Are you down? Are you sure? Are you really sure? January 26, 2009 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Pony Request: Comments on the status blog.
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 10:45 AM (26 comments total)

3 Days without a MetaTalk post? THIS WILL NOT DO!
posted by blue_beetle at 10:47 AM on January 26, 2009 [2 favorites]


That's not going to happen.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:49 AM on January 26, 2009


My thought: Bad idea.

The point of status.metafilter.org is a place of last resort for MeFi info. Making it more complex means it's more likely not to work.

Furthermore, what do you think would have happened if everyone who normally uses MeFi/AskMeFi/MeTa all jumped on to Status and started posting comments?
posted by eriko at 10:49 AM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


...because pb ain't busy enough as it is?
posted by gman at 10:56 AM on January 26, 2009


Would you rather have Matt and pb fixing the site or answering questions from 20,000 members asking why the site's not fixed?
posted by ardgedee at 10:57 AM on January 26, 2009


what do you think would have happened if everyone who normally uses MeFi/AskMeFi/MeTa all jumped on to Status and started posting comments?

- Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
- Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes!
- The dead rising from the grave!
- Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
posted by dersins at 10:57 AM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


I agree, but at least, cab we gave some linkage from the status page to whatever Meta sites are working? And thanks for getting things back to speed so quickly! However, I'd prefer Talk to any other subsite any day.
posted by dawson at 11:01 AM on January 26, 2009


caN
posted by dawson at 11:02 AM on January 26, 2009


Would you rather have Matt and pb fixing the site or answering questions from 20,000 members asking why the site's not fixed?

I'd rather they built a big, blue spaceship and carry us all to Europa and attempt a landing there.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:02 AM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


and REALLY, THANKS FOR THE EXCELLENT EFFORT. (he yelled) This is like a shot of coffee after 3 days in Baidoa.
posted by dawson at 11:06 AM on January 26, 2009


Next time the site is down you can all come over to my place and I'll make you some cocoa. Please bring your snowshoes.

I dare you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:11 AM on January 26, 2009 [3 favorites]


I'd rather they built a big, blue spaceship and carry us all to Europa and attempt a landing there.

Thus solving the 'MeFi is overcrowded' problem
posted by chrisamiller at 11:17 AM on January 26, 2009


I'll make you some cocoa

Just cocoa?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:21 AM on January 26, 2009


Cocoa? Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

note: I don't know what I mean by that.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:44 AM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


*I* was hoping for blueberry muffins.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:50 AM on January 26, 2009


At the very least, when the site goes down again I could have a plate of beans emailed to me to keep me occupied.
posted by DU at 11:53 AM on January 26, 2009


Never satiated.
posted by gman at 11:54 AM on January 26, 2009


Whenever Metafilter goes down I just yell insults into a glass jar and then close it up then slam the jar into my face until it shatters
posted by Damn That Television at 12:31 PM on January 26, 2009 [5 favorites]


You can always do what I do and write on the white space on your screen with crayon. That's a lot of fun.
posted by jbickers at 12:51 PM on January 26, 2009


dersins:
"- Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!"

It's in Revelations, people!
posted by subbes at 1:20 PM on January 26, 2009


Yeah, the status blog is currently doing just about everything it's meant to do. There are a few different sloughs (metachat, irc, ritualistic twitter posts, etc) for excess mefi-specific energy already in the rare event of genuine downtime.

And aside from that the status blog gets so little use that there's no real incentive for making it a destination. Yay, we get to filter out a few tens of thousand blogspam comments between every-three-months updates? Nah.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:23 PM on January 26, 2009


TWITTER USAGE: DOWN 100%
posted by boo_radley at 1:43 PM on January 26, 2009


I would like to piggyback my pony here.

The page saying "MetaFilter is having a massage" should have an embedded midi of "The Girl from Ipanema". I am not joking, it really should. This is easy to implement and will add a lot to those times when the site is down in the future.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:28 PM on January 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


I want to second Meatbomb's suggestion, then third my seconding of same.
posted by odinsdream at 6:23 AM on January 27, 2009


Bizarrely, I would really like that feature request also.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:36 AM on January 27, 2009


The killer thing would be to get a whole bunch of elevator-music-type tunes up in random rotation, so each time you hit the massage notice it'd be a little something different.

And so people would start hammering on that massage notice and the page would go down under the load.

Cue massage notice II, which would play black metal at high volumes.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:55 AM on January 27, 2009


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