Is MetaTalk visible to non members? April 15, 2003 2:39 PM   Subscribe

Are people who are not logged on, or who do not have accounts, allowed to see MetaTalk threads? I just sent my husband, who is a recording engineer and he got a message saying he didn't have permission to view it.
posted by Lynsey to Bugs at 2:39 PM (13 comments total)

Sure, Lynsey. I secretly wish they weren't - oh, the shame! - but they are. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:48 PM on April 15, 2003


You sent your husband where?
posted by dg at 3:06 PM on April 15, 2003


you know...
posted by victors at 3:18 PM on April 15, 2003


I had to take the link to meta thread 3190 out because it wouldn't work on preview. I apologize for the garbled sentence! :)
posted by Lynsey at 3:34 PM on April 15, 2003


non-members are allowed to view the site just fine. Does he still get the error on every thread?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:56 PM on April 15, 2003


actually, I don't think it's a bad idea to keep the grey just between us. that way, we appear at least a little less neurotic to the outside world.
posted by crunchland at 4:29 PM on April 15, 2003


But MetaTalk is where member-wanna-bees learn about MetaFilter, how it works, how to play, etc.... so that, hopefully, when they do get a membership, they can fit right in.
posted by Witty at 8:38 PM on April 15, 2003


Witty.. you are right, of course, but I think sending people to MetaTalk to learn what Metafilter is like is like making people watch Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf to learn about getting married.
posted by Hildago at 9:27 PM on April 15, 2003


That's not a bad idea either.
posted by timeistight at 9:35 PM on April 15, 2003


I read metatalk for a long, long time before I joined... I think the metaphor should be "like a virgin watching hardcore to get ready for that first kiss"; you've pretty much figured out how to post, you just can't do it without flinching.
posted by taz at 10:20 PM on April 15, 2003


sending people to MetaTalk to learn what Metafilter is like is like making people watch Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf to learn about getting married.

Then again, to this teenager it looked like fun. I mean MeTa, not the film. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:08 PM on April 15, 2003


Then again, to this teenager it looked like fun. I mean MeTa, not the film. ;)

HA!

I'm going to have to agree though... in both the obvious and implied sense.
posted by phylum sinter at 11:17 PM on April 15, 2003


Sure, Lynsey. I secretly wish they weren't - oh, the shame! - but they are. ;)

I suggested once already that we hide our shame from the public, but that ain't gonna happen. Actually, I no longer think it should.
posted by dg at 12:17 AM on April 16, 2003


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