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Why is this an acceptable FPP?

This single link FPP is effectively a blog post... [more inside]
posted by MisantropicPainforest on Mar 25, 2014 - 164 comments

A simple complaint about

what it says on the tin. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Apr 3, 2013 - 98 comments

2012 Datawankery

Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jan 4, 2013 - 120 comments

Alpha Blue

With last night's fascinating FPP on Mark Pauline, homunculus now has made the most front page posts (1176!) to the Blue. Formerly, that distinction was held by mathowie. Congratulations homunculus, and thank you!
posted by zarq on Oct 10, 2012 - 62 comments

Singling out the best single links

What are the best single-link posts in MeFi history? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Nov 17, 2011 - 45 comments

He's also the rare user who actually answers the question in his profile

I'd like to call Rhaomi out for his habit of making exhaustingly comprehensive, well-written posts. I don't know how he has the patience to both find such interesting content and to document it so thoroughly, but I'm glad he has it. Cheers to you!
posted by Rory Marinich on Oct 15, 2010 - 26 comments

Commentary in FPPs?

A lot of posts get deleted because they have too much "commentary" but in the metafilter about section it describes an ideal post as a link accompanied by commentary, perhaps this should be changed? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Dec 19, 2009 - 54 comments

Some people sin like this, some people sin like that...

FPP Editorializing.
posted by trinarian on Sep 24, 2006 - 18 comments

Year-End Lists

Everyone is aware, I'm sure, that year-end or best–however many lists are really just not that interesting, and the discussion surrounding them falls along similar lines all the time.
So why this FPP?
posted by Kirth Gerson on Dec 20, 2005 - 113 comments

Too popular for MeFi?

What's the etiquette on posting stuff you've just seen at somewhere like BoingBoing? So far this morning, there's been 2 posts that appeared on BB in the last week. I saw them when they first came up there, and thought, "hey, this is neat, people on Mefi would like this," but then decided against posting them here. I know that sometimes one can encounter a flurry of "Xfilter!!!!" comments by doing something like that.

Should we actively avoid posting things we've seen on other, highly popular link-oriented blogs?
posted by rxrfrx on Oct 25, 2005 - 97 comments

Should fpps go to a coral cache link?

Not sure if this has been suggested before (searching on MeTa currently isn't working), but I'll suggest now that FPPs go through a little post-processing to add a coral cache link to all outbound links in the FPP. It might make sense to have this be an option the post author can click on/off (CNN doesn't need to be protected from traffic, some dude with a Geocities page does).

Something equivalent to this could be handled on the client side, using some Javascript or a Greasemonkey extension, I suppose, but handling on the server side would be more universal.
posted by adamrice on Oct 19, 2005 - 14 comments

What's the "usual" amount of research involved in an FPP?

How much leg work/research is common for a FPP? I had my first and I admit I didn't do much - as evidenced by the subsequent discussion. I was just happy to find something that came up empty on Search Metafilter.
posted by tvjunkie on Apr 22, 2005 - 15 comments

Fast Front Page

I know it's been mentioned before, but I'd like to make a humble request for an extension of the length of the front page of AskMe. Questions just fly off the page, often in less than 24 hours, rendering the site less useful. An even better change would be to allow users the ability to choose the number of days displayed on the AskMe front page, just like on the MeFi front page.
Sorry if this is a redundant request. I bring it up because AskMe questions are vanishing from the front page ever more rapidly.
posted by Dr. Wu on Apr 7, 2005 - 40 comments

Single-Link FPPs

Are one link posts on Metafilter taboo these days? I often see it listed in complaints for bad FPPs. I couldn't find anything in the posting guidelines. Just curious.
posted by agregoli on Jan 3, 2005 - 126 comments

Interval between signup and FPP?

Hi. I just signed up a few hours ago.When can we start posting in the blue?
posted by crusiera on Nov 18, 2004 - 52 comments

Newsfilter as FPPs

Predictions: I just noticed the news, "White House to Let Rice Testify in Public" on AP. How long until this becomes an FPP. Doesn't it seem lately that every piece of news is getting posted? Where does one draw the line between news that should be an FPP and news that shouldn't
posted by Outlawyr on Mar 30, 2004 - 110 comments

Take it to Sportsfilter

Here's a fun brain teaser for ya. Wouldn't sports oriented front page posts like this and this be better suited in SportsFilter? And if not, why not?
posted by ZachsMind on Oct 7, 2002 - 24 comments

Are Links Required?

Are front page postings forbidden without a link, no matter the postings content?
posted by clavdivs on Oct 25, 2001 - 49 comments

Reality TV Links

Do we really need to discuss Survivor, Big Brother, The Real World, etc. on Metafilter? Two links in as many days about this stuff makes me cringe. It's bad enough hearing people talk about these shows everywhere you go, does this community need to "go there" as well?
posted by megnut on Jul 12, 2001 - 63 comments

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