Searching for Deleted Posts November 4, 2006 10:22 PM   Subscribe

To help avoid multiple re-posts, wouldn't it be helpful to be able to find the deleted posts in a search? At least it would be a little easier to find than the single instance post.
posted by fenriq to Feature Requests at 10:22 PM (10 comments total)

Yeah, I'm guessing this has been covered before. If you can find it, point me to the original post and this post will merrily await the sweet kiss of deletion.
posted by fenriq at 10:23 PM on November 4, 2006

I'm pretty sure deleted ones show up on the posting page auto-search.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:49 PM on November 4, 2006

I think tag searches find deleted posts unless the tags have been cleared out, which we almost never do.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:21 PM on November 4, 2006

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:49 PM on November 4, 2006

One way to halt both double posts and double comments (and comment corrections) might be to have a sandbox page - the live preview isn't always accurate.
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 2:31 AM on November 5, 2006

Maybe a sandbox would've helped me replace the word "halt" with "reduce"...
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 2:31 AM on November 5, 2006

You should probably just develop a flawless eidetic recall/photographic memory.
posted by Eideteker at 6:16 AM on November 5, 2006

There is a sandbox called "the preview button".
posted by mathowie (staff) at 6:49 AM on November 5, 2006

can that "preview button sandbox" as closely resemble the current thread page construction as possible? there are some glaring differences between the preview page and the original thread page. for example, the post title doesn't show up when previewing a comment.
posted by carsonb at 7:21 AM on November 5, 2006

Sweet, thanks Stavros, that is an excellent tip.

Mathowie, doesn't that only work if the URL is the exact same? Blazecock posted the 1000 cards link that had been up twice before but it was on a new Geocities (snicker, snicker) site.

Jessamyn, the problem with tags is that a good number of members still don't make use of them (as I've found out on numerous occasions, sorry!).

I don't know, maybe the multiples aren't so bad since it gives a reactionary contingent something to post about before the threads are shut down. Nah.
posted by fenriq at 9:09 AM on November 5, 2006

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