Shoutout for good posts September 10, 2002 6:46 AM   Subscribe

These threads are brilliant examples of what Metafilter at its best is.
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posted by hama7 to MetaFilter-Related at 6:46 AM (11 comments total)

For ascii-lovers maybe.

Hmm, new band name.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 6:53 AM on September 10, 2002

Or: brilliant examples of MetaFilter at its best.

A random search of "ascii" turned up a bright bunch of informed posts, which I thought might be good examples of (semi) perfect FP posts.
posted by hama7 at 6:57 AM on September 10, 2002

In form, but not necessarily content.
posted by hama7 at 7:05 AM on September 10, 2002

I wholeheartedly agree with hama7. A good call! For those of us who are not in the know, unlike Slashdot or others, MetaFilter is superb at building techie posts which are not closed to outsiders and where there's always someone willing to explain what might seem obvious to us curious, but clueless folks. They allow us a glimpse into a fascinating world (I specially like design threads, with lots of expert criticism and inside knowledge) which would otherwise be off bounds.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:09 AM on September 10, 2002

Yes sir! I am definitely not in the know, but from what I've seen at MetaFilter, that doesn't make much difference, thankfully.

Well said, and thanks, M. Carduso.
posted by hama7 at 8:02 AM on September 10, 2002

So is that a MetaFilterWhack? Search MeFi for a single word that returns more than a handful of good non-news posts?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:08 AM on September 10, 2002

IMO, one of the nicest things that can be done in metatalk is the occasional posting of good examples.

Nice job, hama7.
posted by frykitty at 8:09 AM on September 10, 2002

So is that a MetaFilterWhack?

If that's good, then yes. I was just checking to make sure I wasn't going to be redundant, and lo and behold: there they were.

Psst..Miguel, can you still fix me up with a new handle?
posted by hama7 at 8:23 AM on September 10, 2002

Sure thing, hama7! :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 8:26 AM on September 10, 2002

For my money, these were two of the best all week. I'm still rooting through the Folk Art post.

posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:05 AM on September 10, 2002

P.S. No, I'm not president of the Vacipinta fan club. But I could be.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:57 AM on September 10, 2002

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