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Metatalktail Hour: The Best Memes!

Good Saturday evening, MetaFilter! This week, junques and duffel separately wanted to know, in junques's words: "what's something (a thought, gif, video, comment, phrase, meme, photo, song, ...) that never fails to make you smile and/or laugh?" [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 29, 2018 - 156 comments

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started?

How did the whole "Metafilter: X" thing get started? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Jun 16, 2011 - 132 comments

Queries from the hive mind

I was experimenting with Google's search suggestions feature when I noticed that it gave some interesting results for "metafilter + [letter]". Since it returns the most popular search terms starting with that phrase, what you get for each letter is an A-Z listing of the most sought-after topics related to Metafilter. So without further ado, I give you... Metafilter A to Z. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 11, 2009 - 179 comments

MeFi meme index?

Is there an index of MeFi memes? I'm pretty new here (so new I'm not sure whether this should go in MeTa or AskMe), but there are a lot of memes I don't quite understand. Has anyone ever created a list of the more popular MeFi memes with explanations and possible origins? I'd love to see one.
posted by spitefulcrow on Jul 15, 2009 - 58 comments

Q.E.D.

Could we have a moratorium on the incessant "FTW"? [more inside]
posted by plexi on Oct 8, 2008 - 168 comments

MetaFilter History

Is there interesting MetaFilter history that newcomers wouldn't know about, but might find interesting? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Mar 16, 2008 - 107 comments

Oolong Lives

Oolong Cat. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Oct 9, 2007 - 36 comments

Taglines wiki.

Metafilter: We Love Taglines!
posted by Mach5 on Dec 1, 2006 - 67 comments

This "wins" meme is stupid.

I know I'll probably get a lot of shit for this, like I do for every MeTa thread I post, but can we please please please put a moratorium on the phrase "X wins the thread" and all variants thereof?

Okay now please commence with snark and then others can quote that snark and say "[snarker] wins the thread" hooray!
posted by Optimus Chyme on Feb 6, 2006 - 35 comments

Is this ethical and/or legal?

I have prepared an FPP about an organization that was recently the subject of a couple Internet memes (and Metafilter threads) that is now being sued by a major international corporation as a result of one of their pranks. Their web site is vague and asks people not to post rumors, but they sent out a number of details to their mailing list, including ways to support them. Would it be unethical for me to post this semi-private information to Metafilter? Could I get them in more trouble with this lawsuit? Half of me feels that Mefites might be willing to contribute to the cause, but the other half wants to be extremely careful.
posted by Plutor on Apr 1, 2005 - 28 comments

Wired Memespread Article

Not worth a front page post, but anyone who found the memespread project interesting might also be interested in this follow-up article in Wired. [via gulker.com]
posted by cbrody on May 7, 2004 - 4 comments

Who is quonsar?

Please excuse my newbie question:

Who is quonsar? And why is he always referred on so many MeFi posts?
posted by ruwan on Aug 10, 2003 - 46 comments

Flash Friday bumper sticker.

Yesterday, I saw a bumper sticker on a pickup truck that said, "Flash me, it's Friday!" Is this the origin of Flash Friday on MetaFilter?
posted by faustessa on Nov 24, 2002 - 4 comments

Pancakes: the eternal mystery

Pancakes? Huh?
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Sep 19, 2002 - 79 comments

Easing the transition for new users.

20 neophytes a day - and I'm one of yesterday's crop. Fresh-faced, clean-skinned...

As a Content Editor at Everything2, I'm intimately acquainted with the stickiness inherent in introducing new people to an online community (especially a content-oriented community, as opposed to activity-, hobby-, or interest-oriented ones). There seems to be a dearth of documentation. I guess this site is pretty self-explanatory, which is refreshing - I've been an E2 user for two and a half years and I still occasionally scratch my big, fat head. Also, after such a long, long time with no new users (I know it was a long time because I spent a long time checking the new user page), you guys must be experiencing something of a shock, too.

Any ideas as to what could be done to ease the transition for newbies and allay the angst, if any, of the old guard?

Feel free to kill this if I'm out of line, long-winded or otherwise. I'm a new at this.
posted by bingbangbong on Aug 2, 2002 - 86 comments

MeFi - NPR connection?

On most days I listen to NPR. At least once a day I read about something on metafilter and moments/hours later there is an NPR story on it; Or the opposite - I listen to a story and then discover a thread covering the exact story, usually with added information and/or related links. I suppose this isn't very exciting. What I'm wondering is if anyone else has had this experience with metafilter converging with other traditional media so seamlessly?
posted by Jeremy on Aug 29, 2001 - 10 comments

How about a little script that filters out all the "all your base" "jokes" from MeFi posts?

How about a little script that filters out all the "all your base" "jokes" from MeFi posts?
posted by jkottke on Mar 2, 2001 - 5 comments

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