Possible to buy gift memberships? October 25, 2006 10:20 PM   Subscribe

Is it at all possible to buy gift MeFi memberships to others? Answers in comments, please.
posted by awenner to MetaFilter-Related at 10:20 PM (22 comments total)

Seeing as how this is the third time in the last year someone has created a MeTa post asking this, how about adding it to the FAQ?

And WTF does "Answers in comments, please" mean? As opposed to, what, being delivered telepathically?
posted by Rhomboid at 10:59 PM on October 25, 2006

It's not that hard. Lemme put it on the todo list for tomorrow's code crunch.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:07 PM on October 25, 2006

Once it's done, let me know and I'll add it to the FAQ.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:09 PM on October 25, 2006

Answers in comments because ambiguity is the soul of chicken. Or something.

So, what? You can buy your buddy a membership or not?
posted by awenner at 11:32 PM on October 25, 2006

Speaking of the FAQ, should there not be a more prominent link to it on the blue and on the green? It seems to me that those who find the gray and know what it's for are the least likely to need the FAQ. At the very least, perhaps there could be a link at the top of the "About" page?
posted by Urban Hermit at 11:34 PM on October 25, 2006

I was going to put my answer in a quiche. You want it in the comments? That's so weird.
posted by blacklite at 11:47 PM on October 25, 2006

So, what? You can buy your buddy a membership or not?

Currently there is no mechanism to do it, but it looks like Matt's put it on his "to do" list. For now, you can buy an account and give it to your friend, but then you'd risk setting it up under a username that your friend didn't like. I'd suggest waiting a day or two.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:48 PM on October 25, 2006

Tis nearly the season for the Gift of the MeFi.
posted by Cranberry at 11:58 PM on October 25, 2006

The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.
posted by timeistight at 12:07 AM on October 26, 2006

Can you make it so that when the gift "arrives" for the recipient, it looks like it cost 500 bucks and not 5?
Answer to appear in mouseover over copyright symbol at bottom of page, please.
posted by bunglin jones at 5:04 AM on October 26, 2006

posted by Rhomboid at 5:31 AM on October 26, 2006

You've got questions, we've got batteries.

tomorrow's code crunch

So hot. Matt's gonna be limping into the meetup.
posted by cortex at 6:08 AM on October 26, 2006

I'm going to start appending "answers in comments" to all my posts. It seems to make mathowie jump.

Answers in comments, please.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:20 AM on October 26, 2006

"I've always thought that, yes, this is truly the best of the web".
"This Pepsi Blue, it vibrates, you say?"
"I will need some pancakes up in here"
"George W Bush, he be dumb"
"Metafilter: able and willing"
"Is this Buffy something you need a TV to know about?"
"Pissing elephants, coming soon..."
"I don't think this book says what you think it says"
"What the fuck, Matt"
posted by bonaldi at 6:30 AM on October 26, 2006

MeFi membership makes a great stocking stuffer. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
posted by fixedgear at 8:15 AM on October 26, 2006

Like sylphilis?
posted by edgeways at 8:35 AM on October 26, 2006

syphilis goes away...MetaFilter is like herpes, you know no matter what there is always going to be an outbreak on the grey.
posted by Funmonkey1 at 8:55 AM on October 26, 2006

I baked my answer into a cake, but the guards confiscated it.

I'm trying to imagine what the symptoms of sylphilis would be. "Oh god, she's become a graceful spirit who lives in the air! She must have sylphilis!"
posted by I Am Not a Lobster at 9:35 AM on October 26, 2006

See, I figured the OP meant "please answer in the thread, rather than send me the answer in email" but they don't have an email in their profile, so I got nothin' now.

My husband paid for mine; he's the one with the PayPal acccount. I started the process, he logged in and finished it. In theory he knows my password, though he's probably forgotten it by now.
posted by booksherpa at 9:43 AM on October 26, 2006

I think bonaldi got it right. Answer in comments. Could it be more not unclear?
posted by team lowkey at 11:11 AM on October 26, 2006

speaking of passwords -- can you wang that into tomorrow's code crunch?
posted by boo_radley at 1:45 PM on October 26, 2006

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