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November 12, 2004 10:19 AM   Subscribe

So there's roughly 8,000 questions now in AskMe (# of June questions x 11 months).... May I humbly request an update on the tagging project, or any other ponies that could help make this the great resource it's screaming to be? And has any more thought been given to how metadata could be added to the questions already in the db?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Feature Requests at 10:19 AM (24 comments total)

Did I ever show off the new posting interface? I think I described it in full.

It's the first thing I will do once I set aside some time (this weekend is looking good in that regard). As for the tagging of old stuff, Jessamyn volunteered to help out and I figured me and her could tag them over the course of a few weeks (I'll probably rope in a few more volunteers that are good with librarian type things like standardizing metadata).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:22 AM on November 12, 2004


I'll probably rope in a few more volunteers that are good with librarian type things like standardizing metadata

Should one submit something like their del.icio.us page as a resume? ;)
posted by terrapin at 11:01 AM on November 12, 2004


Since that's been asked and answered, when do we get paid memberships?
posted by y6y6y6 at 11:05 AM on November 12, 2004


paid stuff will come later, maybe by the end of the year, when I have time to add a bunch of new features.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:33 AM on November 12, 2004


I *think* y6y6y6 meant re-opening regular sign-ups at $5 per, not the new "Pro" memberships.
posted by timeistight at 12:03 PM on November 12, 2004


Oh, that'll start this weekend when I spend the hour or two to set that up.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:07 PM on November 12, 2004


Librarian metadata minion volunteering for ACTION, sir.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:23 PM on November 12, 2004


Actually I meant the "semi-pro" memberships. I've always wanted to pay for MetaFilter. Not doing so seems silly to me. I pay $20 a year for PC Gamer. Why shouldn't I pay $20+ a year for MetaFilter? Lord knows I get much more use and enjoyment from the later.

With all due respect, I think the "pro" features could languish on the drawing board for a loooooong time. Let's start paying now.

Why would I pay for something everyone else gets for free? Same reason I pay for public radio - Because I can, and I care enough.

KPBS gives me a cheesy license plate which I'm proud to put on my car. Give paid members a cheesy icon that will be displayed on their userpage. I reject the idea that people will only want memberships if they get some increased value for their money. The vast majority of regular users here are proud to be part of the community. I think they'll pay because of their sense of fair play and appreciation.
posted by y6y6y6 at 12:25 PM on November 12, 2004


There's always the donation links at the bottom of the about page, y6^3, which may scratch that twinge of guilt itch you seem to have.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:12 PM on November 12, 2004


I'll be happy to pay for this site. I pay £126 a year for a TV licence. The filters are often much more entertaining and informative.

Besides, its the only soap opera I've ever been hooked on.
posted by davehat at 1:13 PM on November 12, 2004


Semi-pro ball is more fun to watch.
posted by me3dia at 1:18 PM on November 12, 2004


"which may scratch that twinge of guilt itch"

For the record I use the donate link somewhat regularly. Certainly more than $20 per year. As should we all. Right?
posted by y6y6y6 at 1:19 PM on November 12, 2004


I donate some money every once in a while but, I agree, dont underestimate the desirability of just having a little gold star next to your name in exchange for paying.

Different levels of recognized membership, like you see for non-profits in the Arts. But, other than recognition, no special features for donors and they can also be booted out at any time.
posted by vacapinta at 1:23 PM on November 12, 2004


Dude, you've obviously never had a Gold Star.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:53 PM on November 12, 2004


Hey, what happened to Stan Chin's Gold Star?
posted by timeistight at 1:58 PM on November 12, 2004 [1 favorite]


He traded it for hookers and blow.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:10 PM on November 12, 2004


Here's what I'm hearing, somebody check me on this:

y6y6y6 = a charitable, responsible fellow. Unselfish! Community minded!

Me= none of those things, possibly parasitic

Fair enough!
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:23 PM on November 12, 2004


Metafilter Pro - or Metafilter Con? You make the call!
posted by jasper411 at 2:28 PM on November 12, 2004


A library school buddy of mine is dying for a membership. What are the odds of her bartering a little cataloging in exchange for a membership rather than $5?

Also, library school candidate and wannabe cataloger/database geek volunteering for duty, sir!
posted by stet at 3:39 PM on November 12, 2004


Right on. Always wanted to pay for Metafilter. Think the work on the tagging is way behind. Can't wait to see Meta in general become the great resource it can be.
posted by xammerboy at 6:28 PM on November 12, 2004


I'm pro-metafilter. I will fire bomb every last one of those metakilling heathens
posted by mr.marx at 6:59 PM on November 12, 2004


He traded it for hookers and blow.

This is the first time I've wanted me one of them gold stars.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:50 AM on November 13, 2004


I standardize metadata for my library's digital projects department every single day. If you'd like help, I could even do it from my desk.
posted by donnagirl at 3:23 PM on November 15, 2004


Thank God for librarians.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:42 PM on November 16, 2004


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