Reasons given for deletion in MeFi January 12, 2006 12:28 PM   Subscribe

Looks like we have blue-style deletion in the green now! Yay! That sort of feedback loop is a good thing. (Besides, I enjoy reading reasons for deletion.)
posted by mendel to MetaFilter-Related at 12:28 PM (39 comments total)

yes
posted by Rhomboid at 12:39 PM on January 12, 2006


also in the grey.
posted by quonsar at 12:41 PM on January 12, 2006


I think we need a better search feature for double posts
posted by NinjaPirate at 12:42 PM on January 12, 2006


Doesn't work for all. See this one. http://ask.metafilter.com/mefi/30650
posted by riffola at 12:43 PM on January 12, 2006


riffola: You sure that doesn't predate the change? It would've been posted yesterday.
posted by mendel at 12:45 PM on January 12, 2006


it will only work for previously deleted posts that had a reason for deletion added, which is something jessamyn and I have been doing for about two months.

riffola, if you're looking for gaps in the link_ids, note that unposted anon questions do have IDs, but will not show up. I think you brought up an anon post that hasn't been approved yet.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:50 PM on January 12, 2006


note that unposted anon questions do have IDs, but will not show up.

It's worth nothing that there's a <title> set for that page.
posted by Godbert at 12:54 PM on January 12, 2006


ah, and now it's posted. Yeah, I'll have to hide the titles.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:54 PM on January 12, 2006


wasn't user here and don't know why.
posted by 3.2.3 at 12:57 PM on January 12, 2006


is this a bug? it looks like it's been deleted but has no reason and i don't see why it would be deleted (i'm just explaining why i think it might be a bug, not trying to start a discussion about whether it should have been deleted or not!).
posted by andrew cooke at 12:59 PM on January 12, 2006


Not sure if this is related to the maintenance, but something went wrong with my question posted here.

It's not deleted, but the "more inside" is gone and the deleted message appears.
posted by Miko at 1:00 PM on January 12, 2006


oh. it's back.
posted by andrew cooke at 1:02 PM on January 12, 2006


I'm confused, when I go to the link above, I get the

"Nothing to see here...." page.

Was it supposed to be a deleted page like the FPP so that the question remains but the reason for deletion is stated and it doesn't appear on the FP?

Because I don't get that.
posted by dios at 1:10 PM on January 12, 2006


The link above works fine for me.

I'll do some more testing to see what's tripping things up.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:12 PM on January 12, 2006


I'm confused, when I go to the link above, I get the

"Nothing to see here...." page.


Me too.
posted by amro at 1:17 PM on January 12, 2006


Matt's reasons for deleting posts is totally the best part of this site. (except for me of course)
posted by keswick at 1:18 PM on January 12, 2006


ok, something's messed up with the caching system, I'm working on it. Should be fixed in a few.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:20 PM on January 12, 2006


new posts should appear on the front page and the comment pages should be viewable now, no more "nothing to see here" messages on new posts.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:26 PM on January 12, 2006


....yeah I can still see the test23 post that was already deleted when I reloaded the AskMe page
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:27 PM on January 12, 2006


So is there an index where we can see these? Like Lofi?
posted by delmoi at 1:28 PM on January 12, 2006


Should 30680 (mendel's initial link) still be showing "Nothing to see here..." ? Because it is.
posted by cortex at 1:36 PM on January 12, 2006


Same for me.

(Is it a cache problem on my end?)
posted by dios at 1:36 PM on January 12, 2006


The "test" post in AskMe is now gone for me after a force reload.
posted by raedyn at 1:39 PM on January 12, 2006


hmm, looks like I screwed up the 30680 post somehow and it's totally gone. Testing newer test posts don't seem to cause any problems though, so it could be a one-time glitch when I was still testing the code out.

A force reload shouldn't have anything to do with the index page, the caching is on the server-side of things. I still need to fix the cache on deleted posts.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:44 PM on January 12, 2006


Maybe change or nix mendel's link, then, because otherwise you're gonna have one confused motherfucker after another hopping into this thread.
posted by cortex at 2:05 PM on January 12, 2006


Why was this deleted? I thought it was an important question!
posted by languagehat at 2:57 PM on January 12, 2006


OK, who wants to whip up a greasemonkey script to show deleted AskMe questions, a la this?
posted by flod at 2:57 PM on January 12, 2006


Works for me, Matt.
posted by dios at 3:26 PM on January 12, 2006


flod, you don't need a separate extension. Go to "Manage User Scripts" in the Tools menu and manually add http://ask.metafilter.com/

Works like a charm. YMMV, etc.
posted by Ridge at 3:29 PM on January 12, 2006


Ah I see, yes, I was looking at the gaps. I forgot that it could be the anonymous posts.
posted by riffola at 3:29 PM on January 12, 2006


just change http://metafilter.com to http://*.metafilter.com
posted by puke & cry at 4:23 PM on January 12, 2006


Also notice that the time zones correctly show your selection across the site instead of just on The Blue as before.

So comment count visible in thread is coming to The Gray and The Green soon?
posted by geekyguy at 4:34 PM on January 12, 2006


I've made a trivial update to the deleted posts Greasemonkey script. Hooray for #1!
posted by Plutor at 4:57 PM on January 12, 2006


Crap, Matt. The thread numbering for anonymous AskMes is really a pain in the neck for me, personally. I'm aghast.
posted by Plutor at 4:59 PM on January 12, 2006


Fixed in the script.
posted by Plutor at 5:13 PM on January 12, 2006


thanks Plutor.
posted by puke & cry at 5:23 PM on January 12, 2006


yay for timezones
posted by michaelkuznet at 5:25 PM on January 12, 2006


So did you figure out a workaround Plutor?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:40 PM on January 12, 2006


mathowie: "So did you figure out a workaround Plutor?"

Meh, the best I could do without more work than I'm interested in this evening is ignore anonymous posts. You'll get "deleted thread" messages where anonymous posts would normally be, but at least you won't get dozens of them when the anons are re-inserted out-of-order.

I could do better, but it'd be non-trivial.
posted by Plutor at 6:05 PM on January 12, 2006


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