etiquette filter April 5, 2007 6:17 PM   Subscribe

This has probably been covered previously but I couldn't find it. Can I post to Projects for a friend? It's a good project that I think MeFites would appreciate. It's non-profit and others might like to check out similar things in their communities.
posted by snsranch to Etiquette/Policy at 6:17 PM (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Not really, no. If you're not involved in it, then it's not supposed to go in Projects. And yeah if it's your friend it's not supposed to be FPPed by you. However now that you have used the approved end-run around both of these no-nos, someone from MetaTalk will probably post it to MetaFilter for you. In the meantime, you might want to put a link to it in your profile for extra subterfuge.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:21 PM on April 5, 2007


Thank you jess, that's very kind and cool of you!
posted by snsranch at 6:30 PM on April 5, 2007


If anyone thinks it's cool enough, it's listed as my website. Gracias!
posted by snsranch at 6:36 PM on April 5, 2007


Huh. It seems like a cool org, but not quite FPP appropriate. Maybe you can buy your friend a metafilter account as a gift?
posted by serazin at 7:05 PM on April 5, 2007


That's a pretty cool site. snsranch, email me their contact address and I'll send them a free account so they can post it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:16 PM on April 5, 2007


If anyone thinks it's cool enough, it's listed as my website.

Huh? No it's not.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:17 PM on April 5, 2007


It's not really the kind of site that works for a metafilter links, but being a Hawaii lover I appreciate its aims and mathowie's suggestion for them to get a free post to projects. Hawaii may well be a refuge in the coming years.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:36 PM on April 5, 2007


I don't get it, it used to be that you could post your friends things to mefi, I thought. Now we have projects, where you can post your own things, but you're not supposed to post things your friends? Why have that hole?
posted by delmoi at 7:54 PM on April 5, 2007


Also I don't see any link to this "cool org" in this thread... Am I missing something?
posted by delmoi at 7:56 PM on April 5, 2007


snsranch put it in his profile. reusehawaii.org
posted by puke & cry at 7:58 PM on April 5, 2007


B-han:
Refuge from what?
Did somebody tell you about the giant robots?
posted by Dizzy at 8:10 PM on April 5, 2007


The only solution is to get rid of your friends.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:10 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Maybe reusehawaii.org could be part of a larger FPP about deconstruction and materials reuse. There's a lot of info out there. I'd do it, but I'm slightly connected to the folks in the first link.

The ReUse People (formerly The ReUse People of California)
Building Materials Reuse Association
Deconstruction Institute
Habitat for Humanity ReStores
Video interview with the manager of an unrelated Re-Store in Bellingham, Washington
Deconstruction time-lapse video

Seems like it's catching on. Good idea too, since up to 40% of landfill is building materials.
posted by hydrophonic at 9:09 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm enjoying the Austin, TX This Old House project that is currently going on. They deconstructed and reused almost everything in the place.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:36 PM on April 5, 2007


I just discovered the awesomeness of scrap house. Too bad it was temporary.
posted by serazin at 9:46 PM on April 5, 2007


more links.
posted by serazin at 9:48 PM on April 5, 2007


I don't get it, it used to be that you could post your friends things to mefi, I thought.

When? Not being snarky; with the exception of the rather wild-and-woolly Mefi: Year One days, I was under the impression that the post-for-a-friend move has always been heavily stink-eyed as being second only to the self-link in most cases.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:09 PM on April 5, 2007


When I saw the logo, the first thing I thought of was this.
posted by grouse at 3:55 AM on April 6, 2007


the post-for-a-friend move has always been heavily stink-eyed as being second only to the self-link in most cases.

Yeah, that's always been my impression as well. You can't be objective about your friends.
posted by languagehat at 5:47 AM on April 6, 2007


But you can be objectionable to your friend's nose.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 5:54 AM on April 6, 2007


jessamyn writes "Not really, no. If you're not involved in it, then it's not supposed to go in Projects."

Is there a distinction between this and this situation?
posted by brundlefly at 12:08 PM on April 6, 2007


I thought projects was for WEB content you are linked to. A demolition company isn't a web project is it?

You might as well post it to music for all the sense it makes.
posted by Megafly at 1:02 PM on April 6, 2007


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