December 7

Your media of 2022

What did you play this year? What did you watch? What did you read? None of it has to be the greatest ever, or even anything that came out in 2022, I'd just like to hear about what you spent time with and what it meant to you.

blurgh, blah, blech, etc.

share all your blurgh, blah, blech feelings in this open thread

December 6

๐Ÿ”Š โ›‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ”Š MetaFilter Events: Week 3 ๐Ÿ”Š โ›‘๏ธ ๐Ÿ”Š

Week 3 of Metafilter Events is here! Following Week 2, weโ€™re moving on to a week that probes themes and topics around social justice, government, policy and research. Youโ€™ll learn more about advocacy and activism - and how you can have your voice heard on issues that matter to you. Find out more about Big Tech content moderation policies and how this affects you, get some perspective on the situation in Iran, and learn about the environmental impact of manufacturing. For those in the U.S, get the lowdown on current developments in redistricting policy and affordable housing policy - and what this means for the future. Complete your weekend with a creative doodling workshop, and hear about the gamification of everyday life from Metafilterโ€™s own Adrian Hon. Come inside to find out more. [more inside]

December 5

188: Big Stride Moonshot

Some difficulties hitting escape velocity with this one. We recorded it in October 5th and, well, here it is now. [more inside]

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? ๐Ÿ‘น [more inside]

December 2

[MeFi Site Update] December 2nd

Hi there, MetaFilter!

Itโ€™s been a while! Iโ€™m happy to be back with this special update. Youโ€™ll find some updates regarding the site below. Iโ€™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]

๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ”Š MetaFilter Events: Week 2 ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ”Š

Week 2 of Metafilter Events is here! Following Week 1, weโ€™re back with more as we kick off a week about books, fiction and the humanities. (NaNoWriMo participants - this week is calling your name โœจ ) [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 donโ€™t celebrate this holiday but every year , I think of great people who have made a difference in my life. This year , itโ€™s all about you mefites who Iโ€™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


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 doesnโ€™t work, the message is not sent, and it doesnโ€™t show up in your Sent Mail folder. [more inside]

November 19

๐Ÿ”Š ๐ŸŽŠ ๐Ÿ”Š Announcing MetaFilter Events ๐Ÿ”Š ๐ŸŽŠ ๐Ÿ”Š

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 ๐Ÿ’ค ๐Ÿ˜ข

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]

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