I always knew you were special March 12, 2018 7:25 AM   Subscribe

On my 10 year anniversary here at MetaFilter, I would just like to thank all of the MeFites that have welcomed me to this community and given me so much to think about. I'd especially like to thank the mods (past and present) for keeping the place sane and levelheaded, the Quonczars for the annual Quonsmas season fun, and especially mathowie who built this special home.

I read MetaFilter almost daily for your insights, projects, questions and news. There have been days where I wish I could just let you all know about something that has happened in my life, especially in the last year or so when my family has shrunken considerably. The politics threads are a lifeline. I genuinely appreciate the wisdom and I feel truly enriched. Due to spending time at MetaFilter, I am a more thoughtful person even though I still shower facing away from the water and I was basically raised by wolves. I am also more conscious of my writing style even though I'll never be as mellifluous as Wordshore.

tl;dr, thank you MetaFolx. You are indeed special to me.
posted by Sophie1 to MetaFilter-Related at 7:25 AM (30 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

You are my friend
You are special
You are my friend
You're special to me.
You are the only one like you.
Like you, my friend, I like you.

In the daytime
In the nighttime
Any time that you feel's the right time
For a friendship with me, you see
F-R-I-E-N-D special
You are my friend
You're special to me.
There's only one in this wonderful world
You are special.

This is how I learned to spell the difficult word friend
posted by Melismata at 7:58 AM on March 12 [5 favorites]


Hugs!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:01 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


^ if that's not some Mr. Rodgers shit right there it should be. That is all.
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:02 AM on March 12 [4 favorites]


Damnit jessamyn!
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:02 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


Hey now, I thought we were having a good time.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:05 AM on March 12 [5 favorites]


sorry. it's monday is all.
posted by RolandOfEld at 8:07 AM on March 12


hugs! everyone needs one!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 8:12 AM on March 12 [4 favorites]


Your very first comment talked about the similar linguistic roots of Hebrew and Arabic, and I've liked you ever since!
posted by languagehat at 8:12 AM on March 12 [4 favorites]


Wow, languagehat! I vaguely remember that! Thank you! I've really appreciated your input on the precise use of language!
posted by Sophie1 at 8:16 AM on March 12


MetaFolx! I love that word.

Thank you for being a part of this community, Sophie1! What a lovely love letter.
posted by cynical pinnacle at 8:21 AM on March 12 [2 favorites]


Hugs!

there's no d in Rogers
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:23 AM on March 12 [3 favorites]


Awwwwww Sophie1 that's amazing. <3
posted by sciatrix at 9:25 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


Thanks right back for your insightful comments.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:33 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


there's no d in Rogers

Maybe he meant Aaron Rodgers.
posted by the webmistress at 9:36 AM on March 12 [3 favorites]


Congrats Sophie1!
Your post prompted me to check my own bio, and I realized I signed up just a day before you. So here's to the first decade! *raises pint*

Makes me think it's time again to give something back to support the site.
Hmmm... 10th anniversary is traditionally tin or aluminum ... I'l have to send that in before the US tariffs kick in.
posted by Kabanos at 9:49 AM on March 12 [4 favorites]


In contradiction to what this thread is all about: I hate you all and I hope a Leviathan eats cortex's cyclops. /mefightclubjoke
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:51 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


Congratulations Kabanos!!! I wish I had known back then that this site would become such an integral part of my daily life. I would have chosen a different name (the 1 is silent).
posted by Sophie1 at 10:16 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


That song is totally Mr. Rogers.
posted by Melismata at 10:41 AM on March 12


One night a week or two ago, I had a dream that I came upon a building that looked to be an old library or school, and when I went inside, it was the "real" MetaFilter. There were tables everywhere where people could sit and chat, and lots of books, some of which were obviously left over from whatever else used to be there. I kept looking around for people I would recognize, as they were all wearing their usernames on name tags. Someone was showing me around and I kept asking them if perhaps we might bump into Jessamyn, but apparently she was not there that day. Then they took me around a corner and there was an office with glass walls, so you could see a desk and some chairs, even though it was dark inside. My guide explained that it was mathowie's office and had been left exactly the way it was when he turned over the site to cortex. It was such a thrill to see the "real" MetaFilter after being a part of the site for almost 18 years that I woke up with actual tears in my eyes.

Happy 10th MeFiVersary, Sophie1; this is a special place indeed.
posted by briank at 10:48 AM on March 12 [11 favorites]


and I hope a Leviathan eats cortex's cyclops

joke's on you, a Sea Emperor got there first

posted by cortex (staff) at 11:00 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


> One night a week or two ago, I had a dream that I came upon a building that looked to be an old library or school, and when I went inside, it was the "real" MetaFilter.

Man, that is a classic MeFi dream; it makes me nostalgic. For those who want to delve into the Dreamtime of Metafilter: 1, 2, 3, 4.
posted by languagehat at 11:49 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


I wish I had known back then that this site would become such an integral part of my daily life. I would have chosen a different name (the 1 is silent).

That first z in my username is the one that always seems to trip people up, so I totally understand where you're coming from.
posted by Fizz at 12:23 PM on March 12 [2 favorites]


Happy MeFiversary; it's good to have you here. I'm going to raise a glass to you in a little while. Cheers & hugs!
posted by theora55 at 2:01 PM on March 12 [1 favorite]


Three days ago was my 9th MeFi signup anniversary (I'd been lurking since Kaycee Nicole) and I agree with all of these sentiments. I love you very much, Metafilter.
posted by elsietheeel at 5:42 PM on March 12 [1 favorite]


Huh, I missed my decader. It was in July 2017. Wild.
posted by Stewriffic at 5:59 PM on March 12


And yay for all of us!
posted by Stewriffic at 6:00 PM on March 12 [1 favorite]


I, too, put in my five bucks a little under 10 years ago and want to express my thanks to you freaks, especially in our great times of woe (Bowie's death and this current fucking fiasco-- the politics threads are the only thing keeping me sane).
posted by Capybara at 6:05 PM on March 13 [2 favorites]


Wow, I missed my 10-year-anniversary, last September. Thanks for being part of this community, Sophie1, and for marking the milestones with us.
posted by samthemander at 6:48 PM on March 13 [1 favorite]


Happy MeFiversary! Still planning on finally meeting you one of these days...
posted by Mchelly at 9:16 AM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Wishing you the most splendid and refulgent of anniversaries.
posted by Wordshore at 8:49 AM on March 18 [1 favorite]


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