What are the criteria for inappropriate posts? December 12, 2000 10:57 PM   Subscribe

I was just reading a post that linked to a photo on Yahoo News about a swastika symbol made from trees planted in 1930s-era Berlin, which were rediscovered in the 1992. I clicked to see the comments, and the post had been deleted. I refreshed the front page, and it was gone.

What are the criteria for inappropriate posts on Metafilter? If Yahoo News was comfortable showing it, why not us? Was it because the link text didn't mention objectionable material? (It was something like "Looks like Johnny Appleseed had some competition.")
posted by waxpancake to MetaFilter-Related at 10:57 PM (3 comments total)

It was probably deleted because it had already been posted twice before. See the brief discussion regarding the second time it had been posted here. (And if this was indeed what the link text was, it exemplifies the point I was trying to make.

As I interpret policy: Double posts bad. Triple posts worse. Swastikas fine.
posted by luke at 11:06 PM on December 12, 2000

It was posted twice already. I deleted it a few hours ago, and the person reposted. It looks like I'll have to do something extra to make sure reposts of deleted posts don't happen.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:26 PM on December 12, 2000

Very cool. Thanks for the explanation. It's much appreciated. Now, delete this thread!
posted by waxpancake at 11:42 PM on December 12, 2000

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