Jason talks about all of these new features
January 6, 2001 5:06 AM   Subscribe

Jason talks about all of these new features but i can't figure out how to get them to work. Help?
posted by Sean Meade (25 comments total)
posted by Mick at 5:14 AM on January 6, 2001

And all I did during the holidays was eat various cookies and get through a few books...
posted by john at 1:38 PM on January 6, 2001

Hmm.. aprove post to the front page? What'll that be like? Something like slashdot? I never posted on there.

Will there be an ability to rate posts?
posted by tiaka at 2:36 PM on January 6, 2001

Will there be an ability to rate posts?

If you only knew. The bozo filter makes MeFi so much easier to browse.
posted by bryanboyer at 4:15 PM on January 6, 2001

the approving and rating sounds suspiciously like how Kuro5hin operates; and from the success i've seen there, it sounds like a groovy for feature here.

my first post; hello everybody. =)
posted by bse at 4:36 PM on January 6, 2001

I'm not sure I want to know how far down on the list of popular posters I fall.
posted by kindall at 6:21 PM on January 6, 2001

hmm. i tried that yesterday, but it didn't do anything. i guess Matt posted this after i tried. thanks. (yes, kindall, i'm wondering who will filter me out, too.)
posted by Sean Meade at 7:58 PM on January 6, 2001

If the bozo filter is turned on the page will appear blank.
posted by Mick at 9:47 PM on January 6, 2001

Hmm, Kottke's Jan. 4 posts link to photos hosted on photos.metafilter.com.
posted by aaron at 11:51 PM on January 6, 2001

Matt puts all his photo "albums" on photos.metafilter.com.
posted by cCranium at 8:12 AM on January 7, 2001

Bozo filter? We don't need no stinkin' Bozo filter.
posted by bradlands at 9:15 AM on January 7, 2001

If you only knew. The bozo filter makes MeFi so much easier to browse.

I'm guessing that if everyone gets to rate posts for the bozo filter, the results would be somewhat different than the ratings given by the small group of beta testers. But if Matt is going all out and programming an extensive web-of-trust system, then maybe not.
posted by daveadams at 12:05 PM on January 7, 2001

Aren't bozofilters and rating systems two separate things?
posted by aaron at 2:11 PM on January 7, 2001

Um, I'm confused now. What new features?

The link above takes me to an entry that says. "Oops. Cluetrainer David Weinberger on The Hyperlinked Metaphysics of the Web. If you don't have time..."

Is this reference some sort of coded message that only members of the Weblog Cabal can understand, or did Kottke delete something interesting?

posted by Mars Saxman at 2:57 PM on January 7, 2001

Jason deleted something. Whether it was interesting or not remains to be seen. Speaking of being seen, the original text can be revealed through the scrumptious magic that is "View Source". ;-)
posted by bradlands at 3:03 PM on January 7, 2001

Wow, "most" and "least" popular posters. That's pretty creepy.

Though it would be interesting to see news media sites try something like that.
posted by aaron at 3:20 PM on January 7, 2001

Y'know, lots of people (okay, like 4 :-) in my memory have made reference either to how nice the beta bozo filter is, or how good a bozo filter for MeFi would be, but I honestly can't think of anyone I'd want to filter.

I'm pretty sure that means that I'm going to be on top of everyone's shitlist.
posted by cCranium at 10:08 AM on January 8, 2001

I'm not certain there are specific people I'd want to filter ... well, mayhap one or two. But for me the main benefit would be to cut down on the noise.

I'm not sure what that will do for community, though -- we seem to be approaching the level at which a small-scale community is no longer possible. I much prefer reading slashdot at +2, able to go deeper for preferred subjects, but no longer involuntarily subjected to mediocre posts of dubious utility or eloquence. At the same time, I don't get any sense of community at /. anymore.

I think the trollers there have a greater sense of community than the population at large!

So, better metafilter experience? YMMV. I don't think it's anymore possible to get the MeFi experience I had around the time I finally decided to join (after lurking forever). That was, gosh, months ago.
posted by dhartung at 10:27 PM on January 8, 2001

What Dan said. I lurked for a long time before I joined, and felt like I "knew" a lot of the regulars already. I wouldn't have if I had just treated MF as a news site to cherry-pick from. Most of the time I find y'all's take on things much more interesting than the links themselves.

I remember when reading usenet newsgroups meant basically slogging through every post (with rn). it was pointless, irritating, I got into way too many flame wars, but I also made friends. I had a crew. Then trn came along, which allowed me to skip happily about, reading a thread here and a thread there. I spent a lot less time, had a lot fewer arguments, posted less, and gradually came to feel so disconnected from the community that I just quit participating entirely.

If you filter out individuals, then you end up hearing half a conversation. If you filter out topics, then you end up missing things that your friends are thinking about. (On the other hand, Slashdot is pretty much the reductio ad absurdum of the idea of not filtering--I read at +3 nowadays. If you don't filter at all, you go insane.) On balance, filtering is probably better than not filtering, but it's worth noticing that some of the community "texture" is being lost. I'll miss that when it's gone.
posted by rodii at 1:36 PM on January 9, 2001

Well, the whole thing was a joke anyway.
posted by jkottke at 2:52 PM on January 9, 2001

Hrm, clever but poorly-timed April Fool's joke, or desperate retcon? Only time will tell...
posted by cCranium at 3:15 PM on January 9, 2001

Wait ... a joke? If so, which parts are jokes and which parts are real? Or is all my.metafilter.com vaporware?
posted by aaron at 3:30 PM on January 9, 2001

Joke? What joke?
posted by jkottke at 5:24 PM on January 9, 2001


posted by rodii at 10:15 AM on January 10, 2001

We've been gypped!
posted by aaron at 3:28 PM on January 10, 2001

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