Bannination October 26, 2005 1:33 PM   Subscribe

Goodbye webmeta, and thanks for all the fish! spam!
posted by cup to Etiquette/Policy at 1:33 PM (33 comments total)

A quick look at webmeta's posting history makes it easier to find the self-links hidden in these three posts.
If there was a Poor Metiquette Awards Ceremony at the end of the year, I would nominate webmeta in the following categories:
Most Self-Links (surprising that he wasn't caught earlier)
Cheapest Self-Link (creating a post in order to self-link on the first comment)
Biggest AskMeFi Polluter (his greatest sin)

posted by cup at 1:34 PM on October 26, 2005


You've got too much free time...
posted by SweetJesus at 1:40 PM on October 26, 2005


Good lord, virtually every comment is a link to em's website. Bleh.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:40 PM on October 26, 2005


So, what you're saying is you suspect this guy has something to do with www.pchere.blogspot.com? Do you know that, or are you just throwing out rash accusations?
posted by yhbc at 1:46 PM on October 26, 2005


I thought that this was a weird comment and I looked at his posting history as well, but did not see anything immediately incriminating.

But all those pchere links? What a dick.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:51 PM on October 26, 2005


Oh cool he spammed his retarded blog in one of my AskMe questions. No wonder his answer was such worthless shit.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:54 PM on October 26, 2005


You've got too much free time...

If you are talking about our webmeta, I agree.

If you are talking about me, then try looking at his comments (any comment at random). With such a spam to non-spam comment ratio, it doesn't take long to notice a pattern. It took me longer to write this comment than it did to notice the self-linking.
posted by cup at 1:54 PM on October 26, 2005


*rummage, rummage*

Alright, where are the keys to the BanHammer (CC) case?
posted by onalark at 1:57 PM on October 26, 2005


Boooooooooooooooo!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:57 PM on October 26, 2005 [1 favorite]


Now, now. Let's not feather this chap until the tar is warm. cup, have you any evidence that pchere is webmeta's lame-ass blog? Show us the goods.
posted by mds35 at 1:58 PM on October 26, 2005


have you any evidence that pchere is webmeta's lame-ass blog?

It's linked in 90% of his posts, dude.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 1:59 PM on October 26, 2005


As long as we're getting out the tar, feathers and banhammer, can we include this guy?
His one contribution is clearly part of some bullshit Burger King viral campaign.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:00 PM on October 26, 2005


Could he fit a few more ads on his blog? 'Cuz I don't think there's enough.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:03 PM on October 26, 2005


It's linked in 90% of his posts, dude.

Damn! I didn't look at his AskMe comments before. Them is some balls.

Tar's ready!
posted by mds35 at 2:03 PM on October 26, 2005


Do you know that, or are you just throwing out rash accusations?

When someone answers this question:

"What is the website that one can upload a photograph and convert that image into what looks like a famous painting (Modigliani , van Gogh etc). I recall it used some type of face recognition software algorithms."

...with this answer...

"You can add a frame to your flickr photo here. More flickr tools."

...and includes a link to ad-infested blog, it kind of raises the red flag, no?
posted by cup at 2:04 PM on October 26, 2005


webmeta's first AskMe question begins "I recently put Adbrite on my blog."

Guess whether or not pchere has adbrite.
posted by cillit bang at 2:06 PM on October 26, 2005


So every time I clicked on the links in the comments cup referenced I was putting cash in webmeta's pocket?

I feel so *used.*
I've been saving up a bag'o'feathers for just this occasion, lemme know when the tar is all nice and hot.
posted by Floydd at 2:11 PM on October 26, 2005


cup, you had me at "hello".

Torches! Get your torches here! Get 'em while they're hot!
posted by yhbc at 2:16 PM on October 26, 2005


*corners the pitchfork market*
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:31 PM on October 26, 2005


Were the links to blog actually bad answers?
posted by smackfu at 2:31 PM on October 26, 2005


I'm impressed he lasted 4 months.
posted by chunking express at 2:32 PM on October 26, 2005


One of the fundamental problems with the internet is that there is no means to punish those who abuse the public commons.

In real life, asshats get their comeuppance one way or another: they get shouted at, shamed, bonked, arrested, etc. There are consequences for breaking the social contract. Do it frequently enough or big enough, and it comes back on you tenfold.

In cyber life, asshats get away with shit like this all the time. There are no consequences.

It's just too easy to be sociopathic on the internet. It's a crying shame.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:35 PM on October 26, 2005


Self-policing indeed. Good work, Cup!
posted by LarryC at 2:51 PM on October 26, 2005


With that many posts about major search portals and their strategy, it's hard to claim ignorance of any SEO motivations.
posted by scarabic at 2:58 PM on October 26, 2005


Just out of curiousity, when he's banned, will his links be unlinked?
posted by dobbs at 3:19 PM on October 26, 2005


Damn, I tried emailing this person after their first post (which was deleted), but never heard back from them. Seeing more posts, all linking to that same blog backs up my first hunch that they were simply here to spam their blog. The account is locked down now, though.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:20 PM on October 26, 2005


Impressive, cup. Mighty impressive.
posted by R. Mutt at 3:29 PM on October 26, 2005


*comes late to party, doesn't know where to put all the tequila*
posted by sciurus at 3:29 PM on October 26, 2005


*puts tequila in self*
posted by dflemingdotorg at 3:35 PM on October 26, 2005


I'm going through and deleting the self-promotional, non-helpful ones from ask mefi.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:46 PM on October 26, 2005


I will contibute some slightly used pillow feathers for some of that tequila.
posted by Cranberry at 3:57 PM on October 26, 2005


You'd think the rather pathetic name would be a clue (I mean... 'web-meta', please)...

Wow, that tequila gets me cranky.
posted by klaatu at 4:15 PM on October 26, 2005


CRANKY TEQUILA would be a great Web-Meta-Name.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:25 PM on October 26, 2005


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