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MeTa Fantasy Baseball 2019

Getting ready to start a 14th glorious season!
posted by cgk on Mar 18 at 11:54 PM - 3 comments

Tiny compose windows

Is there a really good logistical reason why websites including Metafilter use such small compose windows (I mean physically small on the screen, not window as in time window)? I feel like it makes it hard to avoid mistakes while you're composing (yes I know about preview, it's not the same as seeing a larger window while you type).
posted by twoplussix on Mar 12 at 12:07 PM - 45 comments

We're Still Here

The Web is 30. MeFi is nearly 20. Times change. Tell me about it.
posted by theora55 on Mar 13 at 3:49 PM - 87 comments

Bug linking to Instagram from Metafilter?

Do links to Instagram cause weird browser behavior for you? If so, is this a Metafilter issue, a browser issue, an Instagram issue, or what?
posted by Stewriffic on Mar 18 at 1:20 PM - 5 comments

Just Share Something Good

It's been a difficult week. Let's talk about something that isn't related to the news or a source of the never ending stream of nightmare fuel we encounter on the rest of the web. Just share something good with the MetaFilter community. We all could do with a story that brings a smile, or a laugh. Maybe share a photo of a cute pet or baby, or tell us about that slice of pie you enjoyed, whatever it is, just share something good. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. We're all on this rock together.
posted by Fizz on Mar 7 at 6:23 AM - 128 comments

MetaTalk, much?

The March issue of Language, the journal of the Linguistics Society of America, features a citation of a past MetaTalk on the use of the X-much construction on MetaFilter by cortex.
posted by damayanti on Mar 16 at 4:56 PM - 17 comments

I have defeated the shark game

Many moons ago, the shark game was posted on the Blue. (Also, 2, 3) I had never played a clicker game before, but I played. And I played a lot and then I left it for a few months. And then I got pregnant. Being pregnant takes forever and involves a lot of waiting, so somehow early in the pregnancy I stumbled upon the idea of a pregnancy project in which I would get "lots" of everything and have everything going up by "lots per second" by the time baby game. Baby is 22 months old and I have succeeded. Thanks for nearly two years of purpose-to-my-life, Metafilter and boo_radley.
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Mar 10 at 6:03 PM - 31 comments

2 Hyuck 2 Hyucking

So our first experimental Hyucking Hyuck thread worked out pretty well, and then a month went by and it closed. So: here we are with round two! This is a dedicated space for riffing and jokes, designed in particular to take some strain of the overcrowded US politics catch-all threads.
posted by cortex on Feb 17 at 5:14 PM - 197 comments

How much do we make?

Between the discussion of the average American and the previous FPP about parental aid and class and the discussion of grocery cashiers in another thread leading to a comment from a person to the effect of not feeling like a real MeFite because of salary, I've been thinking about class on MeFi. What is the range of incomes and class experiences here? Where are we, collectively, coming from? And how can we handle things better when we discuss class?
posted by sciatrix on Mar 8 at 10:54 AM - 246 comments

Pony request: books on watercooler and fanfare front page

So on the side bar of fanfare when you scroll down you have recently added movies and recently added tv shows but no recently added books, could books be added? Also- fanfare watercooler shows the most active discussions in TV, Movies, podcasts, classic tv and classic movies but no books? could that be added? If there's some sort of reason why not that's fair, but It would be nice to have an easier way of finding the latest book discussions.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Mar 14 at 3:11 PM - 8 comments

Best practice for Best Answers

After posting an ask.metafilter question, I like to Best Answer replies, except in some cases when I find all possible approaches awkward. What's best practice in Best Answering?
posted by daisyace on Mar 12 at 8:37 AM - 30 comments

Look on these works, ye mighty, and rejoice

Judging by the brilliance of comments Mefites are amazing writers, and I for one would love to read your fanfic!
posted by hapaxes.legomenon on Feb 19 at 7:10 PM - 26 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Sound Effects!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I'm Always Feeling, Blue, is interested in your sound effects, saying, "I punctuate all proffered fistbumps with a "tssshh!" slow-mo impact sound, mainly because 30 and 40 something yr old men in sensible clothing fistbumping seems a bit naff/daft. What sound effects do other Mefites add to their everyday lives and activities?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 9 at 5:34 PM - 104 comments

Longest time from comment to first like

I just noticed today that this comment that I left on an Ask MeFi post on 1/10/2010 got it's first like on 2/23/2019. That's over 9 years from comment to its first like. Surely that isn't the record.
posted by COD on Feb 26 at 4:37 PM - 28 comments

(MetaFilter's own) Telephone Pictionary - signups open!

OK, friends and neighbors -- signups for Telephone-Pictionary-by-mail are now OPEN! The signup form is here, and signups will be accepted through the end of February. I'll aim to assign groups and email folks with their group assignments in the first week of March. If you have questions, please feel free to send me a MeFi Mail or shoot an email to Better yet, ask in the comments to this thread. Not sure what this is about? Details within!
posted by duffell on Feb 12 at 1:52 PM - 84 comments

Movie/Game Trailers Threads in Fanfare?

Just putting this idea forth for consideration/discussion: that the home for threads on trailers for upcoming movies* and video games be Fanfare, not the Blue. There's usually not much meat for substantial discussions in a 90- or 180-second video, and Fanfare's already Metafilter's friendly home to congregate and geek out about various books, movies, TV and video games.
posted by WCityMike on Feb 27 at 4:16 PM - 22 comments

Brimming With Valentine Exchange Warm Fuzzies

Thank you to mochapickle for organizing such a fun Valentine Exchange for the second year in a row! My mailbox has been full of fun/funny/charming/creative valentines all month. This thread is to oooh, aahh and otherwise chortle about the fun cards (and if Fig's card exchange brought you V-Day goodness, or if you sent/received Valentines in other capacities, please do share here)!
posted by rogerroger on Feb 16 at 4:12 PM - 35 comments

150: Taking a Dinger

Here it is. A podcast. It's a podcast and here it is. Yes. Yes? Yes.
posted by cortex on Mar 4 at 10:16 AM - 15 comments


Based on this recent post about the rat stuck in a manhole, I'm wondering what are some of your own embarrassing moments that you've been caught in. Maybe you slipped/tripped and fell, or got your leg caught in something, or ran into a door, or fell into a pond or some such thing. We all have these moments, feel free to share yours with the rest of the community to lighten the mood. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Feb 27 at 8:43 AM - 121 comments

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