Could we please, as a community, revisit the notion that just because something is a "double" it should be deleted? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Jun 30, 2013 -
I had a huge Eurovision post written and ready to post that I was saving for this evening. Then this was posted.
I do feel a bit frustrated by this, but it's a good post, just not the post I wanted to make. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by LSK
on May 13, 2013 -
Hey, I just posted something
that was deleted because it was a double. I didn't know it was a double because the original post that it doubled
had a different link and keywords (I even searched, nothing came up
, wish I'd thought to search for just "iron"). However, it was an exact copy of another double
match the URL and keywords exactly
. So, it seems to me, that when searching past posts in the "New Post" form, it should search through deleted posts as well, to avoid these "doubles of doubles" type situations. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious
on Jun 13, 2012 -
What's the standard for avoiding double-posting? About a week ago I made an FPP on the Gulf oil spill. It was not top news at the time and not many people outside the area knew about it. My post ground to about 90+ comments and stalled. This morning, another FPP came up about the same spill. [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley
on May 2, 2010 -
I would like to know what people's thoughts are on the idea of allowing Metafilter posters to make a "second edition" of a post after a certain amount of time has passed (a week?, a year?). [more inside]
posted by rongorongo
on Jul 14, 2008 -
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 -
is a double
, but it is also good example of how one or two cranky farts can totally change the tone of a thread. [more inside]
posted by aspo
on Oct 8, 2007 -
What happened to the thread of photos off the p2p networks? Did that link get removed for any particular reason? Was it to make room for the Zelda/Golden Ratio thread? Hmm. I am kind of disappointed.
posted by kuatto
on Mar 7, 2007 -
So, if this
is election minutiae, is this
? And can we assume that a ElectionFilter FPP formulated like this
posted by dw
on Jan 20, 2007 -
Would this be considered a double post? [details inside]
posted by Falconetti
on Jan 4, 2007 -
Okay, so e.g.,this project
also appears on the main site
. But on the projects page there's still a [post this to mefi] link.
It would be really great if the site could recognize when a post is made with the same URL as a projects project, and associate the two, so that a) the main post is linked to from the projects page, and b) [post this to mefi] does not appear anymore. The main site post could be marked up too ("by our own whoozitswhat").
posted by aubilenon
on Dec 7, 2006 -
previously on mefl here, but the content is old and that link dead so I thought it was worth another post.
As meehawl points out
, we've discussed Aphex Twin infinitely. If an old link breaks, is it best to send a message to jessahowie to update it, rather than dredging it back up on the front page?
posted by VulcanMike
on Apr 4, 2006 -
Just wonderin'... Why isn't this
a double post since it directly references the previous instance?
posted by mischief
on Jan 28, 2006 -
In response to the inordinate number of doubles recently (e.g.
) which begin:
MeFite A: Look! This is my link!
MeFite B: This is nice
MeFite A: sorry, double, delete
posted by NinjaPirate
on Jan 12, 2006 -
Why was my thread on 03/12/05 on George Best's funeral deleted? If you're deleting threads then explain to the poster. I know Meta is primarily US-based but you have no idea who George Best represented. I'm really livid.
posted by movilla
on Dec 3, 2005 -
I was cool having my thread
deleted, because it was a double
...but it seemed like more people had commented in that one - and now those comments are lost. Can they be moved?
Better still, would it not be wiser to have read in the post that people wanted to keep open, and followed those wishes?
posted by mattr
on Nov 25, 2005 -
On duplicates, tags, and link quality... [more inside]
posted by knave
on Nov 21, 2005 -
So is there any kind of time factor dispensation for double posts?
I was emailed a link today that made me piss myself laughing, which I really feel the need for these days. I came here to post it but found it was already on the front page four years ago.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Sep 8, 2005 -
Arrgghhhh. I just made a great FPP without noticing that adamvasco beat me to it. Help!?
posted by bricoleur
on Apr 13, 2005 -
Just a general question, not a call out per se.
Are annual events ok to post to each time they occur?
Question prompted by the latest 50 loathsome New Yorkers
thread. I flagged and mentioned it in the thread as being a double from last year, then Arch Stanton mentioned it was run here in 2003 as well.
Does this mean I can repost Geek Prom
, because, you know, its next year already. (don't worry it will not be a FPP, just making a point)
posted by edgeways
on Mar 31, 2005 -
Polling the membership to see what they think about a big-media story is not a good post
, especially when there are no good links offered in the post, and the subject matter is hot-button, right-to-life kind of stuff. Besides: double-post
posted by scarabic
on Mar 18, 2005 -
Is a triple post
okay if you knew
it was one
? (The person who posted this must have known, since the search
included in the post shows it.) Is it okay if there are a few more links included this time, and the text is on a different site now? Finally, is it okay if the goal is simply to elicit more discussion on the topic, as it seems to be here?
posted by koeselitz
on Feb 9, 2005 -
1) When is turning a comment
into a FPP
okay? The poster acknowledges it as such in the FPP itself and the old thread is still open for new comments. Shouldn't the new links be added to the old thread?
2) Also, pepsi blue
posted by Stynxno
on Feb 7, 2005 -
I am struck by the amount of clutter which is created by apparently self appointed sanctimonious MeFi gods/censors. Comments on etiquette, self promotion etc are constructive, however what on earth (other than self promotion) is achieved by pointing out that you have seen something before or that it doesn't interest you. So what? I would have no interest whatsoever in a post linking to a 1973 article about bestiality amongst jazz lovers but that is just me and I am not small minded enough to pontificate against those who want to follow this particular hobby. The one thing I can conceive of that would be more tedious than reading the article would be wading through "old link - I've seen it before" or "this is boring". This is hypocrisy gone mad.
posted by Cancergiggles
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Hey Matt, why was my post about Gunther
deleted, or would anyone else care to field that question for me?
posted by Mach3avelli
on Sep 16, 2004 -
double post, double post...you missed something from 2001
I would hereby like to call a moretoreum on "double post" callouts in threads when the original link was more than, lets say, 18 months ago. Not everyone has been a member since the beginning, most people don't have the time to go back and read multiple years of archives, nor is it reasonable to expect that they would. The search is wonky, we all know that. [more inside]
posted by dejah420
on Jun 24, 2004 -
. How many consecutive Abu Ghraib posts will it take to fill the entire front page? [guesses inside]
posted by eyeballkid
on May 11, 2004 -