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How did you find MetaFilter?

Some parts were a bit stringy, but the nutty undertones really brought out the flavour, and overall I found it quite tasty.


What is your fondest memory from MetaFilter?

The job interview

"Have you ever moderated an internet forum or blog site?"
"No, but I've seen enough to know what works and what doesn't."
"How would you prevent spammers from using our site for advertising?"
"Well, I'm a member of this site called MetaFilter, and they also allow anyone to post content to the front page. They moderate at the registration level: You have to pay $5 to join the site, and it deters a lot of people with bad intentions. I don't suggest asking people to pay, but it would be relatively easy to hold registrations in a queue, so that nobody can post right after account creation, and reject any sketchy accounts."

I got the job, and we implemented the pause and control step between registration and approval. The site in question has been running for over a year now, with not a single spam post, and the MeFi mods are my role models for online community management. Thanks, Metafilter!