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With mattdidthat's permission (and with mathowie's kind hosting), I wanted to share the Metafilter user ID card — and, especially, the insane and utter brilliance of the included old-comic-ads-style insert — both of which mattdidthat provides free of charge to people who donate to any one of a handful of organizations which he lists here.

(Who's up for actually seeing the mods in the "Authentic Moderator Costumes"? Hey, Cory Doctorow actually showed up in this, after this, so ... )
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 10:11 AM (36 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

Wow. Completely awesome, mattdidthat. Totally.
posted by crunchland at 10:16 AM on December 29, 2010


All these years I have been hosting my sites at Cortex's Fighty Hosting. Can't wait to switch to mathowie's kind hosting. I'm sure their customer service is way better.
posted by special-k at 10:26 AM on December 29, 2010


I suggest an "Authentic Moderator Costume, Contentious Thread Variant." It is a pint of bourbon, and one of these in a pair of these.
posted by griphus at 10:31 AM on December 29, 2010


Wow that is terrific. I will wear my official moderator costume in some sort of pandering-for-food-bank-donations capacity real soon now, promise. Nice work mattdidthat.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:40 AM on December 29, 2010


Nice!
posted by OmieWise at 10:40 AM on December 29, 2010


What's this about a moderator costume? I thought that's how they dressed all the time.
posted by DU at 10:41 AM on December 29, 2010


Man, I've fallen for the x-ray specs promise SO MANY TIMES!

So yeah, I'll bite... just to get those cool glasses! Then I'll totally be able to see through all y'all's clothes!
posted by heyho at 10:45 AM on December 29, 2010


Then I'll totally be able to see through all y'all's clothes!

So by "fallen for" you mean "been saved from," right?
posted by griphus at 10:49 AM on December 29, 2010


Got mine in a couple of days ago and was blown away. Ya did good there mattdidthat.
posted by deezil at 10:49 AM on December 29, 2010


I think I am going to get me a card and use the photo in my profile.

It would be cool if we could add our ID card to our profiles.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:49 AM on December 29, 2010


"GRAR-anteed fun!"
posted by ColdChef at 10:51 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


Mod Maude costume.
posted by special-k at 10:52 AM on December 29, 2010 [5 favorites]


I have a card and I love it. I would also love a snark gun.
posted by rtha at 10:52 AM on December 29, 2010


Re: WE SELL FAVORITES

It says "call today" but I can't find the number to call.
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:52 AM on December 29, 2010


1-888-MEFI-FAV
posted by special-k at 10:53 AM on December 29, 2010


That's just darn swell.
posted by Bookhouse at 10:54 AM on December 29, 2010


What a fantastic idea, and the execution is brilliant! DON'T DELAY! CALL TODAY!
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:57 AM on December 29, 2010


Yeah, just got this and spent five minutes grinning. Really, really wonderfully done, mattdidthat.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:59 AM on December 29, 2010


Seriously excellent, mattdidthat!
posted by widdershins at 11:08 AM on December 29, 2010


That id looks really well done. If there was a vertical-format security badge-like one, I would wear it at work with my 3 real ones.

They'd make sweet nametags for meetups, too.
posted by ctmf at 11:24 AM on December 29, 2010


1-888-MEFI-FAV

20 Dollars a favourite?!??
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:52 AM on December 29, 2010


20 Dollars a favourite?!??

Favourites incur an additional VAT. Favorites are $20 SAIT.
posted by special-k at 11:57 AM on December 29, 2010 [1 favorite]


"... If there was a vertical-format security badge-like one, I would wear it at work with my 3 real ones.

They'd make sweet nametags for meetups, too."

posted by ctmf at 11:24 AM on December 29

Baaddgesss? We don't need no steeenkin' badges....
posted by paulsc at 11:58 AM on December 29, 2010


Wow really top-notch mattdidthat. Very cool./
posted by Sailormom at 12:16 PM on December 29, 2010


O RLY? YA RLY. SRSLY.

That's great.
posted by Curious Artificer at 12:20 PM on December 29, 2010


This was a happy xmas present. I keep whipping it out at the first sign of trouble and declaring loudly, "It's okay! I'm from the Internet!" Mrs. Jeffamaphone thinks this is very annoying, but until she threatens divorce, I'm going to keep doing it.
posted by jeffamaphone at 12:39 PM on December 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


We don't need no steeenkin' badges....

Actually, I'd quite like a mefi badge. Something tasteful, like an M in a silver circle with "Everyone Needs a Hug" in Latin around the edge.

That way, when I got to a crime scene, I could hold it up and announce, "Relax everyone, I'm from the internet, and I'm here to help!"

It would be awesome.
posted by quin at 1:48 PM on December 29, 2010 [2 favorites]


Lots of wavy lines! Wow!

Perfection!
posted by deborah at 2:27 PM on December 29, 2010


mattdidthat's user id card is the single best thing I have in my wallet that is not actual cash money.
posted by The Whelk at 4:44 PM on December 29, 2010


Don;t panic, we're from the Internet. We're here to help.

And if we can't, then it its highly likely we know someone who can.
posted by The Whelk at 4:45 PM on December 29, 2010


This is really, really great.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:50 PM on December 29, 2010


ctmf: "That id looks really well done. If there was a vertical-format security badge-like one, I would wear it at work with my 3 real ones."

Indiana does their drivers' licenses like that for people who are under 21. What do under-21 Mefites get on their cards? (I'm not one.)
posted by IndigoRain at 10:29 PM on December 29, 2010


I would also love a snark gun.

Working on it.
posted by fake at 9:31 AM on December 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


I would also love a snark gun.

Working on it.


I'm guessing it would work similar to the Point Of View Gun, only would fill the target's mind with all the really sardonic criticisms about the target that are in the mind of the shooter.
posted by hippybear at 2:54 PM on December 30, 2010


I was gob-smacked when I got mine - n'thing what everyone here has said. Hat's off! Well done! pip-pip and all that. I can't wait to 'use' it.
posted by dbmcd at 6:01 PM on December 30, 2010


I JUST GOT MINE! It travelled over whole countries and oceans to get to me and it got to me and made me so happy that I cant be bothered with punctuation or coherent thought probably for days THANK YOU MATT!!!
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