Sometimes, coming into a thread and seeing a comment a mod has made, there's confusion - it seems to have little relation to the comments immediately above it. Often, but not always, this means stuff has been deleted, but it's hard to tell. How hard would it be to implement delete notifications or a way to show that comments had been deleted in-thread? Is this a thing other people would find useful? [more inside]
posted by corb
on Mar 21, 2013 -
How to delete your previous questions within metafilter or AskMeFi? If you can't delete, why not and do they stay online forever?
posted by daveg02
on Dec 5, 2012 -
I notice that a few posts have been deleted already today (and yesterday there were seven!), so I was wondering if the mods have any stories about days where they had to delete an extreme number of posts from the blue? [more inside]
posted by rebent
on Aug 20, 2012 -
In a thread apparently inspired by a comment
I'd made elsewhere a few days ago, I have had a comment deleted. Hardly my first time, but what I don't understand is why mods delete comments presumably because they disagree with the content itself. I responded in-thread a few minutes ago, but Metatalk seems more appropriate. And I'm sure my in-thread comment has already been deleted. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza
on May 3, 2012 -
is a lousy post and should be deleted. It's outrage filter and we don't have both sides of the story. Some of the links in the thread indicate that the blogger does not have a history of reliable behavior, so they may be nothing to be outraged about.
I think it's bad policy to accept something apparently outrageous prima facie
without delving into it further. If you can't find clarifying links, then don't post.
posted by desjardins
on Apr 14, 2012 -
was deleted with the reason being "let's not". That reason is obtuse and may be difficult for some people to understand. Could we have a clear explanation of why the thread was deleted, please?
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on Sep 25, 2011 -
Mass deletions? 79140
are all showing as having been deleted but none of them are closed for comments or given a reason for closure. Is my Greasemonkey broken or is your Blue broken?
posted by geekyguy
on Feb 13, 2009 -
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the OP of the thread below me was asking in a VERY creative way:
Why is there a metafilter policy against telling others via postings what you received in MeMail?
Easy on the trigger, cortex. Just because you CAN delete and end threads, doesn't mean you should.
posted by hal_c_on
on Feb 11, 2009 -
Please, please abort this offensive, trolling post
that links primarily to two, year-old NYT articles and is basically an editorial for eugenics.
posted by serazin
on Sep 15, 2008 -
MeFi Music Uploading - Creative Commons license, please? Possible to replace or delete an uploaded song? [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed
on Jun 22, 2008 -
Can we please have an automatic deletion and/or penalty box for posts that get flagged for breaking guidelines by many users at times when no mod is online? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Why did my post at AskMeFi about iTunes 7 get removed minutes after I posted it?
posted by crapples
on Oct 20, 2006 -
In this post
, please delete the link to http://www.barnesreview.org/ from the text "What happened next is told in his own words". I didn't realize that the barnes review was a holocaust denier's journal.
posted by boo_radley
on Aug 11, 2006 -
So why was the AskMe thread "must I eat the whole candy bar" deleted?
posted by Rash
on Nov 16, 2005 -
While editing a comment, highlighting a word and hitting backspace deletes not the word, but the whole comment.
posted by StickyCarpet
on Oct 23, 2005 -
My burning man post
was deleted because it was "an excuse to talk"? Admittedly, it wasn't the most stellar post, but a lively discussion ensued, and gee, I thought that's why we came here. Besides, any post that allows mefites to express their everlast hatred for "hippies" has got to be doing the community some good, no?
posted by telstar
on Sep 8, 2005 -
I could have sworn that somebody posted a link as a response to my question
. Now that I have time to actually check it out, though, the link is gone. What gives? Bug? Gratuitous moderation? Anyone know what the link was?
posted by jdroth
on Jul 21, 2005 -
Please obliviate drakepool. He wants his metafilter output erased and his time here behind him. He can't communicate what he think anyway. He content to go back to laying his nonsense on his friends...
posted by drakepool
on May 30, 2005 -
Earlier today I posted a question about MeFi (how to turn off background color) in the main Ask MeFi area, which appeared for a few minutes then vanished. Did it likely get moved somewhere else, or just censored? for being in the wrong place? for expressing (in mild terms) dislike of a Mefi feature (I can't see text on colored background). Or did it just vanish into the ether?
posted by anadem
on Mar 20, 2005 -
Dear Matt: I made a boo boo. Delete this
and let's make sure we never discuss it on AskMe. Thank you sir and have a good day.
posted by punishinglemur
on Dec 8, 2004 -
isn't funny. Though I concede that the probability of anyone actually doing it is remote, the comment is nonetheless inappropriate.
posted by Kwantsar
on Sep 18, 2004 -
This thread sucks
. The link doesn't jump down to the story, the subject matter isn't very funny or interesting, it's just stupid. The post is too long, the comments are pretty pointless. I would delete it, but it could create more trouble than it is worth. What should be done about sub-par links? Anything? Take the good with the bad?
posted by mathowie
on Aug 29, 2001 -