My Project Is Stuck in Limbo January 31, 2009 8:55 PM   Subscribe

Is there something funky going on with the projects?

I announced a project a few days ago, and it hasn't shown up on the projects page. Which by itself wouldn't bother me, but I also didn't get anything saying that my project was being rejected.

Isn't that the way things work?
posted by theichibun to Bugs at 8:55 PM (13 comments total)

Did you pay the project fee?
posted by lee at 9:51 PM on January 31, 2009

I wouldn't be surprised if something were mussed up during the recent mefi outage. You could me-mail one of the moderators to find out what really happened, though.
posted by localhuman at 10:16 PM on January 31, 2009

Projects has been offline since the hack.
posted by dead cousin ted at 10:53 PM on January 31, 2009

A few days ago, like on the 26th? A few hours' worth of posts and comments were lost to the never that day. But hey, look at the bright side: it's not very often you get to double post and self-link at the same time.
posted by carsonb at 10:55 PM on January 31, 2009

Projects has been offline since the hack.


Negative. See: 1, 2, 3
posted by carsonb at 10:57 PM on January 31, 2009

posted by carsonb at 10:59 PM on January 31, 2009

I guess I'd actually have to go there to know what I'm talking about.
posted by dead cousin ted at 11:01 PM on January 31, 2009

Matt mentioned that one in passing, theichibun. The scrouging-for-donations aspect of it was a problem—we generally try to avoid anything like "give me money" on the site, Projects or elsewhere. Matt's the primary Projects ref, though, and he's been in Hawaii on vacation the last couple of weeks, so he may not have had as much time to deal with e.g. auxiliary email followup or whatever than we would otherwise.

I'd suggest dropping him a line for more detail or to discuss re-working the project submission in a non-problematic manner if you'd like.

Projects is, yes, back in action and fully functional as far as I know.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:09 PM on January 31, 2009

I don't normally email when I don't approve something -- usually people email if they're interested.

Like cortex said, we thought the asking for donations was a bit much. If you can cut that part out and resubmit, we would be more likely to approve it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:47 PM on January 31, 2009

There's always something funky going down in the projects.
posted by loquacious at 12:37 AM on February 1, 2009 [1 favorite]

Wait a minute... Matt's In Hawaii, and there is no talk of a meetup?
posted by scottymac at 12:46 AM on February 1, 2009

Of course there is no talk -- Matt is in Hawaii to get away from the Metafilter. His locations and whereabouts are top secret so he can enjoy at least some time away without having to interact with unwashed Mefi masses like you and me.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 1:23 AM on February 1, 2009

Alright, at least I know what's going on now. The rest will be handled through the mail process.
posted by theichibun at 8:04 AM on February 1, 2009

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