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June 12, 2012 1:34 AM   Subscribe

Summer is not just the time for a MetaTalk queue. It also brings June 13.

Metafilter is undoubtedly my favourite place to hang out on the internet. The moderators are a huge part of making that possible.

Thank you, mathowie, jessamyn, cortex, restless nomad, taz, pb (and vacapinta), for all the work you do to make this place so wonderful, and the patience with which you do it.

MeFi mods rock!
posted by bardophile to MetaFilter-Related at 1:34 AM (96 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Too soon?

(I kid, I kid...Happy mods day, y'all!)
posted by iamkimiam at 1:44 AM on June 12, 2012


I'd like to thank my parents, my husband and my dog, without whom this great honor would not be possible, and I'd like to add that any concurrence of dates with Secret Paint Huffing Mefite Cabal Day is purely coincidental. Or possibly impurely intentional, and, of course, I love you all!

*blows kisses, swishes ridiculously long train of fancy ballgown, falls off podium*
posted by taz (staff) at 1:46 AM on June 12, 2012 [20 favorites]


Yay!
posted by Jofus at 1:51 AM on June 12, 2012


I moderately approve of this message.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:54 AM on June 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


I demand that cortex delivers his speech in the form of song.
posted by Mikey-San at 2:14 AM on June 12, 2012


If June 13 is Mods day when is Rockers day?
posted by MuffinMan at 2:43 AM on June 12, 2012 [8 favorites]


Buy the Bubbly! You've got one day.
posted by Namlit at 2:45 AM on June 12, 2012


You know, I used to work a salaried job and when I did I wasn’t lucky enough to have a job that society deemed day worthy. Yeah, the mods work hard, but so do the people working at McDonald’s but you don’t feel the need to give them a special day do you? Well why not?
posted by three blind mice at 3:43 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I know it's completely irrational, but I truly thought you were talking about our birthdays when you posted this.

In that regard, having for our moderators these revered Æsir, fertilising the rich loam of our thoughts with the tart urea of their prudence and the lusty blood-and-bone of their encouragement is the best present a person could wish for.

Except for world peace and stuff, but it already has a day that's someone else's birthday.
posted by smoke at 4:04 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


But every day is People Working at McDonald's Day!
posted by marxchivist at 4:05 AM on June 12, 2012


I can't come up with anything witty. Cheers, mods, for making this a downright vigorously enjoyable place for me to while away the hours.
posted by knile at 4:35 AM on June 12, 2012


Am I on a different calendar than the rest of the world? It IS June 12th today, right?
posted by Grither at 4:39 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


As always, thanks for all the deleting everything and stuff.
posted by crunchland at 4:51 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I keep thinking all these Metatalk threads are about me. But no, they're not. They're not.
posted by Summer at 4:56 AM on June 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


but so do the people working at McDonald’s but you don’t feel the need to give them a special day do you? Well why not?

Well, um there's always May Day and Labor Day and I even think there's a foodservice worker's day in September, so it's not like the McD's people aren't covered...wait are you being silly or are you seriously bugged about this? I left my snark meter at the gym and honestly can't tell.
posted by Doleful Creature at 6:05 AM on June 12, 2012


Is there a collective noun for mods? I mean, is the correct sentence:

We have a great bunch of mods?
We have a great group of mods?
We have a great gaggle of mods?
We have a great pod of mods?
We have a great troupe of mods?

or, of course:

"Look at that bunch of mods!"
"Herd."
"Heard of what?"
"Heard of mods."
"Sure I have heard of mods; I keep complaining about them on MeTa!"
"No, no, a mod herd!
"What do I care what a mod heard? I've got no secrets to keep from mods!"
[General banning]
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:08 AM on June 12, 2012 [74 favorites]


As near as I can tell it's the 12th here and where bardophile is, so I think she is just giving us a jump on the holiday so people can get their shopping done. And thank you!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:09 AM on June 12, 2012


Is this entire thread an hilarious jest, the comprehension and appreciation of which is limited to a select and elite few? A day for celebrating moderators must be the most pathetic and disgusting proposal that has ever been put forward on the MetaTalk agenda. I demand that the original poster hereof should immediately commence feeling ashamed of his- or herself to an UNPRECEDENTED degree.

Those notorious comment-cutters and post-pruners that we have entitled "moderators" should NOT be celebrated with a day-long period of exultant praise.

No - an entire MONTH of festivities is not enough for this team of heroes and himroes. A YEAR of worship would not scrape the merest centime from the vast debt they are owed. A LUSTRUM of our devotion would only amount to a rubbery FART in their sacred and majestic faces.

I therefore propose that the mods be replaced by me, and as the new supreme leader of MetaFilter I shall immediately announce a permanent state of emergency worship, also of me. It is a heavy burden that I take up, but I am sure you can all suffer under it. Please therefore vote #1 quidnunc kid in November and prepare bardophile for human sacrifice - I very much intend to be a jealous God.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 6:12 AM on June 12, 2012 [11 favorites]


jessamyn: "As near as I can tell it's the 12th here and where bardophile is, so I think she is just giving us a jump on the holiday so people can get their shopping done. And thank you!"

Yes, and don't forget about the people who spend Moderator's Day Eve with one side of their family and then bundle all the kids in the car early in the morning to spend Moderator's Day itself with the in-laws.

Truly, thanks again to all the moderators for making this such a fantastic community.

The one year I remember to put "Post a Moderator's Day thread to MeTa" on my calendar for June 13th and I get sniped 20 hours too early.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:14 AM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


Mods! You're great!

I wasn't sure what to get you. So I got you $50 for a charity of your choice. Thanks for being so patient and hardworking with all of us. Tell me where to send this, and I promise I will not include a cartoon of me and cortex being best friends. Wait. What?
posted by lazaruslong at 6:50 AM on June 12, 2012


Is there a collective noun for mods?

Cabal, obviously?
posted by Dr Dracator at 6:52 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Is there a collective noun for mods

It is obviously not 'cabal.' there is no cabal. A pack of commenters is a 'snark,' a group of posters is a 'blather,' but for mods?

A 'banc' would be my suggestion.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:54 AM on June 12, 2012


FUCK YEAH MODERATORS.

Not just Moderately Awesome.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:54 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


umm...yeah...it's all this time in the desert... you lose all sense of time...
posted by bardophile at 6:57 AM on June 12, 2012


Happy Mod Day! You guys are awesome.
posted by insectosaurus at 7:16 AM on June 12, 2012


Yay! Moderation!

[Seriously, you guys are pretty great. I hold MeFi up as a paragon of moderation to any fool who will listen to me for two minutes]
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 7:34 AM on June 12, 2012


I hold MeFi up as a paragon of moderation to any fool who will listen to me for two minutes

As do I. MeFi is the only place on the net where I ever comment on anything. I appreciate your efforts in making this an awesome place to hang out.
posted by King Bee at 8:05 AM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


What's the unofficial-official food of Moderator's Day? I mean, we have turkey for (American) Thanksgiving, stuff on the grill for the 4th of July, and lamb on Easter (oh, the weirdness)...so what shall we consume on Moderator's Day?

aside from copious amounts of adult beverages
posted by cooker girl at 8:10 AM on June 12, 2012


What are the traditional mods day gifts? Whiskey drinks and chocolate bars?
posted by The Whelk at 8:13 AM on June 12, 2012


What are the traditional mods day gifts?

Courteous and helpful poster behavior. For the whole day!
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:43 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


For just one day Rose, one day, nobody is an asshat!
posted by The Whelk at 9:04 AM on June 12, 2012 [6 favorites]


Judging from typical MeTa posts, I think a murder of mods is the obvious grouping designation.
posted by owtytrof at 9:33 AM on June 12, 2012


Yay! Moderation!

I read this to the tune of "Hey Macarena". You're welcome.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:50 AM on June 12, 2012 [7 favorites]


Happy Moderaters Day to the mods. Please delete this comment, think of it as cutting into your birthday cake, see it as my gift to you.
posted by marienbad at 10:05 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is there a collective noun for mods

Judging from my experience at post-convention parties, it is "a couch of mods."
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 10:29 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


CAN'T CELEBRATE WITHOUT CAPS LOCK
posted by cavalier at 10:36 AM on June 12, 2012


CAPS LOCK DANCE OFF
posted by The Whelk at 10:36 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Is there a collective noun for mods

A Zod of mods.

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:37 AM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


I love you all, you're great people. I don't know how you do it.
posted by cashman at 10:43 AM on June 12, 2012


I support this wholeheartedly. Thank you mods!
posted by pahalial at 10:48 AM on June 12, 2012


CAN'T CELEBRATE WITHOUT CAPS LOCK

CAPS LOCK DANCE OFF


Whoah, guys, easy now. All things in moderation.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:15 AM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


At least they didn't go for

CAPS LOCK, PANTS OFF
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:25 AM on June 12, 2012


You can't say "happiness" without "penis".
posted by Burhanistan at 12:28 PM on June 12, 2012


Is there a collective noun for mods?

I suggest "a patience of mods."
posted by anotherpanacea at 12:31 PM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


patients?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:32 PM on June 12, 2012


And you can't say penis without pen.
posted by The Whelk at 12:32 PM on June 12, 2012


What's the unofficial-official food of Moderator's Day? I mean, we have turkey for (American) Thanksgiving, stuff on the grill for the 4th of July, and lamb on Easter (oh, the weirdness)...so what shall we consume on Moderator's Day?

Pie, obviously.
posted by jokeefe at 1:03 PM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


The moderators are underappreciated and even I probably give them more guff than they surely deserve. Hooray mods!

Also, I'm highly pleased that the very next comment after the one proposing Mods' Day was me talking about the violence inherent in the system.
posted by chimaera at 1:50 PM on June 12, 2012


Unfortunately, MetaFilter Bring Donuts To Work Day falls on a Saturday, this year (the 16th). WHAT TO DO? Split it into MBDTWD (traditional) and MBDTWD (observed)? I say I observe it Monday the 18th.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:01 PM on June 12, 2012


Congrats GenjiandProust for making MetaTalk's 1,000,000th comment.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:12 PM on June 12, 2012 [5 favorites]


Thank you mods! :) Without you Metafilter would not be the place that it is.
posted by royalsong at 2:15 PM on June 12, 2012


Congrats GenjiandProust for making MetaTalk's 1,000,000th comment.

Wow, un-ironic golf clap.
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:21 PM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


And now the sensuous pagan ritual can begin.
posted by The Whelk at 2:31 PM on June 12, 2012 [3 favorites]


So the millionth comment is on metatalk, the part of the site that talks about the site, and the millionth comment is a discussion of not merely site administration, not merely the terms for site administration, but a idle, James-Lipton-esque speculative penseé on the proper collective term that one would use to describe a hypothetical gathering of administrators?




Perfect.
posted by Diablevert at 2:36 PM on June 12, 2012 [17 favorites]


Clearly it should be a banned of mods.
posted by maryr at 3:01 PM on June 12, 2012 [14 favorites]


niiiiice!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:02 PM on June 12, 2012


LobsterMitten: " I read this to the tune of "Hey Macarena". You're welcome."

....There’s only one Professor Macarona D. Thau (Bug), D. Maus (Chubb), Magistaludorum (QIS), Octavium (Hons), PHGK (Blit), DMSK, Mack, D. Thau (Bra), Visiting Professor in Chickens (Jahn the Conqueror University (Floor 2, Shrimp Packers Building,Genua)), Primo Octo (Deux), Visiting Professor of Blit/Slood Exchanges (Al Khali), KCbfJ, Reciprocating Professor of Blit Theory (Unki), D. Thau (Unki), Didimus Supremius (Unki), Emeritus Professor in Blit Substrate Determinations (Chubb), Chair of Blit and Music Studies (Quirm College for Young Ladies)....
posted by zarq at 3:07 PM on June 12, 2012


Is there a collective noun for mods?

Squad.
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:39 PM on June 12, 2012 [10 favorites]


Is there a collective noun for mods?

I vote for "a roundel of mods" or "a wellering of mods." (But then, I'm predictable that way.)
posted by scody at 3:47 PM on June 12, 2012


Can we all get an "achievement unlocked" banner? Just for the day?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:55 PM on June 12, 2012


Yay mods! You are the secret sauce on the MeFi burger.
posted by benito.strauss at 4:04 PM on June 12, 2012


What's the unofficial-official food of Moderator's Day?

I can't decide between pizza and doughnuts. Pizza flavored doughnuts? Bavarian cream chocolate pizza?

Happy June 13th, mods.
posted by francesca too at 4:52 PM on June 12, 2012


I think it needs to have bacon in it, no matter what.
posted by crunchland at 5:44 PM on June 12, 2012


Surely someone out there makes a pizza doughnut.

Ah, there we go, thank you, South Korea. Your dramas have taught me that you can make over anything.
posted by maryr at 5:51 PM on June 12, 2012


I'll keep it short and sweet: thank you, moderators.
posted by sciencegeek at 6:01 PM on June 12, 2012


> What's the unofficial-official food of Moderator's Day? I mean, we have turkey for (American) Thanksgiving, stuff on the grill for the 4th of July, and lamb on Easter (oh, the weirdness...so what shall we consume on Moderator's Day?

> Pie, obviously.

> I can't decide between pizza and doughnuts. Pizza flavored doughnuts? Bavarian cream chocolate pizza?


Bean pie?

cortex has pictures (with sheep cheese and diced grar). Looks yummy!
posted by nangar at 6:03 PM on June 12, 2012


cooker girl: "lamb on Easter (oh, the weirdness)"

I eat rabbit for dinner on Easter. And then I have carrot cake for dessert. What? Why are you looking at me like that?


I think the Moderator's Day food should be pancakes. With whiskey-laced bacon maple syurp. You're welcome.
posted by Night_owl at 6:32 PM on June 12, 2012


Hail to thee for keeping this ship together, thou mods. I shall lift a beer in your honor.
posted by koucha at 6:55 PM on June 12, 2012


Much like crows, it's a murder.

A murder of mods.
posted by modernnomad at 7:21 PM on June 12, 2012


A band. A band of mods.


...because it sounds like banned?
posted by slimepuppy at 8:50 PM on June 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yes.
posted by maryr at 9:26 PM on June 12, 2012


Congrats GenjiandProust for making MetaTalk's 1,000,000th comment.

Matt? Cortex? Whoever rigged that, it was a really mean trick to play on Jessamyn.

(But do I want to see the secret video of her reaction.)
posted by straight at 9:39 PM on June 12, 2012


Happy Mod Day! Come to New York. I'll buy you a doughnut. A fancy one, but not one disguised as pizza.
posted by brina at 12:56 AM on June 13, 2012


Happy Mods Day! on the REAL Mods Day!

NOT A HALL MONITOR
posted by a humble nudibranch at 1:04 AM on June 13, 2012


Thank you mods! :) Without you Metafilter would not be the place that it is.
posted by royalsong at 4:15 PM on June 12 [+] [!]


Thank you Mods. With you, Metafilter is the place it is.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 1:07 AM on June 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


*hive fives the mod team* Cheers guys from someone who's done their time in the forum moderation trenches :).
posted by invisible_al at 5:45 AM on June 13, 2012


I feel that every day is Mods' Day, since I respect them and their work that much. However, this seems a good day to say thanks again for keeping this place neat and smoothly running.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:47 AM on June 13, 2012


Thanks, mods!
posted by EvaDestruction at 6:51 AM on June 13, 2012


Yay for the mods! Thanks for all you do!

And I vote for "a filter of mods."
posted by ladygypsy at 6:58 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I thought I'd posted in here yesterday, but I don't see it so maybe not.

Mods, thank you all for your work here. This place would be far less than what it is without your efforts.
posted by gauche at 7:34 AM on June 13, 2012


And now the sensuous pagan ritual can begin.

Appropriately enough, here's a devilish question: are the comments a proper zero-index database, thus making the #999999* the actual millionth comment?

* Insert "Shades of Gray" joke here.
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:44 AM on June 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Now that it's actually Mods' Day, I add my thanks and appreciation.
posted by languagehat at 8:40 AM on June 13, 2012


Now that it's actually Mods' Day, I add my thanks and appreciation.

I know what you mean, languagehat.

I mean, I definitely appreciate the mods, but it was getting a little ridiculous with all the holiday advertising and the mall being packed, and the radio playing nothing but "Now Rest Ye Merry Modwomen" and "It's The Most Favorited Time Of The Year" and that awful Adam Sandler song for the six weeks.

When I was a kid, I remember when you didn't put up any mod's day decorations until after Memorial Day, but now it's like you've gotten the kids out of their Equinox costumes and they expect you to go out shopping again.

Like I said, I want to celebrate the true spirit of mod's day. I just think it's gotten too commercial.
posted by gauche at 9:48 AM on June 13, 2012 [10 favorites]


Lady Godiva was a freedom rider
She didnt' care if the patriarchy gazed.
Joan of Arc with FSM to guide her
She was a sister with a bourbon BBQ glaze.

Isadora was the first bra burner
And you're glad she DTMFA'd.
And when the country was falling apart
Bob Ross painted a happiness parade.

And then there's Mods.
And then there's Mods.
And then there's Mods.
And then there's Mods.
And then there's Mods.
And then there's Mods.
And then there's

Those ol' donut eatin', double-deletin', anything but Cabal meetin',
Right on Mods.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:07 AM on June 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


millionth comment is one praising the mods? that shit is more rigged than the pacquiao bradley fight
posted by nathancaswell at 11:43 AM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Many thanks to the mod squad.
posted by klausness at 2:49 PM on June 13, 2012


Thank you kindly, mods.
and
Thank you, kindly mods.
posted by peagood at 7:39 PM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


My life has become more thoughtful and beanful over the past few months as a result of MeFi. Thanks so much, mods, for your lovely work!
posted by beryllium at 7:42 PM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Kindly Mods?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 7:45 PM on June 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Dangit, I missed Moderator's Day again. Well, I'll save the gifts, just like I did last year.
posted by Nabubrush at 9:49 AM on June 14, 2012


So what did everybody get under their Moderator's Tree??
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:18 AM on June 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


I got a rock.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:16 AM on June 14, 2012


I GOT A ROCK
posted by The Whelk at 11:17 AM on June 14, 2012


I want a rock! I want two rocks!
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:29 PM on June 14, 2012


Everybody wants a rock.
posted by maryr at 6:49 PM on June 14, 2012


Ok, so since this was posted on June 12, the day before Moderator's Day, I was going to wait until June 13 to actually comment in the thread. And then, having the attention span of gnat, I forgot. Happy belated Moderator's Day--I hope it was moderately great!
posted by drlith at 7:00 PM on June 14, 2012


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