2017-12-14

We messed up.

Post 171192 by doctornemo deleted for the following reason: Yep, being discussed a bit in the existing Patreon fee change post, followup discussion can go there. -- cortex

2017-12-12

Whether Men are Wimps or Just Immunologically Inferior

Post 171136 by antiwiggle deleted for the following reason: The clickbaitiness of this is going to make it impossible to reasonably discuss the possibly interesting actual medical info, and I don't see an upside to having yet another angry thread about men vs women. -- taz

2017-12-11

Ben did go

Post 171132 by Cobalt deleted for the following reason: Hey, it seems that maybe there's a link missing? There's no source for info about what Ben Carlson did / his story, so if you want to contact us to add that we can get it fixed up (or you can repost tomorrow with that change). -- taz

2017-12-10

It Takes Careful Planning to Scale a Mountain of Cheese

Post 171110 by raihan_ deleted for the following reason: If you can find a way around the WSJ paywall I can undelete, but there's nothing for people to discuss here since most people can't access the article, sorry. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-12-09

Psion, the Next Generation

Post 171096 by Juso No Thankyou deleted for the following reason: oops! sorry, but posting active fundraisers are against guidelines. Feel free to post after the funding period is up, or rewrite to exclude links that go to any fundraisers. Let us know if you have questions! -- taz

What I do have are a very particular set of skills

Post 171091 by Stark deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2017-12-08

the matter of false confessions

Post 171071 by Armed Only With Hubris deleted for the following reason: Hey, the linked article is fine, but it's not Metafilter style to include editorial remarks from the poster (you can usually offer your own thoughts in comments in the thread). Please contact us ASAP and we can do a quick edit and undelete, or you can repost with that minor change tomorrow. Thanks! -- taz

2017-12-06

On Reading and Books

Post 171015 by springo deleted for the following reason: Hit us up at the contact form so we can get the linking problem fixed. -- LobsterMitten

Do You Feel Pretty?' Well do you, punk?

Post 171013 by still_wears_a_hat deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this was meant in a spirit of simple fun but it's got a couple of marks against it working that way, so maybe better to pull it and try again with other clips etc. -- LobsterMitten

2017-12-05

"You weren't there." "I'm glad."

Post 170981 by WCityMike deleted for the following reason: This is already being discussed here. -- LobsterMitten

“You weren’t there.” “I’m glad I wasn’t.”

Post 170976 by mysticreferee deleted for the following reason: This is being discussed over here -- taz

2017-12-04

Liquid Television on Internet Archive

Post 170947 by Kattullus deleted for the following reason: Dang, looks like this isn't so much "archives released to the public" as it is "some rando scraped and uploaded a bunch of content" in this case, which yeah probably we should steer around as front page post much as I dig the spirit of the thing. -- cortex

2017-11-29

"We build a shield, and somebody will build a better missile."

Post 170845 by zooropa deleted for the following reason: Sorry, I know you don't intend it this way -- and if someone wants to do a post about North Korea's missile program/what's going on there, that would be fine -- but backing into it by way of a West Wing episode feels inappropriately frivolous. -- LobsterMitten

A compendium of recent stories of sexual misconduct in the TV Industry

Post 170858 by electronicattic deleted for the following reason: Posting a site you work for to the front page of MetaFilter is against the rules and ground for immediate banning. -- cortex

"I don’t know where to put all my feelings about Woody Allen"

Post 170830 by I_Love_Bananas deleted for the following reason: Hey, this has been linked here, which is probably a good place to discuss rather than repeating the "separating artist from the art" conversation again in a new post, or adding to the recent overload of sexual assault posts. -- taz

2017-11-28

Fantasy Transit Map of the Roads of Ancient Rome

Post 170823 by BWA deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Equal Justice — Respectfully yours, Rosa L. Parks

Post 170822 by kliuless deleted for the following reason: This is really not framing that is kind to readers who may not be braced for this subject. -- restless_nomad

2017-11-27

“I introduced it critically...It was in the spirit of the debate.”

Post 170792 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: Heya, I appreciate the effort that you put into this followup stuff, but there's a recent and still-open Jordan Peterson thread and I don't think we are gonna benefit from running a second one in parallel. Please go ahead and add some of this to that one if you're inclined. -- cortex

Besides all the corn, of course.

Post 170803 by vs deleted for the following reason: Maybe try this again with a little more narrow framing about what this list actually represents (what kind of companies, how chosen), to set expectations better? -- LobsterMitten

2017-11-26

Libertarians love child labor, but still.

Post 170788 by witchen deleted for the following reason: I don't think this is going to work in the tweetstorm format, sorry, and I think a more considered essay (rather than a fairly superficial live-react) would be better-received. -- Eyebrows McGee

a “Moz Angeles High School” T-shirt is involved

Post 170776 by betweenthebars deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but there's not really a way to have a Morrissey post at this time without it just being another de facto angry discussion about powerful/rich men and sexual assault, and we've had such a pile of those lately we're trying to keep them reined in a bit -- taz

2017-11-25

What do Manson, Hubbard, and Heinlein Have in Common?

Post 170768 by MovableBookLady deleted for the following reason: This can probably go either in the active Manson thread or the active "problems with sci-fi" thread. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-11-24

Hacking the repeal of net neutrality

Post 170754 by StrawberryPie deleted for the following reason: Heya, yeah, probably will suffice for now to keep discussion of these to the recent Net Neutrality thread you've noted. -- cortex

National Coganative Dissonance

Post 170752 by The Whelk deleted for the following reason: Heya, this particular article -- and the broader subject -- has been discussed a *lot* in past US politics threads, don't feel like it specifically needs a new thread right now to go over all of that again. -- cortex

"You must Clap Hands when the base is plaid, and cry, alla, alla"

Post 170756 by Miko deleted for the following reason: oops, great post, but looks like it's a double -- taz