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I'm kind of confused as to why this post is still up. It's been flagged as a double since about half an hour after it first went up - yesterday's post is a link to the official TED Talk YouTube channel version of a talk that was posted to the blue, linked to the ted.com version, when it was first published in 2012. Is there a "we haven't seen this in a while, so it's OK" rule about double posts that I missed somewhere?
Ettiquette on reposting an entire, ongoing website
I discovered an awesome website today. Said website was posted to MeFi in 2011, in a post about the website itself. Specific pages of the website also appear within collections of links in 2 more recent posts (2017, 2018), although the posts aren't specifically featuring the website itself. The website is still going and still full of excellent content (7 years worth of additional content from the 2011 post). Is it frowned on for me to post it again?
Would it be possible to add a feature to the new post form that checks for URLs while the user is writing the post, and instantly notifies the user that the post is potentially a double without having to hit Preview? It can be a bummer when you've written a long FPP and then discover it's a double on preview. Site search/domain-specific Google search is kind of unreliable for this in my experience. Or, could we have access to the URL-checking system with a user input field somewhere else in the site?
Fiddling With Doubles
A post linking to the story of Philip Johnson, thief of the Totenberg Stradivarius, was just deleted as a double, with this previous version of the story - an entirely different article, telling the tale of what happened when the violin was found - cited as the double. [more inside]
Could we please reconsider the policy on "doubles"?
Could we please, as a community, revisit the notion that just because something is a "double" it should be deleted? [more inside]
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]
Even a Chap.13 Bankruptcy drops off your Credit Report after 7 years.
I think this deletion as a double was a bad call. [more inside]
When a double is better than the original
The Beatles post from filthy light thief was deleted because it was a double, but the original post had only a 7 minute video, while thief's post had the whole hour-long show. Is a double post always deleted even if the double is better than the original ?
Doubles of deleted doubles are also doubles
Hey, I just posted something that was deleted because it was a double. I didn't know it was a double because the original post that it doubled had a different link and keywords (I even searched, nothing came up, wish I'd thought to search for just "iron"). However, it was an exact copy of another double that did match the URL and keywords exactly. So, it seems to me, that when searching past posts in the "New Post" form, it should search through deleted posts as well, to avoid these "doubles of doubles" type situations. [more inside]
When is a Double not a Double?
I'm not entirely sure how I came to it but I was reading this post at Gawker & wandered down into the comments only to find this odd bit of writing. Some of the replies were witty but then (MeFi's own?) Gawker editor Maureen O'Connor pointed out it was essentially identical to this anonynmous AskMe from 5 years ago. At the very least I figure it's a curiosity worth pointing out to my fellow MeFites who have too much free time on their hands & want to dissect it under the usual microscope.
Either I'm missing something or this isn't a double.
How can we reduce the number of similar comments?
I've been noticing more and more lately that many people who comment in a thread are not reading the thread very closely, and as a result they end up repeating things that other people have already said. This was especially apparent in this thread about the animal escape in Ohio, but it's by no means the only example. Can we do a better job? [more inside]
I liked the Waffle House post.
I'm here to defend zarq's alleged double and the deleted Waffle House post. [more inside]
Nobody to blame but myself...
If a link has been posted and deleted, am I right to assume that reposting the link, even as a sub-link in a post leading on another link about the same thing, is a bad idea? [more inside]
Double Double Toil and Trouble
Search seems to be failing me when I check to see if my post is a double. This has happened several times despite efforts to ensure it's not a double. [more inside]
Keyboard Cat has not been posted befrore
This is not a double/previous post. I actually wanted to post about the fantastic Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog which has not been featured here before and chose the Katzenclavier [sic] post to introduce it. The fact that there has been a recent post about Katzenklavier has no bearing on my post. It may have some relevance to the previous post but as rivenwanderer said in the comments "the Strange History blog is fantastic". Maybe I should have just posted the general URL of the site but I thought I'd point out a particular post that I found interesting and let everyone explore for themselves as rivenwanderer and I'm sure many others would have. Une leçon apprise. Minor gripe - the 'original post' didn't have katzenklavier in the tags [not that that would have helped considering my cut and paste misspelling, but still].
Vetting for doubles.
This is the second time I've made an FPP that's been a double and it hasn't turned up in my searches before posting, or warned me in preview that the site has been linked to before. [more inside]
Near-match link checker?
Double post detectiong link checker pony/bug? [more inside]
Tell me something I don't already know
F-f-front page is stuttering. (In case it's just me: OS X, Firefox.) [more inside]
An appeal for an undoubling
Double indemnity? My post today was considered a double. Given (1) the original post was mostly an preview announcement from the Economist about the upcoming, still-unaired program and (2) that History of the World in 100 Objects is one of the most awesome things on the internet, I'd like to have something posted about this on the blue again for edification and discussion, even if it isn't my FPP. [more inside]
Not every aspect of the tragedy in Haiti needs a FPP
In six days, there have been four FPPs about Haiti. Can I get a clarification as to what constitutes a double post? [more inside]
Double double trouble trouble
Why did my Askmefi question go unanswered?
My Askmefi question only recieved one answer...I realize that this must just happen every so often, but I'm wondering, a) how I might avoid it, and, b) can I ask the same question again in the hopes of getting more answers? [more inside]
[previous-filter] mefi checks if fpp links have previously been posted. how about doing the same for a few of the other large sites out there?
[previous-filter] mefi checks if fpp links have previously been posted. how about doing the same for a few of the other large sites out there? [more inside]
update comments set thread_id = foo where thread_id = bar
Nice idea moving the comments over, mathowie. Thanks. [more inside]
One more question
I had a problem. Now, it's happening all over again. Would it be bad form to bother the green for a second time? [more inside]
When I preview my inchoate FPP, the link search informs me that my links were found in three previous threads, but only sometimes. [more inside]
Spelunking for doubles
Searching for a url doesn't seem to work when the url is below the fold.
Make that in triplicate!
Religious issues aside, do we really need three separate posts covering slight variations of the same thing? [more inside]
Examples of repeated questions in Askme?
The Charlie White photo question came up again in Askme. Are there other specific questions that have been repeated over the years? Just curious...
Accessing the scan of existing posted URLS
My blushes at making a duplicate post to the blue have been spared more than once by the code which scans my proposed URLs and looks to see it there is an existing match. Phew! However I have only ever found a way of accessing this facility after having first of all composed a post to the point where I can preview it - hence wasting quite a lot of time. Is there a way to access this scan directly?
Mods vs White Lobster
This is an example of a double that should have been left alone. [more inside]
Apologies if this has been asked.... I sometimes see new AskMe postings appear that I *know* I've seen before. [more inside]
Not sure why, but my first post was deleted. It was about the News Corp discussions with Microsoft. Definitely not spam, so I'm not sure what happened.
New post form's URL search is broken. [more inside]
when mods post dupes!
um, i don't really know what to do about this. and i've got no general prob with the mods. but, as you can see, one of the mods has posted a question that has been asked before. [more inside]
basic site guideline violation
I'll be the first to admit that it was a weak post and an unknown double. However, I'm unclear as to what 'basic site guideline' I violated.
Double posting question
aww. come on.
Why'd we go and kill this. Just because of this? (more inside) [more inside]
not to be rhetorical
Has this 1994 Cheney interview been posted?
Has this 1994 interview with Cheney, in which he advises to not invade Baghdad, been posted yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BEsZMvrq-I I couldn't find it using the search feature, but thought I would do a pre-emptive check here and get flamed before a smaller audience if I'm wrong.
On the green... why do we have a duplicate post? As in, word-for-word duplicate
When will computers figure out how to delete a double?
Soooo...what happens when we get a much better post on the exact same topic just a few minutes later?
This post was deleted for the following reason: seen it. -- jessamyn Huh?
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).
bizarre skin condition part 2
Did someone already post the follow up to the post about the guy with the disfiguring growths on his hands? If so, I missed it.
If you dupe a deleted post, does it make a sound?
One is deleted because it has no link. The other is deleted because it's a dupe of the first. But can you dupe a deleted thread? Can you dupe a thread that has no link? Or is this just capitalist revisionism?
July does seem a long time ago
Today's edition of what irks me: Hijacking threads with unsupported claims of doubleness. Either put up or shut up--don't shit on good threads just because you read boing boing and have a bad memory.