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MeFi Nonprofit Update 2/28/2024

The board forming the nonprofit for Metafilter met Feb. 15.
posted by apartment dweller to MetaTalk on Feb 28 at 1:53 PM
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Add request for followup to AskMeFi

Would we like a feature to request that an original poster, asking for recommendations, follow up with a comment about what they did, or if some place, restaurant, or service was recommended whether it worked out and why or why not?
posted by TimHare to MetaTalk on Feb 27 at 11:12 AM
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We need more IRL events

There's been practically no activity on the IRL MetaFilter page lately. There was a time when it was full of events. This post is to encourage you to create more IRL events and go to them. You'll meet new people, see old friends and make new friends. You'll get to match user names with real names and faces. (To get local IRL alerts, in your MeFi user profile set you location and in preferences make sure "Receive IRL alerts? " is checked)
posted by ShooBoo to MetaTalk on Feb 23 at 11:47 AM
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[MeFi Site Update] February 21st

Hi there, MetaFilter!

Welcome to your second Site Update of the year! You can find the last Site Update here.

Reminder: I will be the only mod actively monitoring this thread so please be patient. I’ll reply to your feedback and questions at least twice a week. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions!
posted by loup to MetaTalk on Feb 21 at 10:23 AM
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Help me find a recent post about guide for bereaved on what next

In the last couple of months I saw a post on the blue or green about a detailed guide for people who had a relative die, about all the things you will have to do if you are responsible for making arrangements and tidying up as it were. I cannot find it. Can you? Really want to share it with someone who sadly very much needs it.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen to MetaTalk on Jan 24 at 3:29 AM
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Amazing list of curmudgeonly websites

There was an askme (I think) not too long ago, about websites that are amazingly specific, usually maintained by a cranky crank. It's where I found the sauce packet database for example... So many amazing links. Maybe even a link to a big website of other links. Somehow I seem to have lost it and I'm sad. Anyone remember and able to point me to the thread?
posted by chasles to MetaTalk on Jan 12 at 9:39 AM
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MeFite Book Birthday Announcement!

Hi Everyone! One of the locals, albeit more quiet these days, just had a second book birthday! Depending on whether you order from the publisher, or from online retailers, CoyoteattheDogShow's history of a turn of a century gang of confidence men in the Midwest Men of No Reputation is now out in the world!
posted by Atreides to MetaTalk on Jan 31 at 9:50 AM
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Help me find this long-ago post on the blue about a singer who vanished

Many years ago, there was a post on the blue about a troubled young woman singer who recorded a few acoustic tracks and then (died? disappeared? left the music industry?). They were achingly sad and lonely. I remember in particular an absolutely devastating cover of the Beatles song Don't Let Me Down. There were also some originals, including, I seem to recall, one about a guy named Sam. Google and site search have failed me — does anyone remember this?
posted by Birds, snakes, and aeroplanes to MetaTalk on Jan 25 at 9:08 AM
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How do we feel in 2024 about single-link FPP food/recipe posts?

What is your opinion about FPPs about recipes? Is a single-link FPP where the single link is a recipe too thin? (Discussion of the same question in February 2013.) Does the much-lamented rise of the "recipe" that's actually a 1,000-2,000 word essay wrapped around a recipe change the calculus for you?
posted by cupcakeninja to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 8:25 AM
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It's award season

Are there works that mefites have published/created in 2023 that are eligible for awards? Hugo nominations should open soon and I'm sure there are other awards I don't know about. Please share your work here.
posted by bq to MetaTalk on Feb 2 at 10:36 AM
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Is Frayed Knot a (former) board member? A user? Both? I'm a Frayed Knot. No way I was gonna let that setup go to waste.... I mentioned this on the last update, but to re-iterate: Some things shifted in my life, and I now unable to attend any board meetings in Feb or March, so I decided to step off the board. [view]
posted by Frayed Knot to MetaTalk on Feb 29 at 6:55 AM
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A single link post is much better than a post that was inspired by a single thing but then was stuffed with barely relevant stuff to make it look better for the peanut gallery that will inevitably complain anyway. [view]
posted by simmering octagon to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 11:08 AM
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Ten years ago on February 26, there were 36 FPPs. Five years ago, 21. Today there are 12. Post what you want--it really doesn't matter anymore. [view]
posted by betweenthebars to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 6:10 PM
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I approve this because I can't wait to start fucking up the comments. ★☆☆☆☆ My kids won't eat tofu so I subbed the tofu for their favorite chicken nuggets. We don't like spicy food so I used ketchup for the sauce. Served over angel hair pasta as that's what I had on hand. This recipe was terrible, please consider changing the spices!!! [view]
posted by phunniemee to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 12:11 PM
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I am in favor of just about anything a member of the community wants to post, and I am especially in favor of doing what you have the energy and time to do. Also, this: I am generally trying these days to post interesting things and not worry so much about finding "perfect" links to post ... I heartily support that. Bring on... [more]
posted by kristi to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 11:32 AM
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Thanks for doing this work for us all. [view]
posted by signal to MetaTalk on Feb 28 at 5:16 PM
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HI! IT WAS ME!!!! (I am no PJ Harvey, but I specifically do condone shredding by dog!) [view]
posted by TheCoug to MetaTalk on Mar 3 at 6:16 PM
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Any sort of recipe or food subsite would obviously be called EatMe. [view]
posted by Diskeater to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 3:58 PM
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A checkbox for an optional reminder at 90 days or six months or whatever? [view]
posted by wenestvedt to MetaTalk on Feb 27 at 4:27 PM
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I think single link posts, whatever the subject is, are fine and would encourage people to post anything they find fun, informative, weird, or what have you. I'd also encourage folks to consider that it's not an either/or thing with single link posts vs a huge post of links. Two or three link posts are ok too! Whatever interests you or floats... [more]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaTalk on Feb 27 at 11:29 AM
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[ Going forward would it be possible to include a date or something to distinguish threads? Went back and edited the title of this post and other recent non-profit posts to reflect the day they were published. If the board desires some other method to highlight the post titles, please let the mods know via the Contact Us form and... [more]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaTalk on Feb 28 at 5:15 PM
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I commend to you the Wordshore Method - if you are concerned about a food-themed post being too thin, simply add more links until replete with goodness. [view]
posted by zamboni to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 9:49 AM
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I prefer single link posts, usually. MeFi to me is "hey, look at this cool thing", not "this is something I've been thinking about, here are twenty-five links with some vague relation". [view]
posted by signal to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 11:28 AM
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I fucking LOVE mapo tofu. Post the recipe. I am partial to this one. You'll never please everyone here. After all these years one would hope that people had given up on "good enough for the front page" as a concept, but this is a community filled with people who love to lord their intellectual and moral superioirty over everyone,... [more]
posted by briank to MetaTalk on Feb 27 at 6:41 AM
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Since making the above comment, I went and made a front page based on my interests. I just looked through my Google News feed, noticed a couple of interesting angles, cobbled together a sentence and clicked POST. Making that post also reminded me that I personally like to make posts that are just a sentence or three. I've done huge multi link... [more]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaTalk on Feb 27 at 11:49 AM
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There are so many SLYT posts these days, which I tend to really dislike--"hey go watch an hour of YouTube" is not my understanding of why we're here, but maybe that's just me--so it seems like an SL to recipe should be fine. At least it is a link to something that people love to discuss, which is to say, food. BUT. Looking forward to... [more]
posted by kensington314 to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 12:03 PM
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Just post the damn recipe. [view]
posted by sammyo to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 11:08 AM
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[Imagine being a community-funded site manager and responding to a feature suggestion thread by saying you won't even read it. That's a less than charitable assumption. I am reading the thread. Please go on. ] [view]
posted by loup to MetaTalk on Feb 28 at 1:52 PM
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Also, just overall whatever lowers the barrier to posting in an era of fewer engaged users and generally too-hot temperatures around here is probably good! [view]
posted by kensington314 to MetaTalk on Feb 26 at 12:04 PM
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I like wenestvedt's idea of a checkbox. Something the poster can check when they post an Ask for an optional "hey it's been (x) days - would you like to post an update to your Ask?" reminder nudge. As a person who often asks MeFi for advice, and much-less-than-often comes back and updates the thread with what I did with said advice... [more]
posted by pdb to MetaTalk on Feb 27 at 7:57 PM
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