Episode 97 was recorded yesterday and runs about 1h 45min long as we discuss all our favorite posts from MetaFilter over the last month. [more inside]
Today we're unveiling a new theme option for MetaFilter. Yes, it's a new design option for MetaFilter for the first time in over a decade, which we are dubbing the "Modern" theme. The new theme is strictly opt-in; no one is being forced to use it and the Classic and Plain-text themes remain as options, so your view of the site won't change unless you want it to. To try out the new theme, select it in your preferences. There is much to explain and show off in this new design and I'll do my best to describe all the thinking that went into the process below. [more inside]
New ads from The Deck will start showing up on front pages tomorrow, but don't worry, you can turn them off. [more inside]
baby steps. I'm going to be redesigning things over a long period, one small chunk at a time. Up for feedback today: a new header for the sites. The goals were to make it shorter vertically, group items by activity, and to clean up things here and there. Please read along and leave some feedback [more inside]
Another pony is roaming free. It's now possible to mark great answers to questions you've asked on Ask MeFi. Details and screenshot inside.
I'm hereby announcing the MetaFilter design contest. Post any questions here.
I added embedded information about pages viewed at MetaFilter, per the link tag. If you're using Mozilla, turn on your Site Navigation Bar link this, and you'll see additional buttons when viewing threads, like this. It makes for a nice alternate interface.
no one requested it, but I always wanted to do random images on the main page. The following image shows all the current taglines that popup randomly. They're not all gold, but some of them will be around forever (especially the crack one). Can you think of others? Go ahead and suggest one.