2015-04-30

RIP Ronald Senator, Pulitzer winning composer & Miriam Brickman, pianist

Post 149265 by knoyers deleted for the following reason: Hey there, this needs reformatting and could maybe benefit from waiting for obits to be published? Contact us if you'd like to talk about how to format posts with links for the front page. -- LobsterMitten

Tomatan the tomato robot

Post 149258 by backseatpilot deleted for the following reason: Said one post to the other: Ketch up! -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2015-04-29

Please stop and listen before you say any more

Post 149248 by joseph conrad is fully awesome deleted for the following reason: We don't need another active thread on this topic - feel free to drop this in the earlier thread. -- restless_nomad

2015-04-28

Victoria's Secret

Post 149215 by breadbox deleted for the following reason: This is just a job posting for a normal retail position that includes the word 'shrinkage', which isn't really enough for a post here. -- LobsterMitten

2015-04-27

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Nonviolence as Compliance

Post 149195 by Ouverture deleted for the following reason: Already discussing this in the Baltimore thread from earlier tonight. -- LobsterMitten

I'll take the Oreo

Post 149189 by bq deleted for the following reason: These are great but we saw 'em last year. -- cortex

City officials want to cut electrical power to the families of vandals

Post 149180 by MrJM deleted for the following reason: Eh, "town considers legal proposal" is pretty thin for a post without something more substantial than a short news link. -- cortex

grapes and the hedgehog

Post 149155 by moonmilk deleted for the following reason: Double. -- taz

NASA Project HAVOC - Exploring Venus with a Blimp and a Floating City

Post 149147 by EwanG deleted for the following reason: Hey there, adding a coda about your own work isn't allowed in MetaFilter posts. If you want to post your own work, you can use the Projects section or put it on your profile page, but it shouldn't appear in your posts on the main site. -- LobsterMitten

2015-04-24

Swipe Man's Burden

Post 149126 by moorooka deleted for the following reason: This seems like snark for snark's sake rather than something interesting to talk about, sorry. -- restless_nomad

“There is, however, a plot.”

Post 149121 by Fizz deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

The Armenian Genocide and how it shaped Massena, New York

Post 149111 by merikus deleted for the following reason: This is a totally worthy subject to post about Metafilter posts need to not be composed significantly of personal thoughts on the subject; if you want to do this over tomorrow without the extended thoughts in the more inside area, that'd be fine. -- cortex

2015-04-23

FBI "analysis" is performance artists for the prosecution

Post 149098 by dejah420 deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Mallory Ortberg explains it all!

Post 149079 by maryr deleted for the following reason: She is wonderful, but this is a bit thin to clear the higher Ortberg bar. -- LobsterMitten

2015-04-22

And no, Jason did not sign the complaint-so the f*ck what?

Post 149068 by Pope Guilty deleted for the following reason: This looks like it isn't going anywhere but point-and-laugh, sorry -- restless_nomad

It is time we had the courage to challenge these views.

Post 149032 by feckless fecal fear mongering deleted for the following reason: Looks like this was actually back in 2009. -- cortex

2015-04-21

Using pollen to catch a killer

Post 149013 by gottabefunky deleted for the following reason: Sorry, this article was self-linked yesterday and it's suspicious to see it here again so soon. -- LobsterMitten

The Pollen Detective: A Science-y Murder Mystery from New Zealand

Post 148997 by pdxsouthpaw deleted for the following reason: This is an article you wrote. It is against the rules to post your own work to MetaFilter, so your account will be banned. -- LobsterMitten

"This is the biggest disappointment of my life so far."

Post 148996 by ourt deleted for the following reason: This is a thing that happened, and people reacted on social media, but I'm not sure why it's a good post for MetaFilter. Maybe more context would help? -- LobsterMitten

2015-04-20

Why we're not running 'Maakies' anymore

Post 148985 by josher71 deleted for the following reason: Definitely a kind of weird situation, but somebody having a freakout on twitter is kind of low-hanging fruit by itself, a short editorial about it is thin for a post; if there is (or there develops) something more to this, a post that captures more of that could be worth doing but probably better to keep the gendered slur stuff out of the front page blockquote in any case. -- cortex

2015-04-19

10 Historical Films

Post 148967 by maggieb deleted for the following reason: This really isn't something interesting on the web, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2015-04-16

You've read the mail... Now take a look at the headlines:

Post 148894 by HotTears deleted for the following reason: This would better suit your own blog, sorry. -- restless_nomad

2015-04-15

Don't stop until you're proud

Post 148868 by Lexica deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

Lord of the Orchestras

Post 148862 by TheNegativeInfluence deleted for the following reason: Seems likes like kind of a significant lack of actual web content for a post. -- cortex

conspiracy theory?

Post 148852 by josher71 deleted for the following reason: Eh, there's a weird tension between "let's talk about the phenomenon of internet engagement with conspiracy theories" as an okayish subject for a post and "let's actually just straight up argue about somebody's pregnancy" as not really so okay, and intentions aside this feels like it's landing too much on that latter side to be a good idea for the front page. -- cortex

2015-04-14

THE DOGGIES. I AM CRYING.

Post 148817 by Juliet Banana deleted for the following reason: Hey there, sorry, this is a very sad situation, but it's kind of local-newsy and kind of support-this-org, which are both eeh as a basis for a post. -- LobsterMitten

zero-gravity espresso

Post 148816 by steinwald deleted for the following reason: Double. -- LobsterMitten

2015-04-13

"Each day of life is an unrepeatable chord of a music laughing at death"

Post 148791 by migrantology deleted for the following reason: Beaten by one minute; feel free to add the links here to that post as a comment. -- cortex

2015-04-12

A vocal range infographic

Post 148773 by nickyskye deleted for the following reason: Fun, but it looks like it's a double. -- LobsterMitten

2015-04-11

It's Not About The Nail

Post 148753 by griphus deleted for the following reason: Double. -- restless_nomad

The Abuse Of Satire

Post 148751 by hippybear deleted for the following reason: Huh, weirdly doubled post. -- restless_nomad

"New emojis are alright but where's the bleach?"

Post 148742 by ourt deleted for the following reason: A short blurb on a misunderstood tweet that caused offense isn't really great for a post -- taz

2015-04-10

"Soy sauce is seasoning every home needs."

Post 148731 by Lexica deleted for the following reason: Looks like something went weird with the source story, hit up the contact form with a working link when/if it gets sorted out on the paper's end. -- cortex

Backlash over New Emojis

Post 148723 by rankfreudlite deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is not a workable way to frame a post for the front page of Metafilter. -- cortex

2015-04-09

Still Boston strong

Post 148685 by bendy deleted for the following reason: This is a bit on the newsfiltery side; we'll probably still want to discuss this after sentencing so maybe let's hold off until then at least. Last week's thread on Judy Clarke and capital punishment is still open, however. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2015-04-08

Boston Marathon Bomber Found Guilty

Post 148681 by kinetic deleted for the following reason: This is newsfilter, and we'll probably want to discuss it further in a week anyway, so let's hold off. -- restless_nomad

Can they see my dick?

Post 148663 by nerdfish deleted for the following reason: hey, this can go in the current dickpic thread! -- taz

Military working dogs

Post 148661 by garacer deleted for the following reason: self link; banned -- taz

2015-04-07

Stan Freberg 1926-2015

Post 148648 by Catblack deleted for the following reason: Maybe we can do better for him than just a link to his Wikipedia page? -- LobsterMitten

Defending Darwin

Post 148634 by ellieBOA deleted for the following reason: To avoid misunderstanding repeatedly cropping up on this, maybe a reframing might help. Contact us for an edit, or post again tomorrow? -- taz

2015-04-05

How to hire a hitman

Post 148608 by josher71 deleted for the following reason: Eh, the link content feels like sort of a weird mix of underexplained, clickbaity, and point-and-laugh; as sort of interestingly weird the idea of sketchy bitcoin-for-murder are-they-or-aren't-they outfits are this doesn't seem like a great post for it. -- cortex

"the most dangerous man in Britain"

Post 148600 by the man of twists and turns deleted for the following reason: Oops, yep, looks like a few weeks ago. -- cortex

The Biggest Little SF Publisher you never heard of declares war

Post 148598 by cstross deleted for the following reason: This is interesting stuff, but it's framed with a little too much personal editorial voice to really fit the front page and in any case would make a lot of sense as a boffo comment in the existing Hugo/Sad Puppies thread from yesterday. -- cortex

2015-04-04

Uber driver demands "money or a sex act," according to college student.

Post 148594 by ourt deleted for the following reason: This is a single link to a super-short news blurb without a lot of facts known at this time, plus outragefilter, newsfilter, etc. -- taz

Now ReOpened: 3ft x 1.9 mile path with stunning views & a deadly history

Post 148590 by Michele in California deleted for the following reason: Looks like the thread from a couple weeks ago is still open, maybe put this in there? -- LobsterMitten

Stock Market For Beginners

Post 148585 by jyotixxx deleted for the following reason: Self-link, banned. -- LobsterMitten

2015-04-03

think before you troll

Post 148568 by Little Dawn deleted for the following reason: This has gotten a bunch of discussion already in the existing thread on the Indiana law, probably better to just keep it there. -- cortex

2015-04-02

Canine Perpetrator vs. Fatally Mauled Feline: Was the Dog Unprovoked?

Post 148545 by bearwife deleted for the following reason: It's not clear what there is to say about this, really. -- restless_nomad

Beyond April Fools: Everyday 'Feminism' Again

Post 148535 by joseph conrad is fully awesome deleted for the following reason: These articles are a bit weak and seem to be maybe a proxy for another, uglier fight? -- LobsterMitten

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Post 148530 by SpacemanStix deleted for the following reason: Yeah, I love Jon Ronson but we did just have a thread on his book recently. -- LobsterMitten

Do you follow that law? "Oh god no." So we bought $100 worth of pizza.

Post 148528 by Juliet Banana deleted for the following reason: Previous thread on this is still active, better to put this over there. -- LobsterMitten

This really weird thing happened to me.

Post 148523 by roomthreeseventeen deleted for the following reason: It's a double, sorry. -- goodnewsfortheinsane

2015-04-01

R.I.P CYNTHIA LENNON

Post 148518 by Seekerofsplendor deleted for the following reason: Heya, this is way too much of a "here's my thoughts on this situation" type of framing to work as a post to the front page. -- cortex

Mr. Orange and Nice Guy Matt

Post 148512 by cmoj deleted for the following reason: Mr. Double and Delete Guy Josh -- cortex

The journey is over. What even happened?

Post 148489 by So You're Saying These Are Pants? deleted for the following reason: I CANĂ¢€™T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING AGAIN -- goodnewsfortheinsane