June 16

Metatalktail Hour: Show Us Your Bags!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, a rerun of the thread that I loved so much I decided to create Metatalktails: Show us your bag! Or your EDC, if you're not a bag person. Your purse! Your backpack! Your messenger bag! Pictures! Links! Descriptions! I love hearing about other people's bags! [more inside]

June 15

Want more site activity? Yes! When do we want it? Hopefully soon!

We've been chatting in the funding thread about a number of things, including the necessity of growing MeFi's userbase and creating a site climate that facilitates that. That discussion has a lot going on, so I thought it might be good to have a dedicated space specifically to talk about user site climate encouraging more discussion, commentary, and joining in on this community. That is: how can we as a community make this space enjoyable and interesting to engage in, both for strangers and each other? [more inside]

June 14

Vets of MeFi

Veterans of MeFi, would you like a vets-only online environment to share with other MeFites? [more inside]

AND I SAID WHAT ABOUT THE BOURNE IDENTITY

I nailed Breakfast at Tiffany's at karaoke tonight and I have MetaFilter to thank for it. [more inside]

June 13

State of the Site: Metafilter financial update and future directions

Important site updates, folks:

1. The site is running at a significant deficit and we urgently need to make that up. Part of that is through additional direct community funding; you can help here.
2. We're looking at—and inviting community input on—several big-picture questions.

Today I want to lay out our budget and income streams, to explain where we're at and what we need to accomplish. I'll also talk a bit about how the community is doing, and what's coming up in the future. [more inside]

Jessamyn wins surprise judgement against Equifax!

Randolph librarian wins surprise judgement against Equifax

Is This Moderators' Day?

It is. Please join me in a tradition stretching back to 2007 and help me thank the undeniably world-class moderators of MetaFilter Industries, LLC for all they do for our community. [more inside]

June 12

Timestamps for search (pony?)

Unless I'm missing something, there is currently no way to see how old a search result is on the site other than clicking on the post in question to see when it was made. Are search results ordered in chronological order, or relevancy? [more inside]

Website for artist who drew Star Trek aliens as non-humanoids

I saw this website on Metafilter within the past 6 months. I'm 99% sure it was not an FPP on its own but a comment in another thread. The link was to an artist whose website (I think it was a tumblr page) featured Star Trek aliens drawn in a more alien-y style. [more inside]

Help finding this now-offline piece?

I hope this is okay to ask - I'd love to find the piece from this excellent thread from the blue (Kate Good talks about her husband's surgery for The Toast's series about trans* matters). It was an excellent piece about love and trans* matters but also about just doing the things you can because that's what you do. The toast is gone and I'm having trouble even Googling the author to see if they have other works I could check out, or have published this piece elsewhere. Thank you in advance for any tips!

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