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