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Breaking news - Not any more?

This post on the shooting of three Mounties was deleted with the reason that we should wait until the situation has been resolved before posting. I don't have a problem with that per se but it seems like a serious departure from previous policy on huge breaking news stories (and this story is massive in Canada) for a post that was, IMO, well constructed with authoritative sources and even video of the event. Has there been a shift in policy to curtail discussion of breaking news until all the details are in? More generally should we be moving away from giving stories like these time on the front page until they move off the 24 hour news cycle? [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Jun 5, 2014 - 121 comments

Deleting Damascus

I would like to discuss whether or not this post warranted deletion. [more inside]
posted by Whitall Tatum on May 4, 2013 - 119 comments

Time to pop the champagne cork?

Update on this fascinating thread, which discussed a controversial new treatment and theory about Multiple Sclerosis. Mainstream (Canadian) news agencies are now picking up the story: Article and video. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Nov 23, 2009 - 11 comments

An opportunity for me to ham-handedly reference Husker Dü's "She Floated Away."

This post, about the identified flying object that did not have any passengers, was a bad post for Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 15, 2009 - 215 comments

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