"The Web forum MetaFilter, for instance, which is known for a positive commenting flavor, depends on a 24/7 team of moderators. “People come to us all the time and say, ‘Here’s a problem with people behaving badly, we want a tech solution,’ ” says Paul Bausch, a MetaFilter developer. “We tell them that human problems require human judgment.” MetaFilter's own pb quoted in a New York Times Magazine piece on the evolution of online commentary.
Two days ago, I posted about the history of Pile. Now, the inventor has commented in the thread and is open to any questions!
A lot of posts get deleted because they have too much "commentary" but in the metafilter about section it describes an ideal post as a link accompanied by commentary, perhaps this should be changed? [more inside]
In revising my post, I screwed up the very first link in this thread. Should have been this instead of the same link I posted later in the description.
oh, goodness, now even my mother will know about weblogging. Time magazine columnist gets weblog.