MeFi isn't for questions. January 14, 2003 7:31 PM   Subscribe

This thread asks for links. I thought MetaFilter was about providing good links, not asking for recommendations of good links.
posted by sillygwailo to Etiquette/Policy at 7:31 PM (12 comments total)

I agree; I was going to say something in the thread itself; glad I didn't. I'm surprised that someone with such a low user number would post something that seems so very out of touch with what the posting guidelines are.
posted by jonson at 8:24 PM on January 14, 2003

Seems obvious someone is looking for work and asking mefi to help with the research, but attempted to make it look like a discussion thread.
posted by Salmonberry at 8:32 PM on January 14, 2003

He may have a low user number but his experience seems to be lacking, judging by his low comment count. Not that that means anything.
posted by ashbury at 8:40 PM on January 14, 2003

What does a low/high user number and/or comment count have to do with the relevance of a thread, or the acceptability of something a person posts?
posted by djc at 9:38 PM on January 14, 2003

posted by stanchin at 9:50 PM on January 14, 2003

i agree that it is probably biz related - either looking for work or looking for fresh blood for contracting (doubtful). but i have some sympathy if this is a lame way of trying to "network" on mefi. i recently had to start looking for work and have often wished there was a way to use this sort of peer pool to help each other out. but in the end i guess this just isn't that kind of place, and probably shouldn't be.
posted by _sirmissalot_ at 9:53 PM on January 14, 2003

Dude, there's ANOTHER "Stan Chin"???!?!?

Also, re: innapropriate use of Mefi - a year ago I was in an online photo contest, and I came in second. It was by popular vote, and the first prize was a $10,000 Best Buy gift certificate. Second prize was a lame digital camera (which I already had) & a free copy of Windows XP Pro (which I also already had). I was so close, so tantalizingly close that if only I had access to post to a message board with thousands of members, whom I would beg and plead to vote for my picture (which was of my dogs, and was insanely cute), I'm sure I'd be watching tonight's episode of 24 on my new Plasma television that I didn't end up buying 'cause I came in second and didn't win the money.

I guess what I'm saying is that had I been a posting member at that time, would I have been tempted to post a begging self promotional request disguised as a regular post? Probably. But I would have been flamed to a crisp, the post would have been deleted and I would have been too ashamed to show my face round these parts.
posted by jonson at 10:38 PM on January 14, 2003

Dude, there's ANOTHER "Stan Chin"???!?!?

Same Stan, respectably low user number, no? (as I recall)
posted by hama7 at 10:45 PM on January 14, 2003

Really? Why does he have two? Is this something to do with his undercover work in Atlanta?

I wish I had two. I'd spell the second one "Johnson," and he'd be much cooler.
posted by jonson at 11:12 PM on January 14, 2003

Okay, nevermind. I just read this.
posted by jonson at 11:23 PM on January 14, 2003

Okay, nevermind. I just read this.

Yes, that's the one.
posted by hama7 at 1:52 AM on January 15, 2003

heh. Those Raelians thought they had the first clone, but all the while Mefi's own Stan Chin had beat them to the punch.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:07 AM on January 15, 2003

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