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June 1, 2005 5:21 AM   Subscribe

Can we please get a MetaChat link added to the MeFi top bars? It might help prevent threads like this one. [Though my hopes in that direction are faint.]
posted by orange swan to Feature Requests at 5:21 AM (36 comments total)

The thread I linked to was C17H19NO3's "Happy birthday to me!" thread. Just for reference purposes in case it gets deleted or something.
posted by orange swan at 6:03 AM on June 1, 2005


Would a link to MetaChat have stopped C17's silly post? No. He's been here a while and knows better. This is a community norm thing, not a need-more-links thing.
posted by Mid at 6:45 AM on June 1, 2005


Oh, there are other reasons to link to it. Like that not everyone (i.e., not all existing members and no newbies) will see that MeTa thread on it and will therefore not know about it.
posted by orange swan at 6:47 AM on June 1, 2005


I don't get it. There are a bunch of MeFi offshoots, including other "chat" sites. They don't get linked in the top bar. Why would this new site get a top bar link?

Also, if 9622 is any guide, chatty sites usually devolve into a small group of "insiders" or "oldbies" or whatever chatting with each other. (Sort of the point, I guess.) Likely not of interest to the bulk of MeFi users.
posted by Mid at 6:54 AM on June 1, 2005


Even better, edit the JRun error page to link to MetaChat. That way, people would find out about the site at least once a day.
posted by blag at 7:47 AM on June 1, 2005


I'm sorry, orange swan, I was just trying to be a smart-ass with the lilboo post (so it is Metafilter related).

Go ahead and delete, Matt (or Jessamyn).
posted by C17H19NO3 at 8:01 AM on June 1, 2005


I just closed it instead of deleting it, hope that's okay. Was MetaChat giving anyone else a MySQL error a few minutes ago?
posted by jessamyn at 8:12 AM on June 1, 2005


Was MetaChat giving anyone else a MySQL error a few minutes ago?

clever! sly and clever! hoho!
posted by quonsar at 8:13 AM on June 1, 2005


Yes, jessamyn; I got it about ten minutes ago.
posted by Doohickie at 8:22 AM on June 1, 2005


MySQL error!

Error establishing a database connection!

1. Are you sure you have typed the correct user/password?
2. Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
3. Are you sure that the database server is running?


so, i guess we can post here while MeCha is down?
posted by quonsar at 8:29 AM on June 1, 2005


*trembles, obsessively wonders if Fark is up*
posted by quonsar at 8:32 AM on June 1, 2005


quonsar! get a hold of yourself, man!
posted by Kellydamnit at 8:36 AM on June 1, 2005


he can't do that in public anymore there's a court order yo
posted by cortex at 8:57 AM on June 1, 2005


...which doesn't prevent him from getting hold of ME!

*trembles, obsessively wonders if quonsar is up*
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:18 AM on June 1, 2005


Is it just me, or does C17H19NO3 kinda remind anyone else of Keyser Soze (the poster, not the plot device)?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:21 AM on June 1, 2005


I thought C17H19NO3 is morphine.
posted by Doohickie at 9:26 AM on June 1, 2005


PST nailed it. Maybe the MeFi Detective agency can verify that this kid is Keyser Soze. The antics and attitude are identical.
posted by dios at 9:28 AM on June 1, 2005


Was MetaChat giving anyone else a MySQL error a few minutes ago?

Yeah, um, that was satire.
posted by dodgygeezer at 9:36 AM on June 1, 2005


Is it just me, or does C17H19NO3 kinda remind anyone else of Keyser Soze (the poster, not the plot device)?

No, that is definitely not me. That user has better posts.

Seriously, though. I understand why I was called out, and I apologize. I am not Keyser Soze. I was not aware of a user Keyser Soze until this thread. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

Please, Matt or Jessamyn, delete my thread.
posted by C17H19NO3 at 10:10 AM on June 1, 2005


That user has better posts.

I was not aware of a user Keyser Soze until this thread.
posted by C17H19NO3 at 10:10 AM PST on June 1


So you don't know him, but he has better posts? Interesting....

Someone should get Heywood Magroot on the case!
posted by dios at 10:13 AM on June 1, 2005


So you don't know him, but he has better posts? Interesting....

It's easy to see what that user had for posts dios. PinkStainlessTail provided a link to KS's userpage for crying out loud.
posted by C17H19NO3 at 10:21 AM on June 1, 2005


Someone protesteth too much...
posted by birdsquared at 10:23 AM on June 1, 2005


Ok, I'll delete the birthday post, as you requested, but I won't be adding a metachat link to metatalk.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:29 AM on June 1, 2005


Someone should get Heywood Magroot on the case! - dios

You made me laugh so hard I sprayed the water I was drinking all over the monitor. Thanks, dios!
posted by raedyn at 10:54 AM on June 1, 2005


I was not aware of metachat until this thread. Nor am I interested. (Lucky you!)
posted by mischief at 11:29 AM on June 1, 2005


I thought that Keyser Soze was Dean Keaton
posted by matteo at 11:41 AM on June 1, 2005


on MeFi I mean, not in the movie
posted by matteo at 11:47 AM on June 1, 2005


I know Dean Keaton. He's fully capable of faking his own death.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:50 PM on June 1, 2005


Even better, edit the JRun error page to link to MetaChat. That way, people would find out about the site at least once a day.

That is actually a great idea. Is it possible?
posted by euphorb at 3:39 PM on June 1, 2005


How about a metachat link (and 9622.net, and monkeyfilter actually) on the etc page?
They could replace the dead links: War/IraqFilter, HealthFilter, metaphilter (moved), conventia.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 6:23 PM on June 1, 2005


Heywood Magroot would be a great name for a Janet Evanovich-style private detective.
posted by mediareport at 6:57 PM on June 1, 2005


I won't be adding a metachat link to metatalk.

Oh, okay. I only asked because you had previously written that you would be happy to do it.
posted by orange swan at 8:43 PM on June 1, 2005


C17H19NO3 : "I am not Keyser Soze."

Uhhuh. Riiiight.

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. "
posted by graventy at 9:18 PM on June 1, 2005


That is actually a great idea. Is it possible?

I had an idea! Woohoo! In your FACE, brain!
posted by blag at 9:54 AM on June 2, 2005


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Thanks for coming. Please hold for further instructions.
posted by nobody at 9:08 AM on June 8, 2005 [1 favorite]


Great. Great. Over here, yes? (yes)
posted by nobody at 2:56 PM on June 27, 2005 [1 favorite]


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