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April 23, 2007 10:52 AM   Subscribe

One is deleted because it has no link. The other is deleted because it's a dupe of the first. But can you dupe a deleted thread? Can you dupe a thread that has no link? Or is this just capitalist revisionism?
posted by Plutor to Etiquette/Policy at 10:52 AM (65 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite

Dupe dupe dupe dupe
posted by Plutor at 10:52 AM on April 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


James Brown is still dead!
posted by Duncan at 11:02 AM on April 23, 2007


Not capitalist revisionism. Post-Soviet purge.
posted by googly at 11:05 AM on April 23, 2007


Very odd. Did cortex not realize jessamyn had nuked the first? Personally, I think nickyskye's should be reinstated with an added news link or something; we're going to have a thread about this, and really, who the fuck cares how it's worded?
posted by languagehat at 11:08 AM on April 23, 2007


Any future links to Yeltsin's death that serve only to tell us that, Hey! He's dead! should also be dumped.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 11:09 AM on April 23, 2007


I believe the cortex deletion happened before the jessamyn one.
posted by and hosted from Uranus at 11:10 AM on April 23, 2007


I'm pretty sure I beat jess to the punch, actually. But very Keystone Kops regardless, I guess. When I saw 'em, I thought the second thread was a bit better presented, but the comments had already devolved into This Is Going To Get Deleted silliness.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:11 AM on April 23, 2007


a chorus of Boris.
posted by quonsar at 11:13 AM on April 23, 2007


"Someone famous dies of old age" newsfilter almost never makes for good posts anyway. The simple fact that a lot of people rush for their keyboards and post about it hoping to be first is enough to justify deleting the lot.

All of us know where CNN's web site is, and know how to read newspapers.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 11:14 AM on April 23, 2007 [7 favorites]


I axed the Wikipedia link one -- it's really a stretch to link to Wikipedia in an obit post -- and restored the other one which I hadn't seen. Sorry about that. Sorry cortex!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:14 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I've ressurrected the first one, with an added link to the news link from the second one; let's see how that grand experiment plays out.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:14 AM on April 23, 2007


*smacks head on table*
posted by Firas at 11:15 AM on April 23, 2007 [12 favorites]


wait, WHAT?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:16 AM on April 23, 2007 [30 favorites]


Both threads are now up. Doubleplusgood undelete?
posted by Mister_A at 11:17 AM on April 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Thank you both for giving me a laugh this morning.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:17 AM on April 23, 2007


Guys, put down the ladder before you knock someone out the window.
posted by Plutor at 11:17 AM on April 23, 2007 [25 favorites]


Which thread should one crap on/in?
posted by Mister_A at 11:18 AM on April 23, 2007


Hundreds of Hand-Drawn Turkeys.
posted by Dizzy at 11:18 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


Okay, I have to go fix library wireless and drive through a forest fire to get there. cortex, sweetie, do what you think is right.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:18 AM on April 23, 2007 [11 favorites]


classic.
posted by quonsar at 11:18 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


nicksyke thread has better comments. Keep it.
posted by Firas at 11:18 AM on April 23, 2007


Leave 'em both, it's funny!
posted by Mister_A at 11:19 AM on April 23, 2007


These posts, they undelete undulate?
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:20 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's like O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" performed via interpretive dance by Scooby and Shaggy.
posted by Mister_A at 11:24 AM on April 23, 2007 [24 favorites]


To the death!
posted by kosem at 11:24 AM on April 23, 2007


This is the best thing ever. God bless the MeFi Trinity.
posted by languagehat at 11:31 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


This was enormously entertaining to read.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:34 AM on April 23, 2007


It's a good thing Matt's banned, or this would have gotten even trickier.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 AM on April 23, 2007 [4 favorites]


Was it the Sumerian ban?
posted by Mister_A at 11:39 AM on April 23, 2007


I thought Jessamyn had an invisible plane.
Please advise.
posted by Dizzy at 11:41 AM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


You can certainly dupe a deleted double-post. That would be called a "triple post." And you can also dupe a post with no link, but it will also get deleted, so why bother?
posted by Dave Faris at 11:42 AM on April 23, 2007


Remember the sunscreen.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 11:42 AM on April 23, 2007


"Someone famous dies of old age" newsfilter almost never makes for good posts anyway. The simple fact that a lot of people rush for their keyboards and post about it hoping to be first is enough to justify deleting the lot.

All of us know where CNN's web site is, and know how to read newspapers.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:14 PM on April 23 [+] [!]


Many, many MeFites seem to feel this way. Many, many other MeFites disagree.

Hmm, what to do, what to do?
posted by evilcolonel at 11:45 AM on April 23, 2007


I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cat's, I'd delete it again and again.
posted by OmieWise at 11:47 AM on April 23, 2007


wait, WHAT?

This thread made me laugh so hard, I am going to have to check into hospitalised for exhaustion.
posted by Eideteker at 12:05 PM on April 23, 2007


Grammar Police in the parking lot.
Keep your head's down.
posted by Dizzy at 12:07 PM on April 23, 2007


Invisible Dupe!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:27 PM on April 23, 2007


I want one~!
posted by Mister_A at 12:46 PM on April 23, 2007


Dupe dupe dupe dupe
...of Earl
Dupe, Dupe, Dupe of Earl
Dupe, Dupe, Dupe of Earl
Dupe, Dupe, Dupe of Earl....

As I walk through this world
Nothing can stop the Dupe of Earl
And-a you, you are my girl
And no one can hurt you, oh no...

And when I hold you
You'll be my Dupess, Dupess of Earl
We'll walk through my delete-dom
And a paradise we will share
posted by y2karl at 12:47 PM on April 23, 2007


It could have been Dupe of URL if the first one had one....
posted by y2karl at 12:50 PM on April 23, 2007 [5 favorites]


Invisible Dupe!
posted by mathowie at 3:27 PM on April 23


Hey, you're banned! Back to the cornfield!
posted by languagehat at 1:02 PM on April 23, 2007


This is just very funny.
posted by nola at 1:11 PM on April 23, 2007


Boy, Matt. You sure dance funny. And what's with all the crazy clothes? I can't even imagine why you need to wear a helmet. Full body slam dancing in the woods?
posted by Dave Faris at 1:13 PM on April 23, 2007


jessamyn: [attempts to poke cortex in the eyes]
cortex: [blocks with palm] Woo, woo, woo, woo, woo!
mathowie: [tweaks cortex's nose, producing honking sound]
posted by Wolfdog at 1:22 PM on April 23, 2007 [11 favorites]


why I oughta
posted by cortex (staff) at 1:36 PM on April 23, 2007 [3 favorites]


Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead
posted by Robert Angelo at 1:48 PM on April 23, 2007


jessamyn writes "Okay, I have to go fix library wireless and drive through a forest fire to get there."

I'm imagining jessamyn saying this in an anti-hero whisper.
posted by brundlefly at 1:55 PM on April 23, 2007


The wireless is saved! I trust everyone was able to work this out?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:06 PM on April 23, 2007


and really, who the fuck cares how it's worded?
posted by languagehat


Eponysterical!
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 2:14 PM on April 23, 2007 [2 favorites]


Eponironical!
posted by shmegegge at 2:27 PM on April 23, 2007


dupe dupe dupe, dupe dupe Iran
posted by Falconetti at 2:35 PM on April 23, 2007


"'Dupe the Whales'?"
"Gotta dupe somethin'."

posted by cortex (staff) at 2:38 PM on April 23, 2007


Now that that's resolved can we discuss a moratorium on "." as the title. Not only is it impossible to search for it also makes tab text that looks like MF is flipping the bird.
posted by Mitheral at 3:02 PM on April 23, 2007


So it's a wash, is what you're saying?
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:05 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


I trust everyone was able to work this out?
We've never been able to work anything else out, why should this be different?

Seriously, though - kudos to the admin mob bunch team for not taking themselves too seriously over this.
posted by dg at 3:31 PM on April 23, 2007


In Soviet Union, dupe deletes you!
posted by tula at 3:48 PM on April 23, 2007


Ah, a complete shambles. I'm beginning to feel a sense of belonging.
posted by Abiezer at 3:48 PM on April 23, 2007 [5 favorites]


I guess I checked out metafilter earlier, in that brief, beautiful minute or so where there were no obitfilter posts.

I knew it was impossible that absolutely no one posted a link and I thought, "Finally! The admins are finally going to force people to make a best-of-the-web post when someone dies."

I'd consider it.

A little ghoulish... but maybe if we drew a line in the sand, say that starting with the next person to die, whose name is on the 2007 death list, we (meaning you admins, natch) nuke any obituary threads that don't feature an interesting link that has something to do with the person. Sure "interesting" is a subjective word. I'm using it here to represent any webpage that isn't a death announcement, dry wikipedia biography, or imdb page.
posted by elr at 3:53 PM on April 23, 2007


Seeing double posts marking the passing of a lifelong drunkard is fitting. Keep them both up.
posted by ardgedee at 4:30 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


All of us know where CNN's web site is, and know how to read newspapers.

But nickyskye is so much nicer than those awful people over at CNN! And didn't you hear Sheryl Crow? Newspapers are bad for the environment.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:40 PM on April 23, 2007 [1 favorite]


What kind of an asshole would dupe a deleted post? Some kind of whore for favorites or something?
posted by Methylviolet at 8:46 PM on April 23, 2007


These posts, they undelete undulate ululate??
posted by !Jim at 10:17 PM on April 23, 2007


These posts, they ... ululate??

Well, if they do, I sure wish someone would link to the sound files. (Preferably WAV or AIFF).
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:19 PM on April 23, 2007


It sort of makes a quiet "squish" sound, and a little later, it seems to emit a great deal of vocally and nasally detectable flatulence.
posted by wool sock at 11:38 PM on April 23, 2007


Vocally detectable delectable flatulence? No wait, probably not.

since we're doing the <del> thing
posted by !Jim at 2:10 AM on April 26, 2007


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