adivan January 26, 2010 12:23 PM   Subscribe

Ads now for logged-in users?

Just curious.
posted by four panels to MetaFilter-Related at 12:23 PM (50 comments total)

Can you clarify a little?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:23 PM on January 26, 2010


You mean Max Fun Con? It's an event. Sounds cool. You can hide it.
posted by The Whelk at 12:24 PM on January 26, 2010


Yes, Max Fun Con. Didn't realize it was mefi-related.
posted by four panels at 12:25 PM on January 26, 2010


Because if you're talking about the little MaxFunCon thing up in the corner of the front page, this is not a new thing at all.

If you're talking about something else, it'd be good to know what you're talking about. I don't know if adivan is an Ativan joke or a reference to a badly-spelled ad you saw somewhere or what.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:26 PM on January 26, 2010


JORDAN! JESSE! GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

something, something, consumer culture
posted by Divine_Wino at 12:28 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


You can press the big "hide" link and make it go away forever.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:28 PM on January 26, 2010


I like it.
posted by Mister_A at 12:33 PM on January 26, 2010


Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con
Sunday Sunday Sunday

A wizard did it.
posted by Babblesort at 12:34 PM on January 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


Downloadable sandwiches now for cabal members?

Just curious.
posted by Plutor at 12:34 PM on January 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


Caught me off guard too. "Oh I must be logged out, er, maybe not."

Is it an ad or more of a "hey this is cool and you should go" endorsement type of thing?
posted by Big_B at 12:37 PM on January 26, 2010


It is a great shame that conference is on Mother's Day. That's a dealbreaker.
posted by smackfu at 12:37 PM on January 26, 2010


What! MaxFunCon! That sounds awesome! I wanna go. Who wouldn't go?? I mean it's MAX FUN!
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:38 PM on January 26, 2010


What! MaxFunCon! That sounds awesome! I wanna go. Who wouldn't go?? I mean it's MAX FUN!

Does sound really awesome. Wish I had $700 (plus airfair) to spend!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:39 PM on January 26, 2010


Air fare, too.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:39 PM on January 26, 2010


Yes, what the hell is MaxFunCon and why is it on my professional white background?

Also, how come I didn't get a personalized handwritten invitation? You think I'm not fun? Is that it?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 12:52 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


All the cool comp. sci. kids are waiting it out for MinMaxFunCon, though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:54 PM on January 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'll be at MaxMinCon, for lovers of Gigantic Minnie Mouses.
posted by The Whelk at 1:01 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


ExLaxFunCon? That doesn't sound very fun at all!
posted by backseatpilot at 1:02 PM on January 26, 2010


You know what really sounds fun? An air fair!



... now, how do we get the ferris wheel onto the plane?
posted by dnesan at 1:04 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


What they don't tell you is that during MaxFunCon, you're only allowed to speak Mad Ape Den.
posted by Skot at 1:05 PM on January 26, 2010


Think of it as an experiment.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:09 PM on January 26, 2010


Is it an ad or more of a "hey this is cool and you should go" endorsement type of thing?

It's both really. I sponsored it last year and loved it. This year Jesse asked if I'd help advertise it so here we are (and you can easily disable it). At least half a dozen mefites were there last year and this year all the mods will be there as well.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:31 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


and this year all the mods will be there as well.

Totally not nuke safe.
posted by The Whelk at 1:35 PM on January 26, 2010


Totally not nuke safe.

It is, I have a special suit.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:41 PM on January 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Made of radiation-eating moss?
posted by The Whelk at 1:44 PM on January 26, 2010


P.S totally looking for a good antique jar for a mossarium now
posted by The Whelk at 1:44 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Heh, I didn't even notice the ad until now. Thanks, ultra-widescreen monitor!
posted by muddgirl at 1:47 PM on January 26, 2010


Totally not nuke safe.

Just find an old fridge.
posted by kmz at 1:48 PM on January 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


All that ad is doing is increasing my sadness and longing about not being able to justify the cost (being as I live on the other side of the country). So, you know, THANKS FOR THAT.
posted by chowflap at 1:51 PM on January 26, 2010


Totally not nuke safe.

Maybe the mods could leave one of those "Letters of Last Resort" with someone...you know...in case.

though of course we'll retaliate no matter what the letter says, so...
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:52 PM on January 26, 2010


and this year all the mods will be there as well.

Hells yeah. I'll be there, too.
posted by ColdChef at 2:55 PM on January 26, 2010


(So, if they're all blowed up, you'll probably need a new gravedigger, too.)
posted by ColdChef at 2:57 PM on January 26, 2010


What! MaxFunCon! That sounds awesome! I wanna go. Who wouldn't go?? I mean it's MAX FUN!

Don't do it! It's a complete con!
posted by Sparx at 3:17 PM on January 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


I endorse MaxFunCon. I went last year and enjoyed the hell out of it. Unfortunately I can't go this year, but I'm pencilling in MFC 2011!

In short, if you can go. Go. It's the ultimate meet-up with awesome people.
posted by inturnaround at 3:22 PM on January 26, 2010


Well and duly hidden. Thanks anyway.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 3:37 PM on January 26, 2010


mmmmmm...cabal sandwiches
posted by Duke999R at 4:00 PM on January 26, 2010


No worries, folks, I will be well away from this event in a secure undisclosed location.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:27 PM on January 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I keep Meatbomb's physical link to the Material Plane secure as a snail shell inside my mossarium. Without it, he'd be Astral bound - and far, far more dangerous.
posted by The Whelk at 4:56 PM on January 26, 2010


If ColdChef is going I will stow away in his condolet.

What?
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 5:09 PM on January 26, 2010


Where is this ad? Does it only show up for a certain geographic login? (Serious question...no sarcasm/snark).
posted by hal_c_on at 5:44 PM on January 26, 2010


Top right of the front page, hal_c_on. 125x125 pixel ad, light blue in color. If you have ad filtering software of some sort that might block it entirely, I dunno.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:56 PM on January 26, 2010


It was essentially over the sidebar. It died a quick death upon my spying of it.
posted by Atreides at 6:15 PM on January 26, 2010


If ColdChef is going I will stow away in his condolet.

Well, I'd certainly condo-let you.
posted by ColdChef at 6:23 PM on January 26, 2010


After they played my call about the kidney stone, I figure I can't show my face in front of Jesse or Jordan.

Also, no money.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 6:45 PM on January 26, 2010


ColdChef are you gonna come to SF after. Since you're already missing Milo's first Mothers' Day?
posted by liketitanic at 9:15 PM on January 26, 2010


I'm actually entertaining the idea of driving up to San Francisco for a few days after MaxFunCon. I'll let you know. (Am I really missing Mothers' Day? Oh shit. And SF is where we went on our honeymoon. I'm a terrible father.)
posted by ColdChef at 9:35 PM on January 26, 2010


YESSSSSSS SSSSSSSSS SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DO IT
posted by liketitanic at 10:25 PM on January 26, 2010


It is a great shame that conference is on Mother's Day. That's a dealbreaker.

It is, UNLESS YOU TAKE YOUR MOM!
posted by jeanmari at 6:05 AM on January 27, 2010


Nah, then it would be MaxFunMomCon and that would be enough to make everyone kill themselves.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 8:56 AM on January 27, 2010


$100 discount for MOMS.

Sincerely,
The King of MaxFunCon
posted by YoungAmerican at 2:53 PM on February 2, 2010 [2 favorites]


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