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How is that supposed to help?

Jesus f*ckin' wept. Has half of AskMe gone off its meds today?
posted by flabdablet on Jan 18, 2009 - 463 comments

Angry Police Captain: Electric Boogaloo

Do we really know this was a self-link? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Oct 5, 2008 - 51 comments

HDMI Cables? Can I lift those with my pitchfork?

This post is distinctly spammy. The pleasure of answering questions and helping people in AskMeFi is the reward, not offers of free stuff.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Sep 3, 2008 - 38 comments

Karnofsky alarm?

Isn't this Metafilter FPP slightly suspicious? [more inside]
posted by Skeptic on May 11, 2008 - 29 comments

Metafilter self-fashioning

Is there something more to this post that got it deleted? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Apr 3, 2008 - 41 comments

'I am not a Microsoft "fanboy"'...

Does this post about how wonderful new web technologies from Microsoft are, and how easy and quick it is to develop for them, set off anyone's alarm bells? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 13, 2008 - 87 comments

MONO MONO! ... D'oh!

I'm starting to think that this thread on the Detroit monorail is weird joke/hoax, and it best is just a poor FPP since it's mostly just a collection of wikipedia links with no actually recent news stories or government/corporate press releases. Can it please go away before the Detroiters get home from work and go into a tizzy?
posted by patr1ck on Feb 13, 2008 - 64 comments

Suspicious minds

Maybe I'm being paranoid... [more inside]
posted by tkchrist on Sep 26, 2007 - 177 comments

Not another asshat call-out

My comment on This thread was deleted, not because of snarkiness or asshattery, but because I doubted the scenario was real. I sincerely complimented the quality of the writing in the post, but simply pointed out (based on my own professional experience as a writer) that it sounded too much like an idyllic encounter written to engage the reader for me to be able to accept it as an actual dilemma. Jessamyn suggested that kind of comment belonged in email or the grey--since the poster is anonymous, here it is.
posted by misha on Jun 14, 2007 - 37 comments

Honest question or veiled propaganda?

Something about this post sounds not like a genuine question, but like anti-drug propaganda. It's been posted anonymously, so it's been past the finely honed bullshit-meters of our hosts here, but it still strikes me that something isn't kosher. Or maybe all the pot's making me paranoid.
posted by adamrice on May 15, 2007 - 74 comments

Marketing plant?

This post might be a self-link with one level of indirection. It's certainly just marketing, regardless.
posted by Malor on Apr 20, 2007 - 25 comments

A self-link waiting to happen?

A self-link waiting to happen?
posted by cerebus19 on Apr 3, 2007 - 105 comments

youlikeme seems to be a spammer

youlikeme seems to like linking to the same site for their posts.
posted by nathan_teske on Jul 23, 2006 - 59 comments

And all 3 of these people mention the same online eyeglass shop in their posts...

How common is the practice of putting a space before a period/question mark ? Because the person who posted this question did it, as did two people in this thread.

And all 3 of these people mention the same online eyeglass shop in their posts...
posted by toddshot on Feb 21, 2006 - 26 comments

Processed pork product

Spam?
posted by russilwvong on Jan 21, 2006 - 7 comments

My girlfriend's sister is fake?

fake
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 22, 2005 - 30 comments

What the hell?

What the hell?
posted by loquacious on Nov 7, 2005 - 10 comments

Blatant self-link seeming thing

This seems like a blatant self-link, whatever the poster might say. What say y'all? And should I just have flagged it and moved on?
posted by nanojath on Oct 12, 2005 - 12 comments

I don't like the looks of this.

I don't like the looks of this. Especially in light of this.
posted by Kwantsar on Oct 4, 2005 - 142 comments

Suspicious user behavior

Something dubious about this is nagging at me, and I can't stop till I've gotten it off my chest. I submit to you user #21799. He has posted twice to the blue, both times to sites with interesting content, but of questionable quality. Both domains posted (1,2) are on the same registrar, with the same basic whois info. The sum of his comments have been tepid one-liners, one to two words in length. Additionally, there is an identical post by someone with the same handle in Broadband Reports, and a complaint about similar TV-related spam in an Avengers newsgroup. Is this subtle link spam at work, or am I being paranoid?
posted by brownpau on Sep 21, 2005 - 63 comments

lame-ass shill for some lame-ass shirts

I don't know what it was about this post that makes me suspicious. (Wait, it's the cafepress link.) I can't say for *sure* that this is a lame-ass shill for some lame-ass shirts. (more inside)
posted by absalom on May 24, 2005 - 38 comments

Self-link, it seems

Self-link, it seems
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Mar 25, 2005 - 73 comments

Self-link, don'tcha think?

Self-link, don'tcha think?
posted by squirrel on Feb 6, 2005 - 17 comments

I think this is a great and interesting post.

I think this is a great and interesting post. I find it all the more interesting because I got a weird, spam-like email a few moments ago asking me to post the exact same link to Metafilter....
posted by anastasiav on May 21, 2004 - 34 comments

Are we infected with paid spokespeople/meme spreaders/spinners?

What would it take to buy a few Metafilter partisans ? Not much in some cases, I'd say. --from troutfishing in the Repub dirty tricks thread

He raises an very interesting question. Are we infected with paid spokespeople/meme spreaders/spinners?
posted by amberglow on Jan 23, 2004 - 61 comments

Interesting link or Googlebomb?

Interesting link or Googlebomb?
posted by straight on Nov 20, 2003 - 22 comments

pepsi blue posting pattern

We all hate "Pepsi Blue" posts, but what if they're part of a pattern? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Apr 29, 2003 - 24 comments

is morphic related to pickover?

is morphic related to pickover? 2/4 comments and 7/10 fpps have included pickover links (there's no email listed or i'd have made enquiries first). i'd dig out more examples, but i'm supposed to be working - it's not clear to me whether someone's being naughty, or just very fond of that site... [oh, and please can we not have the usual lynch mob aggressive doodah if there is something fishy going on?]
posted by andrew cooke on Nov 14, 2002 - 8 comments

Are marketers using mefi to create buzz?

anybody else ever wonder if marketer's are secretly using mefi to create buzz about their products?
posted by nobody_knose on Nov 4, 2001 - 33 comments

Uh, he finds it interesting?

This isn't exactly a double post, but it's a link to another article on the same site as wfrgms's only other post, and presented in almost exactly the same way. Something weird is going on here.
posted by moss on Oct 11, 2001 - 11 comments

Vigilante detective risks

An immediate wee-small-hours-of-the-morning reaction to the Kaycee threads (garment?): I think that a non-commercial site for the communal sharing of information and opinions is a great thing, in fact that MeFi is reason enough for the web to exist. I was also hooked by the Kaycee saga. But there was an element of it that made me uneasy, a feeling that in the wrong situation the community detective work could get into a tell-on-your-neighbors Stasi/McCarthyite area. I don't think this was the case here, and I appreciate that MeFi by and large still has a moderate (and, yeah, liberal) tone, that I share. I don't think the number of users should be limited. I just see the investigative power of thousands of people, and that that could be used to the wrong ends. I'm not suggesting any changes, but wanted to bring this up during this strange afterglow period.
posted by liam on May 22, 2001 - 30 comments

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