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Posts from July 2017

mathowie transfers ownership of MetaFilter to cortex

MetaFilter founder mathowie has transferred his ownership of the site to cortex, who has been managing the site for the last 2+ years after Matt's departure to work for Slack in 2015. Here's a MetaTalk post with the details.

by cortex

Wet feet dry feet

Miranda drying offMiranda drying off by kyle tsui (cc by)

Another edition of, who's doing it wrong? Do you step on your bathmat with wet feet?

Field guide to common foods

MasqueradeMasquerade by adrazahl (cc by-nd)

That wasabi sure looked like guacamole... Mefites share our most memorable food mix-ups.

AskMe Mysteries and Oddments

Happy 18th Birthday, MetaFilter
MetaFilter turns 18 years old today! Scan some cats!

by cortex


Soft Boiled Egg 3 (1)Soft Boiled Egg 3 (1) by The Noshery

International controversy: Are softboiled eggs even a thing?

Unnecessary niceness

giant monster i do my best to avoidgiant monster i do my best to avoid by theogeo (cc by)

In videogames, what superfluous real-world behaviors do you do, even though they're not part of the game? Being kind to imaginary characters seems to be the main one.

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!

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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