November 2019 Archives (all archives)

November 14

🏝️ MetaDesertIslandPicks 📺

We're close to the end of the week, let's talk about something other than politics. Let's talk about your desert island picks. Choose one film, one book, one television series, one album, and one video-game/console to take with you while stranded on a desert island*. What are your choices? Assume the media you choose will never degrade and that you have a high definition television and a consistent source of power. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. ⠀ ⠀ *No trilogies.
posted by Fizz to MetaFilter-Related at 9:50 AM PST - 59 comments

November 13

Hugging-Hugs thread - Holiday Preamble and Life Just Sucking Sometimes

So, I've been having A Time Of It at work, and could use moral support. I'm probably not alone. Also, there are those of us who have trouble with the holidays each year. Fortunately MeFi has come through for its own in the past; let's start another hugging hugs thread and speak up in here if we need pep talks (about work or otherwise), or give encouragement if we can.
posted by EmpressCallipygos to MetaFilter-Related at 8:16 AM PST - 63 comments

November 9

Metatalktail Hour: A Plan Comes Together

This week for Metatalktails, I want to hear about some little triumphs. Like when you finally got to use that thing you'd set up for just this occasion. What are your stories of a time when preparation really paid off, or a plan came together in a satisfying way? [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten to MetaFilter-Related at 1:18 PM PST - 76 comments

November 7

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange

Who is up for sending more cards for the holidays? The link for the 2019 MeFi Holiday Card Exchange is within! [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl to MetaFilter-Related at 6:34 PM PST - 32 comments

How do you know what is worth a question on AskMetaFilter?

So I’ve posted a few things lately only to discover that the bulk of the answers do not meet my needs and I start to wonder if it was worth using up one of my limited questions on that topic, or whether I should just be expressing myself differently for better results. To me AskMetaFilter is a good way of thinking through a difficult issue or helping me to feel better when I’m feeling bad. [more inside]
posted by EatMyHat to Etiquette/Policy at 1:46 PM PST - 21 comments

November 6

MetaWhatYouLikedAboutToday

It's the middle of the week, let's break up the doldrums. Tell me what you liked about today. Something you did, something someone else did for you, a photo, a cloud, a puppy you pet, whatever it is, just something you liked about today. As always, be kind to yourself and to others. Cheers.
posted by Fizz to MetaFilter-Related at 8:09 PM PST - 85 comments

November 5

Small pony: ongoing word count on Mefi posts

Since the site suggests you move content from the question to extended explanation once it hits 100 words, would it be possible to add a widget that shows you how many words are in your question currently (like Twitter does for character count)? That would have the added benefit of being able to warn a user when they are reaching their word limit within the 'post' page rather than requiring a click through to the 'preview post' section.
posted by softlord to Feature Requests at 12:18 PM PST - 20 comments

We should stop linking to the NY Times

The history of the NY Times paywall has been one of cat and mouse games, but at present the site is so aggressively paywalled as to be functionally unreachable for many. Continuing to link to it as a primary source in a post seems contrary to community standards. [more inside]
posted by tocts to Etiquette/Policy at 7:04 AM PST - 107 comments

November 4

Mefi Mall 2019

It's that time of the year again: the MeFi Mall is open for 2019. If you'd like to be listed there, add your shop now. [more inside]
posted by frimble to MetaFilter-Related at 9:47 AM PST - 12 comments

November 3

MeFites for the Holidays

Continuing a tradition started by filthy light thief this thread is a place for MeFites to connect for the holidays. [more inside]
posted by maurice to MetaFilter-Related at 7:05 AM PST - 4 comments

November 2

Thinking About a Post Thread #1

Following up to Pastor of Muppets' MeTa post, asking for a way to offer up a suggestion for a FPP, and more concretely, Not A Thing's idea of a regular MeTa to create such a space, here's a first thread -- share things you'd like someone to post! [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief to MetaFilter-Related at 9:18 PM PST - 12 comments

secret quonsar 2019: sign-up thread

It's secret quonsar time again! Participants will find out who they have drawn on Monday, November 11, and the gift send by (or on) date is Monday, December 2*. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, November 9. The spending guideline: $10-20. [more inside]
posted by curious nu to MetaFilter-Related at 8:29 PM PST - 127 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Obsolete Technology

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, dhruva wants to know: "What obsolete technology did you get really good at? Tell us about some mad skillz that you can't use anymore." [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:57 AM PST - 149 comments

November 1

157: That's The Title, Everyone Get Back To Work And Thank You

It's our Halloween episode, which is not particularly spooOOOOooOOoooky because I accidentally left it out on the counter overnight after we recorded it yesterday. But jessamyn and I catch up on the last month of MeFi stuff and you can't prove that there wasn't also a ghost on the call. Runs about 90 minutes. [more inside]
posted by cortex to MeFi Podcast at 1:54 PM PST - 25 comments

Jessamyn quote #57?

What's Jessamyn's phrasing for always giving people the benefit of the doubt and reading their words.... generously....? Argh, I can't think of the phrase she used to always use.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaFilter-Related at 11:38 AM PST - 23 comments