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Why do people on (phpBB-style) web boards have such a thing against thread necromancy?
"Publishing anonymous, unvetted, and unreviewed commentary online is hugely divergent from the policies of [mainstream media] publications' print editions. It's a different kettle of fish, one that can stink for the publishers. Indeed, those publishers and their new-media managers are being reckless."
November is over, and favorites are back to normal. In addition, we've got a couple related things to mention: a survey about the November exercise and favorites in general, and a couple of new display options for folks who want to alter the default favorites view.
Show us your shops! Every year we do a pretty simple page where MeFites who offer things for sale can show off their wares in a holiday store sort of fashion. Last year's shops page is here and we'll start populating the new page over here and eventually replace the older one with the newer one. If you'd like to be part of this, send me your info.
We're raffling off usernumber 100000!
For the next week Through Friday, you can buy $5 raffle tickets (to benefit your choice of five charitable orgs) for a chance to win the big account and airfare to a meetup of your choice.
For the month of November, we're going to try an experiment with how favorites are displayed. [Note: if this whole experiment is driving you crazy, here's a note on reverting the changes.]
Are there good examples of Twitter (or status updates on Facebook) being used to answer questions AskMe-style? Or even better, to collaboratively solve a problem, like when the Scooby Gang here sussed out Kaycee Nicole?
I am writing a dissertation about online communities, and MetaFilter will serve as the primary focus of my research. I need your help to better understand why MetaFilter functions better than so many other online communities. Can you spare 15-30 minutes to complete a short survey to improve our understanding of online communities?
Are social networks becoming segregated by choice?
"MySpace is no longer cool. As a matter of fact, its number of users is now one-half the size of rival Facebook. Is this because MySpace is too black for the rest of America? Teenage Internet users may hold the answer. High-schoolers report their use of the social-networking giants along racial lines—MySpace is seen as “black,” while Facebook is “white.”
Tips on how to keep a blog's potential growing when your available time is shrinking...
“We believe this is a revolution...Content retrieval is now centralized and production is decentralized.”
Google makes public domain books available for instant custom printing. Show up anywhere that has one of the book printing machines. Select one of the millions of public domain titles in Google Books digital library. Pay around the price of a mass market paperback. The machine then prints a copy of your desired book* in a few minutes, as demonstrated in this lovingly narrated video.
Do you know of any industry specific public online forums where insiders discuss common problems or share helpful tips?
"How is straight female interest in slash fiction like straight male interest in "shemale" models? And why in the world does this matter?"
The curious case of the game show neuroscientists, or how NOT to research an online community. Two researchers wade into fanfic community without due consideration, create shitstorm. More here.
I have an opportunity to produce a kickass community Web site for my town. What cities already have wonderfully interactive, community Web sites I can look at for inspiration, or what do you think a killer town Web site should have or be like?
Coding Horror Guy celebrates MetaFilter's 10th Birthday by making a post with the title Meta Is Murder and bringing in cortex to explain how MetaTalk "is key to the success of the site because it's a sort of release valve." So relieve yourselves here.
When an account is disabled, all the profile information disappears. Might it be better to preserve the information when the account is disabled due to the owner's death?
Birthday thoughts from an old-timer.
Anybody interested in some Australian-American free market shenanigans?
So who's engaging in tenth birthday webcammery?
A nice piece on Metafilter, including an audio interview with Mathowie, from the Toronto Globe and Mail.
You know what would be neat? If MetaFilter could show you a list of users who are similar to you, based on your favoriting histories, the tags on your posts, the tags on AskMe posts to which you've replied, etc. Or if MeFi matched up users who favorited each other's stuff a lot. Sort of like OkCupid's matching engine, but simpler—and not necessarily for dating purposes.
“They are brands that may not be considered cool by the often elitist and self-absorbed standards of New York media,” she said. She had taken a car from Manhattan that morning, and wore a pink wool shirt-dress, patent leather Manolo Blahnik heels, and diamond hoop earrings.
Reader's Digest jumps the shark. (NYT)
Reader's Digest jumps the shark. (NYT)
As turmoil continues in Iran, with protesters and members of the opposition party empowered by Twitter and camera-equipped cell phones, Clay Shirky gives a TED Talk on the emerging global era of bottom-up journalism, including the phenomenon of the transfer of social technology patterns from the second and third world to the first. Previously
Where did I read about a semi-famous blogger and entrepreneur's advice on webhosting?
Astronaut Mike Massimino is twittering his experiences today, as he undergoes preparations for launch to the Hubble Space Telescope. He is supposed to keep up the updates during the entire mission.
How do I find writers for a site when I can't pay them anything yet? I've got a few sites I run with wordpress software behind them and they're all fairly mature and fall under different categories of success and usefulness. I just cannot run them all. Is there a site for disenfranchised writers of any skill to list themselves so I can pluck them from the masses?
What events should an internet start-up attend in the US and in Europe in order to get know and gain recognition?
I'm sick of "not available in your country" messages. What's the best workaround? I've tried looking for proxies but I can never seem to find a decent one and when I do find one that works (briefly) changing back and forth is a real pain.
Looking for independent news sites and journalists' blogs
Is there a fully customizable flash image gallery for my website that will pull photos from my Flickr sets?
Is there a simple way to convert a multi-page website to a mobi-format book for reading on a Kindle? The site contains html-text plus graphics, but no interactivity.
Why would a company need a blog?
Is there a way or tool to easily wed Twitter to Delicious, through sickness and in health? Preferably more health...
Examples of good urban neighborhood community websites?
I need to show a 45 minute film to a bunch of people spread all over the country. I want them to log into a space and all screen it at the same time – perhaps even while they are connected to me by conference call or webinar. It has to be a password protected space, and the film would have to taken down immediately after the participant completed the viewing.
We have profiles:
In this article, Clive Thompson says Disqus invented "selective invisibility" -- the moderation technique of hiding the activity of troublemakers and trolls from everyone but the troll themselves. I know this can't be true, mostly because I implemented it on Upcoming.org back in 2003. But I remember the idea floating around long before that, and some old online communities definitely implemented it, but I can't remember which ones. Any old-schoolers remember?
What are some reputable, low-cost, non-PayPal merchant accounts that enable you to accept credit cards online? Extra credit question: what are the best designed and lowest cost Web store options?
No matter what I do, the US-ENGLISH setting on my spellcheck keeps returning from the dead like a bad guy in a horror movie.