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Seeing quintuple (and counting!) [more inside]
posted by jenny76 on Apr 11, 2012 - 28 comments

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]
posted by running order squabble fest on Jul 29, 2011 - 66 comments

Double double?

What are the rules about posting a link to a blog or site that was previously posted? I may be being a bit hypocritical, since I've used Hardcore Gaming/ISB/AV Club links to pad out posts before, but this recent Kevin Smith thread looks like it came directly from my previous thread about the blog. What are the rules here?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Jul 7, 2011 - 130 comments

What Links Just. Won't. Die!?

Per this comment, what sites/content/links are most frequently deleted on the Blue?
posted by zarq on Aug 23, 2010 - 54 comments

Echo Echo Echo

What's up with all the double and triple posts in the comments in the past couple of weeks? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Aug 18, 2009 - 69 comments

pre-empting Obamaveepfilter

Obama is expected to announce his VP choice tomorrow via text message to the masses. Dozens, or perhaps hundreds, even thousands, of mefites will be notified of the selection all at the very same instant. Several of them may want to make the first crappy post on the subject. Shall we let this happen? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Aug 22, 2008 - 231 comments

Existential other or something

I could swear I saw an FPP arguing that Dubaya isn’t really there at all in the conventional sense of being there. Then I left and came back, and it wasn’t there anymore. So is this an in joke with the moderators or what?
posted by Huplescat on Jul 15, 2007 - 28 comments

Simple ideas to help stop double posts.

Ok, So I committed a MeFi sin the other day and made a double post. I felt a bit embarrassed but it got me thinking about a couple ways to prevent some of the double posting that goes on around here. If any of these ideas are taken up maybe something good will come out of a double post for once.
posted by magikker on May 10, 2007 - 24 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

So, I got caught out by this MePro

So, I got caught out by this MePro which had already been posted. Can there be a way to flag MePros that have already been included in other FPPs?
posted by dw on Nov 26, 2006 - 8 comments

Undeleted double post.

Undeleted double.
posted by antifuse on Sep 12, 2006 - 19 comments

There have been a bunch of repeat ask.mefi questions.

There have been a bunch of repeat ask.mefi questions. Is this bad?
posted by filmgeek on Jun 14, 2006 - 32 comments

a self-linking double post callout

You know, there ought to be a rule (or at least social approbation) against a self-linking double post callout. It seems like it's OK to link to previous comments, but one should let a third party make the DP call.
posted by three blind mice on Apr 12, 2006 - 5 comments

What is going on with all the FPP doubles the last couple of days?

What is going on with all the FPP doubles the last couple of days? [here, here, and here] How scary does the posting page need to be?
posted by paulsc on Feb 27, 2006 - 7 comments

Knowledge building over time.

An interesting aspect of the "filtration" on MetaFilter is chronological; and this aspect I think is often ignored, overlooked, or deprecated. [moronic inside]
posted by Eideteker on Jan 16, 2006 - 9 comments

Is there an acceptable time lag for double posts?

So is there any kind of time factor dispensation for double posts?
I was emailed a link today that made me piss myself laughing, which I really feel the need for these days. I came here to post it but found it was already on the front page four years ago.
posted by CunningLinguist on Sep 8, 2005 - 56 comments

Happy Birthday MeFi, I got you a double post!

Double post.
posted by loquacious on Jul 13, 2005 - 29 comments

That's right, a self-linking double post.

What do you do when you successfully self-link? Why, you do it again a month later. That's right, a self-linking double post. Afrooz, I must salute you, and your remarkable chutzpah.
posted by frykitty on Jun 27, 2005 - 9 comments

Can this thread please be deleted

Can this thread please be deleted (I know it will anyway). I searched MeFi before posting it, but didn't see results. My most humble apologies.
posted by zerokey on Apr 29, 2005 - 6 comments

Monkey beans

Monkey beans.
posted by chasing on Feb 10, 2005 - 20 comments

Eight visible double-posts currently afflict the front page

Eight visible double-posts currently afflict the front page (blights inside).
posted by naxosaxur on Dec 27, 2004 - 128 comments

AskMe thread about useful software for troubleshooting

There was an AskMe thread today about essential software to take on tech support calls to loved ones' computers over the holidays. It got deleted, I assume because the question's been asked and answered a couple of times. (+)
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 21, 2004 - 9 comments

Statute of limitation on double posts?

A repost this may be, but it's highly worthy and should stay on the front page, because the chap has made more 'critters' since I last saw the site, and I very much appreciate being reminded of it, and for flip's sake, it was last posted in 2002.

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posted by chrid on Sep 27, 2004 - 21 comments

How can I avoid making double posts?

Drat! Foiled again! If anyone needs a pony that helps prevent doubleposts, it's me. I search (google) and search (MeFi), come up empty, post, and soon discover that I've been had. We've talked about such a pony that uses a keyword, category, or subject engine... how's it coming?
posted by moonbird on Jul 17, 2004 - 21 comments

Quick and lazy newsfilter posts.

Double-posts leak in. (1, 2)
posted by insomnyuk on Oct 16, 2003 - 42 comments

How long will we continue to allow him to turn metafilter into his own chat room?

It's bad enough he posts a weak, vapid message about basically nothing... but he's done it twice now, within 6 months, using the same links. How long will we continue to allow him to turn metafilter into his own chat room?
posted by crunchland on Sep 12, 2003 - 360 comments

Doubleposting Policy

So I'm guessing that we've adopted a new unwritten policy on doubleposts?
[example, example, example]
posted by crunchland on Sep 10, 2003 - 14 comments

Double post.

Although this thread was used before (and the bad spelling!), it had a little more relevance to the accompanying links. Double post? Yes. Included more than the previous post? Yes. Someone forgot to spell check? Yes.
posted by Keyser Soze on Sep 3, 2003 - 23 comments

the dreaded double

Linking to a site that has been posted before: the dreaded double.

Case in point - I wanted to do a "Friday flash" just to offer a little B-Ball game that is cool for game people and with ban added bonus that it is great for download. Just something to balance the rather "heavy" load of war talk going on in all forms of the media.

MiniClip Download Page

Where is the line drawn for posting a link to a site that has been posted before, yet the content has changed?

for what it is worth, the "shooting hoops" was what I wanted to post, but held off.

Happy Friday!
posted by lampshade on Mar 7, 2003 - 10 comments

I'm confused.

I'm confused. A humourous story with environmentalist overtones I had posted to the front page of MeFi vanished within about 20 minutes. Does this sort of thing happen often? And if so, why? this was the story: http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/West/12/19/monkey.pants.reut/index.html
posted by mb01 on Jan 18, 2003 - 14 comments

What happened to my Black Friday post?

I posted a thread about retail price plans for major retailers being publsished on websites ahead of time. The retailers were ticked. The story questioned if this was a freedom of speech issue or did the retailers have a right to demand the information be removed.
The thread was removed. Was it the subject or the link to an audio news story?
posted by hockeyman on Nov 23, 2002 - 6 comments

Why is it not ok to post repeats of old posts?

Why is it necessary to point out to an author, that something that they posted and is being discussed, may have been talked about a year ago? I see this at least 4 - 5 times a week. Point in case today. I personally think this very rude, and falls under the "If you don't have anything productive to say, don't say anything at all" rule. Am I then only one who feels this way?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Aug 22, 2002 - 15 comments

Deleted double post on fatness

Just curious: what happened to the thread that apparently linked to doctored photos to make celebrities look overweight? I have to admit I found the thread utterly stupid and offensive, but it's not like it was a double-post. (Heh.) And surely other posts have been kept up that have no redeeming value.
posted by Tin Man on Jun 28, 2002 - 41 comments

Is an automated search feature possible?

Is an automated search feature possible? Before submitting let's sayMahir's "I kiss you" or "All your base are belong to us" the posted url would be filtered through existing posts.

Poster would receive a message saying something like : thanks for the effort but someone posted that already with a link to the original post.


posted by Baud on Jun 25, 2002 - 13 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


Why not a Metatalk category for double posts. Apparently, some people get off on recognizing them; refering to a post being a double shouldn't be on Metafilter ever.
posted by ParisParamus on Apr 21, 2002 - 17 comments

Can we please have some mechanism to prevent double posts?

Can we please have some mechanism to prevent double posts? it's pretty simple to implement, and should'nt increase any load on the server... For example, this post has many double posts...
posted by arnab on Apr 20, 2002 - 12 comments

Double-post Guidelines

So what exactly constitutes a double post? For example, this link on the front page regarding the ATHEIST plates was called a double post. On the other hand, this post regarding the Yates trial was not. I rarely monitor old threads, even if they are only a few days old. What is enough of an update to constitute a link worthy of an additional front page post?
posted by monju_bosatsu on Mar 15, 2002 - 3 comments

How impossible would it be to merge thread displays for double-posts?

How impossible would it be to merge thread displays for double-posts? If, for example, there are parallel discussions and small cries of "double post you fool," why not parse the threads together, so each one includes posts from both threads, in date order? Voila, no more repeated conversations or wasted threads.

Pardon any programming naivete in the suggestion; I'd love to know whether this is feasible (and if it would be considered useful or confusing).
posted by werty on Jan 22, 2002 - 12 comments

Why was the post re Terry Jones' bit about grammar and war deleted?

Why was tpoh's post re Terry Jones' bit about grammar and war deleted? Or is it only sleeping? Off pining for the fjords?
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 17, 2002 - 21 comments

Is there a statute of limitation on double posts?

Seeing this thread regarding the hoary old chestnut (you know, back in 2000) of Steve Albini vs. The Music Biz and Courtney Love ripping him off begs the question:

Is there a statute of limitations on double-posts?

Since TiggleTaggleTiger is a new user (May 2001), should he get cut slack? What if a newbie - new to the Web, new to MeFi - posts this link to a great site he found called fray.com? What's the correct procedure here?
posted by solistrato on Nov 30, 2001 - 11 comments

Request: link to deleted double threads in the main one.

I'd like to request that when a post is removed because it is a double-post, can it simply be removed from the index page and a link to it inserted into the comments for the post that is retained? Is this possible?
posted by greyscale on Nov 15, 2001 - 2 comments

What happened to this post?

does anyone know what happened to the oct 23 thread about kimble's megacar? was it removed?
posted by HeikoH on Oct 23, 2001 - 3 comments

Politeness and double posts.

This thread contains at least two (that I could find) examples of how to point out a double post in a polite and casual manner. But lately, this seems to be the exception rather than the rule. I'm wondering why some threads prompt some fairlystrong language in MeTa and outcry in the threads, and others are allowed to continue.
posted by hipstertrash on Oct 13, 2001 - 10 comments

Searching Before Posting

Haven't been here long, but I've noticed double posts occur on nearly every thread, usually followed by a "shit ... I double posted" post %}

How difficult would it be to add a quick search through the previous posts in a thread such that if the same post had already been made it wouldn't post it again?

Or would that just crunch the overtaxed server too much?

posted by walrus on Oct 4, 2001 - 5 comments

The double post checker isn't picking up "www.foobar.com" as a repeat performance of "foobar.com"

The double post checker isn't picking up "www.foobar.com" as a repeat performance of "foobar.com": possibly strip off the preceding "www." as part of the check? (There'll be a few false positives, but better that than a false negative.)
posted by holgate on Sep 29, 2001 - 0 comments

Etiquette of double post notifications.

Let it be resolved that from this point forward, all double post notifications must be handled like you are stoned. Do I hear a second?
posted by rcade on Sep 5, 2001 - 12 comments

Server burp?

Today's comments to luser's post, $95,000 check/antique browswer emulator, seems to have been entirely deleted. I've read 2 of the 3 comments and it looked mostly harmless. Server burp?
posted by Tacodog on Jul 3, 2001 - 4 comments

Double your fun

it seems an awful lot of us regulars click-through to double posts, just to see how they will be handled. it's interesting, because a double post creates a whole new dynamic. we don't want thread-related discussion going on over there, but we apparently enjoy and even participate in the double post related discussion. do we need a name for this phenomenon, or at least a sniglet? other thoughts?
posted by Sean Meade on Mar 5, 2001 - 10 comments

We disagree about double posts

enough with the smug MEFI reverse posting, already! We're all very proud that you're such a dedicated metafilter reader, but so what if someone starts a new thread about an old topic, especially if the thrust of the post is different?!

posted by crunchland at such-and-such a time on January 27

Well there seems to be a problem with to much noise around here and with the new sort feature (upper right hand corner of the home page) there really is little need to post a new topic.

Yes, this should be in MetaTalk but no one ever goes there.

posted by Mick at 5:57 AM PST on January 27

The topic is not old. The specific link came up like a week ago. Most all that was said was said about 'IT', maybe wait until something new comes out? If that jaguar/baylink post was inappropriate, this certainly is too.

posted by tiaka at 7:43 AM PST on January 27

crunchland wrote: enough with the smug MEFI reverse posting, already! We're all very proud that you're such a dedicated metafilter reader, but so what if someone starts a new thread about an old topic, especially if the thrust of the post is different?!

You could not be more wrong on this, crunch. It is everybody's responsibility to do a MeFi search for a link before posting it to the front page. This is a "self-policing" community, in case you did not know that, and the people (like myself) who point out when people make mistakes like redundant posts to the front page are merely doing their duty as MeFi citizens, not being smug or trying to impress anyone with how carefully they read this site. This message needs to go out to everybody, but Mick is right that the conversation would be better held in metaTalk.

posted by ericost at 8:07 AM PST on January 27

posted by crunchland on Jan 27, 2001 - 19 comments

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