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happy first 20 years

Today is my platinum anniversary on MeFi!
posted by signal to MetaTalk on Sep 19 at 1:47 PM
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What do you know now that you didn't know before MetaFilter?


See Mom, all this time wasn't wasted

What do you know now that you didn't know before Metafilter?
posted by desjardins to MetaTalk on Feb 8, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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Metatalktail Hour: "Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far"

Hello, fellow travelers, for this weekend's chat, crank up your Melanie, and let's talk wheels. Marie Mon Dieu asks "I would like to know the first time you ever rode a bike, or didn't ride a bike, or why. Or any bike stories that you'd like to share."
posted by taz to MetaTalk on Sep 18 at 12:49 AM
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Your Best Parody "This Is Just To Say" poems

I've searched and couldn't find a post for this, so apologies if there is one and I missed it. I'd like your best/favourite William Carlos Williams "This Is Just To Say" parody poems from the green/blue/grey. I'd also love any other comment on the blue, green or grey that is in any way a parody of an existing text.
posted by guster4lovers to MetaTalk on Oct 27, 2016 at 9:15 PM
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Fundraising update

Fundraising updates now that August is over: we're up about $1100/mo in new recurring monthly subscription income from where we started at the start of the month. We've also received a few thousand dollars in additional one-time donations from site members and readers. And, as an extremely generous cherry on top, we also recieved a $15,000 donation from long-time nerd and friend of the site Jeff Atwood.
posted by cortex to MetaTalk on Sep 3 at 3:24 PM
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Holy shit has it really been 20 years

I don't have anything really insightful to say here, other than I am reeling from the time passed, from the resources wasted, from the lives lost. A New Yorker, who was downtown that day, who says that she wants to send hugs to everybody on this awful anniversary.
posted by computech_apolloniajames to MetaTalk on Sep 10 at 8:06 PM
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Baby steps self care post

This post on the Blue is pretty cool, but I'm frustrated as my amygdala (I call her Queen) isn't liking the restrictiveness of having to go through steps in the order set by someone else. Also, she's messing up my prefrontal cortex something shocking, the bitch. So does anyone have the steps in a static format, even if it's text based? On another day, I'd be able to work out how to do it, but right now, not so much. Thanks so much.
posted by b33j to MetaTalk on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:16 PM
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Metatalktails "What would a T-Rex taste like?" edition

This Tumblr post inspires this Metatalktails starter: “What’s the weirdest question someone’s ever asked you?”
posted by Mitheral to MetaTalk on Sep 12 at 6:55 PM
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What's the deal with "limerence"?

What's the deal with "limerence"?
posted by pete_22 to MetaTalk on Nov 19, 2012 at 3:54 AM
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Update on my wife's passing away

An update here on this AskMe post about my wife's death.
posted by mrbill to MetaTalk on Aug 4, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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The people of Metafilter woke me up to a large degree, and I will always be extremely grateful for that; I wasn't nearly as empathetic and unbiased as I'd thought. I learned that "free speech" is a really fucking stupid argument to make when someone tries to "take away" a (usually shitty) word I wanted to use because I... [more]
posted by heyho to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 7:02 AM
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Looking at that old thread, I was reminded that I started reading MetaFilter when I was nineteen years old. I'm now forty. I didn't really start reading obsessively until I was twenty, but either way, I've now been a part of this community for over half my life; for my entire adult life. I've lived in three countries during that time, moving... [more]
posted by Kattullus to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 12:55 AM
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I credit this place with teaching me how to be a better human being in an astonishing number of ways. same. coming up on 20 years here and i joined when I was a minor without much in the way of family. i credit strangers on MetaFilter with surrogate aggregate parenting on 17 year old logan. that's kind of horrifying i know, but... [more]
posted by lazaruslong to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 9:51 AM
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I have picked up an enormous amount of information from MetaFilter in 21 years, but the most important thing I *learned* is "Shut up and listen". [view]
posted by briank to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 10:04 AM
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After working here and hanging out here for a long time I think I understand some of the ups and downs of community engagement (effective community engagement, especially when you're in a place where everyone doesn't agree and many people are coming from vastly different places with vastly different experiences and complex issues they care... [more]
posted by jessamyn to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 8:23 AM
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I've learned everything I know about relationships by binge-reading the `human relations` tag on AskMeFi. [view]
posted by bendy to MetaTalk on Sep 20 at 8:13 PM
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That other people are, perhaps wisely, a lot more cautious about eating questionable food and stuff left out on the counter all night than I am. [view]
posted by ryanshepard to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 9:26 AM
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Sometimes I think the only reason I have any friends at all is because of metafilter. Yes, lots of my friends are mefites, or I know them because of metafilter, but even the friends who have never even heard of mefi benefit from me having learned how to be a person here. And I've figured out how to protect myself from many, many more people who I... [more]
posted by phunniemee to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 9:59 AM
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Ask culture vs Guess culture [view]
posted by wittgenstein to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 4:07 AM
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I know exactly how I should dispose of a body if I want to get away with murder. [view]
posted by Pater Aletheias to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 7:38 PM
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A lot more about fire egress. A conversation 10 minutes ago: [talking about living in a house built into the earth] Me: Fire egress would be a problem though. Partner: Egress... Me: That's what they call it! Partner: Yeah, I know. It's a word I know, but it's not one I would ever use in my general vocabulary. Me: Neither would I, except in... [more]
posted by brook horse to MetaTalk on Sep 22 at 9:16 AM
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If you put your favorite outfit in a pan of salmon lasagna it will get moldy. And, in all seriousness, about eighteen thousand other, actually useful, things that i will be forever grateful to MeFi for. [view]
posted by bondcliff to MetaTalk on Sep 20 at 9:04 PM
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That I'm really am pretty awesome, but flawed, and should work on those flaws as soon as this Netflix/book/project/movie is over. Just like the rest of y'all. [view]
posted by Brandon Blatcher to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 5:07 AM
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Oh my, now that I think about it, today is my 20 year anniversary too! [view]
posted by y2karl to MetaTalk on Sep 19 at 2:46 PM
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It's like a microphone that types being passed around I've almost learned to speak clavdius posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:37 AM on February 9, 2011 u forgot the v. but that's okay because I'm using a microphone now so you're going to have to start all over again. [view]
posted by clavdivs to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 1:21 PM
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It is my window into contemporary American culture. Although now not nearly so much, in the 2000s and early 2010s MF was basically the Internet for me so basically 90% of the stuff I have experienced on the Internet was first seeded here. [view]
posted by Meatbomb to MetaTalk on Sep 20 at 10:52 PM
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I remember learning something about how to store huge amounts of Cheese in private homes in Britain. Not that I have had much use of this knowledge (yet). [view]
posted by Namlit to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 11:47 AM
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I have learned so much here it is hard to make a list, but like others have said I, a cis-white woman, learned how wrong my "I'm not racist" smug complacency was. Thankfully, I also was directed to great people to follow and reading to do that has helped me to change--so now I know that I am racist and that I need to work hard to stomp on... [more]
posted by agatha_magatha to MetaTalk on Sep 21 at 8:08 AM
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A couple years earlier a French couple asked me (in French) about the signs for a Halloween event that was coming up nearby — it was a pumpkin-carving contest. I did my best to respond, but as I began answering, I realized I had forgotten the French word for “pumpkin.” As I continued while simultaneously pondering a way to circumlocute past it, I... [more]
posted by ricochet biscuit to MetaTalk on Sep 18 at 9:37 PM
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What have I learned after all these years on Metafilter? Wow, that's a big question. I usually read Metafilter for entertainment, and learn so many small and large things that later become part of myself, so deeply ingrained that I don't always know where they come from. But actually, I think I know the answer to this question. After around 20... [more]
posted by Termite to MetaTalk on Sep 23 at 6:57 AM
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