February 11, 2004

off topic: is MeFi down? anyone know anything about it?

posted by jerseygirl to navel gazing at 03:03 PM - 30 comments

Yes, it's been down for about one day.

posted by dusted at 03:16 PM on February 11, 2004

this has been the longest day ever.

posted by jerseygirl at 03:19 PM on February 11, 2004

take your MeFi blahdeblah over to MeFi you MeFites! oh, wait, I see what you're saying.

posted by gspm at 03:26 PM on February 11, 2004

i felt the same way on monday when spofi was inoperational. I spent most of the day checking back to see if spofi up. it was a weird 'withdrawl' feeling.

posted by garfield at 03:45 PM on February 11, 2004

Some info here, along with methadone...

posted by vito90 at 03:58 PM on February 11, 2004

i don't even like the FP MeFi much anymore. it over-evolved. too many rules, too many restrictions... "dont post about general news" "don't post about bush, but if you do, you better hate him" "don't post about iraq" "we're not telling you what pancakes mean, loser" "what? you have a 5 digit user number? get lost, you might as well have a communicable oozing disease." "don't post about sports here, go to SpoFi where the sports fools go. and by the way, if you like sports, you're obviously a closeted male chauvenist, serial kitten killer who likes violence and probably beats their child; you probably voted for bush, support the war; like your gas guzzling SUV; and don't support the cause of the native east costa rican homeless tribe people because you buy inorganic bananas and Proctor and Gamble products." too much politics over there. way too much. i just really enjoy the AskMeFi.

posted by jerseygirl at 04:20 PM on February 11, 2004

I hate intellectual snobs. Much like I hate music snobs, said the reformed music snob. jgirl, I was gonna ask you to post some AskMeFi favs b/c I never venture into metaland, but that place is broken, so, yeah....warm today, ain't it?

posted by garfield at 04:45 PM on February 11, 2004

the green is the new blue. ask anyone in the gray.

posted by scully at 04:49 PM on February 11, 2004

I've never had a MeFi ID, but I love reading the snarky flamewars on MetaTalk. It's the best part of the site -- watching carefully crafted personas bleat at each other. Like pro wrestling, but with better writing.

posted by jeffmshaw at 04:58 PM on February 11, 2004

SpoFi: home of serial kitten killers

posted by goddam at 06:51 PM on February 11, 2004

Dunno about that jeff, I think Chris Jericho could hang there (hell they already stole his "Assclown" there). But yeah, MetaTalk is the best part...except it is getting pretty predictable nowadays as far as what comment will piss who off and right down to the topic selections (the latest fave being the "Can we please..." whine).

posted by pivo at 06:52 PM on February 11, 2004

Jericho can and should hang there. It'd be much more interesting. I'd love to hear him refer to some Washingtonian like myself as the "Ayatollah of Granola."

posted by jeffmshaw at 07:17 PM on February 11, 2004

goddam, I just killed another kitten, thanks for the reminder.

posted by billsaysthis at 07:30 PM on February 11, 2004

looks like billy made his comeback

posted by goddam at 07:35 PM on February 11, 2004

The green is great.....I must have checked 10 times today to see if it was up.

posted by mbd1 at 08:41 PM on February 11, 2004

goddam, that's hardly worthy of dethroning hal, it was just a warmup shot.

posted by billsaysthis at 09:12 PM on February 11, 2004

Double Post!!!!!

posted by BigCalm at 05:51 AM on February 12, 2004

BTW, I found this page which has more info on why MeFi has been down. The current guesstimate is that it may be down at least until the weekend.

posted by scully at 10:17 AM on February 12, 2004

oh man!

posted by jerseygirl at 10:47 AM on February 12, 2004

This is *not* good news. Any chance you lot might start arguing amongst yourselves over pointless inanities? I miss my MeTa fix.

posted by squealy at 01:46 PM on February 12, 2004

i'd like to think right about now, they'd all be screaming at each other about gay marriage.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:54 PM on February 12, 2004

No, no - they'd all be agreeing with each other and screaming at the token conservatives.

posted by dusted at 02:03 PM on February 12, 2004

JG: Given the server's Boston location, I'm thinking it's a conspiracy by people who don't want that discussion to happen until after the voting is over. TFH Time, people!

posted by billsaysthis at 02:04 PM on February 12, 2004

the server is in boston?

posted by jerseygirl at 02:21 PM on February 12, 2004

The MeFi server moved from NYC to Boston last year. If you were a *real* MeFite you'd know that. Who are you and what have you done with jg?

posted by squealy at 03:44 PM on February 12, 2004

been a mefite for a while, just never really followed it until they added AskMe. you can only take so much anti-politics, anti-windows, anti-everyone banter. plus, work was blocking MeFi for a while there. i heard the server used to be a yankee fan but abandoned ship for a better team in boston. 7 days until pitchers and catchers report. just 7 more days! *twitch*

posted by jerseygirl at 03:53 PM on February 12, 2004

you guys better win the WS this year. I want to be alive and partying when the curse is broken.

posted by garfield at 04:03 PM on February 12, 2004

me too. there's a quote on redsoxnation.net that summarizes the red sox. "First they killed our grandfathers, then they killed our fathers, and now they are coming after us."

posted by jerseygirl at 04:14 PM on February 12, 2004

If that's true, jerseygirl, they should have killed your grandfathers before they produced offspring and saved themselves some work.

posted by rcade at 07:50 AM on February 14, 2004

rcade, be serious, these people are killers not efficiency experts.

posted by billsaysthis at 11:00 AM on February 14, 2004

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