Ettiquette on reposting an entire, ongoing website September 25, 2018 7:52 AM   Subscribe

I discovered an awesome website today. Said website was posted to MeFi in 2011, in a post about the website itself. Specific pages of the website also appear within collections of links in 2 more recent posts (2017, 2018), although the posts aren't specifically featuring the website itself. The website is still going and still full of excellent content (7 years worth of additional content from the 2011 post). Is it frowned on for me to post it again?
posted by Cozybee to Etiquette/Policy at 7:52 AM (5 comments total)

In general that should be fine, yes! The statute of limitations on what counts as a "double" has been shorter in recent years - so depending on the site/topic, it can be only a couple/few years, and if there's substantial new content, could even be shorter.

One option (tho not the only one) is to expressly frame the post as being about what's new/highlights of this site in the last x years.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 7:55 AM on September 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

Cool site, we really need a beautifully curated best of the greatest hits of the best of the web.
posted by sammyo at 7:38 PM on September 25, 2018 [1 favorite]

If you are linking to stuff that has been added to the site since the previous posts, as a MeFi reader I would ACTUALLY appreciate the reminder.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:01 AM on September 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

Oh please do post!!
posted by Hermione Granger at 9:54 AM on September 26, 2018

Ok I posted
posted by Cozybee at 11:18 AM on September 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

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