Thank you to all those who have sent kind words to us - they really do help us stay tough. And thanks as a whole to the MeFi community, which has kept me entertained, interested and mentally functioning the past weeks as I lurked, learning new things and following the drama. Vivienne passed away in her sleep last night - I guess she was waiting to make one final point.
Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?
Its been a tough month, but you are good people. I would like to thank you. [more inside]
Yet another shoutout for a MeFite going above and beyond the call of duty in real life: HopperFan. [more inside]
This came up on shuffleplay on itunes, and I'd like to suggest it as a theme song for Metafilter. Elephant Talk! [more inside]
A year ago today, one man had a vision that would bring together dozens of MeFites towards the heartwarming common goal of blowing the hell out of each other in Team Fortress 2. [more inside]
Would anyone be interested in a metafilter fantasy basketball league? [more inside]
Lately, I've noticed that quite a number of people whose presence I've enjoyed have disabled accounts. Are the majority of those people closing accounts leaving of their own accord?
Milestone alert: This deleted thread was #75000
Costal Texas MeFites, how are you? [more inside]
Do Mefites play Metal Gear Online? [more inside]
Well, hell. Ike looks like it's going to be bad one. If any MeFites in the Houston/Galveston area find gas and find their way up I-45, we have a guest bed and a couch to spare if you need to crash for a few. [more inside]
Which topics is AskMetafilter best at answering? I'm not referring to specific questions for which you've received the most helpful response; rather I'm wondering if people find that (for example) computer hardware questions receive more accurate and helpful answers than medical questions, or that AskMe is particularly bad at answering another type of question. [more inside]
Spore is out and I'd love to add MeFi creatures to my universe. Please post your Spore username here.
You know, there's been fiction about Mefi post-apocalypse. But if you look at this thread and at the 9/11 thread, it'd be 180° from what's been (jokingly) suggested: man, do we pull together. (I see visions of us geographically gathering together post-apocalypse and being the only functioning society on the planet ... ) [more inside]
Better late than never: This is a post to say thank you to 1f2frfbf for organising the inaugural Mefi Button Swap, and to share the spoils of said swap. [more inside]
Anyone up for fantasy football? [more inside]
Got any lyrics you'd like to see turned into songs? Got any songs that need lyrics? Post em on here and have fun collaborating with your fellow mefites. There's some cool stuff goin on over in the music section, if you haven't checked it out you should, it's awesome, if you don't mediocre might punch you in the dick [more inside]
MetaFilter: makes games hot! [more inside]
Pony Request: Can we add Instructables.com to the list of social networks?
MeFi Gardeners: Save your Seeds! [more inside]
What would the community think about a memorial fund or something for the family of Brooke Bennett? [more inside]
I know a MetaFilter swapsite or Craigslist-y thing has been suggested before, but now that I have a thing burning a hole in my pocket that I'd like to give to an interested local Mefite -- like, today -- I'm wondering if it's time. I'd like to sell or give away things to you, and I'd like to buy stuff, too. I'm pretty sure that we could do some really interesting things with this, like what Miko did with her $9 something offer.
I know that there's a dedicated cadre of Team Fortressers out there. Anyone playing Call of Duty 4? [more inside]
The MetaFilter Music Challenge is back, (*cue triumphant fanfare, followed by sound of jubilant, cheering throng*) and suggestions for the monthly Challenge themes are open to all MeFiers. This means YOU! You are hereby encouraged, month by month, to offer suggestions, and if yours is chosen, not only will your name go up in lights at the Music page, but you'll also be the spark that ignites the creative genius of some MeFi Musician. A chance at a little slice of immortality! [more inside]
MetaFilter now has a fitness/nutrition group on Gyminee. Come join the fun!
We all need hugs, it's true. But until we figure out a way to mail them, who'd be up for a sticker and/or button swap? [more inside]
The MetaFilter May Cycling Challenge is on! Also begining May 1st, the 10km Streak competition. (no association with nude bicycle riding implied or intended) [more inside]
Is there interest in the return of the MeFi Music Challenge? [more inside]
Mario Kart Wii friend code filter: Let's drive through malls, smashing our cars into each other! [more inside]
Too much hate. Why can't people just be nice? [more inside]
MetaFilter cycling is starting to ramp up due to good weather, which has me wondering. Some plans for formal challenge(s) this summer would be good. And, head over to WeEndure and start entering your rides! [more inside]
If anyone would like to be guildmaster of the Alliance Metafilter World of Warcraft guild on Maelstrom ("The Blue"), please respond in this thread or e-mail me. [more inside]
This post is cool, not just because of the answers, but more even more because it shows how very diverse the membership of Metafilter is. [more inside]
Normal Person + Anonymity + Audience = Sweetness & Light? [more inside]
Is it still possible to get Metafilter shirts? I'm going to some blogging events in the near future (April and then in July), and I would like to look like the cool kid while I'm there.
Calling all MeFi Xbox360 gamers. I'm going to maintain an Xbox gamertag for us to make it easy to find other Mefites to game with using the Friends of a Friend feature on Live. [more inside]
Are there still any Metafilter-specific World of Warcraft guilds? [more inside]
And seven years later, Super Smash Brothers Brawl has landed. I would love to smash some MeFites. [more inside]
The Morning News is throwing their annual Tournament of Books to figure out the best book of 2007. A new twist this year is the Making Book Tournament where you bet on what the winner will be, with the proceeds going to First Book, a literacy foundation. MeFi is dollar matching bets up to $1,000 for the contest.
So, JaredSeth's wish to play Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay from the Gygax obit thread inspired me to post this, so I'll ask...does anyone in Tucson want to join a gaming group? [more inside]
It's been a while since our last post, so I thought I'd remind folks about the Metafilter RUNNER+ group. Everybody's welcome to join in the challenges, and you don't have to have the Nike+iPod kit anymore. The February Challenge was won by Slarty Bartfast, who racked up more than 150km! I've just launched a new challenge for March/April. Get running! [more inside]
The founder explains why he allows great freedom to the members. HerfDerfGuardianReader