happy mefi to me October 22, 2017 4:31 PM   Subscribe

Oh hey. I guess I've been here for ten years and counting.

I missed the big Mefiversary, but wow. I started reading this site looking for a replacement for Memepool, and bought an account a years or so later. I was 19 then, and still a freshman in college. Now I'm making plans for my upcoming 30th birthday.

I could gush about how this site helped convince me to move to NYC (where I've lived for more than six years now), or how it introduced me to a bunch of amazing authors, or how it helped me through my struggles with my sexuality, or how it helped me meet a bunch of wonderful people, some of whom helped he start writing fiction for the first time, or about a billion other things. But instead I'll just say, thanks. You guys are great, this site is great, and it's shaped me in more ways than I'll probably ever really know. Here's to the next decade.
posted by showbiz_liz to MetaFilter-Related at 4:31 PM (52 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

Awwww, warm fuzzies for a Sunday night shift! Happy Mefiversary!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 4:31 PM on October 22


Happy MeFiversary to you, and happy upcoming 30th!
posted by epj at 5:15 PM on October 22


also it taught you how to put on a duvet cover
posted by poffin boffin at 5:24 PM on October 22 [8 favorites]


<3
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:25 PM on October 22


I am glad you are here: I have gotten plenty of joy from your comments. You are probably an awesome person.

(What? I'm trying not to give her a swelled head. Geeeze!)
posted by wenestvedt at 5:30 PM on October 22


Happy MeFiversary! I am glad you're here!
posted by rtha at 5:42 PM on October 22


I've met showbiz_liz and she is indeed an awesome person!

Happy mefiversary!!
posted by zarq at 5:46 PM on October 22 [2 favorites]


Glad you’re around. You’re good people.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 6:11 PM on October 22


Happy Anniversary!! I'm glad you're a part of this wonderful community. You make it a better place. My 10 year anniversary is coming up next May. Hard to believe that I've been here for this long. Cheers.
posted by Fizz at 6:19 PM on October 22


Happy Mefiversary, I miss you, come back to my city soon so I can see you again!
posted by Stacey at 6:33 PM on October 22 [1 favorite]


Happy anniversary!
This prompted me to notice that mine was just last week!
posted by pointystick at 6:46 PM on October 22 [1 favorite]


January 28, 2007. In the Reddit thread on the 21st anniversary of the Challenger disaster, someone linked this gem by eriko. The colour scheme here felt wholly unprofessional, but I stayed.

I was halfway through 16. Stopped caring what my parents or teachers thought. You lot are responsible for making me the adult I am today. You are my bad influence.

Here's to the next 10
posted by Freelance Demiurge at 7:05 PM on October 22 [6 favorites]


That means we all have to buy you a drink, right?

Congrats!
posted by klangklangston at 9:07 PM on October 22


Happy mefiversary!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:33 PM on October 22


Happy Mefiversary fellow 10 year club member :)

And you too pointystick and Freelance Demiurge!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:24 PM on October 22 [1 favorite]


You are one of the people who make this place fun and human and smart. Thanks for being here!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:27 PM on October 22 [1 favorite]


Apparently my 10th MeFiversary was August 10th!

Glad you're here, glad I'm here, let's revel in our being hereness!
posted by cooker girl at 5:03 AM on October 23 [1 favorite]


Happy Mefiversary! Chalk me up as yet another someone who has always derived a great deal of enjoyment from your contributions.

Next year November is my 10 year Mefiversary. I can't believe how fast time flies.
posted by Ziggy500 at 5:15 AM on October 23


turning 30 is a stone groove, man
posted by thelonius at 5:38 AM on October 23 [1 favorite]


Yay! Very glad you're part of the community! You are on my mental list of "people who will always favorite my husband's comments about Carolina barbecue" and also "people who say lots of good and interesting things".
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:44 AM on October 23 [2 favorites]


Ah, my 10th was in April! Hooray for all of us on our tenthians and hooray for Metafilter for being so damned awesome.
posted by h00py at 5:53 AM on October 23


Happy MeFiversary, noob! (My 17th MeFiversary was Friday)
posted by briank at 5:56 AM on October 23 [4 favorites]


Happy mefiversary - and happy almost-30th! It's a daunting age to be turning.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:30 AM on October 23


Is it "meh-fih-versary" or "mee-fie-versary"

But seriously we had the chance to call it someone's MeDay. We really dropped the ball.

Happy MeDay, you.
posted by solotoro at 6:30 AM on October 23 [3 favorites]


people who will always favorite my husband's comments about Carolina barbecue

probably not my comments about it though......
posted by thelonius at 6:52 AM on October 23


turning 30 is a stone groove, man

Is... that good?
posted by showbiz_liz at 7:31 AM on October 23 [4 favorites]


probably not my comments about it though......

You've the wrong guide. C'mere.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 8:23 AM on October 23


You've the wrong guide. C'mere.
Yeah barbeque people are like Frank Zappa or Dead or Phish fans: they always insist you just haven't tried the good stuff yet.....

Is... that good?
Yes! Nothing to be afraid of!
posted by thelonius at 8:37 AM on October 23


At least we agree on 30. 40 is better and you can control your superpowers after 50.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 8:46 AM on October 23 [4 favorites]


Was I supposed to post on my tenth anniversary? Whoops.

Congrats and enjoy a drink on me.*



* IOU
posted by GuyZero at 11:29 AM on October 23


turning 30 is a stone groove, man

Is... that good?


Do you like being a stone... in a groove?

Happy MeDay! :)
posted by Splunge at 11:36 AM on October 23 [1 favorite]


Happy MeFiversary!

whenever I see your name I think of jazzhands and the Hooray for Hollywood song because showbiz and I am very suggestible
posted by billiebee at 12:24 PM on October 23 [2 favorites]


when I see the name "showbiz_liz," I know I have just read a quality comment. Happy mefiversary.
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:27 PM on October 23 [4 favorites]


Happy MeFiversary!!!


Also, huh. This prompted me to look at mine, only to discover that tomorrow 10/24 makes 15 years. That's....something.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:07 PM on October 23 [2 favorites]


Ten years!
posted by peeedro at 2:55 PM on October 23


Ten years means you should make a wish in cap locks.

It's fun.
posted by clavdivs at 5:07 PM on October 23 [1 favorite]


I passed my 10 years last month without noticing.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:04 AM on October 24


Congrats, showbiz_liz!

I'm trying to remember why I specifically signed up when I did. Maybe I had a Q for ask?
posted by maxwelton at 8:03 AM on October 24 [1 favorite]


cjorgensen: "I passed my 10 years last month without noticing."

After reading this I checked mine, and it was yesterday!
posted by Grither at 12:28 PM on October 24 [1 favorite]


Hooray!

I missed my 10th (much to my chagrin, I was planning on celebrating with cake) and now I see that I missed my 15th as well. I'll be damned if I miss my 20th!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 12:25 AM on October 25


I just checked and I missed my 11th MeDay in July. Happy MeDay, showbiz_liz!
posted by arcticseal at 1:47 AM on October 25


Congrats.

Purely coincidentally today is my 6th anniversary on MeFi.
posted by MartinWisse at 6:17 AM on October 25


Joyeux méfiversaire !
posted by fraula at 7:15 AM on October 25


Totally disagree with the disgusting celebration of those specific anniversaries delineated with respect to the so-called "natural" numbers - which will inevitably lead to the destruction of our society.

Let's face facts: the existence of the continuum of real numbers has been a central feature of our mathematical religion at least since George Cantor conclusively proved that there are more diagonals in heaven and earth than were dreamed of in Leopold Kronecker's philosophy. Notwithstanding the elegance of such demonstration, the unenlightened masses still cling to their superstition that some numbers - the briefer kind - are more "natural" than others. This is a depressing prejudice, and evidence (if any was needed) that the human mind is biased in favour of the limited and simplistic, in contrast to the rich and complex.

In that context, I submit that we enlightened beings with MetaFiltesian co-ordinates should have no truck with the false naturalism of positive integers, and instead celebrate only those anniversaries whose numerical values form an uncountable set. Such a policy would see an uncountably-infinite increase in the number of anniversaries to celebrate, which can only be a good thing.

For example, we have in this thread only ONE opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of showbiz_liz's MetaFilter participation. How much more just, how much sweeter it would be to celebrate the uncountably infinite number of years both less than and greater than (but not including) 10 (or 9, 11, etc) since showbiz_liz's point of origin on the MeFi continuum? Anniversaries need not be "natural" or even "rational", but rather we should welcome as an appropriate mark of respect (in, and not only in, showbiz_liz's case) a joyful explosion of anniversaries irrational, transcendental - and even those incapable-of-being-expressed-in-a-finite-number-of-words!

And if have done the minimum to convince you of the correctness of my thesis, it remains only for you to assent to this policy by Voting quidnunc kid #0.9634552377820902347826346734824519230109837612346491293846120305767312349701019088937366616198383773408848787623545723647283748927349505762967343788235635634732910094488476400018918724234326749576476876833232445354656576868977541892348909128123123123100906287333836747746490578690562423748569694783984729209542735340500506975716652431888888888888888

, or thereabouts.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 10:45 AM on October 25 [5 favorites]


Happy belated MefiVersary from an often appreciator of your comments and contributions.
posted by meinvt at 11:21 AM on October 25


MetaFiltesian co-ordinates

Egon: "Don’t cross the beans."
Peter: "Why?"
Egon: "It would be bad."
Peter: "I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean 'bad'?"
Egon: "Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light."
Ray: "Total protonic reversal."
Peter: "That’s bad. Okay. Alright, important safety tip, thanks Egon."
Ray: "Wait. We can't cross the beans..."
Egon: "I just said that."
Ray: "...but what if we cross the donuts?"
posted by zarq at 11:29 AM on October 25 [2 favorites]


mazel tov!
posted by Barack Spinoza at 12:03 PM on October 25


showbiz_liz, it ‘s good to share the same world with you.
posted by tel3path at 1:17 AM on October 26 [1 favorite]


*wandering in late looking for misplaced glasses*

oh shit hey congrats btw
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:14 AM on October 26 [1 favorite]


My 10-year MeDay was in June, although as my username suggests I lurked for years before signing up for an account. I can't think of many things that have been a constant in my life for as long as Metafilter.
posted by sevenyearlurk at 7:21 AM on October 28


Happy Every Day!!! A 17 year lurker.
posted by bjgeiger at 2:20 PM on October 28


I just hit my 10 year anniversary yesterday. The blue and the green have been amazing learning experiences for me this whole time, and I appreciate all of you so very much.
posted by hanov3r at 3:39 PM on October 30 [2 favorites]


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