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Login errors

It seems like others can get to the site fine, but I've been getting this same error for a few days now when trying to access MetaFilter:

The value "" cannot be converted to a number

The error occurred in C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\header.cfm: line 166
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.mefi: line 178
Called from C:\metafilter sites\www.metafilter.com\index.mefi: line 349

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posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 9:14 AM on February 2, 2003 (5 comments)

Critical IP Sucks

Google bombing at it's finest. Matt's Critical IP Sucks page has officially overtaken search result numero uno, directly preceeding the official Critical IP site.
posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 11:28 AM on February 11, 2002 (73 comments)

Bad Post Callout

What do we conclude about a thread that simply poses a question?
posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 10:48 AM on January 11, 2002 (28 comments)

Since when did Microsoft start using textads at the top of the MSN Portal?

Since when did Microsoft start using textads at the top of the MSN Portal? Granted, I don't visit MSN much, but weren't there banner ads up there in the not too distant past? Did they take a hint from MetaFilter and PyrAds?
posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 6:35 PM on December 1, 2001 (3 comments)

Comment guidelines?

We all know the guidelines for front page posts and obviously the rules are a bit more lax for comments, but what exactly is (or should be) the policy on deleting comments? Do ones like this qualify for the big eighty-six?
posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 9:55 AM on September 28, 2001 (16 comments)

Mistyped URLs Break MeFi

Every once in a while, posts like this pop up where someone types an incorrect URL, usually forgetting to include the http://. It's an honest mistake, but did you ever think about adding a simple regex to correct URLs on the fly?
posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 8:52 AM on July 19, 2001 (4 comments)

Nice job with the style-ized scrollbars in IE

Nice job with the style-ized scrollbars in IE, Matt. Very slick.
posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 11:12 AM on February 2, 2001 (18 comments)

One-liner Headlines. Discuss.

One-liner Headlines.

One-liner quotes/sayings/quips are pretty common (and often very witty) on personal blogs, but that's your perogeta [sic?]. On MeFi however, I don't think I'm too fond of them, and have been seeing a lot more lately. It's obvious that a link with a good subject, description and question/thoughts up for debate will spawn a bigger/better conversation than a few witty words. Also, it helps people to know what they're clicking on, and can still lead to a hearty discussion even if the link itself goes bad. Other thoughts on the matter?
posted to MetaTalk by tomorama at 6:54 PM on October 18, 2000 (2 comments)

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