Searching for Deleted Posts September 3, 2006 9:40 PM   Subscribe

Dare I ask this but due to the deleted post in this MeFi post being so damn funny I'm wondering if there's a way to search for just deleted posts on MeFi?
posted by photoslob to MetaFilter-Related at 9:40 PM (10 comments total)

Something like this?
posted by bob sarabia at 9:49 PM on September 3, 2006

Let's hope not.
posted by dg at 9:50 PM on September 3, 2006

There was this, though it appears to have been abandoned almost as quickly as it was created,
posted by justgary at 10:07 PM on September 3, 2006

You mean deleted comments? You can find them but you can't see them, so there's not much point.
posted by smackfu at 10:09 PM on September 3, 2006

thanks bob! i assumed google didn't work because of the no index metatags.

posted by photoslob at 10:23 PM on September 3, 2006

Might want to try that in yahoo also, it supposedly returns better results here.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:27 PM on September 3, 2006

posted by interrobang at 11:16 PM on September 3, 2006

I'm pretty sure that once a comment has been deleted, it's gone forever. The rapidity that they are deleted means that there's only the slightest whiff of a chance that they'd be cached by yahoo or google.
posted by crunchland at 8:08 AM on September 4, 2006

There is a Greasemonkey extension that inserts a notation for deleted threads right into the main page. In a red font you see Deleted thread: 54476, which you can click on to see the deleted post. I was surprised to see how much cruft Matt has to axe some days.

Deleted comments within a thread are gone forever, I believe.
posted by LarryC at 11:20 AM on September 4, 2006

Trying to do deleted threads as a manual blog seems more than a little silly. Just make an automatic script.
posted by reklaw at 12:47 PM on September 4, 2006

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