Week 3 Results of the January 2020 Best Post Contest January 19, 2020 6:11 AM   Subscribe

The penultimate week of your excellent January readers' choice contest has come to an end, so hold on to your fundament for wonderments most luculent and eloquent, because, friends, we have results...

Week 3's big winner is:

🎆 These are the largest things on the planet by theory 🎆

Second place for Week 3 is:

“It just adds that sour, spicy, savory element to any meal,” 🥒 by Fizz

The best post by a first or second time poster is:

The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of by Mr. Pokeylope ✨

Other fantastic top vote-getters include:

New, diverse faces of professional bull riding by filthy light thief

Hooked on Folk Art: Las Rancheritas, a Fiber Arts Cooperative by MonkeyToes

I think we can all agree what the Hay Wain needs is a flood rescue team. by Bloxworth Snout

"How sometimes, we lose: profoundly and without recourse." by Kattullus

The Best of the Web by Horace Rumpole

Relearning The Star Stories Of Indigenous Peoples by stoneweaver

Eye Pixels // Stop Motion by youarenothere

The Asian American Canon Breakers by toastyk

My Journey to Scotland's Most Remote Pub by ellieBOA

"Thunderstruck" in the key of baby by Gorgik

John Wheeler's very bad night by ambulocetus

an indefinite time while they work to earn money to pay by readinghippo

Don't you know you smell like the deep brown earth by sunset in snow country

Tacos in space: Mexican food in the U.S., and beyond. by filthy light thief

Beads are easier to connect than family by stoneweaver

Do you wear that when you're home alone? by sunset in snow country

Construct, tessellate, admire! by scruss

Congratulations to all our talented posters for their awesome work! With one more week to go, there's still time to make your own posts, and remember to keep voting for posts you love by flagging as "fantastic."
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As a reminder, here are the members sponsoring Individual Prizes for the month, where "best" is up to the prize-offerer's discretion:

Taz is offering an e-book (to be decided) for the best post on little / less known mythology or any aspects of mythology from any era or culture. Please tag your post with "secretmythology."

Frimble is offering an award for the best post in the category of "High Weirdness"; please tag your posts with "highweirdness2020."

Etrigan is offering any in-print wallet game from Button Shy Games (and a recommendation of which one to get, if you would like) for the best post about gaming. Please tag your post with "gamingbpj" (not required to win).

Fizz offers fake points for the best post about Victorian Literature, and wins best tag contest, with associated tag 'viclitforfizz'.

Homo neanderthalensis is offering a custom artistic garden-y sign as a reward for the best post about cabbage family crops. Please tag with “Brassica.”

Rangefinder 1.4 is offering prizes for posts about not-so-famous women doing awesome things, with bonus consideration for diversity and underrepresented people. Please use the tags "awesomewomen" and "representation."

Daisyace will reward the best post about extreme connoisseurship -- a person or a site that goes overboard analyzing what's the best X, for any given X. Prize will be a regifted Chrismukkah present. Please tag with "fivestars."

Mchelly will reward the best post about anything Jewish. Winner will get a mezuzah case, with the winner based on fantastic flags. Please use the tag "MetaGefilter."

Box will reward the best post about libraries (with a broad definition of that term) with a prize TBD. Please tag with "libraries."

Box will also reward the best post made *by* a librarian or library worker with a prize TBD. Please tag with "librarianpost."

Cozybee would like to see art (like drawing, painting, sculpting) posts ... art guides, highlighting of good online art, or good in depth art history discussion, etc. The prize will be a photo of a sketch based on a prompt from you, probably in colored pencil. Please tag your post with "artsy."

spamandkimchi will award a sticker and a magnet of a "kimchi juice" for the best post on fermentation (in which the fermentation process results in something ingestable). Please tag with "fermentation."

spamandkimchi is also offering a copy of Sana Goldberg's "How to Be a Patient" for the best post about health / medicine / human biology / health care / medical trials / home health care. Please tag with "healthcare."

Jessamyn is offering maple sugar candy to the best post about any rural or small-town thing, anywhere in the world. Please tag with "rural."
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 6:11 AM (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Yay! Thank you!
posted by ellieBOA at 6:18 AM on January 19


Thanks for this round-up, and to all the posters!

And for ease of browsing the other themes, here are links to the tags: posted by filthy light thief at 8:09 AM on January 19 [3 favorites]


flt's post, New, diverse faces of professional bull riding, is excellent. I don't follow the sport, and it's not something I'd normally read about, but this overview was really interesting. Thanks!
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:46 AM on January 19 [1 favorite]


These are so great, and everyone's been doing so much excellent posting this month - thank you to everyone, and thank you taz for organizing these roundups!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:34 AM on January 19


And you get a hug! And you get a hug, and ... why, EVERY DANGED ONE OF YOU GETS A HUG!
posted by terrapin at 3:32 PM on January 20 [2 favorites]


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