My post appeared to be deleted
because a page consisting mainly of a bibliography of internet publications of a prolific author (subject multiple mefi fpps) documenting his connections with right-wing political activism and with critiques of selected quotations is "editorially undiscriminating" and people don't like it. Editorially undiscriminating? Is MeFi now "fair and balanced." It seems like we are only allowed to talk about politics when provoked by someone like Balko (in a fpp) but can't actually examine the politics of provocateurs
on the internet.
posted by ennui.bz
on Jul 28, 2013 -
Sorry, but this
is a dumb deletion, IMHO. A lot of people like Newsfilter type stuff, and those are almost always the most interesting and longest threads. This is big news in the sports community, and the deletion reason is just silly.
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Feb 14, 2013 -
I posted a question asking what tangible things I could do to improve the lives of people I love. Why was it deleted? [more inside]
posted by windykites
on Dec 10, 2012 -
You tell me how to retrieve the HTML from a post that got deleted plz kthx? (I posted something on the front page last night, and it got deleted for too much personal commentary. I'm fine with that.) User Goofyy and deleting admin kaz suggested that I re-post sans commentary. This is moderation, it's not racism. So is there an easy way to get the HTML of my post back, or will I have to just re-type it all? [more inside]
posted by Sleeper
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Can't for the life of me figure out why this
was deleted. Perhaps a less cryptic reason would help because this one was totally not obvious.
posted by moammargaret
on Jul 11, 2012 -
Hey, I just posted something
that was deleted because it was a double. I didn't know it was a double because the original post that it doubled
had a different link and keywords (I even searched, nothing came up
, wish I'd thought to search for just "iron"). However, it was an exact copy of another double
match the URL and keywords exactly
. So, it seems to me, that when searching past posts in the "New Post" form, it should search through deleted posts as well, to avoid these "doubles of doubles" type situations. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Jun 13, 2012 -
Suggestion, not critical: perhaps a way to show that a post has been closed/deleted, in the style of the "X New Comments" update at the bottom of the thread? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Jun 17, 2011 -
Atlantis post vanished from the Blue? I'm running the Deleted Posts script, and I can see other deleted posts, but this one seems to have just disappeared. [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Mar 13, 2011 -
I posted in this
thread that I thought he should respond with, "Yeah, that's fucking bullshit, huh?" Did that get deleted? Is there a no profanity rule on mefi that I don't know about, or did I violate some other rule?
posted by The Dutchman
on Feb 8, 2011 -
I'd probably want to sweep this booger-string of a deleted thread
under the rug too if it was my site. But it's sort of sad to lose such a gold star collection of mefi members practicing the non-bigotry they preach, so if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here
posted by jfuller
on Oct 1, 2010 -
I posted a FPP that was rightfully deleted, however out of it was coming some interesting details about the topic and I'd like to learn more. Can I rephrase it as an ask mefi or is that bad form? [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Feb 15, 2010 -
I can see the favorites this comment
has, and it shows up in my side bar because it was made by a contact, but the comment has been deleted.
posted by idiopath
on Sep 22, 2009 -
The faq says there are greasemonkey scripts that try to track deleted comments. Is there anything working? I couldn't find anything following the link. The deletions here are so regular it's like using the internet from China.
posted by peter_meta_kbd
on Sep 7, 2009 -
I recently had a MeFi post deleted. I know it will still show up in my Metafilter Recent Activity for a while, but once it goes from there, is there any way to track it and any deleted posts from my past? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 18, 2009 -
So when did lofi
stop showing deleted posts? Is this a new feature or a temporary bug?
posted by caddis
on Apr 6, 2009 -
I can haz pony filter: Some sort of live marker of deleted posts, perhaps in live preview, would be really nice. [more inside]
posted by goo
on Mar 4, 2009 -
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 -
Although cortex callously and without hesitation deleted my fabulous single link youtube front page post, I still see it, albeit with a re: sidebar.
Is this a feature?
posted by plexi
on Oct 16, 2008 -
Disabled accounts show up in "nearby users." I clicked on this profile
and then had to click on this username
(because, WTF? Was santorum taken?). Well, to make matters slightly weirder, a search for santorum
brings up the username and the user's "real" name, though it's no longer visible in the profile.
posted by desjardins
on Oct 10, 2008 -
It's an interesting story in its own right.
Its surface correspondence to the Palin rumors makes for a a good 'hook', which I used, but I don't think that makes the possible solving of a 260-year old mystery less interesting or worth reading about. The coincidence is amusing, but the post doesn't rest on that, and if anything it makes the post more fun. And it certainly doesn't belong in the existing Palin thread. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality
on Sep 1, 2008 -
Re: the Bristol Palin pregnancy thread being deleted - uh, the other post in which it is being "discussed" is sort of inaccessible. [more inside]
posted by billysumday
on Sep 1, 2008 -
I asked a question
and many of the responses were that I am "biased." Is a judgement of character a prerequisite for answering a question?
posted by plexi
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I'm beguiled by d
eleted threads and have a hunch others are as well. Any chance of getting a version of l
ofi for Ask?
posted by item
on May 18, 2008 -