November 29

Our Great Shared National Treasures

Could we do away with the "National Treasure" honorific when quoting/linking to media pundits/journalists/personalities? [more inside]

November 28

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 ... [more inside]

Resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter

Hey folks, big discussion time. We're going to be making some changes on how U.S. political discussion plays out on MetaFilter, to try and make sure it remains available as a useful resource in a way that isn't as unsustainable as the current approach has been. I’ll lay out some concrete steps we’re taking, and some general thoughts, below. This is detailed but important and I appreciate you taking the time to read through it. [more inside]

November 27

New blossom in the Wallflower bunch

The Wallflowers welcomed a healthy grandson to the world today at 2:06AM PST. He was 7lb10oz (3.46kg) and 21 inches (53.3cm) and as yet is unnamed, pending further negotiations.

November 26

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.

November 25

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. [more inside]

November 24

This post is to share friend codes for Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

Hi friends! This post is for folks to share friend codes for the new mobile game from Nintendo, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. Happy camping! List your game character name and your code. You can find your code in the More screen after you have finished the tutorial, by clicking Friends > Add Friend > Share Your ID > Copy ID.

November 23

"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...." [more inside]

November 22

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! [more inside]

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.

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