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I'd never seen a deletion actually happen before.

That was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! I was reading to the end of a new thread, assuming that it would get deleted for "lousy framing", and then this RED BOX OF DOOM appears at the bottom, announcing "This post was deleted."


I'd never seen a deletion happen in real-time before. Like watching a star go supernova, it was.
posted by benito.strauss to MetaFilter-Related at 9:31 AM (131 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

(Yeah, this should probably get deleted too. But it was sooooo cool!)
posted by benito.strauss at 9:32 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've seen it- it is cool!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:35 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Previous threads.
posted by BeerFilter at 9:35 AM on August 4, 2011


I wonder how many people are now watching this thread, waiting for it to be deleted so they can see... my gods, it's full of stars!
posted by zarq at 9:36 AM on August 4, 2011 [6 favorites]


I've seen things you users wouldn't believe. Attack posts on fire off the cusp of Saturday. I watched GRAR-beams glitter in the blue near the MetaTalk header. All those moments will be lost in time... like sanitized tags in the rain... Time for this post to die.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 9:36 AM on August 4, 2011 [51 favorites]


+1 on your MeFi scavenger hunt (you should have received a game board when you registered).
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:37 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


The big red box is indeed very shiny. (And amusingly festive on the askme posts.)
posted by elizardbits at 9:38 AM on August 4, 2011


I think I've seen that several times. I guess that's what happens when you spend too much time messing about in doomed crappy posts instead of flagging and moving on.
posted by pracowity at 9:42 AM on August 4, 2011


This reminded me of http://deletedthread.blogspot.com/. I went to check it out for the first time in a long time, but it seems to have been abandoned.
posted by grateful at 9:45 AM on August 4, 2011


I was so surprised by the RED BOX OF DOOM the first time I saw it I took a screen cap and posted in on Mlkshk.
posted by Sailormom at 9:49 AM on August 4, 2011


grateful: see new deleted thread blogs, here.
posted by zarq at 9:49 AM on August 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


Does this only happen if you have the AJAX-y update thing enabled? Screenshot for those of us luddites who prefer not to feel like we are running uphill as we struggle to read all the comments before new ones are added, and so on?
posted by Eideteker at 9:52 AM on August 4, 2011


At this point, I'd like to request that the next double deletion reason be "Simpsons did it".
posted by Salvor Hardin at 9:53 AM on August 4, 2011


Also, today has been a delete-heavy day. I'm linking to the Hightower obit because the videos there are awesome (including the Married With Children appearance!).
posted by Eideteker at 9:54 AM on August 4, 2011


It still thrills me even after seeing it 4 or 5 times.
posted by AugustWest at 9:55 AM on August 4, 2011


I'm linking to the Hightower obit

Jeebous, you scare the crap out of me... for a second I thought you meant the other Hightower. Whew.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:59 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's te MeFi equivalent of the green flash!
posted by TedW at 10:00 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


It usually happens to me just as I'm putting the final touches on a carefully crafted 500 word comment.
posted by Daddy-O at 10:01 AM on August 4, 2011 [6 favorites]


Eide: the ajaxy feature is unintrusive and only shows one that there are updates. It doesn't automagically refresh your page for you. You still have to click the link showing there are new comments.
posted by terrapin at 10:07 AM on August 4, 2011


As I said before, I don't believe that screenshots should be posted. It is an abnormalation.
posted by BeerFilter at 10:09 AM on August 4, 2011


Dang it. I saw that post/thread and I knew it was doomed but I had cookies in the oven and had to go attend to them.

Stupid cookies making me miss the RED BOX OF DOOM.
posted by cooker girl at 10:13 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eideteker, I do a lot to calm down web pages, but on MeFi I've got NoScript set up to allow

metafilter.com
mefi.us
googleapis.com

and I don't get overwhelmed by the page twitching.

Plus, BIG RED BOX OF DEATH. (Did I mention that it fades in, slow enough that you notice it, but not so slow that you can react before its fully there?)
posted by benito.strauss at 10:13 AM on August 4, 2011


I had cookies in the oven and had to go attend to them. Stupid cookies making me miss the RED BOX OF DOOM.

It's a good idea to occasionally clear out your cookie cache. I will gladly help you do so.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:15 AM on August 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


> I took a screen cap and posted in on Mlkshk.

Sailomom, could you post a link? I have never seen the RED BOX OF DOOM and my life will not be complete until I do.
posted by Quietgal at 10:16 AM on August 4, 2011


What Quietgal said. Yes, please.
posted by deborah at 10:18 AM on August 4, 2011


I have camped out in threads, waiting for RBOD to appear, and have seen it a couple of times, but I occasionally have to look away to eat or something, and haven't yet seen its actual moment of advent. Can someone verify that it fades in all nice and smooth-like?
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:19 AM on August 4, 2011


This thread is currently experiencing sparkle motion. Please stand back.
posted by babby╩╝); Drop table users; -- at 10:19 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thirded.
posted by amro at 10:20 AM on August 4, 2011


How did troll repost the Bill Nye thread without waiting a day?
posted by smackfu at 10:31 AM on August 4, 2011


~DARK MAGICKS
posted by elizardbits at 10:47 AM on August 4, 2011


Does it show up in MeTa too? What if the mods agreed to delete this thread at some specific time, say 5pm PDT. Then anybody that wanted to see one could stop by to see all the action.
posted by jpdoane at 10:52 AM on August 4, 2011


Just remember, the RED BOX OF DOOM is used for targeting by Spectre Gunships. So once you see it, you need to close your browser down immediately or you will be exterminated with extreme prejudice along with the offending post.
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 10:55 AM on August 4, 2011


How did troll repost the Bill Nye thread without waiting a day?

He had special mod help due to a technical glitch on our end the first time he posted that thread.
posted by pb (staff) at 10:57 AM on August 4, 2011


like i said, dark magicks.
posted by elizardbits at 10:58 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I've never seen it. What does it look like? Screenshot please.
posted by killdevil at 10:58 AM on August 4, 2011


I saw it the other day! No, no screenshot. You must experience it in real time to get the full effect!
posted by jgirl at 11:01 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


*gasp*
posted by Eideteker at 11:02 AM on August 4, 2011


Now all we need are the big red boxes of delete on Google+, says the recently illegal former social networker and one time defender of free search
posted by infini at 11:03 AM on August 4, 2011


UNICORN AND NARWHAL!!!

unicorn and narwhal!!! unicorn and narwhal!!!
posted by Curious Artificer at 11:04 AM on August 4, 2011


If you play Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon when the red box comes up you can see god.
posted by bondcliff at 11:07 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's just mathowie wearing a Santa beard.
posted by Eideteker at 11:10 AM on August 4, 2011


Unlimited bonus points for Unicorn and Narwhal, the most indispensable of all Metafilter addons.

Request: could the script be updated to show a giant world-destroying cat with lasers coming out of its eyes when a post is deleted?
posted by killdevil at 11:13 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Eideteker: "*gasp*"

Wow, I've been using the professional white background for so long that I totally forget how blue the blue is.
posted by octothorpe at 11:15 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Since I always see it just as I'm about to click the Post Comment button, I've developed the Pavlovian response which suggests that every comment I make might be the one that ends the thread.
posted by quin at 11:23 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


That one didn't do it.
posted by quin at 11:23 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Neither did that one...
posted by quin at 11:24 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


*randomly runs through grey thread to draw fire away from comrades and kill conversation*
posted by infini at 11:38 AM on August 4, 2011


I would prefer "This post has been nerve stapled".

It has the air of permitting future comment but no one wants to.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 11:44 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you get past 30k favorites, you can see your comment deleted before you even start typing. This AJAX stuff is pretty trippy.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:44 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Alternative post title: "I've just been fisting Norman Lamont."
posted by Jehan at 11:57 AM on August 4, 2011


I saw the red box of doom and lived.
posted by Cranberry at 11:57 AM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I knew people would like this feature if it were built, even though my parade was totally rained on when I suggested it.
posted by Ashley801 at 11:58 AM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


Thank you, Ashley. :)
posted by zarq at 12:00 PM on August 4, 2011


*marks Eideteker as a heretic to the Host of Rufus Arca Archa*
posted by BeerFilter at 12:07 PM on August 4, 2011


Oh, great. Now I'm tempted to post a double just to watch it die.
posted by daniel_charms at 12:10 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ashley801, Patron Saint of the Order of the RBOD.

Light incense and sacrifice a favorite at her bloodstained altar and you may be granted that terrible crimson apparition.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 12:15 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


Request: could the script be updated to show a giant world-destroying cat with lasers coming out of its eyes when a post is deleted?

It's not exactly giant, but it's something. I haven't been able to actually test this, but you can simulate the red box of death by pasting this in the location bar:
javascript:void($("#newcommentsmsg").css("background-color","#aa0000").css("border","solid white 1px").css("color","#fff").html("This post was deleted.").show())
Or if you want the grey box of death:
javascript:void($("#newcommentsmsg").css("background-color","#333").css("border","solid white 1px").css("color","#fff").html("This post was closed.").show())
Both are laserkittified with the new script. (You may have to remove the old one first before installing the new one, I don't recall if I used a proper namespace.)
posted by Rhomboid at 12:29 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


but what if I only want the unicorn and the kitty and not the narwhal?
posted by elizardbits at 12:37 PM on August 4, 2011


Huh, funny story - I only just now noticed the title of this post, honest. Great minds, eh.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 12:38 PM on August 4, 2011


In that case you'd want to find a script that puts a picture of something that eats narwhals somewhere on the page.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:43 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


dragons! surely.
posted by elizardbits at 12:44 PM on August 4, 2011


Salvor - I was wondering whether you came up with it independently, or were refining the title. Great minds indeed!
posted by benito.strauss at 12:45 PM on August 4, 2011


How about 10 minutes after it appears in your browser to post a final comment?

I still want to know what zarq had to say about the Castle Doctrine.
posted by jamjam at 12:56 PM on August 4, 2011


Red box of doom sucks, invariably I am tapping out a comment on a phone or iPad when it appears. All that work wasted.

I think deleted posts should remain open for new comments, just declare deleted posts free-for-all zones, with a disclaimer that users enter at their own risk.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:19 PM on August 4, 2011


I still want to know what zarq had to say about the Castle Doctrine.

What do we say jamjam?

Winter is coming and zarq is making a FPP.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:26 PM on August 4, 2011


jamjam: " I still want to know what zarq had to say about the Castle Doctrine."

I can't even remember at this point, honestly.
posted by zarq at 1:27 PM on August 4, 2011


I think deleted posts should remain open for new comments, just declare deleted posts free-for-all zones, with a disclaimer that users enter at their own risk.

The whole point behind closing a post is to head off discussions that are getting heated and nasty, not to give the participants a stage and a spotlight. And you can't just say, "oh, well they were warned, we're not going to moderate that part of the site" as the fights would spill over into other parts of the site, so they'd have to monitor it anyway. This would make the site worse and it would make the moderators' jobs significantly harder, and I can't believe anyone with even a hint of familiarity with how this site works or with the mods' community philosophy could possibly think this would be anything but a huge mistake.
posted by Rhomboid at 1:38 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


psst - a double-post will be deleted shortly ....
posted by Curious Artificer at 1:39 PM on August 4, 2011


I saw this for the first time the other week. I was like, "Ha ha cool, hey what's the comment box still doing here, wonder if I can still post..." ...but I was too chicken to try.
posted by biochemist at 1:41 PM on August 4, 2011


I want a booming voice of Zardoz to play every time the red box appears.

Zardoz Zardoz!
Post Deleted
Post Deleted
Zardoz Speaks To You.
posted by mrzarquon at 1:43 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


The sting of a red box deletion is blinding, fierce, shockingly electric. A running hair drier has been dropped into your bubble bath.
posted by Elmore at 1:44 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Okay, so it looks like it doesn't fade in, but just pops up. Could have sworn it did.
posted by benito.strauss at 2:08 PM on August 4, 2011


The whole point behind closing a post is to head off discussions that are getting heated and nasty, not to give the participants a stage and a spotlight

Sometimes posts are deleted because there is a perception the discussion won't go well, as in the "look at these assholes" posts. But isn't it the case that 9 times out of 10 posts are deleted because they are a double? I've never seen a post deleted because of fighting in the thread, does that happen?

At any rate, I was kind of kidding, I was thinking of the secret threads on slashdot back in the day what were pretty much free fires zones.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:13 PM on August 4, 2011


The whole point behind closing a post is to head off discussions that are getting heated and nasty, not to give the participants a stage and a spotlight. And you can't just say, "oh, well they were warned, we're not going to moderate that part of the site" as the fights would spill over into other parts of the site, so they'd have to monitor it anyway. This would make the site worse and it would make the moderators' jobs significantly harder, and [blah, blah, blah].

Yes, this is the party line. Not everybody buys it. Not everybody likes having conversations in which they are participating, or are even just enjoying reading, cut off rudely and arbitrarily for stupid MetaFilter made-up BS reasons. The increasingly aggressive over-"moderation" here is going to make a lot of people decide it's just not worth it to participate.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 2:13 PM on August 4, 2011


Not everybody likes having conversations in which they are participating, or are even just enjoying reading, cut off rudely and arbitrarily for stupid MetaFilter made-up BS reasons. The increasingly aggressive over-"moderation" here is going to make a lot of people decide it's just not worth it to participate.

If you're tired of "stupid MetaFilter made-up BS reasons" maybe you shouldn't be posting and reading MetaFilter. That'd be one way to avoid the "stupid made-up BS reasons".

Or you could just keep complaining about it every time the discussion becomes even remotely related.

One of these courses of action falls under "walking the talk" and "putting one's money where one's mouth is"; the other falls under "big talker" and "all hat, no saddle". Which is which is left as an exercise for the reader.
posted by Lexica at 2:19 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


We can already read your profile if we really cared, Crabby.
posted by kmz at 2:23 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm starting to suspect Crabby Appleton is some sort of experiment by the mods to see how convincing a Markov chain generator can be if it's given free reign of a database full of the last comment of everyone who ever flamed out.
posted by griphus at 2:24 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Love it or leave it? Yeah, I've been hearing that since the '60s. So, Lexica, why don't you lead us all in a rousing chorus of Merle Haggard's classic "The Fightin' Side of Me"?
posted by Crabby Appleton at 2:25 PM on August 4, 2011


Those BS reasons are why this site is not packed full of all the moronic/misogynistic/racist bullshit that you see on reddit, youtube, and newspaper website comment sections. If you're looking for somewhere with no moderation, it seems there would be plenty of other places where you can find that.
posted by Rhomboid at 2:27 PM on August 4, 2011 [3 favorites]


But don't you know, the misogynistic/racist/homophobic etc bullshit is all just keepin' it real. Plus it's all like, ironic and shit, so it's totally cool.
posted by kmz at 2:31 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Over-moderation is a bad thing, but over-moderation is not what happens on Metafilter.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:35 PM on August 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ok, letting people talk in deleted doubles doesn't mean I want the site overrun with bullshit. I like to think the userbase has something to do with the fact that this isn't youtube, I don't think that every time the mods take a break the place turns into a cesspool.
posted by Ad hominem at 2:36 PM on August 4, 2011


The increasingly aggressive over-"moderation" here is going to make a lot of people decide it's just not worth it to participate.

One hopes.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:36 PM on August 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


Rhomboid, if you're incapable of imagining any useful middle ground between YouTube comments and MetaFilter as it currently exists, where "double" posts five years apart, "ChatFilter" (oooh, how horrible!), and "oh, we're too weary to moderate this thread anymore" are valid reasons to cut off conversations, I really don't know how to respond to you.

On preview, the poster boy for inconsistent moderation weighs in.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 2:37 PM on August 4, 2011


The increasingly aggressive over-"moderation" here is going to make a lot of people decide it's just not worth it to participate.

something something SILENCED ALL YOUR LIFE
posted by elizardbits at 2:58 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


all hat, no saddle

That's a new one on me. I've always heard "all hat and no cattle."
posted by *s at 3:10 PM on August 4, 2011


I'm starting to suspect Crabby Appleton is some sort of experiment by the mods to see how convincing a Markov chain generator...

Interesting, glancing CAs' profile, he predicts a shark getting jumped this year, if as you say this is so, I suspect cortex tweeked the "over moderation" comment to through us off the trail. we need a code name, JINXIES works. I am not sure on the truth verses conformity comment, perhaps his 1000's of favortites are reference points or a missed placed mouse clicks over the flag icon.
posted by clavdivs at 3:14 PM on August 4, 2011


The increasingly aggressive over-"moderation" here is going to make a lot of people decide it's just not worth it to participate.

Be in the vanguard!
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:17 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Site moderation is what happens when one's own inner moderation fails.
posted by Eideteker at 3:17 PM on August 4, 2011


Or, put another way: If you can't say it cleverly/humorously, don't bother saying it.

Call it Eideteker's principle (your leading source for undeleted offensive comments!)
posted by Eideteker at 3:18 PM on August 4, 2011


(no, I don't think I'm that clever, just cleverer than you.)
posted by Eideteker at 3:20 PM on August 4, 2011


That was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool! --- It definitely is a magical time to be alive, isn't it?
posted by crunchland at 3:20 PM on August 4, 2011


Crabby, from the reasons you just list, it sounds like you just don't like the way the site is. I like that five year old doubles & chatfilter AskMes get deleted. In my opinion, threads going badly aren't just a drain on the mods, they're a drain on the entire site, and fester ill feelings that spill over into other threads. I don't mind that shit being deleted at all. You've never even made an FPP and mostly seem to just hang around being an ass to people. I can understand why you don't like it.
posted by BeerFilter at 3:26 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'd never seen a deletion happen in real-time before. Like watching a star go supernova, it was.

Fascist.
posted by hal_c_on at 3:42 PM on August 4, 2011


Crabby, you've been sayin' that fit years, but the site keeps growing. Hell, it is a weekend bouncer now.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:43 PM on August 4, 2011


Crabby, from the reasons you just list, it sounds like you just don't like the way the site is.

I definitely don't like the trajectory it's on.

I like that five year old doubles & chatfilter AskMes get deleted.

Why? Are you worried about the disk space they consume? If you don't like them, don't read them. Simple as that.

In my opinion, threads going badly aren't just a drain on the mods, they're a drain on the entire site, and fester ill feelings that spill over into other threads.

What makes you think your notion of what it means for a thread to "go badly" makes any sense to me or anybody else? This whole notion of threads "going badly" is very nebulous and subjective. The notion that they're a "drain" on anything or anybody is just incoherent.

You've never even made an FPP and mostly seem to just hang around being an ass to people.

I'm an ass to the asses (I suppose that's why you notice it so much) and frankly I don't see anything wrong with that.

I can understand why you don't like it.

Doubtful.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 3:49 PM on August 4, 2011


Request: could the script be updated to show a giant world-destroying cat with lasers coming out of its eyes when a post is deleted?

I'd like to have an alternative of seeing a small dog swallowing an entire battle fleet..
posted by Tuesday After Lunch at 3:57 PM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


Crabby, you've been sayin' that fit years, but the site keeps growing. Hell, it is a weekend bouncer now.

PARSE ERROR Line 1 Character 36.

I think I'll take the rest of the night off.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 3:59 PM on August 4, 2011


I'm watching the whelk's newest thread closely for the red box... oh wait, no I'm going to go outside and do something like stare at the sidewalk. Moratorium for single links to tumblr blogs please.
posted by TheBones at 4:01 PM on August 4, 2011


I definitely don't like the trajectory it's on.

This food is terrible! And such small portions!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:08 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Crabby Appleton lives up to his name, while troll doesnt, my mind explodes!
posted by wheelieman at 4:41 PM on August 4, 2011


well, to be fair, not making a FFP can be a viewed as not contributing esp. if you got some booty. Though, if CA were a troll, he would make FFPs' to further said trolling.
so, by not making FFPs, Crabby is showing restraint if not respect.

of course, I am talking out of my ass, masking my sadness of beer posts being filtered out.

see what i did there
posted by clavdivs at 5:58 PM on August 4, 2011


I decided to make the home version of the Deleted Post game.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:03 PM on August 4, 2011 [16 favorites]


A part of me does wonder if people on the titanic were snarking about how it was poorly made as it sank.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:03 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


mccarty.tim please add a feature where the post sits there for a moment then the red box of deletion appears before the deletion reason shows up. Should be like, one line of jquery?
posted by silby at 6:16 PM on August 4, 2011


Added it. They're synchronous at the moment, but I'll tweak that.
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:35 PM on August 4, 2011


tumblr blog devoted specifically to aggregating noisy grumping for a previous post. This site is -- cortex

Holy fuck Tim you've turned cortex into yoda.
posted by The Whelk at 6:42 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


DUDE. It's, like, soooo coooool man.

OH MY GOD THE RAINBOWS... SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
posted by 1000monkeys at 6:54 PM on August 4, 2011


I decided to make the home version of the Deleted Post game.

So so lovely. *snif*
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:05 PM on August 4, 2011


know. this isnt' a good MeFi post. Yeah, it doesn't really make sense to -- cortex

We've found the Ur delegation reason.
posted by The Whelk at 7:12 PM on August 4, 2011


Pizza delivery trucks on break off the ankles of Orion.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:42 PM on August 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


> A part of me does wonder if people on the titanic were snarking about how it was poorly made as it sank.

No, they were talking about why they knew it was sinking, and if they were the designing engineer, they could have prevented it.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:50 PM on August 4, 2011


I decided to make the home version of the Deleted Post game.

New Auto-Mod? Why wasn't I consulted? Elections now!

*runs off to fetch pitchfork*
posted by arcticseal at 8:04 PM on August 4, 2011


I decided to make the home version of the Deleted Post game.

I appreciate the Markovian effort, but that's just RBOD porn. It looks like the real thing, but upon inspection the ending is guaranteed to be the same each time, there really isn't anything deep going on, and it's ultimately not as satisfying as the real thing.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:25 PM on August 4, 2011


I find it satisfying!

Also nobody is ever going to respond to a feature request of mine that quickly for anything ever again, I'm pretty sure.
posted by silby at 9:31 PM on August 4, 2011


I decided to make the home version of the Deleted Post game.

Oh you wonderful man.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:36 PM on August 4, 2011


I finally saw it today! It was Biblical.
posted by homunculus at 11:22 PM on August 4, 2011


My favorite markov deleted post snippet so far:

the thing a lot of those scientists to say that I'll shut up WHEN I DAMNED WELL PLEASE!GOD BLESS AMERICA!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:41 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I dunno. I saw it today and it was okay, but I've kind of been into deletions before they got all Michael Bay.
posted by zylocomotion at 6:38 AM on August 5, 2011


Transparent strategy is transparent, mods.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 6:46 AM on August 5, 2011


Opaque commentary is opaque?
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:07 AM on August 5, 2011


Fair enough.
posted by Crabby Appleton at 7:13 AM on August 5, 2011




A Florida fan, a Georgia fan & a Seminole fan are climbing a mountain & arguing about who loves their team the most. The Georgia fan insists that he is the most loyal ''This is for Georgia!'' he yells & jumps off the mountain, Not to be outdone, the Florida fan is next to profess his love for his team. He yells, "This is for the Gators!" and pushes the Seminole fan off the mountain.
posted by oddman at 8:22 AM on August 5, 2011


I think I just saw a comment get deleted. The fancy "1 new comment" box was there, but I clicked on it and everything below the box sort of shifted up and down, but no comment appeared.
posted by Big_B at 12:15 PM on August 5, 2011


bbsdfgbdtgbsdgbsdtgbgsdbsbdfgsbdsgb
posted by Splunge at 12:42 PM on August 5, 2011


I am not sure what that was. Sorry.
posted by Splunge at 12:46 PM on August 5, 2011


Probably an infestation in your HAN
posted by infini at 1:47 PM on August 5, 2011


REAVERS!
posted by clavdivs at 5:27 PM on August 5, 2011


"I've stood on the back deck of a blinker bound for the Plutition Camps with sweat in my eyes watching the stars fight on the shoulder of Orion.."
posted by clavdivs at 5:33 PM on August 5, 2011


Star light
Star brite
I wish I may
I wish I might
For a fully operational battle station.
posted by The Whelk at 5:36 PM on August 5, 2011


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