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Go lie down with a cool wet cloth on your forehead until you feel better

Q. So we're not allowed to say something's boring? A. Of course you're allowed. You just have to explain why. Boing Boing's new moderation policy, by Teresa Nielsen Hayden [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Mar 27, 2008 - 6 comments

It's hard to be a mod.

I think Jessamyn needs a hug. First there was this and then this. I liked the sarcasm of this one and was thankful she stepped into this !narcoterror! thread. Frustration bubbles here and then, in the best delete ever, explodes.
posted by incessant on Mar 17, 2008 - 267 comments

Mind control policies

Zdravstvuite valued Party Comrades! Latest Troll-state propaganda has it that the glorious Mefi motherland is wilting in the face of superior technological competitors ! Beware decadent democratic popularity-seeking! The Party already knows the minds of all citizens and our diligent moderating heros must continue to enforce the lessons of years of collective toil!
posted by DirtyCreature on Mar 17, 2008 - 101 comments

Checks and balances in Moderatorland?

How do mods resolve differences? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Mar 16, 2008 - 44 comments

White people on Metafilter

I think it's deleting this link twice shows that Metafilter mods don't have a sense of humour about themselves.
posted by dydecker on Feb 15, 2008 - 498 comments

Mods vs White Lobster

This is an example of a double that should have been left alone. [more inside]
posted by wfrgms on Feb 13, 2008 - 37 comments

Post deletion

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.
posted by JD Rucker on Feb 3, 2008 - 55 comments

No snark here.

This post was flagged and the system worked as it usually does with cortex quite rightly deleting it. [more inside]
posted by Neiltupper on Jan 31, 2008 - 47 comments

WTF Matt?

WTF Matt? [more inside]
posted by Doohickie on Jan 26, 2008 - 119 comments

Fears for Obama's safety not a reasonable topic?

This post which raised the issue of fears among some in the African-American electorate that Barack Obama would not be safe as president. The thread was shut down for reasons of WTF. Not exactly sure what the problem was, and I was disappointed, as I had recently heard about this and was hoping the thread would shed some light on the issue. This NYT article would be a good starting point for discussion.
posted by flotson on Jan 6, 2008 - 47 comments

OMGNOES

"[I removed all the links to cat photos, put them in your profile if they're nevessary for this question]" [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Dec 14, 2007 - 87 comments

BoC deletion reason?

Which guideline did the BoC post violate? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Nov 25, 2007 - 84 comments

OMGOMGOMG?

Enough with the snarky deletions. [more inside]
posted by homunculus on Nov 25, 2007 - 74 comments

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.
posted by malaprohibita on Nov 21, 2007 - 56 comments

Discussion Point

A post about how women experience street harassment has been deleted. The one about how the psychology of exhibitionist men remains. The grounds: This post was deleted for the following reason: one exhibitionism post per day is enough. This is linked in the thread just below this. Please don't use MetaFilter to forward your point from metatalk. -- jessamyn My point was to continue a discussion some people thought valuable from a previous thread deleted apparently because that post was poor. Just can't get the hang of this thing. Hey ho.
posted by jennydiski on Nov 16, 2007 - 1155 comments

Minor issue with mods removing comments and not noting it

Minor issue with mods removing comments and not noting it [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Nov 3, 2007 - 92 comments

My recent post was deleted and I'm going to bitch about it.

Deleted: It's obvious from the comments that almost no one read the linked sites. It's obvious that the mod that deleted my post didn't either. I didn't express an opinion within the post, but tried to objectively cite various viewpoints and facts. It was essentially a response to what is currently being reported on the major news outlets, pointing to several sites in connection to what is being reported in those broadcasts. I honestly have no opinion as to the cause of the fires, nor do I have any opinion regarding 'eco-terrorism', nor even on what George Carlin said. These ideas are being discussed on all news outlets. [more inside]
posted by sluglicker on Oct 25, 2007 - 66 comments

Why is it only axe grinding if certain people say so?

This post was deleted for the following reason: this is an axegrindy HC post. I know it's election time and all, but it's too early for "your favorite candidate sucks" posts and if you have issues with the way other political posts have been handled, it would be better to take those to Metatalk or your own blog. -- jessamyn [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Oct 24, 2007 - 132 comments

Open Letter to the Mods

Thank you, Matt, Jessamyn, PB and Cortex. I don't idolize you. I don't always agree with you. Sometimes your decisions confuse me. Sometimes they anger me. Sometimes your ban hammer needs fine-tuning. More often than not, you are spot on. But no matter what, every little thing every one of you does is analyzed to the nth degree, and I wouldn't want your job. So, thank you for doing the dirty work so I can come in here and obsessively reload every day.
posted by misha on Sep 13, 2007 - 87 comments

Overmoderation.

Hi there, mods. Yes, you. Mathowie, jessamyn and cortex. Please stop closing MeTa threads so early and so often. I think you're forgetting the "community" part. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Sep 12, 2007 - 599 comments

Any chance of explaining this: "This post was deleted for the following reason: clearly my filter for these isn't working properly. But wait, Hitchens AND Dawkins you say...? * taps pager * Damn this thing is broken. -- jessamyn"

Wait.. a longtime user criticises the deletion of a post about one intellectual's review of another intellectual's book - a deletion with obscure sarcastic reason "clearly my filter for these isn't working properly. But wait, Hitchens AND Dawkins you say...? * taps pager * Damn this thing is broken. -- jessamyn" ... then you close the Meta thread? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Sep 11, 2007 - 173 comments

Could we get rid of the bunny craps in posts?

I'm not going to make any callouts, but could short comments like "that was ghey" or "boring" be deleted as policy? They seem way too... youtubey. I wouldn't want to see an end to criticism or snark, but grunts of dissent tend to damage my perception of the Metafilter brand.
posted by Citizen Premier on Sep 1, 2007 - 75 comments

Thanks!

I just wanted to say thanks to Matt for putting that extra-special touch on my post about Comic Sans. I have made a very few good posts and a number of bad ones, but this has completely made my MetaFilter day, no, wait - my MetaFilter year.
posted by GuyZero on Aug 23, 2007 - 65 comments

Michael Vick posts

The Michael Vick plea is a pretty big deal. He's probably going to be banned from football. Why all the deletions of the Michael Vick FPP's? This is, if not on the same level, at the least very close to Pete Rose being banned from baseball. Plus the juicy dog fighting thing, of course. The deletions seem really administrator-specific. Though you may not like sports, lots of people on Metafilter do.
posted by billysumday on Aug 20, 2007 - 95 comments

what?

Curious why Poolio's first comment was deleted.
posted by sluglicker on Aug 16, 2007 - 91 comments

"Obviously, you're not a golfer."

I know I'll be run out on a rail for this, but jessamyn's deletion of the Bonds HR record FPP was weaker than the post itself. I take it she's not a baseball fan, because plenty of breaking newsfilter/obitfilter has stuck around on just such a quick post.
posted by rollbiz on Aug 7, 2007 - 53 comments

A hiatus isn't a moratorium, but it'd be nice.

Suggestion to reduce complaint-filter: a MeTa queue similar to anonymous AskMe. If a complaint can be handled by an admin one-on-one, the admin can deny the requested post and take the conversation to e-mail. If it's a meetup request or a policy issue that seems worthy of discussion, the admin can approve it and let everyone chime in.
posted by anotherpanacea on Aug 3, 2007 - 136 comments

Rage, rage against the flaming of the mefite

jessamyn: Wait, what? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Aug 2, 2007 - 101 comments

Anarchy is Quashed

Matthowie Prevents Mefi From Breaking Out Into Anarchy Again.
posted by craven_morhead on Aug 2, 2007 - 111 comments

Delegation

Strangely, my answer to this ridiculous question was favorited 17 times, then deleted. The answer was sincere, if not hyperbolic. Should I just email the admins directly next time I disagree with what I perceive to be out of control heavy-handed decimation? Thanks.
posted by four panels on Jul 31, 2007 - 240 comments

remember to breathe

Cortex, can you chill out? More inside.
posted by blacklite on Jul 28, 2007 - 134 comments

Over the Line

This deletion of a post on Christians United for Israel was way over the line. We leave in a Lindsay Lohan linkfest, but we take down a newsworthy post about how people who happily look forward to Armageddon are influencing our country's foreign policy. Max Blumenthal may be an arrogant documentary film-maker, but the footage is still important.
posted by jonp72 on Jul 26, 2007 - 203 comments

Yet another why was it deleted : repulitards or kids with troubles ?

What's the line between axegrinding (this axegrinding ? or some kind of GodWin rule ? ) which caused the deletion of this post of mine and showing the psycological troubles of bunch of indoctrinated kids that are just parrotting talking points ? It this better and/or acceptable , because it clearly (?) shows a nascar redneck or because he makes fun of Michael Moore, therefore it must be "republitard" BUT it fits under "satire/comedy ?" I tolerate deletion with no problem, and may even accept that I was deemed brutal and deleted, but I would like to understand where the borderline could be, according to you guys.
posted by elpapacito on Jul 20, 2007 - 261 comments

Huh?

This post was deleted for the following reason: seen it. -- jessamyn Huh?
posted by homunculus on Jul 18, 2007 - 149 comments

Dude, nobody is moderating?!!!??

Mirror Pond please! (Or do you have better ideas? If I were at Ground Kontrol, what would I drink? Should I talk to strangers or play video games? People are scarrrryyy!!!)
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jul 14, 2007 - 64 comments

What gives with the deletion?

"This post was deleted for the following reason: Wingers, wingnuts, wikipedia, wikipedia. I'm not sure where the quality content is supposed to be, here. -- cortex" Can we get a ruling on what constitutes "quality content" given the crap linked to in some of these posts? Or is it just that gossipy "outing" posts can only be made about Republicans?
posted by loquax on Jul 13, 2007 - 228 comments

whatever, techsters

Was there really a good reason why every post in this AskMe thread was deleted? Looking at the question, it looked as though the poster was looking for A) good tech news sites and B) whether it would be worth it to start one. Not my fault it turned into a fight.
posted by parmanparman on Jul 5, 2007 - 70 comments

big response

Just curious why yet another Ask Metafilter answer was immediately deleted with no email explanation. Thanks.
posted by four panels on Jun 29, 2007 - 94 comments

Rollover questions? $5 per question? Pony?

God help me, but I'm starting a thread on getting additional AskMe questions. There are weeks that go by with no need to ask anything ... but then there are times when a second question would be a life-saver. Whatabout either (a) "rollover questions," a la Cingular's rollover minutes, say, up to a maximum of 2-3 in the bank at any time; or (b) a fee to ask a second question in one week? I can think of several times when I would have ponied up an additional $5 to ask, say, a work-related question where I knew AskMe's community would have the best answer.
posted by jbickers on Jun 27, 2007 - 127 comments

Moderation needed

Can admins take a look at this AskMeFi question? It's a genuine question about a biblical story but it's being hijacked by the atheist brigade.
posted by humblepigeon on Jun 13, 2007 - 80 comments

Overeager moderation?

Overeager moderation? I'm sure that I saw a spot-on comment (from Optimus Chyme, I believe?) about a possibly hypocritical comment concerning gay vs. interracial marriage. Now it's gone. WTF?
posted by MrMoonPie on Jun 12, 2007 - 405 comments

Cut short in its prime.

This AskMe has been inappropriately curtailed. The question is not a simple maths question, it is more complex as nuclear capacity is hydrocarbon dependent and the question is predicated on terminating hydrocarbon use. My post late in the thread raises this issue, and at least one (sensible) reply to it has been deleted.
posted by biffa on Jun 7, 2007 - 94 comments

Don't Get the Delete High

Getting the dog high? Why wasn't the whole thing deleted? Letting any comments ride on that one is a slippery slope, I should think. Especially ones condoning it or speaking of giving a dog something toxic.
posted by valentinepig on May 30, 2007 - 146 comments

Thanks for the lolcat deletion

Today, for the first time, I wished I could favorite a thread deletion justification. "This post was deleted for the following reason: im in ur over-trafficked meme, stating ur ironic deletion raisin" - cortex
posted by BrotherCaine on May 18, 2007 - 143 comments

Cortex, you ruthless bastard.

Cortex, you ruthless bastard.
posted by boo_radley on May 8, 2007 - 104 comments

Deletions Are All Kablooie Today

Are the deletions a bit wonky today? Some are showing up as the less uncommon scorched-earth-deletes (61928, 61950); some aren't appearing on the front page but have no deletion reason and appear open once you enter their thread (61932, 61936, 61942).
posted by WCityMike on May 4, 2007 - 4 comments

Shooty McGunpants

Given the events of last week, it is really inappropriate to "moderate" comments to this question, which announces (vaguely and without details or motive) a course of action that could very well be dangerous to public health. While requesting that responses be limited to those from people who agree with you is always counterproductive, here it is just stupid, and the moderators should either delete the question or leave on-topic comments alone. That. Is. All.
posted by Saucy Intruder on Apr 24, 2007 - 310 comments

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?
posted by Plutor on Apr 23, 2007 - 65 comments

Why are links removed?

Could someone direct me to specific policies that state why posts are removed? I had one removed today because someone chose to use inappropriate language in a comment. The language use was apparently blamed on the article I posted. That is very strange. I don't know where the policy is that states what can and can't be posted.
posted by scissorhand2 on Apr 20, 2007 - 223 comments

Curious

If I hadn't said that I had any connection in this posting would it still have been deleted?
posted by lannanh on Apr 6, 2007 - 58 comments

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