December 2021 Archives (all archives)

December 31

The End of 2021/Beginning of 2022

What's something old you're leaving behind, and something new you're taking with you? General chat thread for ruminating on the year past and the year to come.
posted by curious nu to MetaFilter-Related at 3:24 PM PST - 50 comments

December 27

It can be terrifying to make a Front Page post. Please be kind.

I have noticed something lately, certainly not a new thing, but maybe it's time for a reminder: Someone makes a post on the blue about a thing, probably because they think that thing is pretty good and worth sharing, and the comments are all along the lines of "this thing sucks." Remember: It's ok to move on without commenting. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff to Etiquette/Policy at 3:02 PM PST - 328 comments

December 26

What purpose do AskMe categories serve today?

Every time I post an AskMe, as I am pondering which category I should post it in, I wonder... Does anyone use these categories? Are they helping discovery or search in some way? Am I missing something by not using them? [more inside]
posted by primethyme to MetaFilter-Related at 10:59 AM PST - 16 comments

Line breaks within list items don't work as expected

Pony request: better handling of HTML lists (ordered and unordered) in posts and comments. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet to Bugs at 10:59 AM PST - 4 comments

December 23

Newsletter 5: Farewell to 2021

Newsletter 5 is in your inboxes! (subscribe here) You can visit it on the web at the archive link here. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 8:41 PM PST - 2 comments

December 22

[MeFi Site Update] December 22nd

Hello Metafilter! Thank you for waiting. We decided to postpone last week’s update to this week to avoid having 2 updates so close to the holidays. Please find more details on the state of the site below. Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 12:40 PM PST - 27 comments

December 21

8th Annual MST Club Christmas Marathon Social Distancing II

Here we go again! It's our eighth year sending out a constant stream of riffing, Christmas specials, video weirdness and strange movies, from midnight the morning on December 23, all through the 24th, and all through Christmas Day, and slightly beyond. This is where it'll all go down. We're here if you need us, or want us, whether to use for fun background, to fill odd moments, to see really really strange things late at night, to escape from family, or to obsessively watch over long periods (as those of us running it tend to do). With Omicron running rampant and many families choosing to distance again this year, we hope to lighten what may be a second sad year apart. More info inside! [more inside]
posted by JHarris to MetaFilter-Related at 8:52 PM PST - 29 comments

download/dump of posts (not just comments)?

Is there any way for MeFites to download/export our own posts? I'm pretty sure the Comments download only gets comments, not posts. If this feature doesn't yet exist, could it go on the list of nice-to-have features? [more inside]
posted by kristi to Feature Requests at 8:52 PM PST - 5 comments

December 16

Metatalktail Hour: Holiday Cheer

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! We're deep into the holiday season and rounding the bend towards New Year's. This week I just want to hear about your holidays! Or your non-holidays! Whatever nice things you are doing this month, no matter what holidays you do or don't celebrate!
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 6:08 PM PST - 94 comments

December 15

Metafilter Webring

Lately I’ve seen people resurrecting the Webring(!)

I was wondering if members would be interested in submitting their websites to such a metafilter webring — it would link to all sorts of nice things that people made?
posted by beesbees to Feature Requests at 8:34 AM PST - 22 comments

December 11

Dec 10 2021 Tornado Swarm Check-in Thread

The video I've seen of the disaster at Mayfield, KY is horrific, and there are a lot more places hit, too. I hope mefites are okay and are receiving the help and support they need. I'd love to hear from people in this thread to know their situation and that they are okay enough to post on the interwebs.
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 12:43 PM PST - 19 comments

December 10

effbot's passing

Hi All, I see he hasn't been active here since 2017(?) but since he was a member for so long, I wanted to share what I just saw on reddit. python mailing list announcement from Guido "A former core dev who works at Google just passed the news that Fredrik Lundh (also known as Effbot) has died."
posted by symbioid to MetaFilter-Related at 5:07 PM PST - 43 comments

December 7

Old threads and new discussions

I'm been trying to think of a non-clunky, non-pain-in-the-ass way for people to keep abreast of ongoing/current discussions in pre-existing episode FanFare threads for a given TV show, and I don't know what the answer is. [more inside]
posted by orange swan to Feature Requests at 3:40 PM PST - 31 comments

December 3

Your video games of 2021

We don't have games on Fanfare, so let's chat about them here! They don't have to be your greatest, or anything that came out this year, I'd just like to hear about what you played and what it meant to you.
posted by curious nu to MetaFilter-Related at 5:16 PM PST - 110 comments

December 2

Newsletter 4: Secrets

Newsletter 4 is up in your inboxes! (subscribe here!) You can visit it on the web at the archive link here. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 8:59 PM PST - 5 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Tradition!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'd like to know about a tradition you love. It could be a family tradition, a cultural tradition, or a personal one -- holiday-related or not. And I like to know why you love it, what is great about it! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 7:43 PM PST - 45 comments

December 1

[MeFi Site Update] December 1st

Hello Metafilter! Please find more details on the state of the site below. Reminder: I will be the only mod monitoring this thread so please be patient as I reply to your feedback and questions. [more inside]
posted by loup to MetaFilter-Related at 11:52 AM PST - 21 comments