Skip

Why not MyMeta? August 21, 2008 10:46 AM   Subscribe

We have MyAsk. Why not MyMeta? How about a tab that filters by tags. Example: ignore anything with linux or politics. Keep anything with maps or art.
posted by desjardins to Feature Requests at 10:46 AM (34 comments total)

This is the road to solipsism. What have you got against the Singularity, desjardins?
posted by Meatbomb at 10:56 AM on August 21, 2008


What about when the post is about both art and politics?

What then smarty pants?
posted by trueluk at 10:57 AM on August 21, 2008


MyFeuds?
posted by Artw at 11:04 AM on August 21, 2008


One step closer to MySpace.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:04 AM on August 21, 2008


Oh, sorry, i thought you meant MetaTalk.
posted by Artw at 11:05 AM on August 21, 2008


Who filters the filterers?
posted by Damn That Television at 11:09 AM on August 21, 2008


I only want to see apology threads, massive freak-outs or meltdowns.
posted by fixedgear at 11:12 AM on August 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


if you have a need for myMeta, perhaps you do not get out enough.
posted by boo_radley at 11:32 AM on August 21, 2008


Guys, I think she meant MyMeFi. She wants it for the blue, not the grey.
posted by grouse at 11:47 AM on August 21, 2008


That actually makes a kind of sense, especially if you're not checking the feed every five seconds.
posted by Artw at 11:49 AM on August 21, 2008


MetaMetaFilterFilter?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:54 AM on August 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, when I suggested MyAsk, my main reason for proposing it was the volume of posts on Ask MeFi, i.e. giving people a way, if they wanted it, to quickly zoom in subjects that interested them or that they had particular knowledge of. I think MeTa has, what, a max of five or six a day? Does that really need filtering?
posted by Happy Dave at 11:54 AM on August 21, 2008


MyLikes, MyDislikes and MyOpia
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:55 AM on August 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


Oh, right, for the blue. I guess that could work.
posted by Happy Dave at 11:55 AM on August 21, 2008


I'm guessing the reasoning for doing it on AskMe is so that people can pick and chose categories they can actually help with, not just those that interest them. In that instance, being able to focus on questions you have knowledge about is quite helpful.

Filtering out MetaFilter itself is a whole different ballgame and could lead to splintering of the site for no real benefit of the site (as opposed to a specific user).
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:02 PM on August 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


There is sort of already a mechanism for this where you can read MeFi via tags, so you can pick the ones you want and follow only those threads on MetaFilter. Otherwise yeah I think the splintering argument is a decent one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:04 PM on August 21, 2008


I'd like to see "related posts" on the blue - having gotten used to it in AskMe, I keep scrolling down past the post box expecting to see what else has been posted in the past on whatever topic.
posted by yarrow at 12:08 PM on August 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'd like to see "related posts" on the blue - having gotten used to it in AskMe, I keep scrolling down past the post box expecting to see what else has been posted in the past on whatever topic.

That is an awesome idea.
posted by grouse at 12:15 PM on August 21, 2008


Yeah, as Happy Dave says, we made MyAsk as a way to cut down on the volume of posts to Ask MeFi and find just the stuff you like. MeFi can get overwhelming at times if you check only a couple times a week, but it has nowhere near the volume of posts/day that Ask MeFi does, so we never thought to build it for MeFi.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:16 PM on August 21, 2008


That is an awesome idea.

seconded!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:51 PM on August 21, 2008


Yeah, I meant the blue. Sorry. Wedding brain.
posted by desjardins at 12:55 PM on August 21, 2008


Adding to what Matt said, there's also a difference in site utility between the green and the blue: MyAsk may help askers get answers, which is a little more of a payoff in what-AskMe-does terms than really exists in any analagous form for Mefi proper.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:17 PM on August 21, 2008


I WOULD SUBSCRIBE TO THIS REDDIT.
posted by loquacious at 1:19 PM on August 21, 2008 [2 favorites]


I'd like to see "related posts" on the blue - having gotten used to it in AskMe, I keep scrolling down past the post box expecting to see what else has been posted in the past on whatever topic.

That is an awesome idea.

seconded!


I tried to ask for it and got gunned down like the plane game on Intellevision's Triple Action. Don't be guildin' the lily mane.
posted by cashman at 1:29 PM on August 21, 2008


Look, here's the secret—Just read whatever Katullus posts. He posts pretty frequently, it's always great, and usually strong enough that it kills any free time you happen to have around.
posted by klangklangston at 1:30 PM on August 21, 2008


I tried to ask for it and got gunned down like the plane game on Intellevision's Triple Action.

What you were asking for—user-submitted related threads rather than computer-picked related threads—is not really the same thing. Although you slightly alluded to the latter, that's not what people were responding to.
posted by grouse at 1:51 PM on August 21, 2008


oh, well then yes, that'd b e neat.
posted by boo_radley at 1:53 PM on August 21, 2008


I tried to ask for it and got gunned down

Yeah, the difference is that adding related posts based on tags would be automatic, so it wouldn't get into all of that judgment call/adding more noise to the posting form/etc stuff that was mentioned in that thread.

On the other hand, I think Related Questions uses tags + categories, and there are no categories on the blue, so it might not work as well. Plus, post titles are generally a bit less... informative on the blue, so there might be less motivation to click through. (Because what I'm really looking for is another way for Metafilter to suck more hours from my life.)
posted by yarrow at 1:54 PM on August 21, 2008


Filter by tag: Flameout

Yahtzee!
posted by clearly at 1:56 PM on August 21, 2008


Y U hate on Teh linux? R U RIAA?
posted by orthogonality at 2:14 PM on August 21, 2008


I hate Linux because I'm too stupid and/or lazy to use it.
posted by desjardins at 3:11 PM on August 21, 2008


fixedgear : I only want to see apology threads, massive freak-outs or meltdowns.




Watch This Space
posted by quin at 3:38 PM on August 21, 2008


I'm sorry, quin.

I CAN'T freak out just to prove YOU right.

Fuck, my pc's burning.
posted by ersatz at 4:37 PM on August 21, 2008


Here's a Yahoo Pipe for Maps+Art.
posted by signal at 8:57 PM on August 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


« Older FireFox. MetaFilter. A scr...  |  Pony request: The ability to f... Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments

Post