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.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn
on Mar 22, 2011 -
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).
posted by kanewai
on Jun 3, 2010 -
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?
posted by Jon_Evil
on Dec 17, 2009 -
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]
posted by AzraelBrown
on Oct 19, 2009 -
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]
posted by Acheman
on Apr 25, 2009 -
*clears throat* What is the exact reason why self-linking is metafilter's #1 sin? Help out this sorta-newbie. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors
on Dec 5, 2008 -
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]
posted by asavage
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Two Shetland ponies for you. One's cute and cuddly... the other one you may not like... [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Jul 31, 2008 -
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?
posted by grouse
on Jun 10, 2008 -
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]
posted by LMGM
on Mar 9, 2008 -
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.
posted by fandango_matt
on Sep 25, 2007 -
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?
posted by xthlc
on Jul 24, 2007 -
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?
posted by The Bellman
on Jun 6, 2007 -
Is there a policy about possibly slipping self-links in via AskMe instead of the blue? For an example, see this post
posted by Justinian
on Jun 3, 2007 -
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?
posted by pxe2000
on Apr 26, 2007 -
might be a self-link with one level of indirection. It's certainly just marketing, regardless.
posted by Malor
on Apr 20, 2007 -
If I hadn't said that I had any connection in this posting
would it still have been deleted?
posted by lannanh
on Apr 6, 2007 -
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.
posted by Dave Faris
on Mar 24, 2007 -