RSS feed scrubbed of deleted posts? April 10, 2008 11:05 PM   Subscribe

Greetings from a neophyte mefite. I was wondering: is there a way to get versions of the RSS feeds which don't include front-page posts that have already been deleted? If not, it's a feature suggestion, so please discuss. Apologies if I'm being dumb and this is simply not possible using RSS. (For a while I enjoyed the "guess if this post has been deleted" game, but it's getting old...)
posted by pantufla_milagrosa to Feature Requests at 11:05 PM (158 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

That's a good question
but why would you want that thing?
Deleted threads rule!

(let's answer in Haiku)
posted by dhammond at 11:11 PM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


You could mouse over
each separate thread link or,
puke and cry's fine blog.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:15 PM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


The problem is that Google picks up the feed seconds after a post is made and then caches it for any and all users of Google Reader even if it is deleted five minutes later. It's gone from the feed as soon as it is deleted, but yeah, if you're using Google Reader you will see it.

I don't know what the solution is besides putting a bit of a delay into the feed so that Google Reader doesn't pick up the obvious self-link deletion and instant trainwrecks within say, the first hour after something gets posted.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:15 PM on April 10, 2008


No answer for you
lost threads are found here
self promotion whore
posted by puke & cry at 11:20 PM on April 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


bereft of really
simple syndication, but
not knowing is pure.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:20 PM on April 10, 2008


sorry, I fucked that up. again:

No answer for you
deleted threads are found here
self promotion whore
posted by puke & cry at 11:21 PM on April 10, 2008


I remain awake
must burn through timed driver's ed
bloodsucking speedtrap
posted by Burhanistan at 11:24 PM on April 10, 2008


mathowie has said
he knows of no solution
no pony for you
posted by Effigy2000 at 11:41 PM on April 10, 2008 [3 favorites]


tired of feeds
with the deletes
pantufla_milagrosa feature requests
posted by tellurian at 11:45 PM on April 10, 2008


data is the food
for insatiable google
it goes nom nom nom
posted by blacklite at 11:56 PM on April 10, 2008 [19 favorites]


There was a young man from Australia
Who painted his arse like a dahlia
Tuppence a smell
Was all very well
But delays to his feeds were a failure.
posted by Jofus at 12:15 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't really see
what relevance that has here

limericks must die
posted by blacklite at 12:30 AM on April 11, 2008


neophyte mefite
asks for a pony request
"Naaaay", says mathowie
posted by chrisamiller at 12:38 AM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


first come seventy
then fifty six syllables
haughey's odd haiku
posted by Gary at 1:21 AM on April 11, 2008


this thing you ask for
can never be provided
I blame Dave Winer.
posted by seanyboy at 1:23 AM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


There once was haiku
in a thread that was meant to
change RSS feeds

A limmerick enters
It bent most MeFite's fenders
again just haiku
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:34 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


stop angry feeling
interesting story not there
puke and cry hope me
posted by SteveTheRed at 4:29 AM on April 11, 2008


first come seventy
then fifty six syllables
haughey's odd haiku


You counted all that?
And for a silly haiku?
I'm a bit worried.
posted by danb at 4:38 AM on April 11, 2008


I thought haikus went
5, 7, 5 Efffigy
2000? Or... no?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 4:39 AM on April 11, 2008


dhammond says to
write in haiku and you do?
silly weak bastards
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 4:52 AM on April 11, 2008


a pony request
is made more fun to read
by crappy poems
posted by desjardins at 5:15 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wow! Puke and Cry's blog
Another great way for me
to waste time at work.
posted by hawkeye at 5:55 AM on April 11, 2008


Perhaps we should answer in limerick
The haikus are making my head sick
Mathowie has spoken
Feed timings are broken



Oops, gotta get to work.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 6:07 AM on April 11, 2008


No. No, no no no.
the tech, it does nothing. x,
o love, jessamyn
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:44 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]

The curfew tolls the knell of parting threads,
The lowing feed winds slowly o'er the lea,
Mathowie homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Or am I in the wrong thread?
posted by Quinbus Flestrin at 6:48 AM on April 11, 2008


Though you think it is
It is not a bug at all
It is a feature
posted by drezdn at 6:51 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't want no scrubs
A scrub is a feed that can't
Get no love from me
posted by cashman at 6:55 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


this is just to say
william carlos williams is
fun to play off of
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:18 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


is "RSS feed"
four syllables, or just two?
hmmm, i'll go with four.
posted by brain_drain at 7:21 AM on April 11, 2008


YouTube's got nothing
on MetaFilter users
commenting in verse
posted by jpdoane at 7:33 AM on April 11, 2008


Wanting a pony
Can sometimes lead to heartbreak
You must persevere
posted by Daddy-O at 7:50 AM on April 11, 2008


"RSS feed scrubbed?
Can I skip deleted posts?"
mathowie: No way.
posted by languagehat at 7:57 AM on April 11, 2008


MeFites use haiku.
Someone tries a limerick.
MeFites say, "No way."
posted by languagehat at 7:58 AM on April 11, 2008


whatever happened
to keyser soze or that
Todd Lokken guy? Sad...
posted by grateful at 8:08 AM on April 11, 2008


is "RSS feed"
four syllables, or just two?
hmmm, i'll go with four.


Wait, people pronounce
it like "arse feed"? Because that
would be fucking awesome.
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:13 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


(Also, "neophyte"
would have rhymed with "Me-o-Fite."
So close, yet so far.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 8:19 AM on April 11, 2008


RSS feed reporting
new threads on a blog!
google reader laughs at me
posted by Tehanu at 8:25 AM on April 11, 2008


Of all the ghosts who haunt the feeds of mathowie
My heart goes out the most
To those tragic front page posts
Whose snark so young and so sublime
Are cut down well before their time
And miss their full deflowering
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:30 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's Raining Florence
Henderson missed the memo:
haiku only, please!
posted by languagehat at 8:52 AM on April 11, 2008


I am sad to say
That I can't write poetry
Wish I took less math
posted by Pastabagel at 8:53 AM on April 11, 2008


What is the deal with Metafilter's strange obsession with bad haiku?
posted by dersins at 8:55 AM on April 11, 2008


A thousand tears shed
Will not unsilence the banned.
dersins, you've been warned.
posted by Pastabagel at 8:58 AM on April 11, 2008


you aren't the boss of
me, mister languagehat, if
that is your real name
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:01 AM on April 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


What is this I see?
Another clueless newb, yes?
Your request, denied.
posted by Lynsey at 9:03 AM on April 11, 2008


dersins, you would be
better off asking what is
the deal with corn nuts
posted by brain_drain at 9:08 AM on April 11, 2008


"Banned" and "warned"
have two syllables, not one
my FAIL is EPIC
posted by Pastabagel at 9:08 AM on April 11, 2008


what is the deal with Mefi's
haiku obsession?
they're such fun to read and write

what is the deal with dersins'
haiku resistance?
it is futile, and no fun
posted by Tehanu at 9:11 AM on April 11, 2008


What is the deal with Metafilter's strange obsession with bad haiku?

Crypto haiku? Fine.
But you ought not drape syllab-
les 'cross metric lines.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:12 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think "banned" has one syllable. It ishomophonic with "band," right?
posted by dersins at 9:14 AM on April 11, 2008


Cortex, what are these "lines" to which you are referring? I don't get it.
posted by dersins at 9:15 AM on April 11, 2008


Just for the record,
I could make them explicit
If I felt like it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:28 AM on April 11, 2008


Oh, our broken hearts!
Haiku is a cold rebound.
One five nine three one!

posted by cortex (staff) at 9:30 AM on April 11, 2008


MetaTalk onscreen
a falcon stoops to its prey
outside my window.
posted by sciurus at 9:35 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about. None at all.
posted by dersins at 9:35 AM on April 11, 2008


dersins facetious?
or is cortex beanplating?
I am conflicted.
posted by Phire at 9:41 AM on April 11, 2008


Head down in
rain. Look!
Daffodils.1

1: writing seventeen syllables in English produces a poem that is actually quite a bit longer, with more content, than a haiku in Japanese.
posted by sciurus at 9:41 AM on April 11, 2008


In English, 'haiku'
just means five-seven-five. How
freaking easy's that?

It's not Metafilter--it's English speakers.
posted by box at 9:41 AM on April 11, 2008


This or or that one?
Exclusive, non-exclusive?
Or is it an oar?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:42 AM on April 11, 2008


from Venus and Adonis:

All swoln with chafing, down Adonis sits,
Banning his boisterous and unruly beast:
And now the happy season once more fits,
That love-sick Love by pleading may be blest;
For lovers say, the heart hath treble wrong
When it is barr'd the aidance of the tongue.
posted by lukemeister at 9:43 AM on April 11, 2008


sans quoi, translated
means "without what?". indeed we
are ever adrift.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:48 AM on April 11, 2008


dersins haiku 'hate'
acquires attention, such a
tactical comment
posted by sciurus at 9:51 AM on April 11, 2008


Well, sans quoi was and will be the sine qua non of metafilter.
posted by dersins at 9:52 AM on April 11, 2008


My haiku "hate" has an agenda, but not the one you think it has.
posted by dersins at 9:53 AM on April 11, 2008


am now too obsessed
with counting syllables of
dersins' comments. help!
posted by Phire at 9:59 AM on April 11, 2008


teasing dersins with
syllabic numeration
whole family fun!
posted by sciurus at 10:02 AM on April 11, 2008


Haiku isn't so tough.
Any jackass can do it.
A poet shouldn't count.

blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,
Does everyone need a hug?
Again, I say blah.

Do you need a hug?
Metatalk is not the place
to look for such things.
posted by Dave Faris at 10:04 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


You're not teasing me with syllabic numeration. I'm teasing you.
posted by dersins at 10:07 AM on April 11, 2008


Willfully obtuse
we continue to banter
This is MetaTalk
posted by sciurus at 10:12 AM on April 11, 2008


am now too obsessed
with counting syllables of
dersins' comments. help!


now I can't either!
honestly, phire, thanks alot
now I'll fail exams
posted by Planet F at 10:13 AM on April 11, 2008


when you haiku it's
like wearing a girdle, your
junk gets rearrang'd.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:13 AM on April 11, 2008


a silverlight flash
as we search for blackberries
a songbird twitters
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:13 AM on April 11, 2008


safari on rails
yahoo with a common lisp
to basecamp returned
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:16 AM on April 11, 2008


horde of apache
on a subversion samba
outlook: not so good
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:19 AM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


i hate these haikus
more tired than simpsons refs
PS screw flanders
posted by ALongDecember at 10:22 AM on April 11, 2008


dersins dersins der
der dersins dersins der der
dersins der dersins
posted by smackfu at 10:23 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


j'ai oublié la
réponse mais me souviens de
la question: "Sans quoi?"
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:26 AM on April 11, 2008


Ah, the longboaters
happily assemble here.
Vive le Sans Quoi!
posted by languagehat at 10:26 AM on April 11, 2008


*high-fives the Hat*
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:26 AM on April 11, 2008


simpsons references
embiggen modest haikus
fully cromulent
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:29 AM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


One two three four five.
I'm being indicted for
fraud in Australia.
posted by box at 10:40 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I know that story--
boy cries wolf, has a few laughs.
Forget how it ends.
posted by box at 10:41 AM on April 11, 2008


Like great Fuji and
a lowly cricket, this is
a feature not a bug
posted by Rock Steady at 10:42 AM on April 11, 2008


what began as a
whisper carried across the
Iowa cornfields

their voices echoed
from New Hampshire hills to the
Nevada deserts

the whisper has swelled
to a chorus of millions
that can't be ignored

this time it's different
the fierce urgency of now
let's go get to work
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:43 AM on April 11, 2008


it's your turn this time
no really the newbies need
to be fed again
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:59 AM on April 11, 2008


I've got to work hard,
honey. Daddy made a lot
of crazy promises.
posted by box at 11:06 AM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


MeTa: sexism and
censorship complaints. oh wait-
haiku? I'd hit it.
posted by oneirodynia at 11:28 AM on April 11, 2008


You bastard. You reset the Cooter clock.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:34 AM on April 11, 2008


God damn it. We were less than two weeks away, you bastard! How could you?
posted by dersins at 11:39 AM on April 11, 2008


Mostly a lurker
especially in the gray
but still laughing much
posted by LoraxGuy at 11:42 AM on April 11, 2008


Smoke yourself a joint;
tickle baby's chubby chin,
making a high coo
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:49 AM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


At the rate we've been going
Jessamyn will not
Ever be known as Cooter.
posted by Tehanu at 11:55 AM on April 11, 2008


If anybody
Is unfamiliar with this
Click here for Cooter
posted by cashman at 11:57 AM on April 11, 2008


Knife carves green citrus:
"Never gonna give you up."
Making a lime rick.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:01 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


That damn cooter clock
Never lets me sleep enough
Still, I must hit it
posted by found missing at 12:04 PM on April 11, 2008


今からは
俳句の大名
いらっしゃい

There's probably technical errors in that, and my non-l33t skillz must show to those with higher japanese proficiency than I... but dammit, I tried. Intended: "Henceforth, welcome haiku overlords!" Daimyo being the only thing I could think of as being close to overlord.
posted by CKmtl at 12:08 PM on April 11, 2008


Yay! That was a close one.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:09 PM on April 11, 2008


I'm out of the loop
longboaters and cootering?
Still, there is the sun.
posted by sciurus at 12:14 PM on April 11, 2008


Astley gave me up
Astley also let me down
He tells hurtful lies
posted by MrVisible at 12:21 PM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


Stop all the threads, shut down the Internet.
Prevent the dogs from marking what they'd hit,
Retire Banhammer, and smash your damn computer,
For jessamyn will ne'er be known as Cooter.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:31 PM on April 11, 2008


Thank the gods for It's
Raining Florence Henderson
I thought I'd killed thread
posted by MrVisible at 12:34 PM on April 11, 2008


I bet there's a search.
It scans for "I'd hit it" then
Autoposts "Yay! - Jess"
posted by cashman at 12:49 PM on April 11, 2008


古池や蛙飛込む水の音
posted by languagehat at 1:04 PM on April 11, 2008


Sorry—I hate cliches too.
posted by languagehat at 1:04 PM on April 11, 2008


These lazy spring days
continue but how far away--
so far down the thread!
posted by everichon at 2:49 PM on April 11, 2008


Cooter conversion
Will surely immanentize
the eschaton: think!
posted by everichon at 2:52 PM on April 11, 2008


The eschaton was
immanentized long ago.
This is all a dream.
posted by languagehat at 3:07 PM on April 11, 2008


Once I asked the Hat
For the meaning of “cooter”.
“It’s top-hole, old chap”




Admittedly, I have exercised artistic license in constructing this verse, since the events described therein never did happen. Although the quote is real, I would like to stipulate that I may have taken what he said out of context.
posted by found missing at 3:08 PM on April 11, 2008


Are dreams a greater reality, or is it the other way 'round?
posted by dersins at 3:09 PM on April 11, 2008


Are dreams a greater reality, or is it the other way 'round?

There's no empirical way to be sure, is there?
posted by Burhanistan at 3:11 PM on April 11, 2008


Burhanistan, your comment might be lacking a syllable or five.
posted by dersins at 3:15 PM on April 11, 2008


Not everyone
can do haiku,
you know.
posted by Dave Faris at 3:45 PM on April 11, 2008


You're a poet, Dave;
And it matters not one whit
Whether you know it.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:51 PM on April 11, 2008


Bad poetry? Oh noetry! (Cortex is as guilty as Faris...)
posted by dersins at 4:32 PM on April 11, 2008


We've known each other.
for so long. You know the rules
And so do I. LOL!
posted by Jofus at 5:12 PM on April 11, 2008


Thanks for the replies.
As I should have suspected,
Google is at fault.
posted by pantufla_milagrosa at 5:46 PM on April 11, 2008


Either that or maybe hotmail hacked the settings on your ISP.
posted by dersins at 5:49 PM on April 11, 2008


Now that'd be quite a trick for Hotmail to pull off wouldn't it.
posted by pantufla_milagrosa at 5:54 PM on April 11, 2008


That's not what reklaw thought. Oh, that wacky reklaw. What happened to him?
posted by dersins at 5:58 PM on April 11, 2008


Haikus are so Junior High.
Lord of the Flies.
The Old Man and the Sea.
posted by proj08 at 6:23 PM on April 11, 2008


Is this where I go
to post my haiku about
jessamyn's name change?
posted by not_on_display at 8:08 PM on April 11, 2008


asking for ponies
the noob reads the words-
LURK MOAR
posted by Dr. Curare at 2:01 AM on April 12, 2008


thanks for everything
though all that I wanted was
to find a used car
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:35 AM on April 12, 2008


portobellos in
my basket, the check out kid
pages languagehat
posted by Dr. Curare at 12:02 PM on April 12, 2008


While haiku verse is easy to toss off,
requiring just the barest counting skill,
the finished product often makes one ill:
a bad haiku! They make me hack and cough.
Among poetic forms with some import,
haiku's advantage quickly can be seen.
The format's limits bring out meanings keen ---
but best of all, haiku are always short.
A longer form permits one to express
opinions much more subtle, rarified.
But sonnets share the haiku's basic flaw:
scrawled down in a vain effort to impress
I find my meaning twisted on its side.
My efforts disappoint still. Shame? Pshaw.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 12:03 PM on April 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Totally weird place,
filled with Haiku-wielding nuts
(as they say, "the gray").
posted by pantufla_milagrosa at 12:30 PM on April 12, 2008


you r all gray
posted by languagehat at 1:50 PM on April 12, 2008


languagehat: not I! I made it start again.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 5:08 PM on April 12, 2008


Apparently dead thread,
but haikus will surely live.
(My first haiku here.)
posted by philomathoholic at 3:55 PM on April 13, 2008


longboats don't die, they
sail into the sunset and
burn eternally
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:31 PM on April 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


mrzarquon, of
"sans quoi" solidarity
catches next longboat
posted by Phire at 9:45 PM on April 13, 2008


Hey now, what's all this?
Longboats are for longboaters.
Keep the riffraff out.
posted by languagehat at 6:11 AM on April 14, 2008


the longboat pauses
a hook grapples; a hand grasps
i am now riffraff
posted by blacklite at 7:32 AM on April 14, 2008


Being riffraff is overrated. Trust me-- take it from one who knows.
posted by dersins at 9:56 AM on April 14, 2008


when i found this thread
i made a delighted sound
sort of a high coo
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 11:16 AM on April 14, 2008


Many find their way
to the longboat. But where is
our chef, desuetude?
posted by languagehat at 11:25 AM on April 14, 2008


he ain't the chef of
me, l-hat, do not presume!
I bow to lolcat.
posted by Phire at 2:13 PM on April 14, 2008


(and lolcat only.)

[/cheater]
posted by Phire at 2:13 PM on April 14, 2008


She is not a he.
She is chef of all of us.
Lolcat lols above.
posted by languagehat at 2:58 PM on April 14, 2008


not that haikus aren't fun
but there is room for improvement
this is haiku plus one.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:23 PM on April 14, 2008


in the ongoing war
against gender confusion
i r hypocrite.

*looks contrite*
posted by Phire at 3:41 PM on April 14, 2008


longer boats coming
to win us, coming to win
us, coming to win

longer boats coming
to win us, hold to the shore
and hide the damn key

I dont want no kids God
on my lawn, just a flower
I can help along

nobody's soul knows
how a flower grows, oh how
does a flower grow?

longer boats coming
to win us, coming to win
us, coming to win

longer boats coming
to win us, hold to the shore
and hide the damn key

Mary dropped her pants
by the sand, and a parson
come and take her "hand"

nobody's soul knows
where the parson goes, Oh where
does the parson go?

longer boats coming
to win us, coming to win
us, coming to win

longer boats coming
to win us, hold to the shore
and hide the damn key
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:51 PM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


Goddamn cellphone!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:55 PM on April 14, 2008


Do you want me to unfuck that?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:10 PM on April 14, 2008


There are some things in this life that, once fucked, cannot be un-fucked, my friend.
posted by dersins at 5:17 PM on April 14, 2008


And now, Russian immigrant stand-up comedy haiku hour:

What is difference
Between pregnant chick, light bulb?
One can unscrewed is!

posted by cortex (staff) at 5:19 PM on April 14, 2008


There is no joy in Meta...
For, line upon line. Mighty
Florence has struck out.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:21 PM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


oh, fail, dammit.
posted by Dave Faris at 5:23 PM on April 14, 2008


Please, and thank you!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:38 PM on April 14, 2008


unfucked! don't listen to dersins.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:42 PM on April 14, 2008


Thanks! And now for some
thing completely different:
It's LOLCAT Stevens!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:26 PM on April 14, 2008


i can has tea for
tillerman, steak for the sun?
buckit for womenz

who made the rain come?
seagulls sing your hearts away
sinners sin, children

play, oh lord how they
play and play for happy day
for that happy day
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:39 PM on April 14, 2008 [1 favorite]


this is a haiku
self referential haiku
this is the last line
posted by not_on_display at 11:00 PM on April 14, 2008


oh baby baby
how was i supposed to know
something was not right

oh baby baby
i should not have let you go
now you're out of sight
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:59 AM on April 15, 2008


never gonna give
you up, never gonna let
you down - Rick Astley
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:55 AM on April 15, 2008


Britney'd, rickroll'd, and
haiku'd. I think I'm going
to go now. kbye
posted by not_on_display at 12:28 PM on April 15, 2008


Do not go gentle into that good night, not_on_display; rather, rage.
posted by dersins at 10:40 AM on April 16, 2008


Pie-ku.
Pie-ku.
Mmmmm, pie-ku.
posted by grateful at 12:52 PM on April 16, 2008


I think that I shall never see
a poem lovely as your comment, dersins
posted by not_on_display at 5:31 AM on April 18, 2008


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