Hey It's My 20th MeFiVersary! October 20, 2020 3:31 PM   Subscribe

Damn, I have been here a long time. I am not a terribly prolific poster or one of those people you see holding court in every single post, but I like to think of myself as one of those "Oh yeah, THAT guy" MeFites who shows up every day. It's been a shit year in a lot of ways, but I still look forward to seeing what's going on here, learn about something, have my perspective on an issue enlightened, and maybe have a laugh, just like I have done for the last two decades. Thanks to you all for being a big part of my life.
posted by briank to MetaFilter-Related at 3:31 PM (22 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

Happy 20th, thanks for being here!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:31 PM on October 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

Brian! How did I finally just get to meet you (and your family) last summer (you know, the one before this summer which is a Lost Summer and I met no one). Happy MeFiVersary I am glad you are here.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:48 PM on October 20, 2020 [2 favorites]

Happy 20th!!!!
posted by kathrynm at 3:54 PM on October 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

Congrats! Here’s to the next 20 years!
posted by ashbury at 4:45 PM on October 20, 2020

You are totally a THAT GUY Mefite and seem a good fellow! Happy anniversary. Also sidenote I really love straightforward usernames like yours.
posted by youarenothere at 5:25 PM on October 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

You have favorited 20 of my comments which is sufficient for me to wish you well and congratulate you on this milestone.
posted by GuyZero at 5:44 PM on October 20, 2020

Congrats! I'm closing in, I hope it is just like this.
posted by geoff. at 5:57 PM on October 20, 2020

Oooh, me too! And maybe a fez to go with the smoking jacket.
posted by briank at 7:10 PM on October 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

It’s here that I must confess that anytime I see your name, I always say BRY-YANK. Two syllables, just like that. I’m very sorry about that.

Congrats on 20 years! And thanks for being a part of making metafilter metafilter!
posted by mochapickle at 10:08 PM on October 20, 2020 [1 favorite]

briank, you are definitely a “MeFi that guy”! Congrats on your 20th!

(I laughed at mochapickle’s BRY-YANK. Now that’s how I’m going to think of your username too.)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:24 PM on October 20, 2020

posted by AugustWest at 11:29 PM on October 20, 2020

I've also always seen it as bry-ank. At some point, relatively recently, I recall realizing that wait it is 'brian k'! Nevertheless I still see bry-ank. Old habits are hard to break.

In any case, definitely a recognizable username. Congrats!
posted by vacapinta at 3:29 AM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

Happy 20th, briank!
posted by adrianhon at 7:36 AM on October 21, 2020

Since my name is nudibranch, pronounced nudibrank, I've always thought of you as kinfolk. Happy 20th That Guy!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:05 AM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

Felicidades! So glad you're still with us!
posted by chara at 11:16 AM on October 21, 2020

I'm about 18 years into reading it as bry-ank! Congrats on the big 2-0!
posted by knapah at 1:23 PM on October 21, 2020 [1 favorite]

Congratulations, briank!
posted by Lynsey at 2:30 PM on October 21, 2020

I always pronounced: bree-ank.
congrats, A fusha futon, carton of Chesterfields, or all 12 seasons of 'Heartland' are this year's choice's.
posted by clavdivs at 4:31 PM on October 21, 2020

hooray! my 9thiversary of having my own account was about 5 days ago. I've been browsing metafilter closer to 14 years
posted by FirstMateKate at 8:58 AM on October 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

Happy anniversary! I always enjoy seeing your posts and comments.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:11 PM on October 22, 2020

Yay! You’re a Mefi celeb to me! (Celeb? Like a cool celeb. You know what I mean.) I always read it as “brainiac,” btw. :-)
posted by Don.Kinsayder at 3:58 PM on October 27, 2020

Woohoo, happy anniversary!
posted by greenish at 9:02 AM on October 29, 2020

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