Cortex makes a funny August 22, 2012 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Can we favorite a deletion reason?
posted by Thorzdad to MetaFilter-Related at 2:50 PM (31 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

The worst part is I'm on my phone at the moment and was too lazy to peck out all the goddamned special characters to construct a proper link to the original thread like I'd normally do.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:53 PM on August 22, 2012


There are some good ones recently, that's for sure.
posted by King Bee at 2:58 PM on August 22, 2012 [8 favorites]


Someone needs to write a Greasemonkey script that plays a GONG! noise every time an FPP is deleted.
posted by griphus at 2:58 PM on August 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I prefer his early, zanier deletions.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:59 PM on August 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


...too lazy to peck out all the goddamned special characters...

You need a link button like in the posting box.
posted by cjorgensen at 3:00 PM on August 22, 2012


I have often thought this would be a nice pony to have. Unworkable, probably, and undesireable (in terms of site dynamics), but I want it anyway.
posted by rtha at 3:02 PM on August 22, 2012


Sadly, Cortex The Killer hasn't updated since 2009.
posted by carsonb at 3:24 PM on August 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


This is at least the 5th thread that's more or less "I wants to favorite cortex's deletion reasons" (1, 2, 3 and 4). I was kind of shocked at how old "favorites" are since the oldest one of those is from 2007.
posted by skynxnex at 3:36 PM on August 22, 2012


I think of the deletion reasons as the MeFi equivalent of In-N-Out's Secret Menu.
posted by Egg Shen at 3:53 PM on August 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


This one is pretty good.
posted by two lights above the sea at 3:53 PM on August 22, 2012 [15 favorites]


I don't favorite deletion reasons to signal that I like or approve of them, I merely use them as bookmarks.
posted by chavenet at 4:00 PM on August 22, 2012 [7 favorites]


*hikes thumb over shoulder violently, shouts through umpire mask* -- cortex

Fucking Gold! It's even better if you picture Leslie Nielson doing it..
posted by mannequito at 4:12 PM on August 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


I addressed this exact point in 2009. Still has not come to fruition, alas.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 4:20 PM on August 22, 2012


We definitely need a place on MetaFilter to go and revel in all the deletion reasons. They are mostly primo one-liners.

I particularly want this since Firefox messed up all my Greasemonkey scripts, including the deleted post one.
posted by bearwife at 4:20 PM on August 22, 2012


For the next three seconds or so, I'll picture Cortex as a giant brain hardwired into every post, working overtime to monitor flags and delete FPPs with humor and humility.

and so will you
posted by davejay at 4:40 PM on August 22, 2012


It's always going to be at least a skosh out of date, but you can page through deletion reasons over at the Infodumpster (or go straight to the source and page through the postdata files on the Infodump.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:44 PM on August 22, 2012 [3 favorites]


But then there's always the deleted threads blog which is pretty much always fresh up to date, so, yes. Wealth of options, basically.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:01 PM on August 22, 2012 [5 favorites]


This thread made me spend all night reading up on laconic phrases. Lycurgus ain't got nothin' on Cortex.

I mean, except probably speed and strength and speed.
posted by absalom at 7:32 PM on August 22, 2012


Speed twice, because the rule of threes has to be obeyed, but there's really just strength and speed.
posted by absalom at 7:33 PM on August 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


No, no, no. You're doing it all wrong. You're supposed to complain that the post was deleted, not how well it was deleted.
posted by crunchland at 7:51 PM on August 22, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jazzbo Mastababa: Child Of Metafilter.
posted by The Whelk at 8:00 PM on August 22, 2012


MetaFilter: I'm too lazy to peck out all the goddamned special characters to construct a proper link to the original thread like I'd normally do
posted by mazola at 12:09 AM on August 23, 2012




Lycurgus is dead though, so cortex has that on him.
posted by maryr at 8:42 AM on August 23, 2012


I link to this every time we talk about great deletion reasons. I link to it every time because it remains the best one ever.
posted by marxchivist at 10:03 AM on August 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


A contender.

Are these all cortex?
posted by Artw at 1:26 PM on August 24, 2012


He's the best fighter in the province.
posted by The Whelk at 1:38 PM on August 24, 2012


Cutting down posts, leaving his mark on them... He's like Zorro.
posted by Artw at 1:44 PM on August 24, 2012


Who was that masked mod?
posted by The Whelk at 1:44 PM on August 24, 2012




Cortex gives a problem user a stern talking-to.

via
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 1:56 AM on September 20, 2012


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