Am I the only one who is disgusted and depressed by the coverage of the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks? [more inside]
posted by TooFewShoes
on Sep 10, 2011 -
was a big part of my experience of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I want to skip the concerned, oh-so-caring, oh-so-sincere newscasters, who are pumping fatuous bilge on overtime. This
is a good link.
Can we please keep the Sept. 11 "10 years after" posts corralled? Many people need them to exist, but MSM is on hyper-saturation with it, and I don't want more of that. [more inside]
posted by theora55
on Sep 6, 2011 -
Where's the Sept 11, 2001 live thread? MeFiFu failing me. It remains probably the best thing on the web about the event.
posted by nax
on Sep 11, 2009 -
Does anyone know if any mefites were victims of 9/11? [MI]
posted by spiderskull
on Feb 26, 2006 -
Can we agree not to post any more 9-11 links today? I will Nevar Forget, but it's all been said to death.
Likewise, let's have just one post on December 7th.
posted by Mayor Curley
on Sep 11, 2004 -
Matt: Given the insanely redundant traffic
it's already generated, how about a several day or weeklong moratorium on Farenheit 9/11
posts, or perhaps a general thread like the Reagan one? Do we really need a new front page post every time somebody farts in Moore's general direction?
posted by JollyWanker
on Jun 22, 2004 -
Next Thursday is the second anniversary of Sept 11th. The inundation is already starting both here and in all other media. Mayhap the anniversary will be a good time to talk about anything but (i.e. actively posting non-9/11 material)? Or am I being stone cold and inhuman?
posted by PinkStainlessTail
on Sep 4, 2003 -
Can the September jitters
, already being felt from all sides of the political table, be in any way lessened or avoided?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 4, 2002 -
There is an onslaught coming. In nine days it will be the one year anniversary of 9/11
. What is our policy with FPP on that day? Are there guidelines for such "busy" day?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood
on Sep 2, 2002 -
A reporter asked me this question in email, which I couldn't answer. Does this ring a bell for anyone? If so, I'll paypal five bucks to the first person to find the appropriate thread (I'll ask the reporter to pay me some research fees)
"I'm writing to you today to see if you can help me with a search I'm doing or perhaps offer some suggestions. I'm working on a story about emergency dispatchers, and I remember an incredibly affecting thread about 2 months or so after Sept. 11 that had accounts from New York City dispatchers on their experiences that day. I've put every imaginable search term into the Mefi engine ("emergency operator", "operator," "Sept. 11," "911," "dispatcher", etc.) but the search either times out or comes up with nothing."
posted by mathowie
on Mar 27, 2002 -
Don't know if it's been mentioned - Metafilter shows up a few times in the November edition of Yahoo Internet Life,
including a six-comment snip of the original 9/11 post.
posted by brookedel
on Oct 30, 2001 -
Is it just me, or has the wind gone out of MeFi's sails in terms of discussions relevant to the Big Question
posted by Opus Dark
on Oct 13, 2001 -
maybe not the best hornet's nest to stir up again
? It got pretty ugly last time, and this is just a different salvo in that same MeFi street fight...
posted by hincandenza
on Oct 11, 2001 -
I was driving across M.I this morning and heard on lansing local radio that 5 persons had received mail with a white powder in them yesterday.just like the ones in F.L. i will look in to this more. i will post more info and link to local paper if possible.
posted by iac6969
on Oct 10, 2001 -
There is something disquieting and deeply disrespectful about the way some well-intentioned but impatient members have chosen to abbreviate the September 11 massacres. After 0.81 there has just appeared a 911 designation. Is a geeky insider-code-thing acceptable in these circumstances?
Is it even understandable to non-savvy members? To non-Americans, for instance "911" is a Porsche or an emergency phone number or the 9th of November.
Also there seems to be something inconsiderate about saying "WTC" when so many others died in Washington and Pennsylvania.
I am at a loss for suggestions. It would be too jinxy to say History will probably record the attacks as the September Attacks(there already is a "Black September"...) - because September is not yet ended.
Any ideas, meanwhile?
I often need to refer to these events here at MeFi and would welcome a short, but respectul abbreviation.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 23, 2001 -
I see a lot of front page posting with a slightly different angle on the same thing...with a link to story in the Independent or CNN or MSNBC...Shouldn't people be reading those sites if they want up-to-the-minute reports on the WTC and all its ramifications?
posted by Kafkaesque
on Sep 18, 2001 -
Some good news in Manhattan: an NYC webloggers' get-together
. We are assuming that south of 14th street will be open by Friday night, but if not we will find a good replacement, I'm sure.
It'll do us all a world of good to get out and live a little.
posted by anildash
on Sep 13, 2001 -
There is so much going on the front page, I didn't know where to include this. I know this doesn't affect everyone as it's more New Jersey info, but putting it out in the hopes that the right people get it makes me feel less useless. (more inside)
posted by FunkyHelix
on Sep 13, 2001 -
Please delete my silly post from early this morning, before everything went down. In the context of what's happened today, looking at it on the front page makes me feel silly and trivial.
posted by darukaru
on Sep 11, 2001 -