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Best Metafilter posts for outsiders?

I have, over the years, tried to convince IRL friends of the awesomeness of metafilter. But getting them interested is daunting- there is so much history and culture here. Any given day the front page posts are good; but if you're not familiar with the site, can seem like just a collection of links with discussion. So what threads/posts/discussions do you use to really show off metafilter to people unfamiliar with it? Are there any standout posts you use time and again to people unfamiliar with metafilter? This isn't the best metafilter posts, exactly, as some of the best posts jusdged by mefites may be too culturally specific to hook someone on the outside looking in. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 25, 2017 - 53 comments

The best of Metafilter compilation*

Back in 2009 someone posted this question asking members for the posts they'd include in a Best Of Metafilter book with all the best advice from the hive mind.

But that was 7 years ago. So I'd like to ask the question again, 7 years later: Can you give me the link to the best things you've ever read here, something that actually changed your view of the world or made you a better person? [more inside]
posted by Cozybee on Jul 8, 2016 - 32 comments

Sidebar! Sidebar!

I have noticed the most excellent regular updates to the front page sidebar (and bestof subsite) and just wanted to say GREAT JOB! Those posts really help me better enjoy all the cool stuff on MeFi that I might otherwise be missing. Thank you so much for keeping that thing full of fun new tidbits to read. It's like the best of the best of the web!
posted by jillithd on Jul 30, 2015 - 25 comments

Dear Buddha, please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket...

Out of curiosity, has any thought been given to another August Best Post contest? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 2, 2013 - 15 comments

My Little Pony: Sidebar Magic

Can we have sidebar items link directly to the post or comment rather than Best Of? [more inside]
posted by bfranklin on Jun 21, 2013 - 70 comments

FPPs that stay with you

I'm still enjoying this Sherlock Holmes fpp from january 2013. What posts do you guys keep coming back to? Why?
posted by Foci for Analysis on Apr 30, 2013 - 44 comments

bestof.metafilter.com/ down?!

Just clicked on a link in the sideblog and got a 404. Tried http://bestof.metafilter.com/ alone and got a 403. [more inside]
posted by KMB on Apr 17, 2013 - 1 comment

Sidebar Drought

There hasn't been a sidebar post of a non-administrative nature in over a month. Are we flagging fewer posts? Are the moderators occupied with something more urgent? Is the sidebar deprecated in favor of the best-of blog? Has the content quality gone down? Something else? I look at the sidebar regularly and would appreciate seeing new content there.
posted by Nomyte on Feb 5, 2013 - 77 comments

Best Of v. Sidebar

Given the existence of the BestOf blog (which is lovely) what is the current role of the (also lovely, of course!) Sidebar? Is the Sidebar now like the Best Of BestOf? Or are they for featuring different sorts of things?
posted by davidjmcgee on Jul 10, 2012 - 49 comments

71: Best Concert Ever

Podcast 71 features restless_nomad sitting in for cortex who is away this week. We cover our favorites from around the sites and it was recorded on Monday June 11th. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jun 12, 2012 - 43 comments

Best of the Wiki

What are some of the best things on the Metafilter Wiki? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on May 26, 2012 - 16 comments

Best of Blog launch is a go

Announcing the Best Of Blog! The very best bits of MetaFilter, updated a couple times a day (sideblog posts automatically go to it instantly, sometimes they expand into bigger posts). [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 24, 2012 - 125 comments

Define "Interesting."

Pony Request: Additional Posts and Comments on the "Popular" page. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 15, 2012 - 18 comments

Singling out the best single links

What are the best single-link posts in MeFi history? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Nov 17, 2011 - 45 comments

favorite mixtape asks

Best of mixtape AskMes? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 3, 2011 - 18 comments

The forum at the end of the universe

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Starship Titanic website sat a specious message board with posts by the senior crew of the fictional ship. This is not its story." The Economist blog "Babbage" explores (in decidedly Adamsian style) the fascinating story of the Starlight Lines forum and its "accidental" community, as told by Mefi's own Yoz Grahame in this truly epic comment from last December. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 14, 2011 - 18 comments

Onions and puppies and the sky in my eyes...

Politics and eulogies and hand-waving in my heart... [more inside]
posted by panaceanot on Dec 22, 2010 - 34 comments

Nice work, deezil.

deezil has an excellent spyware removal/virus removal guide in his profile. Are there other members with similarly useful content?
posted by fake on Oct 30, 2010 - 28 comments

And the Meffy goes to...

I had a dream about MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Aug 26, 2010 - 122 comments

Best of DTMFA?

May I please have your recommendation for the best, healthiest and most helpful of Ask.MetaFilter DTMFA relationship questions? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 2, 2010 - 19 comments

Best Weight Loss-, Diet- and Fitness-Related Ask Metafilter Threads?

What Ask Metafilter threads do Mefites think are the best-of for weight loss, diet and exercise? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 8, 2010 - 36 comments

Give me my best of list!

Did I somehow miss the annual "best x of the year" post? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Dec 23, 2009 - 17 comments

Best-of...

Maybe it's just my love of ἀρετή, but to me, the best thing about the end of the year is the best-of-year lists. I can't help it! I love it when professionals and friends start reeling off their picks of excellence in a Gregorian-calendrically-delimited fashion. Could we have just one place where Mefites get to say what were the best albums, books, movies, poems, gadgets, concerts, political events, celebrity pratfalls, Supreme Court opinions, and websites of 2008? And could this thread be the place? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Dec 22, 2008 - 261 comments

All time favorite comment?

Link to your favorite comment. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Aug 17, 2008 - 248 comments

Best of MeFi / 'Comment Dividers' Error

Two things (and yes, I'm cheating). First, I'm wondering if there's any mechanism out there that allows us to look at a "best of" for Mefi and Ask Mefi. Popular favorites in the last 24 hours immediately leaps to mind, and would indeed be ideal, but I'm looking for an RSS feed, and Mathowie says that's a no-go in past MeTas. (Any chance we could change your mind, Matt?) I hear there used to be a third-party blog that did it, but I don't think that's around any longer. Perhaps the sidebar feed ... at least for Mefi? Still, the sidebar is like a "best of best of Mefi." Second, and on an entirely different subject, when the MeFi comment dividers Greasemonkey script is used, it throws off permalinks to comments ... if you click on a comment permalink somewhere else (i.e. a Recent Activity page or a Favorites page), you're at first dropped at the anchor for the comment on the page, but when the comment dividers are applied, it bounces away. Anyone have an idea how that effect might be avoided? I'm more of a idiot-splicer than a programmer, so I really have no idea how to change that script to avoid the effect. Thanks in advance for any advice or answers on both questions ...
posted by WCityMike on Aug 8, 2007 - 28 comments

less meta mefi sideblog?

I'm missing the inclusion of noteworthy posts/comments on the sideblog (it's been a couple months since a non-"site news" tidbit). Is it on its way out as a "super bump" or has the community just been that uninteresting?
posted by pokermonk on Apr 6, 2007 - 20 comments

nominate threads you thought had an impact on MeFi culture and history here.

I just noticed that we have a metafilterhistory tag. This, dear admins, is a brilliant idea, and was a great walk down memory lane. We have cameras, indeed. I was wondering, perhaps, if people wanted to nominate threads they thought had an impact on MeFi culture and history here.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Oct 15, 2006 - 90 comments

Which posts are you most - and least - proud of?

Of all the FPP posts on the blue that you've ever posted, which one are you most proud of? And which one do you wish you'd never, ever posted?
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 5, 2006 - 47 comments

"Best of" link borked?

FYI, the "Best of" link is a little borked. I'm seeing no winners for Aug 10th, and two winners for Aug 9th, with a ton of runners up on the 9th.
posted by jonson on Aug 12, 2006 - 13 comments

Best of... bug?

On the Best Of page I'm seeing two winners & four runners up for August 5th, with one winner & one runner up for August 6th. Is the page borked, or do the number of winners & near winners change depending on the value of the day's posts?
posted by jonson on Aug 7, 2006 - 35 comments

The contest results for August are all posted

The contest results for August are all posted here. There's a small marker at the end of the post noting the winners and the runner ups for each day (we'll pick three good ones, and one winner from that). So far, no one is putting their paypal info in their profile, so I haven't sent out one red cent, so get to updatin' your profile already (the paypal info isn't displayed anywhere on the site).
posted by mathowie on Aug 4, 2006 - 34 comments

Remember last year's best of the web contest?

Remember last year's best of the web contest? What if we did a best of the web contest for the entire month of August? [more]
posted by mathowie on Jul 31, 2006 - 46 comments

What were your favorite FPPs/threads of 2005?

Immediate Nostalgia Filter: What were your favorite FPPs/threads of 2005? Favorite AskMe questions/threads?
posted by soiled cowboy on Jan 1, 2006 - 13 comments

Best of Metafilter: August 1, 2005

Well, no need to wait any longer. We have a winner....
[lots more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Aug 2, 2005 - 36 comments

Best of MeFi

Best of MeFi, would it be possible to revive it? Matt pointed out it was too much work to do it daily, and he already puts in way too much time and effort running this place. Perhaps it would be better if it was a weekly or a bi-weekly email, with a volunteer guest editor picking the threads. What do you think?
posted by riffola on Apr 21, 2002 - 14 comments

Compiling a best of Metafilter

I was thinking of doing a list of "best of" threads for metafilter, on the archives page. Do you recall any of the best threads that meet the following criteria? If so, post them here as a comment.

How about by topic?

threads on:
globalization: (I know there were at least a couple great, civil, long threads about it)
prisions: (among the 5 or 6 in recent memory there must be one or two good ones)
abortion:
homosexuality:
SUVs:
death penalty:
huge news threads: (the biggest kaycee one, the seattle earthquake, and the first WTC one?)
good audience participation threads:

good weird finds? best thing for $30 threads? Just plain good threads that don't meet any of the above criteria?

If you have any favorites, post a link to them, and I'll try to organize them. Think about the best MetaFilter has to offer, and find those threads that exemplify what the site can be.
posted by mathowie on Nov 6, 2001 - 40 comments

What has been the greatest MetaFilter thread?

Discuss: What has been the greatest MetaFilter thread?
posted by Sean Meade on Apr 21, 2001 - 5 comments

The option to receive the best of email won't stay ticked.

I have selected the option to recieve the wonderful new best of email, but the option does not stay ticked and i haven't recieved any emails. Any ideas ?
posted by Zool on Nov 7, 2000 - 1 comment

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