A Lovely Way to Start the Day April 3, 2019 6:43 AM   Subscribe

Y'know what's so cool about this place? When a comment of yours gets its very first Favorite...ten years after you made the comment. That's all. Carry on.
posted by Thorzdad to MetaFilter-Related at 6:43 AM (34 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Surely there are other things cool about this place. I mean we once lost our shit over a mushroom.
posted by bondcliff at 6:49 AM on April 3 [18 favorites]

I would favorite that.
posted by clavdivs at 6:56 AM on April 3

A portabella mushroom. Identification is key.
posted by fluttering hellfire at 7:34 AM on April 3 [7 favorites]

I mean we once lost our shit over a mushroom.

Link for the new kids, some of whom may be mushroom enthusiasts named Emmy Rae?
posted by Emmy Rae at 8:43 AM on April 3 [7 favorites]

Yeah I wanna see this amazing mushroom post too.
posted by bile and syntax at 8:44 AM on April 3

Well you can see it from here but Chrome is flashing up a red screen on the original thread and warning about img phishing so maybe it's better to live in the now.
posted by fleacircus at 8:50 AM on April 3

Ok so first you need to understand, it was a long time ago -- 2005 -- and things on the site were very different. If a thread blew up overnight, mathowie might not see it until many hours later, and there could be anarchic outcomes, and in general things weren't deleted. That's what happened with this -- a newish user was griping about a supermarket clerk not knowing their mushrooms well enough, and people made a lot of fun of them. There's an explanation of the portabello mushroom thread on the Mefi wiki.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:52 AM on April 3 [10 favorites]

Also according to the Wiki the original poster has since died and now I'm sad and kind of sorry I brought it up, though looking at the original thread I'm surprised to see I never posted in it.

Metafilter was a lot more wild west back then. We're nicer now.
posted by bondcliff at 8:52 AM on April 3 [1 favorite]

We're nicer now.


Actually I was just reading through the entire deleted Askme blog, and the number of deletions has dropped drastically over the past few years, there's almost never a deletion for chatfilter anymore. Perhaps we've been just beaten into submission?
posted by Melismata at 9:06 AM on April 3 [4 favorites]

Comment fom the mushroom thread:

this picture of portobello mushrooms is not the best one on the web.

Some things haven't changed that much.
posted by Emmy Rae at 9:14 AM on April 3 [10 favorites]

I get these pips of pleasure every now and then thanks to FanFare, and it's always weird to think that someone seems to be experiencing a show for the first time that I watched years ago.
posted by Etrigan at 9:15 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]

I'll tell you what's cool about this place.

This thread from 2006
posted by infini at 9:17 AM on April 3

Does Present Thorzdad agree with Past Thorzdad? Ten years is a long time.
posted by eirias at 9:58 AM on April 3 [3 favorites]

So, it's nearly time for the 20th anniversary- is there going to be a thing?
posted by zamboni at 11:06 AM on April 3 [2 favorites]

Does Present Thorzdad agree with Past Thorzdad? Ten years is a long time.

I was ranting on the insurance industry so, yeah, I pretty much still agree.
posted by Thorzdad at 12:05 PM on April 3 [5 favorites]

> Perhaps we've been just beaten into submission?

That... doesn't feel like an awesome or accurate way to describe the Metafilter moderator culture.
posted by Secretariat at 12:23 PM on April 3 [10 favorites]

Oh, except the back surgery turned out be over four hours long and a lot more serious than I thought it would be.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:21 PM on April 3

we've been just beaten into submission?

No, the rules changed a little.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 4:42 PM on April 3 [10 favorites]

The cool rough kids moved on to snapchat, we're a dinos...
posted by sammyo at 5:21 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Just today I saw a thread that referred and linked back to one of my favorites of my own comments from 10 years ago (my apologies, the device I am using I haven't yet figured out how to copy and paste links with and if my main device doesn't recover from a major breakdown soon, I will have a major breakdown before I figure it out). Anyway, this place has never ceased to be a cool place, even during the times I was not so cool.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:26 PM on April 3 [2 favorites]

MetaFilter: there could be anarchic outcomes
posted by Celsius1414 at 5:31 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]

Speaking of favorites, I just put my 60,000th favorite on this Ask MetaFilter post.
posted by limeonaire at 6:16 PM on April 3 [8 favorites]

limeonaire. ^^ I just looked at your profile to what all you're so interested in and you're interests are way cool!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 9:53 PM on April 3 [1 favorite]

I got one of those the other day... not a 10 year old comment - but still a two year old one that has still been long closed... I'm hoping - fingers crossed - that it turns into a pony - because there is no way someone searched and found that comment without some serious levels of random chance. And yeah... validation in life.
posted by Nanukthedog at 4:17 AM on April 4

I don't even know, how you know that, yeah.
posted by Oyéah at 12:36 PM on April 4

posted by clavdivs at 1:01 PM on April 4

Goodness, that's 14 years I've been chuckling about that thread whenever I see a portobello mushroom.

How do folk know about old comments suddenly getting favourites - is there some sort of notification setting I've missed?

Looking at my 'favourited by others' page, it seems like people are really into reading ancient threads - in the past few months I've had favourites on a 13-year-old comment about Fa'afafines, a 7-year-old story about almost copping off with a massive racist and, er, me calling another user a 'knobend' in 2005.
posted by jack_mo at 2:06 PM on April 4

Is this the "weird things from a decade ago" post? Great!

So yesterday, I was at the playground with both of my kids, generally enjoying the sudden spring thaw and getting both small people out of the house, whose walls they've been climbing since ~December. I got to talking with another mom on the playground, who seemed really familiar but who I couldn't place, until she told me her name and it suddenly clicked that I went on a match.com date with her, twelve years ago. It was not a particularly good or bad date, but it was memorable, in that a mouse ran across her foot while we were having coffee in a crappy Starbucks on Newbury Street, and much screaming and leaping onto the table ensued. We discussed this and laughed at how small a town Boston is, but she clearly didn't remember me and probably thought I was making it up. So I performed the greatest feat of email thread necromancy I will ever manage. I dug up the original email chain from 2007, and replied to her last message to say it was nice to meet her 3-year-old, and that my 5-year-old liked playing with her. Elapsed time between message and response: 11 years, 5 months.
posted by Mayor West at 5:21 PM on April 4 [25 favorites]

Hunh, I just had a couple posts from 2010 favorited too! Neat!
posted by leahwrenn at 5:43 PM on April 4

Aw thanks, a humble nudibranch! I think you're pretty awesome, too!
posted by limeonaire at 6:33 PM on April 4

Perhaps we've been just beaten into submission?

There's maybe 12 people left with the energy to write anything.
posted by Freelance Demiurge at 6:51 PM on April 4 [3 favorites]

Just today I saw a thread that referred and linked back to one of my favorites of my own comments from 10 years ago

All's well, that Wendell's.
posted by flabdablet at 7:43 AM on April 5 [6 favorites]

According to a stray favorite that appeared a bit ago, someone just learned about the 2012 Star Wars Kinect dance game...
posted by charred husk at 1:41 PM on April 5

For those asking about how people notice old comments getting new favorites, you can see recently favorited comments of yours here. The navigation is: go to Recent Activity (in the menu bar at the very top of the page), and from the sub menu there (My Activity, My Favorites, Recent Favorites, My Contacts), click "Recent Favorites." (This is in Modern on desktop ... apologies if navigating isn't the same in a different version you might be using!)
posted by taz (staff) at 2:09 AM on April 6 [3 favorites]

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