October 31, 2004 10:18 AM   Subscribe

Viewropa - OK, maybe there's some agreement not to post this here, but I wasn't part of the development, and it's already got some good links (especially the evolution of writing one). So here's Viewropa - a community site started by members of MetaFilter who are attempting an experiment in multi-lingual, collaborative and Euro-focussed blogging. All are welcome here, no matter where you're from [...] (beware the impossible Portuguese kill-the-snowman game) (and I get the impression a non-English link would be more than welcome).
posted by andrew cooke (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Well, I'll stand up and say "hazzah!" even if everyone else is going to ignore it...
posted by twine42 at 10:58 AM on October 31, 2004

looks fantastic and i'll be joining you. well done indeed.
posted by quarsan at 11:02 AM on October 31, 2004

cool--it looks great, and there's already interesting stuff posted.
posted by amberglow at 11:16 AM on October 31, 2004

this will be fun
posted by kamylyon at 11:26 AM on October 31, 2004

Finally! A cheese eating surrender site!
posted by zaelic at 11:49 AM on October 31, 2004

välkomna, allihopa!

(welcome, everyone). ;)
posted by dabitch at 12:13 PM on October 31, 2004

Thanks for the link andrew.

Here's the About page: give it a once-over and join up if it seems to be your thing. We are hoping to make the site distinctive, not just in having a particular outlook (Euro focussed), but the experiment with a multi-lingual blog amd collaborative development and moderation. If you have an ability to post in european languages other than english - all the better!

Props to mefi's own dodgygeezer and taz for tech work and design - we are operational mainly because of their hard work and superb implementation of a simple original idea.
posted by dash_slot- at 1:11 PM on October 31, 2004

Looks fantastic, I especially like the categories.

Why no posting on stuff from the United States?
posted by xammerboy at 1:32 PM on October 31, 2004

Why no posting on stuff from the United States?

Because it's a blog about Europe - European people, European issues. You can post there if you are from the US but you can't post there about the US (unless you make it pretty clear what the relevance to Europe is...).
posted by humuhumu at 1:34 PM on October 31, 2004

and...there's Mefi, Mofi, Plastic, SlashDot, every other blog in the known blogosphere where posts on [China, Africa, Asia, Australia, Antatctica and the US] are on topic. All humans are welcome at Viewropa, as are their views and (almost all) their lingos...where relevant.

It's a niche market, baby.
posted by dash_slot- at 2:20 PM on October 31, 2004

I've been looking forward to this. It's already added to my frequent bookmarks list. I think this deserves mention in the sideblog.
posted by putzface_dickman at 6:14 PM on October 31, 2004

Gorgeous, intelligent, smooth, savvy - I'm in love!

Thanks dashie and everyone else who helped put it up. It already feels as it's being going for quite a while.

Congratulations to all concerned for the excellent work.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:35 PM on October 31, 2004

the queen's on the money here in canada. do we get to play? we're really not that much like america, honest.
posted by The God Complex at 7:56 PM on October 31, 2004

Yay, I've been looking forward to this! As I'm currently US-based I'll probably just lurk for awhile, but European issues are interesting to me even on this side of the pond. Nice work guys!
posted by somethingotherthan at 8:30 PM on October 31, 2004

Looks interesting. If it's possible to wear out a link bookmark, that'll happen to my Babelfish bookmark, durn betcha.
posted by alumshubby at 6:05 AM on November 1, 2004

Mebbe not: we're hoping that there'll be English translations on all the fpps, at the least.
posted by bonaldi at 8:23 AM on November 1, 2004

good news!
posted by ruelle at 3:43 PM on November 1, 2004

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