Meetup RSS and MeTa posting limit June 12, 2007 9:14 AM   Subscribe

Is there an RSS feed that is solely the Mefi meetup calendar listed in the MeTa sidebar? If not, Matt, is that something you might consider, or would it be too much of a pain in the ass? Separately, just because I'm curious (this ISN'T meant as a challenge): I understand posting limits on Mefi and AskMefi, to prevent abuse. I'm curious as to why Meta has one, though, and four days apart. Has it been abused in the past, or is there the potential for abuse?
posted by WCityMike to Feature Requests at 9:14 AM (12 comments total)

Well, there's the upcoming group: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/group/37/

But nobody uses it anymore.
posted by Karmakaze at 9:27 AM on June 12, 2007


There isn't a feed because I never thought someone would be able to attend events all over the world in a short period of time, but I should make one for categories on MetaTalk so that you could subscribe to just the mefi gatherings one and see all of them.

I have a limit on MetaTalk posts so that people think before they post a request. Without it, a few squeaky wheels could be posting request after request after request or making pesky etiquette posts everyday and it'd get old.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:43 AM on June 12, 2007


They'd cut it out after we beat 'em with a hose full of bb's a few times.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:24 AM on June 12, 2007


I never thought someone would be able to attend events all over the world in a short period of time

You haven't met WCityMike and his mighty Learjet! :) Seriously, the only reason I found myself thinking about a feed is that it'd be a useful way to monitor that calendar for a gathering in my hometown. Even if the noise (other towns) considerably outweighs the signal (your own), sometimes feeds are just handy for monitoring purposes.

Re: the MeTa limit, totally get the point. I've seen a lot of bug reports on MeTa and I suppose I was thinking in that context — but that disregards the fact that we can ping you guys on IM to let you know of bugs, too.
posted by WCityMike at 10:27 AM on June 12, 2007


maybe a Google public calendar?
posted by boo_radley at 10:28 AM on June 12, 2007


Maybe an iCalendar URL that we can subscribe to?
posted by chrismear at 10:32 AM on June 12, 2007


also good.
posted by boo_radley at 10:36 AM on June 12, 2007


Yeah, actually, I should just make a .ics file from that list so anyone can subscribe in a calendar app.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:38 AM on June 12, 2007


I understand posting limits on Mefi and AskMefi, to prevent abuse. I'm curious as to why Meta has one, though, and four days apart. Has it been abused in the past, or is there the potential for abuse?

Miguel.
posted by LionIndex at 10:54 AM on June 12, 2007


I've seen a lot of bug reports on MeTa and I suppose I was thinking in that context — but that disregards the fact that we can ping you guys on IM to let you know of bugs, too.

Yeah, anyone who decides to be a frequent volunteer entemologist is probably best sending email or IM for most things anyway; your average bug report often doesn't need its own metatalk thread, even though they're totally kosher in moderation.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:42 AM on June 12, 2007


Miguel.

141 MeTa posts and 2,703 MeTa comments? Yowza.
posted by WCityMike at 2:23 PM on June 12, 2007


and 2,703 MeTa comments? Yowza.

Pfft. Cardoso's a lightweight.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:29 PM on June 12, 2007


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