Posts by siblings on Projects? March 22, 2011 3:36 PM   Subscribe

Can i use Metafilter Projects to post websites and projects by my siblings? I know they'd count as self-links on the Blue, but I was wondering if they'd be okay on projects.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn to Etiquette/Policy at 3:36 PM (32 comments total)

Nope, Projects is for your own work; if your sibling or your friend or etc. wants to make a Projects post, they need to get an account of their own (or you can give them one) so that they can post it as their own work.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:39 PM on March 22, 2011


okay thanks
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 3:47 PM on March 22, 2011


Regarding self-links on the blue--

What if it's someone you know, but you know them through Metafilter/meetups, and you have nothing to do with the thing you want to link? Still bad?
posted by zennie at 3:53 PM on March 22, 2011


i don't think 'knowing them through metafilter' counts. You're allowed to post stuff from other mefites.
posted by empath at 4:17 PM on March 22, 2011


Depends on how you're using know.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:20 PM on March 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


Well, it's ok to post things from projects to metafilter. And by even reading the projects post, it could be considered that you "know" that user. So I think the rules for "knowing" based on being a member of the same website are a little different.
posted by Secretariat at 4:31 PM on March 22, 2011


Yeah, the concern with friends-linking is primarily with preexisting or external-to-mefi relationships or associations; if the only reason you know someone is because you were both members of mefi and made a connection that way, there's a lot less troubling potential there. Plus both people are probably invested enough in the community to be a little more aware of not wanting to go in weird directions with such stuff.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:36 PM on March 22, 2011


Cool.
posted by zennie at 4:40 PM on March 22, 2011


Depends on how you're using know.

Biblical sense.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:45 PM on March 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


What about my cats, what if they do something awesome, like pose on a scanner?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:49 PM on March 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Paws on a scanner.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:51 PM on March 22, 2011


mwcatmisytypingwthisrighnotw
posted by desjardins at 4:54 PM on March 22, 2011


Everything I post is a self link. It's getting to be a problem.
posted by Meta Filter at 4:59 PM on March 22, 2011 [6 favorites]


Maybe you need a therapist.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:00 PM on March 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


*runs off to register A Therapist sock puppet account*
posted by shothotbot at 5:14 PM on March 22, 2011


what about forums you're a member of? i assume that's okay, 'cause of reddit style posts?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:59 PM on March 22, 2011


Depends on how you're using know.

Biblical sense.


As long as you're not using it in the "Nicolas Cage movie" sense.
posted by crossoverman at 6:56 PM on March 22, 2011


what about forums you're a member of? i assume that's okay, 'cause of reddit style posts?

Big giant forums, probaby fine. Pretty teeny forums, or forums small enough that you're a known name there, maybe not.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:03 PM on March 22, 2011


Today on Reddit Style: Bear Grylls' CamelTow urine-filtration backpack in Professional White and Reply Orangered
posted by BeerFilter at 8:29 PM on March 22, 2011


Since this seems sort of wrapped up, I would like to repurpose this MeTa into a "Wow, this felt like a really good day for FPPs!" MeTa. Nice work, everyone!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:04 PM on March 22, 2011


Alphabet thread!
posted by Rumple at 10:33 PM on March 22, 2011


I could never take the place of your thread! We're adding the word "thread" to Prince songs now, right?
posted by mintcake! at 11:12 PM on March 22, 2011


A Thread Bizarre.
Around the Thread In A Day.
Diamonds and Threads.
I Would Die 4 Thread.
If I Was Your Girlthread.
In This Thread I Scream.
Purple Thread.
Something In The Thread (Does Not Compute).
The Most Beautiful Thread in the World.
When Threads Cry.
posted by mykescipark at 1:29 AM on March 23, 2011


Jack U Off (Thread)
posted by SpiffyRob at 6:09 AM on March 23, 2011


Paws on a scanner.

There is no paws on a scanner... you have to unplug the bastard.
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 6:15 AM on March 23, 2011


Little Thread Corvette
posted by box at 7:06 AM on March 23, 2011


What about links to things made by people who I plan to become very close friends with someday but I haven't gotten around to actually meeting them yet? Are those ok?
posted by ook at 1:10 PM on March 23, 2011


Raspberry Thread.
posted by thinkpiece at 1:21 PM on March 23, 2011


Rock Hard in a Funky Thread
posted by box at 3:44 PM on March 23, 2011


199thread
posted by owtytrof at 10:07 AM on March 24, 2011


Threads Go Crazy
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:36 AM on March 24, 2011


Dance Music Thread Romance
posted by shothotbot at 7:32 PM on March 24, 2011


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