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Sweet Mother of Chupacabra. Why is this discussion not deleted alltogether?
posted by bradth27 to Bugs at 10:52 AM (26 comments total)

Probably because Matt doesn't watch over MeFi 24/7.
posted by BlueTrain at 10:53 AM on June 29, 2002


He does watch over it 24x7 just not 24x7x60
posted by vacapinta at 11:09 AM on June 29, 2002


i'll never know now, brad.
posted by moz at 12:38 PM on June 29, 2002


So what was it?
posted by gluechunk at 1:03 PM on June 29, 2002


"The Steakhouse Incident Good and Cooperative Management in a restuarant is always a plus.
posted by sahrens428 at 8:50 AM PST - 5 comments - Post a Comment"

Didn't click the link, don't know what it's about. But you can still see the post in lofi.
posted by riffola at 1:17 PM on June 29, 2002


lofi?
posted by ( .)(. ) at 2:49 PM on June 29, 2002


lofi!
posted by gluechunk at 3:03 PM on June 29, 2002


It's that e-mail forward about the guy who had dysentery and nausea at the same time in a restaurant. First person, extremely descriptive, somewhat humorous, definitely good riddance.

Lofi. For when you don't want the #006699 to give you away to your boss.
posted by adampsyche at 3:05 PM on June 29, 2002


Thanks for clearing that up. But what does lofi stand for, LowFilter? And are all the deleted threads there, or just a mirror of the previous week's activity untouched?
posted by ( .)(. ) at 3:19 PM on June 29, 2002


i believe its lofi as in lo-fidelity, like hi-fi, a term which I believe precedes metafilter/mefi. :)
posted by vacapinta at 3:53 PM on June 29, 2002


So this may be a stupid question, but if Matt deletes a thread, why does it still show up on lofi?
posted by crunchland at 4:55 PM on June 29, 2002


Because the evil, goateed anti-Matt, who runs lofi, loves those bad threads.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:07 PM on June 29, 2002


*hehe* you know, somehow it makes complete sense that all the deleted threads should live on in hellfi.
posted by dabitch at 5:43 PM on June 29, 2002


crunchland, probably because lofi is a seperate database or is updated only when a new post or comment appears. At least that's my best guess.
posted by skallas at 5:52 PM on June 29, 2002


I like the evil explanation better.
posted by dong_resin at 9:04 PM on June 29, 2002


My guess is that the threads aren't really deleted. They just get a deleted flag, and lofi isn't set up to select only threads that have the "this thread is not deleted" flag.
posted by willnot at 9:27 PM on June 29, 2002


No no no, I think that when a thread is deleted, it lights a fuse that sets off a firecracker that scares a hamster that runs in its wheel and powers a small pump that fills a cup with water and tips the cup over, pouring out over a waterwheel that releases a spring-loaded sharp stick that pokes Skippy who then writes down the thread number on his list of deleted threads. Then, whenever someone requests the front page, Skippy goes through the generated page and edits out any reference to the threads on his list. But he doesn't have time to hand-filter lofi, because he's already working unpaid overtime as is.
posted by whatnotever at 10:36 PM on June 29, 2002


Sweet Mother of Chupacabra.

This has got to be my new favourite 'Batman-the-camp-tv-series' style epithet. Thanks.

Sweet Mother of Chupacabra, Batman!
posted by nedrichards at 2:43 AM on June 30, 2002


No no no, I think that when a thread is deleted, it lights a fuse that sets off a firecracker that scares a hamster that runs in its wheel and powers a small pump that fills a cup with water and tips the cup over, pouring out over a waterwheel that releases a spring-loaded sharp stick that pokes Skippy who then writes down the thread number on his list of deleted threads. Then, whenever someone requests the front page, Skippy goes through the generated page and edits out any reference to the threads on his list. But he doesn't have time to hand-filter lofi, because he's already working unpaid overtime as is.

You took the words right out of my mouth.
posted by ( .)(. ) at 8:33 AM on June 30, 2002


"Because the evil, goateed anti-Matt..."

Hey, don't forget the eyeliner and the gold cummerbund! :D
posted by metrocake at 9:57 AM on June 30, 2002


shut up! or he'll "fix" it. I consider deleted threads to be a feature. just pretend it didn't happen.
posted by rebeccablood at 1:55 PM on June 30, 2002


I consider deleted threads to be a feature
same here
posted by matteo at 2:57 PM on June 30, 2002


Hey, I wasn't complaining. I was just curious.
posted by crunchland at 3:24 PM on June 30, 2002


Whenever a thread is deleted, an angel gets its wings ripped off. :|
posted by anildash at 8:54 AM on July 1, 2002


This...thread...never...existed. Never...existed.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:09 AM on July 1, 2002


La yegua y el caballo (la, la, la, la)
Son parte del rebano (la, la, la, la)
y si los dejas fuera
el chupacabra se los chupo!


Hey Chupacabra!

posted by mark13 at 1:04 PM on July 2, 2002


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