If Pomplamoose can do Hyundai commercials, we can do this. MeFi Shop! November 30, 2010 9:40 AM   Subscribe

MeFi Shop is open for business. Or will be once we get your contributions. Thanksgiving was late this year so we're a bit behind on the MeFi Shop. Have something to sell? Let MeFites know about it.

Details:

- This is for MeFites only. If you want a friend or family member to be listed, get them an account.
- Please keep descriptions simple. Aim for 30 words or less. Long descriptions may be edited.
- No links to auctions or one-off For Sale items, this is for stuff you've created or worked on.

Send me an email to jessamyn at gmail [no MeMail please] with

- A link to your profile [not your username, a link to your profile please]
- If your info is the same or almost the same as last year, just let me know and I can just transfer it.
- A brief description of your shop & category (2009, 2008 shop pages for reference) with a link or two (please no 18-link descriptions)
- Let us know if there's a MeFi discount, we'll add some special icon or something.

Bonus for this year: we're going to have a little sidebar of photos on the shops page because I'm tired of looking at that little present. You can add a few photos [1-3 please] to this MeFi group on Flickr and we'll add a photo sidebar to the page as it fills out.

Ask here if you have other questions. Thank you!
past announcements: 2009, 2008, 2007
posted by jessamyn to MetaFilter-Related at 9:40 AM (56 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

Question: Anthologies. I'm in a few this year, but they're obviously not completely by me. Acceptable?
posted by The Whelk at 9:52 AM on November 30, 2010


Small bug report:

"image courtesy of Saquan Stimpson"

I see no image.
posted by Plutor at 9:55 AM on November 30, 2010


You don't see the picture of gift boxes? It links to Saquan's Flickr.
posted by Gator at 10:00 AM on November 30, 2010


I see no image.

You don't see the little present over on the right? Usually the caption is directly underneath it because the shop has stuff in it. We decided that instead of posting last year's shop we'd start from a blank page which means a few rough edges. And The Whelk I really don't know about anthologies. Are you still selling the cat-with-lute thing? Maybe a link to book, book, cat or something?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:00 AM on November 30, 2010


a list of MeFites who have stuff they make and sell online

That sounds like definitely not anthologies and possibly not even books, unless you are editing and binding them yourself and selling them through etsy. I mean otherwise, why wouldn't Microsoft Programmer #43902 not list Windows 7, or whatever they are up to now?
posted by DU at 10:07 AM on November 30, 2010


I was allowed to post books last year, DU. I asked special and everything.
posted by headspace at 10:12 AM on November 30, 2010


Yeah "I wrote this book" is definitely okay. "I am in a larger book" is a little more shruggo though erring on the side of inclusion is our general tack.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:14 AM on November 30, 2010 [1 favorite]


Just send you two emails. One with my "MeFi Shop" info, and the other with a link to my Etsy shop. Because it would have been too easy to put them both in the same message. Anybody selling replacement brains this year?
posted by Quietgal at 10:38 AM on November 30, 2010


possibly not even books, unless you are editing and binding them yourself and selling them through etsy.

This would only be okay if it was your own personal Etsy that you'd coded by punching holes in wooden cards made from trees you'd genetically engineered yourself.
posted by shakespeherian at 11:45 AM on November 30, 2010 [2 favorites]


Small bug report:

There is a fruit fly in my cubicle.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:13 PM on November 30, 2010 [15 favorites]


Seriously, though, the shop is such a great way to support the community and I like it a lot.
posted by backseatpilot at 12:16 PM on November 30, 2010


Jessamyn, do you have an idea of when the MeFi shop will go live? I'd like to submit my Etsy shop but there's a whole bunch of listings I've been meaning to add and I fully admit that I work better with deadlines. Thanks!
posted by alynnk at 12:34 PM on November 30, 2010


I plan to come home from computer drop-in time, have dinner with a friend and add all the submissions I've gotten [maybe 12?] in about five hours. We'll probably do some sort of sidebar announcement late tonight [my time] or tomorrow and add something to the title bar thing we do tomorrow. Hope that's helpful.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:57 PM on November 30, 2010


Can I buy that snowman?
posted by two lights above the sea at 2:17 PM on November 30, 2010


This could be good! I've been thinking about getting crafty again, and this might be just the impetus I need to actually start making stuff.
posted by quin at 2:50 PM on November 30, 2010


Why wouldn't Microsoft Programmer #43902 not list Windows 7, or whatever they are up to now?

Some vestigial sense of pride?
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 3:25 PM on November 30, 2010


I don't have a shop online, but I have a punch of jams and jellies I'd like to get off my hands. (It is stuff I've created or worked on.) Do I have to get a shop first?
posted by kenko at 3:57 PM on November 30, 2010


IM SELLING HUGS COME TO MY HUG SHOP
posted by klangklangston at 5:52 PM on November 30, 2010 [7 favorites]


Do I have to get a shop first?

As far as I'm concerned you can link to a blog post with a list of what you have for sale that gets updated, but we are looking for

- stuff for sale that you made or otherwise put together
- priced
- that will or can be shipped to people
- updated somehow [even manually] so that you can tell what is for sale

If that makes sense. I'm getting to work updating it now.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:55 PM on November 30, 2010


Having a small problem with new listings, should be worked out soon. Folks who wanted "re-upped" listings are there, others should be up soon. Thanks for your patience.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:22 PM on November 30, 2010


Oh man, a fiber shop. I'm doomed.
posted by elsietheeel at 7:43 PM on November 30, 2010


I love Meatbomb's site.
posted by sundrop at 8:40 PM on November 30, 2010


Is fixed, pb is like Santa himself!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:41 PM on November 30, 2010


Why does Meatbomb's name not get profile-linked, but everyone elses does? Is it a cabal thing?


It's a cabal thing, isn't it?
posted by coriolisdave at 9:32 PM on November 30, 2010


Meatbomb is who we are.
posted by The Whelk at 9:34 PM on November 30, 2010


gmail sent! Thanks, jessamyn!
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 5:51 AM on December 1, 2010


I have added everyone whose details I had, pretty sure. If people can check their entries to make sure they look okay and poke other MeFites who might not be regular MeTa readers that would be great.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:01 AM on December 1, 2010


Hooray for commerce!
posted by The Whelk at 9:08 AM on December 1, 2010


I would like to play too this year. Email sent.
posted by Gator at 9:27 AM on December 1, 2010


Lovely shops, everyone!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:29 AM on December 1, 2010


I got woodblock100's print in 2008 as a gift for someone else. It was really good, the recipient loved it and I regret not getting two.

This year I am getting one just for myself.
posted by Dr. Curare at 11:30 AM on December 1, 2010


I did that in 2008 also and it was a great idea. Woodblock100's mailing deadline is coming up for people ordering from outside of Japan so people mulling over that idea should probably move on it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:03 PM on December 1, 2010


Wow. I find it astonishing I have never known of this before. 3 years of unknowing. Must be a hole in my brain.
posted by peacay at 12:41 PM on December 1, 2010


Hey this is pretty swell, thanks. I don't usually comment much but I do want to compliment everybody on your art!
posted by :-) at 1:05 PM on December 1, 2010


Wow ... so many accesses to my site already, coming from the MeFi shop link! It must be Xmas or something ... Thanks for this!
posted by woodblock100 at 3:46 PM on December 1, 2010


Thanks, Jessamyn!
posted by runningwithscissors at 4:19 PM on December 1, 2010


Sure, anyone whose stuff has been listed, please check to make sure your information is correct and links go where they are supposed to. If you have a nice photo of your things, add it to the Flickr group. The sidebar on the page will randomly put ten photos up the side. Thanks to folks for being creative, I'm just a cut and paster.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:38 PM on December 1, 2010


Everything check out correct for me, thanks much Jessamyn!
posted by Jezztek at 2:30 AM on December 2, 2010


Mine looks great, too. Thanks again!
posted by hecho de la basura at 5:56 AM on December 2, 2010


Thanks for getting mine up there, too. But, go figure, I'm getting loads of traffic and now my server is having problems! The link is good. I promise. It's just bad timing.
posted by madred at 7:18 AM on December 2, 2010


Thanks, Jessamyn!
posted by klangklangston at 10:31 AM on December 3, 2010


Love this. Could it be put on the sidebar? Ha
posted by Miko at 11:12 AM on December 3, 2010


Added!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:08 PM on December 3, 2010


It was already on the sidebar from 11/30. (I think the wording on this one is slightly better, though.)
posted by Gator at 12:11 PM on December 3, 2010


Man I am a zombie lately.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:14 PM on December 3, 2010


JESSAMYN IS PATIENT ZERO
posted by shakespeherian at 12:55 PM on December 3, 2010


I must be a zombie too, I couldn't find it. Had to dig.
posted by Miko at 1:00 PM on December 3, 2010


Reluctantly, we must kill you with fire.
posted by klangklangston at 1:01 PM on December 3, 2010


When delivering the killing blow to a zombie mod, please use the contact form.
posted by The Whelk at 1:44 PM on December 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


jessamyn, your presence is kindly requested in this thread.
posted by Gator at 1:48 PM on December 3, 2010


Oh, it's on the BLUE sidebar. I meant the MeTa sidebar, but maybe that ain't what this sidebar is for.
posted by Miko at 8:41 AM on December 5, 2010


We don't have a mod-customizeable MeTa sidebar. All the stuff there is either auto-populated or added by pb. We have it along the top of each page, maybe I'll add a note to the shop that says how people can add their shop.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:43 AM on December 5, 2010


What about those of us with brick-and-mortar shops that don't ship anything but would also appreciate the business of MeFites?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 9:53 PM on December 5, 2010


I think we had one MeFite who had a pet store who we accomodated. Do you have a web site? Could you write up/send me something short?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:18 PM on December 5, 2010


(If I can slip this in before the thread closes off ...)

It's the evening of the 24th here in Tokyo, long past the 'shut off' date for shipping the little gift prints that I make (which were linked from the MefiShops page). My site logbooks show that 340 unique visitors have come through via the 'Shops' link in the three weeks that it has been active. Not all of these picked up a print of course, but a couple of dozen of them did (along with some repeaters from previous years ...).

So it's certainly time to say my whole-hearted Thank You! to MetaFilter for doing that page again this year, and to Jessamyn personally for doing the work to set it all up.

It has really added a nice little 'something extra' to the end of my year!
posted by woodblock100 at 1:55 AM on December 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


Hooray, you're welcome. We'll likely keep the shop up, though not linked in the header, through the year. Maybe I'll make a page on the wiki about it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:31 AM on December 24, 2010


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