AskMe Mysteries and Oddments

Happy 18th Birthday, MetaFilter
MetaFilter turns 18 years old today! Scan some cats!

07/14/17
by cortex

Eggs-clamation

Soft Boiled Egg 3 (1)Soft Boiled Egg 3 (1) by The Noshery

International controversy: Are softboiled eggs even a thing?

Unnecessary niceness

giant monster i do my best to avoidgiant monster i do my best to avoid by theogeo (cc by)

In videogames, what superfluous real-world behaviors do you do, even though they're not part of the game? Being kind to imaginary characters seems to be the main one.

July Best Post Contest!

365.342 - Cracker Jack365.342 - Cracker Jack by nettsu (cc by-nc-nd)

Hey, hey, it's July Best Post Contest! Now with delicious CATEGORIES: "Weekly Best Post," "First and Second Time Posters," "Mod Categories," and "Member Categories."

Come add your own prize category! Vote for the best posts! Make a cool post and win a prize and/or the adulation of your peers!

07/01/17
by taz

130: ...And Special Guest Star Robocop Is Bleeding
This month's episode of the MetaFilter podcast features long-time member and mensch robocop is bleeding! Give it a listen!

06/30/17
by cortex

Easter egg in the Random AskMe button

Strong Prime SpiralatorsStrong Prime Spiralators by chrstphre (cc by)

It turns out there's an unintentional easter egg in AskMe. When you click Random Question in AskMe, how many clicks will it take you to arrive at this, the most likely AskMe question?

The Girl with the Silver Eyes and other rediscovered favorite lost books

Moonrise.Kingdom.2012.月升王国.双语字幕.HR-HDTV.AC3.1024X556-人人影视制作_2013516223741Moonrise.Kingdom.2012.月升王国.双语字幕.HR-HDTV.AC3.1024X556-人人影视制作_2013516223741 by Elwin7 (cc by-sa)

Does anyone else remember this one? Mefites share their obscure favorite kids' and young-adult books.

Best and Baddest

Chrome display bug isolated!
Been seeing weird white diagonal lines on MetaFilter (or elsewhere) in Chrome? Clever MeFites have figured it out!

06/10/17
by cortex

Two Ask MetaFilter questions per week!
We're experimenting with upping the Ask limit to two questions per week. More info in the MetaTalk announcement!

06/08/17
by cortex

129: We're Blaming Everything On Pancakes
In this month's episode of Best Of The Web, cortex and jessamyn talk about (a) MetaFilter and (b) pancakes.

06/04/17
by cortex

Themes for month of June: Joy and Journeys

JoyJoy by __MaRiNa__ (cc by)

For the month of June, folks are posting things that bring them joy -- check out the tag JoyInJune to see the posts. Also for June, share your travel and place posts, under the tag JuneJourneys.

TV chitchat hour

Ban ‘Killer Robots’ Before It’s Too LateBan ‘Killer Robots’ Before It’s Too Late by wackystuff (cc by-sa)

Do you have opinions about the best TV theme songs? Bring 'em over here.

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