I'm curious. What motivates people to give advice on job interview questions? I saw a recent question where the asker was looking for specific ideas to help them deliver a killer presentation in order to land the job of their dreams.
Surely, if your advice to the asker is helpful and causes the person to land the job, you're also crushing the dreams of the person who would otherwise have got it had you not helped the Mefite (someone who, perhaps, was going into the interview using all their own ideas, without help of the hive mind)? Is it just tribalism that we prefer the Mefite over the unseen non-Mefite?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Jun 29, 2013 -
Episode 75 of the podcast features an interview with our newest moderator, goodnewsfortheinsane. Then we recap the best posts of November, the whole thing runs about 1hr 20min. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Dec 6, 2012 -
Someone once posted a link to or description of a good response to 'what's your greatest weakness' that remained polite while pointing out to the interviewer that it is maybe not a great question. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Podcast 66 is almost two hours of jabbering, starting with a 30min interview with taz our newest moderator. Then we dilly dally about all things MetaFilter. It was recorded on Friday, October 21st. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Oct 24, 2011 -
On the eve of MetaFilter's twelfth birthday, the Willamette Week sits down with Matt Haughey
to talk about his roots at the dawn of the blogging age, the value of lifestyle work vs. captaining industry, and the future of community blogs in an online landscape increasingly dominated by Twitter, Facebook, and mobile browsing.
posted by Rhaomi
on Jul 13, 2011 -
"Yeah, yeah. Having a section of the site dedicated to talking about the site I originally designed that just to keep people from jabbering about like fonts that they didn’t like in the middle of a thread about some news event, and just being like shut up, don’t do that; having a place dedicated has been great because then people can talk openly about lots of things."
The July 1st SitePoint podcast
is a panel discussion on "...the profession of Online Community, how it’s grown in importance and profile, and what it means to today’s Web," conducted by Patrick O'Keefe
, founder of the iFroggy Network: with Venessa Paech, Lead Community Manager of Community Engine
; Sarah Hawk, Community Manager of SitePoint
; and our own intrepid mathowie
. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Jul 12, 2011 -
I'd love to find someone to interview for a class assignment (due Thursday), about problem solving in teaching English as a second/foreign language in a classroom. There seem to be a few experienced ESL teachers around here, and it would be awesome to be able to talk to one on the phone here in the US. Would it be appropriate to look for an interviewee via AskMe? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Nov 15, 2010 -
Episode 53 was recorded on July 21st and runs about an hour and 20 minutes long. It starts with a long interview with ewagoner
about his raw milk/interstate commerce flap with the FDA, and after that we follow it up with our favorite things from the past month. [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Jul 22, 2010 -
This half episode hovers around 38 minutes and features a long interview with vacapinta
talking about becoming a mefi mod, life in London, and his adventures in a new timezone. The second (normal mefi recap) half of this podcast will be up later this week.
posted by mathowie
on Feb 15, 2010 -
"A lot of people obsessed with venture capital see Metafilter as a lifestyle business, but in my mind, it’s a mature business. It works really well and yet nobody aspires to do something like this and I don’t know why. Nobody celebrates just simple businesses that work." - Interview with Matt Haughey
by Sue Medha [via Matt's twitterfeed]
posted by Kattullus
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Has this 1994 interview with Cheney, in which he advises to not invade Baghdad, been posted yet?
I couldn't find it using the search feature, but thought I would do a pre-emptive check here and get flamed before a smaller audience if I'm wrong.
posted by mecran01
on Aug 13, 2007 -
Washington, DC meetup this Sunday (day after tomorrow)?!
I'm going to DC for a job interview on Monday. I'll be staying with my brother in Mt. Pleasant (the job is in Reston).
Come meet me and give me advice about whether or not I should move to DC. Sorry for the short notice, but I wasn't sure this was happening until recently.
posted by bingo
on Feb 23, 2007 -
So I have this friend in Lisbon and she was telling me last night that Miguel Cardoso was on TV and she caught it on her videophone and emailed it to me and I uploaded it to YouTube and....well...Here it is
posted by vacapinta
on Dec 13, 2006 -
'I did my best to make the place as welcoming as possible, and eventually a few hundred people showed up and we had something good,' Haughey told me via email. 'Since then, I think the strong sense of community — the sense of belonging and getting something out of the participation is what drives people to contribute. There are no points or karma or awards, but I think members enjoy sharing interesting links and comments with each other and seeing their name mentioned on the site.'Scary picture, too
posted by y2karl
on Apr 8, 2006 -
Right around the Democratic Primaries, I followed a link I saw here to an article about John Kerry, where he was grilled for a while by Dem-friendly (but anti Iraq war) journalists about why he cast a vote for the resolution that gave Bush the power to go to war. I can't find this now. Can anyone help?
posted by namespan
on Aug 18, 2004 -
For Newbies(and the odd Oldie too): Here's some good and timely advice from Derek Powasek's Conversation with Matt Haughey
, back when MetaFilter only had 2000+ members. It's probably been posted before, but will be new to many of us late-comers.. In fact, it should be read along with the guidelines, IMO(it certainly chastised me...). A good chaser is a link from the About page here at MeFi, where you get Powazek discussing Metafilter
Food for thought, to say the least: how important are
original and innovative links? Very.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Oct 28, 2001 -