We need your help on a new events site (sorta gigfilter + meetups + etc)!
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 12:43 PM (256 comments total)
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So we're in the final stages of setting up a site to corral all the offline things people do on this site, including organize meetups (kind of like the ten year site
did) but also to showcase MeFi users and their band gigs, their poetry readings, their stand-up performances.
We need to develop two things before launching: a very general set of categories, in the range of 5-7 total that are broad enough to encompass every sort of offline activity.
More importantly, we need a run down of every possible "out there in the real world" type of event that a MeFi member would be involved in and would want other members to show up to attend. So please, keep the jokey fake events to a minimum and help us brainstorm every possible live event we'd want to publicize on the site?
So far off the top of my head, I've come up with:
- rock show with a MeFi member playing
- a stage play with MeFi member either acting or directing
- book reading by a MeFi author on tour
In developing guidelines, we can rule out some things that might show up on the list but might not make good ideas like I don't know if speaking at a $1200 conference would make a good post, since MeFi members would have to sign up for the conference to see you speak. Also, there are fundraising events like fun runs and bike events where saying you're running 10k in Houston isn't really an event that other members would show up for.
Anyway, got any ideas for events you'd like to see on a new gigfilter-type site? (please, keep the jokey events to a minimum, it would let us launch the site sooner).
There are other obvious things to talk about (how about a tour? how many listings per week will be allowed?) that we'll cover in a future post or soon after launch.