sorry i was made these purchase because a error... September 11, 2011 1:29 PM   Subscribe

shop.metafilter.com seems to be broken. There's only one option, and it's not available for sale.

Can we get some decorative metafilter beanplates or other schwag up in this?
posted by TheNewWazoo to Feature Requests at 1:29 PM (119 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Its not broken. They are out of stock.
posted by hal_c_on at 1:30 PM on September 11, 2011


We'll be gearing up the holiday store in another few months [here's a link, all stuff may not be available] but yeah I think we're just out of everything. Might be a good time to talk about schwag people wold like.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:33 PM on September 11, 2011


Any reason why there isn't a 24-7 web store?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:39 PM on September 11, 2011


Rubber cortex doll, and when you pull the string it says a funny deletion reason.

Gotta be life size, though.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 1:40 PM on September 11, 2011 [13 favorites]


Any reason why there isn't a 24-7 web store?

You mean year round? I think because it's non-trivial to maintain and the only time we really see people asking for/about it is holidaytime. That said, the link works 24/7, we're just not actively maintaining the links that are on that page. Maybe we'll get started earlier this year. I always like putting it together even though it's a weird dump of little footley work when it happens [not just adding people's stores but making sure they fit the guidelines and then people have weird little edits they need made or their content is way too long and needs editing or whatever].
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:45 PM on September 11, 2011


If you're taking requests, a hoodie would be good. Maybe you've sold them before and I didn't notice. I'd wear it around the office (aka my living room) all the time.
posted by feloniousmonk at 1:46 PM on September 11, 2011 [23 favorites]


Velvet Prince Albert slippers with a [+] on one foot and a [!] on the other.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 1:49 PM on September 11, 2011 [32 favorites]


Oh gosh I would like both of those things a considerable amount.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:52 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter - the breakfast cereal! MetaFilter - the flamethrower!
posted by XMLicious at 1:55 PM on September 11, 2011 [6 favorites]


Make sure the [!] is on your dominant foot so you can flag people in real life.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 1:56 PM on September 11, 2011 [9 favorites]


Now that I'm finally gainfully employed, I'd just like the opportunity to buy a MetaFilter clothing item, period.

(I'm still pouty that I've missed out on all the previous sales in the past 3 years.)
posted by hippybear at 1:57 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn, I was thinking about something automated/just-in-time like Cafepress. Pretty much runs itself if I've understood the concept correctly.

Did someone say requests...?

Here are some slogans I would like to see on a t-shirt, preferably set against a professional background color:
Metafilter: Can I get my five dollars back?
Metafilter: SILENCED ALL MY LIFE.
Metafilter: As much spouse as you can eat

If we're talking about designs, how about a t-shirt that looks like a profile page? Or what about a t-shirt with a great Mefi anecdote or quote?
posted by Foci for Analysis at 1:59 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh gosh I would like both of those things a considerable amount.

Sign me up for both as well - I rarely wear one slipper anyway.
posted by Dr Dracator at 1:59 PM on September 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


I liked the idea of the—admittedly sure to be insanely expensive—username/number baseball jerseys being resurrected. Even though I know I wouldn't wear mine out of the house because I'd have to 'splain things to everyone in the grocery store.
posted by theredpen at 2:01 PM on September 11, 2011


Foci for Analysis: I've suggested that before... apparently there are lingering issues about the quality of the final product which keeps mathowie from setting up such a thing.

*weeping and gnashing of teeth*
posted by hippybear at 2:03 PM on September 11, 2011


shop.metafilter.com

Are there other subsites which do not appear in the nav bar?
posted by troll at 2:06 PM on September 11, 2011 [6 favorites]


"should I eat this" plates.
posted by tomswift at 2:06 PM on September 11, 2011 [33 favorites]


Velvet Prince Albert slippers with a [+] on one foot and a [!] on the other.

You wear a slipper on your Prince Albert? Wait, you wear two slippers on your Prince Albert(s)? My, um, hat is off to you, sir!
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:09 PM on September 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


My, um, hat is off to you, sir!

Or at least is turned backwards so the bill doesn't get in the way.
posted by hippybear at 2:10 PM on September 11, 2011 [7 favorites]


As for requests, it may not be our proudest moment, but I still like this.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:12 PM on September 11, 2011


so the bill doesn't get in the way.

I've yet to see a hat with a bill that long. LADIES THE LINE FORMS TO THE LEFT!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 2:14 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


LADIES THE LINE FORMS TO THE LEFT!

Or, given the plural, to the left and right. But, I suppose, a gentleman never tells tales, and only your hairdresser knows for sure.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:15 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sockpuppets.

Not sockpuppet accounts, silly, those are already for sale. I'm talking about actual little MeFi-themed sockpuppets.

Hotcakes, I tell ya!
posted by carsonb at 2:16 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


More like you've yet to meet a true talent for whom it would be a problem.

Is the line for ladies only?
posted by hippybear at 2:16 PM on September 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


You'll have to ask my hairdresser Al, of Al's All-Nude Barbershop.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 2:20 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


What about those awesome FLAG IT AND MOVE ON shirts that someone posted about? (they were in the style of KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON signs.) I'd love one of those.
posted by tomboko at 2:24 PM on September 11, 2011 [22 favorites]


I would like socks. Not puppets. real socks. I would like tilings of blue and grew with orange unvisited href colors.
posted by bleary at 2:34 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


tomboko: "What about those awesome FLAG IT AND MOVE ON shirts that someone posted about? (they were in the style of KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON signs.) I'd love one of those."

Oh, this!! I would even wear that to teh grocery store.
posted by theredpen at 2:41 PM on September 11, 2011


What about a "This won't wendell" shirt?
posted by quiet coyote at 2:49 PM on September 11, 2011


I don't feel like I've been around here long enough to use the "wendell" but it has crept into my mental language when I see a terrible idea IRL.
posted by maryr at 2:54 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Any reason why there isn't a 24-7 web store?

My understanding is that then they'd be obligated to sell Slurpees as well.
posted by blueberry at 3:02 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Nthing the desire to purchase gratuitous MeFi swag.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 3:05 PM on September 11, 2011


I would love something silly and subtle, like a "plate of beans" magnet/keychain/sticker so if I saw it on someone's desk/cubicle/keys/whatever, I'd be all like, "YAY! Fellow Mefite!"
posted by NoraCharles at 3:15 PM on September 11, 2011


Motherfucker, pre-dumped
posted by Beardman at 3:28 PM on September 11, 2011


Are there other subsites which do not appear in the nav bar?

I don't think so. The shop reappears when there is stuff to sell, likewise the mall.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:40 PM on September 11, 2011


Baby stuff! Mefites are breeding everywhere!

Specifically, a onesie with a little [+]. Then you can poke it with your finger and say "you're my favorite! Yes you are!" and then the baby will giggle.
posted by the young rope-rider at 3:58 PM on September 11, 2011 [46 favorites]


More "special snowflake" shirts pls. Mine is wearing out
posted by Maximian at 4:01 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


jessamynAdmin: "Are there other subsites which do not appear in the nav bar?

I don't think so. The shop reappears when there is stuff to sell, likewise the mall"

Ten?
posted by namewithoutwords at 4:02 PM on September 11, 2011


Are there Mefites for sale? 'cause that would good on the mantle.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:04 PM on September 11, 2011


Rubber cortex doll

Why settle for a doll when the gholas are so reasonably priced?
posted by Meatbomb at 4:05 PM on September 11, 2011


Would you like those mounted?
posted by dg at 4:05 PM on September 11, 2011


Sockpuppets.

One of these days I'll make a sockpuppet video podcast, various socks decorated as me and Jess and Matt just gabbing about whatever the fuck in some lazy Sifl & Olly throwback action.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:06 PM on September 11, 2011 [15 favorites]


One of these days I'll make a sockpuppet video podcast, various socks decorated as me and Jess and Matt just gabbing about whatever the fuck in some lazy Sifl & Olly throwback action.

Something tells me that this could be a project going back through all the podcasts, using them for the audio.

Sadly, I only have two hands, otherwise I'd start on this tonight.
posted by hippybear at 4:09 PM on September 11, 2011


The shop reappears when there is stuff to sell, likewise the mall.

This is disturbing like something out of Harry Potter.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:22 PM on September 11, 2011 [8 favorites]


Brandon Blatcher: "Are there Mefites for sale? 'cause that would good on the mantle."

dg: "Would you like those mounted?"

No, just shaking hands would be sufficient.
posted by not_on_display at 4:29 PM on September 11, 2011 [5 favorites]


OOH! There should be a magic 8 ball-like-thing with the die inside having answers such as:
"DTMFA"
"Don't eat it"
"Get Therapy"
etc.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 4:31 PM on September 11, 2011 [18 favorites]


If you do the hoodies, can they please be zip-up ones? I would really want a mefi hoodie but the ones that pull over the head always manage to pull off my glasses.

(Ideally, it would be like the Achewood 'WHAT WE NEED MORE OF IS SCIENCE' hoodie that is now discontinued. Nice solid zipper, thickish material.)
posted by subbes at 4:41 PM on September 11, 2011 [7 favorites]


Actually, at the last MaxFunCon, I met the folks behind Topatoco that do all the shirts for online comics sites and they said they'd love to handle MeFi shirts if I sent them some designs. I got sick of doing it all myself at home, maintaining inventory, printing receipts, and stuffing envelopes, so basically all that boring stuff is done for me and I still get a decent enough cut of the sale.

So basically we just need some new design ideas and we could theoretically print them fairly easily.

Anyone got any ideas for a shirt? I'd pay $200 for any designs we actually use.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:50 PM on September 11, 2011 [10 favorites]


I would like an "I grepped the infodump" t-shirt, but I don't think that it has mass appeal.
posted by Quonab at 4:55 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


Actually, at the last MaxFunCon, I met the folks behind Topatoco

Oh neat!

I would like an "I grepped the infodump" t-shirt

Or maybe just "DATAWANKER".
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:58 PM on September 11, 2011


Oh look! Topatoco has onesies!

I would like to reiterate my idea for the [+] onesie! You don't even have to pay me $200!
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:59 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


I think "GRAR" is one obvious one.
posted by subbes at 5:05 PM on September 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


Anyone got any ideas for a shirt?


(MeFi logo)

ALL MY LIFE
posted by mintcake! at 5:07 PM on September 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


Or GRAR/SCHMOOPY, a la the PRO SKUB/ANTI-SKUB shirts from PBF.
posted by subbes at 5:07 PM on September 11, 2011


(Actually I would buy a shirt featuring Whelk's grar monster cartoon with maximum joy.)
posted by mintcake! at 5:09 PM on September 11, 2011 [4 favorites]


Baby stuff! Mefites are breeding everywhere!

Specifically, a onesie with a little [+]. Then you can poke it with your finger and say "you're my favorite! Yes you are!" and then the baby will giggle.


Here is where I reiterate my phenomenal idea for a [more inside] maternity t-shirt.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:21 PM on September 11, 2011 [22 favorites]


Yeah, I made a more inside maternity shirt at Cafepress, many years ago. It was tough to get the text displayed in the right spot using Cafepress' limited tools.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:34 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I made a more inside maternity shirt at Cafepress, many years ago. It was tough to get the text displayed in the right spot using Cafepress' limited tools.

I thought I had seen it somewhere before when the idea occurred to me (last time we were having a t-shirt ideas thread), but when I dug through the archives I couldn't find any reference to it.

I love my "I [+] MetaFilter" t-shirt. Perhaps that could make a comeback?
posted by Rock Steady at 6:12 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


"There's only one option, and it's not available for sale"... same as in town.
posted by tomswift at 6:19 PM on September 11, 2011


Seems like as good a place as any to mention Woot's t-shirt for today, 9/11/11, which is arguably mefi-related.
posted by crunchland at 7:03 PM on September 11, 2011


Four-pack of accounts, same as downtown.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:44 PM on September 11, 2011


Still waiting for my "Increased GRAR levels harsh my general lifebuzz" shirt, preferably in Mefi blue with the logo on it somewhere.
posted by IndigoRain at 8:31 PM on September 11, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ideally, it would be like the Achewood 'WHAT WE NEED MORE OF IS SCIENCE' hoodie that is now discontinued.

Do you have one of those? I printed your shirt!
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:26 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


I want a shirt that says, "Why, cortex, why??" on it.
posted by katyggls at 10:34 PM on September 11, 2011 [1 favorite]


Requests:

Reversible shirt, with GRAR on one side, and SHMOOPY on the other, to warn everyone who comes into contact with me which mood I am in on a given day.

Cortex doll should come with a big donut.

Vacapinta doll comes with a passport.

pb doll comes with a copy of the Matrix.

Jessamyn doll comes with a library card.

Matthowie doll comes with an intern sidekick.

Metafilter cat toy, shaped like a fish, with a pants holder.

Metafilter pony stuffed plush. I would name mine, "Magic." Because friendship is magic, you guys! Awwww.
posted by misha at 10:53 PM on September 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


How about a "MetaFilter: just add _______" t-shirt?
posted by arcticseal at 11:30 PM on September 11, 2011


At one point hoodies were for sale, because I have one.

And youuu dooon't! Neener neener neener!
posted by deborah at 12:25 AM on September 12, 2011


Can we have a hoody that says "It's Fine to Eat Your Mother Fucking Therapist"? Maybe in the shape of a cat?
posted by Ahab at 2:28 AM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Everyone needs a hug."
posted by kinetic at 3:59 AM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


My order from the last round went lost in the mail, so if you ever consider the shirts with the favorite mark as part of a general catalog thing, I'd order another one.
posted by ersatzkat at 4:03 AM on September 12, 2011


Favorite and flag shot glasses
posted by The Whelk at 4:18 AM on September 12, 2011


Oh yeah, the Grar Monster....
posted by The Whelk at 4:23 AM on September 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


DTMA liner bags for trash cans.
posted by MuffinMan at 7:08 AM on September 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Or diapers.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:09 AM on September 12, 2011


Any idea I had would e text-based (Imaginary Internet Friend, Friend Of Matt) cause my ability to generate new visual ideas as rotted away from the inside like a cantalope on the sidewalk, but if anyone has any doodle ideas I'd be happy to sketch them out.

Hmm maybe variants on the Grar creature? A happy one! With favorites for eyes!
posted by The Whelk at 7:51 AM on September 12, 2011


Something other than t-shirts... because I've never even gotten around to wearing the [+] one I got last time.
posted by smackfu at 8:01 AM on September 12, 2011


Or GRAR/SCHMOOPY

I see a man. A man on a motorcycle. A man on a motorcycle with gloves on. A man on a motorcycle with gloves on that read 'GRAR' and 'SMŪP' across the knuckles.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:15 AM on September 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


'GRAR' and 'SMŪP' across the knuckles.

Now watch, and I'll show you the story of MetaTalk. Those fingers, dear hearts, is always a-warring and a-tugging, one agin t'other. Now watch 'em! Old brother left hand, left hand he's a fighting, and it looks like schmoopy's a goner. But wait a minute! Hot dog, schmoopy's a-winning! Yessirree! It's schmoopy that's won, and old left hand grar is down for the count!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:24 AM on September 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


A shirt for my rabbit that said "hoppitamoppita" would be excellent, though I suspect I might be the only one in that particular demographic.
posted by quin at 9:03 AM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I vote for a shirt that simply says "Metafilter's own" on the front.
posted by schmod at 9:21 AM on September 12, 2011 [17 favorites]


The shop reappears when there is stuff to sell, likewise the mall.

This is disturbing like something out of Harry Potter.

Or the Soviet Union! When I was there in 1986, there'd be a store that said, say, "Ice Cream" but it would be closed all the time. And then, suddenly, with no warning, they'd get a delivery of bunch of trays of these pre-made ice cream cones, one little scoop of vanilla for 5 kopeks, and a line would form out of nowhere and we'd all pay our 5 kopeks and get our little ice cream cone from the cardboard tray, and in less than 10 minutes all the cones would be gone and the store would close again and the people who were still in line would silently disperse.
posted by not that girl at 9:48 AM on September 12, 2011 [9 favorites]


Imma go mock some of this up - What font is the Metafilter logo in
posted by The Whelk at 9:56 AM on September 12, 2011


Comic Sans Italic.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:59 AM on September 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Papyrus, right?
posted by The Whelk at 10:00 AM on September 12, 2011


Do it in Ruritania, just to be sure.
posted by cashman at 10:03 AM on September 12, 2011


Yeah Payrus, but don't forget the drop shadow.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:05 AM on September 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Neutraface All The Words
posted by The Whelk at 10:08 AM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


[has favorites +][!] would look nice as peel n stick for a car's rear window...or just the [+]
posted by davejay at 11:26 AM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


something to contrast with those annoying hand grenade rear window decals
posted by davejay at 11:27 AM on September 12, 2011


Papyrus, right?
Yeah Payrus, but don't forget the drop shadow.

Pfft.
posted by Glinn at 11:59 AM on September 12, 2011


Wingdings.
posted by maryr at 12:03 PM on September 12, 2011


"Your women. I want to buy your women. The little girl, your daughters... sell them to me. Sell me your children!"
posted by Slap*Happy at 12:19 PM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would pay all of my moneys for a shirt printed with "Metafilter: Aeno expus updere. I might be the only one, but I hope not.

I also covet having something with the full text of Outside, though perhaps it needs to be a Snuggy to fit that amount of text.
posted by vers at 1:15 PM on September 12, 2011


Whelllllllllllk, y u do dis
posted by subbes at 2:12 PM on September 12, 2011 [8 favorites]


I would buy many of these. I would buy many of them so hard.
posted by exlotuseater at 4:23 PM on September 12, 2011


Okay, here are some quick shirt ideas, colors are up in the air, and I'm using Nevis which has the fun of being modern-looking and free. There's also a quick sketch for the FAVORITES monster - So here ya are.
posted by The Whelk at 4:28 PM on September 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


I like how the favourites monster appears to be quivering with delighted anticipation.
posted by elizardbits at 4:32 PM on September 12, 2011


Shirt slogan:

Metafilter: It was deleted instantly. No one can ever discuss it and no one will ever know.
posted by misha at 4:56 PM on September 12, 2011


One of my ideas was related to misha's. A red "This shirt has been deleted" box.
posted by cashman at 5:06 PM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, I like the idea of a red deleted box shirt of some kind!
posted by misha at 5:17 PM on September 12, 2011


Still want the baseball jersey. Still. Notice I said still?
posted by white_devil at 7:41 PM on September 12, 2011


I would so spring for a baseball jersey with my name and # on the back.

Also..."$5 n00b" lapel pins.
posted by arcticseal at 11:28 PM on September 12, 2011


I think the only way to solve the jersey thing is to make the jerseys and then people are responsible for getting their own user number on the back.
posted by cashman at 6:37 AM on September 13, 2011


How do we not have pins? I would buy pins.
posted by The Whelk at 6:47 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


There should be a new section of Metafilter with a non-ugly color so that shirts can be made with it. I thought I liked the grey but it turned out too light for my tastes. Music is a darker grey, so how about Music shirts?
posted by smackfu at 6:54 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


(cough AskMe green)
posted by The Whelk at 7:21 AM on September 13, 2011


I always forget that Metafilter has a godawful color scheme. Years ago, I installed this stylesheet, and never looked back.
posted by schmod at 9:35 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


How about a shirt that says "Professional White T-Shirt"
posted by 2bucksplus at 3:48 PM on September 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


Just about every time I wear my "everyone needs a hug" shirt at work some stranger says something about what a great shirt it is.
posted by mediareport at 3:57 PM on September 13, 2011


One Word, One Amazing Idea: SpiritHoods.
This is what all the hippest kids are wearing these days, trust me. Maybe we could some etsy indentured craftsperson to rustle up some cheap-o metafilter branded spirithood knockoffs. we'd need at least one mefi mascot animal of some sort though.
posted by Bwithh at 6:09 PM on September 13, 2011


and here are some actual, mostly but not all yikes-y, Etsy spirithood knockoffs to prove I'm not just babbling on
posted by Bwithh at 6:11 PM on September 13, 2011


anything with eyes that goes on my head better be a real goddamned bear cloak
posted by The Whelk at 6:18 PM on September 13, 2011


I want a HURF DURF BUTTER EATER shirt. Me and Julia Childs love butter.
posted by bebrave! at 7:18 PM on September 13, 2011


How do we not have pins? I would buy pins.

Call mattdidthis (or whatever his current handle is) and ask if he has any [+] pins left. I think he's the guy what did 'em, and therefore I think I made him give me one as a condition to entry at our cortex/Beatles Rockband house party a few years ago. But maybe it was AmbrosiaVoyeur, and I won't tell you what I did for her to get one.
posted by carsonb at 8:39 PM on September 13, 2011


I would very much like to see a shirt advertising cat-scan.com as if it were a real business ("For all of your cat-wedging needs! No questions asked!").
posted by Sibrax at 8:55 PM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


whatever mattdidthat is calling himself these days he's still the wondrous creator of the laminated Metafilter ID I carry around in my wallet and HEART.
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 PM on September 13, 2011


I have a spirithood knock-off that a friend gave me last year. It's very cosy but Mrs. A seems to have appropriated it. It does bring out the animal in you though, arcticcat looks at me quizzically from his perch if I wear it.
posted by arcticseal at 12:02 AM on September 14, 2011


I have a cheapo Halloween cat hat - it's a beanie with ears and eyes and whiskers on it that I found for $3 at Michael's. The ears are felt.

When I wear it, my cat flips. out. At least, when I wear it with the ears up. If I fold the ears down, she doesn't seem to notice. It's very odd.
posted by maryr at 7:31 AM on September 15, 2011


Any updates with this?
posted by cashman at 9:57 AM on September 19, 2011


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