Good on ya, Miko March 15, 2008 10:56 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to say thanks to MIko, who not only just reached 2000 AskMe comments, but also routinely clogs up my "contact activity" feed with Best Answers.
posted by null terminated to MetaFilter-Related at 10:56 PM (70 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

*places engraved "Hell yes" card on butler's silver tray next to null terminated's card*
*waits in the parlor for butler to deliver the card to Miko in her study*
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:22 PM on March 15, 2008


Sorry if this comes off sounding kind of snarky, but it seems kind of pointless. It's great and nice and all that you want to give a fellow MeFite a big pat on the back(and it really is), but if this is the be all and end all of this MeTa, couldn't it have been better handled with a MeFi Mail? I mean, what's to be discussed?

"Yeah, Miko is great!"

"Sure is. So uh... now what?
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:25 PM on March 15, 2008


I'm trying to balance the negative callouts with positive and loving callouts. *Hugs*
posted by null terminated at 11:30 PM on March 15, 2008 [1 favorite]


I know we're talking about quality not quantity but here' the top 30 users by number of ask.mefi comments. This comment count is about a month old - but the order is about the same. So maybe we can give them all a hand too - or rather the ones that provide useful answers and not the ones who post to hear themselves talk (you know who you are)

username num_comments
caddis 4481
ikkyu2 4411
andrew cooke 4142
kindall 3902
jessamyn 3902
Steven C. Den Beste 3605
languagehat 3202
grouse 3121
smackfu 3094
five fresh fish 3086
delmoi 3055
occhiblu 2955
flabdablet 2904
Civil_Disobedient 2877
ROU_Xenophobe 2770
paulsc 2644
scody 2641
dobbs 2560
SpecialK 2545
desuetude 2403
grumblebee 2381
LobsterMitten 2380
phearlez 2355
scarabic 2352
ThePinkSuperhero 2315
Mitheral 2294
majick 2276
iconomy 2255
adamrice 2232
odinsdream 2187
posted by vacapinta at 11:32 PM on March 15, 2008


Well, Effigy, not to speak for others, but number one, Miko is one hell of a sexy username and, really, that's enough.
But yeah, some quality answers on AskMe (number two).
And really, who (number three) would actually object to a 'sweet/kind and lovely' call out?
posted by dawson at 11:32 PM on March 15, 2008


Oh vacapinta, I love you and all but that was ugly and unnecessary.
This ain't about all them.
(one who answers to hear myself talk)
posted by dawson at 11:35 PM on March 15, 2008


Id be interested in seeing a list of replies as a percentage of marked best answer. Applauding sheer quantity isnt such a great idea, imho.
posted by damn dirty ape at 11:36 PM on March 15, 2008


Since Best Answer data isn't available, I only mentioned Miko because she's in my contact activity list and shows up on what seems to be a daily basis giving people help and answers. I'm not explicitly omitting other people's names, just trying to thank someone who has obviously invested a lot of time helping members of the site without asking for anything in return.
posted by null terminated at 11:44 PM on March 15, 2008


I, for one, like the introduction to Miko. ALL HAIL MIKO.

Pony request: can we vote for favorite users?
posted by KokuRyu at 11:50 PM on March 15, 2008


Applauding sheer quantity isnt such a great idea, imho.

I agree.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:53 PM on March 15, 2008


"not the ones who post to hear themselves talk (you know who you are)"

Pipe down, you.
posted by majick at 12:46 AM on March 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


After seeing that list of the top answerers, I no longer think I answer too many questions.
posted by zsazsa at 12:54 AM on March 16, 2008


Pony request: can we vote for favorite users?

And the winner gets to wear a great big hat? HOT DOG
posted by shakespeherian at 12:57 AM on March 16, 2008


Thanks Mike!
posted by ODiV at 1:04 AM on March 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


Pony request: can we vote for favorite users?

You're joking, right? Please tell me you're joking. You can't possibly be serious. Can you?

Not only is that an incredibly lame idea (what, are we going to send the "winner" an engraved plaque and something nice from Edible Arrangements), but I can't imagine something that would be much worse for this community than turning it into an explicit popularity contest. It's bad enough with favorites.
posted by dersins at 2:11 AM on March 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


Pony request: can we vote for favorite users?

Fuck no.
posted by cmonkey at 2:18 AM on March 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Agreed that Miko has been standing out as a tip-top commenter and someone that I look out for these days. Cheers!
posted by kamikazegopher at 2:23 AM on March 16, 2008


Sorry if this comes off sounding kind of snarky, but it seems kind of pointless.

You wanna rain on the parade, and this is what you come up with? Anyway, my point is that yeah, Miko's great, and I don't care how many times I read it I will flash my LED marquee belt buckle [HELL YEAH!] every time that's how great she is.
posted by carsonb at 2:29 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko rocks! Quality answers all the time, appropriate info, kind, patient, empathetic, what's not to call out?
She's the kind of Mefite who make this place a more useful and pleasant place to visit, and I find it bittersweet to see in the list above the one user I could say the same of, occhiblu, who as you all know, pressed the red button.
Our loss.
posted by Wilder at 2:54 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko is pretty great, on the green and the blue.

And a thread dedicated to that fact is Good for MetaFilter.
posted by ibmcginty at 2:57 AM on March 16, 2008


I'm the number 8 commenter on the green? I need to spend less time here.

I always enjoy Miko's contributions.

Sorry if this comes off sounding kind of snarky, but it seems kind of pointless.

Yeah, why should anyone else get a gold star, AMIRITE Effigy2000?
posted by grouse at 3:29 AM on March 16, 2008


Yeah but Effigy2000 had to give Matt a blowjob.
posted by vacapinta at 3:41 AM on March 16, 2008


Y'all all jes' hesh up n'go lissen tah Miko's song!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:50 AM on March 16, 2008


I'm trying to balance the negative callouts with positive and loving callouts. *Hugs*

I just came here to lend further approval to the presence of hug outs in the gray. Also, Miko rocks.
posted by farishta at 4:09 AM on March 16, 2008


Hooray for the know-it-alls!
posted by Dave Faris at 4:31 AM on March 16, 2008


Clever, wise, good writer, and now I find she has a lovely voice.

Jeez!
posted by Wolof at 5:12 AM on March 16, 2008


Yeah, in a community full of amazing people, Miko is definitely top-shelf.
posted by danOstuporStar at 5:53 AM on March 16, 2008


I feel like a slacker now. But about 75% of the time when I open a thread, prepared to contribute, I find what I would have said has already been said, so I don't make a comment.
posted by orange swan at 5:57 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko is who I want to be when I grow up.

I mean that in about twenty different ways, and despite the fact that we're the same age to the very day.
posted by Elsa at 5:59 AM on March 16, 2008


I for one welcome Miko, our new overlord.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:29 AM on March 16, 2008


damn dirty ape: Id be interested in seeing a list of replies as a percentage of marked best answer. Applauding sheer quantity isnt such a great idea, imho.

About a year ago tkolar compiled a list of top ten users by number of "best answers" for 2004-2006 (jessamyn was #1) and top five users with more than 200 comments by best post percentage for 2004-2006 (mdevore was #1).
posted by RichardP at 6:55 AM on March 16, 2008


This MeTa post has made me seriously unproductive this morning. Looking through some top shelf Mefites' histories, I feel the need to answer some questions and come up with some amazing posts, so now I'm just hovering between the blue and green hoping for new questions to answer and posts to discuss. Damn you all for making me feel inadequate!!!
posted by farishta at 7:04 AM on March 16, 2008


Another "Hell yes" here.

That said, if the post hadn't been so numerologically focused it might not have gotten so many snarky answers, though apparently Effigy2000 doesn't approve of any positive MeTa posts and would prefer all snark, all the time.
posted by languagehat at 7:09 AM on March 16, 2008


This thread's title...it's a reference to "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," no? At the end? Michael Caine says, "Good on ya, Niko!"

I think.
posted by SlyBevel at 7:10 AM on March 16, 2008


I bet she can fly an F-16 too. Miko is indeed helpful, kind, and generous. Kudos.
posted by netbros at 7:21 AM on March 16, 2008


I'd like to say thanks to brautigan.
posted by brautigan at 7:34 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko is keen.

(what, are we going to send the "winner" an engraved plaque and something nice from Edible Arrangements)

dersins, I was really excited (it's a strange, ironic kind of excitement, I admit) to see EA being mentioned by someone outside of Portland. But then it turns out you were posting. Dammit.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:08 AM on March 16, 2008


Any excuse for saying how awesome Miko is passes muster with me. She's great!
posted by madamjujujive at 8:24 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko is great, positive callouts are great. I only wish she would move to New Zealand so she could be out awesome Midnight Mod, but I would miss her here in New England. Thanks for helping make this place awesome, Miko.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:33 AM on March 16, 2008


Yay Miko!
posted by tkolar at 8:42 AM on March 16, 2008


There is an Edible Arrangements next to the coffee shop I go to on the weekends for ham+cheese panini and coffee. They park their vans out front and I sit at the bar in the window and gaze longingly at the oversized pineapple flowers and veiny chocolate-dipped strawberries. Sometimes I notice that the very tip of the very top strawberry has bled over on to the roof of the van and I get a very little bit annoyed. Other times the van is dripping something out from underneath and I hope that what I am seeing is edible arrangements melting in the van in the hot morning sun.

Also, I'm not in Portland.
posted by wemayfreeze at 9:42 AM on March 16, 2008


Oh, wow. What a wild feeling to be taking the Sunday-morning peruse through MeFi and see...a callout! A good callout!

I thank you very much, null_terminated, and the others who have posted. And I also always feel odd about singling individuals out for praise from what is, truly, the smartest, most interesting, most knowledgeable, and most fun group of people I can imagine finding talking together in one spot - online or anywhere. I'm just trying to keep up with all y'all. It's a great community and my life is much richer for it, in uncounted ways. Thanks mods, thanks users, thanks friends!
posted by Miko at 9:50 AM on March 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


Top 30, how about that.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:17 AM on March 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


though apparently Effigy2000 doesn't approve of any positive MeTa posts and would prefer all snark, all the time.

Not true. He approves of the ones he posts himself.

P.S. Yay for Miko!
posted by brain_drain at 10:27 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko's posts are always thoughtful and inspired, and have more than once made me rethink a snarky comment or put a little more effort into my own answer.

Everyone gets a hug.
posted by misha at 10:27 AM on March 16, 2008


Nthing the sentiment that Miko's a pretty awesome all-round MeFite.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:36 AM on March 16, 2008


/hugs Miko
posted by fourcheesemac at 11:08 AM on March 16, 2008


I'm going to buck the trend and express some disappointment with Miko.

She's hogging all the win. Leave some for the rest of us already!
posted by Skorgu at 11:49 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko's posts are always thoughtful and inspired, and have more than once made me rethink a snarky comment or put a little more effort into my own answer.

Yeah, I think that's the best thing about posters like Miko who are consistently thoughtful even when things get hairy -- it raises the tone. I, too, have been inspired by Miko on more than once occasion to stop and think before asking and consider other perspectives. Good going, Miko! Here's to another 2000!

Plus, Women Drinking Whiskey is one of my new favorite songs. (Thank you, flapjax at midnite!)
posted by LeeJay at 11:53 AM on March 16, 2008


Miko is great and all, but I'm just warning you that bank records indicate that she may soon be implicated as a client of a high-priced prostitution ring. Still, I will be standing behind her at the press conference attempting to maintain my puffy-eyed dignity while her reputation for thoughtful and intelligent askme answers is suddenly called into question as a giant sham.
posted by found missing at 12:20 PM on March 16, 2008


Yes, Miko is terrific: thoughtful, helpful and compassionate - especially when things are heading south in the gray. Knowing she is going to read my comments makes me take a breath and use the Delete key.
posted by shothotbot at 12:23 PM on March 16, 2008


"caddis 4481" Not much time for fishing.
posted by Cranberry at 1:18 PM on March 16, 2008


I agree. She's an excellent cyber-camper: she always logs off a site leaving it a better page than she found it. She's also an awesome citizen. And I think I have a bit of a crush on her knowledge base. But not in a creepy way.
posted by Toekneesan at 1:42 PM on March 16, 2008


Nthing all the good things that have been said about Miko.

*hugs everybody*
posted by rtha at 1:56 PM on March 16, 2008


This one time, I saw Miko kick a puppy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:36 PM on March 16, 2008


...out of the path of an on-coming train.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:37 PM on March 16, 2008


Actually, one has to realize how accurate her name truly is for here (from her profile):

Miko, in Japan, are Shinto priestesses. They assist with temple ceremonies, and are thought to be intermediaries between heaven and earth. They are considered to have a mystical aura, and are believed to serve as an oracle capable of channeling kami, or shrine spirits. They sell amulets and small paper fortunes called omikuji, and tend shrines.

We have our own temple priestess?
posted by mrzarquon at 2:55 PM on March 16, 2008


But it was an elevated line in Chicago, so the poor little puppy landed down in the street, right in the path of an oncoming bus...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:56 PM on March 16, 2008


...full of HUGS
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:21 PM on March 16, 2008


YAY!!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:34 PM on March 16, 2008


Yup, Miko sure is cool and most wise. Still, now that I know she kicked a puppy, I'm not so sure that I like her as much as I did before reading this...
posted by dg at 7:04 PM on March 16, 2008


To be fair, the puppy had it coming.
posted by LeeJay at 7:16 PM on March 16, 2008


The puppy had had its cat declawed.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:27 PM on March 16, 2008


Huzzah!
posted by jefftrexler at 8:30 PM on March 16, 2008


The puppy was talking shit about Heifer International.
posted by Miko at 8:37 PM on March 16, 2008 [2 favorites]


Holy shit, a talking dog?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:35 PM on March 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


It doesn't take much brains to talk shit about Heifer International.

Their website is full of pictures of underage models from poor countries making out with farm animals.
posted by Dr. Curare at 12:23 AM on March 17, 2008


I mean, what's to be discussed?

Well, don't look at it as "discussing"; look at it as "sharing". We all get the chance to collectively appreciate someone who's put in a lot of hard work in improving this community by being a model Mefite on a part of the site which requires a lot of understanding and compassion from the contributor. And we, as a community, should be given the chance to acknowledge that publicly. Especially since it's a good way to set an example for others to follow. So, yeah--congrats Miko; I always love reading your kind and thoughtful posts. You're the best!

ps, Wilder, I've noticed occhi's absence too, sadly.
posted by hadjiboy at 2:25 AM on March 17, 2008


What they said ^ (Apart from the bit about kicking puppies.)
posted by Jofus at 6:11 AM on March 17, 2008


It's good to see Miko getting the accolades she deserves. She helps to bring up the level of discourse here and neatly balances out many of my "shitcock!" moments.
posted by quin at 8:09 AM on March 17, 2008


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