Special Events in Fanfare January 8, 2017 5:29 PM   Subscribe

Can we users have the power to create Fanfare Special Events? Right now it's not in the dropdown list; it appears only mods can make them? I was thinking of making one for the Golden Globes. The reason for this is Kerry Washington's lipstick was really amazing
posted by Greg Nog to MetaFilter-Related at 5:29 PM (19 comments total)

On the larger topic, cortex will jump in tomorrow. In the meantime, I can set up a Golden Globes thread, sure - y'all can always just contact us to do stuff like that.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 5:30 PM on January 8, 2017


(The thread exists!)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 5:34 PM on January 8, 2017


I hear Kerry Washington's dark berry lipstick... oh wait, am I not in the right thread?
posted by not_on_display at 8:18 PM on January 8, 2017


THANKS FOR THE SPOILER not_on_display !!1!
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:18 PM on January 8, 2017


HAMBURGER
posted by Joseph Gurl at 9:18 PM on January 8, 2017


That's the best lipstick flavor, yes.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:28 AM on January 9, 2017


My wife got me a set of her presidential-themed nail polish for doin' my toes as a stocking stuffer this year. I'm pretty excited.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:47 AM on January 9, 2017 [1 favorite]




(oops I meant to put this in the real thread)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:43 AM on January 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


Toes are definitely a good stocking stuffer.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 8:02 AM on January 9, 2017 [10 favorites]


That's the best lipstick flavor, yes.

Reuben, actually.
posted by jonmc at 8:41 AM on January 9, 2017


Reuben, actually.

/stands outside front door at Christmas, revealing a series of signs with sandwich condiments
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:35 AM on January 9, 2017 [10 favorites]


So but yes: I don't have a problem in principle with making the Special Event category an everybody-can-use-it thing, but I want to look over how we have it implemented right now to see if there's any gotchas in the user experience we'd have to think about. We hacked it together knowing it was mod-only originally and that allows a bit of corner-cutting that's not always sufficient for user-facing stuff.

In the mean time, as restless_nomad noted: it's totally fine to just ping us about a potential Special Event thing, ideally with a little bit of lead time.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:47 PM on January 9, 2017


We hacked it together knowing it was mod-only originally and that allows a bit of corner-cutting that's not always sufficient for user-facing stuff.

which vowels did you leave out
posted by Greg Nog at 7:12 PM on January 9, 2017


What would you think about using this function to create real-time threads for big sporting events?
posted by carmicha at 7:23 PM on January 9, 2017


Is this an acceptable place to inquire about the free-form flag field?
posted by lalex at 7:46 PM on January 9, 2017


What would you think about using this function to create real-time threads for big sporting events?

We've done it for a bunch already! In fact it was developed for the Olympics to start with and it's been mostly sports. (Here's all the Special Events so far.) If you've got a specific sports event you want put up, just let us know.

Is this an acceptable place to inquire about the free-form flag field?

There's no news on the free-form flag field, as far as I know. There are a few projects like that, which have been backburnered since the pb-frimble transition. We've had the election stuff and a side helping of major life changes for a few mods that have helped with slowing down the return to those projects. Godwilling and the creek don't rise we will get back to them in the coming month/s; I think it will depend on what level of total mod burnout results from the incoming administration. I'm not sure which of the things (offhand the free-form flags and Fanfare overhaul are two biggies but there are prob others that I'm spacing on) will be first on the list.

In the meantime folks can always write to us at the contact form with further explanations of their flags.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:24 PM on January 9, 2017


Thanks for the update LM!
posted by lalex at 8:32 PM on January 9, 2017


Baby McGee is suuuuuper cute but she definitely ate into everyone's time off!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 12:19 AM on January 10, 2017


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