[Answer: Yes, yes, we are having the fun!]
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
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?
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.)
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.
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!)
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
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"
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.