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Help build MetaFilter’s savings

The generosity of the MetaFilter community has been invaluable in keeping this place up and running for the last several years via community funding. We’re in a position right now where we need to ask for a little more of that help to ensure that the site remains financially secure.
posted by cortex on Jul 31 at 9:04 AM - 451 comments

Tell Me Something Good

This is a complementary post to Fizz's necessary post, but tell me something good, tell me that you like it, yeah! It doesn't have to be an amazing thing, but something that made you smile, or feel happy, etc.
posted by ellieBOA on Aug 17 at 10:11 PM - 158 comments

Looking for a comment about how life changes when you're good looking

I've searched, and so has Lobster Mitten (thank you!) but though we both remember the post, neither of us can find it. Can you help?
posted by penguin pie on Aug 22 at 2:49 PM - 13 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Late summer free chat

Where I am, it's a cool late summer night and the stars are coming out. Come out on the porch, we've got comfy porch chairs, refreshing beverages and quiet music. What's good with you these days?
posted by LobsterMitten on Aug 12 at 6:18 PM - 122 comments

July Best Post Contest! FINAL AWARDS

It was a great month for posts! Read inside for the month-long winners, final-week winners, and more.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 1 at 5:50 AM - 46 comments

GISHWHES 2017 wrap up: Keeping it weird

A few weeks ago I put a call out for members of the defacto mefite team for the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen. GISHWHES wrapped up about a week ago. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the 2017 submissions of Team StrangeFascination.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Aug 19 at 6:57 PM - 11 comments

Can't stop the signal.

Can we please either discuss or determine what guidelines we should be following for doxxing / revealing personal info about the subjects of linked content in a thread?
posted by zarq on Aug 7 at 7:46 AM - 95 comments

Agregation sites as FPPs

These seem to be a lot of FPPs that are links to aggregation sites that pretty much take content other people have done, put a bunch of it together, and add ads. For instance, since the beginning of May this year, there have been 20 FPPs that include links to BoredPanda. (link is to a search of metafilter for instances of boredpanda) There are fewer links to similar sites like Viral Nova
posted by larrybob on Aug 7 at 6:15 PM - 112 comments

Updates to Election Thread Guide on the Wiki

Taking advantage of what actually appears to be a slow news day (?!), I re-vamped the Election Thread Guide on the MeFi wiki to be a new "U.S. Politics Thread Reference" guide. I've enjoyed (as much as one can enjoy) the politics megathreads, but there certainly is a learning curve. Please feel free to add your own content directly or, if you'd like, add info/suggestions here and I can work it in.
posted by whitewall on Aug 7 at 12:52 PM - 42 comments

"Remove from activity" in Mobile Classic?

Pony request: can we get a "remove from activity" feature on the Recent Activity page in the Mobile Classic theme?
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Aug 10 at 5:29 PM - 12 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite MetaFilter Moments

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! In honor of cortex buying MetaFilter, I've decided to go with a suggestion from pjern, who wants to know your favorite MetaFilter moments! They can be on-site, something that happened IRL, or something that happened BECAUSE of MetaFilter (i.e., you bought a used Mazda5 from Hertz rental because this one lady is always on about it), whatever!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 5 at 6:12 PM - 162 comments

Metafilter Fantasy Football Challenge 2017/2018

It's that time of year again! The Metafilter Fantasy Premier League is back to trouble your days and disturb your nights. Join now to guess wildly at which player your favorite Premier League team bought for the same amount as the GDP of a developing nation will break his leg on the second day of the season! New to soccer/football/futball? No problem! Just go here, create a team, and then spend the next month second guessing yourself! It's... fun?
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jul 14 at 5:56 AM - 18 comments

When Your Post Lines Up Nicely With the Next Post

Right now on the front page we have a discussion about the ethics of owning pets. And immediately after that is a post about awesome cat-bros. I love it when stuff like this lines up, intentional or not. Do you recall any of your favourite cosmically timed/sequential MetaFilter posts from throughout MetaHistory?
posted by Fizz on Aug 4 at 5:53 AM - 13 comments

MetaTalk back button anomaly

So I'm reading an active MetaTalk thread. The "[N] new comments, show" message appears. I click on "show" and get the new messages. I click on a link in one of the new comments and go to a different page. I click on the browser Back button or press the backspace key. I end up back in the MetaTalk page, but without the new comments. Some short time later, the "[N] new comments, show" message appears again.
posted by Bruce H. on Aug 7 at 2:04 PM - 13 comments

I am library, how do I do?

Dan Hon has a Twitter thread going of neural network-generated Ask Metafilter questions.
posted by divabat on Jul 30 at 6:55 AM - 41 comments

Duolingo Japanese Club

Duolingo now offers Japanese! (For iOS and Android phones, only. No web-based presence yet.) Since some Mefites previously expressed interest in Japanese, I wanted to invite folks to join the Metafilter Japanese Club I created on Duolingo.
posted by nightrecordings on Jul 20 at 7:22 PM - 26 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Favorite Words

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week's conversation starter: What is your favorite word, and why?
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 29 at 7:24 PM - 150 comments

Featuring MeFi's own MetaFilter

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has announced the creation of the library's Web Cultures Web Archive Collection. Archived sites of note run the gamut from Urban Dictionary to ¡Cuánto cabrón! to creepypasta to MeFi's own Metafilter. [h/t]
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5 at 11:31 AM - 44 comments

What is my Country-nymic?

Okay, so I'm from the United States Of America. More than once now I've been typing a comment about a topic that has to do with Mexico or Canada or somewhere in this hemisphere, and I start to type "American" to describe myself, but then I stop, because we're all Americans over here. I think I remember that USian fell out of favor a while back. So... what do I call myself? Most recently I used the awkward term "US person". Is there any descriptor for someone who is from the USA that doesn't has cultural superiority assumptions ("I'm American, none of the rest of you from the Americas get to say that!") or the negative associations that I remember this site associating with USian? I don't have any answer, but I'm genuinely curious if anyone here has a good word to use. Because I'd use it.
posted by hippybear on Jul 21 at 12:41 PM - 128 comments

July Best Post Contest! Midmonth Awards

Herein, find weekly awards and recognitions! See categories here.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 9 at 7:33 PM - 37 comments

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