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Deleted Posts Pony Please

So, I've been striking out lately on getting my posts to stay up on the Blue. Not complaining, but it would be good to see the deletion reason. Sadly, I can't get the deleted post script to work on my (Safari) browser, or for that matter on Chrome. I really don't want to have to return to Firefox, which I hate only slightly less than IE. We have the automatic memail when a post goes up. Is it possible to get a nice pony that sends a memail with the deletion reason when the post goes down? Thanks much.
posted by bearwife on Jun 23, 2015 - 74 comments

Reposting A Deleted Post

Hi, when a post is deleted for bad or inappropriate framing, is there a span of time that the mods and/or our community feels another member should wait before building a better post?
posted by artof.mulata on Jun 28, 2014 - 71 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

Would it help if I focused on the hedgehog?

Was there an alternate way I could have formatted this post? The main link is to the promo website that will eventually have the featured cute puppy video but doesn't yet, but there are two other links (to an existing cute puppy video on youtube, as well as an associated hedgehog-interest story). Is the problem that the link to the promo site was the only one above the fold, and the main video of interest is not actually up yet? Should I just wait until after Sunday and link to the video post-Puppy Bowl? Should I have focused on the three-legged hedgehog overcoming her disability? Or is the collection as a whole just not really FPP-worthy? Thanks in advance for suggestions and constructive criticism.
posted by eviemath on Jan 31, 2013 - 43 comments


So are we officially too sensitive to talk about religion on the blue these days? [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Dec 29, 2012 - 157 comments

Oh wait, I had MetaFilter upside down.

I object to this deletion since the double was Welsh and calling an Asda, not Belfast Irish calling what presumably is not an Asda. It would be ideal to post both in one thread as a compilation of pizza complaints but each is enjoyable to hear in its own way.
posted by michaelh on Sep 23, 2012 - 63 comments

I don't see what was wrong with my post, and I'd like to know why it got deleted.

Why was my post regarding the interview with the lifeguard working at the pool in Brooklyn deleted? I don't see anything wrong with it.
posted by bookman117 on Jul 17, 2012 - 80 comments

Delete and favorite query

Are search and favorite broken? [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Apr 10, 2012 - 20 comments

determining doomed and deleted discussion dates

My temporal ocd wonders why deleted posts show up as being from the previous day, significantly confusing my time/date continuum meter. Examples: this and this
posted by HuronBob on Mar 31, 2012 - 28 comments

What is good deleted post etiquette?

As a follow up question to this MeTa, isn't it kind of bad form for another user to re-post a deleted FPP before the original poster has a chance to revise and, uh, re-post? [more inside]
posted by apricot on Mar 19, 2012 - 28 comments

Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion

I'd never seen a deletion actually happen before. [more inside]
posted by benito.strauss on Aug 4, 2011 - 130 comments

What is mefi etiquette, anyway?

Why was my comment deleted? [more inside]
posted by zug on Apr 29, 2011 - 78 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

Dealing with deleted posts.

Thread concerning deleted posts on the blue. [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Jan 21, 2011 - 116 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


While not disagreeing that it was esentially a stunt, I thought this post by orthogonality was rather good, with the lack of context, the reaction to the material out of context and discovery of that context being features rather than bugs.
posted by Artw on Jun 20, 2010 - 214 comments

deleted post question

regarding the recently (nearly immediately) deleted thread "about rape jokes", i have a question or two. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Jan 20, 2010 - 69 comments

Are Sarah Palin posts persona non grata?

Is Metafilter just not capable of discussing Sarah Palin, or was it my fault? [more inside]
posted by double block and bleed on Nov 25, 2009 - 131 comments

What did I do wrong?

Why is Glenn NOT being killed in a horrible accident NOT best of the web? [more inside]
posted by philip-random on Nov 5, 2009 - 76 comments

Deleted FPP "shadow" question

Deleted post shows up on Front Page shadowed out. Cool. Is this only visible to the original poster, or for the OP and anyone who made a comment in the thread? Thanks.
posted by stbalbach on Nov 25, 2008 - 42 comments

where's the gift list?

There was a list in the last few weeks of a bunch of weird places to get christmas gifts. One was the american science supply and the author commented that a similar list was put up last year. Searching metafilter and ask metafilter has proven fruitless. Can someone get me back to the post? thanks.
posted by history is a weapon on Nov 8, 2007 - 6 comments

Oh where, oh where, oh where has my post gone...?

Just wondering what happened to my Metafilter post (why it got deleted). Did I do something wrong? I checked my email and there was no reason given over there too. Sorry if I'm being a bother Jess; just wanted to know if there was something I could've done better to make the post stay up (liked the andaman site that I'd linked it to).
posted by hadjiboy on Jul 9, 2007 - 35 comments

Quick Draw

I've never seen one of my posts deleted so quickly. You guys are good!
posted by sluglicker on Jun 25, 2007 - 86 comments

Why was this deleted?

I have to disagree. I thought things were just getting interesting. There was no name-calling or other objectionable activity going on, was there? What gives?
posted by JeffK on Jan 23, 2006 - 27 comments

Complaint on single link FPP on Katrina

Oh please....
posted by Necker on Sep 7, 2005 - 39 comments

Too graphic for the front page?

too graphic for metafilter?
posted by specialk420 on Jan 26, 2005 - 214 comments

Deletion Reason

On Ask MetaFilter I appealed for advice on how to get around being banned from a blog. It seems the thread has been deleted. Why?
posted by lacus on Jan 12, 2005 - 1 comment

My first post to metafilter was deleted. Why?

I recently posted my first thread to Metafilter today. Within five minutes, it had been taken down. Did I happen to violate some policy/taboo/sense of etiquette?
posted by Leege on Dec 16, 2004 - 174 comments

This post was deleted for a political reason?

This post was deleted for the following reason: fuck zell miller
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Nov 4, 2004 - 124 comments

Why was my filepile post deleted?

I just had a link nixed about the return of filepile.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht on Nov 18, 2003 - 90 comments

Ranting and raving

Apparently tjenson has hir panties in a bunch about matt deleting a thread and is now stomping through other metafilter threads ranting about it.
posted by bshort on Mar 27, 2003 - 34 comments

Why'd you delete my post?

"This post was deleted for the following reason: I am r00t. ph34r m3 luz3r. you're p0st suxx0rs. you R 0wnzered." I know I'm new to metafilter, but since when is there an 31337 club you have to be in to post to teh front page? I thought that was a mondo excellent link and I think you do the metafiller community a gr8 disservice by d3l33ting it.
posted by KettleBlack on Jan 9, 2003 - 38 comments

What happened to this post with an image?

Am I imagining things, or was there not a comment post by 4panels on this thread that had a picture of someone....I have forgotten who. Was it deleted? I know that both FPP (especially FPP) and comments-based jpegs are bad form, but are they delete worthy?
posted by lazaruslong on Dec 15, 2002 - 10 comments

Is there some sort of official policy regarding deleting posts?

Is there some sort of official policy regarding deleting posts? I didn't even know it was done until mine was deleted yesterday.
posted by zerolucid on Mar 30, 2002 - 5 comments

What are the criteria for inappropriate posts?

I was just reading a post that linked to a photo on Yahoo News about a swastika symbol made from trees planted in 1930s-era Berlin, which were rediscovered in the 1992. I clicked to see the comments, and the post had been deleted. I refreshed the front page, and it was gone.

What are the criteria for inappropriate posts on Metafilter? If Yahoo News was comfortable showing it, why not us? Was it because the link text didn't mention objectionable material? (It was something like "Looks like Johnny Appleseed had some competition.")
posted by waxpancake on Dec 12, 2000 - 3 comments

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