Trivial Donation July 23, 2019 11:56 PM   Subscribe

Metafilter’s quasi-official Seattle Trivia team Manifest Destiny’s Child has, in a follow-up to last week’s 20th anniversary triumph, won again this week. As we (this week: Errant and party (if you’d sign up, you could get an actual name), clew, cgc373, Slarty Bartfast and yr obt svt) did last week, we are donating our winnings to the site (a bit less impressive at $32 but that’s what we got). We’d like to encourage any other MeFi groups that might come into similar riches to think of the goodness that is Metafilter and help sustain this forum.
posted by skyscraper to MetaFilter-Related at 11:56 PM (14 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

Congrats, and thank you! Also, Best Team Name!
posted by taz (staff) at 11:57 PM on July 23, 2019

Your local trivia contests pay winnings in cash? I Moved Here For Work only ever wins beer, beer glasses and gift cards.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:05 AM on July 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

I love it! Uh... I don’t usually win at the trivia I’ve been going to. And the prize is a gift card. But! I love the idea!
posted by Secretariat at 7:50 AM on July 24, 2019 [1 favorite]

Hurray! Also I really need to get to one of those, though you should prepare for the winnings to take a nosedive if so.
posted by corb at 10:38 AM on July 24, 2019

The one and only time I played bar trivia, my team won a Ouija board. I, um, don't think Metafilter would benefit from that donation. Quite the opposite, in fact.

I also don't have it, as I refused to touch it on the "don't believe but just in case" principle.
posted by brook horse at 8:29 PM on July 24, 2019

"I Moved Here For Work" would be a great name for a Bay Area team. I wish I was good at trivia.
posted by bleep at 9:20 PM on July 24, 2019

Being good at trivia is largely extraneous to the pub quiz experience. It is much like bowling and pool and other games you can play while drinking in that regard.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:22 AM on July 25, 2019

Manifest Destiny’s Child


This got me thinking that "The Bill Monroe Doctrine" would be a great name for quiz nights in country bars.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 10:59 AM on July 25, 2019 [2 favorites]

I think skyscraper is underselling this momentous news a bit. When we all manage to show up, we never* lose. What this means is, over the course of a month, literally dozens of dollars will flow from the pockets of over confident drunks into Metafilter’s coffers thanks to the Seattle Trivia Squad. Financial security restored!

*we sometimes lose. This is a pretty rough quiz night. We are still in need of a British ringer. I am looking at you, Artw.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:24 PM on July 25, 2019 [5 favorites]

Haha, this makes me more likely to come, because i'm triviaing and beering for Metafilter!
posted by batter_my_heart at 11:28 PM on July 25, 2019

In these troubling times, it is critical that each Mefite beer as hard as they are personally able. Root beer counts.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 12:21 PM on July 26, 2019 [3 favorites]

I’ll drink to that.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:07 PM on July 27, 2019

Considering transaction costs - does one $60 donation net Metafilter more money than twelve $5 donations?
posted by jointhedance at 5:24 AM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

Checked with cortex on that, jointhedance, and he says larger contributions net us more, by a small amount: every transaction has a fixed $0.30 or so fee plus 3%, so, for example, 12 monthly payments is $3.60 in fixed fees vs $0.30 in fixed frees for one yearly payment ... and this structure is basically the same for Stripe and other transaction services.
posted by taz (staff) at 10:40 AM on July 28, 2019

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