Two decades in the blue May 19, 2020 6:23 PM   Subscribe

May 22nd is my metafilter 20 year anniversary. I can remember signing up from my little cinder block office in graduate school at the University of Louisville. I thought I'd post now so I don't forget. It's kind of amazing that this community still exists, and wanted to thank everyone for their contributions. Since joining Metafilter I've finished grad school, had three more kids, gotten a full time job and of course gotten older. Thanks all for your many links, comments and useful solutions over the years.
posted by mecran01 to MetaFilter-Related at 6:23 PM (32 comments total) 44 users marked this as a favorite

Woo! Pending congrats to someone who makes me technically a newbie. I'm glad we're here and I'm glad you're here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:24 PM on May 19 [6 favorites]

posted by vrakatar at 8:25 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]

Wow, that is awesome! Happy anniversary! You’ve posted some of my favorite things on the Blue this if you notice someone favoriting older stuff, it’s just me, hopefully not creepily checking out what you’ve posted over the past two decades! (And with no judgment about older stuff, if any of it isn’t what you’d post these days. I had to get a brand new day account for stuff I said ten years ago here that was too stupid to live down, or at least it felt like that at the time.)
posted by the thorn bushes have roses at 11:04 PM on May 19 [3 favorites]

That's incredible. I suppose my 20th is not until next year so I am a relative newb too. I was going through some rough times when I first signed up here. Congrats! Good to see so many still here.
posted by vacapinta at 12:47 AM on May 20 [2 favorites]

Happy mefi anniversary!
posted by ellieBOA at 2:00 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Happy anniversary! My 20th is next year too and Metafilter is still my home on the web, after all these years. I’m also glad to see so many others have stuck around.
posted by Jubey at 2:25 AM on May 20 [2 favorites]

Happy MeFIVersary, mecran01! My 20th is exactly 5 months from today, so you've got me beat in the old-timer category, too. What a long, strange trip it has been. eh?
posted by briank at 5:08 AM on May 20 [3 favorites]

Yay! I just checked and I missed my 20 year Mefiversary. Must be getting old or something.
posted by plinth at 5:47 AM on May 20 [5 favorites]

May 22nd is my [high number]th birthday -- let us toast one another!
posted by JanetLand at 9:17 AM on May 20 [3 favorites]

Congratulations to all the anniversary folks!

This post is making me lonely for @ realjanetkagan who introduced a sleep-exhausted not-so-young mother to much that was cool online at the time, including and especially metafilter. I lurked for years before joining for Reasons, but yeah, I’ve been around here for a long time. Because I didn’t register right away, I don’t know when I started my very quiet presence here under a different user name. Now I’m here with my irl name, and our Janet’s been gone for years. But I think of her every time I log on. (And if you need something escapist and smart and funny to read just now, her Mama Jason stories were collected as Mirabile; available via ebook.)
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 10:05 AM on May 20 [2 favorites]

posted by GenjiandProust at 10:23 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Just checked...I celebrated 15 years on Jan 31. Woot!
posted by sexyrobot at 11:05 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Hey old timer, happy MeFi-versary!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:34 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Another old-timer here who, after celebrating my own 20th MeFi-versary on April 11, wishes you a very happy 20th anniversary and many happy returns (we hope!).
posted by Lynsey at 1:34 PM on May 20 [3 favorites]

Happy MeFiversary! I just realized that my 10th was last year, but I was a lurker from the beginning.
posted by MuChao at 1:36 PM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Congrats! 👍🏾🍸
posted by Fizz at 2:07 PM on May 20 [1 favorite]

Congratulations, mecran01!

I've got five months to go before my 20th anniversary here. I'm fortunate to have a user number lower than the year I joined.
posted by JDC8 at 3:04 PM on May 20 [5 favorites]

I recognize the format of that old .edu email address. Hi and congrats from a Louisvillian!
posted by pecanpies at 6:52 PM on May 20 [2 favorites]

Congratulations and thank you for staying!
posted by waving at 5:00 AM on May 21 [1 favorite]

I recognize the format of that old .edu email address. Hi and congrats from a Louisvillian!

[gives secret Louisville handshake and laments the state of the sports team]
posted by mecran01 at 10:57 AM on May 21

A tip of the hat from 1135 to 1047. I'll be joining you on 4 June.
posted by terrapin at 5:21 PM on May 21 [2 favorites]

I was told when I turned 21, I could post.
Having found a sentence that contains I three times, this newbie slightly bows a sincere congrats.
posted by clavdivs at 5:43 PM on May 21 [2 favorites]

posted by Sparky Buttons at 5:44 PM on May 21 [1 favorite]

I'll have been here 16 years in November on the anniversary of $5 Newb Day. The disconcerting thing about that time-span when you're already middle-aged is how little of my life has changed since then. Once you hit 40, you just sort of travel along a plateau and do your damnedest to not fall off.
posted by octothorpe at 8:18 PM on May 21 [2 favorites]

posted by jjray at 10:15 PM on May 21 [2 favorites]

posted by Neekee at 6:14 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]

Happy MeFiversary!

And happy birthday, JanetLand! May 22 is the best birthday ;)
posted by Ruki at 7:28 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]

n-o-o-b that spells boon.
posted by clavdivs at 7:30 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]

Happy MeFiversary!
posted by nathaole at 1:37 PM on May 22 [1 favorite]

Thanks for sticking around being excellent!
posted by Kattullus at 5:43 PM on May 22 [2 favorites]

Happy belated MeFiversary! It’s always nice to see there are long timers who are still here and active.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:32 PM on May 23 [1 favorite]

This post made me check and it'll be 15 years in November (although I lurked for years before that and waited for signups to open back up). It's nice to know there's a few of us old timers sticking around. Congrats, mecran01 and the others hitting 20. Love you, Mefi! (Meh-Fee)
posted by like_neon at 2:26 AM on May 29

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