Would this FPP idea I have be considered self-linking? [more inside]
In a FPP, how appropriate is it to post links to something, and then give additional information about the subject from a first hand perspective? [more inside]
Why do we not want most popular comments from all time available, the way it is for posts? [more inside]
were posted this morning, and, being that I loathe YouTube only posts in the first place, it got me thinking...Why isn't there a policy against YouTube-only Posts? [more inside]
Notes on the 30th anniversary of the death of Marc Bolan.... [more inside]
What are the rules for posting to MeFi? Ive noticed that many posts are news articles and many of the op/ed posts get snarked or berated for not being newsworthy... I thought this was "best of the web"?
I for one will read digg if I want news and MeFi if I want to find interesting web articles...
was deleted (not complaining; I agree with the reasoning). Aren't I supposed to get an email about this? I didn't. Forgive me if that's not the policy. I thought it was.
the link. Trying to prove
. Rampant editorializing
. Effective double posts
due to retread of the same discussions/topics being made by the same users
. These things make for crappy posts. They would not occur if people would learn that a front page Metafilter post is not a place for them to make a point
. It is a place to share .
Not necessarily a callout, because I always find myself reading the religion posts even when I don't agree with them, but as doctor_negative points out
in brownpau's latest thread
it may be time for someone to get his own blog.
I'm confused. What is more important to mefites, actually responding to the content of FPPs, or rating their quality? I see a general (hence, no links in this question) preponderance to the former. It seems that many responses to posts are actually rating the quality of it and/or the poster, rather than the content of the FPP. I've read a lot of the sites about Metafilter and maybe I'm missing a concept or something.
I am truly not trying to be a smartass, I'm genuinely interested in understanding this. Thanks.
Why was my thread on 03/12/05 on George Best's funeral deleted? If you're deleting threads then explain to the poster. I know Meta is primarily US-based but you have no idea who George Best represented. I'm really livid.
When is a one-line FPP with no (or little) description appropriate for MeFi?
Oh really? Is that so? Well, is this a good example then [MI]?
I think AxMe
is not where poor posts go to die.
Yes, we all await the new Hitchhiker's Guide
movie with equal parts fear and excitement. But an FPP linking to Amazon's home page to show the trailer for a new movie
is bad form.
The Final Nail.
I haven't been reading as much lately---I'm am hoping that the election will be over soon so the excuses are gone for shitty posts. But, there it
A double post. It is a Newsfilter post, that isn't even news since it has been talked about for over a decade. It is clearly does not meet the stated standard
. It is a classic troll: toss a turd that you *know* will incite much argument, for no apparent reason.
. It is a single-link to a newspaper. It is a blatant amount of negative campaigning even while we try to encourage voting with a new link at the top of the page.
For the love of god, it is a self-Godwinizing post!
Matt posted the very next post, 30 minutes later, so there is no chance he didn't see the post.
Yet... it remains there on the blue.
It is the piece de resitance of the the shithole Matt has willingly allowed MeFi to become. I would say amazing if it wasn't so sad....
trying not to piss community moores here... would this
(coupled with a few token links to 'kerry medals fake!" news stories) make an appropriate FPP?
Do single link front page posts
with no addtional text and no clue to contents of the destination in the link text irritate the heck out of anyone but me?
I had a pretty interesting link for a fpp but I found out the hard way that I have to wait a week (5 days? 7 days?) before i get to to post on the big blue. Isn't is safe to assume that the new members aren't just people that wandered in to mefi and joined, but rather lurkers who've been dying to post for quite a while?
Also, I was able to post a question in askme as well as this thread, so I'm thinkin maybe we need some policy revision
QuestionableSwami, meet QuestionablePost
Matt, don't you like Jello Biafra? Because the original title of the ADL
thread was actually an excerpt from a famous anti-Nazi DK song, as noticed by talos.
BTW, since we're here, let me ask again: is it wise to run the tinyninjas ad even though they sell Iron Cross apparel?
MetaFilter is not about us; it's about what we find out there on the web. If so, we should be in the background of our posts if not outright invisible, and we should avoid phrasing our posts as personal blog entries. First example
: "I found no post ... I only post it now ... as I see in my weblog's referer log ... that's how a few people found my site." Second example
: " I hope ... I've searched ... It has special relevance to me since I am ... Being 25 and wanting to pay off my loans, I may have ... " And posts like this
, which are all about personal experience and nothing else, are right out.
What constitutes a doublepost
Sometimes conventional wisdom
seem to apply. Or does it
This thread sucks
. The link doesn't jump down to the story, the subject matter isn't very funny or interesting, it's just stupid. The post is too long, the comments are pretty pointless. I would delete it, but it could create more trouble than it is worth. What should be done about sub-par links? Anything? Take the good with the bad?
It's posts like this one
that really disappoint me. Talk about previously covered territory -- every element of that post has been discussed here at one point or another. If it's an important topic that needs more discussion, could we at least wait until there is some new development that gives a proper excuse for bringing it up? Alternately, I'll just shut up and we can all go back to flogging the dead horse.
I think starting a new front-page thread just to call another user out
is going too far, especially when said user explicitly asks
to take it to e-mail.