Ananova news is not the best of the web. October 7, 2001 7:53 AM   Subscribe

Ananova has quirkie news? Is this kind of link worthy of a front page post? I don't think so.
posted by TacoConsumer to Etiquette/Policy at 7:53 AM (5 comments total)

It's a site pretty much everyone knows about and the only comments are insults at the guy who posted it.
posted by TacoConsumer at 7:56 AM on October 7, 2001

Wow, is that ever a dumb idea.

Yeah, it's a lousy link, but - as I posted in the thread - why are people so mean about telling milnak so? How can you expect a member to be respectful of the rules of MeFi, and of MeFi's community, when you show him/her no respect at all?
posted by Marquis at 8:59 AM on October 7, 2001

I think possibly because of the implication. There seems to be a ground swell of people here who believe that some linking to some sites should be off-limits because everyone reads them anyway. Bit not news -- not actually.

I thought the point of Mefi was to offer the best links from sites throughout the web so that people who don't have time to look at everything don't have to. I'm glad that other people go and look at Ananova and The Onion and fish out the real things of note -- I don't see why they should be criticised for doing so.
posted by feelinglistless at 9:06 AM on October 7, 2001

Marquis, Milnak has been here for over a year the assumption is that he knows this is wrong but because 'he's pissed off and sick and tired' he purposely decided to tell people something akin to quit posting to ananova in metafilter instead of metatalk.

Maybe we should have a new rule, if you're emotionaly charged don't post. You'll regret it.
posted by skallas at 12:33 PM on October 7, 2001

> why are people so mean ?

Oh boo hoo. It was a dumb idea. Milnak is probably a swell guy, but making that post wasn't swell. I didn't say that there was anything wrong with him; just that doing something worse than what you are berating others for doing as a way of setting an example is dumb. And it is.

And quit calling me mean!
posted by sylloge at 1:19 PM on October 7, 2001

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