Happy Moderators' Day! June 13, 2014 4:01 AM   Subscribe

We celebrate Moderators' Day 2014 with a slightly heavy heart, as this marks the first celebration of the holiday (which dates back to 2007) when we have fewer moderators than we did last year. Still, MetaFilter's recent "grassroots fundraising drive" demonstrates that the community and the website are in excellent health going forward, in no small part due to the efforts of our Best Of The Web moderating team, past, present and future (I for one, welcome our robot moderator overlords).

I'll also take this opportunity to repeat an offer I made in one of the fundraising threads. I prefer making an annual donation to a monthly one, and I plan to use Moderators' Day as my reminder to do so. If anyone would like a friendly email reminder to make an annual donation to MetaFilter on every June 13th, please MeMail me or email the address in my profile and I will add you to my list.

MeFites around the globe, please charge your glasses and be upstanding as we thank all of the moderators for their hard work, their patience, and their dedication to the MetaFilter community. Huzzah!
posted by Rock Steady to MetaFilter-Related at 4:01 AM (69 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, Moderators' Day is on Peppa Pig's birthday! Thank you very much, Rock Steady.

*Humbly accepts gold-plated Jessamyn figurine*

I'd like to thank the members of the website, my co-moderators, my family...
posted by taz (staff) at 4:26 AM on June 13, 2014 [22 favorites]


Thanks, mods, and the entire community. We're all in this together. Also, Huzzah! We recently clicked over 2,000 subscribers.
posted by Toekneesan at 4:27 AM on June 13, 2014


Great job, everyone!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 4:42 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Just remember I'm a paying customer now. I expect a deferential hat tip as you delete my inane abuse in future.
posted by Segundus at 4:44 AM on June 13, 2014 [4 favorites]


FAMOUS MONSTER: Great job, everyone!

Do you have a link to the automated script you're using?
posted by gman at 4:50 AM on June 13, 2014 [5 favorites]


Sorry about the last few days ... thanks for putting up with us!
posted by ChuraChura at 5:01 AM on June 13, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy ModsDay!
posted by travelwithcats at 5:03 AM on June 13, 2014


On Friday the 13th, no less!
posted by Melismata at 5:13 AM on June 13, 2014


MODS MODS MODS
posted by Quilford at 5:17 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


How does Cortex explain all his ROCK songs, hmmm?
posted by ersatz at 5:19 AM on June 13, 2014


I don't know what to say. I'm a very drunk Australian mummy reading myself to sleep after a stellar p and c fundraising event. I love my moderators like family. Where I get to be the kid. The drunk kid.

Thanks mods for all you do. You've improved me and my world. (And hey unmod Jessamyn, can I interest you in a tipple? It's Friday night in Sydney...)
posted by taff at 5:36 AM on June 13, 2014 [2 favorites]


Happy Mods Day, and raising a glass (OK, cup, it's 9 a.m. here) to many more.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 6:13 AM on June 13, 2014


It's early here, so I raise a toast to you with a cup of coffee! Thanks much, you are all excellent!
posted by rtha at 6:17 AM on June 13, 2014


Thanks, mods! You are appreciated.
posted by carsonb at 6:33 AM on June 13, 2014


I wish to say this clearly, and emphasise that I mean it literally: if there is any way to send the mods a cookie (and/or doughnut, per preference) that will reach them on this day, I would like to do so. It's been a cantankerous week and a stressful month. Thanks for hanging in, guys, and I hope the dartboards at MeFi HQ haven't been worn through quite yet.
posted by Diablevert at 6:43 AM on June 13, 2014 [3 favorites]


Happy Moderators Day! My standard celebratory tactic for all events is sending e-cards for occasions other than the one being celebrated (my go-to is this effing sweet Canada Day card but there's also a Tax Day card that screams at you which I enjoy for birthdays).

My point is, if any of you would like to receive an e-card wishing you a happy Diwali or congratulating you on your engagement please let me know.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:50 AM on June 13, 2014 [3 favorites]


Happy Moderator's Day.
posted by Pudhoho at 6:51 AM on June 13, 2014


Moderators' Day is on Peppa Pig's birthday!

knobslol
posted by flabdablet at 6:54 AM on June 13, 2014


Thanks for all you do. You do it well.
posted by valetta at 7:17 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Hugs and kisses and all of that, beloved mods.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:25 AM on June 13, 2014


Happy Mod Day!

To celebrate, a picture of a guinea pig in a boss wizard hat.
posted by winna at 7:40 AM on June 13, 2014 [6 favorites]


I just wanted to say good luck, we're all counting on you.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:56 AM on June 13, 2014 [57 favorites]


Yeah, thank you all. I'd buy you all a drink if I could afford to do it.

Yes, I know that and $4 will buy you a small plain coffee at Starbucks. I'm sorry.
posted by gauche at 8:25 AM on June 13, 2014


WHAT HO, MODS! Have a lovely, strife-free Friday-the-13th-on-a-full-moon Modquinox!

Oh, that'll happen….
posted by wenestvedt at 8:26 AM on June 13, 2014 [3 favorites]


As someone who recently tested the MeTa queue and was found wanting, I wish to thank the mods for politely explaining why they nixed my ill-considered invitation to a GRARfest. Many happy returns.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:32 AM on June 13, 2014 [3 favorites]


Happy Moderators Day! You folks are the BEST!
posted by blurker at 8:37 AM on June 13, 2014


Happy Moderator's Day! I continue to be amazed at the consistently great job you do.
posted by languagehat at 8:39 AM on June 13, 2014


Fröhlich Modstag!
posted by benito.strauss at 8:52 AM on June 13, 2014 [4 favorites]


Happy Moderator's Day! You guys make this place So Much Better. And by "this place", I mean "earth".
posted by ldthomps at 8:53 AM on June 13, 2014


Happy Birthday Moderators!
posted by 724A at 9:02 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


I expect a deferential hat tip as you delete my inane abuse in future.

I'll even throw in a burbled "...m'lady."
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:51 AM on June 13, 2014 [5 favorites]


Heeeere's to the mods, the mods, the mods
Heeeere's to the mods who are with us tonight.

*drinks*
posted by Elly Vortex at 10:04 AM on June 13, 2014


HELLO MODERATOR PEOPLE AND HAPPY MODERATOR DAY TO YOU FINE MODERATOR PEOPLE.
YAAAAAY!
posted by rmd1023 at 10:15 AM on June 13, 2014


♫'Cause when love is gone, there's always justice.
And when justice is gone, there's always force.
And when force is gone, there's always Mods. Hi Mods!

posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:25 AM on June 13, 2014 [6 favorites]


Happy moderation day! I can't believe you guys didn't tell me donations started accepting coin in that update. I think my pledge was technically DOGE specific but whatevs tonight I convert 500 kiloDOGE to BTC for the modes.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 10:34 AM on June 13, 2014


Moge coin
posted by taz (staff) at 10:35 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


And when force is gone, there's always Mods. Hi Mods!

♫ soundtrack ♪
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:40 AM on June 13, 2014 [3 favorites]


i didn't know there was a moderators day.

my response is the same as when, many years ago, a friend told me that this was the anniversary of the first time he had slept with his SO...

"i don't think hallmark has a card for that."
posted by bruce at 10:50 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Moge coin

Wow. Much post. Very queue. Such delete.

Wishing much happiness to the mods on Happy Mods Day!

These ninja-edit notes *are* typos.

<3!
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:05 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy moderators day!

And here is wishing that, out of respect for mod day, peeps try a hair harder to not need deleting and what not.
posted by Michele in California at 11:06 AM on June 13, 2014


Happy Mods Day! I ♥ you all.
posted by Lynsey at 11:18 AM on June 13, 2014


I'm drinking beer on a train. I dedicate this act to the mods.
posted by knapah at 11:20 AM on June 13, 2014


Happy Mods day!
posted by zarq at 11:25 AM on June 13, 2014


I got you that bluetooth banhammer for a present.
posted by planetesimal at 11:37 AM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


"i don't think hallmark has a card for that."

But this is the point, there are Hallmark cards for EVERYTHING, it's just that many of them are disguised as Canada Day cards.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:38 AM on June 13, 2014 [6 favorites]


Happy Modder's Day!
posted by Kabanos at 12:39 PM on June 13, 2014


Let me be among the last to say, Happy Moderators Day, you not-60s-scooter-riding Mods, and PLEASE don't take the day off...
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:53 PM on June 13, 2014


Thanks for all you do to keep this place up and running. You are responsible for the best website on the whole entire Internet. I hope you all have a lovely day today. Thanks.
posted by sockermom at 2:42 PM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Tank ewe, tank ewe fairy mush.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 2:55 PM on June 13, 2014


Happy Mod day! Thanks for all you do.

And a reminder to us all FIAMO, aka Let go, let Mod. ;)
posted by kimberussell at 2:56 PM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Let go, let Mod.

That's kinda catchy. Might even make a good t-shirt. Or somefing.


(Though maybe "Let go and let Mod"?)
posted by Michele in California at 3:00 PM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Happy Moderators Day to all mods, present and retired! Y'all do a ridiculously good job and it's much appreciated.

Btw it's been cool to see jessamyn as a real life commenter :) Haven't seen LobsterMitten or gnfti around though. Damn I miss those guys...

*sobs quietly. raises a gin to the mods. feels better*
posted by billiebee at 4:20 PM on June 13, 2014


LMs around but not as much. She had some vacation plans that overlapped with the staffing changes. I think gnfti is actually back around as a mod and doing one night shift but someone would have to confirm that for me. I am very much enjoying my real life commenting.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 4:41 PM on June 13, 2014 [9 favorites]


Happy [Retired] Moderators Day!
Cause you're simply the best!
Better than all the rest!
posted by Hairy Lobster at 5:22 PM on June 13, 2014


Pretty sure I've seen gnifti and LM around briefly since the start of the month, and it's made me happy. Thanks mods, present and retired!
posted by EvaDestruction at 5:49 PM on June 13, 2014


Is it still Moderator's Day where you are? It's not where I am but thank you all for all you do! And thanks to those who have retired for all they've done!

Gnifti answered the contact form for me the day before yesterday (my time, I don't know if it was night shift for him or for you, lately I've been putting in these insanely long days at work and I have totally lost my grasp on time zones, especially because goddamn Daylight Savings started here and ended in the US, in different months). I don't know how much modding he's doing though.
posted by gingerest at 5:51 PM on June 13, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yeah, he's working a night a week, less than we had before but it's something and also means some relief for taz, which is good news all around. Ideally we can give him some more work and her some more time off in the long run, though we're playing it slow to keep things really conservatively in the black financially while we get stuff settled.

Likewise we're getting LM some US waking-time hours again; I think her first official act as a moderator is gonna be covering for me when I disappear into rural Montana for a week later this month, but the plan is to make it a regular thing when we can figure it out.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:10 PM on June 13, 2014 [10 favorites]


so many thanks to the mods!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 8:30 PM on June 13, 2014


There is nothing moderate about the job the mods do, it's exceptional. Happy mods day, y'all!
posted by arcticseal at 8:38 PM on June 13, 2014


Thank you for all your work. :)
posted by aroweofshale at 8:50 PM on June 13, 2014


Thank you mods, current and former. You are all awesome.
posted by homunculus at 9:06 PM on June 13, 2014


Well. I'm late, but please accept my heartfelt Happy Moderator's Day greeting anyway!
posted by easily confused at 5:54 AM on June 14, 2014


@65 satoshi 330 kDOGE -> .2145 BTC and 170 kDOGE -> .1105 BTC = .5 megaDOGE -> .325 BTC as promised.

The first payment went kinda off 'cause Coinbase wasn't able to deal with my realness, when I truncated and sent .214 BTC accidentally then .0005 BTC to match the amount I entered it just decided that the first amount was wrong instead of waiting for the rest like it should, but it also said Metafilter would end up with the coins anyway, so that should be fine. I will yell at them, make sure you get .2145.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth at 10:01 AM on June 14, 2014


Who?

Just kidding. Happy Mods Day.
posted by marienbad at 11:32 AM on June 14, 2014


LMs around but not as much.

Yup, what she said, and as cortex said I'll be doing a cameo during the week-after-next. Thank you guys for the good wishes, and I hope everyone had a good modsday night!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 12:39 PM on June 14, 2014 [6 favorites]


With LM doing a cameo, I get the feeling that MetaFilter should have an opening title sequence with everyone wearing bad sweaters like the Cosby show.
posted by arcticseal at 12:53 PM on June 14, 2014 [1 favorite]


Or a Game of Thrones style flyover, with each of the subsites popping up out if the ground and unfolding.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:08 PM on June 15, 2014 [3 favorites]


Belated Happy Mod Day! I like the (retired) tag, although (emeritus) might've been cool too.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:21 PM on June 17, 2014


…Or maybe "Still watching you lot."
posted by wenestvedt at 8:19 PM on June 23, 2014 [2 favorites]


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