If a link has been posted and deleted, am I right to assume that reposting the link, even as a sub-link in a post leading on another link about the same thing, is a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by running order squabble fest
on Jul 29, 2011 -
What's up with all the double and triple posts in the comments in the past couple of weeks? [more inside]
posted by hippybear
on Aug 18, 2009 -
Obama is expected to announce his VP choice tomorrow via text message to the masses. Dozens, or perhaps hundreds, even thousands, of mefites will be notified of the selection all at the very same instant. Several of them may want to make the first crappy post on the subject. Shall we let this happen? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas
on Aug 22, 2008 -
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 -
Ok, So I committed a MeFi sin the other day and made a double post. I felt a bit embarrassed but it got me thinking about a couple ways to prevent some of the double posting that goes on around here. If any of these ideas are taken up maybe something good will come out of a double post for once.
posted by magikker
on May 10, 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 -
So, I got caught out by this MePro
which had already been posted. Can there be a way to flag MePros that have already been included in other FPPs?
posted by dw
on Nov 26, 2006 -
There have been a bunch of repeat ask.mefi questions. Is this bad?
posted by filmgeek
on Jun 14, 2006 -
What is going on with all the FPP doubles the last couple of days? [here
, and here
] How scary does the posting page need to be?
posted by paulsc
on Feb 27, 2006 -
An interesting aspect of the "filtration" on MetaFilter is chronological; and this aspect I think is often ignored, overlooked, or deprecated. [moronic inside]
posted by Eideteker
on Jan 16, 2006 -
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 -
What do you do when you successfully self-link
? Why, you do it again
a month later. That's right, a self-linking double post. Afrooz
, I must salute you, and your remarkable chutzpah.
posted by frykitty
on Jun 27, 2005 -
thread please be deleted (I know it will anyway). I searched MeFi before posting it, but didn't see results. My most humble apologies.
posted by zerokey
on Apr 29, 2005 -
Eight visible double-posts currently afflict the front page (blights inside).
posted by naxosaxur
on Dec 27, 2004 -
There was an AskMe thread today about essential software to take on tech support calls to loved ones' computers over the holidays. It got deleted, I assume because the question's been asked and answered a couple of times. (+)
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Dec 21, 2004 -
A repost this may be,
but it's highly worthy and should stay on the front page, because the chap has made more 'critters' since I last saw the site, and I very much appreciate being reminded of it, and for flip's sake, it was last posted in 2002.
posted by chrid
on Sep 27, 2004 -
Drat! Foiled again
! If anyone needs a pony that helps prevent doubleposts, it's me. I search (google) and search (MeFi), come up empty, post, and soon discover that I've been had. We've talked about such a pony that uses a keyword, category, or subject engine... how's it coming?
posted by moonbird
on Jul 17, 2004 -
Although this thread
was used before (and the bad spelling!), it had a little more relevance to the accompanying links. Double post? Yes. Included more than the previous post? Yes. Someone forgot to spell check? Yes.
posted by Keyser Soze
on Sep 3, 2003 -
Linking to a site that has been posted before: the dreaded double.
Case in point - I wanted to do a "Friday flash" just to offer a little B-Ball game that is cool for game people and with ban added bonus that it is great for download. Just something to balance the rather "heavy" load of war talk going on in all forms of the media.
MiniClip Download Page
Where is the line drawn for posting a link to a site that has been posted before, yet the content has changed?
for what it is worth, the "shooting hoops" was what I wanted to post, but held off.
posted by lampshade
on Mar 7, 2003 -
I'm confused. A humourous story with environmentalist overtones I had posted to the front page of MeFi vanished within about 20 minutes. Does this sort of thing happen often? And if so, why? this was the story: http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/West/12/19/monkey.pants.reut/index.html
posted by mb01
on Jan 18, 2003 -
I posted a thread about retail price plans for major retailers being publsished on websites ahead of time. The retailers were ticked. The story questioned if this was a freedom of speech issue or did the retailers have a right to demand the information be removed.
The thread was removed. Was it the subject or the link to an audio news story?
posted by hockeyman
on Nov 23, 2002 -
Why is it necessary to point out to an author, that something that they posted and is being discussed, may have been talked about a year ago? I see this at least 4 - 5 times a week. Point in case today.
I personally think this very rude, and falls under the "If you don't have anything productive to say, don't say anything at all" rule. Am I then only one who feels this way?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood
on Aug 22, 2002 -
Just curious: what happened to the thread
that apparently linked to doctored photos to make celebrities look overweight? I have to admit I found the thread utterly stupid and offensive, but it's not like it was a double-post. (Heh.) And surely other posts have been kept up that have no redeeming value.
posted by Tin Man
on Jun 28, 2002 -
Is an automated search feature possible? Before submitting let's sayMahir's "I kiss you" or "All your base are belong to us" the posted url would be filtered through existing posts.
Poster would receive a message saying something like : thanks for the effort but someone posted that already with a link to the original post.
posted by Baud
on Jun 25, 2002 -
Why not a Metatalk category for double posts. Apparently, some people get off on recognizing them; refering to a post being a double shouldn't be on Metafilter ever.
posted by ParisParamus
on Apr 21, 2002 -
Can we please have some mechanism to prevent double posts? it's pretty simple to implement, and should'nt increase any load on the server... For example, this post
has many double posts...
posted by arnab
on Apr 20, 2002 -
So what exactly constitutes a double post? For example, this
link on the front page regarding the ATHEIST plates was called
a double post. On the other hand, this
post regarding the Yates trial was not. I rarely monitor old threads, even if they are only a few days old. What is enough of an update to constitute a link worthy of an additional front page post?
posted by monju_bosatsu
on Mar 15, 2002 -
How impossible would it be to merge thread displays for double-posts? If, for example, there are parallel discussions and small cries of "double post you fool," why not parse the threads together, so each one includes posts from both threads, in date order? Voila, no more repeated conversations or wasted threads.
Pardon any programming naivete in the suggestion; I'd love to know whether this is feasible (and if it would be considered useful or confusing).
posted by werty
on Jan 22, 2002 -
Why was tpoh's post re Terry Jones' bit about grammar and war deleted? Or is it only sleeping? Off pining for the fjords?
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jan 17, 2002 -
Seeing this thread
regarding the hoary old chestnut (you know, back in 2000) of Steve Albini vs. The Music Biz and Courtney Love ripping him off begs the question:
Is there a statute of limitations on double-posts?
Since TiggleTaggleTiger is a new user (May 2001), should he get cut slack? What if a newbie - new to the Web, new to MeFi - posts this link to a great site he found called fray.com? What's the correct procedure here?
posted by solistrato
on Nov 30, 2001 -
I'd like to request that when a post is removed because it is a double-post, can it simply be removed from the index page and a link to it inserted into the comments for the post that is retained? Is this possible?
posted by greyscale
on Nov 15, 2001 -
does anyone know what happened to the oct 23 thread about kimble's megacar? was it removed?
posted by HeikoH
on Oct 23, 2001 -
contains at least two (that I could find) examples of how to point out a double post
in a polite and casual manner. But lately, this seems to be the exception rather than the rule. I'm wondering why some threads prompt some fairlystrong language
in MeTa and outcry in the threads, and others are allowed to continue.
posted by hipstertrash
on Oct 13, 2001 -
Haven't been here long, but I've noticed double posts occur on nearly every thread, usually followed by a "shit ... I double posted" post %}
How difficult would it be to add a quick search through the previous posts in a thread such that if the same post had already been made it wouldn't post it again?
Or would that just crunch the overtaxed server too much?
posted by walrus
on Oct 4, 2001 -
The double post checker isn't picking up "www.foobar.com" as a repeat performance of "foobar.com": possibly strip off the preceding "www." as part of the check? (There'll be a few false positives, but better that than a false negative.)
posted by holgate
on Sep 29, 2001 -
Let it be resolved that from this point forward, all double post notifications must be handled like you are stoned
. Do I hear a second?
posted by rcade
on Sep 5, 2001 -
Today's comments to luser's post, $95,000 check/antique browswer emulator, seems to have been entirely deleted. I've read 2 of the 3 comments and it looked mostly harmless. Server burp?
posted by Tacodog
on Jul 3, 2001 -
it seems an awful lot of us regulars click-through to double posts
, just to see how they will be handled. it's interesting, because a double post creates a whole new dynamic. we don't want thread-related discussion going on over there, but we apparently enjoy and even participate in the double post related discussion. do we need a name for this phenomenon, or at least a sniglet? other thoughts?
posted by Sean Meade
on Mar 5, 2001 -