Effects of the MeFi downtime? August 21, 2001 8:59 PM   Subscribe

So... now that things are rolling again. Was Mefi better before or after the break? Are you still addicted or has your passion for bitter bickering faded?
posted by daveadams to MetaFilter-Related at 8:59 PM (22 comments total)

has your passion for bitter bickering faded?

I zippity hope so.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:15 PM on August 21, 2001


Hey, dude, give us a minute. We need a refractory period.
posted by solistrato at 9:27 PM on August 21, 2001


Sorry solistrato, no time for a refractory period. There's already been a middle east post and a feminism post . . . let the bickering begin!
posted by alan at 10:20 PM on August 21, 2001


Nader! Nader! Nader!
posted by waxpancake at 10:39 PM on August 21, 2001


Waffles! Belgian, no less...
posted by fooljay at 11:05 PM on August 21, 2001


I think we're in a transition period that shouldn't last very long. A few things might've happened. One, someone saw the notice and gave up on MetaFilter entirely (hey, it's possible). Two, someone saw the notice and either checked back constantly or came back around Aug 20. (Number two obviously leads to a lot of posting. More than average, I'd say, but I don't know for sure.) Three, something else happened.

I'm seriously considering posting on MetaTalk only. Whenever I post on MetaFilter, it takes me far too long to keep up on the long threads, and I never say anything earth-shattering anyway.

Plus, MetaTalk gray is better than MetaFilter blue.
posted by gleemax at 11:24 PM on August 21, 2001


Now I don't need the methadone. MetaFilter makes me mathadone free. It is an addiction without needles.

Hence, it is better now as it has new found recouperative powers.
posted by vanderwal at 4:53 AM on August 22, 2001


Anyone else notice stuff that people HAD to have waiting for about a week to post?
posted by tj at 7:18 AM on August 22, 2001


Duly noted.
posted by timothompson at 2:37 PM on August 22, 2001


I honestly forgot what day Matt was coming back from vacation, until I read on someone's blog that the site was enabled for new posting. Now I can stop haunting Harry Potter mailing lists...
posted by Electric Elf at 1:48 AM on August 23, 2001


Duly noted

A-ha! There IS a cabal!
posted by briank at 6:51 AM on August 23, 2001


There is no cabal.
posted by daveadams at 7:58 AM on August 23, 2001


What? I have cable.
posted by Skot at 8:18 AM on August 23, 2001 [1 favorite]


I have this wacky anntena system that I cobbled together because I'm too cheap to pay for cable.
posted by iceberg273 at 8:44 AM on August 23, 2001


I have this wacky faction I cobbled together because I'm too talkative to keep a cabal secret.
posted by moss at 9:51 AM on August 23, 2001


Cabal TV.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:18 AM on August 23, 2001


Plus, MetaTalk gray is better than MetaFilter blue.

BLASPHEMER!!!!
posted by jpoulos at 10:50 AM on August 23, 2001


< fnord > Kafka, sorry but you have to turn your badge and forget the secret handshake now
posted by tj at 9:41 PM on August 23, 2001


briank, please, come talk with me for a bit......
posted by tj at 9:42 PM on August 23, 2001


Okay, but leave that canister of BatGas on the table....
posted by briank at 6:49 AM on August 24, 2001


I'm amazed that the signal2noise tatio has actually dropped! Thought it would work the other way around...
posted by revbrian at 9:50 PM on August 24, 2001


I'm amazed Front 242 is taking so bloody long to get the new album out.

Oh. Whoops.
posted by dong_resin at 10:59 PM on August 24, 2001


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