Hearing from people of color in the MetaFilter community
We've been having a discussion in MetaTalk recently about negative experiences people of color have as members of the MetaFilter community and what can go better and how, and as part of trying to hear from folks better we've set up a thread specifically to make space for those thoughts from members of color. If that's you, we'd really value hearing from you, or privately via the contact form if you'd like; if you're not a person of color, it'd be good to head over there and read and not comment.

06/06/19
by cortex

Podcast #153: Josh Ruins Taiga
Hey, it's the latest episode of the MetaFilter podcast, with jessamyn and cortex!

06/05/19
by cortex

Stare, Displace, Charge, Stare

A cat is posed seated on a chair in front of another cat operating a camera.A cat is posed seated on a chair in front of another cat operating a camera. by Beverly & Pack (cc by)

Mefites imagine results as a text-based cat adventure game in the thread for not_on_display's "researchers study cats wearing cameras" post, plus some Mefelines' 24-hr diaries transcribed, and we are introduced to tula's tiny-camera enabled narrative_cat Instagram (!): She's the artist, I curate.

06/05/19
by taz

We all Scream

How to catch an ice cream bearHow to catch an ice cream bear by David Blackwell. (cc by-nd)

Greg Nog wants to know what's the best chocolate ice cream; Mefites have the scoop.

06/03/19
by taz

"Never game with assholes. Life is too short."

Key of MagicKey of Magic by h.koppdelaney (cc by-nd)

There are now cantrips for "Nourish" and "Invigorate", for "Summon minor insects" and "Foxfire", for "Lullabye" and "Dewfall" and "Dawn's Awakening" and "Inspired Foraging", among others

Great comment from darkstar on bespoke spelling in D&D

06/02/19
by taz

Whether underground?

nssl0062nssl0062 by NOAA Photo Library (cc by)

My city got hit by multiple serious tornadoes last night and I realized just how unprepared I was: Aranquis asks about disaster preparedness.

05/29/19
by taz

"it's worse than you think"

Rusty iron cogs in Santurtzi harbour, Santurtzi, SpainRusty iron cogs in Santurtzi harbour, Santurtzi, Spain by John Briody Photography (cc by)

I spent the first nine years of my legal career working with veterans who were seeking VA disability benefits ... bile and syntax offers an insider view of the shocking state of the US Veterans Administration in the US Army tweets “How has serving impacted you? thread.

05/28/19
by taz

Reconsidering the rule against friend-linking on the MeFi front page
Hey folks, we're reconsidering the rule against friend-linking in posts, come on over to MetaTalk for more info.

05/10/19
by cortex

152: Get Jobbed At Steve MetaFilter Jobs
Episode 152 of the MetaFilter podcast is go

05/09/19
by cortex

Fighting the Blight

Kunes Camp Trail (17)Kunes Camp Trail (17) by Nicholas_T (cc by)

Plant pathologist here: hey, we're working on it! acrasis explains some of the challenges of working with forest tree diseases in Fizz's post on the struggle to fight the catastrophic decimation of the American Chestnut Tree.

05/04/19
by taz

My Pad or Yours?

Cooking authentic Pad Thai in BangkokCooking authentic Pad Thai in Bangkok by ToastyKen (cc by)

People think they want authentic Thai food until they're eating unrefrigerated squirrel gristle salad made with partially rotted paddy crabs and fermented fish sauce. All of a sudden the gentrified stuff seems pretty appetizing. Eat what you enjoy!

Fascinating insights from telf on Thai nationalism, Pad Thai, the question of authenticity and "the concept of Thainess" in smoke's interesting post about the history of Pad Thai.

05/02/19
by taz

Too Sweet? Aw Shucks.

(69/365) :: Cooking spree!(69/365) :: Cooking spree! by chispita_666 (cc by)

I worked for a seed company in the 1980s. Back then I would've bored you to death with incessant lectures on sweet corn genetics and the wonders of modern plant breeding

mhh5 asks for corn that is starchy and chewy and not particularly sweet, and Lunaloon serves up the (fascinating!) inside line on common corn before "the discovery of the sugary and sugar-enhanced corn genes led to the extra-sweet and super-sweet sweet corns that have replaced the old-style sweet corn"

05/01/19
by taz

Subscribed 👍🏽

Hello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise by Christopher BakerHello World! Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Love the Noise by Christopher Baker by tracilawson (cc by)

dragonfruit is looking for for recommendations for underrated YouTubers producing regular high quality content; Ask Mefi comes through.

04/30/19
by taz

Remembering The Crack Monster

Still from Sesame Street animated short CracksStill from Sesame Street animated short 'Cracks'

Check out the mystery of Sesame Street's creepy lost short, and read along as Mefites tell tales of other kids' programming that scared the stuffing out of us.

04/29/19
by taz

Highlighting the best bits from the MetaFilter universe

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