The politics threads contain lots of comments that are single links to news articles. Also people post links to satirical sites like The Onion, which is fine by me. It seems to have become a thing to post the latter links as if they were real, though, with no prefatory "Satire:" or "Onion:" or what have you. I personally find this irritating, so I was wondering what the community consensus was.
posted by dfan to Etiquette/Policy at 1:35 PM (47 comments total)
Of course you know as soon as you follow the link that it's fake (or as soon as you hover over it, in most instances), so it's not like I really fear that people are being actively misled, but when your eye scans down a big list of single-link comments containing headlines, the fact that 10% of them are fake is a bit of a speed bump.
's the latest example, but there have been dozens of them, as I'm sure everybody who's been following those threads can confirm.)
I realize that part of the power of satire comes from its deadpan nature, but this doesn't feel like a good place for that to me. So I am curious if others feel the same way! Obviously if most people think it is fine, then it is no problem and I will continue to put up with it.