First post deleted July 15, 2004 7:32 AM   Subscribe

Made my first FPP attempt yesterday, and it vanished after being up for about 10 minutes. How? Why? Which mighty being out there did it offend?
posted by of strange foe to Bugs at 7:32 AM (27 comments total)

It was a double post.
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:37 AM on July 15, 2004

You can always check to find a post and see why it was deleted.
posted by iconomy at 7:41 AM on July 15, 2004

Ah, thanks. [/slap forehead.]
posted by of strange foe at 7:57 AM on July 15, 2004

There's only one mighty being in these parts.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 8:31 AM on July 15, 2004

It might have been be funny if it the "Peter, please see me" at the bottom hadn't so obviously been written using a mouse.
posted by ChasFile at 8:40 AM on July 15, 2004

At least he was able to identify that it had been posted before in his own thread. That has to be worth something. I probably wouldn't have been able to search for it and find it.
(Out of curiosity, I tried recently to search for a similar link that was a scanned test that had funny answers to an exam. If I recall, it was a math or science exam, and it was like 4 pages. If anyone can help me find that, I'd appreciate it.)
posted by Seth at 9:15 AM on July 15, 2004

Seth, perhaps this is what you're looking for?
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:23 AM on July 15, 2004

Yeah, thanks monju. I need to work on my google-fu.
posted by Seth at 9:31 AM on July 15, 2004

It was the ninth result for this seach: exam funny answers. However, I also knew exactly what you were talking about, so I recognized it as soon as I saw it.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:21 AM on July 15, 2004

I see the word "google-fu" more than I see the word "google" nowadays. Just sayin'.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:27 AM on July 15, 2004

google-fu is the new google.
posted by elwoodwiles at 10:29 AM on July 15, 2004

want an invitation for a g-fu e-mail account?
posted by matteo at 10:38 AM on July 15, 2004
posted by grateful at 11:07 AM on July 15, 2004

Aw man, it's parkert.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:17 AM on July 15, 2004
posted by Ljubljana at 12:03 PM on July 15, 2004


I can't believe the use of such a racist and demeaning term. Shame on all of you for trying to keep the yellow man down!
posted by gyc at 12:22 PM on July 15, 2004

Do you google regular foot or goofy foot?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:15 PM on July 15, 2004

ljubljana: great link!
posted by mwhybark at 11:29 PM on July 15, 2004

oops, no it's not. my bad.
posted by mwhybark at 11:34 PM on July 15, 2004

Also, don't call it an FPP. Yes, it's a post. Yes, it's on the front page. Guess what? There's nowhere else you can post except on the front page! Yikes!
posted by DrJohnEvans at 6:30 AM on July 16, 2004

You can post a comment...
posted by fvw at 6:54 AM on July 16, 2004

But that's a comment. It's not called a "post". You don't say, "My front-page-post has sixteen secondary-page-posts!"
posted by DrJohnEvans at 7:07 AM on July 16, 2004

You can post on MeTa or AskMe, neither of which are the front page...
posted by Orange Goblin at 7:13 AM on July 16, 2004

So are MeTa and AskMe the back pages? Are those BPPs? Or, so we can tell the difference, should we call MeTa the Back Page and AskMe the Side Page? "Someone made a BPP about my FPP, saying it should've been a SPP!"
posted by DrJohnEvans at 8:06 AM on July 16, 2004

APP -- Ancillary Page Post.

posted by cortex at 10:26 AM on July 16, 2004

Okay, but what happens when we implement the AP news sidebar, and people post there? That would have to be an APP.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:50 AM on July 16, 2004

Front Page Post
** Posted Comment
MetaTalk Post
** Posted Talk Comment
Ask MeFi Post
** Posted Answer

Wish we had a set of standardized recognizable acronymns to tell the various PostToasties apart, but even Matt doesn't like FPP, and I think the MeTa and AskMe abbreviations are too ambiguous. And every time I try to type in the address for the "lofi" page, I do mefi.lofi instead of lofi.mefi. Bad Wendell.
posted by wendell at 12:24 PM on July 16, 2004

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