Only 6 FPP today, only 10 yesterday. Why? July 17, 2005 11:08 PM   Subscribe

The slowest day for MetaFilter in recent history? Only six FPP today. Ten yesterday. What gives? Summer started?
posted by tomharpel to MetaFilter-Related at 11:08 PM (32 comments total)

The traffic's shifted to MeTa.
posted by Gyan at 11:11 PM on July 17, 2005


It was down for something like ten hours.
posted by interrobang at 11:22 PM on July 17, 2005


JRun...
posted by Vidiot at 11:22 PM on July 17, 2005


Jrun was on the loose earlier.
posted by justgary at 11:22 PM on July 17, 2005


Jinx!
posted by interrobang at 11:23 PM on July 17, 2005


(What they said.)
posted by Vidiot at 11:23 PM on July 17, 2005


Careful: say the name three times, and he's summoned.
posted by ori at 11:31 PM on July 17, 2005


Who? Quonsar?
posted by Pseudonumb at 11:42 PM on July 17, 2005


MetaFilter had the Jruns most of the day.
posted by tweak at 11:44 PM on July 17, 2005


*peers into mirror*

QUONSAR! QUONSAR! QUONSAR!
posted by loquacious at 11:54 PM on July 17, 2005


Server had a nasty case of the JRuns
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 12:00 AM on July 18, 2005


JRun confirms: Metafilter is dying.
posted by Jimbob at 12:27 AM on July 18, 2005


Because there's no more best-of-the-web left?
posted by dodgygeezer at 12:41 AM on July 18, 2005


...yeah, and no offense to delmoi, but that nanny-blog (non)story was everywhere yesterday and for no good reason. I've never seen such a non-story in my life. It's like watching some customer argue with a fast-food cashier or a toll-taker or any other kind of serviceperson over something utterly meaningless, except this particular bitchy customer works for the NYT. Good lord. May my turmoil with the domestics never be heard shrill 'round the world.
posted by scarabic at 1:21 AM on July 18, 2005


Everybody is off reading Harry #&!)* Potter.
posted by Dreama at 2:49 AM on July 18, 2005


was the jrun server dead all that long? I could have sworn I checked in every few hours all weekend and the worst was sunday, when it was probably down between 5-9pm.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:59 AM on July 18, 2005


To tell you the truth, Dreama basically has my reason.

*looks around sheepishly, then Jruns for the hills*
posted by cyphill at 4:20 AM on July 18, 2005


We reached the end of the internet.

[I checked in fairly regularly on Sunday and never saw Jrun.]
posted by OmieWise at 4:20 AM on July 18, 2005


Maybe people just went outside and enjoyed the weekend? And didn't bring the laptop!
posted by octothorpe at 5:48 AM on July 18, 2005


what is this "outside" you speak of?
posted by Marquis at 5:55 AM on July 18, 2005


Is this something I would need a door to understand?
posted by dflemingdotorg at 6:04 AM on July 18, 2005


mathowie writes "was the jrun server dead all that long?"

It was down a lot or was really a slow it seemed on sunday. Have you got a process in place to automatically restart? It seems like the last couple weeks I'll get a JRun and then 5 minutes later it's back up. Or is it just personal vigilance?

Marquis writes "what is this 'outside' you speak of"
You must have seen it; the big blue room with really good resolution.
posted by Mitheral at 6:39 AM on July 18, 2005


two points for proper canonical usage to Mitheral!
posted by mwhybark at 7:46 AM on July 18, 2005


I wanted to post something on the front page the other day but I didn't want to interrupt the stream of "Murlims suxxx" FPP's, so I posted it on metachat instead
posted by matteo at 8:32 AM on July 18, 2005


I'd leave a comment here, but I can't because I went outside in the sun.
posted by warbaby at 8:52 AM on July 18, 2005


I think probably we've found and linked to all the interesting content on the web, and nothing new has happened recently.
posted by Capn at 9:38 AM on July 18, 2005


matteo has a point. i can't get to my computer much of the time because hordes of muslim immigrants have filled up my house. apparently.
posted by andrew cooke at 9:39 AM on July 18, 2005


I have installed windscreen wipers on my monitor to cut through the thick layer of muslim immigrants.
posted by dodgygeezer at 10:13 AM on July 18, 2005


I hear muslin immigrants are very soft.
posted by sciurus at 10:30 AM on July 18, 2005


According to my newly-neocon mother, the U.S. is on the verge of becoming a Muslim state. So I was off obeying the call to prayer. Plus getting my burqa hemmed!
posted by scody at 4:36 PM on July 18, 2005


is that the famous "HAWT FOR QUONSAR" burqa or the other one?
posted by matteo at 4:51 PM on July 18, 2005


I still have this really cool FPP I am going to do about nectarines and their influence on country music, so no. There is still quality stuff out there. I did get a sunburn Sunday though...
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 2:41 PM on July 19, 2005


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