March 25, 2003

Probably not the right place to ask, but is MeFi down? Couldn't get on last night from home, or now from work. I miss my daily dose of IraqFilter.

posted by squealy to navel gazing at 06:55 AM - 59 comments

Won't ping. Won't respond to http traffic. DNS lookup is fine. I'd say it's down.

posted by BigCalm at 07:30 AM on March 25, 2003

I won't pretend to know what you're talking about in the first sentence there BigCalm, but thanks for checking. Admin, feel free to delete this un-SpoFi related thread if you so choose.

posted by squealy at 07:39 AM on March 25, 2003

"ping": if you go to a C: prompt in Windows (I'm assuming Windows here -- just select Run from the start menu and type "cmd") and type, "ping", you'll run a ping test on the site in question. It's a good way to test if the problem is on your end or theirs.

posted by yerfatma at 08:38 AM on March 25, 2003

Errr, thanks yerfatma. I should have said first three sentences. ;-)

posted by squealy at 09:15 AM on March 25, 2003

ping is sometimes unreliable, because ping packets are sometimes blocked by firewalls due to the great Ping Of Death. http. Tested by telnet to port 80 of the site in question. DNS lookup. Within ping, by typing C:ping It should respond with Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data: You can tell it's done it's DNS lookup successfully because the IP address is present.

posted by BigCalm at 09:41 AM on March 25, 2003

squealy: For the Iraqi war coverage, you may want to try these:

posted by worldcup2002 at 09:46 AM on March 25, 2003

Thanks worldcup2002. It's not so much the news I was after, it was more getting out the popcorn, putting my feet up and watching the same pointless arguments going on ad nauseum.

posted by squealy at 09:56 AM on March 25, 2003

We could attempt to create the same feel here. (by the way admins, feel free to delete this thread). I'll start.

posted by BigCalm at 10:02 AM on March 25, 2003

Post by an anti-war protestor to a site of dubious reliability that suggests that Halabja (sp?) was caused by Iranian spies

posted by BigCalm at 10:06 AM on March 25, 2003

Ooh oh: Comment suggesting George W. Bush is less than intelligent.

posted by yerfatma at 10:56 AM on March 25, 2003

Comment calling Metafilter Iraqfilter evn though it's appearing on Sportsfilter

posted by vito90 at 11:00 AM on March 25, 2003

So when do you think the US government will blow something up in the US to help them rally the masses against Saddam? I actually expect something any day now...

posted by StarFucker at 11:02 AM on March 25, 2003

Link to a copy of a report published in a reputable newspaper, where the source turns out to be from "The Onion"

posted by BigCalm at 11:03 AM on March 25, 2003

I just jump in with the usual annoying but not troll comment, which is quickly jumped on by one other person and then ignored for eternity.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:14 AM on March 25, 2003

I pick up on something from 132 comments ago and rant on and on for umpteen paragraphs until nobody even knows what point I was trying to make. Hahahaha. This is much better than actual discussion. We are having ... Meta-discussion. We are brilliant.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:35 AM on March 25, 2003

Completely out of context, poorly-phrased sexual innuendo about Jenna Bush. Squealy, get a load of this. Now that's some news! (sent to me by a fellow Spofer who I don't feel like giving credit to.)

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:39 AM on March 25, 2003

Bashes worldcup2002 for his opinion. Name calling ensues.

posted by jerseygirl at 11:39 AM on March 25, 2003

I announce that I am leaving MeFi, shouting, as I leave, how good it used to be in the old days ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:00 PM on March 25, 2003

Comment about the place being better off without the people who don't want to be here anyways.

posted by pfuller at 12:03 PM on March 25, 2003

innocent inquiry as to whether this should be on Metatalk or not

posted by BigCalm at 12:17 PM on March 25, 2003

Comment that you fucking peaceniks that marched to support Saddam, will be fucking red-faced when the extent of his WOMD capability is discovered.

posted by squealy at 12:19 PM on March 25, 2003

Unearths that this is, actually, a double-post. Links to original FPP. Signs off smugly.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:31 PM on March 25, 2003

Suggestion that marching against war doesn't mean they support Saddam. Filled with many spelling mistakes and grammatical errors and is ignored by majority of the people because it isn't spouted by one of the bigwigs of mefi.

posted by grum@work at 12:33 PM on March 25, 2003

peaceniks + pancakes = peacecakes!

posted by pfuller at 12:40 PM on March 25, 2003

posted by squealy at 12:59 PM on March 25, 2003

Funniest thread ever No, seriously. Thanks folks.

posted by 86 at 01:24 PM on March 25, 2003

I, for one, welcome our new SpoFi overlords! (Got to have the overlord welcome!)

posted by billsaysthis at 01:49 PM on March 25, 2003


posted by trox at 02:04 PM on March 25, 2003

Mentions how much better things were when worldcup was still around.

posted by yerfatma at 02:18 PM on March 25, 2003

Wonders what mathowie thinks

posted by vito90 at 02:27 PM on March 25, 2003

I'm still waiting for StarFucker to post another picture of T.A.T.U. touching each other ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:52 PM on March 25, 2003

Asks why worldcup is still here, points out that he pledged to leave.

posted by pfuller at 03:05 PM on March 25, 2003

reference to previous users who announced their departure and returned with a different nick

posted by pfuller at 03:08 PM on March 25, 2003

states that it's a free country, durnit, and this is why our boys and girls are all over in I-rack blowing up shit!

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:13 PM on March 25, 2003

asks worldcup why he hates America™ so much

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:24 PM on March 25, 2003

*hugs worldcup, offers him a peacecake* On Preview: Talks about whatever ufez wrote so it shows that I not only push preview, I pay attention. (emoticon)

posted by pfuller at 03:29 PM on March 25, 2003

Accidentally posts 1/2 of his comment.

posted by grum@work at 03:33 PM on March 25, 2003

Posts full comment this time.

posted by grum@work at 03:34 PM on March 25, 2003

Apologizes for the above mistakes, and then for realizing he's just restated what someone said 20 minutes ago.

posted by grum@work at 03:35 PM on March 25, 2003


posted by StarFucker at 03:41 PM on March 25, 2003

My cat's breath smells like cat food.

posted by Samsonov14 at 03:57 PM on March 25, 2003

posted by jerseygirl at 04:12 PM on March 25, 2003

Late-to-the-party comment, possibly containing trenchant observations, but too far outside of the discussion time sweet-spot for anyone to notice. Ignored.

posted by Succa at 05:46 PM on March 25, 2003

Post about "that evil dubya". Every second word is either: propoganda, fascist, racist, oil, war mongerer, CNN or evil. On preview: MiguelCardoso is not portugese!

posted by therev at 05:53 PM on March 25, 2003

Compares worldcup to Hitler.

posted by squealy at 06:04 PM on March 25, 2003

just lurking...

posted by kloeprich at 07:55 PM on March 25, 2003

Oh my God. Hifuckinglarious I wish the 17000 plus at metafilter could see this thread, but I'm sure most already consider us a bastard child of mefi anyway. But still funny. Funny, because it's true.

posted by justgary at 09:12 PM on March 25, 2003

posted by mkn at 09:35 PM on March 25, 2003

I don't get it...

posted by StarFucker at 10:47 PM on March 25, 2003

Put up the ol' T+A picture, SF. It's about time to close this thread down. Hahahahaha.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:43 AM on March 26, 2003

Invoking Godwin's Law, declares thread officially dead

posted by trox at 07:35 AM on March 26, 2003

posted by pfuller at 01:08 PM on March 28, 2003

*head explodes*

posted by dg at 09:01 PM on March 31, 2003

Attempts to make last post on thread, knowing full well someone else will post one underneath his.

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 11:18 PM on March 31, 2003


posted by Samsonov14 at 12:15 AM on April 01, 2003

shouldn't this be on sportsfilter?

posted by Fat Buddha at 07:07 AM on April 01, 2003

So, this sportsfilter, it vibrates?

posted by BigCalm at 08:09 AM on April 01, 2003

Posts comment more than a year after the last one, to win the "getting the last word in" contest."

posted by grum@work at 05:29 PM on April 22, 2005

This kind of thread is the reason I left and have never returned.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 06:02 AM on May 01, 2005

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