Is This Moderators' Day? June 13, 2018 11:25 AM   Subscribe

It is. Please join me in a tradition stretching back to 2007 and help me thank the undeniably world-class moderators of MetaFilter Industries, LLC for all they do for our community.

A deep and heartfelt thank you to cortex, restless_nomad, taz, LobsterMitten, goodnewsfortheinsane, Eyebrows McGee, vacapinta, frimble, and our moderators emeriti, jessamyn, mathowie, and pb.
posted by Rock Steady to MetaFilter-Related at 11:25 AM (45 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

Aw, thank you! This is a great community and I'm thankful every day for being able to do this work with Mefites.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 11:27 AM on June 13 [3 favorites]


The mods here are the absolute best, and I join you in your thanks.
posted by languagehat at 11:33 AM on June 13 [3 favorites]


Four cheers for the moderators!
posted by Kattullus at 11:35 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Hip, hip, hooray!
Hip, hip, hooray!
Hip, hip, hooray!
Hip, hip, hooray!
posted by Gorgik at 11:36 AM on June 13 [3 favorites]


Thanks for all the behind the scenes stuff you all do. Cheers.
posted by Fizz at 11:40 AM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Thanks, y'all. This is a sometimes strange but always amazing job, and there's nowhere I'd rather work. And that's totally down to having such a fantastic group of people as coworkers and a wonderful crowd of folks in this community to do it for.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:46 AM on June 13 [4 favorites]


Let's all have a drink in moderation to moderation!
posted by drlith at 11:57 AM on June 13 [9 favorites]


Moderators, more like modegreators amirite
posted by notorious medium at 11:59 AM on June 13 [4 favorites]


Let's all have a drink in moderation to moderation!

Way ahead of you!
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:07 PM on June 13 [6 favorites]


WOOHOO MODERATORS!
posted by rmd1023 at 12:23 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


What day is today?
It’s moderators day.
What a day for a moderation team,
Now let’s go eat some cake.
posted by The Whelk at 12:27 PM on June 13 [4 favorites]


Thanks for all of your hard work, all.
posted by Chrysostom at 12:29 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


So grateful for all of you and the community here. Thank you!
posted by mochapickle at 12:34 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


merci!
posted by platitudipus at 12:41 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


(clears throat, prepares to sing the shit out of "Wind Beneath My Wings" in honor of mods)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:42 PM on June 13 [4 favorites]


I was talking to a person trying to get a big product-review site off the ground, and I told him very firmly that his community needed moderation. And I know that because I hang out here.

When I raise a beer tonight, it will be to you motley lot of flaggers and blockers and reminder-ers and gentle shepherds. YAY, MODS!
posted by wenestvedt at 12:51 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


We can also celebrate Jessamyn winning her small-claims battle against Equifax!
posted by Strange Interlude at 1:32 PM on June 13 [11 favorites]


Mods current! Mods past! Thank you so much!

May Mods future will hopefully live up to such Awesome!
posted by ldthomps at 1:43 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


My hat is off to all the moderators here, past and present. I am so thankful that you have made this community what it is.
posted by S'Tella Fabula at 2:17 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Our mods are why I'm confidently able to refer to Reddit's comments as "a relative cesspool" when trying to explain Mefi to outsiders.

Thanks, folks!
posted by phunniemee at 2:23 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


Multitudinous thanks!
posted by Splunge at 2:33 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


You are what makes this place both different and better. Thank you.
posted by Stanczyk at 2:52 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I shudder to think what my Internet Experience would be like without Metafilter, and by extension, without the mods. Sincerest thanks.

Also, not to quibble, but--

>Our mods are why I'm confidently able to refer to Reddit's comments as "a relative cesspool"

You don't need external reference points to define a cesspool. All you need is poo.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 2:55 PM on June 13 [2 favorites]


Also, there's a significant portion of my relatives who easily fit into the "things you find floating in a cesspool" category.
posted by Stanczyk at 4:14 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


If you love our mods, please read and reflect on this.
posted by Stanczyk at 4:15 PM on June 13 [3 favorites]


I used to be politically moderate in my distant youth, and I've drifted so far from that stand that MetaFilter is the only place I can hear the term "Moderate" without getting upset. (And where I can accept my more immoderate comments being Deleted Without Prejudice)
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:21 PM on June 13


Metafilter mods have made my life a better life, and have made me a better person. Thanks, comrades!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:49 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


What day is today?
It’s moderators day.
What a day for a moderation team,
Now let’s go eat some cake.


Flagged for fondant.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:51 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


I just don't know what I'd do without this place. Thank you mods, I love you.
posted by vrakatar at 5:33 PM on June 13


Thanks for everything you do, folks!
posted by zrail at 6:18 PM on June 13


Thanks to all the mods for all you do, and for patiently explaining things.
posted by MovableBookLady at 6:24 PM on June 13


If you love our mods, please read and reflect on this.

Heh, yeah, it's been a weird day (I mean, a lot more than a day obviously but today we were really busy getting finishing touches put on stuff). I saw Rock Steady's post here come into the queue and you should have seen the cats scatter when I barked genuine laughter at the way things lined up.

But I love this place and I love my team and I love all y'all, and that's why it's worth it. And I love that "hey, thanks mods" is a normal thing here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:26 PM on June 13 [1 favorite]


The best mods, ever. Thank you all for everything you to make MeFi the absolute best of the web.
posted by Doktor Zed at 7:17 PM on June 13


You are all absolutely fantastic and I'm incredibly grateful for the work you do maintaining and fostering this community, which has taught me so much. Hip hip hooray indeed!!
posted by alleycat01 at 8:29 PM on June 13


Thank you mods and retired mods! You are much appreciated.
posted by ellieBOA at 10:08 PM on June 13


Hey, mods! I really appreciate you!! Thank you for the care and thoughtfulness you bring to the site. “ It wouldn’t be the same without you” sounds trite, but in this case, it’s the absolute truth.
posted by greermahoney at 10:55 PM on June 13


Absolutely! Thank you for all you do, folks. Thanks for being the beating heart of MeFi.
posted by bryon at 1:54 AM on June 14


Thank you, lovely mods. <3
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 8:22 AM on June 14


It's a helluva job, and you all do it so well, while adding your own particular style, humor, and grace. Thank you for making Metafilter a better place. 👏
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 12:23 PM on June 14 [1 favorite]


A belated thank-you to all of you. You're awesome! <3
posted by limeonaire at 7:38 PM on June 14


Many much thanks to you all!
posted by Secret Sparrow at 7:45 PM on June 14


I am late, but it is never really late to thank someone, so thank you all!
posted by AugustWest at 10:15 AM on June 15


Wow - I had no idea, and wouldn't have seen this but for the link in the MetaTalk thread about Jessamyn's win.
And, I discovered I'd forgotten to update payments after 'issues' with the bank. Long story short - doubled monthly payments to this beloved community.
Thanks to all who make it so - especially the mods!
posted by dbmcd at 1:47 PM on June 15 [1 favorite]


Sincere thanks to all of you who tackle the difficult task....


of trying to explain just what the heck it is you do. There must be many very perplexed non-Mefites in your lives.
posted by mightshould at 11:00 AM on June 16


I'm uh (checks date) 5 days late to this, oh well, I love you moderators!
posted by emjaybee at 10:04 AM on June 18 [1 favorite]


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