Threads for introducing new people to metafilter June 30, 2018 1:56 PM   Subscribe

There was a doc a member put together that was a bunch of links to threads they felt were a good introduction to metafilter, for people who had never heard of metafilter. I swore I bookmarked it, but where?

I can’t find it, and my search terms are turning up blank. It may have been in one of the threads related to the layoffs or funding issues in 2014. Or it may not have been.

Anyone know what I’m talking about and where it can be found? IIRC it was a google doc, but I am not sure of that. If not, anything similar out there? It’s hard to get new users to embrace the site and I’m always torn on what content is really engaging for people who don’t know the culture or history here.
posted by [insert clever name here] to MetaFilter-Related at 1:56 PM (9 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

I’m pretty new and the thing that hooked me, when I read it this spring, was the cheese heist.
posted by eirias at 6:07 PM on June 30 [8 favorites]




I cannot believe I’ve asked (essentially) this question twice. Way to go me. 🤦🏻‍♀️
posted by [insert clever name here] at 8:43 PM on June 30 [20 favorites]


That's fantastic, [insert clever name here]. I'm laughing in public right now (with you, not at you, because man I have been there) and people are giving me weird looks.
posted by Literaryhero at 8:45 PM on June 30 [7 favorites]


Not threads, but everything Wordshore has ever written on the complex realities of living in English countryside. With all respect to the cheese heist, it kinda overshadows all the other fascinating and wondrous things, which used to be catalogued on the author's profile page (but alas they are no more). I particularly liked the one about the dead squirrel.
posted by Vesihiisi at 1:30 AM on July 1 [5 favorites]


I cannot believe I’ve asked (essentially) this question twice. Way to go me.

I'm sure I've done this. And I am sure I will in the future. Hehe, it's all good. This is a good reminder of those threads/links so that people can share again. Cheers.
posted by Fizz at 7:25 AM on July 1 [1 favorite]


The Orientation page on the MeFi Wiki is out of date but might be useful for this also.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 12:51 PM on July 1


which used to be catalogued on the author's profile page (but alas they are no more)

Several MeFites asked me to put the links back, so it's one of my side-projects for this strange summer. Will take a while to complete, but some links to previous rural English life anecdotes are back.
posted by Wordshore at 3:56 AM on July 2 [5 favorites]


I think that may have been me, in this thread?

https://metatalk.metafilter.com/24483/Best-Metafilter-posts-for-outsiders#1279299
posted by rachaelfaith at 8:24 AM on July 5


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