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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

MeFi Fantasy Baseball 2018

We'll be drafting within two weeks. If you are interested in joining *and* being an active manager the league link is in my profile.
posted by cgk on Mar 14 at 8:43 PM - 6 comments

Looking for a lost post with two short stories

I remember being linked to two excellent short stories from here, and I wanted to follow up with the author, but cannot remember her name. I know that it was a female author, I believe the links went to stories on her website, and her genre was surreal horror (I remember thinking the stories reminded me of a darker Kelly Link, but it wasn't Link). One story was about a girl who had an imagination projection machine in her attic, which she became addicted to. The second was about a couple living in a hellish dystopia where all men are "scholars" and all women work in a "factory", and the two accidentally have a child without authorization from the Big Brother type government.
posted by codacorolla on Mar 19 at 6:16 PM - 4 comments

Let's talk about spoilers, again.

Last night there was a Last Jedi post in the frontpage with spoilers above the fold. The post got deleted due to self linking but the fact remains that many comments inside were dismissive of the spoilers even though the digital download was out just yesterday. What should be the guidelines for this kind of thing? Are general spoilers above the fold OK after three months after the release? Should all spoilers go below the fold?
posted by Memo on Mar 14 at 7:13 AM - 78 comments

Thank you all for the wedding advice

I'm getting married on Saturday. While it would have happened without help from Metafilter, the help I've gotten in my Ask questions has made my life a lot easier. This is a big thank you to everyone who helped in those questions.
posted by Hactar on Mar 6 at 1:43 PM - 23 comments

I always knew you were special

On my 10 year anniversary here at MetaFilter, I would just like to thank all of the MeFites that have welcomed me to this community and given me so much to think about. I'd especially like to thank the mods (past and present) for keeping the place sane and levelheaded, the Quonczars for the annual Quonsmas season fun, and especially mathowie who built this special home.
posted by Sophie1 on Mar 12 at 7:25 AM - 30 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Spring Fling

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what you've got planned for the spring (/fall, hello people who can see the Southern Cross!), or what you're looking forward to, or if the change of seasons has arrived near you yet, or anything else to take my mind off this lousy Smarch weather and put me in a spring/fall mindset!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 10 at 5:48 PM - 102 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Excitement!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight, I want to know what you're excited about! Something cool lately you've done, or made, or seen, or something you're looking forward to, or just something awesome about the universe that makes you delighted! So what are you excited about this week?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 24 at 5:40 PM - 120 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Mad Skillz

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious -- if you could pick up a skill instantly, what skill would it be? (And are you otherwise working on acquiring this skill?)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 3 at 5:05 PM - 112 comments

Winter Storm Riley check-in post

I've got three friends who I've been trying to get in touch with to see how they are enduring Winter Storm Riley and haven't heard from them. I thought maybe others might have the same thing going on. So, here's a post! If you're in the path of the current nor'easter, check in here and let us know if you're okay!
posted by hippybear on Mar 3 at 4:09 PM - 31 comments

138: Don't Leave Me Hanging

It's a magical low-energy podcast! Okay, it's not especially magical. But it's me and Jessamyn and we talk about MeFi and shaking fists at kids and the Olympics and sundry other things. Recorded on Monday the 26th, it runs about 75 minutes.
posted by cortex on Feb 28 at 3:01 PM - 25 comments

The etiquette of thread poaching?

Question about thread poaching to external sites. I totally get that everything on MeFi is publicly accessible to anyone and everyone for ever and always. But, I was somewhat annoyed that one of my questions was made into an article on LifeHacker. They did credit it to MeFi, but it still seemed like a cheap thing for them to do (and presumably make money off of). Or at the least, poor netiquette? (Do people even say that anymore?) If I'm being a grumpy old dinosaur, do let me know. Just wondering if there's a precedent for this, and to hear others thoughts on the matter.
posted by stillmoving on Mar 7 at 11:28 AM - 40 comments

A Questionnaire for Adults on Play?

I'm trying to find a questionnaire/assessment focused on different activities that adults can rate to understand what might be fun or playful for them.
posted by neematoad on Mar 9 at 10:02 AM - 6 comments

People vs Garbage

The phrase "garbage people" or the habit of describing people as "garbage" or as "trash" seems to be making a resurgence on my social media lately. I've seen it on metafilter, too, recently, and... can we not do that here, please?
posted by eviemath on Mar 2 at 11:33 AM - 173 comments

What was this poem?

Within the last week or so, there was a link (I think in a comment) to a poem about how sometimes things actually do turn out okay. The author had written it in haste and was displeased with it and with the fact that it had become so well known. What was it?
posted by HotToddy on Mar 6 at 5:46 PM - 14 comments

Recent post on the Blue featuring a home-rolled newspaper archive?

Within the past 60 or 30 days there was a post concerning a *very* idiosyncratic website devoted to archiving small-town newspapers from a local area of the mid-atlantic states, I think in Pennsylvania, which over time has become one of the largest online local-newspaper archives on the web. The site relies on a number of questionable technology decisions and UI implementations, but remains unique. Unfortunately, google and/or site searches for 'newspaper archive' and variants didn't do the trick for me.
posted by mwhybark on Mar 8 at 10:27 AM - 8 comments

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