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Can I repost my project?

One of my previously posted projects has undergone a substantial change (ie. it's a free tool now, not subscription based). Do I repost it, not repost it, or assume that this mention (unlinked as to not taint this question) is good enough?
posted by Kickstart70 on Sep 18, 2006 - 13 comments

First complaint about newsfilter? (Oct. 2000)

Here's an idea I think sucks, but I thought I'd point it out.

There's been a fair amount of moaning and groaning about MeFi becoming nothing more than an echo for CNN, Yahoo, BBC, MSNBC and two or three other major sites for news.

If Matt feels this really is a problem and if he wants to prevent it, he could implement a parser on the "URL" field for new posts which looked for certain source sites, and simply refused to permit them to be used. In other words, if I post an article and the URL field contains "msnbc.com" then the posting code would respond with an error telling me that MeFi is not intended for those kinds of things.

Of course, the people doing the kvetching about this don't own the system, and their opinions don't actually count. But it's come up before and it will probably come up again, and it can be solved technologically. It would depend entirely on how Matt feels about the problem (or if he even thinks there's a problem) and how much work he'd be willing to do to solve it.

I don't expect action on this soon, if ever, since Matt suddenly has other more important things on his mind (or he better damned well have).
posted by Steven Den Beste on Oct 15, 2000 - 5 comments

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