automaton April 9, 2009 10:59 AM   Subscribe

Is there a good way to find my deleted posts?

Or, an easy way. Or mechanized way.
posted by plexi to Feature Requests at 10:59 AM (80 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Google search against the blog is probably the simplest approach:

site:deletedthread.blogspot.com plexi
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:01 AM on April 9, 2009


Thank you.
posted by plexi at 11:02 AM on April 9, 2009


*Snicker*
posted by Burhanistan at 11:09 AM on April 9, 2009


Oh, for butt's sake.
posted by dersins at 11:14 AM on April 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


lolbuttssake
posted by DU at 11:19 AM on April 9, 2009


Please don't break Google for the rest of us when attempting this search.
posted by mudpuppie at 11:20 AM on April 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Knock Knock
posted by gman at 11:27 AM on April 9, 2009


I use this awesome greasemonkey script.
posted by GeekAnimator at 11:34 AM on April 9, 2009


If you need this sort of functionality, you are doing something, perhaps everything, incorrectly.
posted by milarepa at 11:42 AM on April 9, 2009 [7 favorites]


gman, that's a pretty shitty thing to post.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:46 AM on April 9, 2009


perhaps gman was referring to his own extensive history of deleted posts.
posted by dersins at 11:51 AM on April 9, 2009


No, I'm referring to the "I'm here for the gang bang" photo link. That's really not cool.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 11:56 AM on April 9, 2009


First off, I had no idea (as BB pointed out to me that plexi is a female). Secondly, I was referring to the Metafilter pile on which had already begun. And lastly, what dersins said.
posted by gman at 12:02 PM on April 9, 2009


*slide that closing bracket over to the left just a bit.
posted by gman at 12:03 PM on April 9, 2009


lolbuttssake

lolbukkake?
lolnutsake?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:11 PM on April 9, 2009


lolbukkake?

BTW, is Ron Jeremy on this shoot?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:13 PM on April 9, 2009


petermcdermott, no. we had to cheap out and get sonic. the hedgehog you speak of still has some dignity.
posted by the aloha at 12:34 PM on April 9, 2009


I'm pretty sure that many of us also thought plexi was in fact a dude.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:03 PM on April 9, 2009


I'm trying to figure out why plexi's gender makes any difference as to the significance of the Gang Bang reference/photo...

I guess, for me, the concept of "gang bang" is objectionable no matter who is on the receiving end...
posted by HuronBob at 1:20 PM on April 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


*removes Huron Bob from evite, sorrowfully*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:23 PM on April 9, 2009 [9 favorites]


Is there a good way to find my completed gang bangs?
posted by uncleozzy at 1:28 PM on April 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


It doesn't matter whether plexi is male or female. Comparing the situation to group sex with rape overtones in a public space is over the top and tasteless.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:30 PM on April 9, 2009


I'm new to the whole gang bang scene, but when I look it up on wikipedia, I don't see the rape overtones.
posted by found missing at 1:33 PM on April 9, 2009


Tasteless? Well, maybe I've got your flavor right here, in my pants. As for your rape overtones, sorry, haven't seen 'em.
posted by carsonb at 1:35 PM on April 9, 2009


I'm pretty sure that many of us also thought plexi was in fact a dude

I've always thought she was a 100 watt Marshall.
posted by Hovercraft Eel at 1:38 PM on April 9, 2009 [3 favorites]


If ever there was a time to welcome back LOLCATS, it is now.
posted by Elmore at 1:38 PM on April 9, 2009


"Gang bang" is less serious than "gang rape." You can tell two ways: it is a rhyme and it doesn't have the word "rape" in it.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:49 PM on April 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


Hey, if you want to argue that "gang bang" and "gang rape" are completely separate and one isn't used in the place of the other, so be it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:54 PM on April 9, 2009


plexi,

dude...

Always copy and paste the link to every post you make to MS word or whatever. Or, simply reply to your own post, and the replies will show up (with a link to the deleted thread) even though the whole post itself is deleted...do a search for replies.
posted by sixcolors at 1:57 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hey, if you want to argue that "gang bang" and "gang rape" are completely separate and one isn't used in the place of the other, so be it.

cool, now I don't have to call the printer to get those invitations changed
posted by found missing at 1:59 PM on April 9, 2009


Comparing the situation to group sex with rape overtones in a public space is over the top and tasteless.

Going all Church Lady over a word in a picture is a bit over the top.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 1:59 PM on April 9, 2009


The gender ambiguity in this thread is strong enough for a man but made for a woman.
posted by loquacious at 1:59 PM on April 9, 2009


Actually searching on the blog itself seems to work a little better.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 2:01 PM on April 9, 2009


Hmmm...

It was about circumcision.

Ew.
posted by sixcolors at 2:04 PM on April 9, 2009


Ninja, Horace. The lack of a search widget on the site itself shouldn't have dissuaded me from trying the standard blogger search url. Though that's not super-accessible for non-ninjas, I guess.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:09 PM on April 9, 2009


I have a search box at the top of the page when I go there--do you not? Trust me, I am the farthest thing from a ninja.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 2:23 PM on April 9, 2009


Comparing the situation to group sex with rape overtones in a public space is over the top and tasteless.

I say including "rape overtones" in that statement to get your point across is "over the top and tasteless". It's a scene from the movie Old School and I explained why I used it. The end.
posted by gman at 2:31 PM on April 9, 2009


What's this about going all over Church Lady? We're doing water sports here now as well? You people are sick.
posted by Burhanistan at 2:32 PM on April 9, 2009


It doesn't matter whether plexi is male or female.

Then why did you specifically point that out to me? The end?
posted by gman at 2:34 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Crapcakes. Okay, assume for the sake of my pride that you are a ninja. Everybody else, do the same.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:35 PM on April 9, 2009


Trust me, I am the farthest thing from a ninja.

Horace Rumpole is a pirate?
posted by dersins at 2:37 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


"Rumpole" has rape overtones.
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 2:39 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape.
posted by dirty lies at 2:39 PM on April 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


How can I believe you?
posted by gman at 2:42 PM on April 9, 2009


you don't have to believe me, you can replicate the experiments yourself. This is SCIENCE!
posted by dirty lies at 3:08 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think someone else is posting as gman...

For the simple fact that he hasn't said "fucking" once in this whole thread. It's weird, I tell you.
posted by HopperFan at 3:27 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


9 out of 10 people enjoy gang rape.

I thought I was finally going to get through a day without feeling bad about myself for laughing at a really horrible joke. There's always tomorrow, I guess.
posted by milarepa at 3:36 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is there anyplace to find deleted comments? I'd pay an extra $5 for that.
posted by double block and bleed at 4:03 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nope, we keep those under fifty feet of concrete.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:34 PM on April 9, 2009


Then why did you specifically point that out to me?

Different context. Then someone else's comment sounds like it would be ok if plexi was male, which seemed odd, since it was still a public space where the image was posted.

It's a scene from the movie Old School and I explained why I used it.

I still don't understand your explanation.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:39 PM on April 9, 2009


How about our own deleted comments? Any way to access those?
posted by dersins at 4:39 PM on April 9, 2009


No, I want to see dersin's deleted comments.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:42 PM on April 9, 2009


I think they're mostly about insufferable fedora wearers.
posted by dersins at 4:43 PM on April 9, 2009


Dad?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:48 PM on April 9, 2009


Oh shi
posted by dersins at 4:55 PM on April 9, 2009


I think they're mostly about insufferable fedora wearers.

The Debonair SysAdmin.
posted by The White Hat at 5:00 PM on April 9, 2009


I still don't understand your explanation.

And I still don't understand how you made a connection between Todd Phillips showing up for a consensual gang bang AND rape.
posted by gman at 5:27 PM on April 9, 2009


One problem is that a consensual gang bang isn't a good analogy for a MeTa pile-on.

When someone organizes a gang bang, they are consenting, at least in principle, to being fucked by multiple people.

When someone posts a rather benign question ('how do I find my deleted posts?') to MetaTalk, they aren't consenting to being ravaged or even expecting to be ravaged by a mob on a tangential issue (impending 'lol plexi posts suck' pile-on).
posted by CKmtl at 6:04 PM on April 9, 2009


And that's what I was getting at. The thread was barely 5 minutes old and he/she/it was already being piled on.
posted by gman at 6:07 PM on April 9, 2009


Wow, could you guys take it to MeTa or something?
posted by nobody at 6:10 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Different frames of reference. You keep explaining that it's Todd Phillips and from the movie "Old School" as if that explains everything. And it does, to you.

However, it has a different meaning for others, hence why I find it distasteful. I get that gang bang and gang rape are two technically different things. However the sort of people who would do gang rape tend to refer to it as a gangbang, 'cause nobody wants to think of themselves as rapist, and that's a context I've heard it used in a lot.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:12 PM on April 9, 2009


Look, I don't give a shit. I'm sorry if I offended you. I also don't know anyone who's gang raped so I can't confirm or deny what you're saying.
posted by gman at 6:15 PM on April 9, 2009


In the early 90's the only time I ever heard 'gang bang' was in the context of rape or forced sex. Now it seems to be a completely separate concept. However, I get that for some people it might still be semantically overloaded (or seminally overloaded).
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:57 PM on April 9, 2009


I always thought gang banging was when you were a street gang member and you sold illegal drugs and vied with other gang members for status and turf control. Also, plexi sure had a lot of sucky posts get deleted. Just not very interesting or thoughtful.
posted by Burhanistan at 7:00 PM on April 9, 2009


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
posted by gman at 7:05 PM on April 9, 2009


And that's what I was getting at.

You agree the situation isn't analogous to a consensual gang bang, yet throw in a picture saying "i'm here for the gang bang" ? What?

I also don't know anyone who's gang raped so I can't confirm or deny what you're saying.

Don't need to, NOW has used it this way, oddly enough. This online dictionary says it's regardless of consent, while this one applies it more to brunt force in computers. My point here is that using that "gang bang" may not be as innocent as you think.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:15 PM on April 9, 2009


How about our own deleted comments? Any way to access those?
You could save them privately when you make them, then compare to the next infodump. It'd be a huge waste of time, but don't let that stop you.
posted by a robot made out of meat at 7:18 PM on April 9, 2009


This is pretty much the most boring conversation ever. I'm tired. You win.
posted by gman at 7:21 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, I get it now! What he meant by "gang bang" was "circle jerk!"
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:22 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


You win.

That wasn't my intent or goal. I'm not saying you're a bad person or that you had terrible intentions when using the graphic, just that what you think you're saying may not be what you think you're saying. Is it subjective? Sure. Does that mean everyone needs to stop and consider how every single person would perceive what they're saying? No.

But the term "gang bang" is pretty loaded. You might want to be careful where and how you use it.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:42 PM on April 9, 2009


Also, being used in a 'gang bang' may not be as innocent as you think. I'm not touching the pretty loaded straight line.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:51 PM on April 9, 2009


Holy derail.
posted by NikitaNikita at 8:46 PM on April 9, 2009


and in 10 comments or less!
posted by NikitaNikita at 8:48 PM on April 9, 2009


Ima need to get out my ForeverSharp knife to cut all this sexual tension.
posted by cranberrymonger at 8:55 PM on April 9, 2009


I'm tired. You win.

You just can't get your mind off starting gang-bangs, can you?
posted by shadytrees at 8:58 PM on April 9, 2009


I always thought gang banging was when you were a street gang member and you sold illegal drugs and vied with other gang members for status and turf control.

One Christmas, my uncle gave all the nephews numbered, limited edition Vancouver Grizzly caps. My cousin Richard put his on sideways, and I loudly mocked him for thinking he was a gangbanger. My mother, mortified, angrily pulled me aside and told me that a gangbanger was a woman who had sex with a lot of men at the same time.

It was not one of my better Christmases, though the jury is still out on whether the nadir was my mom getting all Kinsey Report or receiving a shitty, shitty hat.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:18 PM on April 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


But the term "gang bang" is pretty loaded. You might want to be careful where and how you use it.

On non-preview: Mom?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:18 PM on April 9, 2009 [2 favorites]




They're always after ye're lucky prions.

God, I just love cortex so fucking much.
posted by scody at 11:30 PM on April 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


gman, I think the phrase you were looking for is "Blazecock Pileon."
posted by ActingTheGoat at 1:13 AM on April 14, 2009


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