November 2016 Archives (all archives)

November 30

Fuckin' duvet covers: how do they work?

This thread on AskMefi is BLOWING MY MIND. [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph to MetaFilter-Related at 7:27 PM PST - 362 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. [more inside]
posted by frimble to MetaFilter-Related at 12:32 PM PST - 37 comments


We're podcastin' through the pain: me and jessamyn chat about MeFi, vent a little about the election, and talk about stuff like dealing with art vs. concrete activism and how people can't agree on which way to face in the goddam shower. This episode covers November 2nd through November 30th and runs about 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 12:10 PM PST - 23 comments

November 29

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. [more inside]
posted by pjern to MetaFilter-Related at 9:59 AM PST - 13 comments

November 28

Podcast interview with mathowie on leaving Metafilter

User number 1 talks about leaving Metafilter on the Community Signal podcast. Includes transcript!
posted by Chrysostom to MetaFilter-Related at 9:22 PM PST - 27 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. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic to MetaFilter-Related at 4:59 PM PST - 131 comments

November 24

Sending good wishes to all MeFites

Thanksgiving time is upon us in the US and since we all need a hug HUGS! And a reminder that many good folks are offering their homes as a place of refuge. [more inside]
posted by mightshould to MetaFilter-Related at 6:35 AM PST - 108 comments

November 23

You do what? Again?

Another everyday "how do you do this" AskMe. [more inside]
posted by French Fry to MetaFilter-Related at 7:25 AM PST - 151 comments

November 20

2016 Election Prediction Contest results

Back in January, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, I set up an election prediction contest for you fine folks, and got 74 ballots in response. Nearly ten months (and ten million comments) later, the results are in: congratulations to Cash4Lead, for his remarkably far-sighted prediction of the winners of Iowa, New Hampshire, Super Tuesday, the nominations, the House majority, and even Clinton's VP pick! A $50 donation to the charity of your choice is yours. Oodles more analysis of the collective wisdom inside [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi to MetaFilter-Related at 11:17 AM PST - 14 comments

November 19

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. [more inside]
posted by stellathon to MetaFilter-Related at 5:55 PM PST - 29 comments

November 18

Post about a low-velocity car crash involving dozens of vehicles

A few years back (ten maybe...) I remember seeing a post here (I think) consisting of a gallery of 100 or so images of the wreckage of an accident that happened the night before when one driver crashed into nearly every car along the side of a street in a neighborhood. Scraped up car, dinged up car, mirrors sheared off, after car, after car, after car... Anyone have a link for the post or the gallery for me? I can't find it anymore.
posted by pwb503 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:52 PM PST - 14 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! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 3:08 PM PST - 212 comments

Can't find post about infosec/hacking challenges

I could have sworn that a few months ago someone posted an FPP to a webpage made by a couple of guys who designed some interesting "real world" infosec/cryptography/hacking exercises meant to expand awareness of internet security, and now I can't find it anywhere. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar to MetaFilter-Related at 2:35 PM PST - 4 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? [more inside]
posted by Devonian to MetaFilter-Related at 1:33 PM PST - 104 comments

November 16


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? [more inside]
posted by oulipian to MetaFilter-Related at 7:37 PM PST - 38 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 to MetaFilter-Related at 11:34 AM PST - 255 comments

November 15

At least three scenes with Homer.

I am trying to find a post that I could have sworn was posted to AskMetafilter within the last month, but my Googling and frantic searching through threads is not backing me up on that. [more inside]
posted by gursky to MetaFilter-Related at 9:08 AM PST - 4 comments

November 14

2016 Secret Quonsar Thank You Thread!

I can't believe I'm starting this thread. I can't believe that I came home tonight to the most gloriously Metafiltery of Secret Quonsar gifts! [more inside]
posted by apartment dweller to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:57 PM PST - 728 comments

November 13

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 to MetaFilter-Related at 2:12 PM PST - 119 comments

New Zealand earthquake

A major earthquake hit the South Island this morning and casualties have been confirmed. Are all the Kiwi Mefites okay?
posted by Johnny Wallflower to MetaFilter-Related at 9:26 AM PST - 12 comments

November 12

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!) [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie to MetaFilter-Related at 7:01 AM PST - 53 comments

November 11

Holidays, gratitude, and Metafilter

At the close of the shittiest week out of a shitty year, I just got sent a picture of my adorable nephew on Santa’s lap, which means inconceivably, American Thanksgiving and the remaining end of year holidays are nigh upon us. And while my mood in the face of recent events isn’t particularly thankful, I am so incredibly grateful to the Metafilter mods for all the work they’ve done this year. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself to MetaFilter-Related at 6:45 PM PST - 43 comments

November 9

Grief and Coping Thread: Election 2016

I think we need this right now; a thread not about politics but about coping with the grief USians and others are feeling on this day. If we have nothing else, we have each other.
posted by emjaybee to MetaFilter-Related at 5:07 PM PST - 775 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. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter-Related at 11:48 AM PST - 101 comments

November 7

US Election Day Roundup

Here's your one-stop shop for US election day stuff. We'll link the current election posts here for easy reference: Presidential/national election discussion, and State and local level election discussion. In this thread folks can discuss how we're handling it or other meta issues that come up. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 9:01 PM PST - 120 comments

Election Destress Video Marathon

Over in MST Club, oneswellfoop had the idea to show MST3K (especially Pod People, the one with Trumpy, a much less dangerous version of the one that currently afflicts our nation) in an election day marathon over on the MST3K Club video page, running all day November 8. Sounds good to me! Details below. [more inside]
posted by JHarris to MetaFilter-Related at 1:21 PM PST - 19 comments

November 6

It's a big snowball

I think we need a political sub-site, dudes, the election threads must be a nightmare to mod, at least if all this stuff was sequestered into one area you could have a new thread every day and break out discussions of specific topics. I was waiting for the current thread to load and thinking about hey, after tuesday all this will slow down, and then I thought....what if it doesn't?
posted by bq to MetaFilter-Related at 5:22 PM PST - 98 comments

November 5

SEZ WHO? Election Prediction 2016

We have nearly made it - brains and souls battered - through this sad, scary, demoralizing, but also potentially thrillingly historic! election season. We've talked this thing to death in the election threads (we love you mods). Let's place our final bets here! What will it be? [more inside]
posted by sallybrown to MetaFilter-Related at 9:00 PM PST - 119 comments

one kilopost

Congratulations Fizz on your 1000th post to MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns to MetaFilter-Related at 10:24 AM PST - 28 comments

November 2

Watcha doin election night? (Besides MetaFilter!)

Besides the usual news channels, Stephen Colbert, Chris Gethard, The Daily Show, and @midnight are planning live, election night specials. (Are there any others I missed?) I want to know what you all are doing and watching, so share you public and private plans and your election night food, drink and strain suggestions!
posted by Room 641-A to MetaFilter-Related at 5:12 PM PST - 165 comments

November 1

122: Your Dumb Early Feet

It's November 1st, do you know where your podcast is? It's, uh. It's right here. Me and Jess chatter about voting, and Halloween costumes (oh man you all have great Halloween costumes again!), and all sorts of little MetaFilter stuff we liked recently. This episode covers Oct 5th through Nov 1st and runs just about 80 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 6:34 PM PST - 23 comments