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February 11, 2004
Curious George: Meta...what?
Maybe this is not the place to ask but, what happened with MeFi? I cannot reach it by any means and I have been trying for the past few days, and the Google cache is 3 days old already. It is me or the site is down?
18 years ago
Somebody set mathowie up the bomb!
this doesn't work either.
we don't need no stinkin' mefi!
(admittedly yank reference)
Maybe tracicle's dark schemes finally worked out. It's time to invite all Mefi members to rebel from the tyrannic blue and join Mofi.
Current MetaFilter Status: Offline
10 Feb 2004: Offline from at least 01:00 UTC Overheard on Mefi's page on Orkut: "btw, I heard from Matt that a fan broke on the server. mefi probably won't be back up soon..."
I seem to remember mathowie mentioning something in MeTa about a DNS server going down or something. At any rate, he had posted the IP address, but that doesn't seem to be working either...
Quick! Close the monkeyfilter border before we get overrun by MeFi refugees!!
*laughs maniaically, rubs hands together*
The (allegedly) broken server pictured
. Also means 10 years, Megnut, AskMe, MeTa, Blogroots, and Ticketstubs are off too. The whole Haughey Corp Network™.
It looks like someone deleted all the content on the Wiki's Current Status page which I linked to above. WTF?!
It was there when I looked earlier. That is pretty strange. (Is there any restrictions on who can edit the stuff on that page?)
I hAVe YoUr sErvER. rEleASE ThE moNKeyS or You'Ll NevER sEe iT aLIvE aGAin.
I have Yahoo!'s RSS aggregator set to ping MeFi and there was a post 22 hours ago. So theoretically it hasn't been down for three days.
Besides the Great Monkey Release project wasn't scheduled to happen until yesterday.
I sure hope they're back up soon though. I shudder at the thought of all that angst being focused elsewhere.
What on earth will the Mefites *do*?!?
The Wiki page is back.
hey kimberly what does our mofi server look like??? kind of
10 Years Of (Matt Haughey's) Life
is a-okay, since it lives on a different server.
Could have been a MyDoom-style attack from SCO!
SideDish, Great picture. I think i need one of those for my house.
27 of us are on the #mefi chat channel right now, tirading about Star Trek, Bush and real estate in brisvegas...
...which Mr. Crash Davis just said was like Las Vegas but circumcised...
*brings in belongings on a cart*
(a chatty MeFi spinoff): lets go to monkeyfilter.com for the methadone hit. Posted by: sgt.serenity on February 11, 2004 12:33 PM MonkeyFilter: MetaMethadone
Maybe Super Admin 1 could waive the waiting period for Mefites who don't already have accounts here
I would if I could, but it's automatic now and I can't be arsed switching it back. I'll be around all day to approve new members, anyway. And besides, it's not like we've had a rush. *points to membership counter*
if wendellseviltwin comes knocking, pull the blinds and be vewy vewy quiet...
I sort of meant manual approvals, rather than building a dbase containing every Mefi username authorising admission on the off-chance they'd knock on the door. So, that's my little horse for the day fixed up, then.
Whoa. Who left this screendoor open? *Sits down, starts eating MonkeyChips* Hey! These taste like crap!
our old mate "Cock".
Poor old Cock. He must be devasted by
the loss of his favorite website
hi all! i go away for a few days, and you guys break metafilter? what's new? how's things in monkeyfilterland?
I just bought a 1950 O'Keefe & Merritt gas range on eBay! Yay! (item # 3272526602) It wil fit in with my new 1938 Tudor Bungalow I'm rehabbing! Yay! I MUST get a life.
These taste like crap!
Funny, mine taste like used banana.
Would you buy a Used Banana from this website?
Would you eat ColdChef's cold chips?
And besides, it's not like we've had a rush.
I beg your pardon?
This metafilter, is it something mathowie would need a working computer for me to know about?
we've had a rush.
matts sold all his possessions and joined the moonies.
matt mooned all his possessions and joined the soldies.
matt was possessed by the moon, and sold his joiners?
Joiner matted the moon and soldered his possessions. Me, I'm just sitting here quietly eating my MonkeyChips.
I still think that Comcast made Matt an offer he couldn't refuse.
matt ......why ? *snuggles up in bunker*
From the Wiki:
From the Mefi's group on Flickr.com: "So you might have noticed that mefi has been down. A processor fan died yesterday, shutting down the box due to heat, and refuses to boot again. New fans are being shipped and hopefully things should be back up on Friday or Saturday."
And what Matt said on #mefi just a little while ago:
What happened to MetaFilter?
He also mentioned that he might try to change the DNS to point to a temp page; but, then again, maybe not.
Linux hosting always seems to beat the pants off Windows. But it won't stop the server from overheating in a closet.
Having it co-located would, though. Might involve a bit of work for Matt, though; isn't the current DB MS SQL Server?
Have you all noticed a sudden boost in the number of new registered members? Any correlation with MeFi's downfall? Are they just those disturbers of the public peace from the 9622 monkey clan? *Takes the bowl of Monkeychips from CC hands and starts screaming and jumping (ooh aah aah!!). Hopes they don't see the pop-tarts*
Yeah, I know a few MeFi people from #mefi signed up this morning.
*erects tent city on Tracicle's front lawn*
have we got enough cock-punch to go round?
Pop-tarts for all. And Weetabix, too. Although if this is on tracicle's lawn, it probably be (the allegedly superior) Weetbix.
Keep them monkeyfists away from my cock! An asspunch, though? Bring it on, Coco!
As I read that #mefi comment by Matt I kept hearing it sung to the tune of "We like tha moon." *shudder*
Keep them monkeyfists away from my cock!
Of all the mefites to come strolling over to the Monkey Sandbox,
scored the cool User ID number.
Nothing alleged about it; I've eaten Weetabix for 2 years and Weetbix for many more. Weetbix win, hands down.
"We like tha moon" is seriously my new favorite song. I must figure out a way to get it on my Dell Jukebox. It makes me want to put my hair in piggy tails, jump up and down, and laugh like a little girl.
You can use
to record anything playing on your pc. If you don't want to buy it, its easily found on kazaa.
Hey look Kimberly, you can
buy the T-shirt
Damn, now I can't get that song out of my head.
I have to say I prefer the vastly superior
"Milk and Cereal"
monday at the latest/most likely
AAAUUUUGGHHHHH!!!! 's ok... I'm better now... ...no I'm not... AAAUUUUGGHHHHH!!!!
I think this is the first time I have ever seen Mr Hat completely lose his rag.
*munches shadberry, calms down, grooms Wolof*
What on earth will the Mefites *do*?!?
well personally, my head exploded sometime mid afternoon on wednesday. as a result it took me 2 days to remember my monkeyfilter password 8-)
i keep clicking on my metafilter bookmark: "cannot be displayed"
* screeches * Hey, it seemed like the thing to do. All the cool kids seemed to be doing it. Oh, and * takes monkeychips, flashes eyebrow patches at Chef *
I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE !!!!!!!!!
(I downloaded some of your music from metafilter before, sgt.serenity. It was pretty good. Cheers. The ballad of Bobo Balde, especially.)
thanks very much mate, i make one tune every zillion years or so , so please keep an eye out.
WE LIKE THA MOON BUT NOT AS MUCH AS A SPOON CUZ THATS MORE USE FOR EATING SOUP (AND A FORK ISNT VERY USEFUL FOR THAT) UNLESS IT HAS GOT MANY VEGETABLES AND THEN YOU MIGHT BE BETTER OFF WITH A CHOP-STICK
Those ungrateful bastards.
Here's some unsolicited advice, Mfpb
omg this is insane. it's monday already, put the damn fan in...! hasn't it been delivered yet...?! who are these so called delivery people anyway...!? i like it around here tho' :-) everyone is so civilized. still... *continues freaking out, quietly, pathetically*
*offers tracy one of Wolof's shadberries*
doo doot de doo . . la la la . . doop a doo deedley doot . . *rocking back and forth on heels*
*snatches the sweet offering and scarfs it down* thanks mr.hat, my blood sugar's been a bit low lately, what with these nasty withdrawal symptoms and all. looks like the delivery people are complete boobs -->
new status update
*throws feces at
And it looks like Matt's back in
It's back! Joy! But the question remains:
who really did it?
...and the first thing I did was click the "New User" link. Still nothin'. What's he been doing for the last week?
And the first thread has already been deleted! Apparently
was too much (NSFW or home or anywhere really.)
trac - you didn't really think you'd get a pony, did you?
we'll get you guys in....this site is great testimony to your value as members (not that you need it)...i'm posting to metatalk right now about it. : >
I <3 amberglow, but I'm not holding my breath.
homunculus - I found that link a couple months ago on memepool and it was horrifying even then.
A miniature pony might have been nice...
On preview: amberglow, you rock. Matt is
gonna roll his eyes at you. :)
You know what? The discussion has been good here lately that I'm conflicted about whether MeFi is the best. Thanks to all you monkeys!
what path said : > (and i don't care if matt rolls his eyes or not, as long as he opens membership up again--it's been way too long)
The blue coats might be coming! hama7 is suggesting that instead of letting MoFites into the blue, MeFites should find their way to the lavendar. Let's hope tracicle's host has fat pipes.
And... Matt says new members are low on the list after tying up server issues and finishing AskMeta.
well, i gave it a shot...i'll keep trying.
I've had a heck of a lot of new users today -- probably around forty. I wonder who they could be. Oh, my pipes aren't just fat, they're phat. So I, er, hear.
amberglow, you still rock my socks to the docks.
aw, i bet you say that to all the boys ; >
Amber, you have bigger balls than Mike Ditka in a Viagra commercial... (or whatever...) I salute you. I'm going to redirect my ineffectual cyberflirting ability to luring the babes at MeFites over here. Amber, you work on the guys... ;) And tracicle, you make sure you've Drano-ed the MoFi pipes, 'cause we are going to Rock And Roll (in that order).
#100 - yahoo!!
(Just sticking comment 100 in the thread for the hell of it.) If Amberglow had a shave, he'd look exactly like my brother-in-law.
And fix the comments html!!! We gotta have this place cleaned up for the in-laws!!!
in the event that matt finally opens sign ups, you monkeys won't abandon this site will you...? i like it over here and would hate to see it suffer or close because of the lure of the blue.
Actually, I'm thinking that I might join the growing horde of "meh, mefi" monkeys.. Sure, I occaisionally have something useful to contribute to askMe, but other than that I can live without having to stop myself screaming SHUT THE FUCK UP in every political thread over there..... ;)
I much prefer the rules of engagement here. So I wouldn't move over there, were MeFi to reopen.
sign me on as a monkey 4 life. I'd join for askme and lurk for awhile to see how they do things over there, but I doubt I'd forget the folks that raised me from a little chimp. >>sniff<<
ain't over there, what fun could it be?
I do believe it is a most civilized monkey population here. I absolutely delight in the fact that we monkeys don't fling poo over each other for trivial spelling or punctuation mistakes. It's pretty obvious that the MoFi monkeys are a reasonably literate and reflective species of simian. A million monkeys posting on a million keyboards are bound to hit a wrong key nwo and agian, right? I believe we are generous enough to assume that this is due to exceedingly enthusiastic button pushing or perhaps PUI(posting under the influence.) on preview, what goetter, coriolisdave said.
I'd like to join, if only for the occasional moments when I want to respond to someone by saying, "You stupid jerk!! What are you on, crack??!" after they say something intrinsically wrong. (Like right after
I thought exactly the same thing. Grr!
he was just kidding around; as far as i can tell nobody over there has an attitude about you loverly monkeys :-)
Yeah, I got over it. :)
We do not kids! / Go
We do kids! /M
We Kids Incorporated! /Martika
I'm with most of you non-MeFi folks. I'd join if membership were opened but would never leave my precious lavender. Also want to say thanks for the Monkey shout outs in MeTa and AskMe! I feel like a proud monkey mama!
Metafilter seems to be dying again - that pesky JRun is back...
I just checked there, dng, and didn't see it.
Its just waiting for you to turn your back, tracicle... (I get the error once in about every 3 or 4 tries, at the moment)
I got the Jrun-around twice today, out of a couple dozen clicks... The DeathWatch begins...
not that anybody here would wish ill upon PapaFilter...
We're the kids in America! /Kim Wilde
I haven't been able to get to MeFi for about a half hour or so, but this sort of thing isn't exactly rare, so no reason to start crying doomsday yet.
Get That Kid Off My Lawn! /Mr. Wilson
Will-burrrrrr! /Mr Ed
Current MetaFilter Status: Offline (@5:56UTC)
Darn it. And I had just posted some interesting links on the
. Clearly MeFi has been a victim of the vast patriarchal conspiracy.
Those are fascinating links, homunculus. The oral history project is amazing - we need more projects like that. So much can be learned, just from asking people about it. But we never think to, until it is too late.
What you mean "we", white man? /Tonto
We, as in historians :P In a few years, with good luck and much work, they will let me in the club.
Every time the monkeyfilter clangs its cymbals...
homonculus : gee, that's rough, where ever could you post such intriguing material?
so lemme get this straight. metafilter dies for a week, sputters back to life, then promptly dies again. mefites are going through withdrawal, 'cause they can't post anything. hey, sounds sorta like the anguish i went through for the past year and a half waiting for mefi new users to open again, before i found the lovely lavendar monkeyfilter salve that soothed my hurt. anyway if mefi opens up again i'd love to join. don't think i'd abandon mofi though, i kinda like the smaller crowd, and friendliness...
gee, that's rough, where ever could you post such intriguing material?
Yeah, but I'd just posted here too, and I don't allow myself to most more than once a day. If MeFi stays down I'll post them here too.
: the tonto quote was actually aimed at
. I'm pro suffragist myself actually, because i'm a bit of a masochist... /bad pun
so, what, is the MeFi box being used as a punching bag or something? It goes down faster than Monkey Lewinsky on a presidential banana! . . .Wakka Wakkaaaaa!! *wiggles ears* /petebest and forksclovetofu take a lap