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Kind of weird

Someone is doing some strange spaming. [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Feb 7, 2008 - 35 comments

RTFA

The worst of MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by Brak on Dec 6, 2007 - 110 comments

I can't prove that this is a self link, but I'd be willing to bet money that it is.

I can't prove that this is a self link, but I'd be willing to bet money that it is. (My BS detector is going off bigtime.)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on Aug 12, 2006 - 20 comments

Metafilter is not for pyramid scheme

It should be pretty obvious that stuff like this should not fly in the blue. Using this site as a quarry for pyramid schemes is inappropriate and action should be taken accordingly.
posted by baphomet on Jun 26, 2005 - 47 comments

Too Many iPod Ads-as-Posts

I don't care about your damn iPod products. We've had like a billion iPod-related avertisments as posts on this site in like the last few months? Can we stop advertising for the iPod? How about it?
posted by xmutex on Dec 13, 2004 - 35 comments

THIS is the best of the web

Internet Blowout Sale Ending Tonight at Midnight. An advertisement for snake oil that helps people break the law. What more could you want in an FPP?
posted by b1tr0t on Dec 6, 2004 - 29 comments

Slight problems with spammy selflinks in comments.

I don't want this to be construed as bullying the new folk, but... [as usual, more of my astute observations and keen insight are contained within]
posted by The God Complex on Apr 4, 2004 - 42 comments

Enough with the flash spam.

We needed another gratuitous product pitch? As the worthless Legs McNeil once said: please kill me.
posted by adamgreenfield on Sep 10, 2003 - 5 comments

Should this post be yanked before or after penis-enlargement-pills?

So this thread isn't exactly an advertisement, but it does link to a site whose actual purpose seems to be to sell some sort of penis-enlargement-pill.

I'm not saying that the post should get yanked, but I am wondering whether content whose purpose is to advertise a product should really be the subject of a front page post.
posted by bshort on Apr 23, 2003 - 13 comments

What should we do about self-marketers who could enventually plant links on mefi?

yesterday, on./ was reading an interesting discussion about a product when someone accused the poster of Viral Marketing, in effect really trying to grab publicity off of ./ while they're covertly under contract to the company they are posting about.
Today, in a very useful MeFi discussion, someone raised the Same Suspicion.

Whether Octavius is correct or not, I think there's no reason to doubt that firms are cropping up to harness communities and blogs to plant publicity on the net. On its face, it would likely be far more effective advertising than a pop up or TV commercial... Once the corporate heavyweights catch on, it could get quite excessive and sneaky.

But it could seriously undermine a community since to some extent, we'll all start scrutinizing the motives of any given post and poster.

Could well be the beginning of the end (or at least the end of the beginning) of the innocence for MeFi etal... Any ideas on how to contend with this?

posted by BentPenguin on Sep 6, 2002 - 39 comments

spam harvester posted for discussion

Aiiee! Make it stop! Yet another e-mail spam harvester posted for "discussion". These are generally tiresome and dangerously close to content-free sites that some schlub whipped up between smoke breaks -- the web equivalent of trolls. They're built with a content management system that automatically begs people to send it to friends, thereby collecting the e-mail addresses. And they don't belong on Metafilter. Or has Metafilter changed that much?
posted by dhartung on Oct 7, 2001 - 10 comments

Are people from dotcomscoop.com spamming mefi?

I noticed an odd trend recently in the way a couple new people were posting and I think I've uncovered a problem. (more)
posted by mathowie on Oct 1, 2001 - 100 comments

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