Forensic MeFiles October 10, 2008 12:08 PM   Subscribe

"Shortly after 9:55 pm on October 8th, 6 comments went missing. Witnesses say they saw the 6 comments on the unanswered AskMe tab. But inside the question itself, the comments had vanished."

Officials said user alasdefuego was likely to be cleared of any wrongdoing in the case, but refused to rule out his involvement in the missing Dufresne party case.
posted by cashman to Bugs at 12:08 PM (34 comments total)

Looks like we're not checking for deleted status on the comment count on that tab, yeah.

*menaces pb with cat-o-nine*
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:10 PM on October 10, 2008


(The string of comments were spawned by confusion over the pre-edit nature of the question, in which that it was about a short film was totally unclear from the front page.)
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:10 PM on October 10, 2008


Fixed!
posted by pb (staff) at 12:14 PM on October 10, 2008


A little more dramatic?
posted by cashman at 12:16 PM on October 10, 2008


Fixed!!
posted by pb (staff) at 12:18 PM on October 10, 2008 [27 favorites]


Six minutes may be a new pb record. Happy Birthday mathowie!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:18 PM on October 10, 2008


How can anyone eat at a time like this?
posted by SaintCynr at 12:28 PM on October 10, 2008


how is this affecting moderator liquidity?
posted by boo_radley at 12:40 PM on October 10, 2008


Pre-edit, that question was awesome. The entirety of the question was:

A man was having dinner in a big table when he notices the figure of an old lady through the shadows of the room next to where he was eating. Although there were more people with him he was the only one that saw her. When he finished he asks one of the servants if there was an old woman working in the house. He is told that indeed there was a lady with his description but that she had died earlier that day.

So just an open-ended ghost story, no question at all. It was a little bit terrifying. I read it, and half-expected that if I looked behind me, I'd see an old lady there with no eyes, gutterally whispering, "you have now read the Ask.metafilter Post of The Dead."
posted by Greg Nog at 12:40 PM on October 10, 2008 [4 favorites]


...but refused to rule out his involvement in the missing Dufresne party case.

Now that the real problem is fixed, let's address this. I'm convinced that Andy really did kill his wife. What hard evidence did they have that he didn't? (I know, I know, innocent until proven guilty and all that, but that doesn't support my point.) All he had was the delinquent (who needed Andy's help to pass the GRE) testifying (about second-hand knowledge) on Andy's behalf. Shady, if you ask me.

Andy was just another high-intensity, money-hungry, economy- and wife-killing banker.
posted by inigo2 at 1:05 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Happy birthday Matt!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:06 PM on October 10, 2008


Possibly related: on the "my favorites" page, this thread shows 86 comments. But when you click into the thread, it says 83. (Some comments have been deleted.)
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 1:13 PM on October 10, 2008


I guess there's a bunch of places that could be called "my favorites" ... I'm speaking of this page and also the "my favorites" tab on askme.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 1:21 PM on October 10, 2008


I was hoping for a CSI-style scene where the mods wander around with orange safety glasses and UV flashlights looking for the deleted comments amidst the threads of the carpet. 'cause that's two minutes of dialog no one needs to write.
posted by GuyZero at 1:22 PM on October 10, 2008


A little more dramatic?

All right ... (clears throat, thrusts rotten potato into sky at dawn) ... "And God as my witness, I'll never go hungry again!"

Dah dahhh dah dum, dah daaaaaaaah dah dum..."
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 1:23 PM on October 10, 2008


thanks and hosted from Uranus, those pages should have the correct counts now.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:35 PM on October 10, 2008


/ hijack /

On the unanswered page, there's also a question with two answers, one of which was marked "best". (Scroll down to Oct 1.) Since the original poster supplied all the answers, this question kinda falls through the cracks.

/ hijack /
posted by grateful at 1:38 PM on October 10, 2008


GuyZero: Here's one CSI scene. No orange safety glasses though.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:44 PM on October 10, 2008


I'd see an old lady there with no eyes

Young FARKers have been known to gather in darkened bathrooms and chant "bloody cortex! Bloody cortex!" in the mirror.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:44 PM on October 10, 2008


The mystery is how the man got into the table in the first place.
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys at 1:51 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Looking 1/2 fixed, pb. Thanks. I think the "askme tab" is still wrong, unless it's a caching thing or something. The url is http://ask.metafilter.com/home/myfavorites.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 1:54 PM on October 10, 2008


Cool Papa Bell - I always thought it was a carrot. Am I WRONG??? Is my whole life meaningless now? A fucking SPUD???
Jeez!
posted by Nick Verstayne at 2:19 PM on October 10, 2008


It's a turnip.
posted by Addlepated at 2:28 PM on October 10, 2008


grateful, a while back we decided to keep questions on the unanswered page if the only answers were by the original poster. There were several questions a day where the OP was simply adding more information about their question as a comment. This scenario where the OP answers their own question is fairly rare, so I think we'll live with that one in the cracks.

and hosted from Uranus, true, should be set now.
posted by pb (staff) at 2:37 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yep, thanks.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 2:40 PM on October 10, 2008


I found 6 left feet on the beach in music.metafilter.com.
posted by DU at 2:50 PM on October 10, 2008


Since this seems to be the fix-it thread, posts with a repeated tag (example) appear in the tag listing multiple times (example). Also, if a users has more than 50 posts with a tag (example), the next page button goes the page for the tag rather than second page of tags for the user.
posted by Upton O'Good at 3:16 PM on October 10, 2008


thanks, those should be working now.
posted by pb (staff) at 4:21 PM on October 10, 2008


One of the fans on my desktop is making this kind of "tink tink WHIRRR" sound every once in a while.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:43 PM on October 10, 2008


As the actress said to the bishop!
posted by winna at 4:45 PM on October 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


cortexAdmin: "29One of the fans on my desktop is making this kind of "tink tink WHIRRR" sound every once in a while."

Go ahead, blame it on Bush.
posted by Rafaelloello at 5:19 PM on October 10, 2008


Go ahead, blame it on Bush.

The aggressive "China Plan"of modern day U.S. capitalism which has thrived under the last eight years of the Bush administration actually is responsible for the market flood of many shoddily made and/or unsafe consumer products, many of which are marketed for children.

Thanks for the opening, this has been bothering me for some time now.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:45 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


chung chung
posted by louche mustachio at 9:34 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


louche mustachio: "33chung chung"

I love that. Do you have Boom-Boom as in Boom-Boom, dunt, dunt, dunt, dunt-dah? I don't care about the dunt, dunt, dunt, dunt-dah so much but my wife and I love the Boom-Boom. We don't even really watch any of the Boom-Booms any more, but it does come up in conversation and that's how we refer to the show. Remember that time on Boom-boom?
posted by Rafaelloello at 10:45 PM on October 10, 2008


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