What happened to this post with an image? December 15, 2002 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Am I imagining things, or was there not a comment post by 4panels on this thread that had a picture of someone....I have forgotten who. Was it deleted? I know that both FPP (especially FPP) and comments-based jpegs are bad form, but are they delete worthy?
posted by lazaruslong to Etiquette/Policy at 6:42 PM (10 comments total)

Yes, it existed, and yes, was deleted. My only regret is that my own ill-considered comment (now first in that thread) wasn't.
posted by gleuschk at 6:48 PM on December 15, 2002

So...why was it deleted? Is this a precedent for all comments based posts?
posted by lazaruslong at 8:46 PM on December 15, 2002

So...why was it deleted?

Well, this is just off the top of my head but -- Because Matt didn't want it on his site.

It's probably a big enough pain sifting through all this stuff to find what to delete. Let's not ask him to explain every choice as well OK.

Matt has said he's trying to delete a lot more bad comments because he doesn't want people seeing them as an indication of what is appropriate or how people should post.
posted by willnot at 9:00 PM on December 15, 2002

Inline images should be used extremely rarely, if it somehow further's ones argument that linking to an image doesn't. Say, if you were trying to explain to others how something appears to you.

The image was pointless, just a shot of edwards so I axed it.

When people see images posted, there tends to be more images that follow because others think "hey, we can do that now?" I'd like to strongly discourage others from using images unless it is pertinent to a discussion, and don't want to take away the ability to use them, but will if people continue to use them for pointless reasons.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:10 PM on December 15, 2002

Let's not ask him to explain every choice as well OK.

Oh, yeah, right. Seemingly, a lot of first-time Me-Talkers appear just after one of their posts was yanked.
posted by mischief at 3:08 AM on December 16, 2002

and the link gives nothing better than you'd find in the top stories on any news site yesterday. i thought news-related posts were only acceptable if they had some kind of "added value"?
posted by andrew cooke at 3:34 AM on December 16, 2002

posted by homunculus at 12:10 PM on December 16, 2002

Yes, I've been reading this thread, and I brazenly posted an image anyway. I thought this would be pertinent to the thread though. It wasn't until afterwards that I thought I should use a text link, delete if you want Matt.
posted by Stan Chin at 5:11 PM on December 16, 2002

Nevermind, fixed it. Nothing to see here, move along.
posted by Stan Chin at 5:23 PM on December 16, 2002

Burn all jpegs!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 5:40 PM on December 16, 2002

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