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October 13, 2023

Scary Monsters & Super Creeps -- A Spoopy Creppy Post

Unexplained shadow outside your window? Cold spots in the kitchen? Is that one conference room no one uses cursed? Settle in with a cup of something warm, light a candle, and tell us your own personal ghost stories! [more inside]

June 23, 2022

Recent outages

As you may have seen, the MetaFilter server has been very unstable the past few days. This should now be fixed. [more inside]

March 21, 2022

Short site outage earlier this morning

The site was down for a couple of hours this morning; resolved now and we're looking into what triggered it. Sorry about the inconvenience, y'all. [more inside]

September 3, 2021

Fundraising update

Fundraising updates now that August is over: we're up about $1100/mo in new recurring monthly subscription income from where we started at the start of the month. We've also received a few thousand dollars in additional one-time donations from site members and readers. And, as an extremely generous cherry on top, we also recieved a $15,000 donation from long-time nerd and friend of the site Jeff Atwood. [more inside]

August 2, 2021

August is MetaFilter fundraising month

It's fundraising time! MetaFilter depends primarily on user and reader support to continue to operate: that funding pays for moderation, site development, and basic administrative costs like server hosting. It is increasingly difficult to operate a site like ours in the modern web economy, and your financial contributions through one-time contributions and recurring subscriptions have made, and will make, all the difference in keeping MeFi going.

You can start or increase your subscription here. I'll answer some questions about what we need, where the money goes, and what's coming up below, so come on inside if you want more detail. [more inside]

January 12, 2021

Fuck fuck scary fuck

Very scary right now and here is a place where we can be scared.

April 19, 2020

Server move and downtime, take 2

In a second attempt at moving MetaFilter to a new AWS account, the site will be offline between 22:00 and 01:00 PDT Sunday evening. [more inside]

April 16, 2020

Server move and downtime

In order to move MetaFilter to a new server*, the site will be offline between 22:00 and 01:00 PDT Thursday evening. [more inside]

March 20, 2020

Scheduled Downtime

In order to complete a planned update of the MetaFilter database server, MetaFilter will go offline for approximately 2 hours on Sunday, March 22. [more inside]

December 13, 2019

Tech hiccup tidbits: RSS and certificate issues, now resolved

Just a heads up about a couple little bumps in the last day: we had a small misconfiguration with MetaFilter's SSL certificate configuration that might have lead to browser warnings in some situations (but no actual danger), and the site's RSS feeds were stalled out for a bit as of yesterday. Both are mostly resolved now, some details inside! [more inside]

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