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Deletion of post about racist Australian Mayor.

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 - 94 comments

1 + 1 = 0

Answer the question or don't already, 1. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Mar 6, 2008 - 361 comments

Metafilter minus Garfield minus Garfield

This shouldn't have been deleted. [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Feb 26, 2008 - 64 comments

Is the question to be useful to you or to everyone?

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 - 2 comments

White people on Metafilter

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 - 508 comments

LOLMIDGETS

LOLMIDGETS [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Jan 31, 2008 - 203 comments

Rethinking comment deletion

I'm seeing a lot of very eloquent responses to AskMe questions getting deleted. Some of them are very long, and while they could be thought of as containing some offending material, the whole comments are being deleted. I want to propose and discuss just removing the offensive parts -- editing out sentences or paragraphs, and not entire comments, so that the "good stuff" can remain. [more inside]
posted by strangeguitars on Dec 17, 2007 - 135 comments

No Talkin' Bout Women on the Blue!

It may have been a "crappy fight-starter of an op-ed", but seems like people were discussing it in a civil fashion. There was no good reason to delete this thread. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Dec 13, 2007 - 85 comments

OMGOMGOMG?

Enough with the snarky deletions. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Nov 25, 2007 - 76 comments

'Very Short Introductions' very short life

I'm kinda bumed this post on the 'Very Short Introductions' series was deleted, but understand why. Any suggestions how to get the book series in the blue, besides pushing illegal copies? The FPP had 4 favorites in its brief life and had some useful discussion starting about the best books in the series.
posted by stbalbach on Nov 24, 2007 - 34 comments

Best Deleted Post Ever

Best Deleted FPP ever! [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 14, 2007 - 119 comments

Deletion Stats?

I'm an avid reader of Puke & Cry's Deleted Thread blog, and it got me wondering: Do any of the admins have stats on the most posts deleted in one day? Or, the most doubles (i.e. the most posts on one topic that were deleted - I'm guessing it must be an obituary post, maybe James Brown)? Or, the longest time span without a deletion? Etc.
posted by amyms on Oct 30, 2007 - 22 comments

Why is it only axe grinding if certain people say so?

This post was deleted for the following reason: this is an axegrindy HC post. I know it's election time and all, but it's too early for "your favorite candidate sucks" posts and if you have issues with the way other political posts have been handled, it would be better to take those to Metatalk or your own blog. -- jessamyn [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Oct 24, 2007 - 134 comments

Writing posts that adhere to MF style/content rules

I have a question about Metafilter post content/style. I've just had a post deleted and can't understand why even though there was a brief explanation given. [more inside]
posted by richards1052 on Oct 19, 2007 - 94 comments

worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing

"...I think we've pretty much worn out the Republican Gay Sex Sting news thing." - cortex I disagree, but oh well. It did seem to have some interesting conversation going on. I just kinda think that if we allow newsfilter posts at all then we're always going to have this sort of thing.
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 9, 2007 - 114 comments

Killing Joke thread killed

FPP Deletion Cortex, I'm protesting your deletion of PSmealey's Killing Joke FPP . I thought it was very worthwhile regardless of the fact that PS decided to post the Wiki piece on the band. Methinks this is perhaps a case of a too itchy trigger finger, no?
posted by Skygazer on Oct 5, 2007 - 53 comments

There once was a cost-cutting lady...

WTF - cortex waits until 261 comments to delete the OJ/Target thread?! Do you know how long it takes to craft the perfect limerick for such a crap post?! This post was begging for rhymed snark, and only ColdChef managed in the time allotted. [more inside]
posted by rob511 on Oct 2, 2007 - 1 comment

If you missed it, you were probably a female MeFite out grocery shopping with coupons for OJ.

For those who missed today's self link party on the blue... enjoy the show.
posted by Effigy2000 on Oct 2, 2007 - 108 comments

Just a small verification:

Matt, cortex, jessamyn: did my comment get deleted from the flapjax thread? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Oct 2, 2007 - 4 comments

I'm sure people would like to delete him in real life.

This thread should not have been deleted. [more inside]
posted by oaf on Sep 24, 2007 - 61 comments

dextrose

It's not ok to be fat. Yet, if anyone gets anywhere near this medical, social, and genetic consensus, people go apeshit and like magic, the comment is deleted. It just doesn't seem right to me.
posted by four panels on Sep 17, 2007 - 246 comments

so long

In reaction to jessamyn's apparently arbitrary deletion of the Dawkins/Hitchens fpp, I am hereby retiring this account. [more inside]
posted by Heywood Mogroot on Sep 11, 2007 - 11 comments

Bob's Your Uncle

Why was my comment in this thread deleted? [more inside]
posted by solongxenon on Sep 10, 2007 - 65 comments

Michael Vick posts

The Michael Vick plea is a pretty big deal. He's probably going to be banned from football. Why all the deletions of the Michael Vick FPP's? This is, if not on the same level, at the least very close to Pete Rose being banned from baseball. Plus the juicy dog fighting thing, of course. The deletions seem really administrator-specific. Though you may not like sports, lots of people on Metafilter do.
posted by billysumday on Aug 20, 2007 - 100 comments

Emotional Intelligence post deleted, but why?

I'm curious why my carefully researched post about emotional intelligence -- the culmination of a three-month ordeal I suffered that I honestly think needed to be shared -- was deleted. Most of the links were articles that were no more than two weeks old, and there was a lot of activity in the comments. True, there was a previous post about the subject, but its main link was dead. Considering the trivial subjects of my other posts, I'm surprised that this one was taken down.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot on Aug 10, 2007 - 8 comments

First-Timers Club

Congratulate me! I just got my first deleted FPP, courtesy of cortex!
posted by saulgoodman on Jul 31, 2007 - 28 comments

Talk about PoliticsFilter!

Why is this thread on "penalties for abortion" still here? And the FPP is a Youtube one-link yet.
posted by davy on Jul 30, 2007 - 131 comments

Linking to Deleted Posts?

Something about the most recent Alberto Gonzales post really irks me: people linking to their deleted posts in comments. It seems to me that this (a) just fundamentally defeats the point of the deletion, (b) lowers the incentive to make a good post in the first place -- since you can always link to it if it gets canned, and (c) is contrary to at least the tacit reasons underlying the no-double-post policy. (Obviously, there's a separate PoliticsFilter issue here, and the problems are related, but I would like to focus on the linking-to-deleted-posts issue and get a clarification on it.)
posted by spiderwire on Jul 27, 2007 - 165 comments

Existential other or something

I could swear I saw an FPP arguing that Dubaya isn’t really there at all in the conventional sense of being there. Then I left and came back, and it wasn’t there anymore. So is this an in joke with the moderators or what?
posted by Huplescat on Jul 15, 2007 - 29 comments

Corrected link

As I was previewing the corrected link for this post, the post was deleted. Of course Jessamyn had no way of knowing, but it's emphatically not a "snuff film". Perhaps it wouldn't have been deleted with such alacrity if someone else had posted it.
posted by orthogonality on Jul 12, 2007 - 66 comments

So they delete my question without reading it

I think the moderators should please actually READ the question before deleting it. I asked a valid question about dinner table conversation, and the moderator deletes it on reading the word "troll". I cry unfair!
posted by markovich on Jul 5, 2007 - 80 comments

Bears, baby. All the way, bears.

This is a great freakin question. I'd just like to use it to once more point out that we really should be able to reopen this discussion for a more full, rounded finalization.
posted by allkindsoftime on Jul 2, 2007 - 33 comments

Seriously guys, he just wants a name.

The poster of this question has clearly stated, "I'm not trying to solve their problems, I'm looking for specific recommendations for a marriage counselor. You know, like a name. If I wanted advice about 'how do I deal with my friends' psychotic marriage problems,' that's the question I'd have asked." I've flagged the responses that judged the poster rather than answering the question, and several of those comments were deleted, but many of them remain. I'm curious about where that line was drawn. Also, if people really feel the need to question the poster's judgment, hopefully they can do it here and leave the thread with less noise.
posted by vytae on Jul 2, 2007 - 59 comments

Squishies gone missin

This is my first time posting to the gray, but I thought the swift deletion of the 7/11 - Kwik - e - Mart story was uncalled for. I expected to see some discussion of the odd marketing being done, as the cost for this were picked up by 7/11, not Fox studios. Granted, there was the previous post about the movie site going live, but this felt worthy of being a post, and it didn't even link to YouTube!
posted by efalk on Jul 1, 2007 - 85 comments

OK boys, no hitting below the belt.

And in this corner, weighing in at 30706, is Big Bad BeeeeeeeePeeeeeeeee! And in the very same corner, weighing in at 52373, is CeeeeeeeeeePB! Or, you know, things are getting a little ugly over in the "The UK is one big terror magnet thread...."
posted by nevercalm on Jun 30, 2007 - 37 comments

big response

Just curious why yet another Ask Metafilter answer was immediately deleted with no email explanation. Thanks.
posted by four panels on Jun 29, 2007 - 95 comments

Why did my question get deleted

For what reason did this get deleted? I am interested to hear informed peoples' explanations of the significance of Albert Schweitzer. I'm a little offended that my question got deleted, and with no posted reason. What's the deal, yo?
posted by pelican on Jun 27, 2007 - 51 comments

Huh?

Was my FPP just deleted before it even posted, or is there some kind of queue now of which I'm not aware? I'm not complaining per se, but I'm kinda having a WTF? moment.
posted by snsranch on Jun 8, 2007 - 7 comments

Hama7's Yamiga Fetish.

Hama7 recently posted this FPP on the blue and it got rightly deleted. Now it's back... and probably worse than before.
posted by Effigy2000 on May 13, 2007 - 91 comments

Cortex, you ruthless bastard.

Cortex, you ruthless bastard.
posted by boo_radley on May 8, 2007 - 104 comments

Hymenplasty?

Anyone know what happened to the Hymenplasty thread? Wondering why it might have been deleted?
posted by Azaadistani on Apr 30, 2007 - 97 comments

why or why?

2-3 weeks ago I posted a song to music. It's no longer there. I assume it was deleted. Of course, there was a perfectly good reason why it was deleted. It would be nice if you notified me of this action, the reason why, and allow me to respond before the action was taken.
posted by sluglicker on Mar 31, 2007 - 36 comments

Censorship anyone?

My post "Hollywood or Bust" was deleted because someone thought it was too much like a chat topic. However, you allowed a post on MetaFilter that linked to an article describing the narcissism that threatens to lead a whole generation into the illusion that fame is not only within their reach, but is an unquestionably desirable goal. As someone who lives in this world and is as exposed to the media as much as anyone else, I wished to question this prevailing assumption and thought others might wish to share their thoughts as well. I am not the only one who has had their posts censored. I see a lot of pretentious bullying going on and it will ruin this web community. Have a little more imagination and tolerance, maybe see where things go before you jump in and pull the plug. Perhaps I will not be missed if I leave this site and never return (you have my $5 right?), but I doubt I will be the last one to do so.
posted by melangell on Mar 20, 2007 - 8 comments

Contentious? Please explain...

My post early this morning was deleted because cortex says "What, was the previous thread that you linked not contentious or web-unrelated enough?"
posted by jesirose on Mar 15, 2007 - 252 comments

Detect Deleted Deletion Detector

For over a year or so I've had a very handy java script application in my toolbar called "Detect Deleted Metafilter Threads" that finds the hidden axed threads. In the last few weeks it stopped working. Does anybody know why or if there is a new working version?
posted by fucker on Feb 28, 2007 - 19 comments

Reading Deleted Posts

My old method of reading deleted posts (so sue me... it's entertaining) doesn't seem to work. I used to use the following javascript I picked up somewhere (inside):

Is there a new way to do this?
posted by jpburns on Feb 7, 2007 - 22 comments

Deleted Thread

WCityMike got me thinking with his recent thread. I like deleted thread. Frankly I think its uniqueness constitutes BOTW. So...would it violate the rules to do a blue post about it? (AFAIK no one has yet)
posted by allkindsoftime on Feb 1, 2007 - 34 comments

I'm sorry about my post

I'm sorry about my post
posted by Hands of Manos on Jan 30, 2007 - 19 comments

I freely admit that this post of mine was not outstanding

I freely admit that this post of mine was not outstanding. But, even though Sandwichgirl had been linked to on MeFi before, that was over two years ago, and this was something unusual even for her.
posted by cerebus19 on Jan 26, 2007 - 28 comments

Let me google that for you

Should questions like this be deleted?
posted by matthewr on Jan 22, 2007 - 72 comments

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