Can I embed pics June 2, 2006 7:58 PM   Subscribe

Ask Metafilter: I have a few pieces of art I am trying to identify. Can I embed the pics (which I feel will probably lead to more responses), or should I link to my flickr account?
posted by Cycloptichorn to Etiquette/Policy at 7:58 PM (21 comments total)

link to your flickr account
posted by b1tr0t at 7:59 PM on June 2, 2006


embed the pics
posted by brain_drain at 8:03 PM on June 2, 2006


Conflicting advice, yargh!
posted by Cycloptichorn at 8:10 PM on June 2, 2006


Embed them, but in the More Inside bit, so they're not on the AskMe front page.
posted by matthewr at 8:13 PM on June 2, 2006


embed the pics in the more inside.
posted by Chuckles at 8:15 PM on June 2, 2006


Thanks for the help, cheers
posted by Cycloptichorn at 8:27 PM on June 2, 2006


cut the pics up and put each piece in a different color bottle and throw them into the arctic ocean...

or, imbed in the MI part as others have said.

this might make a good FAQ question.
posted by edgeways at 8:30 PM on June 2, 2006


^embed
posted by edgeways at 8:30 PM on June 2, 2006


Put them in a table inside of an iframe.
posted by bingo at 9:10 PM on June 2, 2006


Pretend you created them yourself and self-link to your flickr page on the blue. Wait for someone to out you as a fraud and tell you who really created the art.
posted by kyleg at 9:13 PM on June 2, 2006


embed the pics
posted by cellphone at 9:36 PM on June 2, 2006


Kyleg wins. This would ensure the fastest response time and maximum enjoyment for all involved. Everyone loves a good plagiarism pile-on.
posted by heresiarch at 10:01 PM on June 2, 2006 [1 favorite]


Conclusion:

Link in the question
Embed in the More Inside

Sound good to everyone?
posted by thatwhichfalls at 10:17 PM on June 2, 2006


BTW:
(1) NEVER post a tinyurl link to Metafilter, they do expire eventually
(2) you can use raw html to create links: <a href="url"> link text </a>
posted by b1tr0t at 10:36 PM on June 2, 2006


i take my html medium rare.
posted by quonsar at 10:38 PM on June 2, 2006


b1tr0t, thanks; I didn't know tinyurls expired.

I had the raw html but didn't want to stretch the page out of proportion.

sigh
posted by Cycloptichorn at 11:13 PM on June 2, 2006


I had the raw html but didn't want to stretch the page out of proportion.

Your suffering from a misconception—the length of the linked url is a non-issue, as that text is not displayed. Long URLs with pithy link-text are a-okay.
posted by cortex at 7:02 AM on June 3, 2006


According to TinyURL:
...we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.
Do we have evidence of them expiring?
posted by griffey at 9:59 AM on June 3, 2006


They expire, naturally, if tinyurl ever folds.

Regardless, they should be avoided for uses which are not ad hoc. There is no benefit to using a tinyurl-style mediator when creating a link rather than simple passing around a plaintext url.
posted by cortex at 10:12 AM on June 3, 2006


There was a discussion a few years back about tinyurls expiring. More importantly, you can easily hide a goatse or tubgirl inside a tinyurl.
posted by b1tr0t at 10:45 AM on June 3, 2006


"Put them in a table inside of an iframe."

Bingo, bingo.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:56 PM on June 3, 2006


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