Many years ago, there was a thread that I'm 89% sure was on AskMe. The thrust of the question was: what cultural products enjoy a very broad consensus that they are good? Answers, for example, were things like The Beatles, Shakespeare, the jazz standards..things that have been respected from both popular and critical perspectives,. Things that a person might or might not like for themselves, but that few people would seriously dispute they were of great quality. Does anyone remember this thread? Did I make it up? Thanks for any help!
There have been some amazing posts hitting the front page lately and I just wanted to have a place to say thanks. Also, it's an excuse to have a thread where we can just be positive and nice to each other. You're awesome and I like this place and I'm always finding something new and interesting. So thank you to everyone. Those who post and those who comment. And even those who lurk. :)
It is the 5th of the 9th, which means it is the correct day to wish Jessamyn the most splendid of birthdays. Some of the Further Adventures of Jessamyn are pictorialised on The Flickr, and here be links to previous Jessamyn Days.
Congratulations to Zaximus, creator of Bad Detectives and winner (!!!) of Tabletop Deathmatch! [more inside]
Ok, so a couple of weeks ago I posted a couple of IRL posts pointing out that I wanted to meet Mefites on a loosely-defined 'New England vacation'. Holy shit, guys! [more inside]
It's almost a new month, and we all know Health Month is awesome. So awesome, in fact, that Team MetaFilter is reserved for actual MeFites. I've now got a dozen requests to join the team from people whose names on Health Month don't match users on MetaFilter. I don't want to needlessly blow people off. If you have asked to join the team, and haven't been added, please shoot me a message on MeMail, and I will add you posthaste so that you can get rolling for August. Thanks!
The answers in my old question about a Planned Parenthood were all perfectly good, but I got the best answer and some new documents in a MeMail from now mefite Dave Jaffe, son of the memo author Frederick Jaffe. [more inside]
I've gotten a lot of useful answers to my AskMe questions, but this question seemed to be a stumper. Until... [more inside]
I'd like to suggest that Chat be a permanent addition to Metafilter. [more inside]
Happy Birthday Jessamyn!!! [more inside]
Thank you so much for showing the love on the sidebar. Beyond deep appreciation, I would also like to offer this token of gratitude. [more inside]
Thanks to the community for the amazing commentary and analysis in this thread about employers asking for Facebook passwords. [more inside]
It's time again for our annual December Awesome Post Contest! [more inside]
I just got an Android phone. So everyone has to stop making good posts so I don't get fired. [more inside]
Sometimes MetaFilter is awesome in the most unexpected ways. [more inside]
This thread has just become awesome, not just because of the insight of the commenters, but the depth of its characters. See what I did there? Thanks, Mefi.
Shout out to Rhomboid for awesome Ask awesomosity! [more inside]
Politics and eulogies and hand-waving in my heart... [more inside]
I agree. [more inside]
In case you didn't know, a hilarious, amazing AskMe about a mysterious Christmas Letter has inspired a strange, oddly addictive song on MetaMusic. That is all.
My recent AskMe question on YouTube / Google Chrome not playing nice got me talking directly with a "YouTube engineer here who works on, among other things, latency/developing world connections and HTML5." [more inside]
I'd like to call Rhaomi out for his habit of making exhaustingly comprehensive, well-written posts. I don't know how he has the patience to both find such interesting content and to document it so thoroughly, but I'm glad he has it. Cheers to you!
Hello. Thank you. This is my official post hospital, hotel and apartment update. [more inside]
Kalamazoo Meetup! [more inside]
3 months. $5,000 more, lent via Kiva. Go team. [more inside]
ZOMG! QUONSMUS!!!! ZOMG, THANK YOU!!! [more inside]
Hello, San Francisco! I've been living here for six weeks now and already I know that this is the perfect place and time for me to exist. I love everything and everyone here, and I want to marry you all and best friend you and have a thousand million babies with you. Which is to say, YES! I live here now! KEEEEE YAH! Which is to say, YES! LET'S! MEET! UP! [more inside]
Fuck Yeah Portland Mefites. Now onto the next one! [more inside]
Triangle NC-Cortex-Meetup GO! [more inside]
Los Angeles Mefites, your attention please: We are about to be visited by one of Metafilter's most distinguished gentlemen. Please join us on Thursday, June 11, to welcome ColdChef to the City of Angels, and make this evening of LA-meets-L.A. a meetup to remember! [more inside]
I just want to say that this is one hell of a strong first-post that has really flown under the radar. [more inside]
MeFites + Snow = AWESOME. That's why we should have a meetup in the Lake Tahoe area on Sunday, February 1st, at a snowpark. [more inside]
Yet another shoutout for a MeFite going above and beyond the call of duty in real life: HopperFan. [more inside]
This AskMe thread looked like trouble but turned into a pretty encouraging display of thoughtfulness and knowledge, and when Grlnxtdr started to really understand the responses it just about knocked me out. A fascinating read, too. [more inside]
My heartfelt thanks to loving MeFites: Brandon Blatcher, hadjiboy, Grammar Moses, madamjujujive, vronsky, hortense, It's Raining Florence Henderson, rtha and Hildegarde. [more inside]
I'm trying to sell my french horn [more inside]