I'd like to say thank you to jessamyn
August 15, 2005 6:46 AM   Subscribe

I'd like to say thank you to jessamyn for her outstanding contributions to AskMe. She's contributed helpful and informative answers and links on a broad variety of questions, including some of mine, and raises the overall standard for answers.
posted by By The Grace of God to MetaFilter-Related at 6:46 AM (38 comments total)

Kiss ass much?
posted by DBAPaul at 9:08 AM on August 15, 2005


That's a lovely response, DBA.
posted by ORthey at 9:23 AM on August 15, 2005


That was a lovely answer. Good work, jess.

That said, DBAPaul is a suckup. Ban him, I say.
posted by graventy at 11:17 AM on August 15, 2005


Who's DBAPaul sucking up to? The anti-jessamyn cabal?
posted by Plutor at 11:24 AM on August 15, 2005


There is no cabal.
DBAPaul is an asshole. That said, no good can come of a thread like this.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 11:30 AM on August 15, 2005


What the heck is wrong with saying thanks?

Jeez.

Jessamyn is a librarian, and she proves it on AskMe repeatedly, finding information and reference sources for all kinds of people. On personal questions she's compassionate and helpful.

I stand by my attempt to be nice and recognize good work.
posted by By The Grace of God at 11:31 AM on August 15, 2005


Jessamyn is neat. I'm sorry she had to delete my comment about poop. Sometimes the poop demands to speak in a loud voice. I'm working on it.

While we're here, I'd like to thank all the questioners. It's at least as hard to ask a good question as it is to answer one. I'm amazed at how much I learn from AskMe every day, and the questions get everything started.
posted by selfnoise at 11:35 AM on August 15, 2005


Metafilter: no good can come of a thread like this
posted by freshgroundpepper at 11:41 AM on August 15, 2005


I love you all. Especially jessamyn. Group hug!
posted by grouse at 11:43 AM on August 15, 2005


Nothing wrong with a little positive feedback... Librarians are cool. My mother was a librarian and she couldn't have done what jess does here.

By the powerlessness granted in me, I hereby declare every August 15th Jessamyn Appreciation Day. (Is she blushing yet? I hope this all makes her blush. 24 hours of blushing once a year is good for your blood flow...)
posted by wendell at 11:54 AM on August 15, 2005


While I also appreciate the help that both matthowie and jessamyn give, I'm not sure a metatalk post is the best way to express it (though it could offset some of the negative karma from the constant callouts).

A couple of other way's to show thanks would be a follow up note in the ask thread where someone was helpful, or a private e-mail. Another, if you're really feeling grateful, would be to exercise the donation link and to put a note in there about how much something was appreciated.

I do agree with the sentiment, I'm just not sure it's a good trend to start.
posted by freshgroundpepper at 11:56 AM on August 15, 2005


There are a lot of thank you threads on MeTa. I'm surely not the first.
posted by By The Grace of God at 11:57 AM on August 15, 2005


I agree, good answers, good post. There may well be others in need of such recognition.
posted by OmieWise at 12:04 PM on August 15, 2005


Flag it and move on.
posted by fire&wings at 12:09 PM on August 15, 2005


And she fixed my headlights last summer!
posted by nicwolff at 12:15 PM on August 15, 2005


Uhm, hate to rain on your parade, wendell, but on 8/15 (or "15/8" as some fetishist-of-logic Euro metric-heads would have it) we already observe International Celebrate American Online Isolationism Day.

Seriously though, nothing wrong with a thank you thread. jessamyn's contributions are outstanding, and I'd say that about any of you non-admin hoi polloi.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 12:21 PM on August 15, 2005


Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 22:36:06 -0400
From: "jessamyn c. west"
To: The_Jesse_Helms@
Subject: your "cute and asian" comment was deleted from AskMe

EOM


never knew what EOM stood for.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 1:06 PM on August 15, 2005


Google it
posted by grouse at 1:14 PM on August 15, 2005


MetaTalk: Sometimes the poop demands to speak in a loud voice.
posted by Vidiot at 1:39 PM on August 15, 2005


Easter Ocean Margin!
posted by wendell at 2:40 PM on August 15, 2005


and she proves it on AskMe repeatedly, finding information and reference sources for all kinds of people

So do a lot of us, but we don't get any MeTa threads for it.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:43 PM on August 15, 2005


She's taken enough shit around here that she thoroughly deserves her own thank-you thread. I can't think of anyone else who's so consistently helpful, well spoken, and on target.
posted by languagehat at 3:03 PM on August 15, 2005


Speaking of the donation links, are they still valid links for donation? I was about to put my money where my mouth is, but they seem to be referring to some sort of server upgrade that I vaguely remember from a few years back.
posted by freshgroundpepper at 3:14 PM on August 15, 2005


Oh hey this is nice, thanks, glad I was helpful. The best thing about AskMe is that it's filled with a bunch of crazy-helpful people who know all sorts of things and don't mind sharing them for free. It's my favorite library extension.

I'll post a MeTa thread later, but I'll be in NYC on Labor Day which is also my birthday. Anyone for a Brooklyn/Manhattan meetup?
posted by jessamyn at 3:17 PM on August 15, 2005


Definitely. Start a thread, and we'll be down for it.
posted by Vidiot at 3:49 PM on August 15, 2005


That said, no good can come of a thread like this.

I disagree. Not to join the suck up team, but it seems she catches a lot of shit in her editorial decisions. I mean, I disagree with some many of them, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to be the one doing that job, and I know if I was the one doing it, I wouldn't be all that inclined to be helpful to you (or me, for that matter, and I'm really nice!)
posted by absalom at 5:30 PM on August 15, 2005


EOM = Equal Opportunity Metafilter?
posted by MrZero at 6:49 PM on August 15, 2005


When I want to thank people, I just go ahead and thank them directly instead of making a scene of it. No offense, but to this thread, I say meh.

Still, you are indeed very helpful, jessamyn.
posted by drpynchon at 8:41 PM on August 15, 2005


Jessamyn once showed me a video of her making love to my wife, and it was the most beautiful thing I ever saw. Her family crest is a picture of a baracudda eating Neil Armstrong. She orchestrated the merger between Unicef and Smith & Wessen
posted by growabrain at 9:13 PM on August 15, 2005


Totally agree with BtGoG. Word to your mother, Jessamyn.
posted by scarabic at 10:27 PM on August 15, 2005


Some of you people can be total dicks sometimes.

jessamyn is our MVP for sure.
posted by Quartermass at 11:03 PM on August 15, 2005


i'll be in nyc on your bday too, jessamyn. let's celebrate.
posted by judith at 11:59 PM on August 15, 2005


I am all about the celebrating the birth of our jessamyn! Let's party, New York City!
posted by lia at 12:41 AM on August 16, 2005


Pulls out non-existant lighter, tips non-existant Old English to the J-Dog.
posted by bardic at 12:49 AM on August 16, 2005


Its intresting how popular website admins seem to get 'sidekicks'. CmdrTaco had Hemos, Rusty had Inoshiro, and now Matt has Jessamyn.

I don't know what it all means, but I don't care all that much really.
posted by delmoi at 1:42 AM on August 16, 2005


Thanks Jessamyn. I've learned a lot from you and definitely admire your compassionate attitude. It's also nice to see some positivity in the grey.
posted by peacay at 3:24 AM on August 16, 2005


I love everybody. I still find pancakes less satisfactory than crepes, however.
posted by Decani at 8:51 AM on August 16, 2005


I don't know what it all means, but I don't care all that much really.

Doesn't it mean that as online communities grow in size, mundane tasks become unmanageable and require taking on other hands? Then, of course, one or two more people are needed, then you have a cabal. . . then begins the revolution.
posted by absalom at 6:59 PM on August 16, 2005


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