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Could we please reconsider the policy on "doubles"?

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 - 76 comments

Eurovision posts

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 - 17 comments

Doubles of deleted doubles are also doubles

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 that did 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 - 74 comments

Not Really A Double, But Not Original Either

Shouldn't this post on ASL songs be a comment in this open thread on ASL songs? [more inside]
posted by moviehawk on Aug 11, 2010 - 17 comments

Perhaps we should limit posts about the Cordoba House to the still open thread from 4 days ago

Is a second post about the Cordoba House issue (first, latter) within 4 days really necessary? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Aug 4, 2010 - 78 comments

Double your posting; double your fun

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 - 94 comments

Double Didn't Die

When an FPP gets flagged as a double (or, say, a double double), how come it sometimes isn't deleted? [more inside]
posted by Sys Rq on Feb 7, 2010 - 14 comments

But how are there so many double posts even WITH this feature?

This is a thank-you note to whoever coded the FPP submission system. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 3, 2010 - 37 comments

Not every aspect of the tragedy in Haiti needs a FPP

In six days, there have been four FPPs about Haiti. Can I get a clarification as to what constitutes a double post? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jan 18, 2010 - 78 comments

Not a deletion whine, just thoughts on previously-posted checking

This is NOT a complaint about deletion (hence, no link back to the deleted post)... [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Oct 31, 2009 - 24 comments

Posting pony petition

So I posted a double of the awesome wedding dance, and now I have a pony request that might be useful. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jul 24, 2009 - 37 comments

Double, needs to go

Why is this AskMe question, which is clearly a double, still around?
posted by mkultra on Jan 14, 2009 - 105 comments

"Second Editions"

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 - 16 comments

GAME OVER

This post was deleted for the following reason: I freakin' hate it when I go to delete a double and some has already snagged like the perfect deletion reason. It's like, hey, thanks, DAD. -- cortex (more inside) [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck on May 8, 2008 - 83 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

On the internet everyone knows you are a wedge of spite

Yes it 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 - 185 comments

quis custodiet custodes

lol
posted by matteo on Aug 25, 2007 - 69 comments

Unnecessary-ness

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 - 15 comments

Double post on AskMeFi, in a row?

Something weird is going on.
posted by cerebus19 on Feb 25, 2007 - 53 comments

21 months away...

So, if this is election minutiae, is this? And can we assume that a ElectionFilter FPP formulated like this is OK?
posted by dw on Jan 20, 2007 - 55 comments

Is this a double post?

Would this be considered a double post? [details inside]
posted by Falconetti on Jan 4, 2007 - 49 comments

James Brown obituary: tripled in sixty seconds

This is hilarious. A first?
posted by jonson on Dec 25, 2006 - 61 comments

User keeps asking the same or similar questions

Deja vu.
posted by Brittanie on Dec 11, 2006 - 35 comments

Lenticulations post appears on Metafilter as well as Projects

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 - 6 comments

Double post

Undeleted double.
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 16, 2006 - 2 comments

Same link? No. Double post? Yes.

Isn't this a double post?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Jun 27, 2006 - 15 comments

Reuse and doublepost

As carter points out, this post appears to be a link to a site which, ahem, repurposes this photographer's images in order to sell porn ads.

Admins, might it be appropriate to edit the post to link to the proper site rather than reward what appears to be an unauthorized misuse of somone else's material?
posted by George_Spiggott on May 19, 2006 - 15 comments

Link tweaking: is a redux to supplant dead links justified, or should the links just be tweaked?

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 - 33 comments

Double-posted, like, on purpose.

This post was deleted for the following reason: actually, no matter how much the site rocks, double posts after only a year really aren't okay.
posted by dersins on Feb 16, 2006 - 65 comments

this is like an octuple-post.

this is like an octuple-post.
posted by wakko on Feb 9, 2006 - 20 comments

Why isn't this a double post since it directly references the previous instance?

Just wonderin'... Why isn't this a double post since it directly references the previous instance?
posted by mischief on Jan 28, 2006 - 12 comments

search for URLs for FPPs

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

[mi]
posted by NinjaPirate on Jan 12, 2006 - 28 comments

Why was my thread deleted?

Downright rude.
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 - 51 comments

Comment preservation from doubleposted threads?

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 - 20 comments

Archives link in Projects isn't working correctly.

The archives link within Projects seems not to work as expected. Apologies if this is known or expected.
posted by Rothko on Nov 22, 2005 - 4 comments

User questions double post policy

On duplicates, tags, and link quality... [more inside]
posted by knave on Nov 21, 2005 - 20 comments

dA Double post callout

Forget the posting guidelines.
The flagging system empties straight into dev null.
Moderation is dead.
Anarchy prevails.
Yay!
posted by mischief on Nov 11, 2005 - 26 comments

Is there an acceptable time lag for double posts?

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 - 56 comments

I double posted, please delete

Arrgghhhh. I just made a great FPP without noticing that adamvasco beat me to it. Help!?
posted by bricoleur on Apr 13, 2005 - 11 comments

I double post and get shit. A triple post gets a pass?

Why is it that when I double posted an item on The World in January everyone pissed in my cornflakes, repeatedly, but with this triple post fenriq gets a pass?
posted by togdon on Apr 4, 2005 - 79 comments

Is it OK to post a yearly best/worst of every year?

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 - 33 comments

Self-link? Or double post? Or a bit of both?

Self-link? Or double post? Or a bit of both? You delete decide.
posted by goatdog on Mar 28, 2005 - 57 comments

Polling the membership... is not a good post

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 - 74 comments

Known triple post = triple good?

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 - 17 comments

Acceptable to repost comments as FPPs?

Two things:

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 - 47 comments

Double post.

Double post.
posted by Captaintripps on Jan 24, 2005 - 4 comments

Self appointed sanctimonious MeFi gods/censors

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.
Anyone else?
posted by Cancergiggles on Dec 8, 2004 - 72 comments

Hey Matt, why was my post about Gunther deleted?

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 - 9 comments

"Double post" callouts

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 - 51 comments

Stop the Torture!

1, 2, 3. How many consecutive Abu Ghraib posts will it take to fill the entire front page? [guesses inside]
posted by eyeballkid on May 11, 2004 - 57 comments

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