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Let's open this thread up to shout-out some one or some thread that deserves our praise. Feel free to shout-out yourself, your partner, a friend, a lover, a family member, a pet, a stranger, and/or another mefite or mod. Whether its an awesome thread or an awesome person, let's shout-out the awesome we see in others. Stay safe and be kind to yourself. Cheers. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on May 11, 2020 - 60 comments

An AskMe comment gets a mention in The Guardian

An AskMe comment by "blogger and libraries activist Jessamyn West" gets a mention in a Guardian column about getting things done.
posted by bjrn on Mar 12, 2016 - 25 comments

From MetaFilter With Love

(Glang. Glangalangalangalang.) Nobody does it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest. Nobody does it quite the way you do, baby baby... darlin YOU'RE THE BEST. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 21, 2015 - 22 comments

Bless my buttons! Wired (via book excerpt) has cited MF re: sockpuppets!


Then, on May 19, the user “acridrabbit” posted a simple question: “Is it possible that Kaycee did not exist?” Not only were there some inconsistencies in Kaycee’s story—some odd-sounding descriptions of how the doctors talked about leukemia, the difficulty people were having in finding an address for flowers and cards—but it also appeared that nobody had ever met Kaycee in person.
[more inside] posted by Buttons Bellbottom on Jul 30, 2014 - 40 comments

Add The Atlantic to the list of web-IRL-zines that link MetaFilter

What Happens When Digital Cities Are Abandoned?
Exploring the pristine ruins of Second Life and other online spaces
LAURA E. HALLJUL 13 2014, 6:55 AM ET [more inside]
posted by Buttons Bellbottom on Jul 15, 2014 - 8 comments

Metafilter mentioned (and linked) at Fast Company

"Why Academics Are Incensed By Facebook's Emotion-Manipulating Social Experiment" by Chris Gayomali
Comments on Metafilter filled a spectrum ranging from "meh" to furious: "I don't remember volunteering to participate in this. If I had tried this in graduate school, the institutional review board would have crapped bricks."
(See, was that so hard, New Yorker?)
posted by pmurray63 on Jul 7, 2014 - 23 comments

AskMe quoted on NewYorker.com

AskMe gets a shout out on the New Yorker's Page-turner blog.
posted by tavegyl on Jul 4, 2014 - 100 comments

Metafilter Wins!

Nice MF shoutout from Mark Morford in his latest post about trolls... [more inside]
posted by grateful on Feb 20, 2014 - 139 comments

AskMetaFilter gets a Shout Out

Now I Know is a free daily newsletter of incredible things; you’ll learn something new every day! The author, Dan Lewis, links this informative comment by designmartini on how to find an apartment in New York city.
posted by JujuB on Sep 26, 2013 - 14 comments

The MetaFilter Conspiracy

Attorneys James Daily and Ryan Davidson, better knownst to us as jedicus and valkyryn, are guest-blogging this week at the rather frighteningly prestigious law blog "The Volokh Conspiracy." Daily and Davidson, as many of us know, were propelled to fame and fortune by their joint project Law and the Multiverse, and the resulting book The Law of Superheroes, in which they apply our mundane Earth-Prime laws to comic books. And, of course, it all started at MeFi Projects.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Jun 4, 2013 - 33 comments

Meow Shoutout

I would like to point out the superhelpful answers to this wonderfully bizarre question: which in turn reminds me of this even more wonderfully bizarre question. Meowlectronics. It is a thing.
posted by Omnomnom on Feb 6, 2013 - 34 comments

There's a reason people wrote to Dear Abby

AskMe gets a shoutout in NPR's MonkeySee blog.
posted by EvaDestruction on Jan 17, 2013 - 49 comments

If your website is full of assholes, it's your fault

Mefite[1] Anil Dash[2] writes[3]: "Simply learning from disciplines like urban planning, zoning regulations, crowd control, effective and humane policing, and the simple practices it takes to stage an effective public event, we can come up with a set of principles to prevent the overwhelming majority of the worst behaviors on the Internet." Examples? Why Metafilter, of course, (as well as Stack Exchange sites, of which he is a board member). [more inside]
posted by Tuesday After Lunch on Dec 29, 2011 - 87 comments

MetaFilter: erudite dialog

Apparently we're erudite! And beloved by children (or something...) [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Nov 4, 2011 - 146 comments

Tweet out!

MeFi's own Adam Savage ("MOAS") gave us a very cool shout out to his 15 million Twitter followers, saying "Awesome links, excellently moderated discussion. My favorite community of balanced, reasoned debate is www.metafilter.com." And in response to another tweet asking about Reddit, MOAS replied that of course he still reads Reddit, but "for reasonable debate, I far prefer MeFi.". [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Apr 16, 2011 - 117 comments

this is faaaantastic.

Just featured on All Things Considered it's mefi's own: jedicus and valkyryn and their blog: The Law and the Multiverse. Previously discussed here and here. And this all started over here at mefi projects. [more inside]
posted by zenon on Mar 21, 2011 - 48 comments

A wild meffy appears!

Metafilter Project Favimon has won Mozilla Labs Gaming prize for Most Original Game! Matthew Hollett, attractive web programmer who is fun at parties, gives Metafilter a nice shout out in his guest Mozilla Labs blog entry as well.
posted by boo_radley on Mar 10, 2011 - 41 comments

The forum at the end of the universe

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Starship Titanic website sat a specious message board with posts by the senior crew of the fictional ship. This is not its story." The Economist blog "Babbage" explores (in decidedly Adamsian style) the fascinating story of the Starlight Lines forum and its "accidental" community, as told by Mefi's own Yoz Grahame in this truly epic comment from last December. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 14, 2011 - 18 comments

New Cub A Friend Of Matt

"If your article was well written, and/or funny, I’d simply have had a laugh about it and went back to metafilter.com where I belong when I’m on the net when it was forwarded to me." A shoutout by new Cub... Metafilter's own.... Fernando Perez. [more inside]
posted by norm on Jan 27, 2011 - 98 comments

A MeFi shoutout, in print, in a real-life book!

David Wondrich (Splificator) gives MetaFilter a shoutout in his new book Punch [more inside]
posted by jpeacock on Jan 10, 2011 - 30 comments


I'd probably want to sweep this booger-string of a deleted thread under the rug too if it was my site. But it's sort of sad to lose such a gold star collection of mefi members practicing the non-bigotry they preach, so if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here.
posted by jfuller on Oct 1, 2010 - 24 comments

For a good time call.

Seen in the bathroom of a Brooklyn bar : WTF MATT? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 25, 2010 - 105 comments

Calling out flapjax at midnite

I'm calling out flapjax at midnite for making consistently awesome music posts and being an asset to the community. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Jun 1, 2010 - 99 comments

See Astro Space Laboratory

I'd just like to take a moment to misuse MetaTalk and draw your attention to this lame gawker list type post revealing the origin of MetaFilters own Astro Zombie.
posted by Artw on Oct 12, 2009 - 52 comments

Metafilter 10th Anniversary party line and voice mailbox

Metafilter 10th Anniversary party line and voice mailbox. Numbers inside! [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Jul 13, 2009 - 64 comments


One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why. [more inside]
posted by Smart Dalek on Apr 20, 2009 - 35 comments

MeFi prevents brain damage!

Hey, AskMefites, thanks for potentially saving my life. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Apr 7, 2009 - 52 comments

Planet money <3 MeFi

I checked out NPRs Planet Money to see what kind of insight they have on the financial situation. Turns out that they're linking to us [more inside]
posted by a robot made out of meat on Nov 2, 2008 - 16 comments

mathowie on the vote!

mathowie's opinion on the nerd vote has been posted over at boingboing.fyi.
posted by dr. moot on Oct 24, 2008 - 94 comments

Thanks MeFi!

Thanks MeFi for helping me move! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Oct 20, 2008 - 16 comments

Orange swan sure knows how to craft a post!

I come in praise of orange swan and her many craft-related posts. They are wittily put together and loaded with tons of great links, especially those that recycle old things into amazing new ones. Thank you, orange swan!
posted by Lynsey on Oct 19, 2008 - 29 comments

Thanks, mattbucher!

I'd like to publicly thank MeFi user mattbucher for helping make last night a wonderful experience. [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Oct 10, 2008 - 46 comments

Long live, Metafilter!

I just wanted to say what a wonderful memorial the David Foster Wallace obit thread has become. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Sep 14, 2008 - 45 comments

Walk On

A follow up to this little post I made a few years ago about a fellow that was attempting to walk every street and lane of his surroundings. His passing has given me pause to reflect on the idea of community and how posting events from the local to the global bring us closer together. I want to say thank you to mathowie for providing us with this forum for sharing these often unheard stories.
posted by tellurian on Sep 12, 2008 - 16 comments

Grumblebee on passion

Sidebar request - grumblebee on finding your passion [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Sep 5, 2008 - 8 comments

Damned Papparazzi!

I Vant To be Alone!* [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Aug 30, 2008 - 63 comments

Shout out

Merlin Mann <3 us Eideteker
posted by boo_radley on Aug 22, 2008 - 41 comments

The healing power of Mefites

The responses to this AskMe are a "Best of" for me. Dunno if this is the venue... but I need to express myself! [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on Aug 20, 2008 - 30 comments

Nicely done moderation on the Russian sexual harassment post.

Nicely done moderation on the Russian sexual harassment post. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 11, 2008 - 100 comments

It took 2+ years to find it, but it was worth it!

I found what I was looking for, after 2+ years, including an answer to my very first AskMe post! For posterity, the answer to this question is this, and the answer to this question is "Happy Go Lively" which is available here. I'd love to be able to update my own askme posts, even if they were from years ago. I understand that the discussion has to end at some point, but if I found what I believe to be the definitive answer (since it was my question, after all), it would help those who come searching later on to keep the answer and the question together.
posted by Wild_Eep on Aug 6, 2008 - 17 comments

Suddenly Nicky

Look who's back!
posted by netbros on Aug 2, 2008 - 157 comments

that's what my daddy made me

nasreddin hit one out of the park today.
posted by plexi on Aug 1, 2008 - 222 comments

hugs all round

I think it's about time Kattullus got a pat on the back for a staggering output of consistently excellent posts.
posted by UbuRoivas on Jul 29, 2008 - 81 comments

Merge With Caution

Ask MeFi inspires an author: there's a plethora of traffic-related questions that pop up on the green, but one such question (I'm betting this one) helped to inform a book that's out today. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Jul 29, 2008 - 4 comments

History from a witness.

I would like to thank Dee_extrovert for sharing her experiences and insights with us in this thread. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jul 23, 2008 - 58 comments

Your solitary compulsion becomes a shared experience.

This AskMe post blows my mind in a minor and enjoyable way. Who knew? It turns out a lot of people have a Tourette's-like response to embarrassing memories. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jul 22, 2008 - 72 comments

5 minutes of great reading.

Lest anyone miss it on the blue, this post needs to be added to the list of those that are referred to whenever someone asks what an excellent FPP looks like.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 3, 2008 - 192 comments

Education with your host, DaShiv.

Over the last few months one of the Metafilter regulars has produced a number of comments demonstrating an above average grasp of the democratic parties political process as well as an above average ability to articulate that understanding in to language that highlights the substance of the comments. [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Jun 7, 2008 - 100 comments


I just wanted to point out how great a guy adamwolf is. When I asked this question he offered me an old oscilloscope of his he was replacing.
posted by phrontist on May 1, 2008 - 51 comments


I wanted to call out a post I like from misteraitch, circa 2003. I just ran across the site (specifically), and would have posted it myself had it not already found its way here five years ago.
posted by owhydididoit on Apr 21, 2008 - 28 comments

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