Not this time. The 2016 presidential election – MetaFilter’s fifth – has created a situation where, six months after the election, they are still dealing with far more political discussion than they would normally be seeing. For a community that isn’t focused on politics, this is an incredible burden on moderators and has “measurably affected both the distribution and tone of discussion,” according to owner Josh Millard.
It has become the election year that will not end.
We also discuss:
- MetaFilter’s recent ownership transfer from Matt Haughey to Josh
- Member suicide deaths and the impact they have had on the community
- How MetaFilter has addressed casual sexism, racism and transphobia