*Comic Book Store Guy voice* "Ooh, I've wasted my life." October 7, 2020 12:06 PM   Subscribe

I just posted my 10,000th comment to MetaFilter.

I’ve been a member of this site for 16 years, six months and five days (and joined up during the “limited number of first-come-first-served memberships every day” era after reading a profile of mathowie in Shift Magazine), so if my membership were a person it would be in high school and learning to drive by now. It’s basically (a couple of short breaks aside) been my only Home On The Internet ever since. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, and it’s always been better than Cats. I’ve met a bunch of you at meetups in two countries, and I’m a richer person for it. Many thanks to all of you – Mefites and mods – who make and help keep this place the way it is.

Here’s what I’d like to mark the occasion; links to one of your favourite MetaFilter (or AskMe, etc.) comments; happy, sad, funny, poignant, weird…whatever you like. Here’s mine.
posted by The Card Cheat to MetaFilter-Related at 12:06 PM (32 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

Heh. Noticed that we joined on the same exact day. Although my activity count pales in comparison.
posted by zeikka at 12:17 PM on October 7 [3 favorites]

"Mom," I said. "He has legs."

Congrats on 10k. I just took a look myself and I'm in the 9000s in Ask comments. Hoo boy. I assure you that every single one of them is an absolute gem. (Please no one fact check this.)
posted by phunniemee at 12:31 PM on October 7 [2 favorites]

Congrats, The Card Cheat! I have two favorite comments, one funny and one heartwarming.
posted by amf at 1:23 PM on October 7 [3 favorites]

I'm catching up! Only 9,468 to go!

I think this is one of the funniest things I've every written, anywhere (only makes sense if you scroll up one).

And I still believe this with every fiber of my being.
posted by Frayed Knot at 1:35 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]

posted by cortex (staff) at 2:25 PM on October 7 [6 favorites]

RIP The Card Cheat, who the gods cast down in flames for soaring too close to the heavens
posted by Lonnrot at 3:17 PM on October 7 [2 favorites]

Also congratulations to The Card Cheat who just won MetaFilter! Now we can finally turn out the lights, put the chairs on the tables and lock the doors. Good game, everyone!
posted by Lonnrot at 3:18 PM on October 7 [2 favorites]

When do we get 20 year medallions?
posted by geoff. at 4:10 PM on October 7 [2 favorites]

Pretty sure I joined before the 5$ charge. You go The Card Cheat!
posted by Windopaene at 4:46 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]

Yeah well — you sure haven't cheated Metafilter!

Congratulations and thank you very sincerely!

Hey, that's one of my very favorite comments too!

I wish we could hear more about that kid.
posted by jamjam at 5:59 PM on October 7 [2 favorites]

When do we get 20 year medallions?

20 years, same as in time.
posted by clavdivs at 6:43 PM on October 7 [4 favorites]

Groovy thing.
posted by vrakatar at 6:53 PM on October 7

holy shit that was 4300 comments ago.

I have wasted my life.
posted by GuyZero at 7:57 PM on October 7

I don't even want to talk about it. Good lord, that was a shock to look at.
posted by hippybear at 8:51 PM on October 7 [1 favorite]

I guess we never will know. Definitely not a dog.

Congratulations on 10k. Isn't that the amount needed to perfect something? Now all of your comments will be Goldilocks, just right.
posted by AugustWest at 1:57 AM on October 8 [2 favorites]

This isn't a comment but it is about comments and an always important message: from Music, cortex's Please Stop the Asshattery. Good for humming in the head when casually FIAMOing.
posted by youarenothere at 3:37 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]

F'ing noobies, sheesh.

Also does this mean you are one of my cadre that snuck in via the back door and the secret signup link?
posted by loquacious at 7:31 AM on October 8

I don't know that it was secret...if I remember correctly, there was a link posted to MeTa every day at the same time and if you were one of the first 50 (?) people to click on it you could sign up. It took several days of this before I finally got through, and, well, here I am.

> Congratulations on 10k. Isn't that the amount needed to perfect something?

the kids look at the end was like "now what are you good at?" #nothing
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:18 AM on October 8

Also my favourite comment is every single comment in this thread. Man caves was also good. I dunno, there are just too many comments out there to just pick a few.
posted by GuyZero at 9:27 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]

Just had to decide which of Wordshore's comments to link.
posted by buildmyworld at 11:04 AM on October 8 [8 favorites]

Well everyone needs a hobby. I'm about half way there, will post at 999,999 so you can all jeer in anticipation.

....omg, always enjoyed a good Wordshore comment, now I'll be needing to go clicking through all of his one night soon during a bout of covid-nerves insomnia.
posted by sammyo at 1:47 PM on October 8

It's so weird that after 9999 comments the counter just clicks round to 0000 again! I guess that's a Cold Fusion thing? Anyways, congrats!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:53 PM on October 8

Happy 10K.

Just had to decide which of Wordshore's comments to link.

Horse fucking is a classic of the genre, and while I can't decide on an all-time favourite, I think that's a solid choice.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:03 PM on October 8 [1 favorite]

Bottles of Baileys / can serve as shillelaghs

Thank you, Fiasco!

I've been here a long time (since late 2004) and I've managed to pick up 16,000 faves and a few comments with more favorites than that limerick, including a couple of stories I really like. But I think that particular couplet is probably my proudest MeFi moment so I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
posted by The Bellman at 2:32 PM on October 8 [4 favorites]

Meeting Cousin Oskaar
posted by calgirl at 11:31 PM on October 8

Oops sorry-
Not a comment!
posted by calgirl at 11:39 PM on October 8

Agree that there are too many good ones to pick a best, or even 5 or 10 best, so I'll just toss up this one I found by clicking on page 8 of my favorites. I think of it often when I slice cheese.
posted by JanetLand at 8:00 AM on October 9 [2 favorites]

Thanks for being around. You're allright!
posted by Capt. Renault at 9:23 AM on October 9

The Card Cheat is a lovely part of my MetaFilter, but I would like to assure all of you who don't know him in real life that you are missing out, huge! He is absolutely delightful. Happy 10,000th, you verbose treasure.
posted by Go Banana at 11:03 PM on October 17

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