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The forum at the end of the universe

"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Starship Titanic website sat a specious message board with posts by the senior crew of the fictional ship. This is not its story." The Economist blog "Babbage" explores (in decidedly Adamsian style) the fascinating story of the Starlight Lines forum and its "accidental" community, as told by Mefi's own Yoz Grahame in this truly epic comment from last December. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 14, 2011 - 18 comments

I read the news today, oh boy

The founder explains why he allows great freedom to the members. HerfDerfGuardianReader
posted by Sparx on Feb 28, 2008 - 39 comments

livejournal to emulate mefi flagging system?

As a follow up to this post about livejournal's recent suspension of several hundred user accounts, in his latest update on the situation SixApart CEO Barak Berkowitz name checked metafilter citing us as a good example of community policing.
We know we can learn a lot from other communities that use a combination of reputation software and human judgment to gauge community opinion, and we are now actively exploring how we can let the community "vote" on what is acceptable content in order to create greater consistency.
posted by nerdcore on Jun 9, 2007 - 26 comments

campaign for FeistyFerret fame

RE: The FeistyFerret post below; are any Mefites interested in starting an e-mail campaign to get the kid on a big show, like David Letterman or The Tonight Show?

It may be a silly request but Chance is a cool and good kid. Maybe we can hook him up with a really cool late Christmas present.
posted by snsranch on Jan 1, 2007 - 54 comments

Congressional votes database designed by mefites, wins award

washingtonpost.com's Congressional votes database just won an EPpy. So what? The site was developed by two of our guys.
posted by MrMoonPie on May 19, 2006 - 6 comments

yet another weblog article

YAWA.
posted by Neale on Sep 2, 2001 - 8 comments

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