Site finance update, 10/16/19
Here's a quarterly update on MeFi's site finances.
Rolling out some updated site documentation
We've updated some site documentation, in particular an updated community guidelines and expectations page and some details on being aware of and avoiding common microaggressions. There's some detail in this MetaTalk post.
There's a Metatalk discussing how members with neurodivergence or mental illness experience the site; come on in and share your experiences.
Following up on recent PoC-related site discussions
Hey, folks, we've made a couple new MetaTalk posts following up on the last month of discussion about how the site and community can better serve our non-white/PoC members. Context and immediate goals, and then medium/long-term goals.
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.
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
State of Metafilter: financial update and funding
Here's an important site update; we are facing a serious revenue shortfall and making plans for how to remedy that short term and stabilize MeFi's income and community-support process in the long term. Details in that link; here's our fundraising page.