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๐Ÿ”Š๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ”Š MetaFilter Events: How it went in 2022, plus 2 standalone events

MetaFilter Events is back for a while to bring you two free standalone events featuring two significant figures from the Webโ€™s early days: Ryan North (webcomic creator, known for his work with Dinosaur Comics and Marvel Comics), and Drew Curtis (founder of Fark). Take a break from your work week, and come reminisce and revisit the early days of the Internet. Join us as we ask some early Web movers and shakers about their experiences, how they made what they did, how they rose to prominence, what theyโ€™re doing now, and where the Web is going from here. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Mar 29, 2023 - 8 comments

๐ŸŽ‰Fundraising Wrap-Up: You've put MetaFilter on the road to Revival!

A few months ago we came to you with information we had just learned about the dire financial state of MetaFilter. The site was losing money every month and the cash reserves keeping it afloat had run dry. The situation was grim. But MeFites, you stepped up in a big, big way: recurring contributions have gone up by $9,863.10 and we have received $78,857.91 in one-time contributions (both figures are net). This means that according to our targets MetaFilter has more than enough budget to Survive, and is within striking distance of Revive! There are more details inside about the specifics of the fundraiser and how the funds will be used, so please keep readingโ€ฆ [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jan 23, 2023 - 296 comments

๐Ÿ”Š ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ”Š MetaFilter Events: Week 4 ๐Ÿ”Š ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿ”Š

Welcome to our final week (Week 4) of 2022โ€™s Metafilter Events - MetaFilter Week! Get to know Jessamyn and the admin, meet the Steering Committee, discover the secret sauce in MetaFilter's approach to moderation, check out creative performances by fellow Mefites and participate in Metafilter Trivia Night! Along the way, learn more about internet communities and content moderation - and how technology is shaping the way we communicate and act collectively. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Dec 13, 2022 - 18 comments

๐Ÿ”Š โ›‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ”Š MetaFilter Events: Week 3 ๐Ÿ”Š โ›‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ”Š

Week 3 of Metafilter Events is here! Following Week 2, weโ€™re moving on to a week that probes themes and topics around social justice, government, policy and research. Youโ€™ll learn more about advocacy and activism - and how you can have your voice heard on issues that matter to you. Find out more about Big Tech content moderation policies and how this affects you, get some perspective on the situation in Iran, and learn about the environmental impact of manufacturing. For those in the U.S, get the lowdown on current developments in redistricting policy and affordable housing policy - and what this means for the future. Complete your weekend with a creative doodling workshop, and hear about the gamification of everyday life from Metafilterโ€™s own Adrian Hon. Come inside to find out more. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Dec 6, 2022 - 19 comments

๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ”Š MetaFilter Events: Week 2 ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ”Š

Week 2 of Metafilter Events is here! Following Week 1, weโ€™re back with more as we kick off a week about books, fiction and the humanities. (NaNoWriMo participants - this week is calling your name โœจ ) [more inside]
posted by aielen on Nov 28, 2022 - 12 comments

๐Ÿ”Š ๐ŸŽŠ ๐Ÿ”Š Announcing MetaFilter Events ๐Ÿ”Š ๐ŸŽŠ ๐Ÿ”Š

The inaugural Metafilter Events is finally here! As one of the closing initiatives under our Metafilter Fundraising Drive, our online events series features presentations, workshops and discussions across a fascinating range of topics, themes and perspectives - from Mefites and friends-of-Mefites that have generously volunteered to speak and/or teach on these subjects. Tickets, bundled passes and gift cards are available now, and you can also sponsor fellow Mefites to attend paid events. [more inside]
posted by aielen on Nov 19, 2022 - 45 comments

๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข Fundraiser Update 3: With your help, weโ€™re charting a way forward

Weโ€™ve blown past our Survive target thanks to you, and are well on our way to being able to ๐ŸŒฑRevive๐ŸŒฑ Metafilter! As we enter the final week of the Metafilter Fundraiser 2022, hereโ€™s what you can do to help push the site over the finish line. [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Nov 16, 2022 - 85 comments

๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข๐Ÿ“ข Week 2 Fundraiser Update: We need your help to REVIVE Metafilter

We asked Mefites for funds, we opened up site finances to show their dire state, and you stepped up. Today, weโ€™re only $500 a month away from our Survive target!* The community is coming together to keep the lights on at our shared online home. But we need to go further to safeguard Metafilterโ€™s future. Itโ€™s time to ๐ŸŒฑRevive Metafilter.๐ŸŒฑ [more inside]
posted by wesleyac on Nov 9, 2022 - 107 comments

Metafilter Wants You - Fundraiser Week 1 update!

Seven days into our fundraiser, hereโ€™s an update on where we stand. (Click here to help fund Metafilter). [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Nov 2, 2022 - 54 comments

Metafilter Wants You - The Fundraising Post!

Metafilter depends almost entirely on user contributions. The community needs your help to stay up and running and to improve in the future. Contributions, especially recurring contributions, are what pay for servers, moderators and technical support. Please contribute through the Metafilter funding page! [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Oct 24, 2022 - 295 comments

Steering Committee Check-In: October 2022

The MetaFilter Steering Committee is excited to bring you the first Steering Committee Check-In! Inside we have some updates on what weโ€™ve done in the past month, what weโ€™re working on this month, and a request for input from the community. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Oct 3, 2022 - 84 comments

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