The Ebbs and flows at this joint fascinate me. November 12, 2002 5:21 PM   Subscribe

Am I just imagining it, or is there a lot less posting going on to Metafilter in the last few days. This is not necessarily bad, but the political threads are almost absent, and just the number of contributions is down. The Ebbs and flows at this joint fascinate me.
posted by ParisParamus to MetaFilter-Related at 5:21 PM (17 comments total)

Miguel already mentioned it.
posted by konolia at 5:32 PM on November 12, 2002


PP: I'm not a massive fan of political threads, and don't quite see how most of them fit the purpose of MeFi, in terms of pointing out interesting websites for discussion. Yes, there are many interesting political websites, but perhaps not quite so many as the occasionally fiery level of discourse on this site appears to warrant? IMO, of course.
posted by walrus at 5:39 PM on November 12, 2002


Jesus, Paris, I mean the Republicans only usurped control for their illegitimately-selected monarch a week ago; even I don't believe the nutcase Christian-controlled Right has the capacity to enact their evil plans that quickly to merit something that they'll allow the conservative-controlled media conglomerates to write about.

Better? :)

posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:40 PM on November 12, 2002


holiday weekend thing, I think...

(off-topic) has anyone else noticed the new headers? Acheson comments, and Prattling on about Pancakes comments...cool! (/off-topic)
posted by amberglow at 6:08 PM on November 12, 2002


Yes, I see Miguel's post now. I'm not sure how I missed it.
posted by ParisParamus at 6:32 PM on November 12, 2002


Metatalk: Miguel already mentioned it.
posted by Zora Neale Hurston at 7:12 PM on November 12, 2002


haha, if MeTa only had taglines....
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 7:59 PM on November 12, 2002


MetaTalk: If only it had taglines
posted by hama7 at 9:06 PM on November 12, 2002


It may very well be that everyone is apprehensive about Iraq, and now OBL...
posted by ParisParamus at 9:22 PM on November 12, 2002


Metatalk: Everyone is apprehensive.

I'm sorry. It's very, very late.

(but it's true!)
posted by hippugeek at 11:58 PM on November 12, 2002


We're all in this together. Except for jeffp.
posted by eddydamascene at 12:20 AM on November 13, 2002


PP: Monday was Veterans Day in the US, a holiday for federal employees and a few others. Perhaps this is an indication of how much of our tax dollars goes toward surfing the web. ;-P

posted by mischief at 5:11 AM on November 13, 2002


Maybe we're worried that this new FBI/CIA/NSA supercomputer spy thing is going to find all of us who post treasonous and seditious articles to metafilter about why we shouldn't attack Iraq.

Hey, maybe there is a bright side to this thing...
posted by UKnowForKids at 5:42 AM on November 13, 2002


Eb and Flo are never speaking to ParisParimus again.
posted by quonsar at 7:10 AM on November 13, 2002


While I was composing my post this morning, there was only one post at 4 AM. Then when I submitted, there 3 posts in the span of 10 minutes at 7:20 while I was writing. I figured everybody just woke up and read their daily news.
posted by Stan Chin at 8:00 AM on November 13, 2002


I was going to mention this in Migs thread but deleted it, now I know to save it for the cycle of things.

It is the theme of things, as Meta has at times patterns. Notice that a well known subject will overflow into the following FPPs. The pattern I see of late which seems noticeable. Even the quietness that Mig spoke of seemed to be a nice short lived theme.

Try it, post a FPP on a popular subject then see what sprouts from it. Our new members are learning by example. It is the theme of things. Or did I discover a new way of baiting for future FPPs? No because Matt has asked for us to be moderate in our posts.

Now to figure a way to show a moderate rhythm of things in Meta-Filter. Yet how to create perfectness w/o knowing the future. Oh no need this is a self-policing community. Being an example is as close to perfection for me. Wait, I thought this was a parody a member did a while back, now this is the theme??!!?????

mischief & amberglow, very observant points for the pattern on Monday.

PS, the theme of more Meta-Talk is back.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:48 PM on November 13, 2002


Wait, I thought this was a parody a member did a while back, now this is the theme??!!?????

Ok these are the titles Matt added, right?
posted by thomcatspike at 5:09 PM on November 13, 2002


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