This single link FPP
is effectively a blog post... [more inside]
what it says on the tin. [more inside]
Some 2012 datawankery, courtesy of the infodumpster
.... [more inside]
With last night's fascinating FPP on Mark Pauline
now has made the most
front page posts (1176
!) to the Blue. Formerly, that distinction was held by mathowie
. Congratulations homunculus, and thank you
What are the best single-link posts in MeFi history? [more inside]
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!
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]
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 "X
filter!!!!" comments by doing something like that.
Should we actively avoid posting things we've seen on other, highly popular link-oriented blogs?
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).
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.
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.
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.
Hi. I just signed up a few hours ago.When can we start posting in the blue?
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
Here's a fun brain teaser for ya. Wouldn't sports oriented front page posts like this
be better suited in SportsFilter
? And if not, why not?
Are front page postings forbidden without a link, no matter the postings content?
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?