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Who from MeFi contacted me right after Katrina?

I live in the north shore, about an hour away from NOLA. Soon after the storm had passed through my city, I was contacted by a guy and gal from here. You were some of the very first people I spoke with aside from my wife and next door neighbors. [more inside]
posted by grimcity on Aug 28, 2015 - 30 comments

Katrina Prediction

Cheers, Carl.
posted by dersins on Mar 2, 2006 - 22 comments

Posting a new thread about Katrina

When posting a new MetaFilter thread, the suggestion to think twice about new hurricane Katrina posts is probably no longer required.
posted by nthdegx on Oct 19, 2005 - 12 comments

Thanks!

Not sure if this has been done yet, but: I'd like to thank all you MeFi-type-persons for all you've done for those of us displaced by Katrina. I know the relief fund helped me out quite a bit. Kudos, folks. Kudos. You're good people. I don't care what anybody else says.
posted by brundlefly on Oct 2, 2005 - 7 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

Sidebar This

Please put this on the sidebar. It is a stunningly brilliant piece of satirical writing.
posted by cmonkey on Sep 22, 2005 - 35 comments

We're still collecting and distributing resources to help Mefites in the hurricane disaster area.

Not to be a nag, but I'd like to keep this on the front page...
We're still collecting and distributing resources to help Mefites in the hurricane disaster area.
Check this out. Also, you can email me (email in profile).
posted by Jon-o on Sep 11, 2005 - 2 comments

Complaint on single link FPP on Katrina

Oh please....
posted by Necker on Sep 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Katrina (hurricane) filter?

Obviously we all agree that the administration's response to Katrina has been teh suck. Can we maybe consolidate the discussion in a single thread to catalog the myriad ways in which it sucks?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Sep 7, 2005 - 18 comments

Deletion of crackpot theory fpp called into question

This post was deleted for the following reason: crazy speculation with a source, but no support for crackpot theory.
Okay, we have many crackpot theories to grace the front page, and a good number in recent history have made it without oodles of support. The discussion was good and mostly civil, and honestly, this criteria seems a tish subjective.
Not much of a MeFi gadfly here, but just sayin'.
posted by moonbird on Sep 7, 2005 - 24 comments

tracking down katrina-displaced mefites

So, by now, many of you probably know about this.
and this other MetaTalk thread. Some of you might have already received emails from me, but in the interest of covering all of our bases, I'm asking for your help. [More Inside]
posted by Jon-o on Sep 6, 2005 - 9 comments

There are too many things in this thread to flag individually.

Apologist!: There are too many things in this thread to flag individually.
We start out with unsupported speculation from a wonk with a blog, whose source article doesn't back up his suppositions; we move into a screeching match where those who are critical of Bush but aren't willing to drink the Kool-Aid get called "apologists" for the administration; we have a melting pot of conspiracy theories and ignorant frothings; we have yammering and emotional appeals... The list goes on and on.
Have we just had too many decent Katrina threads, so we're now stuck stirring the hurricane's flotsam? The discussion wobbles between shitty assertations of opinions and shitty snarks, and S@L, PP and Dios aren't even there (without them, Delmoi seems to be the whipping boy de jour).
I understand that people are still angry about Katrina and the Federal response. And I'm not above getting into a scrap just for scrapping, but jesus. I hate it when Metafilter looks like how ParisParamus imagines that we do all the time. And something to note is that we seem to have that problem more when it's liberals vs. left-wingers, treating each other with all the consideration of rodents eating their young.
This post is ugly; the comments are shitty. Can we have an end to Katrina now unless there's something that really needs posting? Or is Metafilter going to by Prometheus's liver for the next week or so?
[I'd make a "more inside" thing, but I don't know how]
posted by klangklangston on Sep 6, 2005 - 91 comments

Mind if I yoink the Katrina Relief Image?

Matt, do you mind if any of us borrow the "Katrina Relief" corner-link-thingy (and accompanying Red Cross link)?
posted by grabbingsand on Sep 6, 2005 - 16 comments

Katrina Threads

I thought it'd be useful to have a big descriptive list of all the Metafilter threads related to Katrina. So here it is. If it's not best placed here, or you're not interested, very sorry!

(More inside)
posted by paperpete on Sep 6, 2005 - 33 comments

Thanks for the Katrina coverage!

I don't know if this is really an appropriate thread to post, but I feel like it has to be said: a big thank you to the Metafilter community for some really fantastic coverage and discussion on Katrina and its wake. Even though at times it may be biased, uncivil, inane and (of course) newsfilter (KatrinaFilter?), the articles and fantastic range of opinions expressed are truly awesome. My life is richer for having discovered this place. So again, thank you all.

And though a lot of MeFites cringe whenever I say it, this is NPR truly the best of the web.
posted by joshuaconner on Sep 5, 2005 - 40 comments

Katrina conspiracy theory

Is this evidence that Katrina was steered toward New Orleans using scalar technology? This is not too far-fetched considering....

Au contraire, this (imho) has got to be one of the dumbest threads I've seen in a long time - the "conspiracy theory" of Katrina, if you can call it that, is the lack of preparation for such an event, not that weapon systems might have had a role to play in it. Deletion requested.
posted by tomcosgrave on Sep 5, 2005 - 39 comments

Hurricane Relief

Fionab had the excellent idea of setting up a MetaFilter Hurricane Relief Fund. It's gone live now. (More inside.)
posted by Vidiot on Sep 4, 2005 - 20 comments

MeFi Help for Katrina Students?

We used to sponsor a Mefi scholarship. There will be so many displaced students from Katrina - maybe we could reinstitute some Mefi scholarships for kids who need to relocate or change colleges? Just a potential idea for a way we could hep as a community.
posted by madamjujujive on Sep 3, 2005 - 8 comments

Guidelines for Katrina Posts

It's definitely the most horrible tragedy (and biggest news event, too) to hit the US since 9/11, no question about that. I'm just curious: will the Katrina posts ever end, in the near future? what's Matt's policy in this case? In short: what's the difference between a Katrina post that stays up and one that gets deleted? I don't mind Katrina being a large part of the front page, these days, of course. I'm just wondering. Frankly, most of the Katrina front page posts I see could have been just posted as comments in other threads, no disrespect intended.
posted by matteo on Sep 3, 2005 - 47 comments

How can my father promote his New Orleans towboat pilot relief effort?

My father is attempting to start a New Orleans relief effort among towboat pilots (he is one himself). He's posted a "call to action" on his site, and I'd like to get the word out. I haven't posted it on the front page because it seems dangerously close to a self-link (and is just one editorial, really). Any suggestions?
posted by brundlefly on Sep 2, 2005 - 7 comments

Hurricane Katrina Support Fund

What do we think about creating some kind of fund to help support MeFi members involved in the rebuilding and humanitarian efforts after Katrina? How can we do this?
posted by fionab on Sep 1, 2005 - 23 comments

I NEED HELP.

I NEED HELP.

Okay, I know this isn't the point of MetaFilter, but I'm desperate and I don't have time to find out this information on my own.

I have a friends mother who is trapped in New Orleans and I need to find out who I need to contact to let them know where she is. Red Cross is no help. If anyone out there knows who I can contact, please let me know.
posted by ColdChef on Sep 1, 2005 - 78 comments

Katrina resources here please

Please, if you would like to link to or list any major good blogs (or resources) regarding Hurricane Katrina, please do so here.
posted by loquacious on Aug 31, 2005 - 39 comments

Merging Two Katrina Threads

The two Katrina threads are functionally the same, regardless of their original intent. Can they be merged?
posted by Vidiot on Aug 29, 2005 - 10 comments

New Orleans MeFite refugees need shelter

Public service announcement: There are some MeFi members that may need temporary shelter from the evacuation of New Orleans. If anyone lives in the area and has an extra bed or couch handy, please post here.
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Aug 28, 2005 - 44 comments

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