I don't want to post as my spouse March 2, 2002 11:21 PM   Subscribe

Hi! I'm MiguelCardoso's wife. My name is Maria João. I use the same computer as my husband does and have just registered under the name Schweppes Girl; using a well-known roundabout way. My username shows up fine on MetaFilter but, when I came to MetaTalk to comment, I find my username is automatically - and annoyingly - changed to MiguelCardoso.

Although I agree with what he says most of the time, I'd like, as do Catch/Holloway and the Acheson couple, to make comments of my own. Why is this? Or should I just order Miguel( ;) to take dictation?
I should add that I don't really mind; but I read MetaFilter and MetaTalk regularly and feel that women are severely under-represented. Does this mean I can be myself on MetaFilter(Schweppes Girl shows up as my login)but must bow to my husband on the perhaps more important MetaTalk? I guess it's just a bug. Am I right? Could it be fixed?
posted by MiguelCardoso to Bugs at 11:21 PM (52 comments total)

in the interim, i would say dictation.
posted by moz at 11:25 PM on March 2, 2002

nice try hincandenza...
Miguel, you've been hacked.
posted by machaus at 11:27 PM on March 2, 2002

No, no, no! I just made a first stupid test-comment on MetaFilter - what a waste of an initiation! - just to show how my username is mine there; but is my husband's here on MetaTalk. Talk about multiple personalities. We are very close but this is ridiculous. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:39 PM on March 2, 2002

oh crap. there are two of them now?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:59 PM on March 2, 2002 [1 favorite]

I think you need to logout and log back in MetaTalk and MetaFilter. if Miguel and you use the same PC.
posted by riffola at 12:03 AM on March 3, 2002

Riffola: It doesn't work. There's definitely a glitch. Mathowie: you should thank me for depriving you of him!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:08 AM on March 3, 2002

Delete your cookies, Maria. Tools-->Internet Options--Delete Cookies, if you're using Internet Explorer.

Mmmm, cookies.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:10 AM on March 3, 2002

::Theme from The Twilight Zone::
posted by y2karl at 12:11 AM on March 3, 2002

oh crap. there are two of them now?

AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I'm crying here...I am. ::wipes river of tears off of keyboard:: Matt, this is why you're the king.
posted by BlueTrain at 12:12 AM on March 3, 2002

::Theme from The Doublemint Commercial::
posted by y2karl at 12:19 AM on March 3, 2002

Thanks, Stavros! It worked! Note my signature. Cool or what? Did anyone say Tonic Water? Miguel told me you were impeccable. Like Matt! And he was right. Now my only fear is - when he wakes up -will he find he's turned into...oh my God... into his wife? Talk about Bunnyfire! This is much worse!
posted by Schweppes Girl at 12:22 AM on March 3, 2002

Hmm I got this error when I clicked logout
An error occurred while evaluating the expression:
weblog.totnewComments NEQ 0
Error near line 107, column 387.
posted by riffola at 12:30 AM on March 3, 2002

That's when I logout and reload MetaTalk's frontpage.
Here's the rest of the error message.
Error resolving parameter WEBLOG.TOTNEWCOMMENTS
The column TOTNEWCOMMENTS is not present in the query named WEBLOG. It is likely that you have misspelled the name of the column.
The error occurred while processing an element with a general identifier of (CFIF), occupying document position (107:360) to (107:393).

HTTP Referrer: http://metatalk.metafilter.com/index.cfm?delcookie=yes
Query String: delcookie=yes
posted by riffola at 12:34 AM on March 3, 2002

Heh. They fell for it.
posted by Catch at 12:35 AM on March 3, 2002

Hi, this is dong_resin's left hand, the one he draws a likeness of Maria Bartiromo on sometimes, like Señor Wences used to?
You get the drift. Just thought I'd check in and say hello.
posted by Hima Otsubusu at 12:39 AM on March 3, 2002

I'm happy now. MetaFilter and MetaTalk no longer seem as restrictive as I thought. ;)
posted by Schweppes Girl at 12:45 AM on March 3, 2002

hey there -- I've had to change user names in MeTa occasionally and basically you just have to logout twice [yes, twice] the second time you get the error but then you can login under a new user name. You don't have to delete your cookies every time. You'll get the hang of it, welcome!
posted by jessamyn at 1:09 AM on March 3, 2002

What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall in their house!

But seriously, welcome to the party, Scheppes Girl.
posted by ashbury at 1:13 AM on March 3, 2002

Miguel is my hero!
posted by evanizer at 1:44 AM on March 3, 2002

Do not tell my husband how to sign up. One of us is more than enough. He is more Texas than I am.
posted by bjgeiger at 6:40 AM on March 3, 2002

*very, very insincerely*

So welcome aboard then, Schweppes Grrrl...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:38 AM on March 3, 2002

::Theme from the Exegetical Turing Test::
posted by y2karl at 8:02 AM on March 3, 2002

An easy way to avoid this in the future would be for each user to use a different browser--and thus separate cookies--when using MeFi. If you have problems, that is.

Oh, and welcome Schweppes Grrl. Your MeFi boot camp beings a 04:30 sharp. :-)
posted by jpoulos at 10:11 AM on March 3, 2002

Here's a different kind of suggestion: Use Netscape 6.2. Both of you can set up separate profiles. When opening Netscape, simply select your profile. Then you won't have to worry about logging in and out of individual sites.
posted by mrbula at 10:14 AM on March 3, 2002

Here's what I'm confused about. When will find time to post Scheweppes Grrl? I just imagine that Miguel eats, drinks and sleeps at the computer right here on this very page.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:24 AM on March 3, 2002

(when will you find the time to post that is)
posted by eyeballkid at 11:25 AM on March 3, 2002

Exactly, Schweppes Girl! Hee hee...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:31 AM on March 3, 2002

Does this bring husband and wife together (so much to talk about all day long, looking over each others shoulder, shared experiences, late night conversations...I wont go on) or does it pull them apart (disagreements, fights over the one terminal, pilfered links, intellectual jealousy). So curious to hear how it all works out. I can just see it ,after a long hard day pounding away at Metafilter - how about one of these dear?
posted by Voyageman at 11:40 AM on March 3, 2002

Voyageman: Apparently, Jacob Schweppe invented carbonated drinks! His tonic water first appeared in 1783. I'd love to have been there on the hot summer's day when Jake looked at his bottle of Gordon's Gin(established 1769)and went "Hmmmm....."
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:51 AM on March 3, 2002

mlang's S.O. here to spell out to Voyageman how it all works. I'm at the computer here and mlang is lying on the bed. I wanted to comment on this thread, saying that I too loved the book Bee Season, by Myla Goldberg. I read my post aloud to him, and he told me that I wouldn't be adding to the discussion with what I said. I then proceeded to this thread, while he was still lying on the bed, pretending to read. As I was getting to your post Voyageman, mlang put his book down and said, "I think that you should post something about Bee Season, just don't go cheerleading."
posted by goneill at 11:56 AM on March 3, 2002

Does this bring husband and wife together (so much to talk about all day long, looking over each others shoulder, shared experiences, late night conversations...I wont go on)

posted by NsJen at 12:28 PM on March 3, 2002

::The Theme From The Honeymooners::
posted by y2karl at 12:50 PM on March 3, 2002

Stop it, y2karl, you're making me horny!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:07 PM on March 3, 2002

evanizer, that's just...wrong.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 2:48 PM on March 3, 2002

Evan is my gay American alter ego. I'm his straight European alter ego. So he may be cooler - but I accept that. We're both cute and that's all that matters. Believe me, obiwanwasabi, it's all been very well thought out. ;)

And now for a completely private joke: that piri-piri I'm holding for you is improving no end. Piquant, non?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:57 PM on March 3, 2002

I want to know if Miguel is really the Portguese Maurice Chevalier.
posted by rodii at 3:37 PM on March 3, 2002

Is he one of the three Europeans who rock? If so, yes. Otherwise, please explain why nobody on MetaFilter, "Reveal Typos" function notwithstanding, can write the word Portuguese without missing a U. Although your spelling is better than the usual Portugese.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:45 PM on March 3, 2002

BTW , speaking of rocking (and ancient) Europeans, I have remained amazed how Maurice Chevalier got away with singing Thank Heaven for Little Girls for so long without ever getting into hot water.
posted by Voyageman at 4:03 PM on March 3, 2002

Please, this is my wife's first post, rodii and voyageman, and she's only 34, so please keep it clean.

Besides, there was no such thing as paedophilia back then. Alan Jay Lerner? Gigi? He's God-like. Are you kidding? Have you forgotten, dear Voyageman, that the rationale was "They grow up in the most delightful ways"? Did this not happen too with your legendary Oakland cutie friend? Little girls are like investments. You want to wait till they're at least 28. Before you're quite rightly rejected as a dirty old man you are. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:20 PM on March 3, 2002

Because, Miguel, U put the U in Portuguese.
posted by rodii at 4:20 PM on March 3, 2002

I'm certainly glad this thread hasn't devolved into MiguelTalk. That would be a shame.
posted by BlueTrain at 4:34 PM on March 3, 2002

BlueTrain - for the very first(well, second) time, I agree with you entirely.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:40 PM on March 3, 2002

Although that song is not, as I remember, sung about Gigi the character per se, I think it's a setup for our introduction to her, and to the ongoing theme of her naivete/precociousness coupled with the hero's cynical sophistication. And although they make her look like jailbait in the beginning, she turns out to (apparently) be old enough to marry, or at least to be a socially acceptable kept woman. So yes, it is a bit creepy when you first hear it, but by the end it's more or less justified. Perhaps you are intended to still be a bit creeped out for most of the movie, as Gigi wrestles with the issue of whether her first relationship is going to be as what is arguably a prostitute.

I picture Miguel more like Anthony Quinn. Of course, he's not Portuguese, but neither is Maurice Chevalier.
posted by bingo at 5:32 PM on March 3, 2002

Bingo - what you don't know would fit in on the back of a postage stamp. In big letters. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:16 PM on March 3, 2002

BlueTrain - for the very first(well, second) time, I agree with you entirely.

Do you actually agree, or do you just enjoy the effects that come with saying that? If you actually agreed, you would stop playing host to this "let's all circle around Miguel/SO and give them a group hug" BS. This thread should've died 20 comments ago, yet here were are, still stroking your ego. You want to agree with me for the first or second time, go away from this thread. Let it die.
posted by BlueTrain at 6:21 PM on March 3, 2002

Done, as proof of agreement, BlueTrain.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:24 PM on March 3, 2002

Good going Miguel!
posted by goneill at 7:02 PM on March 3, 2002

::shakes head back and forth in doglike 'ugga-wugga' fashion after logging on for the first time in days::
posted by UncleFes at 9:30 PM on March 3, 2002

Well, next time there's a fire, Bluetrain will come piss on it? Once again, the empty user page=especially nasty rule aeems confirmed.
posted by y2karl at 12:35 AM on March 4, 2002

:: wipes off UncleFes spittle, glares, and, never having owned a dog and hence a bit underinformed as to how training one is meant to go, takes a poop on the floor and then rubs Fes' nose in it::
posted by dong_resin at 12:35 AM on March 4, 2002

come to think of it, I just disproved it.... apologies to all--I just woke up--cranky.
posted by y2karl at 12:59 AM on March 4, 2002

BlueTrain, you are an absolute shmuck. The vast majority of your comments are vindictive, counterproductive attacks on the legitimacy of other users' posts and comments. You seem obsessively concerned with regulating the quality of content, yet most of your so-called contributions are themselves worthless trolls. What's it to you if Miguel wants to post a couple more comments to a MetaTalk thread that has spawned at least one interesting discussion and apparently hasn't bothered anybody else? Compared to the amount of space you've wasted, it's nothing.
posted by bingo at 1:05 AM on March 4, 2002

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