Outage thread September 14, 2001 12:49 AM   Subscribe

In order to jam up MeTa as well as MeFi -- and to be insensitive and unpleasant -- any guesses or thoughts on how long it will be before "normal" operations resume?
posted by j.edwards to MetaFilter-Related at 12:49 AM (7 comments total)

...I know that "nothing will ever be the same," but try being Jay Leno thinking about the first Tonight Show that's going to air after all this...
posted by j.edwards at 12:49 AM on September 14, 2001


My guess: Thanksgiving.
posted by rcade at 8:44 AM on September 14, 2001


Do we really want to return to 'normal'? Can we really ever regain the false sense of security we had on Monday morning.

Returning to normal would be insulting to the thousands who died or suffered on 911.


posted by DBAPaul at 10:11 AM on September 14, 2001


To define normal, you should first consider that MetaFilter consists of what most of it's members want to discuss. Although there have been threads on other topics, the site is being used now to relay as much information about what this country has discovered and is about to do. These are trying times, and it probably won't go back to what it was before until after many of the standing issues are resolved, which as I mentioned before may take a very long time. The other possibility is that the discussions would be curbed to another location if it seen by Matt as a bandwidth saver. Although as it is now, I don't think is a big concern as not many people are complaining.

Btw, when was MeFi normal? ;-)
posted by samsara at 11:10 AM on September 14, 2001


Sorry, my post assumed 'return to normal' on a more global level -- not MeFi specifically.

MeFi was "normal"?
posted by DBAPaul at 1:26 PM on September 14, 2001


Returning to normal would be insulting to the thousands who died or suffered on 911.

Oh give it up. Seriously. Maybe your whole life should be abnormal when you consider Vietnam, WWII, etc. I'd rather not see people going around reminding themselves to feel bad. Humans simply don't work that way, they get over things. You're more than welcome to cry your entire life away, just don't try dragging me down with you. Thanks.



posted by skallas at 7:43 PM on September 14, 2001


Skallas, where do you live? I wanna give you a cookie. Or buy you a drink. Your choice.
posted by Su at 7:03 PM on September 17, 2001


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