Considering the exponential growth of online community sites like Mefi and Blogger, do you think that one day Metafilter will be (or should be) cloned as localized versions of the site? nyc.metafilter.com, etc.
I stumbled across "...Free, Easy Instant Discussion Space...." at www.quicktopic.com (sorry, can't get link to work) Seems anyone can instantly set-up Metafilter-like community blogs/boards. Are there many others like it out there ? Is this good or bad for Metafilter?