Best Of The Web #122
Happy November! It's episode 122 of the MetaFilter monthly Best of the Web podcast with cortex and jessamyn!
If you're looking for a low-key way to celebrate, drop in and join the wise, suave, and good-looking volunteers who help transcribe the podcast. (Thank you podcast transcribers! You are the best!)
... or if you prefer your celebrations more active, join the stalwart band of Pokemon Go obsessed Mefites as they report back from the field.
In case you missed it: MetaFilter is currently accepting applications for a part-time database and web admin!
We're looking to bring someone on as a member of our team, to help with regular backend maintenance and possible development. Work from anywhere, very flexible scheduling, and you'd be joining a team of moderators in supporting one of the longest-running web communities around. See the job listing for details, and apply or pass it on!
Exciting news: we're looking to hire an additional part-time moderator to join the MetaFilter team. If you're a site member with a cool head and an interest in community management, take a look at the job listing and consider submitting an application.
For more info and general discussion, drop by the MetaTalk thread about the announcement.
This month on MetaFilter's Best Of The Web podcast, cortex and jessamyn's special guest is each other as they pull a dynamic duo all by their collective lonesomes and talk about everything from MeFites' projects about inclusive sex ed and magic realism twitter bots to posts about maps and questions about navigating people's reactions to changing your appearance.
Take thirteen minutes and listen to episode 2 of the new short-form MetaFilter podcast, Out of the Blue, with cortex talking to writer Jess Zimmerman about her essay that spawned an enormous and riveting MetaFilter discussion thread.
And in case you missed it, check out episode 1 as well, about the snail that wouldn't die.
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.
This month we're delighted to have special guest host and MetaFilter's favorite undertaker GJ ColdChef Charlet on the show to talk about some of the things he liked this month on the site, and about some interesting bits of the funeral home biz.
In the ensuing years, the original cat-scan.com site disappeared; in 2011, mathowie bought the domain and turned it into a collection of user memories from the first 12 years of Metafilter.
A lot has changed on the internet in 16 years, but Metafilter's been here all along, being one of the best communities on the web. We're thankful to all the members who've been part of that, all the readers who have come along for the ride, and all the wonderful folks out there making the internet a place worth linking to and talking about. Now blow out your candles and make a wish.