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Fuckin' duvet covers: how do they work?

This thread on AskMefi is BLOWING MY MIND.
posted by whimsicalnymph on Nov 30 at 7:27 PM - 362 comments

Winter Wishes Gift Drive - Update

I just wanted to offer a final wrap-up of what MeFi's generosity accomplished this year. It's pretty amazing.
posted by houseofdanie on Dec 18 at 12:27 PM - 9 comments

An SEO expert walks into a bar, pub, liquor store, brewery, alcohol

Once I was reading this comment on MetaFilter, and it made me do the stupidest Butthead laugh, and then my housemate started laughing at my laugh, and then I started laughing at the stupidity of my own laugh, and then I read her the comment and we laughed even more. It was great. I'm pretty sure it was a brilliantly lame programming-related pun. I forgot to favourite it. If you know of any brilliantly lame programming-related puns that have been made on the site, could you link them here for me to see? I think this one was from the blue and also maybe from 2015 as well, but I'm not 100% sure. I think it was original too, I haven't seen it in any lists of programming jokes since.
posted by Panthalassa on Dec 16 at 6:59 AM - 14 comments

How much framing does an FPP need?

Tough election season, posts at all related to election need extra modding, etc. So how much framing does an FPP that's really not about the election need, to escape necessarily non-nuanced vetting by exhausted mods?
posted by wonton endangerment on Dec 12 at 3:49 PM - 28 comments

New subsite idea: theveryidea.metafilter.com

It would be a complement to Jobs and Projects - a place for Mefites to post ideas that they, personally, are not going to use, and thus make them freely available for other creative and talented Mefites to run with.
posted by kristi on Dec 9 at 3:28 PM - 68 comments

What are YOU doing?

There have been a flurry of asks and comments addressing political actions members are taking in the wake of the election. This post is a place for members to discuss what actions they are taking and to invite other members to join them when appropriate. Please include specific instructions.
posted by bq on Nov 16 at 11:34 AM - 254 comments

Metatalktail Hour!

Cocktails? Metatalktails? I don't know, come up with something cleverer. Belly on up to the metatalk bar and let's have some Friday chatter! Let's hear about your work, your family, your pets, let's talk about sports and TV and hilarious things you saw in the street, tell terrible jokes, and blow off some steam and be sociable!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 18 at 3:08 PM - 211 comments

2016 can't ruin COOKIES baked by the internet!

Welcome to the 2016 Metafilter Cookie Swap! It's time for another round of cookie adjudication, recipe sharing, and sugar-fueled meetups all over the world! If you'd like to bring a small bit of joy to someone else's life this month, read on. To sign up, please take a few minutes to fill out and submit the google form below by November 25th: Cookie Swap Signup As in past years, I will arrange bakers into swap groups of ~4 and send out group assignments by November 27th. You will then be tasked with sending at least 6 cookies to each of your group's MetaBakers. While this means you are on the hook for a minimum of 18 cookies, you should likely bake extra for other creatures in your home who will make sad eyes at you until you share your cookies with them. To maximize the chances that holiday travel won't ruin everything, the mailing deadline for this year's swap is Monday, December 5th. Let the baking begin!
posted by ausdemfenster on Nov 13 at 2:12 PM - 119 comments

The MeFi Mall is open for 2016

It's that time of the year again: the MeFi Mall is open for 2016. If you'd like to be listed there, add your shop now.
posted by frimble on Nov 30 at 12:32 PM - 37 comments

EL thread (and EL) discussed on the CBC

On Tapestry - Mary Hynes interviews philosophy professor Marguerite Deslauriers, founder of McGill's Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. (26:17; no transcript that I could see, but sometimes they show up.)
posted by cotton dress sock on Dec 11 at 9:48 AM - 26 comments

Trying to find a story about young black man on the subway…

I believe this was either a story posted to the blue or a comment on the blue, featuring a story of a young man on the subway who happened to be black. When a few other black kids were being slightly disruptive, he was also instructed to get out even though he wasn't with them. It wasn't until the narrator (who is white) intervened that the police let him stay on the train.
posted by Deathalicious on Dec 11 at 1:48 PM - 4 comments

You do what? Again?

Another everyday "how do you do this" AskMe.
posted by French Fry on Nov 23 at 7:25 AM - 150 comments

MeFi cookbookfilter redux

In the middle of a year-end personal accounting, I came across this MeTa post and wondered: Has there been any progress toward a community cookbook? I am happy to contribute to, or even help organize, such an enterprise. Anyone else?
posted by key_of_z on Dec 7 at 11:07 AM - 44 comments

2016 Winter Wishes Gift Drive!

It's the most... wonderful tiiime... of the year. It might not feel like it, but given how 2016 has shaped up, this might actually be it! We have a tradition every winter where MetaFilter members come together to bring joy to others for the holidays. Via New York Cares' Winter Wishes program, we fulfill wishes from children's letters -- and for the past two years, from seniors' letters, too. (Skip the details, show me the list!)
posted by houseofdanie on Nov 12 at 7:01 AM - 52 comments

Podcast interview with mathowie on leaving Metafilter

User number 1 talks about leaving Metafilter on the Community Signal podcast. Includes transcript!
posted by Chrysostom on Nov 28 at 9:22 PM - 27 comments

I don't know how to use FanFare or Where are all the Gilmore Girls??

Um, I have never used FanFare so i don't know if I'm just not looking right or if there really isn't a group WAITING IMPATIENTLY FOR GILMORE GIRLS YEAR IN THE LIFE!!!! or if it just doesn't work like that at all. I can only find old discussions about specific episodes.
posted by stellathon on Nov 19 at 5:55 PM - 29 comments

MeFites offering refuge for the holidays

In recent (often election) threads, some MeFites have said they're not looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with their families. Others have offered up their homes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Here's a MetaTalk thread to facilitate those holiday connections for support and good company.
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 9 at 11:48 AM - 101 comments

MeFi in the time of Trump - managing news

Like many, I was simultaneously hooked and exhausted by the pre-election rolling thread. I was very much looking forward to its demise. It's going to be a long four years. Can we find a way to keep the good and ease the pressure?
posted by Devonian on Nov 18 at 1:33 PM - 104 comments

Tis the Season

It's the season of giving, and I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you, my friends, that while you are giving gifts, please consider your favorite web community in your giving.
posted by pjern on Nov 29 at 9:59 AM - 13 comments

NaNoWriMo

It's mid-November and I don't think there's been a NaNoWriMo post yet this year. How goes the NaNo? What are you writing?
posted by oulipian on Nov 16 at 7:37 PM - 38 comments

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