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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

Why would people think Metafilter censors posts critical of police?

Why would people think that Metafilter routinely deletes posts critical of police? Possibly because it says so on Metafilter. In a thread regarding Facebooks's deletion policies, there was a comment that claimed "Facebook (like MetaFilter) routinely deletes posts criticizing police." [more inside]
posted by layceepee on Jun 28, 2017 - 143 comments

Post deletions officially getting ridiculous.

Completely harmless posts in a non-contentious thread. What the hell is up?
posted by Trochanter on Sep 19, 2015 - 397 comments

In Soviet Metafilter, Ve Have Velkom Packet

I propose we brainstorm some policy changes to put a stop to people basically asking for a public beat down and getting it when they get frustrated with having their comments deleted. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Sep 1, 2015 - 645 comments

deleting derails & off-topic comments

I was under the impression that derailing & off-topic comments (especially at the beginning of a thread) were going to be automatically deleted more often now that mod staffing is decreased. Do we have a community consensus backing up that standard? [more inside]
posted by flex on Jul 14, 2014 - 108 comments

strange deletion

I posted a question tonight in the society culture section, and I'm baffled about why it was deleted. [more inside]
posted by caseofyou on Jan 14, 2014 - 16 comments

Donner Party

Could I get a fuller explanation of the deletion reason for the cannibalism AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Oct 10, 2013 - 20 comments

question about "there's already an active thread" deletions

The deletion of this thread ("An Open Letter to Paula Deen" by Michael William Twitty) made me wonder about one aspect of "kind of a double" deletions. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jun 28, 2013 - 42 comments


Are questions that ask for advice and perspectives from those who have gone through similar experiences now considered chatfilter? I think this question should have stayed up.
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2013 - 15 comments

It's not like they'll be getting into legal trouble over it...

From the FAQ: "Do not post a question to AskMetafilter assuming you can have it removed once it has been answered. This is unfair to the people who answered the question and diminishes the usefulness of the site. " Yet the poor soul who wasn't getting the answers they wanted was able to delete ">their question without a problem? What gives?
posted by Grither on Dec 19, 2012 - 14 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

why was my post deleted?

I wrote a post to AskMeFi asking if anybody wanted to translate some song lyrics into Spanish. My post was deleted and the deleter said it was really for jobs. I just thought somebody for the hell of it would want to do this. Did my post really require deletion?
posted by DMelanogaster on Jul 13, 2012 - 39 comments

Does responding to a comment automatically make something "chat"?

Does responding to a comment automatically make something "chat"? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Jul 5, 2012 - 61 comments

Deleting the thumbs down?

Were there some comments deleted from this post? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Jun 4, 2012 - 59 comments

Would I know if some of my comments had been deleted?

Would I know if some of my comments had been deleted? [more inside]
posted by kristi on May 1, 2012 - 64 comments


I don't understand why this question was deleted. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Jan 10, 2012 - 83 comments

Time stamp for posterity.

Could we get a time stamp added to deletion reasons? They are the only type of comment that isn't time stamped, so all we know is that the deletion occurred sometime after the last comment (or sometime between posting and any comments).
posted by OmieWise on Dec 23, 2011 - 42 comments

Deleted Questions

I don't think posters on the green should be able to have their questions deleted just because they are done with them or don't like the answers they are receiving. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Dec 12, 2011 - 89 comments

Bad AskMe Deletions.

These are Bad AskMe Comment Deletions. [more inside]
posted by Poet_Lariat on Dec 11, 2011 - 182 comments

Where deleted meta threads go to die.

Is there still a page that shows all the deleted Metafilter threads? Because I was interested in the Occupy Oakland thread that was posted today, and I'd like to see the outcome of what happened to it. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 comments

Verboten Schmoten

This post was deleted for the following reason: Pretty thin for a notoriously hot-button issue; there might be a way to do this, but as a stand-alone – not so much. -- taz [more inside]
posted by troll on Nov 6, 2011 - 327 comments

Mixed Messages

This FPP was deleted by a junior mod (restless_nomad) well after a senior mod (cortex) made a comment. Is cortex's participation not a tacit approval (in a "this can stay" sense) of the post?
posted by troll on Oct 28, 2011 - 167 comments

126 Comments Gone With The Wind

This post had 126 comments before it was deleted. I'm curious, what is the record number of comments made in a deleted thread? Do you still take the number of comments made into consideration before deleting? [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Sep 14, 2011 - 91 comments

Deleted comments?

Was there stuff deleted out of this thread? There appear to be comments referencing material that's nowhere to be found. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jun 19, 2011 - 33 comments

Exorcising the ghosts of a deletion?

It seems a comment was deleted at the beginning of this thread, but several comments responding to it remain extant. This is confusing. Can something be done about it? [more inside]
posted by Dano St on Jun 10, 2011 - 109 comments

Deletion alert!

The feature alerting us to new replies in AskMefi is awesome. Is it possible to have one that also alerts us to deletions? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Mar 28, 2011 - 18 comments

If you delete this post I win a prize

My last three posts have all been deleted. Just out of curiosity, how many more deleted posts do I need to win the record? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Dec 4, 2010 - 134 comments

They're identical "look at these assholes" posts....

"It's an awful scene and I know it's making the poliblog rounds, but it's also basically "here is an awful thing that happened" without any meat to it and folks who are paying any attention to this election cycle are pretty likely to see it themselves at TPM or elsewhere." This seemed like a reasonable deletion reason to me. So, I'm confused as to why the second Rand Paul Curb-Stomping post is less deleteworthy than the first, considering that they're basically identical links to a story on left-wing blog? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 26, 2010 - 150 comments

Looking for something not there

May we please have place holders for deleted comments. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on May 3, 2010 - 100 comments

A little more detail on contributions?

I don't know whether this is possible or desirable, but could we have a count of our deletions somewhere on our profile page? [more inside]
posted by pjern on Jan 22, 2010 - 83 comments


Did we really need to delete this FPP just because various defenders of MeFis indie street cred shat in this thread and presumably flagged it a lot? That's kind of a shame, because other people were enjoying it.
posted by Artw on Sep 14, 2009 - 313 comments

Flag flag flag

What is the mod policy on noting when comments have been removed? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on May 13, 2009 - 117 comments

When a user plans to get an AskMe thread deleted

Should a user purposely post something in their AskMe thread, with the idea that they can get it or the thread deleted or made anonymous later?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 19, 2009 - 148 comments


Could we get an email when one of our posts is deleted?
posted by plexi on Nov 13, 2008 - 34 comments

Oh man

Thanks for killing my new gig cortex! [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello on Oct 27, 2008 - 84 comments


3 FPP Palins in one day? Enough already! [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Oct 24, 2008 - 114 comments

I guess some thought "something" was right with my post...

Cortex, "weird" posts are now deleted? Where is that in the guidelines? Or, more specific, my "weird" posts are deleted, because I see weird posts on AskMeFi quite often that aren't deleted. [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Oct 14, 2008 - 254 comments

Please delete a mistaken comment

I just posted a thoroughly incorrect comment in response to my own AskMe thread. Could an admin please remove it? It is at: http://ask.metafilter.com/102955/How-can-I-travel-between-continents-without-emitting-much-CO2#1492050
posted by sindark on Sep 29, 2008 - 2 comments

Jesus Christ, this is stupid.

For God's sake, can we delete this moron post using two poorly written old articles to set up a point-counterpoint that is as trite as it is pointlessly inflammatory? I thought posting things just to forward one's own opinions and to stir up meaningless, hot-air controversy was against the guidelines.
posted by Electrius on Sep 16, 2008 - 89 comments


What was wrong with my post? [more inside]
posted by dinger on Sep 1, 2008 - 1 comment


I'm curious as to why this was deleted [more inside]
posted by HuronBob on Aug 19, 2008 - 108 comments


From whatever mod deleted it, I just wondered why my repsonse to this post was deleted, and what exactly is so offensive about it that it needed to be removed. A Mefi mail is fine, but if you want it public that's OK too. Thank you. Truly, I don't care about the deletion, but am truly interested about the policy/ethics involved.
posted by timsteil on Jun 10, 2008 - 35 comments

It's Quiet - Too Quiet

Did anyone notice that there were NO deleted posts on the Blue for all of June 7th? How common is that? [more inside]
posted by pupdog on Jun 8, 2008 - 61 comments

Why the gender discrepancy?

What are the disadvantages of being a woman? ---> Fine. What are the disadvantages of being a man? ---> Deleted. [more inside]
posted by Jaltcoh on May 29, 2008 - 363 comments

The first one is always easy.

Vacapinta's first kill. This is going to work out just like we've been asking. I drink (coffee) to the glory of your new might, vacapinta!
posted by From Bklyn on May 20, 2008 - 10 comments

deleted militarization thread

Not sure why the "Militarization of Consumer Companies" thread by five fresh fish was killed? [more inside]
posted by ornate insect on May 19, 2008 - 81 comments

Go, go, gone!

SPEED RACER, R.I.P. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 9, 2008 - 8 comments

Are snarky one-liners being deleted in the Blue?

Is there a new policy now where Matt/Jess/cortex are deleting comments in the Blue that are a bit snarky/one-linerish? Because I remember a one-liner in the Lyndon Johnson thread that's no longer there. Is that because Matt thinks that the first few comments set the tone for the thread, so ya'll are trying to keep things on-topic from the get-go? BTW, I'm well aware that I basically set myself up here for a rapid succession of one-liners. Have at it, folks.
posted by SeizeTheDay on Mar 31, 2008 - 118 comments

Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe?

Temporary commenting lockout for bad behavior in AskMe? Details and thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by baphomet on Mar 19, 2008 - 128 comments

Relevance and hating the US

What's the rationale for deletion here of Planet F's comment? [more inside]
posted by Phanx on Mar 18, 2008 - 55 comments

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