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Long haul resistance

After the election we had a few posts to talk about how we are fighting back and organizing and trying to keep the world together. Now that we're half a year in, I'm sure folks have settled down to some sustainable activities to resist and or at least care for their neighbors in this new world order. I'm probably not the only one who could use some bolstering from hearing what other people are doing now that this is a long-haul struggle. So, are you still calling your congressperson? Have you been attending demonstrations? Did you join an organizing group or donate to a nonprofit? Are you getting ready to run for office or have you started an underground cell? Let's share to keep ourselves motivated and inspired.
posted by latkes on Sep 11, 2017 - 71 comments

Metafilter's Favorite Things Show!!! You get a pony and You get a pony and YOU GET A PONY!!! *eeeee*

What was the last, or best thing you bought, made, or put money into as a result of Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 7, 2008 - 161 comments

Merge With Caution

Ask MeFi inspires an author: there's a plethora of traffic-related questions that pop up on the green, but one such question (I'm betting this one) helped to inform a book that's out today. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Jul 29, 2008 - 4 comments

Metafilter post basis for Guardian Magazine cover story?

The Most Kissed Girl in the World FPP seems to have inspired the cover story for the Guardian weekend magazine on Saturday 1st December. A version of the article is on the Guardian website, albeit with a different heading. [more inside]
posted by algreer on Dec 2, 2007 - 24 comments

the metageist strikes again

Metageist, again.
posted by Miko on Feb 23, 2006 - 38 comments

MeFi generosity inspires house fire victims to Katrina/Rita relief

A follow-up to a most incredible show of Metafilter generosity. (More inside)
posted by Dreama on Oct 1, 2005 - 15 comments

Examples of excellent posts to inspire

There have been a number of discussions about threads that are not "the best" or that are "(your cause here)filter". As an alternative to commenting on the worthiness of a post after it has been posted to the blue, does anyone think that it might be a good idea to post somewhere examples of what a really good post might be like, as an inspiration to posters yet to come?
posted by unreason on Aug 30, 2004 - 8 comments

How do you find inspiration for posts?

Mediareport hinted recently in his Russel Wright thread that items from the media should be no more than starting-points for building an interesting post. Perhaps it might be useful to share research strategies, tactics, tricks and shortcuts for those who enjoy building out of the blue front page posts. That is, those which aren't extracted or glossed from the news media or simply borrowed from existing weblogs.

How do people here go about googling, finding and selecting links? Does the idea for the post come first or do some people still go surfing in the raw, as it were, waiting for something interesting to turn up? And then build on it? Is there life outside Google? Are there any good online guides for direct research on the Web? Does haphazard, serendipitous, anarchic surfing yield worthwhile off-beat results or is it generally a waste of time?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Aug 24, 2002 - 16 comments

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