MetaFilter Stats 2014
37,078 members visited out of 65,739 accounts.
3,132 members joined.
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13,705 members added 3,448,885 favorites.
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- Cooking 101: An Infographic is worth a thousand recipes. by storybored (292)
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- ChuraChura's insights from chocolate production in Cote d'Ivoire. (565)
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- chambers' story of accidentally displaying Beavis on a local C-SPAN channel for a weekend. (393)
- ChuraChura's story of teaching anthropology within the bounds of a religious student body. (372)
- turbid dahlia's story of working in a potato peeling factory. (356)
- barchan's attempts to get her parents to exercise with fitbits. (350)
- Bora Horza Gobuchul's plain explanation of slavery being featured in states' articles of secession. (316)
- BlueJae's first-person report from Ferguson during the initial protests. (315)
- reenum's comment on rambunctious kids in nicer dining locations. (312)
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- geek anachronism's hilarious story of cleaning a gigantic My Little Pony stuffed animal. (326)
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- overeducated_alligator explains in exact detail why Post-It notes come in ten specific colors. (266)
- scody's debt validation letter is from 2010 but also highlighted in MetaTalk this year to great acclaim. (251)
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- harperpitt's solution to a years-old text puzzle left by a grandmother. (239)
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242 members added 1,820 posts to FanFare and 1,533 members added 33,084 comments.
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