Welcome to the MetaFilter Memories site, a small project to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the launch of MetaFilter by asking members of the site to share stories of how they came across the community and their favorite memories. If you're a member of MetaFilter, hit the quick login link on the upper right to get additional sorting options (like viewing your contacts who have left stories) and the ability to leave a vote of thanks for your favorite stories (which helps us sort them by ratings). For those of you reading this that are new to MetaFilter, the domain name used here is the one shared by the very first post to MetaFilter, which was gone long ago to domain squatters but recently picked up for this project. If you'd like to post your own story, you can do so here. Enjoy!


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  3. You Guys Keep Teaching Me Stuff by
  4. roger ackroyd is my hero forever, for finding a beloved poem from my childhood. by
  5. Lonely Geek On Quonsar by
  6. i just can't quit you by
  7. Tough love and a meetup by
  8. Vat of liquified heads? by
  9. A FPP about John Etheridge by
  10. Untitled by
  11. Gore-Bush, 9/11 and Flash Wars by
  12. PhoB says she's still living her fondest memory; so am I. by
  13. home for 90 minutes by
  14. It's all good, really by
  15. Hermitosis's Brushes With Death, Real and Imaginary by
  16. DotBomb - Bursting bubbles in slow motion with running commentary by
  17. It's not one memory but a mosaic a little moments by
  18. Fedoras and Banjos by
  19. We Can/Did Has Monkeys by
  20. 8th anniversary meetup in PDX by
  21. ChatFilter, Quonsar and Mushrooms by
  22. Our Brad by
  23. You are all so klevah. by
  24. Maine meetup by
  25. learning something everyday by
  26. #MetafilterWithdrawalTriageRecommendations by
  27. Metafilter's earliest person to seriously use the term fascist and get briefly suspended for it by
  28. Joining, Retreating and Being in Awe by
  29. Remember Ally Macbeal? by
  30. For serious, they are the best cats (sorry, all the other cats; I'm sure you're pretty good, too) by
  31. One big blue tribe by
  32. You're my favouritest American thing! by
  33. 9/11 by
  34. Life the universe and everything by
  35. Longboats, ahoy! by
  36. Enough by
  37. Winning a TiVo by
  38. Moving to England and feeling at home from the very first day by
  39. Brainfull of MetaFilter by
  40. It's not Fark by
  42. Wuv, twue wuv by
  43. Mambo dogface in the banana patch by
  44. Traveling with AskMeFi by
  45. Matt and I went to lunch by
  46. Kaycee, 9622 and Nader by
  47. I'm still living my fondest metafilter memory. by
  48. MeFi Swaps by
  49. If you love something, lurk for a while. by
  50. Fun With Comics & Community by
  51. Being recognized in any way, good or bad. by
  52. You showed me that people care and saved my life. by
  53. It kind of cheapens the whole Tizzie experience, you know? by
  54. A Meetup of Two by
  55. You Will Be Safe by
  56. Untitled by
  57. nothing much, just thanks for existing by
  58. Fondest and worst by
  59. Could this be true? - MeFi investigates by
  60. IRL Memories by
  61. It's Made of People! by
  62. What do you do with a secret so shameful you don't feel you can tell a soul? You tell Metafilter. by
  63. "Administrator please hope me!" and the month before by
  64. I got a drunken phone call from a famous Portuguese author by
  65. A Month of Meetups by
  66. Gay Jesus Offends Christians by
  67. A Snark Free Post by
  68. How Matt Haughey, Jason Kottke, & Ben Brown introduced me to the woman I would marry by
  69. Untitled by
  70. Have your people call my people, Mr. Ferguson by
  71. I gave birth during a thread. by
  72. Trolled by
  73. Questions in the Human Relations category by
  74. Snark to the extreme! by
  75. Untitled by
  76. The True News by
  77. The change of the site's culture through the sexism threads by
  78. The power of AskMe for identification. by
  79. In losing her, I found you. by
  80. Schmoop by
  81. AAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! (Seattle earthquake) by
  82. The Yeats Thread by
  83. Identity. Laughter. by
  84. A Really Good Doughnut by
  85. It's the people by
  86. In Which MetaFilter and Morphine Offer Comfort in Equal Measure by
  87. Advice for Dads of daughters by
  88. The Man With the Golden Mefi by
  89. Jim & JJ by
  90. Rather than a single fond memory, I have instead a blur of many pleasant recollections. by
  91. Pen Pals by
  92. Giving old memories new life by
  93. 8th Anniversary Meetup by
  94. Excoriating Plagiarists by
  95. Two things ya'll taught me by
  96. Look How Far We've Come by
  97. The realization that it's a real community by
  98. It's all about MetaTalk, man... by
  99. Untitled by
  100. Getting hugged by the entire world by
  101. Proving the power of the internet by
  102. MetaFilter and ColdChef save my life (sort of) by
  103. Super-friendly post-Katrina meetup by
  104. MeFi taught me html! by
  105. Hosting MetaFilter for four years = a fantastic wife and life by
  106. Nothing specific, really. by
  107. It did Wendell by
  108. Reader, I married him! by
  109. Sharing and caring by
  110. The silliness of 9622 by
  111. Seattle Earthquake by
  112. Yammering with you by
  113. MetaFilter saved my life by
  114. My Favourite Things by
  115. God help me... it's by
  116. Fondest MeFi memory is the gentling of Godwin's law. by
  117. London bombing by
  118. Two stories: Fiance and a grandparent dying. by
  119. Row, dammit, row! by
  120. Intelligent discussion by
  121. How to Say Thank You by
  122. When the internet meets the real world... by
  123. Getting Dragon Age from Shothotbot in SQ exchange. Wow! by
  124. Servers, Shrieking, Signup by
  125. Oh, yeah, these are totally my people. by
  126. Putting the Me in MetaFilter by
  127. Untitled by
  128. Memories by
  129. Dreaming about metafilter - I can't find the specific thread. by
  130. ColdChef and the moment I fell in love with the man. I still am. Our families are intertwined. by
  131. Snakes from the Internet by
  132. Fondest? GRARing hour and the ensuing explosion of Surrealism by
  133. Christ' what an asshole by
  134. Every time I think I'm free, it pulls me back in! by
  135. Percy, the Human Skull by
  136. The Community by
  137. The Kaycee Nicole Hoax by
  138. Hurricane Katrina and Metafilter by
  139. Impossible to say by
  140. Taking a risk and inviting strangers to share a hotel room at E3 by
  141. 4-8-15-16-23-42 by
  143. Community by
  144. Hey, Google! by
  145. Don't know. I was dead at the time. by
  146. 9/11 Thread by
  147. Meetup by
  148. My First Get Together by
  149. Untitled by
  150. Meeting Mathowie by
  151. Kaycee Nicole by
  152. Hugs and shirts by
  153. that one day all the posts were about the same thing by
  154. Meeting the Chicago Cabal (There is no Chicago Cabal) by
  155. Household Shoes by
  156. Rick Gleason and Bali by
  157. Most recently, the Clarence Clemons post. by
  158. first be smart from the very beginning... by
  159. Toilet Rat by
  160. You were doing it wrong by
  161. Something Good Out of All the Kaycee Mess by
  162. My home on the web by
  163. Grandma's Comic Sans by
  164. Rejoicing with strangers because of strangers by
  165. wedding midlife crisis by
  166. We have cameras. by
  167. I can never repay Metafilter by
  168. Just a cute lit'l bunnay.....not. by
  169. Remembering Leslie by
  170. A blog is born by
  171. 9622 by
  172. Regular Deliveries of the Unheard Of by
  173. The job interview by
  174. Untitled by
  175. Internet Detective Squad cases by
  176. Finally deciding to join by
  177. When Glenn Beck Plagiarized Me by
  178. pregnant?! by
  179. Somewhere in the lost past... by
  180. My first FPP, and the anxiety that led up to posting it. by