New sub-site suggestion: MOFB.metafilter.com [more inside]
Is it kosher to repost someone else's self-link? [more inside]
Can i use Metafilter Projects to post websites and projects by my siblings? I know they'd count as self-links on the Blue, but I was wondering if they'd be okay on projects.
Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi? In general, of course, I know not to. However, I have a couple WTF? photos that I would love help in 'deciphering.' (e.g., strange lettering on a cave wall in Turkey that doesn't match up with any alphabet I can find).
seems to have gone under the radar. Shouldn't it be in Projects?
Would this FPP idea I have be considered self-linking? [more inside]
Let's say I've got a picture that's in the public domain, and is in no way related myself, my family, or anyone I know (or anyone still alive, for that matter), and would be very relevant to an FPP i'm crafting. Problem is, I can't find it anywhere else on the internet. So, if I put the image up on a website that has no other content and was created for the purpose of showing people on metafilter this thing that is not mine, does it still count as a self-link?
Let's say I find something in a book or magazine that doesn't exist on the internet - is there an OK way to include it in a MeFi post without self-linking? [more inside]
How do the admins determine that a fpp is a self-link? [more inside]
is a good post and subsequent discussion in many ways; but it seems to be a pretty clear violation of the self-linking prohibition in the FAQ
: "It's against the rules to link to
... a site that you
host or contribute to substantially
Maybe it's a different Chris Hall though?
(penguinliz pointed all this out in the thread
Does Projects work for everything that would be a self-link on MeFi? Or is there a hinterland of things created by friends, relatives and other loved ones that are too self-linky for FPPing, but aren't yours and so can't go in Projects? Are things which fall into this hinterland doomed to fall softly onto the forest floor of the internet, unheard and unseen? [more inside]
Just how "Self"-ish does the self-link ban cover? [more inside]
*clears throat* What is the exact reason why self-linking is metafilter's #1 sin? Help out this sorta-newbie. [more inside]
Do we really know this
was a self-link? [more inside]
I want to put up an FPP about a not-for-profit that's done something cool, and important, and I want it to get some publicity, because I believe in their mission. But my wife works for them, on a volunteer basis, in a pretty important position.... [more inside]
What's the best way to link to a large image on Mefi? [more inside]
Two Shetland ponies for you. One's cute and cuddly... the other one you may not like... [more inside]
I think seofeed
should get a preemptive five dollar refund. [more inside]
A few weeks ago, there was a post
about two Muslims about to be deported from Britain. Today in AskMe, the poster reveals
that one of the potential deportees is a friend of his. Shouldn't this have been disclosed at the time? Is it okay to make posts about your friends?
After seeing this
post and the posting history
of the author
, I had a bit of an idea. [more inside]
If I can't find a translation of something I want to post, can I link to the translations on my blog? I'm preparing what will hopefully be a badass FPP on French pop
, insult songs
and surreal music videos. BUT, most of these songs don't have translations to English and those that do are horrible
. So, what if I posted my own translations on my blog and linked to them? [more inside]
Cortex... A question, and a pony, erm, rider attached to the end. [more inside]
Is it "legal" to post something to the blue that includes a link to a site I work for? [more inside]
Am I just being grumpy, or is now an odd time
for a single link Times Online post
? [more inside]
Perhaps I'm overly suspicious, but this post
smell like a self link/Pepsi Blue. [more inside]
Is This Transparency? OP with very slim, one-year posting history
asks a question about finding a good charity in AskMe, just prior to year-end tax-decision time. Newly registered responder
posts a newly formed charity-aggregator/evaluator organization
, without mentioning that he is, apparently, one of the two founders
. Self-promotional setup leading to self-link? Or am I being too cynical?
[update, 1/3/08: a summary of events is being developed on the wiki. --cortex]
breaking the guidelines by posting
a blog post from a site for which he is an editor
? [more inside]
I'll probably regret it, but I guess this is a callout. [more inside]
had a post deleted
yesterday for self linking and four out of her five
comments have been self links. Why is her account still active? [more inside]
For those who missed today's self link party on the blue... enjoy the show
NewIQ's blog is part of a company whose client/partner is the subject of this FPP. Motion to ban user, delete links to his blogs and product.
, buddy, you're busted
.nsfw Stop spamming
"You win, Metaflter"
, or, "How to go from very first post in the blue to self-banning in only thirteen comments!" (give or take one or two that were deleted...) "Mission accomplished!"
Self-link policy question:
I'm one of the creators of a site that features a lot of user-generated content (and has been discussed on MeFi before
). One of our users recently made something that I thought was pretty cool, and I'd like to share. The problem is that I have a conflict of interest here -- of course I want to drive more traffic to my site in general, but then I genuinely think this particular thing that a complete stranger made is pretty neat and people would find it enjoyable. Any opinions?
links prominently to this URL
, (which redirects to this Blogspot site
). A rudimentary glance at the source code reveals a rather obvious favicon icon almost certainly belonging to this first-time poster
Vaguely relevant remark + 2(link to own website) + sales-pitch = inauspicious first comment
is a one-link post to a photo-blog consisting of a painful flash interface, 32 (uninteresting) pictures of a guy's trip to japan and some exceedingly lame attempts at humorous commentary. Surprise! It's the poster's friend's blog!
What's the policy on almost-self-links?
Is there a policy about possibly slipping self-links in via AskMe instead of the blue? For an example, see this post
Reposting on MeFi after a long period of lurkage. I need some advice about self-linking. While I know the rule is "don't!", I've worked with a video collective that would be relevant in light of recent posts about Night Flight. I don't run the site, but I feel that I should mention that I've worked with them in the past.
Can I post this website, and should I mention my involvement after a [more inside] jump?
might be a self-link with one level of indirection. It's certainly just marketing, regardless.
shouldn't have happened. mibs
created the poster.
If I hadn't said that I had any connection in this posting
would it still have been deleted?
Posted 1 hour ago by stbalbach.
As interesting as I might find the contents, technically this is a self-link. The main link is to something he himself uploaded to another site.