AnonyMathowie? December 11, 2006 9:14 PM   Subscribe

Don't do it, mathowie!
posted by c:\awesome to MetaFilter-Related at 9:14 PM (49 comments total)

I demand compensation for each favorited comment.
posted by null terminated at 9:16 PM on December 11, 2006


Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by croutonsupafreak at 9:19 PM on December 11, 2006


OH SHI
posted by bob sarabia at 9:19 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


He needs to understand that if he does this, the place will collapse like a house of cards. Potential buyers need to understand that, too.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:20 PM on December 11, 2006


I'll continue to fill up metatalk with meaningless cruft.
posted by null terminated at 9:21 PM on December 11, 2006


[this is scary]
posted by interrobang at 9:21 PM on December 11, 2006


I for one welcome our new corporate *cough* *cough cough*
posted by rleamon at 9:22 PM on December 11, 2006


I hear Rupert is interested.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:23 PM on December 11, 2006


Rupert from Survivor? AWESOME!!!!
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) at 9:26 PM on December 11, 2006


Agent Howie is going to sell Project Metafilter? What will The Agency think of this development?
posted by Effigy2000 at 9:29 PM on December 11, 2006


I bet he's spinning off MetaTalk. It's where the real money is anyway, you sons of motherless goats.
posted by carsonb at 9:30 PM on December 11, 2006


The backwards mirroring stuff was the final straw you fuckers.
posted by freebird at 9:31 PM on December 11, 2006


MetaFilter gets 600 million pageviews per month, so I think we can rest easy.

.. wait a minute, a pageview per month is worth a buck? That makes MeFi worth $600 million. I say sell it and split the proceeds with the users. Maybe split the proceeds weighted by favorites and best answers :)

For this price, I promise we'll all wait until your noncompete expires, and then sign up for your new venture.
posted by ikkyu2 at 9:33 PM on December 11, 2006


Ikkyu, you were looking at the reach chart, not the pageviews chart. Pageviews seem to range between 20 and 40 million per month, which is still a hell of a lot!
posted by jdroth at 9:35 PM on December 11, 2006


Looking at the alexa traffic chart, does anyone know what cause the bump in traffic that occurred late April of this year?
posted by sexymofo at 9:38 PM on December 11, 2006


No way that was written by Matt.
posted by peacay at 9:42 PM on December 11, 2006


...does anyone know what cause the bump in traffic that occurred late April of this year?

you're not the first to wonder. apparently it was all the recent posts involving genitalia.
posted by carsonb at 9:43 PM on December 11, 2006


I'm bettin' mathowie is stubborn enough to keep at it until he finally fixes the downtime issue. He's gonna learn a lot of *nix in the process...
posted by paulsc at 9:48 PM on December 11, 2006


mefi gets about 9 million pages a month and no, I didn't post that.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:51 PM on December 11, 2006


Nah, #1 wouldn't do it, too many of us know where he lives and we'd have plenty of free time after MeFi caved in on itself with a replacement moderator who couldn't show the same restraint and good nature that Matt has shown all these years.

Besides, the new owner would have a really high user number and nobody would show him or her ANY respect! Fookin' noob!
posted by fenriq at 9:53 PM on December 11, 2006


Dear Metafilter: I run a community web site which has lots of regular participants who think they somehow share ownership of the site just because they're willing to visit regularly. And some of them complain constantly about nearly everything I do. I'm fed up with the hassle; I'd have pitched the entire thing a lot time ago except that it's now how I earn my living.

How do I begin to enjoy it again? Is there anything I can do that will cut down on all the bitching without destroying what I've created?

signed, anonyhowie
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 9:56 PM on December 11, 2006


*faints like Cary Grant at the end of Bringing Up Baby*
posted by brundlefly at 9:57 PM on December 11, 2006 [1 favorite]


Google just shut down Google Answers. Why? Because they are about to announce the purchase of AskMetafilter!

too many of us know where he lives


You know where he lives now. But his new chateau in the south of France?
posted by LarryC at 9:59 PM on December 11, 2006


Steven; project much? oh right, you do.
posted by Space Coyote at 10:03 PM on December 11, 2006


Oh the blood that would run in the virtual streets if I were teh mathowie! The users that would be crushed and driven before me, as I rejoiced in the lamentations of their women. And, er, men.

So good thing I'm not, I guess.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:06 PM on December 11, 2006


hahaha. mathowie knows better than to ask metafilter for real advice.
posted by shmegegge at 10:08 PM on December 11, 2006


Ha! I was wondering about that.

I was once part of a teen community that got sold off. Oh the drama. Moderators revolt, new owner locks people out and bans random members, the community moves from one place to the next...it was insane.
posted by divabat at 10:14 PM on December 11, 2006


I bet he's spinning off MetaTalk. It's where the real money is anyway, you sons of motherless goats.

Chuck your mother off the donkey-cart, you oxless bastard-son of a worm-monger!
posted by loquacious at 10:33 PM on December 11, 2006


matt is Lachlan Murdoch, btw.
posted by b1tr0t at 10:49 PM on December 11, 2006


Hello, AskMe? How should I sell you off? Let me count the ways..
... Why no good answers?
posted by lilithim at 11:16 PM on December 11, 2006


jdroth: Pageviews seem to range between 20 and 40 million per month

I was tempted to say you misread the chart, but actually the chart is labeled "Daily Pageviews," and the scale is "per million."

According to this chart, there are therefore 20 per million daily pageviews, but that doesn't make sense. They mean 20 million daily pageviews. I multiply that by 30 to get 600 million pageviews per month.
posted by ikkyu2 at 12:49 AM on December 12, 2006


ok. all right. yeah, it was me. but i've been working so hard to please everyone and i'm fucking fed up with all the fucking bitching and goddamn complaining and fucking jokey comments, especially by assholes like weapons-fucking-grade plutonium. i'm pulling the goddamn plug on this albatross around my neck and heading off to sri lanka or someplace where there's not so much plutonium.
posted by mathowie at 1:05 AM PST on December 11


That's pandemonium mathowie, weapons-fucking-grade PANDEMONIUM
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:04 AM on December 12, 2006


ikkyu2, for some reason, and I know this is unintentional and I am diluting your point, but that sounds hilarious to me.

"I read the chart, and it didn't make sense. So I multiplied it by 30!"

I love math.
posted by blacklite at 1:05 AM on December 12, 2006


(That was almost absolutely brilliant, wgp)
posted by blacklite at 1:06 AM on December 12, 2006


Good job weapons-grade pandemonium. =]
posted by cholly at 1:46 AM on December 12, 2006


I love Wacky space-like and non-printing characters in Unicode. Really, from the bottom of my black, pitted heart. I'm gonna make sure Fiona goes and marries herself a non-breaking space or a left-to-right mark if it's the last thing I do on this damned earth.
posted by mathowie at 2:11 AM PST on December 12 [+] [!]


I, for one, will be ready with the rope should a printed-charachter suitor come-a-courtin' your fine young Fiona.
posted by blasdelf at 3:36 AM on December 12, 2006 [1 favorite]


i thought matt fixed that phony posted-by gimmick.
posted by quonsar at 4:35 AM on December 12, 2006


Maybe it was plastic.com.

the one it's not okay to like.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 4:39 AM on December 12, 2006


He didn't fix it very hard.
posted by cortex at 4:44 AM on December 12, 2006


I'm selling my penis, which gets almost as many view per month.

God damn Craigslist hoaxer.
posted by Astro Zombie at 4:53 AM on December 12, 2006


I'm selling my penis, which gets almost as many view per month.

That view in the singular wasn't a mistake, was it Astro? ;-)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:19 AM on December 12, 2006


I think mathowie must have been asking about selling his other site.
posted by grateful at 7:15 AM on December 12, 2006


He didn't fix it very hard.
yeah, you can no longer get teh perfect shade of grey that you would need to make it actually indistinguishable, but the fakes still look pretty good at first glance so the joke is still available.

posted by mdn at 7:58 AM on December 12, 2006


Pretty convincing fake. The only reason I know it's fake is that the "posted by" line is a bit smaller than it should be.
posted by emelenjr at 8:13 AM on December 12, 2006


I can tell they're fakes because it says 'posted at ...PST' when all timestamps display as CET for me. That and the smaller font.
posted by jacalata at 9:05 AM on December 12, 2006


You can actually "get the perfect shade of grey" (and the right size text) with my ninja HTML skills, including getting a span with class="smallcopy" in there. But mathowie emailed me the last time I did it, so I better hadn't.
posted by matthewr at 10:18 AM on December 12, 2006


mathowie writes " I didn't post that."

Well technically ...

quonsar writes "i thought matt fixed that phony posted-by gimmick."

The posted line is way off.
posted by Mitheral at 12:25 PM on December 12, 2006

ok. all right. yeah, it was me. but i've been working so hard to please everyone and i'm fucking fed up with all the fucking bitching and goddamn complaining and fucking jokey comments, especially by assholes like weapons-fucking-grade plutonium.
GYOFB, sheesh.
posted by scrump at 12:57 PM on December 12, 2006


mathowie, please dont sell your a.whole. I would miss your a.whole so much!
posted by BrodieShadeTree at 2:58 PM on December 12, 2006


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