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"Double post" callouts

double post, double post...you missed something from 2001 I would hereby like to call a moretoreum on "double post" callouts in threads when the original link was more than, lets say, 18 months ago. Not everyone has been a member since the beginning, most people don't have the time to go back and read multiple years of archives, nor is it reasonable to expect that they would. The search is wonky, we all know that. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Jun 24, 2004 - 51 comments

Stop the Torture!

1, 2, 3. How many consecutive Abu Ghraib posts will it take to fill the entire front page? [guesses inside]
posted by eyeballkid on May 11, 2004 - 57 comments

Pixies reunion: grounds for deletion?

since when is confirmation of the pixies reunion a candidate for deletion ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Feb 2, 2004 - 28 comments

Double post...sorta.

Not exactly a double post, but this link is the same site (but not page) as the first link in this post.
posted by ashbury on Dec 5, 2003 - 8 comments

Doublepost harakiri

I knew there was a reason I didn't attempt any of those fancy, new-fangled front page posts for the first year (give or take) I was here. Delete at your leisure, but let my shame live on in infamy!
posted by The God Complex on Oct 2, 2003 - 23 comments

Are we allowing doubles now?

Matt, has the policy on double-posts changed?
[more inside...]
posted by anastasiav on Sep 21, 2003 - 38 comments

the Laurie Garrett thread and its implications for privacy.

Accidental Privacy Spills. (found via /.) In which are discussed the Laurie Garrett thread and its implications for privacy, correspondence, and the getting of life.
posted by brownpau on Feb 28, 2003 - 6 comments

Calling Out Doubleposts





read the instructions!
posted by dash_slot- on Feb 4, 2003 - 64 comments

A lot of doubleposts lately (Jan. 2003)?

There seem to be a lot of double posts lately and more interestingly many aren't getting deleted. Has the policy changed, or is it just arbitrary?
posted by jonson on Jan 27, 2003 - 17 comments

Duplicate search issues with x.com vs. www.x.com

This is a double-post. Presumably the author wasn't told because he used "http://idea-a-day.com" while the first post used "http://www.idea-a-day.com". Perhaps a little bit of code could be implemented to solve this problem?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Dec 15, 2002 - 30 comments

MeFi Search for Exact Phrases Using Speech Marks?

Mefi search functionality and double posts. Using google extensively I've developed the habit of searching for phrases by using speech marks in order to retrieve more specific results. Metafilter search doesn't seem to support this feature, and partly as a result I made a double post, after searching for "moon trees" instead of moon trees. I'll know for next time, but could more double posts result from other new users with the same habit? Possibly.
posted by nthdegx on Nov 21, 2002 - 24 comments

Preventing reposts of deleted stories

This dangling baby . . . it vibrates? Every time Matt kills a "Jacko's dangling baby" post, another pops up to replace it. We've talked about this before, but I think the (general) question needs to be raised: What, if anything, can be done to prevent reposting deleted stories? It's been pointed out that posters may not know that they're posting something that has been deleted before because, um, it's been deleted before! (And with wacky news like this, there can be any number of sources for the same story, sorry.) Short of deleting the story every time it pops up, is there a better solution?
posted by mcwetboy on Nov 20, 2002 - 75 comments

MeFi post deletion query

noticed a link I posted yesterday was removed? why? It would be nice for any moderator or higher up to e mail someone telling why the link was removed
posted by hoopyfrood on Sep 18, 2002 - 23 comments

Suggestion: Change default search behavior

I noticed this thread (lofi link--in case it doesn't last) earlier and noticed that the poster, BarneyFifesBullet, mentioned that he'd searched for the topic and hadn't found it. A cursory search, however, turned up that it had, in fact, been posted a few months earlier. Long story short, I noticed that the default setting when you use the search function on MeFi sets the drop-down menu to "in the past month" which seems like it could be the culprit in a case like this where the poster seems to have searched unsuccessfully for a previously-posted link. It doesn't seem like something that would be frightfully hard to chance, and it might save us a few double posts...
posted by The God Complex on Sep 16, 2002 - 22 comments

No more double-posted comments!

quite possibly the one feature that was the longest time coming. I finally did it.

You can't double-post a comment in either MetaFilter or MetaTalk ever again.
posted by mathowie on Jul 24, 2002 - 76 comments

Why was this post deleted?

Why was this post deleted?

The big fat lie? "The classic [misconception is that] 95 percent of all dieters never lose weight, and 95 percent of those who do will not keep it off. This will be correctly attributed to the University of Pennsylvania psychiatrist Albert Stunkard, but it will go unmentioned that this statement is based on 100 patients who passed through Stunkard's obesity clinic during the Eisenhower administration."
posted by bingo at 4:18 AM PST - 8 comments (8 new)

It was a great article, well researched and interesting. I didn't get to read any of the comments that people submitted because I'm getting a "nothing to see here" message when I click on the comments link. What gives? Bingo didn't make up the title...that is the title of the article. I can't see why this topic would be deleted. Any chance that it can be restored? Was this just a mistake or intentional?

posted by dejah420 on Jul 24, 2002 - 13 comments

Double-post callout double-post

When double-post callouts are ignored: a second post about game console price cuts (here's the first one), posting a link that that had been posted in the comments of the original thread. I pointed this out, but discussion continued anyway. Discussion is still going on in the first thread, and the general thrust of the discussion in each thread is absolutely identical (price cuts, comparisons of consoles, buying advice). What, was I too polite?
posted by mcwetboy on May 15, 2002 - 44 comments

Search isn't working for me....

Double-posting is haunting me. I always search for something I'm about to post. If there are no results on MeFi, then I go ahead and post it.

But, if someone posted the same subject, but with different wording, it doesn't show up. For example: I searched for same sex classrooms. I found out that there was alread a post on single sex classrooms. Is there any way for the search to connect to a database of synonomous phrases, and have the option to use that database?
posted by Kevin Sanders on May 10, 2002 - 20 comments

What's the MeFi duplicate FPP record?

Triple? Quad? What's the MeFi duplicate FPP record?
posted by nathan_teske on Apr 25, 2002 - 10 comments

Double Post Notification

We got March 29th 2002. And then there's April 9th, 2001. We're talking almost a year. Isn't there a statute of limitations on doubleposting? I should make a front page post to JenniCam just to see if anyone gives a crap.
posted by ZachsMind on Mar 29, 2002 - 13 comments

What constitutes a doublepost?

What constitutes a doublepost?
posted by ZachsMind on Mar 25, 2002 - 37 comments

It's double-post day here at Metafilter.

It's double-post day here at Metafilter.

And those posts which are new have turned into very nasty places to visit.
posted by jpoulos on Feb 13, 2002 - 46 comments

Double Posts Must Stop Or Else

I'm sick of double posting. I want to stop double posting. How can I be sure, without manually searching the source codes of every month in the archives, that I'm not double posting? And is there any point in telling someone they've double posted when there's no way they can avoid it?
posted by swift on Jan 28, 2002 - 17 comments

Are people ever going to mellow out on the double post callouts?

jesus christ. Are people ever going to mellow out on the double post callouts? A couple times in the past week, I've met someone that knows about the site, and their first comment to me is "everyone there loves to bitch about a double post, I never post there because of it"
posted by mathowie on Jan 18, 2002 - 55 comments

It's hard to avoid double posts when you're travelling

Trip Observation #3 : I don't know if others share this problem, but I have now learned the hard way to think twice before posting to Mefi while traveling (now being 2 for 2 on deleted double posts during the past 4 days, even after searching prior to posting.) So much happens on Mefi in short time periods that searching is not enough, I need to also carefully read any posts and comments I have missed, and also search, before posting from the road. So apologies for the inconvenience to Matt , to the private emailer kindly alerting me, to commenters publicly noting it, to readers re-reading old stuff, to anyone else I have forgotten.
posted by Voyageman on Jan 16, 2002 - 3 comments


Multi-post (1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Also my own double.

The server was hiccupping.
posted by Su on Jan 15, 2002 - 18 comments

Quadruple post in two minutes

1 quadruple FFP in 2 minutes [1, 2, 3, 4]!!!
Do we have a winner?

posted by Neale on Dec 6, 2001 - 7 comments

MeTa links on user.mefi/[number] but not username.mefi/[name]

Minor detail: going to user.mefi/[number] you get links to a user's MeTa threads and comments - very useful - but going to username.mefi/[name] you don't.
posted by rory on Nov 1, 2001 - 3 comments

Doublepost prevention limited by search keywords

the plague of double-posts should be preventable through a reasonable search of the site, yes? i mean, if you can find the topic you are about to post, then you would realize there was no need.

but the search is limited by our own keywording. i have spent about half an hour trying to track down the URL of this link i saw a few weeks ago. anyone else remember the spooky (yet hilarious) flash-powered site with the old photograph of the little kid singing "american pie" and "black dog?"

so if i can't find a link that i remember from mefi, how is someone else going to find a link they don't know?
posted by grabbingsand on Oct 25, 2001 - 10 comments

How Can We Stop Doubleposts?

Wow. Three double-posts in a row. Nothing new in and of itself, but this makes me wonder if MetaFilter could implement a FilePile type icon based system for marking double posts. (Inside: I will try and explain myself)
posted by thewittyname on Oct 12, 2001 - 14 comments

Why double posts are bad.

Why double posts are bad. A tutorial for newbies. Click for more...
posted by Mo Nickels on Sep 21, 2001 - 20 comments

Why Was Cut Off My Feet Removed?

The thread about Cut Off My Feet was removed. What the reasoning behind its being pulled?

(I thought the was rather freakish and sick at first, but then I realized as I looked around the site that the man is cutting off his feet because his insurance comany won't pay for an amputation and new prosthetics. Perhaps poor marketing and communication of his message, but a powerful one, still.)
posted by jennak on Aug 28, 2001 - 1 comment


The old "should you point out a double post" debate.
posted by jpoulos on Aug 23, 2001 - 31 comments

Been-there-done-that Button Pony Request

Been there/Done that:

A button so that if a significant number of readers mark a post as a duplicate or just really boring, etc. then your preferences filter it out. So if someone were to post AYBABTU again, annoyed readers would mark it, and those who came later wouldn't see it unless they turned off their filter.
posted by mecran01 on Jul 24, 2001 - 11 comments

Why Was My X10 Post Removed?

I just submitted a link to X10 (spycam company)'s website where you can click a link that will disable their popups. I believe this link has been killed - first I thought it was just a browser error, but this appears to not be the case.

Just out of curiosioty, what's the reason that this link has been killed? AFAIK, there's no child pornography or other vile content linked to from the X10 pop-up opt-out site, and this might be something that other MeFi readers would be ecstatic to learn about.

..? atfrost
posted by atfrost on Jul 13, 2001 - 3 comments


Were the end of this thread a football match, yellow cards woudl be shown. Were it an ice hockey game, there'd be penalties. Within MetaFilter, it's really not on.
posted by holgate on Jun 22, 2001 - 4 comments

Doublepost magically disappears?

So, is a repeat topic deleted? I posted a comment on a topic that had been revealed as a repeat. About a minute later, the thing didn't exist. Poof!

Either Matt is really on top of things, or there's some kind of cool scripting going on that I need to know about.
posted by goto11 on Jun 18, 2001 - 10 comments

Toaster multiple posts

Would anybody care for some toast? I just posted a remark to a thread about the weather toaster, saying that I thought two other posts on said toaster had already been deleted this week. And now that thread has been deleted as well. I got over the toaster thing when it was first discussed on MeFi before, and apparently so did others. I can understand wanting to get rid of redundant posts, but if we delete them, some people aren't going to realize that the subject has already been discussed.
posted by harmful on Jun 7, 2001 - 4 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

Double-post complaint

I loath repeat posts as much as the next guy, but it seems a lot of them could be avoided if the original poster were more clear.

Last night, for instance, someone re-posted the swastika-tree story. People rightly pointed out that it had been posted before. But look at the original post: "I bet this slice of German history has put the local Greens in quite a dilemma." And that's it. Unless you follwed the link, you'd have no idea what it was about.

Here's another example: "YASL: Yet another Salon link. This could be the smoking gun. Or just smoke. Judgement?" This describes just about every Salon story, and I would not blame anyone for inadvertantly re-posting.

We should expect posters to be familiar with what's been posted lately. However, it's too much to demand that people click through every link. Let's be clear and complete (but not too complete, of course) and leave the riddles, enigmas and teasers on our own weblogs.
posted by luke on Dec 5, 2000 - 5 comments

"The URL you are about to post was found in 1 other post(s)." (2000)

I'd like it if, when you're previewing a topic you're about to post, metafilter says something like:

The URL you are about to post was found in 1 other post(s).

lorem ipsum sit amet..
Go to the detail view for this result

please check the thread(s) above to make sure you're not duplicating a previous post.

posted by muta on May 16, 2000 - 3 comments

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