2008-01-31

bad editing or deliberate bad taste?

Post 68685 by longsleeves deleted for the following reason: one link lulz isn't really a great post for metafilter -- jessamyn

my loony bun is fine benny lava!

Post 68683 by rare_g deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

Jasure, Rundy Noomun's looggege-a bork bork

Post 68668 by Smedleyman deleted for the following reason: this is a really weird way to frame a combination of stuff that is somewhat funny and somewhat just plain old stupid -- jessamyn

Eat your heart out, Tom T Hall

Post 68667 by pyramid termite deleted for the following reason: pretty much universally sucks. sorry. -- mathowie

The Mexican Suitcase

Post 68666 by chuckdarwin deleted for the following reason: Groundhog Day 2: Suitcase Boogaloo -- cortex

Hillary Clinton at Wal-Mart

Post 68664 by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 deleted for the following reason: this is a mess of an axe-grindy FPP. -- jessamyn

2008-01-30

2008-01-29

A different man

Post 68604 by wyspa03 deleted for the following reason: how is this thread supposed to go well? This is one decent link and one eye-rolling OMGLOLBUSh link. The one does not cancel the other. Surprise surprise. -- jessamyn

2008-01-28

The birds and the bees... are flying in the trees...

Post 68597 by notmydesk deleted for the following reason: um, this isn't really that great of a sngle link youtube video. -- jessamyn

Gordon B. Hinckley has Died

Post 68592 by Brocktoon deleted for the following reason: kind of an ugly mess this thread is -- mathowie

Break on Through

Post 68589 by gwint deleted for the following reason: posted just a couple days ago -- mathowie

Plus or minus

Post 68585 by blue_beetle deleted for the following reason: Yup, recently. -- cortex

You my Canadian, Larry?

Post 68583 by gman deleted for the following reason: this is a pretty single link blog op-ed post that happens to have two blog op-eds in it. -- jessamyn

Qtrax is off to a rocky start.

Post 68577 by Mr_Zero deleted for the following reason: Beaten by a day. Maybe drop this into that thread? -- cortex

Photographs of Teddy Bears turned inside out.

Post 68576 by chunking express deleted for the following reason: Picnic time for teddy beaAAUUUGHHH OH MY GOD -- cortex

Barack Obama becomes heir to JFK

Post 68573 by wyspa03 deleted for the following reason: This is pretty light primaries-updatefilter. A post to mefi should be more than just a link, again, to something you were reading on timesonline. -- cortex

Aly Jack fakes it till she makes it!

Post 68569 by Ambrosia Voyeur deleted for the following reason: More like, uh, uh, like. Um. Wait. More like All-- dammit. I can do this. Hold on. Allistwice Jackson? No. Stupid. Stupid. Okay, alliSON jackSON? No, too wonky. Um. I--er. Think, man. Okay. Okay. Box almost full. Just pick something, go with it. It's just a deletion reason. Okay. Okay, yes, sure, look: more like allison Djoubleson! ...dammit. -- cortex

2008-01-27

Lifelock Promo Code

Post 68564 by lifelock deleted for the following reason: self-link, banned (links removed as well) -- mathowie

Robert Capa Lost and Found

Post 68560 by doug3505 deleted for the following reason: beaten to the punch by just a few minutes... -- mathowie

2008-01-26

**** could CLEVAGE sway a campaign?

Post 68541 by Escapetank deleted for the following reason: A rambling story about student electioneering, and a self-link to a pair of breasts? Congratulations: this is one of the worst posts I've ever seen. This is prize-winningly bad. Pure stunno. You have done exactly nothing right. -- cortex

The end of Pax Americana?

Post 68536 by blahblah deleted for the following reason: make a little bit of an effort to create a balanced post without editorializing please. -- jessamyn

American Revolutions from Print to Celluloid

Post 68533 by maryh deleted for the following reason: poster's request -- cortex

2008-01-25

Sally D.

Post 68502 by gman deleted for the following reason: This really seems like a bad idea for a post, esp. with the Buy now link -- mathowie

Alzheimer's Helmet

Post 68497 by Bathtub Bobsled deleted for the following reason: If this line of research actually pans out once it's tested, that'll be pretty great, but right now this is pretty weak sci-speculation press-release stuff and not a great post. -- cortex

"bird poops in mouth" about sums it up

Post 68488 by Mayor Curley deleted for the following reason: dumb, looks totally fake -- mathowie

2008-01-24

the largest fraud investigation in banking history

Post 68473 by nickyskye deleted for the following reason: a better version of an earlier post, but still a double. -- mathowie

Sleeveface

Post 68471 by Fuzzy Monster deleted for the following reason: this = this + this. -- cortex

Bizarro Robin Hood

Post 68468 by juiceCake deleted for the following reason: If your main link is an amazon book page, there's probably not enough there there to justify a post. -- cortex

"The law is an ass" Save Rambo.

Post 68466 by gman deleted for the following reason: Yeah, personal-opinion, call-to-action posts like this really aren't a great fit for the front page. -- cortex

2008-01-22

An SP to your face.

Post 68411 by jmcneilly deleted for the following reason: This would fit nicely as a followup comment in the open thread. -- cortex

Win Ben Stein's Intelligent Design

Post 68407 by dov3 deleted for the following reason: They'll claim that this got deleted for being a double, but -- just between us -- it's actually my crazed intolerance for apostrophe misuse that's to blame. -- cortex

DC conference will focus on social gaming, plight entertainment, and social outreach in media.

Post 68393 by AliLeeHa deleted for the following reason: self-link, banned -- mathowie

Separated at birth

Post 68391 by about_time deleted for the following reason: Post this in the open thread. Or the other open thread. Let's not go crazy with the Cruisefilter. -- cortex

2008-01-21

Why come you don't have a 401K tattoo?

Post 68389 by objet deleted for the following reason: this is sort of not sucha great post. It's written oddly, it just links to a bunch of news stories, it seems a little axe-grindy. -- jessamyn

Does my bum look big in this?

Post 68362 by jacalata deleted for the following reason: Neat idea, but Mr. Chu needs to maybe do something about the GOATSE VS. TUBGIRL OH HEY YOW hijinks before this is gonna work. -- cortex

2008-01-20

Bush pardons self for war crimes?

Post 68350 by caution live frogs deleted for the following reason: When the entire text of your post is an explanation of why you shouldn't post it, you probably shouldn't post it. -- cortex

One undred. Is that it?

Post 68341 by low_horrible_immoral deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

2008-01-19

My brain hurts. Incomprehensible madness.

Post 68329 by lattiboy deleted for the following reason: context-free dump of scientology text isn't that interesting of a link. maybe with some background it could work though. Or just post it in the thread about Tom Cruise that's still open -- mathowie

all enter, will all leave?

Post 68319 by MattD deleted for the following reason: this is an essay with a few links in it. It's not really something neat you found on the web that other people haven't seen before that might encourage discussion from others. Is it? It seems a lot like GYOB territory. -- jessamyn

2008-01-18

Flicker + Library of Congress = "crazy delicious."

Post 68312 by wallstreet1929 deleted for the following reason: DUO DECIMAL SYSTEM -- cortex

President of 9/11

Post 68311 by gman deleted for the following reason: This is not a good post. -- cortex

SHE'S BACK!

Post 68298 by wittgenstein deleted for the following reason: it's like once we mentioned in Meta that there hadn't been a deletion in a while, suddenly there was a mad land grab for them. this is a short blurby semi-stupid celeb news article. it is not a great post for metafilter. -- jessamyn

yaysssssssss!

Post 68295 by Armitage Shanks deleted for the following reason: Style points for the mefiana context of it all, but the fact that everyone thinks the actual games suck like a hoover kinda overrules that. -- cortex

King Williams College Quiz 2007 - answers

Post 68290 by lesbroux deleted for the following reason: What. The. Hell? -- mathowie

Tom Cruise Judaism Video Linked

Post 68289 by cmaddie deleted for the following reason: Not really funny enough to warrant a new post, drop it as a comment in the existing thread -- mathowie

That About Wraps It Up For Science

Post 68288 by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 deleted for the following reason: don't pick this fight here. don't LOL this XIANS here either. Thanks. -- jessamyn

2008-01-15

Brad Renfro has died

Post 68209 by longsleeves deleted for the following reason: If there's an obit post to be made here, it's not this link to Wikipedia. -- cortex

For Those About to Rock, We Salute You!

Post 68205 by not_on_display deleted for the following reason: while sonnets are great and all, you may have spent too much time on the phrasing and not enough time on the NEAT STUFF YOU FOUND ON THE WEB part. Might want to think about that and try it again? Seriously. I am serious. -- jessamyn

The Tom Cruise Indoctrination Video that Scientologists Don't Want You to See

Post 68202 by empath deleted for the following reason: not only is this already posted, it's already made metatalk -- jessamyn

Oral history: The Monica Lewinsky scandal ten years on

Post 68188 by wyspa03 deleted for the following reason: it's not your fault entirely that we've been completely inundated with UK single link news/op-ed posts this week, but this is pretty thin FPP material. -- jessamyn

2008-01-14

The 100 Greatest Quotes from Fundamentalist Chatrooms

Post 68166 by WCityMike deleted for the following reason: This is still a pretty lousy situation. I know that LOLXIANS might seem like an over-used criticism, but this is really, really literally LOLXIANS, and I'm not sure this is where we want to draw the funny vs. meanspirited line. -- cortex

Google is “white bread for the mind" says professor

Post 68158 by wyspa03 deleted for the following reason: SEO spammer for The Times Online UK -- mathowie

2008-01-13

FSTDT Top 100

Post 68151 by KingoftheWhales deleted for the following reason: A google cache of unattributed "fundies say the darndest things" bites? This is going out of your way to post not much. -- cortex

Science, Evolution, and Creationism

Post 68148 by hortense deleted for the following reason: it's rainin' books -- cortex

Bill Gates: the last day at Microsoft

Post 68139 by Dave Faris deleted for the following reason: Update: Bill Gates still retiring. -- cortex

Free Documentaries for Online Viewing

Post 68137 by benzo8 deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

2008-01-12

I don't wanna work...

Post 68125 by loquacious deleted for the following reason: dude -- jessamyn

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Post 68123 by sushiwiththejury deleted for the following reason: This is not exactly a difficult set of books to find cheap in paperback or free at your local library. Not really clear why chucking this up on the front page makes sense. -- cortex

Barack Hussein Obama - Muslim agent who hates Jews, America?

Post 68112 by billysumday deleted for the following reason: screedfilter. put another way, this is an OMG look at these assholes political post that would be better suited to one of the political blogs or perhaps your own blog. -- jessamyn

2008-01-11

"the rest of the world diverges from your standard of normality"

Post 68109 by orthogonality deleted for the following reason: This seems like a pretty bad idea. -- cortex

Geography quiz

Post 68096 by hexxed deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

Global Cooling Sucks!

Post 68089 by Autarky deleted for the following reason: Cherry-picking six run-of-the-mill weather blurbs and op-eds does not add up to good post, even if you drive your tongue clear through your cheek and out the other side. -- cortex

Grueling Ordeal of Google Job Interviews - Could You Survive?

Post 68082 by Bodyguard deleted for the following reason: You've gotta be fucking kidding me. -- cortex

2008-01-10

William Shatner lays down his phattest beats. Yo.

Post 68075 by ardgedee deleted for the following reason: I'm pretty sure that people who double post things that I completely love are just messing with me. -- cortex

Suicide Attack

Post 68057 by hadjiboy deleted for the following reason: It's pretty terrible that this happened, but we seem to be getting an uptick of People Died posts lately and you didn't really provide any context here. Not the best way to do this. -- cortex

2008-01-09

Test Post Redux

Post 68050 by pb deleted for the following reason: Another necessary test. -- pb

Test Post

Post 68049 by pb deleted for the following reason: Just a test. -- pb

2008 Political Parodies

Post 68043 by FeldBum deleted for the following reason: The general idea with a mefi post is that you're sharing something interesting you have found, not speculating about what you haven't. Linking to old stuff -- and new stuff that you don't think is up to snuff -- is kind of doing things backwards. -- cortex

Column vs Row

Post 68035 by chuckdarwin deleted for the following reason: Double. -- cortex

2008-01-08

Shock and.. Aw Yeah!

Post 68026 by phaedon deleted for the following reason: A double post? I'm stunned! -- cortex

What is that intoxicating scent?

Post 68020 by homunculus deleted for the following reason: We've met these fellers already. -- cortex

Tony Blair and the Catholic Church

Post 68017 by Schroder deleted for the following reason: You've presented this really, really badly. Overselling an issue with this kind of editorialization (and recapping your message for us!) is not a good way to frame a post. -- cortex

James Bond stamps

Post 68014 by alexanderj deleted for the following reason: You're now four for four on posts linking to creativereview blog entries by "Patrick". There's a problem here. -- cortex

Ready for another episode of Japan-Is-Insane?

Post 68013 by metasonix deleted for the following reason: this is getting a little over the top editorializing-wise. want to post neat/weird/kooky stuff about japan, please do, but stop the "WTF JAPAN CRAYZEE AMIRITE" please. -- jessamyn

2008-01-07

government surveillance

Post 67983 by janetplanet deleted for the following reason: We pretty much did this recently. -- cortex

2008-01-06

I'll have the panda, please.

Post 67975 by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese deleted for the following reason: Yeah, this is an oldie but a goodie -- mathowie

2008-01-05

Vision Like Your 9V Battery?

Post 67959 by knave deleted for the following reason: So double, you can taste it. -- cortex

Congress shall make no law...

Post 67955 by DoctorFedora deleted for the following reason: There's newsfilter, and then there's 37-year-old newsfilter. -- cortex

Iowa's Two Largest Exports are Corn and Equivocation

Post 67945 by Weebot deleted for the following reason: election + youtube = total fatigue. If it was a selected view of the most interesting bits, maybe, but just a summary of the biggest news story this week? meh. -- mathowie

How can we prevent the assasination of Obama?

Post 67943 by paul_smatatoes deleted for the following reason: please don't do this to metafilter. do this to your own blog. please leave extra-over-the-top editorializing there also. -- jessamyn

Medical marijuana grower killed by police...

Post 67940 by pantload deleted for the following reason: um, this is an axe grindy news report - there may be ways to write a decent post on this topic, but this ain't it. Maybe try again tomorrow? -- jessamyn

2008-01-04

Top Military Blogger Dies In Iraq; Read His Final Post

Post 67933 by c:\awesome deleted for the following reason: posted previously -- jessamyn

FLASH FRIDAY!!!

Post 67932 by Malor deleted for the following reason: are you people on drugs? because I know I'm not. -- jessamyn

Who wants to marry a Victorian?

Post 67928 by ramix deleted for the following reason: looks like a hoax -- mathowie

Single player co-op

Post 67910 by mrgrimm deleted for the following reason: ThiThis is aThis is a double poThis is a double postst double posts is a dThis is a double postouble post. -- cortex

McCain says he's fine with US in Iraq for another 100 years

Post 67904 by Rajamadan deleted for the following reason: this is sort of a single link blog op-ed not particularly substantive lookattheseassholes post. -- jessamyn

2008-01-03

They were Pretty Flowers

Post 67893 by Doohickie deleted for the following reason: Uh. No. -- cortex

2008-01-02

Passive aggressive notes.

Post 67865 by boo_radley deleted for the following reason: Hey, you know, it'd be cool if you could, like, search for doubles before you post. I mean, it's totally not a big deal. It's just that it adds to my workload when you don't. It eats into my day. But, I mean, really, it's nothing. Don't worry about it. It's just my time being wasted, that's all. No sweat. -- cortex

Vista sucks, yarble yarble

Post 67854 by A189Nut deleted for the following reason: There's not really any content here. The actual Q&A; might be interesting, maybe, when it exists, but this is just bad review and a contact form. -- cortex

2008-01-01

The world's flags given letter grades

Post 67852 by sushiwiththejury deleted for the following reason: I claim this post in the name of Tripoli. -- cortex

Thompson and Romney Gay

Post 67838 by TrialByMedia deleted for the following reason: Happy New Year! Every post you make for the rest of the year will be better than this one! -- cortex

Orwell abuse

Post 67837 by MrMerlot deleted for the following reason: Posting a link to an op-ed, stating your opinion about the op-ed, and soliciting the opinions of others with conversation prompts: not really how a front page post should work. I know you didn't mean ill, but this is not a great way to post, and getting defensive in the thread doesn't help. -- cortex