The copyright thread was closed to comments after 24 hours January 19, 2005 7:32 AM   Subscribe

The thread on copyright was closed to comments after 24 hours. I assume that either there is a bug that made the thread think it was 30 days old, or Matt has decided that all that needed to be said has been said. Either option points to a problem with the system somewhere.
posted by willnot to Bugs at 7:32 AM (14 comments total)

Arg! Cannot respond! Thoughts frustrated! Kyrademon SMASH!

Er, I mean, there's some more I rather would have liked to post there. Ahem.
posted by kyrademon at 7:36 AM on January 19, 2005

I think it has to do with the tagging.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 7:38 AM on January 19, 2005

I blame the RIAA
posted by matteo at 7:54 AM on January 19, 2005

I hope it's not the latter, that thread has remained fascinating and civil 100 comments+ in. For some reason it closed after I added the tags to it.
posted by shawnj at 8:08 AM on January 19, 2005

I too am disappointed at this. The discussion was interesting and I hope that it wasn't closed on purpose.
posted by bingo at 8:27 AM on January 19, 2005

No its gotta be the bug with adding tags...
posted by 31d1 at 8:34 AM on January 19, 2005

Yeah, I was just like going to totally post a comment and everything.

Don't give us too much time to think up new posts, Matt! Re-open now!
posted by asok at 8:56 AM on January 19, 2005

D'oh, it was the tagging page used to add tags to the thread that closed it. I'll fix it today.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:28 AM on January 19, 2005

Ah, good. Then there will be no more of this artificial scarcity.
posted by bingo at 10:35 AM on January 19, 2005

Is it artificial scarcity, or did the thread simply abuse its limited monopoly over itself?
posted by kyrademon at 10:38 AM on January 19, 2005

This is an interesting phenomenon. What would be the real-life equivalent? We are all out to eat together, and we have an argument, and then we have to leave the restaurant. And then, even though we all meet again on a number of occasions, it's understood that this particular conversation is tabled until we go back into the same restaurant. Someday, someone will have to write a paper about it or something (and then release that paper to the public).
posted by bingo at 3:51 PM on January 19, 2005

Under a creative commons license, natch.
posted by shawnj at 5:33 PM on January 19, 2005

Only because collecting royalties on it would be so troublesome.
posted by bingo at 7:07 PM on January 19, 2005

Um...I guess we don't get the thread back.
posted by bingo at 3:16 PM on January 20, 2005

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