Self link on askme July 26, 2006 7:33 PM   Subscribe

Self-link.
posted by WCityMike to MetaFilter-Related at 7:33 PM (23 comments total)

Uhhhhhmmmmmmmmm... yeah?
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 7:35 PM on July 26, 2006


Isn't it ... oh, damn. Self-links are fine on AskMeFi?

Face is a bit red, then. Sorry.
posted by WCityMike at 7:37 PM on July 26, 2006


Yeah, they are fine in AskMe under certain circumstances.

However, this one is slightly disingenuous. He says it's for a friend but it's his own site. I'm not saying we should BURN HIM or anything, but he's not really telling the whole truth is he?
posted by Effigy2000 at 7:43 PM on July 26, 2006


It's one of those things that's technically okay but will probably become not okay if people start doing a "review my website" thing all the time. In this case the guy had specific questions so a link to the site made some sense.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:47 PM on July 26, 2006


feedback on the navigation, layout, and ease of use.


Or just about everything about it. Pretty much exactly "review my website".
posted by bob sarabia at 7:58 PM on July 26, 2006


*shuffles unsteadily*
"wanne see my website, little girl"?
*leers*
posted by quonsar at 8:00 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


I thought this was what Mefi Projects was for...
posted by dness2 at 8:00 PM on July 26, 2006


Pretty much exactly "review my website"

Right, and if people start doing it all the time, we'll try to set up a guideline so AskMe isn't full of them.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:00 PM on July 26, 2006


oh god q now i feel tainted
posted by dness2 at 8:01 PM on July 26, 2006


Actually, Matt deleted a similar question just a few days ago.
posted by dobbs at 8:06 PM on July 26, 2006


Whether or not lots of people are doing it, this seems to me a pretty textbook case for the standard deletion tagline, "this is not what ask metafilter is for."
posted by cribcage at 8:31 PM on July 26, 2006


Yeah, I don't get the "if people start doing it all the time" thing. This guy is doing it now. Seems like a good case for deletion.
posted by bob sarabia at 8:37 PM on July 26, 2006


*shuffles unsteadily*
"wanne see my website, little girl"?

Sure, but first you have to show me your cock.
posted by dg at 8:38 PM on July 26, 2006


Unless somebody is asking a specific "how do I fix this HTML issue" question, I think all these "please take a look at my shit" posts need to be deleted.
posted by Rhomboid at 8:59 PM on July 26, 2006


wait, since when has it been okay to say "please generally critique my website design?" on askme? I know it's okay to ask for technical help if you've encountered some bug on your site or something, but I was under the impression that general surveys of opinion on your own site weren't okay, no matter how often people do them.

this feels analogous to saying "if too many people self-link on the blue, we might set up a guideline about it," because we already have a guideline about it, and it doesn't depend on the number of people doing it.
posted by shmegegge at 9:04 PM on July 26, 2006


Yeah, that's kinda lame and seems like the thing that could run rampant if we let it. I removed it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:12 PM on July 26, 2006


I really don't see the harm in letting the odd one of these through. If everyone starts posting them then delete those.

(and "self links" should be allowed if not encouraged every time it's relevant to the question)
posted by cillit bang at 9:25 PM on July 26, 2006


I figure if one guy does it, someone else will do it, then more and more people will do it. Best to stop it before it becomes a problem.

And self-links should definitely not be allowed unless there is a very specific problem or bug, not just "what do you think about this?" It's too much of a slippery slope.
posted by bob sarabia at 9:30 PM on July 26, 2006



posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 9:31 PM on July 26, 2006


And now we lash Matt and Jess' left wrists together, give them each a switchblade, and play some frenetic bongo music.
posted by cortex at 10:38 PM on July 26, 2006


Actually projects is supposed to be for "finished" projects, but whatever.
posted by delmoi at 1:42 AM on July 27, 2006


I've always thought Projects was for projects that were either finished-as-in-done or finished-as-in-Starting—the latter idea applying more to new blogs/community sites/etc where "done" might apply to the framework of the site but not the content, which largely doesn't exist yet.

Splitting hairs, I know.
posted by cortex at 7:11 AM on July 27, 2006


I've always thought Projects was a MetaGhetto.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:01 AM on July 27, 2006


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