joseph conrad is fully awesome is fully awesome! November 1, 2014 12:08 PM   Subscribe

just wanted to chime in that making a post is HUGELY intimidating here, and I rarely make an effort to do so

While I'm sure that many here recognize her username, I want to point out what joseph conrad is fully awesome has been doing in case anybody missed it. After jumping into julybywomen with both feet by making a post almost every single day that month, she kept up her momentum by making a post almost every single day in August and then again in September. Sure, she may have rested on her laurels by "only" posting 3/4 of the days in October, but please cut her some slack.

For those not immediately familiar, she has kicked of conversations about, Costco, M*A*S*H, films by women, post-war architecture, how to make the best coffee, Black Books, The Prisoner, women in science, the persistence of email, the 20th anniversary of True Lies, the existential nature of burritos, the practical nature of burritos, women in gaming, more women in gaming, Nicki Minaj and what to read when pressed for time. She's even posted about acting the goat.

I think that she's done an outstanding job around here over the past 4 months and deserves to be called out for it.
posted by ActingTheGoat to MetaFilter-Related at 12:08 PM (69 comments total) 100 users marked this as a favorite

Huzzah!
posted by ocherdraco at 12:18 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Huzzah indeed! It's fun to see more people get sucked into the desire to share things all the time.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:25 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


I noticed she was behind many, many good posts lately but didn't connect it to julybywomen or subsequent efforts to continue. joseph conrad is awesome, YOU are awesome!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:29 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


I'm terrible at noticing names on FPPs. Well done!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:36 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wow, I enjoyed many of those posts, but hadn't realized they were all by the same MeFite.

Bravo, and good job jcia! You have helped keep MetaFilter awesome!!!
posted by hippybear at 12:38 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


filthy light thief: Huzzah indeed! It's fun to see more people get sucked into the desire to share things all the time.

One of us! One of us! Gooble gobble! One of us!
posted by Kattullus at 12:41 PM on November 1, 2014 [6 favorites]


(^○^)

(FULLY awesome!)
posted by taff at 12:55 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Well done! And thanks for being part of what keeps Metafilter going!
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:59 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Fully and completely awesome! I missed a few of these so heading out now to look at them, thanks!
posted by arcticseal at 1:16 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


!


(I suck at this kind of thing. I previously said I wished there was a congratulatory version of the practice of leaving a period as a moment of silence. IIRC, someone suggested an exclamation point. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)
posted by Michele in California at 1:24 PM on November 1, 2014 [5 favorites]


Hear, hear!
posted by brundlefly at 1:26 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Wow I just about lost it when I saw this - was watching "Talking Dead" when my husband mentioned "You're going to sh*t yourself when you see this Meta thread..." Had to finish the show but WOW what a compliment.

It's weird because this morning we were out on a run and I was thinking how much that July By Women initiative altered the way I use this website/weblog, and how it has strengthened my investment (ew financial-speak) in MetaFilter, and contributing to it, and also the peeps. So three cheers to viggorlijah for starting the July By Women "event". (oooo it's a real back-slapping Meta innit?)

Also, I love that you linked to previous posts so people can see if they missed something they're interested in. Thanks ActingTheGoat.

Looks like Christmas came early for me.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 1:29 PM on November 1, 2014 [69 favorites]


Also on FanFare, where amongst other things, joseph conrad's also curating two movie series: Robin Williams Movie Club and Fear, Paranoia and Panic.

(I always knew she was awesome.)
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 1:36 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yes! Congratulatoriums, jcifa! You have truly joined the ranks of ... what can I call them, MegaPosters? SuperPosters? UberPosters? Or just MetaStars? And considering one of the other MetaStars, flt, was one of the first to add a "huzzah", you are truly in the top eschalon here (a higher status than I ever reached in mumblemumble years, some of which when I was actually trying). Keep up the good work. Please.

And yes, I'm going to call you "jcifa" from now on and suggest others do so to save keystrokes. But then, we could also use your last name: "ms. awesome".
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:37 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


Whenever I would check to see who my nearest MeFites were, I'd see her name and think "I wonder who that is with the awesome username?" (I also like "We had a deal, Kyle")

And it turns out that she is a MACHINE with the great posts!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 1:52 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


Oh I like that - an FPP machine. (Yes we're very nearby geographically, eh?) Think my ego has just about swelled enough for today. Got to get out the front door frame to do some errands you know.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 1:59 PM on November 1, 2014


joseph conrad is fully awesome is awesome.

Hah! And now she's stuck in the house and has no option but to spend the rest of the day posting FPPs.
posted by Drinky Die at 2:14 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


After noting JCiFA making some really awesome posts of late, I was pleased to see her favoriting some stuff of mine: most gratifying!
posted by wenestvedt at 2:18 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Fully awesome and absolutely fabulous! (FAaAF?) Cheers and thank you for the plethora of wonderful posts, JCiFA!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 2:26 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


OMG are you married to We had a deal, Kyle?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 2:30 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


This poster is good and she should feel good.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:32 PM on November 1, 2014 [6 favorites]


So this joseph conrad, it's fully awesome?
posted by zombieflanders at 2:41 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


I always picture her with a battery on her shoulder, daring me to knock it off.
Because I am really, really bad with names.
posted by heyho at 2:52 PM on November 1, 2014 [3 favorites]


Nthing the kudos to jcifa, who has made the front page a more interesting place lately.
posted by immlass at 2:58 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


Great job, everyone!
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 3:04 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


She has always been awesome, but this makes her even more awesome!
posted by winna at 3:08 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


OMG, Ms. Awesome truly is awesome and was so nice to me during the julybywomen project when I was just figuring out how to make a post and not throw up. And she even convinced me that Joseph Conrad truly is awesome if you just give him a chance, but I don't know when I'll be reading Joseph Conrad as I have this backlog of jcifa posts to get through.
posted by danabanana at 3:58 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


jcifa is so fully awesome comments favorite her.
posted by Room 641-A at 4:42 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


Woo!

I had definitely noticed your username more lately but it hadn't clicked that you had been posting more FPPs. Thanks for letting us share your awesomeness!
posted by jaguar at 4:46 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


!

Yay!
posted by annsunny at 4:59 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


What if joseph conrad is fully awesome's real name is Kyle and We had a deal, Kyle's real name is Joseph Conrad? Whooooa.
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:03 PM on November 1, 2014 [7 favorites]


Also, yes, she fully is fully awesome!
posted by Metroid Baby at 5:04 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


joseph conrad is fully awesome is a gentlewoman and a scholar. Huzzah!
posted by homunculus at 5:21 PM on November 1, 2014 [3 favorites]


* Raises wine glass * Well done!
posted by localroger at 5:25 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


joseph conrad is fully awesome is fully awesome!
posted by oceanjesse at 5:34 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


jcifa, please check your MeFi mail for information about your initiation into The Cabal*.

(No, not regular MeFi mail. Use the special Cabal MeFi mail link on your user profile.)

* - there is no cabal
† - there is no special cabal mefi mail
posted by double block and bleed at 5:45 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'd noticed a lot of FPPs; what a great lasting outcome to the July By Women.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:59 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


I was just noticing the other day how jcifa was just coming out with post after post after post! Didn't notice she'd been doing it since July, though, 'cause I got a short little span of attention (and whoa, my nights are so long). Thanks for broadening our horizons!
posted by drlith at 6:06 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


I'd noticed you making a lot of great posts! What a nice thing to have them compiled like this.
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:14 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


This poster is good and she should feel good.

This!

(Also, there is a meetup on Friday, in the East Bay even, and I bet if jcifa were to show up, someones would buy her a tiki drink with a little umbrella in it!)
posted by rtha at 6:32 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


I've also had the good fortune to be seeing the username 'joseph conrad is fully awesome' on the regular, mostly through her participation on FanFare of late. (Not just curating series, but also contributing to lots of other discussions! And favoriting comments!)

Thanks for being such a delight on such a frequent basis. Excellent MetaFiltering, lady!
posted by carsonb at 6:37 PM on November 1, 2014 [3 favorites]


I, too, am in agreement that jcifaifa!
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 6:57 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


OMG are you married to We had a deal, Kyle?

We have a deal, joseph and I.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 7:10 PM on November 1, 2014 [25 favorites]




I. Am. Such. An. Idiot. I just assumed a bunch of cool people were living near me, instead of the usual suburbanites.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 7:41 PM on November 1, 2014


I totally forgot about this but after jcifa made the post-war architecture post I sent her a MeMail about a cool little-known housing tract in West L.A. that I'd been meaning to post about for years and suggested she might be interested in it and she was like lol nice try you should do it and I did so she is literally an inspiration.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:54 PM on November 1, 2014 [5 favorites]


Yaaay! She totally is!
posted by The Whelk at 8:40 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Good callout of a good MeFite. I like when people do this, and thanks for pointing out these terrific posts.
posted by maxsparber at 9:16 PM on November 1, 2014 [1 favorite]


Agreed and also gah,

"just wanted to chime in that making a post is HUGELY intimidating here, and I rarely make an effort to do so"

The mods are a great source to run a potential FPP by [use the contact form] and you know what? Fuck it anyway.

I am far from the most prolific poster but that thing you are thinking about posting, yes I'm talking to you, please post it.
posted by vapidave at 9:19 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


joseph conrad is fully awesome, thanks for making so many great and interesting posts.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 9:50 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


I was just thinking fondly of July By Women earlier today - how it not only made Metafilter a distinct flavor of awesome that month (for it is always base-flavored awesome, just different spices crop up as time comes and goes), but the project also made ME think more about how I, as a lady person, interact with the site.
And so huzzah to JCIFA, for contributing such great material! Happy early birthday, fellow East Bay-er!
posted by missmary6 at 10:58 PM on November 1, 2014 [4 favorites]


So, Joseph Conrad is similar in name to Glenn Close? I'm lost, as usual, but I agree that JCiFA is awesome. Thanks for all the hard work posting, JCiFA! It is much appreciated.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 11:00 PM on November 1, 2014 [2 favorites]


I'm so happy to see this post because I've been meaning to mail her a "thanks for all the great work" note for ages. You're the author of most of my favorite FPPs, lady!
posted by Pardon Our Dust at 7:27 AM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


Yes joseph conrad is fully awesome is so, so great! Not only does she make fantastic FPPs but she is also such a pleasant and thoughtful community member -- I don't know how many people follow her "Flagged as Fantastic" account on Twitter (@MeFite_) but it's another really, really positive way she engages with the community by highlighting the stuff she likes. In an internet filled with negativity and jerkiness, she does an amazing job both focusing on the good stuff and sharing that in a way that makes other people feel good too. Yay!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 7:45 AM on November 2, 2014 [9 favorites]


I didn't notice any of this, but I like all of it, and I just followed @MeFite_ for more good things!
posted by gladly at 8:14 AM on November 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


Yay for an awesome MeFite in name and character!

Let me add to the chorus that interacting with her is always wonderful as well.
posted by barchan at 8:23 AM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


I have had some recent interactions with joesph conrad is fully awesome and can confirm that "fully awesome" is an accurate description. I would also add "intelligent", "thoughtful", "kind", "considerate", and "wonderful" to the list.

She is my nominee to the be the poster child for Metafilter.
posted by nubs at 8:36 AM on November 2, 2014 [2 favorites]


couldn't agree more. she's definitely reinvigorated the blue for me, both in her posts and her comments. and as if that wasn't enough, she's really nice too. cheers to you, JCIFA!
posted by ifjuly at 1:16 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


You all are very nice. Thank you.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 1:44 PM on November 2, 2014


yea, I have been totally noticing how great your posts are JCIFA, keep up the good work!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 2:05 PM on November 2, 2014 [1 favorite]


Aw, I'd noticed there were some interesting posts and then that jcifa just happened to have made them. Hadn't realised there was a pattern! Excellent good.
posted by glasseyes at 5:44 AM on November 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


You all are very nice. Thank you.

You deserve it.

MetaFilter gets better every time somebody makes their first post, every time a first poster posts again and every time an occasional poster becomes a regular poster of awesome things.

Not that anybody should feel obliged to post if they don't feel like it, but c'mon, what's the worst that could happen?
posted by MartinWisse at 8:05 AM on November 3, 2014 [6 favorites]


Round of applause, raise a toast, well deserved kudos to JCiFA!

Gnashing of teeth, grumble grumble, how am I supposed to get anything done today after clicking on that amazing Costco-pack-sized Costco post? Grrr...
posted by RedOrGreen at 9:15 AM on November 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


After noting JCiFA making some really awesome posts of late, I was pleased to see her favoriting some stuff of mine: most gratifying!

Indeed, she's been all up in my twitter. In a manner of speaking.

* clinks glass *
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 5:43 PM on November 3, 2014


I have also noticed that she's been posting great things almost every day. Very good callout to a great member. Thanks for all the excellent posts JCifa!
posted by triggerfinger at 6:46 PM on November 3, 2014


Thanks for all the great FPPs, JCifa!
posted by Harald74 at 4:10 AM on November 4, 2014


I have also been motivated to post more due to JCifa. The sustained quality of her posts has been as impressive as the volume. Great work!
posted by almostmanda at 6:23 AM on November 4, 2014 [2 favorites]


I have been working my way through these posts for the last few days. I clicked on her post history through her profile and had already read many of her recent posts because they were so interesting, but didn't notice they were all from the same person. Thanks for the positive call-out!
posted by apricot at 5:44 PM on November 4, 2014


\o/
posted by ead at 10:56 AM on November 5, 2014 [2 favorites]


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