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What's up with the ★?

On some of jessamyn's posts, I'm seeing it say "jessamyn ★" as the author. It seems to be limited to metatalk, but cortex nor matthowie have one. The wiki isn't helpful, but does mention stars. Google acts like it's been there forever, but I don't remember seeing it. Is this some sleep deprivation induced hallucination I'm having, or does someone know whats up with the star?
posted by garlic to MetaFilter-Related at 2:06 AM (146 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

The Oscars are coming soon.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:08 AM on January 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


It's my "five years as an employee" recognition. Some people get a pen set.
posted by andoatnp at 2:13 AM on January 3, 2011


There is a new Sheriff in meta town.
posted by special-k at 2:16 AM on January 3, 2011


It designates when she's speaking ex cathedra.
posted by orthogonality at 2:26 AM on January 3, 2011 [70 favorites]


Shouldn't that have happened 11 months ago then? The wiki points here where Matt says she'd been helping out for a couple weeks as of 1/25/05. Or is it typical slow HR recognition, even when it's a 5 (ish) person company? And only recognized in metatalk, where only 1% of the views come from?
posted by garlic at 2:29 AM on January 3, 2011


It's obviously a True Grit sponsorship thing. Shameless commercialism if you ask me; next thing we'll see cortex singing about the joys of Quidditch in the run up to Harry Potter: DH II.
posted by arcticseal at 3:34 AM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Matt probably thought last year was 2009.
posted by Gator at 4:06 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


What, you think jessamyn isn't a star?
posted by OmieWise at 4:10 AM on January 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


I can't see the star, just that crappy little box with illegibly tiny numbers in it. I've been through every Unicode choice in Firefox's View: Character Encoding menu, and through every choice in the Tools: Options: Content: Advanced menu; I do have Wingdings installed on the [WinXP] machine. Is it calling some other font, or something....? Please help, I feel so stupid that I can't sort this out!
posted by tomboko at 4:30 AM on January 3, 2011


Fonts that support Unicode Character 'BLACK STAR' (U+2605). I think the main one that most people have installed is Arial Unicode MS, which gets installed if you have Office. I'm pretty sure you can find it for download if you look, or try installing one of the other fonts on that list that are freeware.
posted by Rhomboid at 4:36 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


The (free) DejaVu fonts have it.
posted by XMLicious at 4:47 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Now I've got it! Many thanks.
posted by tomboko at 4:54 AM on January 3, 2011


Jessamyn
Jessamyn
Who are you? Who have you banhammered?
Jessamyn
Jessamyn
Who are you? Who have you banhammered?
Jessamyn
Superstar
Do you think you're what Mefites say you are?
Jessamyn
Superstar
Do you think you're what Mefites say you are?
posted by jonmc at 5:26 AM on January 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


"For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen in its core releasing energy that traverses the star's interior and then radiates into outer space."

Well then.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:27 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


"For at least a portion of its life, a star shines due to thermonuclear fusion of hydrogen in its core releasing energy that traverses the star's interior and then radiates into outer space."

This is the most romantic scientific description I have ever read.
posted by Think_Long at 5:54 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Jessamyn superstar
That is what you are
Comin from afar
Reachin for the stars
Run away with me to another subsite
We can rely on each other uh huh
From one meta to another uh huh
posted by biochemist at 5:58 AM on January 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


At ten years, jessamyn gets an engraved #CCCC00 watch!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:07 AM on January 3, 2011 [14 favorites]


next thing we'll see cortex singing about the joys of Quidditch

Bah. Quidditch is one of the worst invented games in the history of literature.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:17 AM on January 3, 2011 [12 favorites]


At ten years, jessamyn gets an engraved #CCCC00 watch!

Something like this, then: ⌚
posted by jedicus at 6:18 AM on January 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


The wiki isn't helpful, but does mention stars.

So I went to that page, and then I went to the one for Stan Chin's time out graphic (link broken! grr!), and then I went to the Dictionary.com definition of vituperative, which they bizarrely claim is pronounced [vahy-too-per-uh-tiv], and now I still need to know: WHAT'S WITH THE STAR?
posted by kittyprecious at 6:21 AM on January 3, 2011


Bah. Quidditch is one of the worst invented games in the history of literature.


Name 2 worse ones.
Not including Piers Anthony.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:30 AM on January 3, 2011


People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now
'Cause we are all made of stars

posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:40 AM on January 3, 2011


Name 2 worse ones.

Anbo-jitsu
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 6:43 AM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


I would like one too please, pb. Please put that at the top of your action queue.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:45 AM on January 3, 2011


The wiki points here where Matt says she'd been helping out for a couple weeks as of 1/25/05.

I became a regular "paid by the company like an official employee" employee on 1/1/06 though I'd been helping out on and off for the year previously. mathowie was all like "You should get a sabbatical" and I said "How about a gold star instead?" and here we are.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:51 AM on January 3, 2011 [55 favorites]


and I said "How about a gold star instead?" and here we are

There is no justice in this world. I also said "How about a gold star instead?" and I got bupkis.
posted by Meatbomb at 6:55 AM on January 3, 2011


To be fair, it was gold bupkis.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:58 AM on January 3, 2011 [22 favorites]


Looks orange to me.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:02 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


It was a very nice bupkis. We all talked about how much we liked it afterwards.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:02 AM on January 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


Psst mathowie, you're confusing bupkis with babka, again.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:15 AM on January 3, 2011 [9 favorites]


Hey are you going to eat the rest of that bupkis?
posted by Mister_A at 7:17 AM on January 3, 2011


Are we going to start hearing about the "star-bellied mods" now? Because, as I recall, that doesn't end well.
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:19 AM on January 3, 2011 [7 favorites]


I would like one too please, pb. Please put that at the top of your action queue.

Your star is only visible on the astral plane.
posted by atrazine at 7:31 AM on January 3, 2011


"But GenjiandProust was wrong. I’m happy to say,
That the mods got really quite smart on that day...
That day, all the mods forgot about stars and whether
They had one, or not, upon thars."
posted by ocherdraco at 7:32 AM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Meatbomb: "I would like one too please, pb. Please put that at the top of your action queue"

Brother meatbomb, do not settle! Be patient and wait for the day when you can transcend alphabetics altogether and become, simply, 🍖💣.
posted by boo_radley at 7:33 AM on January 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


cortex: "To be fair, it was gold bupkis."

also wanna say gold bupkis was the worst Bond villain.
posted by boo_radley at 7:34 AM on January 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


Hey! Whatever happened to Stan Chin's star?
posted by timeistight at 7:38 AM on January 3, 2011


Hey! Whatever happened to Stan Chin's star?

It went supernova.
posted by Sailormom at 7:59 AM on January 3, 2011


"also wanna say gold bupkis was the worst Bond villain."

"So everything he touches turns to gold, or bupkis?"

"Yup."

"This is starting to sound like the worst pitch ever. But I'm going to see what Stewart and Spiner have to say."

And wait, Blatcher's back? Under his name again? WTF? Should we care? Honestly, you people should pick a nick and stick with it.

that's right I said you people
posted by Eideteker at 8:12 AM on January 3, 2011


Us Handsome Ones do not object to such terminology.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:18 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yay BB is back!
posted by Mister_A at 8:24 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Another round of bupkis, Matt!
posted by Mister_A at 8:24 AM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Eide, you so delightfully toe the line between wonderful and horrible. Never change.
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:27 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


And welcome back BB. No more nomming a dick ink for you!
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:28 AM on January 3, 2011


jessamyn!
You're a star!
And the user base loves ya
And They flag others for faving and you ban them for posting free
And we all flag each other
Cause none of us got enough faves on our FPP
Cause that's Internets,
Kid.
posted by The Whelk at 8:29 AM on January 3, 2011


JOE GILLIS: You're Jessamyn West. You used to be in moderating. You used to be big.

JESSAMYN: I am big. It's the GRARing that got small.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:34 AM on January 3, 2011 [13 favorites]


Psst mathowie, you're confusing bupkis with babka, again.

Mmmmmmm, babka! Chocolate babka?
posted by MexicanYenta at 8:34 AM on January 3, 2011


I think we should just randomly designate half of metafilter with stars, and call them starbellies.
posted by empath at 8:43 AM on January 3, 2011


"Eide, you so delightfully toe the line between wonderful and horrible. Never change."

Wow, I might have to reinstate my profile page quote wall for that one.
posted by Eideteker at 8:45 AM on January 3, 2011


Ooooooo! Quote me! Quote me!
posted by heyho at 9:01 AM on January 3, 2011


heyho: Ooooooo! Quote me! Quote me!

Done.
posted by maryr at 9:14 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


I miss nomadicink :(
posted by Mister_A at 9:15 AM on January 3, 2011


heyho: Ooooooo! Quote me! Quote me!

Done.


Where?

Oh...
posted by empath at 9:15 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yay BB is back!

He never left.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:16 AM on January 3, 2011


it has an orangey gold that looks great contrast with michiganyellow letters
congrats jessamyn.
posted by clavdivs at 9:20 AM on January 3, 2011


He never left.

When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that Brandon Blatcher carried you.
posted by katemonster at 9:28 AM on January 3, 2011 [15 favorites]


"name two worse ones"

kosho (see THE PRISONER)
posted by wittgenstein at 9:32 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh my god! It's full of goat shit!
posted by shothotbot at 9:39 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


When you see only one set of footprints, it was then that Brandon Blatcher carried you.

I needed your thumbprint to get into the safe.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:46 AM on January 3, 2011 [14 favorites]


That's just what Jesus said, sir!
posted by shakespeherian at 9:51 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


FOOTPRINTS

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints. So I said to the Lord,

"You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?"

The Lord replied, "Well, during those times you were pretty strung out--and frankly, you were acting like so much of an asshole that I didn't want to be seen with you."
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:52 AM on January 3, 2011 [23 favorites]


shothotbot: "Oh my god! It's full of goat shit!"

Art, the boys at New American love the new manuscript, but they have a few suggestions for you that I think you ought to listen to.
posted by boo_radley at 10:00 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I demand gold stars for all mods! Or at the very least silver!
posted by Artw at 10:10 AM on January 3, 2011


Quidditch is one of the worst invented games in the history of literature.

Well, it's no Eschaton, that's for sure.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:11 AM on January 3, 2011


*shudders at the thought of Pemulis with a flying broomstick*
posted by shakespeherian at 10:18 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


That gold star should link to ASCII art of a pissing elephant.
posted by By The Grace of God at 10:23 AM on January 3, 2011


> vituperative, which they bizarrely claim is pronounced [vahy-too-per-uh-tiv],

Huh? That's how I say it. How do you say it?

Also, Jessamyn is a star.
posted by languagehat at 10:27 AM on January 3, 2011


That gold star should link to ASCII art of a pissing elephant.
posted by By The Grace of God at 12:23 PM


Or chicken sex.
posted by Sailormom at 10:34 AM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Seconding that in my idiolect, "vituperative" rhymes with "why POOP her a shiv" and interested to know how you pronounce it, kittyprecious.

Also, I am a bit appalled by the scenario that my rhyme conjures up.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:39 AM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, maybe kittyprecious pronounces the fourth syllable to rhyme with "hay". I've heard that, too.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:40 AM on January 3, 2011


I've always thought it was pronounced with a short "i" in the first syllable. I don't think I've ever actually heard it spoken, though.
posted by Gator at 10:43 AM on January 3, 2011


She's a special starflake.
posted by not_on_display at 11:03 AM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Quidditch is one of the worst invented games....

Quintet for the win.
posted by dersins at 12:19 PM on January 3, 2011


I don't see a star. Just a box with four numbers in it. I will crack the code.
posted by prefpara at 12:29 PM on January 3, 2011


At least quidditch was fully enumerated unlike say Sabaac or what ever the hell they were playing on FireFly where plums are tall (the hanging hoop game was obviously a variant of Calvinball).
posted by Mitheral at 12:30 PM on January 3, 2011


I was going to post a link to an illustration of one of Dr. Seuss' star-bellied Sneetches, but this was more adorable.
posted by blueberry at 12:38 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, if you find a comment by Jessamyn with a star, you can redeem it for a bag of Tootsie Pops!
posted by blueberry at 12:41 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


At least quidditch was fully enumerated

I'm not sure that's a vote in its favor. Quidditch treated with appropriate vagueness as to the ruleset would have been just fine—we all know it's a prop for the story anyway, none of the books were titled Harry Potter and the Intercollegiate Tournament Ladder—but the explication in detail of such a stupidly designed game makes it clear that Rowling should not be designing games. Whether that's clear to Rowling I have no idea, but where the rules of an invented game are left vague we can at least have the out of giving the author the benefit of the doubt.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:44 PM on January 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


We all know that the best invented game ever is TEGWAR, right?
posted by Sidhedevil at 12:49 PM on January 3, 2011


...the explication in detail of such a stupidly designed game makes it clear that Rowling should not be designing games.

I always figured it was satire; she's mocking team sports.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:50 PM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


I've never read the books or seen the movies, but I wonder if it's possible to square the mocking-team-sports reading with the celebrity-jock-thinks-rules-don't-apply-to-him one.
posted by box at 12:56 PM on January 3, 2011


prefpara: "I don't see a star. Just a box with four numbers in it. I will crack the code."

[19][20]
[01][18]

posted by boo_radley at 1:18 PM on January 3, 2011


Blitzball. As much for uniform as for content.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 1:56 PM on January 3, 2011


Blernsball.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:02 PM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: Why POOP her a shiv
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:19 PM on January 3, 2011


I'm pretty sure it's "Vitt You PEAR A Tiv."
posted by Mister_A at 2:23 PM on January 3, 2011


This is a nice way to start 2011.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:25 PM on January 3, 2011


How is bupkis formed?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:25 PM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


I like to say "Vipe aperitif" because I like aperitifs.
posted by everichon at 2:37 PM on January 3, 2011


I am looking for a vegetable that rhymes with "Ass Goblin," any help?
posted by Mister_A at 2:40 PM on January 3, 2011


wittgenstein: ""name two worse ones"

kosho (see THE PRISONER)
"

Fizzbin from Star Trek TOS.
posted by Splunge at 2:43 PM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ass Goblin isn't a vegetable?
posted by shakespeherian at 2:44 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


open bar, quick
posted by clavdivs at 2:47 PM on January 3, 2011


Asparagus Flan Recipe - Sformatini di Asparagi
posted by clavdivs at 2:53 PM on January 3, 2011


shakespeherian: "Blernsball"

Literature! Literature! Can't you count the legs?!
posted by boo_radley at 2:57 PM on January 3, 2011


kabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddi
posted by not_on_display at 3:06 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ass Goblin isn't a vegetable?

No, but it's halal, kosher, and OK for Lent. So enjoy!
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:24 PM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Brockian Ultra-Cricket
posted by XMLicious at 3:30 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure it's "Vitt You PEAR A Tiv."

Although languagehat has taught me that every pronunciation is right, the most commonly accepted pronunciation of "vituperative" stresses the second syllable.

The first syllable might have "i" as in "ice" or "i" as in "hit", and the second syllable might have "u" as in "plume" or "u" as in "cube", and the third syllable might be "pear" or "purr", and the fourth syllable might be "a" as in "car" or "call" or "ape", but we all agree the last syllable rhymes with "give", right?

Hell, let's all just use "contumelious" instead. Nobody knows how to pronounce that, so even playing field!
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:31 PM on January 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Aren't *all* games invented games, really?
posted by NoraReed at 3:48 PM on January 3, 2011


On the other side of the coin, which is more awesome: Eschaton or Calvinball?

Show your work.
posted by sonika at 4:01 PM on January 3, 2011


You know I actually tried playing Calvinball when I wasn't much older than Calvin, and it really doesn't work at all. NOTE: This does not mean that it wasn't, in fact, the best thing ever when Rosalyn played Calvinball.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:03 PM on January 3, 2011


I'll just wait for Nightfall...
posted by infini at 4:14 PM on January 3, 2011


interested to know how you pronounce it, kittyprecious

My IPA's pretty bad now, but [vɪ-'tu-pɹ-ə-,tɪv] or vit-'oop-urr-uh-,tiv in fake-o phonetics.

What seemed weird to me was
(1) They use "ahy" to spell out the long I [aj] sound (which differs from my short-I pronunciation, but no biggie there) and
(2) The italicized fourth syllable, which looked like it signified secondary stress and a schwa, since the alternate spellings didn't match.

Basically, their phonetic "translation" was just really idiosyncratic and unintuitive. I have nothing against alternate pronunciations. But mine is the best.
posted by kittyprecious at 4:27 PM on January 3, 2011


Brandon is noma-dink? Who knew?!
posted by deborah at 4:28 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


PS: I apparently have the correct font but cannot see the star. *weeps, gnashes teeth*
posted by deborah at 4:29 PM on January 3, 2011


mathowie was all like "You should get a sabbatical" and I said "How about a gold star instead?" and here we are.

Wheww. I was a little worried we were marking die Juden.
posted by sbutler at 4:41 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


o_O
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:56 PM on January 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


Cricket is the worst fictional game ever. As if adults are going to stand around in searing heat for five days wearing long pants and with no guarantee of a win or loss at the end. I mean, come on.
posted by Ritchie at 5:22 PM on January 3, 2011 [5 favorites]


kosho (see THE PRISONER)

Kosho demonstrated.
posted by andraste at 5:41 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


You can trust your grar
To the mod who wears a star
posted by FelliniBlank at 5:43 PM on January 3, 2011 [8 favorites]


On an unrelated note, since somehow I have had occasion to share with the Green and Blue today that I have been raped, have had an eating disorder, that I like anal sex but my husband doesn't, and that I have had two abortions, let me share with the Gray the most embarrassing confession of all--

--until I was 16, I thought that Hawaii was in the Atlantic Ocean.

I think the source of this was an atlas that I had that showed a flat projection of the US, with Alaska in an inset on the left (where the Pacific Ocean is) and Hawaii on an inset on the right (where the Atlantic Ocean is). Somehow, that image stayed in my brain and I never compared it to, say, a globe.

Until an American History class my junior year where I expressed bemusement as to why the Japanese had attacked Hawaii instead of California. Hilarity ensued for everyone but me as the depth of my ignorance was revealed.

NOW YOU KNOW ALL. My life, it is an open book. Nothing will embarrass me now, not even photos of that time when I split my pants playing kickball in third grade.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:17 PM on January 3, 2011 [9 favorites]


Cricket is the worst fictional game ever. As if adults are going to stand around in searing heat for five days wearing long pants and with no guarantee of a win or loss at the end. I mean, come on.

Given that England have just not lost in Australia for the first time in decades, I'm honour-bound to disagree with you. Normally I wouldn't, but rules are rules apparently. One of the vagaries of an unwritten constitution, along with parliamentary convention and enforced tally ho-ing.
posted by djgh at 6:27 PM on January 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


...the explication in detail of such a stupidly designed game makes it clear that Rowling should not be designing games.

I always figured it was satire; she's mocking team sports.


Or, ya know, that's why she writes books instead of creating games for a living.
posted by jmd82 at 7:30 PM on January 3, 2011


Also I think it's that Jessamyn is spicy. Because Metafilter is a menu at my local Chinese restaurant.

Jessamyn can be ordered with chicken, pork, beef or tofu. Shrimp is $2 extra.
posted by NoraReed at 7:36 PM on January 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


There is also a Greasemonkey script, mark contact contributions, that will put a gold star by the name of anyone you have as a contact, 2 gold stars if you're mutual contacts, and 1 silver star if they have you as a contact but you don't have them.
posted by IndigoRain at 8:01 PM on January 3, 2011


So since we're talking about that particular page on the wiki, the 2 graphics that gold stars were given out for are broken links. Anyone have copies?
posted by IndigoRain at 8:06 PM on January 3, 2011


PS: I apparently have the correct font but cannot see the star. *weeps, gnashes teeth*

Aw, poor you. I made you a screenshot.
posted by special-k at 8:32 PM on January 3, 2011


blueberry: "Also, if you find a comment by Jessamyn with a star, you can redeem it for a bag of Tootsie Pops!"

omg. That's not true?! So sad!
posted by Night_owl at 10:17 PM on January 3, 2011


I became a regular "paid by the company like an official employee" employee on 1/1/06 though I'd been helping out on and off for the year previously. mathowie was all like "You should get a sabbatical" and I said "How about a gold star instead?" and here we are.

Anytime I think you guys can't get any more quietly awesome, you do something like this.
posted by xingcat at 5:51 AM on January 4, 2011


deborah,

Only when you truly believe in the star will you will see the star.
posted by lukemeister at 6:24 AM on January 4, 2011


Damnit, everyone has already had all my ideas for jessamyn star song lyrics. :( Now I have to cycle through my iPod looking for something else appropriate.

This will not be a productive morning at work.
posted by Jacqueline at 7:07 AM on January 4, 2011


You can trust your grar
To the mod who wears the Star
The big bright Banhammer star!
posted by lukemeister at 10:43 AM on January 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


blueberry: "Also, if you find a comment by Jessamyn with a star, you can redeem it for a bag of Tootsie Pops"

Or, it would seem, a single mctootypoots.
posted by Splunge at 10:59 AM on January 4, 2011


What we have here is a failure to preview.
(apologies to FelliniBlank)
posted by lukemeister at 11:09 AM on January 4, 2011


[doffing Texaco cap] Your version is an improvement.
posted by FelliniBlank at 12:32 PM on January 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Everybody needs a....
posted by timsteil at 3:41 PM on January 4, 2011


Tell me when cortex gets a little 'brain' icon next to his name.
posted by bwg at 6:59 PM on January 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or a name icon next to his...

steps away from the keyboard
posted by infini at 7:03 PM on January 4, 2011


Can the star be made to link to Jessamyn's profile? Or somewhere equally fun?

TIA
posted by !Jim at 7:06 PM on January 4, 2011


Does this mean that cortex is Barney Fife?
posted by lukemeister at 7:09 AM on January 5, 2011


I thought he was Aunt Bee.
posted by Gator at 7:11 AM on January 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


It puts this comment in a whole new light, doesn't it?
posted by Kadin2048 at 1:30 PM on January 5, 2011


A digital tattoo?
posted by buzzman at 9:26 PM on January 5, 2011


Okay which joker sent me the pen set?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:00 PM on January 6, 2011 [6 favorites]


At least it wasn't a gold watch...
posted by infini at 3:35 AM on January 7, 2011


Next thing you know she will put gold stripes on her robes and get an oversized gavel.
posted by gjc at 8:03 AM on January 7, 2011


You know, if you get a mod with a gold star on it you can get a whole BAG of mods if you trade in the wrapper.
posted by NoraReed at 9:06 AM on January 7, 2011


The pen set in question.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:23 AM on January 7, 2011


I logged on here from the school computer's version whatever of IE and now the gold star is two gold bars on top of each other, like the kanji for "one" only they're the same length.
posted by NoraReed at 12:19 PM on January 7, 2011


Not to diminish the beauty or unique nature of the star, but I'd really love a star on every mod for those convenient times when I just want to flick down a MeTa post and see the mod-response. (Optional, default to off, so that new users still get suckerpunched by ninjamods!)
posted by disillusioned at 3:52 PM on January 7, 2011


Next thing you know she will put gold stripes on her robes and get an oversized gavel.

I look forward to 24-hour gavel-to-gavel banhammer-to-banhammer coverage on the MeFi Channel.
posted by lukemeister at 4:03 PM on January 7, 2011


I'd really love a star on every mod for those convenient times when I just want to flick down a MeTa post and see the mod-response.

That's one of the best features of the MeFi Navigator script -- it puts a small tag next to each moderator's name in Metatalk threads. It's not large enough to be really distracting but it's enough that it catches your eye as you scroll if you're in skim mode.
posted by Rhomboid at 5:11 PM on January 7, 2011


Whoa. Whar star? Gone far? Qatar? Myanmar? Dakar? Cote d'Ivoire? Just in car? No GRAR, MeFi tsars.

Jesus. Sorry about that fit of pseudoSeussianism. But really, where'd the Jessamyn gold star go?
posted by gingerest at 6:17 PM on January 9, 2011


I only have it in MetaTalk, don't want to cause a riot.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:18 PM on January 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I only have it in MetaTalk, don't want to cause a riot.

Would a noisy block party be ok?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:06 AM on January 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


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