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MetaFilter: over 2,000,000 served.

Jessamyn was kind enough to forward a message to me indicating that I was the lucky customer who posted the two millionth comment on the Blue. I am humbled and honored to have played such a tiny, but somehow insignificant role in the ongoing development of MetaFilter.
posted by psmealey to MetaFilter-Related at 8:23 AM (47 comments total)

Let us pause and reflect on this momentous occasion.
posted by psmealey at 8:24 AM on February 4, 2008


Oh thank jehu we're back to base 10.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:25 AM on February 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


Y'know, that means the next round is on you.
posted by klangklangston at 8:27 AM on February 4, 2008


Just so you know, psmealey, those "odd football dreams" are perfectly normal and nothing to be ashamed of.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:28 AM on February 4, 2008


Let us also take a moment to recognize all of the jackasses without whose previous jackass comments you would not have achieved this lofty distinction.

"On the shoulders of giants. . ."
posted by 1 at 8:32 AM on February 4, 2008


over 2,000,000 served
posted by pyramid termite at 8:36 AM on February 4, 2008


How many have been banned?
There should be a Banned Username Page.
posted by Balisong at 8:44 AM on February 4, 2008


Like rows and rows of heads on pikes as you stroll up to MeFi's homepage.
As a warning to others.
posted by Balisong at 8:46 AM on February 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Now it's MeatFilter: Millions and Millions Served.

Or: MetaFilter. How to serve 2,000,000 Men (It's a cookbook!)
posted by GuyZero at 9:01 AM on February 4, 2008


1,999,998 = 3×666,666 is frankly more to my liking than 2 stupid millions.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:07 AM on February 4, 2008


Or: MetaFilter. How to serve 2,000,000 Men (It's a cookbook! by Madonna)

FTFY
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:08 AM on February 4, 2008


You know, if you took every comment, printed it up in a 20pt font, and laid them end to end, you would waste a huge amount of paper.

Shame on you for even coming up with such an irresponsible idea.
posted by quin at 9:12 AM on February 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's great, Mike. I'm very proud of ya.
posted by mattbucher at 9:13 AM on February 4, 2008


Hee. Metafilter is OOOOOLD.
posted by Phire at 9:14 AM on February 4, 2008


"On the shoulders of giants. . ."

I just came across comment 100,000 from 2001, by Dreama. I wonder if she'd say her life has been better for it.
posted by mumkin at 9:29 AM on February 4, 2008


Aha. The cult of the quasi-significant number strikes again.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:30 AM on February 4, 2008


Meh. Wake me up when we hit 2,097,152.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:31 AM on February 4, 2008


Links to comments numbered 100000 × n where n ≤ 10. It'd be easier now, with the dumpomatic thing.
posted by Plutor at 9:35 AM on February 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Aha. The cult of complaining about the cult of the quasi-significant number strikes again.

Round numbers love you, man. Why can't you love them back? Why you got to break their aesthetically striking if not actually intrinsically notable little hearts?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:36 AM on February 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


Anthropomorphizing numbers will not save you, Mr. Cortex..
posted by Dave Faris at 9:40 AM on February 4, 2008


If you took all the economists comments in the world on Metafilter, and laid them end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. make any sense.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:59 AM on February 4, 2008


FINE, I'LL DO IT.

MetaFilter:
100000: 2001-06-26 11:21 by Dreama
200000: 2002-01-05 20:56 by rebeccablood
300000: 2002-07-03 22:03 by five
400000: 2002-12-08 16:53 by XQUZYPHYR
500000: 2003-06-06 08:31 by orange
600000: 2003-12-12 12:20 by adamg
700000: 2004-07-11 08:13 by jaronson
800000: 2004-12-16 21:08 by AlexReynolds
900000: 2005-04-07 14:56 by crunchland
1000000: 2005-08-01 17:32 by benzo8
1100000: 2005-11-09 09:09 by snoktruix
1200000: 2006-02-05 20:48 by mk1gti
1300000: 2006-05-05 09:09 by mr_crash_davis
1400000: 2006-08-12 20:53 by bim
1500000: 2006-11-20 03:29 by bwg
1600000: 2007-02-23 10:40 by jokeefe
1700000: 2007-05-21 14:28 by Sailormom
1800000: 2007-08-14 06:03 by solipsophistocracy
1900000: 2007-11-05 00:20 by Wilder
2000000 isn't in the dump, yet.
MetaTalk:
100000: 2003-12-30 00:36 by crunchland
200000: 2005-02-16 00:25 by caitlinb
300000: 2006-03-30 10:50 by delmoi
400000: 2007-04-04 13:01 by jessamyn
500000: 2008-01-10 23:47 by tkolar
Ask MetaFilter:
99999: 2003-12-30 00:22 by Space
100000: Skipped, I think because this is when AskMe and MeTa still shared IDs.
100001: Skipped.
100002: 2003-12-30 00:54 by nthdegx
200000: 2004-10-28 16:28 by cowboy_sally
300000: 2005-04-26 17:22 by jalexei
400000: 2005-10-10 16:27 by Hildago
500000: 2006-02-01 22:07 by justgary
600000: 2006-05-24 14:11 by hermitosis
700000: 2006-09-02 23:38 by QIbHom
800000: 2006-12-13 09:15 by JayRwv
900000: 2007-04-03 06:49 by Aidan
1000000: 2007-07-10 12:33 by klangklangston
1100000: 2007-10-16 14:46 by philad
1200000: 2008-01-13 16:06 by Calloused_Foot
posted by Plutor at 9:59 AM on February 4, 2008 [4 favorites]


You know who else served over 2 million?
posted by shmegegge at 10:00 AM on February 4, 2008


FINE, I'LL DO IT.

Yes, but how about a nice graph?

Anthropomorphizing numbers will not save you, Mr. Cortex.

No, but it'd make a good band name.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:02 AM on February 4, 2008


⇒cortex: "Yes, but how about a nice graph?"

How about a quickie graph? Days between 100k milestones for MeFi
posted by Plutor at 10:14 AM on February 4, 2008


Only for an emo band.
posted by klangklangston at 10:14 AM on February 4, 2008


How could this happen to me
My decimal form
Is nearly all null
The zeros go on as I sink to the earth
I'm all twos and fives
And my euler phi's
Just 40 percent of my worth

posted by Wolfdog at 10:28 AM on February 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


numbers hate it when you anthropomorphise them
I have nothing of value to add
but you knew that already.

posted by boo_radley at 10:58 AM on February 4, 2008


I'd just like to thank psmealey for honoring my post with the two millionth comment.
And for actually talking about NFL films, which was, you know, the subject of the post. In retrospect, I suppose a "Patriots suck" derail was inevitable.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:59 AM on February 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Having been a Giants fan since the Joe Pisarcik days, the '86 victory was thrilling, the '91 victory was surprising, but this one was enormously satisfying. Great post, btw. I didn't realize that Facenda had died so long ago, what a great voice. His pronouncement of "the Frozen Tundra: Lambeau Field" actually still echoes in the odd football dream I have every now and again.

posted by psmealey at 11:20 PM on February 3 [+] [!]


I, for one, am grateful for your contribution to this site. Tho' I have no idea what you were talking about.
posted by grateful at 11:02 AM on February 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yay, I made a round-numbered comment and it wasn't a snark or stoopit joke, how the hell did that happen?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:17 AM on February 4, 2008


numbers hate it when you anthropomorphise them

Last night, I explained as best I could to a friend the etiology of the terms "fanfic" and "slashfic"—new, to him, when they came up in a jokey conversation between me and another friend earlier in the evening. I gave him a rundown of the whole mess, trying to draw a rough picture of the path from auteur-produced fiction to commercially sanctioned canonical (and non-canonical) third-party fiction, to pseudo-canonical fan fiction and then the subgenre of kinda-vaguely-pseudo-canonical shipper fanfic and then finally full-on slash fiction Kirk/Spock style erotica. This was all new to him, which was kind of charming.

But I realize just now that I stopped short of the cross-universe, cross-species, metamorphic/anthropomorphic furfic type point on the continuum. I'm not sure this is a bad thing, really, judging by the tone in his voice when he asked me how, exactly, I knew about all of this. But I do feel a little remiss.

But what I'm really trying to get to is the realization that someone, somewhere, may be writing—may have written, posted, and promoted fervid self-abuse through—mathfic. Naughty human-numeral hybrids completely violating the axioms of set theory in their mad passion.

Gödel's You-complete-me theorem.
Russell's Paradix.
Algebra and Panties.

And so on.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:23 AM on February 4, 2008 [3 favorites]


Does this count, cortex? They're naughty equations. Well, said in a naughty way, at least...
posted by cowbellemoo at 11:35 AM on February 4, 2008


(here's a typical math one, in case you don't feel like hunting. via)
posted by cowbellemoo at 11:37 AM on February 4, 2008


Meh. I'm shoopting for the eth comment myself.
posted by Pastabagel at 1:08 PM on February 4, 2008


Numerical furries? What the fuck kind of universe is this?
posted by languagehat at 1:30 PM on February 4, 2008


That seems unlikely, but if you have some time to wait around you could get very very close to being the (eπ√163)-rd comment.
posted by Wolfdog at 1:32 PM on February 4, 2008


great, now I have a picture of a '4' with a fox tail burned into my mind.
posted by boo_radley at 3:15 PM on February 4, 2008


The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
posted by tellurian at 4:48 PM on February 4, 2008


I'm going through Metafilter and reading all the comments in numerical order. Please do not spoil the end.
posted by milestogo at 5:43 PM on February 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


An invocation of Borges is necessary at this point.
posted by flotson at 6:34 PM on February 4, 2008


Balisong: There should be a Banned Username Page.

I think the wiki could use a departed users (alumni?) page. I don't think inactive users are listed in the infodump right now, though.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:29 PM on February 4, 2008


I'd be shocked if there wasn't any Alan Turing erotica. Does that count as math fanfic?
posted by empath at 9:55 PM on February 4, 2008


shmegegge: You know who else served over 2 million?

link
posted by loiseau at 12:13 AM on February 5, 2008


The Mathematician's Nightmare: The Vision of Professor Squarepunt by Bertrand Russell's Nightmares of Eminent Persons has very passionate numbers but mostly not in the way you're thinking, you filthy, filthy people. Still, it does mention that odd numbers love their attendent evens, and that even evens feel kindly towards their odds (however odd they may be). Throw in some Spuffy and it's an erotic opus.
posted by Sparx at 3:53 AM on February 5, 2008


⇒Pastabagel: "Meh. I'm shoopting for the eth comment myself."

MeFi:
271828: 2002-05-06 11:40 by me3dia
314159: 2002-08-02 01:33 by Summer

MeTa:
271828: 2005-12-17 18:03 by caddis
314159: 2006-05-21 11:10 by NortonDC

AskMe:
271828: 2005-03-05 12:26 by blueberry
314159: 2005-05-23 13:25 by matildaben
posted by Plutor at 6:23 AM on February 5, 2008


posted by cortex I'm not sure this is a bad thing, really, judging by the tone in his voice when he asked me how, exactly, I knew about all of this.

I get this exact same reaction all the time. Frankly, I think that I scare most of my friends. On Sunday I was tempted to explain/show people the "2 girls 1 cup" phenomenon, but don't want to completely alienate everyone I know.
posted by friendlyjuan at 12:54 PM on February 5, 2008


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