When in Rome…

· long story short

When my Bulletin article got written up in Metafilter, I started posting replies in haste without allowing the conversation to unfold naturally.

I’ve spent a lot more time at Reddit in the last few years than at Metafilter, and more time than both on the Well. Along the way, I forgot some of my experience participating in communities when you’re not a regular but you’re not a noob.

Fortunately, it turned out reasonably well and most of the people who offered me advice on how to behave were nice about it:

@replies considered harmful
on metafilter at least. I get taken to school in mefi-tiquette.

Still it’s a good reminder that I’m as prone as anyone to putting my foot in my virtual mouth and need to be a little less quick on the keyboard trigger finger.