was it THAT bland? April 9, 2008 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Hey dudes, any reason why the automat revival thread was archived?

jus... you know.... asking
posted by [son] QUAALUDE to Etiquette/Policy at 11:58 AM (51 comments total)

Archived? It's still there on the front page and there's no indication it was ever deleted.
posted by maudlin at 12:00 PM on April 9, 2008


That thread seems fine to me. Is the text box not showing for you?
posted by lekvar at 12:00 PM on April 9, 2008


correct! No txt box, AND it says: "This thread has been archived"

STRANGE must be ghosts
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 12:08 PM on April 9, 2008


I also see no evidence of archival.

Perhaps the subconscious part of your brain is using latent telekinetic powers to cause the semiconductors in your computer's memory unit to spontaneously change into a state where the HTML rendered on your monitor shows the thread in the way you describe, due to some primal need deep inside your brain structure for threads about technological food delivery systems to be prematurely archived.

Also, you might want to try clearing your cookies and turning off GreaseMonkey.
posted by burnmp3s at 12:15 PM on April 9, 2008


Do you mean this very old archived post?
posted by Artw at 12:16 PM on April 9, 2008


*gaslights sQ like crazy*
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:18 PM on April 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


clearly, you've been banned.
except you are posting in meta.
therefore, i would assume its a bad cookie.
delete all metafilter cookies and log back in.
posted by quonsar at 12:26 PM on April 9, 2008


No, that's a new feature. Banned people can still post in MetaTalk in case they have any questions about why they were banned.
posted by roll truck roll at 12:40 PM on April 9, 2008


Pony request: can users who use the word "dude" be banned?
posted by KokuRyu at 12:45 PM on April 9, 2008


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments




















Yes, I made that joke.
posted by Plutor at 12:50 PM on April 9, 2008 [3 favorites]


"Dude" is a great word and you should be proud to be referred to as such.
posted by mullacc at 12:57 PM on April 9, 2008


*gaslights sQ like crazy*

I am delighted to see other people use "gaslight" as a verb. :D
posted by Pope Guilty at 1:36 PM on April 9, 2008


Pony request: can users who use the word "dude" be banned?

Probably not while the mods are still using it.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 1:53 PM on April 9, 2008


Dude, seriously.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:10 PM on April 9, 2008


KokuRyu : Pony request: can users who use the word "dude" be banned?

[CUE FLASHING LIGHTS & KLAXON]

Pee-Wee: Woa-oh! KokuRyu just used the Secret Word kids, you know what that means?

Kids: BAN HAMMER! YAY!
posted by quin at 2:17 PM on April 9, 2008


Dude, GWAR fell on your car.
posted by Tehanu at 2:25 PM on April 9, 2008


Dude, no.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:25 PM on April 9, 2008


Being born and raised in the valley and starting nearly every comment Dude, I felt the urge to go off on KokuRyu.

Then I saw his profile and realized he translates "Unbeatable Bansuke." How fucking cool is that?
posted by eyeballkid at 2:29 PM on April 9, 2008


There are so many mistakes in the previous comment that I just don't want to bother with a correction. Let's just assume you know what I mean, dude.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:31 PM on April 9, 2008


EPIC WIN!
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 2:50 PM on April 9, 2008


EPIC WIN!

Dude, how high are you right now?
posted by dersins at 3:39 PM on April 9, 2008


What the hell are you talking about, eyeballkicks?
posted by slogger at 4:00 PM on April 9, 2008


I see banned people.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:54 PM on April 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


Dude.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:07 PM on April 9, 2008


* abides *
posted by yhbc at 6:44 PM on April 9, 2008


KokuRyu writes "Pony request: can users who use the word 'dude' be banned?"

No way, Dude is like one of the few words that when used repeatedly can solely comprise a complete conversation.

Dude?
Dude!
Dude.
Dude.
Dude.
posted by Mitheral at 8:32 PM on April 9, 2008


Dupe?
Dupe!
Dupe.
Dupe.
Dupe.
posted by Sailormom at 9:29 PM on April 9, 2008


Durer?
Durer!
Durer.
Durer.
Durer.
posted by !Jim at 10:38 PM on April 9, 2008


Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo?
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo!
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
posted by dersins at 11:42 PM on April 9, 2008


Chicken!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:44 PM on April 9, 2008


Chicken? I nearly killed 'en!
posted by dersins at 11:48 PM on April 9, 2008


Oh, man. This thread loads so amazingly quickly.
posted by dersins at 11:50 PM on April 9, 2008


Rectum? Damned near tore 'em off.
posted by Jofus at 12:13 AM on April 10, 2008


You're Thor? I'm tho thore I can hardly pith.

(siss boom bah)
posted by h00py at 1:51 AM on April 10, 2008


Oh, man. This thread loads so amazingly quickly.

Doesn't it though? And (dersins and a few other loyalists will understand me) the first news story I saw after 8:30 this morning was this. How's that for a smile from the universe at large?
posted by languagehat at 6:31 AM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


first news story I saw after 8:30 this morning was this.

I'd like to think that we helped eat all of the ice cream on those sticks.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:35 AM on April 10, 2008


Well, I for one am glad we had this little conversation...
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 6:36 AM on April 10, 2008


I think Matt should add "longboat companion" to the checklist for contacts.
posted by languagehat at 7:23 AM on April 10, 2008


Badly injured as a child in a gas explosion that killed the rest of his family, he has loaded his ship with cuddly toys and plans to reach London and visit children in hospitals.

This is awesome. The guy is like the King of the Anti-Vikings.
posted by Tehanu at 7:25 AM on April 10, 2008


How's that for a smile from the universe at large?

Was there ever any doubt who'd get the last comment?
posted by danOstuporStar at 8:22 AM on April 10, 2008


Not really. Especially considering his timezone advantage over us left coasters...
posted by dersins at 10:31 AM on April 10, 2008


I slept right through the alarm this morning, waking with a start, refreshed, about forty five minutes later. I had within me a deep sense of peace, tinged though it was by sadness.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:33 AM on April 10, 2008


Did my taxes today. Turns out my casualty loss (stupid car accident, uninsured motorist) wasn't quite big enough to beat the personal deduction. Bastards.
posted by anotherpanacea at 10:57 AM on April 10, 2008


Especially considering his timezone advantage over us left coasters...

Hey now! It took a lot more than a timezone advantage. It took getting up betimes (as Pepys would say) and getting breakfast down me and coffee made before thread closure, and then—with just the one tab, mind you, none of your effete "twelve tabs at once" tricks—hitting "Post Comment" at exactly the right moment. It's sort of like making a catch right at the wall; sure, it looks easy when you do it right, but you go out there and try it and see how you like the concussion. Thread closure is serious business.
posted by languagehat at 12:13 PM on April 10, 2008


Fair enough. I stand corrected.
posted by dersins at 12:20 PM on April 10, 2008


I'm making a useless gesture!
posted by Dizzy at 5:32 PM on April 10, 2008


I'm really good at killing threads!
posted by h00py at 7:56 AM on April 14, 2008


Lies!
posted by dersins at 9:55 AM on April 14, 2008


I'm not going to pay a lot for this muffler!
posted by Dizzy at 7:02 AM on April 15, 2008


Thread closure is serious business.

What?
posted by timeistight at 7:29 AM on April 15, 2008


I was going to compose an acrostic, but they were all terrible so I thought I'd just write my apology here. That's usually enough.
posted by h00py at 6:34 AM on April 18, 2008


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