Just wondering why this post was killed. March 28, 2002 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Just wondering why this post was killed. I can't fathom how it became controversial enough (or whatever enough) to be deleted, since the description reads:
Paper enables a certain kind of thinking. Picture, for instance, the top of your desk. Chances are that you have a keyboard and a computer screen off to one side, and a clear space roughly eighteen inches square in front of your chair. What covers the rest of the desktop is probably piles—piles of papers, journals, magazines, binders, postcards, videotapes, and all the other artifacts of the knowledge economy. The piles look like a mess, but they aren't. From The New Yorker."
posted by beth to MetaFilter-Related at 6:12 PM (14 comments total)

I guess I should have added that I was really looking forward to seeing what metafilterians would say on this topic, but that since it's been blasted into the ether, I can't, and this bums me out. Alas.
posted by beth at 6:14 PM on March 28, 2002

It was a double post.
posted by iconomy at 6:19 PM on March 28, 2002

Well, firstly it was a doublepost, and second the usual suspects(myself included) did the usual pancakes and haiku tomfoolery until it was removed. We were, quite frankly amazed it lasted as long as it did.
posted by jonmc at 6:20 PM on March 28, 2002

Oops - forgot to link to the original. Shame it was deleted, but the haiku was positively scandalous. I do wish more people had had a chance to admire my pig latin and morse code, though.
posted by iconomy at 6:22 PM on March 28, 2002

I admired your pig latin and morse code, honey. But alas now it's just bits in the wind.
posted by jonmc at 6:25 PM on March 28, 2002

Don't worry, Ike. Knowing ColdChef, you'll get another chance soon. ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:30 PM on March 28, 2002

It's just annoying to have stuff vanish into the ether with no explanation. I hereby suggest an explanation be proffered when a post is zapped.

posted by beth at 6:34 PM on March 28, 2002

Since I only speak English I feel "languagely-challenged" when I'm around people like Miguel, so pride and vanity force me to revert to pig latin and/or morse code. The tragic thing is, I can't even actually translate morse code - I just type the words into an online generator. The whole thing is very sad, really.
posted by iconomy at 6:34 PM on March 28, 2002

Beth, it was mentioned twice in the comments that it was a double post, I guess you just missed it.
posted by iconomy at 6:35 PM on March 28, 2002

It was a double post, and while I was out all day, it got filled with almost a hundred pointless, heckling haikus. I killed it because it was entirely pointless, no one was talking about the topic, just going off on their own.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:14 PM on March 28, 2002

release the pastel-suited jackals.
posted by jcterminal at 7:21 PM on March 28, 2002

am I the only one who can't stop thinking that "a hundred pointless, heckling haikus" would make another great MetaTagline?
and am I wrong for thinking that way?

posted by yhbc at 8:40 PM on March 28, 2002

A hundred pointless
heckling haikus - another
great MetaTagline!

And am I wrong for
thinking that way? Release the
pastel-suited jack...oh, bugger.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 3:32 AM on March 29, 2002

my thoughts (in a different (but related) metatalk thread).
posted by mlang at 6:53 AM on March 29, 2002

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