What DO we do about follow-ups? October 12, 2005 8:42 PM   Subscribe

When does a FPP deserve a follow up thread and where should one post it? (more inside)
posted by Joey Michaels to Etiquette/Policy at 8:42 PM (7 comments total)

I had an impulse to post a follow up to the gore for Porn thread. Last week, I wanted to post this obituary for Hawaii comedian Ray Bumatai as a follow up to a Metafilter thread I started a couple years ago. I stopped myself since I figured neither was really worthy as a stand alone thread on the blue.

On the other hand, it seems like an odd thing to post on MetaTalk - though I note that this has been done with increasing frequency lately. So, where should follow ups end up?
posted by Joey Michaels at 8:42 PM on October 12, 2005

The porn thread's still open, so the followup should go there.

Personally I wouldn't post just the obituary. Maybe supplement it with a link to the original thread (which you've got) and an appreciation or two so people get a better idea of who he was.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:11 PM on October 12, 2005

Argh, and somebody asked this three days ago. Apparently, I need to read more.
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:11 PM on October 12, 2005

it's totally time for followup.metafilter.com.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 5:23 AM on October 13, 2005

Joey: You're asking about where followups for the blue belong. That thread was regarding followups for the green. Distinct questions, with the same short-term answer and probably the same ideal solution. And no, I don't know what the ideal solution would be.
posted by Plutor at 6:43 AM on October 13, 2005

posted by amberglow at 7:48 AM on October 13, 2005

Plutor: Apparently, I need to read the the thread that I belatedly search for a little more carefully. I agree, though, that the basic idea in that thead was probably a good short-term solution.

Anyhow, thanks for the responses.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:16 PM on October 13, 2005

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