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]
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.
It is the end of February and the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest
is coming to a close! [more inside]
GNFTI, you complete MONSTER
. How could you. I trusted
you. [more inside]
It is February first, which means the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest
has begun! [more inside]
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]
In exactly one month, the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest
will begin! [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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
). We're doing it again. Weekly prizes! User participation! More! Inside! [more inside]
Out of curiosity, has any thought been given to another August Best Post
contest? [more inside]
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]
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]
We're on to round two of the MeFites' Choice
awards. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
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]
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]
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
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]
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]
The results of the August Best Post Contest
are finally here, in this 1:15 long podcast where we recap our favorites [more inside]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Is there an interest in (or plan to have) another December awesome post
contest this year? [more inside]
Update: to the MSI month at the Museum Contest
) mefi's very own avoision
was not selected from the five finalists! [more inside]
One week remains for the Second Annual MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Competition
. Entries are due May 31st, Midnight PST. [more inside]
So. Is anyone interested in another Interactive Fiction Contest
? [more inside]
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?
MeFi's own EmpressCallipygos
and Greg Nog
appeared on Good Morning America
during the Bacon Takedown
on Sunday in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [more inside]
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]
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]
What are your odds of winning December's "best post" contest?
And the winner of the 2008 MetaFilter Election Prediction Contest is... [more inside]
regained the Mefi distance running
title (previous challenges : 1
). 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.
What about an Astronomy Day
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?
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?
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.
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
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).
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.
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
Just a reminder: The Projects grand opening contest ends today. If you were procrastinating, now's the time.