Suggestion for a new Metafilter tagline September 17, 2001 2:53 AM   Subscribe

Dear MeFi members and Matt,
I'm only a newbie but what inspired me to register and join in was the beautiful sentence I got under MetaTalk when I first went there: "we're all in this together".
Your other tagline - "The it's OK to hate" - which is childish and funny, is the perfect complement; if not the nicest compliment.
Together they capture the spirit that captivated me and tens of thousands of others.
However, I dare to suggest another line, brought up by the very frequent use, before members' comments, of the phrase"Maybe it's just me".
It is, of course:
"Not Just You".

This would have the obvious advantage of promoting MeFi's essential character - bringing different, disparate people in - while affirming a certain need to be respectful to others. I.e., make contributions worthy of others' attention.
Don't forget that most people read MeFi without joining(like me until now)and this headline would appreciate their silent participation without coercively suggesting they do something about it.
So what do you all think about "Not just you"?
posted by MiguelCardoso to MetaFilter-Related at 2:53 AM (13 comments total)

You missed a few:

more addictive than crack

you're wrong. no you're wrong!

I believe they "rotate" based on some criteria.
posted by DBAPaul at 7:58 AM on September 17, 2001


"weblog as conversation"
posted by DBAPaul at 8:04 AM on September 17, 2001

As well as:
"self-policing since 1999"
posted by DBAPaul at 8:35 AM on September 17, 2001

If you watch the message for long enough it turns into an elf that moons you for about .25 of a second, then quickly turns back to "More Addictive Than Crack". This always seems to happen when I am looking the other way, though.
posted by Kafkaesque at 11:37 AM on September 17, 2001

That's no Elf, man, that's Matt.
posted by Doug at 3:16 PM on September 17, 2001

Mine turns into an elf that is holding a laptop at the Golden Gate bridge like he's delivering a pizza.
posted by norm at 3:18 PM on September 17, 2001

Aw, man. Mine must be busted. The elf is actually delivering a pizza:

posted by jpoulos at 4:53 PM on September 17, 2001

And in my dream logo, Matt is cross-dressing:

posted by pnevares at 5:05 PM on September 17, 2001

mmm pizza.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:12 PM on September 17, 2001

hmm Junipero Serra....Matt Haughey...separated at birth?


btw, both those pix made me giggle something that giggles a lot.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:00 PM on September 17, 2001

...what a handsome guy, like a young karl malden
posted by newnameintown at 9:36 AM on September 18, 2001


A redesign?
posted by Mick at 1:47 PM on September 18, 2001

I don't know about you guys, but are elves usually tall and lanky and geeky in your part of the world?
posted by anildash at 2:18 PM on September 19, 2001

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