2016-05-24

And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright

Post 159856 by Johnny Wallflower deleted for the following reason: There should be a "fruit of the poison tree" joke in here I feel... -- LobsterMitten

our nightmare

Post 159855 by p3on deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this seems like fightbait about subjects we've got open posts on already - election, academic climate, inequality, etc. -- LobsterMitten

But I want to know now!!

Post 159872 by mosschief deleted for the following reason: Hey, we're trying to keep a handle on the election commentary by confining it to relatively few posts - you can post this in the currently active thread -- restless_nomad

"Let the dirtybutts die."

Post 159849 by anotherpanacea deleted for the following reason: It takes a while to get there, but this is an election-related personal op-ed blog post, and the discussion the author is raising will work better in one of the election posts -- taz

2016-05-23

This Is About More Than Politics

Post 159828 by NoxAeternum deleted for the following reason: This seems like it's got kind of a truckload of inside baseball attached to it that is likely to yield up a thread a lot more about arguing competing factors than about having a decent discussion about the nominal topic of the essay. I'm not sure if there's a better way to post about this exactly but this doesn't seem like a great starting point for a thread. -- cortex

10 ways technology products are stealing your agency

Post 159841 by COD deleted for the following reason: Oops, looks like a double. -- LobsterMitten

Sapiens 2.0: Homo Deus?

Post 159818 by kliuless deleted for the following reason: Sorry, but a post on artificial intelligence that segues into a US politics post isn't going to work. Feel free to rework this as AI/technology post, and add pertinent Bernie / Hillary / Trump stuff in one of the election threads. Please contact us if you have questions! -- taz

2016-05-22

His next victim? The entire Republican Party.

Post 159808 by blue_beetle deleted for the following reason: We have an election thread going and are trying to corral everything there. -- restless_nomad

2016-05-21

I was so scared I would shit myself while the client was thrusting

Post 159774 by item deleted for the following reason: This is a totally okay thing to post but this is, in fact, kinda poor judgement for what to use as the title text and is undercutting the conversation as a result. Maybe try again tomorrow with more of a tell rather than show approach to "awful stuff inside" and let folks decide whether or not to click through. -- cortex

Gelatinous Cube for VP

Post 159778 by benzenedream deleted for the following reason: Eh, we have Donald enough already I feel like. -- cortex

2016-05-20

"WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND"

Post 159728 by SpacemanRed deleted for the following reason: Outragefilter. I get there are some issues of social justice and privilege at play, but this is fundamentally "mean person does mean thing" and I don't know there's a great conversation to be had around that. -- Eyebrows McGee

2016-05-19

Disability and Bernie

Post 159709 by SuzySmith deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry, with the election overload, we've been trying to keep all the Bernie stuff in one thread at a time, and the current thread is here; better to put this link in there. -- LobsterMitten

The Bath School Massacre of 1927 Remembered

Post 159699 by Michele in California deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is something we've seen before and in general it's a bit eeh to have a post with a thinnish article when it sort of becomes "hey here's a horrible thing you may not have heard of." -- LobsterMitten

EgyptAir Flight 804

Post 159691 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: This is all still very much in flux. Let's hold off until there's a slightly clearer picture, right now we'd just be left speculating. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2016-05-18

The empty brain

Post 159673 by sciatrix deleted for the following reason: Site does seem to be ailing at the moment; maybe give this a do-over tomorrow? -- cortex

Egyptair Flight From Paris to Cairo Vanishes From Radar

Post 159685 by Drinky Die deleted for the following reason: This is classic breaking news. Let's hold off until there's something to do besides speculate. -- restless_nomad

Holding Space

Post 159664 by jillithd deleted for the following reason: A good piece but we had a post about it late last year. -- cortex

RIP Jane Little, Queen of the Bass

Post 159663 by CarrotAdventure deleted for the following reason: bass double -- cortex

2016-05-17

Drag stars officially have a new queen to worship

Post 159630 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: Please contact us about an edit -- LobsterMitten

The quiet city of Orinda has a problem.

Post 159628 by mecran01 deleted for the following reason: Sorry, it's hard to see how this can go any way but "look at these assholes," which is never a great start for a thread. -- LobsterMitten

Theme: "political correctness run amok" or "minority group gone too far"

Post 159635 by palindromic deleted for the following reason: Hey, sorry, just to crib taz's deletion reason from another recent posting of this: Julia Serano is great, but this is an opinion piece from Nov '15 that was addressing a lot of current articles and issues happening right around that time that we discussed here in depth (including this link), and we don't really need to repeat that wholesale. -- LobsterMitten

2016-05-16

Dumb Ways to Die... IN SPACE

Post 159591 by oneswellfoop deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- taz

you complete your mission with a feather test.

Post 159610 by threeants deleted for the following reason: Oops, looks like this is a double. -- LobsterMitten

Say a prayer.

Post 159600 by Bee'sWing deleted for the following reason: Hope she's fine but a post about someone currently whereabouts unknown doesn't really make sense for a post to the front page. -- cortex

2016-05-13

Dust off your scare-quotes and assemble that straw man

Post 159552 by Gin and Broadband deleted for the following reason: Julia Serano is great, but this is an opinion piece from Nov '15 that was addressing a lot of current articles and issues happening right around that time that we discussed here in depth (including this link), and we don't really need to repeat that wholesale. This might work in another context as part of a different post, but as a one-off single link, maybe not the best. Please contact us if you have questions. -- taz