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It's a new year

It's a new year and there will soon be a new, and very different government here in the U.S. This will be a shift of a magnitude that many have never seen. Some people feel that this new world shouldn't be entered into, by individuals or groups, without a bit of advanced thinking and planning. My question is: Has leadership here at MetaFilter given any thought as to a need to change how the site handles moderation, security, or any other aspect of our lives here, in light of the inevitable upcoming social, cultural, or governmental changes?
posted by HuronBob on Jan 3 at 12:12 PM - 46 comments

2017 "No Spending" Challenge

acanthous and I have decided to start a 2017 "No Spending" Challenge, in which our goals are to reduce our spending by focusing on reusing, repairing, recycling/upcycling/freecycling, foraging, borrowing and bartering. We're inviting any interested Mefites to join us!
posted by nightrecordings on Dec 31 at 12:38 PM - 49 comments

121: The Gold Medal For Restraint

They said it couldn't be done, but here it is: an episode of the podcast that's just one hour long. Jess and I breeze through the site after a mutually busy month, covering stuff from September 8th through October 4th.
posted by cortex on Oct 4 at 1:31 PM - 19 comments

Accessibility suggestion for the deaf/hard of hearing

I am hard of hearing and it would be helpful to have notations on videos about their level of accessibility. For example, if they include speech, is it captioned? Are there captions, but only auto generated? Does the speech contain information necessary to watch the video? Does it add some other value (e.g. humor)? Is it music only? Ambient noise? This would also be useful for people who cannot listen to the video because they are at work or school because then they know whether or not to bother watching it now, or save it for later. Remember: almost all of us are going to become hard of hearing if we live long enough.
posted by AFABulous on Dec 20 at 7:31 AM - 27 comments

Happy Holidays!

Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, and for the rest of us I'm sure we'll enjoy Festivus. Share your plans/best present/whatever AND your single best Dec/Jan holiday recipe but YOU MUST PICK ONLY ONE. (It's like Highlander, but for recipes.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 24 at 8:49 PM - 106 comments

Thank you, mysterious gift giver

I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with my life so I did not enter the secret quonsar swap this year. Nevertheless, a mysterious package addressed to my username appeared on my doorstep yesterday, much to the delight of my family.
posted by treehorn+bunny on Dec 9 at 6:00 PM - 12 comments


Seems like there are always pregnant MeFis who are looking for some answers / like-minded people to talk to. Anyone want to join an FB group?
posted by sestaaak on Dec 15 at 4:44 PM - 126 comments

secret quonsar 2016: signups are open

It's secret quonsar time again! Participants will find out who they have drawn on Friday, November 11, and the gift send by (or on) date is Friday, December 2*. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, November 9. The spending guideline: $10-20.
posted by julen on Oct 31 at 9:41 PM - 344 comments

SSL Issues

Just a heads up, you may see an "SSL certificate has expired" warning. We're aware of it and working to fix it. Sorry about the hassle.
posted by restless_nomad on Dec 25 at 4:59 PM - 63 comments

Jingle Rock Bell music video

Jingle Rock Bell, now with music video [via mefi projects]
posted by aniola on Dec 24 at 12:16 AM - 36 comments

2016 MST3K Club No-Stress Christmas Video Marathon

For the third year running, those of us in MST Club are planning a holiday marathon of video festialities. (Jonathan Harris voice: "That's not a word!") On the menu: MST3K Christmas movies, a few other riffing delicacies, a wide assortment of Christmas specials and episodes both good and bad, and some other short oddments thrown in. Once again, the purpose is to be the good-natured background radiation to your Christmas rituals, taking the edge off the hard moments and adding extra cheer to the soft ones. Come by whenever and however long you want. Official times: 6 AM Eastern Christmas Eve through to 6 AM December 26. As usual, the site of this madness is the MST Club cytube page.
posted by JHarris on Dec 21 at 10:50 AM - 18 comments

Comment about precursors to postmodernism

There was a comment that contained a lot of useful citations to philosophers that wrote on subjects now considered "postmodern" before the actual postmodernists did. I don't remember what the thread was about, but I want to read some of those philosophers.
posted by LogicalDash on Dec 21 at 4:00 PM - 3 comments

[hilarious title]

So as the sun finally begins to set on the dumpster fire that was 2016, let us remember that there were a few glimmers of light amidst the darkness. For every flower that grows on top of the shitpile, so too are posts with brilliant titles to be found amongst the never-bloody-ending threads of horror. What titles brightened your day, drew you in, astounded you with their cleverness, or just made you smile? Come share.
posted by billiebee on Dec 14 at 7:50 AM - 37 comments


The thread with people opening their homes for Thanksgiving warmed my heart. Let's not forget there are those among us with nowhere to go for Christmas/other winter holidays.
posted by IndigoRain on Dec 5 at 5:47 PM - 28 comments

Searching For A Post About Helpful Tips

I'm looking for an old post from Ask MeFi where the ask was something like "what are your most useful life hacks?" and one of the answers referred to learning that you could tell which way to plug in a lightning cord by looking for the icon on the end of the plug. I have a vague memory that Quora was involved in this person's answer. I don't know if the person who answered specified this tip specifically or if they linked to a Quora site that had this answer. I've searched here and Quora and can't find the thread. All help greatly appreciated.
posted by purplesludge on Dec 21 at 11:21 AM - 6 comments

Searching for old comment

I'm looking for a comment from a user about looking back on life.
posted by unannihilated on Dec 21 at 9:44 AM - 4 comments

Best way to search archives?

After excellent success using to get a gift idea, I don't want to spam metafilter with questions about all my friends and relations- but how best to search the archives?
posted by freethefeet on Dec 20 at 3:22 PM - 10 comments

I didn't even know these were a thing.

Have you had an experience reading Ask Metafilter where you learn something about yourself that you didn't realize you needed to know? Just happened to me and it's SO COOL.
posted by Stewriffic on Nov 28 at 4:59 PM - 131 comments

Trying to find an old post about Beatles albums (that don't exist)...

I'm pretty sure I saw this linked on MetaFilter somewhere, but it's been years.
posted by KChasm on Dec 13 at 2:57 AM - 8 comments

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

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