End of year call-in show!
Hey! Call the MetaFilter voicemail box at (505) 663-6334 and leave a message for the end-of-year podcast call-in show!

12/15/17
by cortex

Secret Quonsar Thank you Thread

Mail DeliveryMail Delivery by icathing (cc by-sa)

Brighten your day with tales of thoughtful people being nice through the mail, in the Secret Quonsar Thank-You Thread -- now including Quonsmas magazine.

135: It's A Dang Podcast
It's the "what was November all about, eh?" episode of the MetaFilter podcast!

12/03/17
by cortex

Best Post Contest for December! Vote all month and offer your own category

BESTBEST by Steve Snodgrass (cc by)

It's time for the December Best Post Contest!

For the Mefites' Choice awards, everyone can vote, all month, with Fantastic Flags -- awards for most-Fantastic-Flagged post of the week, posts by first and second time posters, and more. And, members and mods are offering separate awards for individual tag categories - so check out what categories are on offer (for posting inspiration) and offer your own if you like!

Meta Gift Guide

Favorites 20Favorites 20 by Katrina Parks (cc by-nc)

Mefite donpardo is looking for the best gift guides: Share your gift guide gold in Ask Metafilter.

11/29/17
by taz

Resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter
Hey, folks, here's an important MetaTalk post about us resetting expectations about U.S. political discussion on MetaFilter.

11/28/17
by cortex

Grab bag

StrawsStraws by KishR (cc by)

Asking the big questions: how many holes does a straw have?

On the Jackson Wyoming downtown webcam, did you notice that arch made of antlers?

Did you know they make giant mirrors for telescopes, in a special lab under a football stadium?

Animal Crossing
Playing that new Animal Crossing mobile game? Come swap friend codes with MeFites!

11/24/17
by cortex

MetaFilter now defaulting to https
As foretold last week, MetaFilter is now defaulting to https. Report any issues in MetaTalk or via the contact form. Got a userscript that's not working? Check in on the new MeFi scripts repository thread.

11/24/17
by cortex

Turkey Day 2017 with MST Club

mst3k turkey day

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...

Details in Metatalk!

11/22/17
by taz

Teacups and hoop skirts, and letting your nerd flag fly

Victorian TeaVictorian Tea by Eilidh B (cc by-nd)

Did you catch the short online comedy series "Black Girl in a Big Dress," about the life-and-dating misadventures of a young African American woman who loves Victorian cosplay? It's got Mefites' linen unders all aflutter.

Cookies and Metatalktails

Christmas gingerbread cookiesChristmas gingerbread cookies by Fiery-Phoenix (cc by-nc-nd)

The Great Metafilter Cookie Swap 2017

"It’s been A Year, and we here at cookie swap central would like to bring baked joy to as many MeFites across the globe as possible." Time to sign up!

Metatalktail Hour: Giving Thanks

In Metatalk, "What are you thankful for? Big or small, silly or serious, share the things you're thankful for this year."

11/19/17
by taz

2017 Winter Wishes Gift Drive

SparklySparkly by R Stanek (cc by-nc)

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

houseofdanie brings the joy, again!

11/18/17
by taz

"In dark times, a hero emerges from an unlikely place..."

Countouring_BIALE _ Nanshy_IGP5798Countouring_BIALE _ Nanshy_IGP5798 by NanshyOfficial (cc by-sa)

I don't know what I expected, but it was not 'you will have to pause a 5-minute video about makeup fundamentals twice because you will not be able to stop laughing.' – mhoye

if the men find out we can shapeshift, they're going to tell the church: Contouring 101

(hat tip to shibori for the title)

11/18/17
by taz

MetaFilter is moving to https-by-default
MetaFilter will switch over to https as its default starting Friday, November 24. Curious what that means? Details in MetaTalk.

11/16/17
by cortex

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