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Metatalktail Hour: Pandemic Home

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, since we haven't done a picture one in a while, show us a picture of something new and different about your home during the pandemic! Do you have a makeshift home office? Do you have a mask storage station? Have you created a homeschooling hub for kids doing e-learning? Do you have food storage that could put a bunker to shame?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 13 at 5:33 PM - 59 comments

Paywall Labelling

I would really like it if all post links that led to sites with a paywall were so marked with an icon or parenthetical like ($) or something. I don't care so much about comment links but if the link parser was automated then that could be a trivial addition thing. If the catalogue of pay sites was database driven it could be updated in real time. In any case, until there's an automated system, I would really appreciate manual/etiquette related efforts to make it clear which links do and do not go to the open web. Thanks for your consideration.
posted by seanmpuckett on Jun 5 at 10:01 AM - 48 comments

What's for dinner?

We're eating breakfast for dinner. Egg in a basket, or as I grew up calling it "egg-bread". How about you? What are you eating tonight? Feel free to share recipes. Be kind & stay safe.
posted by Fizz on Jun 9 at 4:42 PM - 71 comments

Enabling Notifications for Online Meetups Pony

Activity has pretty much stopped on IRL for obvious reasons, but weirdly, the Tokyo Mefite community has never met nearly as much! We're heading into our 9th straight week of meetups (on Zoom) which is a full on record for us, but leads me to this humble pony request: if the poster of the IRL meetup chooses "online" as the type of meetup, no notification memails get sent, and the meetup doesn't show in the sidebar on MetaTalk. Can we change that?
posted by Ghidorah on Jun 9 at 8:11 PM - 11 comments

Two new mods: welcome to travelingthyme and loup!

Please give a hearty hello to our newly-hired members of the MetaFilter moderation team: travelingthyme and loup! I'll let them introduce themselves a bit below, but I wanted to let folks know that they'll both be working part-time as of now so you can expect to see their names around the site.
posted by cortex on Jun 1 at 10:54 AM - 224 comments

What do you need? What do you have?

If anyone in the Seattle area needs a well-established Sourdough starter and is willing to come pick it up in the Southwest, me mail me and I’ll arrange to leave a container on my porch for you. This is a thread for anyone who has too much of something to offer to give it away and too little of something to make requests.
posted by bq on May 20 at 5:18 PM - 39 comments

Moderators as Full-Time Employees? What a Visionary Idea You've Invented

The new hotness in tech: NYU Center for Business and Human Rights says social media giants should have their moderators be full-time employees (PDF).
posted by WCityMike on Jun 9 at 1:42 PM - 8 comments

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 - 163 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 - 169 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

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