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A moment of the silence for the IMG tag
August 29, 2007 1:15 PM   Subscribe

How can I find those hilarious closed/deleted Metafilter threads from the days of the IMG tag? I remember the page taking a few minutes to load because they were full of ridiculous animated GIFs. I'd like to spam my friends with some of those images.
posted by exhilaration to MetaFilter-Related at 1:15 PM (35 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

I don't believe they're deleted, new ones just aren't allowed.
posted by jpburns at 1:24 PM on August 29, 2007


the mushroom thread
posted by breaks the guidelines? at 1:27 PM on August 29, 2007


The Caps Lock Day thread was good.
posted by Malor at 1:28 PM on August 29, 2007


(I even posted one there, and I was one of the people who really hated IMG tags. :) )
posted by Malor at 1:29 PM on August 29, 2007


9622 and 1142.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 1:30 PM on August 29, 2007


a list of “longboats”
posted by breaks the guidelines? at 1:30 PM on August 29, 2007


Though 1142 is so old that most stuff is broken.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 1:31 PM on August 29, 2007


Alternately, you could just click on any random Fark article.
posted by solid-one-love at 1:35 PM on August 29, 2007 [1 favorite]


You could go to overchan and go through all the /gif/ sections listed. A lot them are porn gifs or other NSFW stuff but there are good ones too.
posted by puke & cry at 1:47 PM on August 29, 2007


Macrochan.
posted by brownpau at 2:02 PM on August 29, 2007


there have been annual capslock threads.
posted by quonsar at 2:45 PM on August 29, 2007


Elephants
ROBUST
maintaining a health 24/7 computer
A Declaration of War
Sketchzilla
Ceiling cat
Pretty flowers
posted by Rhomboid at 2:57 PM on August 29, 2007 [2 favorites]


*puts left hand on "HTML for Dummies", raises right hand*
I have not now nor have I ever posted an img...oh wait, there was that Chinese cement factory post to AskMe in my name... never mind.
posted by Cranberry at 3:28 PM on August 29, 2007


Cran!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:50 PM on August 29, 2007


sorry, force of habit.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:50 PM on August 29, 2007


Wow. I remember that Pretty flowers thread. I was just a lurker back in those days.
posted by Sailormom at 4:58 PM on August 29, 2007


awesome. just awesome. i remember the maintaining a health 24/7 computer!!
posted by exhilaration at 8:50 PM on August 29, 2007


When exactly did the IMG tag get banned? Until I saw this thread I was under the impression it had been like, years and years.
posted by Quidam at 12:52 AM on August 30, 2007


Side question - any idea why facetious seems to have every single comment in the mushroom thread favorited?
posted by allkindsoftime at 1:06 AM on August 30, 2007


When exactly did the IMG tag get banned?

If you read the caps lock day thread it happened while that was still going on which is why you see a bunch of blank posts and no images after a certain point.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:19 AM on August 30, 2007


Side question - any idea why facetious seems to have every single comment in the mushroom thread favorited?

That was caused by a combination of software malfunction and the fact that at that time, favorites were still wrongly added via GET instead of POST, since fixed.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:22 AM on August 30, 2007


Thx. Found it hard to believe one would fav over 1k comments.
posted by allkindsoftime at 1:32 AM on August 30, 2007


I was just a lurker back in the IMG tag days, but I remember reading the major threads that turned into image fests (and enjoying them). But, it's probably a good idea that the IMG tag was banned, because it made the threads




load




like




this.




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least





for





my



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computer




it




did.
posted by amyms at 1:45 AM on August 30, 2007


Worth






every






second.
posted by hermitosis at 7:14 AM on August 30, 2007


I want a thread with a slow load
I want a lover with an easy touch
I want a thread that will spend some time
Not come and go in a heated rush
I want a thread that will row the boat
When it comes to meff, I want a slow load

posted by and hosted from Uranus at 7:25 AM on August 30, 2007


Thanks for this post, I had never seen Health Computer.
posted by drezdn at 8:14 AM on August 30, 2007


I don't like having to use my words.
posted by Otis at 8:45 AM on August 30, 2007


Longboaters, are you still out there in the lifeboats, flailing around on the uncharted seas of the internets? Where is nice donkey? Where is graham whatshisname? Are ye still alive, lads and lasses?
posted by Lynsey at 9:03 AM on August 30, 2007


So, this year's INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY (Oct. 22) will also mark the first anniversary of the image tag being turned off on MetaFilter.

Hmm.
posted by yhbc at 9:52 AM on August 30, 2007


Hmm indeed. Cortex, perhaps your people could do lunch with Matt's people sometime before 10//22?

Lynsey: donkey and graham are on the current roster of Team USA Foosball.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 10:23 AM on August 30, 2007


*wipes away tear*

God I loved that 'Declaration of War' thread.
posted by quin at 11:24 AM on August 30, 2007


Lynsey the longboat legend began in the incredibly long thread 9622 which had 2686 comments between June 6, 2005 and July 6, 2005 - automatic closing day. Despite Languagehat's atque et vale comment, the some of the crew met in Boston harbor and were rescued by grapefruitmoon's longboat, and set off on a world tour. We dropped in on goodnewsfortheinsane in Holland, visited Australia, and camped on gramschmidt's patio.
The tour ended on July 8, 2006 when the longboat itself was given a Viking funeral in what might be called postscripts to MetaTalk thread 12049. The crew survives as and hosted from Uranus observed, although grapefruitmoon has been absent this year.
posted by Cranberry at 12:13 PM on August 30, 2007


I have a special place in my heart for Sketchzillacom. I think it might be the only FPP with an image in it. It's certainly the only one with a flashing dot. But mathowie said it was cool, so.
posted by Deathalicious at 1:25 PM on August 30, 2007


If we could get images turned on for ONE thread only... this year's CAPS LOCK DAY EXTRAVAGANZA!! -- I would be eternally grateful. Because what is the hallowed CAPS LOCK DAY without a gazillion silly images? Blasphemy, that's what.
posted by litlnemo at 10:07 PM on August 30, 2007


Wikified.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:08 AM on September 4, 2007


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