Nonusers can't even look at mefi? May 31, 2001 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Will new users ever* be let into** MetaFilter?

*I’m not interested in starting a conversation about the various benefits and liabilities of more users.

**Open with cookies off, and you'll see what I mean.
posted by capt.crackpipe to MetaFilter-Related at 4:54 PM (13 comments total)

This was a temporary measure by Matt to limit the bandwidth that MeFi was chewing up while it was hosted on his apt's teeny DSL line. I'm sure he'll lift it once he gets back in town and the site is fully settled in its new home.

Or maybe he won't. Who knows?
posted by jkottke at 5:24 PM on May 31, 2001

You know, if you wanted another conspiracy theory to chew over, ponder that even as we've debated the merits of limiting the number of users, and Matt has hinted at various ways he might tighten the lid, MeFi suddenly develops a monster thread over an Internet hoax, then trickles its way into non-existence for a few days, only to magically re-emerge "someplace else"....and now Capt. C. points out the bar on newbies........hmmmmmm........
posted by briank at 6:28 PM on May 31, 2001

The login page (no, not Clarissa) explains it all.
posted by pnevares at 8:41 PM on May 31, 2001

J Ko is right (Jason Kottke is way too many syllables for such an aspiring star, it'll never play with the kids today and their short attention spans. I say we dub him J Ko and watch his star just keep on rising), the measure was put in place as a temporary measure and will be back soon. I'm currently on a borrowed AOL line in San Diego right now ("Hello San Diego!!!"), but as soon as I get back home (Sunday), everything will be back to normal.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:42 PM on May 31, 2001

San Diego, are you ready to rock?
posted by anildash at 11:45 PM on May 31, 2001

That’s what I figgered Matt. Just checkin.

J.Ko’s “On the N-Judah” rox out. Buy today!
posted by capt.crackpipe at 11:56 PM on May 31, 2001

J-Ko.. with a dash :)
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 8:09 AM on June 1, 2001

anil.... shouldn't that be "rawk?" it sound more authentic that way.
posted by heather-old at 8:55 AM on June 1, 2001

you know... it's a good thing that meg has 'megnut' cause, somehow, 'M. Ho' just doesn't seem right.
posted by heather-old at 9:28 AM on June 1, 2001

Oh course, calling him J Ko kind of requires he starts singing and wearing skimpy clothing...
posted by john at 10:33 AM on June 1, 2001

You know, when your, like, reading metatalk and stuff, and drinking diet coke and something makes you laugh so hard you shoot diet coke out your nose and all over your client presentation it like burns and stuff. Yeah. Too funny.
posted by Jeremy at 11:36 AM on June 1, 2001

calling him J Ko kind of requires he starts singing and wearing skimpy clothing...

Man, I'm going to have to start watching the webcam now.
posted by lia at 11:16 PM on June 1, 2001

I'm so glad that in my religion all spelling and grammatical errors are fixed posthumously. It's in the final reward clause.
posted by john at 1:57 AM on June 2, 2001

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