Posting Guidelines for MonkeyFilter (with thanks to SportsFilter and hence to Metafilter)
What makes a good post?Anything is fair game for posting. Anything, of course, within reason. MonkeyFilter is directly descended from Metafilter, and this is what Matt Haughey, Mefi's creator, has to say:
"A good post to MetaFilter is something that meets the following criteria: most people haven't seen it before, there is something interesting about the content on the page, and it might warrant discussion from others."Seems sort of self-explanatory, really. Bear in mind that a lot of stuff out there on ye olde internet has been around for several years now, so make sure you've got something unique to show off.
Let us know, too, if your link contains Flash, Quicktime, an mp3, anything that involves plugins or a download.
What makes a bad post?The following things tend to feature in a bad post:
- No link at all! This is okay only in Curious, George posts, MoFi's answer to Ask Metafilter. Obviously, if we're out to find the best of the web, we need to link to it.
- Linking to something old. Odds are we've seen it.
- Double-posting: a search of the site will tell you if your link has been posted before by someone else. Double posts are deleted. Please, please remember to search before any new post.
- A link that doesn't provoke discussion. We link to stuff, then we talk about it. Figures, really.
We've had some discussion as to whether self-linking is okay. The consensus at present is NO. It's a safe bet that if you think your blog is the best of the web, we may not agree. You are, however, welcome to post a self-link in a comment if it's relevant to the discussion. If you do post a self-link in a comment, we expect full disclosure.