*clears throat* What is the exact reason why self-linking is metafilter's #1 sin? Help out this sorta-newbie.
I see complaints about self-linking over and over, day in and day out.
I click on many links to websites here on MeFi. Some of the websites are great, some meh, and some are absolutely shitty. What's the difference between a shitty (or a good) website that belongs to someoen else and one that belongs to yourself?
I know this probably has been discussed deeeeeep in the gray, but I haven't had any luck finding anything.