If I could filter out all the news that would be pretty nice. December 11, 2004 12:28 PM   Subscribe

Why aren't subjects categorized so I don't have to read the news more than once? I see that even here I am expected to categorize my posting. If I could filter out all the news that would be pretty nice.
posted by reflection to MetaFilter-Related at 12:28 PM (15 comments total)

MetaTalk is for a limited number of subjects: if it doesn't fit in one of these categories, it doesn't belong here. I think that categories would be next to impossible on MetaFilter proper, where literally anything goes.
posted by mcwetboy at 12:33 PM on December 11, 2004


With the added reality, that creating a category for something encourages more of it, because, hey, if there's a category, it must be allowed, right?
posted by jacquilynne at 1:41 PM on December 11, 2004


I thought the category was 'best of the web'.
posted by Arch Stanton at 1:50 PM on December 11, 2004


Adding tagging capabilities, a la flickr or del.icio.us might be interesting, but I'm not sure that it would be worth the effort, because after tagging comes sorting by tags, and searching by tag, and blah blah ponies blah.
posted by majcher at 2:14 PM on December 11, 2004


I thought the category was 'best of the web'.

Indeed. That's why it is becomming irritating to read something in the news and see it pop up here two days later. I'm new here, so I may be wrong, but "best of the web", to me, doesn't equate to "I have a vested interest in this news story and think you should too."
posted by reflection at 2:22 PM on December 11, 2004


zzzzzzzzzz...
posted by Quartermass at 2:38 PM on December 11, 2004


Why aren't subjects categorized so I don't have to read the news more than once?

I have a pea under my mattress. Please hope me.
posted by y2karl at 2:40 PM on December 11, 2004


Actually, I kinda like the idea of categories. But it'd sure be a bitch to go through the thousands of old threads and categorize them.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:50 PM on December 11, 2004


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posted by The God Complex at 3:05 PM on December 11, 2004


People are really bad at metadata. No metadata at all is almost always better than half-assed metadata. scarabic, c'mere and back me up on this, yo.
posted by majick at 3:52 PM on December 11, 2004


Just FYI, reflection, and I'll be nice for a change, this is not exactly a new issue around here. Maybe you might want to look at some of the metatalk archives.
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:56 PM on December 11, 2004


Well, reflection, if it is so irratating, why don't you just go to Newsmap?
http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm
posted by c13 at 4:08 PM on December 11, 2004


Categories would be great.
posted by xammerboy at 8:55 AM on December 12, 2004


I have a pea under my mattress. Please hope me.

Marry me.
posted by yerfatma at 9:26 AM on December 12, 2004


Marry me.

can we have a threesome illicit shotgun wedding? 'cause yeah, y2karl's comment is the most succinct and hilarious and spot on meTa response i've read in ages.
posted by ifjuly at 6:30 PM on December 12, 2004


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