Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? March 19, 2013 2:15 PM   Subscribe

This would have been even cooler if Matt himself had done the deletion.

See, kids? No one is above the law!
posted by Chocolate Pickle to Etiquette/Policy at 2:15 PM (54 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

That's awesome.
posted by Renoroc at 2:17 PM on March 19, 2013


This would have been even cooler if Matt himself had done the deletion.

Oh hey I got you a present.
posted by lalex at 2:19 PM on March 19, 2013 [10 favorites]


Oh hey I got you a present.

That's gotta be some kind of record. Nearly 100 comments in 30 minutes on a deleted post.
posted by phunniemee at 2:25 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Nearly 100 comments in 30 minutes on a deleted post.

It was like a throwback to the freewheeling Pretty Flowers/portobello* thread days.

*I checked the spelling of portobello before I posted this comment
posted by lalex at 2:29 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh hey I got you a present.

So this is why it would be neat if we could still favorite deleted posts. Because I know that three years from now I will want to link to this, and how the heck am I ever going to find it otherwise?

Also, awesome.
posted by ambrosia at 2:29 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


and how the heck am I ever going to find it otherwise?


posted by lalex at 4:19 PM on March 19 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!]

perhaps?
posted by phunniemee at 2:32 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


You can still favorite comments in that thread.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:36 PM on March 19, 2013


I searched for this before I posted it, but I didn't know that blogspot has a mirror for every blogspot site for localized countries. So my post was to the blogspot.co.uk domain but the original blogspot.com domain was posted previously. taz said when she searches locally in Greece, the blogspot results are always blogspot.co.gr or whatever they use there.

It's weird that a company that does search and hates duplicated content and promotes the use of a canonical tag on pages would have tens of millions of duplicated pages run through all these domains. I should ask someone at Google why they do this.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:36 PM on March 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh FYI you can search by tags and content too.

*runs and hides*
posted by lalex at 2:40 PM on March 19, 2013


Yep, blogspot.nl for me as well, it's ridiculous.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 2:45 PM on March 19, 2013


I searched for this before I posted it,

A likely story. ;)
posted by zarq at 2:53 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


All of this has happened before and will happen again.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:54 PM on March 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


mathowie: " I should ask someone at Google why they do this."

Please don't. They might kill off blogspot if you bring it to their attention.
posted by boo_radley at 2:58 PM on March 19, 2013 [42 favorites]


Zippity Bop!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:59 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


It was a triple, no less.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 3:03 PM on March 19, 2013


oh hai
posted by juv3nal at 3:38 PM on March 19, 2013


I should ask someone at Google why they do this.

It should just redirect you to the canonical URL if you try to use an alternate TLD. Having a dozen active URLs for every blogspot site seems very odd to me.
posted by pb (staff) at 3:40 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


But it's done wonders for the hosted blog count!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:47 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]




Psh, pb, what would you know about Blogger.

/hamburger
posted by Jahaza at 3:52 PM on March 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was all ready to get pissed off and write, "FFS, can't we have one deletion without someone getting all bent out of shape and questioning the deletion?" then I was ha ha! Would have been funnier if it has been a double to a kickstarter project.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:30 PM on March 19, 2013


It would have been better still if Matt posted the MeTa thread to bitch about the deletion.
posted by double block and bleed at 4:54 PM on March 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


If this doesn't ( and my long username) doesn't make it into the podcast I shall have a sad.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 4:54 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Matt isn't the only one who posts, and then self-deletes...
posted by Melismata at 5:11 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jessamyn deleted one of hers for violating the 24 hour rule IIRC.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:26 PM on March 19, 2013


Oh, right, that was when we discovered mods aren't affected by that timer in the code.
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 5:34 PM on March 19, 2013


Yep, blogspot.nl for me as well, it's ridiculous.

Yes, the notion of blogspot.nl is ridiculous. It's like they're treating "The Netherlands" as worth paying attention to.
posted by OmieWise at 5:40 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Localized blogspot addresses is all about being able to take down a blogspot.co.fr post when the French government demands it (for example) but still keep the post up in practise. See here. It's a good thing. And before someone says it, ignoring the government (or the courts) of a country in which you do business isn't really an option.
posted by markr at 5:46 PM on March 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


blogspot.com.au represent
posted by turgid dahlia 2 at 6:25 PM on March 19, 2013


If this doesn't ( and my long username) doesn't make it into the podcast I shall have a sad.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 7:54 PM on March 19 [+] [!] No other comments.


If that username doesn't put five in the swear jar on the podcast, I shall have a sad as well.
posted by griphus at 6:28 PM on March 19, 2013


Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it.

*runs*
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 7:02 PM on March 19, 2013


Repeat what?
posted by cjorgensen at 7:10 PM on March 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


History. It's an old, old wooden ship used during the Civil War era.
posted by davidjmcgee at 7:18 PM on March 19, 2013


922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a: "If this doesn't ( and my long username) doesn't make it into the podcast I shall have a sad."

If it does, I hope the mods just use a speak and spell wav whenever they ought to be saying your name.
posted by boo_radley at 7:24 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]




ok, sure, fine, just go ahead and have more numbers in your username. I didn't want to be unique or anything.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 7:36 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


taz said when she searches locally in Greece, the blogspot results are always blogspot.co.gr or whatever they use there.

It's annoying indeed, because when Blogger sees that I'm coming from Korea, all the chrome they throw up for logging in and interacting with Blogger sites is in Korean, with no apparent way to change it. They used to do that for Gmail and lots of other Google properties, too, but most of them have gotten marginally better at that since.

I understand it's meant to be a convenience, as the vast majority of people coming from Korean IPs will be Korean speakers, but it's a pain in the ass for those of us who aren't, or don't want a Korean-language interface. I assume it's the same for other countries as well.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:36 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


boo_radley, is there a one-trick-pony web site (like sadtrombone.com) that will make WAVs in a Speak'N'Spell voice? If there isn't, I would be pleased to see someone make one.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:45 PM on March 19, 2013


922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a, Up-Speaker Cortex solves all your problems. (With a few substitutions, anyway.)

5_13_23_42_69_666, you have not been left out either!
posted by beryllium at 7:46 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


and my long username

Do you have a nickname?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:16 PM on March 19, 2013


Kate. It's short for Bob. Or 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a.
posted by arcticseal at 8:20 PM on March 19, 2013


Didn't mathowie or cortex double themselves once? With IIRC (which I probably don't) deletion by jessamyn.
posted by Mitheral at 8:35 PM on March 19, 2013


Matt doubled himself once, yeah. I'm pretty assiduous about searching before posting and have made literally a thousand fewer posts, so my double problems all come up early in the post construction process as private heartbreak that somebody else beat my ass to the punch.
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:28 PM on March 19, 2013


5_13_23_42_69_666, you have not been left out either!

heh that sounds a bit like me introducing myself at a meetup, and realizing at that very moment that maybe I had chosen a stupid username.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 10:38 PM on March 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


and my long username

Do you have a nickname?


Their nickname is kiJXAzxKDzzs29gZpG1iaZnRr0o=
posted by vacapinta at 3:52 AM on March 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


Matt can't spell reykuvik either.
posted by charred husk at 5:29 AM on March 20, 2013


Give the kid a break. Matt's only made 1185 FPPs, he's still learning the ropes.
posted by homunculus at 9:51 AM on March 20, 2013 [3 favorites]


Didn't mathowie or cortex double themselves once?

tmi
posted by dersins at 9:54 AM on March 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kate. It's short for Bob.

Reminds me of Bill Cosby pointed out to a parent that "Skylie" wasn't any short for "Skyler," as they both have two syllables, so you aren't saving any time.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:59 AM on March 20, 2013


Yes. I have a nickname. Sadly it's cortex.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 4:57 PM on March 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


From now on, your affectionate nickname is "hexy", or "hexy dexy" for the longwinded, or "deadbeef" for the programmers.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:53 PM on March 20, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is 2013, iHexy is much cooler.
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 6:06 PM on March 20, 2013


Someday I'm gonna sit down and see what that string translates to in ASCII.

Or maybe not.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:07 PM on March 20, 2013


I don't think it does. Or, I mean, it'll have a lot of control characters and undefined-in-ASCII high-bit characters in it.
posted by reprise the theme song and roll the credits at 10:05 PM on March 20, 2013


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