Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:24:51 GMTGreetings, Sapients! Did you know: MetaFilter has an official chat channel/room/etc.? This is a fact: IT DOES! [previously: the unofficial MetaFilter chat site] It is a very fun and interesting and wondrous place (especially when I am not there) full of assorted cute animal GIFs (especially when Metafilter's Own bread crumbs is there) and random nonsense (especially when I AM there). I promise you that we do not bite unless you sign the consent form and submit it in triplicate three weeks or greater in advance - guess how that tradition started! You will have to guess, the court records are sealed. Ha HA! Dental appliances. Please stay frosty and/or toasty, and as always, vote your preferred brand of quidnunc kid #1!
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:16:31 GMTTim Carmody, posting on Kottke.org, polled about "websites that changed your life". Of the relatively small number of answers, four were from MetaFilter:
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:48:22 GMTGood Saturday Evening, Metafilter! In honor of the March for Science, share your favorite science story or science fact!
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:09:21 GMTWhat's the weirdest/worst/dumbest/most obnoxious thing in your kitchen?
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:09:45 GMTClick on "My Profile". Click on the number to the right of "Favorited by others:". Just to the right of the phrase "Show Favorites Activity", click on the word "Popular". Copy and paste the top result into this MeTa thread (with hyperlink).
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:06:28 GMTI frequently find myself with time to browse, compose, and share content at about the same time of day. Multiple times it's happened that I type my stuff in, hit 'post' and get an error message that I have to wait, say, 18 more minutes, or 6 more minutes. This is mildly annoying. I suggest the post wait time be shortened from 24 hours to say, 21 hours or 23 hours.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:57:37 GMTI'm curious about the hot new Twitter alternative--it's decentralized, it's noncommercial, it's anti-Nazi, etc. But as with all social networks, it's only as good as the people you know on it. So if you're on Mastodon, tell what you think of the service so far, and if you recommend any particular instance.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:19:01 GMT
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:02:00 GMTcortex shared some wikkid heavy synthy metal and video game covers made by Master Boot Record. Then MBR found MeFi, and answered some questions and provided some clarifications.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:22:38 GMTFanFare turns three years old this month and needs pretty pictures as a present.
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 04:38:25 GMTFor the past week or two, anytime I try to click on a link to Twitter while reading Metafilter on my phone, I get an error message. I can access Twitter directly. What gives? Anybody else have this problem?
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:25:05 GMTWhat we plant, we sow. The flowers we have during the summer can be of our choosing. How about we take from whenever this is posted until May 1 to create as many simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts as possible to The Blue?
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:53:47 GMTMod Emeritus Jessamyn is stuck on a delayed Amtrak train but she seems to be ok.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:21:51 GMTIt's been 2 1/2 years since the last "Hey, who's on LearnedLeague, and who wants to be?" post. Some folks got invited then, and some folks (like me!) got invited later, as a result of posting in that thread. Referrals for LL73 are open, so: Who's on LL, and who isn't but wants to be?
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:11:58 GMTGood Saturday Evening, Metafilter! I'm late today because I got sucked into The Andy Griffith Show with my 7-year-old, who sometimes deigns to watch old black-and-white sitcoms with me. Today's question is courtesy of frimble, what book (and/or movie and/or etc.) has influenced your life the most, for better or worse?
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:55:13 GMTThis IRL post concerns an event with a long lead time. It's been closed/archived long before the event. Should we rethink archiving posts long before the event? [I tried to use the contact form, but got some weird error page about an invalid construct]
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 07:53:54 GMTI am not on Facebook. I'm not going to be on Facebook. When a FPP consists of a single link to a Facebook page, it's not much use to me, since FB blocks half the page with a sign-up popup. Maybe posters could warn us private persons that we'd be wasting our time clicking on the link? Thanks.
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:46:33 GMTJessamyn I are back in normal podcast business, making up for lost time after last month's Ask A Moderator show by trying to recap two months of MetaFilter despite neither of us having the time to prepare. The result: a goofy biggun at an hour and forty five minutes, covering as much as we can from February 8th through April 3rd.Helpful LinksPodcast FeedSubscribe with iTunesDirect mp3 downloadMisc - mathowie's recumbent bike selfie photoshop goofiness, flickr group - pupper! April Fools - the Faves & Flags roleplaying system - random character generator - cortex runs an adventure Jobs - Reentry Coordinator by anotherpanacea - Cleaning up a hacked Wordpress by imsoymilk - WordPress in Indy? by Thorzdad - 10-min market research survey about dog parks by schroedingersgirl Interlude re: Deck ads - Fond farewell to ads from The Deck by cortex - Suicide Girls TextAds by mathowie Projects - Vermont Fall Fiber Tour by turtlegirl - Will It Skillet?: 53 Irresistible and Unexpected Recipes to Make in a Cast-Iron Skillet by veggieboy - EveryName.info | An unordered list of every name by AndNeverWell (MeFi Post) - LinkedIn Thought Leadership Generator by missjenny - Ten years of instrument-a-day by moonmilk (MeFi Post) - Double exposure twitter bot by smasuch MetaFilter - "I thought it would be a nice lark. It wasn't." by bondcliff - "No friends. Nothing else to do. Nothing to fill the cold hour." by the man of twists and turns - prioritize and continue to strengthen friendship with Joe and Dennis by theartandsound - Own a skinny piece of Boston history by overeducated_alligator - I've got boxes full of Pepe! by komara - 49 satin wedding gowns... one in each state's boxcar by jessamyn - I've been thinking about you a lot lately. by cortex - NSFW NSFW Butt Lips Vine Compilation NSFW NSFW by josher71 - "We all float down here." by Fizz - How to make nuts secure by standardasparagus - I told you we were going in deep. by Evilspork - a comment by anildash - Celebrating April Fools' Day, Slashdot Wears Hacker News' Attire by destinyland - a comment by zabuni - Chondrichthyan Tree of Life by tchemgrrl Ask MetaFilter - Where is this Gif from? Odd man skipping in the water version. by Vaike - Who gets to eat this? Quesadilla edition. by reshet - Help me identify an actor! by mikel - Oh ho ho ho!? Porquoi? by Huffy Puffy - Help! My house and everything in it smells like a dirty hippie commune. by Mystical Listicle - No one eats like Gaston by DoctorFedora - Detailed Tech Tales! by capnsue MetaTalk - State of MetaFilter, 2017 by cortex - Visualizing the impact of US politics megaposts on the blue by strangely stunted trees Music - Exit music this episode is Eunice Waltz by frecklefearie. BONUS METAFILTER - Mr. Toad's Wild Hat by Room 641-A [...]
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:42:18 GMTGood Saturday Evening, Metafilter! This week we're hanging out in MetaFilter's new inn, The Requested Pony, from where diverse adventurers may set forth on quests. But we're just here to shoot the breeze!
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 23:05:06 GMTAlright, Faves & Flags fans: you rolled your character, you've read the player's manual, and now you're ready to adventure. So sidle in to the local tavern and let's begin!