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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

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

April is the coolest month

Illustration Friday - MailIllustration Friday - Mail by The hills are alive* (cc by)

Great first post from needlegrrl, A good handwritten letter is a creative act celebrating April as (US) National Letter Writing Month.

Also see hippybear's Metatalk thread April Showers Bring May Flowers about posting "simply happy, joyous, silly, or positive posts" this month. (Also open to discussion for a May posting theme.)

04/12/17
by taz

Show us your pretties!

infini artworkinfini's Girl in the Wind by Midori Takaki

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

In Metatalk, Eyebrows McGee invites us up to share our etchings!

10/16/16
by taz

It's September: Are we having fun yet?

BUNCHIE by kanarienvogelBUNCHIE by kanarienvogel

[Answer: Yes, yes, we are having the fun!]

filthy light thief proposes Happy Fun September in MetaTalk. Wheee!

09/01/16
by taz

Heyyyy, whatcha readin'?

Books@Leadenhall MarketBooks@Leadenhall Market by Dave Pearce (London) (cc by-nc-nd)

I thought it would be interesting if mefites posted lists of what they plan to or have read, listened to, or watched this summer. I don't want to leave out people in the Southern Hemisphere, though, so feel free to post seasonal lists for whatever the season you may be experiencing!

ArbitraryAndCapricious asks Mefites to share their seasonal reading/ listening/ whatever list

08/16/16
by taz

Take care of each other

It's been a hard year and a worse week; if you're a MetaFilter member or lurker and want to just come be with some other folks on the site for the sake of being there together as a community, this MetaTalk thread is open for that.

07/08/16
by cortex

Spinach in Ur MetaTalk

Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #1747Laugh-Out-Loud Cats #1747 by Ape Lad (cc by-nc-nd)

lately in MetaTalk:

Why, the site is a glorious peacock!: Announcing More Color for the Classic Theme

Mefi Podcast 114 is out: "I Say It's Spinach, And To Hell With It"

Discussing Books in Fanfare: Let's talk about books, baby

How YOU doin'?: What's new, MeFites? Have a life update you'd like to share?

03/05/16
by taz

Dramatic Gopher News, and a Music Challenge

My Desktop/20080402My Desktop/20080402 by mandolux (cc by-nc-nd)

Recently in MetaTalk:

Mefi kicks it old skool with the resurrection of the Mefi Gopher server

and Greg Nog issues a Mefi Cover Challenge to "record a cover of a song that you only know about because it was in a post on metafilter." (Previous Mefi Music challenges here, and the first Mefi Music Podcast with greenish here.)

02/26/16
by taz

New profile page visibility options

dip dip dip, my blue ship, sailing on the water like a cup and saucer, o-u-t spells out ;-)dip dip dip, my blue ship, sailing on the water like a cup and saucer, o-u-t spells out ;-) by *Psyche Delia* (cc by-nc)

Members are now offered a couple of new profile page preference choices: the ability to make their "Contributions" and "Social" fields visible only to logged-in members, and the ability to enter their geographic coordinates without this info being visible. See all the details in this Metatalk post.

01/26/16
by taz

"Bathrobes are the deerstalker hats of internet sleuthing"

hlntv.com video screen capture'They made me wear my bathrobe' [screen capture from video via hlntv.com]

Now is the time when I am typing. I am typing on my computer doing internet things. Isn't this interesting? Cool internet things. I solved a puzzle and now people are taking pictures of me pretending to solve a puzzle. harperpitt

JannaK reports that the HLN network has produced a short video episode featuring the Ask Metafilter post requesting help with her late grandmother's coded messages, and "the true hero of this story: Metafilter's own harperpitt, her code-breaking skills, and the power of the hive mind in tackling web mysteries."

(Post title text grabbed from littlesq!)

12/15/15
by taz

"Stretch your wings in September"

flying highflying high by Kalexanderson (cc by-nc-nd)

Posting to the front page of Metafilter can seem daunting, mysterious, and/or fraught with with uncertain outcomes. (Spoiler: It is easier than it might look.) If you have never or rarely posted a FPP but would like to, we’re here to help.

Posting to the Front Page: You Can Do It Too! in MetaTalk

09/01/15
by taz

most excellent fancy

Sausalito, CASausalito, CA by ClatieK (cc by-nd)

The very recent 'rats in the shitter' ...
posted by Fig

God, I think I laughed at Rats in the Shitter for 10 minutes straight posted by thetortoise

I think we're due for another "this comment made me choke on my own spit" meta thread!: In Metatalk, phunniemee asks Mefites for "your favorite funny comments, moments where other mefites have made you giggle uncontrollably"

08/26/15
by taz

"and that means more awesomeness"

A helping hand (color version)A helping hand (color version) by Kalexanderson (cc by-nc-nd)

I propose we spend September helping new posters successfully make the leap into the wonderful world of FPPs.

In MetaTalk, julen suggests a cool member collaboration for next month: "Let’s Encourage and Help Folks Make Their First Posts," and asks for input.

08/17/15
by taz

Show Us Your Desk, 2015 Edition

Phunniemee, Meta-recursivelyphunniemee, Meta-recursively

In Metatalk: Mefites share images of their desks, work spaces, squee places, head spaces, wee places, and spacey spaces. <3

07/19/15
by taz

Highlighting the best bits from the MetaFilter universe

MetaFilter started as a community weblog in 1999, later added question and answers, then music by members, jobs, projects by members, a podcast, and finally an area dedicated to meetups.

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