I was reading the moving stories of grief from Mefites in the comments on this thread and saw the little "+" to click to favorite them. The + seemed so inadequate. I don't want to favorite, I want to give a virtual hug. The symbol for that would be maybe "()" [more inside]
This is a hugely stressful time for everyone and I'd like to propose a thread in which we celebrate ordinary beautiful things and good moments - something not meant at all to diminish the terrible things happening but to be a small comforting place away from the doomscrolling and arguments and fear for those in, near and watching the war. (There is a great thread on ways to help Ukraine and for mefites directly affected as another positive place)
By request, a thread for happy thoughts, kindness, positive vibes, good news sharing, comfort, random cute or fun stuff, and general hugginess.❤️🤗❤️
With the blessing of the lovely and talented mochapickle, I'm keeping up the mefi valentine exchange traditon! Come one, come all, and share a little love! [more inside]
As we all know, everyone needs a hug! And as many know, the Fucking Fuck threads have been evolving, from the originally-intended politics venting space into a more personal venting forum and hugs distribution center. In recognition of this evolution and the kind support that has been shown in the Fucking Fuck threads, this is a new venting thread for everyone who needs a hug.
Today is my 14th anniversary of ponying up $5. Since then, I've moved to my fourth continent. Thank you for the longest running stable relationship I've had since 2005, Metafilter. Tell me about being alone in some challengingly new environment (like a rural African village, ha!) and how being able to access Metafilter made all the difference for you.
This week in the news sucked and it's been all too easy to lose sleep over it. How are you? (Hugs, headpats and venting inside.)
At the bottom of every post on MetaTalk thread is the topic of this post. Be kind to other Mefites and practice empathy. [more inside]
Thanksgiving time is upon us in the US and since we all need a hug HUGS! And a reminder that many good folks are offering their homes as a place of refuge. [more inside]
It's deep in fall and it's dark and gray in the Northern Hemisphere. Remember this post? Let's do it again. Bring the awesome! [more inside]
It's been a tense few weeks, especially with everything going on. Would anyone care for a hug thread, and to say a few nice words about another user/s? I know we had another one before earlier, so I thought it would be nice to do so. If anyone has more details or ideas to make it extra loving, please chime in! [more inside]
If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, you might have a dim, grey day like we have here in London, and need a little sunshine in your life. Remember this post? Lets do that again! Come share your awesome! [more inside]
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.
Welcome, mini-[username]! Congrats, MeFi's own [username] for [thing] that further enriched us by having you here! Oh, look, our own [username] did [MeFi-related thing] in [non-MeFi venue]! Guess what - [real name/othernic] is Mefi's Own [username]! [more inside]
Happy holidays, and thank you for curating this collection of curious thoughts and writings all year! Looking forward to 2013 and a whole 'nother collection of the Best of the Web. [more inside]
Yay for secretquonsar! Got my gift today! Hoping mine wings its way on time.
I think MeFi needs more hugs. You can join me if you want. [more inside]
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am now five comments away from 10k on the blue. [more inside]
Completely without meaning to, I posted a post in all of the 7 possible areas of Metafilter this week (except this post which obviously was on purpose). Has anyone done this before? What do I win? [more inside]
Academic schedule and MetaFilter angst/happiness. Is there a chart? It just seems like one day we're all spousing and hugging and then next day it's a call for flameouts and pitchforks. [more inside]
I think Jessamyn needs a hug. First there was this and then this. I liked the sarcasm of this one and was thankful she stepped into this !narcoterror! thread. Frustration bubbles here and then, in the best delete ever, explodes.
"note: Everyone needs a hug." WTF? [more inside]