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SLFPP

Sometimes a big block of text with multiple links is appropriate for a post, sometimes some short descriptive text and a link and sometimes really all that is required is a single link. However it seems that in recent Meta posts the later gets short shrift, so with that in mind: Single link posters of Mefi, keep up the good work!
posted by Artw on Mar 16, 2013 - 32 comments

SL vs. ML?

So this double was deleted (as it should be). However, I'm curious if my behaviour regarding the posts is unique or if other Mefites are in my company: when I saw the original post, I started reading it and quickly (half-way through the first sentence) scrolled past it. However, the double, which is a SLYT, was immediately clicked and I loved the content. Of course, my loss as it might not have been reposted, but... what are your browsing habits regarding verbose multi-link posts vs. succinct single link ones? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on May 14, 2012 - 84 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

What is the minimum standard for posting a single link on the blue?

What's the etiquette for posting a link on the blue when your only real justification for it is "Wow, there are some amazing pics on this blog"? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Aug 9, 2011 - 49 comments

Single Link, No Kids

"Another single-link FPP? WTF." I am here to testify to you, my brothers and sisters, that the good lord smiles just as brightly on front page posts with a single link as he does on those with many! Hallelujah!" [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 27, 2011 - 124 comments

Ow! You broke MettaFiltter!

I like reddit, and I have an account it, but do single link reddit FPP belong on the blue? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Mar 16, 2011 - 76 comments

*Whining, engaged*

I flagged my first post -- no offense to the OP, but the truth is, I'm just really tired of SLYT posts. [more inside]
posted by parilous on Nov 21, 2008 - 128 comments

He likes education, thinks he's innocent, so what?

I haven't done this in a while, but: This post sucks. It should be culled. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Jul 18, 2008 - 74 comments

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.

One link music posts by mathowie? Ok. One link music post by plexi? Deleted.
posted by plexi on Jun 28, 2008 - 141 comments

Four People Beating Up On Someone (YT): For the Blue?

I want to single link youtube post this to the blue, because it's probably the most disgusting thing I've ever seen broadcast on modern television, and I think it warrants discussion. Appropriate?
posted by awesomebrad on Apr 10, 2008 - 20 comments

Multi-single-link post callout

I hate to do this, but this post really sucks. So does this one. This one, too. Not the best of the web.
posted by loquacious on Nov 9, 2006 - 83 comments

Policy on single link product FPPs

This is a bad post. I don't dislike single FPPs, but a single link that points to a single product for sale on the internet, with no extra information or interesting stuff...is not in any way showing the best of the internet. There are hundreds of these for sale from all sorts of companies, and they've been around for a long, long time.

To top it all off, I question that and my post (containing one word: "Spamfilter?") was apparently removed. I can deal with that, but the issue at heart still exists.
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 7, 2006 - 21 comments

one link posts to one trick ponies

Christmas. Christmas. Smoke. We can do better than one link posts to one trick ponies, folks.
posted by frecklefaerie on Dec 15, 2005 - 52 comments

to put it on metafilter as a profound single-link post is ridiculous

"This is so obviously a retarded fabrication that to take it seriously is an admission of gullibility beyond measure, and to put it on metafilter as a profound single-link post is ridiculous."
posted by monju_bosatsu on Dec 10, 2005 - 41 comments

Are single-link posts okay for historical events?

What is the policy regarding single-link posts commemorating historical events? Anything goes, or do a certain number of people have to die, or does it have to have a certain level of historical significance?
posted by Elpoca on Sep 12, 2005 - 12 comments

Complaint on single link FPP on Katrina

Oh please....
posted by Necker on Sep 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Stop apologizing for one-link posts

Stop apologizing for one-link posts. Doing a half-assed Google search to make your post look more meaty will make it worse and waste our time.
posted by Space Coyote on Apr 14, 2005 - 22 comments

One link articles from popular periodicals

What's up with all of the one link articles from popular periodicals?
posted by Frank Grimes on Jan 24, 2005 - 22 comments

Do single link front page posts irritate the heck out of anyone but me?

Do single link front page posts with no addtional text and no clue to contents of the destination in the link text irritate the heck out of anyone but me?
posted by Mitheral on Jul 5, 2004 - 60 comments

Remember single-link posts?

Remember single-link posts?

A glance at the front page soon reveals they are now the exception rather than the rule. This is perhaps due to MeTa influence. You know: "Add a link or two for context/to show you care/as proof you can google". And yet great single-link posts, like this one, are probably the most appealing and difficult to get right. Not least because I suspect most users will only click on what they assume is the main link. Have multi-link posts become the norm or are they just a passing trend?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 28, 2002 - 24 comments

Is a Single Product Link Okay?

So a single product link (that's been linked before) is okay now? Or is it only because its "benbrown"? Curious.
posted by owillis on Oct 1, 2002 - 24 comments

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