Maybe since shipping is being slow this holiday season, the Metafilter Mall should be refreshed and reopened early this year? I always peruse the mall, and i've spent the past year trying to spend money directly with artists, so I'd love to see a call-out for creators to refresh or add their listing to the mall. I bet a lot of other MeFites would like this too! Please, no NFTs!
Happy weekend, MetaFilter! This week, I'm curious to know what were your best and worst pandemic purchases? [more inside]
Do you have a thing to sell? Do you want to buy some things from other MeFites? There is a Mall. It's a little homemade, but it's here and it's available for you to put a link or links to things you have for sale. If you had a shop in the mall previously, it's still there (we usually take it down for a reboot after holidays but didn't this year). Here is the link to submit your new shop. If you need to edit/delete a shop, drop us a note at the Contact Form. [more inside]
During the Winter Solstice holiday season, there's a shopping mall. There are MeFites and MeFi-affiliateds who make masks. Perhaps we could support them? There are mask questions on Ask.Me, so there's a market. [more inside]
Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! bookmammal wants to know, "what was the last thing you purchased? Was it a "need" or a "want"?" You can skip routine life-maintenance purchases like groceries and gas and transit cards and things like that (because otherwise 75% of the answers will be "picked up groceries/got gas/loaded my transit card on the way home"). If you would like to cheat and say the last interesting thing you bought, or say the last thing you bought and also the last interesting thing you bought, I won't tell! [more inside]
After excellent success using ask.me to get a gift idea, I don't want to spam metafilter with questions about all my friends and relations- but how best to search the archives? [more inside]
For the last several years, we've built the MeFi Mall to showcase holiday gift ideas made by MeFi members. This is your annual reminder to get your stuff for sale listed in the MeFi Mall by following the link and submitting your one-line write-up of what you're offering for sale. Thanks! [more inside]
Has there ever been any real discussion to keeping some sort of Mefi Mall link up year round? [more inside]
After five years the MeFi Mall is going self-service. Sort of. It's that time of year when people who like that sort of thing can buy/sell stuff to/from other people who like that sort of thing. Last year we had over seventy participants. Interested in being involved in this year's Shops by MeFites? Read on... [more inside]
This podcast covers the tail end of October as well as November. We sort of steered clear of anything from December for the next podcast that will recap the Awesome Post Contest. This one was run high and tight, only at an hour and with no edits during the time we talked. [more inside]
MeFi Shop is open for business. Or will be once we get your contributions. Thanksgiving was late this year so we're a bit behind on the MeFi Shop. Have something to sell? Let MeFites know about it. [more inside]
A Multi-Region, Multi-National, MeFi Reusable Shopping Bag Swap. Interested? [more inside]
Show us your shops! Every year we do a pretty simple page where MeFites who offer things for sale can show off their wares in a holiday store sort of fashion. Last year's shops page is here and we'll start populating the new page over here and eventually replace the older one with the newer one. If you'd like to be part of this, send me your info. [more inside]
MeFi Mall page for this year's holiday shopping? [more inside]
Show us your wares! We're going to do a MeFi Mall page again for holidaytime this year. If you'd like to be included, please drop me a line with your username, a link to a page where people can see/purchase your items and a short text description. A few specifics inside. [more inside]
Metafilter's Favorite Things Show!!! You get a pony and You get a pony and YOU GET A PONY!!! *eeeee*
What was the last, or best thing you bought, made, or put money into as a result of Metafilter? [more inside]
Tis the season...to shop Mefi? In this post, MadamJuJuJive posits an idea for us to have a Shop Mefi page for the holidays. I like the idea a lot, and not just because she pimped out my soap company. I would love to buy some of the art, music, photography and other goodies that fellow Mefites are making. So, how hard would it be to make a MeFi Mall?
Has anyone ever put out MeFi keychains, mugs, t-shirts, etc.? Is there any interest? I would be proud to wear such "self link" items.