It was a great month for posts! Read inside for the month-long winners, final-week winners, and more. [more inside]
Herein, find weekly awards and recognitions! See categories here.
MeFi's Own™ nasreddin has won the Rossica Young Translators Award for his daring and inventive rendering of a passage from the new Viktor Pelevin novel. An excerpt of his entry starts on page 34 of this PDF.
It's the results from our December Awesome Post Contest! The podcast runs 1 hour, 5 minutes and covers a lot of our favorites. We reveal the grand prize winner and then follow it up with dozens of our favorites, but we never quite figured out the other categories. Don't fret: they are contained within this post. [more inside]
December's Awesome Post Contest is a GO! [more inside]
Metafilter is one of Time's top blogs of 2009.
Hey everybody! MetaFilter is nominated for a 2008 Weblog Award for Best Online Community! The good news is this year FARK is not nominated (2007, 2006) which means right now, we are only losing to a Flickr Group, My Opera and Jennifer Marohasy (who is apparently a one-person community of Climate Change Skeptic(s)). Less than 6000 votes total so far and there are over 80,000 of us. So let's go MetaFighters! Vote Early and Vote Often (once every 24 hours). [more inside]
MeFite John Scalzi is up for best blog by an author at My Friend Amy. Go vote!
I haven't seen anything about this yet, but Metafilter is nominated for a Bloggie this year in the "Best Community Weblog" category.
ArtyPapers.com deems Ask Metafilter the 2006 "Site of the Year" (scroll down): "I dunno what magic concoction goes into cultivating a truly remarkable community but Matt Haughey, creator of several popular community-based sites does and Ask MetaFilter is one of the best."
We're nominated for a "Best Community" weblog award.
Voting starts sometime Dec. 7th.
Voting starts sometime Dec. 7th.
MetaFilter has won a Bloggie for "best group or community weblog". And mathowie must be happy that Kottke won his lifetime achievement award.
Best of MeFi, would it be possible to revive it? Matt pointed out it was too much work to do it daily, and he already puts in way too much time and effort running this place. Perhaps it would be better if it was a weekly or a bi-weekly email, with a volunteer guest editor picking the threads. What do you think?
Matt Haughey : Lucky 7 on Shift's "Top 25 Web Personalities". Via Fark. We're not worthy!
Idea: every week, each user gets to vote for one thread as Thread of the Week. Monday, the winning thread is linked in the sidebar. Occurred to me as I was reading the smoking thread, which I almost missed completely.
I'd just like to point out that blogdex lists MeFi as the Number 4 All-Time Linked site on over 10,000 blogs. The first three are all blog-creation or blog-hosting sites, so I guess that makes MeFi really the #1 community site. but we knew that, didn't we ;-)
I think there should be an annual Mefi Awards, with categories and all that. Best thread. Best member name. Best proposed feature. Worst Proposed Feature. Worst thread, and so on. And I think the first order of business should be to vote on the categories.
Tiffany Shlain, the most self-promotional person I know, announced the 2001 Webby nominees for best community site: Chickclick.com, Craigslist.org, Fray.com, Beliefnet.com, and Kuro5hin.org. Where the crap is MeFi?