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When did "you can find this on your own" because a reason to delete an FPP? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Mar 19, 2012 - 104 comments

Was it because I said "gramps"?

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is a terrible thing that happened but that doesn't make it a great thread for MetaFilter. [more inside]
posted by karathrace on Mar 9, 2012 - 69 comments

Why in hell was my comment deleted?

Why in hell was my comment deleted? [more inside]
posted by jamjam on Feb 3, 2012 - 109 comments

Bad deletion.

I think this was a bad deletion. [more inside]
posted by empath on Dec 27, 2011 - 255 comments

Time stamp for posterity.

Could we get a time stamp added to deletion reasons? They are the only type of comment that isn't time stamped, so all we know is that the deletion occurred sometime after the last comment (or sometime between posting and any comments).
posted by OmieWise on Dec 23, 2011 - 43 comments

Should a joke-heavy thread on a serious topic be thinned out?

Has the standard for deleting comments changed? It's been clear for a long time that early comments in a thread that tend to poison the thread ("This will end well"; "Getting popcorn," etc.), and comments likely to provoke a fighty derail, will be deleted. But is it now mod policy to delete jokes on the grounds that there are enough jokes already? Are we required to have serious discussions? This is the first time I've seen inoffensive jokes deleted on the blue, and I think it's something worth talking about. [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Dec 14, 2011 - 981 comments

Is this really deletion worthy?

This hasn't been voted on yet, so let's wait and see what happens before posting. Respectfully, I think this is a terrible deletion reason. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Nov 17, 2011 - 123 comments

question about deletion

Is my deleted question really unanswerable? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Nov 11, 2011 - 57 comments

One of these things is not (apparently) like the other.

Is seems curious to me that this post was deleted for editorialising while this post remained. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 1, 2011 - 77 comments

Leukemia story makes (inter)national headlines, but is deleted from mefi

Maybe it was not written dispassionately enough, but a post I feel is newsworthy was deleted - please weigh in? [more inside]
posted by ancillary on Oct 11, 2011 - 45 comments

Thread deletion reason, please.

This thread 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 - 144 comments

Who are MeFites?

I have sent a query to admin, but to help me get a better idea of what the MeFi community (overall) thinks, and the perspective they come from, I'm looking for feedback and discussion about why my FPP was deleted. I'm looking for reasons why, not simple statements of objection. I'm not looking to respond or debate with anyone. Unless a technical question is asked of me, I probably won't respond. I would sincerely just like to read and take or leave what I find. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by ottimo on Aug 31, 2011 - 269 comments

Your post, "Gorbachev sings tractors: Turnip! Buttocks!" has been deleted....

mccarty.tim's latest project: Worst Post Ever is a "home version of the deleted post game." Bonus: See the red box of deletion in action! (Via Projects.) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 5, 2011 - 182 comments

Self-deletion

Why did Jessamyn delete her own post? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Aug 1, 2011 - 186 comments

Nobody to blame but myself...

If a link has been posted and deleted, am I right to assume that reposting the link, even as a sub-link in a post leading on another link about the same thing, is a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest on Jul 29, 2011 - 67 comments

Your Honor, I Object!

I would like a public explanation for the deletion of my answer from this AskMe. [more inside]
posted by jamjam on Jul 28, 2011 - 179 comments

U2, Brute?

I think this was a bad deletion. [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jun 12, 2011 - 231 comments

Should offensive language be allowed through the keepers?

All of the discourse about his TRULY TRULY TRULY offensive language and questionable behaviour aside.... would it have been better for the community if the mods had refused to publish this question? I wonder if they would have let it through if it had been a racial epithet... [more inside]
posted by taff on Apr 22, 2011 - 425 comments

Meeple of Walmart

Was People of Walmart ever posted here? Did the thread last? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Mar 15, 2011 - 129 comments

It rarely stops.

With all due respect, this was a bad deletion. [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Feb 15, 2011 - 77 comments

Questions From Another World

This doesn't strike me as a good AskMe deletion at all. [more inside]
posted by magnificent frigatebird on Jan 25, 2011 - 117 comments

Cut it in.

Why was this deleted? It seems separate enough from the main Wikileaks saga going on elsewhere, and I can't recall it being discussed all that extensively here previously.
posted by schmod on Dec 15, 2010 - 80 comments

Air Guitar

Ouch. Harsh. Could you not have just fixed the link?
posted by Artw on Dec 7, 2010 - 49 comments

Much Ado About Donuts

I appear to have just gotten my first comment deletion, out of this thread. Out of concern about aggressive moderation and love for the MetaFilter community, I have several pony requests. [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Dec 6, 2010 - 192 comments

needs more context?

When is "needs more context" an appropriate reason for deletion? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Nov 28, 2010 - 66 comments

Problem questions get problem answers

Criticizing a question is not the same as insulting the asker. It's also not necessarily derailing. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Oct 27, 2010 - 150 comments

crackers

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 - 24 comments

Deletion at the poster's request

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 - 138 comments

AdFi?

Since I was accused of "announcing" a flag reason in the thread, I guess MeTa must be the place to object to pure advertising. [more inside]
posted by DU on Aug 24, 2010 - 119 comments

Someone loves to delete

I guess sexuality is a banned topic nowadays for me. Sorry Ask MeFi users... I guess someone is being a bit overzealous with their delete rights. This has nothing to do with me figuring out myself. This is a completely different side to the issue of sexuality and me trying to explain the facts to it. http://ask.metafilter.com/162568/Biological-evidence-for-homosexuality
posted by antgly on Aug 17, 2010 - 194 comments

It was a Bad Call, Ripley, a Bad Call

I agree with Artw – Jessamyn, I respectfully opine this was a bad call.
posted by WCityMike on Aug 16, 2010 - 210 comments

Honor killing deletion

I don't agree with the deletion of this post. [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Jul 12, 2010 - 89 comments

lame delete

This post's deletion sucks. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jul 9, 2010 - 167 comments

Can cortex's deletion reasons be collected?

Pony request for my birthday: Can cortex's deletion reasons be collected? Stuff like this is one of my favorite features of the site.
posted by Joe Beese on Jul 8, 2010 - 42 comments

lame thread, excellent comment

Is there a way to delete a thread, but leave a comment? Maybe that should be a feature for making me laugh, at least. [more inside]
posted by yhbc on Jun 24, 2010 - 51 comments

Perez, Child Porn, or Celeb Culture - What's the Offense?

"Metafilter is too good for this low crap." "This really doesn't seem like a good idea." - I'll shoot. Why? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Jun 15, 2010 - 124 comments

Was it that bad?

I don't want to be the whiny "that guy," but I'm not sure what I did wrong with this question to warrant deletion. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Apr 27, 2010 - 45 comments

Ranty? Not ranty?

Why did this post get deleted for being ranty and then reinstated in its same form?
posted by youcancallmeal on Mar 28, 2010 - 49 comments

So it's "ranty" when a non-American calls out US behaviour, hey?

Thanks for proving the point of this deleted post, people. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 28, 2010 - 1186 comments

On Threadshitting...

I just noticed that a few early comments of the "This will surely be deleted" kind have been deleted from threads. I just wanted to say to whatever mod responsible: Good on you. And please continue to exterminate them with extreme prejudice.
posted by Artw on Mar 26, 2010 - 158 comments

Taking one's 120 Crayolas and going home

What is MeFi's policy when people quit the site and want all their posts + comments deleted? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Feb 28, 2010 - 318 comments

I have to ask.

So this question wasn't framed very well, but did it really break the guidelines to the extent that it needed to be deleted? [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Feb 22, 2010 - 36 comments

Eight Million Ways to Die verus Sgt. Pepper

Why has this post been allowed to stay while this one was not? [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on Jan 29, 2010 - 109 comments

There Goes Another One

This post shouldn't have been deleted. [more inside]
posted by Mike Buechel on Jan 23, 2010 - 260 comments

Why?!

Why was the most awesome motivational movie FPP ever made deleted? [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Jan 8, 2010 - 67 comments

I have this rash...

Anonymous pony? One time I asked a question about squicky things, and I asked it in a way that wasn't very useful to the community. Not having it show up, I contacted Jess and she gave me some advice on how to improve it. What if failed anonymous questions were posted and immediately deleted and looked like regular deleted ones with reasons for deletion. This will only work for those with the Firefox script, but at least the asker gets an opportunity to remain anonymous, and other users acquire a sense of what's not going to work.
posted by b33j on Jan 6, 2010 - 31 comments

wth?

Why the hell did this thread get deleted? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Dec 20, 2009 - 278 comments

Hypothetically speaking...

Why was this question nixed? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Oct 26, 2009 - 111 comments

deleted post reconsideration?

Self-links and deletion on Mac Tonnies death FPP [more inside]
posted by dbiedny on Oct 24, 2009 - 100 comments

Why?

What was the problem with this post? Seriously? [more inside]
posted by Skeptic on Oct 21, 2009 - 126 comments

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