How does metafilter make enough money to keep itself alive? Ostensibly it takes moneyz to run this huge thing (though I will admit I have absolutely no concept of how much) and I'm assuming the $5 start up fee doesn't cover it. I know there are ads, but do people really click on them? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi
on Apr 5, 2010 -
Summer swapset ppl have discs coming their way but need to verify address viability. Also: need good ATX crew contact to relay the $100 10yr beer fund for a future meet-up OR would like to invite ATX folks to a meet-up wherein first $100 of drinks is covered. [more inside]
posted by batmonkey
on Jan 19, 2010 -
nothing personal but if this isn't hypothetical-filter, it's "help me break the law" filter which isn't much better.
Come on, this
is a great AskMe thread! Jessamyn, if we'd applied that rubric for deletion in the past, we'd be without such gems as this Best of Metafilter answer
posted by leotrotsky
on Jul 23, 2009 -
The status blog says that new hardware is on the way. Is this putting a financial strain on MetaFilter? Should we take up a collection? [more inside]
posted by vytae
on Jan 27, 2009 -
55335 on the blue is a self-link (I'm deliberately not linking to it), anyone know how to contact a mod? Are they asleep? It's especially irritating because it's a self-link to a crap site about "marketing and making money on the web". Also, how about a feature that allows a user to self-revoke posts for a certain amount of time (like 10 minutes) if they realize or learn it was a bad idea.
posted by delmoi
on Oct 7, 2006 -
Is it considered in bad taste or a breach of policy to offer a prize or reward to whomever successfully solves a tech problem I'm tempted to post in askme? I've tried various customer support avenues and have had no luck so far.
If it is acceptable, what sort of incentive would be appropriate? Money strikes even me in poor taste. Any ideas, or should I just scrap the reward avenue?
posted by sourwookie
on Jun 20, 2006 -
Announcing the new MetaFilter Fundraising for Fun
project. dios and rothko/AlexReynolds have agreed to let you guys vote with your dollars, for charity. Throw some cash into the till for the guy you want to take a break for a week, and in the end it all goes to Creative Commons'
fundraiser. Think of it as a charity dunk tank: you put down five bucks to toss a few at the guy you love to hate. It'll run for a week, so let's make the fun last.
posted by mathowie
on Oct 19, 2005 -
'Filtering for Dollars
: Let's ignore the questions about the veracity of the claims of the particular user here. Where is the line when it comes to soliciting money via Metafilter? [more inside]
posted by daveadams
on Feb 28, 2005 -
The host of the '70s Scientology primer that brought so much joy to Metafilter
and others is passing the hat for an unexpected bandwidth bill
: "~50,000 people saw the site, and given that I do not think it is crazy to assume that 210 of them (you) can donate a dollar (just one!) to my cause."
posted by rcade
on Jul 14, 2003 -
I've been trying unsuccessfully to find an old MeFi thread about a guy who provides financial assistance to needy requestors facing large, one-time unexpected expenses. I'm sorry to ask in a forum such as this, but I was hoping for help finding the thread...
posted by quasistoic
on Apr 14, 2003 -
With all this talk about finding ways to make Matt money, I've come up with the answer...
posted by crunchland
on Apr 3, 2003 -
MoFi4MeFi (MoneyFilter for MetaFilter): Last September, Matt asked the following
: What if I killed [MeFi] sometime in the future, and brought it back, but you had to pay a small membership fee or some other 'high' barrier to entry? That'd keep the crowd small, manageable, and only those that really cared to discuss things would contribute. Would that make things better? Worse?
The discussion that followed did not necessarily address the question (a few positively responded to a subscriber-based MeFi). Maybe, this idea needs to be reviewed again. [more inside]
posted by jacknose
on Feb 21, 2002 -
So how about a Pledge Drive
? My local NPR station is begging for money again, and I was thinking - you know I'd rather give my $1/day (why that's not even enough for coffee) to MeFi. Currently the donation kitty is at $3,597. I bet we can get that up to $4,500 in no time. What do you say?
posted by willnot
on Feb 5, 2002 -
Blogging for cash? Anyone think that there's any sort of business model that could be applied towards weblogging? I've been thinking
about something along the lines of text advertising, a-la Google's AdWords
posted by owillis
on Apr 23, 2001 -