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Where is Boing Boing?
posted by coudal (58 comments total)

 
Anyone one know how long it has been down?
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:18 PM on October 30, 2003


I was >< this close to posting the same thing. i've been all over Google, even Ask Jeeves, looking for an answer. Nada.

Right now the page is a little sun thing, which looks a lot like Freedonia, which I don't even know what it is.

I have no idea.

On preview, it's been down a few days.. since maybe the beginning of the week?
posted by ajpresto at 1:22 PM on October 30, 2003


Carl might know.
posted by bshort at 1:26 PM on October 30, 2003


Oh, and the feed is still ok.
posted by bshort at 1:27 PM on October 30, 2003


It was up yesterday, albeit slower than typical.
posted by grabbingsand at 1:28 PM on October 30, 2003


Nope, no feed.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:35 PM on October 30, 2003


We're having server problems and working on them -- I hope to be up in a day or so again, but it's exacerbated by my crazy travel schedule.

Please direct your friends to this note, and ask for their forebearance in sending email asking what's up with Boing Boing. I'm getting several hundred of these a day, and it's gotten so that answering those messages is actively interfering with my efforts to reestablish service.

In the meantime, we're still blogging, and the mailblog still works:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/boingboing-mailblog/
posted by doctorow at 1:36 PM on October 30, 2003


Cory, why is it showing Freedonia's homepage?
posted by bshort at 1:39 PM on October 30, 2003


Now that that's solved, does anybody know where my belt is? Hmm. Maybe I'll ask on the front page.
posted by stonerose at 1:43 PM on October 30, 2003


Because that's the server it's hosted on.
posted by doctorow at 1:43 PM on October 30, 2003


That's a bit of a relief, Cory. I was beginning to think either you guys had chucked in the towel or the Forces of Darkness had somehow jacked your domain.

so, uh, when are you putting the comments section back up? maybe there's some kind of way to use movable type's comment system so you can use mt-blacklist to deal with all the trolls...
posted by arto at 1:50 PM on October 30, 2003


Thanks for the question and for the answer.
posted by sudama at 1:52 PM on October 30, 2003


the pumpkins have eaten boing-boing?
posted by andrew cooke at 1:58 PM on October 30, 2003


cory: ah, got it.
posted by bshort at 2:04 PM on October 30, 2003


I am still palpably saddened by the loss of comments at BB. Reading the short story collection today on my palm, and it's pretty good. Not, "pretty good because I belong to the incestuous circle of blogger-reviewers" but actually pretty good.
posted by mecran01 at 2:18 PM on October 30, 2003


Is this boing boing something I would need...


Ah, fuck it.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:18 PM on October 30, 2003


I blame Carl
posted by mathowie at 3:23 PM on October 30, 2003


I'm really, really, really, really, really, really trying to care at the moment...

on preview:nope. I still don't.

why is this an fpp? i still can't figure that out.
posted by Stynxno at 3:24 PM on October 30, 2003


it's an a-list thang. but i don't remember ever seing a boingboing post wondering where mefi was when it was down.
posted by quonsar at 3:25 PM on October 30, 2003


I agree with Stynxno. I also enjoy the site, but is this a status board for... what was it again? "the incestuous circle of blogger-reviewers?"
posted by scarabic at 3:27 PM on October 30, 2003


This Boing Boing, it bounces?

I'm very sorry. Long day.
posted by pedantic at 3:29 PM on October 30, 2003


I for one welcome our boingboing-less overlords.
posted by JanetLand at 3:32 PM on October 30, 2003


Since this appears to be the place to ask, does anyone know what happened to Red Hot Anal Sluts?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:37 PM on October 30, 2003


What's Boing Boing, if it's not supposed to be the sun?
posted by tiamat at 3:39 PM on October 30, 2003


tiamat: it's a great little resource for knowing the time in bloody California. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:47 PM on October 30, 2003


Cory: Put the damn comments back!

Anybody know where my social security card is? I haven't seen it in ten years or so.
posted by languagehat at 3:48 PM on October 30, 2003


Thanks, I've been wondering the same thing for a few days now.

It's great that Metafilter can still be relevant to the blogiverse every once in awhile. *remembers roots*
posted by j.edwards at 3:55 PM on October 30, 2003


relevant to the blogiverse.

when people start discussing the relevance of something, it's time to plan for the end of that something. when they bandy the term about in tandem with an artificial word describing something which does not exist, it's already dead.
posted by quonsar at 4:11 PM on October 30, 2003


when people start discussing the relevance of something, it's time to plan for the end of that something. when they bandy the term about in tandem with an artificial word describing something which does not exist, it's already dead.

You're just saying that because you plan on chatting up the Widow Blogiverse at the wake.
posted by snarkout at 4:13 PM on October 30, 2003


what can i say, she's teh h0tz!
posted by quonsar at 4:14 PM on October 30, 2003


LOLOLOLOL!!!!!1!1!!!

ME TOO!!!!!
posted by keswick at 4:26 PM on October 30, 2003


Man, I thought this was going to be some kind of Carmen Sandiego thing, but it turns out just to be a server update.

Wake me when we get to Albuquerque, okay?
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:00 PM on October 30, 2003


Boing Bong or however you spell is tripe, feeding narcissistic wound.

Avoid.
posted by johnnydark at 6:11 PM on October 30, 2003


CORY's narcissistic wound
posted by johnnydark at 6:11 PM on October 30, 2003


Will they love me if I take it down?

The pants are off.
posted by ed at 6:25 PM on October 30, 2003


Do you ???? BBQ sauce?
posted by eddydamascene at 7:02 PM on October 30, 2003


Hoping you pick up the beat, Quonsar
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 7:14 PM on October 30, 2003


Here's Boing, so-called because there's not a chance in hell he'll ever bounce back.

posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:33 PM on October 30, 2003


Nutrition for the mind: several times per day take a dose of Metafilter, at least once per day take a dose of Boing Boing (throw in some Geek Press, Memepool, NYT, WSJ, Drudge, Robot Wisdom and ALD for good measure). This works for me. Hope Boing Boing is back soon.
posted by caddis at 7:47 PM on October 30, 2003


however you spell is tripe, feeding narcissistic wound.

I feel a tagline coming on! I can't even decipher its tortured grammar, but it sure is catchy.
posted by kindall at 7:57 PM on October 30, 2003


i gave it a 10, dick. it's got a good beat and you can dance to it.
posted by quonsar at 8:35 PM on October 30, 2003


Where is Boing Boing?

dunno.
posted by mcsweetie at 9:05 PM on October 30, 2003


There was once a post on bOINGbOING asking and answering why Metafilter was down. It was a couple of years ago and people who knew what was going on with MeFi commented. I don't care for Xeni's posts - way too much porn for my taste, nor Cory's fixation on Disneyland, but I certainly don't agree with johnnydark, it's well worth a daily check-in to see what else they've got going on. Hope they're back up soon.
posted by Lynsey at 9:49 PM on October 30, 2003


Agreed, Lynsey - Boing Boing is wonderful and irreplaceable.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:05 PM on October 30, 2003


Is this "boing boing" something I'd have to have the internet to know about?
posted by interrobang at 2:25 AM on October 31, 2003


yes. ;) For the record, I was missing boingboing too (though I don't miss the comments).
posted by dabitch at 3:28 AM on October 31, 2003


Meanwhile, on planet Givingashit...
posted by i_cola at 4:20 AM on October 31, 2003


OK, we're back up, but the DNS may lag by a couple days. You can get us here:

http://216.126.84.59/
posted by doctorow at 4:47 AM on October 31, 2003


To be clear:

"Boing Bong" (or however you spell it) is tripe, feeding Cory's narcissistic wound. Avoid.
posted by johnnydark at 4:48 AM on October 31, 2003


Feeding Cory's Narcissistic Wound (With Tripe) might be a good name for a bad band. Or a bad name for a good band.

It's not like folks didn't understand what you were attempting to say there, johnny. They decided to make fun of you anyway.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:15 AM on October 31, 2003


WHEEEE!

Thanks, doctorow!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:35 AM on October 31, 2003


BoingBoing *definitely* needs comments again, even if the B2 team are too busy to read them all. I'm not sure whether they disappeared for technical or personal reasons, but I hope for the latter and I hope they return soon.

While the presence of comments can open a public avenue for meanspirited, mindless criticism (such as the 'narcissistic wound' crap seen in this post's comments...), in most cases, comments add noticeably to the posts and give the readers a venue to interact and exchange thoughts and ideas. Comments are community.

They also serve as a kind of open source fact checking system. The press sometimes criticize weblogs because they lack the oversight of editors and fact checkers. However, comments associated with posts change this equasion. As a case in point, I noticed an inadvertent factual error in a BoingBoing post a few weeks ago. Since there was no longer a convenient way to point it out, however, it wasn't pointed out at all.

I believe in commenting, and, despite its flaws, I even believe in anonymous commenting. I have had people leave me comments which contained abuse, death threats, etc., but the positive aspect of the comments I have received in the past have far outweighed the negatives.

Despite the seemingly endless stream of bile that some spew into the void, they still amazingly find time to read what you have to say. Obviously, spare time is easy to come by for those who need to get a life. ;->
posted by insomnia_lj at 5:56 AM on October 31, 2003


Did I say "I hope for the latter"? I meant former. Strike that, reverse it!
posted by insomnia_lj at 5:58 AM on October 31, 2003


Stavros: Bada-bing, bada-band?
posted by i_cola at 6:06 AM on October 31, 2003


I for one really miss boingboing, and I could understand someone saying they didn't like some aspect of it or another. To each his own, you know.

But, c'mon -- Disneyland and pr0n?!? -- how much better can it get? Jeeesh!

[Actually: boingboing is usually a reason to get up in the morning, even if I don't care for everything they blog. I wish Cory, Mark, Xeni and everyone else the best, and good luck in getting back up and going soon. You guys do great work]
posted by mooncrow at 6:44 AM on October 31, 2003


BoingBoing is far better than Metafilter, without really trying.
posted by websavvy at 11:03 AM on October 31, 2003


bonkbonk's current entry is every playboy centerfold.
via wiley.
via scrubbles.
via j-walk.
via lost gerbil tavern.

i give it 3 days before it's fpp'ed.
posted by quonsar at 8:32 PM on November 1, 2003


and bonkbonk's permalink doesn't work. it's current archive page is missing a half dozen entries. what are they, using blogger or something? omfg. they are! guess i should have had a cluetrain. ok, i'm leaving before i say something really offensive.
posted by quonsar at 8:46 PM on November 1, 2003


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