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What's the record for consecutive closed-after-3-comment metas?

Being a good Canadian, allow me to apologize in advance.
posted by philip-random to MetaFilter-Related at 3:38 PM (90 comments total)

I'm in!
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 3:39 PM on November 7, 2011


three.
posted by jenkinsEar at 3:39 PM on November 7, 2011


.
posted by nathancaswell at 3:39 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


One.
Two.
YOU'RE BANNED.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:39 PM on November 7, 2011


So, two.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:40 PM on November 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


See, I would have asked what the mods' reaction was to seeing a Meta post in their inboxes that asked, "Have you ever been in a fight?" :D
posted by zarq at 3:42 PM on November 7, 2011 [4 favorites]


I never made it without trolling.
posted by curious nu at 3:45 PM on November 7, 2011


You have no idea how much restraint was involved in not making three quick comments and concluding that the answer was "three".

As ever, the answer is actually findable with the Infodump, though my guess is that today's two-in-a-row is probably not beaten anywhere previously just because of all the multiplying rarities involved. If you open it up to consecutive closures with the same value n of comments for any n, that might raise the ceiling a little bit.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:46 PM on November 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


if you read this comment three times a witch girl will come on you
posted by Horselover Phattie at 3:47 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would have asked what the mods' reaction was to seeing a Meta post in their inboxes that asked, "Have you ever been in a fight?"

It was sort of one of those Sideshow Bob rake noises. Here it is in another language!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:52 PM on November 7, 2011 [22 favorites]


Colsings are frustrating. I had a comment all typed out asking if there is anything we can do to encourage Flo not to leave us even temporarily, but the closure happened as I hit Post Comment.
posted by Cranberry at 3:52 PM on November 7, 2011


Ok. Why didn't spell check catch colsings?
posted by Cranberry at 3:52 PM on November 7, 2011


I had a comment all typed out asking if there is anything we can do to encourage Flo not to leave us even temporarily

My feeling on that sort of thing is two-fold:

1. If someone wants or needs to take time off from the site, that's pretty much their call, not anyone else's. I'm really fond of Flo, he's an internet friend, I like it when he's around, but if he's taking a break, he's taking a break.

2. If you want to talk about this with someone, probably it's more of a thing for sending them a private communication than something to discuss in public most of the time in any case. Let's them be more candid/casual and isn't as likely to put them on the spot.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:00 PM on November 7, 2011


Why was my post on AskMe regarding colsings deleted?
posted by panboi at 4:19 PM on November 7, 2011


if you read this comment three times a witch girl will come on you

This isn't working for me. Windows 7/Chrome.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 4:23 PM on November 7, 2011 [27 favorites]


Dammit, don't quote the dang witch girl comment! Now I've read it twice!
posted by Specklet at 4:28 PM on November 7, 2011


if you read this comment three times a witch girl will come on you

I am not a broomstick.
posted by loquacious at 4:36 PM on November 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


if you read this comment three times a witch girl will come on you

This isn't working for me. Windows 7/Chrome.


pb's on it. wait 5 minutes and try again.
posted by vidur at 4:46 PM on November 7, 2011


something something vibrates?
posted by unSane at 4:47 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


if you read this comment three times a witch girl will come on you

The last time that happened I ended up in the liner notes of an album distributed only on cassette and I found dead frogs in my mailbox for the next 3 weeks.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 4:49 PM on November 7, 2011


Oh man, I hate that. The last time I ended up in the liner notes of an album distributed only on cassette and found dead frogs in my mailbox for the next 3 weeks, it took like another week and a whole bottle of rubbing alcohol to get all of the frog crud off of the capstan.
posted by nebulawindphone at 5:08 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was going to use the IFRH post to ask about adipocere, whose account is not disabled, but who hasn't been seen since July, and whose profile page website link now goes to said page.
posted by jamjam at 5:11 PM on November 7, 2011


A Croation, an Englishman and a Mexican walk into a bar. The bartender is a girl, and asks the three men what they would like. The Croation orders a glass of mead. The Englishman orders a pint of ale. The Mexican orders a shot of tequila and a lime. The bartender says, "sorry. We don't sell any mead."
posted by killdevil at 5:13 PM on November 7, 2011


Ok. Why didn't spell check catch closings?

Because Columbian engineering firms have been SILENCED ALL THEIR LIFE.
posted by Meta Filter at 5:16 PM on November 7, 2011


Okay, that was entertaining. My browser autocorrected the spelling in the quote when I pasted it.
posted by Meta Filter at 5:17 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


jamjam: "22I was going to use the IFRH post to ask about adipocere, whose account is not disabled, but who hasn't been seen since July, and whose profile page website link now goes to said page."

Jedicus disabled his account because of the Chicken Pox thread. :(
posted by zarq at 5:30 PM on November 7, 2011


Jedicus disabled his account because of the Chicken Pox thread. :(

He decided to take some time off because he felt he was maybe too close to the topic to be able to discuss it civilly. For some people, the big red button is the way they do that. I don't think anyone surprised that a "look at these assholes!" thread about vaccinations went down that way?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:39 PM on November 7, 2011


I was outraged ... so I came to Meta and noticed two consecutive closed-after-3-comment metas. As a good Canadian, allow me to apologize. For everything.
posted by philip-random at 5:42 PM on November 7, 2011


both Jedicus and Flo are good people. Hope they return.

On another note I got a new laptop for the first time in like 5 years and everything is so shiny and fast and vaguely terrifying.
posted by The Whelk at 5:45 PM on November 7, 2011


As a Rhode Islander, one of a strange tribe who secretly thinks everything bad everywhere is their fault, allow me to point an angry finger at philip-random to hide my shame at living. "Wheah do YOU get off doin' all that to everyone, you beavah-hahbahring moose jockey!"
posted by Slap*Happy at 5:48 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


jessamyn: " It was sort of one of those Sideshow Bob rake noises. Here it is in another language!"

Heh.
posted by zarq at 5:56 PM on November 7, 2011


What's the record for consecutive closed-after-3-comment metas?

As I had the infodump loaded up here anyway, I ran a quick query and looked through the results. The record is indeed 2, and it has happened either 2 or 3 times before today.

I have no idea how to link to a specific day in the archive pages so you might have to scroll a bit for some of these:

May 31st, 2007.

October 16th, 2007.

And the optional 3rd one was on January 21st, 2008, when post 15650 and post 15651 both had 3 comments before they were deleted. Which is a kind of thread closure as well, so count that one or not depending on which way you feel like being pedantic on this issue.

There were also two 3-and-closed posts that were separated by only a single post, so it nearly happened again earlier this year. But the post in between was the one about Balisong, so I don't want to link to the archive for that because it was a sad day.
posted by FishBike at 6:01 PM on November 7, 2011


jessamyn: " He decided to take some time off because he felt he was maybe too close to the topic to be able to discuss it civilly.

Yeah, I was engaging him in the thread up until he left.

For some people, the big red button is the way they do that.

Did it myself once. Frustrating tho. He's a good guy.

Even given the topic I was really surprised at how aggressive he was being in thread.

I don't think anyone surprised that a "look at these assholes!" thread about vaccinations went down that way?"

I thought of it more as an ultra-important public service announcement to spray and disinfect our mailmen.

And that I desperately need to compose a questionnaire for our kids' friends' parents to answer before allowing any more playdates.
posted by zarq at 6:06 PM on November 7, 2011


I just wanted to register my strong disagreement with mathowie's thread-closing pronouncement on the post below. "Have you ever been in a fight?" is totally a Metafilter-related question.
posted by koeselitz at 6:23 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


The first rule of mefightclub is you talk endlessly about mefightclub
posted by The Whelk at 6:26 PM on November 7, 2011 [7 favorites]


i heard there was lady witch sex in this thread

*waits*
posted by elizardbits at 6:30 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Paging ms Fiona shaw ms shaw
posted by The Whelk at 6:34 PM on November 7, 2011


dobbs disabled his account as well. It's an epidemic.
posted by dhruva at 6:36 PM on November 7, 2011


Red button flu
posted by The Whelk at 6:38 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


There's a vax for that.
posted by zarq at 6:38 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wonder if they play that Lil Wayne lollipop song at pox parties
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:43 PM on November 7, 2011



And that I desperately need to compose a questionnaire for our kids' friends' parents to answer before allowing any more playdates.


Yeah that: I might speculate that you could suss them out by scrutinizing the stickers on their minivan.
posted by zomg at 6:44 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I want you to hit me as hard as you can if you're me.
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:56 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


"if you read this comment three times a witch girl will come on you"

I don't know if I've ever been more disappointed at anything in my life. I hate you forever for toying with my hopes so cruelly.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:04 PM on November 7, 2011


It will be otherworldly and intensely pleasurable for a few moments but then bring unspeakable anguish that will have a peculiar quality that will always leave you wondering if it was worth it. Also, you might try turning off your pop-up blockers.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 7:11 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


It will be otherworldly and intensely pleasurable for a few moments but then bring unspeakable anguish that will have a peculiar quality that will always leave you wondering if it was worth it.

This was basically my comment that didn't make it into the fight thread. Except instead of "unspeakable anguish" I had "broken hand."
posted by villanelles at dawn at 7:16 PM on November 7, 2011


dhruva: dobbs disabled his account as well. It's an epidemic.

Are there deletion-stats in the infodump? Has there been a lot of big red button pushing lately?
posted by Kattullus at 7:19 PM on November 7, 2011


Witch girls don't come on you, they come at you, with claws and screams. And you can't even kill them! What you want to do with a witch, see, is sneak past 'er quietly and hope like hell she doesn't see you. 'Cause once she starts her screeching, even if you somehow avoid the witch, now she's alerted all the other zombies, and you've got them to contend with, too!

Mefightclub comrades-in-arms, this post is for you.
posted by misha at 7:23 PM on November 7, 2011


no, it's squirting
posted by Horselover Phattie at 7:32 PM on November 7, 2011


Please don't conflate my notions of Left 4 Dead screeching, inevitably-fatal, and thoroughly terrifying witches with "a witch girl who will come on you". Because that will be very, very bad.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 7:38 PM on November 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Are there deletion-stats in the infodump? Has there been a lot of big red button pushing lately?

There's no account status info in the dump, no. Anecdotally, I haven't noticed any unusual volume of account closures lately, thought it's always a bummer when someone who's a good contributor decides to talk a break for whatever reason.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:48 PM on November 7, 2011


> There's a vax for that.

Really? I don't think ColdFusion has been ported to VMS.
posted by ardgedee at 7:53 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just commenting here because I needed somewhere to say that I'm really sad that IRFH has stepped out and I hope he's okay and will be back soon because that dude cracks me up. Also, I'm jealous of his favorites ratio LOL
posted by 1000monkeys at 8:16 PM on November 7, 2011


When it rains Florence Henderson, it pours.
posted by hellojed at 8:26 PM on November 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


that pox thread made me queasy and itchy.
posted by sweetkid at 8:31 PM on November 7, 2011


I threw out the leftover Halloween lollipops.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:33 PM on November 7, 2011


We like 50ccs of InternetFun as a prophylactic measure.
posted by The Whelk at 8:34 PM on November 7, 2011


If anyone has immunity to Internet Queasiness please spit on a rag and mail to me, thanks.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:41 PM on November 7, 2011


owww I gotta lie down.
posted by sweetkid at 8:47 PM on November 7, 2011


Forsythia is the cure.
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 PM on November 7, 2011


Evil big pharma was experimenting with growing antibodies against internet queasiness in corn for use in case of a pandemic, but I can't say anything more than that.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 8:48 PM on November 7, 2011


*gets popcorn*
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:53 PM on November 7, 2011


*sends it to a lab for analysis*
posted by villanelles at dawn at 8:53 PM on November 7, 2011


* tense minimalist score*
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 PM on November 7, 2011


* reads mccarthy *
posted by localhuman at 9:09 PM on November 7, 2011


*gets in a fight with IRFH, inspiring a six comment metatalk thread*
posted by villanelles at dawn at 9:14 PM on November 7, 2011


Seeing as how I'm Canadian and already have it all cued up, I'd like to also apologize, sorry if it's getting to be too many apologies in here.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:26 PM on November 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


i want macarony and cheese
posted by elizardbits at 9:36 PM on November 7, 2011


THIRD!
posted by arcticseal at 10:25 PM on November 7, 2011


I'm an imposter canadian right now. Sorry?
posted by kaibutsu at 11:25 PM on November 7, 2011


What's the record for consecutive closed-after-3-comment metas?

Actually, I was thinking about the original question, and decided that the appropriate record would probably be some good soul music. Something like this.
posted by kaibutsu at 11:32 PM on November 7, 2011


... or perhaps something more to the point
posted by philip-random at 11:52 PM on November 7, 2011


Interestingly, I've been in a fight with It's Raining Florence Henderson.
posted by Decani at 12:03 AM on November 8, 2011


Did you disable your account?
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:26 AM on November 8, 2011


*Could
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:27 AM on November 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


here lies witch girl
macarony and chease
posted by griphus at 6:39 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


No no no ... it's spelled "macarony and cheese," but it's pronounced "throat-wobbler mangrove."
posted by jbickers at 7:23 AM on November 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


not coincidentally, perhaps, I believe that was the third time I've made that joke on the grey
posted by jbickers at 7:40 AM on November 8, 2011


I think I need HRT today :(
posted by infini at 7:48 AM on November 8, 2011


I have a question about this whole "fight" thing. Does it count if the other person doesn't know they are in a fight? Because if so, I get in fights all the time.

Sure, the police call it "mugging", but what do they know?
posted by quin at 9:09 AM on November 8, 2011


Quin, you're a cat owner, so technically you are in a perpetual battle, at least from their perspective.

You are this || close to being their prey at any given moment, but since cats rely on you to feed them, they put on a show of tolerance, even affection, and grant you a stay of execution.

For now.
posted by misha at 10:22 AM on November 8, 2011


Pish posh, my cats love me and would never do
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:23 AM on November 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


ZZDFDDDDDDDDDDDDD:''''''''''''''''
e333333333333333

HELO MATHHOWI

PLEAS PAY ME IN TUNNA PATE FRM NOW ON THAKS COTEX
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:24 AM on November 8, 2011 [15 favorites]


sigh. only cat videos from here on out I guess.
posted by sweetkid at 10:45 AM on November 8, 2011


Did someone say Tunak party?
posted by griphus at 10:54 AM on November 8, 2011


I did have a cat climb me like a tree last night for being a bit too long in my waiting to feed them, so your argument certainly has some merits.

Though I tend to think of my place less as in perpetual battle than my continued subjugation under their furry despotic rule, with the occasional reminder that while I might have thumbs, I can't use my claws, bodily sprint up the vertical surface that is my opponent, and then leap mightily away before they have any clue what hit them.

Fortunately, I was smart enough to get dogs, and since they occupy the very bottom of the household food chain, I can hide and know that the cats are terrorizing them instead.
posted by quin at 11:24 AM on November 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


IT BEGINS
posted by The Whelk at 11:32 AM on November 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


rick?
posted by infini at 11:33 AM on November 8, 2011


arcticcat pretends to be all snuggly and warm, draping himself across my chest and shoulders while I'm snoozing in bed, then all it takes is a roll and I'm smothered with kitty belly. If I don't show up one day it's because I slept a little too deeply.

In that case, please go around and feed my murderer, 'k thx.
posted by arcticseal at 1:51 AM on November 9, 2011


Don't be fooled
posted by Sailormom at 6:00 AM on November 9, 2011


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