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More Conversation, Less Marketing

[DoMyHomeworkFilter] When commercial businesses post comments on a blog, what does "best practice" look like to you? And what companies have this conversational part of "conversational marketing" down to an exemplary science?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by DarlingBri at 2:44 PM on August 7, 2008 (10 comments)

How Not To Sell Out

Two months ago, Fearless Leader gave a neat talk at WebVisions 2008 about how to make money off your particular web passion without resorting to venture capital interference or selling out, and the slides and the audio (MP3) from his talk are now online. It's plenty cool enough to watch/listen to on its own merits, if you've ever dreamed of running your own web company or making a small-but-cool web tool -- but since MetaFilter (and what it's been like to start and run MetaFilter) are mentioned prominently, I thought it was worth noting here, rather than on the Blue.
posted to MetaTalk by Asparagirl at 12:31 PM on August 6, 2008 (22 comments)

Two new features, feeds and more feeds

Two new features: resolved question sidebar (and feed) and RSS feeds for the Popular favorites page. All is explained within.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 1:18 PM on June 17, 2008 (62 comments)

Just a curious question

Dear mathowie, jessamyn, and cortex: how many hours do you commit to keeping MeFi afloat? Is it a huge time commitment, not a big deal, or somewhere in the middle? It seems like a lot to juggle between three people. True? And if so, what takes up most of your time?
posted to MetaTalk by SpacemanStix at 4:39 PM on April 28, 2008 (86 comments)

Need a site like AskMetaFilter. Any Suggestions?

Does anyone know of a template that is similar to AskMetaFilter? I'm trying to set up a communications site for my company, and I think that this format would suit it perfectly. I'm not much of a programmer, but I really like the social format of this site and think that my company could benefit from a similar structure for our interior communications. Any suggestions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by ISeemToBeAVerb at 11:33 PM on April 15, 2008 (9 comments)

The End of the News Media?

Newspapers and media: the sky is falling, the bowl is being circled. What can we do about it? Your best suggestions please.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Gagglehack at 10:25 AM on March 28, 2008 (19 comments)

The Last Temptation of Visual Parodists

50 "Last Suppers" including 3 'last breakfasts' and 6 fast-food meals.
posted to MetaFilter by wendell at 5:19 PM on March 22, 2008 (39 comments)

Search me!

The new Search is officially live. Full details to follow.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 9:36 PM on January 31, 2008 (69 comments)

Who is the real Languagehat?

Languagehat revealed! Who is he? An insider tells all in his explosive new book!
posted to MetaTalk by Mo Nickels at 9:49 AM on December 18, 2007 (97 comments)

It's MetaFilter Survey Time!

As part of my final paper for a grad class, I wanted to ask the hivemind a few questions. It's just 20 quick questions about MetaFilter and AskMetaFilter, since those are the two most active parts of this community. I had to break it up into two parts since I'm a poor grad student and don't want to drop $20 for one survey: Part One Part Two It's also limited to the first 100 responses, but if even get close to 100 responses I'll be extremely happy. Thanks in advance!
posted to MetaTalk by lovetragedy at 5:30 PM on November 26, 2007 (168 comments)

The Political Philosophy of Moderation

Are there any good academic papers out there applying political theory and philosophy to the moderation of online forums? Also interested in recommendations of papers on moderation in online forums in general.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by klangklangston at 10:55 AM on February 8, 2007 (8 comments)

MeFi Mall...who's with me?

Tis the season...to shop Mefi? In this post, MadamJuJuJive posits an idea for us to have a Shop Mefi page for the holidays. I like the idea a lot, and not just because she pimped out my soap company. I would love to buy some of the art, music, photography and other goodies that fellow Mefites are making. So, how hard would it be to make a MeFi Mall?
posted to MetaTalk by dejah420 at 8:31 AM on November 26, 2007 (124 comments)

Valid HTML

What HTML tags are allowed on the three main Metafilter sections? (I dare not experiment for obvious reasons.)
posted to MetaTalk by AlexReynolds at 4:14 AM on April 14, 2005 (60 comments)

Writing a Book Collaboratively Online

Looking for a relatively easy way for a group of people to collaboratively write a book, online.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jak68 at 7:49 AM on November 6, 2007 (8 comments)

The Lifecycle of the Imaginary

Who has imaginary friends, and why?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by laughinglikemad at 1:18 PM on November 2, 2007 (30 comments)

one people, one live. one earth. we. like.the. moon.

Where do I find your country's b3ta? that is, all of you non-US mefi's, what site is a good example of exported national consciousness...(before you flag, a bit more inside)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by es_de_bah at 10:33 PM on October 14, 2007 (5 comments)

It's annoying.

Is there a reason that we're allowing the blink tag?
posted to MetaTalk by Afroblanco at 9:18 PM on September 13, 2007 (288 comments)

*cue spooky music*

posted to MetaTalk by jonmc at 5:07 PM on September 14, 2007 (63 comments)

34 Mefites think Mach3avelli is an asshat.

What do you guys think about instituting "personality points" towards users? You know, something along the lines of: 15 members think user x talks out of his ass too much. 6 members think user y suffers from a holier than thou complex. 24 members have been helped by user z. etc. Really, it's all about helping create context, especially for new and less frequent users. I would love an option where I could scroll my mouse over a name when I read advice in an AskMe thread and see something like, "173 users recommend against this user's advice." It could be all spelled out in a user's profile next to the "this user links to" category.
posted to MetaTalk by Mach3avelli at 7:32 PM on September 3, 2007 (161 comments)

like ask.mefi - only completely different

My friends and I are working - and when I say working, I should add that it is with only very vague direction as we are almost all self-taught - on a web project which we think would be very useful to many people. It is in some small respect tangentially similar to Metafilter, but would not compete with it. Are there any out-of-the-box products, commercial or free, that allow a similar question-and-answer (or comment-and-answer) functionality, where anyone can post and/or comment?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by luriete at 4:56 PM on August 29, 2007 (17 comments)

Fellow Web Designers - do you know of any places for good web design critique?

I'm a professional web designer looking for forums or websites where I can get constructive feedback on my designs from other web designers. Ideally a place that will critique Photoshop designs, as well as finished html sites, would be brilliant! Any suggestions would be very appreciated :)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by katala at 6:18 AM on August 29, 2007 (4 comments)

A Paper and Ink Version of a Blog?

I'd like to make a nice paper 'n' ink book version of a blog to give as a gift.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by maryh at 10:29 PM on May 21, 2007 (5 comments)

What would make PoliticalFilter.com good?

I'm thinking about operating PoliticalFilter.com, a MeFi type clone all about politics. What do you think would make the site good?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Brandon Blatcher at 4:37 PM on August 8, 2007 (61 comments)

Social Web Links On Profile Pages

New profile feature: link to your stuff at other social sites. [more inside]
posted to MetaTalk by pb at 4:32 PM on August 7, 2007 (130 comments)

Should I segregate mefi and facebook?

How much should I worry about having separate online and offline identities?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by jacalata at 8:55 PM on August 7, 2007 (34 comments)

Posting from beyond the grave

How to Share Your Obituary With Your Online Friends. When your journey is over, you are probably going to want your online friends, who may live all over the world, to know why your postings have suddenly stopped. Here's a good checklist for anyone who is an active part of an internet community.
posted to MetaTalk by ColdChef at 3:16 PM on August 5, 2007 (83 comments)

Proposal for new MetaFilter guidelines

The subject of rewriting the guidelines is something that comes up from time to time. As MetaFilter evolves as a community, it is good to rewrite the guidelines to reflect evolving standards. I have been thinking about how to write new guidelines on and off for the last week and here's my proposal. [more inside]
posted to MetaTalk by Kattullus at 9:30 PM on July 26, 2007 (107 comments)

Be safe and smart!

Our own fandango_matt, of Metafilter design contest and multiple pissing elephant fame, has come up with his own Boy Scout inspired Metafilter safety guide.
posted to MetaTalk by Krrrlson at 10:25 AM on July 16, 2007 (187 comments)

Interesting academic/professional conference session formats?

Planning a professional conference for 300 or so instruction librarians and looking for innovative session formats or other structured interactions to engage participants. Have you run across any unusual and effective conference session formats or activities?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by zepheria at 11:21 AM on July 11, 2007 (6 comments)

livejournal to emulate mefi flagging system?

As a follow up to this post about livejournal's recent suspension of several hundred user accounts, in his latest update on the situation SixApart CEO Barak Berkowitz name checked metafilter citing us as a good example of community policing.
We know we can learn a lot from other communities that use a combination of reputation software and human judgment to gauge community opinion, and we are now actively exploring how we can let the community "vote" on what is acceptable content in order to create greater consistency.

posted to MetaTalk by nerdcore at 4:48 PM on June 9, 2007 (25 comments)

Web Site Launch Best Practices

I am an old media expert, but I need to understand new media pronto!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by redarmycomrade at 4:03 PM on May 25, 2007 (19 comments)


I don't think this takedown was appropriate. Just because the story was "resolved" with flickr doesn't mean that there's nothing to talk about, or that it isn't interesting.
posted to MetaTalk by delmoi at 5:49 PM on May 18, 2007 (33 comments)

And you're cute too.

So far, this has been one of my favorite days on metafilter, ever. I haven't been around that long, but between the bacon bookmarks (which I would like to officially nominate for the sidebar), the mysterious rocks surrounding Washington DC, and the all-sugar replicator, I am really fucking impressed. I know some of you hate America (Maybe you should check this out), but I loved that post too. Thanks rad people!
posted to MetaTalk by serazin at 2:41 PM on May 9, 2007 (20 comments)

8: jjg interview

Recap from the last two weeks plus an interview with jjg and the new theme song by cortex, recorded on May 11, 2007. Also: Podcast site.
posted to MetaTalk by mathowie at 1:53 PM on May 11, 2007 (54 comments)

Unusual Configuration in Worpress

WordPress Filter: Multiple blogs in one?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by fogster at 10:32 PM on April 17, 2007 (9 comments)

The devil you know, or the devil you don't?

You have an online business in Canada and you have this choice: accept U.S. payments via Paypal in the U.S. dollar account you have (with a Canadian bank) and have the bank make the currency conversion to Canadian dollars, or letting Paypal handle the conversion directly. Which do you choose (and why)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by zadcat at 8:42 PM on March 28, 2007 (2 comments)

Are memes just the extended phenotype?

How are memes anything other than an extension/expression of the extended phenotype?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by whatgorilla at 10:46 PM on March 11, 2007 (20 comments)

Oh my God

Darwin's God. "A scientific exploration of how we have come to believe in God." This article tracks the possibility that belief in a higher power is the product of evolution.
posted to MetaFilter by inconsequentialist at 11:49 PM on March 3, 2007 (50 comments)

Forgotten Media

Forgotten Media. Rediscovered technology of the past. (For those that don't read Boing Boing).
posted to MetaFilter by aisforal at 4:48 PM on February 14, 2007 (6 comments)


posted to MetaFilter by metaplectic at 11:24 AM on February 16, 2007 (129 comments)

Jessamyn in Valley News

"Everybody's Interesting" Metafilter's own, Jessamyn West, was profiled today in a local Vermont / New Hampshire paper, The Valley News. Metafilter and Ask MetaFilter are mentioned a few times. Unfortunately, the pictures that accompanied the dead tree version don't grace the online version because there are two cute photos.
posted to MetaTalk by terrapin at 10:23 AM on February 3, 2007 (167 comments)

Write good!

How to make your writing simple, clear, and compelling. (And a little on getting published.)
posted to MetaFilter by serazin at 7:43 PM on January 10, 2007 (76 comments)

c'mon and pimp my board.

I run a very dynamic web forum, but I need suggestions for how to make it really shine.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on December 24, 2006 (8 comments)

A Love Story on the Streets

On December 5th, a Croatian man named Nico awoke to find a map his girlfriend had left him featuring a specific path she wanted him to take to work; along the way he saw stencils, paint, aerosol, collage wheat pastes & other art she had laid out in the pre-dawn hours letting him know how much she loved him. The sights Nico saw, in order, are collected here.
posted to MetaFilter by jonson at 1:03 AM on December 10, 2006 (78 comments)

Wisdom, charted and graphed

Indexed: life lessons in chart and graph form.
posted to MetaFilter by hydrophonic at 12:03 PM on August 17, 2006 (21 comments)
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