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What is your most popular comment / post here? Mine, unfortunately, is a fart joke. Bonus question: What is your most popular favorite comment / post from other members?
posted by growabrain to MetaFilter-Related at 8:00 AM (222 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

On this account, I made a joke about plurals:
Chiefs of Staves, surely
It got +136 on one of those nightmare megathreads.

If we factor all my accounts, on my original one it was a rage-filled comment regarding Pulse, at +171.
posted by anem0ne at 8:08 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Apparently it's my deep thoughts about South Park. And it's got multiple typoes goddammit
posted by soren_lorensen at 8:08 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Mine seems to be a comment on the folly of requiring a religious oath for re-enlisting U.S.A.F. personnel.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:09 AM on November 29


Mine is my comment about my friend that was in the hotel behind the Las Vegas Shooting.

Fuck idiots allowed to have guns.
posted by deezil at 8:12 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


My most popular comment is my piano teacher theory from Groundhog Day.
posted by jozxyqk at 8:18 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]




A comment I made on the black lives matters movement and institutional racism/bigotry in how the media portrays activists/protesters.
posted by Fizz at 8:26 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]


My most popular comment is the one where I snapped while reading a sexual harassment thread five years ago. Although I think it probably doesn't read particularly well if you haven't waded through the thread up until that point.
posted by Ipsifendus at 8:28 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Not including some random comments on the megathreads, everyone seemed to really like my quote from Noel Paul Stookey.

As for other favorites, to this day I still laugh at Pastabagel's boring men comment, though I get why it may annoy people. And I still love the story of Nattie's parrot. The classics never go away.
posted by Melismata at 8:28 AM on November 29 [9 favorites]


Funny enough, mine involves a fart too. Hmm.
posted by AugustWest at 8:29 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]


My most popular single comment is about fucking awesome it was that Bree Newsome tore down a Confederate flag.

But I've told the story about how I finally snapped at my racist family a few times, and it's racked up a bunch of faves each time.
posted by Etrigan at 8:31 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


@Fizz, it IS Fucking outrageous
posted by growabrain at 8:32 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]


People seem to have liked my MeFi comment on how unpaid internships preserve class structures. Definitely not one of my most lighthearted or fun comments, but still something I strongly believe in.
posted by capricorn at 8:33 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]


I told someone to cram it.
posted by bondcliff at 8:42 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Mine was the first comment in a MetaTalk post arguing against use of the word 'mansplain':

"Happy birthday, Jessamyn!"
posted by box at 8:45 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Comments - uh, checks - Edith: Horse fucking (705 favorites) and Fred: Payment was in cheese. A lot of cheese! Come take a look (walks off) (488).

Posts: Ignoring the political (US and UK) posts leaves:
- One sandwich to rule them all (208 favorites)
- Psithurism is the best ism (131)
- A legal alternative to academic publishing paywalls (109)
- Edible uses of cheese (107)
- Let's talk about pies (104)

Favorites are nice as they indicate that, hey, that person has probably read the post (dissipating my constant fear that no-one at all has read something launched into the MetaFilter ecosphere). But over the years I've kind of leant towards preferring comments as a kind of vague metric; "it's all in the debate" and "a post sparking a conversation" and things like that. An example being the Penis Beaker one from 2013; coming in at 231 oft-brilliant comments from MeFites, that was the post that made me feel "Heck, this is a superb, smart and intelligently funny community of people. I should write more posts." I still read that entire thread of comments every now and then. I'm not sure what my favorite comment ever is from another MeFite (will think on this) but several in that thread could be it.

My personal favorite of all the posts I've done is the How to use a modem one for a combination of nostalgia and aesthetic reasons; that's got a reasonable number of favorites and comments, and the comments were (as they often are) hugely enjoyable to read and made constructing the post worthwhile.
posted by Wordshore at 8:46 AM on November 29 [7 favorites]


My most favorited is advocating that police be unarmed because social workers do dangerious shit every day with less protections and no firearms.

For everyone else, you're all my favorites !
posted by AlexiaSky at 8:47 AM on November 29 [6 favorites]


For me: I told the story of how I took a bunch of Mormon Missionaries to the bar. I'll have to search my favorites to find my favorite other-person comment later.
posted by Elly Vortex at 8:48 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]


growabrain that is a great joke!
posted by supermedusa at 8:54 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I was on this site for ten years without ever making a FFP (lame).

I finally made one this year, and its my most favorited item!!!!!!!

Hold My Mead, Bro I am very proud
posted by supermedusa at 8:57 AM on November 29 [6 favorites]


Mine, unfortunately, is a fart joke

unfartunately, surely

posted by cortex (staff) at 8:58 AM on November 29 [28 favorites]


Ignoring the US politics megathreads, my most-favorited comment was on the Google sued over 'male discrimination' post, when I said "My eyes rolled so quickly that they went back in time to yesterday and now everything I'm seeing is 24 hours out of sync, send help"

My personal favorite frequently-favorited comment of mine was in response to a MetaTalk post when someone was complaining about "overmoderation" in a way that indicated they really didn't understand the fundamental purpose of the site, and I said "...that's not really a flaw in Metafilter, any more than 'this isn't a Peter Frampton LP' is a flaw in a juicy peach."

My most-favorited FPP was on the Harvard Sentences. These days a chicken leg is a rare dish.

Clearly I need to be authoring more fart jokes.
posted by duffell at 8:59 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


My comment about an awkward encounter with a Starbucks barista is also up there. And it still makes me cringe, despite the pleasant outcome.
posted by Fizz at 9:00 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]


unfartunately, surely

Don't make me link to my seventh most popular comment.
posted by bondcliff at 9:05 AM on November 29


Mine is me being grumpy about gender inequity in couple's therapy.

I can't figure out a way to answer the bonus question, so now of course I'm desperately wanting to.
posted by lazuli at 9:09 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


this thread has led me down a pizza-hole of my old comments, to this treasure, this utter testament to why we all love this community. the pizza table thread. save it for when you need a laugh.
posted by supermedusa at 9:23 AM on November 29


Well, that journey was sobering... my most most favorited isn't a happy thing, and my other favorites seem to be about women's issues....

But, there's hope; because my other favorited comments are about cats (just doing my duty to the internet of life.)

and, I seem to favorite/bookmark food things.....
posted by mightshould at 9:30 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Gone through the Penis Beaker thread again; my favorite comments just in the first quarter of it are from:

Kabanos:
I would be frightfully afraid I might wake up thirsty in the middle of the night.
Enjoy Bunsen's HoneydewTM!

Billiebee:
Apparently our penis beaker is strange and not the done thing.
At what point, exactly, does that come up in conversation?
"Those are lovely beakers, Joan. They're just like the ones we use to dunk Peter's hooha."

kmz:
This is what I don't get. Can the husband not get up out of bed to wash himself after the bathroom is free?
It's like one of those Bioware dialogue options that leaves out the neutral choice. Either slaughter all the orphans or buy them all ice creams. Clean your dick immediately or lie in bed the rest of the night.

phunniemee:
Maybe she sleeps there? [in the bathroom]
This is an excellent point. If I had a beaker full of ween drippings next to my bed, I can pretty much guarantee that that's the one place I'm not gonna voluntarily be.

MCMikeNamara:
There are so many unanswered questions. It's weird that a story about how this couple has special stemware for cleaning off the husband's cum-soaked junk actually seems to suffer from not enough information.

elizardbits:
JUST RINSE IT IN THE SINK WHILE SHE PEES
HOW DID YOU PEOPLE EVER RULE AN EMPIRE I S2G
posted by Wordshore at 9:32 AM on November 29 [10 favorites]




I can't answer the bonus question because we are only allowed to award a single favorite per comment, so how can I go back and tell which ones I liked best? I know I've flagged a few comments as fantastic, but apparently those are secret prayers to the mods, not a ledger to which I can refer.

My #1 favorited thing is an anti-Trump comment that involves a joke aimed at the middle-aged nerd demographic, pandering works folks
posted by prize bull octorok at 9:37 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]


That Amway takedown I posted many years ago, which I hope continues to receive traffic from the net at large and maybe opening a few eyes a year, because still, seriously, fuck those people.
posted by seanmpuckett at 9:53 AM on November 29 [8 favorites]




Thank you Wordshore for bringing back the penis beaker thread. Shoutout to so many from that thread. elizardbits, you do deserve a Nobel Prize for your idea.

Metafilter: Just poke and go.
posted by AugustWest at 9:59 AM on November 29 [5 favorites]


I told a TA who had a crush on their student that it's wrong to grade them harder than everyone else.

I stand by what I wrote but it's not what I want to be known for.
posted by yaymukund at 9:59 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


It is this drizzle of disappointment
posted by thelonius at 10:04 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]




My most popular comment was one about incessant anxiety right after the inauguration, but my second-most popular comment, not aided and abetted by our hellish political landscape, was a personal anecdote about Richard Simmons.
posted by grumpybear69 at 10:30 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]




My top comment is my reaction to the Kids-Crashing-a-BBC-Interview incident last year. Really just riding on the coattails of an already hilarious situation.

Prior to that, I had been rather pleased that an anecdote about by father had been in the top spot for quite a while. I love that whole thread about Dad-ness.
posted by Kabanos at 10:35 AM on November 29


Mine is, predictably, about race cars and drivers.
posted by Brockles at 10:39 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


Sound financial advice or a bad porn joke. Tied with 80 favs each.

So the choice is yours!
posted by Grither at 11:01 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Err... in light of a recent Metatalk, I'm gonna go down my list a bit and point to the verb "commit" relating to suicide not being the preferred nomenclature, dude.
posted by supercres at 11:07 AM on November 29 [3 favorites]




elizardbits:
JUST RINSE IT IN THE SINK WHILE SHE PEES
HOW DID YOU PEOPLE EVER RULE AN EMPIRE I S2G


God damn I miss elizardbits.
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:15 AM on November 29 [5 favorites]


God damn I miss elizardbits.

Bonjour.
posted by Etrigan at 11:20 AM on November 29 [10 favorites]


My wish is granted!
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:23 AM on November 29 [6 favorites]


JUST RINSE IT IN THE SINK WHILE SHE PEES

Oh good, now I can mention one of my other favorites, the pee in the sink thread, and Jessamyn's mod note inviting people to talk about their penises.
posted by Melismata at 11:23 AM on November 29


I got lucky and started the Quonsmas Thank You thread a couple of years ago, so that and a post about Childhood Amnesia are my top two.
After that, it's almost entirely emotional cutting all the way down. I'm not sure what that says more about, my tendency to overshare with strangers, or the relatability of my various traumas.. either way it ain't great.
posted by ApathyGirl at 11:23 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


My most-favorited comment is in regard to fake product reviews on Amazon
posted by briank at 11:29 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


I was somewhat bemused to see that my most favourited comment was a take on the "I lik the bred" poem, adapted for concerns around people feeding bread to ducks.
posted by nubs at 11:31 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


Most favourited was from the pre-election megathread. Don't joke about things before they're in the bag.

Most favourited post is on Scottish historic handwriting. One of those weird serendipitous things I came across and would have nowhere to put if not for youse.
posted by Wrinkled Stumpskin at 11:34 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


I'm amazed it's not one of my comments on vision and driving, but it's a comment on vision and how it works, chewing on a big Twitter thread that was (mostly) right about how weird all of it really is.
posted by Making You Bored For Science at 11:41 AM on November 29 [2 favorites]


My most favorited comment is this conspiracy theory in a thread about Sweden running out of garbage because they are too good at converting it into heating fuel.

"Sometimes I think the Scandinavian countries are just a fiction designed to make me feel bad about being an American."

Let's see. Quick search for "scandinavian news"...

Norway to 'completely ban petrol powered cars by 2025'

Yup, still checks out.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:41 AM on November 29 [7 favorites]


My most-favourited comment is just a combination of righteous outrage and frist psot but really, the thing that deserves every favourite is has is my link to the story of Comic Sans which has unfortunately been changed to a less interesting list of stuff.

But it is truly the best thread of all time on Metafilter for one specific reason.
posted by GuyZero at 11:47 AM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I mean, it's not every day you get a comment from languagehat saying " I read, I laughed, I threw up a little on myself. My life will never be the same. "
posted by GuyZero at 11:50 AM on November 29 [4 favorites]


As ever, my most-favorited comment is still the story of getting roses from a secret admirer all throughout my freshman year of high school.

How would I search for "the most popular from among the comments that I myself have favorited"?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:58 AM on November 29 [5 favorites]


My wife keeps nagging me to expand my most-favorited comment (and others that she's mostly heard as off-the-cuff rants) into a blog post series on analyzing social interaction for nerds. I dunno, that sounds like work to me.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 11:59 AM on November 29 [7 favorites]


I'M 38 WEEKS PREGNANT - lol, and now I'm 34 weeks pregnant and definitely feeling that sentiment.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:04 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


That time I got my Victorianist on.
posted by thomas j wise at 12:04 PM on November 29


My wife keeps nagging me to expand my most-favorited comment (and others that she's mostly heard as off-the-cuff rants) into a blog post series on analyzing social interaction for nerds. I dunno, that sounds like work to me.

I would read the shit out of this. (I mean tbh I would pester you to let me write linguistics guest posts, but I would at least read the shit out of this.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:07 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


But I've told the story about how I finally snapped at my racist family a few times, and it's racked up a bunch of faves each time.

Someone has reminded me that I might not have told the follow-up: A couple of years ago, I was telling my brother-in-law this story. I glanced over at my daughter as I got to the punchline ("I taught my daughter how to say something in Kalderash that was very different from 'Merry Christmas', and I kept laughing as she said it, over and over again, to everyone in the house... I'll remember a three-year-old telling him to go fuck his least favorite pig with a big innocent smile on her face..."), and she went absolutely chalk white and moaned, "I. Have. Taught. That. To. Everyone. In. My. Class. Every. Year. And. Told. Them. It. Meant. Merry. Christmas."
posted by Etrigan at 12:10 PM on November 29 [40 favorites]


Mine was a random Alvin and the Chipmunks joke that for some reason got 168 favorites?

I thought my second-most-favorited comment was much funnier.
posted by oulipian at 12:18 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


... Meanwhile, on an island far away, a large group of crones are dancing in the moonlight and high-fiving with the hands not holding the margaritas.. Currently at 175 and still collecting the occasional favourite.

And on my retired account at a highly surprising 408: Cavorting is not uncommon in our cows.
posted by Thella at 12:34 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


My top five are all either MeTa stuff or other-people's-stuff

- me saying I'd still be around after no longer working here (and I am, hi!)
- me saying I married GregNog and bravelittletoaster (to each other!)
- post about taking a job at Open Library (and you all warned me!)
- follow-up in a thread by someone who has an ugly wife, very poignant
- follow-up about Taters Mystery

Oddly the first heavily faved thing I did that wasn't mod business was just telling an anon poster that the name she picked for her daughter was lovely. Also in the top ten was this joke which I still like.

I. Have. Taught. That. To. Everyone. In. My. Class. Every. Year. And. Told. Them. It. Meant. Merry. Christmas.

I can't even think about other favorite comments because this one is now holding all the favorite space in my brain.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 12:41 PM on November 29 [6 favorites]


Two of my top five most favorited comments are random comments about Lemmy from Motörhead (rest in peace). From this I draw the conclusion that the path to true popularity is to tell stories about Lemmy.

I love so many comments here by others that I don't know where the hell to begin. I think that I want to shout out to all the people who write long, thoughtful comments deep in threads with little activity. That feels like such a gift, that people are willing to put the effort for little reward, even the prospects of favorites. I always appreciate when people are willing to go that far to share their thoughts with strangers.
posted by Kattullus at 12:43 PM on November 29 [7 favorites]


As myself: i lik'd the plums
As False Dichotomy: mathowie's community weblog
As The Riker Who Mounts the World: This chair is my sun and stars. It is known.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:44 PM on November 29


My most-favorited comment was a posthumous shot at Harlan Ellison; most-favorited post involved a sexual predator's trial.

Not sure I can pick a *SINGLE* favorite thing I've favorited from someone else, but here are a few favorite favorites:

reminiscing about elizardbits
we're overthinking what now?
this terrible meta-pun
this reaction to one of my favorite user names
this perfect synchronization between epitaph and username

Plus, like, a billion "i lik the bred" poems and Attorneys General and Frankenstein's Monster jokes.
posted by hanov3r at 12:54 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Huh.

A drive-by comment I made in the Truck Nutz thread got 138 favourites.

Low-hanging fruit, indeed.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 1:08 PM on November 29 [6 favorites]


Dammit. I broke one of my own links.

reminiscing about elizardbits
posted by hanov3r at 1:18 PM on November 29


My most popular post was about a neighbor who gave me an apology pig.
Fun fact! I moved out of my palatial country estate 20 years ago, (it took me 20 years to convert a beautiful country home into an old barn) but three years ago I reconnected with my former neighbor and have bought half a pig from him every October ever since. Good ham!
posted by Floydd at 1:31 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


My recent post on the essay, An Axe for the Frozen Sea.
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 1:31 PM on November 29






Throwaway Juicero joke? Really?!
posted by chavenet at 1:37 PM on November 29


*checks to make sure mine isn't about farts* it isn't and I'm surprised but relieved

I see mine is when I told the story of the competition with my parents around Fitbits, which explains why I *still* weirdly & occasionally get technically detailed memail telling me that it isn't possible and to which I never know how to respond

but if we get to talk about ones we wish were our top comments, it's probably the time I wrongly thought an article was going to be about the conspiracy behind Big Dinosaur and got pretty excited (and then had to come to the defense of Big Paleo instead grrrrr).

y'all have so many wonderful comments it's hard to pick a favorite, although probably half of them come from the Awkward Moments thread

OMG MonkeyToes that comment, I just died laughing - "the lamentation of their gobbles" hahahahahahaha you made my stomach hurt, hahahahaha thank you
posted by barchan at 1:40 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


The husband stitch by a landslide.

Sigh.
posted by nickmark at 1:49 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I got a lot of favorites out of turning people's comments into political cartoons in the Megathread, which was fun and scratched an itch because I'm better at drawing than I am talking politics, but I'm trying to respect the signal to noise a ratio.

My most popular actual comment was my Wheel of Fortune Story, followed closely by the wisdom of my father, each representing a formative memory, in its own way.

I was glad to find it was not a wiseass remark about a movie, which is 90% of my contribution to Metafilter.
posted by Phobos the Space Potato at 1:51 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


It's interesting to note how the comments with the most likes/favorites fall into either some type of hilarious pun/humorous comment or a serious critique/criticism of some injustice or awful bit of news we're reacting to. It seems to be either laughter or rage.
posted by Fizz at 1:52 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Or rants about trail mix.
posted by ook at 2:07 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


My most favorited comment is one that obliquely points out that women are often required to accept things that men never will.

My personal favorite is the next one down, which helpfully explains the difference between Materialism, Naturalism, and Rationalism.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 2:09 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I have mentioned my favourite comment here so many times that you can see the date of each mention in the history of its favourites.
posted by poffin boffin at 2:11 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Mine's a joke I stole from twitter, and I bet I'm not the only one.
posted by pompomtom at 2:31 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


pompomtom, my second favorited comment is a joke in a political megathread that I stole from (and credited to) Facebook.
posted by hanov3r at 2:37 PM on November 29


I'm so tempted to try and make this comment, in this thread, my most favourited ever.

Here we go:
posted by nubs at 2:42 PM on November 29 [37 favorites]


It's interesting to note how the comments with the most likes/favorites fall into either some type of hilarious pun/humorous comment or a serious critique/criticism of some injustice or awful bit of news we're reacting to. It seems to be either laughter or rage.

You forgot about sentimental sappiness involving kids and baseball. 639 and counting.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 2:48 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Post: Allez Cuisine!
Comment: A ranty thing from one of the political threads.

If we get to choose the ones we prefer (that aren't politically-oriented), I'd choose either this comment of a poem by Philip Lopate or Learning The Status Quo. They were popular, but not the most popular.

I love, love, love this comment by elizardbits, but also this AskMe advice, which I thought was really thoughtful: "Parental guilt is almost bottomless. Be wary of adding to the latter without being mindful of the former." from Clyde Mnestra.

Also: "More or less, Nate. More or less."
posted by zarq at 3:06 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


Snark though it may be, I’m rather proud of my most favorited comment.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:21 PM on November 29 [4 favorites]


My most favorited comment is a rant in response to a school shooting about how mass shooters are the suicide bombers of the American Taliban. It gets specific details about the specific mass shooting wrong, but I stand by the statement that our mass shooters come from the alt-right, which I don't think was a term I was aware of when I made the comment in October 2015, and serve the same exact function as suicide bombers do.
posted by Caduceus at 3:24 PM on November 29


Uhm - what happened to elizardbits please?
posted by Faintdreams at 3:38 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Left for a while, now (I learned today!) back under a new username. Sorry if it sounded like I was implying something more distressing than that.
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:43 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


yeah, she has been known to Gandalf on occasion
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:43 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


well actually the verb form is gandalve
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:44 PM on November 29 [5 favorites]


do you think Gandalf ever came back in pog form
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:49 PM on November 29 [4 favorites]


eaten by a grue
posted by poffin boffin at 3:50 PM on November 29 [19 favorites]


My most favorited comment is about my personal experience of ADD. Followed closely by the dangers of fruit salad. And I'm somewhat disturbed to realize how many of my comments are about death and loss, though guess it got me to stop being so lurky?

Bonus question is too hard, I feel unreasonably panicked when asked for a favorite anything: song, book, color, etc. If I pick one I fear I'll be stuck with it forever, even when I want something different an hour from now (ADD is so fun). I guess just everything by Wordshore?
posted by buildmyworld at 3:51 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


We should do a most under-appreciated comment/post thread, too.
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 4:26 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


I had a chicken puppet

This comment informed me aboutThe Magnus Archives, for which I am very grateful.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:29 PM on November 29


My most favorited comment is quoting Lilly Wachowski's coming out letter (which was apparently just short of three years ago--I thought it was longer). I contributed a whole two original words.
posted by hoyland at 4:33 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Matt Haughey saved me and I remain very, very grateful.
posted by cheapskatebay at 4:46 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


My most favorited comment with stuff I wrote is a rebuttal of the notion that Hillary Clinton is part of a familial dynasty. (Most of my topmost favorited comments just showcase my skill and linking and blockquoting stuff.)

My most favorited post was a detailed look at the Talking Heads concert movie Stop Making Sense. (Music-themed megaposts are kind of a thing with me.)
posted by kirkaracha at 4:52 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


My most favorited comment was some wisdom from my mother.
posted by gudrun at 5:36 PM on November 29


The story of manure spreader day from before we were policing the chat out of the politics thread.
posted by peeedro at 5:38 PM on November 29


I'm still waiting for my triple-digit-favorite breakout comment. I've been on this site awhile and it hasn't happened yet, possibly because besides setting out to be disagreeable, I am naturally unlikeable, but not everyone sees that underneath that I am a bad person.
posted by fleacircus at 6:11 PM on November 29 [8 favorites]


OTOH I do still like the commemorative poem I wrote for the unveiling of the edit window feature. It has farting in it.
posted by fleacircus at 6:18 PM on November 29


My most favorited comment was the first in what turned into a roasting of a poorly framed FPP on howpeople should learn to "accept" chronic pain. It was one of those shellacking threads that was fairly well deserved.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 6:20 PM on November 29


My most popular FPP -- amazingly, most of those links from 2012 still work.
posted by roger ackroyd at 6:30 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


My most favorited comment was the first in what turned into a roasting of a poorly framed FPP on howpeople should learn to "accept" chronic pain. It was one of those shellacking threads that was fairly well deserved.

Is it some kind of record that it took only nine comments on that thread to accumulate more than 1,000 favorites?
posted by Etrigan at 6:44 PM on November 29


So far it’s this bon mot, apropos of today’s news:
Rep. Kinzinger (R-IL) on CNN calling for an independent investigation "an outside group", "outside of politics".

Some sort of bureau. A federal bureau, perhaps. Maybe one tasked with investigating?
posted by Barack Spinoza at 6:44 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Since my top two Metafilter comments are both political, I'm just going to go with the third one where I reminisced about my salad days at the menstrual hut.

I also skipped over my top six AskMe comments just so that I could share with everyone this heartwarming bit about the real life hazards of q-tip use. Read at your own peril.
posted by nightrecordings at 6:47 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


A thing I posted about therapy in a post-2016 world.
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:04 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Is it some kind of record that it took only nine comments on that thread to accumulate more than 1,000 favorites?

It was a few fairly interesting articles that were very very dismissive of people with chronic pain as actually needing pain medication sometimes, and a fair few of us on metafilter have chronic conditions and have faced doctors either refusing to prescribe needed medication or lecturing us for needing it to you know- live. The reaction was pretty predictable. Especially when you note, as I did, that a lot of people with said ignored conditions are female or AFAB, which adds a whole layer of sexism to it. (To say nothing of the racism behind a lot of doctors refusing to prescribe needed pain relief to patients.) Someone later commented that if the FPP had been framed better and included a few more articles from the perspective of people with chronic conditions the reaction wouldn't have been so... GRAR.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 7:25 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


My most favorited post is easily Where's My Cut? by two orders of magnitude.

Re: comments, it's... er, one of the worst nights of my life, in which many MeFites reached out to offer me tangible support and help in a really rough time. For reasons that confuse me, the second is a long discussion of theological disputes in Satanism and a field guide to Satanists in the news. An emphatic cheer for a man who engaged in a deeply feminist act by refusing to ignore a little girl--that one, in particular, I'm glad it resonated, so I would like to remember it again here.
posted by sciatrix at 7:31 PM on November 29 [5 favorites]




I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to shove something up his arse.
posted by the webmistress at 9:03 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Chrysostom, that second link seems... not right.
posted by greermahoney at 9:19 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Shucks. Correct link.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:22 PM on November 29


In going through my comments/favorites history, I noticed that my most recent comment was favorited by Samizdata. So I'm going with that one. :)
posted by sundrop at 9:34 PM on November 29 [7 favorites]




In which I mansplain mansplaining so, well, yeah.
posted by motty at 10:10 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


Oh man, I had not really been paying attention to what my most favorited comments were about apparently my top five are a story about my childhood sexual abuse, a Game of Thrones joke, that time I peed in someone's mouth, a Dungeons & Dragons joke, and a comment about the prevalence of crossbows in the BDSM community and what exactly constitutes a gangbang.

Not one of these, on its own, is precisely the thing for which I would want to be known but I have to admit that taken as a group they paint an uncomfortably accurate portrayal of who I am.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 10:34 PM on November 29 [3 favorites]


Mine is this depressingly prescient comment in a mega thread about how the GOP will do whatever the fuck it feels like.

Almost two years ago and fuck everything.
posted by supercrayon at 10:40 PM on November 29



This one, about Ice Cube

posted by lkc at 11:03 PM on November 29 [6 favorites]


A plea from someone who is really enjoying reading these: if your comment is in a political megathread, can you please copy and paste it here rather than just linking to it? Those things won't load on my phone.
posted by lollusc at 11:09 PM on November 29 [1 favorite]


The one where I answered a questioner's idle curiosity by virtue of my powers as programmer and temporary access to a proprietary database that probably cost the owner on the order of $100 million to create.
posted by RichardP at 11:23 PM on November 29 [2 favorites]


Mine is a comment railing against calling women "girls" in the workplace. I am solidly happy that that's the most popular thing I've ever said around here.
posted by terretu at 12:13 AM on November 30 [3 favorites]


Here we have mine, also tangentially fart-themed but mostly about what happened in Sweden last night. Lightyears ago, in a universe where Trump was still a novelty.
posted by Namlit at 2:01 AM on November 30


one of my most favourited is some snark about the programmed personality of a sex robot
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 3:40 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


For me it was a prediction of the title of the (apparently forthcoming) 5th Indiana Jones movie.
posted by misteraitch at 3:48 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My most favorited comment is my "it me" moment with an FPP about a program for sex buyers. My second most favorited comment is a cocky joke about romance novels.

Two of my most popular favorites from others are elizardbits on spite, which I remind my wife of whenever she uses the word spite. The other is the FishBike scale of Big Mistakes, which I send to coworkers who are worried about a mistake they made.
posted by Gorgik at 4:36 AM on November 30


Mine is about how my dad learned he was allergic to mango.
posted by coppermoss at 5:00 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


Ha, I forgot I had posted this story. Mine is about an MIT professor equating pi and 3.
posted by range at 5:13 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My most popular comment is my piano teacher theory from Groundhog Day.
posted by jozxyqk at 6:05 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


Rather pleased that mine's a pro reading ask comment.
posted by sammyo at 6:24 AM on November 30


My thoughts on why the rich wouldn't care for poor people to have health care.
posted by nobeagle at 7:19 AM on November 30


Perhaps I should let my ex-husband know how popular my snarking on our failed marriage was. (A two-parter where only the punchline was popular, but it needs the previous comment to work.)
posted by greermahoney at 7:29 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My most favourited is also a fart joke. Just when I had come to the conclusion that the preference on MeFi was for crudity-free efforts at humour.
posted by biffa at 7:37 AM on November 30




Saying goodbye to Mr. Hawking.

But my favourite favourited comment was when the dull sinking realisation set in.
posted by Eleven at 7:40 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My top favorite-getters are megaposts on things people already know to some degree, and my top comments are in the politics threads, with the top comment being a rant about Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) complaining, circa July 20, 2017, saying "At first, it was 'Well yeah, this is the guy we elected. He'll learn, he'll learn.' And you just don't see that happening." and me replying that you elected this nitwit, this is on you (but with more anger and details about how the GOP supported him.

Yeah, too many politics comments (but at least I consider myself a well-informed member of the public now).
posted by filthy light thief at 8:22 AM on November 30 [2 favorites]


Oh no. My most popular post was... the never solved Which TV show intro was this? question.

(IT IS STILL NOT THREE'S COMPANY OR THE FACTS OF LIFE ::runs shrieking into the hills::)
posted by sarcasticah at 8:33 AM on November 30 [12 favorites]


If you didn't make dinner you clean up is wildly more popular (a low bar) than any other sentiment I've ever expressed here. As it should be.
posted by ghost phoneme at 8:34 AM on November 30


My most favorited was this serious comment about the admin's policies on trans folk. I'm partial, however, to my runner up, a snarky comment on a mega-thread.
posted by Tabitha Someday at 8:43 AM on November 30 [2 favorites]


My most favorited comment that is not about Trump murdering my grandfather is the one about how Republican men used to performative femininity rarely have to encounter direct criticism, and how badly they are taking it.
posted by corb at 10:14 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]




My most favorited comment is the recent telling of the mysterious tale of Pizza Sandwich.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 11:20 AM on November 30 [2 favorites]


My most favorited comment (woo, 15 favorites!), in a 2016 thread about the medical establishment ignoring women, is sadly about my mother-in-law, who recently passed away this September. :(
posted by cass at 11:38 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My most favorited comment not appearing in a thread related to politics is the story of how my toaster oven and I came to move across the country together.

It's hard to pick my most favorite comment because I can't sort by strength of favorite-hood, but I am enjoying browsing favorites and being reminded of mefites sharing their expertise on stone fruits or surfing and sharing poems for many occasions.
posted by Vibrissa at 11:45 AM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My most popular post was... the never solved Which TV show intro was this? question.

I have this feeling that I'll be in a retirement facility somewhere, years from now, and they'll put on shows that were popular when we were all young, and I'll see that intro. I picture myself stumbling from the room, mouth agape, eyes wild and disbelieving, desperate to find a computer and post the answer.

Expect a MeTa about it in say, 25 years?
posted by nubs at 11:47 AM on November 30 [6 favorites]


I don't know how to find either of these things out: just wander around in My Comments? wander around in My posts?
posted by MovableBookLady at 12:03 PM on November 30




MovableBookLady: you can find all sorts of stats in the infodumpster!
posted by rabbitrabbit at 12:10 PM on November 30 [1 favorite]


MBL - you can do it through Profile - Favourited by others - Popular. Though you have to scroll to see your top favourited comment among the posts.

Mine is a quote from Barbara Michaels relating to gender (this seems to be a theme in this thread).
posted by paduasoy at 12:14 PM on November 30 [2 favorites]


I just quoted some Plutarch.
posted by Johnny Assay at 12:20 PM on November 30 [3 favorites]


My top two favorited posts are an interesting pair:

“The Julia Childs” from 2013, about chefs with a similar effect popularizing various world cuisines.

“Large earthquake off coast of Japan” from March 2011, with the resulting tsunami and nuclear disasters. Also my most commented-on, with over 3,200 comments — pretty huge in those pre political megathread days.

My most-underrated post, or rather the most poorly timed one (which I’ve mentioned before), was “Come with me into the tormented, haunted, half-lit night of the insane.” Also from 2011, it had the distinction of going live approximately 14 minutes after the post titled, simply, “Bin Laden”.
posted by Celsius1414 at 12:37 PM on November 30


The Julias Child, surely.
posted by hanov3r at 1:41 PM on November 30


it's Julia Children, come on
posted by prize bull octorok at 1:42 PM on November 30 [8 favorites]


My thoughts upon the passing of Anthony Bourdain.
posted by koucha at 1:47 PM on November 30


In 2010 I got five likes for posting a link to a Rolling Stone article.
posted by iscavenger at 2:49 PM on November 30 [2 favorites]


Mine isn't mine. 120 favourites for British MP Jo Cox's husband's statement, made just hours after she was stabbed to death in the street by a white supremacy terrorist.

He has since been forced to resign from charities set up in her name over sexual assault allegations.
posted by doornoise at 3:12 PM on November 30 [1 favorite]


Most of my most-favourited comments are expressions of rage in the megathread (pretty much the whole first page of favourited comments, although at least this one was a probably-shoulda-been-deleted joke in response to LobsterMitten's mod note upthread, rather than a rant or a repost of someone else's twitter joke).

Non-megathread-wise, it's this comment in a recent thread on Harley Davidsons, speculating on what form the Millennial midlife crisis will take.

Other users: Because I have no memory and because I just cracked up while reading it five minutes ago, I'm going to go with Parasite Unseen's Piss Story.
posted by chappell, ambrose at 3:39 PM on November 30 [1 favorite]


Looking through my comments, I get the most favorites bang for the word count buck with pithy hot takes that exaggerate my beliefs. Don't reward them!
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 3:48 PM on November 30 [4 favorites]


We should do a most under-appreciated comment/post thread, too.

We do do this!
posted by chappell, ambrose at 3:50 PM on November 30


I'm glad that my most favorited comment is this one because it represents my approach to questions where the asker doesn't seem to know how miserable they are making everyone around them. I try to just think about the asker and from their point of view, how best I can advise them on how they should proceed.

If you want someone who wears makeup and contacts, you should break up with this nice lady and find someone who wears makeup and contacts. You come off sounding like you care more about how she looks than how comfortable or tired she is. You two obviously are not a good match.
posted by bleep at 3:53 PM on November 30 [5 favorites]


Oh geez it's both TMI and a terrible pun
posted by little cow make small moo at 4:43 PM on November 30 [2 favorites]


is it 3 or 4?
posted by clavdivs at 5:03 PM on November 30


glaciers
posted by clavdivs at 5:07 PM on November 30


My most favorited comment is just a quote from the now famous: "I never thought leopards would eat MY face,' sobs woman who voted for the Leopards Eating People's Faces Party." tweet which is probably one of the most essential commentaries on modern politics but unfortunately not mine.
posted by octothorpe at 5:51 PM on November 30 [3 favorites]


My most favorited comment is basically from the thread a week after the inauguration (Jesus, it was only two years ago?!) about my reaction towards Bannon, Miller, and the rest of the Nazis in republican clothing taking up positions of power and influence in the White House. It's me, talking about attending a Holocaust Memorial Day service at my synagogue where I found out a man I'd known most of my then young life had escaped a camp, and another man I'd never met showed me the numbers tattooed on his arm.

Most of my high favorite comments are angry, or despairing. On the other hand, and it's pretty different, is my comment letting everyone know I'd gotten home safely after the Tohoku earthquake. I spent most of that day cut off from Mrs. Ghidorah, only finding out she was safe hours after the quake, and that she'd be staying at work overnight, and the people here were a great source of information, support, and comfort, and I'll always be grateful for that.
posted by Ghidorah at 6:27 PM on November 30 [5 favorites]


My most favorited comment was from the night before the 2016 US election when I related a story about my mom not letting me go to the Hillary Clinton's husband's governor's mansion in Arkansas for lunch because I refused to wear a dress.
posted by bendy at 8:36 PM on November 30 [1 favorite]


My most-favorited comment is dumb, but MY most favorite of all my comments contains a link to the single greatest website ever. You should pay that site a visit, you should.
posted by esmerelda_jenkins at 10:47 PM on November 30


Mine is about the god-forsaken US elections with a surprise appearance by Pikachu.

Oopsy doodly doo still makes me cringe.
posted by h00py at 12:33 AM on December 1 [2 favorites]


My most favorited comment is an unbearable pun which I am not ashamed of! It was in response to an article about an Australian man who pulled all the burrs out of a koala's fur.
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 1:16 AM on December 1


JFC bleep, that question! I wanted to go and fave your response, but it seems I did the first time.

Perhaps that should be an example over here?
posted by pompomtom at 3:36 AM on December 1 [3 favorites]


Mine actually belongs to Albert Camus.
posted by Segundus at 4:33 AM on December 1


It appears that the bredlik poem format is quite popular! This is my second-most-favorited comment but the most shareworthy, IMHO.
posted by drlith at 5:14 AM on December 1


My most popular comment is my piano teacher theory from Groundhog Day.
posted by jozxyqk at 5:31 AM on December 1 [4 favorites]


My most favorited comment was when I gave away a phone, followed closely by a comment giving relationship advice.
posted by 4ster at 9:52 AM on December 1


My three most popular "own content" comments are:

1. My failure at teaching our kitten how to bury her poop

2. A proposed "quintessential NYC moment" meme picture

3. A one-word response to an Ask


#3 is probably my favorite.
posted by slkinsey at 10:06 AM on December 1


Mine's my lik the bred Ozymandias.
Probably the second best thing I've ever written, honestly.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 10:26 AM on December 1 [2 favorites]


h00py, thank you for the reminder about the embarrassments thread. I've just spent 15 minutes re-reading and trying not to laugh loud enough to wake my roommate.
posted by hanov3r at 10:59 AM on December 1 [1 favorite]


My most-favorited comment makes me sad, so I'm going to the bonus round. My most favorite comment by someone else is from GenjiandProust, and includes a line that became the name of my livejournal (ah, memories) on that very day, and has remained the name of my livejournal for eight years (tbf four of those years are years I haven't used my livejournal in, but it's still my fave comment):

"I have a mitten and a chicken puppet!"
posted by tzikeh at 11:14 AM on December 1 [1 favorite]


And a close runner-up for the bonus round is Nattie's comment about robots, including her Shelby and her Roomba, in the thread where MeFi coined "crouton petter." "Why you dead, Ricky?" is often said aloud in my home when things don't work.
posted by tzikeh at 11:31 AM on December 1 [4 favorites]


My most-favorited comment is a quote from Women on War by Sherry Ricchiardi, and my second-most favorited is the first time I referenced my past work as an attorney representing survivors of abuse, and maybe this disclaimer was helpful for it being so well-received:
I'm certainly not saying that this is the only way or the best way for everyone or anyone to get free from trauma and pain, but I do find this to be a stunning example of empowerment that has given me a lot to think about in the context of my personal and professional experiences.
My third-most favorited comment includes ideas on how to fend off attacks by crows.

My attempts to promote Mefi Wiki collections of resources like ThereIsHelp, Get a lawyer, the Homeless Survival Guide, and Disaster Planning & Recovery in comments don't get nearly as many favorites, but apparently, whether it is war abroad, war at home, or war between the species, I got your six, Metafilter.
posted by Little Dawn at 12:19 PM on December 1


I got over 180 for advising someone not to take in their nephew. In terms of FPPs, shout out to my 8-comment, 54-favourite post.
posted by Iteki at 12:22 PM on December 1


It was a comment on the Blue with a quote about how previous U.S. presidents, for all of their huge, big, and small faults and failings, knew that the office of the President of the United States of America was bigger than themselves, not about themselves, and that they were leader of all of the people, including those who did not vote for them.

One of my favorite comments was an answer on the Green about cleaning stuffed animals. Read all about Minty and how she became minty fresh!
posted by jgirl at 12:41 PM on December 1




My second popular comment is, of course, the poop apocalypse story.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 1:06 PM on December 1 [2 favorites]


My most favourited is in a political megathread. It just quotes Rebecca Solnit's 11/03/16 comment on Facebook, describing the horrible consequences in Kansas after incumbent Republican Sam Brownback won the governorship over a milquetoast, problematic Democrat.

My most favourited that is actually MY words, not somebody else's, is, "it would be nice if more white people learned the skills of compartmentalizing righteous anger, not letting it show, and de-centering yourselves by (at first, before saying your piece) listening to / soothing the anger and anguish of people who don't listen to or respect you," leading into my ask for normative White Mefites to consider joining a FB group to help me Trojan Horse the White-centric, White-fragile membership with woke White people.

(I've written more about this FB group in links in this comment. Currently, the leadership is making progress. They axed "civility" from their official description, yay! There's been some progress regarding awareness of & caring about trans issues (which I am happy enough with so far, because it was zero before). They were focused on GOTV until 11/06/18, so I didn't need to send out many bat signals. But there will likely be more flare-ups about race, trans issues, etc, after the holidays. Come check out the group, leave if it's not for you, or stay and ignore it until I bat signal you that your emoticons would help me push back for vulnerable people.)

And a comment by Marisa Stole The Precious Thing is one of my particular favourites because it made me laugh really hard. I quote it to people an an example of descriptive writing I can only dream of aspiring to. It's from a 2008 MeTa, about the AskMe question, "Is it appropriate to give dietary suggestions to the person in the next stall or not?"
posted by cybercoitus interruptus at 1:38 PM on December 1


One of the MeFite names I remember from the years of lurking/reading and not joining MetaFilter, was Pastabagel. This MeFite has been quiet on here since early 2012, and silent on mainstream social media since early 2014. So they probably aren't going to post in this thread.

However; during especially 2007-08 Pastabagel struck some comments which gained a lot of favorites. Here's four:

* (1,117 favorites) June 2007: Why some people think Mr Rogers is creepy
* (814) June 2007: Why Sears failed
* (807) June 2008: If men simply said what was on their minds
* (650) October 2007: Coveting possessions is unhealthy
posted by Wordshore at 2:37 PM on December 1 [3 favorites]


Mine's my lik the bred Ozymandias.
Probably the second best thing I've ever written, honestly.
- Mister Moofoo

Hah, mine is Ozymandias related as well. Yours is better and doesn't involve Trump.
posted by knapah at 4:31 PM on December 1 [1 favorite]


My most favourited comment of all time is putting "Metafilter: " in front of a comment by elizardbits, from the thread on the Blue about MeFi's financial troubles.

Second most popular is a link to anti-racists chasing Nazis off Parliament grounds.

There ya go: quote elizardbits and fight Nazis: a winning strategy for faves.
posted by Pink Frost at 5:06 PM on December 1 [3 favorites]


My top one is a megathread post and I don't feel those count if you're the first one in on a scoop.

I take great pride in my pun re: restless_nomad's engagement, though.
posted by solarion at 10:08 PM on December 1 [1 favorite]


My most faved belongs to my pal Harrison:
A good friend of mine was a party once and some dude from central Europe whipped out an old, authentic Nazi tank flag, showing it around and talking about how it was passed down from his great uncle or whatever. The guy was an asshole, had been a problem at the party, and was of the fascist persuasion.

When he got to my pal, my pal calmly reached into his pocket and proceeded to light it on fire, with a stars and stripes BIC lighter. It burned right up and the guy was like "THAT WAS A FAMILY HEIRLOOM I WILL FIGHT YOU RIGHT NOW!"

My friend fought him and kicked his ass. The moral? Sometimes you have to kick a Nazi's ass.
posted by vrakatar at 7:31 PM on January 20, 2017 [165 favorites +] [!]


My personal fave belongs to jessamyn: highway interlude!
posted by vrakatar at 11:15 PM on December 1 [4 favorites]




I'm not doing it again. Thanks for noticing. :)
posted by jozxyqk at 6:57 AM on December 2


Top one is a joke from when Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize: This was just to annoy Morrissey wasn't it? and then a bad joke about group theory and alien first contact

posted by crocomancer at 7:27 AM on December 2 [1 favorite]


Mine was a disco punk song called the
loud magic song that my then three year old son made up and sang.
posted by umbú at 8:02 AM on December 2 [1 favorite]


Mine is an update to clean time, now at 6 years, 6 months, 18 days
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 9:10 AM on December 2 [9 favorites]


My most favorited non-political comment: this one, where I invented a new mashup TV show called Star Trek and Friends.

Most favorited non-political post: this one about the significance of Corelle plates for immigrant families.

My favorite posts by others - well, I love one liners. So the choice is too vast for me to name one. I thought the responses to this satire about male viking warriors were clever.
posted by Emmy Rae at 11:26 AM on December 2 [1 favorite]


> chappell, ambrose:
"We do do this!"

That thread forbids self-links. I want users to share something they're proud of and went unnoticed!
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 11:48 AM on December 2 [2 favorites]


My most favorited by others is this comment about being denied insurance coverage for medically necessary hip surgery. I was not able to have surgery that week. My insurance outright denied it. I'm still angry about it more than a year later.

However, I got my wish, from the comment, in two ways: 1) Soon after I posted that comment, I was offered a new job and had the surgery using my new health insurance, and 2) my new job is directly involved in increasing the transparency of healthcare pricing for patients before they (we) have treatment.

I'm happy to be preparing that bowl of dicks for the for-profit health insurance company to eventually eat.
posted by ImproviseOrDie at 5:24 AM on December 3 [10 favorites]


Long time lurker, slightly shorter time member, rare commenter.

So far 34 of you have favorited the story of when I changed the channel in the breakfast room of a hotel.
posted by pianoblack at 11:02 AM on December 3 [6 favorites]


For 39 favorites, someone's friend in a 2015 ask me was talking to someone online who claimed to be a voluntary quadruple amputee. I suggested that they couldn't possibly be typing, and that they look for typos that wouldn't happen in text to speech as a clear red flag.
posted by gryftir at 11:18 AM on December 3


My most popular comment is a font joke.

The most popular comment I have ever marked as a favorite is a flag.
posted by kyrademon at 12:50 PM on December 3 [2 favorites]


My most popular (that isn't politics or a quote) is this Byronic limerick from the "great poems rewritten as limericks" thread.)

Favourites by others: I do love and admire the quidnunc kid's entire opus list. Scrolling back through my favourites, I found The Whelk's handy guide to Solar System colonies, Shakespeare in BASIC by The White Hat, and herrdoktor's childhood memory of pizza and kindness.
posted by Pallas Athena at 2:47 PM on December 3 [1 favorite]


Mine was my woeful comment on the 'you were doing it wrong' thread. As I've said before, I've never known whether people were favouriting the comment or the typo...
posted by Chairboy at 6:18 PM on December 3 [2 favorites]


Mine was when I was trying to give some hope to someone who was having troble dating at 30. I told them how old *I* was and how I met my wife. I hope it worked.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 11:45 AM on December 4 [1 favorite]


Mine took the form of an open letter to the U.S.A.
posted by HiroProtagonist at 5:29 PM on December 4


Mine was about graveyards full of children.
posted by bonobothegreat at 6:12 PM on December 4


I wasn’t aiming for this, but it appears over a hundred people share my enthusiasm over the cute bunny movie. This eclipses my previous most popular comment, a Clippy joke.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 6:30 AM on December 5 [1 favorite]




In terms of other people's, I really miss You Can't Tip a Buick. Anyone know what happened to them? One Second Before Awakening asked the same thing a while back but I don't think it was ever answered.
posted by aspersioncast at 12:06 PM on December 6 [2 favorites]


I assumed he became a reclusive novelist in the intervening months.
posted by Huffy Puffy at 12:10 PM on December 6 [1 favorite]


Wait really? That would explain the familiar style of said user's writing . . .
posted by aspersioncast at 12:45 PM on December 6




I will never for the life of me understand why the fuck anyone wants an Alexa.

This morning, I desperately wanted a few extra minutes of sleep before waking up, but I'd set my alarm on the Amazon Echo. In my sleepy stupor, I could remember neither the name "Alexa" nor the word "snooze." She did not respond to, "Alexis, give me five goddam minutes" or "Jeez robot, would you fucking knock it off?"
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:25 PM on December 6 [4 favorites]


My most favorited comment was a long description of surgery using circulatory arrest in the context of an FPP about a near death experience. It was even sidebarred! My most favorited post was a link to David Neiwert’s excellent takedown of lost-cause mythology in honor of Confederate Heritage Month.
posted by TedW at 5:34 AM on December 7 [1 favorite]




Me boasting that I had registered angryoldwhitemen.gop. Alas, I no longer have that domain. For a while it was redirecting to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
posted by brundlefly at 1:10 PM on December 10 [2 favorites]


As myself, my most popular comment is one about the Times acting as a propaganda outlet for Nazis.

As Bunny Ultramod, it's me recalling an American Life segment in which a foreign person called the police on a homeless person in America -- to help them.

As Astro Zombie, it was the story of my girlfriend getting invited to Pixar to see Wall-E because she cried at the trailer.
posted by maxsparber at 2:01 PM on December 10 [5 favorites]


My most popular comment is when I explained QAnon. Excluding political threads, I raged against the dying of the light.
posted by ckape at 5:17 PM on December 10 [1 favorite]


"Sound financial advice or a bad porn joke. Tied with 80 favs each.

So the choice is yours!"


The masses have decided, and the bad porn joke wins the day, now with a total of 87 vs 82 for the sound financial advice. Thanks for your votes!
posted by Grither at 6:29 AM on December 14 [2 favorites]


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