Posted yesterday? August 1, 2006 8:48 PM   Subscribe

In an attempt to be a better MeFier, I have a question about this post

I cannot find anything remotely similar to this one posted yesterday or any other day...

Can you point me in the right direction..??
posted by WhipSmart to MetaFilter-Related at 8:48 PM (13 comments total)

I don't remember it being posted yesterday... but then, I miss a lot.
posted by jonson at 8:49 PM on August 1, 2006

the vids in question were posted July 21 and, going thru tags, a MeFi search and actually looking at all posts since July 20, there just isn't a dupe...

unless the previous one was deleted as well... but, not being able to see that one would make it rather difficult to know what is a dupe and what isn't...
posted by WhipSmart at 8:55 PM on August 1, 2006

vids were posted July 21 on YouTube, not on MeFi, I should make clear...
posted by WhipSmart at 8:58 PM on August 1, 2006

Here you go, second link of this post:
posted by justkevin at 9:17 PM on August 1, 2006

Usually the "deleted" message will link to the original FPP that got duped, I think that's a helpful thing to include.
posted by knave at 9:30 PM on August 1, 2006

thx, justkevin... this is a reminder of why tags should be as extensive as possible...

although my post took a completely different take on what was going on (the first used only one of the vids and only as backing for a different subject) it was correctly deleted for being a duplicate, I suppose...

tags, people... tags...
posted by WhipSmart at 9:38 PM on August 1, 2006

tags, people... tags...
WhipSmart - and the tags on your post were?
posted by tellurian at 9:47 PM on August 1, 2006

I deleted the tags. He had a dozen of them.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:55 PM on August 1, 2006

thank you...
posted by WhipSmart at 10:14 PM on August 1, 2006

Sorry, I didn't realise that you got rid of the tags from deleted posts.
posted by tellurian at 11:16 PM on August 1, 2006

Whipsmart, for what it's worth, I would never have read the original thread because of the way it was worded, but because of this thread, I got to thoroughly enjoy your deleted post. Also, it's very hard to avoid dupes when the same content is linked on a different URL.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:00 AM on August 2, 2006

I deleted the tags. He had a dozen of them.

Okay, so a dupe is a dupe, fair enough: but is having a lot of tags to a post a bad thing in itself? I tend to use quiet a few tags on my posts, and sometimes I get comments on that, but I feel it helps future searchers in general and helps prevent dupes in particular. I think it's to be preferred over a post that's tagged only with "video" or "funny". Is this ever bad?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:51 AM on August 2, 2006

I think it's that the tags stay in the database and you don't want tags from deleted posts cluttering things up and confusing searches.
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:59 AM on August 2, 2006

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