Is it proper etiquette to request topics for FFPs? August 19, 2006 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Is it proper ettiquete to request topics for FFPs? I would like one on Ettore Majorana and also one on Federico García Lorca, the opera Ainadamar, deep song...
posted by bleary to Etiquette/Policy at 8:32 AM (18 comments total)

because the links I've collected on Ainadamar are shallow in scope, and I'd like something deeper.

er... could the metafilter good fairy move the eleboration section into inside? thanks.
posted by bleary at 8:38 AM on August 19, 2006


elaborations:

Would it be a dupe to post about Ettore Majorana? He was mentioned in the Perelman comments. I completely missed that and didn't find it until after doing a search for him. The comment doesn't link to this paper mentioned in the New Scientist article. free paper, in contrast to the premium New Scientist article. (damn me and my subscription to New Scientist. the coolest articles are premium only and I cannot share them.)

After seeing Ainadamar recently, I'd love to read a post about Golijov (a modern opera composer), flamenco, Lorca, cantoars, deep song, and the Spanish Civil War--I even started collecting links about them (well, to be honest, I have a bilingual collection of Lorca's poetry, so it is not a recent passion to collect information on this) and would love an expert to talk about flamenco and point to sites with free examples of different styles. I've only found one. And people here know much more about music than I do.

*changes name to epimethius*
posted by bleary at 8:39 AM on August 19, 2006


AskMeFi. Just ask the hive to give you information about this guy.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 8:42 AM on August 19, 2006


[moved more to inside]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:43 AM on August 19, 2006


I somehow think SeizeTheDay is right. If you can perhaps re-word what you have written here and make it a bit more succinct as to what subjects you hope to find sites/more info about then it would be a fine AskMetafilter question.
posted by peacay at 8:57 AM on August 19, 2006


Absolutely, and then, if what you find out is any good, you can make your own MeFi posts.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 9:04 AM on August 19, 2006


Just beware of being too "bossy" in regards to the information you want. That rarely goes well. See the recent post on Buckminster Fuller.
posted by smackfu at 10:11 AM on August 19, 2006


Can somebody make an FPP about this conflict I heard about in the Middle East?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 10:11 AM on August 19, 2006


And I'd also like to see some pictures of chicken fucking.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 10:23 AM on August 19, 2006


And I'd also like to see some pictures of chicken fucking.

I am not falling for that again. How do you feel about cock puppets?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:37 AM on August 19, 2006


Nice FPP, Kraftmatic!
posted by Osama bin Laden at 11:09 AM on August 19, 2006


Dear AskMe, I have a crush on my best friend's cock...
posted by bleary at 12:05 PM on August 19, 2006


...Please help me put together a flamenco opera mix tape to win my best friend's trust so I can be alone with his chicken.
posted by bleary at 12:06 PM on August 19, 2006


bleary, usually people do add more links and info inside posts, so i'd just post anyway with the best of what you have, or with 1 good intro link (and if it's music, with linked samples of it too).

We're not writing encyclopedias here or exhaustive examinations, but sharing interesting stuff that's online.
posted by amberglow at 12:44 PM on August 19, 2006


I'd like to see an FPP about how to fuck a chicken safely.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:25 PM on August 19, 2006


Dog fucking or Mongolian Clusterfucking would be good, too.
posted by Meatbomb at 1:26 PM on August 19, 2006


My GAWD I have to get that Mondo Meta GM thing working ...
posted by intermod at 3:59 PM on August 19, 2006


We're not writing encyclopedias here or exhaustive examinations

Granted, but there are a number of us here who regularly make posts after we discover a topic we love, enjoy exploring for ourselves what's currently available online about that topic, and then share what we found in a semi-exhaustive post.

Just wanted to note there's nothing wrong with that style of MeFi posting. The key, though, is finding something that truly excites you. I'm not sure taking on someone else's topic as a project for posting would have the same effect.
posted by mediareport at 5:20 PM on August 19, 2006


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