IRL alerts still buggy? July 11, 2012 5:06 PM   Subscribe

IRL alerts still buggy? I proposed a Los Angeles meetup earlier today, and just received a MeMail from a fellow L.A. Mefite to tell me that he didn't receive the usual IRL notification.

I'm not following up in this thread because it seems like there may be a separate issue from what we discussed there as the possible culprit (i.e., accidentally setting the location at first for Hollywood, FL, rather than Hollywood, CA).

Is there a ghost in the (meetup) machine? Or is it (bizarrely enough) just L.A.? FWIW, I did receive the auto-confirmation after I posted it.
posted by scody to Bugs at 5:06 PM (30 comments total)

IRL alerts go out at midnight Pacific time on the day they're posted. So the alert will go out tonight.

The lag time gives the OP time to edit things if necessary.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:07 PM on July 11, 2012


Feature!
posted by carsonb at 5:08 PM on July 11, 2012 [2 favorites]


California meetuppers still buggy!

Jumbo's 4eva!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:11 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


AHA! I am going to shake my finger fondly in the general direction of the Mefite who had me confused!
posted by scody at 5:28 PM on July 11, 2012


(Also, I am now hollering at this thread, in my best Gordon Ramsey voice, "SHUT IT DOWN, YOU DONKEY!")
posted by scody at 5:29 PM on July 11, 2012


AHA! I am going to shake my finger fondly in the general direction of the Mefite who had me confused!

*shakes finger back*
posted by The World Famous at 5:42 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


*wanders in confused, excited*

*shakes finger at no one in particular, giggling*
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:45 PM on July 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


*shakes giggling at cortex*
posted by carsonb at 5:46 PM on July 11, 2012


heh, no problem, no need to shut it down or shake fingers. We're talking about ways to make the IRL alert system more clear.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:48 PM on July 11, 2012


PAUL, IF YOU'RE NOT SHAKING FINGERS, YOU'RE THE PRODUCT BEING SOLD
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:49 PM on July 11, 2012 [6 favorites]


That's ok. I'm used to being product all my life. SAIT.
posted by pb (staff) at 5:50 PM on July 11, 2012 [5 favorites]


How am I supposed to know you're the product in town if I don't get the notification until midnight? It's no fair.
posted by The World Famous at 5:51 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


We're talking about ways to make the IRL alert system more clear.

Have you tried adjusting the opacity slider?
posted by ODiV at 6:39 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


*shakes my groove thang*
posted by scody at 6:44 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


It all depends which timeline you set as your home location. Let me tell you, Rasputin throws a hell of a party.
posted by arcticseal at 8:03 PM on July 11, 2012


scody: "*shakes my groove thang*"

Ya ya!
posted by deborah at 8:33 PM on July 11, 2012


So nice to be mentioned in the meetup proposal. :)
posted by dobbs at 9:03 PM on July 11, 2012


Your well-known association with a celebrity makes you a hot commodity.
posted by The World Famous at 9:09 PM on July 11, 2012


Well I did take a picture of him at the urinal and have had it turned into a cardboard standee. I'll bring it with.

Not really. I merely laminated the photo and carry it in my wallet. Urinating Warren is my laminated boyfriend.
posted by dobbs at 9:15 PM on July 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


"It all depends which timeline you set as your home location. Let me tell you, Rasputin throws a hell of a party."

Okay, now I'm thinking about the many multiverse versions of MetaFilter. The one where Miguel became an admin is pretty weird. (But then, so is the one where cortex became an admin.)
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 10:15 PM on July 11, 2012


"Jumbo's 4eva!"

Wait, did I miss a meetup with Jessamyn at Jumbo's?
posted by klangklangston at 11:32 PM on July 11, 2012


We all did, man. We all did.
posted by The World Famous at 11:35 PM on July 11, 2012


Not all of us!
posted by scody at 8:38 AM on July 12, 2012


Wait, did I miss a meetup with Jessamyn at Jumbo's?

Yeah it was like a zillion years ago, when HighTechUnderpants was in town.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:48 AM on July 12, 2012


It is true that all of us gets IRL email notifications at midnight but scody gets to hear it in person from Paul Weller?
posted by special-k at 3:43 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


The guy from Robocop?
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:57 PM on July 12, 2012 [1 favorite]


All Mod Cons, indeed.
posted by The World Famous at 4:03 PM on July 12, 2012


It's true! pb has set it up so that once a Los Angeles meetup is confirmed, a messenger in a jaunty cap is dispatched to Weller's home to inform him in person (His Modness, like Her Highness, Does Not Do email). He then calls me up to give me the news, sings a few bars of a random choon, and recites a few lines from Robocop. Oh, how we laugh!
posted by scody at 5:42 PM on July 12, 2012 [2 favorites]


Hmm. Wasn't Scody the name of Paul Weller's partner in the first flick?!

No? Well, it should have been.
posted by dobbs at 6:09 PM on July 12, 2012


in my best Gordon Ramsey voice

See, that's where you've gone tragically awry. You may never be able to regain what has been lost by this one terrible error.

Should have been Gordon Pinsent.
posted by aramaic at 1:14 PM on July 13, 2012


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