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Gone but not forgotten

Was your lovely FPP about 17th Century buttons cruelly overlooked? Was your round-up of music videos by your favourite obscure band sadly ignored? Please wipe away your tears and share the posts you've made that you cherished, but which didn't have the impact you hoped for, that didn't get the love they frankly deserved.
posted by billiebee at 11:11 AM Nov 24 2015 - 115 comments [17 favorites]

MeFites With YouTube Channels

The lede: I've been having a great time getting to know Xingcat through his YouTube Channel, and I was wondering if there were other MeFites with channels.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 9:32 AM Nov 26 2015 - 30 comments [13 favorites]

The Metafilter Collective

A recent discussion about Christmas Villages and other collectibles prompts me to ask: What other sizeable collections of stuff lie in the hands of mefites? Share your pictures, anecdotes, obsessions and triumphs here!
posted by Omnomnom at 4:14 PM Nov 22 2015 - 157 comments [12 favorites]

Ask A Librarian

MeFi's own jessamyn [retired] will be having a Reddit AMA on November 24 at 11AM. That is all.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:23 PM Nov 23 2015 - 99 comments [12 favorites]

Decent Activity

Hey, so way back when, I wanted an "LJ friends" sort of view of MetaFilter – something that would let you see all of your "friends'" comments on MetaFilter, regardless of the number of favorites. I remembered that in the last few months and put together a Chrome extension, Decent Activity (thanks to Ian A.T. for the name!) that shows all of your mutual contacts' comment in reverse chronological order. So, if you are also interested in that sort of view, there it is!
posted by ignignokt at 9:06 PM Nov 23 2015 - 11 comments [11 favorites]

2015 Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread!

A mysterious package arrived in the mail this morning. My first thoughts was, "My Quonsar gift?!", followed quickly by "Who on earth would be that on-the-ball to get out their gift this early?!?!" The answer? My Quonsarer, that's who!! Thank you so much for the yummy vegan creme-filled cupcakes, the Japanese "knowledge cards", and the fun maps of San Francisco. Happy Quonsar, everyone!
posted by ochenk at 12:35 PM Nov 14 2015 - 205 comments [37 favorites (10 in the last 7 days)]

MetaTalk Love-In No. 3

It's deep in fall and it's dark and gray in the Northern Hemisphere. Remember this post? Let's do it again. Bring the awesome!
posted by plinth at 10:08 AM Nov 22 2015 - 191 comments [9 favorites]

Thank you mefites for all the can-I-eat-this questions

I've been cooking turkeys for decades and I have never accidentally left an uncooked turkey out. Yesterday I did and when I discovered it this morning i remembered all the can-I-eat-this posts here, reread a turkey one, and pitched it. Thank you all the many people here who have told us all when eating something might make us very sick. Enjoy your holiday if you're USan, enjoy the day if you're not. You all enrich my life.
posted by mareli at 8:29 AM Nov 26 2015 - 11 comments [9 favorites]

Where else does MeFi live on the web?

Outside of the many aspects of MeFi on the official site, what are the various ways that MeFi gets disseminated, processed, scraped, repackaged, discussed, etc. on the web?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:21 PM Nov 22 2015 - 57 comments [8 favorites]

FanFare Pony: No spoilers above the cut, please

Rosebud is a [redacted]! [redacted] is [redacted]'s father! Bruce Willis was a [redacted] all along! And that's just the beginning! What spoilers for that new Netflix season that you shotgunned over the weekend will you put up above the cut next? Stay tuned!
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:30 AM Nov 24 2015 - 63 comments [3 favorites]

Holiday Movie Club 2015

With Ang Lee's The Ice Storm posted, we begin the 2015 edition of the Holiday Movie Club.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 4:18 PM Nov 26 2015 - 3 comments [3 favorites]

Do You Like Good Music?

Following a recent MeTa on which interest was expressed in the idea of a MetaFilter Music Podcast, I decided that hell yes and made one - check it out on Soundcloud!
posted by greenish at 7:32 AM Nov 13 2015 - 27 comments [28 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

New FanFare TV Post Types

In FanFare we've always discussed TV shows episode by episode. We just added two new ways to discuss a series: full-season and season-independent.
posted by pb at 2:23 PM Nov 16 2015 - 39 comments [11 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Mefites and their MBTIs

I recently re-took the Myers-Briggs test, that old staple of knowing-thyself-through-answering-questions, and was thinking it might be fun to get some aggregate stats from Mefites. (INFPs, represent!)
If you’re interested and can remember what you got waaaaaay back whenever you last took the MBTI, please put your type into this anonymous Google Form.
If you don’t know what your type is and want to play along, you can take a free variant of the instrument here.
(To be clear, THIS ISN’T SCIENCE, and isn’t meant as a peer pressure thing. This is some fun wasting time by making a graph.)
posted by Going To Maine at 3:12 PM Nov 17 2015 - 304 comments [5 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Can We Please Respect Women Expressing Joy?

It happens everywhere. Women express happiness vocally and commenters, (men and women) can't help but talk about how annoying their voices are. I see it all over the Internet. Can we not do that here?
posted by [insert clever name here] at 7:37 PM Nov 15 2015 - 297 comments [35 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Congratulations, digaman!

MeFi's own Steve Silberman (aka digaman) has won this year’s Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the first time in his 17-year history that the award has gone to a popular science book. (Previously, on the Blue.)
posted by GrammarMoses at 7:20 AM Nov 3 2015 - 58 comments [33 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

The Great Metafilter Cookie Swap 2015: sign up here!

Strangers from the internet will bake you cookies and mail them to your home!
posted by ausdemfenster at 9:09 PM Nov 16 2015 - 99 comments [17 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Anyone want a hug/affirmation?

It's been a tense few weeks, especially with everything going on. Would anyone care for a hug thread, and to say a few nice words about another user/s? I know we had another one before earlier, so I thought it would be nice to do so. If anyone has more details or ideas to make it extra loving, please chime in!
posted by yueliang at 5:23 PM Nov 17 2015 - 313 comments [11 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

110: Stealin' Lincoln, with Eyebrows McGee

It's a short podcast! By our standards, which is to say only an hour and twenty minutes or so. Jessamyn and I are joined by the midwest's own Eyebrows McGee as we chatter semi-hurriedly about a bunch of stuff from Metafilter and also Abe Lincoln's corpse. We cover October 8th-ish through November 2.
posted by cortex at 12:21 PM Nov 2 2015 - 47 comments [6 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Proper deletion or "Metafilter VS Reddit" bias?

This post was deleted for the following reason: Sorry, framing this as side-taking in some kind of notional Mefi vs reddit thing isn't great, the imperative at the end isn't really Mefi form, and "here are just a bunch of random good things from reddit" is too loose a net
I guess I'm not seeing the editorializing. Bad call in my opinion: I thought that this post was precisely "Best of the web". What does the community think?
posted by growabrain at 8:52 PM Nov 21 2015 - 87 comments [1 favorite]

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