Can i get art project help in askme? October 4, 2005 4:53 PM   Subscribe

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I'm after a large number (100-200) of participants in a future art project, and wasn't sure if AskMefi was a good place to raise the subject or not.

Is it acceptable? Would doing it here be better?
posted by lemonfridge to Etiquette/Policy at 4:53 PM (19 comments total)

When Metafilter Projects is complete, I think that's where a request like this would end up going. Until then ... I guess here is OK?
posted by macadamiaranch at 5:05 PM on October 4, 2005

If it's not related to metafilter than this is not the place to ask.

On Ask Metafilter you could ask something like, "I'm doing an art project which requires a couple hundred participants. I'm in [city]. How should I recruit participants?" or something like that.
posted by dobbs at 5:06 PM on October 4, 2005

Does it involve us all posing naked? Cause that idea's taken.
posted by jonmc at 5:15 PM on October 4, 2005

I can't wait for Metafilter Projects! And yes, hit Askme. I'll be waiting.
posted by snsranch at 5:16 PM on October 4, 2005

I'm going to do a jobs site next, and I think volunteers for an art project might fall into that (kinda).
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:17 PM on October 4, 2005

You might also want to try one of the sites that have a lot of MetaFilter folks there, like metachat, monkeyfilter, sportsfilter, bookfilter &c. Ask Metafilter is probably not the place to do it, and neither is MetaTalk.
posted by jessamyn at 5:19 PM on October 4, 2005

bookfilter!?!! I didn't know that one existed. I take it there's no relation to MeFi; at least, I didn't recognize any names there.
posted by peacay at 5:28 PM on October 4, 2005

metachat would be a good place, Askme would not, but dobbs suggestion would be a good idea.
posted by delmoi at 6:01 PM on October 4, 2005

"Does it involve us all posing naked?"

All of us but you, you scrawny mick.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:22 PM on October 4, 2005

bookfilter could definitely use some lovin', stop over and say hi.
posted by jessamyn at 6:35 PM on October 4, 2005

Shaddap, ya tubby Utahn.
posted by jonmc at 6:49 PM on October 4, 2005

eh, bookfilter????

*departs with haste*
posted by dreamsign at 7:16 PM on October 4, 2005

Yeah unfortunately I think that tapping this place for people/resources to do something outside of this place is frowned upon because so many would like to do so, and for purposes that aren't always worthwile. Projects is a great idea and I can't wait to see it launch. Jobs, too!
posted by scarabic at 7:36 PM on October 4, 2005

Limited edition MetaFilter action figures?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:41 PM on October 4, 2005

My, oh, my. Thanks for the kind words jessamyn. Bookfilter was launched with much fanfare and after software problems and a family emergency it was locked up in the basement like a child in a Matheson story.

Michael Moncur helped me revive it, but I've not had the heart to again publicize it. I do appreciate mathowie listing it on the Etc. page for a long while. Almost all the early users came from here.

So to answer your question peacay: The idiot who started Bookfilter had nothing to do with Metafilter and pleads temporary insanity when he chose the domain name.
posted by ?! at 8:51 PM on October 4, 2005

TextAds, perhaps?
posted by stefanie at 12:08 AM on October 5, 2005

bookfilter is broken for new postings.
posted by adamvasco at 3:59 AM on October 5, 2005

could you repeat that, adamvasco?
posted by handee at 5:40 AM on October 5, 2005

Wouldn't a $5 text add be a good use?

"Please Participate here?"
posted by filmgeek at 6:30 AM on October 5, 2005

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