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Bringing back gopher was just the start.

Tired of increasingly bloated, over-designed web interfaces? Looking for a way to enjoy your content without all the dozens of JavaScript trackers and endless needless geegaws? Give the new MetaFilter Reader interface a shot! Clean, classic design; mobile friendly; it even comes with its own games!
posted by cortex on Mar 31 at 10:15 PM - 140 comments

Paypal fee increase for Australians

Australian Paypal has informed us that as of April 5th, "sending money internationally to friends or family" will now incur a fixed fee of $5.99 AUD+2.6% of the portion funded +fixed fee based on the currency.
posted by kjs4 on Apr 4 at 8:18 AM - 11 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open thread

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, my brain is tired, so oooOOOOoooopen thread ahoy!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 24 at 5:19 PM - 124 comments

a.k.a. Egg, Inc.

Are any other mefites playing the stupid chicken game? Anyone want to join a co-op?
posted by phunniemee on Mar 29 at 10:00 AM - 50 comments

yay MeFite books!

Congratulations!! to our very own, very gifted mothershock on the publication of her memoir: The Beginning of Everything: The Year I Lost My Mind and Found Myself. She has a good interview up at The Rumpus about the book, which covers her process of healing and reinvention after a neurological injury.
posted by lalex on Apr 3 at 10:34 AM - 20 comments

Metatalktail hour: beverage reveries

Hello, friends! I'm covering for Eyebrows this fine Saturday evening, and so I ought to post something! And I'm sitting around a fire pit at a MeFite friend's house, drinking a nice beer and thinking about nice beverages, so: what's the last best liquid you consumed, or a memorable sitting-around-with-folks situation along those lines?
posted by cortex on Mar 31 at 5:20 PM - 97 comments

Happy Easter Fools Day!

The confluence of April Fool's Day and Easter was entertaining at my house, did you play any tricks? Get pranked? What was the most fun?
posted by Margalo Epps on Apr 1 at 8:41 PM - 30 comments

Why is my comment getting favorited so much?!

I swear this isn't a humblebrag. I'm perplexed.
posted by MiraK on Mar 24 at 1:24 PM - 34 comments

It's Madness, I tell you

It's that time again! Does anyone have the bandwidth & interest to set up Metafilter bracket contests for the men's and women's tournament? I wish I had the bandwidth to admin this year, but I don't. (Thank you!)
posted by joycehealy on Mar 12 at 10:26 AM - 74 comments

Cleanup requested in Social Apps aisle

The Social Apps section of our profiles is getting badly dated. There are over 120 sites listed, but some of them are dead (AIM, Gawker), some are ambiguous (is Glitch referring to the old shared universe site or the new programming site?), and the absence of Mastodon is becoming an obstacle: We have to advertise our usernames on active threads because we can't put them in our profiles.
posted by ardgedee on Mar 25 at 4:57 PM - 20 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Brushes with Fame

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, Fizz wants hear about a time you had an encounter with a celebrity or famous person. You may bring your own definition of celebrity! As always, you can talk about whatever's on your mind (except politics).
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 17 at 5:04 PM - 201 comments

Silent Moderation?

I was reading this post and left the page after a couple comments had been posted. Returning a few minutes later, both comments (from 2 separate users) were gone. Was this moderator initiated, or did I miss something (a new post made in its place)?
posted by bastionofsanity on Mar 26 at 2:04 PM - 26 comments

Call in show: tell us a joke!

As suggested recently in another post: we're doing an community-participation call-in show for the April podcast, and we want to hear your favorite jokes! Call our voicemail box at (505) 663-6334 and rattle something off for us, and I'll edit it all together. (Or you can email me an audio recording! Or you can send us the text of a joke you like if you'd rather a moderator record it!) I'd like to get this edited before the 1st, so calling/writing/sending sooner is better than later.
posted by cortex on Mar 14 at 12:01 PM - 43 comments

What Does The Man Have On You?

wenestvedt suggested we have a MetaTalk thread to discuss what our Facebook/Cambridge Analytica advertising profiles look like. Check Your Information > Your Categories, and also be sure to look at Hobbies and Interests. Besides being a fan of Cattle, Thought, Crop and Brick, I apparently have a mystery Housemate, perhaps lurking in my crawlspace.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Mar 23 at 9:00 AM - 135 comments

Facebook as viewed by people who don't share your opinions

This is find-that-post filter: I'm pretty sure I read about this here, but searching is coming up dry. During the run-up to the 2016 election, a website appeared that showed, side-by-side, (then-)live news posts from "conservative Facebook" and from "liberal Facebook." It may have been built by or hosted by a major newspaper, like the Washington Post. Searching the web for "filter bubbles" isn't bringing up anything promising, and other search terms about Facebook and bias and the sitting US President are poisoned by the nonstop news stream over the past two years, and also the last two weeks.
posted by fantabulous timewaster on Mar 21 at 3:17 PM - 6 comments

Fig is awesome

I wanted to say thank you to Fig and to everyone who's signed up for the MeFi Card Club. I'm having bad day after bad day after bad day lately, but coming home to wonderful and goofy and sweet cards from MeFites has been making me so happy.
posted by lazuli on Mar 22 at 7:15 PM - 32 comments

Secret Quonsar thank you thread (2017)

This is the official Secret Quonsar thank you thread.
posted by epj on Nov 16 at 4:34 PM - 649 comments

10,000 and counting

Holy crap! So turns out the Radiohead song on a cello post by cozenedindigo just now was my 10,000th favorite on MeFi. Just wanted to say thanks for all the entertaining, thoughtful and thought-provoking, hilarious, nerdy, bean-plating, and otherwise awesome posts and comments from all of you over the years. Also: I got a rad haircut recently, Minecraft is adding tons of underwater content in the near future, and the patriarchy is deaththroeing all over itself. <3!
posted by Celsius1414 on Mar 20 at 3:04 PM - 10 comments

MetaSluggishness

Is anyone else experiencing instability with MetaFilter today? I've had a fair number of time-outs and slow-downs with site loading and refreshes. It seems only limited to this particular site. Just checking in.
posted by Fizz on Mar 17 at 10:46 AM - 18 comments

Love Nikki? ME TOO!

delfin mentioned Love Nikki Dress UP Queen in the politics thread, and I must know, who else plays? Because I'm unhealthily addicted and WHY CAN'T I GET ABOVE 50% in the current competition? WHYYYYYYYY?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 8 at 7:50 AM - 75 comments

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