Wow, no MetaTalk posts for a whole long weekend January 16, 2012 9:10 PM   Subscribe

A very happy MLK Weekend to our intrepid moderators! As we know, the holiday weekends can sometimes be problematic, and I'm pleased that the queue you set up worked as planned to give you all a stress-free long weekend.

I mean, that is what happened, right?!?
posted by Curious Artificer to MetaFilter-Related at 9:10 PM (54 comments total)

There was no queue. What are you talking about?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:10 PM on January 16, 2012


Oh, I'm sorry, I seem to have your leg here. Apparently I pulled it too hard.
posted by Curious Artificer at 9:11 PM on January 16, 2012


I think we can close this up now that CA has broken the peace and quiet in Meta.
posted by arcticseal at 9:14 PM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


what'choo talkin' 'bout, willis?
posted by livinglearning at 9:16 PM on January 16, 2012


Yes there is no queue...This post wasn't created on 1/1... Look away.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:16 PM on January 16, 2012


am I in the timehole?
posted by subbes at 9:19 PM on January 16, 2012


Aieeeee!!! You broke the seal! You don't break the seal!
posted by booksherpa at 9:23 PM on January 16, 2012 [3 favorites]


I also wondered about the silence...
posted by patheral at 9:25 PM on January 16, 2012


MetaTalk was simply On Hiatus, like "Community". It was always intended to come back and finish the season. Next fall, on the other hand...
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:32 PM on January 16, 2012


You have just experienced the rare phenomenon none as "Peace on MetaFilter." Characterized by its low levels of activity on MeTa, and general civility on the green and the blue. Grar is replaced by a general acceptance of FIAMO. The odd thing about Peace on Metafilter is that it only lasts as long as no one talks about it, or god forbid, posts a MeTa remarking on it. After that, historically, the schmoopy has died, the Grar has come back, and the mods' ukuleles strings break.

Thanks a lot, curious artificer.
posted by Ghidorah at 9:33 PM on January 16, 2012 [10 favorites]




And those were my best ukulele strings.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:39 PM on January 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


What's the record for the longest span of time between MetaTalk posts?
posted by introp at 9:50 PM on January 16, 2012


It's been asked before.
posted by arcticseal at 9:59 PM on January 16, 2012


The ever reliable FishBike gave it as 369 hrs in 2010.
posted by arcticseal at 10:01 PM on January 16, 2012


Okay. Now, what's the record for the longest span of time between people asking about longest spans of time between MeFi/AskMe/MeTa posts?
posted by vidur at 10:01 PM on January 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


It was pretty cool when the mods gathered on MetaTalk to play soccer with some MeFi spammers... for one brief afternoon of peace.
posted by KokuRyu at 10:03 PM on January 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


369 hrs in 2010.

2001 dude. No way would that have happened in 2010.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:04 PM on January 16, 2012


2001 dude. No way would that have happened in 2010.

The answer was in 2010...I suck at giving intelligible answers.
posted by arcticseal at 10:05 PM on January 16, 2012


That's okay, I am not so good at reading either.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:18 PM on January 16, 2012


I was thinking that the previous closed thread was serving as a talisman to ward off any new threads.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:42 PM on January 16, 2012


I was thinking that the previous closed thread was serving as a talisman to ward off any new threads.

You shall not pass post.
posted by arcticseal at 11:05 PM on January 16, 2012


or edit HTML properly...
posted by arcticseal at 11:07 PM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty sure I passed a post the other day after I ate a couple of Clif Bars.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:09 PM on January 16, 2012


I am ain't not so goods at the readin'g neither.

ftfy
posted by mannequito at 11:14 PM on January 16, 2012


Is it Pirate Day again already?
posted by arcticseal at 11:28 PM on January 16, 2012


awwww, shucks. So how long was this stretch then?

I sort of loved/hated the silence (cue Depeche Mode here). When I saw the 2 MeTas this morning my heart jumped and fell. "Heeeeeey, who broke the silence???" "Hey! New content!"
posted by iamkimiam at 12:01 AM on January 17, 2012


hahahaha on the 16th I thought my computer was drawing from a cached page and spent five minutes going ??? messing around with firefox settings. /idiot
posted by zennish at 1:00 AM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, since you referenced the honorable Dr. King, don't forget that he stated, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends."

And, the silence here was great. WHILE IT LASTED!
posted by HuronBob at 2:34 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pfft. It's not like he was a drum major or anything. Then I'd be impressed.
posted by item at 2:54 AM on January 17, 2012


Well, now that this was opened, is it appropriate to comment on the fact that woot raised the price of their daily t-shirts by 20% yesterday? Forget SOPA, I say we go black to protest that.
posted by crunchland at 3:22 AM on January 17, 2012


Occupy the Bag of Crap!
posted by arcticseal at 3:47 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Forget SOPA, I say we go black to protest that.

Some of us have been black all our lives.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:37 AM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Brandon Blatcher: Some of us have been black all our lives.

Not even SOPA will wash that off.
posted by gman at 4:42 AM on January 17, 2012


The silence on metatalk never lasts; sooner or later someone always says 'hay guys did you notice how quiet it is in here??'
posted by PercussivePaul at 5:38 AM on January 17, 2012


That's because we're all behind the couch waiting to jump out and shout "surprise!" (or taters).
posted by arcticseal at 6:06 AM on January 17, 2012


Peace on Metafilter

Forever to be remembered as Pax MetaFilta.
posted by Miko at 7:09 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Trurl's post from Friday was just so surreal that it was difficult to for anything to follow it.
posted by octothorpe at 7:15 AM on January 17, 2012


MetaTalk...

MetaTalk never changes. /ronperlman
posted by The Whelk at 7:55 AM on January 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Now I want a Vaultdweller jumpsuit with my user number on it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:02 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I didn't know how badly I wanted that cortex until you mentioned it.
posted by The Whelk at 8:06 AM on January 17, 2012


MeTa Snakes Rule!
posted by SpiffyRob at 8:32 AM on January 17, 2012


There really should be a VATS-like system for making posts.
posted by The Whelk at 9:34 AM on January 17, 2012


████████
My Little Pony 95%

██████
SOPA 60%


Cat Declawing 1%

........|||||||........
Front Page Post

|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| AP
CND ██████ | 1/6
posted by SpiffyRob at 9:56 AM on January 17, 2012


turns out I'm so well trained that just reading a textual description of VATS makes the little whir sound play in my brain.
posted by The Whelk at 10:06 AM on January 17, 2012


Pffft, Nu Fallout philistines. The proper thing to do is to rewrite S.P.E.C.I.A.L. to accommodate the component attributes of mefi commentary, e.g.:

S(nark) - Affects basic comment damage modifiers.
P(ith) - Concision allows a mefite more favorites per word.
E(rudition) - Drop knowledge on opponent's heads for area-of-effect damage.
C(ynicism) - Useful against hoaxer bandits and guile-based attacks.
I(rregardless) - Distract targets with pedant-bait.
A(ggro) - If you can't be right, at least be loud.
L(ulz) - Avoid fights altogether with deft humor.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:32 AM on January 17, 2012 [15 favorites]


Ah man I dumped all my points into Lulz so all the AskMe quests are closed off to me.
posted by The Whelk at 10:55 AM on January 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Personally, I dislike the obsession in some quarters with having long strings without MetaTalk posts. MetaTalk is here for a reason, and people shouldn't be shamed into not using it.
posted by grouse at 11:02 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Except that a long stream of no posts here means a) people are content, there's nothing to complain about or b) zombie apocalypse.
posted by crunchland at 11:45 AM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I favor the zombie apocalypse... except I didn't see any zombies shambling about...
posted by patheral at 12:44 PM on January 17, 2012


This was my fault, sorry.
posted by desjardins at 2:14 PM on January 17, 2012


surely it's the ghouls not the zombies? They seem like nice chaps, when they're not eating you.
posted by The Whelk at 5:57 PM on January 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Aieeeee!!! You broke the seal! You don't break the seal!

Great, now I'm going to have to pee every 20 minutes.
posted by maryr at 8:56 PM on January 17, 2012


Forever to be remembered as Pax MetaFilta.

No, Faux Pax MetaFilter.
posted by y2karl at 10:43 PM on January 17, 2012


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