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What, besides the content of the link, do you consider when posting?

It feels like the internet has changed from a time when some friend might IM you a link to cat-scan.com and you'd think 'I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged in their scanners or why' and post a link to that site to Metafilter. With social media and content aggregators and embeds, the same basic content can appear in a whole lot of different contexts -- you might see it on Facebook's sidebar, or BuzzFeed or Bored Panda or all of the above. So which one do you link to? How much does context matter when the post is supposed to be about the content? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 25, 2017 - 45 comments

How do you decide which tags to include?

When constructing FPPs for the blue, how do you determine which tags to use? Nouns, proper nouns, verbs, adjectives, things that appear in your post, things that don't appear in your post, number of tags? I'm rarely ... no, never ... happy with the tags I assign to a post and wonder if they are rubbish, and future readers interested in the subject will never find it because of insufficient tagging, or readers not interested in the post will come across it because of vague or overdone tagging. Reminded of this issue when looking at, and admiring, the (IMHO) beautifully contextual and comprehensive tagging that has gone into that post. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 6, 2013 - 67 comments

Past posting history: When is it okay to mention?

Past posting history: When is it okay to mention? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 14, 2011 - 161 comments

Is a little context too much to ask for?

A little context wouldn't hurt. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on May 29, 2011 - 237 comments

needs more context?

When is "needs more context" an appropriate reason for deletion? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Nov 28, 2010 - 66 comments

1956

While not disagreeing that it was esentially a stunt, I thought this post by orthogonality was rather good, with the lack of context, the reaction to the material out of context and discovery of that context being features rather than bugs.
posted by Artw on Jun 20, 2010 - 231 comments

Adding original post title to 'Favorited'

I don't know if the 'Activity' link on the profile page is still a work in progress. But, if so, how about adding a little bit of context to the Favorited tab? It's not very useful with just a couple of lines from the post and a date.
posted by BigSky on May 23, 2007 - 1 comment

What were we talking about?

What did Science! write here?
posted by Kwantsar on Jan 5, 2007 - 7 comments

Should contextless YouTube posts be deleted?

YouTubeFilter. I'm not against YouTube links, but is context too much to ask for? Why not a policy to abolish stand-alone YouTube links without an associative frame?
posted by ed on Jun 21, 2006 - 72 comments

Ways to improve My Comments functionality.

My Comments: 62 total comments. 31 since your most recent comment, last 10 shown below...
posted by smackfu on Dec 1, 2005 - 22 comments

Monkey beans

Monkey beans.
posted by chasing on Feb 10, 2005 - 20 comments

Posts with no context at all.

a b c's, 1 2 3's. Here's a thread to critique these.
posted by stonerose on Oct 27, 2003 - 78 comments

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