Would this link be against self-link etiquette or policy? April 11, 2005 10:24 AM   Subscribe

I wanted to create an FPP for this ten second film festival, which I think would be of interest to many MeFites, but I've run into a couple of ethical and logistical conundrums: 1) The festival is being run by a friend of mine, so I suppose I might be a little biased as to this being The Best of The Web. 2) You really have to be in the Twin Cities area to see the screening and win a prize, even though submissions are accepted from anywhere. Any thoughts about this being FPP worthy?
posted by bigbadem to Etiquette/Policy at 10:24 AM (11 comments total)

I fail to see any problem with this being a FPP. It is not a self link and may be of interest to some posters. We've had worse that have made it and stayed on the blue.
posted by edgeways at 10:29 AM on April 11, 2005

Maybe if the page had more content, like some 10 second clips we could watch. Right now it's only a few pages telling you what it is and how to participate. Not terribly interesting.
posted by driveler at 10:46 AM on April 11, 2005

If they post the things after the showing, it'll make a great post. If not, I've read the whole site, and it's a creative idea, but the web based content isn't actually very interesting.
posted by jacquilynne at 10:52 AM on April 11, 2005

i'm with driveler--if there's no content or links to the actual films, i'd say it wasn't that good.
posted by amberglow at 10:55 AM on April 11, 2005

Yeah, if they post some of the films after the fest, it'd be very interesting. It's a cool idea but I'd say if you weren't a friend of the guy's, it probably wouldn't leap to mind to post it to MeFi as is.

Also, tell your friend to move the apostrophe on his "how to submit" page, which now says "it's the future baby, and were gonna ride it's wave" (or something like that)
posted by mdn at 11:05 AM on April 11, 2005

Yeah, it's not a self-link if it's a friend of yours. Friends are a great way to learn about cool stuff that hasn't been covered-to-death on the web.

It would be a little thin as a post, though, as driveler says.

Perhaps you could do a little link-hunting for some additional links to help fill this out? Is this festival completely unique in the world? Are there any ten-second films you can find on the web that would be good material? Any other kooky ideas for film festivals that are also interesting/challenging for film makers?

You've got something here. It could be a good post with more work. Merely passable, as is.
posted by scarabic at 12:10 PM on April 11, 2005

Will this contest have a web page featuring the films & rules? Because, at that point of time it would qualify for a thread. Otherwise, it’s a GYOB post. Then too, with Matt’s approval, nothing is impossible.
PS, how will it be a “FPP”, if the post rolls down off the front screen during the day? Are you saying; Matt will delete the post once it’s off the front page of your monitor screen.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:04 PM on April 11, 2005

Next time you don't actually want feedback, do let us know, first, eh?
posted by jacquilynne at 8:38 AM on April 12, 2005

Jacquilynne--Based on the feedback I did get, I figured the post was fine as long as I included a little more content, which I tried to do. Did you figure I was asking hypothetically?
posted by bigbadem at 9:43 PM on April 12, 2005

Completely unrelated content is what you thought the post needed based on our feedback? Perhaps we all need a little more work on our communication skills.
posted by jacquilynne at 7:12 AM on April 13, 2005

It's a ten second film fest where the winner's title is "hamburger millionaire". It seemed pretty related to me. I'm sorry that you didn't think so.
posted by bigbadem at 9:19 AM on April 13, 2005

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