Vonity-New kind of Online Community
December 27, 2005 2:57 PM   Subscribe

Online Community Vonity seems to be a new kind of online community which allows members to have their own homepage, post photos, send voice messages and call friends or family over the computer. Members can also call other members for information since everybody is an expert in some area. Also, members can get paid for giving information at their own leisure.
posted by milos83 (118 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: er.... self link or something



 
You read the guidelines, right?
posted by docgonzo at 3:03 PM on December 27, 2005


I tried it out and it has worked out nicely.
posted by milos83 at 3:03 PM on December 27, 2005


Self-link? Maybe? Pepsi-blue? Probably. Lame? Definitely.
posted by tweak at 3:03 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos83's Home : Hey Im a UC Berkeley student. My next goal is to make Vonity popular, so I need all of my friends to sign up.

Mefi Moderators: Do your thing.
posted by StarForce5 at 3:04 PM on December 27, 2005


Haha
posted by prostyle at 3:04 PM on December 27, 2005


Hey Im a UC Berkeley student. My next goal is to make Vonity popular, so I need all of my friends to sign up.

Milos - this is not a good start, I'm afraid.
posted by carter at 3:04 PM on December 27, 2005




That was *way* too easy.
posted by carter at 3:05 PM on December 27, 2005


preview, dammit! sorry.
posted by kosem at 3:05 PM on December 27, 2005


Release the hounds!
posted by StarForce5 at 3:06 PM on December 27, 2005


"Hey Im a UC Berkeley student. My next goal is to make Vonity popular, so I need all of my friends to sign up."

Heh. Vodka right out of the bottle? How daring.
posted by tweak at 3:07 PM on December 27, 2005


Vonity seems to be a new kind of online community MySpace.
posted by ScottMorris at 3:08 PM on December 27, 2005


That looks quite lame. Thanks for the pimping, though.
posted by signal at 3:09 PM on December 27, 2005


wait, wait. just because he has his personal page on another community site doesn't necessarily mean he is affiliated with the company that hosts it.
posted by crunchland at 3:12 PM on December 27, 2005


Isn't Vonity one of the deadly sins? You know, like self-linking on metafilter?
posted by melissa may at 3:12 PM on December 27, 2005


Damn, there is a bunch of you guys who are posting comments on this thing just so that you can be allowed to post your own thing. Im just checking out other ppls comments and decided to post something too, and chose to post www.vonity.com.
posted by milos83 at 3:13 PM on December 27, 2005


Wait... what? No, seriously, what are you trying to say?
posted by brundlefly at 3:19 PM on December 27, 2005


You're never going to get that $5 back, you know.
posted by bshort at 3:21 PM on December 27, 2005


posting comments on this thing just so that you can be allowed to post your own thing

No. That's not quite it.

The thing's the thing. Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the thing.
posted by kosem at 3:21 PM on December 27, 2005


I don't think he's just a Member (OK, I do think he's a Different Kind of "Member"), comments on his Page include things such as:

"Use the "Talk Fountain" to find out more about Vonity. We will regularly post specific tips of how to do certain things, or the explanation on how to use certain feature. Feel free to leave comments with questions and we will answer them in order. It might be easier to also send questions to our email. See "Contact Us", at the bottom of the page."

...which sounds a lot like someone invoved in Building the Linked Site. Now I feel Dirty for having added any traffic to his Page. Let's not visit it anymore to Verify what we Know. Release the Dogs!
posted by freebird at 3:22 PM on December 27, 2005


Im saying that some of you assume things, that Im related to the company. And then there is some who have to leave comments on other ppls links in order to be allowed to post their own link. But, No, Im not working for Vonity if that is what everybody is thinking. I just tried to post something to see how this site works since I am new to the site.
posted by milos83 at 3:23 PM on December 27, 2005


milos: It would've been more appropriate to post this on the Projects page, not here. This audience has no interest in signing up for a lame MySpace clone.
posted by StarForce5 at 3:23 PM on December 27, 2005


ESL?
posted by docpops at 3:25 PM on December 27, 2005


wait, wait. just because he has his personal page on another community site doesn't necessarily mean he is affiliated with the company that hosts it.

Well there's this, which kinda looks like this, which mentions Milos in penultimate paragraph.

Sorry, I'm bored.
posted by carter at 3:26 PM on December 27, 2005


OK, I will post this on the projects page then... thank you for the suggestion...I am new to the site
posted by milos83 at 3:27 PM on December 27, 2005


Good googling carter. Seems milos is a very prominent vonity member on a mission to pepsyblue it.

He's broken the rules. Let's excommunicate him.

(I love mob-rule and should not post after having been to the pub)
posted by jouke at 3:30 PM on December 27, 2005


And then there is some who have to leave comments on other ppls links in order to be allowed to post their own link.

This is where you lose me, but maybe I'm just being dim.

I just tried to post something to see how this site works since I am new to the site.

Might I suggest lurking a while longer so as to get a handle on what is appropriate here... What floats and what sinks. I lurked for ages before finally posting something.

on preview: Yay! You apologized! You're OK in my book.
posted by brundlefly at 3:30 PM on December 27, 2005


Well, it only belongs on the Projects page if you actually made it, because Projects is for things Metafilter members make. So you're kinda screwed either way: either you helped build it, in which case you're really being dishonest, or you didn't, in which case you shouldn't post it to Projects.
posted by freebird at 3:31 PM on December 27, 2005


We kick off anyone who uses the term "ppl" here. That's the first rule; didn't you read the guidelines?
posted by interrobang at 3:32 PM on December 27, 2005


Thank you all for your kind comments....
posted by milos83 at 3:33 PM on December 27, 2005


Wait! I have to know or I won't be able to sleep. If I post comments on the thing, will I be able to post on the thing?
posted by apocalypse miaow at 3:35 PM on December 27, 2005


You didn't read the guidelines, did you?
posted by bshort at 3:36 PM on December 27, 2005


Why does Apocalypse miaow call himself Sir Torence...maybe you think too highly of yourself
posted by milos83 at 3:37 PM on December 27, 2005


He's made some really interesting comments here in the past 24 hours:

There are some great views, especially the one of the DMV. That was a great idea.
posted by milos83 at 4:47 PM CST on December 27 [!]

Interesting story, wheat is never mentioned as an essential human food source
posted by milos83 at 4:51 PM CST on December 27 [!]

The film about Munich is exagerated and makes lot of stuff up to enhance the story, but there is a conspiracy feel to the whole thing...
posted by milos83 at 4:53 PM CST on December 27 [!]


It's totally not at all like he's been waiting to post this.
posted by interrobang at 3:39 PM on December 27, 2005


man, John, (interrobang) get a life man, and stop searching for other people's comments...childish
posted by milos83 at 3:41 PM on December 27, 2005


I just want to point out that Milos Bosanac appears unable to follow the guidelines.
posted by bshort at 3:42 PM on December 27, 2005


"The site is almost ready to launch...I want all my friends to sign up."-- milos83

You're lucky to have so much inside info (include pre-launch info) since you don't work for them in any way.
posted by cell divide at 3:42 PM on December 27, 2005


The "posting comments on the thing in order to post on the thing" that seems to puzzle some is in reference to having to post a certain number of comments within other peoples' FPPs before being allowed to post a front page post oneself. Dunno if that's actually true for the blue, but I understand on the green that there is a quota of comments that needs to be met before you can ask a question of your own. Presumably, milos is under the impression that some of our...less robust comments are just folks' way of meeting the minimum comment quota in order to get Front Page Post privileges.
posted by Bugbread at 3:43 PM on December 27, 2005


I did not expect there to be so much interest in the site from me just posting the link...but im sure whoever owns Vonity is very thankful...
thank you all for your kind comments
posted by milos83 at 3:44 PM on December 27, 2005


It's also nice how they use your user page in screenshots, considering you don't work for them etc.

http://www.vonity.com/download.php

Also, is there any truth to the rumors that Vonity is a haven for child porn, neo-nazis, and illegal downloads?
posted by cell divide at 3:45 PM on December 27, 2005


Well, milos, apocalypse miaow is from the UK. Perhaps he's knighted. Did you ever think of that?

(Maybe I spoke to soon, milos. Chill out. If it was an honest mistake, learn from it and move on.)

on preview: Ah, thanks budbread. Got it.
posted by brundlefly at 3:45 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos83, did you read the "I'm rubber and you're glue" section of the guidelines?
posted by aburd at 3:46 PM on December 27, 2005


I just want to thak Brian Short for being so active on MetaFilter. Brian, thank you.
posted by milos83 at 3:46 PM on December 27, 2005


Dude. You made three asinine comments—today—before performing this seemingly self-link, and you can barely speak English. It took me all of a half a minute to find your three asinine comments.

It also appears that to use this website you've linked, you have to be invited to it. What's the fucking point? Your post sucks, self-link or not.

I did not expect there to be so much interest in the site from me just posting the link...but im sure whoever owns Vonity is very thankful...
thank you all for your kind comments


Blow it out your ass, dipshit.
posted by interrobang at 3:46 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos83, you may want to reread this thread. I cannot find these "kind comments" of which you speak.
Also, you may want to just plain read the site in general for, oh, say, another month, before posting any more front page stuff.

Maybe 2 months.
posted by Bugbread at 3:46 PM on December 27, 2005


"Hey, you got your Thing in my Thing!"
"No, you got your Thing in my Thing!"
"mmmmm....."

Thing and Thing: the Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together.

Why does Apocalypse miaow call himself Sir Torence...maybe you think too highly of yourself

Maybe his first name is "Sir", you insensitive clod! Like "Duke" or "Victor". Just like sports teams that wear Red Uniforms tend to win more, it's a Known Statisticological Fact that Metafilter members tend to be more Valued, Highly Capapapable Members of Society - and that people with first names that are correlatives of Powerful Ranks and Positions are too. Therefore, Basic Math *proves* there are a lot of members here with first names that denote Power, Knoweldge, and Repsonsobilititiliy.
posted by freebird at 3:47 PM on December 27, 2005


I will take your advice bugbread...thanks
posted by milos83 at 3:47 PM on December 27, 2005


Yeah, it's looking less and less like an honest mistake.

Milos - Hows about you find another site to spam?
posted by bshort at 3:47 PM on December 27, 2005


Hahaha.

I actualy saw this on projects first, and I was even thinking of posting it to the blue, before I realized it was more about bussness networking then social networking in general.

I just wanted to talk about how odd it was. And it turns out to have been posed as self link earlier?

Strange.
posted by delmoi at 3:48 PM on December 27, 2005


Freebird funny :)
posted by Bugbread at 3:49 PM on December 27, 2005


Indeed. Perhaps I had afternoon tea with Her Majesty only a few short hours ago, before my butler set up my 'internet machine' so that I may attain amusement before retiring to my repose...
posted by apocalypse miaow at 3:49 PM on December 27, 2005


Well, you ought to be proud of yourself "Sir" Sir. There are not many names like that "Sir". And...I feel for you sir....i am sensative Sir to your plight.
posted by milos83 at 3:50 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos - so, did you actually read the guidelines? Is Vonity actually your site?
posted by bshort at 3:50 PM on December 27, 2005


I kiss you!
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 3:51 PM on December 27, 2005


When someone breaks the guidelines, milos, as you appear to have done, that person should apologise and learn from their mistake. Not turn into an ass.
posted by gaspode at 3:51 PM on December 27, 2005


I agree, helarious.
posted by delmoi at 3:51 PM on December 27, 2005


I did not create vonity. I am just a member.
posted by milos83 at 3:52 PM on December 27, 2005


This is the best thread ever. Can I use the blink tag yet?
posted by tweak at 3:53 PM on December 27, 2005


Hmm... I suppose there's no way to prove you directly involved other then being a member.

But still, the site sucks and this thread will probably be deleted.

Who's up for a game of "last comment"?
posted by delmoi at 3:53 PM on December 27, 2005


Why are we pandering to this asshole? He self-linked on purpose. And I call bullshit on his "cute little moron" act. He did it on purpose and he knew it was wrong. If he was so clueless about MetaFilter he wouldn't have paid the $5.
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:54 PM on December 27, 2005


<blink>it bitches!
posted by delmoi at 3:54 PM on December 27, 2005


I apologize...but you should also understand that all the comments that are posted are not exactly meant kindly.
posted by milos83 at 3:54 PM on December 27, 2005


Yeah, it's looking less and less like an honest mistake.

Yeah... And beyond that he seems to be a bit of an asshole. I had hoped for the best, but... Well, shoot. He's using people's real names. I don't care if it's in the profile, and it may not break guidelines, but it's just plain assholish.
posted by brundlefly at 3:55 PM on December 27, 2005


You guys are using my real name too...so it goes both ways
posted by milos83 at 3:56 PM on December 27, 2005


Whether he owns the site or not, through this site he charges money to help you with your problems. This is spam.
posted by aburd at 3:56 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos - Right, so how is it that your name keeps showing up in press releases?
posted by bshort at 3:57 PM on December 27, 2005


y6y6y6 ---5$ is not the end of the world...You make it seem as if you cannot survive without those 5$...I will try and donate to you
posted by milos83 at 3:57 PM on December 27, 2005


milos: I suggest you sell your stock options as quickly as possible. You're on the myspace bubble. There's only one myspace, A more perfect absurdity can never be made, IMO.
posted by delmoi at 3:57 PM on December 27, 2005


There are not many names like that "Sir".

Have you never heard of a "sir name"? Yours is Bosanac. I won't tell you mine because I don't think I trust you. But, for example, if my name was "Pepsiblue D. Selflinker", my sirname would be "Selflinker".
posted by freebird at 3:58 PM on December 27, 2005


but you should also understand that all the comments that are posted are not exactly meant kindly.

NO! On MetaFilter?
posted by WolfDaddy at 3:58 PM on December 27, 2005


I just wanted to re-iterate what y6y6y6 said:

"Why are we pandering to this asshole? He self-linked on purpose. And I call bullshit on his "cute little moron" act. He did it on purpose and he knew it was wrong. If he was so clueless about MetaFilter he wouldn't have paid the $5."
posted by tweak at 3:58 PM on December 27, 2005


I AM NOT A MEMBER! I AM A FREE MAN!

Milos83, you appear to be speaking English but I can't understand a word you're saying.
posted by loquacious at 3:59 PM on December 27, 2005


That's a lot of blink.
posted by bshort at 3:59 PM on December 27, 2005


I don't Von dis.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 3:59 PM on December 27, 2005


We're shortening your username. If your user name were Klem Kadiddlehopper, we'd be calling you Klem.

By the way: MeTa.
posted by brundlefly at 3:59 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos - Were you one of the perpetrators of armed attacks on civilians in the Balkans?
posted by bshort at 3:59 PM on December 27, 2005


ugh, I'm getting motion sickness from my own blink tag.
posted by tweak at 4:00 PM on December 27, 2005


Congratulations tweak....you can split my donation with y6y6y6...i can donate to you when you sign up on vonity
posted by milos83 at 4:00 PM on December 27, 2005


*vomits in thread*
posted by tweak at 4:00 PM on December 27, 2005


Based on research I have done, it appears that Milos is either close friends or an employee of the founders, who I believe are named John, Kyoung Kim, and Jason Lee.

They actually seem to have developed something with maybe some potential (Social Networking plus VOIP plus... other randomness) but need to hire a new online marketer. Or, if Milos isn't being paid for this, they need to get their enthusiastic friend on a shorter leash.

He's clearly close friends or an employee with John, Kyoung, and Jason, so his protestations of not knowing who is involved are lies.
posted by cell divide at 4:00 PM on December 27, 2005


Here's another article praising vonity by our good friend milos83. Seems like he can compose good English if he really tries.
posted by delmoi at 4:00 PM on December 27, 2005


milos83 : "You guys are using my real name too...so it goes both ways"

Milos, if you had lurked through the traumapit that is MetaTalk, you'd know that people whose real names are in their usernames are kind of exempt from the "don't use real names" prohibition, with the exception of y2karl, who sees "karl" as an unacceptable shortening of his name, and rothko, who finds using his old name, "alex reynolds", as being an unacceptable use of prior information. Of course, if you want to be a new y2karl or rothko, that's fine, but you need to develop your shtick a bit more before you complain about people shortening your username.

Yours Helpfully,

Sir Bugbr Ead, esq.
posted by Bugbread at 4:01 PM on December 27, 2005


Bshort...you have a lot of time on your hands to be typing my name on yahoo...but thank you...I will send you an autographed picture since you seem to be interested so much...But i dont swing that way. Thank you for considering me your hero
posted by milos83 at 4:02 PM on December 27, 2005


"You guys are using my real name too..."

Well, yes. Of course. We hate you. We want you to go play in traffic. The last thing we want is for you to enjoy your time here. In the headier days of MetaFilter we would have posted your address, your bosses email, and the names of your children. But we've gotten wimpy in the last few years, so now we're only allowed to hint at hating you and hoping you piss off and never come back.

The value in MetaFilter is driven by the links. Pond scum like yourself only want to ruin that by promoting your own crap. Thus you hate MetaFilter, and we hate you.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:03 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos, if you had lurked through the traumapit that is MetaTalk, you'd know that people whose real names are in their usernames are kind of exempt from the "don't use real names" prohibition, with the exception of y2karl, who sees "karl" as an unacceptable shortening of his name, and rothko, who finds using his old name, "alex reynolds", as being an unacceptable use of prior information. Of course, if you want to be a new y2karl or rothko, that's fine, but you need to develop your shtick a bit more before you complain about people shortening your username.


Plus, he'll need to stop self-linking.
posted by delmoi at 4:03 PM on December 27, 2005


How is milos able to write press-release quality english sometimes but display Borat-quality english over here?
posted by aburd at 4:03 PM on December 27, 2005



posted by loquacious at 4:03 PM on December 27, 2005


OH NOES MILOS BROUGHT OUT TEH GAY JOKES!
posted by tweak at 4:03 PM on December 27, 2005


" How is milos able to write press-release quality english sometimes but display Borat-quality english over here?"

Milos has been chugging the high quality Grey Goose Vodka as evidenced by the link in his profile page - that boy can drink!
posted by tweak at 4:04 PM on December 27, 2005


Man, do. not. fuck. with. Metafilter.
posted by docpops at 4:05 PM on December 27, 2005


Man, you Aburd...are racist and ignorant
posted by milos83 at 4:05 PM on December 27, 2005


I think Milos is a tortfeasor. Discuss.
/tortfeasor is my favorite new word, btw.
posted by delmoi at 4:05 PM on December 27, 2005


Lots and lots of editing.
posted by bshort at 4:05 PM on December 27, 2005


It's not no much the selfpostiness as the lameity that I can't abide.
posted by signal at 4:06 PM on December 27, 2005


The gig's up dude. Vonity.com is a project run by one John Seo and two of his friends. Judging by the people answering questions at the site, it looks like his co-developer is probably Jason Lee, which would make you presumably the business/PR guy.
Or maybe you're telling the truth, and you just stumbled across the site before it launched somehow and decided to start dispensing behind-the-scenes advice and pimping the site everywhere you could.
Oh, what's this? Monkeys are flying out of my ass. That's weird.
posted by designbot at 4:06 PM on December 27, 2005


I think we all talking like milos now...with accent

Yes Comrade...I like Vonity...I post a link on MetaFilter...
posted by fandango_matt at 4:07 PM on December 27, 2005


Milos - So how is it that your name keeps showing up in press releases that are related to Vonity?
posted by bshort at 4:07 PM on December 27, 2005


I'd also like to point out that I'm chugging vodka as well. Not greygoose, but a special Iowa-exclusive we call hawkeye vodka.
posted by delmoi at 4:07 PM on December 27, 2005


Vodka here, as well. That's why I'm being such a little shit.
posted by interrobang at 4:08 PM on December 27, 2005


I think Milos is a tortfeasor. Discuss.
/tortfeasor is my favorite new word, btw.


Milos probably looks cute in a smock. Smock, smock, smock.
posted by Gator at 4:08 PM on December 27, 2005


Well, im really sorry about your monkey problem...but im happy that you have this much time on your hands to write responses to a link addition. Thanks
posted by milos83 at 4:08 PM on December 27, 2005


wikipedia on hawkeye vodka.
posted by delmoi at 4:10 PM on December 27, 2005


Well, im really sorry about your monkey problem...but im happy that you have this much time on your hands to write responses to a link addition. Thanks

Look, asshole, the people here care about this site. Your postorrhea covers us all with shit.

If I had my way, I'd kick you out of here just because you write like this is AIM, but you've done something that's specifically against the guidlines, and that's why we're treating you this way.
posted by interrobang at 4:11 PM on December 27, 2005


Good choice of Vodka
posted by milos83 at 4:11 PM on December 27, 2005


a/s/l??
posted by kcm at 4:12 PM on December 27, 2005


How is milos able to write press-release quality english sometimes but display Borat-quality english over here

Simple: He's a business-idiot who can't string a coherent sentence of English together, so he hires someone to write his PR for him, and stamps his name on it for approval. Standard practice for business-idiots.
posted by thanotopsis at 4:12 PM on December 27, 2005


Interrobang...stop posting stupid comments and get on to a new link...asshole
posted by milos83 at 4:12 PM on December 27, 2005


isn't this what squidoo is all about...? some good stuff there - milos... hehehe... niceone.
posted by specialk420 at 4:12 PM on December 27, 2005


Hmmmm - what is this 'futbol' of which you may play, in your smock, in Berkeley?
posted by apocalypse miaow at 4:12 PM on December 27, 2005


Metafilter : Why would anyone want to set up another online community?
posted by crunchland at 4:13 PM on December 27, 2005


Thomas...come down...you are a grown man...get off the alcohol and stop posting stupid comments...if you dont like the link then dont post stupid stuff like you just did
posted by milos83 at 4:13 PM on December 27, 2005


Metafilter: stop posting stupid comments and get on to a new link...asshole
posted by interrobang at 4:13 PM on December 27, 2005


you're doing a bang-up PR job so far, also.
posted by kcm at 4:14 PM on December 27, 2005


milos: What's so hard to understand about "don't self link"? You self linked. This is what always happens when people self link. People act like apes in the thread, and then it gets deleted.

*__*
posted by delmoi at 4:15 PM on December 27, 2005


(Jimbob shovels more popcorn into his mouth, sucks on the giant Coke, and continues to watch the trauma unfold on screen)
posted by Jimbob at 4:16 PM on December 27, 2005



posted by fandango_matt at 4:16 PM on December 27, 2005


well, i dont think the site is out officially yet...so i dont think there is much pr on Vonity besides an article...but good try searching for stuff...if you find something let me know i will be interested in reading it and giving you my opinion KCM
posted by milos83 at 4:17 PM on December 27, 2005


What's that, falling from the sky?

My god, it's a hammer! A massive, flaming banhammer!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:17 PM on December 27, 2005


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