What happened to jonson? June 6, 2012 11:59 AM   Subscribe

What happened to jonson?

People liked his work.

This June 2008 answer in the green seems to be his last contribution.

He's remembered fondly in this October 2010 MeTa post.

I found no evidence of a flameout. Did he start using a different name?
posted by Trurl to MetaFilter-Related at 11:59 AM (28 comments total)

Did he start using a different name?

OK, jonson, (or should I call you by your new name, Trurl?*) self links are a no-no!

*Note: I have absolutely no evidence of this.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:10 PM on June 6, 2012


He ended up deciding to be away from the site for a while, as I recall. No flameout or anything, was more a thing where he'd been thinking about it for a while and one day decided to go ahead and flip the switch, at least for a while.

I do not know if he came back under a different name. If he did come back under a different name and hadn't made that pointedly public, it wouldn't be something that'd be up for public discussion in any case.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:11 PM on June 6, 2012


There are a few other users who have taken breaks/left/disappeared recently.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:13 PM on June 6, 2012


Like who
posted by to sir with millipedes at 12:16 PM on June 6, 2012


shakespeherian? zomg.
posted by elizardbits at 12:19 PM on June 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


(is on a break/gone/kidnapped by spacemens, not is jonson)
posted by elizardbits at 12:19 PM on June 6, 2012


Some recent, some not: Shakespeherian. Orthogonality. Jahaza. Optimus Chyme. Pope Guilty. proj. yeloson. bunnycup. blasdelb.
posted by zarq at 12:21 PM on June 6, 2012 [4 favorites]


elizardbits: "shakespeherian? zomg."

Yeah, his leaving was really upsetting. Hope it's a short break. :(
posted by zarq at 12:24 PM on June 6, 2012 [6 favorites]


I always wondered about smedlyman, but didn't see any discussion.
posted by mercredi at 12:24 PM on June 6, 2012


cairdeas too. I hope she and shakespeherian come back.
posted by Mavri at 12:25 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Mutant, which is really too bad- it would be nice to have another finance guy in discussions of countries leaving the Euro.
posted by morganw at 12:25 PM on June 6, 2012 [10 favorites]


I miss The Straightener but I can see why he may have burned out here.
posted by Melismata at 12:28 PM on June 6, 2012 [5 favorites]


Man, I take a break for a couple hours every day.

Nobody ever even notices.
posted by Grither at 12:30 PM on June 6, 2012 [27 favorites]


mercredi

I was in those threads, watching it go down.

It was bad . . . bad. The 'nastiest interpretation possible and run with it' monster was in full-force.
posted by the man of twists and turns at 12:30 PM on June 6, 2012


Pope Guilty went again? Well, damn.
posted by Decani at 12:31 PM on June 6, 2012


Ahem… isn't this one of those "contact a moderator" things?
posted by Nomyte at 12:31 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


mullacc
posted by mullacc at 12:31 PM on June 6, 2012 [4 favorites]


Well, I hope you guys are satisfied. You chased all these people away! Maybe you'll think twice about saying those nasty things you say just to win your silly little petty argument next time.
posted by crunchland at 12:37 PM on June 6, 2012 [3 favorites]


I hear he's been hammered lately.
posted by Eideteker at 12:37 PM on June 6, 2012


Really, he's been working himself stiff.
posted by Eideteker at 12:37 PM on June 6, 2012


Things have been hard for him.
posted by Eideteker at 12:38 PM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Poor jonson can't keep things straight these days.
posted by Eideteker at 12:38 PM on June 6, 2012


Penis.
posted by Eideteker at 12:38 PM on June 6, 2012 [39 favorites]


Wait, now I think I know why no one ever misses me when I'm gone.
posted by Eideteker at 12:41 PM on June 6, 2012 [4 favorites]


Publicly discussing someone who demonstrably wishes to not be involved here just now is pretty tone-deaf.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 12:42 PM on June 6, 2012 [4 favorites]


I hear his access was removed by a band of German nihilists and their pet muskrat.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 12:52 PM on June 6, 2012 [8 favorites]


who demonstrably wishes to not be involved here

Demonstrated by what?

Not by any publicly posted comment - as best I could tell after searching for one. Nor by the "disabled account" notice. [I know from personal experience that this does not necessarily mean "does not wish to be involved here".]

If you want to argue that I should have contacted the mods privately, OK. But members might have had information that they didn't.

Becoming a possible subject of interest to other MeFites is an occupational hazard of making 600 posts.
posted by Trurl at 12:53 PM on June 6, 2012


This is the sort of thing that, yeah, is probably mostly just for dropping us a line.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:55 PM on June 6, 2012


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