I wasn't around when the Great Title Wars were fought, but I would have sided with The Man. I enjoy coming up with titles that are cheeky and somewhat obscure. I therefore propose a Best Title contest in May. I'll choose the winner by a proprietary method. The prize is fifty calling cards from MOO with your job title of choice and, optionally, a graphic on the reverse (I'm fond of The Wave Of The Future). Others are welcome to sponsor sub-Title contests such as Most Obscure Allusion,
BestWorst Pun, etc. Let the entitling begin (or continue, as it were, it being the 8th and all).
It was a great month for posts to finish out 2017! Read inside for the month-long winners, final-week winners, category winners, and more! [more inside]
Click within to discover the full glory of the third week of the December Best Post Contest, including best posts of the week, all our first- and second-time posters for the week, and a recap of categories for the month-long contest! This week actually closed on Dec 24, but what with the holidays today is December 24 Observed. [more inside]
Click within to discover the awesomeness of the fantastic second week of the December Best Post Contest, including best posts of the week, all our first- and second-time posters for the week, and a recap of categories for the month-long contest! [more inside]
Click within to discover the full glory of the first week of the December Best Post Contest, including best posts of the week, all our first- and second-time posters for the week, and a recap of categories for the month-long contest! [more inside]
The December Best Post Contest is a GO. Vote with fantastic flags! Rules and categories inside! [more inside]
It's that time of year again and it brings out the best in us. Are we having a December best post bonanza as previously? With all the crap out there in the real world I think we deserve it. [more inside]
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.
The July Best Post Contest is ON. Vote with fantastic flags! Rules and categories inside! [more inside]
In July, we'll be having a best post contest! This will be the first one since I came on staff and I've been hassling the other mods for months, so they finally gave in. Read on for categories and start preparing your posts now! [more inside]
Back in January, on the eve of the Iowa caucuses, I set up an election prediction contest for you fine folks, and got 74 ballots in response. Nearly ten months (and ten million comments) later, the results are in: congratulations to Cash4Lead, for his remarkably far-sighted prediction of the winners of Iowa, New Hampshire, Super Tuesday, the nominations, the House majority, and even Clinton's VP pick! A $50 donation to the charity of your choice is yours. Oodles more analysis of the collective wisdom inside [more inside]
It's been an unbelievably unpredictable primary season this year, and the Iowa caucuses are less than 30 hours away. So why not get ahead of the curve with a TRUMP-SIZED election prediction contest? I'm thinking Iowa (Dem/GOP), New Hampshire (Dem/GOP), Super Tuesday (Dem/GOP), final nominee (Dem/GOP), and general election winner, with ties broken by House/Senate control, Veepstakes speculation, and as much analysis/rationalization/weeping as you feel appropriate. Prize: One (1) $50 ($fifty) donation to the charity of your choice (split equally if necessary), and eternal bragging rights over the ruins of the punditocracy. Deadline is 8:00 PM Eastern time Monday, when the caucuses start. (Feel free to enter after Iowa or New Hampshire vote, but be advised that your prediction for those states will not count!) See inside for entry form. [more inside]
The fourth and final week of the Mefites' Choice contest is closed, and here are the results to warm your first week of 2016. Prize-givers, announce your chosen posts in here too. [more inside]
Week Three of our Mefites' Choice contest saw more fabulous posts and more voters making their voices heard. Come on in to check out the terrific links you may have missed, and hitch up your posting/voting/prize-offering pants for the final week. [more inside]
Our month of democratic prizery continues! Remember to vote early and often, using the fantastic flag. Step right up to see a procession of the week's best posts, borne past your hungering eyes on sumptuous golden cushions. [more inside]
Vote with Fantastic flag, all thru December,
plus various prizes offered by members.
Now we've had one week of posts,
which did Mefites like the mosts? [more inside]
plus various prizes offered by members.
Now we've had one week of posts,
which did Mefites like the mosts? [more inside]
The last few years we've run a Mefites' Choice December best post contest: everybody votes for posts via the Fantastic flag, one overall winner per week, and also community members can offer their own prizes for whatever kind of posts they most want to see. Let's do it again! [more inside]
I'm trying to round up a link I'm pretty sure I saw here. It was a list of sandwich recipes, one per year, going back at least several decades if not more (and inadvertently illustrating some now-obsolete food trends — e.g. english-muffin-based sandwiches were A Thing in the 70s or 80s). My recollection is that the sandwiches on the list were winners of a national contest that was held annually for some time. Googling is finding lots of clickbait-y IF YOUR STATE WAS A SANDWICH WHAT SANDWICH WOULD IT BE? / SEVENTY-TWELVE HIPSTER SANDWICHES YOU MUST EAT BEFORE YOU DIE lists, but not the retro contest-winning sandwich listing I remember. Am I crazy or did this thing really exist?
The big end of the year, end of the double-digits podcast episode was recorded yesterday and runs 1h51m as we chat about all our favorite posts from the previous month, highlight some winners from the mefites choice contest, and reminisce about the holidays. [more inside]
It's week three of the December Best Post contest (reminder: please vote for the posts you like most via the fantastic flag, and if you are so inclined, sign up on the Wiki to contribute a prize!) and I've got the winners for the week. The top post for the week is Rhaomi's comprehensive salute to Stephen Colbert. For the prize, Rhaomi can pick out anything from the Mefi Mall up to $25 from me. [more inside]
It's week two of the December Best Post contest (reminder: please vote for the posts you like mostest via the fantastic flag*, and if you are so inclined, sign up on the Wiki to contribute a prize!) and I'd like to reveal the winners for this week. Coming in at #1 is the exhaustive history of everthing you ever wanted to know about long distance trucking post made by cwest. For his efforts, he gets a transforming flat vase from Eyebrows McGee and I'll personally buy one shirt of the poster's choice from Cotton Bureau. [more inside]
It's that special time of year again (reminder: please vote for the posts you like mostest via the favorites button, and if you are so inclined, sign up on the Wiki to contribute a prize!), and the first week of the Mefite's Choice 2014 best posts extravaganza has come to pass, revealing to us that, with or without salad, Metafilter members love a good chuckle, as demonstrated by storybored's #1 winning post "JokeFilter" (What's the one joke you always tell when someone says "Tell me a joke."). In thanks for the all the hilarity, storybored wins anything from the Mefi Mall from me, up to $25*. [more inside]
The 99th(!!!) podcast was recorded earlier today and runs about 1h45m as we cover November on MeFi, Thanksgiving fun, and other upcoming events. [more inside]
Is there any interest in having another December posting contest (awesome example 1, awesome example 2)? It doesn't need huge prizes, and the community driven prize pool was really cool last time. Also, we're all understanding of the more limited staffing resources for something like this, so perhaps it would create more work than it's worth. But if there are the resources and the interest, I do think it's always been a great community building event and would like to throw it out there for consideration. This place rocks, and December is an awesome time to remind ourselves of what we do best as we wrap up the year. It's like icing on the holiday cake.
Just in time for the weekend, the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest has drawn to a close! We have three great entries, so venture inside and see what MetaFilter hath wrought! [more inside]
I wonder if it's okay to have a contest where I ask people to suggest possible subtitles for a book I'm writing. I would give the winner a prize, like send them some food from a mail-order place or something (haven't thought that part through yet because first I want to know if this is a verboten thing to do or not). If it's okay, would I post this contest on Projects? or where? I didn't contact staff because I thought this would maybe not be a hardwired policy question. Thank you for feedback.
It is the end of February and the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest is coming to a close! [more inside]
GNFTI, you complete MONSTER. How could you. I trusted you. [more inside]
It is February first, which means the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest has begun! [more inside]
Thanks for your patience as we do all the complicated calculations to determine the week's three winners as well as the month's twenty-one(ish) overall category winners. [more inside]
In exactly one month, the Third MetaFilter Interactive Fiction Contest will begin! [more inside]
It's week three of our MeFites Choice contest, where we showcase the best posts according to you, the reader, via the use of fantastic flagged posts. [more inside]
Another week of Mefites' Choice Awards, another bunch of fantastic posts flagged by mefites as, uh, fantastic? Phrasing's a bit clumsy, let's take take that again from the top and see if—what do you mean we're live? We're, ah—yes! Welcome to week two, come inside! [more inside]
Aaand the results are in for the first week of this year's "Mefites-Choose" all-singing, all-dancing Most Fantastic Posts! (Reminder: the contest is going all month, so please keep voting – using the "fantastic post" flag!) [more inside]
December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. We did this last year (see winners). We're doing it again. Weekly prizes! User participation! More! Inside! [more inside]
Episode 76 of the MetaFilter podcast was recorded earlier today, with Jessamyn, Josh, and me going on for about an hour and fifteen minutes, recapping the best things from December on the sites. [more inside]
You may already have won! Click on through to meet the winsome winners of the fourth, last, final and concluding week of the Mefites' Choice Awards. [more inside]
We're on to round two of the MeFites' Choice awards. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
It's time for round one of the MeFites' Choice awards, aka the December 2012 Most Fantasticked Posts, Week 1. Come on inside for winners and prizes! [more inside]
December is the Fantastic Post MeFites Choice Contest run by you, the users. Sign up to offer prizes. Use the fantastic flag to vote for your favorites. [more inside]
Now that Florida has finished counting votes (always a challenge for us), the 2012 presidential election results are 332 electoral votes for Obama and 206 for Romney -- barring faithless electors. The popular vote is 50.6% Obama, 47.9% Romney and 1.5% other. The Nate Silver Medal for Political Prognostication goes to JKevinKing. J. Kevin was one of 15 people to tie for first in the electoral half of the contest with a perfect prediction. He finished third in the popular vote half, ahead of I am the Walrus and UrineSoakedRube who tied for ninth. The $50 Threadless gift certificate and life-size cardboard Joe Biden are on the way to JKevinKing as soon as I send them. Please keep Joe in the lifestyle to which he has become accustomed. [more inside]
The pundits and psychics have already weighed in. Now it's your turn in MetaFilter's (mostly) quadrennial presidential prediction contest. The winner will receive a $50 Threadless gift certificate and a life-size cardboard Joe Biden. To enter, predict the percentage of the vote that President Obama, Mitt Romney and Everybody Else will receive and the number of electoral votes that Obama, Romney and Everybody Else will receive. Entries must be submitted before Dixville Notch, N.H., reports its vote early Tuesday morning. [more inside]
The results of the August Best Post Contest are finally here, in this 1:15 long podcast where we recap our favorites [more inside]
We should have a best comment contest. I don't know how it would be decided exactly, but presumably the mods have come up with some criteria for the best post contest, so perhaps they could be applied to comments.
Episode 70 of the MetaFilter podcast is the first one in a while and runs almost two hours. It was recorded on Monday April 9th. [more inside]
Podcast 68 was recorded earlier today and features a discussion of our favorite posts from last month's Best Post Contest, including all the posts we liked and the final winners. It runs nearly 90min long. [more inside]
So I suggested it in the original contest post and now I am taking the initiative -- let's have a MeFites' Choice Awards segment of the December Best Post contest. [more inside]
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