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Congratulate me! I just got my first deleted FPP, courtesy of cortex!
posted by saulgoodman to MetaFilter-Related at 12:04 PM (28 comments total)

Congratulations on your first MetaTalk thread as well. It is the lamest MetaTalk post so far today!
posted by carsonb at 12:14 PM on July 31, 2007 [4 favorites]


Isn't this MetaTalk thread a double?!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 12:15 PM on July 31, 2007


Mazeltov, here's hoping they close this pigshit MeTa so you can get the twofer.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:15 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Congrats on your first closed MetaTalk thread!
posted by Totally Zanzibarin' Ya at 12:15 PM on July 31, 2007


You're welcome! Do you have a specific problem with the deletion that you feel would not be addressable via email?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:15 PM on July 31, 2007


We were just talking about this a couple threads back.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:16 PM on July 31, 2007 [4 favorites]


How could you delete that post? It already had tons of comments, and that's all that matters.
posted by smackfu at 12:19 PM on July 31, 2007


You know MeTa really isn't a "do over" spot for your deleted MeFi posts.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:19 PM on July 31, 2007 [2 favorites]


Your first time with cortex is always special. Usually, he sings you a little song before kicking your ass to the curb.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:20 PM on July 31, 2007 [3 favorites]


shut Shut Up SHUT UP!
posted by shmegegge at 12:22 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


thanks carsonb! my personal goal of spreading lameness far and wide appears to be working, judging by your comment!

cortex: not really. i'm not too surprised by the deletion, really, looking back. although a case might be made that the newsfilter tag was supposed to mean that the post was related to a new development in a continuing news story (at least, that's how i meant it). but no, really, i just thought it was a noteworthy occasion that I'm no longer a deletion virgin.
posted by saulgoodman at 12:23 PM on July 31, 2007


That's two threads you've wasted my time with, now. Congrats!
posted by graventy at 12:24 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well -- in the 'reason for deletion' cortex did link to the "still-open-thread" on the topic. The update could have been added there.
posted by ericb at 12:24 PM on July 31, 2007


I think this MeTa post justifies a timeout.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 12:24 PM on July 31, 2007


i just thought it was a noteworthy occasion

I find it hard to believe you thought at all.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:25 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Let us know when you've committed your first homicide. Or second, or whatever the number it is you're up to now.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:25 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also, be sure to let us know when you've stopped beating your wife.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:26 PM on July 31, 2007


Look at meeeeeee!

Possibly NSFW
posted by chiababe at 12:27 PM on July 31, 2007 [2 favorites]


also, now, no longer a metatalk virgin, assuming this doesn't get deleted too.

hey--i thought metatalk was supposed to be used for meta-talking about metafilter stuff? isn't that what i'm doing right now? if i'm doing it wrong, i apologize--really!

seriously though--i don't mean to dispute the deletion. i should probably have posted to the existing thread since it was so recent, as you pointed out.
posted by saulgoodman at 12:28 PM on July 31, 2007


You know, I never get tired of that attention whore.
posted by yhbc at 12:30 PM on July 31, 2007


saulgoodman, the three witches lied to you... cortex CAN ban your stupid ass, because he is "not of woman born."
posted by Krrrlson at 12:31 PM on July 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


i just thought it was a noteworthy occasion that I'm no longer a deletion virgin.

It's not.

FYI.
posted by dersins at 12:32 PM on July 31, 2007


See, the problem here is that none of us give a shit.
posted by cmonkey at 12:33 PM on July 31, 2007 [3 favorites]


wow--so much for my idealized vision of a bunch of us swapping 'first deletion' stories...

as for the implication up-thread that i'm attention whoring--ha! i could give a rat's ass about your attention, believe me.
posted by saulgoodman at 12:33 PM on July 31, 2007


Is it time to revisit this yet?
posted by mkultra at 12:34 PM on July 31, 2007


Another sure-fire hit from the Inane Clown Posse!
posted by Abiezer at 12:35 PM on July 31, 2007 [2 favorites]


maybe i really did misunderstand--is MeTa exclusively to be used for whining and complaining about stuff, or can it also be used just to meta-talk about various MetaFilter related topics?
posted by saulgoodman at 12:37 PM on July 31, 2007


hey--i thought metatalk was supposed to be used for meta-talking about metafilter stuff? isn't that what i'm doing right now? if i'm doing it wrong, i apologize--really!

It is. But (and this may just be an indication that you should read Metatalk for a while before you make your next post) the way things have been going lately re: deletion complaints, your post here reads like you're picking a fight. A chatty "first deletion stories" thread might be fun (if decidedly Miguelesque), but your presentation, if unwittingly, totally sucked. No harm, no foul, but this should probably just be closed now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:37 PM on July 31, 2007


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