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March 22, 2008 3:40 PM   Subscribe

Am I imagining things, or was this post deleted at one point, then re-appeared?
posted by jbickers to Bugs at 3:40 PM (31 comments total)

It was deleted at one point, then re-appeared.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:58 PM on March 22, 2008


crucified, then resurrected?
posted by null terminated at 4:00 PM on March 22, 2008 [6 favorites]


Praise be, it's the signal we've been waiting for!


maybe we should chose this?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:06 PM on March 22, 2008


joeclark's comment in that thread could use some deletin'.
posted by brain_drain at 4:07 PM on March 22, 2008


It's MAAAGIC!
posted by miss lynnster at 4:20 PM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


We brought it back on the notion that it could probably go well despite the fact that the poster was pretty thing on description. A little more context would have helped with the initial what-the-heck reaction.

I personally like wonky stuff, even if I wouldn't want most metafilter posts to look like this one. But then, I can't think of a kind of metafilter post that I'd want most mefi posts to look like. Variety is nice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:25 PM on March 22, 2008


I wished all mefi posts looked like me. I'm pretty damn good looking. Cortex, stop fighting what you know to be true.
posted by allen.spaulding at 4:36 PM on March 22, 2008


I personally like wonky stuff

Wonky? I'd just call it an obscure text-heavy academic history post, but yeah now that I think about it, I guess that counts as "wonky." Thanks for rethinking that one, whoever it was who rethought. Funny, but I'm currently reading this book about the Abbasids, Barmakids, et al, and Transoxiana was popping up regularly on maps and in the text, making me wonder why I'd never seen the term before. So, uh, getting a free pointer to the archive at transoxiana.org (even if some of it is in Spanish) is kind of a neat bit of serendipity.

I might even call it the reason I keep coming back to MeFi.
posted by mediareport at 4:55 PM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I personally like wonky stuff

Don't eat the brown Gobstopper.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:11 PM on March 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


Is this part of that convergence of holy days or something?
posted by owhydididoit at 5:26 PM on March 22, 2008


Easter is the time to pause to think about resurrection of the thread and Hitler.
posted by Free word order! at 5:55 PM on March 22, 2008


Easy go, easy come.
posted by Dave Faris at 6:00 PM on March 22, 2008


Easy go, easy come.

That is totally what she said.
posted by jbickers at 6:29 PM on March 22, 2008


Please stop bringing up that damned chest-shitting question.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:44 PM on March 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


The resurrection of Hitler?
posted by winston at 7:15 PM on March 22, 2008


There's nothing ironic about Hitler
posted by pupdog at 7:53 PM on March 22, 2008


There's nothing ironic about Hitler

*cough*
posted by whir at 9:07 PM on March 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


It happens about once a month, something gets deleted and someone makes a good argument for it to come back. This was one of those times.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:09 PM on March 22, 2008


There's nothing ironic about Hitler

*cough*


There's ironic, and there's surreal...
posted by pupdog at 9:54 PM on March 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


something gets deleted and someone makes a good argument for it to come back.

and then the good argument gets deleted. so it goes...
posted by quonsar at 10:36 PM on March 22, 2008


and then the good argument gets deleted

It's a rational transaction. One argument for billions.
posted by mumkin at 10:51 PM on March 22, 2008


Did I dream a post deletion?
Was it dead and then reborn?
Did I dream a post deletion?
Was it saved from one mod's scorn?
Did I dream a post deletion?
Anyway, no need to fear,
There is no TRUE deletion,
They're all resurrected here.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:23 AM on March 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


miss lynnster

Dear God. If anything screamed for a dose of "Final Countdown", that's it. Job's character doesn't even qualify as parody after seeing that.
posted by Sangermaine at 9:31 AM on March 23, 2008


I'm glad you loved it as much as I did. I think it may be my new rickroll/Haimburgle.

I'm not sure what to call it, though. Copperfielding?
posted by miss lynnster at 10:27 AM on March 23, 2008


It's MAAAGIC!

That is the creepiest stage magic I have ever seen.
posted by Tehanu at 3:01 PM on March 23, 2008


This was a good thing - I need no context to understand the pivotal significance of the Central Asian crossroads in the long course of human development, but am at a loss as to why I should give a toss about Barack Obama and his likely nugatory impact on the realities of US power structures.
Which is a flame-baity way of saying, just because it appears obscure doesn't mean it isn't worth reading. More, I'd say that's the kind of thing I like the best about this place, stuff I didn't know already.
posted by Abiezer at 8:01 PM on March 23, 2008


It was written really strangely, but I liked the way it was written. Just, hey, this is a cool thing I found on the internet. The links were descriptive and honest (and never a single letter long), there was no baiting, there was no pretentious "But what does it all MEAN?"
posted by nathan v at 1:04 AM on March 24, 2008


It was a really great post.

One of the best made recently - thanks for bringing it back.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 3:27 AM on March 24, 2008


So, let me get this straight ... sometimes, mystery meat posts are ok?
posted by Dave Faris at 4:23 AM on March 24, 2008


I though we already established that? Just don't make a habit of it.
posted by dg at 5:13 AM on March 24, 2008


sometimes, mystery meat posts are ok?

Sometimes posts that seem like mystery meat posts to a bunch of people (and the mods) make a bunch of sense to other people who would like a chance to discuss whatever the topic is. We got an email or two basically explaining what the post was about and decided to reopen the thread. Generally speaking, most mystery meat posts aren't very good, but we-the-mods don't have to like/appreciate/understand each post on the blue, or anyplace.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:10 AM on March 24, 2008


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