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#NaNoWriMo2017

Anyone making a go of it this year? If you are, comment with your profile info, a bit about your project, or whatever you are comfortable sharing. You have hours left to decide.
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 31 at 9:42 AM - 38 comments

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 on Nov 21 at 8:23 PM - 70 comments

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 on Oct 25 at 7:51 PM - 97 comments

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 on Nov 18 at 6:05 PM - 105 comments

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 on Nov 22 at 11:40 AM - 29 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Pre-Holiday Chatter

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Now that Halloween is over, I am ready to GET HYPE for the winter holidays, and with the SUPER-INTENSE SNOWSTORM we had on Friday that made it impossible to drive, but only for an hour, I think the universe is telling me it's time to talk turkey. (And trees and menorahs and festivus poles and kinaras and champagne and red envelopes and logs and orbital mechanics and any other holiday accoutrements that may be common to your culture, family, or religion!) So what is up for the next couple months, what are you looking forward to, what are you making cunning plans to avoid, tell us everything holiday.
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 11 at 5:05 PM - 122 comments

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 on Nov 7 at 2:34 PM - 34 comments

MeFi Accountability Partnerships

I saw this post from about two years ago, concerning the establishment of a MeFi accountability and/or productivity group. There was a Slack group set up. Is that still active? If not, or if someone is looking for an alternative (I'd prefer an alternative), could we get a new discussion going about how best to arrange this?
posted by nightrecordings on Oct 28 at 12:49 PM - 21 comments

Revisit https discussion?

Can metafilter force https? It looks like this as discussed a few times, the last being was just over a year ago. A couple specific things I find troubling:
  • When I navigate to https://ask.metafilter.com, or any other metafilter site, it removes the https and takes me back to http
  • Forms (except for login) seem to be submitted via http POST (even anonymous asks)

posted by czytm on Nov 15 at 10:44 AM - 17 comments

This pony is mostly decorative

On the Recent Activity page, where it says "X Comments. Y since your most recent comment." Could it also say "Most recent: Z time ago." or somesuch?
posted by jacquilynne on Nov 15 at 1:38 PM - 6 comments

MeFites offering seasonal refuge and open homes

As folks gear up for holidays, I know some will be avoiding family for various reasons, so I wanted to set up the second annual thread to facilitate seasonal connections for support and good company (here's the first, from last year).
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 2 at 11:54 AM - 24 comments

Sidebar for hot button topics

This is a grim, dispiriting pony, but would it be useful to have a sidebar listing most recent threads for various ongoing issues? We have that for US politics but things being as they are of late, should we open that up and also point to the most recent sexual harassment/assault threads, the most recent mass shooting threads, etc.?
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 6 at 7:39 AM - 59 comments

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 on Nov 7 at 5:19 AM - 98 comments

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 on Nov 8 at 7:21 PM - 63 comments

Most Popular Song 15 Years Ago: "HOW YOU REMIND ME" - Nickelback

I noticed that I just passed my 15th anniversary on Metafilter, and I imagine I can't be the only one. Congrats to all you other old geezers.
posted by leotrotsky on Nov 8 at 5:43 PM - 38 comments

Metatalktail Hour: Kiddie Toys

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! I'm off this week and this cortex goon is in charge, so ... . Anyway, Rhaomi wants to know your favorite toy growing up -- as well as any other exciting happenings in your life this week!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 14 at 8:16 PM - 128 comments

Metatalktail Hour: We Solved the Problem, So Everything Is Awesome

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! Quietgal asks, "What's the best bit of troubleshooting or problem-solving you've ever performed or watched?" I expand it to, What problem have you solved recently that has improved your life in tiny or huge ways? Feel free to link to problem-solving products!
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Nov 4 at 6:32 PM - 120 comments

Don't Say We Did not Warn You

MeFiChi (TINCC*) will be celebrating the (totally not arbitrarily-designated) 10th Anniversary of our First Wednesdays at the Goat and (late lamented) Frog on the first Wednesday of October 2018. Please consider this your Save the Date. There will be an IRL as we get closer, but we know (oh how we know!) calendars are hard and we thought a head's up for those who need it might be a good idea.
posted by crush on Oct 28 at 12:28 PM - 1 comments

Best of the Web?

Hi, all! Question: I've been away for a bit and am an infrequent user. Just wondering, is the old saying "Best of the Web" still the motivation for MetaFilter? I might be missing it but I don't see it anywhere. One of the reasons I ask is I've been seeing a lot of posts from the New Yorker, Guardian, etc. and, although these might be interesting articles, I wouldn't consider them "Best of the Web". Perhaps the days of WWW innovation and post-worthiness (because of that fact, that being innovation) are gone and the subject matter alone determines the decision to post.
posted by Michael Tellurian on Nov 3 at 6:11 PM - 277 comments

Eponyappropriate Timing

I made this post about trees/plants in video games and lazycomputerkids made this wonderful comment. And then Joyce Kilmer Rest Area, Imaginary Jersey Turnpike responded and it was like the comment gods had lined up. Searching for other examples of these types of perfectly lined up comments on the Meta.
posted by Fizz on Nov 2 at 10:52 AM - 17 comments

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