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We're Getting The Band Back Together!

StringsStrings by eleonoralbasi (cc by-sa)

Greenish is raising the flag for Mefi Music fans, old and new, in Metatalk.

03/31/21
by taz

Are we half way in, or half way out?

Light At The Start Of The TunnelLight At The Start Of The Tunnel by ARG_Flickr (cc by)

We're in the middle of September fundraising for Mefi, and cortex is still half-hippy, so vote with your $ because those scissors are not going to pay for themselves! Jessamyn is making sponsored posts every day this month (acquire your very own excellent certified Jess post right here), plus we're auctioning precious Mefi Blue chatfilter posts (#1, #2; see the current slate of chatfilter topics suggested, vote, and add your own topic ideas to the main thread), and we're still dreaming, so make any post on the blue about dreams or dreaming and tag it #dreamweek to add to the fun.

09/16/20
by taz

Show us the love

LoveLove by kevin dooley (cc by)

Chatty Cashy, Dream Thyme, Hair No More, Super Librarian Lazy Web Posts ... Check it out! They're all part of Mefi's 2020 fundraising month.

09/06/20
by taz

The Brexit discussion continues with a good roundup by rory.

06/27/18
taz

You WHAT?

Falling or Flung?Falling or Flung? by M.Christian (cc by-nc-nd)

I've further subdivided the In The Bathroom category of MefiWiki::YouWHAT. I hope you people are happy. A comment from zamboni in the Proper Way to Prepare a Toothbrush Ask Me thread reminds us about the excellent, amusing, and instructive Mefi Wiki section on "all the threads that have exposed the shocking practices of our fellow Metafilterians."

08/14/17
by taz

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

stupid human tricks?

The Human CannonballThe Human Cannonball by SeeMidTN.com (aka Brent) (cc by)

Eyebrows McGee asks Mefites to Tell Us A Fascinating Thing About Yourself.

03/31/15
by taz

Changes afoot

napnap by mathowie (cc by-nc-sa)

After 16 years of running the show, I announced my stepping away from the day-to-day operations at MetaFilter.

03/04/15
by mathowie

Can you see a t-rex from outer space? Can you see stupid t-rex from France? Nooooooo.

The White Cliffs of Dover (NT) 19-04-2012The White Cliffs of Dover (NT) 19-04-2012 by Karen Roe (cc by)

MeFi member barchan's tongue-in-cheek comparison of dinosaurs vs. smaller fossils is quite amusing.

02/19/15
by mathowie

Stroll down memory lane

analogue modemanalogue modem by secretlondon123 (cc by-sa)

It's interesting to read the very first thread about (The) Facebook from 2005, the first thread about Netflix from 2002, and the night-before-launch of Apple's first iPod. It's also interesting to look back at less successful things like 2003's launch of Microsoft's first tablet computer and read what members thought.

01/22/15
by mathowie

Mefites' Choice 2014 Winners, Week 4 and 2014 recap

My Foot 2My Foot 2 by AMagill (cc by)

The fourth and final week of the MeFites' Choice 2014 Winners are up. We also updated the end-of-year stats pages in Labs.

01/01/15
by mathowie

Mefites' Choice 2014 Winners, Week 3

Mefites' Choice 2014 Winners, Week 2

Antill Ranger Trucking AustraliaAntill Ranger Trucking Australia by born1945 (cc by)

The results of the second week of our MeFites' Choice Awards are up!

12/15/14
by mathowie

Hippybear explains HFR Movies

The Optic Nerve of it allThe Optic Nerve of it all by Atomic Mutant Flea Circus (cc by)

MeFi member hippybear explains how High Frame Rate (HFR) movies work in painstaking detail, and why some HFR movies look "weird" to us:

Because it looks TOO real. We're used to movies, even really great ones, having a veneer of "this is fake, this is a thing you are watching that was filmed". The colors, the lighting, the makeup, the flaws in the set... These are all things which, in 24fps, wash out a little, and our brain fills in the gaps, and we get a sense of reality because of what is missing.

12/04/14
by mathowie

December best post contest is a go!
Like previous years, we're doing a Best Post Contest for December where mods will choose favorites each week as well as one-off prizes given by users for their favorites. The prize list is being coordinated on the MeFi Wiki, and you can view past Best Post contests here. We'll make weekly announcements here of winners for the month.

12/01/14
by mathowie

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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