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January 4, 2013 5:31 PM   Subscribe

Just wanted to say that I am happily amazed at the high quality of the front page today. A+++. I don't want to single out any one post because it's all just good. Thanks, everyone (and thanks to those who post good posts on other days).
posted by the young rope-rider to MetaFilter-Related at 5:31 PM (27 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

I agree - the links are great. I just wish more people would read them.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 5:39 PM on January 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


I hate it when someone just drops in at the top of the thread to slag on the post before having read the entire front page and all the comments therein.
posted by carsonb at 5:46 PM on January 4, 2013 [2 favorites]


Alright, my sarcasm didn't come through as intended in that comment. No offense meant, tmotat, and apologies for my STILL AT WORK bleatings.
posted by carsonb at 5:50 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like to think that I did my part by not making an FPP today.
posted by arcticseal at 6:11 PM on January 4, 2013 [5 favorites]


Obviously you are talking about my post, so you are welcome :)
posted by COD at 6:36 PM on January 4, 2013


Yeah, there has been some good reading today.
posted by Miko at 6:37 PM on January 4, 2013


2013 is the year of Happy Metafilter. I have faith; so should you.
posted by koeselitz at 6:52 PM on January 4, 2013



I like to think that I did my part by not making an FPP today.


I almost did. But thought better of it and just stuck Emerson Baxter Walsh Entwistle + Phillips on my Facebook instead.
posted by philip-random at 7:19 PM on January 4, 2013


I mean, sometimes you just have to put your real fake name to things.
posted by philip-random at 7:20 PM on January 4, 2013


Hooray for a good day of posts and recognition of same!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:19 PM on January 4, 2013


I know, right? The front page had me googling for Queen Elizabeth the Second's wardrobe crew at 4am...
posted by infini at 8:28 PM on January 4, 2013


What is the record for most FPP in a single day?
posted by curious nu at 8:57 PM on January 4, 2013


Yay. Now I have to go read them all. I finally finished reading all of Ask, and was going to go to bed, but I don't want to miss anything fabulous, so up I stay.
posted by Vaike at 8:59 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


You're welcome! (I refrained from posting a low-quality version of the GMO post early this morning, figuring a good one would go up within hours. The system works!)
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:21 PM on January 4, 2013 [1 favorite]


Do people really have time to read the entire front page and all the comments?
posted by Brocktoon at 11:48 PM on January 4, 2013


Everyone should read all the sites, every day. Unless you want to miss out on the true gems.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 11:50 PM on January 4, 2013


[ the young rope-rider never compliments the front page when I post... ]
posted by mazola at 12:03 AM on January 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


Brocktoon writes "Do people really have time to read the entire front page and all the comments?"

That's not anywhere near a Kiboing effort yet.
posted by Mitheral at 12:10 AM on January 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


My theory, which is mine, is that obviously everybody saved up their posting mojo during the holidays and finally let rip, hence the flood of excellent, interesting posts.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:54 AM on January 5, 2013


Translation: Now that the hangover is over.... ;p
posted by infini at 2:01 AM on January 5, 2013


I just wanted to say: Good luck. We're all counting on you.
posted by slogger at 6:15 AM on January 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


a good day of posts
and recognition of same
we're all here to praise
we ain' t here to blame
ain't no single post
we're gonna mention by name
cause it's all good posts
and recognition of same
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:22 AM on January 5, 2013 [5 favorites]


I was getting ready to do lots of flagged as fantastic yesterday for the best post contest then felt slightly let down when I realised it was over. Like, why did you all save up the good stuff for right after the contest was over?

There was lots of good stuff is what I'm trying to say.
posted by shelleycat at 6:29 AM on January 5, 2013


Do people really have time to read the entire front page and all the comments?

I personally just skimread the front page for anything that looks interesting, and then either read the links, or I skim the first few comments to see if there is anything obviously horrible/great about it (mostly with videos or posts that include a lot of links).
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:25 AM on January 5, 2013


Thanks for pointing it out; it made me go see a few things I might not have otherwise. I like this stage in mefi's evolution I must say. I'm not around as much as I have been in the past, but there are so many different paths to discover good things within the site that it kind of mirrors the original intention out there in the wild web, viz: find things by serendipity and put them on the site. These days I find the random good things on the site in the same way. Am I the making sense? Good mefi twenty13. Yes.
posted by peacay at 8:26 AM on January 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was thisclose to recording your song with rimshots, ukulele and bicycle horn, flapjax, but I have company coming and I can't find my son's kazoo.
posted by davejay at 8:59 AM on January 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


Do people really have time to read the entire front page and all the comments?

The trick is to not read any of the links.
posted by griphus at 1:25 PM on January 5, 2013 [2 favorites]


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