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New sub-site suggestion: MOFB.metafilter.com [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 9, 2012 - 47 comments


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

Posts by siblings on Projects?

Can i use Metafilter Projects to post websites and projects by my siblings? I know they'd count as self-links on the Blue, but I was wondering if they'd be okay on projects.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Mar 22, 2011 - 32 comments

Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi?

Is it bad form to "self-link" to a photo we took on Ask MeFi? In general, of course, I know not to. However, I have a couple WTF? photos that I would love help in 'deciphering.' (e.g., strange lettering on a cave wall in Turkey that doesn't match up with any alphabet I can find).
posted by kanewai on Jun 3, 2010 - 92 comments

Just because it's for charity ...

This question seems to have gone under the radar. Shouldn't it be in Projects?
posted by chairish on Apr 15, 2010 - 18 comments

Good nature, without prudence, is foolishness

Would this FPP idea I have be considered self-linking? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 29, 2010 - 131 comments

Loophole is to strong a word

Let's say I've got a picture that's in the public domain, and is in no way related myself, my family, or anyone I know (or anyone still alive, for that matter), and would be very relevant to an FPP i'm crafting. Problem is, I can't find it anywhere else on the internet. So, if I put the image up on a website that has no other content and was created for the purpose of showing people on metafilter this thing that is not mine, does it still count as a self-link?
posted by Jon_Evil on Dec 17, 2009 - 25 comments

Not on the internet? Impossible!

Let's say I find something in a book or magazine that doesn't exist on the internet - is there an OK way to include it in a MeFi post without self-linking? [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Oct 19, 2009 - 48 comments

How Can You Tell It's a Self-Link?

How do the admins determine that a fpp is a self-link? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Sep 10, 2009 - 77 comments


This is a good post and subsequent discussion in many ways; but it seems to be a pretty clear violation of the self-linking prohibition in the FAQ: "It's against the rules to link to ... a site that you host or contribute to substantially".

Maybe it's a different Chris Hall though?

(penguinliz pointed all this out in the thread.)
posted by ericost on Sep 9, 2009 - 40 comments

I have no mouth and I must tell Metafilter about my cousin's awesome website

Does Projects work for everything that would be a self-link on MeFi? Or is there a hinterland of things created by friends, relatives and other loved ones that are too self-linky for FPPing, but aren't yours and so can't go in Projects? Are things which fall into this hinterland doomed to fall softly onto the forest floor of the internet, unheard and unseen? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Apr 25, 2009 - 41 comments

Self indulgence, selfish or self-link?

Just how "Self"-ish does the self-link ban cover? [more inside]
posted by Nice Guy Mike on Dec 8, 2008 - 22 comments

When DIY goes wrong...

*clears throat* What is the exact reason why self-linking is metafilter's #1 sin? Help out this sorta-newbie. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Dec 5, 2008 - 71 comments

If you'll excuse the wild speculation...

Self-link? [more inside]
posted by dhammond on Nov 17, 2008 - 47 comments

Angry Police Captain: Electric Boogaloo

Do we really know this was a self-link? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Oct 5, 2008 - 51 comments

Is it self posting if my wife is involved.

I want to put up an FPP about a not-for-profit that's done something cool, and important, and I want it to get some publicity, because I believe in their mission. But my wife works for them, on a volunteer basis, in a pretty important position.... [more inside]
posted by asavage on Oct 3, 2008 - 50 comments

No, my post is not about the Imageshack frog

What's the best way to link to a large image on Mefi? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 26, 2008 - 15 comments

I predict the answer will be neigh...

Two Shetland ponies for you. One's cute and cuddly... the other one you may not like... [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jul 31, 2008 - 33 comments

seofeed? really?

I think seofeed should get a preemptive five dollar refund. [more inside]
posted by bunnytricks on Jun 13, 2008 - 169 comments

Full disclosure

A few weeks ago, there was a post about two Muslims about to be deported from Britain. Today in AskMe, the poster reveals that one of the potential deportees is a friend of his. Shouldn't this have been disclosed at the time? Is it okay to make posts about your friends?
posted by grouse on Jun 10, 2008 - 38 comments

Self-link/Spam fighting

After seeing this post and the posting history of the author, I had a bit of an idea. [more inside]
posted by davey_darling on May 12, 2008 - 78 comments

Self-Link for supporting documents?

If I can't find a translation of something I want to post, can I link to the translations on my blog? I'm preparing what will hopefully be a badass FPP on French pop, rap, insult songs and surreal music videos. BUT, most of these songs don't have translations to English and those that do are horrible. So, what if I posted my own translations on my blog and linked to them? [more inside]
posted by LMGM on Mar 9, 2008 - 43 comments

Always Attach A Rider To Something Innocuous

Nice catch Cortex... A question, and a pony, erm, rider attached to the end. [more inside]
posted by benzo8 on Mar 9, 2008 - 54 comments

Self link

Nice sleuthin' by Nelson to find this self-link.
posted by dobbs on Mar 2, 2008 - 5 comments

Can I post this to the blue or not?

Is it "legal" to post something to the blue that includes a link to a site I work for? [more inside]
posted by andihazelwood on Feb 21, 2008 - 33 comments


Am I just being grumpy, or is now an odd time for a single link Times Online post? [more inside]
posted by motty on Feb 1, 2008 - 66 comments

Self Link?

Perhaps I'm overly suspicious, but this post smell like a self link/Pepsi Blue. [more inside]
posted by RichardP on Jan 11, 2008 - 55 comments

GiveWell, or Give 'em Hell?

Is This Transparency? OP with very slim, one-year posting history asks a question about finding a good charity in AskMe, just prior to year-end tax-decision time. Newly registered responder posts a newly formed charity-aggregator/evaluator organization, without mentioning that he is, apparently, one of the two founders. Self-promotional setup leading to self-link? Or am I being too cynical?

[update, 1/3/08: a summary of events is being developed on the wiki. --cortex]
posted by Miko on Dec 31, 2007 - 1406 comments

No guessing required: this is a callout

Is tombola breaking the guidelines by posting a blog post from a site for which he is an editor? [more inside]
posted by ssg on Dec 27, 2007 - 96 comments

Do callouts have a shelf-life?

I'll probably regret it, but I guess this is a callout. [more inside]
posted by thinman on Dec 22, 2007 - 136 comments

Are YouTube playlists self-links?

Is a YouTube playlist a self-link? [more inside]
posted by cgc373 on Dec 5, 2007 - 27 comments

If you missed it, you were probably a female MeFite out grocery shopping with coupons for OJ.

For those who missed today's self link party on the blue... enjoy the show.
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 2, 2007 - 104 comments


Self Link
posted by Stynxno on Aug 24, 2007 - 24 comments

7 posts, 13 comments? Go back under your rock.

Dom, buddy, you're busted.nsfw Stop spamming MetaFilter.
posted by felix betachat on Aug 21, 2007 - 8 comments

What? No flameout? And you paid yer 5 bucks and everything!

"You win, Metaflter", or, "How to go from very first post in the blue to self-banning in only thirteen comments!" (give or take one or two that were deleted...) "Mission accomplished!"
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 11, 2007 - 18 comments

Big (Pepsi) Blue

Self-link policy question: I'm one of the creators of a site that features a lot of user-generated content (and has been discussed on MeFi before). One of our users recently made something that I thought was pretty cool, and I'd like to share. The problem is that I have a conflict of interest here -- of course I want to drive more traffic to my site in general, but then I genuinely think this particular thing that a complete stranger made is pretty neat and people would find it enjoyable. Any opinions?
posted by xthlc on Jul 24, 2007 - 25 comments


This post links prominently to this URL, (which redirects to this Blogspot site). A rudimentary glance at the source code reveals a rather obvious favicon icon almost certainly belonging to this first-time poster.
posted by dhammond on Jul 20, 2007 - 29 comments

Comment spam

Vaguely relevant remark + 2(link to own website) + sales-pitch = inauspicious first comment.
posted by Sonny Jim on Jun 12, 2007 - 4 comments

My Friend's Dull Blog

This is a one-link post to a photo-blog consisting of a painful flash interface, 32 (uninteresting) pictures of a guy's trip to japan and some exceedingly lame attempts at humorous commentary. Surprise! It's the poster's friend's blog! What's the policy on almost-self-links?
posted by The Bellman on Jun 6, 2007 - 69 comments

Self Linking in the Green?

Is there a policy about possibly slipping self-links in via AskMe instead of the blue? For an example, see this post
posted by Justinian on Jun 3, 2007 - 92 comments


Reposting on MeFi after a long period of lurkage. I need some advice about self-linking. While I know the rule is "don't!", I've worked with a video collective that would be relevant in light of recent posts about Night Flight. I don't run the site, but I feel that I should mention that I've worked with them in the past. Can I post this website, and should I mention my involvement after a [more inside] jump?
posted by pxe2000 on Apr 26, 2007 - 10 comments


Self-link (?)
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Apr 22, 2007 - 45 comments

Marketing plant?

This post might be a self-link with one level of indirection. It's certainly just marketing, regardless.
posted by Malor on Apr 20, 2007 - 24 comments

Self link

This shouldn't have happened. mibs created the poster.
posted by tellurian on Apr 19, 2007 - 69 comments


If I hadn't said that I had any connection in this posting would it still have been deleted?
posted by lannanh on Apr 6, 2007 - 58 comments

A self-link waiting to happen?

A self-link waiting to happen?
posted by cerebus19 on Apr 3, 2007 - 98 comments

A Mediaeval Self-Link.

Posted 1 hour ago by stbalbach. As interesting as I might find the contents, technically this is a self-link. The main link is to something he himself uploaded to another site.
posted by Dave Faris on Mar 24, 2007 - 38 comments

Take the Shame out of Shameless Self-Promotion on Metatalk.

We need to come up with a solution so that people who post their gigs don't have to pretend they're "Metafilter Gatherings" or "Metafilter Related," and so that they don't get accused of shameless self-promotion or whoring themselves on Metatalk when they post messages such as this or this. They don't quite fit into Projects, but they don't quite belong in any of the categories here.
posted by Dave Faris on Mar 12, 2007 - 41 comments


Full disclosure, the main link and story is to LA web site, LAist, which I am the editor...
posted by R. Mutt on Feb 14, 2007 - 226 comments

Selflinking to youtube is ok?

Would a youtube video created by myself and another member be appropriate for Projects? The FAQ seems to discourage posting something like that...On the other hand we have put a ton of effort & time into it and think it would be enjoyed by the community.
posted by fidgets on Jan 29, 2007 - 12 comments

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