Just a thank you (can I do that?) December 29, 2020 3:30 PM   Subscribe

I find that I move in and out of Metafilter and MF participation as the circumstances of my life dictate, but this last time, tipping my toe back in, I'm struck by how comfortable and affirming it feels to reacquaint myself with this part of the world. I know this place is the product of many people (and mods; the best moderation on the web), so I figured I'd thank you all. Thanks for making this wonderful place.
posted by schadenfrau to MetaFilter-Related at 3:30 PM (15 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

Same here.
posted by Oyéah at 4:31 PM on December 29 [3 favorites]


Gracias a todxs.
posted by signal at 4:36 PM on December 29 [2 favorites]


My recent moment of MeFi appreciation is remembering when I was in Berlin a few years ago around my late December birthday where I knew no one in the entire country. I have complicated feelings re: my birthday and have a lot of abandonment/isolation issues attached to it. On a lark, I put an IRL meetup request for something around my birthday, and several MeFites responded and I had one of my most memorable birthdays with strangers who I will likely never meet again and whose names and faces I barely recall, but whose graciousness and kindness I will always be grateful for.
posted by mostly vowels at 9:15 AM on December 30 [10 favorites]


Merci, tout le monde
posted by Going To Maine at 9:16 AM on December 30 [2 favorites]


Always glad to see you, schadenfrau.
posted by Iris Gambol at 11:14 AM on December 30 [5 favorites]


Agreed.
posted by Splunge at 12:30 PM on December 30 [2 favorites]


mostly vowels: " around my late December birthday… I have complicated feelings re: my birthday and have a lot of abandonment/isolation issues attached to it."

Yeah, hi, this is me, as well.
posted by signal at 1:38 PM on December 30 [2 favorites]


I've got a virtual hug for you, signal (and mostly vowels, too)
posted by schadenfrau at 3:06 PM on December 30 [5 favorites]


appreciate you, schadenfrau, and you, severally and collectively, metafilter.
posted by 20 year lurk at 4:50 PM on December 30 [5 favorites]


Likewise. An irregular contributor these days, and never prolific, this place is still meaningful.

(though I'm still pissing myself about the reaction to the pasta article)
posted by knapah at 2:02 PM on December 31 [2 favorites]


Yes! thank you all MeFites and not least the moderators. You make my life more fun and also more interesting.
I'm alone today because of corona, but I'm feeling fine. Still, here at midnight, I looked in here for a place to cheer, and here it is.
Happy New Year
posted by mumimor at 3:08 PM on December 31 [3 favorites]


Still here at midnight
Looking for a place to cheer
Here, Happy New Year.
posted by Splunge at 3:54 PM on December 31 [2 favorites]


mostly vowels: " around my late December birthday… I have complicated feelings re: my birthday and have a lot of abandonment/isolation issues attached to it."

signal: "Yeah, hi, this is me, as well."


mostly vowels, your birthday is my birthday. Happy belated to all of us.
posted by purpleclover at 4:12 PM on December 31 [3 favorites]


I've been on MeFi off and on for two decades now. It's the most remarkable place - a corner of the internet that seems to have hardly changed as the rest of the online world has contorted into awful and unrecognizable things. MeFi is still here, still human, still full of wonderful links and functional conversation, thanks to every mod and member. <3
posted by luftmensch at 1:57 PM on January 2 [3 favorites]


Jeebus crap, thank you mods, especially today of all days. And thank you MeFites. Please hang in there. So thankful for you all.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 5:33 PM on January 6


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