I guess we really have Bryan Fuller to blame for this August 30, 2015 8:20 PM   Subscribe

I know most folks paid to join MetaFilter to join the conversation on the blue, and I know plenty other folks paid to join just to Ask some questions (or give some answers). This here, though, is the first I've seen of someone joining the site strictly for the discussion in FanFare. Do you know of any earlier instances or did queenofbithynia just make a new entry into our record books?
posted by komara to MetaFilter-Related at 8:20 PM (32 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

In this case, "put the fiver in the basket" seems appropriate.
posted by clavdivs at 9:04 PM on August 30, 2015 [11 favorites]


I think it's kinda sad that queenofbithynia joined just as the show was ending... now we must all band together to
Bring Back the Han!
Bring Back the Han!
Bring Back the Han!
Six Seasons and... well, hasn't he already had a lot of movies?
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:18 PM on August 30, 2015


hasn't he already had a lot of movies?

Not the least of which was De grønne slagtere.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 11:03 PM on August 30, 2015


Sorry, highbrow Hannibalians, but wrestling beat you to it by a few days.
posted by Etrigan at 12:58 AM on August 31, 2015 [8 favorites]


Seems like pretty solvable via the data dump: how many users signed up then made their first comment on FanFanfare?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:01 AM on August 31, 2015


Sorry to break your party but I only joined for the "log out" button.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 2:27 AM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


Some of us joined for Metatalk pile-ons.
posted by double block and bleed at 3:46 AM on August 31, 2015 [7 favorites]


Are you certain that's not a longtime member who felt the need to create another account to share their views on Hannibal? I mean, they did seem to know we're a throng of uncaring strangers, so they clearly had insider information.
posted by heyho at 4:32 AM on August 31, 2015 [9 favorites]


Are you certain that's not a longtime member who felt the need to create another account to share their views on Hannibal?

I'm kind of assuming that it's an ironic sockpuppet for long-time member juliuscaesarcosulofrome
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:40 AM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


This is covered eloquently in the linked thread, but it should be mentioned that queenofbithynia jumped right in with some top-notch commenting right off the bat. Whether it was tossed off or well considered beforehand I don't know, but it was good.
posted by carsonb at 6:37 AM on August 31, 2015 [5 favorites]


Welcome to MeFi, queenofbithynia!
posted by carsonb at 6:37 AM on August 31, 2015 [4 favorites]


I joined for MeFi Music.


(no I didn't)
posted by Literaryhero at 6:55 AM on August 31, 2015


Bring Back the Han!
Bring Back the Han!
Bring Back the Han!



Um...the last Manchu emperor abdicated in 1912, so I think we're OK on that front.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:01 AM on August 31, 2015 [6 favorites]


Actually, I'm stunned by the classics nerdery of that user name. THAT'S AWESOME.
posted by joyceanmachine at 7:38 AM on August 31, 2015 [6 favorites]


This guy just joined for the now defunct AutoFilter (usedcars.metafilter.com) and I don't think he ever did find the link to it. Granted, the nav bar was kind of a mess back then.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:39 AM on August 31, 2015 [11 favorites]


Seems like pretty solvable via the data dump: how many users signed up then made their first comment on FanFanfare?

Alas, no - Fanfare data isn’t included in the infodump as yet. I haven’t browed lately; you might be able to see how many users have made all (or the majority) of their comments on Fanfare. But that’s it - longitudinal analysis of comment times isn’t yet possible.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:22 AM on August 31, 2015


How many users made their first comments on any any subsite other than the blue or the grey?
posted by grouse at 9:50 AM on August 31, 2015


i just joined right now to make this comment.
posted by mullacc at 10:08 AM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


I joined for the free drugs and groupies. I'm starting to get impatient.
posted by jonmc at 10:16 AM on August 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


How many users made their first comments on any any subsite other than the blue or the grey?

A fair number, I’d guess, given that Ask is the most popular by far.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:23 AM on August 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


I *kind* of joined because of FF, which is strange, because it felt like most of the shows I'd watch have very little people interested (maybe it's because it was Summer TV), and have a limit on the number of sites I hit "post" before start losing interest in the older ones (and AV Club discussion was... well, a bunch of one-liners).
posted by lmfsilva at 10:34 AM on August 31, 2015


I joined for the ice cream. I WAS PROMISED THERE WOULD BE ICE CREAM!!!
posted by JeffK at 10:37 AM on August 31, 2015


I was made to understand there were grilled cheese sandwiches here. *pushes keyboard away*
posted by Kattullus at 10:46 AM on August 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


A fair number, I’d guess, given that Ask is the most popular by far.

Argh, I meant the blue or the green.
posted by grouse at 1:14 PM on August 31, 2015


I think there are at least a couple Chicago people who came to meetups as +1s and joined initially for IRL.

FanFare, you ain't special.
posted by phunniemee at 1:23 PM on August 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


FanFare, you ain't special.

LITERAL CIRCLE-RUNNING WITH ACTUAL MUPPET ARMS W/CASPLOCK!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem. It's a special kind of special.
posted by carsonb at 2:24 PM on August 31, 2015


I am just looking for a used car...what is all this?
posted by filthy light thief at 3:07 PM on August 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


I just HAD TO TALK ABOUT HANNIBAL a little bit, is that really so strange? surely it has happened to others. I know a person or two out in the world who appreciate the show, but glibly and they don't love it well enough, they just sort of like it, which is worse than if they hate it. you know what I mean. plus I figured out how to illicitly access the show a couple days early from reading threads here, so I felt obligated to pay back a little bit.

I am nobody's sockpuppet, Julius Caesar excepted.
posted by queenofbithynia at 5:31 PM on August 31, 2015 [10 favorites]


HOW DID THEY NOT KNOW HE IS A CANNIBAL HIS NAME RHYMES???? YOU CAN SAY IT WITH A BIPPY TUNE!

OB-VI-OUS!

Also, Hi!
posted by Deoridhe at 6:07 PM on August 31, 2015


"It is now time to end the anxiety of the Romans. Clearly they are no longer able to wait for the death of an old man who has caused them so much concern."

-Hannibal Barca
posted by clavdivs at 7:18 PM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


How can people just like Hannibal and not love it? How? (Hatred and disgust would also be all right, I guess.) I'm glad you found FF, queenofbithynia.

I started watching Hannibal because of all the passionate discussion about it here (originally on the blue, pre-purple), so there is a good healthy circulation, you'll be pleased to hear.
posted by daisyk at 10:37 PM on August 31, 2015


I created this account because Hannibal S3 was starting.
posted by Bringer Tom at 10:00 AM on September 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


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