The Septfecta! April 8, 2011 10:50 AM   Subscribe

Completely without meaning to, I posted a post in all of the 7 possible areas of Metafilter this week (except this post which obviously was on purpose). Has anyone done this before? What do I win?

Actually I win: the chance to express my gratitude to this community which has somehow stealthily become active in so many aspects of my life.

Clearly this site means a lot to me, despite my often glib interaction with it, and so I just wanted to say Thanks Mathowie For Making It So Useful and Other Mods for Keeping It So and Users In It For Being Adults Most Of The Time Which Makes This Such a Great Rare Grown-Up Part of the Web.

Cheers!
posted by Potomac Avenue to MetaFilter-Related at 10:50 AM (118 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Oh, another TMFMISUOMKISUIIFBAMOTTWMTSGRGUPW post.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:53 AM on April 8, 2011 [7 favorites]


Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:56 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Henceforth, this shall be known as a "Potomac Septuple".

Now we need to know how many mefites in history have completed a Potomac Septuple, and how many times. Fire up the infodump!
posted by T.D. Strange at 10:57 AM on April 8, 2011 [10 favorites]


Yes, IRFH, we're there.
posted by Malor at 10:58 AM on April 8, 2011


Whew! I've really gotta go!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:59 AM on April 8, 2011


You are just OUTTA CONTROL.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:02 AM on April 8, 2011


Thank you thank you. It was a struggle but I persevered and pushed through the pain. I kept hearing NBA Jam announcers in my head.

HES HEATING UP!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:04 AM on April 8, 2011 [10 favorites]


I predict a lot of work for the mods in the coming days, what with the damn gubernmint employees even less busy than usual.

i keed, i keed, i love you guys!
posted by entropicamericana at 11:06 AM on April 8, 2011


WE CONTROL THE DYNAMOS!
posted by clavdivs at 11:07 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter Gold Account
posted by Maximian at 11:07 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


DEPOSIT ALL FRIDAY GRAR HERE
Have a good day people, we need it.
posted by clavdivs at 11:08 AM on April 8, 2011


A real overachiever would get something in the podcast.
posted by cjorgensen at 11:10 AM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Something involving a rainbow.

One of those awful rainbows where people have split purple up into violet and indigo, the rainbow of fail, stupid prime color count instead of the neatly divisible six.
posted by adipocere at 11:14 AM on April 8, 2011


A real overachiever would get something in the podcast.
posted by cjorgensen


I tried but cortex's password is devilishly hard to guess.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:14 AM on April 8, 2011


donut
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:15 AM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


You didn't get an Achievement Unlocked pop up? Or is that just part of my cabal membership package?
posted by eyeballkid at 11:16 AM on April 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


I tried but cortex's password is devilishly hard to guess.

I'm pretty sure it's BUTTS LOL
posted by ORthey at 11:16 AM on April 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


You did not thank pb and therefore you are dead to me.

also "other mods" that's like when the Gilligan's Island theme song changed to say "and the rest" like really, it would kill you to say Professor and Maryanne?

But I'm just happy you're happy.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:17 AM on April 8, 2011 [17 favorites]


I'm pretty sure it's BUTTS LOL

*changes password*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:18 AM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh. You didn't post to MusicTalk. That's why you didn't get the Achievement Unlocked message.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:21 AM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


so, pb is the professor.
posted by clavdivs at 11:22 AM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Henceforth, this shall be known as a "Potomac Septuple" hat fedora trick.
posted by Tuesday After Lunch at 11:24 AM on April 8, 2011


Well, someone finally did it. I guess we can shut the site down.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 11:27 AM on April 8, 2011


Or "crossing the Potomac".
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:27 AM on April 8, 2011 [11 favorites]


jessamyn: " also "other mods" that's like when the Gilligan's Island theme song changed to say "and the rest" like really, it would kill you to say Professor and Maryanne?"

You got it backwards. They were left off at first, and added after the first season. Just sayin'.
posted by Plutor at 11:31 AM on April 8, 2011


What do I win?

The keys to the vault!
Which is empty.


But you get to keep the keys.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 11:39 AM on April 8, 2011


If you take all the words I capitalized in the OP plus the titles of all this week's posts you get an anagram for All Hail The Undermods so anyway You're Welcome.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:40 AM on April 8, 2011


I am not an Undermod! [but also not the Professor, thanks Plutor]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:41 AM on April 8, 2011


This is called "Posting for the cycle," and while it's rare, it carries no specific advantage aside from having it listed on your MeFi trading card.
posted by klangklangston at 11:42 AM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


jessamyn: "You did not thank pb and therefore you are dead to me.

also "other mods" that's like when the Gilligan's Island theme song changed to say "and the rest" like really, it would kill you to say Professor and Maryanne?

But I'm just happy you're happy
"

Just sit right down and you'll hear a tale
A tale of a great ol' site.
With Mathowie (pipe solo)
and P.B.
His boy elroy; Jane, his wife!

...

I think I've gone off track a bit.
posted by boo_radley at 11:42 AM on April 8, 2011 [5 favorites]


I am not an Undermod!

I will, however, make you an honorary Ultramod.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:43 AM on April 8, 2011


One of the happiest moments of my life was realizing you could sing Amazing Grace to the Gilligan's Island theme.

(Now I can't remember it any other way.)
posted by klangklangston at 11:43 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also I think this means Matt makes a new subsite (recipes? bikes? small dogs that look like william macy? I don't have my notes)
posted by boo_radley at 11:43 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I first read this, thinking it meant Potomac had accidentally posted the same post to each and every subsite. I was really impressed! I mean, wow! What sort of inebriation/technical problem could lead to that?

Then I went searching for the deleted posts, couldn't find any, and realized my error. I guess, if someone really had accidentally posted the same thing to every section of Mefi, the MeTa post about it would be a lot less shmoopy.
posted by meese at 11:43 AM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


Check your top bar — you should be able to post to Travel now.
posted by klangklangston at 11:44 AM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


I promise to hoist a pint in your honor. Or maybe more than one, it's been a tough week. So, you know, you've got that going for you.
posted by tommasz at 11:45 AM on April 8, 2011


Completely without meaning to, I posted a post in all of the 7 possible areas of Metafilter this week (except this post which obviously was on purpose). Has anyone done this before?

I was thinking we could actually answer that with the data in the Infodump, but then I remembered three of those seven sub-sites aren't represented there, so we mere mortals can't query them.

What do I win?

How about a million MeFi Pointstm?
posted by FishBike at 11:51 AM on April 8, 2011


I could swear I read about somebody doing this all in one day, though they did it on purpose. Was I hallucinating?
posted by kmz at 11:55 AM on April 8, 2011


Check your top bar — you should be able to post to Travel now.
posted by klangklangston


Coincidentally I can also now travel forward in time... U Mad?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:57 AM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


You don't get anything until it's the same post on all seven sub sites. Exactly the same.
posted by koeselitz at 12:07 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


If I was to do that it would be a song called:

48÷2(9+3)= ?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:09 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Thank you Potomac Avenue but our princess is in another castle
posted by iconomy at 12:10 PM on April 8, 2011 [11 favorites]


Completely without meaning to, I posted a post in all of the 7 possible areas of Metafilter this week (except this post which obviously was on purpose).

You win a FTFY!
posted by owtytrof at 12:12 PM on April 8, 2011


I'm heading back into Downtown DC now. If I get eaten by a loose zoo bear god bless you all and god bless the formerly United States of USAsians.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:16 PM on April 8, 2011


Look out for all the newly unemployed federal workers roaming the streets wearing sneakers with dress clothes.
posted by empath at 12:18 PM on April 8, 2011


that's like when the Gilligan's Island theme song changed to say "and the rest" like really, it would kill you to say Professor and Maryanne?

"All of that tonight on 60 Minutes. And later, Andy Rooney."
posted by ericb at 12:21 PM on April 8, 2011


I did not know we had Seven Possible Areas.

Is one of them that vaguely ticklish spot inside the elbow?
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:40 PM on April 8, 2011


You win a choo choo video.

"Crossing the Potomac"
posted by Namlit at 12:41 PM on April 8, 2011


I vote we change jessamyn's handle to Professor Maryanne.
posted by y2karl at 12:48 PM on April 8, 2011


NBA Jam rules.
posted by Mister_A at 12:52 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just log right in and you'll see a site,
A site with a sidebar strip
That started with a scanner cat
That can't name mushroom tips.

Well Matt was a mighty Oregon man,
His coding brave and sure.
Four mod'rators (and plus pb)
And endless miles of blue, endless miles of blue.

The GRARing started getting rough,
The members were a-buzz,
If not for the posting of the shmoopy thread
We'd have no cameras, have no cameras.

Team mod was tossed in MeTa like some uncharted Reddit thread
With mathowie
And cortex too,
With jessamyn and pb,
vacapinta,
paphnuty and half Meatbomb,
Here on Metafilter.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:52 PM on April 8, 2011 [10 favorites]


brave and true
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:00 PM on April 8, 2011


Yes my Notepad edits did not make the jump to the posting box.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:01 PM on April 8, 2011


Did you hit the wiki??? MetaChat??? MonkeyFilter???

no...

slacker...
posted by tomswift at 1:03 PM on April 8, 2011


Did you even try to log into the MineCraft server and make a statue of something?
posted by Mister_A at 1:05 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's like he's not even trying, some days, huh?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:06 PM on April 8, 2011


I haven't seen you around the Wiki much.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:09 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY.
posted by gomichild at 1:31 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just hit the triple-quadruple of 1000+ posts in the blue, green and gray, recently so yay me.
posted by empath at 1:35 PM on April 8, 2011


tomswift: Did you hit the wiki??? MetaChat??? MonkeyFilter???

If we're covering ALL our bases, how about MetaChat, Whendonesque, PoliticalFilter, GameFilter and MeFightClub?
posted by filthy light thief at 1:38 PM on April 8, 2011


empath: I just hit the triple-quadruple of 1000+ posts in the blue, green and gray, recently so yay me.

Pu-posts? Who are you? Oh, comments. Nevermind.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:38 PM on April 8, 2011




One of the happiest moments of my life was realizing you could sing Amazing Grace to the Gilligan's Island theme.

Common meter is your friend. Now sing the shakespeherian version that way!
posted by immlass at 1:57 PM on April 8, 2011


Meatbomb has no physical resemblence to Alan Hale Jr.
posted by clavdivs at 2:05 PM on April 8, 2011


You didn't get an Achievement Unlocked pop up?

I have a whole list in my head of nonexistent Mefi trophies, like, when you finally get more favorites than comments, you should see Achievement Unlocked: Parity, or when you clear 10,000 comments you get Achievement Unlocked: Loquacious .

For this, I'm thinking

Achievement Unlocked: Omnipresent
posted by quin at 2:21 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


I just hit the triple-quadruple of 1000+ posts in the blue, green and gray, recently so yay me.

Achievement Unlocked: Trinity
posted by quin at 2:22 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I resent your suggestion that I am an Adult Most Of The Time, fatty fart-pants. Coming as it does from someone who smells of wee, I am disinclined to respect such an opinion.
posted by Decani at 2:24 PM on April 8, 2011


You can sing "Gilligan's Isle" to the tune of "Amazing Grace."

You're welcome.
posted by tzikeh at 2:33 PM on April 8, 2011


I wasn't wearing my glasses and for a minute there I thought this tab said "The Septic Fecal | MetaTalk."
posted by Toekneesan at 2:35 PM on April 8, 2011


But not the wiki?
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:36 PM on April 8, 2011


There's some kind of weird logical paradox floating around this Metatalk post - it's about something that didn't exist before the post itself appeared, but came into existence as soon as the post did. So is this meta-metatalk, or performative posting?
posted by Paragon at 3:08 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like pie.
posted by killdevil at 3:13 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I just realized that Watchmen is a Gilligan's Island retelling.
posted by BeerFilter at 3:23 PM on April 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


One of the happiest moments of my life was realizing you could sing Amazing Grace to the Gilligan's Island theme.

Ditto, but it was Rime of the Ancient Mariner for me.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 3:27 PM on April 8, 2011


When I realized that the alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star had the same tune it BLEW MY EFFING MIND.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 3:39 PM on April 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


You really made that $5 dollars stretch.
posted by Sailormom at 3:50 PM on April 8, 2011


Paragon: I considered this but then, in what universe would I not make this post and complete this circle? It's impossible that I wouldn't. If anything, it's proof that life follows the narrative structure of dreams and myths, character is destiny, all that good Jung stuff. Having started down the path, I become the path, and vice versa. The post made itself as much as anything.

Anyway, I found some nervous staffers on the hill in my favorite dive bar and am having some drinks. Will update as events, inevitably, uncurl.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:54 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


When I realized that the alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star had the same tune it BLEW MY EFFING MIND.

Let Mozart blow it even more for you, although it's not in Effing by in CMajoring: 12 Variations "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman" KV 265.
posted by Namlit at 3:56 PM on April 8, 2011


I like saying: Köchel-Verzeichnis
posted by clavdivs at 4:01 PM on April 8, 2011


Try this for a cure.
posted by Namlit at 4:04 PM on April 8, 2011


The Septfecta club - Population: Tire.
posted by sonika at 4:35 PM on April 8, 2011


So yeah, uhmn, maybe we should usurp the 100,000 UID and give it to a more... worthy candidate??
posted by cavalier at 5:22 PM on April 8, 2011


Hush, jamaro is plenty worthy.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:24 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Jamaro was sidebarred just this week. She's been busy.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:36 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


:-P Okay, then.
posted by cavalier at 5:41 PM on April 8, 2011


And most of Emily Dickinson's poems can be sung to the "Gilligan's Island" theme. Try it: "Because I could not stop for Death / He kindly stopped for me / The carriage held but just ourselves / And immortality..."

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" reportedly works, but I'm not familiar enough with its melody to try.
posted by Lexica at 6:20 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


If I got to name a 100k account I'd invariably waste it on a crazy Gene Wolfe gimmick account like 'Baldanders' or 'Oreb'

NO BAN
GOOD MOD
BYE NOW
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:29 PM on April 8, 2011


This is called "Posting for the cycle," and while it's rare, it carries no specific advantage aside from having it listed on your MeFi trading card.

So which site is the triple of posting for the cycle? (Meaning the one that's deceptively the hardest.) I nominate Jobs.
posted by axiom at 6:47 PM on April 8, 2011


One of the happiest moments of my life was realizing you could sing Amazing Grace to the Gilligan's Island theme.

And then there's The Stairway To Gilligan's Island ...

just in case you haven't heard it already
posted by philip-random at 6:47 PM on April 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oreb would be a fantastic gimmick account. Hethor would be even better.
posted by twirlip at 6:48 PM on April 8, 2011


What do I win?

a pony of your choice.
posted by Glibpaxman at 7:24 PM on April 8, 2011


You forgot Music Talk. :(
posted by Deathalicious at 7:50 PM on April 8, 2011


What do I win?

It's a BRAND NEW MOTORHOME!
posted by Meatbomb at 8:42 PM on April 8, 2011


You get to kiss Matt, on the lips (no tongue).

Hope you've been to the dentist recently.
posted by contessa at 8:47 PM on April 8, 2011


If there's a "12 Days of MetaChristmas" song, Potomac Avenue should get dibs on representing the number 7.

[musical notes] On the seventh day of MetaChristmas my true love gave to me... seven Potomac postings... [/musical notes]
posted by amyms at 9:04 PM on April 8, 2011


You get me. For a week.

Um.

So.

I can sing 60s girl group songs like Tom Waits?


Oh wait I can also make Yorkshire Pudding.

Um.

Yeah.
posted by The Whelk at 9:09 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


When I realized that the alphabet song and Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star had the same tune it BLEW MY EFFING MIND.

Hey hey hey, go listen to "Baa baa black sheep." Then "Twinkle twinkle." Do you hear it?
posted by lollusc at 9:11 PM on April 8, 2011


This is reminding me of that weird, probably stoned "Bad Eggs" trifecta on the Blue, Green and Grey a while back.
posted by Navelgazer at 9:20 PM on April 8, 2011


I ALMOST FORGOT THAT
posted by The Whelk at 9:40 PM on April 8, 2011


Julia Child's Clafouti
serves 6-8

1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
3 cups cherries, pitted
1/3 cup sugar
powdered sugar

Preparation

In a blender blend the milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, salt and flour. Pour a 1/4 inch layer of the batter in a buttered 7 or 8 cup lightly buttered fireproof baking dish. Place in the oven until a film of batter sets in the pan. Remove from the heat and spread the cherries over the batter. Sprinkle on the 1/3 cup of sugar. Pour on the rest of the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about for about 45 minutes to an hour. The clafouti is done when puffed and brown and and a knife plunged in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve warm.
posted by Splunge at 11:58 PM on April 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


It means you've won at Metafilter. You should probably disable your account, because nothing you do here after this will ever compare to the glory that you've accomplished this week.
posted by crunchland at 2:06 AM on April 9, 2011


Thank you thank you. It was a struggle but I persevered and pushed through the pain. I kept hearing NBA Jam announcers in my head.

HES HEATING UP!


I propose we name a 7 posts on 7 sites a BOOM-SHAK-A-LACK
posted by molecicco at 5:17 AM on April 9, 2011


The Australian national anthem can be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island. Try it, it's fun!

I haven't posted to every mefisite, but I do consider the word mefisite to be pretty cool even though it makes me think of a boil.
posted by h00py at 6:28 AM on April 9, 2011


Huh huh. He said "clafouti."
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:37 AM on April 9, 2011


7 posts on 7 sites...

I notice a distinct lack of boom-shak-a in my posting history. Ah well.
posted by Namlit at 7:09 AM on April 9, 2011


All seven!
posted by The Whelk at 7:23 AM on April 9, 2011


"Dear MetaTalk,

I never thought this would happen to me, but..."
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:41 AM on April 9, 2011


Magnificence!
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:42 AM on April 9, 2011



And most of Emily Dickinson's poems can be sung to the "Gilligan's Island" theme. Try it: "Because I could not stop for Death / He kindly stopped for me / The carriage held but just ourselves / And immortality..."

"The Yellow Rose of Texas" reportedly works, but I'm not familiar enough with its melody to try.


The Australian national anthem can be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island. Try it, it's fun!

It's almost as if they were written to conform to a rhythmic structure!
posted by zamboni at 9:23 AM on April 9, 2011


Wait what happens if you post to all seven subsites in a day? Balloon drop?
posted by The Whelk at 9:42 AM on April 9, 2011


Trust me, no.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:52 AM on April 9, 2011


The Whelk: "Wait what happens if you post to all seven subsites in a day? Balloon drop"

jessamyn: "Trust me, no"

You get a link to JessamynSternlyShakingHerHeadInDisappointment.avi?
posted by boo_radley at 10:44 AM on April 9, 2011


>It's almost as if they were written to conform to a rhythmic structure!

It's almost as if there's an echo in here!
posted by Lexica at 5:55 PM on April 9, 2011


echo in here
echo in here
echo in here
echo in here
echo in here
echo in here
posted by zamboni at 7:21 PM on April 9, 2011


So we're agreed – this is known as a Septacular!
posted by Mister_A at 8:24 PM on April 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Substitute "Potomac" for "Electric" here and you've got a Mefi #1 hit.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:39 PM on April 9, 2011


The ultimate brain-melt rhythmic crossover for me is The Lord's Prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance. "Our father / who are in heaven / hallowed be thy name. / And to the republic for which it stands / One nation / Under god / Forever and ever, amen."
posted by maryr at 2:12 PM on April 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


If the Gilligan's Island / Amazing Grace stuff blows your mind, wait'll you've heard "I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts" sung to either the theme from Swan Lake, or the Toreador Song from Carmen.

ISIHAC FTW.
posted by rifflesby at 2:38 PM on April 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


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