Announcing the Best Of Blog
! The very best bits of MetaFilter, updated a couple times a day (sideblog posts automatically go to it instantly, sometimes they expand into bigger posts).
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 4:05 PM (125 comments total)
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Jessamyn has been killing it for the past couple years on the sideblog but I always felt like it didn't have the audience it deserved because there were some really amazing comments, posts, and answers linked by it, but it was only found halfway down the page and off to the side (and at @mefi at twitter). We've also increasingly seen people that were involved in a story show up to post additional details or members here with crazy deep knowledge about a story that posted really incredible things that deserved more notice.
I was inspired by the Buzzfeed FWD
blog which only posts a handful of items from the technology blog world instead of trying to be a firehose of press releases like the others. We've been running the Best Of blog in a test mode for the past couple weeks and 1-2 posts per day is about normal, and my ultimate hope is those amazing stories halfway down a 200+ comment thread don't get missed and instead are highlighted in a way that even non-members can understand. If you have any questions or spot any bugs let us know!