Pony request: MeFi notification of deleted posts June 18, 2010 3:14 PM   Subscribe

Pony request: MeFi notification of deleted posts - Because I always forget I can look in my history to find the missing post. Seems like it would be "easy" (for unknown values of easy) to kind of do the same thing for deletion as for addition. (Maybe I'm just oversensitive, having had two FPPs deleted in the last month.)
posted by Michael Roberts to Feature Requests at 3:14 PM (10 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

We don't intend to implement automatic deletion notifications. It's come up a few times before, I'll see if I can track down a recent discussion or two.

That said, there are some easy ways you can keep track of posts yourself besides just looking through your history for gaps:

1. Check back on the thread. Basically all thread deletions happen in the first 24 hours, most much more quickly than that. If you don't have the url for a recent thread, check your mefimail for a "your post is live" notification that contains a link.

2. Use one of the various deleted thread scripts, which make it easy to see what's been deleted on the front page in the last couple days. You can also keep an eye on Deleted Thread, an unofficial blog that tracks deletions.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:21 PM on June 18, 2010


You should be obsessively refreshing your post like a proper MeFite rather than relying on automated notices.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:21 PM on June 18, 2010 [8 favorites]


It just like those guys that used to pick locks in high school and steal shit form your locker and you know it was stolen but the locker was locked THE WHOLE TIME RIGHT?
posted by GuyZero at 3:34 PM on June 18, 2010


Because the Deleted Thread unofficial blog is hosted on Blogspot, you can search the history to find your deleted post(s), which tells me I've had 5 deleted threads. Lesson to self: haste makes waste.
posted by filthy light thief at 3:50 PM on June 18, 2010


Thanks filthy light thief for the link. I used my MeMail to look for my "congrats, it posted" to link to my post that was deleted.
posted by 6:1 at 4:07 PM on June 18, 2010


No pony this time. Instead, how about chicken monkey duck.
posted by netbros at 4:39 PM on June 18, 2010


Since someone here linked to the deleted posts blog I've been fascinated by them, even more than the posts that get to stay. I even installed this silly greasemonkey script so they all show up in purple on the front page and there's no need to click anything.
posted by shinybaum at 4:47 PM on June 18, 2010


Also fascinated. Pretty much the only FPPs I read are the deleted ones.
posted by willbaude at 8:45 PM on June 18, 2010


> Pretty much the only FPPs I read are the deleted ones.

Really? The comments usually aren't all that great there you know. They can be amusing, but not much in the way of discourse occurs.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:06 PM on June 18, 2010


There is an automatic notification of all deleted posts. Unfortunately that notification is automatically deleted as well.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:52 PM on June 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


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