Meta mini isolation GISH, anyone? May 22, 2020 12:12 PM   Subscribe

I'm definitely already staying in my house all day and behaving strangely. Perhaps we could make it a team effort? May 2020 GISH minihunt

Registration closes May 25th, event is May 30/31. Teams are 9-15 people, 15 USD per individual.

Personal caveats: I've not GISHed before (mostly because August is always a hellmonth) and have zero organizational skills.
posted by bethnull to MetaFilter-Related at 12:12 PM (17 comments total)

I have GISHed, would GISH again with MeFites.
posted by theora55 at 12:18 PM on May 22, 2020

I have not GISHed, but would happily give it a try. I enjoyed the Metafilter April Indoor Scavenger Hunt quite a bit.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 1:46 PM on May 22, 2020

I've been considering it anyway, so maybe! I should check my schedule.
posted by dinty_moore at 2:24 PM on May 22, 2020

I've never participated in this, but have enjoyed a few other taxing real-world scavenger hunts in the past. I'm in for joining a mefite team, if one happens.
posted by eotvos at 4:10 PM on May 22, 2020

My spouse is also on board to join. She's not a mefite, but she's been to a few meetups, is an academic weirdo, and is very nearly one of us, even if she doesn't know it. (But, if the group gets too big, one or both of us are happy to step back and let others join instead.)
posted by eotvos at 4:30 PM on May 22, 2020

It is done. Memail me your email or GISH username if you would like an invite to team Deranged Machinations. Weirdo friends and spouses also welcome.
posted by bethnull at 6:08 PM on May 22, 2020

In case it's useful to others - the website payment mechanism fails with an indefinite pause and no error message in firefox with many privacy add-ons, but it works in chrome.
posted by eotvos at 1:38 PM on May 23, 2020

Joined, today is the last chance to join.
posted by theora55 at 12:13 PM on May 26, 2020

Sidebarred this, thanks for the reminder!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 12:24 PM on May 26, 2020

Yes, I don't know if I failed at reading, or if something changed, but sign up is open until midnight PST today (not yesterday!) I think you can just use the team name to add yourself.
posted by bethnull at 1:03 PM on May 26, 2020

Also I got the team name wrong (I did say I was pants at organizing). It's DerangedMachination. Silly character limit...
posted by bethnull at 1:06 PM on May 26, 2020

If one wanted to join the team, do you sign up first and then find the team name? Never GISHed before either...
posted by devonia at 1:09 PM on May 26, 2020

The credit card payment mechanism didn't work for me in Chrome or Opera, but paying through PayPal did.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 2:43 PM on May 26, 2020

devonia, yes, you do sign up first and then join the team.
posted by bethnull at 5:11 PM on May 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

Yes yes yes! Go team DerangedMachination!
posted by Freyja at 5:19 AM on May 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

I haven’t been a team member, but I DID paint a portrait of Jenson Ackels with paint I’d made from Skittles to help a friend’s team. So share your weird needs if you think I can help!
posted by Nancy_LockIsLit_Palmer at 10:46 PM on May 28, 2020

Joining this way too late, obvs, but I'm curious how it went. Anyone care to share the experience? I can't find a list of things that were on their list - is that sharable? I'm a bit fascinated by this all...
posted by hydra77 at 10:14 PM on June 1, 2020

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