November 25, 2002

What's going on here? We have 3 different front page posts for the "Chunky Soup Curse" (here, here and now here). I think that's 2 posts too many.

As well, it seems that two of the links are to the poster's own weblog. He's even confirmed it.

I'm hoping the moderators/editors/benevolent overlords will clean this up as it is obviously against posting guidelines and is cluttering up the front page.

posted by grum@work to editorial policy at 11:51 PM - 11 comments

I do enjoy reading JawaKing's weblog, but I don't think it's appropriate to use it as a front page post. Especially twice within 8 days on the very same subject.

posted by grum@work at 12:01 AM on November 26, 2002

That's fair. I'll refrain.

posted by JawaKing at 12:40 AM on November 26, 2002

... and 6/12 of his links posted are actually to his own website. zoinks.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:41 AM on November 26, 2002

that is so fucking lame....

posted by StarFucker at 09:14 AM on November 26, 2002

jinkies, and he woulda gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids.

posted by danostuporstar at 09:57 AM on November 26, 2002

Billy Maulana'd.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:27 AM on November 26, 2002

Ah, it seems that we have a self-poster. I suspect that Dan is not fully aware of the ethics of "community" weblogging, since he admitted that he (JawaKing) was Dan Lewis. Let's hope that he learns his lesson and continues to participate in future SportsFilter discussions. Hopefully, his participation was not merely inspired by opportunities to self-link. We shall see.

posted by jacknose at 11:07 AM on November 26, 2002

Since the original post was to the front page, I thought it would be appropriate to post the clarification there as well.

posted by helleke at 11:18 AM on November 26, 2002

Yeah, that's fine. Helleke is wholle right to have taken it there. And I'm certainly not inspired to participate only to self-link. I cross-post the rather fringe topics that, well, should be posted anyway. It's a catch-22, really, but I'll not do it again. And if I could have remembered my password (I actually have an account like "Dan Lewis" or something here), this wouldn't have happened to begin with. Heh.

posted by JawaKing at 01:39 PM on November 26, 2002

Cool JawaKing. Thanks for owning up. I didn't suspect you were playing us. By the way, self-linking within a thread is legit. We're just trying to avoid FPPs as self-promotion.

posted by jacknose at 03:45 PM on November 26, 2002

Yeah, I getcha. No prob. In fact, is there a way to recover lost passwords?

posted by JawaKing at 04:55 PM on November 26, 2002

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