Reading Deleted Posts February 7, 2007 12:29 PM   Subscribe

My old method of reading deleted posts (so sue me... it's entertaining) doesn't seem to work. I used to use the following javascript I picked up somewhere (inside):

Is there a new way to do this?
posted by jpburns to Bugs at 12:29 PM (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite


posted by jpburns at 12:30 PM on February 7, 2007

What's really entertaining is breaking the front page of MetaTalk.
posted by carsonb at 12:31 PM on February 7, 2007

Haha, that is quite entertaining.
posted by Mister_A at 12:32 PM on February 7, 2007

jpburns: it probably has something to do with this.
posted by carsonb at 12:33 PM on February 7, 2007

posted by boo_radley at 12:36 PM on February 7, 2007

try this. or you could just check out my last post. silly goose!
posted by Mach5 at 12:38 PM on February 7, 2007

Is there any reason this script couldn't be modified to work with the new scheme? I use the same bookmarklet, and I miss it.
posted by cortex at 12:45 PM on February 7, 2007

posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:47 PM on February 7, 2007

I have no idea what javascript even is, but scanning that line of code I see what looks like it might be an extra /meta tucked in there near the end.


Would that work?
posted by carsonb at 12:58 PM on February 7, 2007

I broke it on the inside instead of the outside.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:02 PM on February 7, 2007

The URL went from:


you just need to tweak the js to check the ID one / ahead. I can't read the js, but in CF, I split URLs into arrays, and I used to grab the ID from the 2nd position, now I just do it from the 1st (if you imagine them as
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:13 PM on February 7, 2007

Metatalk: we break it on the inside instead of the outside.
posted by rossination at 3:05 PM on February 7, 2007

posted by Rhomboid at 3:49 PM on February 7, 2007

Yeah, Rhomboid's Greasemonkey works a treat for seeing deleted threads. A++, would use to gawk at deleted threads again.
posted by rossination at 4:37 PM on February 7, 2007

posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:30 PM on February 7, 2007

you broke MetaTalk's innards
posted by matteo at 1:09 AM on February 8, 2007

What about us poor Safari folks?

I was just hoping that someone had already solved this problem ... maybe... the person who originally wrote that block of JavaScript...??

I guess I can try to fix the JS, but I didn't write it, and find it tough to parse.
posted by jpburns at 4:05 AM on February 8, 2007

Mach5: "try this. or you could just check out my last post. silly goose!" is totally busted. It won't let me upload a fixed version, or even link to one off-site. Boo on that. Here's the fixed version I made, hosted, and then failed to publicize in any way whatsoever before seeing Rhomboid's fix. Looks like both fixes are roughly equivalent, but mine's less RegExpy.

*Cuts a corner off my Nerd 'N' Chip card*

Related, here's a fixed version of Mefi contact contributions that indicates nearby Mefites (the little house icons) again.
posted by Plutor at 5:03 AM on February 8, 2007

I second the request for a shorter, boomarklet-type piece of code to do this. The old bookmarklet worked a treat. Nerds, please hope us!
posted by bcwinters at 8:52 AM on February 9, 2007

posted by quonsar at 2:03 PM on February 9, 2007

Okay then, try this one, which is just the greasemonkey script in bookmarklet form:


Note: I tested this with Firefox. I have no idea if it works on IE.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:50 PM on February 9, 2007

Thanks! It's clever, but doesn't seem to work in Safari.


Thanks anyway...
posted by jpburns at 5:50 AM on February 10, 2007

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