2017-11-20

Are you familiar with Foucault?

Post 170681 by sockermom deleted for the following reason: Heya, sorry, this is fairly brief and we've talked about how we've had a glut of "here's a short thing about sexism/misogyny" posts, and we're trying out a slightly higher bar for these. -- LobsterMitten

2017-11-19

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide.

Post 170667 by matt_od deleted for the following reason: Double! -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-11-18

men don't like nostrils

Post 170650 by showbiz_liz deleted for the following reason: Double -- Eyebrows McGee

My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not.

Post 170640 by stillmoving deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but we've had a flood of posts about how men are bad, mansplaining, men being bad online, men being bad at emotional labor, how men are abusive, etc. and it's becoming overwhelming for the site. We agree that this is a bad thing, but we're going to try to not have several posts a day on the same topics and the same discussions, and maybe suggest adding to existing thread(s) instead. -- taz

Love It or Leave It -

Post 170647 by adamvasco deleted for the following reason: Sorry for the late delete, but the source appears pretty low-quality, so there's not much to discuss but the low quality of the source. There's an open Brexit thread where this can go, or a more thorough post with more credible sources would help this one build a reasonable discussion. -- Eyebrows McGee

2017-11-17

When Facebook posts lead to prison

Post 170633 by Sophont deleted for the following reason: Heya, basically just linking to a petition isn't a workable basis for a post. -- cortex

2017-11-16

You're Bad Enough, You're Dumb Enough, and Doggone It, People Hate You

Post 170612 by WCityMike deleted for the following reason: This is being actively discussed in the current catch-all politics thread and we're overdosing lately on sexual-assault-on-the-front-page stuff, so let's keep it there. -- cortex

Articles of Impeachment

Post 170611 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: If you're using the text of your post to make some kind of complaint about the site, you are not using the front page correctly at all. If you are confused about something here, reach us at the contact form. -- cortex

The other day, I sat on the beach, had a few cans & watched the tides.

Post 170605 by ambrosen deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry but FT's paywall is unforgiving, so this is probably not going to work. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2017-11-15

"The question, then, is what kind of ISIS do we want it to be?"

Post 170589 by crazy with stars deleted for the following reason: This is... not very good? and seems to be assuming some kind of "left-wing people are soft on ISIS" thing that's just.... I... ? -- LobsterMitten

the missing stair in the adult [performers] community

Post 170599 by el io deleted for the following reason: Hey, there's nothing wrong with this post in itself, but we are absolutely saturated right now with this theme. This would go fine as a subtopic in one of the several other performer-sexual-assault threads. -- restless_nomad

2017-11-14

2017-11-13

Ginevra animated short now online!

Post 170540 by tessmartin deleted for the following reason: Linking to your own project is against guidelines and a bannable offense -- taz

2017-11-12

Art is our salvation

Post 170536 by Sebmojo deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry for the late delete, but flags would indicate that "here, please share this fake stuff as if it were real" as an FPP isn't going over so well. -- taz

2017-11-09

An Unlikely, but effective, hero... Madge Oberholzer

Post 170484 by Oyéah deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is a notable bit of history but also basically unavoidably extremely graphic in its descriptive contents; a post about this needs to both skip the sort of flip opening line and find a way to keep the rape-and-murder stuff under the fold with much, much clearer warning about just how detailed and awful the content in some of the links is going to be. -- cortex

Diction Corner

Post 170481 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is kind of a hodgepodge of really short articles and the interrogative framing isn't really on the mark for a front page post. This'd be fine for your own blog but doesn't really make sense a for a post on MetaFilter. -- cortex

2017-11-08

I didn't understand how widespread rape was. Then the penny dropped.

Post 170456 by mecran01 deleted for the following reason: Hey sorry, but we're trying to keep all these sexual assault posts consolidated a bit, so please add this to the "me too" thread. Thanks. -- taz

2017-11-07

Something is wrong on the internet

Post 170442 by Blasdelb deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

Virginia Reel Around The Fountain

Post 170451 by Annika Cicada deleted for the following reason: Hey, your links don't work correctly and we've got a live election thread going - why not come back to this with more context in a day or two so we can focus on it? -- restless_nomad

Trump's Menu in South Korea and Japan

Post 170438 by whitelotus deleted for the following reason: Okay, sorry, I tried to leave this one open for a bit in case some might want to actually discuss this article other than instasnarks about Trump, but it ain't gonna happen, and we can't manage to moderate it minute by minute. Sorry, it's not your fault. -- taz

2017-11-06

Peppa Pig Posts To MeFi

Post 170416 by prefpara deleted for the following reason: This does seem pretty closely related to this thread from a couple days ago; how about we let it be consolidated in there. -- cortex

The Ultimate Sin?

Post 170433 by Armed Only With Hubris deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this "here's my personal take on it" framing isn't how posts are made here. Also if you just want to talk about the show, you can check out Fanfare discussions of House of Cards. -- LobsterMitten

2017-11-05

'Virtue Signaling' Gone Awry

Post 170395 by marycatherine deleted for the following reason: Between the big thread we had about Clinton's book and the recent still-busy thread about Brazile's upcoming one we don't really need another one right now. -- cortex

2017-10-31

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Post 170306 by MartinWisse deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten