Publicly thanking a Mefite April 9, 2019 7:16 PM   Subscribe

Is there an area of MetaFilter for publicly appreciating an especially generous poster?

A Mefite, bbqturtle, has really gone above and beyond to help with a thorny issue and I'd love to let others know how wonderful he is.
posted by R2WeTwo to Etiquette/Policy at 7:16 PM (18 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

MetaTalk's pretty much the place, such as there is one. Way to be, bbqturtle!

More generally though it's usually fine to just e.g. stick a grateful followup comment in an Ask MetaFilter question thread; folks interested in the issue and following quietly in the moment or searching after the fact will see that too.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:18 PM on April 9 [3 favorites]


Huzzah for help and huzzah for bbqturtle! :)
posted by Fizz at 5:21 AM on April 10 [4 favorites]


This community is the BEST. Yay for bbqturtle!
posted by Fig at 7:56 AM on April 10 [1 favorite]


πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ”₯πŸ₯© 🐒
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:22 AM on April 10 [18 favorites]


Sent a MeMail so bbqturtle is aware of this thread.
posted by terrapin at 9:13 AM on April 10 [3 favorites]


And you weren't afraid that you would get grilled by inviting him to this thread, terrapin?
posted by jacquilynne at 9:28 AM on April 10 [48 favorites]


Nice callout. Yay bbqturtle and R2WeTwo!
posted by theora55 at 10:40 AM on April 10 [3 favorites]


And you weren't afraid that you would get grilled by inviting him to this thread, terrapin?

As a fellow turtle I thought I would stick my neck out for them.
posted by terrapin at 11:57 AM on April 10 [51 favorites]


It’s turtles all the way down.
posted by notyou at 12:46 PM on April 10 [17 favorites]


turtles. and terrapins. Also in the episode of Hetty Wainthrop I watched not 45 minutes ago. With her long lost cousin and the pet shop.
Yay posting about nice people!
posted by Glinn at 5:41 PM on April 10 [2 favorites]


Snappy, terrapin.
posted by HotToddy at 5:42 PM on April 10 [4 favorites]


that thing where a mod abuses their powers to stick an inline image in the thread, except that i'm too lazy to actually do it right now, but it's a screenshot of that "i love turtles" zombie kid
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:54 PM on April 10 [9 favorites]


Oh for pete's sake.


posted by jessamyn (retired) at 6:25 PM on April 10 [55 favorites]


that's the stuff
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:27 PM on April 10 [5 favorites]


Publicly appreciating jessamyn.
posted by lazuli at 8:47 PM on April 10 [18 favorites]


To me that's uncomfortable. I would never want to be publicly called out for helping another person.
posted by bendy at 1:47 AM on April 11 [2 favorites]


To me that's uncomfortable. I would never want to be publicly called out for helping another person.

I sympathize! Get a sockpuppet and do all your helping through there 😈
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:45 AM on April 11 [5 favorites]


Yay bbqturtle!

This thread reminds me of seeing a family of turtles hanging out next to a pond at a park earlier in the year. (And to Glinn: wow, someone else who's watched Hetty Wainthropp - can we be friends?)

Thanks for posting this, R2WeTwo - good news always welcome.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 6:20 PM on April 11 [3 favorites]


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