Seeing quintuple (and counting!) [more inside]
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]
What are the rules about posting a link to a blog or site that was previously posted? I may be being a bit hypocritical, since I've used Hardcore Gaming/ISB/AV Club links to pad out posts before, but this recent Kevin Smith thread
looks like it came directly from my previous thread about the blog.
What are the rules here?
Per this comment
, what sites/content/links are most frequently deleted on the Blue?
What's up with all the double and triple posts in the comments in the past couple of weeks? [more inside]
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]
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?
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.
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.
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?
There have been a bunch of repeat ask.mefi questions. Is this bad?
You know, there ought to be a rule (or at least social approbation) against a self-linking double post callout.
It seems like it's OK to link to previous comments, but one should let a third party make the DP call.
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?
An interesting aspect of the "filtration" on MetaFilter is chronological; and this aspect I think is often ignored, overlooked, or deprecated. [moronic inside]
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.
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.
thread please be deleted (I know it will anyway). I searched MeFi before posting it, but didn't see results. My most humble apologies.
Eight visible double-posts currently afflict the front page (blights inside).
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. (+)
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.
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?
Double-posts leak in. (1
It's bad enough he posts a weak, vapid message about basically nothing
... but he's done it twice now, within 6 months, using the same links
. How long will we continue to allow him to turn metafilter into his own chat room?
So I'm guessing that we've adopted a new unwritten policy on doubleposts? [example, example, example]
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.
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.
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
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?
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?
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.
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.
Quad? What's the MeFi duplicate FPP record?
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.
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...
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?
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).
Why was tpoh's post re Terry Jones' bit about grammar and war deleted? Or is it only sleeping? Off pining for the fjords?
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?
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?
does anyone know what happened to the oct 23 thread about kimble's megacar? was it removed?
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.
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?
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.)
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?
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?
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?