Question: How to improve Metastars?
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gravatar for Andrew Patterson
2.9 years ago by
Penn State University
Andrew Patterson180 wrote:

Let us know what you'd like to see on Metastars and how it could most benefit you. 

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.3 years ago • written 2.9 years ago by Andrew Patterson180
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gravatar for Martin Fitzpatrick
2.9 years ago by
Universiteit Utrecht
Martin Fitzpatrick40 wrote:

The functionality is all there I would just work on building the content (chicken and egg) to get a critical mass of users dropping by.

I've only just discovered this via Istvan's comment on BioStars. Something simple like syndicating the RSS (new questions, tags as hashtags) to Twitter would boost your chances of getting seen.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.9 years ago • written 2.9 years ago by Martin Fitzpatrick40
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2.9 years ago by
bslaff40
United States
bslaff40 wrote:

Would the ability to post anonymously be helpful or harmful? I can think of arguments both ways. I ask because many contributors might not want all their questions or answers to necessarily reflect directly on themselves or their lab.

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.9 years ago by bslaff40

I think it'd be more harmful on balance, you'd end up spending half of your time cutting spam posts (not even related to metabolomics). The issue you raise is probably a real one, but might become less of an issue with more posts - seeing other people asking questions, etc.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.9 years ago by Martin Fitzpatrick40

anonymous posting may help and I do plan to add that Biostars -

but it does have the potential to need more moderation - although this site is not yet a magnet for spammers a

ADD REPLYlink written 2.9 years ago by Istvan Albert ♦♦ 90
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gravatar for Andrew Patterson
2.9 years ago by
Penn State University
Andrew Patterson180 wrote:

Martin

Thanks for the suggestion. We have been slowing adding more material (intro type stuff) and will be adding some video tutorials. I haven't considered the social media side of things and will explore with Istvan.


Thanks for the interest and please keep the suggestions coming.


Best wishes,

Andrew

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.9 years ago by Andrew Patterson180

There is also the MetaboNews newsletter http://www.metabonews.ca/archive.html which might be a good spot for an announcement (if you haven't already).

ADD REPLYlink written 2.9 years ago by Martin Fitzpatrick40
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gravatar for Biswapriya
2.8 years ago by
Biswapriya120
United States
Biswapriya120 wrote:

Job positions sections, creating Twitter handle, LinkedIn profiles for Metastars, resources to links, database of latest research publications on databases, softwares, resources, programs etc. would be of immense help in popularity.

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.8 years ago by Biswapriya120

Thanks for the input. We are working on these and other suggestions. You can help my spreading the work about metastars and by continuing to contribute.


Thanks!

ADD REPLYlink written 2.8 years ago by Andrew Patterson180
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2.5 years ago by
dago10
European Union
dago10 wrote:

Maybe it would be helpful also take in some more post on protocols. I am referring to have a kind of repository of standardized protocols (including references) that can be shared in the community. Maybe this would fint in the "SAMPLE" section

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.5 years ago by dago10
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gravatar for Andrew Patterson
2.3 years ago by
Penn State University
Andrew Patterson180 wrote:

Thanks, we'll start posting some protocols soon. In fact, I'd love to get feedback if you try them. 

ADD COMMENTlink written 2.3 years ago by Andrew Patterson180
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