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MetaUncontrollableGiggles

We're nearly at the end of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. I was driving home from work yesterday and I witnessed a man walking a tiny Chihuahua on a leash, he was smoking a cigarette while also drinking from a beer can & was running a little bit late at crossing the cross-walk and did this kind of "I'm sorry." dance in front of me and the way he waved his hand and smiled caused me to burst into an uncontrollable fit of laughter, pure giggles. I'd love to hear stories of a similar nature, some situation that caused you to burst into pure random laughter/joy because you witnessed it or were a part of it. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on May 9 at 8:57 AM - 69 comments

Optional location flag for AskMe?

I've seen this happen quite a bit, but for whatever reason the penny dropped reading this question posted today--has the idea ever been floated to add an optional location flag to AskMe questions?
posted by Automocar on May 2 at 3:23 PM - 13 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Self-Care

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious to know what your favorite thing to do for self-care is. Could be simple, could be elaborate, I just want to hear all about your self-care!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 4 at 5:44 PM - 138 comments

ALERT FOR CHEESE LOVING MEFITES ALERT FOR CHEESE LOVING MEFITES ALER

Jessamyn is in the process of acquiring a {blink}YEARS SUPPLY OF CHEESE{/blink} and, through the medium of twitter, has promised a cheese party. The tweet that sort-of started this. Related: an American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional explains the color of Wisconsin Cheddar.
posted by Wordshore on May 3 at 4:04 PM - 58 comments

🌧️⚡☂️

Happy Wednesday, it's the middle of the week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. It's currently raining here and I want to hear your thoughts on rain/thunderstorms. Do you like this kind of weather? Do you carry an umbrella? Do you have any rainy day traditions? I know I like to open up the window and listen to the sound of rain while I read. Let's talk about stormy weather. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on May 1 at 2:19 PM - 91 comments

Anything old that's new again? Name that tune!

What's that old song you just heard and now like so much? You've discovered (or re-discovered) it, now play this tune whenever you can; can't get it out of your head?
posted by Rash on May 2 at 4:30 PM - 56 comments

My eyes rolled so hard...

I read this comment from oulipian on the Blue and did a quick web search for other "my eyes rolled so hard" moments on Metafilter. List within. Share your own!
posted by duffell on May 2 at 10:04 PM - 24 comments

How do I get more favourites and best answers?

When I comment on Ask MetaFilter , I do the best I can to give helpful advice to the poster, but my comments hardly ever attract many favourites and are almost never selected as best answer or endorsed by other posters. What do I have to do to get more favourites and best answers?
posted by EatMyHat on May 3 at 4:06 PM - 115 comments

I dip my hands in April among your faces tender

Three years ago I asked us to post about our favorite poems in honor of national poetry month. It would be wonderful if you could post additional favorite poems today. I'd also like it if anyone who needs a poem on a particular subject could request one and if we could try to find them something that fits the bill.
posted by CMcG on Apr 22 at 10:28 AM - 121 comments

You are what you repeatedly post

Inspired by penguin pie's comment yesterday, realized I resuse AskMetafilter answers.
posted by BusyBusyBusy on May 1 at 6:59 AM - 66 comments

Metafilter Scroll Tag has disappeared

The "Metafilter Scroll Tag" Greasemonkey script has stopped functioning. As in, the tag no longer appears, and the unread count isn't shown. Just me or is anyone else experiencing this?
posted by team lowkey on Apr 29 at 3:55 PM - 7 comments

How long is too long?

While catching up with the latest politics megathread, I was surprised to see this mod note from LobsterMitten: [Note about post drafts - putting here so people will see it, but happy to talk it over more in email, will email some of the recent posters. Please keep the posts on the shorter side, maybe 1000 words or that neighborhood. Thanks.] As a longtime crafter of megaposts, I don't think I've ever seen official mod guidance to cut them (relatively) short in this way. Posts have been edited for leaving too much above the fold, but I can think of only a handful of incidents where the post body itself got official pushback for being Too Long -- and those largely involved novella-sized posts with length-induced display errors (really) or blanket copy-pasting a website's contents. Is LobsterMitten's advice targeted at the political megathreads only -- perhaps for performance reasons -- or should it be construed more broadly? I happen to think a well-organized megapost is the best of MeFi and a feature few vid- and listicle-driven sites can match, and in the case of the politics threads specifically they're a fine example of community collaboration that provide a valuable curated record of this chaotic era. But what do you think?
posted by Rhaomi on Apr 17 at 12:49 PM - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bookshelves!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, bookmammal (eponysterical) wants you to "Show us a picture of your bookshelf/bookcase! Tell us what you’re reading now! Make a book recommendation! Have a cool story about attending a book signing or meeting an author? Tell us about it! Let’s talk books!"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 27 at 5:33 PM - 108 comments

Rule #2. There is No MetaFilter

This comment: "Metafilter: a conceptually ambitious ad for Olive Garden." posted by dephlogisticated made me realize that MetaFilter may be part of a deep state operation... We now stand 19 years, 9 months and 7 days where MetaFilter has been potentially prepping an entire generation with a ... different sort of FUD... What are your Metafilter conspiracy theories? Is Johnny Wallflower actually a selection of dogs and cats carefully stacked on eachother's shoulders and wearing clothes doing their best to impersonate a human? What do you know that folks should know about the Cabal MetaFilter? Time to don your tinfoil hats folks...
posted by Nanukthedog on Apr 20 at 11:23 AM - 118 comments

Happy birthday, cortex!

Not only is he the chief cook and bottle washer around here, he’s also a: Taurus, musician and amazing stained glass artisan, as well as possessing other artistic talents! Happy natal return day to our own Renaissance man, cortex!
posted by Lynsey on Apr 26 at 12:51 PM - 68 comments

Fucking Fuck XXI - omnifucks

Sorry if I'm treading on the toes of the usual FF poster(s). Just came here to unburden after the latest Brexit extravaganza of selfishness and rank stupidity and found the previous one had become dormant. If this is good, then have at it... I am UP TO HERE WITH EVERYTHING. Blessings on you all.
posted by doornoise on Apr 1 at 3:28 PM - 124 comments

Totes Magotes

Hey, you want a nice MetaFilter tote bag with "[more inside]" on it? Fine, you can go buy one from TopatoCo now!
posted by cortex on Apr 19 at 11:07 AM - 41 comments

Politics Chat Pony?

In the recent thread about post lengths, the question tangentially came up asking why more people don’t use Chat for politics stuff. For me, at least, it’s because it seems like when something big happens and we head over to Chat to talk about it, we’re barging in and taking over whatever people were talking about before. Could there be a separate chat room just for the politics stuff so we don’t have to bother the Chat regulars?
posted by Weeping_angel on Apr 18 at 12:45 PM - 19 comments

An Interview with Mefi's Own Jessamyn

Jessamyn West on Intellectual Freedom, Creepy Basements, and the Library as a Safe Space. An interview with Jessamyn, as part of a new series called Secrets of the Librarians, just posted on the LitHub Bookmarks blog. Yay, Jessamyn!
posted by Stanczyk on Apr 22 at 7:56 AM - 22 comments

MetaMonuments

End of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. In light of the recent Notre-Dame de Paris fire, I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we can discuss other beautiful monuments/historical places from around the globe. Share with us places that you've visited in the past or would like to visit if given the opportunity. If you have old travel photos and feel comfortable sharing, all the better. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Apr 19 at 9:48 AM - 38 comments

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