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Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.
February 20, 2008 7:06 PM   Subscribe

Can we bump the number of posts on MeTa up to 20 or 30? Please and thanks.
posted by disillusioned to Feature Requests at 7:06 PM (65 comments total)

A day?
posted by tellurian at 7:09 PM on February 20, 2008


I suppose you mean on the front page? It is possible to scroll back, you know?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:11 PM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


I often head over to MeTa, expecting some fresh craziness to entertain me on sleepless nights, only to find nothing new there, or, worst of all, something actually useful. I'm right with you, disillusioned.
posted by Kattullus at 7:14 PM on February 20, 2008


I do not understand this post. That is all.
posted by Justinian at 7:26 PM on February 20, 2008


.... I... see.

*backs away slowly*
posted by kbanas at 7:32 PM on February 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


He means that those of us with only 2 or 3 MeTa posts need to kick it up.
posted by roll truck roll at 7:37 PM on February 20, 2008


Last year, y2karl reminisced about scrolling through the lofi version of the front page, and noted that he had a whole month of posts there. I had only seven days and wanted more, more, but alas, it was not to be. quonsar disabused me of my poor dream.
posted by cgc373 at 7:38 PM on February 20, 2008


Good ol' quonsar.
posted by katillathehun at 7:50 PM on February 20, 2008


Yeah, no, we have it short for a reason. I don't want two-week old drama to keep going and going forever.

Also, the Older link isn't that hard to spot and use.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:53 PM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


*posts MeTa thread*

Have there been 20 now?
posted by Dasein at 8:10 PM on February 20, 2008


I don't want two-week old drama to keep going and going forever.

No one wants to see that.

Four weeks would be about right.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:39 PM on February 20, 2008


Four months is where it really heats up, over in the meetup threads.
posted by carsonb at 8:59 PM on February 20, 2008


Don't get real numbers until it's hit that third week, at least.

But we were talkin' about a meetup again last weekend.
posted by klangklangston at 8:59 PM on February 20, 2008


I'm still formulating my third post, let alone 20 or 30. I appreciate your patience.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:02 PM on February 20, 2008


Fo' real.
posted by Corduroy at 9:12 PM on February 20, 2008


Use an RSS reader and see as many as you want at one time.
posted by achmorrison at 9:24 PM on February 20, 2008


Four months is where it really heats up, over in the meetup threads.
I just went over to the meetup archives to see if there were any shenanigans to join in and was disappointed to find there weren't.
I did notice though that the latest thread to close [Aug 16: Santiago, Chile] has "This thread is over 30 days old, and has been closed for archival purposes." I know this is technically true but shouldn't it be saying '180 days'?
posted by tellurian at 9:28 PM on February 20, 2008


Sorry, I'd post a MeTa but I haven't had any more dreams about Metafilter.
posted by Deathalicious at 9:28 PM on February 20, 2008


Sorry, I'd post a MeTa but I haven't had any more dreams about Metafilter.

Just make one up. It works for tkchrist!

*ducks*

Oh, and... [NOT TKCHRISTIST]
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:44 PM on February 20, 2008


I have a counter offer. Can we please stop having 5 or 8 MeTas per day?
posted by Rhomboid at 10:00 PM on February 20, 2008


Remember the times when everyone was happy with the way things were, and nobody posted to MeTa, not even to say how nice it was to not have any MeTa posts?

Those were the days.
posted by kyleg at 11:34 PM on February 20, 2008


All the good ones get closed early. Metafilter seems to be afraid of confrontation.
posted by jeblis at 11:56 PM on February 20, 2008


Remember the times when everyone was happy with the way things were, and nobody posted to MeTa, not even to say how nice it was to not have any MeTa posts?

No.
posted by grouse at 1:21 AM on February 21, 2008


I don't want two-week old drama to keep going and going forever.

Not that I'm suggesting any changes, but isn't this reason pretty much disemboweled by the "Recent Activity" link, and that a metatalk argument can and does go on forever so long as people keep replying, and it bubbles up in that queue?
posted by Dave Faris at 1:53 AM on February 21, 2008


Bump? No Volleyball terminology. ONLY EQUINE. You set yourself up for failure. Plus, even with this recent spike in posts, it's not that big a deal to just hit the 'older posts' link.
posted by cashman at 5:22 AM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Here's the thing I don't get.

disillusioned posted a vaguely worded MetaTalk thread. The general consensus in the comments was that we had no fucking idea what he was talking about.

And yet... no follow-up. No comment saying, "Oh, sorry, let me explain.."

He's just disappeared into the ether.

What's up with that?
posted by kbanas at 6:34 AM on February 21, 2008


what's the deal with everyone starting sentences with "yeah, no..."?
posted by lohmannn at 6:35 AM on February 21, 2008


My only MeTa post was a joke one about "what's up with all the turkey posts" on thanksgiving. I can make more like that though -

"What's up with all the leprechaun/shamrock posts?"
"What's up with all the egg//bunny/crucifixion posts?"
posted by Mister_A at 6:41 AM on February 21, 2008


lohmann, that makes we want to stab people in the eye with a knitting kneedle. Yeah, no, srsly.
posted by Mister_A at 6:42 AM on February 21, 2008


matt, why can't you code the metatalk titles to be like bumper cars? Then we'd have nice videogame and could bump the titles all around the metalk's homepage.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:55 AM on February 21, 2008


Not that I'm suggesting any changes, but isn't this reason pretty much disemboweled by the "Recent Activity" link, and that a metatalk argument can and does go on forever so long as people keep replying, and it bubbles up in that queue?

Half-disembowels it. Anybody who has commented in the thread and who uses Recent Activity is, yeah, autolongboated in; but for folks who missed it the first time, the window of opportunity for becoming a Fresh Voice of Drama is a lot lower with a short index than a long one. Probably reduces the number of flareups, at least.

Remember the times when everyone was happy with the way things were, and nobody posted to MeTa, not even to say how nice it was to not have any MeTa posts?

Those were the days.


And then Matt went and screwed it all up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:04 AM on February 21, 2008


The window is smaller, even. A low window is like something from a hobbit hole, I guess?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:04 AM on February 21, 2008


Was this the first meTa callout? It's so... civil.
posted by like_neon at 7:47 AM on February 21, 2008


So, Ehtereal Bligh used to be Engine Beak?
posted by Horken Bazooka at 8:00 AM on February 21, 2008


Heh. I did the same doubletake.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:05 AM on February 21, 2008


Well, the account IS disabled...
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:09 AM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


eponysterical
posted by Eideteker at 8:11 AM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


autolongboated in.

Cool.
posted by bru at 8:14 AM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


I do not understand this post. That is all.

Uhh, that is supposed to be me, justinian.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 8:20 AM on February 21, 2008


jeblis : Metafilter seems to be afraid of confrontation.

*paints self blue*

*grabs battle-axe*

*wades in swinging*

---

*dies*

I think I have to reject your premise.
posted by quin at 9:06 AM on February 21, 2008


Good ol' quonsar.
posted by katillathehun at 10:50 PM on February 20


i kinda miss the rascal.
posted by quonsar at 9:30 AM on February 21, 2008 [15 favorites]


ZOMBIE!
posted by klangklangston at 9:39 AM on February 21, 2008


And so mefi's siren song calls another back to the fold.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:43 AM on February 21, 2008


Oh fuck this shit, I'm outta here.
posted by carsonb at 10:00 AM on February 21, 2008


Countdown to followup "Okay, I'm back." comment begins...now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:03 AM on February 21, 2008


luke, I did notice the mcsweenys post, and was going to delete it, but by the time I saw it, there was already a comment or two, so I let it stand.
posted by mathowie


The last eight years have clearly hardened Matt's soul.
posted by languagehat at 10:14 AM on February 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Even a shitty and preposterous thread like this can have redeeming qualities.
posted by Mister_A at 11:11 AM on February 21, 2008


Even a shitty and preposterous thread like this can have redeeming qualities.

Really, there's something redeeming in here to counterbalance the return of quonsar?
posted by dersins at 12:24 PM on February 21, 2008


I kid, I kid.
posted by dersins at 12:24 PM on February 21, 2008


Metafilter: a Fresh Voice of Drama.
posted by WCityMike at 2:00 PM on February 21, 2008


tellurian: "I did notice though that the latest thread to close [Aug 16: Santiago, Chile] has "This thread is over 30 days old, and has been closed for archival purposes." I know this is technically true but shouldn't it be saying '180 days'?"
Well, in the southern hemisphere at least, 180 is more than 30, so it is, technically, over 30 days old. Now, if it said something like "This thread has been closed for archival purposes as it is over 30 days old", you might have a case.

Oh, come on! You were all thinking it!
posted by dg at 2:02 PM on February 21, 2008


cortex: I find it particularly prophetically funny how in that first MeTa thread, someone envisions the future problem of MeTa: "Well, at least no one else is here, yet."
posted by WCityMike at 2:04 PM on February 21, 2008


These days I must be starving for snark. I only read MetaTalk and view the deleted threads.
posted by Deathalicious at 2:15 PM on February 21, 2008


What's the deal with posts starting with "So ...", as if we're having drinks, in the middle of a conversation, and you're making some sort of a trenchant inference? We're not, damnit! You're starting a topic! Drives me batty. I'm going outside.
posted by metric space at 4:18 PM on February 21, 2008


A much better idea: how about we halve the number of posts in MeTa? Seriously, half of what's posted is craptacularly stupid: someone whinging about having their MeFi post deleted, someone whinging about not liking an AskMe response, someone whinging about how so-and-so was so mean, etcetera.

The grey is not a daycamp for retards, so don't post like one.
posted by five fresh fish at 6:00 PM on February 21, 2008


Mom! Make five fresh fish stop looking at me!

Plus he's hogging the Travel Bingo.
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:04 PM on February 21, 2008


"The grey is not a daycamp for retards, so don't post like one."

Dude, it's clearly sleep-away.
posted by klangklangston at 8:33 PM on February 21, 2008


five fresh fish said stuff about all those whinging kids getting off his grass, and I just have to say that no matter how many times I see the word "whinging", it always looks wrong.

But there has been a really high signal to whine ratio lately. Cowboy up people, sheesh.
posted by dejah420 at 10:36 PM on February 21, 2008


*joins the throng of people waiting for quonsar to come out of the john*
posted by tehloki at 11:58 PM on February 21, 2008


He made a comment on the blue yesterday.
posted by grouse at 12:06 AM on February 22, 2008


no matter how many times I see the word "whinging", it always looks wrong.

But it's so deliciously unnecessary to write it out that way! The silent "g" is sublime, elevating mere snark to snobbery. It's theatre, my man, good theatre!
posted by five fresh fish at 10:18 PM on February 22, 2008


The g isn't silent.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:24 AM on February 23, 2008


Quitcher whinging, cortex. Usage is as usage does, dude.

I pronounce it WHINJ-ing, like "singeing."
posted by cgc373 at 10:08 AM on February 23, 2008


Ooops. Now that I'm not a half-bottle of wine into the evening, I note the "g" actually is not silent. D-oh!
posted by five fresh fish at 1:17 PM on February 23, 2008


Um.

I'm still alive. I was just meaning on the main page. Mathowie got it, and responded in kind.

Cheers, everyone, but I wasn't making some grand exit before disappearing into the ether. I just forget to check MeTa. And when I do, the relevant posts have been pushed down. :-)
posted by disillusioned at 11:20 AM on March 4, 2008


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