Metafilter wins Best Community Weblog 2004
March 14, 2005 1:22 PM   Subscribe

We're number one! So, how are we going to divide up the $20.04?
posted by sfslim (27 comments total)
WhooHoo! *pumps fist*
posted by ColdChef at 1:24 PM on March 14, 2005

Stiff competition.
posted by jonson at 1:28 PM on March 14, 2005

I would like my .08 cents in cash, please.
posted by sourwookie at 1:34 PM on March 14, 2005

Jeez. I want the 5 minutes of my life back it took to scroll thru that crappy web page. Coming soon to a weblog near you...Kottke ties his shoelace.
posted by i_cola at 1:37 PM on March 14, 2005

Yes, we were good in 2004. We apparently suck in 2005, though. (Slashdot? Best "community" weblog? I guess it's a community. Demented and sad, but a community).
posted by pardonyou? at 1:45 PM on March 14, 2005

So, uh, what did we do with the $20.04?
posted by grateful at 1:50 PM on March 14, 2005

Whoops. And there I went and wet my pants for nothing....

Sorry for the false alert everyone.
posted by sfslim at 1:53 PM on March 14, 2005

posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:13 PM on March 14, 2005

Damn, I didn't win again?
posted by fixedgear at 2:16 PM on March 14, 2005

So, uh, what did we do with the $20.04?
Purchase sfslim an Extra Large Stack of Pancakes.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:35 PM on March 14, 2005

posted by quonsar at 2:42 PM on March 14, 2005


Talk about a slippery slope of nominees.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 3:01 PM on March 14, 2005

What do you mean by "we", white man?
posted by I EAT TAPES at 3:47 PM on March 14, 2005

posted by Quartermass at 4:25 PM on March 14, 2005

Boing Boing
Greek Tragedy

Eventually no site will qualify for a nomination without excessive use of "boobies" and "fuck."

I'm more interested in the rise of commercial blogs in the Bloggies -- this year dominated by Gawker Media and Weblogs Inc.
posted by NickDouglas at 4:41 PM on March 14, 2005

If indeed this post isn't just a facetious romp, perhaps someone can explain why anyone should give a shit about the Bloggies? Even as a joke, it falls flat; too much of an "aren't we a cool crowd of hipsters?" vibe all around.

I'm all for self-congratulatory circle jerks and all, but still ...

Besides, when did frickin' /. become a blog?
posted by Ayn Marx at 4:58 PM on March 14, 2005

HAHAHA fark is teh lost!
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 6:20 PM on March 14, 2005

Hey, Dooce swept up this year. She rocks.
posted by graventy at 8:18 PM on March 14, 2005

posted by Scoo at 8:32 PM on March 14, 2005

Motherfuckering sellouts.
posted by dong_resin at 8:46 PM on March 14, 2005

Blogrolling beats Technorati and Blogdex. Movable Type beats TypePad in best app category while does not even appear. The usual suspects appear over and over again. Honestly? I don't think I could be less interested in where MetaFilter finished, now. As for individual weblogs, awarding the best is like awarding the best leaf in a forest. It's so much effort to find new ones, people look at the ones they found last year, and the year before that, and the year before that -- when it wasn't the best leaf in the forest but the best leaf that blew over the fence from next door's back yard.

That weblogs are now in the hands of the masses is a good thing but I've long since lost interest in keeping a personal weblog. I'd much rather contribute to communities and/or collective wholes, be they small group weblogs, MetaFilter-like community blogs, links, wikipedia articles or Flickr photographs. It feels much more rewarding and much less like mental masturbation.

I think the tide is moving towards community. I see less and less value in umpteen individual blogs -- except perhaps those written about specific subjects by people that really know their stuff. To me it's like public transport versus people riding round in SUVs: one's good for the community, one pollutes it. In the case of weblogs it's noise instead of gases, though.
posted by nthdegx at 3:15 AM on March 15, 2005

Community? I thought it was about the links.

How can anyone call a group of people mostly being assholes to each other, a community, anyway? The award-winners left here long ago. Or were banned.

Next good link saves my soul.
posted by breezeway at 7:21 AM on March 15, 2005


I had no idea Whedonesque was that popular. Wow.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 7:43 AM on March 15, 2005

I say we use the 20.04 to buy a large amount of sticky substances and smear them on enemy blogs keyboards, making us the dominant blog once more.

Or we could just use it to pay the bills, but that would be boring.
posted by Suparnova at 7:17 PM on March 15, 2005

Or we could use it to distribute condoms to enemy blogs that say "You will never ever need this"
posted by Suparnova at 7:19 PM on March 15, 2005

I had no idea Whedonesque was that popular. Wow.

Well Joss Whedon himself reads and comments there so...
posted by feelinglistless at 2:30 PM on March 17, 2005

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