Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi? June 3, 2010 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi? In general, of course, I know not to. However, I have a couple WTF? photos that I would love help in 'deciphering.' (e.g., strange lettering on a cave wall in Turkey that doesn't match up with any alphabet I can find).
posted by kanewai to Etiquette/Policy at 1:12 PM (97 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

That's totally fine. People do that sort of thing all the time.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:14 PM on June 3, 2010


If you have a question about the contents of a photograph, yeah, that's generally fine to do. Folks have done it a number of times before.
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:14 PM on June 3, 2010


ok, thanks!
posted by kanewai at 1:20 PM on June 3, 2010


As long as you also slaughter a spammer before posting the question, things should be fine.

This goes for any AskMe question.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:23 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I miss the img tag.
posted by BeerFilter at 1:23 PM on June 3, 2010


Oh hey, the img tag drunk texted me last night and your name came up. You really should call it, patch things up before...well, just call and talk to it, ok?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:28 PM on June 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


I drink your image tag. I DRINK IT UP.
posted by Think_Long at 1:29 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


THE IMG TAG IS DRUNK.
posted by blue_beetle at 1:32 PM on June 3, 2010


The piano has been drinking...
posted by desuetude at 1:33 PM on June 3, 2010


Y'all know that the blink tag has been banging the img tag, right?
posted by special-k at 1:35 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yeah, but the img tag is a friendly, jovial sort of drunk, not like that sadistic marquee asshole.
posted by Ufez Jones at 1:37 PM on June 3, 2010


Oh hey, the img tag drunk texted me last night

How'd your img managed to get drunk? Mine always get id'd.

Stay classy
posted by djgh at 1:40 PM on June 3, 2010 [5 favorites]


In fact, I believe there is a pretty hard and fast rule that if you are asking a question about your cat, you HAVE to include a picture.
posted by greekphilosophy at 1:43 PM on June 3, 2010 [4 favorites]




I see your cute cat and raise.
posted by jamaro at 1:57 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh nice pictures of our cats

Here's Thunder Perfect Cat in a tree
posted by Greg Nog at 2:04 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


My exgirlfriend took the cat when we split up. Thanks for the memory, fuckers
posted by Think_Long at 2:07 PM on June 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Since I don't have cat, here is a picture of what my cilantro patch looks like.
posted by special-k at 2:07 PM on June 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Cat helping me read MeFi.
posted by Lexica at 2:10 PM on June 3, 2010


My other cat, Caliban Party Ghost, wearing a very pretty hat that he TOTALLY DOESN'T MIND AT ALL
posted by Greg Nog at 2:12 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Good god. I can't believe you have the nerve to show that declawed cilantro here.
posted by Babblesort at 2:13 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Stop insulting my steampunk cilantro.
posted by special-k at 2:19 PM on June 3, 2010


This is the bird that stole the mouse that my cat was going to have for lunch.
posted by Lynsey at 2:21 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


And this is the cat that ate the bird that stole the mouse that your cat was going to have for lunch.

Perhaps he'll die?
posted by Think_Long at 2:44 PM on June 3, 2010


I see your cute cat and raise.

And I raise and call.
posted by ericb at 2:55 PM on June 3, 2010


my girlfriend's new cat is not any worse behaved than initially, but as the weeks go by my tolerance for it's bad behavior is getting lower and lower.
posted by garlic at 2:55 PM on June 3, 2010


KITTY.

Also: we have to be very careful when we do laundry.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:08 PM on June 3, 2010


Yeah, but the img tag is a friendly, jovial sort of drunk

You obviously didn't know the img tag back in its hard-drinking days. Scary stuff. I once saw it nearly beat a midi file to death with a pool cue just because a drink got spilled.

It's jovial now because of all the anger management classes.

Personally? I wouldn't screw with the img tag, because it seems nice on the surface, but I know there is a monster hiding in there, just waiting for something to set it off.
posted by quin at 3:09 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


And I raise and call.

/me shows four of a kind.
posted by jamaro at 3:16 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


Can't play Poker without a big ol' cute dog.
posted by TooFewShoes at 3:21 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Raise.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:28 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Juniper wins the thread.
posted by shelleycat at 3:29 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sleeping blue kitten

Awake blue kitten

His brother, not very coordinated

Y'alls creatures are adorable, but you should just fold, because my creatures are the adorablest.
posted by rtha at 3:36 PM on June 3, 2010 [4 favorites]


Poker face (with cats)
posted by desuetude at 3:37 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm going to go ahead and close this up.
posted by moonmilk at 3:38 PM on June 3, 2010


I don't have a cat. :(

But I do have Kitty Friend who lives around here, I need to take a picture of him because he is a great looking cat. He rubs against my legs and makes *meowrrry* sounds when he sees me going out to my car.

I saw Kitty Friend almost every day last week, I haven't seen him around for a couple days. I hope he's okay.
posted by marxchivist at 3:48 PM on June 3, 2010


rtha - if you can photoshop out the feather in the "uncoordinated" photo, it would look like your kitty is telling a ghost story!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 3:50 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


The queenly feline who owns the hearts of me and Salvor Hardin:

Harriet.

And here she is hunting in her natural habitat.
posted by Cygnet at 3:54 PM on June 3, 2010


Y'alls creatures are adorable, but you should just fold, because my creatures are the adorablest.

I have visited them creatures and they are indeed adorablest.
posted by special-k at 3:55 PM on June 3, 2010


Oh, please. Amateurs. (See also.)
posted by Nothing... and like it at 4:01 PM on June 3, 2010 [14 favorites]


More and More!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:03 PM on June 3, 2010


Photos of cats in sink slay me.
posted by rtha at 4:04 PM on June 3, 2010


Also, Yorvit (the cat waving at the feather) has the same condition as Charley (previously on metafilter), and I really need to film him running some time. Priceless.
posted by rtha at 4:06 PM on June 3, 2010


Awk and Grep.

stealing my icewater. :(

nom nom.
posted by cj_ at 4:15 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yorvit is also Metafilter-famous, having been mentioned in a podcast.
posted by gingerbeer at 4:16 PM on June 3, 2010


Oh, also, matching hats for all!
posted by Nothing... and like it at 4:18 PM on June 3, 2010 [7 favorites]


Oh, my other cat on halloween. The kids did this, I swear I had nothing to do with it.
posted by cj_ at 4:20 PM on June 3, 2010


nom nom.

Fell out of my chair I did.
posted by rtha at 4:24 PM on June 3, 2010


Beat this, suckers!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:28 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


CAT MUSTACHE

CAT DRYER

AWWWWWWWW
posted by brundlefly at 4:29 PM on June 3, 2010


Since I don't have cat, here is a picture of what my cilantro patch looks like.

That needs a NSFW tag.

so that's what the kids are calling it these days!
posted by davejay at 4:33 PM on June 3, 2010


DECKER LOVES PILLOWS.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:37 PM on June 3, 2010


kitteh

(not mine, but twin of the kitty I had growing up)
posted by puny human at 4:40 PM on June 3, 2010


O HAI.
posted by pjern at 4:45 PM on June 3, 2010




Awk and Grep.

THAT'S WHAT SHE SED
posted by DU at 5:02 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have a cat who is obsessed with having his photo taken (also is upside-down a lot).
posted by so_gracefully at 5:11 PM on June 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


So, nobody is on metachat today?
posted by jfuller at 5:17 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IS IT A PARTY Y/N ?
posted by The Whelk at 5:46 PM on June 3, 2010


Boy, I sure have a lot of tabs open. Most of them to flickr. Huh.

Anyway. This cat is no longer with us, but he was the awesomest cat ever. His name was Linus.

This cat, Soren, is also no longer with us. He was also the awesomest cat ever.

And this is Lady. She has outlived Soren and Linus, and somehow tolerates the kittens.
posted by rtha at 5:48 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


kitty party
posted by The Whelk at 5:48 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


This is Troubles who is also no longer with us, but was a fine old gentleman,

This is Silly Dilly Lumpkins who was absolutely not named by me. And who has discovered that the secret to extra petting is to sit between two people.
posted by Karmakaze at 6:06 PM on June 3, 2010


Just in case there was any confusion....

This is not a kitten

This is not a kitten

This is a kitten

Spot the difference?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:13 PM on June 3, 2010 [2 favorites]


My cat is also awesome.
posted by leesh at 6:17 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks Internet, I spent a good 45 minutes ransacking my albums trying to find a picture of Cat the Cat, the black and white Maine Coon I grew up with who holds the title of Best Cat Ever. The picture I am looking for is me, age something or other in my jammies, knock dead on the floor with Cat The Cat sprawled out next to me, our languorous poses a perfect mirror.

I showed the picture to my BF and he said "Wow, that is the biggest fucking cat I've ever seen."

"What? Cat was normal sized, like this *makes hand motion across my lap*."

"Oh no" *he takes my hands, pushes them in* "Most cats are like this sized. You had a toy tiger."

"...... Cat was more awesome then I could have imagined."
posted by The Whelk at 6:25 PM on June 3, 2010 [3 favorites]


This is Mothra eating duck sauce. He loves duck sauce.
posted by piratebowling at 6:30 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


squeaky thinks this is the best thread ever

damon is not enthused
posted by desjardins at 6:42 PM on June 3, 2010


I'm with Think_Long fuckers. Thanks.
posted by Sailormom at 6:45 PM on June 3, 2010




Ooooh! Is this the thread where I get to show off the Rawhide-Chewing Maniac?
posted by dogmom at 6:49 PM on June 3, 2010


Bath, interrupted by tongue-clicking treat sound.
posted by longsleeves at 6:51 PM on June 3, 2010



Ooooh! Is this the thread where I get to show off the Rawhide-Chewing Maniac?
posted by dogmom at 9:49 PM on June 3 [+] [!]


Hey! Hey! Take it somewhere else dogbreath!

Although, awwwww puppie!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 7:05 PM on June 3, 2010


Simba is watching you!

Simba may be smaller than actual size. Use only authentic, original Simba, not inferior imitations.
posted by Sparx at 7:42 PM on June 3, 2010


Sweet kitty jesus this thread is epic-ly cute. Hot damn do I love this place.
posted by !Jim at 7:48 PM on June 3, 2010


Nothing... and like it gets my permanent vote.

(okay, obligatory beastie self-link)
posted by mykescipark at 7:56 PM on June 3, 2010


Now we can close the thread.
posted by deborah at 10:08 PM on June 3, 2010


Secret Life of Gravy, I love this one.
posted by rtha at 10:16 PM on June 3, 2010 [1 favorite]


All these pictures are great, but do they even come close to a corgi in a captain's hat? No, no they don't.
posted by lattiboy at 11:37 PM on June 3, 2010 [5 favorites]


Also, cat falling asleep to a "No Surprises" loop. Try not to get sleepy....
posted by lattiboy at 11:40 PM on June 3, 2010


mykescipark, is he a poly?

Also: Evolushion Doin It Rite (one of my kitties, Digits)
posted by strixus at 7:40 AM on June 4, 2010


Yes, yes, many of you know me as the crazy dog lady. But did you know that this cat actually rules my house? And by rules, I mean she gets to sample all the dog food bowls first while the three big dogs stand back and say, "Oh, excuse me, after you. No, no, I insist. Have some more!" It is insane.

Oh and this is Abner with whom I am madly in love.
posted by mygothlaundry at 8:28 AM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Where did you people get these animals that aren't attempting to destroy things ALL THE TIME?*


*Kittens are the best and the worst.
posted by edbles at 8:35 AM on June 4, 2010


Oh shit. I have proof that my demoncat is only made of destroy.
posted by edbles at 8:47 AM on June 4, 2010


I did it in this old AskMe from 2006 trying to identify that weird thing in Galway... Never did get an answer :/
posted by antifuse at 12:14 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


My kitties also like to get on the internet. Note website in photo # 2.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:01 PM on June 4, 2010




Secret Life of Gravy, I love this one.

Golly gee willikers, thanks rtha.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 1:34 PM on June 4, 2010


restless_nomad, we do have the same cat! Unless maybe yours is a girl. Ours is a boy. And Secret Life of Gravy's Phineas reminds me strongly - in markings and demeanor - of our dear departed Soren.
posted by rtha at 1:47 PM on June 4, 2010


The Magpie is a girl, actually. Although the possibility of her breeding with a cat just like her sort of horrifies me... she's adorable, but she's the Magpie for a reason - she's loud and pesty and steals things.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:16 PM on June 4, 2010


Our housemate makes catnip toys. She gets cool fabric and sews it into little pillows or fish-shapes and stuffs them with pillow stuffing and catnip, and then gives them to animal shelters and such. And Roswell will hang out with her, "helping." She came downstairs yesterday because she was missing an-almost done toy; we still haven't found it. It's a good thing he's fixed and will never meet your Magpie! He's pretty quiet. But he does fetch things.
posted by rtha at 3:06 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Where did you people get these animals that aren't attempting to destroy things ALL THE TIME?*

You haven't seen my furniture. It used to look so pretty.
posted by shelleycat at 3:10 PM on June 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


My beastie is no corgi in a captain's hat, but she does have a tongue nearly as big as her head. That's gotta count for something around here.
posted by cmyk at 5:11 PM on June 4, 2010


This is one of the strangest threads I've seen in some time. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into the thread, or why
posted by derbs at 4:09 PM on June 5, 2010


Of course then there's the corollary rule - if you post a NSFW AskMe, you have to post photos.
posted by greekphilosophy at 5:27 PM on June 5, 2010


SPEAKING OF PHOTOS.


This is a very important poll.
posted by The Whelk at 5:29 PM on June 5, 2010


You two! Enough with the Busby Berkeley already! Don't make me come in there.
posted by Catch at 10:48 PM on June 5, 2010


Doppelganger cats like D&D. (they look more doppelgangery in person.)

Other kitties are friends.

Lovely photo of a cat who disappeared. (I still miss her sometimes.)

(Oh, and as for the original question....I did that a while ago, and the answers were super-helpful.)
posted by epersonae at 8:31 AM on June 7, 2010


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