Happy Birthday AskMe December 8, 2004 6:22 AM   Subscribe

Happy Birthday, Ask Metafilter! Best thing ever. Thanks, Matt.
posted by contessa to MetaFilter-Related at 6:22 AM (17 comments total)

Will there be cake? Can I eat it without my pants on?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:39 AM on December 8, 2004

Do you have any gift ideas?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 7:03 AM on December 8, 2004

For Ask MetaFilter's birthday, I'm getting Matt a shotgun, so that he may properly dispose of all of the well-intentioned but lame ponies that have been bandied about since of time immemorial.

(In related news, Ask MeFi blows up with a CF error for the non-logged-in.)
posted by Danelope at 7:20 AM on December 8, 2004

That's absolutely frightening, I swear it's been only a few months. That may be because apparently AskMeFi is in perpetual beta with improvements to be done in the "sometime this weekend" timeframe.

I kid I kid.
posted by Stan Chin at 7:51 AM on December 8, 2004

Freaky. Time flies, eh?

As for the perpetula beta status, here's what the new ask-a-question interface looks like, which I hope to finally wire up soon.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:37 AM on December 8, 2004

Cool, thanks Matt. But when you do turn that into live code, change "jist" to "gist".
posted by jonson at 9:59 AM on December 8, 2004

Yes, "gist", not "jist", and I eagerly await the new question-asking interface.

It seems incredible that AskMe has been around for a whole year.
posted by briank at 10:03 AM on December 8, 2004

oh man. that new interface looks friggin' awesome.

*prepares three pages of questions about how to make ice cubes*
posted by fishfucker at 10:15 AM on December 8, 2004

posted by contessa at 10:49 AM on December 8, 2004

Jesus. A year? I remember how it was all going to be sorted out by January...2004. Not complaining in any way, just saying I didn't realise it had been around so long. Is the more inside thingy going to float across to the Blue and the Grey, or is it just for anonymous posting?
posted by Orange Goblin at 11:13 AM on December 8, 2004

Swizzy-sweet, Matt!
posted by scarabic at 11:16 AM on December 8, 2004

Indeed. It can't have been a year already.
posted by kindall at 11:58 AM on December 8, 2004

Metafilter was a happy discovery, but Ask.Me has literally enhanced my quality of life on a day to day basis. Thank you Matt! Our worlds are more interesting, healthier, and more efficient because of Ask.Me.
posted by pomegranate at 12:07 PM on December 8, 2004

That's a beautiful posting page, Matt. And yay! AskMefi!
posted by tracicle at 12:35 PM on December 8, 2004

Hooray! Categories and keywords and ponies!

Hard to believe it's been a year. Kudos, Matt, for making a site that's been so useful to me so many times!
posted by mkultra at 1:33 PM on December 8, 2004

Poines for everyone!! Categories too!

What ever happend to the "Great Metadata Tagging Party for all Orphaned Ask.Mefi Threads" day (ok, week) that was planned?! I don't want all of this year's great threads lost to the hands of time because they don't have metadata, sweet metadata.
posted by zpousman at 2:55 PM on December 8, 2004

Just caught another mistake: add an H to "religion and philosopy"
posted by painquale at 9:20 PM on December 11, 2004

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