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Responding to current events with art

The last year-plus has been a tumultuous time in the world. As announced last week, we're changing the norms of the USPolitics megathreads, and that includes less space for parody songs and similar stuff. Instead, folks can put that stuff here. Have you made some art, music, etc. (silly or serious), inspired by current events (from anywhere in the world, not just the US)? Show us!
posted by LobsterMitten on Dec 4 at 8:27 PM - 7 comments

135: It's A Dang Podcast

It's me! It's Jessamyn! It's a damn-the-torpedoes, full-amble-ahead ramshackle of an episode as we catch up on MetaFilter, talk a bit about the recent US politics discussion changes, and just recklessly chat about this and that while I enjoy a nice big glass of wine. Covers November and runs about 80 minutes.
posted by cortex on Dec 3 at 3:04 PM - 28 comments

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 on Nov 16 at 12:58 PM - 97 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Project Updates

Good Saturday Evening, MetaFilter! Tonight for metatalktails, filthy light thief wants to know how far you got on your NaNoWriMo this year, or share how any other project they're working on (or recently finished!) is going. If it's a THING, pictures are great!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Dec 2 at 5:06 PM - 76 comments

Our Great Shared National Treasures

Could we do away with the "National Treasure" honorific when quoting/linking to media pundits/journalists/personalities?
posted by stagewhisper on Nov 29 at 2:15 PM - 109 comments

Metafilter's Duplicate Finder and New Policies

Can the duplicate-link alert also alert if the link shows in a recent comment? I think this is actually needed, given megathreads.
posted by WCityMike on Dec 5 at 8:01 AM - 8 comments

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 on Nov 20 at 10:17 AM - 281 comments

134: Stuff and Things

Hey, it's me and Jessamyn chattering about MetaFilter and Halloween and more MetaFilter and large burdensome televisions and even more MetaFilter. This episode covers the month of October and runs about an hour and a half.
posted by cortex on Nov 1 at 12:14 PM - 38 comments

2017 Winter Wishes Gift Drive: MetaFilter STILL Cares!

Yes, it's here! It's that beautiful time of every year where the MetaFilter community comes together to fulfill wishes for people as part of New York Cares' Winter Wishes program (and sometimes more). This year, we have kiddies, we have teens, we have seniors... and all we need is you. [Skip the details, show me the list!]
posted by houseofdanie on Nov 14 at 10:08 AM - 57 comments

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 on Nov 18 at 8:28 AM - 32 comments

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 on Nov 6 at 10:13 AM - 14 comments

Metafilter Scroll Tag issues on FF Quantum

Since updating to Firefox Quantum, and having had to reinstall the Metafilter Scroll Tag greasemonkey script, I'm having some issues with it ...
posted by essexjan on Nov 28 at 5:05 PM - 22 comments

Let’s see what’s out there

With the December Post Contest beginning tomorrow, I thought it might be nice to review and update this conversation from 2013 of possible places where ideas for fun Metafilter posts can be found. Please feel free to share where you find the stuff you post to Mefi in the comments.
posted by zarq on Nov 30 at 11:16 AM - 21 comments

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 on Nov 21 at 2:48 PM - 15 comments

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 on Nov 22 at 4:16 AM - 32 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Best Road Stories

It's been a travelly week for some people. I want to hear about all the best things you've seen this week, or alternately, your best fun road stories -- the time you got lost, the time you ran out of gas, favorite road trip games, other road travel stories, or heck, urban planning and road construction.
posted by LobsterMitten on Nov 25 at 8:31 PM - 78 comments

favoriting is broken on some AskMefi pages

Maybe this is a known problem but I just stumbled across it. I was on this page https://ask.metafilter.com/travel-transportation/hong-kong and tried to favorite the first result by clicking the little plus symbol (+). Nothing happens. I was able to favorite it by going into the post and clicking there. Firefox 56 (ha) on Ubuntu Linux, accepting cookies. Can someone confirm? You can unfavorite if it works.
posted by intermod on Nov 26 at 9:42 PM - 12 comments

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 on Nov 10 at 10:58 AM - 218 comments

Time zone pony request

Not having updated my preferences for a while, I was a little taken aback when posting a comment today that I had somehow gone back in time two hours. I then realised it was the whole Australia having moved onto DST while the US has moved off it thing. So a small pony request: instead of having to manually adjust the time offset in terms of +/– hours from the server time, would it be possible to choose a particular time zone, so that it would automatically change along with local changes such as daylight savings?
posted by Athanassiel on Nov 20 at 3:09 PM - 30 comments

"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 on Nov 23 at 7:05 AM - 26 comments

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