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(re)request: delete IRL

I have a proposed IRL event that never happened & I'd like an easier way to delete it than contacting the mods. This has been discussed before & I like the suggestion from that thread to add a "never happened" category, which was never implemented. Is this possible/desirable?
posted by scalefree on Aug 10, 2015 - 40 comments

Meta Comment Deletion What Fors?

Starting this "me too" thread for anyone having their comments quixotically deleted from the main metafilter thread. [more inside]
posted by Colonel Panic on Apr 2, 2014 - 813 comments

Deleted Askme Post?

I was in the process of replying to an ask me post, that I don't think violated any guidelines. In the process of responding, a little notice popped up that it was deleted. I don't want to go into specifics as to what the post was about if the poster asked for it to be deleted. I'm just curious how often this happens and what the reason is. The broad strokes description was that the post was a complicated relationship/mental health question, and the poster seemed to be in a lot of distress. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Feb 23, 2014 - 40 comments

Deletion for minor issues

Everyone here is pretty big on some of the serious words not to use, but I think there has been some serious creep: when entire comments are being deleted because of the lack of a space between two words, which is not only far from being universal, but far from being common even in social justice spaces, I think there's a problem. It's one thing to delete comments for offensive words, but another thing entirely to delete them for offensive spacing. [more inside]
posted by corb on Jan 10, 2014 - 837 comments

I Am Curious (Grey)

When posts are "bad" on Meta or AskMeta -- doubles, or inappropriate, or whatever -- they're deleted. When posts are "bad" here on MetaTalk -- like, questions that belong elsewhere, inappropriate posts like "can someone do a FPP about XYZ," and the like, they're closed instead of being deleted. My OCD is having trouble with this. So, why? And what happens to bad posts on other parts of the site, like Jobs, Projects and Music?
posted by BlahLaLa on Aug 28, 2013 - 63 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 - 111 comments

Pony Request: Delete Notifications

Sometimes, coming into a thread and seeing a comment a mod has made, there's confusion - it seems to have little relation to the comments immediately above it. Often, but not always, this means stuff has been deleted, but it's hard to tell. How hard would it be to implement delete notifications or a way to show that comments had been deleted in-thread? Is this a thing other people would find useful? [more inside]
posted by corb on Mar 21, 2013 - 123 comments

How to delete your previous questions within AskMeFi

How to delete your previous questions within metafilter or AskMeFi? If you can't delete, why not and do they stay online forever?
posted by daveg02 on Dec 5, 2012 - 53 comments

It's like a second chance to avoid opening your mouth and removing all doubt.

What about an "on second thought, maybe it'd be better not to have said anything at all" window? [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Oct 16, 2012 - 74 comments

the great day of deletions

I notice that a few posts have been deleted already today (and yesterday there were seven!), so I was wondering if the mods have any stories about days where they had to delete an extreme number of posts from the blue? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Aug 20, 2012 - 51 comments


Deleted comments discouraging. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jun 7, 2012 - 257 comments

Deleting the thumbs down?

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

Please stop deleting my comments

In a thread apparently inspired by a comment I'd made elsewhere a few days ago, I have had a comment deleted. Hardly my first time, but what I don't understand is why mods delete comments presumably because they disagree with the content itself. I responded in-thread a few minutes ago, but Metatalk seems more appropriate. And I'm sure my in-thread comment has already been deleted. [more inside]
posted by hincandenza on May 3, 2012 - 287 comments

Lousy outrage filter

This is a lousy post and should be deleted. It's outrage filter and we don't have both sides of the story. Some of the links in the thread indicate that the blogger does not have a history of reliable behavior, so they may be nothing to be outraged about. I think it's bad policy to accept something apparently outrageous prima facie without delving into it further. If you can't find clarifying links, then don't post.
posted by desjardins on Apr 14, 2012 - 160 comments

post delete (occupy metatalk)

October 26, 2011 1:33 AM Subscribe Tear Gas is fired at Occupy Oakland(twitter hashtag search). NY Times live blog comments. posted by Shit Parade (5 comments total) [!] This post was deleted for the following reason: Metafilter is not a news site, and isn't the best spot for reporting every single new development on the OWS story; if OP or someone wants to work this news into a more in-depth MeFi sort of thing, that might work. -- taz [more inside]
posted by Shit Parade on Oct 26, 2011 - 71 comments

Thread deletion reason, please.

This thread was deleted with the reason being "let's not". That reason is obtuse and may be difficult for some people to understand. Could we have a clear explanation of why the thread was deleted, please?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 25, 2011 - 140 comments


Why did Jessamyn delete her own post? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Aug 1, 2011 - 185 comments

Yeah, I don't want to see that anymore.

How do I delete a contact? Difficulty: android. [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jul 31, 2010 - 40 comments

Taking one's 120 Crayolas and going home

What is MeFi's policy when people quit the site and want all their posts + comments deleted? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Feb 28, 2010 - 297 comments

Undelete could be an option

If I can turn off favorites, why can't I turn on deleted posts? [more inside]
posted by twoleftfeet on Dec 22, 2009 - 113 comments

How Can You Tell It's a Self-Link?

How do the admins determine that a fpp is a self-link? [more inside]
posted by kylej on Sep 10, 2009 - 77 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

please delete please please

Please, please abort this offensive, trolling post that links primarily to two, year-old NYT articles and is basically an editorial for eugenics.
posted by serazin on Sep 15, 2008 - 107 comments


This post should've been deleted within seconds after its posting. [more inside]
posted by wendell on Jul 12, 2008 - 154 comments

Is MeFi music Creative Commons?

MeFi Music Uploading - Creative Commons license, please? Possible to replace or delete an uploaded song? [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Jun 22, 2008 - 19 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

When the cat's away the mice will SPAM.

Can we please have an automatic deletion and/or penalty box for posts that get flagged for breaking guidelines by many users at times when no mod is online? [more inside]
posted by BrotherCaine on Apr 28, 2008 - 110 comments

Let me google that for you

Should questions like this be deleted?
posted by matthewr on Jan 22, 2007 - 70 comments

Why was my post removed?

Why did my post at AskMeFi about iTunes 7 get removed minutes after I posted it?
posted by crapples on Oct 20, 2006 - 26 comments

Deletion request

In this post, please delete the link to http://www.barnesreview.org/ from the text "What happened next is told in his own words". I didn't realize that the barnes review was a holocaust denier's journal.
posted by boo_radley on Aug 11, 2006 - 5 comments

Why was the candy bar question deleted?

So why was the AskMe thread "must I eat the whole candy bar" deleted?
posted by Rash on Nov 16, 2005 - 19 comments

agressive deleting while editing

While editing a comment, highlighting a word and hitting backspace deletes not the word, but the whole comment.
posted by StickyCarpet on Oct 23, 2005 - 5 comments

My lively Burning Man post was deleted?!

My burning man post was deleted because it was "an excuse to talk"? Admittedly, it wasn't the most stellar post, but a lively discussion ensued, and gee, I thought that's why we came here. Besides, any post that allows mefites to express their everlast hatred for "hippies" has got to be doing the community some good, no?
posted by telstar on Sep 8, 2005 - 20 comments

Where'd that comment go?

I could have sworn that somebody posted a link as a response to my question. Now that I have time to actually check it out, though, the link is gone. What gives? Bug? Gratuitous moderation? Anyone know what the link was?
posted by jdroth on Jul 21, 2005 - 20 comments

Please delete me, let me goooooo

Please obliviate drakepool. He wants his metafilter output erased and his time here behind him. He can't communicate what he think anyway. He content to go back to laying his nonsense on his friends...
posted by drakepool on May 30, 2005 - 87 comments

What happened to my MeFi question?

Earlier today I posted a question about MeFi (how to turn off background color) in the main Ask MeFi area, which appeared for a few minutes then vanished. Did it likely get moved somewhere else, or just censored? for being in the wrong place? for expressing (in mild terms) dislike of a Mefi feature (I can't see text on colored background). Or did it just vanish into the ether?
posted by anadem on Mar 20, 2005 - 4 comments

Call for deletion

and please also delete the "Delicious new open-source Pepsi Blue!" pseudo-question
posted by nicwolff on Dec 19, 2004 - 44 comments

Request for a mistake deletion from AskMe

Dear Matt: I made a boo boo. Delete this and let's make sure we never discuss it on AskMe. Thank you sir and have a good day.
posted by punishinglemur on Dec 8, 2004 - 17 comments

It Vibrates

I will pay mathowie $10 (or more) to auto delete any post that contains "it vibrates". I'm 100% serious.
posted by jonah on Sep 24, 2004 - 52 comments

Dangerous comment, please delete

This isn't funny. Though I concede that the probability of anyone actually doing it is remote, the comment is nonetheless inappropriate.
posted by Kwantsar on Sep 18, 2004 - 61 comments

This post on "The Steakhouse Incident" is really disgusting

Sweet Mother of Chupacabra. Why is this discussion not deleted alltogether?
posted by bradth27 on Jun 29, 2002 - 25 comments

"ferver" post should be deleted

Can you get rid of this "ferver" post? It's hurting my brain.
posted by Kafkaesque on Oct 4, 2001 - 5 comments

Should I filter MetaFilter (asks mathowie)?

This thread sucks. The link doesn't jump down to the story, the subject matter isn't very funny or interesting, it's just stupid. The post is too long, the comments are pretty pointless. I would delete it, but it could create more trouble than it is worth. What should be done about sub-par links? Anything? Take the good with the bad?
posted by mathowie on Aug 29, 2001 - 25 comments

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