Is there interesting MetaFilter history that newcomers wouldn't know about, but might find interesting?
posted by SpacemanStix to MetaFilter-Related at 11:59 AM (107 comments total)
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I'm relatively new here, but I always enjoy hearing back-history of social places that people who are new are not privy to. For example, if you join a new group somewhere, there's always an interesting history connected with the participants, including inside jokes, social drama, etc., that the average person joining wouldn't be aware of (I do know there is a place that describes the inside MeFi references).
It could be something deep within the archives of MetaFilter (like the discussion thread where Woz showed up), or something that has no paper trail, but makes for interesting lore anyway. I'm not necessarily talking about a "best posts" thread (although it could be related I suppose) as much as the culture and happenings related to the board.
What is your best or most interesting story about MetaFilter that the average person on the street wouldn't know about?