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April 28

Please prioritize original sites and use archive.org not archive.is

Two silly asks of anyone making a post that turn a few recent MeTas on their heads:
1. When linking to paywalled content, please link first to the original content, and make your secondary link to the archived content. While paywalls are frustrating or impossible obstacles for some folks, they do in fact make sure that authors and publishers get paid. Further, official sites are often more navigable and readable than archived HTML scrapes. I’m not saying you shouldn’t provide a free copy, just asking that you prioritize the one that gets the author some compensation.
2. archive.org is a not-for-profit with known ownership. archive.is / archive.today is entirely opaque. Who runs archive.is? How? Why? (It first got famous -in the US- as far as I know, as a way for conservatives to deny advertisers clicks, and then Gamergate and anti-Gamergate made it really blow up.) The Internet Archive has a one-click archiver available at web.archive.org/save. Please consider using it instead.

April 9

It's "The Guardian". (Again)

Six years ago a post was made here asking that people stop using "Grauniad" when referring to the UK newspaper The Guardian. [more inside]

February 22

Please stop posting about your diets?

How can we do posts about weight better? [more inside]

February 14

"I always knew he was terrible, and anyone who ever liked him is too!"

Lately there's been a certain kind of comment on posts about celebrities that turn out to be terrible people. That comment is "oh, I always knew he was terrible! And everyone I know who liked him has also turned out to be a terrible person!" I am personally finding these comments frustrating for a whole host of reasons. [more inside]

February 4

Celebrate the Carers

I'd like to invite you to join me in taking a moment to celebrate the carers. To me, a carer is anyone who combines feelings of love and warmth with the practice of taking care of someone or something. It can be a child, a plant, a friend, parents, a pet, a community, a home, the objects in a home. Whatever comes to mind. [more inside]

February 2

Children and Climate Change

So this post has reminded me that my least favourite subject for Metafilter posts is pretty much climate change. This is for many reasons, but the biggest one is that many people start sounding off about how happy they are that they don't have kids/how bad it is to have them. [more inside]

January 22

Linking Permission

Is it good manners to ask permission before linking to a non-corporate social media account? [more inside]

January 14

Snark Less, Post More

We’d all benefit if there was more posting on Metafilter, even if it wasn’t perfect. It’d help if it wasn’t often so discouraging to submit posts, though. Here are some thoughts on how we could achieve this. [more inside]

January 12

Tiny Text - Please Stop

Can I respectfully ask the metafilter community to not so frequently use tiny text font? [more inside]

December 14, 2020

Can we do BDSM threads better?

Having to sift through a cavalcade of comments musing about it being trauma damage, or inexplicable perversity that is *clearly* doing real harm based on their gut feelings is hecking unpleasant and is one of the reasons I don't hang out here so much anymore. [more inside]

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