Flickr Tricks-of-the-Trade
April 21, 2005 6:36 AM   Subscribe

I recalled a few of the Flickrazzi's who post the "how-to's" of their daily lives. For example, 7-how-7 works for a production company that produces blow-up dolls for the entertainment film and commercial industry (via BoingBoing today), underbunny works as a mortician, rickenbacker documents his life in fast food, and then there's a variety of active duty military folk who are documenting the mundane "over there", like ob1left, nevadog, At Ease, Doc Torres, enlisted cowboy, Nukeit1, JeffG, Luodanli, and the homsar. But if blogging at work can be bad, than I'm sure taking photos at work and sharing them with the interweb HAS to be worse.
posted by rzklkng (35 comments total)

 
Tsk Tsk. Self-link = banination.
posted by psychotic_venom at 6:43 AM on April 21, 2005


Too bad, too. It was a great idea for a post.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:46 AM on April 21, 2005


Negative ghostrider. Self link is referential and part of the story. If the mod-gods disagree, take it out. Don't ruin my trifecta.
posted by rzklkng at 6:49 AM on April 21, 2005


.....some very weird formatting going on too, this post has been cursed! Oh no!
posted by dabitch at 6:51 AM on April 21, 2005


Self link is referential and part of the story.

BZZT! Incorrect! You've been here 6 months, you should know better.
posted by GeekAnimator at 6:52 AM on April 21, 2005


Yeah, whatsupwitdat. It did that through preview, too.
posted by rzklkng at 6:53 AM on April 21, 2005


You somehow managed to close the div, resulting in the odd formatting. I assume that will be fixed when the post is deleted for self-linking.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 6:58 AM on April 21, 2005


Self-link = badness. You should know better.
posted by bshort at 7:07 AM on April 21, 2005


The only thing worse than reading books on dead bodies is thinking that pictures from an undertaker are the awesomest thing since sliced awesome.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 7:08 AM on April 21, 2005


rzklkng: "Self link is referential and part of the story. If the mod-gods disagree, take it out. Don't ruin my trifecta."

Come on, you have to be kidding. Seriously, it's like punching a baby. "No, but it was an integral part of what I was saying! Get it?" Not gonna fly. Good post, but you ruined it. Personally, I hope you don't get banned for it, but, then again, I've had lots of great OMG I BLOGGED entries I coulda linked to and built a FPP around.
posted by Plutor at 7:31 AM on April 21, 2005


Some people just don't know how to read.

So... anybody here like pancakes?
posted by languagehat at 7:34 AM on April 21, 2005


What did you have for breakfast, languagehat?
posted by the_bone at 7:36 AM on April 21, 2005


Maybe it's just me but this post still shows up even though directly below it, Greasmonkey tells me it's a deleted post...
posted by panoptican at 7:42 AM on April 21, 2005


I think this is a good post and I'm sorry everyone above me only concentrated on the one self-link you used to put the post in context, even if it wasn't absolutely necessary. But I guess that's what people do here. Everyone point and laugh at the guy who broke the rules! Much easier than tagging it and moving on.

Hopefully only the one link will be deleted, and not the post.
posted by bondcliff at 8:25 AM on April 21, 2005


it's not the end of the world.
posted by quonsar at 8:31 AM on April 21, 2005


ratz: why did you just copy and paste your blog entry to metafilter?
posted by Stynxno at 8:38 AM on April 21, 2005


The entire blog entry.
posted by brownpau at 8:42 AM on April 21, 2005


...I'm sure it seemed like a good idea at the time.
posted by Floydd at 8:42 AM on April 21, 2005


Did I mention that I have one of those new-fangled blog thingies?
posted by fixedgear at 8:59 AM on April 21, 2005


Stynxno, it's actually the other way around.
posted by rzklkng at 9:10 AM on April 21, 2005


fixedgear, tell me moreONEONEONEONE!ONEONEONE
posted by Hands of Manos at 9:11 AM on April 21, 2005


I love people that go around thinking that rules don't apply to them.
posted by euphorb at 9:18 AM on April 21, 2005


Pretty girl young man old man man with a blog, two people in love, the rules do not apply....
posted by Floydd at 9:46 AM on April 21, 2005


panoptican: "Maybe it's just me but this post still shows up even though directly below it, Greasmonkey tells me it's a deleted post..."

The aforementioned formatting weirdness confused the greasemonkey script. (How many people really use that thing?)
posted by Plutor at 10:11 AM on April 21, 2005


Note to the MeFi vigilantes, the mods have spoken. Move along...
posted by rzklkng at 10:12 AM on April 21, 2005


the mods have spoken

For future reference, there is only one mod. He owns the site.
posted by gleuschk at 10:28 AM on April 21, 2005


Thanks. I know that. I assumed Matt has other obligations...I emailed him about pruning the first part. Thanks for flexing your eMuscles, though. Your point is taken.
posted by rzklkng at 11:01 AM on April 21, 2005


Okay, now that this whole thing got seriously derailed...

how about some actual discussion of the content? :

Meh.
posted by psychotic_venom at 11:17 AM on April 21, 2005


Would it have been acceptable to post the offending link in a comment, explaining it as a contextual self referential link?

Or just put a [self-link] next to it?

Bannination seem harsh...
posted by schyler523 at 11:37 AM on April 21, 2005


self-linking in a comment is *much* more appropriate, but only when it contributes directly to the discussion, and typically when it's not your thread to begin with.

Rule of thumb - if you're trying to promote yourself or could be seen as promoting yourself, don't do it.
posted by psychotic_venom at 12:22 PM on April 21, 2005


Bannination seem harsh

The way I see it, when the post-a-link page warns you so utterly clearly against self-linking, banination is required more for terminal stupidity and/or arrogance than the actual self-link.
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:34 PM on April 21, 2005


Yeah, and he hasn't even shown any remorse, just whines and babbles about "vigilantes" and "mods." String him up, say I. You do the crime, you do the time.
posted by languagehat at 4:04 PM on April 21, 2005


The undertaking photos were really amazing. Thank you for posting them.
posted by fillsthepews at 9:14 PM on April 21, 2005


I humbly submit myself to the flogging by the digerati, and personally offer my heartfelt and most sincere regrets to you, languagehat, as well as the other offendees.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, do you think employers should welcome this or crack down?
posted by rzklkng at 5:50 AM on April 22, 2005


I think employers should absolutely crack down on self-linking.
posted by Plutor at 1:42 PM on April 22, 2005


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