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[pony] Tags in MetaTalk?
posted by Afroblanco to Feature Requests at 12:43 PM (13 comments total)

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Some potential uses:
posted by the_bone at 1:33 PM on February 11, 2006

naw, not really helpful. This is a tiny little corner of metafilter, not really getting much traffic (about 1/10th of the other main sections) and tends towards jokiness and snarkiness to the point that I think tags would serve more as punchlines than wayfinding aids.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:29 PM on February 11, 2006

This is a tiny little corner of metafilter

Interesting that, about the traffic. Explains some things.

For me, it's the first and sometimes only stop. Probably recieves 10 times the pageviews that the other subsites do, from me.

Agreed about the tags, though.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:10 PM on February 11, 2006

Why is it even an issue to port parts of this site to the other basically identical sections? I'd think it'd be easier to make one different from the others. Is the code for mefi an inextricable nightmare?
posted by moift at 5:27 PM on February 11, 2006

er, rereading my own comment hours later, I meant that I thought it would be harder to make one subsite different from the others, on the theory that they're sharing everything but the CSS include and a db table.
posted by moift at 9:41 PM on February 11, 2006

yeah, I can't imagine it would be to usefull either.
posted by delmoi at 11:28 PM on February 11, 2006

I would think that the homogenization of the MeFi/MeTa/AskMe/MePro code (as moift points out) would be priority #1, which would inherently solve this pony.
posted by Plutor at 6:44 AM on February 12, 2006

Obviously people don't realize the goldmine MeTa is. Possibly it needs to be advertised. Anyone ever posted Metatalk to the front page? The last Rothko thread alone is entertainment for hours.
posted by graventy at 9:17 AM on February 12, 2006

For me, it's the first and sometimes only stop

Well, that's certainly enlightening.
posted by smackfu at 11:24 AM on February 12, 2006

graventy: "Anyone ever posted Metatalk to the front page?"

Heheh, that would be amusing. It'd be interesting to see how that thread would go.

MeTa is in the upper-right along with AskMe and Projects, now, so I'd say it's probably sufficiently advertised. It's probably just that most Mefites are interested in the front page of the blue and the green, not the behind-the-scenes nitty-gritty ass-biting politics. Some days, I can't say I don't blame em.
posted by Plutor at 1:16 PM on February 12, 2006

Well, that's certainly enlightening.

Care to clarify?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:45 PM on February 12, 2006

A better choice of words would have been 'revealing'. It just seems a bit depressing that people prefer MetaTalk. It's like the Jerry Springer of MetaFilter.
posted by smackfu at 9:46 PM on February 12, 2006

I've always been more interested in the 'community' (excuse the scare quotes) aspects of the site, as opposed to the links, for what it's worth (and have said as much before). I actually don't think MeFi does links (that interest me, at least) all that well, compared to some other sites that I visit regularly.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:14 PM on February 12, 2006

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