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Mefi's own Hoder has finally been released from prison. Hoder (Hossein Derakhshan) had been sentenced to 19 years on "cyber-dissidence" charges after his Persian-language blogging software became a popular tool for critiquing the government.
Later today you might notice a new top banner of the site promoting The Good Web Bundle (as well as the MeFi Mall). I wanted to describe the project and aims for it, as well as explain how MeFi plays a part along with how it fits into existing support from members.
This post was immediately closed as being not appropriate for MeTa. And that's fine, I don't have any question about that decision. But why was it even allowed to go up, now that there is a MeTa moderation queue? Shouldn't a mod just have said to the poster, "Hey, this isn't a good fit," rather than having it go up and closing it immediately?
My dog just started barking at the UPS man, but I wasn't expecting anything. Or was I? Thank you, Matt Haughey, for the t-shirt (and baby gift to come, squee!!)! I spent several work hours contemplating my own quonsar's gift so I was totally thrilled to be quonsed while in the spirit of things! Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread 2014!
Felicity Rilke, known to the greater world as Alicia Merchant, has passed away.
Time flew by, so we must have been having fun. It has been 10 years since the flood of "$5.00 noobs" washed into MetaFilter. Thanks for having us, mathowie.
For the last several years, we've built the MeFi Mall to showcase holiday gift ideas made by MeFi members. This is your annual reminder to get your stuff for sale listed in the MeFi Mall by following the link and submitting your one-line write-up of what you're offering for sale. Thanks!
Calling all writers and non-writers, whether you are a plotter, pantser, or anything in-between - NaNoWriMo 2014 starts in 8 days, the forums have been wiped (well, sorta) and people are prepping and fretting and tuning up their writing engines. Is anyone taking part this year? If so, good luck.
Earlier this week longtime MetaFilter member Sean Michaels won the Giller Prize, Canada's biggest fiction award, for his debut novel Us Conductors.
The annual Metafilter Holiday Cookie Swap: signups have begun!
I thoroughly enjoyed this event last year. I was working and so got out of family obligations which was nice. It was made doubly enjoyable by having an actually-fun Thanksgiving activity. MST3K is streaming their marathon this year as well: "Tune in right here on Thanksgiving day at 12 noon ET / 9 am PT for six classic episodes of MST3K, complete with brand new introductions by Joel Hodgson." Shall we meet again? MST3K Turkey Day Marathon 2014 chat.metafilter.com
I just noticed today that Lore Sjoberg's badgods.com is back up, and with it the official archives of Speak With Monsters, a.k.a. Monster Manual Comix, as lamented about a month and a half ago. Yaay!
Episode 98 runs about 1hr 45min and covers the month of October on the sites.
It's secret quonsar time again! Participants will find out who they have drawn on Wednesday, November 12, and the send by (or on) date is Monday, December 1*. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, November 10. The spending guideline: $10-20.
I know asking medical questions here is controversial. I don't expect to resolve that all here. But I do think there's a consistently problematic answer found in medical threads that has no answer-value and I wish this kind of answer would be deleted as such.
Many many years ago, MeFi did not accept new members. But one day, someone posted their login information in a comment thread, and suddenly the gates sprung open: hundreds and hundreds of comments and threads by not-actually-members were unleashed upon the site, and it lasted for a while before the mods managed to clean it all up. Mods, do you remember that day? MeFites of Today- were any of you among that group that logged in and posted or commented for the first time ever that day, so excited for a peak behind the curtains?
It's that fantastic time of the year when MetaFilter comes together to provide gifts for kids! (Spare me the details, just give me the list.)
People who find trigger and content warnings helpful: what makes a good warning, and how can we format those better?
I used the contact form to humorously alert the mods that MetaFilter's chat room server is a few minutes fast by sending them a transcript showing the time discrepancy between subsequent lines and asking them what life was like in the future. Then, during the email exchange, this happened. I know we've all suspected it for a while, but we now have PROOF that pb can indeed bend the laws of space and time! o_O
If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, you might have a dim, grey day like we have here in London, and need a little sunshine in your life. Remember this post? Lets do that again! Come share your awesome!