Metafilter Projects (Re)post Ettiquete... June 19, 2008 12:36 PM   Subscribe

Metafilter Projects (Re)post Ettiquete...

I posted my web game to Projects a little over a year ago, and have since then renamed it (which I doubt matters much) and added to / expanded it a whole bunch. This represents a whole lot of time on my part. I'm considering posting it again, and my inclination is 99% "don't be ridiculous of course it's OK." However my lifelong trait of timidity has prompted me to first post this thread to seek opinions about whether such a move would be acceptable, frowned on, laughed at, or whatever. Thoughts?
posted by Bokononist to Etiquette/Policy at 12:36 PM (16 comments total)

If it's super duper different, then go ahead but make SURE you explain that it's al new, etc because you can assume people are smart enough to find/know about the older Projects post. Generally speaking minor updates should not be a new Projects post. Total overhauls are probably okay once (i.e. don't make a habit of it and don't post to projects with more updates after this one).
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:27 PM on June 19, 2008

The difference is not apparent in 60 seconds of clicking, IMO.

Except that there's ads.
posted by aubilenon at 2:08 PM on June 19, 2008

The difference is not apparent in 60 seconds of clicking, IMO. Except that there's ads.

If that's going to be the response of others, I'd tend to say "don't" but only you can be the judge.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:48 PM on June 19, 2008

posted by fantabulous timewaster at 3:41 PM on June 19, 2008

I was confused by the first sentence in jessamyn's comment because it makes sense and is totally plausible, yet at the same time I have never imagined that a sentence structured around "you can assume people are smart" could turn out to have both those properties. Upon reflection, I realized the key to the apparent paradox is a rather nonstandard usage of the word "smart" to refer to people who need things spelled out very very carefully for them so they don't go off half-cocked.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:25 PM on June 19, 2008

There's smart, and then there's smart enough.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:06 PM on June 19, 2008

The difference is not apparent in 60 seconds of clicking, IMO.

My negative/defensive knee-jerk reaction to this comment belies the fact that it is very hard to be objective or detached about my own work. The very broad idea has not changed, but I know timewise I was about 15% done at that time.

I will, at this time, pass on this. Glad I asked.
posted by Bokononist at 5:08 PM on June 19, 2008

I'll just post my next project when I'm 15% done with it, and mention the first one again in passing at that time! :D
posted by Bokononist at 5:12 PM on June 19, 2008

Assa spirit.
posted by carsonb at 5:48 PM on June 19, 2008

You can also consider my preferred mode of operation, which is to get projects just polished enough to be worth launching and then totally abandon them thereafter. It's very liberating.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:42 PM on June 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

It's very liberating.

Are you sure it's not just lazy?

(I want more bunt cake god damn it).
posted by nanojath at 9:21 PM on June 19, 2008

You know who else abandoned projects (or 'solutions' as he preferred to call them) soon after launching them?
posted by MrMustard at 11:45 PM on June 19, 2008

> It's very liberating.

>> Are you sure it's not just lazy?

Lazy people need liberation too! We demand the right NOT to work, dammit!
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:52 AM on June 20, 2008

You could try posting a vague query about it to Metatalk and everyone will go to your profile out of curiosity and check it out that way anyway. Hope this helps.
posted by fire&wings at 4:24 AM on June 20, 2008

That's a great idea, fire&wings!

So crazy it just might work.
posted by Mister_A at 8:59 AM on June 20, 2008

Okay, it turns out I looked at Bokononist's project more recently than I had thought; it's got some significant changes, and some new gameplay modes. Ooops!

Still, though. If you weren't interested a year ago you still won't be.
posted by aubilenon at 11:43 PM on June 20, 2008

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