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Updating the graphical style of mod notes

We're introducing a new visual styling for moderator comments today! Instead of the older [small text and brackets style], mod comments will now feature a contrasting border, full-sized text, and for text browsers and screenreaders an explicit "Mod note:" text prefix to compensate for the lack of graphical cues.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Apr 14 at 12:05 PM
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[MeFi Site Update] Apr 12th

Hello Metafilter! Welcome to another update on the state of the site and the things we are working on. I’ve asked the team to allow me to take ownership of the site updates from now on so that we can streamline the process. Comments will be turned on this time as an attempt to have better ways to track feedback from the community.
posted by loup to MetaTalk on Apr 12 at 1:03 PM
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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.
posted by I shot a fox in Skyrim and it made me sad to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 3:19 PM
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a paid for pony

I'd like to return, if possible, to the previously discussed pony request that the site find some way to label/tag/denote paywalled or subscriber locked articles (or sites which haven't bothered updating to GDPR regulations, but this is a small side pony as I'm aware it doesn't apply to everyone). Clicking a link in a post only to smack into a wall is getting increasingly tiresome (and happening with increasing frequency).
posted by fight or flight to MetaTalk on Apr 11 at 10:20 AM
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Lovely "True stories of emotionally supportive men" ask.mefi by HotToddy

I want to thank Hot Toddy and the comments for the thread in Ask called "True stories of emotionally supportive men." Lovely responses, long may your people be lovely, plus I now have more examples to aspire to.
posted by k3ninho to MetaTalk on Apr 11 at 3:17 AM
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Uncle Mefi's Big Book of Beans

Cooped up because of reasons, and need something to distract yourself? Spend a little time with Uncle Mefi's Big Book of Beans [PDF], a collection of paper and pencil activities for MeFites of all ages. Word puzzles! Coloring! Money counterfeiting! Graduate-level logic problems! More coloring!
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Apr 1 at 12:09 PM
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Metatalktail Hour: Comfort Movies

Happy early weekend, MetaFilter! This week, valkane wants to know: "What movie (or top 5) do you watch over and over? Everyone has favorite movies; but which ones are your comfort food? What 5 movies have you re-watched the most?"
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaTalk on Apr 15 at 7:54 PM
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When were your folks the happiest?

I just happened to come across my old flickr account, and it had some pictures I'd taken over a decade back, when dad was still alive and mom was ...not as... senior-ish, as she is now. They both looked really happy together, at the time. I don't think I may have seen my father ever smile, a bit, or mom being as accepting as she was of her husband.
posted by hadjiboy to MetaTalk on Apr 8 at 6:12 PM
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This is Just to Say

I have used
the poem
that we have all
abused so badly

and many
of the versions
that MeFites created

Forgive me
it was for a class
on text and audience
and the students seemed to like it

posted by Ghidorah to MetaTalk on Sep 10, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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"Tramp stamps" and boyzones

I think the community would benefit from talking about how the recent thread about "tramp stamps" went. A number of Mefites have expressed that they felt that this thread felt like a big step backwards, like they were somehow visiting Metafilter in 2005 and not 2015. What can we do as a community to maintain whatever advances we've made in pushing back on the boyzone mentality here?
posted by dialetheia to MetaTalk on May 14, 2015 at 10:09 AM
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Revisiting misogyny on Metafilter

The comments of this Metafilter post about misogynist songs at Trader Joes demonstrates that our work to keep Metafilter free from sexism is far from over.
posted by divabat to MetaTalk on Jun 11, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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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 to MetaTalk on Apr 17, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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MeFiMusic - O Come All Ye Faithfull!

Do you like good music?
posted by greenish to MetaTalk on Mar 29 at 8:32 AM
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New merch! Shirts, stickers, and magnets!

We talked about this in the run-up to the Gala, so: let's start off 2021 with some new merch! We've got new designs up, available as shirts on Neatoshop and as magnets and stickers on Teepublic, so if you've been looking for something MeFi-centric to drape over your mortal form or stick to your laptop or fridge or car or whatever the heck this is your lucky day.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Jan 8 at 12:54 PM
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Your Best Parody "This Is Just To Say" poems

I've searched and couldn't find a post for this, so apologies if there is one and I missed it. I'd like your best/favourite William Carlos Williams "This Is Just To Say" parody poems from the green/blue/grey. I'd also love any other comment on the blue, green or grey that is in any way a parody of an existing text.
posted by guster4lovers to MetaTalk on Oct 27, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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It's not trendy or amusing or cute. To you. I would not say it's trendy, but it still brings a slightly wry and wistful smile to my face as it represents (to me) something far more akin to an old silly joke among friends than something derogatory. I adore my Grauniad, typos and all and really prefer to imagine that others with a... [more]
posted by los pantalones del muerte to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 3:37 PM
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I mean, I still fly into a white-hot rage every time I see a list of three or more items without an Oxford comma, but I've learned to accept that's really my problem, and other people have a right to serialize things like barbarians if they want to. [view]
posted by biogeo to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 4:05 PM
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See everyone again in six years! [view]
posted by Going To Maine to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 9:59 PM
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I have eaten the fonts that were in the newsbox and which you were probably saving for 6 years Forgive me they were mundane so sweet and so old [view]
posted by clavdivs to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 4:32 PM
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"The Grauniad" is eyerolley, like people are trying to sound part of the in group but are 50 years out of date. But no more so than "same as in town" or "in Soviet Russia" or that goddamn poem about the fucking plums. Do we really want a grey post about every annoying meme? Can't we save our energies for fighting... [more]
posted by Omnomnom to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 4:17 PM
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"your dumb jokes suck and I think you're annoying" sure is some type of energy to put into the world proclaiming for all to see. (Honestly, if you're wondering why some of the names from 6 years ago aren't around as much, that sort of declarative negativity on things that, in the big picture, don't really matter is also a reason in... [more]
posted by MCMikeNamara to MetaTalk on Apr 10 at 3:42 PM
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This is just to say I have requested a moratorium on the joke that you love and which you were probably so proud of. Forgive me; it is so juvenile and I dislike this joke like I dislike myself. [view]
posted by carsonb to MetaTalk on Apr 10 at 11:03 AM
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Metafilter: that goddamn poem about the fucking plums. [view]
posted by mandolin conspiracy to MetaTalk on Apr 10 at 12:00 AM
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Also, 1971 was not that long ago. IT WAS NOT. [*cries*] [view]
posted by JanetLand to MetaTalk on Apr 10 at 8:26 AM
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weird to just capitalize a letter in the middle of birbs like that. [view]
posted by Going To Maine to MetaTalk on Apr 11 at 5:28 PM
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"Grauniad" always makes me think of the Ankh-Morpork Times. "The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret" "The Truth Shall Make Ye Fred" It still cracks me up every time. [view]
posted by Omnomnom to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 3:59 PM
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It's not trendy or amusing or cute. me either ( . _ .) [view]
posted by Freelance Demiurge to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 8:39 PM
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New York Tmies They're good news, that's fit to pront. [view]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 3:40 PM
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Counterproposal: given the current state of copyediting, maybe we should add the New York Tmies, The Washington Pots, the Botson Glob, and the All Street Juornal to the list. (no but seriously I thought Grauniad was a nostalgic term of affection, not a criticism, after this many years) [view]
posted by ook to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 3:37 PM
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The Grauniad joke dates from the period when they had a terrifying system involving setting half the paper in Manchester, half in London, then the result being combined by Teletypesetter - hot metal typesetting operated over phone lines. From Changing Faces, a history of the Guardian (via an old languagehat post comment): The cardinal... [more]
posted by zamboni to MetaTalk on Apr 10 at 5:18 AM
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i always thought it was an epic poem about when graunias led the survivors of the siege of royt away to found the city of emor. [view]
posted by 20 year lurk to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 7:35 PM
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If you're loöking for a publication to make fun of, The New Yorker's ridiculous and pretentious use of diaereses is right there, waiting for you to mö̈ck it. [view]
posted by schmod to MetaTalk on Apr 10 at 9:23 AM
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I hate using up one of my three articles because I clicked on an ambiguous link. I really appreciate the folks who identify a link as NYT so I can decide. [view]
posted by InkaLomax to MetaTalk on Apr 11 at 10:44 AM
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"The Grauniad" is eyerolley, like people are trying to sound part of the in group but are 50 years out of date. But no more so than "same as in town" or "in Soviet Russia" or that goddamn poem about the fucking plums. I like all of those. And am old. We are many. [view]
posted by Glinn to MetaTalk on Apr 9 at 4:49 PM
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No no no; it's $20, same as in town. [view]
posted by Greg_Ace to MetaTalk on Apr 10 at 8:00 PM
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