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MetaFilter Wiki's Tenth Anniversary
November 9, 2012 5:04 AM   Subscribe

Ten years ago today adrianhon, MetaFilter Wiki's generous host, announced the creation of MeFi Wiki. It's been a valuable addition to the community since its birth. Thanks Adrian!
posted by RichardP to MetaFilter-Related at 5:04 AM (33 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Wait, we have a wiki? :)

Thanks, adrianhon!

Also, a big thank you to pronoiac and richardp for the great job you do maintaining it and playing spammer whack-a-mole.
posted by zarq at 5:10 AM on November 9, 2012


We probably need our very own TV Tropes page at this point.
posted by The Whelk at 5:16 AM on November 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


The wiki is great, I particularly like the way it says Don't Panic on the first page, in case you were feeling like panicking.
posted by arcticseal at 5:24 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Whelk: Appropriately enough....
posted by zarq at 5:41 AM on November 9, 2012


I liked the list of in-jokes. Without it, I couldn't have understood some conversations. Thanks, adrianhon!
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 6:36 AM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks adrian, I love the wiki.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:59 AM on November 9, 2012


Hey, I met adrianhon! He helped us hand reddit's butts to them at trivia in London last year! I had no idea he was the MeFi Wiki guy, otherwise I would have gotten his autograph.

He's also this guy!
posted by phunniemee at 7:03 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Big ups to adrianhon, yeah. He is a keen motherfucker and an asset to the mefi community. The wiki is also nice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:06 AM on November 9, 2012


Wiki lore is my favorite lore. Thanks adrianhon!
posted by carsonb at 8:40 AM on November 9, 2012


yay! Thanks adrianhon!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:28 AM on November 9, 2012


Hooray! Thanks, adrianhon!

And thanks, zarq!
posted by Pronoiac at 12:23 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks adrianhon and everyone who works on the Wiki. It's a great resource.
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:40 PM on November 9, 2012


"keen motherfucker" is beautiful and I kind of want it to be my rap handle now.
posted by Sidhedevil at 1:41 PM on November 9, 2012


I made the in-jokes entry for "Hamburger". So, in a small way, I'm a hero.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 1:43 PM on November 9, 2012


HAMBURGER!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 1:44 PM on November 9, 2012


[citation needed]

Seriously, the wiki is awesome. Thank you adrianhon!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 2:05 PM on November 9, 2012


Whoa! There I was just reading an election thread for the 500th time, idly clicked on MeTa and my first thought was, "Dammit, something's wrong with the wiki?" Seriously, the credit should go to people like RichardP and Pronoiac who have worked so hard to keep the place shipshape and spam-free. I just set it up and wrote a bunch of article stubs in a fit of mad enthusiasm. Those guys are even keener motherfuckers.

Anyways, Mefi is always my go-to example of an online community that gets it right. Sure, there are places with more people or more money, place with more press and a professional white background, but none that will last as long as this place, thanks to the mods and everyone here.

Tonight, more than 10 years after a former server won the right to become a wiki, the past of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over trolls and spammers, the spirit that has lifted this wiki from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope, the belief that while each one of us will pursue our own individual dreams, we are a Mefi family, and we rise or fall together as one wiki and as one website.

Mefi, I believe we can build on the progress we've made and continue to fight for new pages and new podcast transcripts and new injokes and new howtos for the newbies. I believe we can keep the promise of our founding, the idea that if you're willing to make the edits, it doesn't matter what your username is or where you post from or how you pronounce Mefi.

It doesn't matter whether you're Mac or PC or Android or Linux or user #1 or #100,000, Team Cortex or Team Jessamyn, crouch or don't crouch. You can make it here in Mefi if you're willing to try. We're not as cynical as the Redditors are. We are greater than the sum of our individual favorite counts and we remain more than a collection of green subsites and blue subsites. We are, and forever will be, the United Sites of Metafilter.

And together, with your help and mathowie's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the internet just why it is that we read and post on the greatest website on earth. Thank you, Metafilter!

OK, I better go and remember to backup the wiki again
posted by adrianhon at 3:18 PM on November 9, 2012 [36 favorites]


10 more years! 10 more years!
posted by pb (staff) at 3:34 PM on November 9, 2012 [11 favorites]


I like the wiki. Thanks.
posted by Elmore at 4:28 PM on November 9, 2012


Honestly, you just about had me ready to storm the barricades, adrianhon. I'm not entirely sure which barricades exactly, but if you've got any, I'll storm'em. Until then, I think I'll go watch Obama's speech again.
posted by Kattullus at 4:30 PM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


LET'S GO INVADE OTHER SITES AND PILLAGE THIER GOODS!
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on November 9, 2012 [7 favorites]


Thank you, Metafilter and God bless The United States Of America!
posted by growabrain at 4:45 PM on November 9, 2012


Fired up!

Ready to go (read the wiki)!
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit at 7:38 PM on November 9, 2012


We probably need our very own TV Tropes page at this point.

No way. That would be a deadly convergence of productivity destruction.
posted by brundlefly at 7:51 PM on November 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thank you, wiki:

maintaining a health 24/7 computer
posted by four panels at 8:15 PM on November 9, 2012


(Adrian is a gentleman and a scholar. I adore him for the Zombie app. I am now a runner, and regularly participate in races. I'm pretty slow... but I'd never run in my life before. And the fact that he made the wiki, proves that he is my pinup boy for ever.

Love this man. He saved my life.)
posted by taff at 9:00 PM on November 9, 2012


Thanks, adrianhon! Thanks, RichardP and Pronoiac!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:18 PM on November 9, 2012


Clear code! Full stacks! Can't crash!
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:55 AM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


I made the in-jokes entry for "Hamburger".

I need to go read that Wiki. I've got no idea what all that Hamburger stuff is about.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:29 PM on November 10, 2012


Thank you, wiki

Wait, what? MetaFilter is made of Communism? Why did no one warn me?
posted by filthy light thief at 1:14 PM on November 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks for linking that thread, filthy light thief. It's wonderful.

risk
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 2:01 PM on November 10, 2012


That is a heck of a lot of comments on a self-link FPP. My gosh.

Also, yay for the wiki! I have made, maybe, three edits, and gleaned far more benefit than I contributed. :)
posted by SMPA at 7:17 PM on November 10, 2012


"And I wouldn't have even submitted this link were it not for a dear friend who told me I ought to give you guys a chance since I was, obviously, declaring war on you."

Best reason to join MetaFilter.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:50 PM on November 10, 2012


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