Advice for the accidental community manager at The Coral Project ("a multi-year collaboration between Mozilla, The Washington Post and The New York Times designed to lead experiments in community growth and management, seeking ways to improve the state of user-generated contributions on the internet through open-source software.")
I would like to call attention to this post, which links to a single comment in a youtube video thread, about one person's experience watching a teenage sword-wielder doing "moves" to a Sabbath song in 1979. I think it's a stellar post. [more inside]
I went to re-enable the greasemonkey script shared here, which turns "Sarah Palin" into "Porky Pig" but I no longer have it. It's not in the wiki or at greasyfork.org. Anyone still have it who is able to share it?
The talk in the grey about making significant information visibility changes to user profiles (which I am in favor of) and how best to communicate the new setup got me thinking about the ways in which new features/changes get shared with site users. I am a regular user, and I often won't see sidebar announcements. I'm wondering whether there might be some space for a MeFi users newsletter to handle things like new site features, new podcast notifications, maybe even top posts. This might fall into the category of 'more work than benefit' at this point. I know there are some services (like TinyLetter) that make simple newsletters pretty quick to send out. If it would help, I would be happy to volunteer my time for copy writing.
A proposal for changing the public visibility of certain profile information. [more inside]
Today we added the ability to make an IRL event regional so that IRL alerts for the event go out to a wider audience. And now in addition to letting us know what distance you consider nearby, you can let us know what distance you consider regional. [more inside]
Someone had posted a link to an interview with Bowie in the massive Bowie thread, and had selected a pullquote in which he reflected on aging. (The specific quote was about how aging helps you strip away parts of you and shows you who you really are.) I've searched the thread for "aging" and "ageing" and haven't turned up anything. Does anyone remember this quote, and can you give me the link? Thanks!
Great job picking the winning ticket, mefite! I only wish I was you. What will you do with your gains, and what percentage will you be donating to the site? (A large one, I hope…)
I think voting should be removed from MeFi Projects. What do others think? [more inside]