Are single-link posts okay for historical events? September 12, 2005 8:18 AM   Subscribe

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 to Etiquette/Policy at 8:18 AM (12 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Poster's Request -- taz

Hm, I think it has something to do with the quality of the single link, dotcha? If it's a 2-line AP story saying "5 year anniversary of 9/11 solemnly noted in US" then it's just a placeholder for discussion. No policy I know of, otherwise.

This one is just a bad post. "I just thought we should do the obvious?" You're telling me that in 5 years nothing more substantial and enlightening than the victims list has hit the web? I don't think so. Still, what kind of flak would Matt get for deleting it?
posted by scarabic at 8:26 AM on September 12, 2005

There really is no policy. Most of these posts fail to meet the basic Mefi posting standards (interesting, new, and not seen) and are thus screened out for those reasons. The few posts (this one included imho) that rise above the standards do so because the event is so unique and fresh (historically speaking), and widely memorable to the community.
posted by dness2 at 8:29 AM on September 12, 2005

They happen so rarely as to almost be non-existent, so there is no real policy or even standard practice. I can only think of this one and the Flanders poppy thread that have come up more than one year, off the top of my head.
posted by jessamyn at 8:29 AM on September 12, 2005

[checks calendar] Yeah, four year anniversary....
posted by fixedgear at 8:55 AM on September 12, 2005

eh, let one big event have a lame post each year. At least there weren't 30 posts about every "freedom walk" celebration.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:27 AM on September 12, 2005

We get to place a "." in the thread and we feel better about ourselves.

Everyone's happy!
posted by justgary at 10:01 AM on September 12, 2005

Interesting to me that, because of today's national election, "911" now means "when Koizumi won the election" and not "when the WTC got destroyed" in Japan.
posted by Bugbread at 10:05 AM on September 12, 2005

Koizumi's got some crazy hair.
posted by delmoi at 10:33 AM on September 12, 2005

the best hair on a politician evah.
posted by dabitch at 11:51 AM on September 12, 2005

dabitch, what about the recently fired Yulia Tymoshenko?
posted by Aknaton at 12:36 PM on September 12, 2005

9/11 changed everything.
posted by mkultra at 7:40 PM on September 12, 2005

Aknaton writes "dabitch, what about the recently fired Yulia Tymoshenko?"

Nope, Koizumi's is better.
posted by OmieWise at 10:33 AM on September 13, 2005

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