Speaking of Scaling Issues and Growing Pains

(Via blogpopuli) Massive is worried about the influx of newbies at the influential community weblog metafilter breaking the culture there:

User numbers bloomed by over a thousand in less than two months. I shrugged my shoulders and thought, “What difference is 15,000 from 14,000? Little will change.” I’m not so sure now. The thousand users who’d joined had been waiting for months to get in – they weren’t a representative sample of Metafilter users, and clearly they wanted the priveleges that came with being registered, namely the ability to post and comment.