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April Fun Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Trying to run with a regular April Fools gag feels super weird this year, so...let's just have an indoor scavenger hunt! Can you find THE ROUNDEST THING in your home? Find a thing that needs finding, post a picture and/or description of it in the thread, suggest something else for folks to look for! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 1, 2020 - 131 comments

Crouton Petting Over IP

crouton petting, n.
1. the state of feeling or expressing an anthropomorphized fondness, affection, or compassion for inanimate objects
2. the state of just literally petting some actual croutons
MetaFilter has only been able to accommodate that first definition (cf. this discussion among others)...until now. Thanks to recent improvements in both baking and recombinant genetics, we're happy to announce the opening of the world's first interactive Crouton Petting Zoo. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 1, 2019 - 302 comments

Bringing back gopher was just the start.

Tired of increasingly bloated, over-designed web interfaces? Looking for a way to enjoy your content without all the dozens of JavaScript trackers and endless needless geegaws? Give the new MetaFilter Reader interface a shot! Clean, classic design; mobile friendly; it even comes with its own games! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Mar 31, 2018 - 136 comments

The Shadow of Blueberg: A Faves & Flags adventure

Alright, Faves & Flags fans: you rolled your character, you've read the player's manual, and now you're ready to adventure. So sidle in to the local tavern and let's begin!
posted by cortex on Apr 1, 2017 - 456 comments

Introducing the Faves & Flags roleplaying system

We've received a large volume of user complaints in the last few months about performance issues with our current version of reality, and so today we're rolling out some fantasy instead to see if that can help take the strain off. Please help us beta test this new initiative with the Faves & Flags Character Sheet Generator. Want more detail? Check out what little remains of the original game manual (or a more legible and screen-reader friendly OCR version here). [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 1, 2017 - 593 comments

Paradigm shifting the edit window

We're kicking off a trial partnership with tech startup Spell, Actualy to reduce the moderation load of edit-window-related site activity. Help us test out the new process inside! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Apr 1, 2016 - 521 comments

Thanks for MetaFiltrest

That was awesome and unexpected. [more inside]
posted by joelf on Mar 31, 2013 - 486 comments

April Last!

Just wanted to mention that the semi-official thread of this year's MetaFilter April Fool's Thingy (and the only one that continued to issue "staff tags" to every comment after April 1st was over) is going to be closing in a few hours. So if you haven't found out what your randomly-selected title is supposed to be, go there and leave a comment. (And if you don't like the tag you've been given, just refresh the page! It's so random!) [more inside]
posted by oneswellfoop on Apr 29, 2012 - 48 comments

April Fools

Has/does MetaFilter do anything special for April Fools? [more inside]
posted by Taft on Apr 1, 2010 - 405 comments


April 1 *2007* content not working. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jul 20, 2009 - 3 comments

40: scatterplots and baseball porn

The big four-oh, this podcast features recaps from around the site for the last three weeks. It was recorded on April 17th and runs about an hour and ten minutes. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 21, 2009 - 37 comments

Make fun of yourself!

Celebrate April Fools Day by writing a parody of yourself. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Apr 1, 2009 - 292 comments

Dayton Meet up?

If anyone is still talking to me, I'll be in Dayton April 1 and2, and was thinking Meet Up? Any Dayton MeFites out there? Don't know the area at all; I'll be staying in someplace called Beavercreek, but I've got wheels.
posted by nax on Mar 5, 2009 - 20 comments

It's a joke frchristssakes.

Y'know...I can handle bad April Fool's jokes from tech companies (or others). Yeah, they aren't great, but megacorporations aren't really known for their great sense of humour. What I hate is that people feel this is there opportunity to bitch, whine and complain about someone else's attempt at humour, how much they hate AFD, how it should have been funnier, or how they would have done it better. It's a joke frchristssakes. Laugh. Or don't. Just don't whine.
posted by Kickstart70 on Apr 1, 2007 - 32 comments

NYC meetup June 2006?

Is it too early for another NYC meetup? Everything sucks for me right now and I could use some revelry. Who wants to come out to celebrate 06/06/06?
posted by CunningLinguist on Apr 24, 2006 - 15 comments

Andre Patel, ABD, MIT Media Lab

There Is No Spoon.
posted by Freen on Dec 14, 2005 - 43 comments

April fools redux

Anyone else reminded of a certain April Fool's Day?

I considered posting this in the Blue, but, really, how meta can you get?
posted by mwhybark on Jun 20, 2005 - 21 comments

When the wiki destroyed Tokyo

mathowie : "... it was total unbridled chaos. I’ve never seen a wiki be so destructive." I blame John Bonham.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Apr 6, 2004 - 10 comments

MetaFilter as social experiment hoax by mathowie

Does anybody know where that fake page that mathowie put up a few years ago when MeFi was down is hiding? This is the one where he claims that Metafilter was a social experiment in AI and that the vast majority of the writers here were simply software constructs. This was right after he got on the cover of some magazine, and said it was just some actor..... Thanks.
posted by danbeckmann on Mar 19, 2004 - 11 comments

April Fool's circle jerk

April Fool's circle jerk. I know that you know, but do you know that I know?
posted by luser on Apr 1, 2002 - 32 comments

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