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Best Post Contest FINALE: winner, category winners, 1st & 2nd timers

The posts were bested! This month's contest has had some really great posts, including a ton of single-linkers, obscure subjects, the weird and the wonderful. In here we announce the overall winner, the first- and second-time posters, and Mefites announce their category winners. If you have a underappreciated post you'd like to highlight, feel free to bring it in here too -- there's chips and dip and sparkling beverages for everyone!
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 4 at 5:47 PM - 26 comments

Subreddit recommendations

On a tangent from the MeFi post about Reddit, and specifically comments to the effect that, once you avoid the obvious trashfires and big mainstream forums, there are some quality subreddits: what are some subreddits that MeFites have found particularly worth following/getting involved in, especially ones that one might not stumble across on a casual visit to the site?
posted by acb on Feb 13 at 7:36 AM - 74 comments

Strike that, reverse it?

Deleted posts can be flagged but not favorited. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 15 at 11:29 AM - 18 comments

Hyucking Hyuck

It's experiment time! We're going to try to have a parallel thread to the Fucking Fuck series, where people can post their politics jokes, one-liners, favorite Twitter snark, etc.
posted by restless_nomad on Jan 17 at 9:35 AM - 942 comments

Metatalktails: Love

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, in honor of Valentine's Day, I want to hear about something you love! A book, a painting, a person, a crayon color, a smell, a TV show -- anything at all as long as you love it!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 9 at 5:40 PM - 119 comments

Telephone Pictionary by mail: MetaFilter edition

This one's for all the mefites who like to send and receive snail-mail. (You know who you are!) Last month I authored a Projects post about the "correspondence edition" of Telephone Pictionary I developed. Briefly: Telephone Pictionary is a pen-and-paper party game that adds a visual (drawn) component to "telephone," that game where people sit in a circle and whisper a phrase to one another, usually corrupting the original phrase in the process. In Telephone Pictionary, players alternate between written descriptions and drawings, going back and forth until the big reveal at the end. The "correspondence version" of this is done via snail-mail, so it takes a few weeks. I am interested in facilitating correspondence games of Telephone Pictionary among mefites, and I'd like to know if folks on the site might be interested in taking part!
posted by duffell on Feb 5 at 12:04 PM - 63 comments

🎧🎚🎵

End of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. Let's talk about music. What are you listening to? How do you listen? On your phone on the bus? In the car on your way to work? At home with some high-end audio equipment? Are you strictly listening digital? Analog? Do you stream your music? Do you only listen to records? Are you a collector? Is there a certain genre you hate or avoid? Do you pirate your music or pay for it legally? Is there a single or an album that you've been listening to on repeat? Is there something you're looking forward to being released later this year? Let's turn the volume up. Stay safe and be kind to each other.
posted by Fizz on Feb 1 at 8:32 AM - 144 comments

149: IROC-Z FOMO

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME PODCAAAAAAAST because this is an episode of one. It's me and Jessamyn and a whole passel of Januarial content from MeFi, along with some youthful car stories and our belated discovery of the Spanish word for sock. Runs about 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Feb 6 at 4:27 PM - 19 comments

MetaX

End of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. If you could have a super power, what super power would you choose? Flight, teleportation, superhuman strength, pyrokinesis, speed, telekinesis, telepathy, claws, a giant tongue or tail, etc. Here's a fun list of X-Men-like mutant powers. Do you think you'd be a hero or a villain? Would you team up and form a super-group or would you be solo? Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. Also, be kind to yourself and others.
posted by Fizz on Feb 8 at 9:57 AM - 130 comments

Second Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange!

I'm organizing another mefi valentine mail exchange, and you're all invited!
posted by mochapickle on Jan 12 at 6:39 PM - 53 comments

The Cat Came Back

Some heartwarming news from Ask Metafilter: justalisteningman's cat Fromage, who went missing on Wednesday, has been recovered safe and sound. All is well, you may breathe normally now.
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Feb 1 at 6:51 AM - 27 comments

Is UNIX dead? The authors comment

The UNIX is dead post on Metafilter had two links, a talk by Benno Rice on "The Tragedy of systemd" and a meditation on "contempt culture" by Aurynn Shaw. Both of them showed up in the comments (2, 1). It's a good thread.
posted by RedOrGreen on Feb 5 at 3:18 PM - 5 comments

Searching for comment on two types of internal hires

Saw a comment earlier (ask, I think) about two types of internal job postings - one where every job was open and people had to apply for each promotion they got, and the other where job decisions were made by leaders behind closed doors and there wasn't much awareness about who was in line. Can you help me find it?
posted by rebent on Feb 6 at 7:52 AM - 4 comments

Metatalktails: Movies!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter, and welcome to Eurotalktails! This week, EllieBOA wants to know what movies you've seen and enjoyed lately, which struck me as a particularly good topic since we're deep into movie award-show season.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 2 at 7:10 AM - 103 comments

Extreme weather check-in

North America is being slammed by a breakaway polar vortex and Australia is melting under brutal record heat. Stay safe, everyone, and share how you're coping with it if you wish. Three-dog nights? Ice bucket immersions?
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 30 at 10:33 AM - 169 comments

Determining "D'oh!" draft delay

Would it be possible to create draft FPPs before the end of the 24-hour delay? In other words, you would get the D'oh!/"you have already posted a link in the past 24 hours" page after hitting publish instead of when you click on New Post. I think the 24-hour delay is a good thing but it's intended to prevent people from posting not writing. Changing the order would allow people to check HTML formatting and link accuracy earlier in the writing process if they want to post on back-to-back days. Aside from changing the back end of the publishing process (which I know nothing about and may very well be insurmountable) would it add additional work or issues for the mods over time? Is this something that other people who post FPPs would like?
posted by not_the_water on Jan 30 at 4:26 PM - 24 comments

Best Post Contest, Week 3 Winners!

The posts are hot and the votes are cool, or something! Come inside for the Week 3 Winners! And remember to keep voting with the Fantastic Flag for the final week.
posted by LobsterMitten on Jan 28 at 10:55 AM - 6 comments

Best Post Contest, Week 4 Winners!

Best Post Contest is wrapping up. Step in here for the Week 4 round-up and a big whack of great posts you may have missed! (Overall monthly round-up coming tomorrow.)
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 3 at 4:16 PM - 7 comments

Secret Quonsar 2018: Thank You Thread

Let the happiness and niceness continue! (This is the official 2018 Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread.)
posted by theappleonatree on Nov 17 at 10:02 AM - 661 comments

Keeping arguing about the US primaries in check

The US political cycle is creeping into the beginning of the 2020 primary season, and that means we need to talk about avoiding the stuff that has gone badly on MetaFilter in previous election cycles. That means folks making a collective effort to avoid the worse discussion dynamics we've seen in the past, and it means the mod team pushing hard when folks aren't succeeding at that effort.
posted by cortex on Jan 13 at 11:50 AM - 491 comments

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