My FPP this morning supported legitimate outrage against a clearly terrible list of movies. This deletion is totally unwarranted and should be reversed.
posted by parmanparman
on Mar 14, 2011 -
Thanks for deleting my irritable response to a question about how to succeed at writing. I guess it punched a button of mine.
posted by fivesavagepalms
on Nov 27, 2010 -
I'm looking for a video I'm pretty sure I saw linked in a comment either on the blue or the green. It was a humorous music video about the singer's dislike for vanilla sex and their preference for loving of the anal variety. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Sep 2, 2010 -
Since this post
about Bob Dylan lending his voice to a GPS box was deleted (for a good reason, let's face it), I'm putting this up for all the jokes we're missing about it. [more inside]
posted by crataegus
on Aug 25, 2009 -
Why was my reply to post 78716 removed? All I did was complete the quotation used by the original poster. It was from the Young Ones TV program. I really am not a fan of censorship, and AksMefi is not where I expect to encounter it. [more inside]
posted by kenchie
on Dec 15, 2007 -
Crawl over the grass at a moderate pace, beating your forehead against the ground at one-second intervals. The place where your head rests when you lose consciousness may be the approximate location of your septic tank
. Or it may not.
posted by The Confessor
on Jul 28, 2007 -
Y'know...I can handle bad April Fool's jokes from tech companies (or others). Yeah, they aren't great, but megacorporations aren't really known for their great sense of humour.
What I hate is that people feel this is there opportunity to bitch, whine and complain about someone else's attempt at humour, how much they hate AFD, how it should have been funnier, or how they would have done it better.
It's a joke frchristssakes. Laugh. Or don't. Just don't whine.
posted by Kickstart70
on Apr 1, 2007 -
A thread in which someone who browses AskMe via RSS, annoyed by people's tendency to post inadequately descriptive "Headline/Title"s, but aware that this has been discussed before, illustrates his displeasure by composing alternative questions to fit some recent titles, in an attempt to encourage others to submit titles that better describe their questions.
posted by staggernation
on Feb 14, 2007 -
I find the MetaFilter font page unreadable. And I mean that in the best possible way. I joined MetaFilter so I could participate in its well-above-average discussions that kept turning up in my Google searches. But now that I'm here, I can't find posts I'm interested in on the front page.
I use an RSS reader, and often the jokey headlines give no clue of the post's content. This is just a bad idea. And I understand that links are encouraged, but the visual distraction of link-overloaded posts, compounded with the 15 minutes minimum it would take me to digest them all, leads me to move on before I'm even sure what the post was about. If I only want to click on few, how do I know which of the ten are the best? And where are they going?
Maybe this is just my problem. I'm not dedicated enough to enjoy M.F. But I think it would be better to have a style guide that encourages clarity.
posted by Doctor Barnett
on Aug 3, 2006 -
Her banshee howling has me very confused, and yet wanting to laugh at the same time. I dare NOT. This whole time I have held laughter alternated with concern.
The funniest post
I've read today. Deleted. Is it really a famous story I've never heard before, or is that an extremely
itchy trigger finger on the deletion button?
posted by mrgrimm
on Jul 9, 2006 -
I'm about to post about a bug. This little AskMe bug.
The question was already answered, nailed immediately by lekvar, so the conversation was drifting pleasantly, and lekvar says:
How can you think they're ugly? They have cute little accordion butts!
posted by lekvar at 7:27 PM PST on June 14
So I reply: "The accordions are necessary for the polka dots."
Now my little pun is deleted. There follow three extremely complimentary references to my pun, none of which is on topic, none of which is deleted. So now it looks like theperfectcrime
made the pun. Now I don't mind deletions; I've had my share. But this is eerily selective, isn't it, jessamyn? Almost the perfect crime.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium
on Jun 16, 2006 -
Just out of curiosity, how is it that some posts get deleted because the thread is full of the same animated gifs we always see, and some posts
continue to live way past their prime? Is it the presence of ceiling cat?
I understand some of these are left in for humor value; such was the case with the infamous Mushroom post. But when the only thing that's different is the original post, and there are no actual responses anyhow, what's the criteria?
posted by hoborg
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?
This seems a tad unfair, since lots of comments are not deleted which contain exactly the same mix
of a comment, followed by humor.
I'd link to my answer, but I don't know where it is.....Here's
How do I know who's deleted my comment? Appeals? How does one gain such Godlike powers?
Also: is there a place to find deleted comments on AskMe so at least I can save my late night ramblings
posted by lalochezia
on Jan 26, 2006 -
This certianly isn't a question that impacts the stability or sanity of my life, but: Is humor verboten in the Green? Over on this question
, as people got worked up in one direction or another over the topic, I posted a humorous comment placing the question on the Bridge of Death from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
I notice this morning that it was deleted. Are we so high-strung here that people can't take a joke?
posted by theonetruebix
on Dec 14, 2005 -
filmgeek seems to want to do the right thing here
, but he needs admin hope to do it.
posted by scarabic
on Sep 25, 2004 -
I come for the FPPs
, but I stay for the comments
. Articles and whatnot are dandy, but nothing compares to the wry wit of fellow MeFites. What are some of the gems you've come across that have shone so brightly you couldn't help but archive (or even bookmark) something so poignant that a fellow MeFite has shared?
posted by Mach3avelli
on Aug 29, 2004 -
I note from the sidebar that a number of people have been inspired
by Ask Metafilter. Did you know that even more people have been killed
by Ask MetaFilter? Or that, for every two people inspired, there has been one person who has had sex
with Ask MetaFilter?
posted by dg
on Apr 1, 2004 -
Would some "wisecracks" liven Ask Meta up a bit ?
We've all behaved very well so far.
posted by johnny7
on Mar 14, 2004 -
Pardon me for asking, but WTF
? I can't think of how this answer is useful, or even humorous yet off topic. It's just random and potentially offensive in a surreal sort of way. How do we head this stuff off at the pass? The "as useful as you make it" bit isn't working.
posted by majick
on Jan 14, 2004 -
I nominate this thread
as the point in AskMe's development cycle where we start giving in to to one-liners, boy-zone silliness, and the usual MetaFilter noise. We've been very good in Ask MetaFilter so far. - On topic. Helpful rather than chatty. Signal rather than noise. Do we want to allow this sort of thing? If so, how can we put limits on it? The question asked sort of invites grade school antics. Do we blame the poster, or the users who gave in to temptation?
If AskMe goes the way of MetaFilter, there isn't much point in having two sites.
posted by y6y6y6
on Dec 18, 2003 -
For all the new members struggling to come up with a witty name,here are some suggestions
Can I change my login to "GSV Just Another Victim Of The Ambient Morality"?
posted by signal
on Sep 2, 2002 -
Rules for use of humour (more inside)...
posted by Spoon
on Mar 8, 2002 -
A button that, when you push it, makes everything ok.
posted by sylloge
on Sep 28, 2001 -
I say that tonight, to those who flame we respond as though we're stoned no? Now wouldn't that be irritating?
BTW. I don't expect anyone to actually do it nor post on this thread.
posted by crasspastor
on Jun 26, 2001 -
"sideblog" under Tuesday:
(all a-listers with birthdays will be mentioned here)
What is this about? There's nowhere to put my birthday when I click on "customize" so I can't help but conclude this is a service only tailored to an elite cadre of metafilter users. But what should I expect ... I've never been on an "a-list" in my life.
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Jan 30, 2001 -