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December 6, 2012 11:16 AM   Subscribe

members.metafilter.com? Please explain! Is it for more than recent activity?
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 11:16 AM (45 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Nope, just shifting some stuff to a different server because we're doing some back end work. Man you folks are speedy.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:18 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


Yeah, just a little server-side shuffling. members.metafilter.com is a new domain we might use occasionally for members-only features like Recent Activity. That's all we're using it for right now.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:23 AM on December 6, 2012


Can we get jackets? I missed out in the 80s.
posted by OmieWise at 11:24 AM on December 6, 2012 [26 favorites]


Please, that should be "Mefites Only Jackets".
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:24 AM on December 6, 2012 [4 favorites]


Full MetaFilter Jacket
posted by Think_Long at 11:27 AM on December 6, 2012 [27 favorites]


There is no cabal.metafilter.com
posted by ceribus peribus at 11:28 AM on December 6, 2012 [5 favorites]


Oh, that may explain it - for some reason MeFi has been loading everything kind of slow today. I was chalking it up to my own end, but if y'all are doing something as well that may be part of why.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:32 AM on December 6, 2012


Members get beanies
posted by Namlit at 11:33 AM on December 6, 2012


Beanie babies?!!
posted by SassHat at 11:34 AM on December 6, 2012


I so want a Jessamyn Beanie Baby. They'll be collectables!
posted by Deoridhe at 11:36 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


How about Chris Christie fleeces with our user names on them?
posted by nathancaswell at 11:37 AM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't mommy and daddy teach you not to use comic sans?
posted by k5.user at 11:41 AM on December 6, 2012


Recent Activity is the most server-intensive bit of the site, right?
posted by shakespeherian at 11:43 AM on December 6, 2012


Will the 1f2frfbf beanie actually be a small school of beanies? Because: YES!
posted by 1f2frfbf at 11:43 AM on December 6, 2012


Recent Activity is the most server-intensive bit of the site, right?

That sort of depends on how you look at it. Yeah, it's server-intensive per user viewing that page. Search is also no picnic in that department—it's kind of a toss-up.

RSS feeds for threads are server-intensive because they're accessed consistently by bots. So each individual page isn't so bad, but add up all of the activity and it's server-intensive. Calculating Related Posts is also surprisingly process-intensive, but we cache that pretty heavily.

So in conclusion, server intensity is a study in contrasts. Thank you.
posted by pb (staff) at 11:47 AM on December 6, 2012 [22 favorites]


Explain it to me in Star Wars.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:53 AM on December 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


Shutdown all the garbage mashers on the detention level. Do you copy? Shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level!!!!
posted by nathancaswell at 12:02 PM on December 6, 2012 [5 favorites]


Recent Activity is like a rancor, RSS feeds are like ewoks.
posted by kmz at 12:23 PM on December 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


What happened to the extra links in the menu on the mobile version of recent activity? I liked those.
posted by ODiV at 12:29 PM on December 6, 2012


I was hoping members.metafilter would redirect to bucketofcocks.jpg.
posted by subbes at 12:39 PM on December 6, 2012


I restored those extra links, ODiV. Thanks for the heads up.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:44 PM on December 6, 2012


I don't see them yet, but thanks!

(android browser if it matters)
posted by ODiV at 1:09 PM on December 6, 2012


ok, should be there now.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:12 PM on December 6, 2012


Explain it to me in Star Wars.

Can my Rancor safely eat this captive Jedi, or should I have had him frozen in carbonite right away?
posted by jetlagaddict at 1:20 PM on December 6, 2012


I don't understand - isn't Recent Activity members-only by default? How would you have recent activity if you couldn't log in?
posted by desjardins at 1:49 PM on December 6, 2012


Yep, it is members-only. There's no change here. We're just serving Recent Activity from a different domain name so we can use a different server to generate the pages.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:54 PM on December 6, 2012


Any chance this could free up enough resources for this pony?
posted by tonycpsu at 1:56 PM on December 6, 2012


Nope, sorry.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:56 PM on December 6, 2012


Can we get jackets? I missed out in the 80s.

The internet has you covered, OmieWise.
posted by Jahaza at 2:21 PM on December 6, 2012


FYI "remove from activity" no longer seems to be working. Firefox, and yes I have logged out and back in. (that is to say, things i previously removed are still removed, but new things return after removal.)
posted by elizardbits at 3:25 PM on December 6, 2012


Thanks, elizardbits. Fixed that up.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:35 PM on December 6, 2012


Can we get jackets? I missed out in the 80s.

Man, there's lots of things I missed in the '80s.
posted by octobersurprise at 7:17 PM on December 6, 2012


Members get beanies

Members get entire platies of beanies.
posted by benito.strauss at 7:41 PM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I would like beanies on my overthinker.
posted by flabdablet at 7:50 PM on December 6, 2012


Hmm... actually a beanie is an overthinker.
posted by flabdablet at 7:52 PM on December 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


Everything works great when I log in with my Metafilter® GoldPlatinum Plus™ membership. And the jacket fits great. Thanks pb!
posted by slogger at 7:15 AM on December 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm *still* waiting for baseball shirts.
posted by bonehead at 8:59 AM on December 7, 2012


Members get entire platies of beanies.

I know. But "platies" appear to be fish. Better keep things easy to overthink. I was anyway more thinking of something like this.
posted by Namlit at 1:09 PM on December 7, 2012


Can we get jackets? I missed out in the 80s.
posted by OmieWise

You didn't miss much.
posted by double block and bleed at 1:03 AM on December 8, 2012


The inline youtube player isn't working for me from Recent Activity, though it's still working in other places.
posted by stebulus at 11:03 AM on December 9, 2012


thanks stebulus. should be working now.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:24 PM on December 9, 2012


Oooh, does that mean that pb just walked over to stebulus and fixed his inline youtube player, right before Christmas?
coooool
posted by Namlit at 12:27 AM on December 10, 2012


Yes, it's working now.

Best Christmas ever.
posted by stebulus at 7:20 AM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


So what happened here? A day or two ago I noticed the Recent Activity pages timing out and now all the members.metafilter.com links redirect back to www.metafilter.com.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:16 PM on December 13, 2012


We ran this as a trial to work the bugs out. It's something we have in our toolkit when/if we need it, but for now we're back to www all the time.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:37 PM on December 14, 2012


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