Area Man runs group weblog! "Thirty-five miles from Portland is the home of one of Oregon’s hottest tech properties. It’s a long way from the 'Silicon Forest' of local startups." Nice profile of Matt and his awesome Lifestyle Business that I'm happy to be part of.
"Metafilter moderator Josh Millard talks to Brooke about what you do when a celebrity joins your website anonymously in order to attack his critics." Great interview with Josh on one of my favorite radio shows.
Matt's SXSW talk has lessons from 11 years of moderating a large online community. Quick summary: get the community to help, find patterns that lead to good/bad behavior, build tools around those patterns, find awesome moderators.
Matt Thompson discusses some ways Jessamyn approaches moderation at MetaFilter. This is great: "Let me model some good behavior for you. That person said something really s---y. I’m just going to ignore it. Watch me."
"The goal is not to prevent them from making mistakes, but to allow them to. Risk assessment, trust development, value determination, responsibility, self-direction — all of these very important skills grow out of the opportunity to explore, to experiment, to make mistakes and correct them."
"I spoke with Haughey this week about how he grew Metafilter from a side project into a profitable venture. In our conversation, he stressed three main things: build the site you want to use, listen to the community, and stay small."