Well, here we go again: Southern California is ablaze. A roundup below the fold. MeFites, please check in. [more inside]
I really think the word bitch is problematic and highly offensive and adds nothing to the inclusivity here. This may be an antipodean thing but it’s a sexist and nasty insult. May I request we discuss not using it? Or any gendered insults?
Can the duplicate-link alert also alert if the link shows in a recent comment? I think this is actually needed, given megathreads. [more inside]
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!
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. [more inside]
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! [more inside]
With the Unread, Illegible Tax Bill having passed the Senate, among other shattering, quotidian, or seasonal
joys nightmares events, I suspect that a place to howl may be necessary. Please, howl here. [more inside]
The December Best Post Contest is a GO. Vote with fantastic flags! Rules and categories inside! [more inside]
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. [more inside]
Could we do away with the "National Treasure" honorific when quoting/linking to media pundits/journalists/personalities? [more inside]