The Horror! January 24, 2001 9:54 AM   Subscribe

There have been 13 links and 200 comments posted since your last visit

I read this to myself and the first thought to cross my mind was 'holy shit'. You have created a monster Matt. This site is filtering information faster than one human alone can process. The Horror!

posted by Jeremy to MetaFilter-Related at 9:54 AM (15 comments total)

I was more intimidarted by the 200 comments aspect. That's just an insane amount.
posted by Jeremy at 10:12 AM on January 24, 2001

200 comments is nothing. I read several newsgroups that get more than that every day.
posted by kindall at 11:42 AM on January 24, 2001

But this isn't a newsgroup . . .
posted by alana at 12:18 PM on January 24, 2001

maybe newgroup message for
posted by gluechunk at 1:59 PM on January 24, 2001

cool. it'd be metafilter with spam.

can't wait!
posted by Sapphireblue at 2:03 PM on January 24, 2001

Okay, I added statistics for this month to the Metafilter Stats page.
posted by waxpancake at 2:45 PM on January 24, 2001

Okay, it's the 25th. There have been 9 links posted (granted on of them is a double with some name calling, for some reason, in the thread). and it isn't even 8am PST.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 7:20 AM on January 25, 2001


Including, yet another Ashcroft post.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 7:21 AM on January 25, 2001

This really has to stop. How?
posted by rodii at 7:42 AM on January 25, 2001

8:12 PST, 11 links. And you're right Rodii, that second Whitehouse W link is double post, and Aaron did it on purpose. He started the double post, then posted a comment in the first thread to his new thread. Seems like ideological grandstanding to me.

At this rate we’ll have twice as many links as we did yesterday.
posted by capt.crackpipe at 9:01 AM on January 25, 2001

I want BushFilter and NewsFilter. But, then again, those kind of would fall under the "Meta" prefix... I don't know. Theme days? But that might be too restrictive. (but this isn't my site, either :)
posted by hijinx at 9:27 AM on January 25, 2001

Crackpipe, with all due respect: stuff it. It's being dealt with on another MetaTalk thread, and my post wasn't even one of of the January 25 posts you're ranting about. (And it's the 2nd-most-active thread of the last 24 hours, despite the huge number of posts that have come since, so I kind of doubt there's any inherent problem with the post itself.)
posted by aaron at 4:24 PM on January 25, 2001

Aaron: Don't blame Crackpipe for piling on. He posted that message before I started the topic.
posted by rcade at 4:40 PM on January 25, 2001

I'm thinking it's time for a front-page ratings system like kuro5hin uses. Only the stuff that gets enough votes reaches the front. I did hear that may be part of Matt's plans, though ...

I agree. Mefi's getting too big in a way to for every nuance to be able to be debated by in metatalk. The comments of people here, while important, don't go any way to reflecting the entirety of opinions at mefi. Sometimes people just can't bring themselves to go against the flow of what the established user base seems to think, sometimes it gets personal, as it has here, and it's almost impossible to talk about larger issues when you just don't feel comfortable doing so in a thread that was started off as a congratulatory note to a well-liked, established member (darned run on sentences!! *slaps self*)

It seems like a forum voting system is the most egalitarian response to what is by anyone's standards an incredibly successful forum.
posted by lucien at 7:09 AM on January 26, 2001

As I put it only a few days back, there is too much out there for us to absorb.

Communication has virtually made the whole human production available to us - but what is the use? We can't take it all.

There is no way out of frustration - apart from accepting it.
posted by Tara at 10:51 AM on January 28, 2001

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