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WCityMike got me thinking with his recent thread. I like deleted thread. Frankly I think its uniqueness constitutes BOTW. So...would it violate the rules to do a blue post about it? (AFAIK no one has yet)
posted by allkindsoftime on Feb 1, 2007 - 34 comments

I'm sorry about my post

I'm sorry about my post
posted by Hands of Manos on Jan 30, 2007 - 16 comments

I freely admit that this post of mine was not outstanding

I freely admit that this post of mine was not outstanding. But, even though Sandwichgirl had been linked to on MeFi before, that was over two years ago, and this was something unusual even for her.
posted by cerebus19 on Jan 26, 2007 - 27 comments

Let me google that for you

Should questions like this be deleted?
posted by matthewr on Jan 22, 2007 - 72 comments

Missing MeTa

I have never seen a completely disappeared MeTa post before today. Given what passes for normal on MetaTalk, I fear that there must have been a truly unspeakable horror contained within it to merit this special handling. Do I walk on dangerous ground, merely speaking that post's name? If so, I take it all back, I saw nothing, there never was a thread 1347... what was that number again? I forget now.
posted by Meatbomb on Jan 13, 2007 - 11 comments

Save My Deleted AskMe

I'm guessing the chances are pretty slim, but I would like to see about getting one of my questions on ask. un-deleted.
I posted This question last night, and woke up this morning to see it was deleted. For this reason "doesn't sound like any problem to be solved, rather some idle 'what if' curiosity"
I've never had one deleted, and I feel it does not violate any of the things mentioned in the FAQ. To quote the FAQ:
Put another way "...if your motivation for asking the question is 'I would like to participate in a discussion about X,' then you shouldn't be doing it in AskMe. If your motivation is 'I would like others to explain X to me,' then you're probably OK."

I was simply interested in how the physics of it worked, and what would happen. I only posted once in my own thread, and that was to answer a question about thresholds.
posted by JonnyRotten on Jan 10, 2007 - 121 comments

These two posts on "How to be good in relationships" are chatfilter

posted by Stynxno on Dec 27, 2006 - 52 comments

three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation

We recently had a MetaTalk thread regarding a three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation. I won't protest the thread's deletion; the entire site exists at the administration's discretion. What concerns me, however, are the Orwellian implications of deletion with no residual record in a community-based site.
posted by The Confessor on Dec 19, 2006 - 2 comments

Four questions about deleted posts

Having suffered the ignominy of my first ever (undoubtedly deserved) deleted post, I have four questions:
1. What's the record for deleted posts from one user?
2. How many users have themselves ever been deleted / indefinitely suspended?
3. Is it possible to delete your own account in protest, and has anyone ever done it?
4. Do mathowie and jessamyn have the power to delete each others' posts?
posted by roofus on Dec 19, 2006 - 61 comments

AskMe Deletions

Edumacate me. Why are AskMe questions deleted in two distinct ways? For example, why is this one still visible but not this one?
posted by mds35 on Dec 18, 2006 - 24 comments

Again with the quick hook

Again with the quick hook on a chatfilter judgment call?
posted by frogan on Dec 14, 2006 - 50 comments

I don't think Lucy's question should have been deleted

After much careful consideration, I don't think Lucy's question should have been deleted.
posted by Baby_Balrog on Dec 11, 2006 - 34 comments

Why did my post get deleted....

"meh, it's 14 years old. At this point, it is growing its first moustache."
posted by hermitosis on Nov 28, 2006 - 123 comments

AskMe peoplesearch diceyness

You can run, but you can't hide.
posted by JekPorkins on Nov 15, 2006 - 29 comments

Maddox is verboten

Maddox is verboten? Why? I mean, this was the first thing the guy had written on his site for four months... it's hardly like he gets posted here all the time.
posted by reklaw on Nov 13, 2006 - 40 comments

Deletion Reason

I find the deletion reason for this thread to be insulting and in poor taste. Why not use your time instead to fix up your server, which has been slow and unresponsive for the past few days?
posted by boo_radley on Nov 7, 2006 - 99 comments

Searching for Deleted Posts

To help avoid multiple re-posts, wouldn't it be helpful to be able to find the deleted posts in a search? At least it would be a little easier to find than the single instance post.
posted by fenriq on Nov 4, 2006 - 10 comments

Why was this deleted?

Why was this deleted?
posted by The God Complex on Nov 4, 2006 - 73 comments

Why was this question deleted?

why? I was looking forward to reading this one and had marked it as a favorite (as had others). Do we have to explain why we ask each and every question now?
posted by lemonfridge on Oct 3, 2006 - 112 comments

Was there a torrent site link deleted from this thread?

Was there a torrent site link deleted from this thread? It seems kind of inconsistent to link to a streaming site but not a torrent site, both are just as infringing. Also, do we still need the warning about Israel/Lebanon on the posting page? The war has been over for a while.
posted by delmoi on Sep 25, 2006 - 14 comments

What happened to the Dawkins/Atheist post?

Forgive my ignorance, but what happened to the Dawkins/Atheist post? I was enjoying the article over lunch and when I popped back to the front page, it was gone. Was it a double?
posted by cyclopz on Sep 22, 2006 - 103 comments

A small question about metafilter deleting posts.

A small question about metafilter deleting posts. Why so hasty? Why so abrupt? Perhaps we, as a online community, should define more precisely *exactly* the demographic metafilter, as a business, seeks to appeal toward. Posts on metaTalk get deleted before I can even put a more in depth explaination. What is going on here?
posted by kuatto on Sep 17, 2006 - 45 comments

Searching for Deleted Posts

Dare I ask this but due to the deleted post in this MeFi post being so damn funny I'm wondering if there's a way to search for just deleted posts on MeFi?
posted by photoslob on Sep 3, 2006 - 10 comments

How does admin justify keeping this post about Gitmo but deleting this one about Chechnya?

How does admin justify keeping this post about Gitmo but deleting this one about Chechnya?

Yes, I realize I contributed to the Gitmo thread. But one newsfilter deserves another, right?
posted by SeizeTheDay on Aug 30, 2006 - 65 comments

Please help me understand this.

"This post was deleted for the following reason: this is 4-5 years old, the woman was fine, just knocked the wind out of her. It's from Georgia I think."

Please help me understand this.
posted by swift on Aug 29, 2006 - 88 comments

Why was my answer on AskMe deleted?

A few weeks ago, I left an answer on this post. I went back to look at it again, and it's gone. It wasn't rude, it wasn't abusive, it didn't contain foul language or untruths.

It was a criticism of previous advice, but it was, I believe, a legitimate criticism. Frankly, I think it should still be there - no one else has made a similar point, and someone needed to.

I know that people will turn around and say 'this is Matt's site, we shouldn't complain...' - but I don't buy it. This site would be nothing without the community. And this sort of arbitrary moderation makes me much more reluctant to contribute to that community.

I'm not the most prolific member, I may not be a loss, but if it can happen to me...
posted by ascullion on Aug 18, 2006 - 92 comments

Boo, my Askme question was deleted.

Boo, my Askme question was deleted. I'm disappointed, because I did mean the question seriously-- I was actually hoping to get some scientific information/insight into radioactive half-lives, heavy-metal contamination, global warming, etc. Was the tone too flippant? Could I have phrased it better?
posted by jokeefe on Aug 9, 2006 - 62 comments

moderated? and yet remains?

This AskMe has been moderated? And yet remains?
posted by mzurer on Jul 3, 2006 - 24 comments

Innocuous Comments Being Deleted in askme

AskMe deletions, again. I know it's annoying to hear us all complain about deletions constantly, but it seems like a lot of innocuous comments are getting axed. I understand not insulting the poster, or making just "wisecracks" (which in my mind are by definition at the expense of the poster) but does every bit of human interaction that doesn't quite solve the question -- but does engage with the poster in a respectful way -- need to go?
posted by occhiblu on Jun 28, 2006 - 60 comments

How frequently are MeTa posts both deleted and zapped from existence?

How frequently are MeTa posts both deleted and zapped from existence? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Jun 19, 2006 - 54 comments

Deletion question

Why did baby-stealing across the ages get deleted? I can read the reason given, but it isn't fair to the question.
posted by AmbroseChapel on Jun 18, 2006 - 24 comments

Request that mods sign off on who deleted posts

When posts are deleted and mentioned in MeTa we see something like: "This post was deleted for the following reason: This is way too open-ended. Try again next week with something specific and more focused."

Sometimes it's obviously Matt doing the deleting and sometimes obviously Jess, but as in this example I can't tell and it drives me nuts! Could you guys initial off on these things or something? (It doesn't matter but drives me nuts filter.)
posted by snsranch on Jun 13, 2006 - 26 comments

My AskMefi question was deleted.

My AskMefi question was deleted. How do I discover why? Is there a deleted AskMefi graveyard?
posted by joe lisboa on Jun 12, 2006 - 72 comments

Why was this thread deleted ?

Why was this thread deleted ? I was trying to start a discussion on Post Modernism and had hoped Jackmo woud turn up , what gives ? it could have been a classic !I could have learned something !
posted by sgt.serenity on May 15, 2006 - 41 comments

Commenting on Deleted Threads

PieInTheSky Feature Request: The ability to add comments to deleted threads. Please? Think of all the fun we could have!
posted by blue_beetle on May 8, 2006 - 46 comments

AskMe Deletion

This thread was deleted, but I have to admit, I don't understand why. "Ask MeFi isn't for silly hypotheticals," sez Matt, but hasn't it been before? And if not, exactly how practical must Ask MeFi questions be? I've seen plenty of hypotheticals on Ask MeFi before, and this struck me as an interesting thought exercise.
posted by WCityMike on Apr 26, 2006 - 58 comments

New "Blocking" Request

Warning: long, detailed post ahead. You have been warned.
posted by davejay on Apr 26, 2006 - 26 comments

Chatfilter Guidelines

Why was this deleted as "chatfilter" while countless indistinguishable threads weren't? [more inside]
posted by cillit bang on Apr 9, 2006 - 54 comments

Chatfilter and consistency in moderation

I'm sure this invites a pile-on, but I thought this question in askme was thought provoking and was looking forward to discussion and comment, but it got deleted as "chatfilter." How much more worthy were this or this?
posted by Pressed Rat on Apr 4, 2006 - 46 comments

Is there no room on metafilter for fun?

I noticed all of Eideteker's "APRIL FOOLS!" comments were deleted. Is there no room on metafilter for fun?
posted by Citizen Premier on Apr 1, 2006 - 58 comments

why was my comment deleted

Can whoever deleted my comment in this thread explain why it was deleted with no explanation and other similar comments remain?
posted by keswick on Mar 30, 2006 - 64 comments

We need a [comment deleted] feature

We need a [comment deleted] feature, por favor. Case in point: 50335
posted by bardic on Mar 24, 2006 - 37 comments

Can we keep deleted questions in AskMe?

Can we keep deleted questions in AskMe? (Meaning still visible by number, as FPPs are)
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 23, 2006 - 18 comments

RSS bug-a-boos

1. Deleted MetaTalk threads still show up in RSS (example)
2. MetaTalk RSS includes titles for threads, but the actual thread only uses the post number for a title. Discuss.
posted by blue_beetle on Mar 16, 2006 - 2 comments

Chatfilter or Not?

I assume this question was deleted for being chatty, but what if it had been: "Can you name some scenes in film that feature popular songs where the on-screen characters actually sing along or otherwise interact with the music? I'm putting them together for a project etc etc....". Is everything on AskMe a "problem" looking for a solution?
posted by Orange Goblin on Mar 16, 2006 - 41 comments

I posted a thread to AskMeFi, but it's disappeared

I posted a thread to AskMeFi, but it's disappeared - what's going on?
posted by Happy Dave on Mar 11, 2006 - 33 comments

Lame excuse for a FPP

It had to be done. Lame excuse for a FPP.
posted by ed on Feb 27, 2006 - 13 comments

Greasemonkey Consistency

Question about deleted threads (not one I created or want to whine about though, I promise!).

I've got a greasemonkey script that shows links to the deleted posts in the style of (for example) "Deleted thread: 48604". Most of these links are valid and show the threads, but some go to a page that says the thread was deleted. Why the two different results?
posted by tiamat on Jan 26, 2006 - 13 comments

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

Why is an answer in AskMe deleted when it contains an informative comment, followed by some humor?

This seems a tad unfair, since lots of comments are not deleted which contain exactly the same mix of a comment, followed by humor.

I'd link to my answer, but I don't know where it is.....Here's the question.

How do I know who's deleted my comment? Appeals? How does one gain such Godlike powers?
Also: is there a place to find deleted comments on AskMe so at least I can save my late night ramblings

posted by lalochezia on Jan 26, 2006 - 41 comments

Why was the Canadian election thread deleted?

Why was the Canadian election thread deleted?
posted by sindark on Jan 21, 2006 - 21 comments

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