Please welcome our new part-time moderator December 23, 2015 9:46 AM   Subscribe

A couple weeks back, we announced that we were hiring, and I'm thrilled to report that we'll be bringing a new part-time MetaFilter moderator onto the team starting in the new year. Please give a hearty welcome to Eyebrows McGee!

I want to thank all our applicants; we had a lot of interest in the position, especially considering the idiosyncratic scheduling requirements. Working through that list of candidates to select on one person to hire was a challenge, given the excellent pool of folks we had to choose from. There's a lot of enthusiasm for and investment in this community, and I really appreciate the way that translates into an interest in helping make this place work.

Eyebrows has been a member of MetaFilter since 2010, and in that time has been an engaged and attentive participant on the site as a whole and MetaTalk in particular, with frequent thoughtful and lucid contributions to difficult discussions and a good sense of the community's ethos. I'm super excited to work with her to incorporate both that user experience, and her professional and personal experiences in general, into the MetaFilter moderation process as part of our team.

She'll be starting active moderation work in early January, so at that point you'll start seeing contact form responses and mod notes from her, and a "staff" tag next to her username in MetaTalk. For now, I just want to publicly welcome her aboard and give y'all a chance to do likewise.

Congrats, Eyebrows, and thanks again to all the folks who applied, and to the community at large for supporting the site in all the ways you do and for making this a great place to work.
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 9:46 AM (310 comments total) 148 users marked this as a favorite

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:48 AM on December 23, 2015 [8 favorites]


Yay!
posted by suelac at 9:48 AM on December 23, 2015


Oh wow! Congrats, Eyebrows!
posted by dislegomena at 9:51 AM on December 23, 2015


This is fantastic! What exciting news! Merry Moderatorus to all, and to all a good mod.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 9:51 AM on December 23, 2015 [4 favorites]


Thanks! I am very excited to "be here" and take on the job. I'm a little nervous because I want to be perfect from day one, but I know the mods will help me on the learning curve. This is the place I love best on the internet so it couldn't be a better fit for me.

I am right now recovering from a minor bout of pneumonia (!!!) (which has kept me from seeing the new Star Wars :( ) so I'll be on and off the next few days while I nap and cough quite a bit, so I apologize for being slow to respond and a little less-present than I'd like to be to party with you all!
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:52 AM on December 23, 2015 [198 favorites]


Awesome! Congratulations!!!
posted by angelchrys at 9:52 AM on December 23, 2015


This is most excellent news. Congratulations Eyebrows!
posted by emilyw at 9:53 AM on December 23, 2015


Also, as someone who likes to consider himself a "man of the world" and not tied to any geographic biases, I am surprised that I'm so freaking jazzed to have a homestate mod.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:54 AM on December 23, 2015 [14 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by wintersweet at 9:54 AM on December 23, 2015


A fine choice!
posted by Faint of Butt at 9:54 AM on December 23, 2015


MCMikeNamara: "I am surprised that I'm so freaking jazzed to have a homestate mod."

Mandatory July sweetcorn festival forthcoming.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 9:55 AM on December 23, 2015 [24 favorites]


This was a Very Good Choice
posted by churl at 9:57 AM on December 23, 2015 [10 favorites]


which has kept me from seeing the new Star Wars

how the fuck did this get past the application process
posted by Greg Nog at 9:57 AM on December 23, 2015 [63 favorites]


Yay and welcome, Eyebrows McGee!

Just reflecting on the process, I want to emphasize again how lucky we are here to have such committed members. A lot of really wonderful people applied for the position, and I'm very happy with our pick but want to thank and celebrate all the folks who applied. You're all great and made it a hard choice.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:59 AM on December 23, 2015 [10 favorites]


Congrats! Great choice and a welcome addition to the Mod Squad!
posted by filthy light thief at 10:00 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


(which has kept me from seeing the new Star Wars :( )

Well my congratulatory joke was going to involve a mildly spoilery reference to the new Star Wars, so I'm already having trouble with the new mod and am drafting a MeTa about it
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:00 AM on December 23, 2015 [28 favorites]


Perfecto! Congratulations! What a great choice!
posted by valkane at 10:03 AM on December 23, 2015


I do like that Eyebrows. Seems like a good choice.
posted by maxsparber at 10:04 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


> ... which has kept me from seeing the new Star Wars ...

Greg Nog: how the fuck did this get past the application process

The position was posted Dec. 7. The movie officially opened Dec. 18. As such, the question would have to be something like "will you see the new Star Wars movie within the first 3 days of it being in theaters, even if you have a serious illness or partially severed limb(s)?"
posted by filthy light thief at 10:05 AM on December 23, 2015 [4 favorites]


Congratulations and Welcome! Also, best wishes for a swift recovery.
posted by ogooglebar at 10:07 AM on December 23, 2015


Hurrah! Congratulations!
posted by rtha at 10:07 AM on December 23, 2015


BEST
posted by shakespeherian at 10:17 AM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


Wow, maybe this really is the best of all possible worlds.

I'd congratulate you, Eyebrows, but it's Metafilter that deserves the congratulations.
posted by jamjam at 10:17 AM on December 23, 2015 [16 favorites]


woo! i am most happy about this.
posted by nadawi at 10:22 AM on December 23, 2015


In the words of the immortal Han Solo, "That's great, kid! Don't get cocky!"
posted by briank at 10:23 AM on December 23, 2015 [6 favorites]


Welcome aboard, Eyebrows McGee!
posted by pb (staff) at 10:23 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'd like to complain that the current quality of mods is making expectations too high to allow me a chance when we get our 10th mod in 2030.

Congrats!
posted by halifix at 10:24 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 10:24 AM on December 23, 2015


In the words of Darth Vader, 'Surprise, I'm not dead, and Lando is my long-lost son!'

Everyone's seen The Force Awakens right?
posted by shakespeherian at 10:25 AM on December 23, 2015 [13 favorites]


YAY!! Great news!!
posted by leesh at 10:26 AM on December 23, 2015


Congrats, Eyebrows!
posted by bookdragoness at 10:26 AM on December 23, 2015


A fantastic choice. Congrats, Eyebrows!
posted by mykescipark at 10:28 AM on December 23, 2015


Good choice... E.McGee has always struck me as 'the person who really knows what she's talkin' 'bout Willis" and after her misadventures with the local school board she shared on Chat, it's good that she is now involved with a much more classy organization (and one that doesn't require a public vote).
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:30 AM on December 23, 2015 [3 favorites]


This news is excellent.

Congrats Eyebrows.
posted by Pink Frost at 10:32 AM on December 23, 2015


Well, excellent!
posted by ChuraChura at 10:33 AM on December 23, 2015


This is wonderful news! Congrats, Eyebrows McGee, and feel better soon!
posted by Hellgirl at 10:33 AM on December 23, 2015


Mr. McGee has been dispatched for a celebratory/medicinal real-ice-cream shake. Treat yo' self.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 10:35 AM on December 23, 2015 [34 favorites]


This is excellent news!! Congrats!
posted by sockermom at 10:36 AM on December 23, 2015


What a perfect choice. Congrats, Eyebrows!
posted by Kwine at 10:39 AM on December 23, 2015


Congrats! Come a long way from The Consumerist comment pages!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 10:41 AM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


(I, for one, welcome our new Midwestern overlady!)
posted by ChuraChura at 10:43 AM on December 23, 2015 [14 favorites]


This is a Good Thing. Congratulations, Eyebrows McGee!
posted by Chrysostom at 10:43 AM on December 23, 2015


Huzzah!
posted by chainsofreedom at 10:45 AM on December 23, 2015


I'm in favor of this! Welcome!
posted by matildaben at 10:49 AM on December 23, 2015


Awesome! I'm writing up an I/P FPP to post on your first shift!
posted by charred husk at 10:49 AM on December 23, 2015 [11 favorites]


YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
posted by melissasaurus at 10:50 AM on December 23, 2015


yay! Eyebrows is definitely one of the mefites whose comments convinced me (along with the emotional labor thread) to pay my $5 and join up after years of lurking. congrats!
posted by burgerrr at 10:50 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


To invert a trope: "This is good, and you should feel good."
posted by Alterscape at 10:51 AM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


Heeey Eyebrows, congrats! (Can I call you Eyebrows? [Have I made that joke before?])
posted by JHarris at 10:52 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


That Eyebrows is good people!! Yayyyy!!!
posted by pearlybob at 10:53 AM on December 23, 2015


Great choice!
posted by janey47 at 10:54 AM on December 23, 2015


Yay! Excellent choice!
posted by Ruki at 10:54 AM on December 23, 2015


So cool--yay for us, yay for Eyebrows McGee!
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 10:54 AM on December 23, 2015


Oh wow! This is great news! Congratulations everyone!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 11:01 AM on December 23, 2015


Oh, yay!
posted by minsies at 11:02 AM on December 23, 2015


The only downside is that she'll have less time to explain church history and modern local politics to us all. Congrats to her and to us.

We're all counting on you.
posted by benito.strauss at 11:02 AM on December 23, 2015 [12 favorites]


HOOORAAAYYYYY!!!

WIELD YOUR BANHAMMER WISELY, NEW MODERATOR!
posted by rmd1023 at 11:04 AM on December 23, 2015


I get that this was intended to be a part-time gig, but surely you could have afforded to pay for more mod than just a set of eyebrows? I mean, sure, eyebrows are pretty expressive, but I'm just saying... maybe spring for A Third of McGee. 'Cause really, the more McGee, the better.
posted by This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things at 11:06 AM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


Salud, chin chin, cheers, and στην υγειά σου Eyebrows McGee! (*raises a wee wine toast to your real-ice-cream shake*), and thank you so much to all who applied, because, wow, wow, we have the most amazing members.
posted by taz (staff) at 11:08 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I get that this was intended to be a part-time gig, but surely you could have afforded to pay for more mod than just a set of eyebrows?

If Sandy Cohen has taught us anything, it's that eyebrows are the true source of one's power.
posted by zombieflanders at 11:08 AM on December 23, 2015 [8 favorites]


*checks his ticket*

Damn. Didn't win the pool.

*rips up ticket*

CONGRATS EYEBROWS MCGEE!
posted by terrapin at 11:10 AM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is awesome. Great pick.
posted by Mchelly at 11:12 AM on December 23, 2015


YAAAY! Feel better, see Star Wars and then join us over in the amazing Fanfare thread! Oh, and good luck with the mod job too.
posted by meinvt at 11:13 AM on December 23, 2015


What a great choice!! Hooray!
posted by bibliogrrl at 11:17 AM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations!
posted by mogget at 11:17 AM on December 23, 2015


This is best choice.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:17 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is absolutely fantastic news and we are very, very lucky.

Thank you for being willing to do something so hard, Ms McGee. Thank you thank you and congratulations!
posted by winna at 11:18 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay! How perfect! Congratulations to all!
posted by Vaike at 11:21 AM on December 23, 2015


Wise decision, cortex, not letting Steve Harvey announce this.
posted by octobersurprise at 11:25 AM on December 23, 2015 [23 favorites]


Huzzah, Eyebrows McGee! I wish you a speedy recovery so that you feel 100% soon. I also hope that you'll be back on the podcast sometime next year after you've had a chance to start modding.

> "Mr. McGee has been dispatched for a celebratory/medicinal real-ice-cream shake. Treat yo' self."

What an excellent idea. And I will get a real-ice-cream shake today as a toast to you!

> "The only downside is that she'll have less time to explain church history and modern local politics to us all"

Suddenly I'm imagining seeing short historical facts as a P.S. on her mod messages and deletion reasons. (No pressure, Eyebrows!) :)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 11:35 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I have to admit I was bracing myself for the announcement, because I figured y'all couldn't possibly keep up the level of quality we've gotten used to. I thought "Well, maybe whoever they settle for will get up to speed before destroying the site." Then I saw "Please give a hearty welcome to Eyebrows McGee!" and all my doubts and fears vanished away like the snark. Herewith a hearty welcome to Eyebrows McGee, and a tip of the languagehat hat!
posted by languagehat at 11:36 AM on December 23, 2015 [23 favorites]


Whee! Immoderate glee for moderator McGee! Congratulations, Eyebrows! (And feel better!)
posted by Westringia F. at 11:39 AM on December 23, 2015


YES!
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 11:47 AM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations! May your threads be full of joy and may your banhammer never rust. Now, as soon as you've settled in make sure you report back with descriptions of Mod HQ. Is it anything like I've imagined?
posted by billiebee at 11:51 AM on December 23, 2015 [3 favorites]


Congratulations - you'll do some great work here.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 11:52 AM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


All righty, I am off for yet another germ-fighting nap, so don't burn the place down before I can start my job, 'kay?
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 12:05 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is so fabulous! Congratulations to you, Eyebrows, and congratulations to us for getting a great new mod!
posted by kristi at 12:06 PM on December 23, 2015


Fantastic choice! Welcome aboard, Eyebrows McGee (are you sure you really want to do this?) and did you guys give the new hire the manual and the Costco-sized bottle of aspirin?
posted by Lynsey at 12:09 PM on December 23, 2015


so don't burn the place down before I can start my job, 'kay

Awww! You never let us have any fun!
posted by This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things at 12:18 PM on December 23, 2015


Congrats Eyebrows!
posted by nubs at 12:19 PM on December 23, 2015


I was expecting eyebrows to be the one to delete the gun emoji thread. Sort of a rite of passage thing, standin' up to the old boss.
posted by boo_radley at 12:20 PM on December 23, 2015


This was a very good choice. I'm kind of slow, but just today I was noticing how good your comments are, EMcGee.
posted by puddledork at 12:22 PM on December 23, 2015


I definitely think EM should delete cortex and mathowie's next posts. "New sheriff in town, motherfuckers."
posted by Chrysostom at 12:33 PM on December 23, 2015 [3 favorites]


This is exciting news, and it's nice that the site is ending on a high note, just 12 hours or so before the SWTFA fanfare thread goes supercritical and we all get sucked into a black hole.
posted by selfnoise at 12:35 PM on December 23, 2015


I'm sure this wasn't a popularity contest, but if it had been, the results would have been the same. Congrats Metafilter and my condolences Eyebrows.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:35 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


"I am surprised that I'm so freaking jazzed to have a homestate mod."

I first read that as "jizzed." I need some more egg nog.
posted by Melismata at 12:37 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congrats Metafilter and my condolences Eyebrows.

Yeah, pretty much this!

You will make mistakes and do great. :)
posted by zennie at 12:47 PM on December 23, 2015


I have serious concerns that this new mod sleeps too much.

Yay, good choice!
posted by mudpuppie at 12:59 PM on December 23, 2015


Congrats! and best of luck!!
posted by Julnyes at 1:08 PM on December 23, 2015


Excellent choice! Congrats, Eyebrow Mcgee!

Hrm, now that the choice has been made, I should probably figure out how to disable the punching-people-in-the-junk-over-TCP/IP protocol I invented just in case I was chosen.

See, I figured out how to make most keyboards explode by forcing kawaii Unicode emoji back up the serial data lines to the keyboard controller at alarming rates, causing the controller chips to overheat and violently rupture, peppering the user in a shotgun blast of key caps traveling at a, well, mediocre velocity.

Sure, it's not actually a punch in the junk, but it's as close as I could get without requiring people to install new hardware that looks ominously like a big red boxing glove tied to a pneumatic piston the size of a baseball bat. Unfortunately, the product did not test well with the mobile computing segment despite the introduction of a handy harness to strap around one's waist for convenient hands free operation and a free auxiliary compressed air power pack that only weighed fifty pounds.

The consultant who strongly suggested that wearable computing was the future has since been fired. Into a volcano.

posted by loquacious at 1:13 PM on December 23, 2015 [11 favorites]


Yay!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:15 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations! This is great!
posted by RedOrGreen at 1:20 PM on December 23, 2015


"I am surprised that I'm so freaking jazzed to have a homestate mod."

I first read that as "jizzed." I need some more egg nog.


Don’t judge him.
posted by bongo_x at 1:22 PM on December 23, 2015


Yesss! Team Eyebrows!
posted by gingerbeer at 1:24 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


loquacious: "back up the serial data lines to the keyboard controller at alarming rates,"

In a more precise, elegant time, we called this SIGHARF
posted by boo_radley at 1:34 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations!
posted by jaguar at 1:45 PM on December 23, 2015


Yaaas! I'm really excited :) I need emojis to express it ( ˃̆ૢ௰˂̆ૢഃ )
posted by yueliang at 1:49 PM on December 23, 2015


This. Is. The. Best.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 1:50 PM on December 23, 2015 [37 favorites]


This is pretty much Christmas come early.

How are we this lucky?
posted by anotherpanacea at 1:50 PM on December 23, 2015


Congrats!
posted by djeo at 1:52 PM on December 23, 2015


Yay Eyebrows!
posted by Secretariat at 1:55 PM on December 23, 2015


YAY! I am an Eyebrows fan. This is a great choice. Congrats Eyebrows McGee!
posted by thereemix at 2:01 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:05 PM on December 23, 2015


What excellent news. I hope this doesn't curtail your impassioned soliloquys in mefi threads, I do very much enjoy them, though of course I shall enjoy your modly presence just as much1
posted by smoke at 2:14 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Excellent!
posted by radioamy at 2:16 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations and Go Duke!
posted by 4ster at 2:18 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations on the gig!

I suspect the gig in question can be a seriously stressful one, so take it easy on yourself. I promise not to yell at you, at least for the first week or so. Heh.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:24 PM on December 23, 2015


This is terrific news for the site. Congrats to Eyebrows McGee!
posted by Ipsifendus at 2:27 PM on December 23, 2015


This is so great! Your comments and contributions make you seem like you have solid judgment and a great sense of humor. I'm super delighted by this!
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 2:27 PM on December 23, 2015


A wonderful choice! Congratulations, Eyebrows McGee, and get well soon!
posted by Quietgal at 2:29 PM on December 23, 2015


I promise not to yell at you, at least for the first week or so. Heh.

Female mods getting online-yelled-at is actually a seriously shitty part of the job, so I am happy that you are not adding to the problem but I feel like it's probably my buzzkill job to say that this is super not funny to me.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 2:29 PM on December 23, 2015 [68 favorites]


While I'm sure there were many other worthy applicants, this is a wonderful choice along a number of different axes, and I'm thrilled to welcome Eyebrows to the mod squad.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:29 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


Eyebrows, you're the perfect choice for a new mod! Congratulations, and thank you for taking on this role in our community! 😊
posted by Hermione Granger at 2:32 PM on December 23, 2015


> Now, as soon as you've settled in make sure you report back with descriptions of Mod HQ.

Are you mad? If she does that she'll find herself in the dungeon with Paphnuty, this thread will be gone, our memories will be wiped, and they'll be announcing they're planning to hire a new mod. And if anybody asks "Didn't there used to be a MeFite called Eyebrows ... Eyebrows something?" nobody will know what they're talking about. Or if they know, they'll keep their trap shut.

I've already said too much.
posted by languagehat at 2:34 PM on December 23, 2015 [7 favorites]


Congratulations! :)

Good luck, and feel better!
posted by zarq at 2:35 PM on December 23, 2015


Oh my goodness! Congrats!
posted by The Whelk at 2:42 PM on December 23, 2015


Mazel tov for Eyebrows McGee, and for all of us!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 2:49 PM on December 23, 2015


Excellent choice - and feel better!
posted by leslies at 2:56 PM on December 23, 2015


i am celebrating this by eating ice cream
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:56 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Female mods getting online-yelled-at is actually a seriously shitty part of the job, so I am happy that you are not adding to the problem but I feel like it's probably my buzzkill job to say that this is super not funny to me.

I would imagine it happens to male moderators too, but OK. I withdraw my unharmless joke with all due shame and regret.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:00 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


An excellent choice.... good job administration, and congrats to Eyebrows McGee...
posted by HuronBob at 3:02 PM on December 23, 2015


I would imagine it happens to male moderators too

It does, but there's a lot of structural reasons why it tends to have different/less charge and a different feel to it. Not something I really want to dig into in detail here and I hear you that you didn't mean any harm or anything, but just seconding jess' sentiment as a thing worth folks being aware of.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:05 PM on December 23, 2015 [11 favorites]


This is terrible news and will inevitably lead to the end of MetaFilter as we know it.

There. Now that I've said it, I've saved everyone the typing.

For myself, I'm gonna say welcome aboard and godspeed.
posted by scrump at 3:06 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations!!

I, for one, would like to welcome our new Brow overlord. Hopefully not made too arched nor furrowed by us.
posted by taff at 3:13 PM on December 23, 2015


Sorry it's taken me so long to comment. I was calculating the increase in eyebrow power to the mod staff y this single step, but the math was getting really complicated, so I just gave up and came in to say "congrats."
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:16 PM on December 23, 2015


This is an outstanding choice, and I only hope it doesn't prevent EM from continuing to contribute her consistently fantastic comments.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:21 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh wow, so great!!! What a perfect choice!
posted by Narrative Priorities at 3:29 PM on December 23, 2015


1. new moderator opening is announced;
2. Eyebrows McGee applies;
3. E. McGee gets the job;
4. E. McGee immediately comes down with pneumonia.....

She hasn't even started the job yet, and it's already affecting her health! Sure hope Mod Central has an onsite nurse's office and good medical benefits.
posted by easily confused at 3:36 PM on December 23, 2015


Great decision.
posted by absalom at 3:38 PM on December 23, 2015


What an excellent choice!

And a tip of the hat, too, to everyone who had the guts to apply!
posted by mochapickle at 3:39 PM on December 23, 2015


This was a very good choice.
posted by SpacemanStix at 3:53 PM on December 23, 2015


I would imagine it happens to male moderators too, but OK.

Argle bargle!
posted by shakespeherian at 3:57 PM on December 23, 2015


I'm waving a tiny flag at you in celebration from my own sickbed, where my Vermont vacation has turned into a bacterial sinusitis party! Wheeeeee!

I hope your milkshake was satisfying (my own partner has been sent out for chicken fried rice).
posted by ocherdraco at 4:01 PM on December 23, 2015


This is great!
posted by Aizkolari at 4:06 PM on December 23, 2015


Oh, don't worry, I got the pneumonia before cortex interviewed me. He had to listen to me hack a lung up over Skype.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 4:07 PM on December 23, 2015 [6 favorites]


I was literally hoping for you to apply, Eyebrows. Held my breath as I opened this thread. Congratulations, and hooray for MetaFilter continuing its trend of having moderators who're potentially the best group of people on the planet.

Here's hoping we are collectively less thorny than your former constituents.
posted by rorgy at 4:11 PM on December 23, 2015 [3 favorites]


You probably got the job offer because he found you very...phlegmatic

YEAAHHHH (⌐▨_▨)
posted by prize bull octorok at 4:12 PM on December 23, 2015 [22 favorites]


Congrats! This is splendid news! I'm glad that we had so many good applicants to choose among, and I'm really pleased to see our new pick! Welcome!

And I'm with jessamyn; MeFi has historically been not-always-that-great to new female mods, so I'm hoping that Eyebrows' considerable personality and history of being a sensible and compassionate voice influence people to treat her kindly. I trust her to make decisions that will make this community better, and I'm delighted I can say that right off the bat.
posted by sciatrix at 4:17 PM on December 23, 2015 [14 favorites]


Before I offer you congratulations, what's your opinion of grilled cheese?

Seriously, congratulations.
posted by bondcliff at 4:19 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


I for one immediately nodded my head in a "yep, that makes sense" way. excellent choice!
posted by solotoro at 4:25 PM on December 23, 2015


OMG YAY EYEBROWS THE BEST EYEBROWS!
posted by Deoridhe at 4:27 PM on December 23, 2015


Yesssssss to this!
posted by naju at 4:30 PM on December 23, 2015


And I'm with jessamyn; MeFi has historically been not-always-that-great to new female mods

To be clear, that is true, and so am I. With jessamyn, that is. I do regret not thinking through the bad feelings that might have been inspired by my pre-morning-coffee joke.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:37 PM on December 23, 2015 [8 favorites]


Excellent choice! So glad you nominated E-McGee!
posted by Thella at 4:43 PM on December 23, 2015


WHOOOOOOOO!!!!

Congratulations Eyebrows!

Also, throwing aside any pretense of false modesty - called it.
posted by soundguy99 at 4:44 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


congrat's and many happy return's too Eyebrows
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:47 PM on December 23, 2015


Oh, good.
posted by gingerest at 4:49 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations and well done everyone!
posted by Athanassiel at 4:54 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


All hail our new Eyebrow Overlord!
posted by ignignokt at 4:58 PM on December 23, 2015


Please don’t prostrate yourself before our magnificent new mod. Ms. McGee is far too wise and clever to fall for your posturing, and surely we can only expect to be blessed with more of the thoughtfulness and fairness that always been a hallmark of their graceful presence. Of course I’m at the wise ones service if I can be of any help in my humble way.
posted by bongo_x at 5:10 PM on December 23, 2015


I think she was a very good choice. Congrats!
posted by Drinky Die at 5:13 PM on December 23, 2015


^🍻
posted by clavdivs at 5:21 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yaaaaay Eyebrows! May your illness be
short, your modly reign long, and your shakes delicious and full of real ice cream.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:22 PM on December 23, 2015


Excellent news, most welcome news! Hurrah for all MeFites (surely our new mod knows it's Mee-Fights, yeah?), hurray for all Lincolnites, Illinoisians and Mid-Westerners, huzzah for all Americans, South and North, Africans, Europeans, Asians, browed and unbrowed earthlings, mammals, sentients, and members of the Outer Rim!

Free Paphnutty! Never Forget1!!1!
posted by riverlife at 5:23 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Didn't there used to be a user called riverlife? Whatever happened to that person?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:29 PM on December 23, 2015 [3 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Dip Flash at 5:29 PM on December 23, 2015


I was calculating the increase in eyebrow power to the mod staff y this single step, but the math was getting really complicated

Would you say that it's increased... exponentially?
posted by smoke at 5:36 PM on December 23, 2015 [3 favorites]


Yessss! This makes total sense! Congratulations Eyebrows McGee!
posted by usonian at 5:41 PM on December 23, 2015


YYYEEEAAAHHH!!!! Congratulations, newest overlord! My heart has grown three sizes with this most excellent news!
posted by missmary6 at 5:45 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations! I have to admit my first thought when I saw your name was "How can she got any more awesome into her life?" but then I realised that having bottomless reserves of awesome is de rigueur for MeFi mods, so I relaxed.

I'm happy, and you'll make a good place better.
posted by ambrosen at 5:48 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Very good show! May you have a great time, Mx. McGee!
posted by kalessin at 5:50 PM on December 23, 2015


Hurrah!
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 5:59 PM on December 23, 2015


Oh, don't worry, I got the pneumonia before cortex interviewed me. He had to listen to me hack a lung up over Skype.

To be fair, I think I'm listening to cortex hack up a lung during every podcast, but it turns out it's all just bad puns.
posted by hippybear at 6:02 PM on December 23, 2015


Ah. Now you're one of them.

Better you than me.
posted by mule98J at 6:14 PM on December 23, 2015


Excellent choice! Huzzah!
posted by homunculus at 6:15 PM on December 23, 2015


I voted #1 quidnunc kid but I think this will work out better in the long run. Congrats, Eyebrows.
posted by desjardins at 6:26 PM on December 23, 2015 [15 favorites]


Hurray! Everything's coming up Eyebrows!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:40 PM on December 23, 2015


Eyebrows McGee, congratulations and feel better! I've always really enjoyed your posts/comments and have no doubt you'll make an awesome mod.
posted by capricorn at 6:45 PM on December 23, 2015


OMG this was actually my #1 fantasy mod dream team pick! I even MeMailed her weeks ago to tell her that I thought she should apply!

I eagerly look forward to the multi-paragraph deletion reasons.
posted by Jacqueline at 7:06 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


For she's a jolly good Eyebrows! Hip hip hurrah!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 7:22 PM on December 23, 2015


From what I've seen, Eyebrows is a great person, a great commentator, and I have no doubt that she'll be a great moderator too. Despite all that I'm a bit disappointed that she was chosen. There have been a few Metatalk threads where users have expressed their desire to have more diversity in the moderator team, and this choice doesn't satisfy that need.
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:37 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wow. It took nearly 10 hours to go there...
posted by bookmammal at 8:11 PM on December 23, 2015 [9 favorites]


A great choice. Good luck with all of this, Eyebrows McGee!
posted by gadge emeritus at 8:13 PM on December 23, 2015


There have been a few Metatalk threads where users have expressed their desire to have more diversity in the moderator team, and this choice doesn't satisfy that need.

Who did you want instead?
posted by Greg Nog at 8:14 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Tao Lin?
posted by shakespeherian at 8:17 PM on December 23, 2015 [13 favorites]


Hurrayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
posted by en forme de poire at 8:20 PM on December 23, 2015


I have no idea. I wouldn't be a contender anyway. But the desire has been expressed repeatedly and it was acknowledged by the existing team. It's like those convention panels that only include men: each member individually may be an excellent choice, but collectively there's something missing.
posted by Joe in Australia at 8:26 PM on December 23, 2015


"From what I've seen, Eyebrows is a great person, a great commentator."

I agree and will expand that commentary is one thing but good dialogue, in this meaning, a clarity of conveyence that is susprisingly fresh.

Paphnuty has bestowed the puffy nerf bat. No further information is known.
posted by clavdivs at 8:34 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I always suspected Willie McGee was destined for greatness.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 8:38 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


"It's like those convention panels that only include men: each member individually may be an excellent choice, but collectively there's something missing."

Paphnuty, Joe.
posted by clavdivs at 8:42 PM on December 23, 2015


Hooray! And Congrats! I've been a fan of yours since the olden days of Consumerist (that was you, right? How many Eyebrows could there be......if not.... you had a good doppelganger who did right by your name)
posted by Gyre,Gimble,Wabe, Esq. at 8:49 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations!
posted by susanbeeswax at 8:53 PM on December 23, 2015


Excellent news!
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis at 9:03 PM on December 23, 2015


This is excellent news.
posted by une_heure_pleine at 9:18 PM on December 23, 2015


I firmly oppose this on the grounds that she needs to be spending more time writing her book, The Eyebrows Saga: An Arched Life. We here at MeFi may benefit from her sagacious wondericity, but at what cost to the rest of the world?
posted by Panjandrum at 9:25 PM on December 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wonderful news!
posted by birdsquared at 10:07 PM on December 23, 2015


Congratulations and feel better soon!
posted by gt2 at 10:26 PM on December 23, 2015


congratz!
posted by juv3nal at 10:32 PM on December 23, 2015


This sounds great! I love Eyebrows' contributions to most every topic here, be it on the Blue or the Green.

I can't be the only one who's stalked her profile for more awesome and many-favorited comments.

Right? Right?
posted by CrazyLemonade at 11:01 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


I am committing a egregious personal MeFi foul and commenting before reading the thread, but my immediate reaction to reading this was literally

Fuck yeah! Thank you Santa Cortex!

gonna go read the thread now and flog myself in penance.
posted by romakimmy at 11:44 PM on December 23, 2015


So you missed the part where Eyebrows was drunk typing and completely flamed out?
posted by bongo_x at 11:48 PM on December 23, 2015


Oh I thought that was her evil raunchy doppelgänger, Eyelashes McGee.

quickest read ever because everyone is fairly unanimous in total fucking Kermit arms
posted by romakimmy at 11:55 PM on December 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


My sincerest condolences,
posted by special agent conrad uno at 1:25 AM on December 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Great choice! Eyebrows wrote one of my all-time favorites comments back in 2010.
posted by mannequito at 1:31 AM on December 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congratulations, Eyebrows! You always come across as such a wise and sensible person, so I think we're lucky to have you as a moderator.
posted by Azara at 3:14 AM on December 24, 2015


This is excellent news! Congrats, EM!
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 3:34 AM on December 24, 2015


Perfect!
posted by pemberkins at 3:58 AM on December 24, 2015


Excellent news!
posted by h00py at 4:11 AM on December 24, 2015


Hooray!
posted by Shepherd at 4:40 AM on December 24, 2015


Go Team MeFi! Woop woop!
posted by Juso No Thankyou at 4:40 AM on December 24, 2015


Congrats!
posted by Fizz at 4:41 AM on December 24, 2015


Yay, Eyebrows! What a great addition to the team!
posted by Songdog at 5:04 AM on December 24, 2015


Seems like a great pick--congratulations, E!
posted by box at 5:10 AM on December 24, 2015


Hey, that's great news. She once gave me good advice about understanding site boundaries and knowing when to nope out of threads, and for me that translates to good mod instincts.

Plus, I'm totes jealous of her various theology degrees.

Congratulations, Eyebrows!
posted by teponaztli at 5:20 AM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Please hurry up and see the movie because there is an obtuse spoiler already buried in this thread, and congratulations!

Tell me where to mail my MeFi Gold Mod Privilege Membership check to and I'll get that in the mail.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:49 AM on December 24, 2015


Ah, great choice
posted by angrycat at 6:02 AM on December 24, 2015


First reaction upon reading this was "Wait, isn't she already a mod?".

So I guess it was a good choice.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:24 AM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


حᇂﮌᇂ !!!
posted by Doktor Zed at 7:36 AM on December 24, 2015


Congratulations and may you have loads of fun!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:40 AM on December 24, 2015


Wield the Ban Hamm- uh, wait, wrong thread, I mean the other thing - Congratulations, Eyebrows McGee (do you prefer to be known as Eyebrows or McGee?)

I look forward to comments being deleted like so "This comment was deleted for being theologically unsound."

Now what we need is for one of our talented musical mefites to do a cover of "Me and Bobby McGee" with a slight change to the name... and possibly some of the lyrics, to immortalise this event in song.

*wanders off singing the original as it's now in my head... and yours, admit it!*
posted by marienbad at 7:51 AM on December 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Also, get well soon!!
posted by marienbad at 7:52 AM on December 24, 2015


Waiting for the anonymous AskMe about taking sick leave when starting a new job.
posted by DanSachs at 7:59 AM on December 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


YAAAAY! *kermit flail*

Congratulations, Eyebrows McGee!
posted by colfax at 8:27 AM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Sounds like a fabulous choice! Congrats, Eyebrows McGee!
posted by blurker at 9:35 AM on December 24, 2015


i am celebrating this by eating ice cream
posted by Foci for Analysis at 14:56 on December 23


I ate the last of our ice cream several hours before finding out about this, but because none of you saw me do that, I'm going to go ahead and say I'm doing the same thing.
posted by flabdablet at 9:54 AM on December 24, 2015


But lo, there at the back of the freezer behind the place where the Ultra Chocolate used to be, there lieth a virgin container of Blue Ribbon Vanilla!

The modly powers are strong with this one.
posted by flabdablet at 10:00 AM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Congratulations, Eyebrows! and the rest of you, too!
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:37 AM on December 24, 2015


When is the celebratory P-Town meetup?

If there's not enough Peoria interest, we could always do what I do with my parents and meetup at a gas station in Dwight.
posted by hwyengr at 11:04 AM on December 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


What wonderful news! Mazel tov, Eyebrows and Metafilter!

This is sorta like a continuation of SQ -- a fabulous gift, arriving out of nowhere, courtesy of the mysterious and wonderful Internets.
posted by bearwife at 11:05 AM on December 24, 2015


Congratulations!
posted by StrikeTheViol at 12:41 PM on December 24, 2015


marienbad: "do you prefer to be known as Eyebrows or McGee?

Eyebrows is fine, McGee is fine, Her Blepharonius Majesty is fine.

Now what we need is for one of our talented musical mefites to do a cover of "Me and Bobby McGee" with a slight change to the name... and possibly some of the lyrics, to immortalise this event in song.

OMG MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

posted by Eyebrows McGee at 12:54 PM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Woohoo!! Best choice. Congrats Eyebrows! Your circus now, your monkeys.
posted by Phire at 12:57 PM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Hope the pneumonia goes away quickly. And may the modding begin smoothly.

As for me, I'll be sitting here still trying to raise one eyebrow (a feat I've never managed, but now feel compelled to master out of community obligation).

mmmmfff.
Nope, still not raising even a smidgen.
posted by nat at 1:10 PM on December 24, 2015


I like good news before the holidays. Congratulations, Eyebrows!
posted by EvaDestruction at 1:29 PM on December 24, 2015


Welcome to our new overlord.
I hope you have a smooth passage and not given such an unwarrented hard time as Taz was on one of her first judgement calls.
There are lot of amazing people here but there are also a whole lot of unwarrented arsehats of which I am sad to admit I am occasionally one.
posted by adamvasco at 2:12 PM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


I totally welcome our new part time moderator. Like, hands down (and eyebrows up).
posted by Namlit at 2:21 PM on December 24, 2015


Yay! Congrats!!
posted by spinifex23 at 2:51 PM on December 24, 2015


Go 'brows!
posted by sammyo at 3:13 PM on December 24, 2015


In the word of C. Montgomery Burns, Excellent
posted by y2karl at 3:41 PM on December 24, 2015


Yay Eyebrows--what a great choice this is!
posted by purplesludge at 4:10 PM on December 24, 2015


Okay, I saw a comment by Eyebrows McGee in another thread where she said she used to be on a school board, so, guys, no more smoking behind the bike sheds. Also, does this mean we're gonna get our pot confiscated?
posted by marienbad at 5:20 PM on December 24, 2015


If there's not enough Peoria interest, we could always do what I do with my parents and meetup at a gas station in Dwight.

This is exactly the kind of Illinois insider talk I was excited about! (I meet my parents who live downstate somewhere near the LaSalle/Peru exits.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 5:24 PM on December 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


"(I meet my parents who live downstate somewhere near the LaSalle/Peru exits.)"

I usually get off 55 at Pontiac and take 116. How's that for local chatter? ;)

(We could do Starved Rock! It's right by La Salle-Peru and convenient to many metro areas!)

I am going to TRY to get to a Chicago meetup next time I'm in town for NOT a giant holiday, but you'll have to pick something either with on site parking or that I can walk to from Union Station since I stay in the north burbs at my parents' when I come. I feel like you guys are on the North Side a lot and parallel parking a minivan after dark is a struggle.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:12 PM on December 24, 2015 [1 favorite]




Eyebrows McGee is the best Eyebrows! Congrats!
posted by pianissimo at 6:38 PM on December 24, 2015


Also, does this mean we're gonna get our pot confiscated

Yes. And deleted comments and FPPs will go on our permanent records.
posted by jedicus at 7:47 PM on December 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Double secret probation for everybody!
posted by flabdablet at 8:24 PM on December 24, 2015


A great choice! Congratulations!
posted by Caduceus at 9:22 PM on December 24, 2015


Fantastic news!
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:40 PM on December 24, 2015


Oh, cool! Eyebrows, I always appreciate your thoughtful and spirited contributions. Congrats!
posted by aka burlap at 9:55 PM on December 24, 2015


Congratulations!!
posted by orangutan at 12:09 AM on December 25, 2015


Most excellent choice. Congratulations, Eyebrows McGee!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:01 AM on December 25, 2015


Yay Eyebrows! Loved you on the podcast. Congrats on your new modlyness!
posted by maykasahara at 3:33 AM on December 25, 2015


I approve of this.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:47 AM on December 25, 2015


Congratulations! Fantastic appointment!
posted by lysimache at 5:55 AM on December 25, 2015


This is a tremendously good appointment. I had more typed up but really it just boils down to that. Good show.
posted by solarion at 5:59 AM on December 25, 2015


I think I need to double post to express how good this is.

Eyebrows consistently writes amazing extended things about important issues like justice and school boards. Metafilter is one of my most positive online communities. This means we're going to have better justice and possibly establish a school.

I'll fund mefi school.
posted by solarion at 6:48 AM on December 25, 2015 [7 favorites]


I'm pretty christmas drunk and this is just the best present im sorry
posted by solarion at 6:50 AM on December 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


This is very good. Welcome on board Eyebrows McGee!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 6:57 AM on December 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


👍
posted by TedW at 7:35 AM on December 25, 2015


MCMikeNamara: "Also, as someone who likes to consider himself a "man of the world" and not tied to any geographic biases, I am surprised that I'm so freaking jazzed to have a homestate mod."

That's two of us, yo. Many kudos, McGee! Get better soon!
posted by Samizdata at 12:04 PM on December 25, 2015


mudpuppie: "I have serious concerns that this new mod sleeps too much.

Yay, good choice!
"

Dude... DUDE... SHE'S ASLEEP! LET'S GET THIS THING GOING!
posted by Samizdata at 12:08 PM on December 25, 2015


sciatrix: "Congrats! This is splendid news! I'm glad that we had so many good applicants to choose among, and I'm really pleased to see our new pick! Welcome!

And I'm with jessamyn; MeFi has historically been not-always-that-great to new female mods, so I'm hoping that Eyebrows' considerable personality and history of being a sensible and compassionate voice influence people to treat her kindly. I trust her to make decisions that will make this community better, and I'm delighted I can say that right off the bat.
"

Dunno. I never had a problem with any of the mods. Ever.

Even if they unfairly deleted some of my comments in the past.
posted by Samizdata at 12:10 PM on December 25, 2015


missmary6: "YYYEEEAAAHHH!!!! Congratulations, newest overlord! My heart has grown three sizes with this most excellent news!"

I think I might be able to help you find a good cardiologist.
posted by Samizdata at 12:17 PM on December 25, 2015


hwyengr: "When is the celebratory P-Town meetup?

If there's not enough Peoria interest, we could always do what I do with my parents and meetup at a gas station in Dwight.
"

It would be awesome if someone wanted to pick up a Decaturite, who doesn't have a car and misses all the Chicago meetups...
posted by Samizdata at 12:20 PM on December 25, 2015


Well chosen! Will definitely be a great addition to the team, and add fresh perspectives. I know it won't be easy on her at times, but when it gets tough, 'Brows, you can always refer to the voices of support in this thread for encouragement. God speed!!
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 2:48 PM on December 25, 2015


Marvelous decision, all! Eyebrows McGee, you are quite damn fabulous and I'm glad you're aboard in this new venture. ~ pumps fist in air triumphantly~
posted by but no cigar at 3:05 PM on December 25, 2015


Approve. Good job!
posted by SLC Mom at 3:09 PM on December 25, 2015


Excellent news! Your comments are always thoughtful. I'm sure you'll handle your first "why was my comment deleted, I guess the echo chamber just can't handle my harsh truths" post with aplomb.
posted by Recliner of Rage at 3:10 PM on December 25, 2015 [1 favorite]


Plucked.
posted by pracowity at 1:14 AM on December 26, 2015


Congrats and welcome, Eyebrows McGee!
posted by carter at 8:17 AM on December 26, 2015


I'm a little nervous because I want to be perfect from day one

I think you've been that since 2010. The next bit'll be easy by comparison.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:42 PM on December 26, 2015


Samizdata: Dunno. I never had a problem with any of the mods. Ever.

You might not, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened on a scale large enough to notice.

Congrats Eyebrows!
posted by divabat at 6:30 PM on December 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


Yay! Congratulations!
posted by jet_pack_in_a_can at 1:41 AM on December 27, 2015


This is the best and possibly made Christmas even better!
posted by Harald74 at 2:19 AM on December 27, 2015


Samizdata: Dunno. I never had a problem with any of the mods. Ever.

You might not, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened on a scale large enough to notice.


This MeTa post is one occasion that sticks out in my mind.
posted by box at 8:16 AM on December 27, 2015


Excellent choice, excellent news, a win for mefi - congrats Eyebrows McGee!
posted by madamjujujive at 10:58 AM on December 27, 2015


Mazel Tov to Eyebrows and us all for our good fortune! Huzzah!
posted by eggkeeper at 2:59 PM on December 27, 2015


Congratulations!
posted by acb at 4:23 PM on December 27, 2015


(Also weird: the two most recent sidebarred items on the main site both relate to Eyebrows McGee.)
posted by Going To Maine at 8:00 PM on December 27, 2015


Know who didn't have eyebrows? Robert Blake in Lost Highway.

Makes you think.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:37 PM on December 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 1:50 AM on December 28, 2015


Sometimes I think Mads Mikkelsen doesn't have eyebrows but he does really.
posted by h00py at 1:52 AM on December 28, 2015 [1 favorite]


Great news! Like many others I have admired EM from afar on Metafilter. What a gift to have her knocking around on the boards even more frequently. Yay!
posted by Ginesthoi at 4:10 AM on December 28, 2015


Most excellent!
posted by Sophie1 at 7:05 AM on December 28, 2015


Oh hell yes, I so enjoy Eyebrows' contributions to AskMe and look forward to her thoughtful intervention in making Metafilter the Best Possible Site that Ever Evered.

Welcome to moderatorland, Ms. McGee!
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:19 AM on December 28, 2015


Aw yay. Good call team.
posted by craven_morhead at 1:26 PM on December 28, 2015


I bows, you bows, we all bows to Eyebrows?
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:43 PM on December 28, 2015 [2 favorites]


Lucid!
posted by limeonaire at 7:22 PM on December 28, 2015


EMG is fantastic! Yay!
posted by snuffleupagus at 9:07 PM on December 28, 2015


Gee, that's a high-brow choice! Congrats!
posted by ersatz at 3:36 AM on December 29, 2015


Hello!
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:22 AM on December 29, 2015


SO COOL

AM SO HAPPY

Congratulations, Eyebrows McGee, and congrats to the MeFi staff and community that we get such an awesome member as a mod!
posted by brainwane at 1:03 PM on December 29, 2015


Wow, what a great decision everyone made! Yay!
posted by oceanjesse at 3:45 PM on December 29, 2015


Totally disagree with hiring another mod - and I, for one, think that this will inevitably lead to the destruction of our galactic society.

Let's face facts: we have been rebelling against moderation ever since a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Yet the tyrannical empire of mods has been employing MeFi user after MeFi user, turning them to their dark "side" in an effort to crush the free alliance of non-mod MeFites with their censorship.

Now we learn that our best chance for a new hope - Eyebrows McGee, one of the brightest and most thoughtful stars of non-mod MeFi - has been seduced by the power of the dark side. Our star will, therefore, soon become an instrument of censorship, aka comment death. This new "Death Star" will threaten whole worlds of free speech, once she is fully operational in 2016.

In that context, I believe that we should steal Eyebrows' plans and secret them in the memory systems of an Android phone and tablet. If we can then get those 'droids back to our MeFi user base, we might be able to strike back against the mod's new super-weapon before it destroys us.

So please vote #1 quidnunc kid for Princess of Alderaan. Using that position and its privileged hairdo, I will be able to steal the new mod's plans under the cover of a "diplomatic mission", and Emperor cortex won't notice anything until it's too late.

So hope me, MetaFilter - you're my only help. You stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herders.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 9:38 PM on December 29, 2015 [21 favorites]


Apparently there was a massive ice storm in Peoria and people are still without power.

How are you doing, Eyebrows McGee?
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 11:37 PM on December 29, 2015


It's been unpleasant and we were trapped in our neighborhood by downed trees in the roadways for a while, but we were lucky not to lose power or heat; a lot of my friends have no heat and six inches of water in their basements or trees through their roofs. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to the grocery store today and, if so, which one has both power AND food (as there was typical panic shopping before the storm and delivery trucks were delayed during).
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:33 AM on December 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


This is a most excellent choice.
posted by dg at 1:47 PM on December 30, 2015


The food or gas?
posted by clavdivs at 4:55 PM on December 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is great news. Congrats to Eyebrows McGee and yay MeFi for hiring someone who's such a valuable member of the community.
posted by Bella Donna at 4:42 PM on January 2, 2016


This is fantastic news. Thanks for your previous and ongoing contributions, Eyebrows!
posted by iffthen at 12:25 PM on January 3, 2016


yay!
posted by joycehealy at 2:27 PM on January 4, 2016


Congrats, McGee!
posted by numaner at 4:38 PM on January 4, 2016


Whoa, what's that thing attached to my butt?
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 11:30 AM on January 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


OMG YOU HAVE A STAFF INFECTION
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:31 AM on January 6, 2016 [10 favorites]


i recommend total iMRSAn therapy
posted by This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things at 12:20 PM on January 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Is this EMG's first deletion? If so, congratulations to gauche and EMG. Off to a good start!

(p.s. this is meant as a joke post, I am not stalking EMG around watching for deletions!)

(p.p.s countdown to my next FPP being deleted in 3...2...1...)
posted by marienbad at 1:05 PM on January 6, 2016 [1 favorite]




Christened with the blood pixels of a perfidious self-linker! A good omen for a long career of righteous and puissant moderating.
posted by prize bull octorok at 12:24 PM on January 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Her Majesty Eyebrows McGee, by the Grace of Cortex of the United Website of The Blue and the Green, and of Her other Sites and Subsites Moderator, Banner of Self-linkers, Defender of the Cat-scanner.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:41 PM on January 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


> Good form wielding the Banhammer, Eyebrows McGee.

At first, I did not believe what I heard when a friend of mine told about self-linking being forbidden at MetaFilter!
posted by languagehat at 3:09 PM on January 7, 2016 [7 favorites]


THREE CRAZY TRICKS THAT WILL DRIVE MODERATORS MAD!
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:19 PM on January 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


YOU CAN LIFT THE BANHAMMER AND ARE THUS RULER OF ASGARD.
posted by rmd1023 at 8:44 AM on January 8, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is the point where we all hold our breaths while waiting to see if this taste of ultimate power drives Eyebrows mad. If it does, cortex will have to scramble a crack team to take down the Malevolent Mad Mod. Maybe a world-weary jessamyn will have to be called out of retirement for One Last Job.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:11 PM on January 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


YOU CAN LIFT THE BANHAMMER AND ARE THUS RULER OF ASGARD.

What happens if you put the BANHAMMER in an elevator?
posted by nubs at 3:26 PM on January 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Maybe a world-weary jessamyn will have to be called out of retirement for One Last Job.

I’m pretty sure she’s getting too old for this shit.
posted by bongo_x at 4:18 PM on January 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


SHE'S A LIBRARIAN ON THE EDGE!!!
posted by This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things at 4:29 PM on January 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Maybe a world-weary jessamyn will have to be called out of retirement for One Last Job.

I love the way everything has been going and Eyebrows is top notch but that trope has always been one of my favorites.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 7:02 AM on January 9, 2016 [7 favorites]


Maybe a world-weary jessamyn will have to be called out of retirement for One Last Job.

If this is not included in the Blade Runner remake, I will ask for my money back.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:26 AM on January 9, 2016


cortex will have to scramble a crack team to take down the Malevolent Mad Mod. Maybe a world-weary jessamyn will have to be called out of retirement for One Last Job.

Ok, but as part of this, cortex will have fused himself with his Markov generators as part of a previous, futile attempt to stop the Mad Mod. That means he will constantly be creating long, winding, strange jokes - OMG. We're through the looking glass...
posted by nubs at 9:15 AM on January 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


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