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rel="nofollow" in this day and age

Should there be an easy way to mark links as rel="nofollow" or otherwise indicate that they are not endorsements? [more inside]
posted by autopilot on Apr 5, 2022 - 7 comments

Cracked.com is terrible and horrible.

Cracked.com's posts are SPLIT INTO TWO PAGES. Also, most of their posts are nothing but linkbate. Over 31 worthless FPP posts have been made linking to this waste of time. Thank goodness so many comments in the most recent "post" saw through their evil schemes! I say we reinstitute the previously-requested ban of anyone linking to cracked.com.
posted by rebent on May 1, 2012 - 145 comments

How Stuff Works: MeFi Spam

How's the bad mojo work in this deleted post? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 19, 2012 - 43 comments

Dodgy link needs to go.

Why is the second link to this post still up? Several people have mentioned problems with it, including myself, yet the link still remains. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I think that the link should be axed since its absence won't really affect the rest of the post. Or is this just something that is allowed? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Feb 4, 2012 - 57 comments

It Is Time to Stop Linking to the Same Bloody Article.

It Is Time to Stop Linking to the Same Bloody Article. [more inside]
posted by Skeptic on Jan 26, 2012 - 3 comments

MeFi is getting gamed.

MeFi is getting gamed. [more inside]
posted by clarknova on Nov 12, 2011 - 76 comments

Peddle Your Wares Elsewhere

I'm fairly certain that Matt has to approve posts in the Projects section, so I'm unsure of how this post made the cut. The user has only one other contribution from earlier today and it's related to the site he's pushing.
posted by gman on Oct 18, 2011 - 47 comments


I'm disappointed my spammy AskMe got deleted. [more inside]
posted by mysmallbiz on Aug 18, 2011 - 67 comments

Fabulous Edible Spam Creations

I was wondering if the powers that be had given any thought recently to perhaps raising the admission price for Projects. (You know, now that Metafilter rules Google and all...) [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Aug 8, 2011 - 46 comments

Grantland Filter

With less than 2 months under it's belt... Grantland.com has been featured on the blue 14 times... is this product placement? Is this unprecedented? Do users of Grantland not get the concept of RSS feeds? [more inside]
posted by matimer on Jul 27, 2011 - 70 comments

Spam Bots on MeFi?

I spotted what's probably a spam bot posting around. Does MeFi get a lot of these? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Feb 9, 2011 - 101 comments

Is "vi@gra" in Italian still "vi@gra?"

I love the idea of this Ask post, but is there any way to modify some of the answers so this poor person/couple doesn't get spammed like crazy? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Sep 3, 2010 - 32 comments

Five bucks, same as downtown

I just got this nice Mefimail from a Mefite: i found you on meta. i am new here! your info caught my eye! you seem very unique and interesting to me. [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on May 27, 2010 - 7 comments

We refuse, you effuse

I don't know if this is to be celebrated or bemoaned, but a thread closed for self-promotion on Metafilter is now the second most popular link on reddit. [more inside]
posted by Valet on Apr 21, 2010 - 42 comments


I just got an email using my metafilter user name that has been reproduced inside. Metafilter is the only site where I use this monkier, and I"m wondering exactly what the hell it is, and if anyone else has gotten it. It is called the "Living Life to the Full User Survey." [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Dec 15, 2009 - 40 comments

MetaFilter: #1 in the Jewelry Category!

I have sometimes felt I haven't gotten my 'due' for being one of the MetaFilter Early Adopters (user #206). But not today. [more inside]
posted by wendell on May 8, 2009 - 102 comments

chococat creates something new on the internet

...in which chococat creates something new on the internet.
posted by geos on Apr 16, 2009 - 126 comments

MeFi is not for Spam?

Not cool - using your MeFi account to harvest email addresses of people who you disagree with, so you can sign them up to mailing lists? That's gotta be out of order, right? [more inside]
posted by rodgerd on Oct 30, 2008 - 90 comments

HDMI Cables? Can I lift those with my pitchfork?

This post is distinctly spammy. The pleasure of answering questions and helping people in AskMeFi is the reward, not offers of free stuff.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Sep 3, 2008 - 37 comments

I know the Sarah Palin thread has your attention but AskMe Spam Still Sucks

This comment in AskMe is spam and should be deleted. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 29, 2008 - 56 comments

Spam from a MeFi user.

I don't know what the policy is on this but I just got this spam via MeFi email from someone I don't know or care to know: [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Jul 16, 2008 - 96 comments


This quiz demands a cell phone number for results. SPAAAAAAAAAAAM [more inside]
posted by effugas on Jun 12, 2008 - 33 comments

suspicious questions?

Just thought I'd mention that I noticed a couple of questions in askme that all had to do with ferreting out techniques people use to get around spam filters and the like. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Jun 3, 2008 - 70 comments

Karnofsky alarm?

Isn't this Metafilter FPP slightly suspicious? [more inside]
posted by Skeptic on May 11, 2008 - 26 comments

When the cat's away the mice will SPAM.

Can we please have an automatic deletion and/or penalty box for posts that get flagged for breaking guidelines by many users at times when no mod is online? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Apr 28, 2008 - 110 comments

Metafilter self-fashioning

Is there something more to this post that got it deleted? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Apr 3, 2008 - 41 comments

Sorry, indeed, but what strange, elaborate spam.

What the hell? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Feb 1, 2008 - 51 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

Mmmm, honey-glazed spam

Anybody else interested in participating in a MeFi spam honeypot? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Jan 18, 2008 - 95 comments


The worst of MetaFilter [more inside]
posted by Brak on Dec 6, 2007 - 109 comments


posted by hermitosis on Oct 18, 2007 - 8 comments

WTF, Wendell?

So Wendell apparently harvested a bunch of Mefite email addresses and sent a pointless message to all of them, and a herd of the recipients went off on a "reply all" binge with equally pointless replies. Now I have a mailbox full of crap. This is without a doubt the lamest, most wrong-headed bullshit move I have experienced here. Thanks for nothing, jerx.
posted by Kirth Gerson on Jun 15, 2007 - 293 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

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

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

Shilling projects in askme

Uh oh.
posted by MrMoonPie on Nov 27, 2006 - 14 comments

Egregious self-linking

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

Circumventing the one-week delay by posting to Projects

Can we keep the rule that n00bs can't post their first FPP on the same day they sign up? Especially when they are just trying to drive traffic to an escorts website?
posted by mds35 on Aug 3, 2006 - 25 comments

Der Wiki is der spammed.

Der Wiki is der spammed.
posted by disclaimer on Apr 28, 2006 - 24 comments

Spam alert

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


matthewchen is spamming
posted by adamrice on Mar 28, 2006 - 56 comments

Mefi Wiki trashed by spam

It seems that the Metafilter Wiki @ http://www.mssv.net/wiki.cgi was taken over by Xanax online, which promptly trashed the whole place, the shitheads
posted by growabrain on Mar 25, 2006 - 2 comments

Why isn't this considered spam and blackholed?

I don't get it. Why isn't this considered spam and blackholed?
posted by Kickstart70 on Mar 15, 2006 - 56 comments

Slightly spammy answer on AskMe.

In this AskMe, I am in agreement with the post that follows mine, as well as of course my own, though I didn't word it as bluntly as Rhomboid did, as I was sort of "typing as thinking". That said, the first response seems vaguely spammy. Full disclosure: I provide web hosting myself, and I still think the response is borderline inappropriate.
posted by twiggy on Feb 27, 2006 - 7 comments

Its a trap? Interloquition regarding the inner workings of a perceived scam

They want someone with an American bank account.
So how does this scam work?
posted by Ken McE on Feb 24, 2006 - 4 comments

robots exclusion suggestion for deleted threads

Just a followup to the Optical4Less spam and the robots exclusion suggestion for deleted threads: deleted AskMefi threads still do not have the exclusion meta tag, so that Mefi spam there can still be indexed by search engines. Anyone else spotted any other loopholes spammers might have slipped through?
posted by brownpau on Feb 22, 2006 - 7 comments

anyone else getting this spam which appears to be harvested from mefi profile pages?

Just curious. I got the following in my in-box, anyone else getting this spam which appears to be harvested from mefi profile pages?

...I saw that you had art related sites, but we know that this doesn't have much to do with poker. As such, we would like to work with you for text space on your Mefi profile. We see ourselves liking Mefi traffic and think you make good posts that can attract people to your profile....

Fools!!! They must not have read my FPPs, good posts indeed, pffft.
posted by edgeways on Feb 8, 2006 - 59 comments

AOL Spam?

Anyone else been contacted by an AOL account in relation to "Robby Rob's Metafilter Post", with the sender claiming that he is having his thoughts controlled by the NSA? [more inside]
posted by LondonYank on Jan 31, 2006 - 34 comments

Processed pork product

posted by russilwvong on Jan 21, 2006 - 6 comments

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