyn's still reading old FanFare threads. Runs about 82 minutes.
posted by jessamyn on Feb 11 at 2:45 PM - 9 comments

Another Thing For the Book Of Conflicts

We have had several lower-stakes conduct debates over the years - about things like whether cereal is soup, or the proper order for putting on socks and shoes, or whether you sit or stand to wipe after using the toilet, among many others. A new one has emerged in AskMe - are you an ingredients person or nah?
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Feb 7 at 1:06 PM - 72 comments

Editorialising on the blue?

I was under the impression that too much personal input or editorialising is discouraged when making metafilter posts, posts are supposed to be fairly neutral. But I don't actually see this in any of the guidelines. Did I imagine this?
posted by Zumbador on Feb 1 at 3:00 PM - 10 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Super strix kicks

Happy Superb Owl weekend everyone! 🦉 What fun activities do you have planned? Any burrowing, hooting, screeching, flapping or gliding in the offing? What tasty tidbits will you be hunting down and devouring? Will you be with your parliament homies, or flying solo? Whooo doesn't love this holiday?! <3
posted by taz on Feb 11 at 3:01 AM - 33 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Unsolicited advice, please

Happy weekend, everyone! If you're a Mefite, you've probably found a lot of valuable tips on the site, especially in Ask Metafilter, but those threads are usually focusing on a specific problem or situation. Today I'd like to ask you to share your random tips and tricks about anything at all (that's fit to print!). If it's something you've found handy or helpful, if it makes life easier, faster, neater, nicer, or just more fun, please share!
posted by taz on Feb 4 at 2:14 AM - 166 comments


what are you listening to? open music thread. share what you're listening to. feel free to link to a youtubes, spotify, or soundcloud, just share some tunes with the rest of us, sending good vibes to you all
posted by Fizz on Jan 13 at 7:08 AM - 62 comments

eotvos has passed away

Passing on some sad news: long-time site member eotvos died earlier today after suffering a critical brain injury this weekend. He's survived by his wife, who knew his MeFi handle and may see this post; my condolences to you, and to everyone in the MetaFilter community who knew him either as a friend or as a familiar voice on the site.
posted by cortex on Jan 26 at 4:37 PM - 208 comments

Sharing and Over-sharing

We've had a couple of threads about Lastpass: the news of the breach and an ask for alternatives. It's pushed my buttons as being across the line into "don't show your dirty laundry in public."

I get that we build community by sharing info about ourselves, it's why I like a MetaTalkTail Hour and the Free Threads. Recommending a password manager by dint of your personal experience also serves to tell the world how you secure your online activity.
posted by k3ninho on Feb 2 at 12:17 PM - 47 comments

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