Name a post you actually liked. Go on, I dare you September 30, 2001 10:51 AM   Subscribe

Name a post you actually liked. Go on, I dare you. (more)
posted by mattpfeff to MetaFilter-Related at 10:51 AM (19 comments total)

There have been a lot of comments here about MeFi posts that people didn't like, but only a few, off-hand remarks about posts people did like. I think I know what a really bad post is -- but what's a really good one?
posted by mattpfeff at 10:59 AM on September 30, 2001

I probably no clue, but really enjoyed this one.
posted by bjgeiger at 11:43 AM on September 30, 2001

i really liked the liquor threads. i like any thread which is interesting, or which is both interesting and invites comentary; interesting is the thing.
posted by moz at 11:56 AM on September 30, 2001

Silence usually means tolerance or even approval

Here, too? I mean, that makes good sense. But no doubt people thought some of the 9/11-related threads were better than others. And some of the light-hearted, isn't-this-cool posts were probably better than others.

I wonder if talking about them here would help figure out how to encourage the good ones. Maybe even (dare I hope?) those people who seem to resent certain types of posts on MeFi could see why other people like them. Or defend what they think is good for once, instead of attacking what they think's bad.

P.S. the tagline under the MetaFilter logo as I Preview this happens to read: we're all in this together.
posted by mattpfeff at 1:53 PM on September 30, 2001

I like it all, even the bad stuff.

It's because it's mostly things I otherwise wouldn't see (not being a quality a-lister) and thus my life is enriched.

Seriously, I have gained a small (very small) reputation for cool based almost entirely of MeFi links.

MetaFilter: use it to impress your friends
posted by nedrichards at 2:10 PM on September 30, 2001

Bjgeiger, did you like the post or the thread? They're two different things. I suspect you liked the thread because the post is rather unremarkable.

One post I liked 10588.

posted by Mo Nickels at 3:39 PM on September 30, 2001

9622, baybee!

It's all about making fun of ourselves. ;)
posted by po at 5:09 PM on September 30, 2001

Point noted, yes it was the thread for that particular one.
posted by bjgeiger at 6:18 PM on September 30, 2001

Metafilter: gain a small (very small) reputation for cool

posted by rushmc at 6:33 PM on September 30, 2001

If you're talking about comments, rather than front-page posts, I've been really impressed with hipstertrash. His first comment in the Stile kitty thread was particularly memorable, especially since it was one of his first posts here.
posted by rcade at 7:41 PM on September 30, 2001

This is a great thread that grew from a decent post (miguelcardoso's women-in-islam post). (I've been meaning to point that thread out here on MeTa.) The discussion there is top-notch.

I think that owillis's Robert Johnson post was a good one: Very current, probably overlooked by most mainstream media, points to a much larger topic that makes for great discussion.

I also liked mathowie's Jakob post, and no, I'm not (just) kissing up.
posted by jpoulos at 8:21 PM on September 30, 2001

the food thread caused me to cook curry this weekend.
posted by jbelshaw at 8:58 PM on September 30, 2001

Anyone who's the least bit familiar with my tendency to go off on tangents will probably nod their head at this, but I tend to be way more interested in the comments and discussion in the thread than the post itself, to the extent that I sometimes give the link a miss entirely.

(*holds out wrists for a good slapping*)

I spent about 10 minutes looking throough recent front page posts, and though I found a lot that were clearly ungood (or even double-plus-ungood), none really caught my eye as outstanding. Formatting them properly, and maybe asking a reasonably open-ended question (that demands more than a yes/no answer) is de rigeur, I think, but after that, I twig mostly just on topics that are hot triggers for me, or that I find somehow interesting.

So what's a good front page post, for me at least? One that interests me personally, that's not over-long or over-elaborate, and that more or less models itself on Matt's example on the post-a-link page. There are tons of those....If I had to choose an example, this might be one. Great fodder for a whole bunch of different discussions, even though it kinda went nowhere, and matthowie himself called 'double-post'.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:17 PM on September 30, 2001

I enjoyed the Polish posters post. The discussion was fruitful, yielding a number of interesting links to follow throughout the day.
posted by Witold at 11:42 AM on October 1, 2001

I dug the fat people arguments, to be honest (including the two threads that I didn't start; this was the easy one to dig up).

I still have the good-Internet-radio thread bookmarked and I poke through it every few weeks for new sites.
posted by werty at 7:04 AM on October 2, 2001

Food, liquor, and beer. Muppets and that "froggy page" -- one of the oldest "Cool Sites" still standing.

Mwah. :)
posted by metrocake at 11:34 AM on October 2, 2001

I enjoy - hopefully will continue enjoying - the Oil and U.S. Politics thread.

posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:45 AM on October 5, 2001

I thought two of Grumblebee's last three posts -- magnificent obsessions and booklists -- were excellent.
posted by snarkout at 10:04 AM on October 5, 2001

I like the ones where aaron flips out. Can't find the link. But it was in the thread about the onion's first publishing since The Attack(TM).
posted by adampsyche at 1:27 PM on October 5, 2001

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