I am currently building a 'community' website which is like the Yellow Pages with user reviews. For example, the website lists all the Florists, Plumbers, and Massage Therapists in the area, and then allows people to post a review for the particular service. The website is for a community of about 75,000 and it won't be difficult to get the word out about the website. The challenge is getting people to 'generate' the content. How can we incentivize people to write reviews? Any examples of websites that are doing this right? Most importantly, any creative ideas from the savvy marketers out there on how to get people to write reviews and generate our critical content with minimal financial incentive?
posted by jasondigitized
on Sep 14, 2006 -
Yet another episode of the ever-popular Name That Website! I need a catchy, clever, cute (even punny) name for a website about dogs (and cats and horses and pets in general), photography and the internet. Help me hive mind, you're my only hope!
posted by biscotti
on Sep 6, 2006 -
Please help me compile a comprehensive list of daily US newspaper websites that do not require registration and logins. [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Aug 23, 2006 -
Has anyone got experience of using MindManager to produce web sites?
posted by HJB123
on Aug 5, 2006 -
What are the best websites to view on a mobile phone? I have a Samsung A900 and it has a pretty large viewing area, what websites would be best that are specifically formatted for cell phones? I am interested in any website that you can think of but specifically good news sites. Also any website that is leading the pack in UI for cell phones would be great. Also if you know any sites that aren't formatted for cell phones but still function well i'm interested.
posted by pwally
on Jul 17, 2006 -
In browsing several concert venue websites, I noticed that many of them don't list their upcoming concerts and instead link off to www.livenation.com or www.pollstar.com. Does anyone know why this is? Is it a legal issue regarding the promoters of these events?
posted by ghastlyfop
on Jul 12, 2006 -
Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 29, 2006 -
What are some techniques you use to find websites similar to a random website that you come across and like? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea
on May 21, 2006 -
Please recommend a good book blog where I can hang out. Because heaven knows I don't fritter away enough time on the Internet. [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on May 19, 2006 -
This must have been discussed before. But could not find good answers via quick searching. I am looking for good website and blogs that would help me plan trips. [more inside]
posted by flyby22
on Apr 18, 2006 -
I'm having trouble resolving a single website. My home internet connection in general is fine, but one website recently hasn't been coming up with anything. When we try it from work it shows up fine. [more inside]
posted by sudasana
on Mar 14, 2006 -
Is there a website that will notify me of nearby concerts from a list of performers I provide? [more inside]
posted by Jomoma
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Tips on building a thisBusinessSucks.com website? I've found that simply owning
such a domain name has given me leverage in negotiating with a business in the past. This time, I may want to go through with building such a site. More inside. [more inside]
posted by spock
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Is there a programme, or way, to allow me to find 'redundant' files on my server: i.e. files that are not linked to from any other page? [more inside]
posted by Hartster
on Mar 3, 2006 -
Hi, does anyone have any good recommendations for great web sites for 2 to 4 year olds? [more inside]
posted by itchy
on Mar 2, 2006 -
I want to display images of stained glass windows on a church website. What is the best way, method, software, code etc to highlight details on the initial image and then have the user mouse over or click to get a larger shot of the detail, with a caption if possible? [more inside]
posted by Biblio
on Jan 20, 2006 -
I've just installed Plone (www.plone.org) for a client on their server. They currently run their sites on Windows 2000 with IIS on port 80. I set up Plone to run on port 81, but what do I need to do to make this accessible to outside traffic? It is currently inaccessible to anyone outside the offices, and I'm afraid I have no expertise with IIS. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent
on Dec 21, 2005 -
I want to find other sites like Metafilter that focus solely on creativity rather than political issues or current affairs. [more inside]
posted by oxala
on Dec 11, 2005 -
What websites would you write yourself a note to remember if your entire memory of the internet was about to be erased? [more inside]
posted by ND¢
on Dec 6, 2005 -
How can you trust websites that include a comments section but delete comments that disagree with the original poster? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Dec 5, 2005 -
Oh dear. So I had this website that I spent a good couple of hours going over, but being at work, completely neglected to bookmark or save.
It had a number of clever author/poet biographies, most of which I can remember were in the Byron Shelley Keats vein/era, and each of the authors' names had a made-up nickname inserted in the middle. As in... "William Butler 'Ghostie' Yeats" or somesuch. Also, there was a very nice glossary of musical piece definitions, most of which were words I was previously unfamiliar with. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler
on Nov 20, 2005 -
Why does IE hate my website? I've got it looking decent in Safari and Firefox, but it looks hideous in Explorer. Having done a fair amount of Googling, I've come to the conclusion that it's probably related to one of Explorer's notorious CSS rendering bugs, but my self-taught CSS and HTML is not enough to enable me to pinpoint and solve the problem. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Nov 9, 2005 -
I maintain a complex website that I update by hand. (Unfortunately, this is unavoidable.) I want my local directory to be an exact mirror of the site, so that when I alter and modify thirty HTML files and I can simply run a script to copy them instead of FTPing them all by hand, in addition to removing deleted files and downloading any server-side changes made by scripts or other users. What's the best means to do this on OS X? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Oct 17, 2005 -
Can anybody recommend a good skill-bartering website? I'm a writer, and I've spent the past week tearing my hair out in an unsuccessful attempt to debug the website I'm putting up for my new humor book. I have a feeling that the remaining bugs are something a professional web designer could fix in a day. Meanwhile, there must be webdesigners out there who could use a writer's help in making their sites better written and/or funnier. Googling
has turned up a ton of barter sites, but I don't know which (if any) are reputable and useful. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Sep 19, 2005 -
Help me get through long classes without Internet access - I want to click one button while I'm online and download all my newspapers, blogs, etc. into a flat file that I can view offline. Bloglines often doesn't give me the full article.
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Sep 8, 2005 -
How do I reduce the number of `time wasters' requesting product samples through my website? [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Sep 1, 2005 -
I need to preview websites in various browsers on various platforms, all from Windows machines - while on the road. If I remember correctly, there's an online service that does this preview for you. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by annathea
on Aug 24, 2005 -
I want to start a "hate" site dedicated to my crappy dealings with a major corporation. What do I need to be wary of? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky
on Aug 2, 2005 -
I've noticed I have this habit of thinking of different websites in terms of direction and location rather than just a URL. [more inside]
posted by staresbynight
on Jul 20, 2005 -
My four year old now has his own account on my computer and I would like to deny access to all but a handful of pre-selected websites. Can this be done with what comes with XP Pro? Failing that, how can I do this for free?
posted by kc0dxh
on Jun 18, 2005 -
My daughter (11) has been visiting paper doll websites. They seem harmless, I guess, but they are also squicking me out a little bit. [more inside]
posted by SashaPT
on May 29, 2005 -
Two questions about sites for individual books: What are some great examples of book sites (i.e. sites that promote and have info on a specific book that has been published recently)? And: What do you look for in such a site (i.e. excerpts? message board?)
posted by gwint
on Apr 27, 2005 -
This is a long shot: I'm looking for a digital illustrator's portfolio website that I saw previewed on a portal a while ago. His/Her work was soft edged, used lots of color and almost watercolor-type brushes (digital). The site was done in flash and had amazing "watery ripple" transitions in between sections, almost like a dream sequence on tv shows. I also remember you could pickup a mock brush and play with it as well.
posted by omidius
on Mar 7, 2005 -
With the recent decision by kottke.org to be solely reader-supported, I'm curious to see how you value your reads.
Would you be willing to pay $30 a year for Metafilter? More? Less?
How about for some up-and-coming web magazines that operate on a daily basis, say The Morning News, The Black Table, etc.?
And how much for up-to-the-second pro blogs in the Gawker empire where advertising is used? Gawker? Gizmodo? Wonkette, etc?
How much for Boing Boing were it to be ad free?
How much for Fark?
How much for the individuals' blogs you frequent?
And for some Kottke.org fans who don't see $30 as a micropayment, how much would you be willing to pay for a year of his content?
Curious to see what range of dollar-value folks assign to their daily reads that are currently free to access. Please name and value other sites of your choosing.
posted by Dukebloo
on Feb 22, 2005 -
What is your favourite online music review site. I am looking for a good site that has comprehensive reviews of new releases from all genres. I know of sites such as Pitchfork, but they are all too genre-specific. I want something like Pitchfork which will also cover the new releases in world music, Jazz, soul, etc
posted by juniorbonner
on Feb 16, 2005 -
What program should I use to create visual representations of some large tree stuctures? [+] [more inside]
posted by gsteff
on Feb 10, 2005 -