August 1

Metatalktail Hour: In Your Neighborhood

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This weekend, I want to know, what's a delightful little thing in your neighborhood? Plants, dogs, children, sidewalk art, a charming fence -- anything! [more inside]

in search of post with specific recipe

I am searching for a certain AskMe post where someone posted a dead simple recipe involving rice and tuna... [more inside]

July 31

Site Update #1, 2020

Hello Metafilter! Welcome to the first of many regularly-scheduled updates on the state of the site. Comments will be turned off for these, as they’ll cover far too many topics for an unthreaded conversation to manage, but we’re happy to hear from you via the Contact Form. If you want to discuss a particular subject with the community, you’re welcome to open a separate MetaTalk thread for it. [more inside]

July 30

Issues with Recent Activity page on mobile Safari?

When I load this page, regardless of settings, it jumps back and forth between two apparently presentations and is totally unusable — you can’t read or click anything. Is this just me, or is it a broader problem? My iPad is new and up to date.

July 29

Can we have just *one* thread without cis nonsense?

This is that thread. The trans thread. If you're cisgender, go ahead and sit this one out instead of fucking it up for us again.

July 27

Community Guidelines 2.0

I wanted to let you all know that we have updated our Community Guidelines, you can check them here: https://www.metafilter.com/guidelines.mefi [more inside]

How should the issue of non-racial slurs be discussed?

The thread on “Racial slurs that should never be written,” was focused on racial slurs. Several people brought up other types of slurs, but they were told that that thread was not the place to address those slurs. This is the thread to discuss where to address those slurs. [more inside]

July 26

MetatalkMimosas: Your Music Muse!

Gorgik would like to know, what are your personal associations with music. What are some songs that are personally meaningful to you, and if you feel like sharing, what are those associations/what’s meaningful about them. Is it a person(s)? An event? A place? A time in your life? Or just what have you been listening to right now? Links welcome. [more inside]

July 23

MeFi Mag revisited

Let's travel back to the spring of 2011, where several Mefites had the idea of starting a Metafilter magazine. [more inside]

R_N returns, MetaTalk process changes

Hi. I'm back.

I'm not gonna be modding. I'm going to be handling the administrative work behind the scenes, managing policy discussions, and processing user feedback. For those of you who don't know or remember, this is my professional background - I've done community management for companies large and small, and I'm excited to be putting those skills to use more directly than I did when I was concentrating on moderation. [more inside]

July 20

Anybody dug into the Racial Justice & Inequality Bundle?

It’s been more than a month since simmering octagon posted about itch.io’s Bundle for Racial Justice and Inequality. It seemed like a number of folks were considering picking up the bundle. I’m curious if anyone has had a chance to dig in and find some interesting gems.

July 18

Metatalktail Hour: Who is New In Your Life?

I can't speak for other people, but I miss seeing some of the people I usually see. At the same time I've been seeing some new people, either because they're on my same-y walk route, they're in a place that I am in, maybe they're doing an online thing that I've attended, or maybe they're just a new author or poet or actor or performer or activist that I've discovered. They may not be a person at all, maybe a pet or a plant our an outside animal you've been glimpsing during time at home. Who is new with you? [more inside]

Do YOU have what it takes to defeat the Giant Salad Robots?

MetaFilter Fantasy Baseball returns TODAY! for its SIXTEENTH season! Come join up so we don't just play with 6 teams! The draft is currently scheduled for today, Saturday, at 6:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Pacific time (draft subject to change). [more inside]

July 17

Tasty and/or lovely things

Recently I discovered a recipe for so-called one-ingredient watermelon sorbet. It's basically frozen, seeded watermelon chunks that you freeze, then break up in a blender, then refreeze. It was unexpectedly tasty. Also, on a podcast today I heard Colin Hay and his song "Come Tumblin' Down" for the first time, which was fun. What tasty and/or lovely things are helping you cope during these sad, hard times?

MetaTalk Queue Notice

Quick MetaTalk queue note: I wanted to give you a heads up so that you know that we’ll have to hold off any substantial new MetaTalk discussions until next week. We’re going to be stretched especially thin the next few days and we’ll have partial coverage from mods during the weekend. We'll reach out to anyone who submits something to let them know about the delay directly as well. Community event or general discussions threads that don't require mod attention are fine and will be approved as usual. Thanks for your understanding.

July 12

Twitter harassment from Mefi Outsider & Go Mefi

There are at least 2 prolific Twitter accounts that have been actively harassing Mefites (including myself): Mefi Outsider and Go Mefi. It's high time we actually talk about them. [more inside]

July 11

How about that weather?

Is it hot or cold in your neck of the woods? Dealing with a blistering heat-wave or frosty winter morning? Rainy. Stormy. Sunny. Cloudy. Cold. Dry. Wet. Windy. Foggy. Whatever it is, let's talk weather. Feel free to share photos. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Stay safe.

July 10

Better approaches to posts about trans people and transphobia

We need to talk about how trans issues are handled on MetaFilter. [more inside]

July 9

Icecream AntiSocial

In past years there have been icecream socials. Perhaps this year there can be an icecream anti-social! [more inside]

July 7

hello sweetie

The love of my eternal life has a birthday today. Please send her a groovy greeting. She is the absolute grooviest!

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