Project Help Pony October 25, 2010 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Could there be a Project Help sub-sub-site? I envision something akin to Music Talk where folks can post their Kickstarter campaigns, requests for collaboration, brainstorm sessions, etc.

Not that I have a project of my own in mind, but I think this could be a good thing.
posted by domnit to Feature Requests at 3:07 PM (10 comments total)

9622
is a good working title
posted by clavdivs at 3:15 PM on October 25, 2010


To be honest, I'm not really interested in a kickstarter stream. I've seen the Projects queue go from one kickstarter project a month to several a week, which I don't approve any longer, since they're not really about completed projects but about early stage ones still in progress. Throwing together a discussion forum for brainstorming ideas is a bit too loose of a directive IMO for a well-functioning subsite for MetaFilter. It's just a bit too niche and loosey-goosey.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:50 PM on October 25, 2010


When it comes to a project you're working on, the options are pretty much AskMe, Projects, and Jobs. If it doesn't fit in there, it doesn't fit on the site.
posted by John Cohen at 4:21 PM on October 25, 2010


MetaFilter: It's just a bit too niche and loosey-goosey.
posted by item at 4:23 PM on October 25, 2010


Its all about links to cool stuff on the internet, most early stage projects arn't cool yet.
posted by Blasdelb at 7:43 PM on October 25, 2010


ooh, ooh, I've got an idea, let's call it 'metachat'
posted by koeselitz at 10:11 PM on October 25, 2010


To be fair, that's not really what metachat is, koeselitz.

It's really more just a place for weird sorta-metafliter-related (but not really, anymore, except that a majority of folks there either have or used to have metafilter accounts) , extremely cliquish conversations about kitties and personal issues.
posted by dersins at 11:59 PM on October 25, 2010 [1 favorite]


What about having a distinction between Just Starting Projects and Established Already Projects? Music has a chat and songs distinction, so it's not totally unprecedented.

Of course, if you're not approving the kickstarters anyway that's a moot point.
posted by theichibun at 5:00 AM on October 26, 2010


mathowie: "Throwing together a discussion forum for brainstorming ideas is a bit too loose of a directive IMO for a well-functioning subsite for MetaFilter. It's just a bit too niche and loosey-goosey."

Isn't this more or less what Music Talk is? Voice help requests, gear questions, challenges (which are basically idea threads), etc. I don't see why this is something that's appropriate for Music but Projects couldn't have something analogous.
posted by Plutor at 9:34 AM on October 26, 2010


Jobs.metafilter.com
posted by empath at 1:33 PM on October 26, 2010


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