Policy on single link product FPPs July 7, 2006 11:27 AM   Subscribe

This is a bad post. I don't dislike single FPPs, but a single link that points to a single product for sale on the internet, with no extra information or interesting stuff...is not in any way showing the best of the internet. There are hundreds of these for sale from all sorts of companies, and they've been around for a long, long time.

To top it all off, I question that and my post (containing one word: "Spamfilter?") was apparently removed. I can deal with that, but the issue at heart still exists.
posted by Kickstart70 to Etiquette/Policy at 11:27 AM (21 comments total)

Thing that works in the dark powered by the light = mild harmless ha-ha

It's a goofball silly little post on a friday afternoon. I think people should lighten up and let a little jokey post float by without having to analyze it to death.

"Spamfilter?" sounded ridiculous, it's just a light-hearted goof.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:33 AM on July 7, 2006

You're deleting mild criticism of crappy posts now?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:39 AM on July 7, 2006

Clearly huskerdont is a member of the solar-powered flashlight street team. These people are ruining the internet.
posted by cillit bang at 11:42 AM on July 7, 2006

little jokey post

it wasn't funny. the penalty is chastisement and analysis...to the death
posted by poppo at 11:44 AM on July 7, 2006

I delete pointless mentions of spam and pepsiblue all the time because they're annoying derails that should be reserved for truly over the top promotional posts trying to sell a product.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:44 AM on July 7, 2006 [1 favorite]

Clearly, this is a plot by the Illuminate-us.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:45 AM on July 7, 2006


*shakes fist at It's Raining Florence Henderson, opens umbrella*
posted by loquacious at 12:02 PM on July 7, 2006

The Stonecutters have been trying to keep this miracle technology out of our hands for too long! It's time to fight back, throw off the batteries to which you are shackled! Join the revolution!
posted by blue_beetle at 12:05 PM on July 7, 2006

Seriously, if we're talking about terribly crafted, single-link posts to CNN.com that editorialize and suck ass, look no further than this gem posted by our resident cynic, mischief. Although I think ColdChef's joke may have single-handedly saved it (I swear I feel really, really bad for laughing, but man, funny shit).
posted by SeizeTheDay at 12:10 PM on July 7, 2006

I agree with Matt.
posted by scarabic at 1:41 PM on July 7, 2006

lighten up, dude.
posted by casconed at 2:14 PM on July 7, 2006

I agree with Matt, and I disagree with SeizeTheDay: mischief's post was horribly framed and a lot of the discussion is awful, but I'm still glad it was posted. I had no idea that was going on.
posted by languagehat at 2:31 PM on July 7, 2006

This was a bad post.
posted by puke & cry at 2:33 PM on July 7, 2006

This is a single-link MeTa FPP. Please try to flesh it out a little with at least a google search. And refrain from editorializing, already.
posted by Eideteker at 3:54 PM on July 7, 2006

You said flesh! Golly! Oups.
posted by econous at 4:21 PM on July 7, 2006

Editorializing? Moi? Nah!
posted by mischief at 7:19 AM on July 8, 2006

MetaFilter: The plastic.com where it's okay to editorialize in your posts.

We need to have a daily door prize for the first person who's link gets called out but not deleted.
posted by absalom at 8:30 AM on July 8, 2006

plastic is dead
posted by mischief at 9:33 AM on July 8, 2006

I know, mischief, but it has a spin off show.
posted by absalom at 10:29 AM on July 8, 2006

Kickstart70 posted "is not in any way showing the best of the internet"

Please, please, please let the "this isn't the best of the internet..." whining die the slow, uncomfortable death it so richly deserves.
posted by signal at 8:17 PM on July 8, 2006

Metafilter: The plastic.com that's still around.
posted by puke & cry at 8:20 PM on July 8, 2006

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