hi July 25, 2007 12:48 PM   Subscribe

mefi weirdness. I can't seem to comment on the blue. The site shows me as logged in, but every time I hit post on a comment (within the past 5 minutes. it's been fine till now) I get sent to a login screen. And if I login, and then try to post again, I go back to the login screen again. Opera 9.10 on OSX. Is this happening to anyone else? Posting on the gray is fine.
posted by shmegegge to Bugs at 12:48 PM (48 comments total)

me too!
posted by nasreddin at 12:54 PM on July 25, 2007


Huh. I just got email from someone else seeing this too. Firing up Mattsignal now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:57 PM on July 25, 2007


can you try deleting cookies completely then login and try to comment again?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:58 PM on July 25, 2007


Do you have an artistic rendering of the Mattsignal? That would be awesome.
posted by davejay at 12:59 PM on July 25, 2007


This must be why nobody has commented on my awesome FPP.
posted by dersins at 1:00 PM on July 25, 2007


pb reports some behind-the-scenes featurewerken action that's related to this. Stand by! And try clearing your cookies, yeah.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:01 PM on July 25, 2007


This thread is useless without pictures of the Mattsignal.
posted by Cranberry at 1:02 PM on July 25, 2007


Same here, I was just about to post this. I'm using FF 2 on Win XP. The first time it happened, my preferences also got reset (or at least the plain theme went away). I tried logging out and in and got the same thing. Possibly related to this?
posted by whir at 1:03 PM on July 25, 2007


might as well show the cortsignal and jessignal too.
posted by Cranberry at 1:03 PM on July 25, 2007


I've got the same problem, too.
posted by Prospero at 1:06 PM on July 25, 2007


Fwiw it's worth, I am using the same software as whir, but I can access all the metasites
posted by Cranberry at 1:06 PM on July 25, 2007


Do you have an artistic rendering of the Mattsignal? That would be awesome.

You know, I believe we do...

Aha... !
posted by the other side at 1:07 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


heh, mathowie, cortex and I are all in Oregon - land of the connected.
posted by Cranberry at 1:07 PM on July 25, 2007


I always figured matt would have a signal.
Not cortex, tho. Cortex would have some area, some place where he'd be able to reduce inflamed tempers of mefites. I guess you'd call that the corte-zone.
posted by boo_radley at 1:08 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cleared all of my *.metafilter.* cookies, logged back in, and I'm still seeing the same thing. It happens on the "recent activity" page as well. The green and gray look like they're working fine, though. (I can comment in the blue but not post a new post.)
posted by whir at 1:08 PM on July 25, 2007


"Recent Activity" is also screwed up; it keeps taking me to a log-in page (even when I'm already logged in). Then if I do log in from there again, it takes me to the main MeFi page and "Recent Activity" still takes me to a log-in page.

(I'm on Firefox 2, Win XP as well.)
posted by occhiblu at 1:09 PM on July 25, 2007


WHAT.
THE.
FUCK.
MATT?
posted by mattbucher at 1:14 PM on July 25, 2007


Do you have an artistic rendering of the Mattsignal? That would be awesome.
posted by davejay


Dammit, I already did the 'Hat Signal, it's someone else's turn.
posted by The Deej at 1:17 PM on July 25, 2007


And this is me trying to comment...
posted by quin at 1:20 PM on July 25, 2007


we'll roll back the changes in about 30 minutes. Sorry about this.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:20 PM on July 25, 2007


Ok, that is fucking weird. I can't comment on the blue or get into My Comments, New Post, Preferences, or anything that requires me to be logged in.

But I can make comments on MeTa.

There is probably some kind of joke to be made here.
posted by quin at 1:22 PM on July 25, 2007


[damn lack of preview]

Thanks pb.
posted by quin at 1:23 PM on July 25, 2007


There is probably some kind of joke to be made here.
posted by quin


It's not a bug, it's a pre-ban feature.
posted by The Deej at 1:25 PM on July 25, 2007


Y'all are just being funnelled into the grey-- in a moment we will light it up like a Wicker Man. MetaFilter runs on souls. Sorry, they sent me to let you know.

*chants, dances*
posted by hermitosis at 1:32 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMN METAFILTER!
posted by Stan Chin at 1:34 PM on July 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


I noticed this and honestly first thought it might be due to inactivity. I didn't read the site for over an hour. For the first time ever.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:39 PM on July 25, 2007


Okay now its not funny because it happened to me. I was about to say something awesome too. Your loss bitches!

*Initiate 30 minute mini-flame-out*
posted by ND¢ at 1:40 PM on July 25, 2007


My god, we've got to impeach Bush.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:41 PM on July 25, 2007


OMG can't post
posted by ikkyu2 at 1:44 PM on July 25, 2007


Should be back to normal now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:49 PM on July 25, 2007


it works
thx
posted by nasreddin at 1:52 PM on July 25, 2007


Should be back to normal now.

::catiously touches hurt feelings::

Nope, still tender.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:53 PM on July 25, 2007


Normal is overrated. Bring on the chaos!
posted by maudlin at 2:00 PM on July 25, 2007


Okay the world is safe for awesomeocracy again because I got to post about Harry Potter in the trueconfessions FPP. End mini-flame-out . . . now.
posted by ND¢ at 2:01 PM on July 25, 2007


Did someone call?.... Goddammit, I told you not to play with that Hatsignal! Somewhere a prescriptivist is taunting a small child, scarring him for life, and I'm here wasting time with this shit!
posted by languagehat at 2:10 PM on July 25, 2007 [3 favorites]


What happened, anyway?

Generally my feeling would be not to go live for 50,000 customers until i'm pretty sure that I haven't totally disabled the site's major function, so it must have been something unexpected?
posted by ikkyu2 at 2:16 PM on July 25, 2007


heh, yeah ikkyu2 it was totally unexpected. What we thought was a small security change turned out to be a problem.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:30 PM on July 25, 2007


KILLING ME WON'T BRING BACK YOUR GOD DAMN METAFILTER!

*Cocks Nerf gun and put it to Stan Chin's head*

No, but it's a start.
posted by quin at 2:32 PM on July 25, 2007


EVERYTHING WORKS AGAIN! YOU MAY ALL GO BACK TO YOUR HOMES! NOTHING TO SEE HERE!
posted by shmegegge at 2:51 PM on July 25, 2007


1...2...3...6...5.... crash!
posted by blue_beetle at 3:00 PM on July 25, 2007


Generally my feeling would be not to go live for 50,000 customers until i'm pretty sure that I haven't totally disabled the site's major function...

...but that would undermine 7 years of precedent. whee!
posted by quonsar at 4:03 PM on July 25, 2007


"1...2...3...6...5.... crash!"

What?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:36 PM on July 25, 2007


heh, yeah ikkyu2 it was totally unexpected. What we thought was a small security change turned out to be a problem.

Nobody expects the bannish imposition!!!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:43 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


You can't see me, quin, but I've got my supersoaker pointed directly at your crotch. Go ahead and shoot Stan. See what happens.
posted by carsonb at 4:51 PM on July 25, 2007


On a traffic light green means go and yellow means yield, but on a MetaFilter it's totally different. Gray means go, blue means no posting for now, and red means what fucking new feature of MeFi is that?
posted by ORthey at 5:10 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


mr_crash_davis: what?

Sorry, I was being obscure, how about "1...2...365... crash"? You see, I was suggesting that MeFi was having problems due to some hosting issues in SanFranci.... oh, nevermind.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:12 PM on July 25, 2007


Do you have an artistic rendering of the Mattsignal? That would be awesome.

You know, I believe we do...

Aha... !


Holy shit -- that's my badly-made quickie image, from my 10-year-old ISP account. I haven't used that ISP since at least 1998. I can't believe the image is still there (and I have no idea how it got there, to be honest).
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:26 PM on July 25, 2007


Not that anyone really cares, but just FYI there is no Meatsignal as such. I work on a much simpler system:

You just call out my name and you know wherever I am
I'll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you got to do is call
and I'll be there, yes I will, you've got a friend.


That, or make any sort of reference to your penis size.

posted by Meatbomb at 6:02 AM on July 26, 2007


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