May 25, 2001
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How to conserve Metafilter bandwidth: I'm sure you're noticing that MeFi's running slow today. Matt posted in Metatalk that he's running it off his DSL line. In the same post, he asked that people try to limit their front page views to three days or under. If you're new here, here's how you limit the views: Go here. Scroll down to "number of days on front page." The default is seven; I've set mine, as suggested, to two. After you've set that number, don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "change your preferences." Now you're done! Kaycee fans, if you're not using IE as your browser, or have collapsed the right-hand sidebar, there's also a call to keep Kaycee discussion over at the Yahoo newsgroup. Cheers to Matt for going to all of this trouble. * Thank you, Matt! *
posted by metrocake (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Don't forget to reduce your font size to save even more bandwidth!
posted by kaefer at 10:34 AM on May 25, 2001

And squint your eyes! Stop wasting precious bandwidth!
posted by anildash at 10:56 AM on May 25, 2001

How seriously is service quality affected by Metatalk being run off a DSL line? How much site activity are we talking about before a DSL line gets impacted?
posted by fleener at 11:18 AM on May 25, 2001

Change all your settings to dark colors!
#003340 is obviously less than #ffaaff, right?
posted by sonofsamiam at 11:20 AM on May 25, 2001

mt ndlss vwls frm psts. t's th nly wy.
posted by darukaru at 12:17 PM on May 25, 2001

And no more weighty issues! Only lightness and fluff!
posted by crunchland at 12:21 PM on May 25, 2001

How seriously is service quality affected by Metatalk being run off a DSL line?

Considering that said DSL line has 128Kbps outbound bandwidth, I'd say pretty seriously. I think MeFi was sharing a T1 at Pyra.
posted by kindall at 12:30 PM on May 25, 2001

Done. BTW, I like the graphic-less header, kinda elegant. Maybe with just a darker blue field behind it, it could look really good.
posted by Hackworth at 12:32 PM on May 25, 2001

Best way to conserve bandwidth: go read a book.


your librarian
posted by jessamyn at 12:45 PM on May 25, 2001 [1 favorite]

Conserve Bandwidth?

That's nothing more than a sign of personal virtue.
posted by alan at 1:18 PM on May 25, 2001

does that mean you'll be posting some full texts for us here? That doesn't seem like it would... oh! You mean one of those PRINT thingys!?!

This is starting to smell suspiciously like A Zeldman Plot.

posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 1:27 PM on May 25, 2001

How come I don't know any of this stuff? Is this what age has done to me? I read large p.rint books and now I am told by 14-yr-olds to reduce font size.
posted by Postroad at 4:13 PM on May 25, 2001

get a life til the connection is good again,


go..go. go and ::

play with your old toys,
have sex with your girlfriend/boyfriend
go to the church
go see your self naked in the mirror

life is beautiful, go and do something!
posted by strikter at 5:11 PM on May 25, 2001

:: grinning sheepishly and shuffling feet ::

Okay, so maybe I was a bit overzealous with my you know, I was posting from my T1 at work today, and MeFi was *crawling.* I thought it would help...

:: blushing and grinning ::

I'm going to go be quiet now.
posted by metrocake at 6:05 PM on May 25, 2001

metrocake, don't slink off - I never realized I could change the number of days posted on the front page, you know...thanks!
posted by kristin at 9:30 PM on May 25, 2001

It looks as though Matt has hard-coded the front page to one day's worth (for now) anyway.
posted by kindall at 11:25 PM on May 25, 2001

I'm with Kristin. I mean, I *knew* it could be done, and even how, but it completely slipped my mind that changing the number of days posted on the front page from seven to two might, y'know, be a kind gesture and blah blah. Not that I want anyone thinking I'm starting to actually be kind. I have a reputation as a jerk to uphold here...
posted by ZachsMind at 11:48 PM on May 25, 2001

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