thanks matt and jess February 20, 2005 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Mathowie & Jessamyn, thank you for all of your work on the site.

This thread is not for complaints, but for all of us who appreciate everything that you have done to express our appreciation. If you have complaints, please find another thread for them.
posted by spaghetti to MetaFilter-Related at 1:14 PM (146 comments total)

Matt & Jess have taken a lot of grief and have expressed how little thanks they are receiving from users these days. I've had complaints about some things myself, but I still really appreciate this place and everything the two of you do to keep it running. So honestly, thank you and don't stop.
posted by spaghetti at 1:14 PM on February 20, 2005


Amen...
posted by mervin_shnegwood at 1:17 PM on February 20, 2005


Ditto...
posted by marxchivist at 1:17 PM on February 20, 2005


I'll second that. Cheers!
posted by saladin at 1:17 PM on February 20, 2005


... and how many times have we suffered through THIS topic?! j/k ;-P
posted by mischief at 1:21 PM on February 20, 2005


yeah, I have to join the brown nosers here, thanks. your work is appreciated m & j
posted by matteo at 1:27 PM on February 20, 2005


If you have complaints, please find another thread for them.

Our very own Republican convention!
posted by Saucy Intruder at 1:33 PM on February 20, 2005


I don't get the point of posting this kind of thread any more than I do public resignations (email would do), but while it's here, I'll add that I've learned so much from this damn site. Thanks, Matt and Jessamyn, and to everyone over the years who's donated time and effort to create and maintain this thing. Warts and all, MeFi is still one of the most consistently fascinating spots on the Web.
posted by mediareport at 1:35 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks very much.
posted by loquax at 1:40 PM on February 20, 2005


Aye.
posted by gleuschk at 1:42 PM on February 20, 2005


Yes, ditto, thanks. I learned to sign my credit cards with a Sharpie, I was convinced to switch to Firefox, and I think my hair is starting to grow back. I owe it all to MeFi.
posted by fixedgear at 1:44 PM on February 20, 2005


.

Though I have this temptation now to say:

!
posted by mmahaffie at 1:53 PM on February 20, 2005


I was going to make a post like this but I was afraid I'd get blasted.

at any rate, thanks for the sites, guys! sometimes I wish people would get off your case.
posted by mcsweetie at 1:54 PM on February 20, 2005


All this huggery and little dots is well and good, but how about reminding everybody that one of the most concrete ways of helping Matt is found in this link.
posted by vacapinta at 1:57 PM on February 20, 2005


The last person who did this was banned.
posted by four panels at 1:58 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks Matt, and Jessamyn. It's "just a website", but it's enriching people's lives.
posted by orange swan at 2:05 PM on February 20, 2005


Thank you..
Just thank you.

No equivocation, no qualification, no ifsandsorbuts, just thank you.

I just hope I'm not sounding like a bad Citibank commercial
posted by wendell at 2:07 PM on February 20, 2005


Is it really apropriate to set the thread agenda in such a way?
posted by delmoi at 2:09 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks guys.
posted by dodgygeezer at 2:14 PM on February 20, 2005


Hear hear!
posted by adrianhon at 2:18 PM on February 20, 2005


Thank you! Salud!
posted by painquale at 2:19 PM on February 20, 2005


I really like this place. A lot. Despite the occasional dissension, this place is filled with engaging and intelligent discourse that I sometimes contribute to. Other times, I just talk nonsense. But the bottom line is that it's a balance between the users and the admin.

The admin is just one guy (well, recently with a helper who's pretty cool too) who really cares about what happens here, is human, makes mistakes, and more often than not, is willing to listen to and respond to criticism.

Your work here is appreciated.
posted by exlotuseater at 2:22 PM on February 20, 2005


¡Muchas gracias!
posted by grouse at 2:27 PM on February 20, 2005


Count me in. Thanks, both of you mugs.
posted by jonmc at 2:31 PM on February 20, 2005


Newbie props here !
posted by lobstah at 2:33 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks guys.
posted by killdevil at 2:33 PM on February 20, 2005


Cheers!
posted by Wolfdog at 2:36 PM on February 20, 2005


Kumbayah
posted by ericb at 2:39 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks loads.

I, for one, welcome our proactive overlords.

(genuinely...)
posted by jpburns at 2:44 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks. I really do enjoy this site considerably and am very thankful for the work that goes into it.
posted by DyRE at 2:46 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks, indeed. I haven't been the perfect member in my short time here, but I'm trying. Matt has always run this place with decorum and aplomb. We don't give him enough appreciation, so even a choreographed thread like this is worthwhile. Keep up the good work, sir, please.
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:48 PM on February 20, 2005


*shakes off thin veil of sarcasm*
*looks around - was the lawn ever this green? - inhales deeply, smiles*


Wholeheartedly seconded. Good job guys.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 2:51 PM on February 20, 2005


This place is f***in barry man.
Cheers gadgies.
posted by sgt.serenity at 2:53 PM on February 20, 2005


I love you Metafilter. *starts to unbutton her clothes*
posted by JohnR at 2:56 PM on February 20, 2005


Hooray and thank you!
posted by melissa at 2:58 PM on February 20, 2005


Metafilter: *starts to unbutton her clothes with decorum and aplomb*
posted by odinsdream at 3:08 PM on February 20, 2005


Mathowie is an internet saint.
posted by frecklefaerie at 3:09 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks from me as well. This place is still the best joint on the block.
posted by languagehat at 3:18 PM on February 20, 2005


I would hope, in the interest of consistency, this thread is deleted for being lame as well.
posted by yerfatma at 3:28 PM on February 20, 2005


Through all the ups and downs
there's a reason
the old timers still hang around.
posted by dhoyt at 3:33 PM on February 20, 2005


Slainte!
posted by chill at 3:34 PM on February 20, 2005


We should have one of these threads weekly!
posted by angry modem at 3:44 PM on February 20, 2005


*gives double thumbs up*
Q: What has two thumbs and loves Metafilter?
*points both thumbs at self*
A: This guy!!

Thanks for everything! You guys roxx!!
posted by Quartermass at 3:45 PM on February 20, 2005


Heh. I also was going to post this.

For those who don't understand the need... It is as important, if not more, to acknowledge what goes right as well as what goes wrong. I try, hard, to be quick to praise and slow to condemn. I don't always successes but aspire.

thanks M & J,

tres bien
posted by edgeways at 3:47 PM on February 20, 2005


dot
posted by bonaldi at 4:00 PM on February 20, 2005


Count me in on this as well. The site is great, I'm a member at last, and the US ElectionFilter is still over.

Life is good in InternetLand!
posted by ChrisR at 4:01 PM on February 20, 2005


I don't post much, but read this place almost every day. Thanks to Matt. Also thanks to the posters who provide all the terrific content.
posted by bowline at 4:02 PM on February 20, 2005


This is the bestest place on the internets.
posted by deborah at 4:13 PM on February 20, 2005


This place is f***in barry man.

manilow, even!
posted by quonsar at 4:14 PM on February 20, 2005


.
posted by Tlogmer at 4:16 PM on February 20, 2005


MetaMasturbation ?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 4:28 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks to both of you!
posted by teleskiving at 4:33 PM on February 20, 2005


.
posted by Vidiot at 4:48 PM on February 20, 2005


The last person who did this was banned.

For other reasons.
posted by Vidiot at 4:48 PM on February 20, 2005


MetaMasturbation ?

Of an apparently benevolent and highly popular sort.

[shrug]
posted by mediareport at 4:48 PM on February 20, 2005


Thank you for keeping the digital streets clean!
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:51 PM on February 20, 2005


.
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 4:59 PM on February 20, 2005


For such a potent and addictive distraction from my schoolwork,
For a great community where I can always find opinions, ideas, answers to my questions and questions to my answers,
For the best of the best of the web,

Thanks Matt and Jessamyn.
posted by mai at 5:01 PM on February 20, 2005


Kissy Kiss Kiss and much love to both of you, our benevolent hero and shero in the sky....
posted by pomegranate at 5:18 PM on February 20, 2005


Best place on the internets. Thanks!
posted by Wolof at 5:47 PM on February 20, 2005


:::: hugs metafilter ::::
posted by Quadroonian at 6:12 PM on February 20, 2005


.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:14 PM on February 20, 2005


Thank you.
posted by Tarrama at 6:17 PM on February 20, 2005


Air kisses to my peeps! Bless you, dahlings, and may your cell-phone addressbooks nevar be haxxied!
posted by mwhybark at 6:25 PM on February 20, 2005


*makes proper and heartfelt signs of devotion, presents burnt offering to matt and jess*
posted by flashboy at 6:29 PM on February 20, 2005


::respect knuckles::
posted by drezdn at 6:29 PM on February 20, 2005


MetaThanks!
posted by scody at 6:39 PM on February 20, 2005


Shanks you two!
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:44 PM on February 20, 2005


I'd also like to thank Matt's wife for putting up with all night coding and the various other demands of this site.
posted by Jim Jones at 6:58 PM on February 20, 2005


Here here mai!

It's been a bit disheartening to see all the bickering and bitching at MeTa of late, and I think some of it is because people don't understand how hard it is to be an admin, especially to such a big, diverse website. I salute you, Matt and Jess, and say keep up the good work! Stick to your guns and don't let the whiners get you down.
posted by somethingotherthan at 7:07 PM on February 20, 2005


Seriously, thanks Spaghetti.

I don't know why Matt (and esp. Jessamyn) are catching so much shit for this. They're doing a wonderful job. I'm glad to have Jessamyn's presence as a moderator. Granted, I'm a high user number, but have lurked since 2001. You folks are kicking ass. Thanks for not pulling the plug (which would be easy to do with the sheer amount of bitching)!
posted by Bear at 7:19 PM on February 20, 2005


A thankless job done incredibly well... so, uh... Thanks!
posted by letitrain at 7:26 PM on February 20, 2005


Add mine to the thanks. You guys ROCK.
posted by fingers_of_fire at 7:28 PM on February 20, 2005


Thank you Matt and Jessamyn.
Nil desperandum carborundum.
posted by adamvasco at 7:28 PM on February 20, 2005


Coo, this thread is a n00b-fest.

I agree though. Days ago I was going to stomp off in a huff over the Mods Gone Wild! antics, but then when the crash crashed out, good ol' funny Matt of the old days came back, the censordelica stopped and I'm all happy again.

I think this is the best place to show your gratitude for MeFi, though.
posted by bonaldi at 7:37 PM on February 20, 2005


I would post a little dot if I knew what it meant, but I am just a lowly newbie & would probably screw it up; so instead:

Yay mathowie! Yay jessamyn! Yay MetaFilter!!!
posted by S.C. at 7:40 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks.
posted by sad_otter at 8:01 PM on February 20, 2005


Quartermass said: "*gives double thumbs up*
Q: What has two thumbs and loves Metafilter?
*points both thumbs at self*
A: This guy!!"


I recognised so much of myself in that comment, it scared me.

I'd like to second...third...oh hell, seventy-sixth the 'thanks' sentiment. I know it's terribly un133t of me, and a MeFi cabal faux pas. Luckily, neither are terribly important to me.

In addition to bonaldi's link, cash is also accepted.
posted by cosmonik at 8:02 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks to Matt and Jessamyn, and thanks to the community for making this place what it is (good/bad/ugly/prettyontheinside).
posted by tristeza at 8:08 PM on February 20, 2005


Thank you Dear Leader for the swift and rapid deletion of fun and fancy off this site!

This thread is mattsrubation at it's finest...

FREE CRASH
posted by Dreamghost at 8:14 PM on February 20, 2005


I want to walk up the side of the mountain. I want to walk down the other side of the mountain. I want to swim in the river and lie in the sun. I want to try to be nice to everyone.
posted by gwint at 8:30 PM on February 20, 2005


I wuv you.

Seriously, when I starting lurking here a couple of years ago, I realized the net is more than news sites and e-mail. I've been learning so much from metafilter ever since. MWAH!
posted by stray at 8:36 PM on February 20, 2005


Another thank-you, unoriginal but sincere, for running one of the best sites on the web.
posted by Quietgal at 8:41 PM on February 20, 2005


The concern is the loss of the Metafilter "personality". Some of it is the influx of nameless new users. Some of it is the draconian moderation of late. I'm not sure what exactly is different, or why, or how to fix it, but there is something different here. We've lost some good people of late, and clearly something is up. I just hope mathowie acknowledges that and doesn't let this place become generic, faceless, and boring.

::hugs metafilter, mathowie, jessamyn, crash's corpse, and all of you brown-nosing new users::
posted by theatrical matriarch at 8:44 PM on February 20, 2005


Thank you Dear Leader for the swift and rapid deletion of fun and fancy off this site!

This thread is mattsrubation at it's finest...


Oh, for christ's sake, shut it. You get the 17 threads bitching about stuff, we get this. Zip it.
posted by tristeza at 8:45 PM on February 20, 2005


Matt, thanks for manning the trenches the last five years.

Jessamyn, thanks for coming to the fore when the artillery barrage is at its worst.

Metafilter will never be perfect, but it's always remained a strong community, and that's only because of the hard work you guys do. I've seen first-hand the carnage wrought by poor site administration. I don't envy you guys, and even when there's a misstep or two, I know that it's largely what you do that keeps the place from self-destructing.

There are cynics who say otherwise, but I truly believe that keeping your morale high is key to calm, rational, and effective moderation.

You both should be proud of what MetaFilter has become, and remains: one of the most properly praised community sites on the entire web. This is a risky final aside, but I really believe -- and I've been a member of scores of internet communities since the days of bang paths -- it's only surpassed by The WELL. There are smaller communities that are finer in their own way, but none of them has the breadth found here. It's survived the re-lurking of major personalities, and I think it will continue to survive and thrive. Much of that is the unique blend of personalities, wit, knowledge, and even soul, but it would not have come together like this if it were managed differently.
posted by dhartung at 8:52 PM on February 20, 2005


Metafilter will never be perfect, but it's always remained a strong community, and that's only because of the hard work you guys do.

Um, not to downplay Jess, but she's only been modding for a few weeks and is currently on time off. I think it's underplaying Matt's role to be so even-handed, dhartung.
posted by bonaldi at 9:10 PM on February 20, 2005


What dhartung said, as usual.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:11 PM on February 20, 2005


Finally, a thread in which I can say many thanks to our gracious host and his factotum. Mille gracias!
posted by Lynsey at 9:13 PM on February 20, 2005


Hear, hear.
posted by pmurray63 at 9:18 PM on February 20, 2005


I would post a little dot if I knew what it meant, but I am just a lowly newbie & would probably screw it up . . .
posted by S.C. at 7:40 PM PST on February 20 [!]


S.C., I highly recommend that you post a meta thread asking what "." means.


(I sooo need a hobby.)
posted by Jim Jones at 9:33 PM on February 20, 2005


You rock, mathowie & jessamyn.
Deletions and stuff don't rock so much, but you do.
posted by me3dia at 9:42 PM on February 20, 2005


Thanks for running one incredible website...
posted by whatideserve at 10:05 PM on February 20, 2005


kop khun krap!
posted by shoepal at 10:26 PM on February 20, 2005


More support here for matt and jessamyn.

And for reference, I don't think most of us newbies are brown-nosing. We're thanking matt because we actually do, amazingly enough, like the site. That may explain why we all paid $5 to join. I'm sure there are lots of new folks to MeFi who don't like the site, but odds are high that because they don't like the site they haven't joined, so you aren't going to hear too many of their voices here.
posted by Bugbread at 10:31 PM on February 20, 2005


There is no one here that does not like the site. There are people here, and some who were here until recently, that felt they would no longer like the site. You see the difference? #1 has a good bit of my money. This site is not purely about quality mefi links and quality askme answers. It is far more subtle than that. That indescribable quality is what makes this place worthwhile. With the current trajectory, none of us will feel like coming here in time. The bleeding is too much. The essence of mefi must be preserved. That is "our" complaint and concern.
posted by theatrical matriarch at 10:57 PM on February 20, 2005


.
posted by sebas at 10:57 PM on February 20, 2005


.?.!.#.%.&.*.@.".
posted by theatrical matriarch at 11:08 PM on February 20, 2005


There is no one here that does not like the site. There are people here, and some who were here until recently, that felt they would no longer like the site. You see the difference?

I hope that wasn't directed at me, because I'm not disagreeing with you, and most of that doesn't relate to what I wrote anyway. I was just pointing out that the fact that more newbies are saying "Thanks Matt" and not "Fuck you Matt" is not an example of brown-nosing, it's a statistically predictable result of the fact that people who like the site join. Sure, some will join, then come to dislike it, and complain. That's why it's not a 100% proposition. But saying all the newbies are brownnosing because they're thanking Matt is just silly. That's all I was saying.

And, if that wasn't directed at my comment, then, uh, never mind.
posted by Bugbread at 11:24 PM on February 20, 2005


I apologize, but it was. The limit of new users being happy with the radical changes in policy means we are talking about a very new, and very different metafilter.

If you are ok with that, that is one stance. Few of us with a puppet or two below 15,000 feel this is the right thing. Metafilter, without the nonsensical idiots that have been here forever, is not metafilter. That is our position.

Respect your elders.
posted by theatrical matriarch at 11:37 PM on February 20, 2005


Oh, for christ's sake, shut it. You get the 17 threads bitching about stuff, we get this. Zip it.

Is it really nessisary to snap at people like that? I think that you'll find it isn't an effective way to control people.

There's nothing wrong with thanking matt, but attacking everyone who dosn't, or who dosn't do it in "your" thread rather then "their" thread isn't good for the community. The last thing this site needs authoritarian/libertarian moderation-style war.
posted by delmoi at 11:42 PM on February 20, 2005


"Respect your elders."

Did you really just say that? Christ, how embarassing for you.

And thank you, Matt and Jessamyn.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 12:19 AM on February 21, 2005


This thread really isn't necessary.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:36 AM on February 21, 2005


Yep, I did.

EB. I love you. You are a good person.

But, you know exactly what I'm saying.

Mock me why? You know me and my argument?

Don't make me make you an enemy of mine. My robots will take you like you cannot even imagine...
posted by theatrical matriarch at 12:37 AM on February 21, 2005


This thread really isn't necessary.

i dare you to delete it!
posted by quonsar at 2:19 AM on February 21, 2005


quonsar: be nice.

This has been an ok thread overall.

People do generally like mathowie and jessamyn, we simple have concerns. Deleting this thread would be a bit much.

However, on principal, we should make this thread a candidate for closure.
posted by theatrical matriarch at 2:38 AM on February 21, 2005


Thank you. Xie xie.
posted by geekyguy at 2:47 AM on February 21, 2005


We should make this thread a candidate for closure.

Seconded. All in favor, say ay.
posted by Jim Jones at 3:01 AM on February 21, 2005


   ♥ ♥   ♥ ♥
♥      ♥      ♥
♥  MF4MH  ♥
  ♥   &J   ♥
     ♥    ♥
        ♥
posted by NinjaPirate at 4:16 AM on February 21, 2005


Seconded. All in favor, say ay.

Eh?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:30 AM on February 21, 2005


*clink*!

Cheers, Matt & Jess, a rocking thank you. & Yeah it is necessary - positive vibe when it's most needed.
posted by yoga at 4:34 AM on February 21, 2005


.
posted by mek at 4:48 AM on February 21, 2005


I heart Owie and Mynnie.
posted by Succa at 5:37 AM on February 21, 2005


I kidney Succa.
I liver mek.
I pancreas yoga.
posted by theatrical matriarch at 5:58 AM on February 21, 2005


and we all colon you, t.m. — I kidney not.
posted by taz at 6:32 AM on February 21, 2005


I lung for you taz. I lymph node at the very thought of your touch.
posted by theatrical matriarch at 6:42 AM on February 21, 2005


So shall we all have lunch at the Islets of Langerhans?
posted by languagehat at 7:08 AM on February 21, 2005


Ok, but if we can't get a seat in the beta cell section, I think we should walk.
posted by theatrical matriarch at 7:21 AM on February 21, 2005


Sycophants.
posted by trharlan at 8:10 AM on February 21, 2005


Thanks to both of you. Change is good.
posted by bondcliff at 8:12 AM on February 21, 2005


Thanks, most of all, for your perseverance. I would have let the domain lapse years ago.
posted by pardonyou? at 9:45 AM on February 21, 2005


god help you if the ponies ever dry up, though

[hefts pitchfork, torch]

posted by cortex at 10:07 AM on February 21, 2005


Thanks, Matt & Jessamyn.
posted by fandango_matt at 11:15 AM on February 21, 2005


This thread really isn't necessary.

Surely not. Nonetheless, a little balance never hurts and gosh knows there's been enough threads about the Fascist Regime Destroying Metafilter which are pretty painful for many of us. You probably know there's a lot of appreciation for your work, but it makes us feel better to know you know.

So this thread is really all about us...
posted by freebird at 11:27 AM on February 21, 2005


The site is a great source of amusement, intellectual exercise and enrichment for me. I really, really enjoy it and have learned and grown here. Thank you both for sticking with it through all the shitstorms.
posted by scarabic at 12:41 PM on February 21, 2005


Few of us with a puppet or two below 15,000 feel this is the right thing. Metafilter, without the nonsensical idiots that have been here forever, is not metafilter. That is our position.

Nope. I like it. I like change.
posted by meech at 1:44 PM on February 21, 2005


What you do
Still betters what is done. When you speak, sweet,
I'd have you do it ever; when you sing,
I'd have you buy and sell so; so give alms;
Pray so; and, for the ordering your affairs,
To sing them too: when you do dance, I wish you
A wave o' the sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that; move still, still so, and own
No other function: each your doing,
So singular in each particular,
Crowns what you are doing in the present deeds,
That all your acts are queens.
posted by grumblebee at 2:00 PM on February 21, 2005


Did somebody just call us Drama Queens again?
*throws tiara*

Sorry I missed the 'organ recital' above.
This is a place for hearts, not spleens.

Thanks again for the 'Filter.
posted by wendell at 2:40 PM on February 21, 2005


Just because people complain about a thing, does not mean they dislike the people behind it. This post really isn't needed. If people didn't like Matt or Jess, they wouldn't be here supporting the site like they do.
posted by FunkyHelix at 3:36 PM on February 21, 2005


I highly recommend that you post a meta thread asking what "." means.

Oh-ho-ho. I'm a newbie, not retarded. ;)
posted by S.C. at 3:41 PM on February 21, 2005


abcde ?s mat lol

plz turn your webcam back on so i can pretend im licking you
posted by abcde at 4:10 PM on February 21, 2005


?s, I should say.
posted by abcde at 4:12 PM on February 21, 2005


OK, the perennial excuse, "it worked in preview" ;)
posted by abcde at 4:14 PM on February 21, 2005


Nope. I like it.

"I like it" is not an argument. It's an opinion. Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one. Your opinion and the word "Nope," tossed out to 20K-odd people, constitutes a zero-contribution to a discussion - any discussion. You might as well walk in and declare: "I have an asshole! You're wrong!" If you're just noting that you have a user# under 15K and like the iron-fisting, then note DramaMama's use of the word "few," not to be confused with "none."

/spanking
posted by scarabic at 4:18 PM on February 21, 2005


Huh scarabic? Bit grumpy? I wait for your call-outs on:
Oh-ho-ho. I'm a newbie, not retarded. ;)
plz turn your webcam back on so i can pretend im licking you
Sycophants.


Anyways, I was simply pointing out in a brief manner that change was good, after taking offense at theatrical matriarch's diffisive and unsubstantiated generalising. In fact most of us in the 14K took offense at the comment.
posted by meech at 5:00 PM on February 21, 2005


Haha! Well met! I think DramaMama's generalization is actually extensively documented over the past couple of weeks of MeTa, but then, I'm a MeTa whore.

I dunno about the assertion that "change is good," all on its own like that. It seems not only likely to crush a couple of toes, but self-contradictory, to join a community (rather) late, and then declare that change is good. Something about the way it was before led you to join. Why immediately embrace whatever it might become?

Your attitude, however, is one well suited to adapt and survive. Whether change is good or not, it is inevitable. The opposite assertion, that statis is good, is completely unsustainable, eventually.

Sorry for the grumpiness. Unsupported grumpiness is worse than unsupported opinion :)
posted by scarabic at 5:11 PM on February 21, 2005


Nice - no worries. Maybe I'll be a little less brief when required...
posted by meech at 5:21 PM on February 21, 2005


Yes. Thank you!! Development phases are so fun :))

When I put more bucks into my BuckFilter account, I am going to re-en-buck-ificate your asses.

Moo!
posted by By The Grace of God at 7:19 PM on February 21, 2005


P.S. I note that BuckFilter is not registered. That would make a great finance site!
posted by By The Grace of God at 7:21 PM on February 21, 2005


This thread really isn't necessary.

Sometimes, the benefit of the thanking is felt most by the person doing it.
posted by dhartung at 8:12 PM on February 21, 2005


This thread really isn't necessary.

Ha! I was wondering if you were going to delete it, honestly. Imagine the crap-storm then!
posted by delmoi at 10:41 PM on February 21, 2005


Sometimes, the benefit of the thanking is felt most by the person doing it.

Sometimes, yes. But I felt that this thread, especially the "take it somewhere else if you don't like it" disclaimer was almost a passive-aggressive attack at the 'revolutionary' faction, and not really do anything to make things better here.

If it had been phrased a little differently, it would have been a lot better.

Matt has done a great job running this site for years, and I'd like to thank him and offer some advice. The best course of action to make a community site is to remember that actions have effects beyond the most obvious. Deleting a comment does a lot more then simply removing it from the page.
posted by delmoi at 10:57 PM on February 21, 2005


I'd like to thank Mathowie and Jessamyn for fostering controversy - at various times over the years, MetaTalk has, for me, made more amusing reading than the site proper, and their recent actions have really spiced things up.

Genuine thanks also, of course - one's Britishness makes one wary of induction into the OBN.
posted by jack_mo at 9:36 AM on February 22, 2005


Thanks!
posted by unreason at 11:19 AM on February 22, 2005


one cannot help but love mathowie and jessamyn. imagining them together. hanging out. a bit of alcohol. we are there, and we appeal to both in that uncertain, drunken way. mathowie and jess kiss. jess wants you too. jess lure mathowie in. it's ugly, it's erotic, it defies everything you thought was right. mathowie's wife wants in next time. this is not for the metafilter at large...
posted by theatrical matriarch at 11:58 PM on February 22, 2005


Is theatrical gone yet?

*looks around*

Great.
posted by mediareport at 10:43 PM on February 23, 2005


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