Can we post commercial sites in Projects? February 28, 2006 5:31 AM   Subscribe

projects - is it acceptable to submit blatant commercial projects with less than universal appeal? more inside.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht to Etiquette/Policy at 5:31 AM (32 comments total)

my girlfriend is breeding these special(overpriced) chameleons. if i build her a website to help sell them, could i post it?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 5:32 AM on February 28, 2006


Sounds like bad karma to me.
posted by yhbc at 5:48 AM on February 28, 2006


How much is an overpriced chameleon?
posted by Witty at 5:52 AM on February 28, 2006


Why the hell not. Post away.
posted by seanyboy at 5:55 AM on February 28, 2006


That sounds like a pretty exciting commercial project.
posted by rxrfrx at 6:03 AM on February 28, 2006


a four month old red bar panther ambilobe can go for $300 give or take $100. that seems a bit much but what do i know?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 6:03 AM on February 28, 2006


Tryptophan-5ht writes "a four month old red bar panther ambilobe can go for $300 give or take $100. that seems a bit much but what do i know?"

It's early yet, but I can't imagine reading a better couple of sentences on MeFi today.
posted by OmieWise at 6:11 AM on February 28, 2006


How would the website customers get them? Is it legal to send lizards in the mail?

Just curious, is all.
posted by veedubya at 6:21 AM on February 28, 2006


As long as the website you build is Web 2.0 compliant, you can post it.
posted by mikepop at 6:23 AM on February 28, 2006


I think it's fine. I always thought Projects was for blatant self-linking anyway. It seems that maybe Projects needs a 6-month cliff, though, because there've been a few swoop-n-spam $5 n00b incidents recently.
posted by scarabic at 6:33 AM on February 28, 2006


Send me $2.49, and I will say, "Yes, they are acceptable."
posted by mischief at 6:34 AM on February 28, 2006


veedubya, i wondered that same thing while i tryin to talk a friend in Arizona into mailing me one of those sonoran desert toads. turns out, UPS will ship animals as long as they're not venemous.

link
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 6:50 AM on February 28, 2006


So is the actual project the chameleons, the website, or you trying to score points with the lady friend? ;)
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:12 AM on February 28, 2006


As long as the website you build is Web 2.0 compliant, you can post it.
Call it ... Lizrd
posted by boo_radley at 7:14 AM on February 28, 2006


I think you need to make the website viewable on mozilla browsers only.
posted by crunchland at 7:14 AM on February 28, 2006


Yes, they are acceptable.

mischief, I undersold you by half a dollar. Hahahaha!
posted by languagehat at 7:42 AM on February 28, 2006


ha!
posted by cortex at 7:42 AM on February 28, 2006


crunchland - ?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 7:48 AM on February 28, 2006


Tryptophan: mozilla logo = lizard
posted by matthewr at 7:57 AM on February 28, 2006


Lizrd.com is totally available
posted by mikepop at 8:00 AM on February 28, 2006


my girlfriend is breeding these special(overpriced) chameleons.

Am I the only one who read a "with" in there on first glance? Alert the fundies: human-animal hybrids!!!

Err, I mean, sure. Projects is projects.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:01 AM on February 28, 2006


Lizrd.com is totally available

Dude you could like totally have the first 2.0 lizard commerce site.
posted by glenwood at 8:06 AM on February 28, 2006


Human-lizard offspring is exactly what Bush warned about in his State of the Union speech.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:07 AM on February 28, 2006


They'll ship lizards sure, but NO WEEVILS! Got that?
posted by loquax at 8:20 AM on February 28, 2006


I think you need to make the website viewable on mozilla browsers only.

once upon a time I developed something on my powerbook, and then posted it to Projects, and then there was a hellstorm on MeTa, but then it was borderline okay and didn't get deleted, and then like a month and a buncha traffic later i realized it didn't even work in IE. only firefox and safari.

crunchland knows what he is talking about - being mozilla-only will save your project!
posted by soma lkzx at 8:59 AM on February 28, 2006


red bar panther ambilobe

But for a mere five dollars, I could have an excellently-named sock-puppet...
posted by tpl1212 at 9:41 AM on February 28, 2006


Curses! Foiled again.
posted by mischief at 10:01 AM on February 28, 2006


Everyone seems cool with it so, so be it. Personally, it seems like a bad idea* to me — but I've never been clear as to what's the point of Projects, anyway. Is it just supposed to be a steam valve of sorts, a dumping ground for any pseudo-commercial ventures that people would otherwise be tempted to post on AskMe?

* Posting to Projects. Not the business itself. I know absolutely jack about chameleons.
posted by cribcage at 11:02 AM on February 28, 2006


I probably should add the caveat that I never read Projects.
posted by mischief at 11:27 AM on February 28, 2006


does your site use ajax?
posted by shmegegge at 12:21 PM on February 28, 2006


I'd recommend ajax when cleaning the cages.
posted by Fezboy! at 12:44 PM on February 28, 2006


I generally don't buy food over the internet, thanks.
posted by interrobang at 5:40 PM on February 28, 2006


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