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Is hosting someone else's content basis for a self-link?

Should this really have been deleted for self-linking? If you could link directly to video segments on CNN, then I'm sure the poster would have done that. Instead, he or she put the segments on his or her site, and linked to them that way. Maybe the post should have been deleted because it wasn't interesting enough, but that's another reason.
posted by Turtle on Sep 4, 2005 - 9 comments

posting each day instead of every 24 hours

What if instead of being able to post a link every 24 hours, we simply post ever metafilter day? That would take away the need to count down the hours, make posting easier, and still have the same limiting effect.
posted by Citizen Premier on Aug 26, 2005 - 28 comments

Only 6 FPP today, only 10 yesterday. Why?

The slowest day for MetaFilter in recent history? Only six FPP today. Ten yesterday. What gives? Summer started?
posted by tomharpel on Jul 17, 2005 - 31 comments

Why have these Terry Gross interviews been mentioned in the blue, and not others?

In the past year, Terry Gross has been mentioned in the blue a total of three times, regarding her interviews with William Gibson, Tommy Chong, and Daniel Clowes. I'm just curious: why these three guys, and not her countless other interviews? [more]
posted by ZachsMind on Jun 26, 2005 - 35 comments

All the usual suspects say all the usual things and call each other names.

The Schiavo post is crap. The resulting thread is worse. The thread contains examples of everything wrong with MetaFilter, excepting the downtime. All the usual suspects say all the usual things and call each other names. Make it stop, daddy, it hurts.
posted by Ethereal Bligh on Jun 15, 2005 - 43 comments

A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a puzzle videogame preview

A mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a puzzle videogame preview wrapped in a shameless plug wrapped in a viral marketing blurb...
posted by Smart Dalek on Jun 6, 2005 - 18 comments

My FPP is poorly worded: administrator, please hope?

My bad: this post is probably worded a bit awkwardly; should probably be something more like "commerce clause grants congress the exclusive power to regulate interstate commerce" or something like that. Point being that other bodies (e.g. state legislatures) aren't allowed. If clear enough, let it sit. Thanks.
posted by rkent on May 16, 2005 - 3 comments

Two unsafe posts need warnings

Two FPP's on the front page need a warning for loud music and auto-download. Stupidsexyflanders' Expressionless Girl has incredibly loud and irritating embedded music and indices Widget of mass destruction, the first link downloads a widget to your computer without warning.

Both should have had a warning about the links.
posted by fenriq on May 8, 2005 - 1 comment

FPP to an awesome product (not mine)?

So say I find a product on the web...I buy said product, and it is revolutionary for its purpose (using your mouse...it is a combo of mouse pad/teflon feet/teflon wax from the same company), would it be wrong/shameless to link said product on MetaFilter? (I am in no way related to this company other than I bought the products and I find them to be truly amazing). I simply want to share the love with any gamers/designers that could benefit from its use.
posted by gren on May 7, 2005 - 25 comments

What's the "usual" amount of research involved in an FPP?

How much leg work/research is common for a FPP? I had my first and I admit I didn't do much - as evidenced by the subsequent discussion. I was just happy to find something that came up empty on Search Metafilter.
posted by tvjunkie on Apr 22, 2005 - 15 comments

Edit removes questionable joke: poster would appreciate some followup

A questionable joke (in terms of humor, not [I think] taste) was edited out of my post. I'm not questioning the decision, I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to email or otherwise message to the poster saying "I edited your post because..." so that we can all learn and do better next time.
posted by Capn on Mar 23, 2005 - 86 comments

Fix a spelling mistake, please?

Mathowie et al, can we get "Chacno" changed to "Chaco" in this FPP?
posted by rkent on Feb 17, 2005 - 2 comments

A single link to Amazon's front page? Really?

Yes, we all await the new Hitchhiker's Guide movie with equal parts fear and excitement. But an FPP linking to Amazon's home page to show the trailer for a new movie is bad form.
posted by mkultra on Feb 16, 2005 - 62 comments

This is not good

Crap post. Discuss.
posted by mr_crash_davis on Dec 7, 2004 - 61 comments

Unofficial MetaFilter Op-Ed About Political Content in FPPs

"How hard is it to articulate a simple policy about political content? Matt has not done that, and needs to."

Which prompts another unofficial MetaFilter op-ed from y6y6y6.........
posted by y6y6y6 on Nov 24, 2004 - 76 comments

Interval between signup and FPP?

Hi. I just signed up a few hours ago.When can we start posting in the blue?
posted by crusiera on Nov 18, 2004 - 52 comments

Why is this post still up?

The Delta is (probably) declaring bankruptcy thread, which features nothing more than a rumor backed up by a link to Delta's home page, is truly teh suck.
posted by mkultra on Oct 27, 2004 - 21 comments

Newsfilter callout

The Final Nail. I haven't been reading as much lately---I'm am hoping that the election will be over soon so the excuses are gone for shitty posts. But, there it is.

A double post. It is a Newsfilter post, that isn't even news since it has been talked about for over a decade. It is clearly does not meet the stated standard. It is a classic troll: toss a turd that you *know* will incite much argument, for no apparent reason.. It is a single-link to a newspaper. It is a blatant amount of negative campaigning even while we try to encourage voting with a new link at the top of the page.

For the love of god, it is a self-Godwinizing post!

Matt posted the very next post, 30 minutes later, so there is no chance he didn't see the post.

Yet... it remains there on the blue.

It is the piece de resitance of the the shithole Matt has willingly allowed MeFi to become. I would say amazing if it wasn't so sad....
posted by Seth on Sep 28, 2004 - 103 comments

Comments: form, not substance

It wasn't surprising to open this thread and find that almost all of the comments weren't about the subject of the FPP but about the form of it.
posted by cx on Sep 13, 2004 - 34 comments

I'm not sure if this would make a good post (it has some truth/relvations in it...)?

trying not to piss community moores here... would this (coupled with a few token links to 'kerry medals fake!" news stories) make an appropriate FPP?
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Sep 6, 2004 - 17 comments

Worst FPP ever?

Worst FPP ever? There's plenty of marginally psychotic fetishes out there. This one is neither unusual nor entertaining. There are plenty of specialty sites for this crap (Stile, Rotten), so it would stand to reason that only the most entertaining of it, if any, should make it to Mefi, a more general-interest site.
posted by abcde on Aug 26, 2004 - 44 comments

More and more Newsfilter, and boring Newsfilter at that

The pancakes are getting incredibly stale, people.
Metafilter used to be an addiction for me, but lately with more and more Newsfilter, and boring Newsfilter at that, can we really say we are the best of the Web anymore? Final straw was the posting of that Bush daughter photo.
Is this really what we want this place to be?
posted by konolia on Jul 21, 2004 - 250 comments

Do single link front page posts irritate the heck out of anyone but me?

Do single link front page posts with no addtional text and no clue to contents of the destination in the link text irritate the heck out of anyone but me?
posted by Mitheral on Jul 5, 2004 - 59 comments

It's awful. Why is it still here?

Maybe it is just me, but I thought that the recent consensus is that FPPs using SA are a bad idea.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Jun 8, 2004 - 14 comments

What constitutes newsfilter?

TODAY'S THE DAY (unless my math is off): "make room, mefites - there's a new crowd in town just itchin' to drop a buttload of newsfiltery, double-posty, self-linky, farky, snarky FPPs your way." Any last-minute tips on quality FPPs before the newbie deluge? Or pledges to stay "pure" from any of y'all before you post? Or, once it starts, old-timers, feel free to complain here rather than starting a new MeTa thread for every little offense.
posted by soyjoy on Apr 8, 2004 - 31 comments

pony request for more inside on FPPs

This is precisely why we should have a [more inside] coded into the Post a Link page.
posted by BlueTrain on Apr 7, 2004 - 25 comments

New User Waiting Period Policy

I had a pretty interesting link for a fpp but I found out the hard way that I have to wait a week (5 days? 7 days?) before i get to to post on the big blue. Isn't is safe to assume that the new members aren't just people that wandered in to mefi and joined, but rather lurkers who've been dying to post for quite a while?

Also, I was able to post a question in askme as well as this thread, so I'm thinkin maybe we need some policy revision
posted by bob sarabia on Apr 4, 2004 - 87 comments

Orkut Satire FPP Treated as Real News

This thread treats satire as a real news report. The author seems to have thought it was real (not having read the small notice at the bottom). I'd either put "[satire]" at the end or delete it.
posted by abcde on Feb 26, 2004 - 20 comments

Cleanup on aisle 31410: formatting gone awry

Y2Karl's post appears to have messed up its layout. Looks like the html fixer-upper munged up some already buggy html y2karl fed it:
posted by fvw on Feb 25, 2004 - 4 comments

Weak sauce

Blatant front-page troll.
posted by nicwolff on Jan 19, 2004 - 34 comments

Rambling op-ed + dubious science + completely unrelated links + grinding axe

Rambling op-ed + dubious science + completely unrelated links + grinding axe = bad post.
posted by PrinceValium on Dec 31, 2003 - 25 comments

Stop HateBushFilter

Can we stop with the HateBushFilter posts that are a blight on the the front page daily?

(more inside)
posted by Seth on Dec 15, 2003 - 267 comments

I know you aren't reading that fast

I've noticed (myself included) that comments to a FPP are often posted within minutes, even though the links on the FPP would take a lot longer to read. This means the poster probably did not read the FPP links. One thought to have a comment moratorium period (coded) to encourage the reading of the FPP links before posting. There sometimes seems to be a /. "first post" mentality to get a comment in as quick as possible near the top of a thread.
posted by stbalbach on Dec 11, 2003 - 20 comments

FPP about a deleted FPP

QuestionableSwami, meet QuestionablePost.
posted by The Michael The on Nov 2, 2003 - 31 comments

Divisive drumming humdrum: republican speculation unecessary

In a thread about "unifying humanity", the poster drops this curiously divisive little gem: Ever...wondered why virtually no republicans practice African or indigenous drumming techniques? Are hand drums, to the US far right, a spooky talesman which evokes lurid fantasies of wild satanic or Santeria (Voodoo) rituals.

Supporting evidence? Congruity with the topic? It's perplexing. Are any of us supposed to have insight into this? It just seems like a lame (and lazy) tactic for inciting a flamewar, complete with dopey stereotypes about both Republicans and Africans.
posted by dhoyt on Aug 24, 2003 - 39 comments

Link redux: MeFi gets too common-linky?

Without getting specific, I regularly see links on metafilter these days to items which not only have previously been posted to every site on the intarweb and my grandmothers mailing list, but which have usually appeared on my television set some twelve to twenty four hours before they show up here. I fully realise that the intentions of the participants re-shape the intentions of communities over time, and that if I don't like it here I'm free to leave.

However, I first got interested in this site because it was the best filter on the web, not the wittiest discussion forum, so I'll poke my head over the parapet one more time to ask the question: what is the purpose of this site any more as opposed to, say, blogdex? Do we still fulfill a useful function, or as Matt obliquely eludes elsewhere, are human filters wearing the orange safety reflectors of the web these days, compared to the robots? And if not, how can we raise the bar?
posted by walrus on Jul 31, 2003 - 56 comments

Why the title change?

Matt, don't you like Jello Biafra? Because the original title of the ADL thread was actually an excerpt from a famous anti-Nazi DK song, as noticed by talos.
BTW, since we're here, let me ask again: is it wise to run the tinyninjas ad even though they sell Iron Cross apparel?
posted by 111 on Jul 23, 2003 - 73 comments

Am I the biggest loser on MetaFilter?

Am I the biggest loser on MetaFilter? Wait - don't answer that. Let me start again. Am I the only user who keeps track of the posts on the front page as they scroll by? I don't check MeFi every day (weekends, if I'm on vacation or something, etc.), but then when I come back I try to catch up with a quick scroll-thru. Now, this is not in any way a personal slam against joedan... [more inside]
posted by soyjoy on May 15, 2003 - 41 comments

Posts that just are links to Google searches

Self-link-by-stealth? And what's with all the recent (appropriately deleted) posts that are just links to Google searches?
posted by sillygwailo on Mar 13, 2003 - 9 comments

Too much war posting

Stop the presses! So you're saying that some people support a war on Iraq, and other people don't support a war on Iraq? Crazy! I'll bet that's the first time this has ever been discussed on MetaFilter!
posted by The Michael The on Jan 18, 2003 - 27 comments

Metafilter is not about us

MetaFilter is not about us; it's about what we find out there on the web. If so, we should be in the background of our posts if not outright invisible, and we should avoid phrasing our posts as personal blog entries. First example: "I found no post ... I only post it now ... as I see in my weblog's referer log ... that's how a few people found my site." Second example: " I hope ... I've searched ... It has special relevance to me since I am ... Being 25 and wanting to pay off my loans, I may have ... " And posts like this, which are all about personal experience and nothing else, are right out.
posted by mcwetboy on Dec 16, 2002 - 48 comments

Duplicate search issues with x.com vs. www.x.com

This is a double-post. Presumably the author wasn't told because he used "http://idea-a-day.com" while the first post used "http://www.idea-a-day.com". Perhaps a little bit of code could be implemented to solve this problem?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Dec 15, 2002 - 30 comments

This is a bad post.

Is this another horribly one sided news post, that does more trolling than informing. If the poster had made any attempt at exploring the other side of this issue, he could have included several examples, that show there's enough hypocrisy to go around, when it comes to this issue, but instead we got a lazy, one sided front page post, that was basically an opportunity for a bunch of gun control supporters to jerk each other off.

He could have posted any number of links about the famous arrest of liberal columnist Carl Rowan, who seemed to have an obsession with gun control. At least that is, until he was arrested for illegally keeping a handgun in his Washington DC residence, but that wouldn't have been as much fun I guess.

If your doing a front page post about a hot button issue, shouldn't there be at least a feeble attempt to post links that represent both sides of the debate?
posted by Beholder on Dec 7, 2002 - 58 comments

FPP post chauvanistic sniggering, poor commentary followed

Is this really necessary? A front-page post consisting almost solely of chauvinistic sniggering at the name of an indigenous group? And it's not redeemed by the discussion.
posted by lupus_yonderboy on Nov 21, 2002 - 33 comments

Remember single-link posts?

Remember single-link posts?

A glance at the front page soon reveals they are now the exception rather than the rule. This is perhaps due to MeTa influence. You know: "Add a link or two for context/to show you care/as proof you can google". And yet great single-link posts, like this one, are probably the most appealing and difficult to get right. Not least because I suspect most users will only click on what they assume is the main link. Have multi-link posts become the norm or are they just a passing trend?
posted by MiguelCardoso on Oct 28, 2002 - 24 comments

FPP link-burdened to the point of undiscussability?

Is it just me, or does this FPP contain so many links on such a variety of issues as to be 'undiscussable'. Thats likely not even a word, but you get my drift.
posted by schlyer on Oct 17, 2002 - 12 comments

My apology inside.

My apology inside.
posted by caustic on Sep 5, 2002 - 20 comments

HTML breaks: bad form?

Are HTML breaks (br) bad form in a post?

This may be picky, but I'm a writerly-type. While I know a post is best as one paragraph, it's very tough for me to resist some type of break where grammar/common sense dictate a paragraph break should be. Still, I thought the above post was sloppy-looking or something when I actually saw it posted.

This is picky, but sometimes so are you : )
posted by Shane on Aug 29, 2002 - 23 comments

Big FPP's can be annoying. Anyone else agree?

Big FPP's can be annoying. Anyone else agree?

Is there any chance of getting a 'maximum length of a front-page post' limit implemented? Or at least have a suggestion to the poster that their post is a little long?
posted by cheaily on Jul 25, 2002 - 25 comments

A story heard on Morning Edition preceded by a MeFi post

Forgive the potential horn tooting aspect here, but check out this story from yesterday's NPR Morning Edition--note the Other Resources listed at the bottom, where a couple of links are very familiar. This is by no means the first time a story heard on Morning Edition has been preceded by a MetaFilter post. Somebody over there must be a member or lurker here. It is in many ways an improvement on the post, let it be noted.

posted by y2karl on Jul 18, 2002 - 23 comments

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