meta: weird points stuff

Submitted by Brian on April 15th, 2011 at 12:37 PM

So some of you may have just experienced a surprising point drop. I'm not entirely sure why that happened since points should not be expiring, but the reason you got a lot of expirations at the same time is that a maintenance script had not been running. I think that's fixed -- it just ran 26 seconds ago -- but I'll have to check with Server Bro to make sure. But.... yeah, shouldn't happen in the future. I will look into why there are a bunch of expirations. I think it may be all the deleted comments from the last three months getting counted at the same time (and remember that innocuous children of deleted comments get nailed too).

As a bonus that script should make the mgolicious feed update regularly now instead of whenver I remember to do it manually.

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April 15th, 2011 at 12:53 PM ^

I'm enraged!!! I just lost over 25% of my worthless points!

Yeah, I looked at one page of my profile and it appears the points expired for being a year old.

Hlprn302

April 15th, 2011 at 3:52 PM ^

New Coke beat Pepsi in blind taste tests by a huge margin. It was sweeter, so it impressed the public. Given a whole can to stew, however, and people realized they didn't want to drink a pixie stick (shamefully ripping off Blink),

I find RR's offense to be more like New Coke-exciting, sweeter, but over the long run doesn't settle well with the people.  But Clemson will love em some New Coke, so everybody wins.

Hlprn302

April 15th, 2011 at 3:57 PM ^

First time I actually listened all the way through...meh, not the train wreck that warrants such media attention. But the logic of:

'I see my friends kicking in the front seat, my friends kicking in the back seat, gotta make up my mind which seat I'll take.'   You freaking moron, the front seat is clearly already full, so you will sit in the backseat next to your ugly friends! There is no decision to make. Reminds me of an Aqua song.  

Dark Blue

April 15th, 2011 at 12:57 PM ^

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