Can I See All Deleted Posts? January 9, 2007 1:17 PM   Subscribe

Matt, how bout a link to all the posts you've deleted over the years?
posted by paulinsanjuan to Feature Requests at 1:17 PM (49 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Try http://www.metafilter.com/lofi.mefi
posted by InfidelZombie at 1:22 PM on January 9, 2007


You can find an approximation of these if you search for "this post was deleted for the following reason" and site:metafilter.com on Google. This sadly was short lived. Otherwise I think mathowie has said pretty often that he's not interested in having some sort of official-type hall of shame.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:22 PM on January 9, 2007


The goal of deletion is that they not be read. A lot of deleted posts are spam and self-links, for instance, which were deleted so that the spammers don't get rewarded with referred traffic.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 1:25 PM on January 9, 2007


So who ran that deleted thread blog? I'd like to get in touch with them.
posted by bob sarabia at 1:30 PM on January 9, 2007


Try Plutor's GM script. I use it to see matt and jessamyn's always entertaining reasons for deletion.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 1:31 PM on January 9, 2007 [3 favorites]


Big Music started the Deleted Thread Blog.

I don't want to create a deleted post graveyard. I've answered this question before a few times, but the 30-second answer is I don't want to create a permanent home for crap, as it will feed someone's ego into being king of the shit pile (no really, it would happen). - Matt
posted by iconomy at 1:37 PM on January 9, 2007


Duke of the Shit Pile would be enough for me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:39 PM on January 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


^ That was the same comment where Matt said he wouldn't have anyone else admin the site, so things can change.

How about Marmaduke of the shit pile, IRFH?
posted by iconomy at 1:40 PM on January 9, 2007


I guess it would help if I linked to the comment.
posted by iconomy at 1:43 PM on January 9, 2007


I've been saving mine for a metaproject. I never complained my deleted posts . . . ever, but the last one I think was BS. So what if it was a double this time. The point is to share the information. This was full length version of the documentary. Besides, the original post links to an article with the documentary deleted. That's right . . . the original is essentially a dead link. I didn't post the link to satisfy a pompous ego. It was very serious and important information that Metafilter has the capability to distribute.
posted by augustweed at 1:47 PM on January 9, 2007


It was very serious and important information that Metafilter has the capability to distribute.

This is often not a great reason for an FPP. A good post shares cool stuff you found on the web, not stumps for your own pet topics, especially if they've already been posted to the site. The Sir No Sir video, or some sort of version of it, has been posted at least twice before. This has nothing to do with your ego one way or the other, it's just not a good post to MetaFilter.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:53 PM on January 9, 2007


Agenda-posting is just as corrosive as agenda-journalism.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 2:00 PM on January 9, 2007


please delete this thread.
posted by carsonb at 2:04 PM on January 9, 2007


Agenda-posting is just as corrosive as agenda-journalism.

I totally agre.....

Hey! Did Den Beste just post that?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*snort*

heh.

Good one, dude.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:13 PM on January 9, 2007


So what if it was a double this time.

Idiot.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 2:17 PM on January 9, 2007


You can find an approximation of these if you search for "this post was deleted for the following reason" and site:metafilter.com on Google.

I don't think that works anymore, jessamyn, since mathowie started marking deleted threads "NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW" for robots.
posted by timeistight at 2:25 PM on January 9, 2007


What if you were a second born twin and when you came out your mom said "double" and then killed you? I bet you would feel differently then!
posted by ND¢ at 2:30 PM on January 9, 2007 [4 favorites]


Yeah, the google search method doesn't work anymore since deleted threads have the NOINDEX meta keyword. Your best bet is the "show deleted posts" greasemonkey script or favelet. This doesn't show you all the deleted posts, only those on any given page. It would be totally counterproductive for mathowie to list all deleted posts anywhere as the whole point is so that people don't see them.
posted by Rhomboid at 2:47 PM on January 9, 2007


So what if it was a double this time ... It was very serious and important information that Metafilter has the capability to distribute.
You really need to learn what this place is about.
posted by dg at 3:35 PM on January 9, 2007


MetaFilter: Here comes the usual shit-storm!
posted by loquacious at 4:00 PM on January 9, 2007


Ok, I'm going to be updating the deleted thread blog for the time being. bigmusic hasn't had the time to deal with it. I'm not making any promises but I'm here every day and keep up with deleted posts anyway so I should be pretty good about updating.
posted by bob sarabia at 4:10 PM on January 9, 2007


Hail the King of the Shitpile!
posted by yhbc at 4:13 PM on January 9, 2007


I installed the Greasemonkey script a while back but what I've learned from it is that most deleted posts are totally ho-hum.
posted by loiseau at 4:29 PM on January 9, 2007


Yeah, the "best" deleted posts will spawn a Metatalk thread anyways....
posted by vacapinta at 4:48 PM on January 9, 2007


How about Marmaduke of the shit pile... ?

How about Scooby Do of the Whoopy Poo ?
posted by y2karl at 5:06 PM on January 9, 2007


King of the Shit?
posted by matteo at 5:11 PM on January 9, 2007


ND¢ writes "What if you were a second born twin and when you came out your mom said 'double' and then killed you? I bet you would feel differently then!"

Maybe that's what happened to Astro Zombies 2 and 3...
posted by jacalata at 5:18 PM on January 9, 2007


Dung Beatle.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:25 PM on January 9, 2007


Ok, I'm going to be updating the deleted thread blog

Thanks! I once started linking what I thought were funny deletion reasons on my user page here, but was too lazy to do much with it.
posted by LarryC at 5:41 PM on January 9, 2007


How about Scooby Do of the Whoopy Poo ?

Great Scott, my good man! There is something hideously malformed and wrong-functioning about your redonkulous berry-pit of a brain! How dare you thrust such horribly unspeakable evils upon the world? Are you inhuman!? Have you no soul? No heart!? WHAT BOTTOMLESS UNENDING ABYSS OF SHEER EVIL AND DOOM ROILS WITHIN YOUR BROKEN, SHAMBLING FRAME?

MOREOVER; Only a nunshitting Pomeranian chicken-fucker would keep dangling that superfluous space character before their querulous punctuations.

Though, that "Scooby Do of the Whoopy Poo" thing is like a punch in the junk, too. Jesus, man.
posted by loquacious at 5:45 PM on January 9, 2007


What if you were a second born twin and when you came out your mom said 'double' and then killed you? I bet you would feel differently then!

My younger twin brother is called sockpuppet.
posted by qvantamon at 5:49 PM on January 9, 2007


Man, I really miss the image tag.
posted by loquacious at 5:54 PM on January 9, 2007


augustweed, I just watched that video clip - that's some powerful stuff.
posted by madamjujujive at 5:56 PM on January 9, 2007


Is "riotgrrl69" a sock puppet?
posted by liquorice at 6:13 PM on January 9, 2007


Is "riotgrrl69" a sock puppet?

yes, a banned one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:25 PM on January 9, 2007


Really bad idea. That just motivates the bad actors to make post which will get deleted.
posted by caddis at 6:31 PM on January 9, 2007


I understand the rationale for deleting doubles at MeFi, but I can't help saying, this time around, that I am glad augustweed linked to Sir No Sir, which I personally had not seen or heard about previously. I'm watching it right now, and can't help but draw the obvious parallel with the YouTube video (of a disillusioned soldier speaking about his Iraq experience) that I linked to today in this current FPP. Gung-ho, patriotic young men, ready to do their "duty" for their country and finding it's a rather different reality on the ground in a foreign land. History repeats itself.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:36 PM on January 9, 2007


I actually pulled all the deleted reasons, I just never hosted it anywhere. Yes, every single one. Who wants to host it?

Oh, you may remember me from the Every Single MeFi Tagline thread.
posted by Mach5 at 8:58 PM on January 9, 2007


augustweed, I just watched that video clip - that's some powerful stuff.

Seconded. I missed it the first time, so thanks.
posted by homunculus at 9:36 PM on January 9, 2007


How about Scooby Do of the Whoopy Poo ?

Great Scott, my good man! There is something hideously malformed and wrong-functioning about your redonkulous berry-pit of a brain! How dare you thrust such horribly unspeakable evils upon the world? Are you inhuman!? Have you no soul? No heart!? WHAT BOTTOMLESS UNENDING ABYSS OF SHEER EVIL AND DOOM ROILS WITHIN YOUR BROKEN, SHAMBLING FRAME?

MOREOVER; Only a nunshitting Pomeranian chicken-fucker would keep dangling that superfluous space character before their querulous punctuations.

Though, that "Scooby Do of the Whoopy Poo" thing is like a punch in the junk, too. Jesus, man.


Also, "Scooby-Doo" is misspelled. But as a wise man once said, "Scooby-Doo can doo-doo, but Jimmy Carter is smarter." I think those are words we can all live by in our daily lives. Let's try it by reciting it as we arise each and every morning.
posted by evilcolonel at 10:03 PM on January 9, 2007


Monkeyfilter has a section titled "Deleted Posts Live Here." You can even still post in them, though they no longer appear on the front page. It doesn't seem to do any harm to the site.
posted by LarryC at 10:55 PM on January 9, 2007


How about I just gnaw the meat off your face?
posted by loquacious at 10:58 PM on January 9, 2007


DAMNIT PREVIEW YOU STUPIDY-HEAD THANKS FOR WRECKING MY COMIC TIMING, LARRY
posted by loquacious at 10:59 PM on January 9, 2007


I actually pulled all the deleted reasons, I just never hosted it anywhere. Yes, every single one. Who wants to host it?

I'll host it. Email in my profile.
posted by timeistight at 1:43 AM on January 10, 2007


So now that this mystery's in the can, could someone explain the star next to madamjujujive's name?
posted by item at 5:08 AM on January 10, 2007


So now that this mystery's in the can, could someone explain the star next to madamjujujive's name?

See here.
posted by jack_mo at 5:31 AM on January 10, 2007


That doesn't explain anyth... wait, okay. Thanks.
posted by item at 5:52 AM on January 10, 2007


Also, "Scooby-Doo" is misspelled.

OK, make that
Scooby Doo of the Whoopy Poo ?
then...
posted by y2karl at 7:36 AM on January 10, 2007


Plus the How About, of course..
posted by y2karl at 7:38 AM on January 10, 2007


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