Ashcroft Deletion November 29, 2001 9:12 PM   Subscribe

Damn, Matt, you're quick - that Ashcroft link was still cooling before it was gone. Are you hovering, anxiously, all the while counting your ill-gotten $500 Monopoly bills?

(For those playing along at home, it was a link to Ashcroft's visa offer, about three paragraphs long, and if people jumped on SDB for voicing an opinion, they would have had an aneurysm from the vitriol pouring out of this guy.)
posted by solistrato to Etiquette/Policy at 9:12 PM (10 comments total)

I just happened to catch it, posted something criticizing it, but then thought it was better to delete and email the author of it.

It wasn't discussion material, it was a four paragraph rant on "emperor asscroft"
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:19 PM on November 29, 2001

I was about to jump on it and then it was gone. Wow Haughey, you're like super cop lately (I don't mean that in a bad way).
posted by eyeballkid at 9:28 PM on November 29, 2001

the repost seems much nicer. thanks, matt and bhb.
posted by moz at 9:42 PM on November 29, 2001

Matt. Would it be possible to logically delete a thread from the database instead of actually removing it? By this I mean have a isDeleted flag on the db, and when set the thread does not appear on the front page, and cannot be commented on, but still can be opened if you have a link to it.

I only ask as there have been a few threads here on MeTa where people were desperate to talk about a deleted thread, but couldn't because it was gone.

Or would this be a bit too much work for the benefit?

posted by iain at 1:47 AM on November 30, 2001

Nah. When Matt deletes a post, it should not waste space on his server. For the record I have zero problem with Matt's censorship choices. He doesn't tend to let the power get to his head.

His pool. We just wade in it. Some of us [*raises hand*] inadvertently poop in it occasionally...
posted by ZachsMind at 3:19 AM on November 30, 2001

Eww. I've peed in the pool, sure, who hasn't, just a little... but #2? Yuck, dude.

Image : Bill Murray, rescuing turdlike chocolate-bar from the pool, in whichever movie that was.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:33 AM on November 30, 2001

StWC: You're thinking of Caddyshack.
posted by sennoma at 4:32 AM on November 30, 2001

StWC? The Patron Saint of... on second thoughts, never mind.
posted by rory at 6:40 AM on November 30, 2001

The original FPP for those who are curious.
posted by xiffix at 9:30 AM on November 30, 2001

Thank you, Matt.
posted by gd779 at 9:54 AM on November 30, 2001

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