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Could you help me find this tenuously metafilter related article?

During the last soccer / football world cup there was a small series of niche articles in various publications about the intersection of the adoration of footballers and discrimination of immigrants in the soccer nations of Europe. I want to find one article about a specific English team member who's sister took the bus with him several nights a week to get him to training in London club's youth section.
posted by roolya_boolya on Feb 29 at 2:43 PM - 4 comments

Fanfare Games

I want to gush about Animal Crossing: New Horizons but I'm not sure a link to the direct would be a good post. Any news about adding Video Games to Fanfare?
posted by simmering octagon on Feb 20 at 8:58 AM - 35 comments

Secret Quonsar 2019 THANK YOU!

Thrilled and honored to be the first to post a THANK YOU to -- I don't know who specifically, but the kind and generous soul who honored my request to be sent "anything made of dark chocolate that comes from their corner of the universe." I am now the very, very happy recipient of 6 glorious bars of superior dark chocolate from Toronto. I shall savor every bite.
posted by pjsky on Nov 15 at 8:54 AM - 436 comments

FUCK IT, WE'LL DO IT LIVE SCORPIONS

Apparently it's Scorpion - Scorpion - Scorpion - Crop Is On day on MetaFilter, so, y'know, post some fucken scorpions if you got 'em.
posted by cortex on Feb 24 at 2:40 PM - 103 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Games! Boardgames, phone games, and more

Happy weekend, Mefites! This weekend, jacquilynne wondered what games people are enjoying on Android phones lately. I'm also wondering what other kinds of games you've all been into -- boardgames, cardgames, rpg's, console or pc games. Even physical games you play with your actual body, if that's how you roll.
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 22 at 9:05 AM - 102 comments

Mathematical constants, for example, the 72 character limit on post titl

While drafting this FPP, I had to omit words from the title of the article I was linking to in order to fit within the 72 character limit on FPP titles. I noticed today that someone else was bitten by the same "feature", leading to a misspelling of the author's name, until cortex stopped by to fix things manually. While I understand the desire to keep FPP titles concise, I feel like 72 is rather strict, and that we should discuss increasing it.
posted by tonycpsu on Jan 30 at 12:41 PM - 54 comments

20 Years on Metafilter

Today is my 20th anniversary of joining Metafilter, and I just wanted to say: you're all flagged as fantastic!
posted by adrianhon on Feb 21 at 9:29 AM - 23 comments

Won't somebody think of the Twitterless?

It's a request. I have never been on Twitter, and don't plan to be. So when there's a comment on the blue that consists only of a link to a tweet, I can't read it. I just see a picture of a bird. This is frustrating, especially when I don't bother to over-hover the link to identify it as a tweet. My understanding is that tweets are limited to a small number of characters. If there isn't some Twitter mechanism blocking the copying of content, could you please paste that content into the comment? TIA
posted by Kirth Gerson on Feb 11 at 4:17 AM - 64 comments

Disability-related posts appreciation

I just wanted to note the fact there are two really good disability-threads on the front page, and I am here for it! I was pleasantly reminded of the #poctakeover, and while I'm not sure there is similar intent behind the disability posts, I just wanted to say I'm one happy wheelchair user this afternoon.
posted by DrAstroZoom on Feb 4 at 2:06 PM - 10 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mixups and mistaken identity

This weekend, Tehhund wants to hear about mixups and cases of mistaken identity. Has anyone ever mistaken you for someone else, or vice versa? Or maybe your email address or username got confused with someone else's so you got messages intended for them? What happened?
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 8 at 2:55 PM - 129 comments

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Whether you celebrate St. Valentine's Day or not, let's make this a space to send love to one another. That includes yourself, your partner, your family, your lover, your neighbor, anyone and everyone, we are all worthy of love and kindness. Feel free to share how you're celebrating or not celebrating. Also, a reminder that chocolate is going to be super cheap and on sale tomorrow. Happy St. Valentine's Day!
posted by Fizz on Feb 14 at 12:06 PM - 67 comments

Sharing copyright infringing material on metafilter?

What is the metafilter opinion on sharing links to material that might be infringing copyright? For example, https://readcomiconline.to/ They have the complete Maus, and several books by Will Eisner among others that I'm pretty sure they don't have the rights to. Am I right about that? I can't see anything on the site that suggests the DO have the rights. I'd love to create a metafilter post sharing these, but it seems wrong, since this is essentially a pirate site, as far as I can tell?
posted by Zumbador on Feb 11 at 5:12 AM - 33 comments

Third Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange!

With the blessing of the lovely and talented mochapickle, I'm keeping up the mefi valentine exchange traditon! Come one, come all, and share a little love!
posted by the primroses were over on Jan 16 at 6:43 PM - 20 comments

~*Glitter*~

For those of you consumed by the mystery discussed in this FPP on the glitter industryβ€”which (secretive) industry is the #1 purchaser of glitter?β€”the podcasters at Endless Thread appear to have uncovered the answer. It’s...below the fold.
posted by sallybrown on Jan 24 at 8:51 AM - 34 comments

Disability/ableism thread: access intimacy, taking care of each other

Like previous MeTas, this thread is a space for people affected by ableism to converse, about experiences on and off the site. We're trying to make this a space relatively free of pressure from people who AREN'T hurt by ableism. You get to decide whether ableism affects you. This thread is for everyone to read and for disabled people to (mostly) participate in.
posted by brainwane on Jan 21 at 1:18 PM - 141 comments

#poctakeover: The White Allies Thread

Following on from the massive work done by the POC community within MetaFilter, it was suggested in that MeTa that we set up a thread as a sort of β€œWhite Caucus”. Welcome to that thread!
posted by greenish on Jan 23 at 12:24 PM - 115 comments

Fucking Fuck Fuckity Fuck Thread

A place to yell, to let it all out, to vent. Let loose all of your frustrations and anger. This is a void in which you can scream into safely. Fuck it.
posted by Fizz on Jan 28 at 10:44 AM - 147 comments

Kaycee Nicole hoax documentary research

Heya, folks! We recently heard from a documentary producer, Celia Aniskovich, who is working on a project related to the Kaycee Nicole hoax that played out during the earliest couple years of MetaFilter's existence. She's spoken with a few key folks already, including mathowie, but is interested to hear from anyone else in the MeFi community who has specific memories of or records from that whole saga.
posted by cortex on Jan 31 at 11:21 AM - 16 comments

Just Happy Things

The week is just starting and I'm already feeling a bit overwhelmed. Let's talk about something unrelated to politics. Share something happy with the community, anything at all. Maybe you had the opportunity to pet/play with a puppy. Or it could be the tasty grilled-cheese sandwich you ate for lunch. Whatever it is, share a bit of your happy with the rest of the community. As always, be kind to yourself and to others.
posted by Fizz on Feb 4 at 12:02 PM - 109 comments

MetatalkTails: Botanical bounty

Hello weekend Mefites! This week for Metatalktails, I'm thinking about plants. Plants are pretty great. Do you have any recent plants in your life, or memorable plant facts/stories?
posted by LobsterMitten on Feb 1 at 8:51 AM - 58 comments

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