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GIVE UP YOUR FOOD

It is the time for feasting, which means it is the time for recipes! We have no other outlet for our dark perversions, so let's do it here. Oh, such recipes we should all share... here's mine for Maple Bacon Dirt Rockets!
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:23 PM Nov 21 2017 - 67 comments [29 favorites]

"Alice's Restaurant" is 50 years old. It's also seven years old.

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Arlo Guthrie's seminal Thanksgiving/petty crime/anti-war song, "Alice's Restaurant," so I'm taking this opportunity to call out Miko. Confused? Just click the "more inside...."
posted by tzikeh at 7:05 AM Nov 23 2017 - 22 comments [25 favorites]

mefiscripts github repository

Mefites use a bunch of userscripts, stylesheets, and bookmarklets to customize the site, but we don't have a place to collaboratively maintain them. What if we had a shared Github organization where authors could contribute their scripts for community maintenance? I've put one up over at github.com/mefiscripts/mefiscripts, and if folks think it's a good idea I'd love to have you join.
posted by john hadron collider at 8:28 AM Nov 18 2017 - 13 comments [19 favorites]

Secret Quonsar thank you thread (2017)

This is the official Secret Quonsar thank you thread.
posted by epj at 4:34 PM Nov 16 2017 - 61 comments [38 favorites (18 in the last 7 days)]

MetaFilter is moving to https as a default

A week from now, we'll be updating MetaFilter to always serve https pages instead of http! You most likely don't need to care at all that this is happening, but I'll explain what it means below. Come on in!
posted by cortex at 12:58 PM Nov 16 2017 - 87 comments [49 favorites (12 in the last 7 days)]

The Great Metafilter Cookie Swap 2017: sign up today!

It’s been A Year, and we here at cookie swap central would like to bring baked joy to as many MeFites across the globe as possible. If you'd like to bring edible tidings of cheer to people’s lives this month, read on.
posted by ausdemfenster at 3:38 PM Nov 18 2017 - 39 comments [11 favorites]

I hate autoplay videos.

I'm 99.9% sure that there's no practical way to get the user base to stop linking to sites that have autoplay video embedded in them, but as a techno-doof, I'm wondering if there's any kind of, I don't know, pass-through or something that can generate URLs that set autoplaying videos to not play? Like an appended bit of code along with all the tracking kerfuffle on the URL? Failing that, any recommendations for video autoplay blockers for Chrome that actually work would be most welcome. My test page (which all the autoplay blockers fail at blocking autoplay on) is this one, which was linked from this post.
posted by Shepherd at 4:16 AM Nov 22 2017 - 28 comments [10 favorites]

potus45 spinoff threads and "rehashing/retreading"

In potus45 threads, moderators seem to be ratcheting up their opposition to discussing topics that have been previously discussed, even if those topics are evolving, and even when participants in those discussions find the continued discussion valuable. Previous MeTas seemed to lean in the direction of spinoff threads for certain aspects of US politics, and folks are asking for a spinoff thread now for the Al Franken situation, but the mods seem to be against that, based on the idea that we're rehashing/retreading previous discussions. This same logic has been applied to other sub-topics in the past, e.g. anything that touches on the 2016 primaries, and it makes a certain amount of sense. Still, I find it unsatisfying when these discussions are closed off when (a) the underlying story is evolving, (b) other community members are making compelling points, and (c) the discussion isn't terribly shouty/fighty -- criteria I think all apply to the discussion so far re: Franken. What say you, MeFites?
posted by tonycpsu at 10:17 AM Nov 20 2017 - 236 comments [9 favorites]

cortex + donuts = 🌈

At the end of October our fearless and inimitable leader gave a talk called Keeping Web Communities Healthy in a Dark Timeline at a Donut.js meetup. It included copious amounts of swearing and the observation that "the web can be not shitty." I highly recommend that you take 17 minutes out of your week and watch. Warm fuzzies likely but not guaranteed.
posted by bendy at 2:34 PM Nov 7 2017 - 34 comments [35 favorites (5 in the last 7 days)]

Turkey Day 2017 with MST Club

Last year we discovered that our cytu.be video sharing room worked well with the official Shout Factory YouTube stream of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day marathon. So, presuming that it works so well again, some of us will be getting together to watch bad movies all day long, official style, and without having to compete with a horde of wanna-be-witty YouPotatoes in their chat. No, we can be wanna-be-witty all by ourselves, and starch-free, thank you! It'll be happening in the cytu.be room for MST Club starting Noon Eastern time and going for probably 12 hours. Drop by for the whole thing, or for just as long as you want, like when Uncle Noxious starts talking politics and you just need somewhere to GO. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone in the US, happy Just Another Day everyone else!
posted by JHarris at 11:40 AM Nov 22 2017 - 29 comments [5 favorites]

Metatalktail Hour: Giving Thanks

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Tonight's topic: What are you thankful for? Big or small, silly or serious, share the things you're thankful for this year.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:05 PM Nov 18 2017 - 104 comments [4 favorites]

MetaHappy

There is quite a bit of serious and depressing going on right now: U.S. politics, sexual abuse/assault/harassment in Hollywood, etc. I thought it might be good to have a place to just post happy things. Share something that's made you happy. A photo of a pet. Tell us about a good piece of cake that you just ate. Or maybe you went for a long walk and connected with nature. Whatever it is, just something happy, to remind ourselves that we'll be ok and we'll get through this, whatever that may be. Love to all of you.
posted by Fizz at 10:58 AM Nov 10 2017 - 217 comments [25 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

Fucking Fuck v5.0

This is the new FUCKING WTF thread. The last few weeks months years have been stressful. Please come in to share how you're surviving, to breathe, to vent, to tell us about happy things and victories small and large, whatever's on your mind. I love you all.
posted by lalex at 7:51 PM Oct 25 2017 - 96 comments [17 favorites (2 in the last 7 days)]

mathowie transfers ownership of MetaFilter to cortex

Big news: a few days ago Matt Haughey and I signed paperwork to transfer ownership of MetaFilter from him to me. This is sorta huge and sorta not a big deal at the same time: things are fine and basically nothing is changing on the site as a result, we’re just keeping on as before. I’ll talk about the whole thing below the fold.
posted by cortex at 9:04 AM Jul 31 2017 - 343 comments [220 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

secret quonsar 2017: Signups are Open!

It's secret quonsar time again! Participants will find out who they have drawn on Saturday, November 11, and the gift send by (or on) date is Friday, December 1*. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, November 9. The spending guideline: $10-20.
posted by julen at 10:00 PM Oct 31 2017 - 213 comments [29 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

MeFi Mall 2017

It's that time of the year again: the MeFi Mall is open for 2017. If you'd like to be listed there, add your shop now.
posted by frimble at 10:13 AM Nov 6 2017 - 10 comments [9 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

What counts as a credible news source in comments?

[CW: linked thread contains graphic descriptions of assault.] First let me say this isn't meant as a callout, this isn't personal in any way. How do people feel about comments linking to the National Enquirer as a primary news source? In the Kevin Spacey thread, this comment links to a National Enquirer article claiming Charlie Sheen was one of Corey Haim's assaulters. I think we should have higher standards for news sources. (Bat Boy is fine!) There is support for it in the thread and it's not really a big deal to the mods, but I'm curious what the community thinks. (I know they occasionally break a real news story, but why is this story so urgent that we can't wait until a credible source reports this?)
posted by Room 641-A at 7:21 PM Nov 8 2017 - 63 comments [5 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Battle for the Net

We’ve done it before with SOPA/PIPA and Net Neutrality day. Are we doing it again?
posted by unliteral at 5:13 PM Jul 11 2017 - 21 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

Was there a substantial MeFi/MeTa discussion of using the word "guys"

I thought there was a discussion of the propriety/potential sexism of using "guys" to refer to mixed gender groups, or even groups of women. It is impossible to search for such a thing. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 5:19 AM Nov 7 2017 - 98 comments [2 favorites (1 in the last 7 days)]

December is for giving good FPP

It's that time of year again and it brings out the best in us. Are we having a December best post bonanza as previously? With all the crap out there in the real world I think we deserve it.
posted by adamvasco at 2:48 PM Nov 21 2017 - 13 comments [1 favorite]

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