OK to post link to conference video I produced? August 24, 2011 8:14 AM   Subscribe

A video pertinent to a MeFi post came from a conference I run. Can I post it?

This post references a Slate article about getting a cartoon published in the New Yorker. A conference I run featured a session with New Yorker cartoonists talking about their work, and even drawing some cartoons live on stage - here's the video. Is this OK to include in a comment, given that it was at my event (and I appear in the video)? I'm assuming not but thought I'd ask.
posted by mark7570 to Etiquette/Policy at 8:14 AM (19 comments total)

From the FAQ:
Including a link to your own site in a comment is okay provided that it has some relevance to the topic being discussed and is not your only form of site participation. Random off-topic insertions of self-links into other posts are discouraged and such links may be removed.

posted by zarq at 8:16 AM on August 24, 2011


Yeah, the self-link rule applies to main page posts. In a comment, you're welcome to say "oh hey, here's this other thing about the subject from the company I run" if it adds to the discussion, without it sounding too spammy.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:16 AM on August 24, 2011


Thanks, zarq & Matt - will do.
posted by mark7570 at 8:21 AM on August 24, 2011


without it sounding too spammy.

If you continue to sound spammy after more than 4 hours, please post an AskMe on whether or not you need to see a doctor.
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- at 8:33 AM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do these links make my ass look spammy?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:00 AM on August 24, 2011 [7 favorites]


Holy cow, IRFH. Where ya been?
posted by Glinn at 9:04 AM on August 24, 2011


Hey, don't call him a cow, geez.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:06 AM on August 24, 2011


Grazing, mostly.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:08 AM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


The audio on the link is almost non existent.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:10 AM on August 24, 2011


Spam is made of pigs, not cows.

(allegedly)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:27 AM on August 24, 2011


The audio on the link is almost non existent.

Hmmm. It's very existent for me. Is your volume down?
posted by Deathalicious at 9:40 AM on August 24, 2011


I just had a major deja vu moment.
posted by Ardiril at 9:57 AM on August 24, 2011


You can say that again.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:00 AM on August 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


But you can't say that again. Ever.
posted by SpiffyRob at 10:06 AM on August 24, 2011


please post an AskMe on whether or not you need to see a doctor.

Spoiler alert: you do. You also need to leave your significant other and get a lawyer, an accountant and a therapist. The good news is, it's probably OK to eat that.
posted by strangely stunted trees at 10:10 AM on August 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


omg I totally didn't do that thing you thought I did, Cowtex Cortex.
posted by Glinn at 11:58 AM on August 24, 2011


oops, heinous capitalization error
posted by Glinn at 12:00 PM on August 24, 2011


When putting a relevant self-link in a comment, please acknowledge in said comment that it is a self-link. That, in my book, makes it totally cool. Can't recall any cases where this was not done, but if I later found out that someone had self-linked and not mentioned it, that would feel uncomfortably spammy. Hope that this is the policy and, if so, wish that the faq was more explicit about this.
posted by marsha56 at 5:38 AM on August 25, 2011


It's pretty much what we expect people to do, yeah. If someone isn't explicit about a disclaimer but it's otherwise pretty clearly not sketchy, that's not a great big deal but if it keeps happening we're gonna drop 'em a line. Sketchy stuff gets action a whole lot quicker.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:56 AM on August 25, 2011


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