Uh oh. August 6, 2007 6:04 AM   Subscribe

I didn't make this comment, but it claims I did. Database corruption?
posted by Malor to Bugs at 6:04 AM (50 comments total)

I remember reading the comment when it was posted, but wasn't me who did it. I believe it was correctly attributed at the time, but I don't remember who the real author was.
posted by Malor at 6:05 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


I just realized this was from 2006, but it's marked recently with two favorites. Maybe I DID make it, but ... I dunno, something seems amiss here.
posted by Malor at 6:06 AM on August 6, 2007


When I look through old posts I occasionally find comments that I purportedly wrote but I have no recollection of writing. That doesn't mean I didn't write them, but it can be a bit shocking sometimes.
posted by grouse at 6:10 AM on August 6, 2007


I'm pretty sure Hotmail is to blame.
posted by jack_mo at 6:12 AM on August 6, 2007 [10 favorites]


I believe it was correctly attributed at the time, but I don't remember who the real author was.

I feel like I'm missing something here.
posted by Tuwa at 6:14 AM on August 6, 2007


I am Malor.
posted by box at 6:17 AM on August 6, 2007


Ok, I posted too quickly, I'm sorry. I should have taken longer to figure this out but I didn't have my coffee yet.

I thought this was attached to this recent thread about partisan politics for kids, which I knew I didn't comment in, and wouldn't have said anything about Daddy going shopping. I guess I did remember the post on some level, but I incorrectly thought I'd just read it yesterday in that thread.

Rather, it's in a tremendously older thread that I had long forgotten. It got a recent favorte, so that popped it to the top of the list and confused me. It had one from way back too, so suddenly there were two favorites on a comment I "didn't make".... I posted before I fully figured it out.

Again, my apologies. I'm a sysadmin and very sensitive to database corruption.

Coffee. I need coffee.
posted by Malor at 6:17 AM on August 6, 2007


I am not making this comment.
posted by blue_beetle at 6:19 AM on August 6, 2007


I am not making this comment.

Of course not, Malor did. I saw him.
posted by languagehat at 6:25 AM on August 6, 2007


I'm pretty sure Alcohol is to blame.
posted by gomichild at 6:29 AM on August 6, 2007


I've had favorites pop up on old comments recently, too, with no apparent reason (sometimes an old thread gets linked by a new one, or something). I wonder if the new /random feature isn't leading people to peruse the archives a bit more actively.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:39 AM on August 6, 2007


If it gets favorited, I don't care if I actually said it or not.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:48 AM on August 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


I have had several old comments be favorited recently. I just assumed that some of my fans are going back through my older stuff because I have sold out and totally gone corporate.
posted by ND¢ at 7:08 AM on August 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


I started this MetaTalk thread but it claims I didn't.
posted by dobbs at 7:10 AM on August 6, 2007


Aaaand scene!
posted by AwkwardPause at 7:14 AM on August 6, 2007


I'm glad to hear there's nothing wrong on my end, and I have to agree that I've had the same feeling before. I'll be searching for something, find an old thread in google results and be astonished to see my name in the comments, with no recollection of ever making it. Memory is funny that way.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:15 AM on August 6, 2007


Don't confess to error, Malor. If you can make this fly, I'll have just the excuse I need for denying some of my earlier aperçus.
posted by Abiezer at 7:17 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


I didn't make this comment, but it claims I did. Database corruption?

Matt's accepting pork barrel projects now?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:21 AM on August 6, 2007


The other day I ...

Oh, no - that was somebody else.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:21 AM on August 6, 2007


My comments become less funny, less intelligent, and more inane when I go back and read them later. I think it must be database corruption.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:48 AM on August 6, 2007


Sounds more like user error to me.
posted by grateful at 7:58 AM on August 6, 2007


Oh, the ol' I-D ten T error. Yeah, that happens a lot. When it happens to me, I blame scotch. Not because I drink scotch all that often, but because I'd like to remember drinking scotch often.
posted by klangklangston at 8:04 AM on August 6, 2007


You are all wrong. It's TERRORISM, of course.
posted by DMan at 8:06 AM on August 6, 2007


Flagged this thread as forgettable.
posted by chlorus at 8:07 AM on August 6, 2007


Ceci n'est pas un commentaire.
posted by Durin's Bane at 8:07 AM on August 6, 2007


I blame Ambien.
posted by shmegegge at 8:24 AM on August 6, 2007


I have a similiar experience: I'll be reading an old thread and come across a comment I agree with exactly. I'll be thinking "I wonder who wrote this they sound like my kind of people." Oh, it's me.
posted by Mitheral at 8:41 AM on August 6, 2007


i'd love to know who the fuck made all those quonsar comments.
posted by quonsar at 8:58 AM on August 6, 2007


I did!
posted by davy at 9:07 AM on August 6, 2007


For the poor man!
posted by davy at 9:07 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


I don't remember this comment.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 9:37 AM on August 6, 2007


I think I'll peruse Malor's old comments and favorite a few.

Booga booga! < /ghostinmachine>
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 9:57 AM on August 6, 2007


Well, I must say, if I have to blow it publicly, at least doing it on Metafilter is highly entertaining. :-)
posted by Malor at 10:03 AM on August 6, 2007


What's this empty bottle doing on the floor?
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:10 AM on August 6, 2007


I don't know. I don't feel drunk.
posted by yeti at 10:28 AM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


PEBKAU, wait... what?
posted by edgeways at 11:04 AM on August 6, 2007


Remember that one time when whatshisname made that one comment about that thing?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:20 AM on August 6, 2007


When I read my old comments, like from a week ago, I just think, I was such an idiot back then!
posted by The Deej at 11:40 AM on August 6, 2007


I just closed this thread.
posted by item at 1:47 PM on August 6, 2007


Your powers are weak.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:18 PM on August 6, 2007


I sense a disturbance in the farce.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:30 PM on August 6, 2007


Do not underestimate the power of the Dork Side!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:43 PM on August 6, 2007


I did not say this, I was not here.
posted by deborah at 6:35 PM on August 6, 2007


I'm not here; this is not happening.
posted by Tuwa at 7:01 PM on August 6, 2007


"that there, that's not me."
posted by Tuwa at 7:02 PM on August 6, 2007


This shit goes off a lot smoother ever since I had those meddling kids killed.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:21 PM on August 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


You have an evil twin. Or a split personality.
posted by Xere at 9:53 PM on August 6, 2007


Malor, was it me who favorited the comment? I go through old threads and favorite way too much just like I usually do.
posted by tehloki at 1:32 AM on August 7, 2007


Never been there. Never done that. Never had to clean up afterwards.
posted by wendell at 4:20 AM on August 7, 2007


I don't suppose it would be possible to change the author of this post to, say, ParisParamus or something? :)
posted by Malor at 7:54 PM on August 7, 2007


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