Blue meta make head spin March 5, 2008 1:47 PM   Subscribe

screenshot So, this page is a little odd...

Not that I mind a blue MetaTalk with a tag party going on, but maybe the URL could use a little work.

It's kinda cool in a strange way. Here's a screenshot for posterity.
posted by disclaimer to Bugs at 1:47 PM (38 comments total)

Also, apologies for the typo'd "screenshot" there, heh. Malformed, I am posting so.
posted by disclaimer at 1:48 PM on March 5, 2008


Huh -- clearly there's some page there that isn't using the same template as everything else. You mean AskMe, right? It's AskMe content with a MeTa header and MeFi blue.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:50 PM on March 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


heh, fixed. we should probably redirect people from www.ask.metafilter.com to plain old ask.metafilter.com.
posted by pb (staff) at 1:52 PM on March 5, 2008


It started happening to me then I realized that it only happens with the "www." infront of the ask.metafilter.com
posted by JohnnyGunn at 1:56 PM on March 5, 2008


Prob'ly terrorists.
posted by blue_beetle at 2:07 PM on March 5, 2008


Thousands of people add tags every day. WHAT IF ONE OF THEM SEEMS ODD?
posted by katillathehun at 2:13 PM on March 5, 2008 [9 favorites]


MetaFilter: A blue MetaTalk with a tag party going on.
posted by nasreddin at 2:18 PM on March 5, 2008


You know what I blame this on the downfall of?
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:24 PM on March 5, 2008


This is what happens when MeTa throws a tantrum and holds its breath.
posted by dg at 2:25 PM on March 5, 2008


I blame this on the downfall of arranging everything by color.
posted by not_on_display at 2:36 PM on March 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Right on, pb. Right on.
posted by spiderskull at 2:37 PM on March 5, 2008


There's a glitch in the Matrix.
posted by brain_drain at 2:38 PM on March 5, 2008


This wouldn't happen if AskMe had a white background.

Just sayin'.
posted by scabrous at 2:43 PM on March 5, 2008


*sigh* I got scolded recently for using the plain template instead of the classic. I just love colour TOO MUCH to be distracted from THE WORDS by all the luscious COLOUR.

Was I shouting? I was, wasn't I? I'm so sorry.
posted by maudlin at 2:56 PM on March 5, 2008


I got scolded recently for using the plain template instead of the classic.

Who scolds people over their choice of stylesheet? The entire site has a clean white background to me.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:07 PM on March 5, 2008


I dunno.............HITLER?
posted by wafaa at 3:07 PM on March 5, 2008


Oh, it was playful scolding. Not a big deal. It wasn't as if I'd been caught using IE.
posted by maudlin at 3:19 PM on March 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Report all brown pages!
posted by Artw at 3:45 PM on March 5, 2008


I can't wait for the day I make a post to the fuchsia.
posted by danb at 3:57 PM on March 5, 2008


The entire site has a clean white background to me.

Say word sister, say word.
posted by Divine_Wino at 4:08 PM on March 5, 2008


Plain Theme Pride!
posted by sveskemus at 4:13 PM on March 5, 2008


Pie Theme! Who's with me?
posted by blue_beetle at 4:34 PM on March 5, 2008


"You know what I blame this on the downfall of?"

Gaydolf Titler?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:38 PM on March 5, 2008


Man, my original account on metachat was "Gaydolf Shitler". I'd forgotten about that.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:46 PM on March 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


cortex, you saw the daily show bit to which crash is referring?
posted by misterbrandt at 6:27 PM on March 5, 2008


Who scolds people over their choice of stylesheet?

Oh, you know.. People.
posted by Chuckles at 7:37 PM on March 5, 2008


cortex, you saw the daily show bit to which crash is referring?

Oscars bit, actually.
posted by puke & cry at 7:51 PM on March 5, 2008


OMG YOU FOUND THE NEGATIVE LEVELS ON METAFILTER!
posted by Pastabagel at 8:14 PM on March 5, 2008


*tries various combinations of real URLs in attempt to unlock secret mod*
posted by Tehanu at 8:33 PM on March 5, 2008


Who scolds people over their choice of stylesheet? The entire site has a clean white background to me.

Don't blame us for being colorblind.
posted by jmd82 at 8:41 PM on March 5, 2008


You know what I blame this on the downfall of?
posted by cortex at 5:24 PM on March 5 [+] [!]


This sentence took me a full minute to understand. I'm not sure if it's due to the energy drink smelling vaguely like gasoline that's supposed to sustain me long enough to finish my essay, or if cortex's syntax really was messed up. Hope me.
posted by Phire at 9:51 PM on March 5, 2008


Speaking of redirection, there are some images from back in the days when images were allowed that Matt posted (most notably the Syzzzyrup one, which I eventually tracked down) which were at http://metafilter.com/junk/xxxx.xxx which now directs to http://junk.metafilter.com/xxxx.xxx, but, of course, the files just ain't there.

Pretty minor, but I noticed it while searching for the pancakes image a while back, and didn't think it was worth starting a thread over.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:53 PM on March 5, 2008


stavrosthewonderchicken: "Speaking of redirection, there are some images from back in the days when images were allowed that Matt posted (most notably the Syzzzyrup one, which I eventually tracked down) which were at http://metafilter.com/junk/xxxx.xxx which now directs to http://junk.metafilter.com/xxxx.xxx, but, of course, the files just ain't there."

Internet Archive to the rescue, and then some! Not only have they cached a lot of these old, no-longer-available images, but they've also snagged some copies of old server statistics (available on those first few pages of search results).

DID YOU KNOW? In the merry month of May 2002, precisely 19 people were referred to MetaFilter whilst searching Google for "sunny+lolitas". It's true!
posted by Rhaomi at 1:04 AM on March 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I did eventually find the image using the Wayback machine, I just thought I'd let pb know in case he wants to fix it. Pretty minor, I know. And come to think of it, I may have gotten the current vs. old URLs wrong, but you know what I mean, I hope.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:26 AM on March 6, 2008


Phire: "You know what I blame this on the downfall of?
posted by cortex at 5:24 PM on March 5 [+] [!]


This sentence took me a full minute to understand.
"

It's the preposition at the end, isn't it. I've been chiding cortex about that and his stylesheets for years.
posted by Plutor at 3:39 AM on March 6, 2008


I can't use the plain stylesheet. I require color to let me know what level of attention I have to pay to the coherence of my comments:

Green: Write clearly and on topic

Blue: Try to be on topic. Well... don't try too hard... Ok, at least, try not to constantly call everyone "pig-fuckers".

Grey: Everyone is a pig-fucker, let them know this. All the time.
posted by quin at 7:36 AM on March 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


The 'downfall' line is straight up jacked from Springfield publican Moe Szyslak, for the record. And it may be the very best single line in the long history of show that already probably holds the career gold for volume of intentional linguistic tweaks. It's just such a wonderfully perverse displacement-by-mistaken-preposition. I love it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:46 AM on March 6, 2008


I'm glad jessamyn, at least, understands the importance of a professional MeFi background.
posted by scrump at 2:51 PM on March 6, 2008


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