Wait, what? An ask vs. mefi callout November 3, 2006 8:34 AM   Subscribe

Wait, what?
posted by TheNewWazoo to Etiquette/Policy at 8:34 AM (9 comments total)

Nice. Looks like someone is hoping MetaFilter will do the legwork and supply supporting documentation.

Got a paper to write or something, srs? Didn't feel like researching it yourself?
posted by stefanie at 8:43 AM on November 3, 2006

I'm going to give srs the benefit of the doubt and say he probably just misunderstood what makes a good FPP.

If srs makes it over here:
A good FPP isn't just an interesting topic for discussion but a link or links to sites/pages/articles that are interesting, entertaining and/or informative enough on their own to be considered "the best of the web."
posted by justkevin at 8:48 AM on November 3, 2006

srs has only these two posts in his or her history. Does look somewhat self-seeking, if not self-linking.
posted by orange swan at 8:50 AM on November 3, 2006

lowfu yasipuhyasfdo uh asdofyasipfouays fpiusdayf oausyf piasudhyf iasduyf iusday fiu234ih4brk423hb
posted by sgt.serenity at 9:00 AM on November 3, 2006

maybe srs is schizophrenic and posted on both sites not knowing the other half had. Or blind and hit the wrong button.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:02 AM on November 3, 2006

JohnnyGunn: I do not think that word means what you think it means.
posted by Mister_A at 9:07 AM on November 3, 2006

I think it stands well alone, and that other people will share useful links in the thread.

A single link to a $40 research paper with nothing more than a 3-line abstract does NOT stand well alone.
posted by scarabic at 9:08 AM on November 3, 2006

What sgt. serenity said.
posted by scrump at 9:08 AM on November 3, 2006

I removed the mefi post.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:10 AM on November 3, 2006

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