Why was my link removed? May 11, 2001 10:00 AM   Subscribe

Quick question:

what was the reason for my link to that dirty mini-van removed?

what i do wrong? *sob*
posted by jcterminal to Etiquette/Policy at 10:00 AM (12 comments total)

It just seemed too stupid to post (sorry). I know it's not written down anywhere, but some things are best left on your own personal site (do a search for "why is this on metafilter?" to see others like it).

I was about to email you about it - something people don't often think about it what message something sends to others (new users especially). If a newer user saw it, they might think "I've seen something funnier, I should post that too, heck it's a friday, right?"

It was a value judgement, I didn't think there was much discussion that could take place around it (I can't imagine any really), and I didn't want to set a precedent that it was ok to post something marginally funny with no discussion potential.

There are certainly images funny enough to post here, and I can't come up with a hard and fast, black and white rule to make it clear. Some humor is stupid, some is intelligent, some is really, really funny and goes beyond that. I just felt this one was stupid and could do more harm than good for the site.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:11 AM on May 11, 2001

it's your baby. :D

i dunno. i still think it's funnier than asking a search engine it's sexual-orientation.

but you're right on the idea of creating discussion. i don't think it really would of...

i'll keep that in mind for the next time. sorry to degrade the signal to noise ratio for a sec.
posted by jcterminal at 10:31 AM on May 11, 2001

i still think it's funnier than asking a search engine it's sexual-orientation

Exactly. That's stupid too, and I'm about to delete it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:45 AM on May 11, 2001

And very very old.. at this rate I'm waiting for someone to post a link to Mahir & note that it's the next big thing :)
posted by zempf at 10:53 AM on May 11, 2001

sorry y'all, usually i'm up on the latest 'net funnies, and I just heard that one today... mental note, low-brow humor not cool.

So a horse walks into a bar, bartender sez, 'why the long face?'
posted by greensweater at 10:57 AM on May 11, 2001

Also just deleted: a link to dancingpaul.com, mentioned previously and even up for webby this year.

Is there something in the water today? Old links = good links suddenly?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:03 AM on May 11, 2001

Dunno, Matt.

JC, check filepile.org for a place to post all those cool photos we both come across every day...
posted by SpecialK at 11:22 AM on May 11, 2001

Mahir is going to be the next Good Times virus! Just you wait and see.
posted by daveadams at 11:25 AM on May 11, 2001

So I saw this HILARIOUS Flash animation the other day that had something to do with some badly-translated Japanese video game..
posted by zempf at 11:48 AM on May 11, 2001

posted by dangerman at 12:15 PM on May 11, 2001


i'll try it.

i kinda dig the iotds from attrition.org tho.

posted by jcterminal at 12:22 PM on May 11, 2001

hmm, to self link or not? Well, on the main section of my site is a place I created specifically for stupid links and dumb photos and what not. Too bad nobody uses it. 'll leave it up to those interested to find it, though.
posted by Hackworth at 3:49 PM on May 11, 2001

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