So Metafilter right now consists of *
Metafilter / MetaTalk- launched in 1999. Askmefi - launched in 2003. Projects - launched in 2005. Music - launched in 2006. Jobs - launched 2006. IRL - launched ??
Now I love, love, love, Meta and all associated sub-sites but I was wondering if perhaps a writing / short story sub-site (for original works) was also possible.?**
[*all dates taken from wikipedia]
[**apologies if this has already been discussed, I searched and couldn't find reference to a writing sub-site on MetaTalk]
posted by Faintdreams to Feature Requests at 6:54 AM (100 comments total)
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This might be a massive Pony request or a teeny tiny one - I cannot fathom the amount of behind the scenes and Mod work is require to make Meta run as smoothly as it does currently - but in the same vein as the Music / Projects sub-sites I suspect that plenty of people would make posts on a Writing / Short Story sub-site.
Similar to projects perhaps we could 'vote' on stories as well as comment on them?. Also a word limit (say max 10,000) would dissuade people from posting entire novels or dissertations. Any more than 10, 000 words and I personally feel the writer has jumped the short story fence and is dancing with the 'substantive works' category.
Is this an impossible Pony?
Is this a possible Pony, but impractical?
Would such a sub-site fit /not fit Meta ethos?
Is there a niche for such a sub-site or am I just imagining it?