Grease my monkey, guvnor: Greasemonkey scripts get talked about a lot in Metatalk comments, and they seem pretty useful. I would like to ask our more Greasemonkey-oriented friends to recommend the best ones and discuss their experience of installing and using them. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Nov 27, 2012 -
I was about to comment on a post earlier tonight about the state of the mental health care system in Louisiana, and before I could comment, the post was deleted. It seemed like a decent enough post with a number of links and I thought it probably would've engendered a good discussion. It disappeared so quickly, I couldn't even catch the reason it was deleted. [more inside]
posted by dave78981
on Mar 26, 2012 -
I don't think posters on the green should be able to have their questions deleted just because they are done with them or don't like the answers they are receiving. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus
on Dec 12, 2011 -
Is anyone else have problems with the Deleted Posts Greasemonkey script? It has stopped working at home (osx 10.4) and at work (ubuntu). [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight
on Apr 16, 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 -
If you're going to delete a post because the subject is already being discussed in another thread, at least help people find that thread. [more inside]
posted by MattMangels
on Nov 17, 2010 -
Last night this post
was deleted at the poster's request. It seems from the context within the post that the poster probably requested deletion because the discussion wasn't going the way he imagined it would. Something about asking to have a post deleted for that reason rubs me the wrong way. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Sep 2, 2010 -
No Deleted Posts Script? It doesnt seem to be working for me (Firefox 3.5, Windows Vista)
posted by wheelieman
on Nov 10, 2009 -
I posted an AskMefi question yesterday but now it's gone. So how do i know whether it's been officially deleted or not? I went to My Profile; under 'Contributions', I clicked on the 'questions' (number 40) and brought up the questions I've asked. The one i posted yesterday is not on the list.
I also did the search: http://www.metafilter.com/activity/29435/posts/ask/ as suggested in the FAQ and also came up blank.
However, when i go to the 'new question' page on AskMefi, it says i've posted in the last week. I know for sure that I haven't posted anything in the last week other than the question i posted yesterday.
I'm ok with deletion, but it would be nice to know the reason for future reference.
posted by storybored
on May 21, 2009 -
Just want to register my opposition to the new Public Shaming Initiative that requires deleted posts to remain on the front page with a weird bit of text beneath them.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Jan 30, 2009 -
While I understand that this
was a "stunt post", why are some threads deleted and others are simply closed
to new comments? [more inside]
posted by gman
on Dec 11, 2008 -
Yesterday there was a thread about by someone suspecting an apartment scam, it seemed to be a reasonable question but this morning it seems to be gone? [more inside]
posted by missmagenta
on May 21, 2008 -
Earlier today, there was a posting about geographical knowledge, with links to an online series of tests. The posting seems to have disappeared. I can't find it in the archives or through a site search. Can someone point me to the link or the site with the tests? I'm having no luck finding the one I want through Google. Thanks.
posted by etaoin
on Feb 20, 2008 -
Why was this post
deleted? The asker seemed like he had a legitimate question, and some interesting answers were surfacing.
posted by casconed
on Aug 7, 2006 -
A dozen or so youtube
day of blog churn? Just fine.
Three SSRN links in two days to thoughtful and academic writing that are new and interesting and that most users have never seen before? Deleted.
posted by dios
on Jun 1, 2006 -
Theory: The recent influx of Crap on Metafilter may not necessarily be related to the recent influx of Noobs (like myself). Perhaps it is just because the internet has become just as mainstream as the other popular media. Therefore it is just full of crap.
posted by snsranch
on Jun 17, 2005 -
"This post was deleted for the following reason: I am r00t. ph34r m3 luz3r. you're p0st suxx0rs. you R 0wnzered." I know I'm new to metafilter, but since when is there an 31337 club you have to be in to post to teh front page? I thought that was a mondo excellent link and I think you do the metafiller community a gr8 disservice by d3l33ting it.
posted by KettleBlack
on Jan 9, 2003 -
This dangling baby . . . it vibrates?
Every time Matt kills a "Jacko's dangling baby" post, another pops up to replace it. We've talked about this before
, but I think the (general) question needs to be raised: What, if anything, can be done to prevent reposting deleted stories? It's been pointed out that posters may not know that they're posting something that has been deleted before because, um, it's been deleted before! (And with wacky news like this, there can be any number of sources for the same story, sorry
.) Short of deleting the story every time it pops up, is there a better solution?
posted by mcwetboy
on Nov 20, 2002 -
I'm confused. I posted
what I thought was a typical interesting link, but I guess it didn't pass muster, since it was dumped. What gives?
(I linked to it from my K5 diary
. Now I have cleanup there to do.)
posted by tbc
on Sep 27, 2002 -
Is there some sort of official policy regarding deleting posts? I didn't even know it was done until mine was deleted yesterday.
posted by zerolucid
on Mar 30, 2002 -
I just noticed another insanely long no-link post was pulled this morning. It might be useful to have a Island of Bad Posts archive where stuff that gets pulled is anonymized and listed along with a 25 word description of why it was pulled. This page could be linked to the register page for new users so they can learn through negative example as well as learning by positive example just by reading the site. Plus I'm sure a lot of us are just curious about what's getting pulled....
posted by jessamyn
on Apr 11, 2001 -