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Best Of The Web #122
Happy November! It's episode 122 of the MetaFilter monthly Best of the Web podcast with cortex and jessamyn!

11/02/16
by cortex

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

Best Of The Web #119: We're Very Helpful You're Here

Come listen along as cortex and jessamyn chatter about the last month of MeFi and take short breaks to (a) meditate and (b) make untranscribable mouth noises.

08/05/16
by cortex

Happy Birthday to Us! (Celebrate with podcast transcription and Pokemon Go)

Snorlax Birthday CakeSnorlax Birthday Cake by Brett Jordan (cc by)

Happy 17th birthday, MetaFilter!

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.

Best Of The Web #117: Voting For Anarchy

It's a new podcast episode, wherein cortex and jessamyn discuss all manner of stuff.

06/03/16
by cortex

Welcome aboard, frimble!

As we wave goodbye to pb, we also say hello to MetaFilter's new tech person, long-time community member frimble!

05/27/16
by cortex

MetaFilter is hiring a tech person!

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!

05/09/16
by cortex

Welcome to the MeFi mod team, Eyebrows McGee!

A couple weeks ago, we said we're hiring; now, we've hired! Long-time contributor and community member Eyebrows McGee will be joining the MetaFilter moderation team starting in the new year.

12/23/15
by cortex

Hiring a part-time MetaFilter moderator

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.

12/07/15
by cortex

Best Of The Web #111: Too Late To Play The Accordion

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.

12/01/15
by cortex

The confection connection

Homemade cookie ornamentsHomemade cookie ornaments by Heart Windows Art (cc by)

Strangers from the internet will bake you cookies and mail them to your home!

The Great Metafilter Cookie Swap 2015

11/17/15
by taz

Out of the Blue #2: On emotional labor

Out of the Blue logoOut of the Blue: Metafilter Stories

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.

You can also subscribe to the podcast (here's an iTunes link, too), and get show-specific updates on twitter by following MeFiOOTB.

09/15/15
by cortex

"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

Best of the Web #107: Breakin' the dowels, with ColdChef

Another month, another roundup of interesting site stuff on episode #107 of the monthly Best of the Web MetaFilter podcast.

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.

08/03/15
by cortex

Metafilter's Sweet Sixteen

Yorvit the cat, celebrating Metafilter's birthday in the traditional fashionYorvit the cat, celebrating Metafilter's birthday in the traditional fashion

It's Metafilter's 16th birthday today! Every year we celebrate with a post about scanning cats, in homage to the very first live post on the site, back on July 14th, 1999.

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.

Feel like digging into the site's yearly celebratory goof-off threads? Here you go: 2000, 2001 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 , 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014 .

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.

07/14/15
by cortex

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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