Viewropa community weblog on IRC September 29, 2004 7:36 AM   Subscribe

European (and EuroLovin') MeFites: IRC (irc.turlyming.com:6667, channel #euro) chat tonight at 9:30 GMT about "Vewropa" new community Euroblog in the making. If you haven't seen it yet, the AskMe question that kicked it off is here. The Wiki that will get you up to date is here. Have a look around, and show up tonight to share your opinions.
posted by taz to MetaFilter-Related at 7:36 AM (34 comments total)

Awe-some. I can't make tonight (unless it runs for a while) but things seem to be progressing nicely!
posted by nthdegx at 8:08 AM on September 29, 2004


Thanks for reminding folks, taz!
nth: drop in later to see what was what!
posted by dash_slot- at 8:15 AM on September 29, 2004


I'm definitely interested in this.
Thx.
posted by ruelle at 8:16 AM on September 29, 2004


Very cool, taz!

Now update your blog! People are wondering where you are! ;-)
posted by Shane at 9:01 AM on September 29, 2004


Apologies that I be there this evening I'd like to have been more involved than I have, prior commitments.

Looking good though.
posted by devon at 9:03 AM on September 29, 2004


Great, I'll be there!
Do we have an agenda or some points we need to discuss?
posted by sebas at 9:33 AM on September 29, 2004


Peeps....can't make it tonight, I'm travelling for work and in a hotel with no wireless LAN...so I'll drink beer and watch football instead....however....I know your decision making is sound...and if you want me to do stuff....mail me!
posted by mattr at 9:54 AM on September 29, 2004


I know your decision making is sound.

That sounds patronising...wasn't intended....I meant, that whatever decisions y'all make, I'll almost certainly agree with based on what I've seen happen so far...
posted by mattr at 9:57 AM on September 29, 2004


sebas, I think we'll want to cover as much as possible of all the points on the Wiki (Guidelines, Categories, Layout, CMS, Languages, Moderation) and try to make some final decisions.

Shane - I know! I'm bad. I'll get back to it!
posted by taz at 10:02 AM on September 29, 2004


Ah. By the way, XiBe posted a link on the Wiki to page that gives the GMT time .
posted by taz at 10:11 AM on September 29, 2004


You go, guys. Great job so far.
posted by me3dia at 2:16 PM on September 29, 2004


I'm offended at being left out...can i be honorary Eurotrash?
posted by amberglow at 4:41 PM on September 29, 2004


Course ya can, dahlink!

Watch the wiki for announcements...
posted by dash_slot- at 4:51 PM on September 29, 2004


ok then : >
posted by amberglow at 4:57 PM on September 29, 2004


hey!
If he can be honorary Eurotrash, can I? After all, I live in alabama and it doesn't get much trashier. I mean. nm

But really, if amber gets honorary....
posted by kamylyon at 8:50 PM on September 29, 2004


It seems I may have pre-empted the decision, which after all is gonna be a group one. The situation has not really been decided, and every one needs to consider the issues. Sorry. What I want is not necessarily the same as what this emerging community wants.
posted by dash_slot- at 11:04 PM on September 29, 2004


I'd say you have to at least pretend to be European. Sorry ambie!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 3:24 AM on September 30, 2004


Looks fantastic, nice and clean....I see there is a categories filter there too....great.
posted by SpaceCadet at 3:44 AM on September 30, 2004


Bleh. My IRC client went up the spout.

I'll just repeat m
y vote for one of Taz's Europa designs with Verdana & no underlined links.
posted by i_cola at 4:19 AM on September 30, 2004


i_cola, I'm using chatzilla in Mozilla, and it was so, so easy to set up. Let me know if you want to give it a whirl, and Ill meet you at #euro.
posted by taz at 5:20 AM on September 30, 2004


amberglow and interested parties, I'm campaigning strongly for "Euro-involved" non-European members to be included. Until Mr.taz and I ever get around to dealing with the paperwork, I'm not even strictly European myself - just a resident alien. (Go ahead, laugh all you want.)
posted by taz at 5:28 AM on September 30, 2004


Just wanted to join the chorus of praise for taz's designs, especially this one. My only suggestion would be to collapse the top banner a little bit so that you could see more posts at first glance.

I don't know if this has already been mentioned, but the European Weblog Review has a pretty solid blogroll of European bloggers, in case anyone wants to drum up some support/members from outside MeFi.
posted by Ljubljana at 6:27 AM on September 30, 2004


Thanks taz : >

dash : P
posted by amberglow at 7:42 AM on September 30, 2004


I'm campaigning strongly for "Euro-involved" non-European members to be included

I don't think it's even an issue - everyone seems to agree upon this point.
posted by nthdegx at 9:33 AM on September 30, 2004


I couldn't get into the IRC thing last night and it was too late for me to sort it out. But I agree taz's designs are heavenly!

Keep us posted?
posted by Shane at 9:46 AM on September 30, 2004


!!!
Everyone here interested in the final design please go vote (omg!) on the final site image (not exactly a "logo" but... you know - the "image"); it will be a couple of days before I can start implementing the design, and we need to choose between the two favorites, #10 and #13 . Both have completely solid origin-of-the-name criteria behind them , each are equally solid in terms of meaning. I like one just a little better than the other, but I bet you can't guess which! If you are interested in being involved in this, please vote, and put my mind at ease.
posted by taz at 10:49 AM on September 30, 2004


Sorry! Here, of course.
posted by taz at 10:54 AM on September 30, 2004


I'm not going to vote, because I think all of taz's designs are fantastic. I like the idea of randomly putting a different piece of art in each refresh.
posted by salmacis at 12:03 PM on September 30, 2004


salmacis, that only happens with #10; with #13 the image will be static.
posted by taz at 12:09 PM on September 30, 2004


i'm with sal, so i guess #10. (they're both tres belle/muy bueno/macht gut/molto buono, tho) : >
posted by amberglow at 1:47 PM on September 30, 2004


amberglow, You make me feel poli glyka all over.
posted by taz at 2:05 PM on September 30, 2004


oh no, maybe you should see a doctor. my aunt died of poli glyka! ; >
posted by amberglow at 2:16 PM on September 30, 2004


I prefer number 13
posted by ZippityBuddha at 5:26 PM on September 30, 2004


The idea of changing artwork (#10) is fascinating - but there is something about the eye (#13) which is just sharper, catchier, if that makes sense in an image. Both designs are excellent.

I am IRC challenged, and also in the wrong time zone, but I hope all went well - I look forward to the site going live.
posted by jb at 10:46 PM on September 30, 2004


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