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AskMe Etiquette

AskMe etiquette: is it OK to use AskMe answers as a lead-in for business? Someone close to me is a professional career counsellor/resume writer & I've thought of recommending they join MeFi specifically so they can join in answering job-related questions, with a thought to promoting their own services if people want more in-depth assistance. I'm absolutely NOT talking about a cookie-cutter spamish approach that purely takes advantage of the community while giving nothing in return, but real answers that help people out with an understated offer to provide something more substantial at a price. I see a lot of job- & career-related posts to AskMe & I see it as a good fit, but I'll only suggest it to them if I get a thumbs up from the hive.
posted by scalefree on Jan 12, 2007 - 43 comments

Angryinla is Spamming

angryinla sure seems to be living up to her user name.
posted by Mayor West on Jan 2, 2007 - 58 comments

Smells Like Astroturfer

Is PreacherTom an astroturfer? He's made 13 posts to the blue, all in the past couple of months. And all 13 of them start with a link to Business Week. There's someone with the same name on Netscape.com's digg-esque site who does the same thing, and one on StumbleUpon, too. And that's not all. Am I being paranoid? Is this even worth frowning on, as long as they're all decent posts?
posted by Plutor on Dec 22, 2006 - 166 comments

Self-Linking Callout

kirkaracha might need to be reminded of the "no self-link" policy.


Personally, I think it's a relevant and useful link, but I don't think it should be up to the poster to make the judgment call, do you?
posted by Mr. Gunn on Dec 13, 2006 - 41 comments

The only things I have to post are digg, news, and selflinks

I don't come to MeFi much anymore, and I clearly misunderstood what constitutes a self-link. Yes, I linked to my co-worker, but I'm not drunk. I just thought MeFi would appreciate it because of Matt's Star Wars Kid video.

The thing is, if you count out things you can easily find on digg, things that are brreaking news stories, and things that my friends do, I don't have anything else to post.

Which probably explains why I don't post anymore.
posted by jragon on Dec 7, 2006 - 2 comments


It's on the borderline of why it isn't allowed, but it is an admitted self link.
posted by eriko on Dec 7, 2006 - 32 comments

Self-link. Don't link to things you're involved with.

Self-link. Brian, you're not supposed to link to things you're involved with.
posted by mzurer on Dec 6, 2006 - 79 comments

spam spam spammity spam

This is a spammy self-link in the comments of the green, from a shiny new user. The poster almost asked permission in the gray (the thread just below this one), but I suspect that this isn't quite what #1 had in mind when he said to go ahead and make the post.
posted by toxic on Nov 16, 2006 - 9 comments

Self link?

self/commercial link? This link seems really suspicious to me. It could be an attempt to boost the page rank of that legal marketing page, or something. Posters in the thread seem pretty skeptical of the claims, and it just seems sketchy to me.
posted by delmoi on Nov 3, 2006 - 12 comments

SaneWork self-linker.

Check out these essays at www.saneworks.us.
posted by interrobang on Oct 23, 2006 - 5 comments

GoodSearch selflinker?

2 Posts, registered a day after a post highlighting Goodsearch, all in favor of the search engine. I'm guessing spammer? The "I think GoodSearch is a brilliant idea and my friends and family are now rallying around it." sentence really tipped me off.
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 18, 2006 - 14 comments

Self Link on the Blue

55335 on the blue is a self-link (I'm deliberately not linking to it), anyone know how to contact a mod? Are they asleep? It's especially irritating because it's a self-link to a crap site about "marketing and making money on the web". Also, how about a feature that allows a user to self-revoke posts for a certain amount of time (like 10 minutes) if they realize or learn it was a bad idea.
posted by delmoi on Oct 7, 2006 - 78 comments

Possible self-linker? Turns out no.

Is this setting off anybody else's self-link-dar? 8 comments to the 'Filter and one answer to AskMetafilter, no profile information, and she favorites her own not-particularly-interesting post?
posted by onalark on Oct 5, 2006 - 28 comments

some days you are the pigeon, some days you are deleted.

posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 25, 2006 - 23 comments

nearly every one of cleverusername's FPPs contains, somewhere in it, a link to The Escapist.

For instance, nearly every one of cleverusername's FPPs contains, somewhere in it, a link to The Escapist. It's true. Check it out.
posted by interrobang on Sep 25, 2006 - 73 comments

How to selflink sneaky-like

Learn how to post properly if you want to hide the fact that you're just a self-linking wanker.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Sep 17, 2006 - 40 comments

Quick, someone give this Safety Patrol Officer a gold star!

Quick, someone give this Safety Patrol Officer a gold star!
posted by deadfather on Sep 11, 2006 - 61 comments

Accidental self link in a 9/11 thread?

Accidental self link in a 9/11 thread? One would hope so.
posted by UbuRoivas on Sep 11, 2006 - 40 comments

Here's some self-linking coming.

Here's some Pepsi Blue/self linking coming down the pipe for ya...
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 3, 2006 - 48 comments

Civilization Vs. The Middle Ages

Civilisation Vs. The Middle Ages. This has got to be a self link. A single link to a 'framing' post on a blog with two posts and a miss-spelled title (and you know it's bad if I notice something being misspelled), all by someone who posted a handful of comments from over a year ago wherein he called for the execution of both Hugo Chavez and Cindy Sheehan.
posted by delmoi on Aug 24, 2006 - 70 comments

Egregious self-linking

And the award for most obvious self-linker goes to ...
posted by anjamu on Aug 22, 2006 - 11 comments

Is YouTube a self-link?

Is youtube a self-link? [mi]
posted by Eideteker on Aug 19, 2006 - 43 comments

I can't prove that this is a self link, but I'd be willing to bet money that it is.

I can't prove that this is a self link, but I'd be willing to bet money that it is. (My BS detector is going off bigtime.)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste on Aug 12, 2006 - 20 comments

youlikeme seems to be a spammer

youlikeme seems to like linking to the same site for their posts.
posted by nathan_teske on Jul 23, 2006 - 59 comments

Can I post a self-link in a comment?

I'm fairly new to MetaFilter, and really only ever read the Ask section. I know - and respect - that I'm not supposed to post a self-link anywhere. But in a question I read yesterday, I saw that a lot of people object to websites that play sounds (as do I). I've found a program that lets me mute the whole browser window, and would like to put that info somewhere as I think a lot of people would like it. But I do run a site that gives discounts on software, and will have one on that program next week.

So I guess I have 2 questions - can I politely post a link to the program at all? It's not news, just something it sounds like people want. And second, can I post that my site will be discounting it next week?

posted by EllenC on Jul 20, 2006 - 14 comments

Weird semi-self link

In this projects post, josephtate claims to work at Grupthink. Thats fine. But then in this metafilter post, the poster rabble lists josephtate as "co-worker". Someone can check my math, but doesnt that make it a self-link?
posted by vacapinta on Jul 17, 2006 - 98 comments

Would it be okay to post a link to my book in a post?

I wanted to post about the current threat to abortion rights along with some links to information about how to get or do abortions. One of the links I wanted to include was to a book that I worked on. Is it inapropriate to put this post on the main page? (Since I wasn't sure, I posted it on projects.) Advice?
posted by serazin on Jul 14, 2006 - 15 comments

Self link

Self Link
posted by prostyle on Jul 12, 2006 - 62 comments

Can I link to my flickr page?

posted by WolfDaddy on Jun 23, 2006 - 54 comments

self-linker alert

posted by divabat on Jun 22, 2006 - 14 comments

Generally helpful selflinks

This user links to his own blog in six answers from the thirteen he has provided for other AskMe users, including recommending his own blog as one of his favourites. His only comment on the blue links to his blog. I am reluctant to bring this up as the answers he provides are generally helpful, on the other hand he seems more likely to help if he can link to his website. I guess Matt can decide is this is insidious spamming or not.
posted by fire&wings on May 24, 2006 - 8 comments

Self-Link Alert

Gratuitous self-link in an otherwise unrelated Askme question.
posted by Saucy Intruder on May 10, 2006 - 9 comments

Spam alert

Fuck this.
posted by Snyder on Apr 27, 2006 - 128 comments

A few too many mentions of ideagasms.com?

A few too many mentions of ideagasms.com? I'm not just feeling wholly comfortable with this, and I think I'm not the only one.
posted by anjamu on Apr 21, 2006 - 25 comments

Self links abound

Self linking and the common good (mi)
posted by strawberryviagra on Apr 20, 2006 - 30 comments

This appears to be a Self-Link

This appears to be a Self-Link, both in tone and because the poster has the site listed as their homepage.
posted by OmieWise on Apr 19, 2006 - 27 comments

Self-link Callout

self-link. more inside.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Apr 2, 2006 - 70 comments

Callout of self-link by known spammer in FPP

posted by Malor on Mar 16, 2006 - 13 comments

Worst post ever contender

Worst post ever? Single link: Check. Self-post: Check. changed contact info to disguise ID: check.
posted by dash_slot- on Mar 11, 2006 - 64 comments

Self-link Callout

I'm pretty sure this post about nuvvo.com is a self-link.
posted by the jam on Mar 7, 2006 - 71 comments

Self-links in askme posts?

Although the self-link was fixed by Jessamyn, I doubt that this was posted in the true spirit of AskMe, considering that the OP was booted from MoFi for self-linking ten days ago.
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Feb 21, 2006 - 109 comments

Self-linking for critique purposes?

Is it acceptable to post a self link in ask if you are looking for peer response to something you have done, ie ways to improve a site, suggestion on a book/article/song/video, and if not has anyone else ever suggested that a mefi peer review might be useful. Granted we enjoy flagellating each other as is, but it would be nice if we could solicit feed back. I understand that if such an option were available directly on projects it might lead to people slandering works of those they dislike, but surely some of us would like to actively seek criticism.
posted by sourbrew on Feb 20, 2006 - 46 comments

Is a wikipedia article I contribued to a self-link?

I want to post some links over on the Filter about an obscure topic. However, due to its obscurity, some of the links would be Wiki articles that I previously created. Would this count as self-promotion, or would it be accetable to do such? Should I simply do my best to work around them?
posted by Atreides on Feb 6, 2006 - 88 comments

Possible questionable self-linking in comments

Do new users know about self-linking? I normally don't care to police this stuff, but mickeyz has been a member two days and self-linked to his own banal blog twice so far.
posted by stevis on Jan 28, 2006 - 18 comments

What's all this about urinals as art?

So if I were to post this article about someone attacking R. Mutt's "Urinal" with a hammer, would that be considered a "One Link News Filter Pseudo Self Link FFP" ?
posted by R. Mutt on Jan 18, 2006 - 24 comments

self-link trainwreck in progress

Err, self-link trainwreck in progress on the blue. Thanks, that is all.
posted by killdevil on Jan 16, 2006 - 27 comments

An interesting combination of sleazy and forthright

mrhappybanjo, here's looking at you. (askme thread + a post to projects for the store in askme)
posted by tozturk on Jan 13, 2006 - 56 comments


You have got to be joking? No. Considering the number of self-links that we've been having lately, I think that it's worth everyone's time to appreciate people who are keeping their eyes open for them, and to give them credit for trying, even if that particular link turned out to be a dud.
posted by crunchland on Jan 3, 2006 - 42 comments

over a barrel

Self link: 1.2 million barrels a day by November
posted by tozturk on Jan 3, 2006 - 14 comments


Self link
posted by ryanrs on Dec 28, 2005 - 60 comments

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