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Hyucking Hyuck

It's experiment time! We're going to try to have a parallel thread to the Fucking Fuck series, where people can post their politics jokes, one-liners, favorite Twitter snark, etc.
posted by restless_nomad to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 9:35 AM
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Keeping arguing about the US primaries in check

The US political cycle is creeping into the beginning of the 2020 primary season, and that means we need to talk about avoiding the stuff that has gone badly on MetaFilter in previous election cycles. That means folks making a collective effort to avoid the worse discussion dynamics we've seen in the past, and it means the mod team pushing hard when folks aren't succeeding at that effort.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 11:50 AM
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MetaComfort

Let's talk about stress-relief. When you're faced with stress, what do you do to provide yourself a bit of comfort? Do you cook a familiar meal? Do you listen to a song? Is there a television show/series you re-watch? Maybe you exercise or you drink your favorite drink. Or it's as simple as calling or visiting with a friend or a loved one. What are your comfort hacks? Let's share our methods of dealing with stress. Be well my fellow MetaFilter friends. Remember to take care of yourself and know that you matter.
posted by Fizz to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 7:15 AM
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If you're a fan of FanFare, you're a fan of oh yeah!


🚨 Round Number Alert 🚨

Shoutout to East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on the collection of his 100,000ᵗʰ favorite! Here’s to many more years of low-hanging snark! ❤️
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 9:26 AM
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Hand pain and links

I can’t be the only person on this site with hand pain. Carpal tunnel is pervasive, and lots of people have arthritis. For those of us who have hand pain, it hurts to click on a link. So I generally don’t go to links unless I know there’s something I want to see. Sometimes people link using a word like “this” or “here” with no other explanation. If someone, say, asks for muffin recipes and I want to contribute one, I have to click on the vague links to make sure I’m not repeating what that person said. And having to click on a link without knowing what it is is annoying even for people without hand pain. I’m guessing this is something many people don’t even think about. Fellow MeFites, I’d like to ask you to think about it. Please identify your mystery links.
posted by FencingGal to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 6:56 AM
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Pony - link to active threads no longer on the first page

As a frequent reader and occasional commentator on the Brexit threads, it's always seemed odd to me that we have a sidebar dedicated to US politics threads - and who would be masochistic enough to want to read the megathread from three iterations ago?? - but we don't have this functionality for other similar, comment-heavy threads that run on beyond their time on the front page. Could we change the US politics sidebar to instead reflect all threads with a longer lifespan?
posted by chappell, ambrose to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 3:44 PM
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Deleting meta-commentary without just silencing pile-on victims?

I discovered the metacommentary deletion policy under less than great circumstances. Can we talk about how to enforce that policy with a little less collateral damage? Maybe by better documentation, or user education?
posted by meaty shoe puppet to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 3:37 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: Obsession

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, tell us about what you are or have in the past been obsessed with (because of its awesomeness, obvs)!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Jan 19 at 6:10 PM
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Best Ask advice on surviving a breakup

I just had a shitty breakup, and I don't survive post break-ups well. But the Hive is full of wise loving people who give good advice, so please share all the good Ask threads and comments you've seen and loved. I know ya'll have good things stashed away in your favorites.
posted by Grandysaur to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 1:45 AM
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Best Post Contest, Week 2 Winners

The Best Post Contest is still going strong! Keep voting with the Fantastic Flag, keep posting those outstanding posts. Here are the Week 2 winners, again somewhat late - but step inside for a boatload of great stuff you might have missed the first time around, including a lot of bite-size single-link posts, nom nom nom.
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaTalk on Jan 18 at 6:48 PM
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Fuckin' duvet covers: how do they work?

This thread on AskMefi is BLOWING MY MIND.
posted by whimsicalnymph to MetaTalk on Nov 30, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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Best Post Contest Week 1 winners (a little late)!

Thanks to all you awesome posters, the January Best Post Contest first week was fab! Come in here for Week 1 winners, and remember to keep voting with the Fantastic Flag all month -- vote for as many posts as you want, early and often.
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaTalk on Jan 12 at 9:21 AM
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Second Annual Metafilter Valentine Mail Exchange!

I'm organizing another mefi valentine mail exchange, and you're all invited!
posted by mochapickle to MetaTalk on Jan 12 at 6:39 PM
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mefiscripts github repository

Mefites use a bunch of userscripts, stylesheets, and bookmarklets to customize the site, but we don't have a place to collaboratively maintain them. What if we had a shared Github organization where authors could contribute their scripts for community maintenance? I've put one up over at github.com/mefiscripts/mefiscripts, and if folks think it's a good idea I'd love to have you join.
posted by john hadron collider to MetaTalk on Nov 18, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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Visualizing the impact of US politics megaposts on the blue

The biggest change in the way that mefites participate on the blue in years has been the rise of US politics megathreads. We have had several discussions of the qualitative impact of them, but it occurred to me that it might be useful to dig into the infodump and see what quantitative picture might emerge. I think my findings are worth sharing - while a quantitative analysis on its own can't tell us whether the megathreads are a good thing or not, there are several negative trends regarding community engagement and participation that are happening in close concurrency with the rise of the megathreads.
posted by strangely stunted trees to MetaTalk on Mar 27, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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Looking for an AskMe post about question asking culture in North America

I'm looking for a post in AskMetafilter that happened within the last year or so, I'm pretty sure. The poster had moved recently to somewhere in Canada or the northern U.S. from elsewhere in North America and was dismayed to find that people there seemed to only talk about themselves and never ask questions of others. The post got lots of replies and the consensus seemed to be that it was a cultural difference within certain areas in North America regarding whether it was considered polite to ask questions when meeting someone new. Anybody remember this one? I've tried searching for all the terms I could think of.
posted by Brain Sturgeon to MetaTalk on Jan 8 at 11:00 AM
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FUCKEROOO the latest fucking fuck thread

Vent thine despair within
posted by angrycat to MetaTalk on Dec 24, 2018 at 3:14 AM
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Best Costume EVER

Back in 2009, np312 blew everyone's mind with a comment in an AskMe about an amazing Halloween costume. Then a couple years later it got turned into a comic (MeTas about it here). But I bet you didn't know - in 2015, that comic apparently inspired a live version.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to MetaTalk on Oct 26, 2017 at 7:34 PM
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I appreciate this experiment, since I have basically felt disinvited to the politics megathread by the insistence on seriousness and adding value. I gave all my seriousness and value at the office. Snark is all I have left. [view]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 10:33 AM
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you have to vote for Jill [Beer] Stein That was a long long walk for a beer joke and I just want to tell you how proud I am to have you on the team. [view]
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 12:41 PM
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To really get under Trump's skin, Pelosi should refuse to acknowledge his role in anything at all. "I don't know why Putin wants this wall so bad." "Jared's latest position on Israel . . . " etc. Just go ahead and talk about the actual decision makers, any time "Trump's" actions are mentioned. [view]
posted by yesster to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 10:33 AM
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I mean by March 2016 I could recite the primary arguments of probably 50 different users word-for-word because I'd seen them so many times already, and a lot of the arguments were downright Pavlovian -- "John Doe believes in light beer!" "But Jane Smith says it's less filling!" "But if John Doe really... [more]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 12:39 PM
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As a serial flagger of "noise/derail/other" in the megathread So... at last we meet. [view]
posted by Atom Eyes to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 10:22 AM
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It's dishonest in the extreme to say Trump's "viewpoints" do no harm; that's exactly why this seems like trolling. Happy trails, guy. [view]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaTalk on Jan 15 at 12:59 PM
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A youtube comment, of all things, about Giuliani's epic interview yesterday: 'In all fairness to Rudy, it's hard to lie faster than Trump commits treason.' [view]
posted by Phlegmco(tm) to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 8:54 PM
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What if she just sent him a miniature of the wall Tiny tiny little spinal tap wall [view]
posted by schadenfrau to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 10:36 AM
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How many Giulianis does it take to screw in a lightbulb? There is no lightbulb. Who said there was a lightbulb? I never said there was a lightbulb. I never said there wasn't a lightbulb. There is no darkness, why would we need a lightbulb? There is only darkness, why would we want light? Witch hunt. I never said witch hunt. Where am I? [view]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 11:42 AM
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Frankly, I think the site would be a thousand times better if we would immediately delete any comments saying “here’s why only a horrible person would think or say this,” especially directed at another user. In politics threads and everywhere else. [view]
posted by shapes that haunt the dusk to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 12:38 PM
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Audit of first 154 deletions in current megathread (which, FYI, is 778 pages long, I had to pull it into a text editor): "FIRST!" - 2 (which, come on) Jokes & Riffing - 25 (75% dumb, 25% witty) Double links - 12 Doomsaying - 8 Fanfic - 11 I hate these fuckers and wish them to die in this specific way - 6 Dems in Disarray - 12 Restatements... [more]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 9:39 AM
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Trump's facebook page photoshops him to be slimmer and have longer fingers. [view]
posted by PontifexPrimus to MetaTalk on Jan 18 at 1:20 AM
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The House Judiciary Committee questions should presented as a BuzzFeed quiz. Which Impeachable Offense Are You? It turns out Nixon was wrong, and the President can act illegally. SO illegally! 1) It's Friday night, time to party with the crew! What's your go-to plan? a. Pre-gaming at my place, then we hit the clubs. b. Oh,... [more]
posted by solotoro to MetaTalk on Jan 18 at 9:45 AM
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NYMag columnist and Popehat podcast co-host Josh Barro: It’s funny that Dems were like “we need to make a list of crimes Trump may have committed and get the new AG on tape saying they’re crimes” and it was relevant like 56 hours later. Reuters editor Gerry Doyle: washington post and nyt: “we are broke the biggest political stories of the... [more]
posted by Jpfed to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 10:23 PM
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M-x shell: "Chrysostom's polling and similar comments are uniquely valuable and he is by all accounts a fine fellow, but I can do without Chrysostom fetishism and I'd wager he can too." Hi there! I've been in New Mexico and basically offline for the last five days (we had a good time, thanks). I don't have much to say about the... [more]
posted by Chrysostom to MetaTalk on Jan 15 at 5:01 PM
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The funniest riff on hamberder is dril's: just got word from a trusted source: the guy who said he would fuck his daughter on "The View" is in hot water for spelling hamburger wrong [view]
posted by ambrosen to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 11:54 AM
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Let us know what you think, too! I think that this is the best post title I have read in a long time, and I can't not read it in the voice of an angrily vituperative Goofy. [view]
posted by cjelli to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 9:43 AM
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If there’s a candidate in the 2020 Democratic primaries who attacks the personhood of anyone — implicitly or otherwise — then I hope the door does hit ‘em on the way out. Yes, but this gets difficult in the details. There's an announced Democratic primary candidate that, without debating the merits here, often gets called an... [more]
posted by zachlipton to MetaTalk on Jan 13 at 4:02 PM
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"I too have been confused by comment deletions, to the point where I’ve sort of stopped trying to predict what will be deleted and what won’t be, because it seems so inconsistent." There are a few things to keep in mind about inconsistent megathread moderation: these threads have gone on non-stop, 24 hours a day, 365 days a... [more]
posted by taz to MetaTalk on Jan 14 at 12:56 PM
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OMG yes, this is perfect. Ever since I ran across this thread over on reddit, I've been wishing there were a way to share my delight that a conveniently sortable and growing list of nicknames exists for our Phony Soprano, our Mrs Donald Putin. Being reddit some are eye-rolling and offensive of course, but /shrug, reddit's gonna reddit. So far... [more]
posted by los pantalones del muerte to MetaTalk on Jan 17 at 10:47 AM
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