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November 11

FACT: Cookies baked by the internet taste better than other cookies!

The annual Metafilter Holiday Cookie Swap: signups have begun! [more inside]

November 10

Proof that pb is indeed a wizard

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

FanFare pony request: alternative episode descriptors

Could we have an option for a text entry field for the episode number on a TV show? Sometimes there are specials - like Dr Who's famous Christmas Specials, for example; or in anime series there will sometimes be a separate OVA that happens outside of the normal story arc. [more inside]

November 9

MeFi Ancient History: When the gates opened

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? [more inside]

FanFare request: Make tagging a little easier

For TV episode posts in FanFare threads, can we have an option of importing tags from the previous episode's post? Or maybe have tags for the show itself that can be applied to each episode? [more inside]

November 8

How can we make trigger and/or content warnings useful?

People who find trigger and content warnings helpful: what makes a good warning, and how can we format those better? [more inside]

Let's End Single Listicle Front Page Posts.

I'm annoyed, but perhaps not too invested in this, but as a simple search for 'listicle' here on MetaTalk returns 11 comments (mostly negative) but no post hits, so perhaps it's worth discussing. I get that today's Erin buzzfeed listicle fpp does provide a little bit of context for the link (as to why the poster thought it worthy of attention,) but I'm not sure it's enough. I'm not just singling out this post, and yes, I can see it's generating discussion . But single listicle posts are the vacuous junk food amongst the fine satisfying meal that is this site. Perhaps we can have an informal policy of refraining from single listicle posts, but allowing listicles when more context, more reason for posting them -- beyond 'buzzfeed-clone wants more traffic' is given? This site is MetaFilter, after all, not MetaClick. (Though MetaClick would make a great April Fool's subsite, wouldn't it?)

November 7

The ins and outs of posting movies to FanFare

As sort of a companion MeTa to this one about posting TV shows to FanFare I'm posting this to get some clarification and input about posting movies.

I started thinking about this earlier because I'd like to put up Enemy of the State but once I started digging around I realized there were many variations to the movie posts, including whether or not the movie had been proposed in FanFare Talk.

Another thing I noticed today in the post about Three Kings was the tag "Spiritof99" which is how I discovered there was a club about movies from 1999. And just now someone proposed starting a MST3K club, which has already been established, so I'm also wondering if we need a way to display the clubs so people can find them. [more inside]

November 4

Fat fingers strike again!

In mobile styles, can a link to "add a favourite" be included at the top of the page that comes when you accidentally click on the comment count in mobile, rather than the + sign? I keep going to the list of people who have favourited a comment, then having to go back and zoom in to correctly hit the +, and my stubby fingers have put me in a loop at times. Possibly this is just me, but a line at the top of the (http://​www.metafilter.com​/favorited) page that I could reliably hit would be very nice.

98: A Land of Contrasts

Episode 98 runs about 1hr 45min and covers the month of October on the sites. [more inside]

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