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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
"...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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Just curious why yet another Ask Metafilter answer
was immediately deleted with no email explanation. Thanks.
posted by four panels
on Jun 29, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
Anyone know what happened to the Hymenplasty thread? Wondering why it might have been deleted?
posted by Azaadistani
on Apr 30, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is there a new way to do this?
posted by jpburns
on Feb 7, 2007 -
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 -
I have never seen a completely disappeared MeTa post
before today. Given what passes for normal on MetaTalk, I fear that there must have been a truly unspeakable horror contained within it to merit this special handling. Do I walk on dangerous ground, merely speaking that post's name? If so, I take it all back, I saw nothing, there never was a thread 1347... what was that number again? I forget now.
posted by Meatbomb
on Jan 13, 2007 -
I'm guessing the chances are pretty slim, but I would like to see about getting one of my questions on ask. un-deleted.
I posted This question
last night, and woke up this morning to see it was deleted. For this reason "doesn't sound like any problem to be solved, rather some idle 'what if' curiosity"
I've never had one deleted, and I feel it does not violate any of the things mentioned in the FAQ. To quote the FAQ:
Put another way "...if your motivation for asking the question is 'I would like to participate in a discussion about X,' then you shouldn't be doing it in AskMe. If your motivation is 'I would like others to explain X to me,' then you're probably OK."
I was simply interested in how the physics of it worked, and what would happen. I only posted once in my own thread, and that was to answer a question about thresholds.
posted by JonnyRotten
on Jan 10, 2007 -