Searching Metafilter November 12, 2002 5:23 PM   Subscribe

Searching Metafilter: on first search, threads and users only. Thereafter, other options appear. Bug, or crap browser (IE5.5, W98)?
posted by walrus to Bugs at 5:23 PM (8 comments total)

Aside: I also seem to remember being able to add a timeout query to the search string, but can't for the life of me remember how. And the reason I'm searching so much is to find the origin of the ubiquitous pancake reference (for adrianhon's wiki. Yes, I should know, but never bookmarked it ...
posted by walrus at 5:31 PM on November 12, 2002

I think the consensus is on this comment by aaron as the origin of the pancake reference.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:36 PM on November 12, 2002

Cheers, mr_crash_davis.
posted by walrus at 5:43 PM on November 12, 2002

Dammit, I munged my link.
posted by walrus at 6:01 PM on November 12, 2002

It's an easter egg, not a bug.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:01 PM on November 12, 2002

Sounds like someone got a job with a certain non-monopoly.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:05 PM on November 12, 2002

"It's not a bug... it's a pony!"
posted by Yelling At Nothing at 6:20 PM on November 12, 2002

This was discussed earlier, it's basicly left from when mefi was dangerously overloading the machine it was on, so to try and curb the more expensive queries they were made slightly less accessible.

*heralds mr_crash_davis as the official MeFi historian*
posted by fvw at 7:58 AM on November 13, 2002

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