OK, it was a link to a google search, but why delete?? September 14, 2006 1:15 PM   Subscribe

Itchy trigger finger? I liked that post, and it seems like everyone else who posted did too -- no-one seemed to be snarking or complaining or asking for it to go. Sure, it's a link to a Google search, but an interesting one I hadn't thought of before. It was headed for a fun interweb memories thread... but then it was tragically taken from us. As an official Metafilter King, I would urge you to reconsider.
posted by reklaw to Etiquette/Policy at 1:15 PM (46 comments total)

Personally, I thought that it should have been deleted for being a word for word post from the Digg posting. Not a precedent we should start.
posted by Heatwole at 1:21 PM on September 14, 2006


I liked that post. I was looking forward to all the crazy crap that people were going to be digging up. I found this.
posted by jefbla at 1:27 PM on September 14, 2006


It was the word for word Digg part that got me, in addition to a few IMs complaining about it and a few flags. The post, in total, was a Google search and a [soon to be] dead Geocities page. There are an assload of Google searches that will let you look at interesting groups of stuff in the search results, but they're really sort of lame MetaFilter posts.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:28 PM on September 14, 2006


i wonder if crunchland still has that cute little thing on his website where it changes colors with the season?
posted by quonsar at 1:29 PM on September 14, 2006


Here's the entire evolutionary process of the post, encapsulated in a single comment and response composing all of sixty seconds in a stillborn thread in the main digg feed. It should have never seen the light of the blue.
posted by prostyle at 1:29 PM on September 14, 2006


Another great post. And another.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:29 PM on September 14, 2006


That kind of post works better on MeCha.
posted by caddis at 1:33 PM on September 14, 2006


Yeah, take it to the dumping ground MeCha!
posted by Mid at 1:38 PM on September 14, 2006


It should have stayed on Digg. Come on. A link to a google search? Try harder.
posted by crunchland at 1:40 PM on September 14, 2006


Yeah but we got to find out that Quonsar uses Notepad. I had him down as more of a vi man myself - I mean, Notepad. What a girl!
posted by handee at 1:40 PM on September 14, 2006


Vi? Guh. Go away or I'll replace you with a very small shell script.
posted by loquacious at 1:43 PM on September 14, 2006


Another great post. And another.

For the latter link I get:

Search History results for best of the web
     Metafilter | Community Weblog - 3 visits - Jun 26
posted by grouse at 1:44 PM on September 14, 2006


any post that references geocities should be automatically deleted by angry robots.
posted by b1tr0t at 1:48 PM on September 14, 2006


In a week, the Digg article and the deleted MeFi post will be hits one and two for a Google search for "WELCOME TO MY WEB PAGE".
posted by Plutor at 1:50 PM on September 14, 2006


It sucked only slightly less than the jenga post.
[tm sour grapes and dead horse flogging]
posted by ereshkigal45 at 2:08 PM on September 14, 2006


Boo, keep stupid posts far away from Mecha. We already have enough of our own.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:40 PM on September 14, 2006 [1 favorite]




I'm in your Geocities, churning your butters.
posted by Elmore at 2:44 PM on September 14, 2006


Vi? Guh. Go away or I'll replace you with a very small shell script.

Please tell me you're not one of those emacs heathens! :(
posted by cyrusdogstar at 2:53 PM on September 14, 2006


Real men use ed.
posted by chrisroberts at 3:46 PM on September 14, 2006


People IM when they don't like a post? I thought my life was pathetic.
posted by Falconetti at 3:49 PM on September 14, 2006


I'm with Falconetti on that. IMing an admin because of that post...good lord people, do you write the President when the newsboy throws your paper into the garden by the porch?
posted by HuronBob at 4:04 PM on September 14, 2006


How else is the Metafilter Cabal supposed to communicate their back-channel discussions? Telephone? Pffft. Get with the 21st century.
posted by crunchland at 4:21 PM on September 14, 2006


I thought the Cabal lived on irc.
posted by timeistight at 4:50 PM on September 14, 2006


timeistight - that's the puppet cabal you're thinking of. The true cabal lives everywhere. Everywhere there is fear & suspicion; everywhere that a great post goes uncommented; everywhere that someone flags it, but fails to move on; deep in the heart of every pony that never lives eat its first bundle of hay, there you will find the Cabal...
posted by jonson at 6:40 PM on September 14, 2006 [1 favorite]


I join the throng of those who are going WTF? People IM to complain about threads they don't like? I mean, for fucks sake, people, build a bridge and get over it.
posted by dg at 6:46 PM on September 14, 2006


*moves motion to revoke crunchland and jonson's cabal membership for violation of the first rule*

*realises that only members can move a motion*

*cries*
posted by dg at 6:50 PM on September 14, 2006


is anyone else hoping to see an elephat piss on this threa?
posted by shmegegge at 7:27 PM on September 14, 2006


no
posted by caddis at 7:30 PM on September 14, 2006


Real men use ed.

ed?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:46 PM on September 14, 2006


um. writing pages in notepad is awesome. i have been known to shame friends for not being able to do it.

also: pants butter? ew.

and i liked the things in the thread. too bad about the copying.
posted by nadawi at 9:07 PM on September 14, 2006


I learned C using ed and a 2400 baud modem. Ugg. Only an idiot would use either if anything else were available.

There is no call to be using Notepad when VIM is available for Windows.
posted by QIbHom at 10:00 PM on September 14, 2006


Text editor JIHAD!

*ululates, fires kalashnikov into the sky*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:57 AM on September 15, 2006


I write my blog on stone tablets, dammit. If it was good enough for Gilgamesh, it's good enough for me.

*looks at sky, wonders how kalashnikov got up there*
posted by languagehat at 5:01 AM on September 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


Everything good in life is ballistic.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:02 AM on September 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


pass the abacus.
posted by quonsar at 6:44 AM on September 15, 2006


Gilgamesh was a A-lister for sure.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:46 AM on September 15, 2006



posted by dabitch at 7:51 AM on September 15, 2006 [14 favorites]


In the spirit of NTK:
Under Constriction.
posted by meehawl at 8:22 AM on September 15, 2006


This is a great post. I've actually learned alot. For my files.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:39 AM on September 15, 2006


Nice, dabitch. I bet you know all about Vigor, too.

I shudder to think of what kind of "help" MS would provide for regexes.
posted by QIbHom at 9:11 AM on September 15, 2006


This is one of many things I love about Metafilter – the ability to turn shitty posts into awesome Metatalk threads. I love you guys.
posted by blasdelf at 11:24 AM on September 15, 2006


"Move a motion": Hm. Don't you either "move" or "motion" but not "move a motion"? Or is it only within the cabal—which does not exist—that one "moves a motion"?
posted by cgc373 at 2:05 PM on September 15, 2006


0100 1001 0110 1100 0110 1001 0110 1011 0110 0101 0110 0100 0111 0100 0110 1000 0110 0101 0111 0000 0110 1111 0111 0011 0111 0100 0010 1110

Challenge!
posted by Kwine at 3:24 PM on September 15, 2006


Kwine: "I liked the post."

What did I win?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 4:31 PM on September 15, 2006


A nerd smooch! *smooches*
posted by Kwine at 6:26 PM on September 15, 2006


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