Mefi: the reason for Reply All October 4, 2017 6:21 AM   Subscribe

In this episode of the Longform podcast, Alex Goldman of Reply All credits AskMefi for getting him on the path to radio.
posted by divabat to MetaFilter-Related at 6:21 AM (10 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

I love Reply All. Will add this to my listen-list a bit later. Good share.
posted by Fizz at 8:36 AM on October 4, 2017

Posted this and PJ's episode to FanFare, great listening!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:54 AM on October 4, 2017

MeFi's own
posted by mbrubeck at 10:12 AM on October 4, 2017

This delights me! I love Reply All! Will definitely give a listen to the interview.
posted by just_ducky at 10:44 AM on October 4, 2017

I love Reply All and the Longform podcast and Metafilter. This is like all of the things I love colliding.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 11:58 AM on October 4, 2017 [3 favorites]

The only reason is a conspiracy by HCI dweebs to integrate a mechanism for the inattentive to utterly embarrass themselves. ... sigh, repeatedly.
posted by sammyo at 4:26 PM on October 4, 2017

Woo, Alex and PJ and Reply All and everything.

The only reason is a conspiracy by HCI dweebs

To be fair, I'm not sure there's really a solution to accidental reply-all that doesn't involve basically annoying people with 2FA levels of ARE YOU SUUUUUUUUURE, THO. Besides, the nice thing about fucking up and accidentally replying-all on a touchy email is you end up with good "boy this one time I really fucked up with reply-all and..." stories to tell when people start telling stories about fucking up with reply-all.
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:41 AM on October 5, 2017

Yep, the first rule of reply-all-club is TELL EVERYONE about reply-all-club!
posted by sammyo at 10:13 AM on October 5, 2017 [3 favorites]

No, the first rule of reply-all club is reply-all to ask everyone never to reply-all.
posted by flabdablet at 10:12 PM on October 5, 2017

I just saw this - thanks so much for posting it. If BBS's were the town I grew up in on the internet, Metafilter was definitely my internet college years (is this metaphor falling apart?) Also - fun fact - Metafilter and I share a birthday. It is 20 years younger than me, to the day. It's still crazy to me that anyone in the world listens to this thing we make every week.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.
posted by Alex Goldman at 12:39 PM on October 9, 2017 [15 favorites]

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