Simply Stupendous Sidebar! August 4, 2018 1:32 PM   Subscribe

May I just take a moment to say that whoever has been doing the sidebar on the front page of the Blue has been just fuckin' KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK lately? I love the grouping of similar posts, I love the themes that have been played with, I just love how creative and how engaging it has been lately. Today's Women's Work grouping was so great that it brought me here to make this post. This is just a shoutout and a thank you for what you're doing!
posted by hippybear to MetaFilter-Related at 1:32 PM (12 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

It's taz! Three cheers for taz!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 1:33 PM on August 4, 2018 [32 favorites]

Nthed! Nice work!
posted by mochapickle at 2:25 PM on August 4, 2018

posted by AugustWest at 2:35 PM on August 4, 2018

Huzzah for the sidebar and Taz for making it a great place to hang out!!
posted by Fizz at 2:42 PM on August 4, 2018

Totally agree with this post. The sidebar is pretty awesome.
posted by blurker at 5:41 PM on August 4, 2018

I agree, it has been excellent.
posted by Rumple at 7:39 PM on August 4, 2018

Three cheers for taz!

taz taz, hooray!
taz taz, hooray!
taz taz, hooray!

*throws cap into air and cheers*
posted by hippybear at 7:42 PM on August 4, 2018 [2 favorites]

Ha! Aw, thank you!

Thanks to everyone making such awesome posts and comments to show off there, and many, many thanks to everyone for favoriting and flagging as fantastic! Also thanks for thorough tagging, which helps a lot when organizing some of the grouplets. :)

posted by taz (staff) at 9:32 PM on August 4, 2018 [18 favorites]

Taz is so great. The sidebar/Best Of feed is solid enough to be a standalone blog of its own. (And it is!)

For more like this, check out the "Flagged as Fantastic" Twitter account @Mefite_ (which I think is run by joseph conrad is fully awesome). A daily drip feed of great posts and contents, with fun reaction GIFs sprinkled in.

PSA: If you want to help boost the visibility of the sidebar renaissance outside the site, /r/metafilter has a new IFTTT-powered bot that automagically transcribes all Best Of posts and shares them to the subreddit's 500-odd subscribers. Stupidly, a pair of anonymous trolls with too much time on their hands have been blindly downvoting literally every post, but even a handful of folks upvoting will help neutralize that and get more of these excellent posts on more people's front pages.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:04 PM on August 4, 2018 [3 favorites]

I've been internet-less for a week, and jonesing for my MF. And I knew all I had to do was look at the sidebar to get TAZered with greatness.

Thanks so much!
posted by Jesse the K at 11:38 AM on August 6, 2018 [1 favorite]

All glory to taz! Keep up the good work! I've honestly been meaning to send this to cortex re: his quest to keep Metafilter interesting and profitable- The activity in the sidebar makes the site feel alive in ways I hadn't realized have been missing for a long time. I don't know what else can be done in a similar vein, but mods, this is a helluva place to start.
posted by Krazor at 1:51 PM on August 7, 2018

I'm also really happy about the sidebar.
posted by Harald74 at 1:57 AM on August 8, 2018

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