The Metafilter gopher server is down June 21, 2001 9:38 AM   Subscribe

The Metafilter gopher server (gopher:// is down. The nation weeps.
posted by waxpancake to Feature Requests at 9:38 AM (11 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

posted by daveadams at 10:42 AM on June 21, 2001

it was taking 2 or 3 Mb of RAM to run the server, so I decided to finally drop it and removed the service.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:55 AM on June 21, 2001 [4 favorites]

Heh, someone should start up a donation site for the Gopher Server so Matt can buy more RAM.
posted by alana at 12:06 PM on June 21, 2001

I think you could probably get a 4MB SIMM for less than a buck. A slot to put it in might be slightly more expensive.
posted by daveadams at 1:34 PM on June 21, 2001

What next, Matt? Don't you dare disconnect the Metafilter WAIS!
posted by waxpancake at 2:48 PM on June 21, 2001 [1 favorite]

Crimeney. Next thing you know, Matt's gonna disconnect the 300 baud modems.
posted by dhartung at 9:33 PM on June 21, 2001

We had a gopher server?
posted by aaron at 9:35 PM on June 21, 2001

Yes. I myself have enjoyed many delicious gophers served here, and am sad to see the service discontinued.
posted by bradlands at 11:34 PM on June 21, 2001

OK, this is gonna sound dumb, but what the heck is gopher?
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 7:18 AM on June 22, 2001

gopher is the web's older brother. These days he doesn't get out much, since the drinkin' started and all.
posted by rodii at 10:06 AM on June 22, 2001 [3 favorites]

Gopher: one of Minnesota's other great contributions to the net.
posted by holgate at 5:39 PM on June 22, 2001

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