September 13, 2000 3:58 PM   Subscribe

Rat? Is anyone else seeing the words "Matt Rat" or "Mall Rat" when they open or refresh the the main page of Metafilter? Just a quick flash of the two words, above and below the first entry on the page. Or am I drinking too much Pepsi One today?
posted by paddbear (7 comments total)
I was JUST reaching for the post link when your message got posted. I stared at this thing for 10 minutes or so. WTF??? I can't find anything in the source.
posted by quonsar at 4:00 PM on September 13, 2000

Oh nevermind.....It is some JavaScript in the message about AOL following this one.....my Bad.....
posted by paddbear at 4:00 PM on September 13, 2000

What does it actually SAY? I see "Matt Bad Rat" but it's moving too fast to be sure if that's actually what it says.
posted by wiremommy at 4:05 PM on September 13, 2000

Uh... Matt? It's really annoying as hell and obscures detail links (Mac OS / MSIE5) on other, completely unrelated threads (not that it's really related in any way to the AOL item, anyway). Howzabout a little judicious editing?
posted by m.polo at 4:06 PM on September 13, 2000

it sez MATT RAT. download the source from http://www.flabbergasting.com/metafilter.js.
Cute but annoying.

posted by quonsar at 4:08 PM on September 13, 2000

I took care of it. It seemed like such a good idea at the time...
posted by ericost at 4:15 PM on September 13, 2000

Hmm. I wish I saw it anyway.

Hey Eric, can I have your permission to download the source and run it on my personal machine for my own entertainment?

posted by sylloge at 5:00 PM on September 13, 2000

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