Post deletion February 3, 2008 5:26 PM   Subscribe

Not sure why, but my first post was deleted. It was about the News Corp discussions with Microsoft. Definitely not spam, so I'm not sure what happened.
posted by JD Rucker to Etiquette/Policy at 5:26 PM (55 comments total)



What NotMyselfRightNow said...

MetaFilter: I am not sure what happened.
posted by Duncan at 5:35 PM on February 3, 2008


In the future, you can take this up with the mods directly via the handy contact link at the bottom of every page.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:48 PM on February 3, 2008


It was a bit doublepost-y. Don't think of its deletion as a strike; it's more of a foul ball. Or some other sort of poorly wrought sports analogy.

Searching for the terms that you'd use as tags for your post (like Yahoo in your case) can help catch doubleposts before making them.
posted by CKmtl at 6:06 PM on February 3, 2008


Has anyone seen my keys? I can't find my keys.
posted by localhuman at 6:08 PM on February 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


Not sure why, but I can't get into my house. Definitely my house, I'm not sure what happened.
posted by blacklite at 6:19 PM on February 3, 2008


There was a post on a really related topic from Friday and it was a thinnish link to something from the Times Online which we've some trouble with lately (nothing to do with you, but a spammer type who had been working for their promotions company and also linking to them often here) which may have sent up some red flags. Not really a big deal, please feel free to post updates into the open thread.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:23 PM on February 3, 2008


Heya, JD Rucker. Pretty much what those folks said; when we see multiple posts on more or less the same topic—especially newsy stuff—in the same short period, we'll typically delete the later posts if they aren't really superlative stuff on their own.

Your post came less than two days after this post talking about the MS/Yahoo thing, and your links were newswire/rumory stuff related to that same conversation. It's the kind of thing that often gets called "updatefilter", and while it may be okay on higher-volume sites (digg, et al), that sort of Oh And Another Thing posting doesn't really fly on the front page when it can be added to a recent existing thread as a comment instead.

Deleted posts aren't hidden from access, but they do as you saw disappear from the front page; there are a few different resources for finding deleted posts if you're curious. We try to summarize the reason for a deletion in the deletion reason field directly under the post text, which NotMyselfRightNow quoted above in the link to your post—on the thread itself, that text included a link to the previous post.

We'll also often try to give new users a heads-up about things like deletions, but you caught me with my hands full this morning; apologies for any confusion.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:27 PM on February 3, 2008


deletedthreads. thanks to puke and cry.
posted by localhuman at 6:30 PM on February 3, 2008 [5 favorites]


Has anyone seen my keys? I can't find my keys.

Not sure why, but I can't get into my house. Definitely my house, I'm not sure what happened.


That reminds me. Can someone explain what the hell "doorbell" means?
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:08 PM on February 3, 2008


That reminds me. Can someone explain what the hell "doorbell" means?

It's those big glass things on the side of a house. "Ringing" them means jumping through headfirst screaming. (It makes them "ring." Makes sense when you think about it, doesn't it?)

You're welcome.
posted by spiderwire at 7:14 PM on February 3, 2008


I'm thinking about my

DOORBELL

when you gonna

RING IT

when you gonna

RING IT?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:22 PM on February 3, 2008 [4 favorites]


I always hear it
"I been thinking bout my doorbell".
posted by boo_radley at 7:39 PM on February 3, 2008


when you gonna

RING IT?


when you gonna

RING IT?

STAND UP!

STAND UP
!

[via]
posted by spiderwire at 7:40 PM on February 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


oh holy shit youtube hates matt. or hates his ability to purchase an iphone.
matt i still like you ok
posted by boo_radley at 7:41 PM on February 3, 2008


oh holy shit youtube hates matt. or hates his ability to purchase an iphone.

just judging by comments youtube hates everything
posted by spiderwire at 7:47 PM on February 3, 2008


I ring your doorbell. I ring it up.
posted by Mikey-San at 7:48 PM on February 3, 2008 [2 favorites]


but what if they're right???
posted by boo_radley at 7:50 PM on February 3, 2008


replace it
u look like Syler from HEROES
LOL LMAO HAWLY SHITE
nicely done
iphone is the best!!!, Sylar
save the cheerleader
LOL LOL LOL HAHAHAHAHHAHA
do u have eyeliner on?
Love this white stripes song too. That's totally Sylar.
yea keep doing that it will turn... dude replace it god
replace it apple has great customer support my ipod went i n the wash and they replaced it for free and i got a new one in under a week
holy fuck i would be so pissed lmfao
what song is this??So... other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
wait 1 or 2 year some new phone comes out makes iphone obsolete, i have travelled in time i know these things
it doesnt work cuz he hold the «hold» swith...Fucker...
FAKE! He kept replaying the same clip to think he's doing it a bunch of times.
press harder fuckface....its not broken theres nothing wrong with it
The song is: My Doorbell by The White Stripes
dude put your frikin finger on the aro and slide
Why the fuck did we need a new video of someone else's video with a stupid song and remix?dude that sucks your iphone dont work or you don no how to yous it i say you suck and the iphone dont lol
your iphone touch screen wont let you touch it lmao. looser. apple products are for idiots with money. apple plays you guys worst then cigaret
te companies play smokers. lol its funny.People like you dont deserve the iPhone. Moron.
What a LOSER. u must have it on lock, its true you dont deserve to have an iphone if youre just going to make stupid nonesence videos about th
em. besides that, if u just want to record yourself find another way seriously
He looks like Sylar in the TV Show "Heroes"
Haha Yeah Just what i was about to right.He Looks so much like him :)
your a fucking idiot.
there is something ringing in that empty fuckin head of yours. u wanna learn how to use it u thick twat
you have something ringing in that empty fucking head of yours. read the instrutions you tit
having fun with that video editing?
maybe if you didn't spaz out on that phone so much it might work.
Your all stupid apple even admitted there are some iphones/ipod touches with fragged screens
Nice touch of pizazz.
posted by popechunk at 8:06 PM on February 3, 2008 [4 favorites]


Don't make us read youtube comments, they melt the brain.
posted by dabitch at 8:14 PM on February 3, 2008


Also, JD Rucker, you should know that when someone posts to MetaTalk (abbreviated MeTa), people will make fun of them if possible. Usually this is all in good fun, nothing personal -- unless the poster is really being a big jerk or whining too much. But this is an incentive to use the contact form or privately MefiMail a moderator (mathowie, jessamyn or cortex) if you have a question that's really just a question for them. If you post in here, you're opening yourself up for some ribbing.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:16 PM on February 3, 2008


spiderwire: I see your Ludacris and raise you Eric B + Rakim.
posted by flatluigi at 8:20 PM on February 3, 2008


Hey -- you found my bro Rakim? Tell him I miss him.
posted by ericb at 8:26 PM on February 3, 2008 [3 favorites]


flatluigi, thank you for introducing me to something I can hate even more than "@".
posted by tkolar at 8:32 PM on February 3, 2008


flatluigi: Indeed. I have that one, too -- they're both pretty awesome.

Can we get a mathowie/Ludacris mashup plz?
posted by spiderwire at 8:32 PM on February 3, 2008


Dammit popechunk, I've got a greasemonkey script so I don't have to read those. It's like a train wreck though, I can't stop reading once I've started.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:38 PM on February 3, 2008


It's Sunday at 12:30 a.m. and I'm playing those mashups loud

CAUSE I'VE BEEN SILENCED ALL MY LIFE
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:33 PM on February 3, 2008


LESS COWBELL
MORE DOORBELL
posted by wendell at 9:35 PM on February 3, 2008


You can ring my bell.*

*Blatant use of MeTa thread bell meme for purpose of drawing attention to current FPP
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:13 PM on February 3, 2008


cortex: when we see multiple posts on more or less the same topic—especially newsy stuff—in the same short period, we'll typically delete the later posts if they aren't really superlative stuff on their own.

Awesome.

LobsterMitten: Also, JD Rucker, you should know that when someone posts to MetaTalk (abbreviated MeTa), people will make fun of them if possible....

JD Rucker, hopefully you have your answer. You asked well, if not correctly, and your courtesy is commendable. Others have done much worse. Now, I advise you as a friend to stop reading now and never return to this thread.
posted by carsonb at 10:16 PM on February 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


"Has anyone seen my keys? I can't find my keys."

They're right in front of you, on your keyboard.
posted by Eideteker at 12:55 AM on February 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


They're right in front of you, on your keyboard.

I popped a few of them off but they won't fit in the keyhole. Maybe I'm using the wrong ones?
posted by SteveTheRed at 2:26 AM on February 4, 2008


Try CTRL.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:28 AM on February 4, 2008


Oh. I was trying escape and scroll lock.
posted by SteveTheRed at 2:31 AM on February 4, 2008


Wow!

Thanks to all of those who gave me advice, as well as to those who offered no advice but at least made me chuckle. This really does seem like my kind of place - intellectually sound while still emotionally unstable. Cheers!
posted by JD Rucker at 2:36 AM on February 4, 2008 [11 favorites]


Flagged "mensch".
posted by Skorgu at 3:59 AM on February 4, 2008


Christ, what a keyhole.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:07 AM on February 4, 2008


Also,

Metafilter: What if they're right?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:08 AM on February 4, 2008


JD Rucker, you do realize that by being such a good sport and a nice guy you're denying a certain segment of the MetaFilter populace the pleasure of mercilessly raking you over the coals, beating you to a bloody pulp and throwing your battered ass out with tomorrow's trash, right? I mean, shouldn't you consider their needs? How selfish of you!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:11 AM on February 4, 2008


"JD Rucker, you do realize that by being such a good sport and a nice guy you're denying a certain segment of the MetaFilter populace the pleasure of mercilessly raking you over the coals, beating you to a bloody pulp and throwing your battered ass out with tomorrow's trash, right? I mean, shouldn't you consider their needs? How selfish of you!"

Welcome to MetaFilter. Here's your free complement of Ginsu knives!

Now there's just matter of one of your hands in return...
posted by Eideteker at 6:29 AM on February 4, 2008


Who's got hands anymore?

APRIL DOOM!
posted by breezeway at 7:25 AM on February 4, 2008


Metafilter: intellectually sound while still emotionally unstable cheers! Yaaaaayaaarrrrrgh, why won't anyone love me?
posted by blue_beetle at 7:32 AM on February 4, 2008


Cowbell? Doorbell? I giveupwell.
posted by prophetsearcher at 8:14 AM on February 4, 2008


It's because of the underscore, blue_beetle. Unsightly underscores are at the / of all loveless relationships.
posted by cgc373 at 8:46 AM on February 4, 2008


This will Doorbell.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:49 AM on February 4, 2008


beating you to a bloody pulp and throwing your battered ass out with tomorrow's trash

I first read this as "buttered ass." And I thought, why throw out a perfectly good buttered ass?
posted by languagehat at 8:49 AM on February 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


Butter My Ass With A Pigeon
posted by goo at 9:00 AM on February 4, 2008


why throw out a perfectly good buttered ass?

Gothic architects appreciate flying buttered asses.
posted by brain_drain at 10:05 AM on February 4, 2008 [2 favorites]


I saw Flying Buttered Asses on a bill at the Fillmore in '69, with Ultimate Spinach and Moby Grape. My mind was so blown, to this day I can't remember a single thing about that show.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:57 PM on February 4, 2008


Man, weren't Flying Buttered Asses great? I thought I was the only one who remembered them. That banned cover was amazing—we used to pass it around the dorm and freak out the freshmen. The replacement cover was hilarious too, with the donkey looking mournfully at the stick of butter. Ah, the sixties!
posted by languagehat at 5:34 PM on February 4, 2008


Yeah, those were the days, man, those were the days... But it started getting a little weird, y'know, when their bass player (Randy Michigan, remember him? Big blonde 'fro?) went and married that donkey from the replacement cover, down in Belize. Course, by then the drummer had already snorted up half of Marin County (which woulda been cool, but, hey, dude, leave some for the rest of us, y'know?) and Ace, the lead singer... aww, shit, man, I don't even wanna talk about that.. I mean, peeing into an electrical socket and screaming "Janis! Janis!" over and over 'til he fried his... oh, man. Oh, maaaaan...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:05 PM on February 4, 2008


Phew
posted by Artw at 6:56 PM on February 4, 2008


I've noticed that you've been making a news post almost every day for the last few days.Just because they didn't get deleted doesn't mean they are great posts. If you would like to make some truly great posts rather than merely mediocre posts, you might consider The Crunchland Method. Especially this bit:
Avoid "Newsfilter." There are other people on
Metafilter who specialize in reporting the news. Don't be one of them.
If it's important enough news, people will find out about it one way or
another. If they don't, then it's not important.
Also, I would advise slowing down until you get the hang of the place a bit more. There's no need for you to make a new post every day.
posted by grouse at 2:21 AM on February 7, 2008


I would advise slowing down until you get the hang of the place a bit more. There's no need for you to make a new post every day.

Grouse is wise here.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:04 AM on February 7, 2008


Yup. In your profile and on your blog, you mention the whole "one [post] a day" aspect of MeFi in a quasi-mystified way. It's a limit, not a requirement. Could you imagine if there were *thousands* of new posts a day?
posted by CKmtl at 8:10 AM on February 7, 2008


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