2008-12-31

What a horrible way to get caught.

Post 77864 by SneakyArab deleted for the following reason: Go Jennifer, but this is pretty lowbrow news-of-the-weird stuff for a post. -- cortex

Terminally Chillin

Post 77862 by maltorrance deleted for the following reason: I wish Patrick the best, but it appears you're basically promoting your friend's project here and that is not okay. -- cortex

Ahmedinajad sure does have tiny eyes

Post 77860 by parmanparman deleted for the following reason: I see what you're discussing in the thread, and you can have my double deletions when you pry them from my cold, dead hands. -- cortex

We Come In Peace

Post 77858 by chuckdarwin deleted for the following reason: seen it -- cortex

2008-12-30

Tentacle Grape!

Post 77852 by Class Goat deleted for the following reason: removed at poster's request -- mathowie

Natures Amazing Color - What Blue Means

Post 77843 by suman deleted for the following reason: Gee whiz, someone named suman is linking this appropriating-other-people's-photos-without-credit blog all over the damn place. -- cortex

2008-12-29

You have not seen this version of "Single Ladies"

Post 77821 by tumbleweedjack deleted for the following reason: this is pretty much the same as last month's version though thank you, I can never get enough rump-shaking personally. -- jessamyn

But I don't live in a movie theater!

Post 77816 by dancinglamb deleted for the following reason: I think you were aiming for Ask Mefi. -- cortex

Wu-Tang Clan Geneaology Revealed

Post 77812 by jon_hansen deleted for the following reason: Area Mefite Unaware Just How Often Onion Linked Previously, Lack Of Awareness Not Held Against Him -- cortex

2008-12-28

Roy Schneider would be proud.

Post 77796 by jwakawaka deleted for the following reason: Self-link. -- cortex

2008-12-27

Clean Coal Kills!

Post 77774 by CCBC deleted for the following reason: good links but we covered this yesterday -- mathowie

A Tent Of Gold

Post 77757 by The Whelk deleted for the following reason: Crappy writeup of non-story, meh. -- cortex

If only I'd known.

Post 77755 by vapidave deleted for the following reason: Yeah, there's not really any post here, nice as the story is. -- cortex

2008-12-26

Because I care ...

Post 77744 by DirtyCreature deleted for the following reason: W T F -- cortex

Further proof that America's Funniest Home Videos got it right.

Post 77742 by jwakawaka deleted for the following reason: Self-link. -- cortex

Cold, so Cold...

Post 77738 by svenvog deleted for the following reason: crap on an infomercial with links to fake news sites? meh. -- mathowie

Did Jane skip a lot of breakfests in her youth?

Post 77733 by Foci for Analysis deleted for the following reason: Source on this is sufficiently lacking in real meat that it's hard to see this turning into anything other than a generic argument about statistics and social science research. News-of-the-weird blips without context usually aren't great posts. -- cortex

2008-12-25

Elvis Presley Painting with Cheese Puffs on Velvet - Cheesy Art in Cheetos

Post 77717 by nitroy2k deleted for the following reason: it's totally unclear whether this is a self-link or just a sketch skectch sketchy seeming 5 am (EST) MeFi post but I think we're leaning towards better safe than sorry today. -- jessamyn

2008-12-23

Noah Grey - saying "Goodbye"?

Post 77689 by mechanima deleted for the following reason: This is more of a metatalk kind of post, and I think it's ok for someone to want to live their life offline (and not have it mean suicide) -- mathowie

2008-12-22

Anti-Catholicism

Post 77662 by jason's_planet deleted for the following reason: gave it a chance to not become "another fuck-the-Pope trainwreck" but it didn't rally. Please don't do this here. You are more than welcome to get your own blog. Thanks. -- jessamyn

credentials

Post 77642 by Pants! deleted for the following reason: Graham's been linked a number of times before, so another random essay without some compelling "why" behind it seems pretty thin as post material goes. -- cortex

Instant Tumbleweed

Post 77641 by wibbler deleted for the following reason: Self-link? Banned. -- cortex

2008-12-21

Party For Change.

Post 77632 by gman deleted for the following reason: oh god it's on repeat -- cortex

A cure for Cancer... or false hope?

Post 77624 by flipyourwig deleted for the following reason: We had a post about Kanzius earlier this year. -- cortex

2008-12-20

Marijuana stash in school

Post 77614 by longsleeves deleted for the following reason: AP wire war/drug news of the snuh blip? -- cortex

Sheep.

Post 77612 by gman deleted for the following reason: burger milgram redux redux -- cortex

Billy Anderson has a mystery illness

Post 77608 by dominica deleted for the following reason: Self-links are a bannable offense. -- cortex

A World Enslaved

Post 77603 by chunking express deleted for the following reason: And don't even get me started about how many metafilter posts about this there are compared to a thousand years ago. -- cortex

2008-12-19

Cool Christmas Greeting Creator

Post 77591 by jalvini deleted for the following reason: you're an SEO guy that posted this everywhere, and you posted press releases for it. banned, asshole. -- mathowie

Perfect Popcorn by Alton Brown

Post 77574 by zzazazz deleted for the following reason: Popcorn is pretty good stuff, but I think Food Network, Alton Brown, and Good Eats are pretty damned mainstream and this makes more sense as a personal blog post than as something worth posting on the front page of mefi. -- cortex

Who throws a shoe... really?

Post 77570 by Mastercheddaar deleted for the following reason: really there's an open post about the shoe thing. -- jessamyn

2008-12-18

Is it Flash Friday, yet?

Post 77557 by Devils Rancher deleted for the following reason: One of these days, someone's gonna make a really awesome, post-worthy flash game about throwing shoes at heads of state, but this one isn't it anymore than that other one earlier was. -- cortex

Maybe you could do a better job?

Post 77554 by QueerAngel28 deleted for the following reason: this is a little light for a FPP about a topic that has a big open thread. -- jessamyn

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sugarplums?

Post 77537 by CheeseburgerBrown deleted for the following reason: Don't post links to anything you wrote. Pretty basic and hard-set rule -- mathowie

Can I guess your birthday?

Post 77536 by hallowdmachine deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

2008-12-17

Punking Google Street View

Post 77513 by mkultra deleted for the following reason: i can see my house from here -- cortex

2008-12-16

I Thought Naming Your Kid Apple Was A Bad Idea...

Post 77497 by Del Far deleted for the following reason: You know who else a kid who didn't get cake from that store was named after... -- cortex

2008-12-15

Yogurt Box Cat

Post 77467 by dead cousin ted deleted for the following reason: Please phrase your doubles in the form of a question. -- cortex

Elluminate vs. Adobe Connect

Post 77465 by Mom deleted for the following reason: please repost this in AskMe Mom, thanks. -- jessamyn

I can go all the way with you.

Post 77462 by whatjusthappened deleted for the following reason: self-link, banned. -- jessamyn

Reading Microsoft .msg Files on a Mac

Post 77460 by Coherence Panda deleted for the following reason: This belongs in Ask MetaFilter. -- pb

Big Things for Love

Post 77444 by nfg deleted for the following reason: This has been posted before, last year when it was new. -- mathowie

2008-12-14

Cake Nouveau

Post 77437 by hortense deleted for the following reason: Double with a side of broken, looks like. -- cortex

God help us.

Post 77426 by the_very_hungry_caterpillar deleted for the following reason: Over the top presentation of non-story regarding song we've talked about at ridiculous length previously, with bonus "everybody go buy this thing" exhortation: not really a good post. -- cortex

2008-12-13

A new site about green building

Post 77401 by pubblicitae deleted for the following reason: Self-link by SEO marketer for the site, banned -- mathowie

2008-12-12

Ken Block Gymhkhana Practice

Post 77363 by mattoxic deleted for the following reason: posted last month -- mathowie

2008-12-11

A Disturbing Trend

Post 77362 by martinc6 deleted for the following reason: I have the only job in the world that puts a person in the position where they're required by professional obligation to utter this sentence: "These men-playing-with-Barbie sex videos are more just gross than interesting, and they're not being received well." -- cortex

This obvious of a props mistake in a major motion film?

Post 77361 by metricfan deleted for the following reason: This isn't appropriate for MetaFilter. -- pb

The 2008 URLIES

Post 77341 by interweber deleted for the following reason: disclaimer: including a disclaimer that you're linking to your workplace doens't absolve you from the self-linky rule. Remember that box you checked??? -- jessamyn -- jessamyn

Odetta passed away Tuesday

Post 77336 by einer deleted for the following reason: recently -- cortex

Rice ready, not road ready.

Post 77333 by gman deleted for the following reason: Car dealership huckster turns out to be an asshole? This is pretty weak sauce. -- cortex

2008-12-10

Zimbabwe-style hyperinflation

Post 77314 by Rafaelloello deleted for the following reason: this is a messy crypitc post to one of those blogs that steals images and smushes them all together with limited context which you have also failed to provide making it an overall bad post for metafilter. -- jessamyn

How to Buy Your Girlfriend the Perfect Holiday Gift

Post 77310 by businessninja deleted for the following reason: Hey, you're the VP of Digital Marketing at a company that does marketing for Spike, and this crappy post features a video from Spike. That's such a weird coincidence. -- cortex

2008-12-09

Best, Whirst Flic Hevher

Post 77297 by jimahon deleted for the following reason: Drink plenty of water and take a couple aspirin. -- cortex

Not as sweet as a lava lamp, perhaps

Post 77261 by Blazecock Pileon deleted for the following reason: previously -- cortex

2008-12-08

Sean Hannity Pwned.

Post 77236 by tatnasty deleted for the following reason: single link blog op ed filter. -- jessamyn

2008-12-07

In Some Ways, Worse Than Bombing

Post 77224 by aliceinreality deleted for the following reason: The previous post covered this really well and the only thing new here is an op-ed. This is a bit more than semi-double, and the thread's kind of tanking in the mean time. -- cortex

Hilarious Bohemian Rhapsody Failure

Post 77202 by rageagainsttherobots deleted for the following reason: eh -- cortex

2008-12-05

E = dance off

Post 77150 by Brandon Blatcher deleted for the following reason: *pirouettes* *mimes typing up a post* *pops, locks* -- cortex

Cool Fashion Photos

Post 77138 by perrylmadison deleted for the following reason: SEO spammer working for Conde Nast. So long you fuckface. -- mathowie

2008-12-04

2008-12-03

IT IS A MISTERY

Post 77098 by loquacious deleted for the following reason: Posted Previously -- vacapinta

Editing Window Test

Post 77075 by pb deleted for the following reason: Test in progress. -- pb

Barack Obama uses a Zune

Post 77073 by geoff. deleted for the following reason: site doesn't work -- mathowie

2008-12-02

Worst. Sex. Ever.

Post 77037 by cmoj deleted for the following reason: Titania melted as Jorge took her, fiercely yet gently, into his arms. "Not again," she cried, "I have a hair appointment at two!" But her hungering eyes betrayed her, and they got naked and started doing it for like the third time that afternoon. -- cortex

Canada the victim of power-grabbing politicians.

Post 77035 by carmelita deleted for the following reason: Seems like this is potentially interesting news presented really really poorly. -- cortex

Test Post

Post 77028 by pb deleted for the following reason: lulz over. -- pb

Printable Puzzles

Post 77023 by crawling101 deleted for the following reason: self-link -- vacapinta

Hotels Near Delhi

Post 77021 by ankitrawat deleted for the following reason: no spam, thanks -- vacapinta

2008-12-01

BushFilter

Post 77005 by Skeptic deleted for the following reason: I hate to shit in your cheerios, since you clearly put a lot of work into compiling this, but what you compiled is kind of an overwhelming pile of god knows what, much of which has gotten topical limelight on the front page previously. If there are as you say some surprising gems in there, maybe consider making a post focusing on those. -- cortex

A mother's love

Post 77001 by stupidsexyFlanders deleted for the following reason: previously -- jessamyn

2008-11-30

"... the bank shall smart for it"

Post 76982 by up in the old hotel deleted for the following reason: poster's request. -- jessamyn

2008-11-29

Shoot Out at Toys R Us!

Post 76970 by teej deleted for the following reason: This is pretty awful, but not good for a post and we had a Black Friday Goes Wrong post yestreday already. -- cortex

Monster Cash

Post 76956 by geos deleted for the following reason: pretty weak goofy song, video was pretty much pointless -- mathowie

2008-11-27

Out of Iraq. Check. Next...

Post 76908 by secondhand deleted for the following reason: this is a really weird ay to talk about what it seems like you want to talk about. -- jessamyn

2008-11-26

Does Obama read Metafilter?

Post 76886 by zerobyproxy deleted for the following reason: This is a terrible post. The front page is not your political blog. -- cortex

Thanksgiving Gifts for Lefties

Post 76877 by Bitter soylent deleted for the following reason: This is not a good post for metafilter -- vacapinta

2008-11-25

Change Marches Into the Hospital

Post 76873 by Glibpaxman deleted for the following reason: I don't think we need updates re: individual pages of change.org, it's kind of drilling down a bit far and a bit too frequently into a single site that's already been covered. -- cortex

Cystic Fibrosis Support = Racist?

Post 76870 by scabrous deleted for the following reason: this is an outragefllter post. If you really care about this topic and issue feel free to post again tomorrow with a little less epicfail tag. thank you -- jessamyn

Exactitudes

Post 76861 by divabat deleted for the following reason: deletion reason pretty much writes itself here -- cortex

RFIWTF????

Post 76860 by cal71 deleted for the following reason: Single tiny wire article = bad post. "This really needs to be known" is rarely a good foundations for a post, but if something is worth covering it's worth putting some effort into. -- cortex

Peter Schiff: Sometimes the bears are right and wrong

Post 76855 by stbalbach deleted for the following reason: We were just Schiffing it up a few days ago. Maybe add this to that thread as a comment? And yeah, the "Faux News" thing is a bit fark. -- cortex

Really?

Post 76847 by ws deleted for the following reason: I'm not seeing the Pirates/Citigroup connection (except metaphorically of course) -- vacapinta

2008-11-24

we will never accept the principal of forgiveness

Post 76837 by shothotbot deleted for the following reason: Yeah, registration-only content is pretty much a non-starter. -- cortex

...always wondered how he played that.

Post 76836 by Parannoyed deleted for the following reason: igudesmanandtwo -- cortex

2008-11-23

We should all get together and make a country in which everybody can eat turkey whenever he pleases

Post 76819 by KokuRyu deleted for the following reason: We've seen this turkey before -- vacapinta

this is a test

Post 76815 by cortex deleted for the following reason: just a test -- cortex

You Betcha I Want My Change Back

Post 76808 by e-state 4.0 deleted for the following reason: ugh. -- jessamyn

2008-11-22

Bruce Lee plays ping pong with nunchuck

Post 76798 by YoBananaBoy deleted for the following reason: Bruce Lee stand-in advertises Nokia phone? I'm not a hardcore OMG COMMERCIALISM guy, but this seems like it's pushing it awfully hard. -- cortex

2008-11-21

Another DJ installs Wordpress

Post 76782 by spigoat deleted for the following reason: Wow, this is all kinds of self-link, Ian. -- cortex

Royal Fuck Up.

Post 76780 by gman deleted for the following reason: removed at poster's request -- mathowie

Is your money safe?

Post 76769 by up in the old hotel deleted for the following reason: deleted at poster's request -- mathowie

Gratuitous use of the word 'Butt'

Post 76768 by coachfortner deleted for the following reason: Tiny news-of-the-weird reports really aren't good post material. -- cortex

...a BAWN-guh!

Post 76764 by not_on_display deleted for the following reason: I think this might be the fabled line in the sand, right here. -- cortex

Gobble Gobble!!

Zero Zip Zilch!

Post 76756 by schyler523 deleted for the following reason: snake eyes -- cortex

2008-11-20

Explorers discover Superman's Fortress of Solitude

Post 76742 by Kickstart70 deleted for the following reason: more like doub-el -- cortex

Line Rider

Post 76737 by St. Alia of the Bunnies deleted for the following reason: Been covered a lot previously, though it's nice that they added undo. -- cortex

Americans were sold a bad bill of goods.

Post 76733 by shockingbluamp deleted for the following reason: Surely there is coverage of the transition available that is better and more meaty than two short articles, and a better way to present it. -- cortex

Bike Hero, SLYT

Post 76724 by krautland deleted for the following reason: previously -- jessamyn

2008-11-19

A little to the left, I can't see it there.

Post 76709 by spacewrench deleted for the following reason: I don't get it -- this is an ad for a magazine with a few links to porn magazines. Is there content here, or is it my ZOMG BLIND SPOT??? -- jessamyn

Your racist neighbour

Post 76704 by awfurby deleted for the following reason: that BNP thing is leakier than a swiss cheese submarine -- cortex

Big Three CEOs Flew Private Jets to Plead for Public Funds (ABC News)

Post 76695 by bondgirl53001 deleted for the following reason: this is sort of a single link newsy "look at these assholes" post, yes? -- jessamyn

What?! The product in this ad isn't real? I'm shocked! SHOCKED!

Post 76693 by yiftach deleted for the following reason: we covered the pomegranate viral ad already -- mathowie

Beatles Mystery Chord found with Math

Post 76681 by roaring beast deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

2008-11-18

FAIL.

Post 76661 by gman deleted for the following reason: there's an open TSA thread still on the front page which might be an okay place to put this in. -- jessamyn

Most patronising website ever?

Post 76658 by Megami deleted for the following reason: Posting somethng because it's bad and lacks content is not testing well with the metafilter demographic, apparently. -- cortex

Modern Pirates

Post 76651 by up in the old hotel deleted for the following reason: Ye might append yer post as a comment to yon recent postie, arrr. -- cortex

2008-11-17

Why Citibank is losing money: incompetence

Post 76634 by echodolphin deleted for the following reason: self-link, banned -- mathowie

2008-11-16

Letter from a black girl: I love you guys.

Post 76603 by desjardins deleted for the following reason: I don't think "possibly trolling black pro-white racist garners paradoxical responses on white power site" is interesting enough by itself to cross the let's-link-to-Stormfront threshold. -- cortex

Free sheets with bulk orders.

Post 76589 by christopherious deleted for the following reason: you're reading a bit much into it, eh? -- mathowie

2008-11-15

Privacy no more!

Post 76576 by shockingbluamp deleted for the following reason: Beaten by a few minutes on the first link; go ahead and add the second one as a comment to your predescessor. -- cortex

Google's New Friend Connect Preview Release

Post 76561 by vjlenin deleted for the following reason: you just linked to your own blog. this is against the rules. you checked a box. I do not understnad what part of banned you do not understand. -- jessamyn -- mathowie

2008-11-14

"So Much of His Brain is Damaged"

Post 76548 by eccnineten deleted for the following reason: I'm sorry to hear about this, but links to google searches do not make for good posts. If you want to go through those results and find some actual good content and try again tomorrow, that'd be a-okay with us, but this isn't the way to do it right here. -- cortex

I wont lie, it's despicable, cold, cruel and I feel like a serial killer.

Post 76544 by GuyZero deleted for the following reason: If it walks like an email forward and it quack like an email forward... -- cortex

An alternative Christian view on the legality of abortion (in fact ALL political activism)?

Post 76533 by spock deleted for the following reason: You posted about the religious rhetoric of a comment on a blog? And tagged on an editorial sting? This is not a good idea for a post. -- cortex

Prepare for the Shocker!

Post 76528 by ph00dz deleted for the following reason: This is kind of dumb on the face of it and has been pretty much covered here before, so, eh. -- cortex

Sure-fire signs of redundancy

Post 76527 by mossiman deleted for the following reason: Posting content from a pulbication you work for is a bannable offense. -- cortex

2008-11-13

Some assembly may be required

Post 76512 by Autarky deleted for the following reason: This did get first-comment treatment just recently in this related thread, so I think we're essentially in double territory here. -- cortex

Real Estate Only Goes UP!

Post 76502 by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing deleted for the following reason: down with this sort of thing. -- jessamyn

Female Bodybuilders

Post 76501 by jim in austin deleted for the following reason: There's probably a good way to make a post about female bodybuilders, but this really isn't it. -- cortex

2008-11-12

I wish...

Post 76492 by azarbayejani deleted for the following reason: old future news -- cortex

Onkel Baracks Hütte

Post 76484 by gman deleted for the following reason: news flash: racists still racist, Obama not yet president. -- jessamyn

Sexing up the monologue

Post 76471 by Bueller77 deleted for the following reason: Using metafilter to advertise your show is the sort of thing that gets people banned. -- cortex

2008-11-11

I saw it on the T-V, it must be true

Post 76459 by Glibpaxman deleted for the following reason: great post but we saw it about two weeks ago. -- jessamyn

Did Y'See?

Post 76434 by mippy deleted for the following reason: poster's request. -- jessamyn

There Was An Election Last Night?

Post 76433 by Rykey deleted for the following reason: We may not need to cover the post-election in quite this much detail. -- cortex

Fuck Chuck Norris

Post 76431 by zardoz deleted for the following reason: This isn't good enough to merit a new Chuck Norris post. -- vacapinta

2008-11-09

In case you were wondering

Post 76382 by kliuless deleted for the following reason: Some browser-crashy badness in the primary link. -- cortex

2008-11-08

your most imaginative metaphor for the Bush years and Obama's election

Post 76358 by Broadside Affront deleted for the following reason: This doesn't really fit into metafilter anywhere -- mathowie

2008-11-07

"You also have to give the bench a lot of credit."

Post 76346 by mosk deleted for the following reason: I would have deleted this earlier but I was kissing my newspaper again. -- jessamyn

Obama to make "public service" of our youth a "requirement."

Post 76340 by Jfalways deleted for the following reason: you have confused metafilter with a place where this sort of thing is approrpiate. Please do not grind your axe or editorialize over the top. Got something to share? Great, but this is not a good post for metafilter. -- jessamyn

Obama on Flickr, 11-04-08

Post 76330 by timeistight deleted for the following reason: Yeah, this is probably not really needing its own post. Nice pictures, though. -- cortex

2008-11-06

Israel and Obama's Change

Post 76316 by zouhair deleted for the following reason: Deleting this is eating into my Fallout 3 time, dangit. -- cortex

Congratulations, you've got the job

Post 76313 by salishsea deleted for the following reason: See very recent change.gov thread. -- cortex

Lame ducks are thought to have been bred from one strain of alcohol abusing ducks that drink and swim/or fly.

Post 76305 by cjorgensen deleted for the following reason: A little less dada and a little more good links next time, please. -- cortex

Sen. Smith concedes

Post 76294 by oneironaut deleted for the following reason: If we're going to have a post about the implications of a near supermajority Democratic senate, it ought to have some meat to it on the subject; an oregonlive link as an excuse to talk is not really the way to go with this. -- cortex

2008-11-05

Bill Bishop on the Origins of Red and Blue America

Post 76289 by Ridonkulous deleted for the following reason: Sorry Andrew, no poptech links when you run poptech. -- mathowie

This is Show Business

Post 76288 by sluglicker deleted for the following reason: Maybe add this to the Nader/Vidal thread three doors down? -- cortex

Change is coming, Iran.

Post 76286 by Zambrano deleted for the following reason: post this as a comment on one of the many existing threads already discussing it. -- mathowie

Chalk one more up for the Dems

Post 76282 by mcstayinskool deleted for the following reason: I'm personally stoked about this too, but we really can't go crazy with the line-item election posts. -- cortex

Windows 7 announced

Post 76272 by dagosto deleted for the following reason: Eh, this seems like pretty thin early-gossip stuff. -- cortex

Prop. 8 lawsuit

Post 76270 by nospecialfx deleted for the following reason: With another Prop 8 thread this morning, this should probably be added to that as a comment rather than doubling up. -- cortex

RIP Jimmy Carl Black

Post 76267 by Guy_Inamonkeysuit deleted for the following reason: He's already been honored by the coveted James Brown Medal of Duplication. -- cortex

Tool to Stop spammer IP's

Post 76261 by ardhindie deleted for the following reason: fucking banned seo spammer. fucking banned. -- mathowie

2008-11-04

make it stop

Post 76259 by sporb deleted for the following reason: yeah, no. -- mathowie

They're Already Drunk In Ireland

Post 76257 by hillabeans deleted for the following reason: a single blog post? kinda thin. -- mathowie

Emmy The Great

Post 76256 by vronsky deleted for the following reason: Yes, I've been drinking too. -- cortex

but what if the worst happens...

Post 76253 by chelseagirl deleted for the following reason: with results just beginning to come in, let's hold off until things get more official. -- mathowie

:(|)xXx })i({

Post 76245 by tybeet deleted for the following reason: more like three minute fairy fail amirite (i am in fact rite) -- cortex

All hail Hypnotoad

Post 76243 by grobstein deleted for the following reason: This is definitely a violation of animal law. -- cortex

facebook

Post 76239 by nyxxxx deleted for the following reason: This is a pretty bloggy/chatty writeup for an article by someone you sorta kinda know? I don't think this is a great idea. -- cortex

Other things today

Post 76237 by csteelatgburg deleted for the following reason: Wikipedia links don't really make for great post material. -- cortex

2008-11-03

A short show from TED

Post 76211 by chelegonian deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- mathowie

2008-11-01

One radio call can change the world for McCain.

Post 76175 by waitingtoderail deleted for the following reason: there's already a nyuk nyuk Palin thread today. -- jessamyn

Sarah Palin Halloween costumes

Post 76173 by anirvan deleted for the following reason: kinda self-linky, sorry -- mathowie

2008-10-31

A Birthday Party Gone Terribly Wrong

Post 76160 by Autarky deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- mathowie

What's really behind the current decline in gas prices?

Post 76154 by PetBoogaloo deleted for the following reason: yeah, a single link to a book club isn't quite enough meat for a post, sorry. -- mathowie

Assembler - fun flash game

Post 76150 by ObscureReferenceMan deleted for the following reason: This was linked in the first comment of this other flash game post a few posts down. -- cortex

Eat cheap! Buy now! Offer expires after today! Operators are standing by!

Post 76148 by serazin deleted for the following reason: get rich slowly is a great blog but pimping coupons is not really what metafilter is for. -- jessamyn

Boo.

Post 76143 by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 deleted for the following reason: knock it off. -- jessamyn

Cute costume overload

Post 76140 by weapons-grade pandemonium deleted for the following reason: This is proof that something that'd could make an adorable photo can also make an incredibly dull video. -- cortex

2008-10-30

Mountain View and Hollywood want you and your friends to vote.

Post 76119 by Toekneesan deleted for the following reason: these have been around for a while and mentioned on mefi before -- mathowie

October Surprise!

Post 76116 by nushustu deleted for the following reason: yep, this sucks and is a non-story -- mathowie

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 08 Election

Post 76111 by bonobothegreat deleted for the following reason: eh, given it's a single link to youtube and a single link to The Onion, it's got to be something substantial and good to stay, and this is just mildly amusuing. -- mathowie

Roll up roll up....your free regime de la terreur

Post 76095 by numberstation deleted for the following reason: The image is unreadable. The magazine is not a good mefi post by itself either. -- vacapinta

2008-10-29

Dating Psychos (Spo-dee-O-dee)

Post 76085 by unSane deleted for the following reason: This is I think one of those situations where the sheer awfulness of the site outweighs the weird-underbelly interestingness of it, honestly. It's pretty vile stuff top to bottom. -- cortex

Welcome to Morrowind. Bring guns.

Post 76077 by Foci for Analysis deleted for the following reason: This is pretty darned thin. Do not make posts during a Mentats crash, plz. -- cortex

One man's poison is another woman's meat

Post 76076 by theManRoom deleted for the following reason: Just because it happened in Canada doesn't make it not a crappy attention-getting op-ed. -- cortex

On the Rain-Slick Precipace of Darkness, Episode... Two-o-o-o

Post 76075 by Caduceus deleted for the following reason: Kind of agreeing with the critical sentiment here; a strong post specifically about Greenhouse (if no one has made one) could be totally fine, but a paragraph about Episode II above the fold in a sequel post is going overboard. -- cortex

2008-10-28

Palin Proliferation

Post 76057 by flotson deleted for the following reason: really, no. -- jessamyn

Obama's Loss Traced To Matthew Haughey

Post 76049 by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 deleted for the following reason: It's cute, but also pretty darned thin for a post. -- cortex

Carmina MeFi

Post 76047 by joaquim deleted for the following reason: Yeah, this should really be in Metatalk, not here. -- cortex

A series of syllogistic tubes

Post 76036 by twoleftfeet deleted for the following reason: This is just a series of unrelated news links, none of which are strong enough to stand on their own. -- vacapinta

2008-10-27

A Huge Piece of Dried Tofu crushes the Hang Seng

Post 76027 by Rafaelloello deleted for the following reason: This is a real mess. Please try to aim for more than "here's some financial news article" -- if there's something specific and interesting here, aim for that and build your post around it. -- cortex

I wish

Post 76023 by tellurian deleted for the following reason: i wish matt would stop yelling at me and we could go get ice cream back like it was before mom left -- cortex

Geman police hunting for muppet

Post 76015 by YurikoKinje deleted for the following reason: This is pretty thin. And I'm enrolling dersins in rehab, because he's been reading too many deletion reasons. -- cortex

Test Post

Post 76013 by pb deleted for the following reason: Test complete! -- pb

The perfect billboard

Post 76012 by Zambrano deleted for the following reason: Possibly the worst post of the month. What were you thinking? Did you think? Was there thought involved? -- cortex

2008-10-26

The gates of hell.

Post 75998 by swift deleted for the following reason: WTFilter -- mathowie

Coltan and Congo mayhem

Post 75990 by Brian B. deleted for the following reason: seems discredited and out-of-date, plus all the fighting with everyone commenting on your post. -- mathowie

2008-10-25

End of an Era

Post 75977 by sluglicker deleted for the following reason: what -- cortex

CollegeFilter: Hampshire College vs. St. John's College

Post 75976 by zenja72 deleted for the following reason: I went to Hampshire College and I delete this message! -- jessamyn

A near-complete, species-level phylogeny of extant mammals

Post 75975 by carter deleted for the following reason: It's not a double post, it's just convergent evolution in action. -- cortex

Portable Film Festival

Post 75973 by Effigy2000 deleted for the following reason: still portable after all these years weeks -- cortex

Mr. Green Genes wishes you a Happy Caturday!

Post 75960 by grapefruitmoon deleted for the following reason: CATURDAY DENIED -- cortex

Punchy but relaxed

Post 75957 by twoleftfeet deleted for the following reason: Smash Shack is bordering on interesting -- though there's not a whole lot of web content on that front, even -- but this post is not so great on the whole and OH GOD TEN MORE DAYS TEN MORE DAYS TEN MORE DAYS -- cortex

2008-10-24

From Russia with Love

Post 75934 by Xere deleted for the following reason: HELLO I BELIEVE YOU WERE LOOKING FOR WWW.PALINFILTER.COM -- cortex

2008-10-23

It used to all start at 5am

Post 75924 by lacol deleted for the following reason: Not a great first post -- mathowie

Bring back transfats

Post 75922 by pmaxwell deleted for the following reason: This is a dull corporate site for a cookie brand. Why on earth would you post this. -- cortex

Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

Post 75920 by aheckler deleted for the following reason: I think this is pushing pretty far into Everybody Who Wants To See This Will See It Anyway territory. -- cortex

Take it to PoliticalFilter

Post 75917 by theora55 deleted for the following reason: I adore politicalfilter and wish more people would hang out there, but this is more metatalky than metafiltery. -- cortex

Can She Tell a Donkey from an Elephant?

Post 75916 by Chinese Jet Pilot deleted for the following reason: oh for god's sake -- cortex

Clothes and Politics

Post 75912 by femmme deleted for the following reason: There's not a whole lot of post here. Yay GAP? -- cortex

Chicken or Maverick...

Post 75893 by Toekneesan deleted for the following reason: this is sort of turning into minutia American election filter here and maybe needs to go into an open election post? -- jessamyn

2008-10-22

Impossible Mission

Post 75889 by benzenedream deleted for the following reason: creepy racist fetish stuff, sorry. -- mathowie

Powerful, quiet photos of John McCain

Post 75878 by davidmsc deleted for the following reason: So the normal thing to do if you want to call something out or make a point is to go ahead and start a metatalk thread. Making a stunt post not among the better ideas out there. -- cortex

My head hurts

Post 75877 by tallthinone deleted for the following reason: There doesn't seem to be any post here. A collection of unnoteworthy corporate stuff is not interesting just because of a common word; where there's the there? -- cortex

Orson Scott Card on the American Media and the Bush derangement syndrome.

Post 75867 by fox_terrier_guy deleted for the following reason: "Orson Scott Card holds forth!" threads tend to go pretty damn badly around here, and a read through this op-ed suggests this isn't going to be the exception to that rule. -- cortex

Colin who?

Post 75862 by gman deleted for the following reason: This is not a good metafilter post. -- vacapinta

2008-10-21

Lee Atwater's Political Legacy

Post 75853 by radiofreewalsh deleted for the following reason: Dude, you're the senior producer for Word of Mouth. This is extremely not okay. -- cortex

Buying From China

Post 75846 by ciaciagi deleted for the following reason: this is a truly terrible and sketch post for MeFi. -- jessamyn

"Let's face it, when we feel victimized we give away our power to whomever or whatever we blame -- ironically giving power to politicians who we'd never want to have that power."

Post 75839 by iamkimiam deleted for the following reason: Two weeks left. Avoiding going to far into HuffingtonFilter is going to have to be part of our coping. -- cortex

Dude, let's change the code for "returned item"...

Post 75830 by Jade5454 deleted for the following reason: This is not a good metafilter post. -- cortex

Creationist meets atheists: FIGHT

Post 75827 by mippy deleted for the following reason: meh, there's already an atheist post a couple threads down, and this is just front pages for various groups with one blog post recap of an event. -- mathowie

2008-10-20

USAF C-32 Lands

Post 75817 by augustweed deleted for the following reason: This seems awfully thin. -- cortex

The Things He Carried - Jeffrey Goldberg - The Atlantic

Post 75802 by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 deleted for the following reason: Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to step out of the line. -- cortex

A Maverick And A Gentleman

Post 75795 by jason's_planet deleted for the following reason: On a bad day, this would be a really good way to get banned. -- cortex

Project Censored as censors?

Post 75790 by internationalfeel deleted for the following reason: Metafilter is not an editorial stump, and (a) this post is selling itself pretty hard and (b) you're moderating your own thread way too aggressively. There may be a way to make a good post about this, but this isn't it. -- cortex

2008-10-19

Gaming the Vote

Post 75773 by Student of Man deleted for the following reason: Previously -- vacapinta

2008-10-17

Chicago Tribune endorses Barack Obama

Post 75741 by mojohand deleted for the following reason: mojohand: wrong for Tribune posts, wrong for America. I endorsed this message, and I'm -- cortex

I can see the punchlines from my house!

Post 75723 by markkraft deleted for the following reason: did you not search? -- jessamyn

2008-10-16

Al Smith Dinner 2008

Post 75718 by XQUZYPHYR deleted for the following reason: It was a close match, but I'm awarding it to the other post on points. Good fight, gentlemen. -- cortex

Deleted Post Test

Post 75705 by pb deleted for the following reason: testing, testing. -- pb

Steam Punk Star Wars

Post 75703 by Class Goat deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- mathowie

You know who else could do anything at zombo.com?

Post 75700 by cortex deleted for the following reason: oh my god you are in so much trouble buddy -- cortex

November 5, 2008

Post 75697 by plexi deleted for the following reason: Ugh, please try harder. -- cortex

Google Getting Hijacked

Post 75695 by lubujackson deleted for the following reason: If this is a post worth making, there's got to be a way to do it without linking to stuff that's suffering from a redirects hijack. -- cortex

Blossom Goodchild was wrong. It was a shock.l. (SLYT)

Post 75686 by shockingbluamp deleted for the following reason: Probably better inside the current open post -- vacapinta

2008-10-15

Swept Away

Post 75674 by fearfulsymmetry deleted for the following reason: Desperately Seeking Deletin' -- cortex

2008-10-14

Crawling Chaos

Post 75653 by Artw deleted for the following reason: something something wasted potential something -- cortex

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Post 75651 by simplesharps deleted for the following reason: Done before. -- cortex

2008-10-13

GroomingFilter

Post 75631 by turgid dahlia deleted for the following reason: poster's request. -- jessamyn

Who are the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) market leaders in 2008?

Post 75626 by mg1313 deleted for the following reason: Wow are you ever banned. -- cortex -- jessamyn

What do I do with these filled in tree stumps

Post 75619 by clearlynuts deleted for the following reason: this is in the wrong place -- jessamyn

2008-10-12

Massive Die-off Conspiracy Filter?

Post 75607 by schyler523 deleted for the following reason: The cabal threatened to take away my macbook if I didn't delete this weird lol?conspiracy post. -- cortex

The Philadelphia Flyers do not approve of this message

Post 75599 by Reggie452 deleted for the following reason: this is going badly and is a sort of thin newsfilter electionfilterupdatefilter post. -- jessamyn

2008-10-11

http://www.aluka.org

Post 75589 by Taksi Putra deleted for the following reason: This was a problem the first time you did it, too. Do not do this. -- cortex

Matt Haughey for President!

Post 75581 by feelinglistless deleted for the following reason: no way dude Matt's an arab terrorist and shit -- cortex

2008-10-10

Abandon Ship!

Post 75558 by Pseudology deleted for the following reason: pretty thin local news post. maybe ok if you rounded up a handful of other industries affected by the wall st. slippage -- mathowie

John McCain's links to terrorism

Post 75554 by shetterly deleted for the following reason: please do not do this here, thank you. If there is really worthwhile stuff to talk about re: MCCain please obviate the spittle from lips before posting [i.e. less editorial, more awesom, thank you] -- jessamyn

Next week, zero

Post 75545 by delmoi deleted for the following reason: This seems like basically a market snapshot, which is not trying very hard. Maybe try and figure out a more interesting way to approach this? -- cortex

2008-10-08

http://www.aluka.org/

Post 75504 by Taksi Putra deleted for the following reason: You need to slow down a bit when you're thinking about posting, maybe. -- cortex

The Complaint of the Seal in Alaska

Post 75501 by netbros deleted for the following reason: before -- mathowie

2008-10-07

Uncomfortably Totalitarian Commercials

Post 75471 by MiguelCardoso deleted for the following reason: oh migs, it is so wonderful to see you here again. that said, this is sort of an over-the-top OMG sort of note to come back on and perhaps you'd prefer a few drinks over in metatalk instead? -- jessamyn

Test Post

Post 75469 by pb deleted for the following reason: This concludes our test. Hi! -- pb

Palin Around..

Post 75458 by pwedza deleted for the following reason: cortex is pallin' around with deletionists (or: this is not a very good metafilter post, and there are a few different places you could add this as a comment already) -- cortex

2008-10-06

2008-10-05

The People All Call Her Alaska

Post 75412 by sloweducation deleted for the following reason: we can't really do a Palin post per day here. Possibly add this to one of the many many Palin threads already opened? -- jessamyn

The Angry Police Captain.

Post 75405 by beaucoupkevin deleted for the following reason: um, yeah, kinda just got yourself banned right there -- mathowie

Velocirapture...clever girl...

Post 75404 by Queen of Spreadable Fats deleted for the following reason: there must be an open Palin thread this can go in, no? -- jessamyn

2008-10-04

Tips and Tricks.

Post 75384 by lunit deleted for the following reason: huh, I guess we did do that before -- mathowie

2008-10-03

Slick Willie and the Subprimes

Post 75364 by ZenMasterThis deleted for the following reason: Yes, we've seen this op-ed from a week ago before. -- mathowie

Obama attack video

Post 75361 by Shanachie deleted for the following reason: this is not a great post for metafilter - I don't think we were wondering this. -- jessamyn

McCain-Palin Myths

Post 75354 by sloweducation deleted for the following reason: pretty thin political post we've seen dozens of times before -- mathowie

2008-10-02

Gone baby gone

Post 75334 by swift deleted for the following reason: I'm not sure a news-of-the-weird-plex is actually greater than the sum of the parts, and judging by the flag queue neither are a bunch of other people. -- cortex

2008-10-01

Brokeresurection

Post 75322 by jaduncan deleted for the following reason: Open thread on congressional bailout hooah. -- cortex

Green Party Candidate Claims 5,000 Prisoners Executed

Post 75318 by VicNebulous deleted for the following reason: As is, this is really really thin. Maybe a post if some substantial coverage comes out of this? -- cortex

A master of the fine art of the glittering generality.

Post 75312 by P.o.B. deleted for the following reason: Seven minutes too late. -- cortex

We Deserve It Dividend

Post 75305 by Man with Lantern deleted for the following reason: A single link to Snopes is pretty much never going to be a good post. -- cortex

Sarah Palin's lover revealed

Post 75303 by Postroad deleted for the following reason: These are two things that have been going around for a while now, and not exactly well done in its own right besides. -- cortex

a little mouse

Post 75293 by February28 deleted for the following reason: this is a bit too subtle for banned books week, some background and other info would have helped. -- mathowie

2008-09-30

David Byrne is a genius

Post 75289 by Mr_Zero deleted for the following reason: hate to burn down the house, but you're on the road to nowhere. -- mathowie

Best albums of the 90s

Post 75286 by swift deleted for the following reason: Poster, flag thyself. -- cortex

ACKing Networking

Post 75285 by sp160n deleted for the following reason: Ack. The main link does indeed look like a bit of (however unintentional) piracy, and without it there's not really so much of a post here. Maybe someone can try this again at some point with a focus on some in-the-clear resources? -- cortex

The greatest Internet drama story ever told

Post 75264 by champthom deleted for the following reason: this is borderline making fun of the disabled and sort of icky. -- jessamyn

Documented History of the Bubble

Post 75263 by Rafaelloello deleted for the following reason: this was already pretty sketch the last time it was posted and it's not any better just because it's being hosted someplace else -- maybe this can go over to politicalfilter but we've already got a housing crisis post or two here. -- jessamyn

2008-09-29

Height (by xkcd)

Post 75258 by Effigy2000 deleted for the following reason: Maybe we can link to the Onion next, and cap it off with a link to the front page of CNN. After letting the audience scream and applaud for five minutes, we'll give 'em what they want with a McSweeney's/Zombo.com medley encore. -- cortex

Chalkerrific.

Post 75257 by Lutoslawski deleted for the following reason: kind of been done before dozens of times on MeFi -- mathowie

$700,000,000,000.00

Post 75241 by hal_c_on deleted for the following reason: this is not a good post for metafilter. Please MAKE AN EFFORT to make a post that might possibly appeal to someone not immersed in the day-to-day back and forth about USian politicking. -- jessamyn

Burning Down The House

Post 75239 by dawson deleted for the following reason: video was removed from YouTube. -- mathowie

Head of Skate

Post 75237 by dougzilla deleted for the following reason: seen it -- jessamyn

2008-09-28

Bailout

Post 75234 by andywolf deleted for the following reason: This is not the best post. You know this is not the best post. There's a lot of open financial threads already; please don't do this. -- cortex

Tell the short shite to pick Palin!

Post 75232 by dash_slot- deleted for the following reason: I'm not sure what this adds to the downfall posts we've already seen and I sort of agree with this "These sorts of gags are a subtle way to humanize Hitler and the Nazis while ignoring the utterly inhuman acts of cruelty and murder they perpetrated." -- jessamyn