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[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.
posted by loup on Dec 1 at 11:52 AM - 18 comments

MetaFilter Gift Swap 2021 THANK YOU!

By tradition, the first gift recipient gets to start the annual swap THANK YOU thread....
posted by mochapickle on Nov 17 at 3:00 PM - 64 comments

179: Calendrical Is Totally A Word

In our triumphant return to posting podcasts at the turn of the month, Jess and I talk about time management and reminders, complicated conversational dynamics, the assassination of JFK (but only very briefly), and a bunch of somewhat more MetaFilter-centric things. We time-managed our way up to about 93 minutes. Also I play a euphonium.
posted by cortex on Nov 30 at 3:32 PM - 5 comments

Favorite User Names

A way to favor usernames would be awesome.
posted by maggieb on Nov 8 at 2:26 AM - 106 comments

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange form is live!
posted by needlegrrl on Nov 1 at 4:43 PM - 51 comments

[MeFi Site Update] November 17th

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.
posted by loup on Nov 17 at 1:11 PM - 25 comments

How MeFi (and other providers) deal with trust & safety issues

MetaFilter and several other online service providers responded to a survey about how they prevent and respond to harmful content. A new research paper analyzes those trust and safety techniques: "These findings have implications for policy debates over the regulation of online service providers’ anti-abuse obligations and their use of end-to-end encryption." It's research and it's written in academic language but I figured that it would make sense to mention it here since it's a published paper that analyzes MeFi. See the appendix for some quotes from MetaFilter management.
posted by brainwane on Nov 21 at 12:09 PM - 5 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Holidays and tea towels

Happy week Metafilter! For many Mefites in the US, this is Thanksgiving week so there might be travel, family with all its good and bad aspects, and/or a special meal. And for many Mefites, it's just a week. So, if you're celebrating, here's wishing you a wonderful holiday, and if you're not, just sending you some good mid-week vibes. Also I'm in the market for a new tea towel (or other pleasing kitchen towel), so please share your tea towel ideas or links.
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 24 at 9:31 AM - 41 comments

MST3K: Turkey Day 2021

The folks who provide the show Mystery Science Theater 3000 stream a day-long series of episodes for folk to watch over Thanksgiving Day, and at that time we in MST Club "traditionally" put the YouTube embed of the stream in our cytube page, in place of our usual weekly show, as a shelter from the official feed chat's overwhelming scroll rate. The show is currently producing a 13th season right now, and it's known they're producing new material for between-episode interstitials this year, and going to announce the episodes for the new season. Assuming nothing goes wrong (it might), all of this takes place at the above link, starting at 9 AM Eastern Time.
posted by JHarris on Nov 24 at 4:07 PM - 46 comments

Mefi Art & Makers Group, Update

You may have seen the first post, here. What begin as an idea for a visual arts group sharing their current works, turned into an idea for a group that would include anyone that makes any kind of thing at all, to share their thing weekly (or bi-monthly). I saw maybe 16 interested parties, but only five made it over to our first posting board, here: Mefi Art & Maker's Club Introductions. You are still welcome to post there! (Big pink plus sign in bottom right - or you can comment on other people's posts). You do not have to join that platform to do these things.
posted by Glinn on Nov 15 at 3:45 PM - 17 comments

Support for those isolating with COVID - poetry edition

Hello all! I wanted to make a post where people who are isolating from their families because of COVID can support one another and receive support from the community. All support is welcome but because I am a lover of poetry, I am specifically requesting poems that help you be brave, feel gratitude, take heart, and/or continue on.
posted by CMcG on Nov 18 at 5:57 AM - 20 comments

Metatalktail Hour: GREAT NEWS!

Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I want to know what GREAT NEWS you have heard lately, or what great news about your own life has happened, or anything else AMAZING and happy and wonderful you care to share! It can be something as small as, "I cleaned my kitchen!" or as huge as "I saved the whales!" Anything great and happy!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 11 at 6:38 PM - 118 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Open Thread

Happy Weekend, MetaFilter! This week, open thread! Is it warming up or cooling off in your part of the world? You got some holidays coming up? Supply chain making your life weird? Let's chat!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 5 at 6:32 AM - 72 comments

Roll, Truck, Roll

Mefite roll truck roll, a.k.a. Elliot Harmon, has died, age 40.
posted by lauranesson on Oct 29 at 9:39 AM - 145 comments

MetaFilter Gift Swap 2021 Signups

Signups for the 2021 MetaFilter Gift Swap are now open! The Metafilter Gift Swap takes place annually from roughly November - January. Each participant sends a gift to an awesome Mefite; each participant receives a gift from an awesome Mefite. Awesomeness and gifts abound. The dates this year are: Signups Nov 1 - Nov 11; Assignments Nov 15; Send-by Dec 1.
posted by curious nu on Oct 31 at 11:18 AM - 66 comments

Obit post: Speedlime

NPR Books editor Petra Mayer, who had a toe in the MeFi waters as speedlime, died suddenly yesterday after a night in the hospital. She was 47.
posted by Pallas Athena on Nov 14 at 1:44 PM - 81 comments

NaNoWriMo 2021

National November Writing Month is here. NaNoWriMo is a November writing challenge where participants try and finish 50K words in a piece of writing (WIPs or new). Write on your word processor of choice, analogue or digital - just update your wordcount each day. Post your NaNo account in the comments if you're open to being Writing Buddies. Check in to this thread throughout November to moan and celebrate and discuss past experiences. All versions of Nano welcome: AcWriMo for academics, NaBloPoMo for blog posters - post your version in the comments!
posted by womb of things to be and tomb of things that were on Oct 31 at 6:14 PM - 45 comments

Newsletter 3: The Handovering

Newsletter 3 is, after some delay, in your inboxes! (subscribe here!) You can visit it on the web at the archive link here.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 14 at 11:29 AM - 12 comments

178: Leisure Suit Larry's, Uh, Pixels

We got a rootin' tootin' podcast here. Darn tootin'. Can you both rootin'- and darn'- something that's tootin' in the same paragraph like this? I don't know. I really don't know. I might be going to podcast jail. Before that happens, though, here's me and jessamyn chattering about MetaFilter, the nature of daylight, representation vs. allusion in crappy old Sierra erotic comedy adventures, MetaFilter, the concept of (for some reason) No Nut November, "Meta", and who knows what else because we're both still getting used to the time change. It runs exactly, precisely, to the second 90 minutes.
posted by cortex on Nov 10 at 9:38 AM - 24 comments

[MeFi Site Update] November 3rd

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.
posted by loup on Nov 3 at 1:52 PM - 43 comments

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