Call-outs for everyone! September 4, 2008 9:45 AM   Subscribe

Another AskMe-related shady-answer call out.

Some dude just posted an answer in an Ask thread that had been thoroughly answered with a somewhat irrelevant reply, and used it as sneaky way of spreading the word about an upcoming meet-up. Not cool, "Some dude", not cool.

Or is it? Seriously, how frowned upon is this behavior?
posted by Grither to Etiquette/Policy at 9:45 AM (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Oh my. I see what you did there.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:46 AM on September 4, 2008


That answer is a hell of a lot more relevant and useful than many one liners and throw away answers in there. Did you flag it and wait to see what happens?
posted by Science! at 9:46 AM on September 4, 2008


Ohhh, now I see what you did there too.
posted by Science! at 9:47 AM on September 4, 2008


So we're reduced to this sort of chicanery in order to drum up interest in one of the more popular and populous cities for Mefi gatherings? I shudder to think what kind of stunt post the Idaho contingent is going to have to pull for their next meetup.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:53 AM on September 4, 2008


Stop pooping in MetaTalk.
posted by mds35 at 9:56 AM on September 4, 2008


MORAN.
posted by mds35 at 9:56 AM on September 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I was promised HDMI cable if I posted this.
posted by heyho at 9:57 AM on September 4, 2008 [6 favorites]


Maybe you should post another MeTa asking if it's ok to have plugged the meet-up in both the AskMe question and this thread. Throw another meet-up link in that thread for bonus points.
posted by owtytrof at 9:57 AM on September 4, 2008


Er. I was going to tell whoever made this post that while Grither's comment seemed a little weird (shouting out meetups in AskMe is not really all that cool in general) but that it was couched in what appeared to be a good-faith answer to the thread and so not really deletable.

Fakey-calling-out your own comment as the second in a ninja-meetup-booster 1-2 punch like this is mostly just plain weird though.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:57 AM on September 4, 2008


Ban him! Just to prove the point.

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posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:57 AM on September 4, 2008


stop this nonsense.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:03 AM on September 4, 2008 [11 favorites]


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