So: Nominally, MetaFilter is a venue for people to talk about things other people have done, intelligently and with respect for each other (if not necessarily for the thing being discussed), and a small number of people are paid well to ensure this is what happens. All of this, it seems, adds up to a place with a premium on humility and other-centeredness.
Great read. I suggest adding it to Unmark.
I highly recommend Metafilter. I’m picking up a membership this week. Long, long overdue.