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Closing Your Community Right: Jessamyn interviewed

A podcast where Jessamyn is interviewed by Patrick O'Keefe about the experiences around an online community (mlkshk) closing down and what happens afterwards. There is much on moderating, membership, community issues and service shuttering procedures within, as well as discussion of death/the passing of people, how this impacts on online communities and how moderators and community members deal with it. The page contains many MetaFilter-related links and a link to the transcript.
posted by Wordshore on Mar 21, 2017 - 27 comments

Should Meta posters be able to close their own posts?

In this thread, the OP repeatedly demanded that the thread be closed because it wasn't going exactly the way he'd foreseen, which the mods complied with. The majority of the thread was both on topic and positive (and hadn't necessarily "run its course"), so I'm confused as to why it was closed. Previous closings of Metas always seem to focus on community needs, rather than the feelings of the OP.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear on Mar 23, 2014 - 296 comments

Cleanup on aIsleRL

Could we revisit the close-a-proposed-meetup thing on IRL? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 9, 2011 - 40 comments

Why are threads closed?

Why are threads closed to new comments after 30 days in AskMetafilter? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Sep 3, 2011 - 57 comments

Neverending Stories

What if we never closed old comment threads? [more inside]
posted by jayCampbell on Jun 2, 2008 - 86 comments

2am, Last Call!

PonyRequest: Put the expected closing date at the bottom of threads? [more inside]
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 31, 2008 - 19 comments

Overmoderation.

Hi there, mods. Yes, you. Mathowie, jessamyn and cortex. Please stop closing MeTa threads so early and so often. I think you're forgetting the "community" part. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 12, 2007 - 609 comments

Closing Dates for Jobs

In the Jobs section: it would be nice if closing dates for jobs was a field to be filled in and displayed within the post. Barring that, this is a request for job posters to not post something if the closing date is the very next day, as was the first posting in this post (imo, even a weeks notice is difficult, but that's more debatable). This applies especially if you have to dig to find the information.
posted by edgeways on Jan 25, 2007 - 3 comments

Close the thread

I think it might be time to put this thread to bed. The poster has now said that the answers have helped her get what she was looking for. The only purpose that is served by keeping it open is to invite namecalling.
posted by LobsterMitten on Sep 26, 2006 - 261 comments

Closing AskMe Threads

Do AskMetafilter questions not close to new comments after 30 days the way Metatalk & Metafilter do?
posted by jonson on Aug 2, 2006 - 4 comments

Please let us metatalk more.

Matt, with all respect, could you not close Metatalk threads immediately after you weigh in on the topic? Maybe set a two-hour timer or something?

I thought the thread closing feature was supposed to be applied to bug reports, where there's nothing to talk about after the bug is fixed. But it seems to be applied to lots of "etiquette/policy" threads nowadays. Your voice should be heard, but it shouldn't be the last word on a controversial topic.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Mar 30, 2006 - 120 comments

Metatalk thread closing is the worst thing ever.

Metatalk thread closing is the worst thing ever. Just as threads are getting entertaining, the discussion supposedly somehow has ended. It never works; Either someone posts a new thread where the same discussion continues or we're just deprived of some funny comments.
posted by lazy-ville on Nov 22, 2005 - 6 comments

This doesn't look quite right...

Looks like MeFi edits out div tags in comments, but not div closing tags ...

Viz...
posted by 5MeoCMP on Oct 6, 2005 - 5 comments

I want to delete my account

in most communities, you can leave when you're ready to move on.
posted by patricking on Jul 31, 2003 - 216 comments

HTML Tidy

I realize I'm probably the last person on the web to have noticed this program, but HTML Tidy is pretty cool. It's an open source utility for cleaning up HTML: closing mismatched tags, etc. It seems that Haughey currently has to go in at times and close tags that posters leave open. I wonder if filtering entries through a program like this could save him from that chore. I'm sure this isn't the only utility of its type; does anyone know of others?
posted by harmful on May 10, 2000 - 3 comments

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