July Best Post Contest! June 11, 2017 8:44 PM   Subscribe

In July, we'll be having a best post contest! This will be the first one since I came on staff and I've been hassling the other mods for months, so they finally gave in. Read on for categories and start preparing your posts now!

We'll be using "fantastic" flags to name a community-voted best post each week and for the whole month. Many of the mods will also be creating individual categories for particular sorts of posts they like (which will be announced when the post contest begins!) for the whole month -- for example, my award will probably be for the post I most enjoy sharing with my kids! frimble is thinking of going with "high weird."

We'll also be keeping an eye out for first posts, and second posts, and recognizing first- and second-time posters. (If you're a first- or second-time poster and want some help putting together a good post, feel free to use the contact form and ask the mods for help!)

Rewards are purely a warm glow and bragging rights. :D
posted by Eyebrows McGee to MetaFilter-Related at 8:44 PM (15 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Oh I forgot to say, we'll be excluding the politics megathreads from "best post" because they're already making metafilter great again and we want to focus on some more nook-and-cranny best posts!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 8:51 PM on June 11 [9 favorites]


I forgot about these! Fun!
posted by lalex at 8:59 PM on June 11


Thank you so much. I always look forward to these contests.

Would it be okay to have MeFites' Choice prizes/categories this time, since we haven't done those in a while, either? I'd be happy to continue the tradition started by ocherdraco, and offer prizes (likely picture postcards this time) for favorite posts about a woman/women doing awesome things.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 12:13 AM on June 12 [3 favorites]


It's crazy hot this summer. Instead of a warm glow can the reward be a cool breeze?
posted by ardgedee at 2:49 AM on June 12 [4 favorites]


It's bitterly cold here. You can pry *my* warm glow from my dead, frozen fingers. Southern Hemisphere Represent!

Yay I love reading the aftermath of the best post contest! So excited.
posted by freethefeet at 3:55 AM on June 12 [5 favorites]


I fully support this idea and I'm eager to play along.
posted by Fizz at 6:28 AM on June 12


This sounds great. Unsure if I can post much in July as it's peak Morris Dancing season here, but will try and get a few in.
posted by Wordshore at 7:45 AM on June 12 [2 favorites]


What is this thing of which you speak, harassing the mods? Asking for a friend.
posted by Melismata at 7:56 AM on June 12


Excellent, these are the best.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:56 AM on June 12 [1 favorite]


YAY!

Would it be okay to have MeFites' Choice prizes/categories this time, since we haven't done those in a while, either? I'd be happy to continue the tradition started by ocherdraco, and offer prizes (likely picture postcards this time) for favorite posts about a woman/women doing awesome things.

Seconding this. I'd love to donate a prize.
posted by zarq at 8:59 AM on June 12 [2 favorites]


"Would it be okay to have MeFites' Choice prizes/categories this time, since we haven't done those in a while, either?"

The ruling is YES. (Although no physical prizes necessary!) I'll post right at the end of June with the rules and the staff-led categories and people can post their own categories then and I'll add them to the main post.
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 6:21 PM on June 12 [4 favorites]


Can winners get a temporary star? I've never entered the quiz on Weekend Edition, but the lapel pin would be "covered in glory" as it were.
posted by theora55 at 10:42 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Also, this is a swell thing.
posted by theora55 at 10:43 AM on June 13


Yay! I'll be back and participatory in July!
posted by ChuraChura at 5:39 AM on June 16 [1 favorite]


Here's the MeFi Wiki page for prior contests, for context and ideas for prizes and such.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:03 AM on June 17 [1 favorite]


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