2014-07-22

If the geeks inherit the earth, what happens?

Post 141184 by modernnomad deleted for the following reason: This is a sort of short and lazy op/ed on topics we've covered a *lot* recently (google glass, privacy / surveillance, etc., soylent, SF, tech backlash), and doesn't really bring anything new to the discussion -- taz

2014-07-21

they're about the control over women's bodies, and I live that every day

Post 141175 by yeoz deleted for the following reason: Saw this stuff recently. -- cortex

"Hey Buzz, let’s launch the horse."

Post 141173 by davidjmcgee deleted for the following reason: Cute but probably fine just living as a comment in this moon thread. -- cortex

Susan, I'm meeting the CFO at the Airport. Call for my tricycle.

Post 141172 by Michele in California deleted for the following reason: Eh, collection of meme images on a clickbaity site that exists pretty much for the sole purpose of rounding up images from elsewhere is not great post material. -- cortex

“I know this deal isn’t perfect.”

Post 141157 by davidstandaford deleted for the following reason: We can basically handle one Israel/Palestine-related thread at a time - feel free to post this there, or just hold off until that one's closed. -- restless_nomad

This is important, because it is animated

Post 141152 by Mchelly deleted for the following reason: Another listicle map thingy... that even the OP doesn't seem too impressed with is maybe not the greatest post -- taz

Battle of the Handbags

Post 141149 by joseph conrad is fully awesome deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry, I get the sense there's an interesting story here but as-is, this is a confusingly framed collection of links, and some of the links are just brief stock market reports. Maybe try again tomorrow with a clearer focus, either on the best article about the business-competition aspect, or else on the these-are-exceptionally-great-handbag-reviews aspect? Or are these particular models of bag significant in the story of the competition? -- LobsterMitten

2014-07-20

The Punk Singer

Post 141138 by signal deleted for the following reason: It's great they made this movie, but as a post this is pretty thin in that it mainly points to this non-web thing that people can't see all of; maybe post again tomorrow, adding some more web-available links? -- LobsterMitten

The World Health Organization calls for the decriminalization of drugs

Post 141129 by bookman117 deleted for the following reason: This is a strange framing that makes it sound like there's some agenda here. The blog post is taking a weirdly "gotcha" tone about the recommendation; maybe try again with a different link? -- LobsterMitten

2014-07-19

How to Breastfeed Appropriately

Post 141113 by mirabythelake deleted for the following reason: Hey there, leading with the most provocative pull-quote doesn't work here, sorry. (And this article is... probably satire? It's hard to tell, which also makes it iffy.) -- restless_nomad

[request] where can I ask people for home cleaning advise.

Post 141109 by philllip deleted for the following reason: Looks like you meant to post this in AskMe - go ahead and do that. -- restless_nomad

2014-07-18

Roko's Basilisk: An Apocryphal AI Thought Experiment

Quick to play and slow to forget

Post 141079 by rollick deleted for the following reason: poster's request, wasn't quite what they thought -- cortex

A guy is dead in our custody. That is always a potential problem

Post 141078 by crayz deleted for the following reason: This is a terrible tragic event that happened but it doesn't make for good posts to MeFi. -- mathowie

Another domino topples

Post 141068 by feckless fecal fear mongering deleted for the following reason: Make a better (non-stunt) post. -- mathowie

A hundred women making zines and misandry jokes

Post 141051 by Bella Donna deleted for the following reason: As presented, this definitely seems like something for your own blog -- taz

2014-07-17

Olivia Chow Called 'Major League Biatch' By Former Ontario PC MPP

Post 141029 by Alexandra Kitty deleted for the following reason: "Person says assholish thing" doesn't make for much of a discussion. -- restless_nomad

2014-07-16

The Stacey Chronicles

Post 141007 by SkylitDrawl deleted for the following reason: Doesn't seem much more than "look at this shitty politician being shitty" -- mathowie

Seems Elgin AFB likes Reddit

Post 140998 by dougiedd deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

2014-07-15

This was quite a journey!

Post 140944 by Kitteh deleted for the following reason: Maybe there's a better framing possible for this but it does come off as sort of twitter drama and not super great as a post presented as such. -- cortex

2014-07-14

TAXI!

Post 140925 by His thoughts were red thoughts deleted for the following reason: Neat but posted earlier today, maybe add the extra links as a comment there? -- cortex

A New Dynasty is Forged

Post 140898 by save alive nothing that breatheth deleted for the following reason: Maybe there's a way to make this post that isn't just fodder for the internet hate machine, but as is, I don't think we need to join a lot of snarky/cruel online speculation about how horrible a little girl is going to be when she grows up, etc. -- taz

2014-07-13

India tour of England Test Matches

Post 140873 by watchcriclive deleted for the following reason: self-linker; banned -- taz

Dealing with humanitarian crises and having sex in a brothel

Post 140872 by Hawk V deleted for the following reason: Hey, interesting topic, but not much info here; maybe think about reposting as part of a larger look at the situation? -- taz

2014-07-12

The Stoop Isn’t the Jungle

Post 140862 by Lexica deleted for the following reason: Yeah, previous Goffman/Stoop thread is still open, maybe add this link there? -- LobsterMitten