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Metatalktail Hour: Subscribe!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's Eurotalktails (one week late)! This week, devrim wants to know "what would be in your dream custom subscription box, catered to exactly your interests by your id and keeping withing a reasonable budget?" Inspired by this thread.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 10 at 7:38 AM - 97 comments

What are comment threads for?

What's the point of linking comment threads to a specific fpp? Is it so that we specifically discuss the links in the post? Or is it to have an open thread on the sort of general topic of the post, links be damned? Do you flag comments that don't seem to be engaging with the links in a post? Do you flag comments that comment on other comments that don't seem to be engaging with the links in a post? Both? Neither? If someone interprets a comment of yours as an uninformed spit take, how would you want your comment dealt with? By flagging? Addressed in the comment thread? If the latter, how?
posted by eviemath on Nov 6 at 10:20 AM - 52 comments

Mefi Card Club Appreciation part II: Electric Boogaloo

The Card Club sign-ups were a while ago and we had an old appreciation thread several months ago, but what's new? Has everyone been enjoying sending letters? Got any good stamps? Any issues that should be discussed? Just want to squee about mail? Then this is the thread for you! Technically the old appreciation thread is still open, but the last comments were in August so I figured we were due for a new one. All the thanks to the all mighty and powerful Fig for setting this in motion and keeping everything running smooth!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Oct 19 at 11:51 PM - 28 comments

Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote.

Today is Election Day in the United States for the 2018 mid-terms. Thought it'd be nice to have a place to check-in and let us know you voted. Vote. It's important. Go vote. Vote. VOTE.
posted by Fizz on Nov 6 at 4:49 AM - 270 comments

Metatalktails: Seasonal Treats

Wordshore wants to know, as temperatures drop and nights lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere, with the opposite happening in the Southern half, what treats (not just food) of the season are you most looking forward to, or enjoying now?
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 3 at 3:06 PM - 106 comments

Mueller Firing Rapid Response Rallies of Metafilter

The trigger has been fired: across the US, rallies and protests are being scheduled against Donald Trump's firing of Jeff Sessions and replacement of Robert Mueller's supervision with a candidate of this choosing. National guidelines are for protests Thursday, Nov 8, 5pm. Attending MeFites, check in and be excellent to one another; share plans and experiences through this interesting time. Be safe, be kind, be brave.
posted by sciatrix on Nov 7 at 6:46 PM - 161 comments

What are you doing?

Aka the anti–fucking fuck thread. I remember we had some threads soon after the 2016 election where Mefites shared their efforts toward making the world a better place, and I would love to do it again, especially since I could use some inspiration to get my butt moving as midterms approach!
posted by sunset in snow country on Oct 4 at 12:58 PM - 123 comments

secret quonsar 2018: Let's Plan!

Friends! It is October and it's time to plan for this year's secret quonsar swap! The swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange (Read About it on the Wiki).
posted by julen on Oct 17 at 10:54 PM - 104 comments

Would you like a Button?

Would you like a 1.25" button (pin) featuring the "There is No Cabal" design? This is not a rhetorical question.
posted by wym on Oct 12 at 6:23 AM - 132 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Halloween!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what you and yours are dressing up as for Halloween! Or what you might dress up as if you lived in a Halloween-having culture. Or what your best costume ever was, whether Halloween or cosplay or whatever. All things costumey!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 27 at 4:43 PM - 119 comments

Three cheers for Chrysostom

Title says it all. Dude has been heroic in keeping the community fully informed during this intense campaign season (as he has many times before), and I couldn't find an appreciation post for him, so this is it. Thank you, Chrysostom! You are truly doing all of us a service every day.
posted by GrammarMoses on Nov 3 at 8:04 AM - 72 comments

Support and check in for trans, non-binary, pan and GQ people.

This week in the news sucked and it's been all too easy to lose sleep over it. How are you? (Hugs, headpats and venting inside.)
posted by loquacious on Oct 23 at 7:55 AM - 90 comments

The MeFi youth of today and tomorrow

My son wants to get a MeFi account. He's 11. Pros, cons?
posted by signal on Oct 31 at 9:00 AM - 87 comments

Jumping Pony on Mobile

The jump-down anchor visible on posts on mobile takes you all the way down to the tags. I imagine most people use it like I do: to get to the comment box and/or last comment more quickly. Could this be adjusted to remove the need to scroll up each time?
posted by cichlid ceilidh on Oct 31 at 12:26 PM - 27 comments

My grandmother is smarter than you

How would you explain it to your grandmother? is such a terrible question to ask regarding tech. I work daily in my office with actual, real-live grandmothers who actively develop software with IBM and RedHat. Please kill this ageist and sexist assumption. It is actively harmful and factually incorrect.

Possible alternates could be: layman's terms, plain English, simplify it for me...
posted by jillithd on Oct 29 at 7:32 AM - 78 comments

The Calm and Happy Peaceful Thread

It's been a tough week with tough news. I thought it might be useful to have a MeTa to share soul-replenishing websites and tools we use or go to in order to replenish our inner calm and equilbirium.
posted by WCityMike on Oct 25 at 8:16 AM - 76 comments

A question about mod praxis and the authorial voice of users

In this recent MetaTalk thread about an ableist slur from five days ago cortex noted that after mod discussion the ask metafilter question that provoked the thread was unilaterally edited to remove some indeed very questionable word choice, while allowing the otherwise fine question that various members had invested time into answering to remain. While I think that the previous MeTa thread functioned as an excellent forum for discussing our values with regards to abelist language, this specific solution struck me as a pretty radical departure from the core philosophy of MetaFilter with regards to both user identity and authorship as well as the public expectations laid out in the FAQ in a way that I think warrants independent discussion.
posted by Blasdelb on Oct 29 at 10:08 AM - 50 comments

Spaz? Really?

So, "spazzing" is acceptable to metafilter, is it?
posted by pompomtom on Oct 24 at 8:27 AM - 116 comments

Thanktobering!

It's Thanktoberfest! If you need a refresher, that's a holiday that, like actual Oktoberfest, has only the loosest relation to October. Thanktoberfest runs from Canadian Thanksgiving through American Thanksgiving, and we encourage you to focus on things you're thankful for. People have been making a ton of awesome posts about things I'm very thankful exist in the world! Share your favorites and thank your fellow mefites within!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 26 at 5:08 PM - 9 comments

Pony Request: Recent activity on my recent activity?

OK, so I check recent activity all the time. It would be rad if I could know if any of those posts had new comments without having to scroll to the bottom of each "last ten comments". I'm open to many different implementations, but a badge on the recent activity link might be nice, but even a "no new activity since you last loaded this page you obsessive advicepig." text near the top would be nice.
posted by advicepig on Oct 25 at 3:44 PM - 16 comments

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