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Vacapinta is a New Mod?

vacapinta deleted a triple in the blue? Who is this and why were they selected to be a mod?
posted by wheelieman to MetaFilter-Related at 6:07 AM (142 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

You can look at vacapinta's profile page if you don't know who he is. He's the person we decided should be the "in case of emergency" midnight mod. He lives in London and he is wonderful.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:09 AM on May 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


This is awesome. Thanks, vacapinta!
posted by cgc373 at 6:15 AM on May 18, 2008


OHS NOES WEER DOOOOOOOMDED

Actually... that's an excellent choice.
posted by Kattullus at 6:24 AM on May 18, 2008


Yay! And yes, thanks, vacapinta, for taking this generally thankless task on. MeFi's needed a mod from a non-US time zone.
posted by mediareport at 6:27 AM on May 18, 2008


Awesome! MetFilter is getting 'round-the-clock security. Plus we'll always have self-appointed mods...
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 6:28 AM on May 18, 2008


Brap! Blighty Represent! Where my peeps at? Seriously, i haven't seen them for like an hour.
posted by Jofus at 6:53 AM on May 18, 2008


why were they selected to be a mod?

He successfully completed the Demon Trials, slaying 27 spammers and wounding 14 others.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:13 AM on May 18, 2008 [11 favorites]


No more waiting until the afternoon for bugs and spammers to get taken care of!

Though in fact I kind of like having a quiet metafilter in the morning, like when you wake up early and the only people out are businessmen and tramps.
posted by farishta at 7:27 AM on May 18, 2008


Emergency Mod, for those embarrassing nighttime emissions.
posted by fire&wings at 7:41 AM on May 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


link to thread
posted by philomathoholic at 7:45 AM on May 18, 2008


He successfully completed the Demon Trials, slaying 27 spammers and wounding 14 others.

He also wrote an excellent 15-word essay on why attaining one's own blog is a worthwhile and valuable pursuit, and successfully decoded ten random acronyms without using any references.

IYKWIM.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:59 AM on May 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


He put up with cortex for a whole afternoon.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:02 AM on May 18, 2008 [3 favorites]


Aha, I had planned to go for a pint with vacapinta now he's moved to London. Now I'll definitely have to so that I can curry favour with him, in his newly minted mod Power Suit.
posted by Happy Dave at 8:06 AM on May 18, 2008


Midnight Mod has such a sexy ring to it. Vacapinta is definitely a fantastic addition to the mod squad. I lub him.
posted by iconomy at 8:09 AM on May 18, 2008


Yay capo!
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:21 AM on May 18, 2008


So hold the phone: we're giving control of the Big Red Switch to someone who can't even figure out DSL?

Srsly, good choice! And I'd recommend steaming ahead with a second mod in a similar time region (Europe/Africa/West Asia) plus at least another in East Asia/Aus-NZ. MEATLIFTER CIRCLES THE GLOBE.
posted by hangashore at 8:23 AM on May 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


ooh. good choice.
posted by fishfucker at 8:25 AM on May 18, 2008


Disgusting. Once again the MeFi Oligarchy appoints one of their cronies to a position of unlimited power in total secrecy, laughing in the face of necessary checks and making rude hand gestures at traditional balances.

And what do we know about this shadowy mandarin, this newly clenched fist of the old horrific regime? Allow me to quote the very words of the Vice-Minister for Deletion, Herr Doktor J. Amyn:

you don't know who he is ... we decided ... emergency .... midnight ... He lives ...

Frightening, no? And yet this monsterous enigma has ascended to the inner circle of authority. I quake with terror typing each word of this comment, which will no doubt be censored immediately by the newly-augmented gang of tyrannous co-dictators.

Looking at the profile of this executioner of the midnight hours, we see that he has "removed his photo" - and thus all traces of his true identity are unknown. He is also keeping tabs on 112 users. Woe, woe unto you who fall under the gaze of his dark and wretched eyeball - that's all I can say at the moment. If you want to know more, meet me tonight at the Hotel Umbra. Come alone and make sure you're not followed.

... And may God have mercy on all of us.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 8:29 AM on May 18, 2008 [33 favorites]


quidnunc kid: The chair is against the wall. over.

oh yeah, since nobody else said it... congratulations.
posted by krautland at 9:08 AM on May 18, 2008


oh yeah, since nobody else said it... congratulations.
posted by krautland


DingDingDingDingDing!!!! ATTENTION!!! WE HAVE A SUCK-UP!!!!! DingDingDingDing!!!!

Just kidding. I wasn't sure if I should offer congratulations or condolences.

It's a welcome addition though. And vacapinta is one of the best MeFites of all times!!!!! Evah!!!!!!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 9:20 AM on May 18, 2008


Good choice. vacapinta will be a great mod.
posted by homunculus at 9:20 AM on May 18, 2008


What happens when we have more mods than active users?
posted by SeizeTheDay at 9:26 AM on May 18, 2008


I, for one, salute our new Longitude Zero Overlord.
posted by lukemeister at 9:31 AM on May 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Psst! Vacapinta! Whazzup, dude? Hey, I'll give you $20 bucks - no, €20 - if you let me use inline tags. It doesn't have to be a big deal, just between us.
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:36 AM on May 18, 2008


Now he can what mods at midnight, baby.

And ideally, I'll never even know he's exercising his power.
posted by klangklangston at 9:36 AM on May 18, 2008


Important business: is it pronounced VAKKA-pinta, VACHA-pinta, or some other way?
posted by arcticwoman at 9:43 AM on May 18, 2008


I learned from the best, dearest fuzzy skinner: "a momentous day. Jessamyn graciously added my suggestion"... and so on.
posted by krautland at 9:43 AM on May 18, 2008


HA! Yes, well, see that's um... yeah.. *cough*

Anyway on to this:
What happens when we have more mods than active users?

Hey, whattya think this is, a ska band?

Heh. Too easy. And not funny.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 9:46 AM on May 18, 2008


I will pronounce it va-ka-pin-tah. Whether or not he likes it. mathauie puts up with it, I don't see why he should get special treatment. Pfft, midnight mod indeed.

(but no, seriously, congrats :D)
posted by Phire at 9:46 AM on May 18, 2008


Since it was my post he deleted, can I pretend this thread is a shakespeherian call-out? I've always wanted one.

No you fuckers I'm awesome I'm never coming back again!
posted by shakespeherian at 9:51 AM on May 18, 2008 [3 favorites]


So when are people going to start coming up with new mod name mash-ups? Matamynapintex? Mavajessex?
posted by youarenothere at 9:52 AM on May 18, 2008


I nominate "jesva corma," since it vaguely sounds like an indian dish.
posted by jedicus at 9:58 AM on May 18, 2008 [5 favorites]


Did anybody first check to see what connection this guy has with the Holsteins ?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 10:02 AM on May 18, 2008


Uh oh ...

Pinta es una vaca extraterrestre quién, junto a sus amigos, viajará a la tierra con la intención de conocer el mundo humano. Son habitantes de Pintalón, un mundo situado a millones de kilómetros, más allá de Pluton.
posted by lukemeister at 10:04 AM on May 18, 2008


A great choice!
posted by painquale at 10:07 AM on May 18, 2008


Congratulations!
posted by MythMaker at 10:14 AM on May 18, 2008


So when are people going to start coming up with new mod name mash-ups? Matamynapintex? Mavajessex?

Oh, heavens no!!!! I used a mashup not too long ago, and a very, um, "helpful" and overly interested MeFite took it upon himself to MeMail me to explain that doing that pisses some people off, him included, and that in his experience most people who did that "turned out to be assholes." He wanted to make sure I "got the memo." Yep, those are quotes.

That was so helpful. I love it when people are so interested in what others do that they take it upon themselves to point out such things.

My response? I politely replied that in a community this large, lots of things will piss people off, but I appreciated his interest in my posting habits. Then I put him on my block list.

OK, end rant, but I think any combination of the four names is going to look like something you shouldn't take while you are pregnant.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 10:16 AM on May 18, 2008


Well, I did wonder why I hadn't seen him at any SFBayArea meetups in a while. Good to know that he just moved, and not that he hates us.

Although now that he's the midnight mod, he'll probably have good reason to....
posted by rtha at 10:17 AM on May 18, 2008


Good to know that he just moved, and not that he hates us.

Who says it can't be both?

OK, I'll quit now. Off to see Speed Racer.

Maybe that guy was right. Maybe I am an asshole.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 10:27 AM on May 18, 2008


a very, um, "helpful" and overly interested MeFite took it upon himself to MeMail me to explain that doing that pisses some people off, him included

When my Metafilter Junior Deputy badge in the shiny leather wallet arrives, I'm gonna be doing this all the time.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:32 AM on May 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm glad that someone will be guarding MetaFilter during the hour of the wolf.
posted by grouse at 10:36 AM on May 18, 2008


What happens when we have more mods than active users?

actually... that would make for a kickin' april fools joke. much better than tinting your site pink or something like that. I'm looking at you, airliners.net, home of the lamest april fools jokes on the web.

and I'd love to see the NYT do this.
posted by krautland at 10:49 AM on May 18, 2008


I'm glad that someone will be guarding MetaFilter during the hour of the wolf.

The new Mefi Militia will be empowered to seize your laptop for quality control purposes. Fortunately, our mods are Just Gods.
posted by lukemeister at 10:51 AM on May 18, 2008


This is nothing but good.
posted by From Bklyn at 11:23 AM on May 18, 2008


Ah, I see now that he revealed his relocation plans in a series of AskMes, which I completely overlooked at the time. Well, congrats on the transatlantic move, vacapinta, and on your elevation to the innermost ring of the cabal. I look forward to your deletions.

sic transit gloria mundi!
posted by mumkin at 11:23 AM on May 18, 2008


Good choice. He must be dedicated to have been willing to move that far for the job.
posted by timeistight at 11:29 AM on May 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


I can't think of a better choice... good work, guys, and congrats, vacapinta.
posted by pjern at 11:42 AM on May 18, 2008


mumkin writes "Well, congrats on the transatlantic move, vacapinta, and on your elevation to the innermost ring of the cabal."

No there no...

I've said too much.
posted by Mitheral at 11:54 AM on May 18, 2008


This is an awesome choice; well done, all. Congratulations to vacapinta and good luck!
Oh, did you guys give the new guy the manual?
posted by Lynsey at 12:04 PM on May 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, did you guys give the new guy the manual?

Yeah, we gave him a week timeout and told him to read the FAQ.

posted by cortex (staff) at 12:11 PM on May 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Bravo. Blimey banhammer.
posted by netbros at 12:39 PM on May 18, 2008


Thanks all! I had told Matt I was moving to Europe and he had asked me if I could help by checking on mefi during the US midnight hours.

Since I've been frantically reloading mefi for the past 7 years, its about time I made myself useful as well...
posted by vacapinta at 12:45 PM on May 18, 2008


I didn't even realize you'd left the neighborhood! Enjoy London, then.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:01 PM on May 18, 2008


So he's the "in case of emergency" midnight mod? Does that mean his powers are from midnight to when the US mods wake up only? Does that mean as Matt goes to bed he contacts vacapinta and says something like;

Matt: Oh, vacapinta, if anything happened, like some fucker rambling on about his band or selling orange juice coupons, you know what to do, right?
vacapinta: I honestly hadn’t thought about it sir.
Matt: First thing always is national security. Get your commanders together. Appoint joint chiefs. Appoint chairmen. Take them to Defcon 4. Have the governor send emergency delegates to Washington. cortex is gonna want to bring out the National Guard, do what he tells you. Do you have a best friend?
vacapinta: Yes sir.
Matt: Is he smarter than you?
vacapinta: Yes sir.
Matt: Would you trust him with your life?
vacapinta: Yes sir.
Matt: That’s your chief of staff.

I'm sure it's not, but I like to imagine that's what it's like. Congrats vacapinta! And may God have mercy on your soul...
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:40 PM on May 18, 2008 [10 favorites]


Good to know that he just moved, and not that he hates us.

He moved and he got married! I can still have a crush though, right?

dreamiest. mod. evar.
posted by zarah at 1:50 PM on May 18, 2008


All hail the Vacapinta! Lord of the North American Darkness! Keeper of the Secrets of the Cabal! Our last best hope against the godless european spammers!
posted by blue_beetle at 2:00 PM on May 18, 2008


Aww man! This reduces my mod-met ratio from 2/4 down to 3/5. Curses!

And congratulations, Vacapinta! On the move, getting married, and newly-minted modship!
posted by ooga_booga at 2:12 PM on May 18, 2008


And apparently I can't do math, so the joke's on me.
posted by ooga_booga at 2:13 PM on May 18, 2008 [5 favorites]


dreamiest. mod. evar.

What am I, chopped liver?
posted by Meatbomb at 2:31 PM on May 18, 2008


What happens when we have more mods than active users?

The Singularity.
posted by exlotuseater at 2:39 PM on May 18, 2008


so is it...matexapintamyn now? cause at some point this is going to get out of hand. also that sounds like a nice name for some sort of medication.
posted by allkindsoftime at 3:16 PM on May 18, 2008 [2 favorites]


Vacapinta is so levelheaded, smart, and kind -- a great choice. And yes, congratulations (although the colonies still miss you).
posted by melissa may at 3:25 PM on May 18, 2008


allkindsoftime writes "cause at some point this is going to get out of hand"

Well eventually those who are so inclined can just type the alphabet and be covered.
posted by Mitheral at 3:42 PM on May 18, 2008


Um... Yay!
posted by trip and a half at 3:55 PM on May 18, 2008


That will teach me to look at profiles more often: I thought vacapinta was a female until I looked at his flckr link.
posted by francesca too at 4:06 PM on May 18, 2008


vacamoda!

Congrats, dude!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:13 PM on May 18, 2008


pip pip old chap well done
posted by boo_radley at 5:07 PM on May 18, 2008


Congratulations vacapinta. Good choice.
posted by peacay at 6:11 PM on May 18, 2008


Now that we have a new mod, I demand a new rocker.
posted by staggernation at 6:55 PM on May 18, 2008 [1 favorite]


dreamiest. mod. evar.

No, no... England's NOT dreaming! That's the whole point!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:27 PM on May 18, 2008


I'm just glad it's a US expat and not a real foreigner.
posted by mullacc at 7:35 PM on May 18, 2008


Aw, it's been so long since we talked, Vaca. Here you are married, now, and even more important - A MEFI MOD. :)

Congratulations on both. Wise choice, Jessamyn and Matt.
posted by routergirl at 8:18 PM on May 18, 2008


vacapinta moved to London? I had always comforted myself knowing that he lived here in San Francisco, just in case I needed him!
posted by jasper411 at 8:22 PM on May 18, 2008


Congratulations, vacapinta. Congratulations, metafilter.
posted by sleepy pete at 9:31 PM on May 18, 2008


> Does that mean as Matt goes to bed he contacts vacapinta and says something like

Heh. Now I've got this image of President Matthew Haughey giving long impassioned ideological speeches at the drop of a hat, and Jessamyn and Cortex exchanging quirky quips while pedeconferencing through various hallways of the Metafilter Complex.
posted by WCityMike at 10:49 PM on May 18, 2008


The sun never sets on the metafilter empire! Do eclipses count?
posted by BrotherCaine at 10:50 PM on May 18, 2008


"Heh. Now I've got this image of President Matthew Haughey giving long impassioned ideological speeches at the drop of a hat, and Jessamyn and Cortex exchanging quirky quips while pedeconferencing through various hallways of the Metafilter Complex."
posted by WCityMike at 4:49 PM on May 19

Then my work here is done.
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:56 PM on May 18, 2008


Two users enter, one mod leaves.

Two users enter, one mod leaves.

TWO USERS ENTER, ONE MOD LEAVES!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:35 AM on May 19, 2008


Awesome choice. As usual, the perfect choice is the one that nobody thought of.
posted by dg at 4:57 AM on May 19, 2008


I'm just glad it's a US expat and not a real foreigner.
posted by mullacc at 3:35 AM on May 19 [+] [!]


I can't argue with that. If it helps, I'm American born but spent my early formative years in Mexico. Spanish is my first language. I also speak French, Italian and Portuguese. I'm a UK permanent resident now. The UK is my new home - I'm not here temporarily. My wife is Portuguese and also speaks many languages, is currently studying Russian, and writes English better than me. I have an American passport and am in the process of getting both a Portugal passport (via my wife) and a Mexico passport (via my parents).

I do agree that if there is another mod, we need someone from the Asia/Australia region.
posted by vacapinta at 5:46 AM on May 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Two mods walk into a bar, bartender says "where's the other two?"

*click*
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:50 AM on May 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't argue with that. If it helps, I'm American born but spent my early formative years in Mexico. Spanish is my first language. I also speak French, Italian and Portuguese. I'm a UK permanent resident now. The UK is my new home - I'm not here temporarily. My wife is Portuguese and also speaks many languages, is currently studying Russian, and writes English better than me. I have an American passport and am in the process of getting both a Portugal passport (via my wife) and a Mexico passport (via my parents).

TOO COSMOPOLITAN!
posted by pardonyou? at 7:00 AM on May 19, 2008


I also speak French, Italian and Portuguese.

Besides vacapinta's pleasant demeanor and ultimate reasonableness, this language thing will really expand our current modlanguage proficiencies. Currently we only speak English, Geek (with Spaz and Nerd patois), Hippie, Ubbi Dubbi, Pig Latin and Romanian.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:01 AM on May 19, 2008 [8 favorites]


I do agree that if there is another mod, we need someone from the Asia/Australia region.

And the very next post is from flapjax.
posted by winston at 7:08 AM on May 19, 2008


So it's official, Metafilter is a multinational corporation.
posted by Pastabagel at 7:23 AM on May 19, 2008


They can't have good albondigas in London, can they? My sympathies, vacapinta.
posted by LionIndex at 7:37 AM on May 19, 2008


Vacapinta is so levelheaded, smart, and kind -- a great choice.

Well sure, if you are going to base your opinions on things like qualities, of course he is going to come out looking good. What I want to know is this, can he throw lightning bolts from his fingers, speak the ancient language of summoning, and fly using nothing more than the power of his mind?

*listens to whispered voice*

Oh. I see. Ok then. Well, in that case, congrats vacapinta.
posted by quin at 8:09 AM on May 19, 2008


Does this mean that I can bug him whenever I need an apostrophe added to an FPP?
posted by chuckdarwin at 8:19 AM on May 19, 2008


PLEASE.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:26 AM on May 19, 2008


(Which is to say, please don't. Let's not drive the poor guy crazy.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:36 AM on May 19, 2008


We need a user edit post feature that only lets you add or remove apostrophes.
posted by Artw at 9:06 AM on May 19, 2008


If by "apostrophe" you mean the figure of speech involving the rhetorical address of an absent person or personified idea, then I agree entirely.
posted by grouse at 9:30 AM on May 19, 2008


Now all we need is an asian moderator, and the secret plan for world domination will be complete.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:41 AM on May 19, 2008


(I didn't just post that publicly, did I?)
posted by Dave Faris at 9:42 AM on May 19, 2008


(No, we're in cabal-vision mode.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:48 AM on May 19, 2008


(I feel like banning someone. You want to have a throw at the old Dartboard O' Doom?)
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:49 AM on May 19, 2008


(I like how the new Dartboard automatically sifts through the users' most embarrassing Flickr photos)
posted by Burhanistan at 9:53 AM on May 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Aw, man, and I just completed the set. Now there's another one of you yahoos I have to meet? And he's overseas? I've never been overseas. I don't even know where overseas is.
posted by Eideteker at 10:31 AM on May 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


All four of us were at the Portland Mefi meetup.
posted by vacapinta at 10:39 AM on May 19, 2008


(Those poor fools, carrying on their conversation with no idea what we're up to.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:48 AM on May 19, 2008


I still regret not managing to actually properly say hello to you at the party, man. Though while for a while now I've thought of the couple head-nods-and-waves-from-opposite-sides-of-a-wall-of-drunk-mefites thing I managed as just socially insufficient, I'm going to consider them instead now to have been secret signals. Eldritch semaphore: the hoisted beer of greeting, "the day approaches"; the cheerful tipping of the invisible hat, "prepare yourself".
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:51 AM on May 19, 2008


All four of us were at the Portland Mefi meetup.

For strategic reasons, that can never happen again.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:57 AM on May 19, 2008


I OBJECT!
I can't post smut in at least three of my favorite second languages any more!!!

Plus, putting up with the deep depression of five (at least) UK mefites who were certain the nod was coming their way. Honestly it was getting like American's Next Top Idol or sumpthin'.....
posted by Wilder at 11:02 AM on May 19, 2008


Congrats, V!
You gave me a me-fi membership way back when for Xmas (I was the first guy to e-mail you after announcing you were handing out a couple for gifts) and I've been ever-grateful...
posted by Dizzy at 11:30 AM on May 19, 2008


Had to go modify my metafilter greasemonkey script, dammit!

var mfn_admins = ["mathowie", "jessamyn", "cortex", "pb", "vacapinta"];

My condolences, vacapinta. (Why would anyone CONGRATULATE you on getting stuck riding herd over this bunch of miscreants?)
posted by phearlez at 11:36 AM on May 19, 2008


All four of us were at the Portland Mefi meetup.

All five, dammit! All five! What does a poor coder have to do to get some respect around here?
posted by dersins at 11:54 AM on May 19, 2008


He has to STAY IN HIS CAGE and CODE DADDY A BEER-DELIVERY WIDGET or else he GETS THE HOSE AGAIN, is what.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:00 PM on May 19, 2008 [3 favorites]


I had the privilege of meeting each and every mod at the Portland 8 meetup. Let me tell you, vacapinta is witty and urbane and awesome in every way. He is a perfect fit for the "Midnight Mod" position. In my mind, he would sound like DJ Venus Flytrap on WKRP In Cinncinnati, with a silky-smooth delivery.
posted by Lynsey at 12:13 PM on May 19, 2008


Five to ride herd on ±70k? C'mon, if we stick together we can take them.
posted by Cranberry at 12:21 PM on May 19, 2008


All four of us were at the Portland Mefi meetup.

All five, dammit! All five! What does a poor coder have to do to get some respect around here?


FFS, helooooo...? Have you never heard of the astral plane? Are you not picking up the love vibrations? Is this mike on? I need a hug, my aura is getting all scrunched and purple here.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:06 PM on May 19, 2008


I've always thought vacapinta was the bestest, so really I'm not surprised. I welcome our new literate overlord!
posted by artifarce at 1:18 PM on May 19, 2008


Smoking weed atrophies the astral body.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:28 PM on May 19, 2008


I coulda taken Vacapinta apart! So what happens? He gets the mod job outdoors on the London Eye and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Lurker-ville! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender, instead of a bum, which is what I am. It was you, cortex.
posted by Abiezer at 2:06 PM on May 19, 2008


howiemynpbvacatex

Gotta pronounce the "pb" as letters, so it s "howee-min-pee-bee-vah-cah-tex"
posted by lysdexic at 2:29 PM on May 19, 2008


doh! forgot the apostrophe! Hope me!
posted by lysdexic at 2:30 PM on May 19, 2008


Many
Pronounced
Jubilation
Congratulations to
Vacapinta
posted by Cranberry at 3:01 PM on May 19, 2008


WAIT.
Does this mean I need yet ANOTHER mod to flip me off before I have the complete set!?
GREAT. There's no fucking way I'm going to London anytime soon, so thanks for screwing up my chances of actually completing it. No, really, thanks.

Congrats.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 3:11 PM on May 19, 2008


Hey, cool, good luck with the midnight goings-on.
posted by Tehanu at 4:15 PM on May 19, 2008


Pinta es una vaca extraterrestre quién, junto a sus amigos, viajará a la tierra con la intención de conocer el mundo humano. Son habitantes de Pintalón, un mundo situado a millones de kilómetros, más allá de Pluton.


You left out the part about how he would use his supernatural powers to solve arduous moments.

I think we're in good hands, here.
posted by Devils Rancher at 4:57 PM on May 19, 2008


mattamyntexca.

mattamyntexcap?
posted by Arturus at 6:16 PM on May 19, 2008


you people?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:50 PM on May 19, 2008


MaPaJeCoVa?
posted by Cranberry at 8:57 PM on May 19, 2008


I welcome Overlord Midnite.
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:19 PM on May 19, 2008


Vacamonta is a new pid?
posted by Catfry at 1:30 AM on May 20, 2008


I'm away for a couple of days and you appoint a Midnight Mod!? This is the best welcome-back-to-MeFi present ever!
posted by sveskemus at 3:35 AM on May 20, 2008


I'm gonna wait till the midnight hour
When the midnight mod's around
I'm gonna wait till the midnight hour
That's when my post comes tumblin' down
He's gonna take it and delete it
My purpose, he'll defeat it
In the midnight hour
Oh yeah
In the midnight hour!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:48 AM on May 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


Now what do I do with all these "Don't blame me, I voted for Loquacious" t-shirts?
posted by Dizzy at 6:58 AM on May 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now we just need an asian/australian mod.
posted by empath at 8:37 AM on May 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


mattamyntexca
mattamyntexcap
MaPaJeCoVa


dear god please make it stop tia
posted by dersins at 9:03 AM on May 20, 2008


I kind of want to do a writeup on those but, archivist's dilemma: how the hell do you search for them? I suppose I could rig up some custom db-trawlery that looks for non-dictionary words tha contain y and x? Or something. Hell.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:10 AM on May 20, 2008


That could work, depending on how much Colossal Cave Adventure discussion there's been around here.

JOKES FOR NERDS
posted by danb at 10:05 AM on May 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


New Overlord!! Fresh Fish!
fixed. Good luck and congrats, vp!
posted by not_on_display at 10:42 AM on May 20, 2008


Well eventually those who are so inclined can just type the alphabet and be covered.

Yeah, as soon as they make dfgklquz a mod, we'll be done.
posted by spiderwire at 11:59 AM on May 20, 2008


loquadgiouz would work too, if we decide to go with mafhowie or corfex.
posted by spiderwire at 12:03 PM on May 20, 2008


Oops -- I mean korfex.

All right, make it so.
posted by spiderwire at 12:04 PM on May 20, 2008


Is the Metafiltr timeout playroom going to get a new head? The head of a vacapinta? Pleeeaaase, cortex, please?
posted by Mister Cheese at 12:19 PM on May 20, 2008


Oh, man. Huh.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:39 PM on May 20, 2008


the Metafiltr timeout playroom

Holy mother of god.
posted by Tehanu at 1:22 PM on May 20, 2008


Playroom hungers for pb
posted by Cranberry at 1:53 PM on May 20, 2008


Spanish is my first language.

¿Así que de ahora en adelante podemos escribir en un idioma de verdad y no esa cosa que usan acá?
posted by signal at 3:11 PM on May 20, 2008


Ooh, can we argue about what language should be used for a weblog based in the United States? Maybe make a multi-k thread?
posted by Cranberry at 3:58 PM on May 20, 2008


So worth the $5 for the dfgklquz sockpuppet.
Fingers itching...must...stop...self...

congrats, Vacapinta!
posted by misha at 5:55 PM on May 20, 2008


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