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Winter Wishes 2019, Coming Soon!

Hello and happy winter! I just received our packet of letters for the annual gift drive (the 11th!) and I will have the wish list posted sometime before the end of the day on Monday, the 25th. If you would like to receive an email right before I do that, you can sign up here. A couple of bits of business:
posted by houseofdanie on Nov 19 at 10:31 AM - 3 comments

‘Guess My Word’

Metafilter favorite Guess My Word was out of commission for almost all of 2019. Now it’s back! (previously previously previously previously)

[Warning edit: Daily spoilers in comments!]
posted by bq on Nov 18 at 10:57 AM - 61 comments

FanFare New Post in My Fanfare

Would anyone else find it useful to have the media from posts you create in FanFare automatically added to My FanFare? For example, I recently posted episodes of The Morning Show to FanFare, and then had to add the show to My FanFare.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 16 at 8:08 AM - 5 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Back to basics

Good weekend, Mefites! For Metatalktails this week I'm wondering, have you gone back to basics in something lately? That is, something you'd been doing in the newfangled high tech way, but stopped, and went back to the old way of doing it?
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 16 at 8:46 PM - 73 comments

Who here went to CTY?

This year is the 40th anniversary of CTY! The Center for Talented Youth, also known as "nerd camp," was a summer camp where high school students got to take college level courses. MetaFilter seems like the sort of place that probably has a higher-than-average percentage of alumns. Did you go?
posted by rednikki on Nov 16 at 8:01 AM - 40 comments

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 on Nov 13 at 8:16 AM - 80 comments

Ten Years on Metafilter!

Posting for ellieBOA: Ten years ago today, I finally joined MeFi after reading it for a while before, after seeing AskMe linked on Lifehacker. This site is one of my favourite places on the internet, and the online and offline friends I've made here are awesome. Thank you all for everything you put into this site, my life would be so different without it.
posted by taz on Nov 18 at 6:17 AM - 17 comments

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!
posted by needlegrrl on Nov 7 at 6:34 PM - 35 comments

Fanfare critical standards

The discussion of Joker on Fanfare includes a lot of comments that are flat-out negative. How much of that is allowed on fanfare? Has policy shifted to allow more of it?
posted by Cozybee on Nov 16 at 12:15 PM - 125 comments

The Great Mefi Cookie Swap 2019

Lovely mefities, Cookie Swapping Season is nigh! Sign up by December 1 to get in on all of this deliciousness.
posted by chara on Nov 18 at 6:42 AM - 18 comments

Secret Quonsar 2019 THANK YOU!

Thrilled and honored to be the first to post a THANK YOU to -- I don't know who specifically, but the kind and generous soul who honored my request to be sent "anything made of dark chocolate that comes from their corner of the universe." I am now the very, very happy recipient of 6 glorious bars of superior dark chocolate from Toronto. I shall savor every bite.
posted by pjsky on Nov 15 at 8:54 AM - 8 comments

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!
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 2 at 9:18 PM - 13 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.
posted by curious nu on Nov 2 at 8:29 PM - 133 comments

🏝️ 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 on Nov 14 at 9:50 AM - 88 comments

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?
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 9 at 1:18 PM - 77 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.
posted by EatMyHat on Nov 7 at 1:46 PM - 21 comments

MeFites for the Holidays

Continuing a tradition started by filthy light thief this thread is a place for MeFites to connect for the holidays.
posted by maurice on Nov 3 at 7:05 AM - 4 comments

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 on Nov 6 at 8:09 PM - 85 comments

AskMess

Today I posted an AskMe question. So far, half of the suggestions have been deleted as noise. The mods probably did the best job they could of cleaning this mess up, but I wonder if this could be a good opportunity to reflect as a community on how we might be able to lower the frequency of answers that did not meet the criteria laid out in the question.
posted by Acheman on Oct 27 at 4:24 PM - 75 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.
posted by tocts on Nov 5 at 7:04 AM - 107 comments

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