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With last night's fascinating FPP on Mark Pauline, homunculus now has made the most front page posts (1176!) to the Blue. Formerly, that distinction was held by mathowie. Congratulations homunculus, and thank you!
posted by zarq to MetaFilter-Related at 2:32 PM (62 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

You beat me by seconds to this post, zarq!
posted by Kattullus at 2:35 PM on October 10, 2012


homunculus is the bestest poster, incidentally, not just in quantity, but in quality too
posted by Kattullus at 2:35 PM on October 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


Heh. Sorry Katullus!
posted by zarq at 2:36 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Plus he follows up in the comments instead of making a new FPP! Amazing.
posted by Pants! at 2:37 PM on October 10, 2012 [6 favorites]


He's posted thousands of great links in other people's threads. I'm seriously in complete awe of him.
posted by Kattullus at 2:40 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Class of 12000 for the win!
posted by rocketman at 2:41 PM on October 10, 2012


In case anyone is curious....

MiguelCardoso holds the record for most MetaTalk posts with 172. WCityMike is runner up with 94.

"Anonymous" has the most AskMe posts. Signal is second with 222.
posted by zarq at 2:41 PM on October 10, 2012


Kattullus: "He's posted thousands of great links in other people's threads. I'm seriously in complete awe of him."

Totally. He has single-handedly kept thousands of posts alive and updated over the years. Pretty awesome.
posted by zarq at 2:42 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


homunculus is a stranger and stranger word the more you look at it. And say it in your head (or the little human in your head is saying it in your head?). Hooommmuuunnncccuuulluuuuussssss.

This is my way of saying thank you.
posted by iamkimiam at 2:42 PM on October 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


He's posted thousands of great links in other people's threads. I'm seriously in complete awe of him.

Well, he doesn't get out much.
posted by Jahaza at 2:46 PM on October 10, 2012


homunculus is a class act because he posts stuff that makes you think despite ideaology and the like.
one of the best posters IMO.
posted by clavdivs at 2:48 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Wow, first Matt turns 40, then he wakes up to find out he's number two on his own website? Life has a way of kicking you in the pants, doesn't it?
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre at 3:03 PM on October 10, 2012 [16 favorites]


ummm, NO?
posted by clavdivs at 3:04 PM on October 10, 2012


Wow, 1176. And a much larger number of follow up comments as well. Congrats, homunculus!
posted by Kevin Street at 3:07 PM on October 10, 2012


YO DAWG I HEARD YOU LIKE TO POST
posted by Egg Shen at 3:19 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Ok, so first we have zarq getting some well-deserved praise, and then zarq heaping some well-deserved praise on homunculus. I'm guessing homunculus will now create a Meta praising another member of the site, and so on, in the Meta equivalent of pay it forward.
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:20 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


He's posted thousands of great links in other people's threads.

And not just here. He has done more to keep one certain MeFi spin-off/alternative alive than anybody (including me AND the folks who run the site). As well as keeping 8-year-old threads going where they don't close 'em after 30 days.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:39 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Class of 12000 for the win!

Class of Dec 19, 2001, for the win! (mostly because also mediereport. (but also me))
posted by Ufez Jones at 4:12 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Congrats to homunculus! Outstanding in all you do!


oneswellfoop: He has done more to keep one certain MeFi spin-off/alternative alive than anybody (including me AND the folks who run the site). As well as keeping 8-year-old threads going where they don't close 'em after 30 days.

Oh yeah, but can they edit their comments there? And fancy little things that tell you there's are new comment(s) you could load? Score two for MetaFilter!
posted by filthy light thief at 4:15 PM on October 10, 2012


Who's made the fewest?
posted by eugenen at 4:26 PM on October 10, 2012


Who's made the fewest?

Have I told you about my guaranteed way to rise to the top of search engine rankings?
posted by maxwelton at 4:39 PM on October 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


Cheers homunculus. Here's to the consistently best commentator and now poster.
posted by AElfwine Evenstar at 5:28 PM on October 10, 2012


I'm still convinced homunculus is an AI. No human being can crawl the vastness of the web ceaselessly for good links - we have to sleep and work and stuff. But homunculus is always on the move, hunting the best stuff amid the dreck. Even YouTube, fercrissakes - a person would go insane wading through all the garbage there but homunculus's algorithms emerge smooth and clean, clutching a gem to share with us. Luckily he's an amiable AI with good taste, unlikely to steal nuclear launch codes or anything tacky like that.

Google? DARPA? C'mon, fess up!
posted by Quietgal at 5:29 PM on October 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hmm, at 8 posts in 8 years here, I've got until the year 3180 before I hit that many posts.
posted by octothorpe at 5:44 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


8 posts in 8 years
posted by octothorpe

Eponyhysterical?

Also, thanks for all the posts/comments homunculus!
posted by arcticseal at 6:33 PM on October 10, 2012 [4 favorites]


Many more than three cheers!
posted by rtha at 6:42 PM on October 10, 2012


thanks, homunculus! You're my favorite tiny, perfectly formed human.
posted by Zed at 7:16 PM on October 10, 2012


Well while we're doin' shoutouts, here's to ericb, intra-thread link-man and background guy extraordinaire!
posted by Mister_A at 7:19 PM on October 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


My thanks as well homunculus. ericb as well. I am always amazed at my recent activity feed to see a long-dormant thread have relevant information added to it.
posted by maxwelton at 7:42 PM on October 10, 2012


I <3 ho-monkey.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:48 PM on October 10, 2012


Mwahaha! And now, like a pawn who has reached the other end of the chessboard and is made a queen, I demand, by right, all the powers of a mod, with none of the responsibility.
posted by homunculus at 7:52 PM on October 10, 2012 [11 favorites]


Hooray for happy threads and yay to all our exceptional posters.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:52 PM on October 10, 2012 [2 favorites]


He's posted thousands of great links in other people's threads.

I felt like I'd hit the big time when he started dropping links into one of my posts. Ericb is also The Man, but homunculus is the original Late Thread Link Drop King. You rule my recent activity, sir!

Oh, and nice job with all the FPPs as well.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:53 PM on October 10, 2012


I'm still convinced homunculus is an AI.

Possible threat detected. Subject: Quietgal
posted by homunculus at 8:12 PM on October 10, 2012 [13 favorites]


psh, this record will only take me three years of daily posting to surpass!
posted by rebent at 8:16 PM on October 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Of course homunculus isn't human, he just looks like one. Sort of.
posted by maryr at 8:30 PM on October 10, 2012


Gawd you guys. Get a room!

(and "Yay" to ericb. Sheesh.)
posted by Floydd at 8:32 PM on October 10, 2012


And, seriously, thanks zarq, Kattullus and everyone else for your kind words. It's always good to know my appetite to find more stuff to read, see and share is enjoyed by you all. Woot!
posted by homunculus at 9:11 PM on October 10, 2012 [5 favorites]


All signal, no noise = homunculus. And a sweetie to boot. A true mefi treasure.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:15 PM on October 10, 2012 [3 favorites]


Great work, homunculus.

You are a real inspiration.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 11:05 PM on October 10, 2012


The 'munc! Hell yassss!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:06 AM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


I demand, by right, all the powers of a mod, with none of the responsibility

Vote #1 homunculus!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 4:01 AM on October 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


I was going to make a comment on how much I appreciate homunculus's apropos additional links hitting sometimes a week after the penultimate comment on a post, but I see someone beat me to it — which is usually homunculus's job.
posted by BrotherCaine at 4:32 AM on October 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


He's the hobgoblin of larger minds, our own little big man.
posted by Abiezer at 4:33 AM on October 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I like good posts, and I cannot lie.
(so, by extension, I rather like homunculus's contributions to the blue. Thanks, h!)
posted by .kobayashi. at 7:30 AM on October 11, 2012


I'd always hoped that homunculus' handle was a subtle nod to Fullmetal Alchemist, but a cursory search through his activity belies that theory. I guess he's still pretty okay despite that.

I'm kidding. Your contributions to politics longboats are consistently my favourite things about them.
posted by Phire at 9:04 AM on October 11, 2012


Well I think that people who don't like homunculus are just HOMUPHOBES.
posted by the quidnunc kid at 9:23 AM on October 11, 2012


Well, I used to be homuphobic, but that's because his screen name always reminded me of this. But exposure to another, less murderous homunculus has changed my opinion on the matter.

(So tempted to make an 'it gets better' joke here.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:29 AM on October 11, 2012


The little guy in the picture on the right rail is how I always think of homunculi.
posted by Mister_A at 9:47 AM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Homunculus is one of the best people on MetaFilter.
posted by grouse at 10:33 AM on October 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm still convinced homunculus is an AI.

Possible threat detected. Subject: Quietgal


Descartes wasn't wrong, he was just a couple of hundred years ahead of his time!

(At least when it comes to Metafilter.)

Keep on keeping my Recent Activity alive..... PLEASE!
posted by jamjam at 10:50 AM on October 11, 2012


Congrats homunculus!
posted by ericb at 11:15 AM on October 11, 2012


While I don't always succeed in suppressing my desire to express my opinion about a link, when I do it's because I've asked myself, "What would homunculus do?"
posted by ob1quixote at 12:03 PM on October 11, 2012


What grouse said.
posted by y2karl at 2:10 PM on October 11, 2012


I remember the two or three weeks back almost a decade ago now when I tried to keep up with homunculus' level of posting on the offshoot site WarFilter.

I found it physically and mentally impossible match his quantity of information and quality of insight, and that was just within the confines of that one isolated part of the MeFi universe.

homunculus, you've directly provided more access to more information to more people than almost anyone else I can think of. You're a credit to MetaFilter and you've made the internet a better place.
posted by Vectorcon Systems at 5:39 PM on October 11, 2012 [3 favorites]


Thanks, Vectorcon Systems.

Wow, WarFilter, that takes me back. Look, there's Wulfgar! He hasn't been a sighted in these parts in ages, sort of like Sasquatch.
posted by homunculus at 9:14 PM on October 11, 2012


Ach, suddenly I feel... old. I thought my news powers would invigorate me, but they don't seem to have kicked in yet. Mods?

Hmm, in hindsight, perhaps I didn't plan this out so well. Ah well.
posted by homunculus at 9:17 PM on October 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Homunculus: a great man. Paradoxically.
posted by Segundus at 12:58 AM on October 12, 2012 [4 favorites]


Homunculus is the man. He keeps threads alive. He's like the Mefi trauma surgeon.

How he finds time to make all these posts as well is beyond me. Congrats on 1176 posts!
posted by misha at 7:59 AM on October 12, 2012


I demand, by right, all the powers of a mod, with none of the responsibility

You kid, but the one good thing Reddit has that Metafilter doesn't (yes, I said it) is flare. It's like a nice little nod given by the community (as opposed to the self-aggrandizing long-windedness of signatures).

Some users deserve the Metafilter equivalent of flare, something like the "staff" tag by their names. Homunculus is one of the users.

I suggest "Reanimator".
posted by misha at 8:12 AM on October 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


The little guy in the picture on the right rail is how I always think of homunculi.

SHRINP: homunculus

Interesting.
posted by homunculus at 1:05 PM on October 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


That poor tiger. =(
posted by maryr at 1:28 PM on October 12, 2012


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