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Are there any current ways to see deleted posts?

Back in the days of yore, there were blogspot blogs that had feeds of deleted posts and questions, which I found really helpful for resolving "wait...I swear something was here" kinds of moments, as well as having a fuller understanding of the kinds of things that get deleted and why. (This was NOT a record of deleted comments, which is a very different spicy meatball.) [more inside]
posted by Charity Garfein on Jun 25, 2022 - 12 comments

Deleted Posts Blogs

I'm not clear on how these work or who runs them, but thank you for fixing them.
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Mar 25, 2019 - 45 comments

Strike that, reverse it?

Deleted posts can be flagged but not favorited. Shouldn't it be the other way around? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 15, 2019 - 18 comments

Automatically indicate deleted comments?

We often see people in emotionally charged threads attempting to reply to comments that have already been deleted, which perpetuates unproductive fights and stresses out the mods even more. Might it help to provide some sort of automatic indication (that is, one that activates without having to refresh the page) that a comment has been deleted? For example, fading out the comment to a light gray, or whatever color would be appropriate given the active theme.
posted by J.K. Seazer on Jun 17, 2016 - 85 comments

Are the 'deleted' blogs defunct?

The (as far as I know, unofficial) blogs for deleted MetaFilter posts and deleted AskMetafilter posts do not seem to get updated lately. Is something broken, or is something else going on? Does anyone know?
posted by Too-Ticky on Jul 14, 2015 - 36 comments

Purpose of Boxer Fly's

So http://ask.metafilter.com/249451/Wee-want-to-know just got posted and deleted. It reminded me of this: http://ask.metafilter.com/40759/Why-is-the-opening-at-the-front-of-mens-briefs-still-there-if-its-rarely-used [more inside]
posted by gryftir on Oct 1, 2013 - 87 comments

Why is the S.H.A.M.E. project blacklisted on mefi?

My post appeared to be deleted because a page consisting mainly of a bibliography of internet publications of a prolific author (subject multiple mefi fpps) documenting his connections with right-wing political activism and with critiques of selected quotations is "editorially undiscriminating" and people don't like it. Editorially undiscriminating? Is MeFi now "fair and balanced." It seems like we are only allowed to talk about politics when provoked by someone like Balko (in a fpp) but can't actually examine the politics of provocateurs on the internet.
posted by ennui.bz on Jul 28, 2013 - 90 comments

First post got deleted

My very first post on Metafilter (about N. Korea) was just deleted! Bummer. [more inside]
posted by karst on Apr 3, 2013 - 70 comments

Another crazy deletion

Sorry, but this is a dumb deletion, IMHO. A lot of people like Newsfilter type stuff, and those are almost always the most interesting and longest threads. This is big news in the sports community, and the deletion reason is just silly.
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Feb 14, 2013 - 68 comments

why was my question deleted?

I posted a question asking what tangible things I could do to improve the lives of people I love. Why was it deleted? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Dec 10, 2012 - 31 comments

Mormon temple ceremonies

I think other versions of this post linking to a video of Mormon temple ceremonies ought to stand if they're offered. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Oct 22, 2012 - 212 comments

Can I easily retrieve the HTML of a deleted post?

You tell me how to retrieve the HTML from a post that got deleted plz kthx? (I posted something on the front page last night, and it got deleted for too much personal commentary. I'm fine with that.) User Goofyy and deleting admin kaz suggested that I re-post sans commentary. This is moderation, it's not racism. So is there an easy way to get the HTML of my post back, or will I have to just re-type it all? [more inside]
posted by Sleeper on Oct 2, 2012 - 39 comments

Romney threads

I REALLY disagree with this deletion. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jul 13, 2012 - 307 comments

Can we get notifications for deletions?

I would like to get memail notification of deleted comments which include the original text. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Jul 11, 2012 - 63 comments

The Lethal Thread of 117781

Can't for the life of me figure out why this was deleted. Perhaps a less cryptic reason would help because this one was totally not obvious.
posted by moammargaret on Jul 11, 2012 - 229 comments

Doubles of deleted doubles are also doubles

Hey, I just posted something that was deleted because it was a double. I didn't know it was a double because the original post that it doubled had a different link and keywords (I even searched, nothing came up, wish I'd thought to search for just "iron"). However, it was an exact copy of another double that did match the URL and keywords exactly. So, it seems to me, that when searching past posts in the "New Post" form, it should search through deleted posts as well, to avoid these "doubles of doubles" type situations. [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Jun 13, 2012 - 74 comments

How Stuff Works: MeFi Spam

How's the bad mojo work in this deleted post? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 19, 2012 - 43 comments

Cannot remove deleted threads from recent activity.

Bug, or just me? Cannot remove deleted threads from recent activity. [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Nov 6, 2011 - 8 comments

Moderator provoceteurs.

Why is video evidence of a police officer breaking the law not considered FPP worthy? Why, when subsequently posted (read: buried) in a thread two days old, 330+ comments large, and long-since derailed, is that post deleted as well?
posted by Civil_Disobedient on Nov 4, 2011 - 76 comments

I liked the Waffle House post.

I'm here to defend zarq's alleged double and the deleted Waffle House post. [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Sep 2, 2011 - 93 comments


Is it kosher to repost someone else's self-link? [more inside]
posted by kyleg on Aug 22, 2011 - 26 comments

Your post, "Gorbachev sings tractors: Turnip! Buttocks!" has been deleted....

mccarty.tim's latest project: Worst Post Ever is a "home version of the deleted post game." Bonus: See the red box of deletion in action! (Via Projects.) [more inside]
posted by zarq on Aug 5, 2011 - 181 comments

Where did my post go?

My contribution to a thread has disappeared. Why? [more inside]
posted by epo on Jul 15, 2011 - 94 comments

PS: This Post Has Been BALEETED

Suggestion, not critical: perhaps a way to show that a post has been closed/deleted, in the style of the "X New Comments" update at the bottom of the thread? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 17, 2011 - 52 comments

Shouldn't this deleted AskMe revived?

The "Which Bite Wins" Askme was deleted. Could it be dug up and reanimated please? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on May 19, 2011 - 6 comments

Disappeared into the Blue

Atlantis post vanished from the Blue? I'm running the Deleted Posts script, and I can see other deleted posts, but this one seems to have just disappeared. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 13, 2011 - 37 comments

Did my post get deleted or is something weird going on?

I posted in this thread that I thought he should respond with, "Yeah, that's fucking bullshit, huh?" Did that get deleted? Is there a no profanity rule on mefi that I don't know about, or did I violate some other rule?
posted by The Dutchman on Feb 8, 2011 - 53 comments


I'd probably want to sweep this booger-string of a deleted thread under the rug too if it was my site. But it's sort of sad to lose such a gold star collection of mefi members practicing the non-bigotry they preach, so if anyone lost a comment they're particularly proud of the deleting mod pretty much invited you to re-post it to the open thread here.
posted by jfuller on Oct 1, 2010 - 24 comments

seeing deleted comments

So I was looking at this bizarre Metatalk thread and started to wonder: is there a way for me to see which of my comments have been deleted? [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Sep 22, 2010 - 200 comments

Deleted Post

why was my AskMeFi response deleted? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Sep 8, 2010 - 71 comments

What Links Just. Won't. Die!?

Per this comment, what sites/content/links are most frequently deleted on the Blue?
posted by zarq on Aug 23, 2010 - 54 comments

Well, my head's inside.

The thread about that Tropicana ad post that got deleted. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Mar 18, 2010 - 58 comments

Can I repost a deleted FPP as an askmefi?

I posted a FPP that was rightfully deleted, however out of it was coming some interesting details about the topic and I'd like to learn more. Can I rephrase it as an ask mefi or is that bad form? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Feb 15, 2010 - 6 comments


Why the hell did this thread get deleted? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Dec 20, 2009 - 268 comments

deleted comments show up in side bar

I can see the favorites this comment has, and it shows up in my side bar because it was made by a contact, but the comment has been deleted.
posted by idiopath on Sep 22, 2009 - 28 comments

greasemonkey scripts that try to track deleted comments?

The faq says there are greasemonkey scripts that try to track deleted comments. Is there anything working? I couldn't find anything following the link. The deletions here are so regular it's like using the internet from China.
posted by peter_meta_kbd on Sep 7, 2009 - 364 comments

Where did they go?

So when did lofi stop showing deleted posts? Is this a new feature or a temporary bug?
posted by caddis on Apr 6, 2009 - 15 comments

Thread deletion marker pony request

I can haz pony filter: Some sort of live marker of deleted posts, perhaps in live preview, would be really nice. [more inside]
posted by goo on Mar 4, 2009 - 45 comments

Open All Nite!

Mass deletions? 79140, 79144, 79147 and 79149 are all showing as having been deleted but none of them are closed for comments or given a reason for closure. Is my Greasemonkey broken or is your Blue broken?
posted by geekyguy on Feb 13, 2009 - 3 comments

Stunty McStuntster

Yes, this stunt post was a bad idea... [more inside]
posted by davidmsc on Oct 22, 2008 - 186 comments

Censoring irony

My post, Project Censored as censors? was, ironically, deleted for reasons which have nothing to do with the posting guidelines. I complained and was asked to raise it here. [more inside]
posted by internationalfeel on Oct 20, 2008 - 147 comments

cemetery gates

Although cortex callously and without hesitation deleted my fabulous single link youtube front page post, I still see it, albeit with a re: sidebar.

Is this a feature?
posted by plexi on Oct 16, 2008 - 79 comments

No one here but ghosts and odes to Dan Savage.

Disabled accounts show up in "nearby users." I clicked on this profile and then had to click on this username (because, WTF? Was santorum taken?). Well, to make matters slightly weirder, a search for santorum brings up the username and the user's "real" name, though it's no longer visible in the profile.
posted by desjardins on Oct 10, 2008 - 13 comments

Where's my question?

I posted a question in AskMeFi and can't find it. What gives? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 7, 2008 - 48 comments

Oh, come on

It's an interesting story in its own right. Its surface correspondence to the Palin rumors makes for a a good 'hook', which I used, but I don't think that makes the possible solving of a 260-year old mystery less interesting or worth reading about. The coincidence is amusing, but the post doesn't rest on that, and if anything it makes the post more fun. And it certainly doesn't belong in the existing Palin thread. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Sep 1, 2008 - 71 comments

Huge threads - can we make them smaller?

Re: the Bristol Palin pregnancy thread being deleted - uh, the other post in which it is being "discussed" is sort of inaccessible. [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Sep 1, 2008 - 103 comments

Why deleted?

My answer deleted. Please explain why. [more inside]
posted by Sitegeist on Jul 17, 2008 - 137 comments


I asked a question and many of the responses were that I am "biased." Is a judgement of character a prerequisite for answering a question?
posted by plexi on Jun 10, 2008 - 71 comments

It's a shame a derail can get a good post on cervixen deleted.

It's a shame a derail can get a good post on cervixen deleted. [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Jun 4, 2008 - 112 comments

Gee, man.

I would like to congratulate gman on the occasion of his thirteenth deleted post of 2008. Is this a record?
posted by dersins on Jun 4, 2008 - 54 comments

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