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[MeFi Site Update] April 19th

Hi there, MetaFilter!

Welcome to your monthly Site Update! You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions.

Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions.

posted by loup on Apr 19 at 6:00 PM - 38 comments

Community Free Chat Threads

This should not be paid moderator work. Let's discuss.
posted by Meatbomb on Apr 20 at 9:24 AM - 88 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Snack Unpack

Happy weekend, everyone! It's rainy and maybe a little chilly out. You're snuggled up under a comfy blanket on a comfy couch with something special to watch or read, and snacks to enjoy while you do it. What are those snacks?
posted by taz on Apr 15 at 2:00 AM - 47 comments

Proposal to make it easier to make lists on AskMetafilter

Because I like the podcast True Stories I am on their Facebook fan page and someone there asked what other podcasts do you like. There were many responses, many repeats, very hard to read and keep track in my head. So I made a paper list. People often ask for what other (blank) do you like? here and I haven't made a paper list yet, I usually just bookmark the page and never come back to it. In Evernote web clipper I can chose to "save simplified article" which cuts out all the chaff. I would love something similar on AskMeta. My wishes:
posted by cda on Apr 19 at 5:12 AM - 14 comments

WNBA Fantasy

Would there be interest in a Metafilter WNBA fantasy league if I organized one?
posted by joycehealy on Apr 12 at 5:54 AM - 3 comments

Post (Comment?) on the Blue About History's Lost Artists (Creatives?)

I have the textual equivalent of an earworm from a MetaFilter post (or comment) I'm hoping you can help me dispel.
posted by xenization on Apr 12 at 1:31 PM - 4 comments

What is MetaFilter's Astrological sign?

posted by Fizz on Mar 31 at 1:13 PM - 37 comments

Too Many Links

This post is a revised version of a comment I posted a little while ago on this post on the blue by kliuless. My complaint was that the post was really more of a linkdump than a coherent post. It's not the first time kliuless has done this, but I'm not singling them out -- I'm pretty sure I've seen other users do the same thing.
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Mar 21 at 12:38 PM - 212 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Peepshow

Greetings, peeps 🐥, and happy various religious holidays for some of you, happy maybe-finally-Spring for some Northern hemisphere dwellers, and happy weekend to all! Is now a good time to talk marshmallows? Love? Hate? Love/Hate but with certain exceptions? Special Peep tricks?
posted by taz on Apr 8 at 2:23 AM - 41 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Fool around and/or find out

Happy April 1, friends. In honor of the day, maybe you'd like to share some of the best and worst pranks (April Fool's or otherwise) that you have experienced or perpetrated, and while we're at it, we can also keep track of what shenanigans people are finding online or out in the world today.
posted by taz on Apr 1 at 2:51 AM - 37 comments

Dance like no one is watching... it's NCAA Tournament Time

As we do around these parts, it's time to make some brackets based on dubious distinctions and talk about a little basketball.
posted by joycehealy on Mar 13 at 11:19 PM - 16 comments

Espirit de Bateau

I'm looking for a mefi comment from a few years ago relating to a "I'm on a yacht" meme/FPP that isn't Lonely Island.
posted by frecklefaerie on Mar 30 at 10:51 AM - 6 comments

🔊🌐 🔊 MetaFilter Events: How it went in 2022, plus 2 standalone events

MetaFilter Events is back for a while to bring you two free standalone events featuring two significant figures from the Web’s early days: Ryan North (webcomic creator, known for his work with Dinosaur Comics and Marvel Comics), and Drew Curtis (founder of Fark). Take a break from your work week, and come reminisce and revisit the early days of the Internet. Join us as we ask some early Web movers and shakers about their experiences, how they made what they did, how they rose to prominence, what they’re doing now, and where the Web is going from here.
posted by aielen on Mar 29 at 2:52 AM - 8 comments

A Memorial Day

About a week ago I was reading FPP 'X', and it made me think about a specific user whose input I would have appreciated, and whose comments in the past had helped shape, for the better, how I understand the world. The user in question died a couple years ago though, so that was that, but it put me on a path of thinking about them and - not to be morbid but, well - death.
posted by From Bklyn on Mar 16 at 10:14 AM - 50 comments

Last call for SC nominations

PSA: This week is the last call for user nominations to the second Steering Committee, which will be setting policy and overseeing the budget for the year ahead. Do you want to help chart a course for this community (or know someone who would make a great pick)? Send in your nominations today! Or check inside for more details and questions answered.
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 22 at 1:00 PM - 52 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Well, obviously

Hello, everyone, happy weekend! And speaking of weekends (graceful segue), reading a recent paper NYT Style Magazine (international edition), I ran into the jauntily confident statement, "The 1970s were, of course, a golden age of lounging." Which I did not know. Not only did I not know there was a golden age of lounging, I don't even know what hallmarks would signify a golden age of lounging. I wonder what other golden ages I might be missing? Or just generally, apparently obvious things.
posted by taz on Mar 25 at 3:18 AM - 59 comments

[MeFi Site Update] March 22nd

Hi there, MetaFilter!

It’s been a while! I’m happy to be back. The last Site Update was December 2nd. For now we are thinking about resuming regular site updates on a monthly basis.

You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions.

Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions.
posted by loup on Mar 22 at 7:00 PM - 8 comments

Iso post about a costume designer who found her dress for sale

I'm looking for a post about a woman who designed historical costumes. She designed and made a beautiful dress to her own measures and blogged about it. Then she found the dress for sale WITH A PICTURE OF HER WEARING THE DRESS. She ordered the dress and they sent her a piece of crap. I believe there youtube videos.
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Mar 18 at 5:42 PM - 5 comments

Would more youtube content be appreciated? Discuss

I love learning cool new stuff. I find all sorts of cool stuff on Youtube, spotify, Nebula, and podcasts that I'd like to share. And, it's hard to find, and I wish you all shared more cool audio and video content as well. I thought we could talk about how cool it is to post more cool content. Along with this is a question about the place for subscription-based or paywall audio/video content as well.
posted by rebent on Mar 22 at 8:59 AM - 23 comments


What's the policy/consensus on answering Ask Metafilter questions with ChatGPT-generated answers? We now have at least one user doing it.
posted by EndsOfInvention on Mar 2 at 4:18 PM - 104 comments

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