From the FAQ: "Do not post a question to AskMetafilter assuming you can have it removed once it has been answered. This is unfair to the people who answered the question and diminishes the usefulness of the site. "
Yet the poor soul who wasn't getting the answers they wanted was able to delete
">their question without a problem? What gives?
posted by Grither
on Dec 19, 2012 -
I wrote a post to AskMeFi asking if anybody wanted to translate some song lyrics into Spanish. My post was deleted and the deleter said it was really for jobs. I just thought somebody for the hell of it would want to do this. Did my post really require deletion?
posted by DMelanogaster
on Jul 13, 2012 -
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 -
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 there still a page that shows all the deleted Metafilter threads? Because I was interested in the Occupy Oakland thread that was posted today, and I'd like to see the outcome of what happened to it. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Nov 10, 2011 -
was deleted by a junior mod (restless_nomad) well after a senior mod (cortex) made a comment
. Is cortex's participation not a tacit approval (in a "this can stay" sense) of the post?
posted by troll
on Oct 28, 2011 -
had 126 comments before it was deleted. I'm curious, what is the record number of comments made in a deleted thread? Do you still take the number of comments made into consideration before deleting? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy
on Sep 14, 2011 -
It seems a comment was deleted at the beginning of this thread
, but several comments responding to it remain extant. This is confusing. Can something be done about it? [more inside]
posted by Dano St
on Jun 10, 2011 -
The feature alerting us to new replies in AskMefi is awesome. Is it possible to have one that also alerts us to deletions? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801
on Mar 28, 2011 -
As far as I can tell, there's three factors at play with deleted posts – moderator opinion, initial crowd opinion (comments), and initial crowd opinion (flagging). And I'm kind of seeking to understand how it interplays, [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Sep 24, 2010 -
I don't know whether this is possible or desirable, but could we have a count of our deletions somewhere on our profile page? [more inside]
posted by pjern
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Did we really need to delete this FPP
just because various defenders of MeFis indie street cred shat in this thread and presumably flagged it a lot? That's kind of a shame, because other people were enjoying it.
posted by Artw
on Sep 14, 2009 -
Could we get an email when one of our posts is deleted?
posted by plexi
on Nov 13, 2008 -
Cortex, "weird" posts
are now deleted? Where is that in the guidelines? Or, more specific, my "weird" posts are deleted, because I see weird posts on AskMeFi quite often that aren't deleted. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors
on Oct 14, 2008 -
I just posted a thoroughly incorrect comment in response to my own AskMe thread.
Could an admin please remove it?
It is at: http://ask.metafilter.com/102955/How-can-I-travel-between-continents-without-emitting-much-CO2#1492050
posted by sindark
on Sep 29, 2008 -
From whatever mod deleted it, I just wondered why my repsonse to this post
was deleted, and what exactly is so offensive about it that it needed to be removed. A Mefi mail is fine, but if you want it public that's OK too. Thank you. Truly, I don't care about the deletion, but am truly interested about the policy/ethics involved.
posted by timsteil
on Jun 10, 2008 -
Did anyone notice that there were NO deleted posts on the Blue for all of June 7th? How common is that? [more inside]
posted by pupdog
on Jun 8, 2008 -
Vacapinta's first kill
This is going to work out just like we've been asking.
I drink (coffee) to the glory of your new might, vacapinta!
posted by From Bklyn
on May 20, 2008 -
Is there a new policy now where Matt/Jess/cortex are deleting comments in the Blue that are a bit snarky/one-linerish? Because I remember a one-liner in the Lyndon Johnson thread that's no longer there. Is that because Matt thinks that the first few comments set the tone for the thread, so ya'll are trying to keep things on-topic from the get-go?
BTW, I'm well aware that I basically set myself up here for a rapid succession of one-liners. Have at it, folks.
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Mar 31, 2008 -
I think the deletion of this
post by indienial is a bad call. The continued destruction of all things Aboriginal is a big fat important & undercommented issue, and one which I was looking forward to reading comments about. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy
on Mar 13, 2008 -
You know what? I'm travelling, I lost my pin and have no way of pulling cash. Of course I tried to use paper to discover my pin. My last resort is Ask Mefi, I'm getting some good help, and then my post gets deleted. Well, I'm deleting my account, I'm tired of this. [more inside]
posted by markesh
on Feb 25, 2008 -
I think it's deleting this link
twice shows that Metafilter mods don't have a sense of humour about themselves.
posted by dydecker
on Feb 15, 2008 -