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IRL pony request: participant notification

The creator of an IRL event has the option to be notified by email when a comment is added to the post. How much trouble would it be to add notifications to those who are attending (including Maybes)? Is this something others would find useful?
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 26 at 2:48 PM - 15 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Warm Weather Food

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, it's finally warming up in Chicago, so I want to know what you like to cook and eat when it's warm outside! (Because by a month into summer I am bored of all my warm-weather recipes so clearly I need more of them!)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 25 at 5:28 PM - 91 comments

FeelGoodFilter

I’m here to propose that we pursue a season of fun and non-controversial posts on MetaFilter. Let’s fill up the Blue with the interesting, the comedic, the curious, the lengthy disclosure… the topics which are posted to share something groovy and/or interesting and not posted to stir up the grar.
posted by hippybear on May 26 at 10:25 AM - 46 comments

The MeFi Music Mixtape Swap 2019

It’s time for the very first all-digital MetaFilter Music Mixtape Swap! Signups are open from now until April 14. Then it’s time to make a mix of your favourite tracks, create a cover, upload it to the internet and get five awesome mixes from fellow MeFites.
posted by daisyk on Apr 1 at 11:55 AM - 59 comments

Communicating Wordless Appreciation

the “.” is what we use in posts that memorialize people who have passed on as a way to signal “I’m at a loss for words” and it also signals “I’m here”. Is there also a use for a signal we can use in everyday posts that signals “I don’t have anything to add as a comment but I totally appreciate this”?
posted by nikaspark on May 21 at 6:59 AM - 82 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Childhood Objects

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, kristi wants to know "What objects do you still have from your childhood - especially things that don't have any particular sentimental value? I happened to notice I have a pair of scissors that I'm pretty sure were bought for me to use in grade school. I have no special attachment to them; they just seem to have stayed with me through the years."
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 18 at 4:30 PM - 106 comments

Pony Request: URL Coding for Telephone Numbers

Could MeFi please consider implementing the href=tel:XXX-XXX-XXXX function for links? (more inside)
posted by Doktor Zed on May 22 at 8:06 AM - 42 comments

"See if you can start a filibuster"

"Life is like politics: 10% getting things done. 90% exploiting loopholes." That's the summary of a classic Peanuts strip, now colorized. This is the latest hyucking hyuck thread.
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 23 at 2:35 PM - 76 comments

MetaReading 📚📖🔖

Nearing the end of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. Let's talk about books. What are you currently reading? Share some good book recommendations (any genre) with the rest of us. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Happy reading.
posted by Fizz on May 16 at 9:28 AM - 131 comments

MeFi GoT Deadpool

How about a MetaFilter Game of Thrones Deadpool? Name ten characters in the order you feel most confident of their death. So, if you put Character A as #1 and he dies, you get 10 points. If you put Character B as #10 and she dies, you get one point.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 30 at 12:40 PM - 38 comments

Looking for an image linked in a comment on the blue

Several years ago someone posted a link on the blue of a table that took prolife arguments and explained how to was or wasn't consistent with simply punishing women for daring to have sex. It covered abortion, birth control, and the hpv vaccine.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit on May 16 at 7:00 AM - 14 comments

things just got a lot more Helio-centric

Oh, and hey, big ol' honkin' congrats to Blisterlips and griphus for doing this whole having an adorable baby thing. Hey there, Helio Edward, welcome to MetaFilter.
posted by cortex on May 12 at 9:38 AM - 82 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What's New, Pussycat?

(Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh) Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's time for Eurotalktails! (Which is supposed to be the first weekend of the month but sometimes new months surprise me.) This week, I want to know what is NEW in your life? What are you doing that's new, that's different, that's something you've never done or tried before? Did you hang a new piece of art? Take a class? Get a pet? Jog a whole mile? Watch a Wes Anderson movie for the first time? Tell me something you've done lately that's NEW to you!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on May 11 at 10:18 AM - 112 comments

Help finding a comment about saving characters in fanfics

I'm looking for a comment which I believe was on Metafilter (although I could be conflating it with another site) within the last couple of years. If I'm remembering it correctly, it was in a discussion about or related to fandom or fanfiction, and the comment was something like "when people put a lot of energy into saving a particular character, on some level they're putting that energy into saving themselves." This is precisely what I did, and I've wanted to refer to that comment several times, but I've never been able to find it. Does it ring a bell for anyone?
posted by shirobara on May 14 at 7:16 AM - 5 comments

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

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