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Metafilter Scroll Tag has disappeared

The "Metafilter Scroll Tag" Greasemonkey script has stopped functioning. As in, the tag no longer appears, and the unread count isn't shown. Just me or is anyone else experiencing this?
posted by team lowkey on Apr 29 at 3:55 PM - 7 comments

How long is too long?

While catching up with the latest politics megathread, I was surprised to see this mod note from LobsterMitten: [Note about post drafts - putting here so people will see it, but happy to talk it over more in email, will email some of the recent posters. Please keep the posts on the shorter side, maybe 1000 words or that neighborhood. Thanks.] As a longtime crafter of megaposts, I don't think I've ever seen official mod guidance to cut them (relatively) short in this way. Posts have been edited for leaving too much above the fold, but I can think of only a handful of incidents where the post body itself got official pushback for being Too Long -- and those largely involved novella-sized posts with length-induced display errors (really) or blanket copy-pasting a website's contents. Is LobsterMitten's advice targeted at the political megathreads only -- perhaps for performance reasons -- or should it be construed more broadly? I happen to think a well-organized megapost is the best of MeFi and a feature few vid- and listicle-driven sites can match, and in the case of the politics threads specifically they're a fine example of community collaboration that provide a valuable curated record of this chaotic era. But what do you think?
posted by Rhaomi on Apr 17 at 12:49 PM - 56 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bookshelves!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, bookmammal (eponysterical) wants you to "Show us a picture of your bookshelf/bookcase! Tell us what you’re reading now! Make a book recommendation! Have a cool story about attending a book signing or meeting an author? Tell us about it! Let’s talk books!"
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 27 at 5:33 PM - 108 comments

Rule #2. There is No MetaFilter

This comment: "Metafilter: a conceptually ambitious ad for Olive Garden." posted by dephlogisticated made me realize that MetaFilter may be part of a deep state operation... We now stand 19 years, 9 months and 7 days where MetaFilter has been potentially prepping an entire generation with a ... different sort of FUD... What are your Metafilter conspiracy theories? Is Johnny Wallflower actually a selection of dogs and cats carefully stacked on eachother's shoulders and wearing clothes doing their best to impersonate a human? What do you know that folks should know about the Cabal MetaFilter? Time to don your tinfoil hats folks...
posted by Nanukthedog on Apr 20 at 11:23 AM - 118 comments

Happy birthday, cortex!

Not only is he the chief cook and bottle washer around here, he’s also a: Taurus, musician and amazing stained glass artisan, as well as possessing other artistic talents! Happy natal return day to our own Renaissance man, cortex!
posted by Lynsey on Apr 26 at 12:51 PM - 68 comments

Fucking Fuck XXI - omnifucks

Sorry if I'm treading on the toes of the usual FF poster(s). Just came here to unburden after the latest Brexit extravaganza of selfishness and rank stupidity and found the previous one had become dormant. If this is good, then have at it... I am UP TO HERE WITH EVERYTHING. Blessings on you all.
posted by doornoise on Apr 1 at 3:28 PM - 124 comments

Totes Magotes

Hey, you want a nice MetaFilter tote bag with "[more inside]" on it? Fine, you can go buy one from TopatoCo now!
posted by cortex on Apr 19 at 11:07 AM - 41 comments

Politics Chat Pony?

In the recent thread about post lengths, the question tangentially came up asking why more people don’t use Chat for politics stuff. For me, at least, it’s because it seems like when something big happens and we head over to Chat to talk about it, we’re barging in and taking over whatever people were talking about before. Could there be a separate chat room just for the politics stuff so we don’t have to bother the Chat regulars?
posted by Weeping_angel on Apr 18 at 12:45 PM - 19 comments

An Interview with Mefi's Own Jessamyn

Jessamyn West on Intellectual Freedom, Creepy Basements, and the Library as a Safe Space. An interview with Jessamyn, as part of a new series called Secrets of the Librarians, just posted on the LitHub Bookmarks blog. Yay, Jessamyn!
posted by Stanczyk on Apr 22 at 7:56 AM - 22 comments

MetaMonuments

End of another week, let's talk about something else that is not related to politics. In light of the recent Notre-Dame de Paris fire, I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we can discuss other beautiful monuments/historical places from around the globe. Share with us places that you've visited in the past or would like to visit if given the opportunity. If you have old travel photos and feel comfortable sharing, all the better. As always, be kind to yourself and others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz on Apr 19 at 9:48 AM - 38 comments

Scarcity Mindset Post?

I got a message yesterday from a friend of mine asking about an article I'd sent him about a particular sort of scarcity mindset that "was about being poor, and spending money when you have it. Covered topics like spending the money before others can take it from you, etc."

I'm about 99% sure that I found it here, but it could have been any time in the last six or seven years, and my searches aren't turning up anything that looks familiar.

Does his description ring a bell for anyone? It would have been an article/think piece/write-up rather than a forum post or discussion thread.
posted by Kreiger on Apr 25 at 3:05 PM - 11 comments

Post on the Blue about theory of depression as an immune response

Does anyone remember a post on the Blue that was talking about a theory that depression is an adaptation and/or (to use a metaphor) the same program that your body runs when you're sick, because it's treating emotional pain like physical pain, so we need to slow down and stay in bed until it's over.
posted by bleep on Apr 24 at 2:29 PM - 8 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Bloomin' April!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, bagel wants to know what you see blooming in your area and what animals you've been spotting!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 20 at 4:03 PM - 119 comments

Breaking News Deletion

Our Lady of Paris (Notre Dame) is in flames, the spire and roof have fallen, the news images are heart-breaking. I come to MeFi to learn more and to share this terrible moment and mourn with my community. Posts are deleted.
posted by theora55 on Apr 15 at 12:57 PM - 392 comments

Overlawyering

Should legal AskMe's be banned?
posted by rhizome on Apr 9 at 5:53 PM - 70 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week: Open thread!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 13 at 5:34 PM - 151 comments

Is there a collection of "This is just to say" poems by MeFites?

I ran into yet another of these in the 2017 post about Truck Nutz, and realized I've been seeing them for years. Didn't see anything about them on the Wiki, but is anyone collecting them somewhere? Obvs. not an easy phrase to search.
posted by aspersioncast on Apr 17 at 9:24 PM - 18 comments

Metatalktail Hour: What's in your Memory Palace?

For this Euro time shift edition of Metatalktails we ask: what weird or ordinary things have you memorized, either through great effort, or entirely accidentally? Interpret as narrowly or broadly as you like.
posted by taz on Apr 6 at 7:42 AM - 231 comments

New Telephone Pictionary thread!

Team Singing Telegram, good news--my latest life crisis took a breather for one day and I got our booklet in the mail. Like, in the actual physical mail stream. I promise. I'm very sorry for the delay!
posted by HotToddy on Mar 20 at 7:19 AM - 49 comments

Political Humorizing Thread

I saw this cartoon today and needed a place for it. Laughing at politicians, as opposed to laughing with them, is a much needed function of democracy; I mean, really we can't all hang out at the bank, all the time. Any way, Pat Bagley does it again!
posted by Oyéah on Mar 19 at 12:31 PM - 123 comments

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