mattamyn gets it February 7, 2007 9:12 AM   Subscribe

Just read this, and couldn't help but think "mattamyn gets it."
posted by allkindsoftime to MetaFilter-Related at 9:12 AM (69 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I know we're going through the growing pains of how to best deal with AskMeFi's surging growth and whatnot, but I thought I'd stop and say "thanks" in the meantime. Don't know where I'd be without my green addiction.
posted by allkindsoftime at 9:13 AM on February 7, 2007


I live for the blue and the gray, myself, but I'm happy to second allkindsoftime in thanking the wonderful mods hereinabouts. This is a swell place in the world.
posted by cgc373 at 9:14 AM on February 7, 2007


I would cut off a toe to get everyone to stop using "mattamyn", I can actually taste human blood every time I read it. However, yes, thanks Matt and Jessamyn, thanks very much.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:30 AM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


*votes against "mattamyn" appellation, too*
posted by cgc373 at 9:32 AM on February 7, 2007


I would cut off a toe

Sure, but whose?
posted by jonmc at 9:34 AM on February 7, 2007


jessahowie from now on then.
posted by grouse at 9:34 AM on February 7, 2007


mattamyn is case of portmaneau-related cute overload. And not the good kind, we're talking thermopukelear meltdown. Anyone who uses it should be beaten over the head with a rusty Brangelina and then rodgered with a jagged-glass Bennifer.
posted by Eideteker at 9:36 AM on February 7, 2007


jon: Aimee Mann's, of course.
posted by Eideteker at 9:36 AM on February 7, 2007


Yeah it really should be mathamyn.
posted by nixerman at 9:39 AM on February 7, 2007


White Mao and SS My Jane
posted by Mister_A at 9:40 AM on February 7, 2007


Yeah, it's Metavitamattamyn anyway.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:40 AM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


3 p.m.
posted by cgc373 at 9:40 AM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Point taken. My sincere apologies.

Thanks Matt. Thanks Jessamyn.
posted by allkindsoftime at 9:41 AM on February 7, 2007


Personal attacks. Even if a person you like is attacking someone you can’t stand, don’t allow it.

Damn straight. Admin-approved trolls are the worst. I've seen it seriously break a couple places.
posted by mkb at 9:46 AM on February 7, 2007


I think we should pretend the have a secret paramilitary compound, and we'll refer to them by the name of said compound: Haughey West.

"Sir! Crapflood in AskMe sectors 57843-57913! We've got a flag storm coming!"

"God help us. Evac the Cabal to Haughey West, and get me Number One on the phone."

"Sir, there is no cabal."

"Just do it, Gerson."

posted by cortex at 9:47 AM on February 7, 2007 [10 favorites]


Did you really just link to an article hosted on a website which calls itself the "SEO Refugee"? /tsk tsk
posted by prostyle at 9:49 AM on February 7, 2007


Haughey West.

sounds like a geeky yet sexy private eye.
posted by jonmc at 9:50 AM on February 7, 2007


Best $5.00 I ever spent.
(Except Vacapinto gave me a membership out pure kindness--- thanks again, my friend!)
posted by Dizzy at 9:50 AM on February 7, 2007


MetaFilter green is people!!
posted by Plutor at 9:51 AM on February 7, 2007


allkindsoftime , don't go gettin' all classy and easygoin' now, that dog won't hunt.

Anyway, I've changed my mind, cute names for everybody!

I'm changing mine to Doctor_Mister_Sweet_Little_Poopypants_Pablum_Blankey_Warm_Milk_Sugartits_Hitler_The_Third.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:56 AM on February 7, 2007


Another vote against that silly term.

But that article seems pretty spot on.
posted by dios at 9:56 AM on February 7, 2007


Thanks a lot, wino. That just ruins the sample I was cross-stitching you.

*stomps off in search of gin*
posted by jonmc at 10:00 AM on February 7, 2007


I would cut off jonmc's toe if he cross-stitched something for me.
posted by OmieWise at 10:08 AM on February 7, 2007


I'd take a bullet for jonmc.
posted by Dizzy at 10:11 AM on February 7, 2007


Another "yay!" for Matt and Jessamyn. Thanks, y'all.
posted by occhiblu at 10:12 AM on February 7, 2007


Dizzy, I once told a girl I was dating "I'd take a bullet for you." She blushed and said "I'd never ask you to do that." "I know," I answered, "That's one of the reasons I like you."
posted by jonmc at 10:12 AM on February 7, 2007


I'd wear a diaper and drive across country with an astronaut in the trunk of my car for you, jonmc.
posted by Dizzy at 10:15 AM on February 7, 2007 [4 favorites]


I'm on the turnpike.
I've got my EZPass, a dog-eared copy of "Cosmos", and a jar of Tang.
posted by Dizzy at 10:17 AM on February 7, 2007


I'm flattered. But you're going to have to provide your own Desitin, sir.
posted by jonmc at 10:17 AM on February 7, 2007


Do the air-holes in my trunk make my ass look fat?
Please advise.
posted by Dizzy at 10:18 AM on February 7, 2007


Matt! And Jessamyn! This thread is about Matt and Jessamyn! More Matt and Jessamyn, less desitin!
posted by occhiblu at 10:18 AM on February 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Tang mixes well with vodka. I learned this from my college pal Quaz. Soon after drinking it, he walked out the window of his dorm room, down the 4th floor ledge about twenty feet and then in the window of the dorm room next door. Quaz is now married to the girl I offered to take the bullet for. True story.
posted by jonmc at 10:19 AM on February 7, 2007


occhiblu--
meet me in the parking lot.
I'll be wearing a wig and an airtank.
I want to talk about your "relationship" with jonmc.
posted by Dizzy at 10:20 AM on February 7, 2007


Once again the only question I am left with is "Sweet Christ what have I wrought?"
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:24 AM on February 7, 2007


Yea, way to wright things Divine_Wino.
posted by Mister_A at 10:45 AM on February 7, 2007


Mister_A--
meet me at Pat's Steaks;
I've got those jonmc candids you requested.
posted by Dizzy at 10:51 AM on February 7, 2007


This thread is about Matt and Jessamyn! More Matt and Jessamyn, less desitin!

Jessitin?

mattywipes?
posted by LionIndex at 10:59 AM on February 7, 2007


Shit, I'd take a bullet for fifteen bucks and an autographed Dick Marx disc.

Oh, and thanks, Dear Moderators.
posted by breezeway at 11:14 AM on February 7, 2007


Sweet! Then we'll go get loaded at Ray's Happy Birthday Bar.
posted by Mister_A at 11:18 AM on February 7, 2007


breezeway---
I just gave Dick Cheney your address.
Was that wrong?
posted by Dizzy at 11:40 AM on February 7, 2007


Customization can make your life hell.
posted by y2karl at 11:49 AM on February 7, 2007


Metatalk : Members go off their meds.
posted by Dave Faris at 12:13 PM on February 7, 2007


Dave Faris, my meds are crisp and refreshing and have commercials featuring retired athletes and hot chicks in bikinis. And I will never go off them.
posted by jonmc at 12:17 PM on February 7, 2007


Sure, Dizzy. No problem; Dick Cheney and I roadied together for Richard Marx during the first Lollapalooza tour. He still owes me a cabinet seat.
posted by breezeway at 12:29 PM on February 7, 2007


"Just do it, Gerson."

"The cowbell is at H.W. sir!"

posted by Kirth Gerson at 1:00 PM on February 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


and amazingly this thread turned out to be about jonmc. 8d indeed.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:03 PM on February 7, 2007


Don't blame me. Blame Dizzy.
posted by jonmc at 1:11 PM on February 7, 2007


Dizzy's starting to wear me out.
posted by gleuschk at 1:20 PM on February 7, 2007


Dizzy is strong medicine.
posted by Astro Zombie at 1:27 PM on February 7, 2007


Thread's not over yet, jessamyn. It's still possible that woz might stop by.
posted by cgc373 at 2:22 PM on February 7, 2007


Matt and Jessamyn, thank you very much for all your good work.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:35 PM on February 7, 2007


It's always HaugheyDewey* time!
*Do librarians still use Dewey?
posted by rob511 at 3:00 PM on February 7, 2007


Dewey ever!
posted by cortex at 3:02 PM on February 7, 2007


Dewey..or don't he?
posted by jonmc at 3:16 PM on February 7, 2007


Is that a Questionable Content shout-out, cortex?
posted by cgc373 at 3:17 PM on February 7, 2007


Ha! Not intentionally, but it is when Jeph gets into awful pun mode that I appreciate him the most, so close enough.
posted by cortex at 3:24 PM on February 7, 2007


I can't seem to control the volume of my voice.
posted by Rhomboid at 3:56 PM on February 7, 2007


RHOMBOID WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE WITH THE DIMINISHING THING!?
posted by cgc373 at 3:57 PM on February 7, 2007


Of course they get it.
As for sacrifice I'd wear an adult nappy and eat Marmite spread on an asphalt shingle, and travel across the country on a Greyhound bus for them. But only, of course, if it meant they'd get killed if I didn't. And then they'd owe me.
No?
posted by nj_subgenius at 5:49 PM on February 7, 2007


I prefer the term "jessahowie"
posted by delmoi at 8:17 PM on February 7, 2007


Hatey-hate-hatery-haters!
I was gonna invite gleuschk over for some Hot Pockets and a round of Stratego, but now I'm gonna ask Astro Zombie instead.
posted by Dizzy at 8:49 PM on February 7, 2007


to get back to the article:
i poop on the idea that these lessons could ever be used to manage a great place such as metafilter.

mattamyn, jesshowie, whatever you want to concactenate the names of our superheros into... just do what seems best at the given moment. their judgment of what is best at a certain moment is terabytes more useful than any guiding 'principles'.

this is metafilter's strength, and to normalize this strategy into a top ten post is pretty lame.
posted by localhuman at 11:03 PM on February 7, 2007


Oh man, is that ever on the money. I'm one of the people responsible for RLFANS, which is now, to my eyes, huge. We're a sport site trying to provide a place for every aspect of that sport, and some of the bigger pro teams *hate* each other. Some of our mods, man, I wish we could pay them huge amounts of money with some of the shit storms they have to sort out, some of the accusations of performance enhancing drug taking they have to deal with, and the assorted means of copyright and broadcast rights infringement they delete. Broadcast rights were decided by a very, very bitter battle about a decade ago - with so much money spent on it there is no way those people will think twice about taking me to the cleaners. In a way I owe everything to our mods.

We do what we can in terms of occassional free tickets to games for people but it will never, ever be enough.

Moderators, I salute thee.
posted by vbfg at 12:30 AM on February 8, 2007


I'm looking for thread about Dizzy. Is this it?
posted by shmegegge at 12:59 AM on February 8, 2007


Damn, mods on other sites take performance enhancing drugs? Crazy.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:15 AM on February 8, 2007


Nah, they just get accused of it. They're that fscking good at their jobs. :)
posted by vbfg at 7:55 AM on February 8, 2007


Other mods take performance enhancing drugs to be half as good as our mods!
posted by philomathoholic at 10:54 PM on February 8, 2007


My mods would win in a fight though.
posted by vbfg at 1:14 AM on February 9, 2007


I'd take a bullet for Matt n' Jess, etc., etc...
posted by Dizzy at 5:35 AM on February 9, 2007


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