millenial milestone January 4, 2015 4:02 PM   Subscribe

filthy light thief has successfully made 1000 posts.

Thank you for all your hard work.
posted by the man of twists and turns to MetaFilter-Related at 4:02 PM (70 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

I'd like to see a combined link count of all his posts.
posted by gman at 4:08 PM on January 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


May the streets run red with the blood of those he's conquered!
posted by MoonOrb at 4:13 PM on January 4, 2015 [4 favorites]


We could really use that light back now if you don't mind.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 4:14 PM on January 4, 2015 [22 favorites]


And take a bath, you dirty hippie!

(I love your posts.)
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 4:23 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Congrats flt! Imagine there's a zero after this emoji 💯 and it was on your profile page.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:37 PM on January 4, 2015 [10 favorites]


They're always solid and delightful posts, too!

Congratulations and may you make ten times as many!
posted by winna at 4:43 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Huzzza. Each post is a story and history. You sir, are better then 60 minutes and Smithsonian.
Also, a personal model on how to weave a topic into a post par excellence.
posted by clavdivs at 4:48 PM on January 4, 2015 [3 favorites]


*ballons drop from ceiling, band begins to play, a thousand cameras flash*
posted by The Whelk at 5:36 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Joined: October 2, 2008", so that's 1000 posts in 6 years and 3 months, or about 2,280 days, or a post almost-every-other-day. Whew. No wonder he had to move to Albuquerque. :)
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:40 PM on January 4, 2015 [3 favorites]


whoo- hoo! 🎉 Intense, dizzying rate of pace for posting excellent FPPs. Well done flt. (are you a trust-fund baby? seriously how do you find the time?) BTW you seemed to pull out all the stops for the December posts contest...

Don't-stop-never-stop - POSTING!
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:40 PM on January 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


(Can you please memail me an address I can send your prize DVD to? I've sent you a couple of emails, but no success yet - you require hard chasing for info.! ;))
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:42 PM on January 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


How many posts has he made unsuccessfully?
posted by Melismata at 6:02 PM on January 4, 2015 [5 favorites]


This is so incredible. Especially for a user that joined in 2011.
posted by oceanjesse at 6:04 PM on January 4, 2015


Pretty amazing. Congrats! Have all the light you want.
posted by cwest at 6:33 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Meanwhile, dating back to September 2000, I've made zero.

WHO IS THE REAL WINNER HERE?




filthy light thief, that's who
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:33 PM on January 4, 2015 [5 favorites]


POSTS FOR THE POST GOD AND COMMENTS FOR HIS THRONE.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:40 PM on January 4, 2015 [14 favorites]


That's a damn impressive record! Well done flt!
posted by arcticseal at 6:48 PM on January 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


And they're all so good, too! How does it feel to be this degree of next level awesome?
posted by Pardon Our Dust at 6:49 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]




How many posts has he made unsuccessfully


At least 10
posted by the man of twists and turns at 6:50 PM on January 4, 2015 [4 favorites]


Only ten?
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:17 PM on January 4, 2015


Joseph Gurl, I'll donate $100 to your favorite charity if you make a post in 2015.

Shit just got real!
posted by cjorgensen at 7:31 PM on January 4, 2015 [18 favorites]


Textual shindig commences.
posted by clavdivs at 7:39 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


This calls for fireworks.
posted by soundguy99 at 7:51 PM on January 4, 2015


That's quite an accomplishment and, what's more, they're so consistently great. Thanks for all the interesting ideas, filthylightthief.
posted by Miko at 8:33 PM on January 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


flt's posts are easily one of my favorite things about MetaFilter. Erudite, thoughtful, and fascinating at every turn. I salute you, sir.
posted by mykescipark at 8:43 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Wow, I'm thinking about getting around to my 13th post in about four years. Thanks for smuggling so many points of light out of heaven for us, you filthy thief you.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:52 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


I've long wondered if we're dealing with a filthy thief or if filthy light is stolen. Maybe it is a filthy thief who does not weigh very much?
posted by ambient2 at 9:33 PM on January 4, 2015


All at once I suppose?
posted by clavdivs at 9:41 PM on January 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Thanks, one and all! I'd only consider my posts here work if I didn't enjoy them, and I've had a blast. Seriously, MetaFilter is my outlet for my passing obsessions and interests, and I'm so happy I've found it and y'all. But I must confess I got a bit obsessed with numbers towards the end, trying to get #1000 before the new year, and with this arbitrary goal reached, I'll be dialing it back.

> Imagine there's a zero after this emoji 💯 and it was on your profile page
I only see a null character box in both Chrome and Firefox, but it seems it should be a Hundred Points Symbol. These modern emoji baffle and confuse me. I remember when everyone was bald and yellow.

> This calls for fireworks
My preferred fireworks soundtrack

> I've long wondered if we're dealing with a filthy thief or if filthy light is stolen. Maybe it is a filthy thief who does not weigh very much?
Hmm, I hadn't thought about it that way. To ruin this particular mystery, it's a mis-remembered quote from a Slashdot comment, and I said as much in my profile, until ErWenn actually tracked the comment down:
dirty air thieves (people who live), dastardly noise thieves (people with ears), horrific light thieves (photographers)

if you don't pay for it it's a sin, viva extremist capitalism!
As I wrote in my profile, I feel more filthy than horrific, so I feel the handle is fitting.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:51 PM on January 4, 2015 [20 favorites]


filthy light thief has successfully made 1000 posts.

so if he's even remotely similar to me, there must another 333.333333 floating around out there that just couldn't pass the filter ...
posted by philip-random at 11:07 PM on January 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


filthy light thief is easily one of my favorite posters here on MeFi. If it's a deeply researched, link heavy post about a topic I never realized I needed to explore before the moment I saw it here, it's nearly always a flt post. I have so much admiration and appreciation, and my life is much more rich for even taking a cursory walk through the posts attached to flt that is is difficult to explain the effect his MetaFilter presence has had on my life.

You are indeed filthy, my unmet friend. In exactly all the right ways.
posted by hippybear at 12:26 AM on January 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Congratulations!
posted by Kevin Street at 1:07 AM on January 5, 2015


I always relish your posts, thank you for helping to make this place great.
posted by smoke at 1:21 AM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


one of the few people I'll always seek out and go through past posts after any mefi hiatus, in case I missed something juicy

the fact that there's 1000 of them astounds me - congratulations! I got you a lamp out of a dumpster!
posted by mannequito at 1:56 AM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


[congratulations intensify]
posted by digitalprimate at 6:23 AM on January 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Bravissimo and thank you!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 6:27 AM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Good job, flt. Your posts are a big part of what makes this place so great.
posted by SpacemanStix at 7:04 AM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I dunno, at least 8 of them were kind of train wrecks. "Successfully" might be a little generous.
posted by Drinky Die at 8:44 AM on January 5, 2015


"Successfully" might be a little generous.

Nope. He's awesome, his posts are awesome, and he's one of the reasons this place is great.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 9:04 AM on January 5, 2015 [9 favorites]






Working hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the post just one more time

Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing on the blue
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'
posted by SpacemanStix at 9:46 AM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


1000 posts. Say 20 aren't up to standards, guidelines. That's like .02%
Or .20%
Need to check my calculator batteries or blood-alcoholometer.
posted by clavdivs at 11:28 AM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


*masturbates furiously*
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 12:29 PM on January 5, 2015 [4 favorites]


Congratulations, FLT, on expanding the MeFi 1K Triumvirate into a quadrumvirate. (For those playing along at home, at least 500 FPPs are needed to crack the Top 20.)
posted by Doktor Zed at 12:34 PM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like the way o mantot is keeping track of his rival in eye catching FPP creations...

... in other news, imagine a hurrah FLT
posted by infini at 12:59 PM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Congrats!

(And for some reason, emoji aren't showing on my MeFi. What preference have I fucked up?)
posted by klangklangston at 1:29 PM on January 5, 2015


(klangklangston, most desktop browsers don't show emoji without some kind of plugin. Phone browsers generally do show emoji.)
posted by pb (staff) at 2:47 PM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


!

Awesome!
posted by Michele in California at 4:46 PM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Klang: more 📱less 💻
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:41 PM on January 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Congratulations 💩✨💂
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:42 PM on January 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


Grabs more 📱less 💻 in both hands and runs with it.
posted by infini at 8:05 PM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yay, many congrats flt!
posted by carter at 8:08 PM on January 5, 2015


Ban emoticons.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:05 PM on January 5, 2015 [1 favorite]


Way to go! Now please get some sleep.
posted by not_on_display at 10:18 PM on January 5, 2015 [2 favorites]


Hurrah! May your keyboard never jam, may the web weave ever on, and may the links be plentiful and intriguing.
posted by Kattullus at 2:58 AM on January 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


That sounds like an excellent update on the old Irish blessing....will steal
posted by infini at 3:14 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


I am thrilled to report that the "Emoji Input" Chrome plug-in has all of your emoji viewing/inputting needs covered. ���👍���
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:22 AM on January 6, 2015


Or maybe not. But the viewing, sure.
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:22 AM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Sometimes I like to read in initials "flt" as "FTL" (a.k.a. "faster than light"): truly, sir, you exceed natural limits.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:18 AM on January 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


In particular, FLT, I consider your music posts to be one of my favorite resources on the Internet. Thanks for your dedication to excellence. Bravo!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:34 PM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Huzzah! Damn fine work, filthy light thief. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
posted by homunculus at 6:12 PM on January 6, 2015


Yay, one of the best posters and one of my faves - congrats to you, flt! And thank you!
posted by madamjujujive at 7:01 PM on January 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


Belated comment but three cheers for flt! Long may he reign.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:45 PM on January 6, 2015


Congrats and thanks, filthy light thief!
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 10:37 PM on January 6, 2015


I have an RSS subscription to all posts by filthy light thief. For everybody else I just read the site, but I wouldn't want to miss one of his.
posted by contraption at 7:38 AM on January 9, 2015


I can now confess to making no less than 6 stunt posts (for varying qualifications on the term "stunt")

1. The Proclaimers, a lot more than I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) -- my 500th post
2. Vallhund: The little cattle dog of the Vikings -- my 501st post, where the sole link above the fold was to a page with this one image (and a lot of text), in response to a challenge to make my next post "just a photo of a not particularly shaggy dog"
3. 808 State, interpreted through steel drums, and a brass band -- my 808th post
4. 808state​:psycho​ecstatic​tranceenducing​groove​riding​techno​funk​alogical​sound -- my 909th post, made on August 8th (8/08), posted at 3:03 AM GMT
5. Shake off that winter chill with some URSULA 1000! -- my 1000th post
6. recite to us some new story... to while away the waking hours of night -- my 1001st post, on The Thousand and One Nights.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:02 PM on January 9, 2015 [4 favorites]


Number 8 should not have been deleted: "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi che invia due volte". Bad spelling and bad Italian grammar invalidate the deletion.
(you mai call me a francesca too picky Italian who knows her Dante)
posted by francesca too at 1:04 PM on January 9, 2015


I cringe when I remember my stunt post era, it was the early days of being a n00b on the blue. Way before I had a clue about site culture. Ended up driving the MeTa that was opened on my behaviour crazy by grinning like a goofball through it instead of feeling abashed at raising the ire of the community.

~ yeah, granny could dance a jig before the knees gave out
posted by infini at 11:02 PM on January 9, 2015


To direct attention and accolades to others, here's the Infodumpster list of top posters, which notes a few milestones reached in the past few months by various folks:

The 700 Club: zarq and stbalbach (The Whelk is close, but not there yet).

600 and counting: flapjax at midnite, the man of twists and turns, fearfulsymmetry, and MartinWisse.

500 ain't nothing to sneeze at: Kattullus, Fizz, and madamjujujive.

Anyway, post counts are just a number. It's the tiny butterflies inside your belly that really matter.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:39 PM on January 11, 2015 [1 favorite]


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