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PieInTheSky Feature Request: The ability to add comments to deleted threads. Please? Think of all the fun we could have!
posted by blue_beetle to Feature Requests at 10:13 AM (48 comments total)

For what? To pile on the ridicule?
posted by interrobang at 10:14 AM on May 8, 2006


Uh, no.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:15 AM on May 8, 2006


Get serious.
posted by mcwetboy at 10:15 AM on May 8, 2006


What flavor pie? Because if it's rhubarb, forget it.
posted by crunchland at 10:16 AM on May 8, 2006


After Matt closes this thread (as he should), he should add a couple of his own comments, just to spite you.
posted by matthewr at 10:19 AM on May 8, 2006


I cannot fathom why you want to do this. Is it to add on silly pictures and haikus and the rest of that cultish insular activity?
posted by dios at 10:19 AM on May 8, 2006


dios: "cultish insular activity"


posted by kcm at 10:25 AM on May 8, 2006


What would be the point of deleting the thread if it remained open?
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 10:25 AM on May 8, 2006


Deleted threads left open are right up there with quadraphonic stereos, Web 2.0, and Segways.
posted by fandango_matt at 10:28 AM on May 8, 2006


Only 6 comments before an off-topic and unprovoked attack on Christianity! A new record!
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:32 AM on May 8, 2006


What flavor pie? Because if it's rhubarb, forget it.

I like rhubarb pie, and I'll fight any man who tries to deny it to me! (Unless he's bigger than me.)
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:36 AM on May 8, 2006


is an unprovoked attack on Christianity ever off-topic?
posted by kcm at 10:43 AM on May 8, 2006


.
posted by mischief at 10:44 AM on May 8, 2006


y'all are goin' to hell
posted by keswick at 10:46 AM on May 8, 2006


If it is that important to add a comment to a deleted thread, just write directly on your monitor with a marker. (Sharpie markers seem to work best. )
posted by R. Mutt at 10:48 AM on May 8, 2006


Only 6 comments before an off-topic and unprovoked attack on Christianity!
Unprovoked, but surely not off-topic.
posted by Aknaton at 10:53 AM on May 8, 2006


If a deleted thread is still open, is it deleted?
posted by OmieWise at 11:03 AM on May 8, 2006


Only 6 comments before an off-topic and unprovoked attack on Christianity!

How is that picture an "attack" on Christianity?
posted by bshort at 11:06 AM on May 8, 2006


You could always just send an email to everyone who posted in the thread before it was deleted.
posted by advil at 11:09 AM on May 8, 2006

Only 6 comments before an off-topic and unprovoked attack on Christianity!

Unprovoked, but surely not off-topic.
It was off-topic. It was also unnecessary. Just because dios constantly posts religious comments, does not mean that is the only way in which his comments could - or should - be parsed.

I am all for making sure religion gets all the scientific scrutiny it deserves. Any merit Christianity has will show through in its own time. Light has always been the best disinfectant.

I actually thought his description of people who want to post in closed threads was pretty funny, and in no way warranted an attack of Christianity itself.
posted by mystyk at 11:13 AM on May 8, 2006

How is that picture an "attack" on Christianity?
Maybe it was the words "cultish insular activity" that were put with it, as a direct reference to dios's words.
posted by mystyk at 11:15 AM on May 8, 2006


I figured that it might be a way to avoid long MeTa threads which eventually end in a flame out. Instead we could keep them in the thread. Maybe some sort of visual indicator could let us know that the thread was in "Flame" mode. Plus, some threads just need extra comments. Sort of a hidden MeFi underground where snarkiness could be contained and harnessed.(And possibly used to heat our homes.)
posted by blue_beetle at 11:16 AM on May 8, 2006


Oh, and for those playing at home, the pie was Shepherds Pie.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:19 AM on May 8, 2006


MonkeyFilter allows this (login to see the posting box). I am not active enough over there to say how it effects the tenor of the site. Anyone?
posted by LarryC at 11:19 AM on May 8, 2006


Just because dios constantly posts religious comments
posted by mystyk at 1:13 PM CST on May 8


Though I am fairly used to it by now, I'm still amazed every once in a while by the extent to which the dios strawman has diverged from any relationship with the actual comments made by dios.
posted by dios at 11:23 AM on May 8, 2006


Just because dios constantly posts religious comments....

mystyk, as I'm sure my earlier comment indicates, I agree with your comment that comments on religion are pretty much unnecessary in this context. However, I must take issue with the statement of yours that I've quoted. That statement portrays an image of dios that simply isn't accurate. I can't find a single religious comment made by dios in his recent commenting history, much less a "constant[]" record of such comments. Can you?

I wouldn't have made this comment if there were not a steady stream of similar comments about dios, a mythical man-beast who unfailingly defends the present administration, kow-tows to the religious right, and reportedly dines of the carcasses of liberal babies. I've not seen such a poster here, as least not one that goes by the name dios.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 11:25 AM on May 8, 2006


Just because dios constantly posts religious comments

Wha?
posted by cortex at 11:25 AM on May 8, 2006


btw i'm in Montana right now! Hi!
posted by cortex at 11:26 AM on May 8, 2006


Instead of 2 Cokes, can I get one Coke from cortex and a little bottle of Crown Royal from monju_bosatsu?
posted by dios at 11:27 AM on May 8, 2006


Fair enough. I concede I instinctively worked off of the man-myth instead of the man. Dios, if you ever come to Vegas, I owe you a beer. Heck, make it two.
posted by mystyk at 11:32 AM on May 8, 2006


How about an "ok this is lame" flag, a la Digg? I could use one of those.
posted by danb at 11:38 AM on May 8, 2006


what danb said.
posted by keswick at 11:40 AM on May 8, 2006


If it is that important to add a comment to a deleted thread, just write directly on your monitor with a marker.

This should be added to the FAQ.

In case it's not blindingly clear by now, and apparently it's not to the poster, this is a DUMB IDEA.
posted by languagehat at 11:44 AM on May 8, 2006


Three steps to joy:

1. Make copies of deleted threads.
2. Post them to your own website (maybe called deletafilter.com)
3. Allow people to leave comments.
posted by reklaw at 11:59 AM on May 8, 2006


What would be the point of deleting the thread if it remained open?

It would stop appearing on the front page. Duh.

In other words it keeps the front page clear of Officially-Deemed-Inappropriate threads, while calming the growing number of people who feel that their conversations are constantly being cut off on a whim.
posted by chrismear at 12:04 PM on May 8, 2006


The thread has been closed to new comments.











Appended: First Post-Post.
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:07 PM on May 8, 2006


dios and monju bosatsu, the stereo posters


If a deleted thread is still open, is it deleted?

koan of the week
posted by matteo at 12:07 PM on May 8, 2006


"the dios strawman has diverged from any relationship with the actual comments made by dios."

A legend is born.
posted by mischief at 12:10 PM on May 8, 2006


Smart Dalek, you had me there for a second. I refreshed, saw "This thread closed...", and was about to swoop in here and post a smug comment about how I got the last post in before the close. (I wouldn't actually have posted a comment, of course, since I couldn't have, but I would have pretend-posted it in my head and felt smug for a bit, and then the smile would have faded when I realised that I have nobody here to share my victory with. It's a goddamn rollercoaster ride, MetaTalk.)
posted by chrismear at 12:17 PM on May 8, 2006


"dios strawman" would be a great sockpuppet account.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:21 PM on May 8, 2006


He robbed from the rich
And he gave to the poor
Stood up to the man
And gave him what for
Our love for him now
Ain't hard to explain
The hero of Canton
The man they call Jayne

Our Jayne saw the mudders' backs breakin'
He saw the mudders' lament
And he saw the magistrate takin'
Every dollar and leavin' five cents
So he said "you can't do that to my people"
He said "you can't crush them under your heel"
So Jayne strapped on his hat
And in 5 seconds flat
Stole everythin' Boss Higgins had to steal

He robbed from the rich
And he gave to the poor
Stood up to the man
And gave him what for
Our love for him now
Ain't hard to explain
The hero of Canton
The man they call Jayne

Now here is what separates heroes
From common folk like you and I
The man they call Jayne
He turned 'round his plane
And let that money hit sky
He dropped it onto our houses
He dropped it into our yards
The man they called Jayne
He stole away our pain
And headed out for the stars

He robbed from the rich
And he gave to the poor
Stood up to the man
And gave him what for
Our love for him now
Ain't hard to explain
The hero of Canton
The man they call Jayne.
posted by Falconetti at 12:27 PM on May 8, 2006


*pretentious comment about how matteo is like Andre Breton but not in a good way deleted*
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:33 PM on May 8, 2006



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posted by If I Had An Anus at 12:42 PM on May 8, 2006


The pie in the sky is really quite beautiful.
posted by brain_drain at 1:03 PM on May 8, 2006


eh.
posted by delmoi at 1:06 PM on May 8, 2006


I think this emulation of blue_beetle's dream is shaping up quite nicely.
posted by TwelveTwo at 1:09 PM on May 8, 2006


Sorry, I was out to lunch. Bad idea. no thanks.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:34 PM on May 8, 2006


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