December 3, 2001 6:56 AM   Subscribe

Plastic, the site MeFi'ers love to hate, is temporarily off the air. The site says they're moving to new servers. Given the problems their parent has, any bets on whether it reappears?
posted by tommasz (14 comments total)
There's speculation about it here.
posted by arco at 7:08 AM on December 3, 2001

The Register seems to have dissapeared too.
posted by SpecialK at 7:19 AM on December 3, 2001

Nevermind, it's back now... must've been a server burp at the hosting company page; I was getting redirected.
posted by SpecialK at 7:21 AM on December 3, 2001 The MetaFilter it's okay to hate.

I never go there myself so I wouldn't know when it's running.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:47 AM on December 3, 2001

So lets start the gambling. Who hacked Plasic? =)
posted by Darke at 7:53 AM on December 3, 2001

Who cares? kuro5hin is down!

Actualy I tried to get an account there the other day but they never sent me response emails. It kinda sucked.
posted by delmoi at 9:04 AM on December 3, 2001

er... that would rather
posted by delmoi at 9:06 AM on December 3, 2001

They probably exceeded their Geocities bandwidth limit.
posted by trioperative at 9:08 AM on December 3, 2001

Are they still running their "all-war, all the time" format? That sure was charming..
posted by Hildago at 9:48 AM on December 3, 2001

I am optimistic that plastic will come back online in the next day or two. But, why hate plastic? Frankly, I've never understood the amount of bitterness toward plastic. And the amount of bile and vitriole in that thread on fark was, well, typical fark.

Obviously, I liked the site as I spent a good deal of time posting there. But, it's just a web site and, even if plastic is finis, I'm sure we'll all find something else to do with the time.
posted by MAYORBOB at 2:49 PM on December 3, 2001

Why hate Plastic? Two words: Karma Whores.

Sure, every now and again you'll see an interesting comment, but they don't make up for having to wade through the endless trolling for (+1, Funny) or (+1, Astute).
posted by jaek at 3:07 PM on December 3, 2001

whats the big deal with tiny fucking text? designers are dumb.
posted by Satapher at 10:01 PM on December 3, 2001

jaek, if it ever comes back up, do learn how to use the filter to avoid the trolls ...
posted by magullo at 8:00 AM on December 4, 2001

It's baaa-aaaack.
posted by UrbanFigaro at 6:47 PM on December 16, 2001

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