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Where does the via go?

Dear Mefi. What is the proper etiquette for the [via]? Some go inside, others on the front.
posted by dabitch on Mar 10, 2007 - 27 comments

Is it okay to lift meterial from a blog?

Um. If someone admits in an FPP that most of the material was lifted from a blog, is it time for an upside-down pitchfork party?
posted by scrump on Dec 7, 2006 - 68 comments

Adding unsolicited, uninformed "via"s to other people's posts is the height of rudeness.

Adding unsolicited, uninformed "via"s to other people's posts is the height of rudeness. And usually not even accurate.
posted by signal on Aug 2, 2006 - 42 comments

Why is this link going through hedonistica?

Why is this link going through hedonistica? I guess I'm just suspicious when someone makes a first post after quickly making 5 content-less comments...
posted by vacapinta on Jun 23, 2006 - 22 comments

(via) format

I think the "(via)" cuteness is not as useful as "(via BoingBoing)", just to give a common example. Frequently, I'll think "is this the link I already saw, or another one on the same topic?" and having to actually mouseover to find out is just too strenuous.

Is it just me?
posted by Aknaton on Nov 17, 2005 - 63 comments

Can we have a 'via' field on the posting page?

Minor feature request: a via field on the blue's posting page. As part of the redesign, I'd love to see an optional field for including a "via" link. Two reasons: (1) it would encourage posters to acknowledge the source of the link, if applicable; and (2) it would allow some interesting statistics to be generated from the aggregation of via data.
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 11, 2005 - 18 comments

way to go on scaring the new guy

Now that we have all read and agreed with Taz's post, lets put it into practice: User posts first Front-page Post. The Post is great and well-received. New user even explains where he got it from (not that he had to). Everything's great so far so...let's call him out because it appeared in some older comments AND let's accuse him of outright stealing it! Good work!
posted by vacapinta on Sep 5, 2004 - 21 comments

giving credit where credit is due

What's the etiquette for VIA if you're emailed a link by a blogger, but that link's not actually on their blog? Should one just not provide a VIA or should you link to the blog anyway to give credit where it's due?
posted by dobbs on Aug 28, 2004 - 20 comments

Bring back the via!

Whatever happened to good old via? Lately attributions on MetaFilter have become rarer and rarer. Have we all suddenly started finding our own links the hard way or has the habit sadly declined?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Jun 13, 2003 - 25 comments

oh hey, that was on MY blog!

so, fpatrick is browsing, finds a great link and posts it to mefi, giving proper credit to the site where he just happened to stumble on this great link. wow. how fortunate is that?
posted by quonsar on May 18, 2003 - 43 comments

Already read the NYT today

Of the 20 posts made to MetaFilter today, the majority are based solely or primarily on 17 links to major newspapers and/or other news sources on the Web. Three Yahoo news links, two Washington Post links, yet another dead-or-abused-child thread. [More inside.]
posted by Danelope on Oct 3, 2002 - 168 comments

Can I post links that I found on Fark first?

I visit several sites and it is interesting to note where a story appears first. More than once I've seen an article on Fark a day or two before it shows up here. I'm not complaining, I know not everyone reads Fark, but is there any sort of policy on this? I mean, I've considered posting articles found on Fark but never have simply because there are 50k Fark members, so anything there will show up on many Blogs, and is thus not likely to be new to a majority of MeFians. Am I wrong? I will only post a on the front page if I can find something that I think will be interesting and new. However that may be an impossible task. Yet it can be done.
posted by Grod on Aug 30, 2002 - 20 comments

How do you credit a link you found elsewhere?

What is the current approach to credit the source of a link?
I've posted a link today and credited the place where I actually found the link, in this case a personal weblog. Inside the thread, someone mentioned that it could be credited to Reuters and I was puzzled by that.

So, when I come across an interesting link and decide to post it, should I credit the place where I found it or should I credit the original source? I didn't want to raise this question in the original thread to avoid sidetracking...

posted by rexgregbr on Mar 27, 2002 - 11 comments

Is there a way to include the TITLE attribute in front-page post links

Is there a way to include the TITLE attribute in front-page post links? Obviously it's trivial to add this to any hand-coded hrefs you include in your description, but not in the main link via the submission form. And what's the word on pimping the site where you found the link? Should we manually give credit in the description, or should a VIA field be officially added?
posted by johnnyace on Feb 23, 2002 - 2 comments

Appropriation of well-researched links

This irks me: I post this on Friday and today--Monday-- I find this via my show's counter. Now I better understand the phrase content provider.
Rant continued within.

posted by y2karl on Jan 30, 2002 - 22 comments

how many via's?

What is protocol re making reference to a link's source in FPP?
posted by Voyageman on Jan 11, 2002 - 8 comments

Hey, I saw that on boingboing!

MeFi is going through another period of Romenesko following (here here here here). The circle of meta will continues...
posted by Neale on Nov 30, 2001 - 20 comments

Is listing your source really that important?

Why is Miguel picking on Soon when only a small % of posts even say where the link is from? Why is that even important? Its usually an endless chain of I got it from this webpage, they got it from another webpage, that webpage was written by the brother of the webmaster, the webmaster sent a carrier pigeon to his brother about his new site, etc.

Webloggers don't own links, webmasters do.
posted by skallas on Oct 26, 2001 - 71 comments

A community, until there is credit to be given

Many web-loggers include links to items found at Metafiler -- but in their [via ...] only feature 'Metafiler'. Wouldn't it be more correct to include Mefi and the profile name or website of the person who derived the post? Or are we all merely journalists and researchers contributing to a greater whole?
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 24, 2001 - 15 comments

Giving your own weblog a "via" credit

Behold a new form of self-linking: Giving your own weblog a "via" credit when posting a link here. (Via Waxpancake)
posted by rcade on Jul 5, 2001 - 8 comments

First complaint about newsfilter? (Oct. 2000)

Here's an idea I think sucks, but I thought I'd point it out.

There's been a fair amount of moaning and groaning about MeFi becoming nothing more than an echo for CNN, Yahoo, BBC, MSNBC and two or three other major sites for news.

If Matt feels this really is a problem and if he wants to prevent it, he could implement a parser on the "URL" field for new posts which looked for certain source sites, and simply refused to permit them to be used. In other words, if I post an article and the URL field contains "msnbc.com" then the posting code would respond with an error telling me that MeFi is not intended for those kinds of things.

Of course, the people doing the kvetching about this don't own the system, and their opinions don't actually count. But it's come up before and it will probably come up again, and it can be solved technologically. It would depend entirely on how Matt feels about the problem (or if he even thinks there's a problem) and how much work he'd be willing to do to solve it.

I don't expect action on this soon, if ever, since Matt suddenly has other more important things on his mind (or he better damned well have).
posted by Steven Den Beste on Oct 15, 2000 - 5 comments

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