Links Of Interest idea March 3, 2006 6:51 AM   Subscribe

I occasionally see something funny or mildly interesting that I'd like to post. But I don't want to post to the front page for a small item, like a game, video, or a friend-of-a-friend's funny caption. Is there room, for, or interest in, a sidebar for Links Of Interest, with limited text, and maybe no comments? [mi]
posted by theora55 to Feature Requests at 6:51 AM (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This could easily become DeliciousFilter, which would be Bad, but could absorb some of the video and game links, which would be Good. And maybe the great posts wouldn't scroll off so fast. My FOAF's funny is here. Requires zipcode, gender, yob info.
posted by theora55 at 6:52 AM on March 3, 2006

Let me tell you about MY yob...
posted by mischief at 6:59 AM on March 3, 2006

MetaChat likes them, theora--come on over if you want. : >

There have been a lot of games and videos posted here too tho--funny's always good.
posted by amberglow at 7:02 AM on March 3, 2006

Why bother with the seperation. A single link is not taking up much in the way of screen real estate on the front page, and is easy to skip by. I do this for most of the flash posts already.
posted by chunking express at 7:03 AM on March 3, 2006

What's in it for me? What's an FOAF? Why would I label myself as a yob?
posted by tellurian at 7:04 AM on March 3, 2006

Friend Of A Friend

As in, "A FOAF wants to know how to go about sticking a gerbil in his ass." Usually in reference to oneself.
posted by anomie at 7:23 AM on March 3, 2006

Not quite sure if there'd be a point in this being on the site, but I suppose you could always propose a tag folk could use for the not-really-worth-a-post stuff ('minimefi', say), then make a wee page displaying them, then announce it on Projects?

I'd tag stuff accordingly, sure others would too...
posted by jack_mo at 7:31 AM on March 3, 2006

Yeah, MetaChat, theora. We're all FOAFs there and you'll be surprised how many names you'l recognize, well, except mine.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 7:32 AM on March 3, 2006
posted by antifuse at 7:38 AM on March 3, 2006

Post it as a comment in a related thread.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:04 AM on March 3, 2006

If it's interesting, put it on the front page. Fuck the FPP Nazis.
posted by cillit bang at 8:26 AM on March 3, 2006

If it's interesting, put it on the front page. Fuck the FPP Nazis.

What cillit bang said. Be self-critical, but trust your gut. If it's interesting and novel, it belongs on the FP.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:34 AM on March 3, 2006

Third that.
posted by Miko at 8:36 AM on March 3, 2006

I would suggest joining up over at metachat. You won't catch any shit over there.
posted by puke & cry at 8:54 AM on March 3, 2006

Jeeze guys! It's not a secret club if you keep telling everyone!
posted by Capn at 9:04 AM on March 3, 2006

I hear those scallywags over at MetaChat don't even require a link to make a post!
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:05 AM on March 3, 2006

Not to mention, self-links and doubles.
posted by mischief at 9:21 AM on March 3, 2006

Go ahead and FPP it. The usual suspects will show up to bitch and moan but feel free to ignore them. You'll brighten somebody's day and, for that one joyous moment in time, it'll be the best of the web.
posted by nixerman at 9:44 AM on March 3, 2006

Small posts are the best ones, invariably. When you find a good link, you post it. That produces much better results than thinking up some topic and posting the first 5 google results.
posted by Space Coyote at 1:31 PM on March 3, 2006

We love quadruple and quintuple links! Personal pet photos are greeted with huzzahs! Please tell us what you had for lunch! Come to the dark light side, theora55!
posted by deborah at 1:39 PM on March 3, 2006

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