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Just in time for the weekend, the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest has drawn to a close! We have three great entries, so venture inside and see what MetaFilter hath wrought! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 21, 2014 - 26 comments

Can I have a subtitle contest?

I wonder if it's okay to have a contest where I ask people to suggest possible subtitles for a book I'm writing. I would give the winner a prize, like send them some food from a mail-order place or something (haven't thought that part through yet because first I want to know if this is a verboten thing to do or not). If it's okay, would I post this contest on Projects? or where? I didn't contact staff because I thought this would maybe not be a hardwired policy question. Thank you for feedback.
posted by DMelanogaster on Mar 5, 2014 - 62 comments

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It is the end of February and the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest is coming to a close! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Feb 28, 2014 - 44 comments

Contents Under (not enough) Pressure

GNFTI, you complete MONSTER. How could you. I trusted you. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 24, 2014 - 67 comments

>have fun

It is February first, which means the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest has begun! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Feb 1, 2014 - 40 comments

Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Final Week

Thanks for your patience as we do all the complicated calculations to determine the week's three winners as well as the month's twenty-one(ish) overall category winners. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jan 3, 2014 - 56 comments

>read meta

In exactly one month, the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest will begin! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jan 1, 2014 - 39 comments

Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Week Three

It's week three of our MeFites Choice contest, where we showcase the best posts according to you, the reader, via the use of fantastic flagged posts. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Dec 22, 2013 - 33 comments

Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Week Two

Another week of Mefites' Choice Awards, another bunch of fantastic posts flagged by mefites as, uh, fantastic? Phrasing's a bit clumsy, let's take take that again from the top and see if—what do you mean we're live? We're, ah—yes! Welcome to week two, come inside! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 16, 2013 - 22 comments

Mefites' Choice 2013 winners, Week One

Aaand the results are in for the first week of this year's "Mefites-Choose" all-singing, all-dancing Most Fantastic Posts! (Reminder: the contest is going all month, so please keep voting – using the "fantastic post" flag!) [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 8, 2013 - 41 comments

The Most Choosiest Time of the Year! MeFites Choice Awards 2013

December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. We did this last year (see winners). We're doing it again. Weekly prizes! User participation! More! Inside! [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Nov 20, 2013 - 121 comments

Dear Buddha, please bring me a pony and a plastic rocket...

Out of curiosity, has any thought been given to another August Best Post contest? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 2, 2013 - 15 comments

76: Slicing up a Menger Sponge

Episode 76 of the MetaFilter podcast was recorded earlier today, with Jessamyn, Josh, and me going on for about an hour and fifteen minutes, recapping the best things from December on the sites. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 3, 2013 - 59 comments

Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week four

You may already have won! Click on through to meet the winsome winners of the fourth, last, final and concluding week of the Mefites' Choice Awards. [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jan 3, 2013 - 45 comments

Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week three

Week three of the Mefites' Choice Awards is done! [more inside]
posted by restless_nomad on Dec 24, 2012 - 22 comments

Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week two

We're on to round two of the MeFites' Choice awards. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 17, 2012 - 51 comments

Mefites' Choice 2012 winners, week one

It's time for round one of the MeFites' Choice awards, aka the December 2012 Most Fantasticked Posts, Week 1. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 10, 2012 - 17 comments

MeFites' Choice Contest For December

December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Dec 1, 2012 - 59 comments

2012 Presidential Prediction Contest Winner

Now that Florida has finished counting votes (always a challenge for us), the 2012 presidential election results are 332 electoral votes for Obama and 206 for Romney -- barring faithless electors. The popular vote is 50.6% Obama, 47.9% Romney and 1.5% other. The Nate Silver Medal for Political Prognostication goes to JKevinKing. J. Kevin was one of 15 people to tie for first in the electoral half of the contest with a perfect prediction. He finished third in the popular vote half, ahead of I am the Walrus and UrineSoakedRube who tied for ninth. The $50 Threadless gift certificate and life-size cardboard Joe Biden are on the way to JKevinKing as soon as I send them. Please keep Joe in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. [more inside]
posted by rcade on Nov 12, 2012 - 26 comments

Election 2012: Domo Arigato, Larry Sabato

The pundits and psychics have already weighed in. Now it's your turn in MetaFilter's (mostly) quadrennial presidential prediction contest. The winner will receive a $50 Threadless gift certificate and a life-size cardboard Joe Biden. To enter, predict the percentage of the vote that President Obama, Mitt Romney and Everybody Else will receive and the number of electoral votes that Obama, Romney and Everybody Else will receive. Entries must be submitted before Dixville Notch, N.H., reports its vote early Tuesday morning. [more inside]
posted by rcade on Nov 5, 2012 - 368 comments

72: Best Post Contest Results

The results of the August Best Post Contest are finally here, in this 1:15 long podcast where we recap our favorites [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Sep 6, 2012 - 131 comments

Best comment contest

We should have a best comment contest. I don't know how it would be decided exactly, but presumably the mods have come up with some criteria for the best post contest, so perhaps they could be applied to comments.
posted by desjardins on Aug 20, 2012 - 98 comments

70: phylactery, gegenschein, narthex, miasma & catarrh

Episode 70 of the MetaFilter podcast is the first one in a while and runs almost two hours. It was recorded on Monday April 9th. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Apr 11, 2012 - 40 comments

68: Best Post Contest Results

Podcast 68 was recorded earlier today and features a discussion of our favorite posts from last month's Best Post Contest, including all the posts we liked and the final winners. It runs nearly 90min long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 2, 2012 - 74 comments

MeFites' Choice Awards

So I suggested it in the original contest post and now I am taking the initiative -- let's have a MeFites' Choice Awards segment of the December Best Post contest. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Dec 31, 2011 - 106 comments

Could we gamble on this?

December best post contest - stats related question. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 5, 2011 - 32 comments

December Awesome Post Contest?

Is there an interest in (or plan to have) another December awesome post contest this year? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 12, 2011 - 23 comments

Awesome post contest?

Could we have another December awesome post contest next month? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Nov 18, 2010 - 81 comments

6700+ posts for a brick of astronaut ice cream and breakfast

Update: to the MSI month at the Museum Contest (previously) mefi's very own avoision was not selected from the five finalists! [more inside]
posted by zenon on Oct 7, 2010 - 32 comments

The Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Contest: The Aftermath

The 2nd MetaFilter interactive fiction contest ended May 31st, but you can still join in and vote on your favorites. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 17, 2010 - 29 comments

Interactive Fiction Contest Deadline Looms!

One week remains for the Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Competition. Entries are due May 31st, Midnight PST. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on May 24, 2010 - 14 comments

Twisty Passages? Again?

So. Is anyone interested in another Interactive Fiction Contest? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Mar 25, 2010 - 55 comments

Shades of Blue

What ever happened to the Metafilter redesign contest? Weren't we going to see one of these designs as the site design at some point?
posted by ChrisR on Dec 3, 2009 - 62 comments

fake wins laser cutter for DIY book scanner.

Metafilter's Own™ fake won an Epilog laser cutter for his DIY book scanner. Awesome job! [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on May 23, 2009 - 22 comments

Yes, more internet-bacon stuff

MeFi's own EmpressCallipygos and Greg Nog appeared on Good Morning America during the Bacon Takedown on Sunday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Apr 1, 2009 - 48 comments

The First Annual MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest

Announcing the first ever MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest, March 1st-31st. During the month of March all MeFites are encouraged to try to write an interactive fiction game or play games submitted by fellow MeFites. If you want to vote on the games or you want to submit a story, please visit the contest website and register. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Feb 26, 2009 - 100 comments

36: Thousands of little poops

Most of this podcast covers the Best Posts of December Contest as we determine our favorites and come up with a list of winners (results are inside), then follow it up with favorite posts from other sections of the site. Recorded on January 2, it's just under an hour long. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jan 2, 2009 - 57 comments

What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?

What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 1, 2009 - 80 comments

And the winner is...

And the winner of the 2008 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is... [more inside]
posted by gsteff on Nov 5, 2008 - 33 comments

Metafilter Runs v.3.1.

Web-goddess regained the Mefi distance running title (previous challenges : 1, 2). Amazingly, she racked up 77.21 kilometer in 14 days. Silver and bronze medals go to AJR (76k) and Sanjayafan (75k). During the remainder of this month, we'll find out who's the fastest mefite (speed challenge over 5k). Previous participants have been invited to this new challenge via the Nike+ site. If you've got the Nike + Ipod sport kit and want in, post your Nike+ screenname in this thread.
posted by pj_rivera on May 15, 2007 - 38 comments

Astronomy Day Contest?

What about an Astronomy Day post contest?
posted by freebird on Apr 17, 2007 - 17 comments

Maybe we could have metafilter music contests?

When I was younger I entered a lot of bi-weekly music competitions. During the first week people would make songs using only a provided pack of samples. The people who entered would vote on the best ones the second week. It gave me a lot of practice, I met a lot of new people, and it was fun. How about something similar for MetaFilter Music?
posted by cmicali on Jan 4, 2007 - 25 comments

And the winner of the 2006 Metafilter Election Prediction contest is . . .

And the winner of the 2006 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is...
posted by gsteff on Nov 8, 2006 - 27 comments

It would be fun to have some sort of halloween contest next Tuesday

It would be fun to have some sort of halloween contest next Tuesday. The most spirited post would win some sort of prize? What would the prize be? I suggest five pounds worth of candy shipped to the winning poster. What do you all think?
posted by wheelieman on Oct 24, 2006 - 32 comments

Unanswered AskMe Contest?

Yahoo! Answers UK 5 million answers challenge-a gimmicky promotion for a not-very-good service, but it gave me an idea:

What if we had a contest for unanswered AskMe questions (those that haven't had a best answer marked) older than, say, a month? Suggested prize: choice of free Metafilter account or $5 for each unanswered question that was resolved favorably. Of course we would need a special page where we could view lingering unanswered questions. Which would be a pretty decent idea anyway; I would certainly read it.
posted by evariste on Sep 4, 2006 - 33 comments

Hurry up and tell us the winners already

Sidebar says "CONTEST. Best post of the day wins $30, all August." Out of (by my count) 73 posts on August 23 and 24, there were none that were any good?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Aug 26, 2006 - 61 comments

The contest results for August are all posted

The contest results for August are all posted here. There's a small marker at the end of the post noting the winners and the runner ups for each day (we'll pick three good ones, and one winner from that). So far, no one is putting their paypal info in their profile, so I haven't sent out one red cent, so get to updatin' your profile already (the paypal info isn't displayed anywhere on the site).
posted by mathowie on Aug 4, 2006 - 34 comments

Best posts of the day

So, about this best post of the day thing.. are you announcing it on MeTa every day?

I think it would be kind of cool if you also highlighted it on Metafilter, ala AskMe favorited comments. That way, scrolling back a day or two on the front page I'll be able to tell the winning posts at a glance.
posted by graventy on Aug 1, 2006 - 9 comments

MeFi post contest?

How about a contest where candidate posts are judged on quality, the winner of which gets to be posted as item 50000? This would avoid the contention and possible server disruption likely to occur in the coming days, which will only be distracting, anyway. We could pre-emptively make this energy positive. Unless there are plans already, in which case, hurry up and delete this thread. (inspired by this comment)
posted by cacophony on Feb 28, 2006 - 51 comments

End of projects grand opening contest

Just a reminder: The Projects grand opening contest ends today. If you were procrastinating, now's the time.
posted by smackfu on Dec 9, 2005 - 8 comments

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