Curious why this thread
posted by to sir with millipedes to Etiquette/Policy at 4:34 PM (56 comments total)
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The deletion reason was "I think we all agree that racists suck. Let's try to contain this election-outrage stuff to the existing election threads."
I get that everyone's exhausted with election chat. I don't blame you, I'm pretty exhausted too. But honestly, this post wasn't about racists sucking, and didn't feel at all election dependent to me. It wasn't really framed in an outrage-y way, either. It was more about the permanence of posting online, and whether teenagers should be held accountable in perpetuity for their behavior as teenagers, even if it's repellent, public behavior.
I'm not overwhelmed with rage about the deletion or anything, but I thought the conversation was going pretty well, and it was a topic on which I felt metafilter would have some interesting things to say.