WARNING - this link will take you to another page! February 4, 2005 11:05 AM   Subscribe

When posting a front pager, I understand that other Mefites want to be warned if a linked-to Web site requires a login/password, but we're supposed to warn of cookie placement from a Web site as well? Not being snarky, just being curious.
posted by NoMich to Etiquette/Policy at 11:05 AM (11 comments total)

Aren't we capable of ignoring stupid demands without bringing it to MeTa?
posted by five fresh fish at 11:07 AM on February 4, 2005

In the future, please warn us that you're linking to a site that requires registration and cookies.

posted by mcwetboy at 11:14 AM on February 4, 2005

(okay, not requires . . . )
posted by mcwetboy at 11:15 AM on February 4, 2005

What five fresh fish said.

Come on people.
posted by xmutex at 11:18 AM on February 4, 2005


(This answers all questions that appear above.)
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:26 AM on February 4, 2005

FFF: What is MeTa for if not to answer questions about metafilter?

NoMich: Ignore both the cookies comment, and five fresh fish. It would be insane to warn people every time a site demands cookies.
posted by Doug at 11:26 AM on February 4, 2005

MeFi: We'll show you the best of the web and hold your hand while doing it so you don't have to deal with those nasty, nasty cookies.
posted by fenriq at 11:27 AM on February 4, 2005

While we're at it can we be warned of Iraq, Bush, copyleft and weird people who did shit posts?
posted by Captaintripps at 11:31 AM on February 4, 2005

If you don't want cookies, block them yourself. Fiddle with the privacy settings on your browser.
posted by Arch Stanton at 11:45 AM on February 4, 2005

I'd like to hear McGraw's opinion.
posted by AlexReynolds at 11:50 AM on February 4, 2005

I don't think people need to warn about cookies. Registration, if it's annoying, yes, but cookies, naw. No biggie.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:08 PM on February 4, 2005

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