Double Vision November 23, 2010 8:49 AM   Subscribe

I'm seeing double in the Popular Favorites.

This post is showing up twice in Popular Favorites, one entry with 74 favorites and one with 71 favorites.

I noticed it the other day with a different post, too, but forgot about it until just now. I think it was at about the same location in the list as this current one.
posted by backseatpilot to Bugs at 8:49 AM (28 comments total)

Actually, now that I look at it closer, the first entry goes to the Mefi post, and the second entry goes here.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:50 AM on November 23, 2010


I'm seeing it too.

What's really weird is that the timestamp hyperlinks are identical, but I'm getting one in the 'visited' color and one in the 'new' color.
posted by griphus at 8:50 AM on November 23, 2010


For whatever reason the ghost post is linking to music.metafilter instead of www.metafilter, so that explains the visited-vs-not thing. I saw the same thing but with a different ghost post when I first loaded the page, so, yeah, definitely something odd going on.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:55 AM on November 23, 2010


For whatever reason the ghost post is linking to music.metafilter instead of www.metafilter, so that explains the visited-vs-not thing. I saw the same thing but with a different ghost post when I first loaded the page, so, yeah, definitely something odd going on.

SHIT! METAFILTER IS HAUNTED!
posted by EndsOfInvention at 8:58 AM on November 23, 2010


One of them is a link to a black mefi music page that says:

Nothing to see here, move along...
You've stumbled upon a non-existent post, or one that was deleted for various reasons.

Does that mean it's fixed?

On preview, coretex says no.
posted by Ahab at 8:58 AM on November 23, 2010


Maybe it will go away if someone writes a song called "Abandoned Britain" and posts it to Music.
posted by backseatpilot at 9:11 AM on November 23, 2010


pb says it's fixed now; the culprit was a Music post (specifically, this bit of chococat awesomeness that was recently pointed out in metatalk) that the favorites page wasn't expecting to see. Which explains the phantom music subdomain part of the problem.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:21 AM on November 23, 2010


pb says it's fixed now

Oh yeah? So I assume the giant marshmallow man wreaking havoc around my office building is just coincidence then.
posted by griphus at 9:25 AM on November 23, 2010


The marshmallow man is always a coincidence, yes.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:27 AM on November 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


coincidence = co - incidence.
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woah
posted by Think_Long at 9:32 AM on November 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


A glitch in the metarix!
posted by schmod at 9:48 AM on November 23, 2010


There is no spoon, unless you're eating ice cream.
posted by nomadicink at 10:07 AM on November 23, 2010


When someone asks you if you're a mod, you say yes.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:09 AM on November 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sorry.
posted by chococat at 10:18 AM on November 23, 2010


Gosh! *rolls eyes*
posted by carsonb at 10:45 AM on November 23, 2010


So the Popular page wasn't previously expecting anything from the Music subsite? There's a vote of confidence if I ever saw one.

Off to break it again with the BEST. IRL. POST. EVAR.
posted by backseatpilot at 11:23 AM on November 23, 2010


In other news, Foreigner was once pretty kick-ass!
Double Vision - Live, 1978
posted by not_on_display at 11:30 AM on November 23, 2010


What do you mean "once"?
posted by Think_Long at 11:46 AM on November 23, 2010


Popular Favorites: Now with TWICE as many favorites!
posted by blue_beetle at 12:00 PM on November 23, 2010


coincidence = co - incidence.
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woah


Did you have to Think Long about that?

Also, "woah"? What is this, the early nineties?
posted by Night_owl at 3:34 PM on November 23, 2010


I welcome any synonyms to 'woah' that you can provide me.
posted by Think_Long at 5:46 PM on November 23, 2010


Whoa!
posted by Night_owl at 6:04 PM on November 23, 2010


o_O
posted by not_on_display at 6:49 PM on November 23, 2010


Holy snappin' duckshit.
posted by flabdablet at 9:15 PM on November 23, 2010


I'M NOT GONNA LIE, I'M PRETTY DRUNK RIGHT NOW
posted by shakespeherian at 9:26 PM on November 23, 2010


Maybe it will go away if someone writes a song called "Abandoned Britain" and posts it to Music.

On that note, I just want to say thanks to the organisers of the MeFi project to send me $1,000,000.
posted by doublehappy at 2:57 AM on November 26, 2010


...and the thing I hate about "woah" is that Tintin's fucking dog used to say it and no matter what I do to that fucking word in my head I can't make it sound like the bark of a small dog.
posted by doublehappy at 2:58 AM on November 26, 2010


FACT: Snowy (Tintin's dog) was actually voiced by Keanu Reeves in the original graphic novels.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 3:30 AM on November 26, 2010


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