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It's probably about time to start planning the 10th anniversary for metafilter. It goes without saying that there should be a meet-up involved somehow. But where should it be?
posted by bigmusic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:59 PM (99 comments total)

damn - what happened to my spell check button
posted by bigmusic at 4:01 PM on May 7, 2007


Just calculate the average of everyone's provided latitude and longitude.
posted by mendel at 4:13 PM on May 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


May I suggest either simultaneous meet ups in many locals, or cascading meetups in different timezones with the goal of having an entire day where someone, somewhere is meeting up.
posted by carmen at 4:19 PM on May 7, 2007


Matt's house, of course.
posted by IndigoRain at 4:20 PM on May 7, 2007


...or cascading meetups in different timezones with the goal of having an entire day where someone, somewhere is meeting up.

Neat idea.
posted by vacapinta at 4:25 PM on May 7, 2007


For the 8th one (this July), I was trying to plan something big in Portland.

Bar, stage, drunken cortex playing his hits, etc.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:26 PM on May 7, 2007


July 14th is Bastille Day.

I say we bum-rush a county jail.
posted by bardic at 4:27 PM on May 7, 2007 [3 favorites]


Yeah, we got to talk details on that, Haughey.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:33 PM on May 7, 2007


"It's probably about time to start planning the 10th anniversary for metafilter"

Let's see if the world survives through 1/20/09 first.

Otherwise we'd have wasted all that planning time when we could have been drinking instead.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:35 PM on May 7, 2007


Could we rent Rhode Island?
Small. Affordable. Near the water.
posted by Dizzy at 4:36 PM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Portland (Oregon) BBQ! You know, for kids.
posted by togdon at 4:37 PM on May 7, 2007


Let's keep Rhode Island out of this, please.
posted by psmith at 4:44 PM on May 7, 2007


Just calculate the average of everyone's provided latitude and longitude.

Wouldn't that end up in a point somewhere near the US coast but over the Atlantic?

wait

A cruise party!
posted by CrazyLemonade at 4:48 PM on May 7, 2007


Wow, kinda early dontcha think? Anything over 2 years is just overkill.
posted by necessitas at 4:51 PM on May 7, 2007


We could do it online! People could post links to interesting websites, seek answers to vexing questions, upload their musical performances and submit job openings. And everyone could get good and sauced.
posted by kosem at 4:53 PM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I was going to mention:

Um, is anyone else in Cairo?

Hello, city of some 20 million? I can't be the only MeFite, no matter what my profile says.

So, yeah. Cairo.
posted by Deathalicious at 4:55 PM on May 7, 2007


carmen writes "cascading meetups in different timezones with the goal of having an entire day where someone, somewhere is meeting up."

This was going to my suggestion.

And it's not too early, we need at least one nominally dry run to work out the bugs. And to give time for all of us in remote areas to get at least one local member signed up.
posted by Mitheral at 5:01 PM on May 7, 2007


MeFi's anniversary is the same day as pips' birthday. Coincidence? I think not.
posted by jonmc at 5:02 PM on May 7, 2007


Metafilter goes out with Web 3.0 but comes back with a vengeance when Gopher 2.0 becomes a l33t breeding ground for warez.
posted by furtive at 5:03 PM on May 7, 2007


Could we get Bjork to compose and sing a special MeFi anniversary song?
She could wear the Giant Foot thing.
Small. Affordable. Near the water.
posted by Dizzy at 5:08 PM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Could we rent Rhode Island?
Small. Affordable. Near the water.

Let's keep Rhode Island out of this, please.


And Vermont. Both states are virgin territory and must be preserved as such.
posted by ericb at 5:18 PM on May 7, 2007


Yikes.
What is GWB's username?
posted by Dizzy at 5:21 PM on May 7, 2007


Wow, kinda early dontcha think? Anything over 2 years is just overkill.

No. Not at all. After all, 22-years in advance ("Hello") Newman booked his millennium party.
"Cancel! (jumps to feet) Think again, longshanks! I started planning this in 1978. I put a deposit down on that revolving restaurant that overlooks Times Square, and I booked Christopher Cross....starting in the year 2000. For me, the next millennium must be, Jerry-free!"
posted by ericb at 5:33 PM on May 7, 2007


The Island from Lost.
posted by drezdn at 6:14 PM on May 7, 2007 [2 favorites]


Dryden, ON - It's very central.
posted by davey_darling at 6:24 PM on May 7, 2007


Two years & two months in advance? Seriously?
posted by jonson at 6:28 PM on May 7, 2007


davey_darling: you're right! It was right smack in the middle of that map!
posted by aubilenon at 6:30 PM on May 7, 2007


pfft, the 10 year party's going to be nothing compared to the 100 year party!
posted by aubilenon at 6:30 PM on May 7, 2007


Shouldn't it be in the smoking and billiards lounge of the cabal's hollow mountain high in the fabled Kunlun range?
posted by Abiezer at 6:32 PM on May 7, 2007


Dryden: home of Max the Moose and many neighbours' relatives. Only hours away from happenin' Thunder Bay!
posted by myopicman at 6:42 PM on May 7, 2007


Cortex playing for Mefites might even get this shy mefite out.
posted by caddis at 6:44 PM on May 7, 2007


I added it to the calendar.
posted by rbs at 6:49 PM on May 7, 2007


I am 100% up for a SanFran mefi 10th anniversary meetup. Plus, my birthday is like a day or two before that. W00t for Friday the 13th! Please, no pre-martial teenage sex or I have to put the machete through you. Now where's my hockey mask...
posted by smallerdemon at 6:53 PM on May 7, 2007


Dryden, ON - It's very central. [NORTH-AMERICANIST]
posted by Kwantsar at 7:11 PM on May 7, 2007


I'm totally up for having it in Cairo if we can just move Cairo 7,500 miles closer to San Francisco! Yeah, I'm SO THERE! Kusharī for everybody! Woo hoo!
posted by miss lynnster at 7:28 PM on May 7, 2007


Duh! Billings, Montana.
posted by The Deej at 7:40 PM on May 7, 2007


My house.

HOUSE PARTY!
posted by ORthey at 7:45 PM on May 7, 2007


Based on the current listing on the MeFi sidebar, I suspect that somebody wishes us to redirect ourorganization efforts to July 14th of THIS YEAR, and I enthusiastically concur. The round-numbered anniversaries often turn out in real life to NOT be the best times for celebrating. From my own real life experience, they have more often been the worst.

So let's put together something multi-site and fully-networked for this July 14th, which will be a Saturday, the day of the 7th leg of the Tour de France and the Alice Springs Camel Cup, so only professional bicycle and camel racers will be excused from attending.

And if you absolutely must, we can always call it METAFILTER'S 10 ANNIVERSARY: BASE 8.
Let's Get Octal!
posted by wendell at 7:47 PM on May 7, 2007


Amsterdam
posted by delmoi at 7:56 PM on May 7, 2007


Speaking of things octal, could we get Bucky Fuller's office to design a Special MeFi Anniversary Pavillion?
Small. Affordable. Near the water.
posted by Dizzy at 7:57 PM on May 7, 2007


The sidebar doesn't show year. It's on there for '09.
posted by rbs at 8:09 PM on May 7, 2007


Wow, you guys think we'll still be stuck in meatspace that far out?
posted by contraption at 8:10 PM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, you guys think we'll still be stuck in meatspace that far out?

In meatspace? Dude, they're made out of meat!
posted by signal at 8:17 PM on May 7, 2007


Moonbase Alpha. I'll bring the BBQ.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:22 PM on May 7, 2007


Please, no pre-martial teenage sex

If we're sending them to fight, we ought to at least let them have a big send-off.
posted by ikkyu2 at 8:28 PM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Portland. I was there for the first time last weekend, and it's an incredible, awesome place.
posted by solid-one-love at 8:40 PM on May 7, 2007


SCREW YOU, DRYDEN!!!

I don't drive.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:45 PM on May 7, 2007


"cascading meetups in different timezones with the goal of having an entire day where someone, somewhere is meeting up."

Sweet. That means Sydney gets to kick it off! (Unless there are some bloody Kiwis around here...)
posted by web-goddess at 8:48 PM on May 7, 2007


"cascading meetups in different timezones with the goal of having an entire day where someone, somewhere is meeting up."

Like Luis Wu's birthday, right?
posted by IronLizard at 9:06 PM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


Err, Louis
posted by IronLizard at 9:06 PM on May 7, 2007


Otherwise we'd have wasted all that planning time when we could have been drinking instead.

Wait, you spend your planning time sober?
posted by eriko at 9:22 PM on May 7, 2007


Deathalicious - party in the pyramids?
posted by IndigoRain at 9:38 PM on May 7, 2007


I'll look into renting Rhode Island. I know some guys who know some guys...
posted by Kattullus at 9:42 PM on May 7, 2007


I like Dryden. :D Dryden's reasonably close to Ottawa.
Although Ottawa's an awesome locale, too. The capital of one of the most underrated countries, ever. Fits, donnit?
posted by Phire at 9:44 PM on May 7, 2007


"cascading meetups in different timezones with the goal of having an entire day where someone, somewhere is meeting up."

Didn't someone already attempt to do the simultaneous thing, but with orgasms involved?
posted by Asherah at 9:47 PM on May 7, 2007


My orgasms.
Small. Affordable. Near the water.
posted by Dizzy at 10:00 PM on May 7, 2007 [1 favorite]


meatspace
posted by voltairemodern at 10:01 PM on May 7, 2007


I'd love to help, but I'm already busy planning Metafilter's 100th anniversary blowout.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 10:24 PM on May 7, 2007


Well instead of picking a place close to a lot of people (which would show favoritism), you could pick a place no one is from so everyone has to drive or fly.
posted by magikker at 12:03 AM on May 8, 2007


delmoi writes 'Amsterdam'

I'd be there.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:13 AM on May 8, 2007


Let's just meet at the poles. Whichever is closer, I'm not hemispheric.
posted by carsonb at 1:46 AM on May 8, 2007


I'll bring the dip.

(P.S. We should to a Melbourne meet soon)
posted by liquorice at 1:49 AM on May 8, 2007


At least one party in each time zone, with some sort of electronic baton passed from zone to zone at the same local time for each zone. When your zone has the invisible magic electronic baton, the people in that zone... uh... hmm... post something funny that the other zones can try to top when it's their turn? And one really giant thread. With pictures.
posted by pracowity at 2:15 AM on May 8, 2007


We already celebrated Mefi's 10th anniversary in the 7th dimension. You should have been there, it was awesome.
posted by drezdn at 6:02 AM on May 8, 2007


I asked my mom. She said the basement is available.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 6:14 AM on May 8, 2007


The obvious location would be Manhattan as it is the center of the universe.
posted by caddis at 6:15 AM on May 8, 2007


doesn't everyone want to party in the basement in uranus?
posted by necessitas at 6:58 AM on May 8, 2007


I'll bring the dip.

I can come on my own, thank you.
posted by veggieboy at 7:07 AM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, what caddis said. We already have the best meetups (as long as I am not too drunk to get there). We may have the most. Now we shall have theis one too! Mwa ha ha ha.
posted by dame at 7:08 AM on May 8, 2007


If it's one continuous party around the globe, doesn't that work out to (almost) everybody starting a party at the same hour? So, let's say 8 PM, where ever you may be. Be there or be square.
posted by boo_radley at 7:17 AM on May 8, 2007


If it's one continuous party around the globe, doesn't that work out to (almost) everybody starting a party at the same hour?

Yes -- the model for this already exists, and it's known as New Year's Eve.
posted by Miko at 7:42 AM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Don't get testy with me.
posted by boo_radley at 7:50 AM on May 8, 2007


If we want to go by the New Year's Eve model, then we should be doing it either right at Midnight, local time, or Matt should tell us what time he first fired up the MetaServer...
posted by wendell at 8:06 AM on May 8, 2007


The obvious location would be Manhattan as it is the center of the universe.

You sure about that?
posted by dw at 8:15 AM on May 8, 2007


Can we wait until at least a week before the 10th anniversary to put out a sign up list for items? I don't want to sign up for dip this week, and then sometime in the next two years the people who signed up for chips all flame out, and I end up being responsible for the chipless dip at the party.

Or I'll just bring blow pops.
posted by drezdn at 8:47 AM on May 8, 2007


Can I freeze all this cake?
posted by Dizzy at 8:50 AM on May 8, 2007


But, drezdn, won't you have the same problem with blow pops? What will you do with all that blow if the people who signed up for hookers all flame out?
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 8:56 AM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'll look into renting Rhode Island. I know some guys who know some guys...

Doing things the Buddy Cianci way!
posted by hydatius at 9:09 AM on May 8, 2007


If mathowie plans the big blowout for July 7, I may make my travel plans to be in PDX at that time. Please keep us posted, Matt!
posted by Lynsey at 9:29 AM on May 8, 2007


I think we should piggyback on the Sturgis rally. Just think how great those meetup photos will be! DaShiv's lens will fog over from all the bare biker-babe bosoms. Matt can ride in on a recumbent Harley.

I've always wanted to go to the Black Hills, anyway.

We can get a big mobile kitchen and have a MeFi chili cookoff while we're there. We can eat fried mountain oysters and do body shots of tequila under the blue blue sky.

Plus we're bound to recruit some tougher dudes for Metafilter. Trust me, as the MeFi demographic ages, and when we're all buying our mid-life crisis Harleys, we'll be glad we've got a few Hell's Angels reading AskMe.

Some of you think I am joking. You, sirs, are sadly mistaken.
posted by mds35 at 9:48 AM on May 8, 2007


Didn't someone already attempt to do the simultaneous thing, but with orgasms involved?

A Mefite, no less.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:14 AM on May 8, 2007


Overlapping meetups; yep.
How difficult would it be to have some audio-visual interaction? Either one webcam channel that alternates between sites globally or a limited number of parallel channels... Metafilter tv eurovision style.
("that's all from Amsterdam, over to you Seoul")

And Amsterdam? I'll be there.
posted by jouke at 11:18 AM on May 8, 2007


An official party webcam portal would be great. Every participating venue would need a decent net connection, and we could just add the cam feeds to one canonical page, updating as necessary.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:41 AM on May 8, 2007


caddis writes "The obvious location would be Manhattan as it is the center of the universe."

When did Toronto annex NYC?
posted by Mitheral at 1:44 PM on May 8, 2007


"cascading meetups in different timezones with the goal of having an entire day where someone, somewhere is meeting up."

Sweet. That means Sydney gets to kick it off! (Unless there are some bloody Kiwis around here...)


That is quite enough out of you: West Island.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 1:50 PM on May 8, 2007


Another one for Amsterdam (any excuse will do me).
posted by twistedonion at 3:07 PM on May 8, 2007


RSVP +1 for the 8th anniversary blow-out.

will there be punch and pie?
posted by hyperlith at 4:17 PM on May 8, 2007


Vegas, of course.
posted by Ironmouth at 7:31 PM on May 8, 2007


Come to think of it, it should be Vegas, Amsterdam, Bangkok, and hookers, hookers, hookers.

Blow optional.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:18 PM on May 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Tuesday's my bowling night....
posted by Floydd at 6:24 AM on May 9, 2007


How about a ski resort near Taos?

We could put up a mysterious countdown timer on the front page. That should draw this crowd's curiosity.
posted by Pollomacho at 7:29 AM on May 10, 2007


So hey, umm, I saw this on the sidebar.... So does that mean this is officially a meetup? For this year, or 2 years from now? Cuz if it's this year, I'd like to buy my ticket relatively soon....
posted by Afroblanco at 2:13 PM on May 13, 2007


As long as it's on the West Coast, I'm in. And 2 years and 2 months from now, I should be back in the pacific northwest. So yeshhh, count me in!
posted by seawallrunner at 6:30 PM on May 13, 2007


I'm in for this year! I'll post the same in the next post that has more details on where it will end up being held.
posted by ugf at 6:57 PM on May 13, 2007


Just to spoil the whole 10th-year meetup idea completely - if you make it, I will come wherever it is. Not for 8 years though, anybody can make 8.
posted by dg at 8:15 PM on May 13, 2007


Also, if anyone is serious, think not about distance from everyone, but about how significant a transport hub the area is. Anywhere in the world is going to be a long way from most people, so it's better to find somewhere that is easy to fly in and out of.
posted by dg at 8:36 PM on May 13, 2007


You know, if you hold it in Canada 19&20 year olds (and sometimes 18s) will be able to drink too.
posted by Mitheral at 11:11 PM on May 13, 2007


If we hold it in Australia, all 18 year-olds will be able to drink themselves stupid. Given the state of today's 18 year-olds, that shouldn't take much ;-)
posted by dg at 6:20 PM on May 15, 2007


If we hold it in Holland, all 16-year olds will be able to drink themselves wise.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:23 PM on May 15, 2007


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