There was a shooting in a Florida high school today, it is still a developing story and I'm sure you can seek out that news should you feel so inclined. I want this post to just be about love/kindness/friendship. Maybe you did something special for a loved one, or a family member, a friend, or a complete stranger. It might be a smile you received or your holding the door open for someone. Whatever it is, feel free to share it with us. I just wanted a place for us to connect, we're in this world together trying to get through it all. It may be strange to say, but I love all of you wonderful and crazy MeFites. Be kind to each other. Happy Valentine's Day!
In the face of all the negativity and despair, let's have a little space just for love (I've been told it's all we need). Feel free to share your favourite quote, song lyric, poem, anecdote or thought about love, or let us know what you love most in the world - people, pets, hobbies, MetaFilter, gin, whatever. Leave the hate outside, bring the love.
The wonderful brownpau and his sweet and talented wife (who, to the best of my knowledge doesn't frequent these parts) welcomed their first child last Thursday. Mother, child (code named Project Wallaby whilst en utero), and daddy are all apparently doing well. I'll let brownpau himself decide if he wants to share more. All I will say is they are awesome people, and I know will make great parents. Congrats!
Metafilter has been rife with strong emotions lately. Our beloved community has been shaken up by the departure of mods, changes in rules and expectations, and posts that have rocked feelings and upset members. There is nothing like this community anywhere else on the internet. All of our members are fantastic and work to make this place unique and inviting. It's perfectly okay to have strong opinions. One of the best things about Metafilter is the ability to express those opinions and be respected. It has been hard to watch the growing unhappiness in this community as of late. I invite you to remember that everyone needs a hug from time to time.
After 2 years of being here, I want to say thank you. You have given me so much. [more inside]
Can't hold back the schmoopy much longer. [more inside]
Yet another shoutout for a MeFite going above and beyond the call of duty in real life: HopperFan. [more inside]
Ain't we a whole bunch of sweet romantics, eh?
To be honest, I feel like we're in the goddamn Silver Age of Metafilter. [More (chatfilter) inside]