More Inside July 6, 2001 6:39 PM   Subscribe

Is there any thing uncouth about being the first person to post to your own link? Like **MORE INSIDE** or what I just did? All, it would seem to get it filtered to the top of recent comments.
posted by crasspastor to Etiquette/Policy at 6:39 PM (10 comments total)

I really wasn't trying to get it filtered to the top. I was only wondering if my allusion to a "Round II" of a previously heated debate perhaps drove people away. Seriously.
posted by crasspastor at 6:40 PM on July 6, 2001

I don't know if its wrong, but you did it again. :)
posted by rschram at 7:21 PM on July 6, 2001

no, i think it's really a good thing. you post first to your comment if you have a lot of extra text and you don't want to put it all in the main block. aaron caught flak a while back for letting his main text be too long.
posted by moz at 7:21 PM on July 6, 2001

Perfectly fine if you ask me.
posted by jpoulos at 8:22 PM on July 6, 2001

Good form, chap.
posted by timothompson at 10:59 AM on July 7, 2001

It's fine whether or not you get JPoulos' permission. In fact, crasspastor, it's considered a bit of a sport around here: can you, in fact, be the first person to post to your own thread?

Anywho, moz is also right... posting additional information -- information that would otherwise clutter the MeFi home page -- is a perfect reason to do the first post within your thread.
posted by silusGROK at 12:44 PM on July 7, 2001

Here's an idea: Just post your link and get out of the way. If you want to write a 3,000-word essay about a link you found, do it on your own site.
posted by jjg at 1:33 PM on July 7, 2001

I think the short front page post/more inside convention is really useful. it saves on front page space, and it allows the poster of a link to be thoughtful in case that takes more than a few lines.
posted by rebeccablood at 1:41 PM on July 7, 2001

I like to be somewhat neutral on the front page, then express my own opinion about the subject in the first post. Kind of an intro. I like it, and I look for it from others.
posted by frykitty at 2:51 PM on July 7, 2001

I like to be provocative as hell in the front page post.

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