Formatting error on posting January 16, 2001 3:29 AM   Subscribe

I can't seem to post a reply on MetaFilter this morning. Every time I hit Post it treats me like I hit Preview ...
posted by rcade to Bugs at 3:29 AM (23 comments total)

yep, looks like that last changes did it.
posted by lagado at 4:03 AM on January 16, 2001

yep, looks like that last set of changes did it. *sigh*

posted by lagado at 4:04 AM on January 16, 2001

ditto. Now I can't get my early morning ranting in. Sigh indeed! :-)
posted by cCranium at 5:35 AM on January 16, 2001

heh. It's a feature, not a bug. We've reached the daily comment maximum. :-)
posted by cCranium at 5:35 AM on January 16, 2001

Apparently we've been filtered out. We were rude and sarcastic and now Matt has locked us out.

I'll be nice! I promise! Please please let me post again! Plllleeeaasse!
posted by y6y6y6 at 6:06 AM on January 16, 2001

So THIS is what the underside of the shitlist looks like. :-)

Man it stinks over here. Oh wait, that's just me.
posted by cCranium at 6:10 AM on January 16, 2001

Well, serves you right with all your right-wing fascism propoganda! Heh. Btw, I should have known to check in earlier.
posted by tiaka at 6:10 AM on January 16, 2001

Awwww-man, Matt's gonna be pissed when he sees this mess.

On the other hand, we could set up a shadow MeFi here for the next few hours ('specially since everyone I want to talk to is here anyways). So..... uh, how about that Ashcroft guy?

posted by Avogadro at 6:34 AM on January 16, 2001

<throws spork at avagadro> <doh>

On that book link - 'As a rich white kid going to prep school I have to say I'm hurt. I'm hurt right here. I think I'll go and cry quietly over at the west wing of the mansion'

posted by tiaka at 6:38 AM on January 16, 2001

Man, I was going to say I was glad I wasn't the only one, but now that I see who else has run into this problem. . .
posted by Dreama at 7:24 AM on January 16, 2001


i am glad to see others had the same problem...for a minute i got all paranoid that half-a-dozen repeats of my attempted comments were suddenly going to appear and make me look like more of an idiot thatn my comments do normally.
posted by th3ph17 at 7:51 AM on January 16, 2001

I bet Matt implemented a newbie filter:

You can only post during the first seven days after you register.

So as to make the comments a bit more fresh.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 8:14 AM on January 16, 2001

<looking at spork, hoping that it's titanium>

Steven, I couldn't find the newbie filter guideline anywhere; did you cut the quote from somewhere, or is it supposition?
posted by Avogadro at 8:27 AM on January 16, 2001

Wow, it's like evervyone gathered around a candle when the power goes out. I did not try and post anything, I just thought it was weird that there was not a single post since I checked this morning.

Can't believe I never got around to ordering that Titanium Spork, or the Sanrio image burning toaster. Have you people seen those? They have some coils hotter than others so that a picture forms on the side of the bread. I thought it could be modified to burn Shroud of Turan toast, and could be sold in religious catalogues and irrevernet hipster junk stores.
posted by thirteen at 8:46 AM on January 16, 2001

Hmm.. that candle comment - Maybe Matt did this on purpose, took the power out, and prepared us a candle-light dinner to bring some excitement and romance back; the romance that has been missing for so long. *sigh* We hardly even talk anymore with Bush this and Bush that. I just don't know anymore, with the kids growing up and all..
posted by tiaka at 9:13 AM on January 16, 2001

Avogadro: don't you hate it when you make yourself look silly?

Reread the "quote" Steven found. You'll get it.

(and hopefully the resultant lightbulb will shine a little brighter than this candle, I keep stubbing my toes dodging titanium sporks. :-)
posted by cCranium at 9:16 AM on January 16, 2001

duh....why is there a cork on my spork?
posted by Avogadro at 9:23 AM on January 16, 2001

I was getting worried, I thought you'd all gone off without telling me [sniff!]
I thought everyone had found [sniff] a new, cooler [sniff] place and not told me[sob!].
Or you were all behind a wall laughing at me trying to post.
posted by Markb at 9:34 AM on January 16, 2001

Matt's doing his bit to conserve power in California.
posted by netbros at 9:44 AM on January 16, 2001

oh, here's the explanation: I was playing with a javascript solution, to disable the post button after it had been clicked once (so no more double posts). To do that, I had to change the posting operation. I couldn't get the javascript to work across all browsers, so I commented out the code, but forgot to change the posting script back to its original form.

I fixed it around 9:30ish this morning. sorry.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:56 AM on January 16, 2001

Matt, you're permitted.

You provide us all with a great service for which we don't pay you a dime, and I at least am grateful.
posted by Steven Den Beste at 1:25 PM on January 16, 2001

Shape up or ship out Haughey!

posted by capt.crackpipe at 2:29 PM on January 16, 2001

posted by lagado at 10:26 PM on January 16, 2001

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