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A short-lived long guide to History Is A Weapon

A deleted post you may want to bookmark - a guide to History Is A Weapon [more inside]
posted by Snerd on Jan 5, 2013 - 151 comments

Kattullus surpasses 500 posts

Cheers to Kattullus on his 500th post last Friday!
posted by flex on Jan 2, 2013 - 69 comments

I'm happy for your achievement.

I'm a big fan of borderline-believable alternate history myself, but I thought there was a general Metafilter policy against this sort of FPP?
posted by 256 on Dec 11, 2012 - 44 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 120 comments

Linking as approval?

Is linking to a site endorsement of a site? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 4, 2012 - 94 comments

The Buddy System Works

How about an FPP mentoring/buddy system? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Nov 26, 2012 - 89 comments

...the primary buffer panel just fell off my gorram post for no apparent reason...

So, I made a post last week and now the main link (the only one above the "more inside") is broken. It's a youtube video that was apparently removed by the copyright holder. What is normally done in these situations? Do y'all summarily delete? Ignore? Is it at all possible (or even worth it) to re-work the post? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 5, 2012 - 11 comments

MetaFilter covering election day, vote counting, subsequent wrangling

Assuming any MetaFilter users are interested in writing posts or comments during voting and counting, how will this bloggie handle what will be its 4th US presidential election? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Oct 30, 2012 - 71 comments

Mormon temple ceremonies

I think other versions of this post linking to a video of Mormon temple ceremonies ought to stand if they're offered. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Oct 22, 2012 - 212 comments

zarq's 500th post

A tip of the ol' fedora to zarq, for 500 posts of quality.
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 10, 2012 - 47 comments

Getting good at writing FPPs

Am still a relative newbie here, and finding MetaFilter a fascinating source of high quality / low noise information and interesting stuff. But am struggling a bit with writing FPPs. So far, have had 7 go up, but 4 pulled. Stressing that am not complaining; every time there's been a reason politely given why, and I've retrospectively thought "Yeah, that's a fair point." But it would be nice to consistently put up interesting and always legitimate FPPs. I feel a bit that am learning the ropes of doing proper FPPs by trial and (often) error - perhaps have gotten practice on other forums, that are slightly or very different to Metafilter, hardwired into me and it's difficult to spot other than retrospectively when it's pointed out. Is there a sandbox area, or some other mechanism for getting other people to look at one's FPP before it goes 'live', to see that it's legitimate (beyond the clear warnings not to self-promote) in terms of content and style and any other criteria? I have no problem with constructive criticism, peer review et al.
posted by Wordshore on Sep 14, 2012 - 96 comments

Artw's 750th post

On the occasion of his 750th post, a shout out to Artw for the abundance and quality of his contributions to MetaFilter.
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 9, 2012 - 140 comments

include Projects in duplicated link/tag search for FPPs

Could the duplicated link/tag search for FPPs also include Projects? [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 comments

Kickstarter Etiquette

A request for clarification on Kickstarter-linking etiquette in FPPs. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Sep 4, 2012 - 17 comments

the great day of deletions

I notice that a few posts have been deleted already today (and yesterday there were seven!), so I was wondering if the mods have any stories about days where they had to delete an extreme number of posts from the blue? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Aug 20, 2012 - 51 comments

I really wanted to say Reddit.

Grantland again? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Aug 10, 2012 - 73 comments

Is My MetaFilter In My YouTube?

I thought there was a way to view a removed FPP? Do those land somewhere? I was just enjoying a link that was posted, but now the FPP is gone! I assume it was removed.
posted by TangerineGurl on Jul 27, 2012 - 16 comments

pornographic photos of women directly linked in FPPs

Re: pornographic photos of women directly linked in FPPs. [more inside]
posted by flex on Jun 23, 2012 - 438 comments

Where'd it go...

There was a FPP deleted about the blocking of parts of the NDAA and a link to a Guardian.uk article by Naomi Wolf. Why was it deleted? [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on May 22, 2012 - 38 comments

Single link reddit thread?

We know where reddit is, don't we? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on May 3, 2012 - 140 comments

These threads are already difficult enough.

If a linked article on the blue is about a delicate or heated topic, please read it before you leave an angry or dismissive comment. If you don't want to read it, please don't comment in the thread. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 25, 2012 - 158 comments

Chests are good, butts are bad, mmmkay? Bingo!

I'd like to know the reasoning behind keeping some posts up while deleting others, especially as it pertains to these particular threads. [more inside]
posted by misha on Apr 20, 2012 - 265 comments

This post is basically 'you're not doing it correctly, do it my way'

This post is basically 'you're not doing it correctly, do it my way' [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Apr 8, 2012 - 250 comments

This First-Page Party's Got to Go! Hey Hey!

Why do we treat FPPs differently? [more inside]
posted by benbenson on Apr 1, 2012 - 258 comments

What is good deleted post etiquette?

As a follow up question to this MeTa, isn't it kind of bad form for another user to re-post a deleted FPP before the original poster has a chance to revise and, uh, re-post? [more inside]
posted by apricot on Mar 19, 2012 - 28 comments

minutephysics joins and replies

Henry Reich, aka minutephysics, has joined the discussion about his short physics explanation videos.
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 11, 2012 - 21 comments

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?

What percentage of FPPs have [more inside]?
posted by Trurl on Jan 6, 2012 - 24 comments

Do you know the Mushroom Man?

Michael J. Maki, aka The Mushroom Man & subject of this recent post, is now MeFi's own mushroomman.
posted by scalefree on Jan 4, 2012 - 14 comments

Help me find cat video

If I can find this cat video again, it will make my children happy. [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Dec 27, 2011 - 42 comments

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?

What percentage of FPP links get clicked?
posted by Trurl on Dec 22, 2011 - 56 comments

Stop click and listen

I seem to post a lot of FPPs that revolve around podcast or other audio content these days, and It's gotten me curious... how often do you stop and listen to the content in links of that kind? Is it more or less likely than the chances you would watch a video?
posted by Artw on Dec 17, 2011 - 101 comments

Singling out the best single links

What are the best single-link posts in MeFi history? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Nov 17, 2011 - 43 comments

Wired on Metafilter

So yesterday there were three separate FPPs linking to this month's Wired magazine. I'm not criticizing the posts (the discussions were interesting, the additional links in one of them were informative, etc.), I just find it odd. Was there any relation between the posts, or was it just random? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on Oct 5, 2011 - 35 comments

if you don't have something nice to say

I am just curious regarding this post, how exactly it could be revised to be acceptable? Is the horror of the topic itself simply not appropriate for MeFi, or is linking to some vague news descriptions but not repeating them or posting the source material what's desired?
posted by crayz on Oct 4, 2011 - 65 comments

A plea.

This has turned into one of the worst threads related to health, obesity and body image I've seen around here in ages. Can we please not generalize to assume people who are overweight have some sort of mental instability, gluttony and/or poor self or impulse control? It's rather ugly. Thank you.
posted by zarq on Oct 3, 2011 - 294 comments

Friendly-Reminder: SLYT 101

I am publicly turning in my FPP homework assignment.
I would like to think I purposely make dumb FPP mistakes so the newer members are less intimidated to post.
However, thank you rouftop for pointing out the obvious also everyone who applauded him.
[more inside]
posted by TangerineGurl on Sep 30, 2011 - 59 comments

Who are MeFites?

I have sent a query to admin, but to help me get a better idea of what the MeFi community (overall) thinks, and the perspective they come from, I'm looking for feedback and discussion about why my FPP was deleted. I'm looking for reasons why, not simple statements of objection. I'm not looking to respond or debate with anyone. Unless a technical question is asked of me, I probably won't respond. I would sincerely just like to read and take or leave what I find. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by ottimo on Aug 31, 2011 - 253 comments


Is it kosher to repost someone else's self-link? [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Aug 22, 2011 - 26 comments

Troy Goodfellow

Troy Goodfellow, of the strategy gaming blog Flash of Steel, joined MeFi this morning and commented briefly on Kattullus' fpp on his National Characters series.
posted by zarq on Aug 15, 2011 - 22 comments

What happens when someone appears on the FPP and doesn't like it?

What happens when a link appears on the FPP and the content owner doesn't like it? [more inside]
posted by luckynerd on Aug 9, 2011 - 31 comments

Joined at the typo

The premise of this FPP was pretty much debunked in the comments. Time for a do-over? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jul 22, 2011 - 55 comments

Welcome to town

Do we need a new sub-site for this? Meta-Subject perhaps? Wherein yet another subject of post clues in, joins up, community theoretically gets better. In this case, it's Matt Bird, whose blog Cockeyed Caravan (underrated movies + other stories) got FPP'ed by Iridic.
posted by philip-random on Jul 19, 2011 - 58 comments

Good posts are new?

Question about good posts: "new"? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jul 12, 2011 - 13 comments

Thoughts about coordination of FPP authoring.

Would it be useful to have an official method for coordinating WIP FPPs with other users? [more inside]
posted by MrFTBN on May 24, 2011 - 37 comments

Anyone want to do a FRONTLINE FPP?

It's gauche to ask, but might anyone be interested in doing an FPP on last night's episode of FRONTLINE? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on May 4, 2011 - 2 comments

I've been framed! ...badly.

Framing matters! [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Apr 10, 2011 - 97 comments

Can you spare a dime?

Is there a government shutdown thread I'm missing somewhere? I've looked in AskMe and haven't noted anything on the blue. Is it being considered newsfilter? [more inside]
posted by infini on Apr 8, 2011 - 47 comments

Do you click the links in order?

Do people click the links in an FPP in the order they appear? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Apr 3, 2011 - 72 comments

Ow! You broke MettaFiltter!

I like reddit, and I have an account it, but do single link reddit FPP belong on the blue? [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Mar 16, 2011 - 74 comments

Caddyshack is not in the top 25.

My FPP this morning supported legitimate outrage against a clearly terrible list of movies. This deletion is totally unwarranted and should be reversed.
posted by parmanparman on Mar 14, 2011 - 188 comments

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