Nascent projects November 10, 2011 11:09 AM   Subscribe

I'm in the very early stages of developing a web app. Its not close to being ready for MeFi projects, imo, but I'd love to get some MeFite feedback on what I have so far! What is the proper channel for something like this?
posted by AceRock to Etiquette/Policy at 11:09 AM (18 comments total)

Pretty much just chattering with people elsewhere than on the site itself. I kibitz on twitter and G+ when I'm messing around with something I want to share.

We don't really have any on-site channel for "hey I'm starting to work on a thing" as a general case.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:11 AM on November 10, 2011


We don't really have a straightforward one. It's not projects. You might want to try one of the spin off sites that are a little more informal like MeFight Club or Sportsfilter or Metachat if any of them are up the alley of what your thing is about.

If there's something specific you're looking for, or a question you're trying to answer, it's totally okay to put it in AskMe but make very sure your question is a real question and not just "check out my thing!" We try to be pretty forgiving with people who we know [i.e. longtime users] who put links in their AskMe questions but our general policy is "no links unless it's necessary" but you could ask a question about the thing [one you want a real answer to] and include a link to the in-process thing in your profile and people will check it out.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:12 AM on November 10, 2011


Shame we don't have a sub site for this. Anyways, as a fellow web developer I wouldn't mind giving some feedback on this. Just mefi mail me, including any specific testing you would like to have done.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:43 AM on November 10, 2011


Couldn't this be a Job that doesn't pay?

Or payment: 1 Free App.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 12:01 PM on November 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


Post it on your blog/Twitter/G+/whatever and hope that MeFites who follow you check it out.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 12:06 PM on November 10, 2011


I would take a look. MeMail me.
posted by Kwine at 12:17 PM on November 10, 2011


Create a sock puppet and make a post to the blue?
posted by barrett caulk at 12:24 PM on November 10, 2011


Google+ is probably really good for this sort of thing. I think at last count there are something like 150-200 people identifying as mefites. Check here for more information on who is one there.

Most of the time it feels a lot like Metafilter lite, only with inline cat pictures.
posted by quin at 12:25 PM on November 10, 2011


MetaChat?
posted by Phire at 12:31 PM on November 10, 2011


quin: "Most of the time it feels a lot like Metafilter lite, only with inline cat pictures."

Phire: "MetaChat"

MetaCat
posted by Grither at 12:40 PM on November 10, 2011


MetaChat and Google+.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:03 PM on November 10, 2011


I just got my invite for diaspora so I quit G+, any mefites on Diaspora?
posted by Ad hominem at 1:10 PM on November 10, 2011


No... *tumbleweed*
posted by Elmore at 2:14 PM on November 10, 2011


But, I'd accept an invite.




*tumbleweed*
posted by Elmore at 2:15 PM on November 10, 2011


I just posted to the #metafilter hashtag on Diaspora. Guess we could meet up that way.
posted by LogicalDash at 2:15 PM on November 10, 2011


> *tumbleweed*

I just received this (emphasis mine):

We'll send you your invitation as soon as we can, by the end of October at the latest. In the meantime, please bear with us
posted by Burhanistan at 2:27 PM on November 10, 2011


I got an invite so now it's *humbleweed*. Thanks dude.
posted by Elmore at 2:28 PM on November 10, 2011


OK makes sense. Thank you admins for clarifying and thanks everyone who has volunteered to take a look at my little project! I'll be in touch soon.
posted by AceRock at 7:22 AM on November 11, 2011


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