What's so good about MetaFilter, and why should people join?
posted by Ghidorah to MetaFilter-Related at 4:39 PM (180 comments total)
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I think most of us are here because we've found something great about the place that keeps us coming back. However, in my circle of IRL friends, I rarely think, hey, this person would like this website. On the rare occasions it does come up, I find it difficult to explain why this place is so great. What part of MeFi would you point to as "this is why this site is awesome," what events do you remember feeling "this is why I'm a member" about?
For myself, obviously, there's Russian
saga and attendant MeTa
, the community reaction to the holdkris hoax
, and personally, the tsunami thread
for how much support was given in the thread, and how helpful the site was, not only to find out that people we've come to know through the site were okay, but also how it came to be a valuable source for information in the days and weeks after.
What would you point to as a "This is why you should join." kind of thing?