BOTFlickr August 2, 2005 7:16 PM   Subscribe

FlickrFiltr?
posted by mischief to Etiquette/Policy at 7:16 PM (25 comments total)

FilterFilter?
posted by clevershark at 7:25 PM on August 2, 2005


It should be mentioned that often links to posts don't always go to the correct spot on the page. If you could explain what you're talking about, I (and others) might have some idea of what this is about.
posted by odinsdream at 7:29 PM on August 2, 2005


Okay, nevermind. Apparently this actually just makes no sense.
posted by odinsdream at 7:30 PM on August 2, 2005


It makes sense if you have one of those neat scroll wheels on your mouse. Then you can see that mischief ;) ™ was pointing out that a single link to a Flickr picture does not a post make.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:34 PM on August 2, 2005


My interpretation of "FlickrFiltr":

There are a lot of posts here that are just links to a flickr photo or a flickr photostream.

Or what ebk just said.
posted by iconomy at 7:35 PM on August 2, 2005


Odinsdream - if you mouse over the link, it will tell you the comment number (in this case 1001141, which is clevershark's first comment in the thread) I agree with you that the thrust of this particular post has me scratching my head. I'm not sure what mischief mischief is addressing.[sic]

While I'm here, as is occasionally my wont, I'll ask a slightly derail oriented question: Quite a few commenters in this impugned thread have remarked that the original photo is quite old, and been linked to in the past. While I fully understand that an FPP shouldn't link to something that has been linked to before, from a uniqueness perspective, I wonder whether MeFites are expected to spelunk the archives to find stuff that interests them? What I mean is that I can understand wanting posters to check things out before posting, however, once they have, and the link is new to readers who haven't seen the 1 ( or 2-6) year old previous post, isn't that in part what MeFi posts are for?

I am not crediting this particular link as being remarkably worthy of FPP repostage, but certainly some leeway should/could be given to those who post links to stuff that may have been around for awhile, but in true cult fashion, are appealing and worthwhile to new viewers/readers, as well as old.
posted by birdsquared at 7:50 PM on August 2, 2005


The link sucks but this has nothing to do with Flickr. Flickr just hosts photos.

It's like making a GeoCitiesFilter callout. Address the content itself.
posted by vacapinta at 8:00 PM on August 2, 2005


What is wrong with linking to a flickr photo or photostream? Just because lots of people use/love Flickr does not mean that "TBOTW" cannot be found there. This is the same line of thinking that once a band starts to get popular, their music is somehow less enjoyable.

Besides, lots of people link to the New York Times. And to the BBC. etc. etc. etc.

What's your point mischeif? :P
posted by Quartermass at 8:05 PM on August 2, 2005


or what vacapinta said.
posted by Quartermass at 8:06 PM on August 2, 2005


All that can be said about a mischief callout is:

;-)
posted by Mid at 8:51 PM on August 2, 2005


Also, some Flickr links are educational.
posted by vacapinta at 8:53 PM on August 2, 2005


If something chaps your ass enough that you feel the need to post a fucking complaint about it, at least spend a minute to write a sentence of explanation.
posted by smackfu at 8:57 PM on August 2, 2005


Who cares where the image is hosted? I can see why some might think this is a lame post, and I agree it's kind of a thin, single-gag laugh, but I enjoyed it, and I think it's got plenty of potential for commentary. Is there some rule that a JPEG isn't worth posting, ever? If not, I'm back to my first question.
posted by scarabic at 9:53 PM on August 2, 2005


Now, vacapinta, that is a cool Flickr link.
posted by taz at 10:45 PM on August 2, 2005


Flickr links are very annoying.
posted by sgt.serenity at 1:47 AM on August 3, 2005


vacapinto-nice link.
posted by OmieWise at 7:29 AM on August 3, 2005


It makes sense if you have one of those neat scroll wheels on your mouse. Then you can see that mischief ;) ™ was pointing out that a single link to a Flickr picture does not a post make.

Well, no. Because the link goes to a comment, so the link seems to be calling out the comment, not the thread. I believe it was a simple mistake, but as mischief hasn't owned up to it (surprise!) there is still an legitimate question as to what exactly is the point here.
posted by soyjoy at 7:35 AM on August 3, 2005


Just wanted to gauge the groupthink on linking to solitary pictures.
posted by mischief at 7:45 AM on August 3, 2005


Not FlickrFilter; CrappyPostFilter, or BelongsOnFarkFilter. Single link to a mildly amusing photo illustrating a point that's been made many times, meh.

Link to a great Flickr photostream, or Our Founder, not so bad.
posted by theora55 at 8:15 AM on August 3, 2005


Just wanted to gauge the groupthink on linking to solitary pictures.

Gah, don't call out something that you don't have a problem with on the off chance that there might be a silent contingent that disapproves.
posted by 23skidoo at 9:01 AM on August 3, 2005


there is still an legitimate question as to what exactly is the point here.

Seriously? Seriously? You couldn't figure out by the title of this MeTa thread and his link what he may have meant? You're fucking kidding, right?
posted by eyeballkid at 10:12 AM on August 3, 2005


"don't call out something that you don't have a problem with on the off chance that there might be a silent contingent that disapproves"

Lucky for me, that is not what I did. ;-P
posted by mischief at 10:28 AM on August 3, 2005


Ah, the emotive one.
posted by Mid at 12:10 PM on August 3, 2005


You couldn't figure out by the title of this MeTa thread and his link what he may have meant? You're fucking kidding, right?

No, I'm not fucking kidding. The text and the link target were at odds with each other. That's what caused the confusion as to intent. It was clarified immediately after my comment, but if you want to keep jumping up and down about it, feel free.
posted by soyjoy at 1:02 PM on August 3, 2005


FilterFilter?

Malkovich Malkovich?
posted by ori at 1:13 PM on August 4, 2005


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