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Previously on MetaFilter

Is it time to let go of "Previously?" Some topics have been explored, revisited, or detailed here many times, meaning that revisiting them in order to choose a "Previously" can be a time-consuming exercise. In 2024, MetaFilter tags, the search bar, and search engines provide many ways to access old site content.* Finding older relevant MetaFilter content is not the challenge that it was in 1999. On the other hand, MeFites do still comment favorably on things they have found in "Previously" links. [more inside]
posted by cupcakeninja on Jun 18, 2024 - 37 comments

Western Europe storm check

How's everyone doing? [more inside]
posted by tangerine on Nov 4, 2023 - 14 comments

Duolingo forums shutting down March 22

I just learned about this, and I know many MetaFilter members use Duolingo, so I thought it might be helpful to share this here. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 16, 2022 - 8 comments

effbot's passing

Hi All, I see he hasn't been active here since 2017(?) but since he was a member for so long, I wanted to share what I just saw on reddit. python mailing list announcement from Guido "A former core dev who works at Google just passed the news that Fredrik Lundh (also known as Effbot) has died."
posted by symbioid on Dec 10, 2021 - 43 comments

Find this Metafilter novelist

Yesterday, I was hanging out on the site, and in a conversation about the pandemic, a Mefite mentioned having written a book, and feeling like it was published into the abyss because of the pandemic. Several people piped up to say they had just bought a copy. I would like to find that thread, or that Mefite. [more inside]
posted by Orlop on Mar 17, 2021 - 12 comments

Writers of MeFi Represent!

I often see AskMeFi requests for book recommendations, especially now that so many people are in Lockdown. I'm often in a bind because I think my own books would be a good fit, but it seems spammy to recommend them :) How about we create a thread here where the writers of MetaFilter can showcase our books?

Mention what kind of books we write, and put a few links in to where they can be bought or downloaded. Sound like a plan?
posted by Zumbador on Oct 22, 2020 - 34 comments

MeFi Mag revisited

Let's travel back to the spring of 2011, where several Mefites had the idea of starting a Metafilter magazine. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jul 23, 2020 - 27 comments

Coronavirus check-in thread #4

It is March 39th and time for the latest check-in thread. As previously ([3][2][1]) this is for actual news, updates, personal experiences, and more mutual support from and to people dealing with this virus in their daily lives. All hail the mods for continuing to provide this sanctuary for us, and good health to readers and commenters alike. How is one doing?
posted by Wordshore on Apr 8, 2020 - 569 comments

MetaFilter Helps Solve Half Remembered Book Mystery

On April 22, 2019, "An Interview with Mefi's Own Jessamyn" was posted on MeTa by Stanczyk. During the interview Jessamyn said,"we let you read whatever the heck you want, even if you’re a kid" and that reminded me of a book I had tried to find for years, that I had checked out in the mid 60s when I was about 12. [more inside]
posted by a humble nudibranch on Mar 11, 2020 - 20 comments

Barking Jingle Bells

Hi, Mefites! I have a need to see your pets in their holiday finery - sweaters, headgear, what-have-you. Have a picture of your cat in the tree? Need to see that too.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit on Dec 12, 2018 - 50 comments

yay MeFite books!

Congratulations!! to our very own, very gifted mothershock on the publication of her memoir: The Beginning of Everything: The Year I Lost My Mind and Found Myself. She has a good interview up at The Rumpus about the book, which covers her process of healing and reinvention after a neurological injury. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2018 - 19 comments

Metatalktail Hour: I want to get those stories recognized

Inspired by the post about furries being a community that helps each other out, I want to pose this here: Tell me about a time MeFites reached out and helped you. I wan to get those stories recognized. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Dec 16, 2017 - 99 comments

Who is the oldest Mefite?

Just wondering! I am 87 years old today.
posted by lungtaworld on Dec 7, 2017 - 99 comments

Magical Mefites

In a recent post discussing witches and feminism/political activism I received a few emails of interest about getting in touch with other magical mefites. I made a forum for us! [more inside]
posted by xarnop on Mar 18, 2017 - 11 comments

Reading the room on international posts

I was a bit disappointed when the recent thread about Iceland's elections devolved into lolz pretty much from the get go. Would it be possible for us as a community to be a little more conscious of how we approach posts about other countries? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 27, 2016 - 64 comments

What Art Offers Is Space -- a Certain Breathing Room for the Spirit.

Show us your art! I'm feeling the need for some beauty and some MeFite sharing, so let's see (and/or read about) your favorite object of beauty in your living space (art, tchotchke, design element, whatever) ... whatever it is that's beautiful in your space and brings you happiness from looking at it. Show us your #1, show us your top 5, I just want to see what beautiful things bring you all happiness in your homes!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 15, 2016 - 105 comments

Were any MeFites in the Chicago protest?

Stirring article about the organization that went into the Trump protest in Chicago. Was anybody we know there?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 13, 2016 - 18 comments

MeFi comments added to subject of FPP

Last April, I posted a FPP on Down the Rabbit Hole, a site collecting observations about estranged parent support forums. The FPP went really well and generated some really good discussion. Today, I glanced at Down the Rabbit Hole and noted that the author had added FAQs, including some of the questions that MeFites had had about the original post. One of them prominently cites MeFi's own robot-hugs' comment as a partial answer to the question "where are the estranged fathers?"
posted by sciatrix on Dec 16, 2015 - 17 comments

What is your awesome/favorite tattoo?

In honor of another contentious tattoo thread, I'd like to solicit information about what great tattoos mefites have on your body or have seen in the wild. Good vibes only. What is your good tattoo story?
posted by bq on Jun 11, 2015 - 148 comments

Friends! Countrypeople! Lend me your Pets.

They say that cats rule the internet - is there proof that they rule Metafilter? Mefites, show us your pets! [more inside]
posted by Deoridhe on May 14, 2015 - 217 comments

How do *you* pronounce 'MeFi'?

Hi MeFites. After many years of overthinking a plate of beans, I made a thing! I'm pleased to share my PhD dissertation about MetaFilter with you all. A simple question of how we pronounce our own nickname has unfolded into many years of research. This time spent would not have been as enriching or meaningful to me and to the field of sociolinguistics without the support and enthusiasm of my fellow MeFites. I say I made a thing, but really, you made this. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 3, 2015 - 179 comments

Mefites' Choice 2014 winners, Week Three

It's week three of the December Best Post contest (reminder: please vote for the posts you like most via the fantastic flag, and if you are so inclined, sign up on the Wiki to contribute a prize!) and I've got the winners for the week. The top post for the week is Rhaomi's comprehensive salute to Stephen Colbert. For the prize, Rhaomi can pick out anything from the Mefi Mall up to $25 from me. [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Dec 22, 2014 - 15 comments

Mefites' Choice 2014 winners, Week One

It's that special time of year again (reminder: please vote for the posts you like mostest via the favorites button, and if you are so inclined, sign up on the Wiki to contribute a prize!), and the first week of the Mefite's Choice 2014 best posts extravaganza has come to pass, revealing to us that, with or without salad, Metafilter members love a good chuckle, as demonstrated by storybored's #1 winning post "JokeFilter" (What's the one joke you always tell when someone says "Tell me a joke."). In thanks for the all the hilarity, storybored wins anything from the Mefi Mall from me, up to $25*. [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 8, 2014 - 29 comments

Dealing from the deck of awesome

Ok, so a couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of IRL posts pointing out that I wanted to meet Mefites on a loosely-defined 'New England vacation'. Holy shit, guys! [more inside]
posted by pjern on Aug 25, 2014 - 22 comments

MeFites, What Purse Do You Carry?

Because we are having great fun in this thread sharing links to cool purse sites, and we have been talking about the Meaning Of Purses, and in the past we have done desks: What purse do you carry, and what story does it tell about you? LINKS OR PICS PLZ. What important things does it carry? Gentlemen, you are welcome to share your manbags or fancy wallets, but you must agree to ooh and ahh over purses. This is a place of PURSE ADMIRATION, not judgment or scorn.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jul 22, 2014 - 460 comments

Sad, but thankful

I've had a terrible few months, but AskMefi was there with me and so I wanted to give thanks to all the Mefites who helped me along the way. [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 23, 2014 - 120 comments

Dr Strauss says I shoud rite down what I think and remembir.

According to the responses to this AskMe question, MetaFilter is home to 15+ regular users who score at least three standard deviations away from the mean on IQ tests (in the positive direction). And, moreover, these extraordinary savants monitor AskMe systematically enough to pick out questions relevant to their stratospheric intellects, and they are happy to discuss their lot (some via sock puppets). I think that we, the MeFi userbase, should be proud to share the company of so many outstandingly gifted individuals, and that this is truly one of the things that makes MeFi such an extraordinary online community.
posted by Nomyte on Mar 19, 2013 - 247 comments

Indoctrinating the Next Generation

While the recent Mefite baby boom is wonderful (and adorable), I thought everyone might like to know that the slightly-older Hive-Spawn are progressing nicely, too:

Me: "Gee, Lil' Thumbscrew, I'm not really sure about [weird question involving the LD50 of gummie vitamins."
Lil' Thumbscrew, Aged Seven: "ASK METAFILTER!"

That is all.
posted by julthumbscrew on Mar 4, 2013 - 54 comments

Sometimes the universe is just creepy.

As the previous Secret Quonsar threads have been closed, I thought I'd share the weird coincidence our giftenating hath wrought. (Anyone else have odd MetaFilter connections to share?) [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Feb 22, 2013 - 43 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 119 comments

Hey, I recognize that tattoo…

MeFi's OwnTM Juliet Banana was recently featured in Momentum Magazine. [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Nov 30, 2012 - 47 comments

Movin' On Up

Have you had success in changing your Metafilter persona in some way? Have you taught yourself to be kinder, gentler, fairer, less angry, or less bullheaded toward other Mefites? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Oct 18, 2012 - 361 comments

2012 MetaFilter Survey & Research Discussion Thread

Hi MeFites! This is the discussion thread for the 2012 MetaFilter Pronunciation Survey, available for 5 days to all logged-in site users. Even if you already took the 2010 survey, it'd be valuable to have you do it again. Additionally, this time around all survey participants will have the option to have a word frequency table of their MetaFilter posting history generated and emailed to them. If you would like to take the 2012 survey, I would ask that you please do so BEFORE you read or participate in the discussion here (as well as before you view the previous MetaTalk thread about the 2010 survey). This is to help ensure that your responses to these survey questions are entirely your own decisions and are not influenced by the opinions of those participating in this thread. If you have already taken the 2012 survey or are not interested in taking the survey but would like to discuss it, please go ahead and do so here. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Aug 22, 2012 - 303 comments

Also shares a birthday with France and Gustav Klimt.

Sharing a birthday with MetaFilter itself... saturnine's son, Henry! Welcome to the world, baby!
posted by sonika on Jul 14, 2012 - 75 comments

Welcome to earth baby pinkstynxnohero

Congratulation to ThePinkSuperhero and stynxno on the birth of their first child yesterday. Their son could not have chosen better people to be his parents.
posted by terrapin on Jul 13, 2012 - 154 comments

Gregor Samsa awoke from a night of clubbing former actress Lindsay Lohan.

MeFi's Own™ nasreddin has won the Rossica Young Translators Award for his daring and inventive rendering of a passage from the new Viktor Pelevin novel. An excerpt of his entry starts on page 34 of this PDF.
posted by Nomyte on May 24, 2012 - 74 comments

The MeFi Register, Poster and Paper

Kim Witten, AKA MeFi's own iamkimiam had asked us last month to help her collect some meta MeTa Data data. She just won the HRC Poster Competition with her poster How do you pronounce "MeFi"?
posted by bru on Mar 18, 2012 - 107 comments

Distant voices?

Who is the mefite furthest from other mefites? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 11, 2012 - 117 comments

Please help me collect some meta MeTa Data data. Ta! –Me.

Hi Everybody! I'm trying to come up with a "MeFi glossary of terms / phrases / behaviors" to include in my PhD dissertation about linguistics and MetaFilter. If you could help me with this, that would be fantastic. I'm looking to create a list of the types of things that say to you (or to others) "Oh, that's so MetaFilter!" or "That sounds like something a MeFite would say." This could be anything from the use of a single character to a phrase or meme, to a way of doing things here. If you can think of something to add, please share it in the comments. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 29, 2012 - 312 comments

Another mefite on Jeopardy

When I tuned in to Jeopardy tonight one of the contestants was talking about his best-selling book, which was apparently based in part on this AskMe. Not a very prolific member, but still has an account.
posted by TedW on Dec 30, 2011 - 19 comments

It's a small MetaFilter world

The contacts section allows us to indicate who we've actually met. Would the infodump be able to tell us who among us has met the most MeFites? I know it's dependent on people selecting the "met" box when listing a contact, but I'm curious about the number.
posted by ambrosia on Dec 20, 2011 - 99 comments

Spotify MeFites

As I was listening to some new music on Spotify I was remembering the fun I've had listening to recommended tracks by MeFi listeners, especially the Christmas tracks. Has anyone created a shared playlist/collaborative playlist with MeFi contributors? Should this be AskMe?
posted by TuxHeDoh on Sep 26, 2011 - 9 comments

We all know Deezil has an awesome profile.. who else?

What are some really cool mefite profiles? [more inside]
posted by royalsong on Aug 8, 2011 - 38 comments

Come chill out with MeFi Mag#5

New month, new MeFi Mag! Read on for more about this and upcoming issues and deadlines. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Aug 5, 2011 - 39 comments

You are the best artists

Is there a list of Mefi visual artists or photographers anywhere (Not musicians or authors)? I know about the Volunteer Portrait Photographers and MefiMall, but is there any other list of Mefites that are visual artists or photographers? If there is no such list, can ya'll help flesh one out on the Wiki? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 10, 2011 - 102 comments

Is there anything we can do to help?

DisasterFilter Pony: This spring has seen some horrific devastation around the world. Is there any way, using our profile locs or something where we could compile a list of mefites near disasters so we could make sure they're ok, or see what help we can get to someone who is already on the ground where it's happening? [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on May 25, 2011 - 16 comments

It's gonna be a stormy year...

My town was lucky - no deaths that I know of - when the storms came through here yesterday. We, and most of the surrounding towns, lost power. Now I know these same storms moved East. Has anyone heard anything from the rest of the Southern Mefites?
posted by patheral on Apr 28, 2011 - 105 comments

Mystery Hunter? But I hardly know 'er!

Are there any MeFites out there who participate in the MIT Mystery Hunt? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Jan 17, 2011 - 42 comments

The Mefite Library: Books By Mefites

The Mefite Library: Some of you might know that I'm a book editor. I was very excited to see so many books in the holiday shop, but I was also a little sad that mefites who have a hand in creating books in other ways aren't represented. So, I'm starting a page (on the wiki for now) to collect links to books that mefites have written, edited, been anthologized in, or otherwise created. (Have a book of your photography or art? Did all of the research for a book? Art directed or illustrated a book? Please include!) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 14, 2010 - 43 comments

What is our collective noun?

A douche of assholes. A ________ of Mefites. [more inside]
posted by special-k on Dec 10, 2010 - 164 comments

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