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rtha in hospice

I wanted to let folks know that long-time MeFite rtha, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year, has ceased chemotherapy treatment and moved to in-home hospice care to focus on comfort and quality of life, and to ask you to come share well-wishes with her and her spouse gingerbeer. [Addendum: rtha passed away on the 10th. —c]
posted by cortex on Nov 8 at 11:21 AM - 507 comments

Chrisish? Greenmear?

Anyway, we made a kid!
posted by greenish on Nov 13 at 12:54 PM - 28 comments

MeFi Holiday Card Exchange Planning

Who's up for sending more cards for the holidays? (Or receiving!) I plan on coordinating another card exchange this year, if there is interest - I enjoyed receiving cards from MeFites so much last year!
posted by needlegrrl on Nov 8 at 7:25 AM - 58 comments

secret quonsar 2018: Let the Niceness begin!

It's secret quonsar time again! Participants will find out who they have drawn on Sunday, November 11, and the gift send by (or on) date is Saturday, December 1*. Please sign up by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, November 9. The spending guideline: $10-20.
posted by julen on Oct 31 at 9:03 PM - 156 comments

2018 NaNoWriMo Thread

The annual check-in thread for MeFites participating in NaNoWriMo.
posted by PearlRose on Nov 5 at 7:29 AM - 23 comments

California wildfire check-in

California people check in, please. My sister and nephew live in Chico, but they evacuated. The pictures of Oakland looked smoky--I can't imagine what it's like trying to breathe in Chico!
posted by Melismata on Nov 10 at 5:06 PM - 42 comments

History in Real Time (plus a century)

Four and a half years ago, doctornemo posted The shots heard round the world., a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the assassination that would plunge Europe into World War I. Yesterday, doctornemo posted “It is 11 o’clock and the war is—”, a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended World War I.
posted by Etrigan on Nov 12 at 10:57 AM - 12 comments

What are comment threads for?

What's the point of linking comment threads to a specific fpp? Is it so that we specifically discuss the links in the post? Or is it to have an open thread on the sort of general topic of the post, links be damned? Do you flag comments that don't seem to be engaging with the links in a post? Do you flag comments that comment on other comments that don't seem to be engaging with the links in a post? Both? Neither? If someone interprets a comment of yours as an uninformed spit take, how would you want your comment dealt with? By flagging? Addressed in the comment thread? If the latter, how?
posted by eviemath on Nov 6 at 10:20 AM - 52 comments

For a Magical Society by any other name would smell as sweet

Come ye animists, witches, polytheists, neoplatonists, hermeticists, and wizards! Come cunning folk, sorcerors, enchantresses, and charmers. Come pagans and wiccans and esoteric philosophers! Let's share our learning, wisdom, book choices and internet finds!
posted by xarnop on Nov 9 at 8:25 AM - 16 comments

Mefi Card Club Appreciation part II: Electric Boogaloo

The Card Club sign-ups were a while ago and we had an old appreciation thread several months ago, but what's new? Has everyone been enjoying sending letters? Got any good stamps? Any issues that should be discussed? Just want to squee about mail? Then this is the thread for you! Technically the old appreciation thread is still open, but the last comments were in August so I figured we were due for a new one. All the thanks to the all mighty and powerful Fig for setting this in motion and keeping everything running smooth!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Oct 19 at 11:51 PM - 28 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Subscribe!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! It's Eurotalktails (one week late)! This week, devrim wants to know "what would be in your dream custom subscription box, catered to exactly your interests by your id and keeping withing a reasonable budget?" Inspired by this thread.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 10 at 7:38 AM - 94 comments

Fucking Fuck XVI

New omnishambles venting thread. Do you realise how quiet it has been lately?
posted by Molesome on Oct 23 at 9:39 AM - 284 comments

Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote.

Today is Election Day in the United States for the 2018 mid-terms. Thought it'd be nice to have a place to check-in and let us know you voted. Vote. It's important. Go vote. Vote. VOTE.
posted by Fizz on Nov 6 at 4:49 AM - 270 comments

John Hodgman Mentions MetaFilter

Author, actor, avatar of the PC, sometime Daily Show guest, former This American Life contributor, and current internet/podcast/New York Times judge John Hodgman has mentioned (called out?) a particular blue website on his Twitter account. We are a convenient tool to be used in mocking Mitt Romney’s stern disapproval of the political situation:
Whoa. Powerful tweets continue to stack up in opposition to the president! If Trump isn't careful, I bet these portraits of unwavering courage might post something to metafilter next! As the coup de grace, Ben Sasse will whisper his deep concerns into an empty coffee can.
It’s always nice to get mentioned by a famous person, even if only to acknowledge that posts, like all works of art, are useless.
posted by Going To Maine on Nov 7 at 11:00 PM - 17 comments

Metatalktails: Seasonal Treats

Wordshore wants to know, as temperatures drop and nights lengthen in the Northern Hemisphere, with the opposite happening in the Southern half, what treats (not just food) of the season are you most looking forward to, or enjoying now?
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 3 at 3:06 PM - 106 comments

Mueller Firing Rapid Response Rallies of Metafilter

The trigger has been fired: across the US, rallies and protests are being scheduled against Donald Trump's firing of Jeff Sessions and replacement of Robert Mueller's supervision with a candidate of this choosing. National guidelines are for protests Thursday, Nov 8, 5pm. Attending MeFites, check in and be excellent to one another; share plans and experiences through this interesting time. Be safe, be kind, be brave.
posted by sciatrix on Nov 7 at 6:46 PM - 161 comments

What are you doing?

Aka the anti–fucking fuck thread. I remember we had some threads soon after the 2016 election where Mefites shared their efforts toward making the world a better place, and I would love to do it again, especially since I could use some inspiration to get my butt moving as midterms approach!
posted by sunset in snow country on Oct 4 at 12:58 PM - 123 comments

secret quonsar 2018: Let's Plan!

Friends! It is October and it's time to plan for this year's secret quonsar swap! The swap is - for the uninitiated - our holiday-adjacent wintery gift exchange (Read About it on the Wiki).
posted by julen on Oct 17 at 10:54 PM - 104 comments

Would you like a Button?

Would you like a 1.25" button (pin) featuring the "There is No Cabal" design? This is not a rhetorical question.
posted by wym on Oct 12 at 6:23 AM - 132 comments

Mug with your mug!

Now that MetaFilter mugs are back in stock, let's have a MetaFilter merch selfie thread. So come on, let's see your pretty face with those t-shirts, mugs, bumperstickers and whatever other MeFi schwag you've collected over the years.
posted by slogger on Nov 2 at 6:30 AM - 27 comments

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