A couple of months back, I wrote that we were looking to improve the quality of Planet MySQL. Today, I am very excited to share the results of this with the announcement of Planet MySQL: Meta.
What is Meta?
Meta is a new category of posts that appear on Planet MySQL, which is intended for posts that are more social and less technical in nature. That is to say that instead of all posts appearing in one central feed, blog authors will now be able to target their posts for either Planet MySQL or Planet MySQL: Meta.
Readers will also have a choice as to which categories of posts they would like to subscribe to:
The +more above denotes that as well as reducing noise surrounding the technical posts, we also recognizing that there is a social aspect to being part of the MySQL Community. We are encouraging new content to Meta that authors may have not posted before out of fear it was too spammy.
Note for authors: Existing blogs will stay defaulted to Planet MySQL, but for more details on what content belongs where, please see our FAQ.
How can I subscribe to meta?
How can I unsubscribe from meta?
How can I continue as things were?
We will continue to offer the option to subscribe to both categories, in a very similar way to the way that Planet MySQL previously operated.