2014-12-20

obsolete sounds

Post 145500 by Oriole Adams deleted for the following reason: Heya, a post about obsolete/archaic/endangered sounds could be fun but this sort of personalized, discussion-prompt framing isn't really kosher for the front page. -- cortex

2014-12-19

Be Angry.

Post 145487 by MonsieurPsychosis deleted for the following reason: This is really horrible news of something that happened, but not really great for a MeFi post -- mathowie

Who Killed Eric Garner?

Post 145485 by standardasparagus deleted for the following reason: Probably best as a comment in this existing recent thread on Eric Garner and political viewpoints -- mathowie

Peer review under attack

Post 145468 by cgs06 deleted for the following reason: This post feels like a roudabout way to link to your own study in the first comment and is probably a subject too close to your own work for a post, even if it's an interesting story. -- mathowie

Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'

Post 145465 by marienbad deleted for the following reason: A bit on the thin side given the topic, fine to repost later in a more fleshed-out form. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2014-12-18

Merry Fucking Christmas

Post 145454 by showbiz_liz deleted for the following reason: That sounds like a pain in the ass in the making for sure, but crappy weather forecasts aren't really in and of themselves something that makes sense for the front page of Metafilter. -- cortex

Men Would Rather Receive an Electric Shock than Think.

Post 145451 by rancher deleted for the following reason: This is kind of a thin pop-sci piece for a post; something looking in more detail at the study itself would probably be a better idea if it's worth posting about. In any case, posts to the front page need to not include the poster's personal thoughts or speculation about the subject. -- cortex

2014-12-17

Has every other doll concept been exhausted that we've resorted to this?

Post 145401 by jenfullmoon deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, yeah this is super weird and goofy, but just a link to an amazon page isn't great for post -- taz

2014-12-15

#Illridewithyou

Post 145362 by Ruthless Bunny deleted for the following reason: A hashtag and a Twitter account isn't the right kind of content to make for a good post, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2014-12-14

Significant incident underway in Sydney

Post 145339 by humanfont deleted for the following reason: Maybe wait until more details arise? -- mathowie

BEWARE THE MAN OF ONE STUDY

Post 145334 by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory deleted for the following reason: Getting flagged heavily since it appears to be a long way around trying to debunk campus rape statistics, better as a comment in the existing thread on the UVA case. -- mathowie

2014-12-12

Computer science at MIT, three women answer your questions.

Post 145296 by vapidave deleted for the following reason: This is just kind of a dump to a reddit AMA, not really a great post to discuss here, and kind of a weird fit. -- mathowie

No Dogs Go To Heaven Under Any Circumstances

Post 145292 by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 deleted for the following reason: ha! ask mefi whoopsie -- mathowie

These boots were made for... you know the rest.

Post 145287 by joseph conrad is fully awesome deleted for the following reason: This was slow to pick up flags but is a pretty thin post. Maybe more of a roundup on future fashion posts to put things in context and offer more background than just a gallery? -- mathowie

2014-12-11

Didn't see this one coming!

Post 145264 by flapjax at midnite deleted for the following reason: Seem like an interesting development, but probably would be better to have a post with a bit more background on the historical context of federal vs. native american drug policy stuff rather than just a short news bit. -- cortex

2014-12-10

Flickr robs photographers who share.

Post 145220 by pjern deleted for the following reason: Heya, seems like a sticky issue but I think if it merits a post we should aim for some more in-depth material than just a short new summary. If you or someone else wants to give it another go with some meatier links about the move and the CC licenses underlying it, that'd be totally fine. -- cortex

Not the traffic stop you expected.

Post 145209 by HuronBob deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

Day in the life of the NYPD?

Post 145202 by Hactar deleted for the following reason: I don't know if a fake joke video of body cameras is really that funny right now given the massive #ICantBreathe protests -- mathowie

2014-12-09

stand-up comedy: Forrest Shaw

Post 145195 by paleyellowwithorange deleted for the following reason: Yeah that was kind of an average comedy set, nothing really notable -- mathowie

Viola

Post 145190 by Namlit deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this is pretty thin for a post. -- mathowie

"Maybe we’ll find a toy gun that’s been altered by a youngster..."

Post 145185 by quin deleted for the following reason: Hey, your middle link isn't working and Infowars is not generally considered a reliable source. Maybe try again tomorrow? -- restless_nomad

That Stayed: A Conversation on Rape and Wanting for Words

Post 145173 by divined by radio deleted for the following reason: Hey, this is a solid post but we've had a ton of rape-related posts lately and we'd really like the site to do other things, too. -- restless_nomad

2014-12-05

Rolling Stone backs up

Post 145090 by LonnieK deleted for the following reason: Probably best to keep this in the existing thread about the story, until Rolling Stone shares more details aside from vague handwaving about taking the story back. -- mathowie

What really happened to Jackie?

Post 145084 by ourt deleted for the following reason: Probably best to post as a comment in the original thread about it. -- mathowie

2014-12-04

Nowhere Men

Post 145062 by fearfulsymmetry deleted for the following reason: Hey, there's nowhere for this to go but to laugh at the crazy people, which is a dynamic we try to avoid. -- restless_nomad