He Fucking Won! May 20, 2010 9:11 PM   Subscribe

mathowie (and Metafilter) wins the 10 Year category in the WebVisionary Awards. Congrats!
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul to MetaFilter-Related at 9:11 PM (57 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Wow. Congratulations!
posted by middleclasstool at 9:14 PM on May 20, 2010


And beat the chainsaw people, no less. Kudos.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:17 PM on May 20, 2010


MetaFilter was the winner here, I was a little drunk when I wrote the caption as if "I" won. But yay! I've never really entered an award show before but when MeFi became a finalist I really wanted us to win.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:18 PM on May 20, 2010 [7 favorites]


go show zarq some love as well.
posted by gman at 9:19 PM on May 20, 2010


Nah. Cortex rightfully closed it. :D

CONGRATULATIONS mathowie, jessamyn, cortex, pb and vacapinta!!!!!
posted by zarq at 9:21 PM on May 20, 2010


actually it looks like something called META FILTER won.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:21 PM on May 20, 2010


About the Award:
10 Year Award

If Internet time were equivalent to real time, then the survival of this site over ten years is equivalent to the survival of cockroaches over the next millennia.

posted by zarq at 9:22 PM on May 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


in all seriousness though, congrats!
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:23 PM on May 20, 2010


It's hard to tell from this picture, but Matt accepted the award from a man in a full-body robot costume. His acceptance speech was, "Thanks!" The MC said, "That's it?" And there was thunderous applause.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:29 PM on May 20, 2010 [6 favorites]


I don't suppose there was an acceptance speech. I don't suppose it was interrupted by a belligerent Kanye West. I don't suppose he insisted that Geocities had the best website of all time.

Of all time.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:31 PM on May 20, 2010 [11 favorites]


They like me! They really do like me!
posted by Meta Filter at 9:36 PM on May 20, 2010 [9 favorites]


Hot damn!
posted by rtha at 9:40 PM on May 20, 2010


Yay Mathowie!!!

(though, of course, he knew I was going to say that...)
posted by pompomtom at 9:49 PM on May 20, 2010


Congratulations! Bravo! FINALLY some recognition for the best little site on the Web, and the dood who did it.
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:54 PM on May 20, 2010


So, this Meta... it filters?

(grats!)
posted by _dario at 10:06 PM on May 20, 2010


Awesome !!!!!
posted by seawallrunner at 10:25 PM on May 20, 2010


I think this is fucking awesome. If any site on the internet deserves an award for going strong for ten years, and getting better and better all that time, it's Metafilter.

(Also I was totally standing around in downtown Portland trying to decide if I should buy dinner or drive home and risk traffic when Matt, with pb and someone I didn't recognize, walked by and said hi. I guess they were on the way to the awards.)

(I decided to drive home and ended up making some delicious stir fry. Which isn't as exciting as winning an award, but still.)
posted by Caduceus at 10:31 PM on May 20, 2010


Oh that was Merlin Mann with us.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:35 PM on May 20, 2010


Oh, awesome. Well anyway, it was nice to see you briefly. And congrats!
posted by Caduceus at 10:41 PM on May 20, 2010


HOORAY!!
posted by goshling at 11:27 PM on May 20, 2010


Congratulations! Good speech.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:33 PM on May 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mefi deserves this. Congratulations!

I'd love to see what the other finalists were, but the awards site is teh broken
posted by ArmyOfKittens at 2:38 AM on May 21, 2010


Woohoo!

And who else could possibly have won an award for 10 years of excellence? No one!

Well, I suppose the other nominees could have won, but how likely was that?

posted by Kattullus at 3:30 AM on May 21, 2010


"Bandwidth Limit Exceeded."

I guess this web award won't be winning any web awards.
posted by crunchland at 3:49 AM on May 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


Congratulations!!!!!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:12 AM on May 21, 2010


OK, when does the award make the rounds so that I can drink champagne from it, you know, like the Stanley Cup?
posted by govtdrone at 4:40 AM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.


Web vision fail.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:06 AM on May 21, 2010


Not bad for an unused website.

Congratulations!
posted by penguin pie at 5:08 AM on May 21, 2010


oh, crunchland beat me to it
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:08 AM on May 21, 2010


Nice work. Metafilter is The Good Stuff.
posted by jquinby at 5:09 AM on May 21, 2010


Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

Uh oh. We done broke it.

Sorry about your trophy there.
/me slouches off, kicks pebbles.
posted by bonehead at 5:16 AM on May 21, 2010


Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.
Apache/2.2.10 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.7a mod_bwlimited/1.4 PHP/5.2.6 Server at www.webvisionaryawards.com Port 80


We killed it. :)


Congrats Mathowie. All of us here knew all this already but it is nice to see you get some kudos.
posted by caddis at 5:17 AM on May 21, 2010


Fantastic! Congratulations.
posted by xingcat at 5:34 AM on May 21, 2010


Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.


In 10 years, some things never change.
posted by blue_beetle at 5:56 AM on May 21, 2010


I particularly love that this took place on the same day as the whole 'saved from the Russian mob' thing which is, obviously, a historical high point of MeFi's history.

Matt, don't feel a minutes embarrassment at saying I won. You did. None of us would be here without you, and your willingness to stick with this even back in the days when it didn't bring you any income and your wife was probably like "Hey, do you have to monitor that site every single day..... Come to the beach!"

Thank you for doing this for all these years, for sticking with it, for putting up with weirdos and jerks, and for not selling us to Gawker or some such thing.
posted by anastasiav at 6:12 AM on May 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


10 Year category

Great, we're not even teenagers yet.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:31 AM on May 21, 2010


Brandon Blatcher: Great, we're not even teenagers yet.

If you think MetaTalk is bad now, wait until it reaches puberty.
posted by Kattullus at 6:55 AM on May 21, 2010


If you think MetaTalk is bad now, wait until it reaches puberty.

Maybe we'll stop asking for ponies?
posted by dinty_moore at 7:54 AM on May 21, 2010 [4 favorites]


I'm waiting for the 20 year mark. Metafilter: Good Ass Job.
posted by cashman at 7:59 AM on May 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


So... The WebVisionary Awards website exceeded its bandwidth limit? I guess they didn't envision the demand.

That never happens to the lolcats.
posted by longsleeves at 8:35 AM on May 21, 2010


Congratulations all around - most well deserved! (And how long is 10 Internet years in regular human years? I imagine dog years are shorter.)
posted by Doktor Zed at 8:47 AM on May 21, 2010


Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

If nominated, I will not Jrun.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:51 AM on May 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


And we don't even have a professional white background!
posted by ersatz at 9:12 AM on May 21, 2010


Congratulations, mathowie and the mod squad!

10 year award? Is that like the grumpy old man award? I think MeFi should have swept a few other categories, but I guess we kinda earned the GetOffMyLawn Trophy of GRAR. So, um, yay us?
posted by Quietgal at 9:39 AM on May 21, 2010


And tonight at that same club they are having a puppet slam. I am not even sure what that mean, but man, I want to go.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:43 AM on May 21, 2010


Yep, because if I told them once I told them 100 times: MeFi first, THEN puppet slam.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:27 AM on May 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


"OK, when does the award make the rounds so that I can drink champagne from it, you know, like the Stanley Cup?"

Probably not a good idea, we'd just end up leaving it in a snow bank someplace.
posted by Mitheral at 10:34 AM on May 21, 2010


If you think MetaTalk is bad now, wait until it reaches puberty.

Can I borrow the car tonight, pleeeeeeeeeeeaassssee?

Congratulations mathowie and Team MeFi (that so needs a comic book written)!
posted by arcticseal at 11:55 AM on May 21, 2010


This puts us in prime position to win the 11 year award right?
posted by Babblesort at 1:27 PM on May 21, 2010


Metafilter: Good Ass-Job
posted by Khalad at 1:42 PM on May 21, 2010


This is great! Congratulations, Matt, the mods, and everybody. Well done.

Question: The finalists seem really Portland/Oregon-centric. Was there some sort of Oregon focus in the entrance criteria or the judging? Is it because Webvisions is in Portland? Or are we Portlanders just the awesomest people on the planet?

I think it's the third one.
posted by maqsarian at 4:16 PM on May 21, 2010


If nominated, I will not Jrun.

If chosen, I will not serve.
posted by jquinby at 5:32 PM on May 21, 2010


maqsarian it's Portland centric because it's a regional conference. It's like at the SXSW awards, almost all the winners are from Austin web design firms.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:13 PM on May 21, 2010


Oh, I understand. Thanks, Matt!
posted by maqsarian at 2:04 AM on May 22, 2010


MetaFilter: equivalent to the survival of cockroaches over the next millennia
posted by mosk at 9:41 AM on May 23, 2010


But seriously -- YAY!!
posted by mosk at 9:42 AM on May 23, 2010


Yay! And Yay webvisions! It was at WebVisions (5? 6?) years ago, which I attended by accident, where I met mathowie & pb and went super-silly fangirl. Good folks running that event, I'm not surprised MeFi won. :)
posted by epersonae at 2:25 PM on May 24, 2010


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