(x) MetaPhile: This site needs a MetaPhile forum

joeclark's picture

A functioning online community needs a separate place to discuss that community. Specific topic discussions should not be polluted by metadiscussions about how the site works.

Typophile needs to clone what MetaFilter does and start a separate forum called MetaPhile. It is there that site policy and the specifics of individual posts can be discussed. If you have a concern about a post in one of the other forums, start a new post in MetaPhile to talk about it.

In particular, posts about new site features should not be buried in somebody’s “blog,” a feature this site never needed.

It goes without saying that all these posts with subject lines beginning “MetaPhile” should be moved there.

John Hudson's picture

This is one of Joe's proposals that I wholeheartedly endorse, not least because I really don't want to drop in to see what's new on the general discussion forum and find typographic content buried by two dozen new discussions about how the site runs.

[Thanks for clearly labelling such discussions, Joe.]

Bendy's picture

Makes complete sense to me too.

joeclark's picture


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