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How would you clone Metafilter? (kinda)

If you were naive, hubristic optimistic enough to want to set up a metafilter like site, but with a specific focus, how would you go about doing that? I don't mean Mefi as a whole with the wonderful subsites, just the Metafilter.com part? If there off the shelf free (or cheap) software that could do the job, whilst also be scalable or is it a question of "Stable, Secure, Cheap pick two" ? [more inside]
posted by Faintdreams on Aug 12, 2014 - 49 comments

A news-savvy community of over 60,000 users

User #1 describes MetaFilter in a piece "Even if it’s fake, it’s real" for the Nieman Journalism Lab. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 27, 2013 - 2 comments

I'm a fan of descriptive names, personally

Is "community weblog" still a good description of Metafilter? The word "weblog" is just a long form of "blog," according to Merriam-Webster, and all other dictionaries I checked. "Blog" has come to mean "a Web site containing the writer's or group of writers' own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites." (from here) But you don't really need a dictionary to tell you that "blogs" tend to be about people's personal opinions and experiences. So "community weblog" doesn't strike me as an apt description of a site where posts on the main page are required to be impersonal. Might it be time to change the name "community weblog" to something else?
posted by Net Prophet on Dec 6, 2011 - 212 comments

Looking for articles on processes in community blogs

i'm looking for articles/opinions summarising (self-)regulatory processes of community weblogs such as MeFi, as orientation for the latest bouts of antville soul-searching.
posted by progosk on Nov 23, 2006 - 14 comments

Wardriving weblog spammer story

I post link about wardriving comment spammer. Metafilter Snap Detective Collective examines link, and concludes it is a hoax. Owner of site signs up, and insists it is real and he is not lying. Thread is closed. Conclusion: Everyone lives happily ever after.
posted by brownpau on Jun 23, 2006 - 33 comments

Five dollars to post comments?!?

Five dollars to post comments?!? "Bugger that for a pound of tomatoes."
posted by jaronson on Nov 3, 2005 - 21 comments

community poem weblog

Fun idea? Or... not so much? Inspired by Fuzzy Monster, here, I was thinking of a metapoem blogthing wherein anyone who wanted to participate could post a poem from any particular day, made up of three or four lines created from post "headlines" (first few words — the ones that typically constitute the initial link) from that particular day. If it seems like a fun idea, I have some questions inside...
posted by taz on Apr 3, 2005 - 45 comments

ru dirty like metafilter?

Another metafilter-like site, this time in Russian, which I don't think has been noted here before: Dirty.ru. It looks like a well-established place & claims over 7,000 users.
posted by misteraitch on Feb 25, 2005 - 38 comments

Viewropa community weblog on IRC

European (and EuroLovin') MeFites: IRC (irc.turlyming.com:6667, channel #euro) chat tonight at 9:30 GMT about "Vewropa" new community Euroblog in the making. If you haven't seen it yet, the AskMe question that kicked it off is here. The Wiki that will get you up to date is here. Have a look around, and show up tonight to share your opinions.
posted by taz on Sep 29, 2004 - 34 comments

French MetaFilter

Nous sommes tous en cela ensemble: Aeiou, 'the blog of flu,' is a new French community blog based on the 'celebrated Metafilter.' They also give you Aeiou in bad english, through le poisson. (via boingboing via ecuaderno via pointblog via chryde).
posted by carter on Mar 25, 2004 - 15 comments

baby weblogs like Crunchlandfilter, Miguelfilter, Foldfilter, and Sudamafilter

If each user's page of posted links had comment counts and an RSS feed, Metafilter would instantly turn into a community with hundreds of baby weblogs like Crunchlandfilter, Miguelfilter, Foldfilter, and Sudamafilter.
posted by rcade on Aug 14, 2003 - 20 comments

Changes to MetaTalk

Just a note to future posters to MetaTalk, I've removed the option to make new posts about "general weblog-related" items, as Blogroots is a much better place to do it, and designed for that subject matter. The site is just getting off the ground but will turn into a resource that is much more fully featured than anything MetaTalk can offer. I also took the "ticketstubs related" category out as I've languished on that idea for two years and it didn't make much sense to keep it around for now. I'm planning on going back to it this summer with the hopes of finally launching it, between the code here, at sportsfilter, and blogroots, I've got everything I need already written somewhere for it.
posted by mathowie on Jun 13, 2002 - 19 comments

Recommend a free weblog site

Request for opinions: What free weblog site would you recommend?
posted by signal on Jun 13, 2002 - 23 comments

Blogs on Medieval history

Of all the blogs out there, I've been unable to find any relating to a field that I'm very interested in: medieval history (or history at all, for that matter). Anybody else out there share this interest or know of any weblogs like this?
posted by charlesv on Jun 11, 2002 - 13 comments

Italian weblog directory

A nice Italian Weblog Directory if you feel like traveling. How much longer before it all becomes truly global?
posted by Voyageman on Jun 1, 2002 - 13 comments

machine translation not good enough for weblog

Morgens from seven to nine is Joerg Kantel, 48, to speak for nobody. The breakfast igelt itself right after the EDP leader citizens of Berlin of the institute for Max-Planck for science history with half-breed dog Zebu at home in the work room. Then Kantel surft by the World Wide Web, fishes important and funny out and spreads its booty, with comments and left garniert, over the web page "shock wave rider". Kantel loves the net Anarchismus: "pressefreiheit for all", demands the ex publisher of an underground newspaper.
posted by pracowity on May 5, 2002 - 15 comments

Anil on weblogs and the web

Although Anil's post is mostly rah-rah for metafilter, he makes some great points about weblogs and the web in general. Maybe this is the people's medium afterall.
posted by mathowie on May 3, 2002 - 26 comments

Dynamic threading

Kuro5hin's implementation of dynamic threading almost makes threading easy to follow and use. Impressive use of technology to solve a usability problem (reading deeply threaded conversations online is a real bear, requiring many page loads).
posted by mathowie on Apr 24, 2002 - 8 comments

web community admin for prez!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, but world leaders could take a lesson from the firm yet benevolent way in which Andrew admins his web community. And I'll save you the trouble, the "tractors are sexy" link is here.
posted by luser on Apr 24, 2002 - 15 comments

Page of all user weblogs?

hey, remember when matt when on vacation and he posted a list of all the sites of all the users?

does that page still exist?
posted by jcterminal on Apr 12, 2002 - 21 comments

google news is a weblog? news to me

Is Google News Search a weblog? Internet.com seems to think so: 'Googleblog': Search Firm Gets into Weblogging...
posted by andrewraff on Mar 27, 2002 - 9 comments

Far Eastern Economic Review on weblogs

I was reading a month-old issue of the Far Eastern Economic Review after dinner tonight and found -- surprise, surprise -- an article on weblogs that I don't remember having read about here. The article isn't available for free on the FEER site anymore, but thanks to the magic of Google caching you can all read it: "Here's Where The Party Is" by Jeremy Wagstaff. Short and sweet.
posted by lia on Mar 3, 2002 - 1 comment

"Write a better weblog" article

Surprised this hasn't surfaced here, but Dennis Mahoney has written a "Write A Better Weblog" article. He makes some good points, some of which many (myself included) MeFi'ers could stand a lesson in. And, you've gotta love the great Hemingway quote.
posted by Ufez Jones on Feb 22, 2002 - 42 comments

Random weblog homepages

Eureka! A couple of weeks ago in this thread I pleaded for some help in setting up my browser so that it would load a random website each time I started it up. Now that I've cracked it, I thought I'd share the link with you as a thank you to all those who pitched in ... it loads mostly weblogs completely at random ...
posted by feelinglistless on Feb 17, 2002 - 15 comments

Is Weblog Nation still the best selective web site to keep track of interesting blogs?

Is Weblog Nation still the best selective web site to keep track of interesting blogs? Was it ever? It seems a bit staid and badly classified. The last category, for instance. is a mess. Yet, for rookies like me, it delivers.

So does anyone know of a better, more critical and more up-to-date one-step guide or portal, that cuts out the dross and concentrates on what's good?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jan 15, 2002 - 15 comments

Self-promotion on weblogs

Winer's weblog down temporarily to plug new product. I was quite surprised to see the weblog gone.. and a product ad in my face.
Since it's his work and his site, it's fine ;-) But it made me think.. is there such a thing as a weblog becoming too self-promotional? Or is this a perfect use for weblogs in a society where we're all screaming for attention?
posted by wackybrit on Jan 11, 2002 - 32 comments

Random weblog homepages

I have Mefi set as my Home Page on IE but sometimes I wish I could just randomly have a different weblog (or website for that matter) each time I start the browser from a list I can specify (perhaps using a section in 'favourites' or a file on my hard disk). Is this possible? Anyone want to take a crack at it?
posted by feelinglistless on Jan 6, 2002 - 10 comments

Are we ready for Blogcon?

Are we ready for Blogcon?

From the FAQ: "What is BlogCon?
It's not really a Conference, it's not really a Convention. It's more of a gathering, a meet and greet fest for bloggers. We may have panels or workshops, but nothing formal, perhaps a roundtable discussions (especially if we are gathered around a table in a bar or restaurant), but no vendors or booths... "

It's scheduled for August 23-25, 2002 and in Las Vegas.
posted by Hackworth on Jan 2, 2002 - 19 comments

A great way to use a website to chronicle your college years: stealing overheard conversations

A great way to use a website to chronicle your college years: stealing overheard conversations.
"Dodge-dart sounds like a horrible game."
"Actually, it's a car."
--Two guys at A Cuppa Tea

Sort of "borrowed" from The Obscure Store
posted by ColdChef on Dec 17, 2001 - 6 comments

Fake weblog?

Okay, so I'm, like, 99.39% certain that this weblog is a fake of the Rubberburner.com variety. Help me out with the other %0.61, here. Can anyone figure out if this Onion article is mocking a real site, or whether the Onion author created the site as a suppliment to his story?
posted by Shadowkeeper on Dec 11, 2001 - 10 comments

Best weblog ever

Russlog. The best weblog ever. (I've got this scary, Friday-the-13th feeling about this. Is judgement day upon us?)
posted by gleemax on Nov 10, 2001 - 11 comments

Micro advertising

Micro Advertising - a way to make niche internet publishing profitable?: "It's all about targeted micro buys of advertising space - the old principle of getting the right message in front of the right group of people. Buying 10,000 impressions of your message in front of a very targeted audience for a low fee. " Thomas has created a Yahoo group to hash out the issues further, if anyone's interested.
posted by owillis on Oct 26, 2001 - 20 comments

Francophone weblogger get-together

There will be a Francophone weblogger get-together to discuss ways of promoting French-language weblogs in Paris November 22. On va avoir un dîner pour débattre des opportunités de promotion des weblogs francophones, le 22 novembre. FAQ. [Also, there's a discussion, in French, of the proper terminology for weblogs and webloggers. On the table is "webillard" for weblog and "joueb" for blog, a distinction not really made in English.]

posted by Mo Nickels on Oct 22, 2001 - 7 comments

The Blog Twinning Project

The Blog Twinning Project - Didn't think this was worthy of a front page post, but it's nice concept.
posted by corpse on Sep 24, 2001 - 9 comments

Fare thee well old chap

Jack Saturn is taking his discussion list down after two years of active posting, at least partly because of inflammatory posts over the last two days. (More inside...)
posted by waxpancake on Sep 12, 2001 - 3 comments

yet another weblog article

posted by Neale on Sep 2, 2001 - 8 comments

"indie-music" weblog contributors sought

I'm looking for some webloggers to contribute to my new "indie-music" weblog. I'm looking for weblogging of the most journalistic kind here. Visit my weblog for more information.

Are you passionate about music? Do you read a lot of websites? Give something back.
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 21, 2001 - 4 comments

Instant weblog software!

I was just thinking (but only briefly): What if you took a simple guestbook script, tweaked it so new entries went on top, then password protected it. Oila! Instant weblog software! Granted, you would have to hand code the templates and such, but it seems like it might work.
posted by mecran01 on Jul 6, 2001 - 4 comments

a place for whoever happens to stop by to post their thoughts ...

i was thinking of a team type weblog ... not really a metafilter type thing ... and not quite just a discussion board. but more like a place for whoever happens to stop by to post their thoughts ... (more>)

posted by a11an on Apr 24, 2001 - 12 comments

San Francisco Chronicle tech critic on weblogs

The San Francisco Chronicle tech critic on weblogs.

As the pool of blog writers has grown, perhaps inevitably so have complaints about quality. It's true that some bloggers seem to feel the need to log every sneeze.

But even drivel has its readership, Fake says. "Sure there are a hundred teenage boys typing, 'I'm bored. School sucks' every three hours, but their friends read them -- and that's their intended audience."

posted by bradlands on Feb 28, 2001 - 1 comment

funky bar of weblog links?

I could have sworn that when I first created an account on MeFi there was an option on the Customize MetaFilter page that allowed you to get this funky bar on the front page with links to some weblogs. Whatever happened to it?
posted by pnevares on Jan 2, 2001 - 2 comments

Why Do Designers Not Use Custom 404 Pages?

Okay this isn't really about the weblog format, but more about these sites in general. I am really curious to know as to why most of the web-designers here do not use customized 404 messages? So far I have only seen Glassdog.com, & 37signals.com use their own 404s, saturn.org used to have a custom 404, but it no longer does.
The reason I ask is because in general most webloggers are great web-designers, and I would've figured that they would all be using it. And I think it would be really interesting to see what everyones 404 would look like.
posted by riffola on Aug 18, 2000 - 2 comments

weblog community formation discussion

has a good discussion of weblog community formation and cross-weblog interaction. There's a good discussion going about the piece, and I asked the author how I should deal with the problems he mentions that MetaFilter my eventually face, and he offers several possible solutions.
posted by mathowie on Mar 3, 2000 - 13 comments

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