Should I Eat This Website?
February 25, 2008 10:34 AM Subscribe
Can you help make my "Should I Eat It?" website awesome?
posted by andoatnp to computers & internet (21 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
A number of weeks ago I was inspired by my favorite type of AskMetafilter questions to create a site where people could post "Should I Eat it?" questions and others could provide answers. The recent MetaTalk post inspired me to resurrect said project and make it a reality, and I'm looking for advice about what all of you would like to see on such a site.
Currently, it's a very simple concept, done in blogspot, where there is an email address for people to send me their "should I eat it?" questions and I then post them along with any pictures, and people comment away. Pictures are encouraged, as they make the questions that much more fun. I also have an AOL IM and GTalk account set up for rapid turn around on questions of extreme timeliness. Other than a sidebar with some links to webpages with information about spoilage and food safety, that was it.
Any other features or ideas I should incorporate? I considered some sort of built in poll, but I think most of these questions aren't strictly binary, so it would be unnecessary and overly restrictive to include a Yes/No option with each question. Besides, the fun is in the comments.
Even if Blogger could adequately handle everything I would need from the site, does it look lame in today's day and age to host something on blogspot?
Also, does anyone know what sort of language I would need to protect me and any answerers from all legal liability if someone gets advice to eat something and then get sick?
Any other thoughts on how to bring the joy of "Should I eat it?" questions to a new site would be greatly appreciated.
[And yes, Metafilter is credited throughout the site as being the inspiration for the idea.]