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Self-linking is a no-no

Self Link. This is the first FPP by .:DataWhat?:. which was preceded by three comments. Two of them reference the all music website in this FPP. Going to the user's own blog shows a preponderance of posts regarding the user's direct involvement with this all music place.
posted by ooga_booga on Dec 26, 2005 - 48 comments

Petition-linking maybe not best-of-web, maybe self-linking

Sign my petition! It's generated a big discussion, but I'm thinking that maybe a link to a blog that links to a petition might not be mefi material, especially from someone who has an interest (1, 2, 3, 4, from the only other thread he's ever participated in) in getting people to go there. If it walks like a self-link and quacks like a self-link...
posted by mendel on Dec 13, 2005 - 19 comments

Can I post this?

Some friends of mine were stuck in a New Orleans during Katrina, and shot a documentary on HDV centering around the Superdome as shelter. They have a page up for the film, with a trailer and stills and whatnot. These are friends of course, and I've worked with them in the past, but I was not involved in this project. Would this be appropriate FPP material, or would it be dangerously close to a self-link? Or, for that matter, would a FPP about a movie trailer just suck to begin with?
posted by brundlefly on Dec 13, 2005 - 31 comments

Another self link

Another self link. Thank you Mr. Runklfinker
posted by Dag Maggot on Dec 12, 2005 - 38 comments

Self-link ahoy

This is the second time RonZ's linked to komar.org. The first time was to the halloween lights display and this time it's the christmas lights. If I recall correctly, the original poster of the christmas lights thing was outed as a self linker (although I can't find the thread) so I suspect it's a sock puppet at work.
posted by ooga_booga on Dec 12, 2005 - 35 comments

this has to be one of the more entertaining self links in a while

this has to be one of the more entertaining self links in a while
posted by delmoi on Dec 8, 2005 - 42 comments

Light your torch and sharpen your pitchfork

stupid viral marketing. Light your torch and sharpen your pitchfork.
posted by crunchland on Dec 5, 2005 - 33 comments

I don't get it

Just so I, as a relatively new user, can understand: how exactly is this not a self-link, but my question was? (No hard feelings - I really would like to know.)
posted by ToasT on Nov 4, 2005 - 17 comments

Selflinker alert

MetaWhoreFilter. Self-link to a (probably paid) article about some dumb whorehouse in Germany.
posted by loquacious on Oct 30, 2005 - 77 comments

It's a selflinker gone wild

MeFites Let's Roll!
posted by blue_beetle on Oct 28, 2005 - 102 comments

Self-Link Deletion

Can you get a post deleted because it is already posted on your own site? even though the post has good info and had a conversation started? post in question http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/45943
posted by stilgar on Oct 18, 2005 - 4 comments

A terrible appropriation of the site to meet one user's needs

I think AxMe is not where poor posts go to die.
posted by shepd on Oct 14, 2005 - 11 comments

Blatant self-link seeming thing

This seems like a blatant self-link, whatever the poster might say. What say y'all? And should I just have flagged it and moved on?
posted by nanojath on Oct 12, 2005 - 12 comments

I don't like the looks of this.

I don't like the looks of this. Especially in light of this.
posted by Kwantsar on Oct 4, 2005 - 140 comments

unrepentant self-link shivers me timbers

Arr Mateys - all ye hearty sea-dogs know me for a solid crewmember of the good ship "Flag and Move On" but an unrepentant self-link on Talk Like A Pirate Day is just too good to pass up. Perhaps the Good Captain can even leave the thread flapping in the wind a while, strung from the yard-arms, while we have our way with the pox-dripping dog and swive him from stem to stern?
posted by freebird on Sep 19, 2005 - 51 comments

Selflinking in comments: quitcher bitchin

I'm sorry to bring it up, but the thread regarding self-linking was closed, and no one made mention of it....
posted by zerokey on Sep 5, 2005 - 17 comments


Detroit Wonk got a shiny new MeFi login yesterday (member since: September 4, 2005) and has spent the time spamming the joint with self-links. This uninsightful worm has managed to shoehorn his SEO campaign into six out of his seven MeFi posts, thus far.
posted by edverb on Sep 5, 2005 - 75 comments

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

How can my father promote his New Orleans towboat pilot relief effort?

My father is attempting to start a New Orleans relief effort among towboat pilots (he is one himself). He's posted a "call to action" on his site, and I'd like to get the word out. I haven't posted it on the front page because it seems dangerously close to a self-link (and is just one editorial, really). Any suggestions?
posted by brundlefly on Sep 2, 2005 - 7 comments


As mentioned, self link.
posted by null terminated on Aug 30, 2005 - 55 comments

Self-link. 'nuff said.

Self-link. 'nuff said.
posted by clevershark on Aug 12, 2005 - 13 comments

Self link, with proofs

Owner of FPP'ed Flickr set: "I'm 19." FPP author: "Age: 19" Inconclusive. Likely coincidence.
Owner of FPP'ed site: "Copyright 2005 Aaron Wynn & William Wynn." (google cache) FPP author: "Aaron Wynn" (home page) Conclusive. Enough.
posted by mistersix on Jul 11, 2005 - 36 comments

Linking to your own Livejournal as a news source: deceptive?

Using breaking disaster news threads to post deceptively authoritative-looking self-links to Livejournal updates: threat or menace?
posted by brownpau on Jul 7, 2005 - 187 comments

Metafilter is not for pyramid scheme

It should be pretty obvious that stuff like this should not fly in the blue. Using this site as a quarry for pyramid schemes is inappropriate and action should be taken accordingly.
posted by baphomet on Jun 26, 2005 - 47 comments

Is This a Self-Link?

I am thinking of posting this to metafilter. It's my brother's warblog.


I wasn't involved in the creation of this site (other than installing his blog software), but he is my brother. His deployment began today, and he started blogging.... So I thought "hey, a chance for people to start following from day 1, that's the best of the web, right?" Anyone have any thoughts?
posted by bugmuncher on Jun 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Where's the line between being perceived as a shill and a real self-link?

posted by muckster on Jun 7, 2005 - 22 comments

lame-ass shill for some lame-ass shirts

I don't know what it was about this post that makes me suspicious. (Wait, it's the cafepress link.) I can't say for *sure* that this is a lame-ass shill for some lame-ass shirts. (more inside)
posted by absalom on May 24, 2005 - 37 comments

A grayish "may derive benefit" bracelet around here somewhere

I question the nature of this post.
posted by furtive on Apr 27, 2005 - 21 comments

Link suddenly disappeared

I am baffled by the sudden disappearance of a link to 63days.com - I am unable to find it by searching MeFi either. I was not the original poster, but found the link fascinating and am confused about its removal. Anyone know about this?
posted by Uccellina on Apr 11, 2005 - 19 comments

Would this link be against self-link etiquette or policy?

I wanted to create an FPP for this ten second film festival, which I think would be of interest to many MeFites, but I've run into a couple of ethical and logistical conundrums: 1) The festival is being run by a friend of mine, so I suppose I might be a little biased as to this being The Best of The Web. 2) You really have to be in the Twin Cities area to see the screening and win a prize, even though submissions are accepted from anywhere. Any thoughts about this being FPP worthy?
posted by bigbadem on Apr 11, 2005 - 11 comments

Should banned users' profiles reflect the reason for their status?

If a user is banned for blatantly violating the no-self-link rule, would it be a good idea to either a) note the banning on that person's user page or b) delete the user page entirely? Seems strange to keep a user page from someone who took a dump on the community.
posted by mediareport on Mar 28, 2005 - 41 comments

Self-link? Or double post? Or a bit of both?

Self-link? Or double post? Or a bit of both? You delete decide.
posted by goatdog on Mar 28, 2005 - 54 comments

Self-link, it seems

Self-link, it seems
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Mar 25, 2005 - 69 comments

Not Quite a Self-Link

There are some interesting goings-on at my university that I'd like to post about. However, they regard a service which is currently under my jurisdiction on student council. My name might appear in some of the links, but none of them are BY me. I also don't intend to specify who exactly I am. Would that be considered a self-link?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Feb 25, 2005 - 18 comments

Self link and then purchased ads? Wha?

I hit the blue page the other day and saw a JUST POSTED story that was nothing more than a link to a page where you can buy a t-shirt with a design/slogan on it. (I'm not mentioning/linking-to which one it was because that isn't the purpose of this post). The FPP was deleted within minutes (from when I noticed it). However, today I see that it is listed in the Blogads on the front page. All is as it should be - I'm not complaining - I just think it is interesting that self-linkers apparently (sometimes?) get the opportunity to purchase an ad that they were trying to get for free.
posted by spock on Feb 10, 2005 - 19 comments

Self-link, don'tcha think?

Self-link, don'tcha think?
posted by squirrel on Feb 6, 2005 - 17 comments

Actually I don't think this was his own website...

I don't think the site in this deleted thread belongs to the poster. The names don't match up, and neither do the writing styles. He just improperly quoted the phrase "The Goleta Air & Space Museum is just my web site." While not formatted very well, I think the link holds up to scrutiny.
posted by zsazsa on Feb 1, 2005 - 6 comments

a very unclear and contradictory message

This post was deleted for the following reason: plugging his own/friends site. Now wait a second: his or his friend's? The solution offered to not self-linking here has always been to have a friend post it for you. I think this sends a very unclear and contradictory message.
posted by rushmc on Jan 24, 2005 - 22 comments

At least read the post before violating the main rule

If you are going to use MetaFilter to push your web site and agenda, at least read the freakin' post before you post your NSFW childish self links (on your first day as a member no less). Thank you.
posted by terrapin on Jan 21, 2005 - 83 comments

Self-link detected.

They're clamoring for it, and here it is. This post contains a nakedly aggressive self-link. For shame, doc.
posted by goatdog on Jan 17, 2005 - 38 comments

Salvage without the self-link

Delete the self-link and this post stands on its own.
posted by me3dia on Jan 10, 2005 - 72 comments

Self-Link Ahoy!

The 2011 post leads to a paid-subscription only article and indirectly through the comments ends up being a self-link. I'm sure it's accidental, but it shouldn't be there.
posted by Captaintripps on Jan 9, 2005 - 22 comments

Self-Link Callout

I know someone has posted a self-link as a FPP and hasn't identified it as such (he has also done it in comments). I think it is because he wants to keep his anonymity. I don't want to out him, but at the same time I think it isn't right to post a link to a site that is your own (esp. without disclosure). Should I just email him to let him know I know? Should I email Matt directly about it? Thoughts on how best to handle?
posted by evening on Jan 4, 2005 - 61 comments

Banned anyway

Pleased don't ban Cancergiggles; just delete his self-post.
posted by squirrel on Dec 27, 2004 - 127 comments

A historical oddity: self-link gets a pass

I hate to say it, but: self link.
posted by scarabic on Dec 10, 2004 - 84 comments

Have we been trolled?

Have we been trolled?
07 Dec 2004 : Cost to me £96.99 : PapPal Donations £0.00 : Reaction on Metafilter - Priceless

Read back through his comments on the original thread with this in mind, and the whole thing smacks of a self post.
*W = we
posted by jester69 on Dec 7, 2004 - 18 comments

Gratuitous self-link, or a legitimate part of the question?

Gratuitous self-link, or a legitemate part of the question?

It's not quite as bad as this one, since in this case the self-link has at least a theoretical connection to the question being asked, but it still feels to me more like bwerdmuller is hoping that "the best way to find new business fast" is to post a link to his own work on a popular forum and see if anyone bites.

Am I just being grumpy? Where should we draw the line on self-promotion within AskMe?
posted by ook on Dec 5, 2004 - 26 comments

Self-link detected.

Official tank04 Is A Dick Thread
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 29, 2004 - 75 comments

Is it OK to have one of the links be a self link to photos that relate to the post?

Question: Is it a self link to post your own photos of an event you had nothing to do with, except by your presence? I even discovered the event online.
posted by effugas on Aug 10, 2004 - 18 comments

It was awesome, but not on the web, does it become a self-link?

Here’s a conundrum - What if someone had something rather interesting fall into his lap that didn’t yet exist on the web, so that someone puts it up on the web... If that someone then wanted to share it with his fellow mefis (because many seem to share a similar sense of humour) and throw up a post/link on metafilter about it, would that be considered self-linking and taboo? Or does one have to find someone else to ghost post it, which seems kind of sneaky and deceptive? Or forget it altogether?

Someone = me.

Something = this.

Hey. It made me laugh.
posted by dakotadusk on Jul 18, 2004 - 44 comments

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