Most Popular Song 15 Years Ago: "HOW YOU REMIND ME" - Nickelback November 8, 2017 5:43 PM   Subscribe

I noticed that I just passed my 15th anniversary on Metafilter, and I imagine I can't be the only one. Congrats to all you other old geezers.

The traditional gift is crystal.
posted by leotrotsky to MetaFilter-Related at 5:43 PM (38 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Congratulations. You're one of the many reasons why I enjoy this community and keep on returning. Cheers.
posted by Fizz at 6:12 PM on November 8 [1 favorite]


Noob.
posted by nickmark at 6:23 PM on November 8 [7 favorites]


Positively antediluvian.
posted by unliteral at 6:39 PM on November 8


15 years, 14K.

The greatest generation.
posted by yhbc at 6:53 PM on November 8 [4 favorites]


Happy anniversary to you (& any other old geezers). You make this place better.
posted by Iris Gambol at 8:35 PM on November 8


There are four days and 104 users between us leotrotsky. I wonder if anyone still active is in between us.
posted by Mitheral at 9:12 PM on November 8 [1 favorite]


I was quite surprised to see there were a 1000 users between us and only about 6 weeks. My 15 was up on Sunday.
posted by biffa at 1:01 AM on November 9 [1 favorite]


ALL RIGHT, EVERYONE, COME IN TO THE COMMUNITY ROOM. “MATLOCK” WILL START SOON, YOU LIKE THAT ACTOR.
posted by wenestvedt at 3:20 AM on November 9 [7 favorites]

I was quite surprised to see there were a 1000 users between us and only about 6 weeks. My 15 was up on Sunday.
My God. We joined up on the same day. What happened there? I thought that there were only about 5 new memberships available each day at that point, but clearly I was wrong.

I always thought 17kers were the most hard-to-categorize MeFites, encompassing those of us who were the last to sign up before membership closed in November 2002, the very first of the $5 newbs who came in the door in November 2004, and those mysterious souls who somehow found their way to membership in the interim.

Looking back into the mists of time, yea, to a geologic era when people still listened to post-grunge, I have no idea what motivated me to sign up then or why I'm still here now. But "hi" anyway!
posted by Sonny Jim at 6:44 AM on November 9 [1 favorite]


I am so old I have never heard of that Nickelback song.
posted by JanetLand at 6:52 AM on November 9 [3 favorites]


Looking back into the mists of time, yea, to a geologic era when people still listened to post-grunge, I have no idea what motivated me to sign up then or why I'm still here now. But "hi" anyway!

I was eyeing the signup page for what felt like a year waiting for that little window to open up. It felt like a real coup when I finally got in the door.

Still disappointed I never got into File Pile. :-(
posted by leotrotsky at 6:53 AM on November 9 [1 favorite]


I am so old I have never heard of that Nickelback song.

Oh, sweet summer child.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:54 AM on November 9 [2 favorites]


Joined: December 26, 2000

I asked my mom for a computer for Christmas so I could join this Metafilter thing all the kids were talking about.
posted by bondcliff at 7:14 AM on November 9 [1 favorite]


My 15th was last year.

This is the 2nd oldest account on the web still in use for me. The oldest is actually Yahoo - and only because it is tied to my flickr account.
posted by vacapinta at 8:45 AM on November 9 [1 favorite]


Congratulations and thanks for all the flames ;p

/ $5 noob, only 12.5 years old, just sprouting hair
posted by infini at 8:46 AM on November 9


Only 11 years here :(
posted by josher71 at 9:51 AM on November 9


Passed my 15th in August without even realizing it. 14Ker's rule!
posted by TedW at 11:40 AM on November 9


>those mysterious souls who somehow found their way to membership in the interim.

That's me! I was lurking for a couple years during the moratorium, and joined around the same time gmail started b/c a user between here and monkeyfilter signed me up for both. I was out of the country with no home internet so I couldn't get to the site during the limited time window.

That was a long time ago!
posted by lkc at 12:32 PM on November 9 [2 favorites]


Though Billboard ranked "How You Remind Me" as the number one song of 2002, it was actually released in 2001. But due to it's massive airplay, it's also often considered the most played song of the entire decade.

The single was also only the second time a song by a Canadian group hit #1 on the US charts. The first time - "American Woman" by The Guess Who.

You may also not have heard the cover version from Avril Lavigne (Chad Kroeger's separated wife), released in 2012.
posted by Metro Gnome at 1:10 PM on November 9


This is how I joined; high fives to other 17K-ers!
posted by ITheCosmos at 2:55 PM on November 9 [2 favorites]


That is so cool, ITheCosmos! I don't remember seeing that at all back in the day, but it's a great MeFi story.
posted by yhbc at 5:39 PM on November 9 [1 favorite]


This is the 2nd oldest account on the web still in use for me.

Yeah, it’s crazy that this has been such an enduring part of my life. I mean, if I’d had to guess in 2002, I would have put my money on Plastic or Kuro5hin lasting longer. They had threading.
posted by leotrotsky at 6:55 PM on November 9 [1 favorite]


Okay congrats on your 15th but on the other hand how dare you put that earworm in my head.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 7:56 PM on November 9



It's not like you to say sorry
I was waiting on a different story
This time I'm mistaken
For handing you
A heart worth breaking

posted by leotrotsky at 8:04 PM on November 9 [1 favorite]


I should probably put up another fiver
posted by zenon at 8:09 PM on November 9


I've only been here for 12 years as of this September. But I did just [+] my 50,000th thing here tonight. I love you all 50,000 times over.
posted by limeonaire at 8:15 PM on November 9 [2 favorites]


JanetLand: "I am so old I have never heard of that Nickelback song."

After all these years of Nickelback jokes, I still have no idea what they sound like or even what genre they play. I plan to stay this way as long as I can.
posted by octothorpe at 5:08 AM on November 10 [1 favorite]


Just coming up on 13 years now. I'll get off your lawn now....
posted by matildaben at 7:43 AM on November 10


15 years, 17k. 17k folks are the best.

Congrats, leotrotsky.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:31 AM on November 10 [1 favorite]


After all these years of Nickelback jokes, I still have no idea what they sound like or even what genre they play.

Look, there's bragging, and then there's bragging.
posted by Iris Gambol at 11:30 AM on November 10 [2 favorites]


(checks profile)

Holy crap, 17 and a half years.
posted by hijinx at 2:00 PM on November 10 [1 favorite]


Iris Gambol: "After all these years of Nickelback jokes, I still have no idea what they sound like or even what genre they play.

Look, there's bragging, and then there's bragging.
"

Alright, I looked up the video on YouTube and listened to it so know I know what they sound like. Are you happy now? Not really something that I'd want to listen to again but mostly just boring, not horrible.
posted by octothorpe at 2:58 PM on November 10 [1 favorite]


one of us!
one of us!
posted by Iris Gambol at 3:16 PM on November 10 [1 favorite]


I have faith that no matter what upheavals are happening on the mainstream internet right now, we will endure.
posted by infini at 5:05 PM on November 10


My original username just passed its 15 year anniversary too. Happy user day to us.
posted by acorncup at 5:26 PM on November 10


Wow. Sixteen years here and I was lurking for at least a year before I joined. Any other 11k folks around?
posted by Jubey at 7:58 PM on November 10


"How You Remind Me" was only 15 years ago? yikes.
posted by rhizome at 11:13 AM on November 11


Congrats! I started the week of September 11th, 2001.
posted by agregoli at 7:17 PM on November 11


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