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Viewer Mail time! For tomorrow's podcast, we're gonna take questions from members and answer them during the show. Call +1 (503) 487-0014 and record your question. We'll answer and play back the best questions we get for the next podcast.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 6:58 PM (84 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Who will be answering questions? Just mathowie and jessamyn?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:12 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Why don't you call that one in, TPS.
posted by Poolio at 7:16 PM on August 16, 2007


This voice mail was deleted for the following reason: two minutes of heavy breathing is not an appropriate podcast question
posted by brain_drain at 7:17 PM on August 16, 2007 [9 favorites]


Is that your question?
posted by mss at 7:17 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Or for that matter is that mine?
posted by mss at 7:18 PM on August 16, 2007


Or that? uh oh I see where this goes.
posted by mss at 7:18 PM on August 16, 2007


Good idea!
posted by yhbc at 7:23 PM on August 16, 2007


What about users who want to ask a question who live outside the US?

I'd call in and ask but, well... you know.
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:28 PM on August 16, 2007


Anyone from outside the US who wants to ask a question can e-mail it to me and I will call it in. Please include how to pronounce your username in the e-mail.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:29 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


FYI, when you call, it's Matt answering the phone (so you can hear just what he sounds like when he only has a rudimentary script to go by), and says that he and jessamyn will be answering the questions picked.

TPS, I'd like to know what color underwear you're wearing. Do I email you, or call it in directly?
posted by yhbc at 7:32 PM on August 16, 2007


Oh come on, yhbc- you already know how much money I make*. Isn't that enough?

*yhbc helped me do my taxes once.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:34 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mine are plaid, if that's any consolation, commish.
posted by jonmc at 7:35 PM on August 16, 2007


Are there any guidelines regarding what constitutes good touching vs. bad touching?
posted by Poolio at 7:37 PM on August 16, 2007


Generally, if a machete is involved, it's bad touching.
posted by jonmc at 7:38 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


My question is for stavrosthewonderchicken (pronounced 'throatwarblermangrove'). My question is: how did you get to be so totally awesome?


What?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:41 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'd be very interested in hearing what Mathowie and/or Jessamyn think about this.
posted by Poolio at 7:45 PM on August 16, 2007


I'm unlikely to call this in, but I'd like to know where Matt sees himself and the site in five years.
posted by anotherpanacea at 8:02 PM on August 16, 2007


if you're out of the country, you could probably use Skypeout for mere pennies a call (it's what 10 cents US a minute?)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:08 PM on August 16, 2007


My question, why does the podcast link up above, not work (locks my computer up) when opened?
Note: I have been off this site and the internet for 1 and half years.
posted by thomcatspike at 8:22 PM on August 16, 2007


Note: I have been off this site and the internet for 1 and half years.

The internets was pluralized while you were gone.
posted by Poolio at 8:26 PM on August 16, 2007 [2 favorites]


The phone number goes straight to voicemail and doesn't ring even once, right? This Canadian is terrified of being rude and waking people up in the middle of the night.
posted by maudlin at 8:29 PM on August 16, 2007


It's currently only 8:30 pm in the 503 area code, maudlin.
posted by Poolio at 8:31 PM on August 16, 2007


It's voicemail, maudlin.
posted by yhbc at 8:35 PM on August 16, 2007


Oooh, reader interaction-- when will we get our first podcast flame-out?
posted by empath at 8:36 PM on August 16, 2007


Pancake my last comment, the link worked. I wasn't patient enough opening the link.
posted by thomcatspike at 8:46 PM on August 16, 2007


Thanks, yhbc. And Poolio, I'm not entirely sure I want to ask the question that just popped into my head. I'll be thinking it over for another few hours.
posted by maudlin at 8:48 PM on August 16, 2007


Holy shit, it's thomcatspike! Howdy, par-den-er!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:52 PM on August 16, 2007


And Poolio, I'm not entirely sure I want to ask the question that just popped into my head. I'll be thinking it over for another few hours.

Don't overthink it ;)
posted by Poolio at 8:53 PM on August 16, 2007


My question, why does the podcast link up above, not work (locks my computer up) when opened?

Hey thomcatspike! You don't know me, but I've missed you at MeFi. I even did a bad impression of you once to tell everyone that you were the Mefite I missed most. Glad you're back. Anyway, my best guess at your question is that you probably need to upgrade your version of the Flash player. The podcasts are all included on that page linked at the top, each in its own little flash media player. Feel free to email if you have any other questions.
posted by carsonb at 9:05 PM on August 16, 2007


Hey guys, first time-long time here. Just wanted to get your thoughts on the proposed cortex for asavage trade in the works. Thanks. *Click*

What?
posted by jourman2 at 9:05 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


On behalf of everyone who was not thrown into a state of shock by your re-appearance (and those who were), welcome back to MeFi, thomcatspike!!! I had a forced hiatus from the web and the 'Filter in '02 for less than half the time you've been away, so I can relate. The place may look the same, but some things have changed so step carefully and be nice to cortex, he's become quite power-mad 'round here.
posted by wendell at 9:07 PM on August 16, 2007


Pancake my last comment, the link worked.

<sheepish>
Oops, missed that.
</sheepish>
posted by carsonb at 9:11 PM on August 16, 2007


Question: Why did you kill thomcatspike and where did you hide the body?!?
posted by item at 9:27 PM on August 16, 2007


On preview: never mind..
posted by item at 9:27 PM on August 16, 2007


They don't have MeFi in prison.
posted by smackfu at 9:29 PM on August 16, 2007


So you've been?
posted by item at 9:31 PM on August 16, 2007


I nominate this thread for an official thomcatspike welcoming derail.

Can I get a second?
posted by cgc373 at 9:31 PM on August 16, 2007


jonmc : Generally, if a machete is involved, it's bad touching.

I never heard the hookers, vagrants, or hobos complain.

Of course, to be fair, they really weren't necessarily able to...
posted by quin at 9:38 PM on August 16, 2007


My question was "Can I dial internationally from the work 'phone".

Turns out, the answer is 'no'.
posted by pompomtom at 9:40 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Is you're refrigerator running? (That was so fun.)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 10:13 PM on August 16, 2007


So you've been?

He asked him knowingly...
posted by Poolio at 10:33 PM on August 16, 2007


I'll have some pointed questions on the subject of Prince Albert and canning practices tomorrow.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:39 PM on August 16, 2007


Good to see you around these parts again, thomcatspike.
posted by enn at 10:43 PM on August 16, 2007


What if lurkers call and ask a question posing as a random member? How will you know they're not members? Where is the verification? Goddamn this is getting out of hand already.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 10:45 PM on August 16, 2007


If anyone calls pretending to be jonson and wants to talk about giving me a gold star, that's totally not me. But I'll take it, seeing as you've gone to the trouble of making one and all...
posted by jonson at 10:52 PM on August 16, 2007




*looks in Directory, finds the number listed is cortex's*
*laughs at mathowie's and jessamyn's joke*
posted by Cranberry at 11:03 PM on August 16, 2007


*THOMCATSPIKE* W00t!
posted by Lynsey at 11:08 PM on August 16, 2007


Parts 3 and 6 being "...and why?" I always forget something in damn voicemail.
posted by carsonb at 11:18 PM on August 16, 2007


Viewer Mail time!

What is the proper way to address your website-based podcast audience? Viewer? Listener? Asshat?
posted by carsonb at 11:24 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


I have no voice, yet I must scream questions about Metafilter.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:32 PM on August 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


Howdy, par-den-er!
welcome back to MeFi

Hello All & thanks!

I even did a bad impression of you once to tell everyone that you were the Mefite I missed most.
Oh! You poor sole (sic), hope you were not treated like a heel for the impression.
Really, you made me blush;)... thanks!
posted by thomcatspike at 11:44 PM on August 16, 2007


503 is International calling code for El Salvador.
OK jefe que quiero saber es quien tiene las cameras y que tipo de crepes tenemos por la proxima reunion. Estoy un poco asqueado con los cubos de pitos. vale.
posted by adamvasco at 11:49 PM on August 16, 2007


Sorry about that, I added a big fat +1 which I think is America because WE'RE NUMBER ONE WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Seriously though, we've already got a couple dozen of them and they're awesome. It'll be like an "interview starring everyone" show compared to other mefi podcasts. I can't wait to put it all together tomorrow.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:05 AM on August 17, 2007


stavros! No asking questions here! You stole my best one!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:30 AM on August 17, 2007


I added a big fat +1 which I think is America because WE'RE NUMBER ONE WOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Canada is also number 1, woo.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:32 AM on August 17, 2007


stavros: I guess Texas and Michigan also number 1, but we don't separate all of the states out from AMERICA
posted by dismas at 12:35 AM on August 17, 2007


Ooof, you got me right in my CanadaGland, that secret extra canuck organ, the one that generates IMPOTENT BACON-FUELED RAGE and also excessive politeness and a tendency to haphazardly dipthongize our vowels. Thank you, sir. May I have another?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:39 AM on August 17, 2007 [3 favorites]


Ooh, it'll be great to hear users' voices.
posted by paduasoy at 12:55 AM on August 17, 2007


How many of these dozen questions begin with "long time listener, first time caller"?
posted by soundofsuburbia at 1:05 AM on August 17, 2007


Dear Admins, do you like pancakes? I like pancakes.
posted by terrapin at 4:10 AM on August 17, 2007


i have a grumbling bee. in my cummerbund.
posted by quonsar at 4:17 AM on August 17, 2007


All you Metatalk folk have been called "nerd" quite a lot in your lives, right?
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:24 AM on August 17, 2007


Not in a serious voice, no, not since I killed my first man.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:48 AM on August 17, 2007


I never joke about nerds on the internets. It's death.
posted by cgc373 at 4:56 AM on August 17, 2007


Can I get a second?

Absolutely: Welcome back, tcs!
posted by languagehat at 5:49 AM on August 17, 2007


"interview starring everyone"
I didn't call. Does that mean I am no-one?
posted by nowonmai at 6:22 AM on August 17, 2007


You're in the back seat laying down
The windows wrap around
To sound of the travel and the engine
All you hear is time stand still in travel
And feel such peace and absolute
The stillness still that doesn't end
But slowly drifts into sleep
The stars are the greatest thing you've ever seen
And they're there for you
For you alone you are the everything

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:24 AM on August 17, 2007


TCS! Welcome back, dude!

Note: I have been off this site and the internet for 1 and half years.

*awestruck*
posted by pardonyou? at 6:36 AM on August 17, 2007


Which is to say: no.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:36 AM on August 17, 2007


Ah, fuck.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:36 AM on August 17, 2007


Sorry, stwc. I waited 10 minutes before posting, which is the recognized follow-up buffer waiting period. Your fault you took 12.
posted by pardonyou? at 6:51 AM on August 17, 2007


I'm totally calling to find out why my comment/post/cookie recipe was deleted.
posted by drezdn at 6:58 AM on August 17, 2007


answer them during the show. Call +1 (503) 487-0014 and record your question.


dont phone - it's a number of a sex line where you can hear somebody doing unmentionable things with pancakes -

i've been on it for 5 hours and i can tell you it's some of the most disgusting pancake related filth i've ever heard.

posted by sgt.serenity at 8:24 AM on August 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


What's going to happen to this number after this week... can it become a new segment on the podcast with the weekly phone flameout?
posted by ALongDecember at 9:31 AM on August 17, 2007


I would love a podcast of nothing but Mefites reading their favorite snarky comments written by other Mefites.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:47 AM on August 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


A sort of Navel Gaze-tte?
posted by Cranberry at 12:19 PM on August 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


I would love a podcast of nothing but Mefites reading their favorite snarky comments written by other Mefites.

So a meta-meta podcast? Only if we can also have flameouts sung aloud, set to music (and yes, I'm volunteering.)
posted by davejay at 1:06 PM on August 17, 2007


yay - excellent to see you again, thomcatspike - don't abandon us like that again, you were missed!
posted by madamjujujive at 1:14 PM on August 17, 2007


We've traced the call, it's coming from inside the house!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:16 PM on August 17, 2007


Can you do a thomcatspike interview?
posted by ODiV at 1:52 PM on August 17, 2007


I wish I'd see this before the podcast were posted.
posted by Eideteker at 6:11 PM on August 17, 2007


Thanks again everyone, here are the results
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:20 PM on August 17, 2007


Also, Eideteker, we'll do more of these so feel free to call and leave a question anytime in the next week or so.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:21 PM on August 17, 2007


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