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MeTa: Check-in thread

MeFi Wiki: ThereIsHelp Resources

MeFi: Modeling the outbreak, Real-time visualizations, Rumor control

AskMe: Managing anxiety, managing travel, getting good information, Meal Planning for the Pandemic

Mefi IRL: IRL now has an "Online" category for virtual meetups

FAQ: We've added a site FAQ for Coronavirus posting and commenting tips, as well as site help and resources

Chat / FanFare: We've opened a "Watch" room in Chat for those who'd like it for livewatch events

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by jessamyn

"I'm a big fan!"

fanfan by cat's_101 (cc by)

In Ask Metafilter: My four year old has decided he MUST be an oscillating fan for Halloween. We are not crafty people. Please walk me through how to build this ...

by taz

Stress Rx

Happiness in your handsHappiness in your hands by MamiGibbs (cc by-nc-nd)

Bella Donna has assembled a collection of ideas for cheering ourselves up a bit when we're feeling sad or stressed.

by taz

"Stretch your wings in September"

flying highflying high by Kalexanderson (cc by-nc-nd)

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

by taz

"and that means more awesomeness"

A helping hand (color version)A helping hand (color version) by Kalexanderson (cc by-nc-nd)

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.

by taz

Help for old school Blogger users

Blogger Logo

Are you an old school Blogger user from back in the day? I bet you got a few "update your old account" emails this week (I got 7 of them) and wondered why. MeFi member feelinglistless wondered if they were fake emails and how to save those old blogs associated with them and lucky for him, a Google engineer that works on Blogger showed up to explain why they emailed everyone and helped out a few users along the way.

by mathowie

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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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