December 3

Metatalktail Hour: wad some power the giftie gie us ...

Hello, and happy weekend, everyone! Many of us have gifting on our minds at the moment, so maybe it's a good time to ask: What's the best gift you ever got? What's the best gift you ever gave? How about the worst? 👹 [more inside]

December 2

[MeFi Site Update] December 2nd

Hi there, MetaFilter!

It’s been a while! I’m happy to be back with this special update. You’ll find some updates regarding the site below. I’m looking forward to your feedback and questions. [more inside]

Posting for December: Advent2022 tag

I'm committing to post an FPP every day from Dec 1 to Dec 24 for Metafilter - seeing more activity and diversity on the blue is a direct action to boost Metafilter for our current and future users. Please join in and tag away with #Advent2022! I apologise in advance for using a tag which has religious elements but the Advent concept of a countdown with a gift every day seemed ideal, and I didn't want to commit to posting during my actual Christmas days which are usually packed (or devoted to post-food coma). Happy to change to alternatives that fit proposed below.

November 28

What The MeFi BIPOC Board Does

MetaFilter’s Global BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Advisory Board wants to share some context and plans with MetaFilter at large. This text is drawn from a conversation the BIPOC Board had with MetaFilter’s newly-elected Steering Committee in September 2022. [more inside]

🔊 📚 🔊 MetaFilter Events: Week 2 🔊 📚 🔊

Week 2 of Metafilter Events is here! Following Week 1, we’re back with more as we kick off a week about books, fiction and the humanities. (NaNoWriMo participants - this week is calling your name ✨ ) [more inside]

November 26

Proposal: Ask Mefi "Doesn't Answer Question" Flag

Proposal: "Doesn't answer question" flag for Ask Metafilter. For those who don't fully read the question or for noise.

Metatalktail Hour: It's what's inside that counts

Hello and welcome to your weekend, mefites! Since it's been a while, today I'd like to ask you, "what's in your bag?" Clutches, totes, diaper bags, purses, satchels, backpacks, pocketbooks, pouches, wallets — all are welcome to spill their guts here. Show a photo if you're brave enough ... otherwise, just describe the inner life of your bag. [more inside]

November 24

Thank you all

Happy Thanksgiving everybody. I don’t celebrate this holiday but every year , I think of great people who have made a difference in my life. This year , it’s all about you mefites who I’m thinking of today. [more inside]

Turkey Day in the MST Club room!

It is Thanksgiving Day, and as is our wanton wont, we are watching the official 2022 Turkey Day marathon (via their YouTube stream) of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes in the MST Club room all day long! It started at 7 AM and should be going for quite a while, they have a lot of episodes this year, and they've been "surgically enhanced," meaning they're uprezed and restored! Come join us for a while if that sounds fun!

November 22

Ad Bars

Can we stop plastering the top of the site with fundraising and community notices? It's incredibly annoying. [more inside]

November 21

MeFiGiftGuide2022

Friends, our journey creating MeFiGiftGuide2022 has culminated in a fantastic FPP! Now the next stage of our strategy begins: sharing our content across other social networks to bring in more members and grow our community! [more inside]

Thinking ahead to a celebration!

MetaFilter has made so much progress! With both the fundraising and the community involvement. We should think about a celebration! Here are a couple of ideas: 1. We could do something by Zoom the last week of the events. 2. In January, we could designate a weekend where we encourage people to get together for IRL events.

Thank You

It's Thanksgiving week, so I would like to give a big THANK YOU to the MetaFilter community. I am the least social person, but I check in with MeFi every morning and night. You all, as irascible and argumentative as you may be, are my friends. Thank you, everyone.

Bug warning: MeFi Mail issues

Heads up: Sending MefiMail might silently break. When it doesn’t work, the message is not sent, and it doesn’t show up in your Sent Mail folder. [more inside]

November 19

🔊 🎊 🔊 Announcing MetaFilter Events 🔊 🎊 🔊

The inaugural Metafilter Events is finally here! As one of the closing initiatives under our Metafilter Fundraising Drive, our online events series features presentations, workshops and discussions across a fascinating range of topics, themes and perspectives - from Mefites and friends-of-Mefites that have generously volunteered to speak and/or teach on these subjects. Tickets, bundled passes and gift cards are available now, and you can also sponsor fellow Mefites to attend paid events. [more inside]

Metatalktail Hour: Just Curious 💤 😢

Hello metafriends, hello Saturday, hello to everyone's cats and dogs and other babies. My question today is, does anyone remember what sleep is like? It's been so long. I have vague recollections ... but I just can't seem to get a handle on it. [more inside]

November 18

Evidently Metafilter Is a U.G.H.Z.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttgieg today: "Staff member trying to explain 'un-grammable hang zones' to me and I’ve never felt so old." Based on the description I think Metafilter may very well be such a "virtual place" ... [more inside]

November 16

📢📢📢 Fundraiser Update 3: With your help, we’re charting a way forward

We’ve blown past our Survive target thanks to you, and are well on our way to being able to 🌱Revive🌱 Metafilter! As we enter the final week of the Metafilter Fundraiser 2022, here’s what you can do to help push the site over the finish line. [more inside]

November 14

MetaFilter Gift Swap 2022 THANK YOU!

By tradition, the first gift recipient gets to start the annual swap THANK YOU thread.... [more inside]

November 12

Metatalktail Hour: Step up to the plate

Happy Saturday, friends! It's that time of the week again when I ask you to look deep inside yourselves and share what you find. Today you are a delicious canapé. What are you and how do I make you? [more inside]

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