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