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Does the LA Times lose credibility when they change their entire site for a new movie?
posted by angrybeaver to MetaFilter-Related at 9:39 AM (25 comments total)



Does a sample post that is topical and links to a newspaper website skew FPPs towards a newsfilterish direction?
posted by angrybeaver at 9:39 AM on April 19, 2006


I do not think that the topic of posts will be notably skewed by an image that appears to first-time posters after they have likely already decided on what to post.

It is an interesting observation, though.
posted by cortex at 9:42 AM on April 19, 2006


Hm. I agree. Angrybeaver, I like your style. Think outside the box moratorium.
posted by Plutor at 9:51 AM on April 19, 2006


It's not a winner of an example, no.
posted by scarabic at 9:51 AM on April 19, 2006


a three-paragraph posts with 23 yellow links wouldn't look that well on the sample post page
posted by matteo at 9:55 AM on April 19, 2006


It was a quick example done on June 11, 1999. So if there was a recent uptick in news posts, this nearly seven year old crappy graphic isn't the reason.

If you look closely, you can see that there aren't even user pages yet. I hadn't written them.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:55 AM on April 19, 2006


I think it could be a better example, but I really doubt it has much impact over and above what they see on the front page every day.

I think the form for submitting FPPs encourages one link posts though.

URL:
Title:
Description:
posted by empath at 9:55 AM on April 19, 2006


Thank you, Plutor. Moratorium?
posted by angrybeaver at 9:57 AM on April 19, 2006


Not that there is anything wrong with one link posts. Some of my favorite metafilter links are one linkers. If the site is really the 'best of the web', it can often stand on its own.
posted by empath at 9:57 AM on April 19, 2006


BRAND NEW MORATORIUM
posted by loquacious at 10:19 AM on April 19, 2006


I wish the example was a post where every letter went to a different site. We don't get enough of those. We could stand an uptick.
posted by OmieWise at 10:36 AM on April 19, 2006


I think the form for submitting FPPs encourages one link posts though.

Or the idea that there should be one main link, with subsidiary links if required. Which seems pretty reasonable to me.
posted by jack_mo at 10:44 AM on April 19, 2006


You're right, angrybeaver. It's all mathowie's fault.
posted by crunchland at 10:44 AM on April 19, 2006


OmieWise : "I wish the example was a post where every letter went to a different site. We don't get enough of those."

What I'm looking forward to with Internet 2.0 is the ability to split characters down the middle, such that clicking on the left half of a letter will take you to one site, but clicking on the right will take you to another. I predict that by 2010, each pixel will be individually clickable, and MeFi will have to use a bigger font in order to accomodate all the pixels.
posted by Bugbread at 10:44 AM on April 19, 2006


VVe can only hope.
posted by OmieWise at 10:52 AM on April 19, 2006


Pancakes Kill!
posted by Pollomacho at 11:45 AM on April 19, 2006



It was a quick example done on June 11, 1999. So if there was a recent uptick in news posts, this nearly seven year old crappy graphic isn't the reason.


Maybe we're still in the uptick that started then.
posted by timeistight at 1:08 PM on April 19, 2006


picture link
posted by Dreamghost at 4:08 PM on April 19, 2006


Whoa!! NSFW!
posted by Bugbread at 4:12 PM on April 19, 2006


Gruesome...
posted by RufusW at 5:45 PM on April 19, 2006


NSFW, but freakin hilarious.
posted by brundlefly at 9:11 PM on April 19, 2006


dreamghost wins the thread.
posted by killdevil at 9:32 PM on April 19, 2006


laughing my anus off
posted by mr.marx at 6:49 AM on April 20, 2006


[moved Dreamghost's image behind a link, sorry]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:22 AM on April 20, 2006


Are you kidding, jessamyn? That's about the only image on the internet that IS safe, where I work.
posted by ikkyu2 at 6:48 PM on April 20, 2006


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