Guess AskMe writes for Lifehacker now! October 25, 2017 1:45 PM   Subscribe

They've lifted this entire thread: Alternatives to Love and basically cribbed it for a blog post. They've even directly quoted many of the users that posted in the thread. Thanks to the original posters for their answers!
posted by googlebombed to MetaFilter-Related at 1:45 PM (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yeah, I assume this is in reference to this Lifehacker article.

Basically, this is something that happens sometimes, and is just the web being the web -- since in this case, it's a one-off, and they're crediting the commenters and providing a link to the question, so basically water, duck's back.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 1:49 PM on October 25 [1 favorite]


Huh. iirc I was actually introduced to MetaFilter via Lifehacker's old "Ask Metafilter Roundup" posts. Thanks, Lifehacker!
posted by lalex at 1:57 PM on October 25 [12 favorites]


Yes, that would be the post. Meant to include it. Thanks!
posted by googlebombed at 2:11 PM on October 25


At least he gave credit, so it's not plagiarism or anything.
posted by scalefree at 6:29 PM on October 25 [1 favorite]


That's also how I found Metafilter originally. I guess you could say it's cribbed, but the fact that they're citing sources I think means that on the whole, Metafilter just gets better if someone reads a post like that, visits the site, and gets to reading more.
posted by Sequence at 6:31 PM on October 25 [1 favorite]


The "...says user late afternoon dreaming hotel" stuff gives it a Computational Journalism vibe.
posted by rhizome at 7:01 PM on October 25 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I'm another one who first found Metafilter through Lifehacker. I don't even really read Lifehacker much anymore, but I'm so glad they pointed me here.
posted by DingoMutt at 7:50 PM on October 25


There was also the thread / article about video games as self care by the same author.
posted by batter_my_heart at 9:33 PM on October 25


I came here via Lifehacker's old "Ask Metafilter Roundup" posts too.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:19 AM on October 26


I'm another person who found Ask Metafilter through Lifehacker. (It took me longer to figure out that Metafilter is an actual thing though).
posted by oceano at 7:47 AM on October 26


This nonsense has been going on with Lifehacker for a long time. I mentioned it on Twitter a few years ago and the then-editor just about took my head off. I quit reading LH soon after.
posted by _Mona_ at 3:57 PM on October 29 [1 favorite]


To be clear, I’m glad they’re at least citing Metafilter now.
posted by _Mona_ at 4:05 PM on October 29


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