Deleted Thread deleted? May 7, 2011 9:17 PM   Subscribe

What's happened to the Deleted Thread blog?

It hasn't been updated in over a month. I know it's not an 'official' Mefi site, but has puke & cry/bob sarabia/dead cousin ted finally just thrown in the towel, or is it something more sinister?
posted by item to MetaFilter-Related at 9:17 PM (40 comments total)

...and with two seconds of searching I somewhat answer my own question. Somewhat.
posted by item at 9:19 PM on May 7, 2011


I'll just close this up, then.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:23 PM on May 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do it. I dare you.
posted by item at 9:25 PM on May 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


He's been busy but I think he'll get back to it. Nothing sinister.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:27 PM on May 7, 2011


I'll just open this back up then.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:32 PM on May 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


I dare you. Do it.
posted by item at 9:36 PM on May 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's what Osma said!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:39 PM on May 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


The deleted posts extension works great. I never would have checked it out had the blog not stopped updated, but it's actually better.
posted by Perplexity at 9:44 PM on May 7, 2011 [6 favorites]


But the blog was updated by human power... I smell a challenge!

John Henry was a steel driving man
He drove steel all over this land
And every time a train goes rumbling by his grave
They say 'Down yonder lies a Steel driving man!'
Lawd Lawdy
Yonder lies a steel driving man.

posted by item at 9:49 PM on May 7, 2011 [3 favorites]


*waves at item*

I like item
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:50 PM on May 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


Well, there is one way to check how fast the deleted thread blog gets updated…
posted by yaymukund at 9:53 PM on May 7, 2011


This could be easily automated. Blogspot has an API too.
posted by cj_ at 9:55 PM on May 7, 2011


Well I hope none of those were sockpuppets for anonymous-type questions, since now everyone knows all his usernames.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:06 PM on May 7, 2011


Ok, he links them in his profile. It's all good. Never mind.
posted by IndigoRain at 10:07 PM on May 7, 2011


I can't believe it's updated manually. Isn't that sort of thing what computers are for?
posted by iotic at 11:28 PM on May 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


That's what she said.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:00 AM on May 8, 2011


The guy running the blog ate pop rocks with soda and DIED.
posted by The Whelk at 6:43 AM on May 8, 2011 [7 favorites]


In a parallel universe somewhere, my evil self would be opening a Metafilter clone called www.metafiltrand.com that uses a distinctive red color scheme. It takes the deleted Metafilter threads, opens them for comment, and grows its own community. Mathowie would be pissed, but after typing the cease & desist then he realizes it's all ok because I'm skimming off his fighty, problematic users. Soon we've got this system in place where when cortex and jessamyn have had enough of someone's whining, they close up the account and deliver it to my fighty site, where I take the new user on board. It's the "Take it to the red" program. My team of 20 moderators and those who voluntarily registered at my site school the washback users in how to interact with others and participate productively in threads.
posted by crapmatic at 7:07 AM on May 8, 2011 [14 favorites]


Confining the troublesome users to one site would just allow them to breed and specialize.
posted by The Whelk at 7:14 AM on May 8, 2011


I'm breeding right now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:20 AM on May 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Put the frogs down and walk away.
posted by The Whelk at 7:23 AM on May 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hmm, and then once fighty users have been rehabilitated enough, they could graduate to a halfway-house site with only 10 moderators. Called "ascending to the purple".
posted by likeso at 7:34 AM on May 8, 2011


Purple ...like a bruise.

It's time to let the healing begun.
posted by The Whelk at 7:50 AM on May 8, 2011


Not frogs, toads.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:59 AM on May 8, 2011


Ah, that explains the warts.


*runs AWAAAY*
posted by likeso at 8:04 AM on May 8, 2011


I'm specializing right now.
posted by mintcake! at 8:25 AM on May 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


The uses are ....adapting.
posted by The Whelk at 8:40 AM on May 8, 2011


"Course it's Pete. Look at 'im!"
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 8:40 AM on May 8, 2011


likeso: "Ah, that explains the warts."

That's a myth! MYTH!
posted by galadriel at 9:09 AM on May 8, 2011


That's what the toads WANT you to believe.
posted by The Whelk at 9:14 AM on May 8, 2011




"What you are about to watch is a mysterious video. It's origin is attributed variously, and almost certainly spuriously, to various abstract artists or surrealists."

Watson did it.
posted by likeso at 9:47 AM on May 8, 2011


Holmes is gonna be so mad.
posted by The Whelk at 9:59 AM on May 8, 2011


I should think so.
posted by likeso at 10:10 AM on May 8, 2011


likeso: "Ah, that explains the warts."

That's a myth! MYTH!


Yeth?
posted by kate blank at 11:25 AM on May 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


[few comments removed. I don't know what this has to do with de-clawing circumcised cats named Tater.]
posted by odinsdream at 2:59 PM on May 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think everyone here needs counselling.
posted by tumid dahlia at 9:09 PM on May 8, 2011


I had a Jack The Ripper theme session and man it took five seconds to come up with a Victorian Worker outfit from my closet.
posted by The Whelk at 9:19 PM on May 8, 2011


I had a pocket watch and EVERYTHING
posted by The Whelk at 9:20 PM on May 8, 2011


I made an automated version here using the google data API; it checks every 15 minutes. I also sent a memail to p&c about pointing it at his blog instead.

I'll leave it running for now if people want to subscribe to it, but consider it temporary/proof of concept.
posted by cj_ at 2:37 AM on May 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


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