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