Get me out of there January 30, 2009 8:06 AM   Subscribe

Just want to register my opposition to the new Public Shaming Initiative that requires deleted posts to remain on the front page with a weird bit of text beneath them.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders to Bugs at 8:06 AM (80 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

It's not public, though. Only the person who had a deleted post sees it. We were having complaints about posts "disappearing" from the front page, so we leave them up for the author to find easily.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:07 AM on January 30, 2009


There is no public shaming initiative. People can see their own deleted posts that remain on the front page.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:08 AM on January 30, 2009


Yeah, it's just you. We had a lot of people, mostly newer users, who didn't always know what the heck was going on with their deleted post because they just couldn't find it, so now folks can find 'em themselves easily.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:11 AM on January 30, 2009


Unless you installed that GreaseMonkey script that shows them all.
posted by Science! at 8:12 AM on January 30, 2009


Stupid n00bs, amirite?
posted by Mister_A at 8:14 AM on January 30, 2009


Just want to register my support to the new Public Shaming Initiative that requires deleted posts to remain on the front page with a weird bit of text beneath them.
posted by Sailormom at 8:16 AM on January 30, 2009 [30 favorites]


the new Public Shaming Initiative that requires deleted posts to remain on the front page with a weird bit of text beneath them

Now that you mention it, it seems like a good idea. Pony?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:17 AM on January 30, 2009


I am appalled -- APPALLED -- that all my sexy ask.me answers are now marked with a huge red A.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:18 AM on January 30, 2009 [10 favorites]


Aw, Mom! That was supposed to me my joke. Jeez! I never get nothin'.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:19 AM on January 30, 2009


5 new links and 167 comments posted since your last visit

I was just on MetaTalk last night, Dood. How is this possible? Normally I don't pay too much attention, but jeezly crow it seems like every day now it is, "5 new links and 167 comments ince your last visit."
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:20 AM on January 30, 2009


Gravy, that's just dummy text inserted by pb.
posted by Mister_A at 8:24 AM on January 30, 2009


but jeezly crow...

Whoa! Language. There might be some fucking kids present, you know?
posted by quin at 8:24 AM on January 30, 2009 [8 favorites]


stupidstupidFlanders
posted by ColdChef at 8:25 AM on January 30, 2009 [7 favorites]


So, anyone find the deleted post yet?
posted by yhbc at 8:25 AM on January 30, 2009


Dude, Greg, the A stands for AWESOME.

It also stands for "AND HE'S A FORNICATOR AND SHOULD FEEL BAD
posted by piratebowling at 8:27 AM on January 30, 2009


Well, if you weren't available for some public shaming before, you sure are now.
posted by adipocere at 8:29 AM on January 30, 2009


I never saw a deleted post by you, so I guess you just publicly shamed yourself. Heh.
posted by DU at 8:29 AM on January 30, 2009


ColdColdChef
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 8:38 AM on January 30, 2009 [21 favorites]


Gravy, that's just dummy text inserted by pb.

And the 5 new links? Are they just 5 new dummy links inserted by PB? Because I am pretty sure I just managed to comment in every single one of them. Perhaps I am just a dummy? Inserting myself? Into? Jimminey Cricket!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:39 AM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Public Shaming Initiative is here.

I read it every day. Mostly because cortex makes me laugh.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:39 AM on January 30, 2009


Try Our New Private Shaming Initiative!
posted by klangklangston at 8:41 AM on January 30, 2009


Metafilter* Knows Your Secret Shame

*along with everyone who's got the deleted posts plugin installed
posted by waraw at 8:45 AM on January 30, 2009


Try Our New Private Shaming Initiative!

Available in BOLD flavor or with extra fishy smell.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:45 AM on January 30, 2009


Six Sub-Sites--No Waiting!
posted by box at 8:46 AM on January 30, 2009


Shame your privates on your own time, buddy.
posted by cashman at 8:52 AM on January 30, 2009


Just want to register my opposition to the new Public Shaming Initiative where people missed the announcement about the new deleted post display protocol and end up outing themselves in a MeTa post and getting dissed by ColdChef. That shit is mean.

On a serious note, do you get a Mefi mail when a post gets deleted? Does it highlight the fact that the deleted post does not appear on the front page for everyone?
posted by nanojath at 8:54 AM on January 30, 2009


Dear diary,

MeTa was misleading, so we didn't get the flametastic pony. I think I'll have some comfort bacon.
posted by ersatz at 8:55 AM on January 30, 2009


Speaking of public shaming, when I was in fifth grade I was walking down Houston st with some of my friends and this one kid took it upon himself to pants me and I wasn't wearing any underwear (it was the early 80's yo, shit was kinda strange). That was shameful, but mainly because I was wearing red sweat pants with racing stripes and they weren't gathered at the ankle, so they were all swishy and bell-bottomy, I must have looked like a valiumed out suburban housewife from New Mexico. That was the real shame, what the fuck man?


I redeemed myself later that year by wearing red plastic cowboy boots, dope Wranglers and a button that said "Long Live Chairman Mao" in my class picture. Highs and lows my friends, highs and lows.
posted by Divine_Wino at 8:55 AM on January 30, 2009 [6 favorites]


stupidsexyFlanders' deleted post.

nanojath: If you have the option set in preferences, you get a Mefimail when you post.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:03 AM on January 30, 2009


Yeah, just want to point out that I happened upon the detected blue posts today, and cortex certainly made me chuckle with several zings. Kudos cortex!
posted by cavalier at 9:14 AM on January 30, 2009


ironically, this post is the new public shaming initiative.

SHAME SHAME SHAME
Flander Flander bo banders
banana fander fo fanders
me mi mo manders

That's how you play the SHAME GAME
posted by GuyZero at 9:47 AM on January 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


I Just want to register my opposition to the new Public Shaming Initiative that requires deleted posts are shown to the deletee in such a way as to trick them into personally broadcasting the deletion on metatalk.

LOL. pwned.
posted by seanyboy at 9:50 AM on January 30, 2009


yyy2karl
posted by y2karl at 10:05 AM on January 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


chili rellenos
posted by netbros at 10:05 AM on January 30, 2009



"Stupid n00bs, amirite?
posted by Mister_A at 8:14 AM on January 30"


god, I just realised that amirite means "am I right", and doesn't adress some previous commenter with the nick amirite that I'm somehow never able to find! Stupid n00bs indeed.
posted by kolophon at 10:24 AM on January 30, 2009 [8 favorites]


Self Shamed!
posted by Artw at 10:31 AM on January 30, 2009


doubleplusungoodnewsfortheinsane
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 10:32 AM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Public Shaming Initiative is here.

Saddlebacking got deleted? I mean, it's no Santorum, but...
posted by Artw at 10:33 AM on January 30, 2009


WHY? WHY, Y2KARL??
posted by waraw at 10:38 AM on January 30, 2009


Actually, the Amirites are a small population of desert-dwelling violence enthusiasts who worship Baa'n T'âa. Here is a photograph of a male Amirite in typical martial regalia.
posted by Mister_A at 10:44 AM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, we're wise to ya, Karl. You get off on all this pubic shame, doncha?
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 10:46 AM on January 30, 2009


But without shame how will we make stupid people hate themselves?
posted by The Straightener at 10:58 AM on January 30, 2009


FYI, private shaming sessions are available at reasonable rates.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:34 AM on January 30, 2009


$20, SAIT?
posted by Pronoiac at 11:39 AM on January 30, 2009


On the other hand, we have many convenient & even free options for public shaming here. A very popular convention is "posting on Metatalk."
posted by Pronoiac at 11:41 AM on January 30, 2009 [5 favorites]


Are you ashamed? Do tears of humiliation run down your cheeks constantly, leaving you with smeared make-up and dry skin, of which you should also be ashamed? Then you need the ShameWow!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:02 PM on January 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Shame shame shame. Shame, shame, shame. Shame shame shame. Shame the fools!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 12:09 PM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Yeah, it's just you.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 12:12 PM on January 30, 2009


2 Navel 2 Gazer-y
posted by Navelgazer at 12:19 PM on January 30, 2009


Is this part of the problem or part of the solution ? Goodnight.
posted by adamvasco at 12:27 PM on January 30, 2009


yes?
posted by found missing at 12:30 PM on January 30, 2009


I was looking for adamvasco's deleted post and it wasn't showing up on lofi.mefi. I this a side-effect of the recent problems too?
posted by Abiezer at 12:30 PM on January 30, 2009


With lofi, who knows. That code is so deprecated that Carlos Mencia thinks its a hack.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:41 PM on January 30, 2009 [8 favorites]


They're not shaming at you, they're shaming with you.
posted by Spatch at 12:42 PM on January 30, 2009


We had to completely rewrite lofi.mefi because its old-school code was hogging the server. There were probably some changes there but it's still unofficial and unsupported.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:52 PM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is this part of the problem or part of the solution ? Goodnight.

I'd tell you, but apparently you've left the building so there's no point to it, really.
posted by cimbrog at 1:43 PM on January 30, 2009


Science!: "Unless you installed that GreaseMonkey script that shows them all."

God, I love that thing. I would have installed GreaseMonkey just for that.
posted by Joe Beese at 1:45 PM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Unless you installed that GreaseMonkey script that shows them all.

Does anybody have a link to this script?
posted by Navelgazer at 1:52 PM on January 30, 2009


http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/809
posted by Science! at 1:55 PM on January 30, 2009


Okay, I've got it now - thanks to Science!
posted by Navelgazer at 2:05 PM on January 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


FYI, private shaming sessions are available at reasonable rates.

Waterproof and breathable Core-Tex spanky pants included at no extra cost.
posted by y2karl at 2:18 PM on January 30, 2009


Okay, I've got it now - thanks to Science!

This is going to be my new victory cry whenever I learn anything new at any time.

(Skot looks up unfamiliar word in dictionary, slaps books shut.)
"Okay, I've got it now - thanks to Science!"

*blank look from wife*

----

"Honey, what time is it?"
"Uh, seven thirty."
"Okay, I've got it now - thanks to Science!"

*blank look from wife*

----

(Skot watches CSI: Miami on television, learns about bullshit forensic procedures.)
"Okay, I've got it now - thanks to Science!"

*haunted look from wife*
posted by Skot at 2:22 PM on January 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


Just want to register my opposition to the new Public Shaming Initiative that requires deleted posts to remain on the front page with a weird bit of text beneath them.

The mashup map shows you contributed $50 for NoOnShaming.
posted by terranova at 2:54 PM on January 30, 2009


koeselitzallrighttocry
posted by koeselitz at 3:22 PM on January 30, 2009 [2 favorites]

I redeemed myself later that year by wearing red plastic cowboy boots, dope Wranglers and a button that said "Long Live Chairman Mao" in my class picture. Highs and lows my friends, highs and lows.
PIX OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN
posted by scrump at 3:29 PM on January 30, 2009


Public Shaming Initiative: Good band name or bad?
posted by ooga_booga at 3:44 PM on January 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


If you're seeing deleted posts it means you died a year ago and haven't realized it yet.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 3:50 PM on January 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Yes, that's right. Shower me with your praise for it's simple task to write the script, it's far far more difficult to paste the link as text on a website instead of as a clickable link.

Peasants.
posted by Science! at 4:07 PM on January 30, 2009


Don't believe this furphy, amirite is a mineral-bearing ore, also known as 'peacock ore', from which can be extracted copper and zinc, though generally in non-commercial concentrations.
posted by pompomtom at 4:18 PM on January 30, 2009


Piss... copy/paste fail..

Amirite
posted by pompomtom at 4:19 PM on January 30, 2009


Once there was this dude who was quoting SCIENCE.
posted by chinston at 6:22 PM on January 30, 2009


I installed the deleted threads plug-in, and all it says is "Getting deleted thread: #####" long after loading has finished.

Also (related?) the GM plug-in for YouTube titles has stopped working for me.

What's up with that?
posted by paisley henosis at 6:34 PM on January 30, 2009


Apparently somehow I allowed the deleted posts plug-in past NoScript…which I'm not sure how I did, but I guess it is a good thing…

The YouTube one is still broken, though, which is sad.
posted by paisley henosis at 6:42 PM on January 30, 2009


I get all of the new posts in google reader. I find myself guessing which threads have been deleted by title alone. Most often I am right - then at times I am befuddled as to how some of this asinine shit manages to stick. Self-policing community and all that tongue flapping spittle. we need a bigger mob.
posted by Jeremy at 6:44 PM on January 30, 2009


I felt the need to post.

This need, it is satisfied.
posted by oddman at 8:59 PM on January 30, 2009


No piece of text is so weird as to be beneath me.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:05 PM on January 30, 2009


I used to think that the Aretha song was "Shame, shame shame...shame, shame, shame....shame, shame, shame...Shame of fools"
posted by jasper411 at 10:42 PM on January 30, 2009


I get all of the new posts in google reader. I find myself guessing which threads have been deleted by title alone.

I so do the same thing!
posted by GhostChe at 6:32 AM on January 31, 2009


I'm torn about installing the Visible Deleted Posts script. In the one hand, it's funny to see the deletion reasons and the comments that managed to get in before the lock. On the other hand, I can do that via the deletedposts blog.

Also, I think deleted posts should not only remain on the front page, with the deletion reason visible to everyone, but the font of the FPP should be bold and blinking. Maybe with a pair of Drudge sirens at either end. In case anyone missed.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:56 AM on January 31, 2009


$20, SAIT?

Yes, shame as in town.
posted by davejay at 9:54 PM on January 31, 2009


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